Welcome to Frog’s Leap Public House in historic Waynesville, NC.
Those of you who follow my Twitter or Instagram may have seen a pair of photos from my lunch earlier today: caprese salad and a hummus veggie plate.
There are several notable things about this pub:
1) It calls itself a public house. This is a gathering place for families and friends to feast and celebrate within rustic, comforting walls.
2) They work and partner with several local, even family owned, gardens and farms to provide a natural ever-changing menu.
3) That ever-changing menu? It’s dated. Today’s menu was created on 7/31/15. They can only prepare what nature, and these local organizations, provide.
4) The entire staff, from my waitress Anna to the head kitchen chef, is understanding, educated, and helpful with dietary needs. Whatever your restrictions or requirements are, they will take care of you with kindness.
5) The food is good. I can’t believe how fresh everything was. And delicious, healthy, and satisfying to boot.
I’m in need of some advice. I accidentally impressed my boss today, which I know is a good thing, I just don’t know how to proceed.
So, today my DJ air shift was cut short due to a special sports program. I knew I needed to stick around for the high school football game because the new board operator screwed up last week and I’m supposed to make sure he doesn’t this week. If he knows what he’s doing, I can leave. If not, I’m supposed to call my supervisor and, I’m assuming, take over.
So to stave off boredom for the remainder of my time on the clock, I decided to look for things to do. I updated the station website, double checked the online ads for currency and consistency, recorded three commercials, and then went to ask the boss if he had anything for me.
He was surprised and impressed by this. He proceeds to tell me we have a new client who just signed up for a commercial package today. He writes a rough script and hands me the client information. I go into the production room and in less than 15 minutes, the vocal track is laid, edited, and precisely 30 seconds. What does he do?
He calls the client for approval! Which we got.
So my dilemma, if you will, is this: do I maintain this level of productivity which was purely an effort at staving off boredom? Or do I try to slow down for the preservation of my coworkers?