Another week passes… and we slide into another whole month. Where does the time go? (Personally I blame evil time eating Faeries…. but that’s just this crazy paranoid and possibly delusional Catgirl) It’s been a busy week for me as always, but this particular one was a virtual roller coaster of ups and downs, highs and lows….
Anyways… that means it’s time for another of those tiny peeks into the whirlwind life of your Favorite Catgirl Princess… so let’s get on with it shall we? What drama haunts my world this week?
You all know the drill…. it’s time to “Read On” and find out.
So….. first the bad news… Monday was my day off from the restaurant this week, and I had planned on buckling down and getting some needed work done here at the Litterbox, not the least of which is the several reviews that are quickly fading from my poor lil’ brain as the movies I’ve watched lately slowly mash into a mental morass of images and ideas all jumbled and mixed together…. but Nooooo!!! Not even 5 minutes after I wake up and start the computer on Monday morning then log in to the ol’ “Litterbox”, I get a frantic call from the restaurant.
“Miyuki!!! The kitchen is on fire!!!” Screamed into my ear of course by a panicked hostess….. you can never get news like that calmly and carefully delivered…. I hadn’t even gotten dressed yet…. I was still wandering about the apartment all bleary eyed… searching for coffee… in nothing but my fuzzy slippers, dumpy oversized t-shirt and panties…. Only now I was panicked…..
It seems the early morning crew had managed to start a grease fire. A kitchen’s worse nightmare…. but not for the reasons you might think. No, no, no…. there will be no fire…. not if your exhaust hood has a working Ansul system. Ours does…. but you see it extinguishes the fire by dumping a huuuuge amount of dry chemical fed through pipes from pressure tanks all over your stove…. your fryer…. your broiler… your grill…. and most of the kitchen itself. Yep…. you get the picture. Cleanup is a nightmare so most people will do anything but manually trip that system if they can avoid it…. and as kitchen manager, guess who gets to talk to the fire marshal that shows up to write a report…. Uh-huh…. lil’ ol’ me. D’ohhh!!! There went my day off.
Not only that but it’s taken the last whole day just to clean up the mess. We still have to get the system recharged, and get the official Okie dokie from all the various people like the fire marshal to re-open for service. Grrrrr!! Like as not we’ll be up and operational by Thursday (if any of the Helpful Kitchen Spirits owe me one…) Sigh…. Needless to say, the owner was NOT happy…. and I’ll have to roast somebody’s butt over a slow fire for this one. At least the restaurant didn’t burn to the ground so I’m still gainfully employed…..
But…. not all is so terrible. My sweet Carolyn finally got herself a nice new job locally at one of the nearby colleges! Starting next week, just in time for the new fall semester, she’s now the “Assistant Curator” of the Archeology Department’s artifact collection…. Yay!! It’s a nice 15 minute drive from our place so there will be no more horribly long commutes for her and we’ll have time for each other just like other couples living together are rumored to. Mmmmm…. dinners together in the evening… more time to maybe go out in the evening if we want to…. and leisurely cuddle time in the morning before a nice breakfast….. Ahhhh… It’s about time!!
I’ve some more stuff… but I’m going out tonight to celebrate with Carolyn so it’s off to the shower for me then the task of picking out just the right ensemble for the evening. I’ll be back tomorrow to post another review… this time the “Lil Kitten Classic” review for “The Abominable Dr. Phibes”…. so till then, gentle readers, “Meow, Meow for now!!”