Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dog, meet Pony.

I really like my job. For the most part, I really enjoy my coworkers, and that includes the boss. I consider myself fortunate in this way. I love the clients and the relationship I develop with a number of them. It's touching to get invited to personal parties they have and to receive new client referrals from them, it's the highest compliment to our work.

Along with my job comes having to dog and pony every now and then. Downside is that, well, it's a dog and pony show and it can be tiring knowing that everything you say and do, and even how you look, is being scrutinized. Upside are the great free meals I get to have! 4 dog and pony shows in a week, starting tomorrow. Breaks up the monotony of Banquet and Lean Cuisine meals for lunch, that's for sure.

Balboa Bay Club - Newport Beach, CA
I've only had breakfast here so I'm excited to see the lunch menu.

Pacific Club - Newport Beach, CA.
I've had lunch and dinner here, and it's a popular venue for evening receptions in my field. The food has always been extremely tasty.

Big Canyon Country Club - Newport Beach, CA.
Been here twice. The staff was very polite and attentive.

Finally - my favorite of the four: Pleasant Peasant - Newport Beach, CA.
It's a country bistro with French flair. I love their gazpacho and the salmon with cream sauce. I think I'll try something different tomorrow and order the French onion soup and Wellington.

I get to feel fancy! Wish me luck that I don't forget my manners during my lunch escapades!

I'm kind of proud of this, so I'll share: 2 of our 4 hosts have asked that I do a speaking segment during the talk that my boss gives to the hosts' important clients (on estate taxes and minimizing exposure and liability, etc.). I've done this before but not in front of crowds this big. My 2 segments will be on Qualified Personal Residence Trusts and Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts. Wooot! Party time on Opposite Day!


WeezerMonkey said...


Winnie said...

The meals look terrific! The talk doesn't seem all that exciting to me (because it does, after all, cut into your eating time) but I think it'll be a great opportunity for you.

ssinca said...

oh, free food is always good!

GL on your speech!

JD 2 B said...

Very cool. I love the Balboa Bay Club. (We almost had our wedding there--it's so pretty!)

Ann Marie said...

Yay for free meals at fancy places!

I always laugh when private attorneys come in and whisper, "Just a heads up -- I need to put on a dog and pony show for this client." It the criminal law batsignal for, "I'm going to be a PITA, but don't take it personally."

A Feminist Gold Digger said...

No Target outfits, please?

Serendipite said...

I hope to see you in a little tutu with a feather on your head like a real dog and pony show.

R said...

Wow! I hope your D&P Shows go well. Don't eat the dip bowl! ;)

Claire said...

Ooh, fun!!! But why don't they have these events at Souplantation?