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Tales from the work place.

Well let’s start with my daily commute and I’ll work my way from there. I can’t divulge much as my employer is Federally accredited, or can I?

Well it doesn’t matter, for now I work in Orange County, CA. My commute since my employment began has been an adventure from the various types of transportation and navigation apps i used.

And what have I learned? Well for one I miss my old neon, she was a badass four banger with a set of truck nuts. (4cylinder- stick shift). She had 13 miles when I bought her on February 13, 2003. She was flame red with black interior. She was a standard edition and nothing fancy either, not even auto windows. But she was 100% mine.

She finally quit on Katella and Euclid when her timing chain broke back in September 2015. I hope I am lucky enough to find another badass car this fall. So what else have I learned?

Some of the apps I used were cool but none of them could get me home any faster then just driving thru freeway traffic on the 405 and at five pm. But the traffic stressed me out so bad that after a twelve year hiatus, I started smoking cigarettes again.

So it really didn’t take much to convince me to try riding the bus into work. And as much as I disliked riding the bus in the beginning, it’s still way better then driving bumper to bumper in five o’clock traffic with cigarette after cigarette.

PsSmoking is very unattractive and gross, plus I started dating.

In spite of my mini rant here, I learned that I want to start writing, and blogging again but this time I’m happy. Happier!

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About Dish With Clarissa

Clarissa Ellis grew up learning to cook with her mom. In a time where traditional home-cooked food was going out of style, Clarissa learned to love and make those simple 'comfort foods' and family favorites. As she grew - and her mom got busier with long work hours, Clarissa supported her mom by taking over most of the cooking duties around the home. By the time Clarissa started high school - she had absorbed her mother's approach to traditional, homestyle Italian dishes; and thanks to So Cal's great weather year round... a love of cooking on the grill. Fast forward 30 years and Clarissa has never stopped cooking. She continued to explore food, learning more from So Cal's amazing cultural variety, trying things out on her family and her friends... and always learning. Never content to merely cook a good meal, Clarissa developed the habit of talking sharing her ideas with family, friends and coworkers. After a lifetime of learning and experimenting, Clarissa's love affair with traditional Italian cooking, and 'comfort foods' has grown into a robust, creative and cross-cultural approach to cooking that still manages to remain 'accessible' to the rest of us. Now Clarissa brings her experience and her approach online through her blog - giving all of us a chance give ourselves, our friends and our family the benefits of a lifetime of passion and joy in cooking simply great meals.

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