My friend Kenny Klein explains the Renaissance festival circuit from a working minstrel’s point of view: Here.
“The idea of putting solar panels in the middle of a Renaissance theme park was a ‘little different’, but that’s what makes the Texas Renaissance Festival work.”
It’s Friday. When you have a business that is only open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, Friday is equal to the early hours of Monday morning. So today I’m running errands, hoping to catch a few minutes with a chiropractor, and making sure everything is in place for my employees to do their… Continue reading Friday equals Monday
… the manic highs of a high-volume restaurant mean that I can get paid for my adrenaline addiction, rather than scheduling my next river rafting or skiing adventure. Besides … it’s only 8 weeks in October and November.
No matter how slow-motion the event seems … there is never quite enough time to keep it from happening. A turned ankle … and one of us was going down while holding a 12” wedding cake that folks were going to be cutting into in 15 minutes.
I’m sorry I haven’t posted more recently. I’m in the midst of the busiest week of my busiest month of the year. Labor Day weekend is a weekend of great festivals nationwide, and if the weather is good, it can be a considerable chunk of a street vendor’s income. It’s gorgeous here this summer, and… Continue reading Busiest week of my busiest month
I’d forgotten how the Texas heat folds itself around you as you walk out of an air conditioned space. At first it’s pleasant, but I’m certain that extended exposure would be a very different experience. I’m just moving from the air conditioned store to my air conditioned rental car. I’ve flown to Texas to hire… Continue reading A Working Weekend in Texas
Menuspotting is the search for the next great festival food item … many festivals must be attended, and many yummy things must be tasted … it’s all part of the job. Higher-end festivals protect unique food offerings, so the goal is to discover or create the next Turkey Leg or Funnel Cake. Well, my goal… Continue reading Menuspotting, a definition
Crazy Sexy Life is one of my favorite blogs, for too many reasons to list just now. Today’s article is great: 5 Lessons for the Aspiring Entrepreneur