OLYMPICS 2.O :BURIED TREASURE: CLEANING OUT THE FILE CABINET


-FOR CLOSE TO TWELVE YEARS OF MY LIFE i WORKED AT EMPIRE CAFE…THE DAY I LEFT TO TEACH FULL TIME IN 2008 WAS JOYOUS….HOWEVER, AS I CLEANED OUT MY FILE CABINET TODAY I FOUND THE FOLLOWING GEM…AND REMEMBERED HOW MUCH I LOVED EMPIRE, THE HARD WORK, THE INSANELY GOOD PAY (ESPECIALLY FOR A RESTAURANT), AND MOST OF ALL THE PEOPLE-COWORKERS..TWO OF WHICH ARE STILL IN MY BEST FRIENDS LIST AND CUSTOMERS ..SOME OF WHOM ARE ON THE BEST FRIENDS LIST AS WELL.

EMPIRE

*if you’re ever in Houston and need a job fast…no place beats EMPIRE CAFE..

One night, a slow night we concocted an idea…coffee shop olympics….eventually we held the event…what i’m posting here is the initial events we created-most were not included in the actual event …i’m sure you’ll see why…I hope you all get a bit of amusement from this… 🙂

EARLIER i WATCHED ONE OF JASON SILVA ‘S SERIES “SHOTS OF AWE”—WHICH INSPIRED THIS POST…THANKS JASON FOR KEEPING THE CHILD ALIVE:)

-OLYMPICS 2.O-

-created by cory, cameron and myself-

-four square

-hide and seek

-connect four

-cynicism

-kickball

-madlibs

-rock paper scissors

-risk assesment

-simon

-wall ball

-feigning interest

-thumbwrestling

-punctuation

-where’s waldo?

-tetherball

-the running man

-stacking things

stymphalian bird slaying

-sand castle innovation

-constantly looking over your shoulder

-kareoke

-morning commuter traffic

-subtlety

-legos

-penmanship

-palindromes

-digging

-manhattan project

-theft and theft prevention

-TRUE LOVE

-breaking old habits

-microwavable cuisine

-DENIAL

-PUPIL DIALATION

-Empathy for others

Augean stable cleaning

-BEARD OF BEES

-recycling

-impersonations

-ratios and scale models

-well crafted rebuttals

-WILLIAM TELL COFFEE CUP

-metric conversions

-DIVORCE

-knock knock/yo mama jokes

-100m Freestyle Disinfectant Spray

-inedible object eating

-hedge mazes

-carnie-style ring toss

-Rubik’s Cube

-Drunken Jenga

Play Doh

-automobile maintenance

-Grammar and Syntax

-QUIET TIME

-The Soup of the Day

-Human Tetris

-Successful Social Interaction

SAT style analogies

-Cardiovascular health

-SUNDIALS

-LUMBERJACK FUNDAMENTALS

-Properly Formatted Works Cited Pages

-Capital Investment

-TELEPORTATION

Urban Planning and Community Development

-Camera Phone Acrobatics

IBM DEEP BLUE

-INVISIBILITY

-Efficient Note Taking

-Plate Spinning

-GOOD POSTURE

-IDENTIFICATION OF EDIBLE PLANTS

-ANESTHESIA

-Literary Allusions

-Vector Direction and Magnitude

-CAT CALLS

-securing and Preparing Wild Game

-Progressive Metal

-LETTING DOWN EVERYONE YOU’VE EVER LOVED

-Meteorology

-Opportunism

-Breaking And Entry and Re-Entry

-CHILDISH BEHAVIOR

—————

TO CORY, CAMERON, MARY,TERESA, AARON, GENARO ,CEASAR, TIO CARLOS, JUSTICE AND THE ENTIRE TIRRIPELLI-JAMAIL FAMILY

AND TO THE JAVA GENIE

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, THE FAT MONEY AND THE BEST RESTAURANT JOB POSSIBLE….DAYS LIKE THIS I’M REMINDED TO KEEP A CHILD-LIKE EYE AND LAUGH OFTEN.

Rock-paper-scissors chart

Rock-paper-scissors chart (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2 responses to “OLYMPICS 2.O :BURIED TREASURE: CLEANING OUT THE FILE CABINET

  1. OMG D, you guys had some crazy stuff going on. It sounds like it was a riot! Aegean stable cleaning? Sounds like a Herculean task, no? Did I ever mention I was big BIG into Greek mythology as a kid?

    • Another quality we share! Mythology of all ethnicity and eras has always possessed me…yep…we actually did hold the coffee Olympics. ..I’ll post a rundown/photos from that…completely ridiculous: )

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