Wednesday, August 17, 2005

the learning process...

... can you BELIEVE i actually made these fine looking pieces of sushi??? my friend and i had signed up for a class and on monday night, we went and learned how to make 3 different kinds of sushi. making sushi has been something i had been interested in for a long time. i had experimented some about 6 years ago making sushi (just some simple california rolls) and well they didn't seem to please the crowd much. but that could have been b/c i was living in a west texas town that was in cattle country and besides myself only 2 other people dared try it.

but this time i learned some new techniques and i must say my sushi doesn't look half bad! (a side note, all the times i have eaten sushi, i have never seen a female sushi chef - have you?). but i love to try new things - i have done things like eaten ant eggs in mexico, backpacked for 3 weeks through europe and even lived in belgium by myself one semester in college (without speaking a lick of french or flemish).

learning excites me. the thrill of the new, the thrill of the just in time problem solving with the resources you have gives me a natural high. but i guess that is some of what you need to run your own business.

deb and i are working hard on the website (and let me tell you it is SWEET!) and working through all of the bugs. we also have FAB new products for Memory Trends and we have some plans for making our company grow in the works. it isn't easy. and i will tell you it is not glamourous. we don't have a million dollar venture capitalist or corporation backing us up as we plan, design, schedule, pay for things. we don't have the luxury of just coming up with prototypes and having someone handle it all for us and sit back and just promote our stuff. we are there in asia looking at the quality. we are there to meet our plants. deb is the one on the phone at midnight talking to suppliers. that is the reality of the beast.

the two of us are do-ers not sit back and watch-ers - which is both a blessing and a curse. and sometimes, just sometimes, we forget to take a break and we have to remind ourselves to do so.

so with that, i am off to create some new projects. i leave you with this one - a bottle cap album from our new mega bottlecaps. enjoy!


At 8/18/2005 09:35:00 AM, Anonymous Shirley said...

Sushi looks great! How did it taste though? ;)

At 8/18/2005 11:57:00 AM, Anonymous ~ Jenn said...

WOW - the album looks FAB. Really exciting hints at the website; I can't wait to see it! The insight is so interesting!

At 8/18/2005 04:49:00 PM, Blogger judi said...

Love the album-I can't wait to get my hands on the bottlecaps!

At 8/19/2005 05:13:00 AM, Blogger Alison said...

That sushi has me drooling!

At 8/22/2005 03:24:00 PM, Anonymous Heather M. said...

Mmmmm, sushi! Yours looks AWESOME Deb!!! YUM!

I love the mini bottlecap book! How cute!


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