Friday, April 13, 2012

Growing Up

Agghhhhhh............ All I wanted to do was write a damn post but I couldn't do it. Every time I tried, something would go wrong. I had three different Internet browsers going just trying to get to this site. Thank goodness for Safari!

I was really trying to think of a post that I could link up but I'm running out of ideas. Finally I decided on something.

You see, when I was little I wanted to be all kinds of things when I grew up. I wanted to be a lion tamer, dolphin trainer, a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader (my favorite!), and all kinds of other things. Then I got to be a little bit older and I wanted to be a journalist or a wedding planner. I adore weddings! Then there was high school, when it's actually time to make a little bit of a decision. I still wanted to be a journalist, but that changed. In the course of high school I wanted to be a journalist, a chef, a food critic, an event planner, a bartender, and probably a couple more things I couldn't think of. Today, I still haven't really made up my mind. Some days I want to be a restaurant manager, others a paralegal. Event planning is even still an option, even though I highly doubt it will happen. But the one thing that I think sounds reallllly fun, is still bartending. I know that I wouldn't do it forever; if I even do it at all. It just looks and sounds fun. So today, the topic is bartending.

The adult beverage industry isn't going anywhere. It's one of those jobs that will always be around no matter the economy. When times are good, people drink and when times are rough, people drink. That just lures me in right there. This job isn't going anywhere.

To start this job, you could go to a school to have them train you or you can just hope somebody will hire you and you learn from there. That isn't likely to happen. There are many things that go into making a good bartender. It seems the number one thing is what they call "the pour"Here are some characteristics that make for a good bartender.

All in all it sounds like a fun job. Remember in my 22 before 22 I wanted to take a class just because, well I think I may have found the class. I may never be a bartender, but I could say that I'm certified and it's a cool party trick.

Have a great weekend...

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1 comment:

Krista Lowry said...

Well, I actually have a cousin that did a little bit of bartending and after a short time he was entered into a bartending contest in Las Vegas, NV. He won first place and has rarely come home since. He loves it, makes a great living doing it and doesn't plan on changing careers any time soon. He owns multiple homes out there and Vegas is now home to him. So, you never know what seemingly small thing might turn into something bigger than you could imagine!