People’ve been asking for Chego for lunch for, um, over a year now, but it’s been kinda near impossible since we use the Chego kitchen for a little/lotta Kogi prep during the first half of the day, then move it on out to convert it to Chego goods.
BUT — I’ve been thinking about it for a while now. And they aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive. One world’s rice-free, the other one’s running on tortillas. But both carry the same heart, the same idea.
I actually didn’t mind that one’s a truck and the other’s a sit-down. But what DOES still bother me is that the truck can roll just about anywhere and, as someone who lives on the east side of town, it can become something like a pilgrimage to get to the west side.
So then there was the idea of Chego East-side, but the rent seems a bit steep. To the point where food costs would have to go up significantly, which I don’t exactly know if anyone wants to put up with that.
Ideally, then, it’d be to convert one of our Kogi trucks to a Chego truck. THEN, it’d not only be able to roll out to the east side, it’d be able to roll down into the Valley and BEYOND.
SO, the next challenge would be this — how can we fit all THIS:
Next question is, whether or not that question will ever be answered.
Speaking of questions, we were asked a question as to whether or not we’d like to participate in speaking at that TedX event in the OC. And if you’ve never seen a Ted talk, I’d highly recommend checking one out. Papi was the 1st person up to bat, he’s got another commitment the day of the dress rehearsal that he absolutely cannot miss, so the next person up for the pitch would be me.
So I’mma be here. At this thing. And actually speaking at it, which should be interesting. Tickets are on sale HER in case you wanted to go, which is nice for an independently-run TED event, cuz I think for the Orignal Gangsta TED event, the tickets can be bought by an invitation-only process, on top of some kind of other tests/questionnaires you need to pass/fill out before you can actually get your hands on a golden ticket.
THAT MEANS REGULAR PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY GO TO TEDx…whereas it’s the irregulars who are invited to go to the other one. And who wants to be irregular, these days, really?
I’m a little nervous. I hadn’t spoken in public since giving a speech at the 2005 Lantern Festival at UCSB, and even then, half the people were high. (I kid. I think.) But they did give me a little time with a really great speech coach, so I’m fairly certain that the talk itself will be of some kinda interest.
I guess it all boils down to whether or not I’ll be getting the heebie jeebies the day I’m supposed to squawk on stage. And since it’s live, there’ll be no do-overs or re-takes.
NO PRESSURE, ALICE SHIN. NO PRESSURE. –__–;;
AND NOW THAT I FEEL SUPER UNCOMFORTABLE TALKING ABOUT MYSELF, HERE ARE SOME RANDOM VIDEOS I THINK YOU’LL FIND INNERESTING:
GAHHH!!! GUMMI BEARS! 32-BIT MIDI MUSIC!!
I’ll admit, I’m not the hugest A.Poehler fan. (I know. What’s WRONG with me?) BUT this is not an A.Poehler clip, this is a TOM HAVERFORD CLIP. AND IT IS GOOD.
Fried chicken and rice,