Thursday, January 21, 2010

No mainstream, more shifting and goat free

- The top of this delightful building sporting energetic fish jumping out of the top of it. The Sweetwater Brewing company is on the same street as the industrial looking building that I met in earlier in the week. The entire street is kind of hidden away and full of warehouses. This place is a bright spot on the outside and with their slogan "Don't Float the Mainstream" - my kind of place.

- A favorite client who works for a cool art school asked me to estimate business cards for her new bakery effort. Upon my inquiry "what's up with that and do you make cupcakes? Love a cupcake" replied, "I bake a lot on the side... (one of the teachers) made my identity one of the projects in one of his classes and I got to pick my favorite to use! I came up with the name and maybe, one day, I'll do more with it. Right now it's just on the side for fun and a little extra money that I make out of my kitchen. :) I'm working on more recipes these days when I can find the time too!" Good for her! More of that paradigm shifting.

- So dad's Jeff Foxworthy calendar made me laugh out loud this morning, "You might be a redneck if...You've taught a class on how to keep goats from jumping on your car." So much more entertaining than the cat of the day. :)


Talon said...

It's really interesting how creative people are becoming with making extra money. And I bet she makes a mean cupcake!

lol @ the goats!

Jannie Funster said...

I love how you say you "met" that building. :) Buildings do have souls, I believe.

Blue Bunny said...

did sumbuddy say cupkakes?? wit karrits? !?!? now yoo talkking my languidge!!


Meredith said...

Once again you thrill me with images from where I used to live, Lynn. I know exactly where that is... and it's not far from my old home turf. Armour Drive used to be a tiny part of the way home.

The goats made me giggle, and I'm loving the paradigm shifting. I considered getting into baking years ago but was daunted by all the regulations about having the right kind of pro kitchen equipment and the requirement that the home have *no* pets. I couldn't manage that, not even to make a little money on the side. :(

Lynn said...

Talon -

She has a page on Facebook and I spotted some of her baked goods - oh yum.

That made me think of that Goats on the Roof store they have in north Georgia with actual goats living on the roof. You can send food up to them and I got a Goat Ranger sticker. :)

Jannie -

I think they have souls, too. The one today has a happy soul, I think.

Blue Bunny -

A carrot cake cupcake would be good right about now. I agree!

Meredith -

I have two clients on Ottley Drive. I love that area. Sweetwater kind of pops up at you when you look to the right on 85-Southbound. Hence the fish, I guess.

I imagine there would be all sorts of requirements for baking at home. There was a news story awhile back about a woman who had made fried pies for years and sold them to local restaurants. And someone shut her down because she couldn't meeti the regs.

Goats rule!

LL Cool Joe said...

That is a good photo and I love the creative story too.

I adore creativity in everything. I find it inspiring.

I'm always looking for ways to make a bit of money on the side too. :)

Lynn said...

Joe -

Your creativity is quite apparent. I think it so cool that you are a DJ.

Riot Kitty said...

I have to say, "goat free" definitely got my attention! Apparently cupcake-specific bakeries are all the rage lately. Yum yum!

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

David Lebovitz says selling cupcakes is like printing money these days. His blog is linked over to the right on mine. Love a cupcake.

Lance said...

I love the "Don't Float the Mainstream" slogan - that's great!

And - the redneck joke is awesome as well!!

(for entirely different reasons)

Lynn said...

Lance -

The redneck joke for today is: You might be a redneck if...You're the final owner of every car you buy."


Snaggle Tooth said...

Wonder if it's fishy beer... Or beer for fishing?
Lotsa good cash has come from kitchen skills- Good for her!
I bet that won't be an isolated funny calender incident! I know folks with pet goats... tough to train!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I think Sweetwater Pale Ale is sold all over - try it sometime. It is pretty good.