i’m not the baker

April 24, 2009 |  Category:   the biz

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I’m thinking of making Mark a t-shirt that says “I’m the baker” because it occurred to me that some people might think I’m the one who bakes since I’m the main blogger, the one who tweets and especially because I’m customer service. This is why I’m glad that the Brooklyn Flea is all his, so that he can have a turn as the “face” of the business, though, as I understood it, some visitors were a bit puzzled to find Mark at the table last weekend and not some Asian girl they associate with W&S because of our avatar. So do I help with the baking at all? No. Remember when I wrote this?. It’s still true. I haven’t cooked a real meal in well over 3 years, maybe longer. I know what you’re thinking: how could one so into food not cook at all? I really don’t know.

But this post isn’t about that, it’s about Mark, who works long days into the night to get all our orders out, baking like he’s 2 people instead of 1 person, all while taking care of the kids and cooking all our meals (yes, I am working late into the night as well, in case you were wondering where I am in all this). Sometimes I feel like he doesn’t get enough credit since he’s often behind the scenes. You know, he’s like the drummer and I’m the lead singer if we were in a band. But seriously, if you’re at the Flea tomorrow (btw, watermelon coolers will be back tomorrow!), say hello to Mark and give him a pat on the back. He literally hasn’t had a moment’s rest or a work-free evening since Christmas. That’s no joke.

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  • modernemotive April 25, 2009 at 7:06 am

    Yah for Mark. I wish I had his energy and determination sometimes.

    You both deserve a huge pat on the back. You make a perfect team it seems. 🙂

  • Annie From Seattle April 25, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Go Mark! Go Jenna!
    PS I love the t-shirt idea.

  • Lani April 25, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Yeah, I like the tee shirt idea, too. You have no idea how hard it is for a mom to hear that, though. Maybe I can bring the girls to WA with me! That would help, right?

  • kin April 25, 2009 at 11:36 am

    you guys could have mathcing tops:
    “i’m the baker” & “i’m the blogger”
    🙂

  • Lara April 25, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Heck with a pat on the back, I wish I’d had time to give each of you massages when I was there a couple of weeks ago. Seems we packed too much into our days and ended up spent by the evenings. I hope you guys sense my frequent virtual pats on the back everyday, though.

  • lola April 25, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    You guys are amazing. Multiple pats on the back for everybody! I wish I were in NY so I could enjoy the delicious creations at the Flea.

  • jennifer April 27, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Yay Mark! And I still dream about those watermelon coolers:)

  • Tumus April 27, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Here’s a virtual pat on the back. ^_^

  • RJ April 27, 2009 at 9:24 am

    yes – for the tshirt!

  • Jackie May 1, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    I got my prize from your anniversary contest yesterday, tell Mark they were a hit. My husband is British, he said the Earl Grey Sandwich Cookies taste just like a chocolate biscuit dunked in tea. But without unpleasant sogginess. I know he misses these things from home sometimes, so thanks for making his day! http://www.jackiereeve.com/?p=1775

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