Ladies and gentlemen, Winton Childs! This man will be heading up my team (along with my new cohorts Vaneetha, Ming, and Doug) for the next few years. I have every bit of confidence in him and between my new team and Tom’s wonderful support, I’m beginning to finally feel like this move was a good idea.
So, what with Violet being busy psychoanalyzing stuff and chef positions a little hard to come by, I’ve decided to take up a few new hobbies. Thanks to a new friend of mine, I’ve been introduced to the world of hunting. I gotta admit, I didn’t think I’d like it at first, but it’s just, well… pleasant.
Spending the day from dawn till dusk with friends, food and nature. What’s not to like about that? Of course, we’re there to kill things, but that’s only a small percentage of the fun. It’s sort of like tailgating at football games (That’s an assumption. I’ve never actually tailgated, but it sounds apt.)
As you can see in the photo above, I look a little nervous. Normally I don’t get this nervous on my first day, but I think because I’m in a new town and I don’t know anybody (except Tom, of course) I’m a little worried. Maybe I shouldn’t have worn red on my first day. It seems a little boisterous, doesn’t it? Maybe I’ll go change…
Tom is in the tub right now soaking in some Epsom salts. He may be upset that I’m telling you all the reason why, but it’s just too funny not to share. Ready? Here it is.
He was scraping ice off the windshield and he fell on his hip.
He’s upset for two reasons.
He could use some words of support. I know he’d appreciate it!
Bride and groom
Violet is the daughter of George and Sylvia Barnes. She moved to San Francisco from the UK two years ago. Violet is a post-grad at UC Berkeley and hopes to ultimately receive tenure there.
Tom is the son of Pete and Carol Solomon. He is a Bay Area native and the Sous Chef at the upscale eatery, “Birch”. Tom hopes to someday open his own restaurant.