7.29.2013

By The Bay

We came up with a whole new business idea on Saturday while sitting around eating hotdogs.  We have a catchy name and a concept.  It's the perfect story.  I can't wait to recount how we dreamed up the idea once we become a multimillion dollar business.   There is little to no overhead so all we need is staff and an implementation plan.

Mission Bay Park is one of the most sought after locations for company picnics and BBQ's.  Every year Mj and his friends have a BBQ in this same spot next to the basketball court with the two tables. You can show up at any time with a blanket and a few chairs and find a spot to enjoy the day but for a large group that needs space you have to get there really early.  And when I say early I mean early.  If you get there after 7am you are a day late and a dollar short and your group is SOL if you wanted a prime spot with a picnic table.   Dave is the mastermind behind this event and every year he takes one for the team and gets there at 5am to make sure we get our spot.  This year he wasn't so sure about that early morning wake up call so Mj took one for the team as well and met him there at 7am with Breakfast burritos and beer to keep him company.

So that's where the whole business idea came up.  We're calling it Beach Butlers.  And for a fee someone will show up at the park for you and spend the 7 hours holding the space so you don't have to.  We will coordinate beach butlers for hire all across San Diego.  And as we get bigger we can diversify and add in other services.  I think it could really take off.
I showed up at 12pm starving because I didn't eat breakfast.  You can't just show up to a BBQ and eat.  Not when you get there on time and have to wait for different people to arrive with supplies and food.  By 1:30pm I had happily devoured a hamburger and was enjoying the day.  The coast is iffy.  People always envision the weather by the beach being most perfect but it's not always the case.  Just 15 minutes inland and it feels like a totally different climate but with the coast you have to deal with a marine layer of gloom that doesn't always want to burn off.  It wasn't cold.  There just wasn't any sun.  Where we live it was bright and sunny all morning but the stingy sun didn't make an appearance by the bay until around 3pm.  It was worth the wait though.  You know I love me some Sunshine.  It turned out to be a really pretty day.  One of the things I love most about this park is that it's like a sandless beach.  There is grass which is a whole lot neater then sand and yet you still get to enjoy the pretty water.

Can you see Mj with his butt two inches from the ground going for the ball?  He is so competitive.  His friends always have some kind of activity like whiffleball or volleyball but I never participate because I suck at team sports.  I don't want to be "that girl" that sucks.  Mj says they won't care and that I wouldn't be the only one to suck but still.  Plus, I really don't want to get all sweaty.  I hate it that I sound like such a girly girl saying that.  And it's really too bad because I could really burn a lot of BBQ food calories if I would just get over it and join in.

The annual BBQ was a success.  There was a good turn out and everyone had fun.  Stay tuned for updates on new biz.

I'm joking.  I just had to throw that out there in case anyone thought I was serious about starting Beach Butlers.  Not that it isn't a brilliant idea or anything.


20 comments :

Lauren said...

Glad you had such a fun day! I love your pictures - they make me want to go to the beach and have a relaxing, fun day! The BBQ sounds pretty amazing, too!

Law_Fal said...

It looks gorgeous there!

Faith said...

So fun! I'm the same way. I don't like to play certain games because I don't want to appear as the prissy girl, lol.

I actually think that's a brilliant idea! ;)

Renae said...

Lol! Sounded like a good idea to me.

Discovery Street said...

First...thats an amazing idea!!! Second...do you live in SD? how did I miss this? I'm from SD!

fancythatfancythis.com said...

It sounds like a good idea to me...maybe you should consider it for real??

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

Good idea! Y'all look so cute and that water is beautiful!

Always Maylee said...

Haha what a great idea, you should totally do it! Sounds like you guys had so much fun!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Sarah Alway said...

That same thing happens to me all the time! I'll arrive (promtly on time) to an event and then have to wait for all the late arrivals to get there with their side dishes, while I quietly starve!!! LOL

Looks like you guys had a fun day. :-)

Sarah @ Life As Always

Nicole N A said...
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Nicole N A said...

Maybe I should move to California instead of ATL. But...my heart is in ATL, so...

These are lovely pictures and I'm glad you had a fun weekend. I'm a sunshine gal too. It brings out the "cheery" in me:-) Oh, BTW, you should seriously consider your business idea before someone jumps on it. Sounds profitable to me. Lol.

fromholytoledotoyou said...

I think you are onto something!!

Laura Darling said...

I think Beach Butlers is brilliant!! You should definitely give it a try!

Whitney Cypert said...

Beach Butlers sounds like a reality tv show name! LOL It is a pretty good idea though! I love the mountains and the cooler air but sometimes I wish we lived near a beach just to go sometimes.

afairlie said...

Beach Butlers... love it!!!

The Sweetest Thing said...

Honestly, I pegged you for a volleyball girl. I had to re-read that when you said you weren't much for playing... a girl after my own heart.. ah!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

the Beach Butlers is awesome...trade mark the name right away! And the BBQ looked amazing....what a location to host it...so beautiful!

Pegster said...

I am working on my million dollars idea, it's nice to see you are actually working on yours.

Gee | EverythingWeddingsAndMore said...

Lol! Such a funny idea y'all came up with. I need to come up with mine too!

Brittany said...

LOVE that first picture of y'all! Glad the BBQ was a success!

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