Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fancy that

I've been absent for a while, yet again. Last week was consumed with a great freelance writing project. This week, I have a bit of a break in revisions, as the person I'm working with is in Costa Rica. For business, poor fellow.

I've learned so much about commercial dining room furniture in the past week. Who knew? From table edges to the difference between booths and banquettes, I've become somewhat of an expert on the options available. And it just might have ruined me for dining out.

Yesterday, I went out for lunch at Ruby Tuesday. While we were waiting for our food, I was explaining to my mom about my writing project, and how nice the dining area was. This was a new restaurant and they seemed to have spared no expense, especially on the chairs, which were super-comfortable.

As my mom's eyes started to glaze over, I started in on the different table edges, pointing out that the booth tables had solid wood edges. Who cares, right? I then lifted up the vinyl tablecloth to see what kind of table top was underneath.... Lo and behold, the table top was made of two raw pieces of particle board screwed together and fastened on to a table base! So much for my expertise.

I guess you had to be me to laugh at that. Anyways, I am excited about this writing project and am hoping it can be a stepping-stone to restarting my freelance writing career.

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