I had finished my booth set-up responsibilities the day before so that left me with the day to check out Schoolhouse. That was super exciting. I've been to Schoolhouse before but always felt guilty as I went back to the booth to help out.
I went through the class/demo listings and picked what I thought would be interesting (in my day job capacity), not personally. There is a difference! I had a lot of fun checking out various projects/collections etc that are being introduced here at Market. Lots of block of the months (maybe some I can teach when I get home), saw lots of people I know, met up with a few people from back home.
I was planning on going to Victoria Findlay Wolfe's schoolhouse, even saw her, said HI and see you later and then I was called into a meeting and that just killed the rest of my day! The meeting was interesting and worth attending so I can't complain. I had also thought of going to Sample Spree, but by the time we finished the meeting, I was too hungry and tired to go to sample spree. And probably just as well as I really do NOT need any more fabric or rulers or whatever.
I decided to jump ship and have dinner on my own. While I like my co-workers, there comes a point when I need my peace and quiet. I'll explode without it! I asked at the front desk for a recommendation for a restaurant and they gave me the same one that we had been to the night before. Nope - I would like something else. How about BBQ? Perfect even though I'm not a huge meat fan.
Sugarfire was not far away from the hotel so I walked over. Whoa - this is a popular place. It was about 8 PM by the time I got there - and the place was packed and there was a line. ACK! Do I want to wait? I had no choice - I wasn't going to wander around and find something else. I'm not a big meat eater so what am I going to choose? I settled on the Big Muddy (I wonder why it's called that?). Sides? Nope - wasn't into potato salad or coleslaw so I thought I could have a milkshake. Live it up a bit. Nope - they were long sold out of ice cream. The cashier said they must have made over 1,500 milkshakes that day!!!
This restaurant is cafeteria style. You get a big metal tray with a sheet of paper on it. They plop your meat choices right on the paper. The salads are in small paper trays - no dishes to wash. My big muddy was actually a burger with a sausage and some brisket. Lots of other stuff got thrown on and it looked like a huge mess, which it was. But it was AMAZING and that's from a very fussy meat eater. Tender, tasty and well, I just ate the meat!!! The rest of the mess, I left on the paper!
Seating was home style. Long rows of tables with old kitchen chairs. It was pretty cool. I met up with a person who was here to help a friend with their booth for Market and an educator for heart valves. An interesting dinner conversation and I laughed because if one ate all their food, it was a heart attack waiting to happen!
Back to the hotel and to bed. I had to shut the A/C off last night. Just can't get it controlled, I hate it and I was just fine without it. No headache this morning.
I see that we had a big thunderstorm this morning but I was busy on the computer. It appears to have settled down which is fine since I need to get my butt to breakfast in a few minutes.
Have a super day!!!!