Business has just about totally died at the restaurant. The owner printed up some "Buy an entree, get a free drink" coupons, and I was so desperate for tables tonight (actually, it was more because the weather was beautiful), that I took a lap around Fells Point and handed them out. This got a couple of people in, and hopefully it will get a couple of more people in tomorrow and over the next few weeks, because I had all of one table tonight, and made $16 before tipout. That really sucks. I think we got four tables all night, divided amongst three servers. Ugh.
On the positive side, the owners sat around tonight planning the rehab of the place, which is set to begin very soon; they even had paint samples for the walls. While I've heard for years about an expansion or a rehab, it's never gone this far. Here's hoping it happens. They're changing the bottom floor into a more casual space with a bar and a tap, and I think that could bring in a lot more money. I hope.
As it is, rent is due in a week and I was hoping not to dip into my meager summer savings just yet to pay for it. It looks like I'll have to, though.
I was able to listen to Jill Carter and Keiffer Mitchell live on the Ed Norris show the other day. I have to admit that both candidates impressed me. I don't know much about them, but I have made up my mind that I will not be voting for Sheila Dixon. Besides the fact that she is part of the O'Malley administration that I just got totally sick of towards the end, she also just comes across as a major dingbat.
My love affair with Baltimore is on the rocks right now. The crime seems worse than ever and I no longer have that feeling I had for years that the people are working together towards something good. The city feels splintered, and needs a real leader to get us out of this baltimore murderland mindset, and that person isn't Dixon. Both Carter and Mitchell had impressive moments in the debate, and I look forward to casting my vote to one of them this September 11.
Though, to be honest, I wish those "Ed Norris running for mayor" rumors had turned out to be true.
Another great workout today, giving me seven days in a row. I changed into my other athletic shoes, and was able to pop off two miles without stopping, and that felt good.
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