Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Computer Meltdown

Well I havent posted in a day or two because my old Macintosh G4 computer decided it had had enough. Dang good machine, got almost 8 years out of it. Anyway I decided to just get a new computer (iMac w/intel pentium based chip), which WAS NOT in my budget for the joint. $1925.00.....right up the can. Dont get me wrong im excited about the new machine but its just another cost that is stressing me out.
The pic up above is my galactic salute to "Mothership BBQ" and its proprieter "Dr. Funkinswine" up in nashville. I used photobooth on the new mac to take this alien shot of myself.
Got some preliminary comps in from my graphic artist in Louisville, they look great. Should have a finished logo in the next couple of weeks. Met with the health department yesterday morning and had a great meeting, everythings a "go". Spoke with the city of Nolensville again today about extending that shed out 6.5' (ill post pics in a few days of what im talking about). The conversation went real well, meeting with them next wed. at 8:15 to finalize it. The guy talked like it wouldnt be a problem.....lets hope it ain't! Sending a check for almost $4000.00 to the guys manufacturing my pit for me, and that was only the 35% down payment. Should be ready to pick up on August 11th, just in time for me to drag it back to LP Field for the Aug. 12 - preseason Titans game! I'll post another tomorrow......i need for these little bad surprises to come to a dadgum halt!


Eric R Lamb said...

Great blog--Keep up the good work and Good Luck!!


Cliff E said...

Just think, with that new computer you'll be like the Six Million Dollar Man.
Better, faster, stronger...

What is this Blog???

You ever been sitting around cooking for your family and friends and been told the following: "Hoss, this is the best I've ever had in my dadgum have got to open up a place of your own". The thought crosses your mind to do just that, but for whatever reason you dont. Well I'm "that" guy that actually went through with it and did it. I had absolutely ZERO restaurant experience! I decided to start this blog about my own experience hoping that it may be of some use and help to others who might be interested in opening their own place.
I learned this craft almost 20 years ago cooking whole hogs on brick & cinder block pits at a couple of little BBQ Joints in Henderson, TN. I learned from old, lifelong career Pit-Masters, working with them as an apprentice during school off and on for four years. Over the course of that time I learned the old, time-honored craft of REAL pit barbecue. At Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint I am trying as hard as I can everyday to bring that time-honored authenticity to my customers.
As you read you'll see I've made some stupid decisions, and I've made some good decisions. If you are thinking of opening a restaurant, especially a BBQ Joint, read this blog! Maybe some of this info can be of use to you. At the very least you will be entertained because I pull no punches.
Now listen, this is my blog to not only help with information but my blog to freely rant about my day to day experiences. There is no real "bad language" on this blog but there might be some things said that are very "tongue in cheek". If you are easily offended and/or cant see the satire in my posts then please just leave the blog. It will save both of us the annoyance of each other. For those of you who do like satire and are looking for good information about this experience, then by all means enjoy!