If you're one of our loyal Dallas Courier blog readers, then you know our team boasts a wide variety of interests. That's precisely what makes our blog a fun read - we blog about everything from historical events like the Bush Center opening to crawfish boils to the Texas Rangers. Are our blogs random, you ask? Nope. Let me tell you why. Our blog post ideas come courtesy of our different delivery specialty teams. You see, when a courier delivers the same commodity over and over again, he or she naturally becomes passionate about the industry they serve.
It's springtime, and springtime at my house is synonymous with one thing: crawfish! The moment the weather warms up, we know it's time for a crawfish boil. Crawfish boils are an important part of living in the south, so if you are in Dallas and haven't been to one, make it a priority this year. Texans should know how to crawfish boil.
When I arrived to the office this morning, I was greeted by our receptionist wearing pink, a pink and red table cloth on our meeting table, chocolate covered strawberries ready for the taking, those Valentine's heart candies, and a personalized, mini red velvet cake sitting on my desk. Now, if that's not a warm and welcomed greeting on Valentine's Day, I don't know what is.
Music's Biggest Night was last night, and I would officially be the most disliked person at our home office if I didn't write about it. Our home office and delivery team loves music. Sure, we all like different varieties, but all music lovers can appreciate music itself, just for being. As for me, I literally listen to it all. On Friday, I was in a Frank Ocean kind of mood. Today, my Pandora station is allowing me to enjoy the always fabulous George Winston. See, Monday is always a piano music kind of day. Friday is always a get ready for the weekend music kind of day. And the days in between usually are up to my mood. It may be oldies, spa music, rap - but you can rest assured that if you walk into this office, there will be music.
Fried pickles, seven layer dip, cold beer, coca cola, french fries, chicken wings, sliders, hotdogs, nachos, pulled pork sandwiches, chips and queso, barbecue, tater tots, stuffed jalapenos - what do all those tasty food items remind you of? Cardiax arrest? Hello, cynical! No, no. It isn't a heart attack of which I speak. It's the super bow!! (Oh, and maybe a heart attack if you eat leftovers all week...).
We just finished up with Thanksgiving - a day filled with turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans and pumpkin pie. And we are coming up on Christmas which is filled with cookie exchanges, ham, potato casserole, cider, candy canes and gingerbread men. As you can see, our celebrations revolve around food. We eat, eat, eat and the sleep, sleep, sleep. Oh, and I forgot to mention that in between eating and more eating, we open gifts.
As a child, I vividly remember the book, "Chickens Aren't The Only Ones." If you didn't read it, you need to, even if you're an adult. This book taught me all about animals that lay eggs. Looking back, it is kind of an odd premice, but I loved the book. I learned that a lot of animals lay eggs - turtles, birds, fish. See, that book taught me a lot.
So this morning on my way into work, I started thinking about Chickens Aren't The Only Ones. And I couldn't help but change it in my mind to Couriers Aren't The Only Ones.
You ready to party?!? Actually, I am banking on the fact that most people will be working instead of partying, but we can all pretend, right? Our Dallas Courier team will actually get to celebrate a little – chances are that many of them will be making a few Mardi Gras-themed deliveries tomorrow.
This time last year, Dallas was covered in a thick sheet of ice. We were hosting the Super Bowl, and the weather couldn’t have been more insane. Who knew Dallas of all places would threaten the fun!?