Wednesday, August 11, 2010

life is short

I have had the most incredible year.  But it hasn't been without darkness.  I just returned home from a week with my dad.  It's been so hard watching someone you love slowly fade.  It's just another reminder of how quickly life passes.  Do what you love.  Love what you do.  Love those who are in your life because you never know how long they will be with you.
I feel blessed.  I have had so many wonderful people in my life.  I cannot thank them enough.  I am dealing with a lot of mixed emotions now and it is so good to know there are people I can rely on.
My dad is one of those wonderful people.
I have gone a long time without truly connecting with him.  As in all families, there are issues.  Mine are no exception.  So now I try and make up for some of that lost time.

But I have never doubted his love.

Monday, August 9, 2010

how do people blog every day?

This is the question I keep asking myself.  
Or maybe I just wish I could find the time to do it....
Anyway, a lot has been going on in the past few weeks.  Mainly, I have started a new venture:  strEATchefs!!!
I have been working on this every day from sunup to sundown and not much time for blogging (or anything else for that matter).
Laura Rice, my partner, and I dreamed up this superfly airstream idea about a year ago.  We thought that Boulder/Denver needed more quality street food and that the trend in cities like Portland and LA were fast becoming mainstream.  Why not be the fist in Boulder to do something like this?  And if someone else does beat us to it, then we want to be the best.  
So fast forward a year, a lot of travel, a lot of brainstorming, and a lot of meetings later and behold:  Rosie!
She's sleek, beautiful and ready to cook up the goods.

We have a full kitchen inside - grill, fryer, huge griddle, burners, and tons of refrigeration.  There is a ton of counter space, a hood, POS, storage.  But the most important piece is the crew.  I've got a handful of eager, experienced, and good-natured cooks to help me realize the vision.  

So now we are hitting the streets.  The lines have been long and the response has been fantastic!
Thanks to everyone who has visited us and who is helping us get started.  I see a big, bright, shiny future for strEATchefs!