Thursday, August 28, 2008


The corner of my building juts past its property line onto city property. SHIT!! OK, OK, STAY CALM! The planning department says it's easily remedied know...cutting the corner of the building off. I SAID STAY CALM!!!!!!

This is an interesting new wrinkle to be sure. The landlords (aka my dad & uncle) take few things lying down, and are already on the horn with the city working some angles.

It's funny all the way around, really. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


In my experience - now working with my second for this project - they don't know how to read emails before replying. And they sure as hell don't proactively use email (or phone for that matter) to update you on the progress of their work. Any architects reading this out there are welcome to fire back and represent for your fellow tradesmen.

SOOOOO frustrating.

I digress...

Ah, graphic designer had a sick son (the kissing disease) so she won't have logo revisions until next week. I'm very excited to see the latest!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Facts of Life

You take the good, you take the bad. You take both kinds of vendors, and there you have...Lunch with Tony. I gripe about most of my vendors (usually for good reason), but I have to say probably my favorite is graphic designer to the stars Linda D. During the day, she's a prestigious Creative Services Director of a prestigious institution. By night (I'm assuming she does this during the off hours), she's designing the logo, menu & related materials that will become the look and feel of Lunch with Tony. It's hugely important to me, and I can't think of anyone else I'd trust with this task. She's shared a number of directions on the logo so far, and we're close to having something that is clever, fun, clean, welcoming & all the other things we want to communicate with this this restaurant. It's really exciting. Stay tuned. I'll very gladly post our logo as soon as we finalize things. Oh yeah, and Linda's great at keeping my ego in check. It's necessary and there are few people I welcome to do it. Wait, was that big headed of me to say? Linda?

Thursday, August 7, 2008

At the 11th hour...

...he emailed me the first set of drawings. They're good. Hooray!

"no, it's cool.....

...I didn't want to review your work this week anyway, architect!" That's what I told myself when I learned they wouldn't have anything for me to review yet. Bastards! I like them, I'm happy to be working with them (sure as hell happier than with the last fellow), but papa needs some forward momentum on this project in a bad way. So hopefully, I'll see something first of next week, and HOPEFULLY we can submit a package to the city (for our building permit) by the end of next week.