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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Zoo La La

Saturday Night July 18, 2009 we participated in another Zoo La La event.
It is the main fund raiser for the Portland Zoo and we have been helping out
for about 5 or 6 years.
We set up our booth (Booth #1) and give samples of one of the items from the restaurant menu. We served a Chinese Chicken Salad, the most popular item on our menu and has been the most popular item at the event.
This year in addition to Rosy and me there was Sara, 5th year for Sara, Shannon 2nd year for Shannon and Jackie. It is Jackie's first year so she did most of the work since she didn't know any better. That's just how it is.
We served about 650 salads and everyone had a good time.

Rosy and the three ladies are decorating the booth.

We added sparkly things and Flowers,

The Zoo provides the Booth and Sign, Ice, Water Plates and Forks or Spoons. We provide Labor and food.

Rosy always liked standing on chairs.

Everyone worked hard including the security guards and other Zoo folks who seemed to hang around our booth. Most of them were guys. Hmmmmmm!

Are they ever going to finish.

Almost finished

Shannon and Rosy are Proud of what they have done with the booth.

Rosy Sara and me

Sometimes Rosy decided not to allow some people to have a salad. We don't why she just did?

Hey I was just kidding.

When ever possible we tried to serve from in front of the booth.

Some of the Zoo people came for our salad. They told us that more people liked our salad than anything else from the other restaurants.

Near the end of the evening the band who were located directly behind us provided enough sound and music that Sara and Rosy spent about an hour dancing. First at the booth then on the dance floor. Don't worry though Jackie stayed and did the work.

Another one of the Zoo employees that liked to hang out at the booth is here posing with the Girls. His name wi Douglas. Douglas was great he brought ice, plates trash bags, chairs, glasses for the wine we brought. He did whatever we needed. Hooray for Douglas!

Just the Girls

Rosy and Sara

Saturday, July 4, 2009

My Neighbor Isn't going to like July 4, 2009

This morning July 4, 2009, I was sitting at the little table near the waterfall and pond having a cup of coffee and working on my computer doing some menu changes and answering e-mails and deleting some of the hundreds of spam messages which show up from day to day.

I had been outside for about 45 minutes when I heard some trucks and men yelling at one another from the front of my house. I assumed it was my neighbor to the right having some workers here to work in their back yard, They are doing some deck work and perhaps a pond of their own. I thought it might be a cement truck because I could hear the rumbling from the engine of the truck.
It was 7:20 AM as I checked on my computer because I thought how inconsiderate to begin working so early and possibly wake people from their sleep.
I heard the activity for about 10 minutes and really expected to see the workmen appear to the back side of my neighbors home but since there is foliage and a fence I thought I wouldn't see them but when I was aware they were in the back yard I could tell to them to be a little quite at least for the next hour or so.

Rosy came out onto the deck and hollered to me that the home across the street was on fire.
I went in and got my camera and took some pictures.

Fortunately Steve (Neighbor {yes yet another Steve}) and his family were not in the house.

It is 10:20 AM and they (the firemen) are still working there.
The News people have been and interviewed neighbors, We avoided this activity as I can only imagine how much of a "dork" I would appear being interviewed by the TV people. I have always thought it would be better to get my 15 minutes of fame some other way.

Here are some of the pictures. God Bless Steve and his family and I am thankful they were not in the house.