Thursday, May 8, 2008

Boring you with more of the 'Pacc...

But wait, there's more.

I woke up this morning with a mysterious fat lip. I have no idea why, but the left side of my lower lip is extremely puffy and swollen. I haven't been drinking, and I haven't gotten in any fights. It's just puffy. The last time I remember anything happening to my face was getting knocked in the jaw at our football game last Saturday. But there is no reason my lip would swell up from that five days later.

My next guess is that I'm having a delayed allergic reaction to something. I really hope that's not the case. I have never been allergic to anything. If I developed an allergy recently I will be very upset. I have enough trouble controlling my eating habits as is. If I have to knock out certain items completely from my diet, I'm going to have issues. I've tried icing it to no avail. The puffiness is staying through work, most likely. Everyone is going to laugh at me.

As for the 'Pacc, things are getting much better. My brother came in to see me and eat last night with his wife and some old friends. They all seemed to enjoy everything, despite the obnoxious size of the plates our restaurant uses. The food was satisfactory, and the wine was enjoyed as far as I could tell.

The moneys have gotten much better since the first night, too. And I'm getting the hang of working under Italians. With all due respect, and no offense intended, they are a different breed of people. They run things in a very unique way, and it's been an interesting learning process to figure them out. So far, my best bet has been to fly relatively low under the radar, remain incognito as much as possible. And it's working fine.

Now if I can just learn this wine list, I'll be all systems go in mini-Tuscany.

Today marks our grand opening to the public. I didn't get the nod to open lunch, thankfully, because as of last night, our lunch menus weren't even in. It would have been a hectic scramble to get everything together for lunch, and to learn the menus, which we haven't even seen yet.

Sorry to not write about anything but work lately, but as you can tell, it has clearly taken over my life for the time being. I can't wait until it feels routine again, and I can just enjoy life while working. This being my first full time work since January, it's going to take some getting used to.

1 comment:

marjorie said...

Hi !
i was at carpaccio yesterday, twice, but i didn´t see you.

Well, the drinks are really good (of course, because brooke, hehehe) and the food, excelent !!!.
I had a blast with my friend

Good luck Today !