Double Shift

Entry 032 for Friday May 15, 2020

The core questions:

Credit goes to Ben and readers of his blog for these “Four Questions” and the five stretch questions.

  1. What did you do today? I missed a meeting with #Ti2011 Oscar while prepping for #TC1030 and #TC1033 classes from 9am to 1pm; I caught some of Bryan Alexander’s interview with the Chronicle of Higher Ed for an exploration of the future of college and university faculty; a student meeting with Adriana about her C++ coding; “Día del Maestro” message from Salvador Alva and David Garza followed by a ceremony for our local region; #educoffee with Keegan; a late lunch before an interesting #TI2011 class and then some take out ribs (Lupe’s BBQ) for a late dinner and an officer meeting for the Alea Iacta Est gaming community.
  2. for The Chronic
  3. What did you enjoy? That late dinner with the entire family enjoying some good BBQ ribs, coleslaw and corn.
  4. What did you find difficult? This was a double shift and keeping with yesterday’s kitchen theme it felt like a long weekend intense shift when one of the staff called in sick. Again this takes me to what I’m listening to now (Kitchen Confidential by and ready by Anthony Bourdain). When I was young these shifts were a joy, intense. Now these long shifts seriously knock me on my ass and make it hard to get moving the next day.
  5. What has changed? Getting older? Those long days really hit me much more than they did before. I am still healthy and doing well. I have many years left in me but I’m definitely not that young (and cocky) line cook from the 80s and 90s.

Featured Image Credit

A black and white image of Anthony Bourdain
“bourdain” flickr photo by HSNUHOW shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license

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