Archive for December, 2007

my new venture: bartending

December 9, 2007

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I decided to give something a try: bartending. Why you ask? Well right now it’s out of necessity for more income, but it’s also just something I’ve always wanted to try. And no, I’ve never seen Cocktail, or Coyote Ugly. I’ve just always had a fascination with mixing things.

Plus there is potential to make major bank..so THAT’S appealing.

Nashville’s Professional Bartending School is a 40 hour program that provides you with hands-on experience your very first class. You graduate as a certified mixologist. What’s the difference between a bartender and a mixologist? The same difference that’s between a cook and chef: more schooling and better knowledge.

I’m on the night schedule so I have class from 6-10 M-F for two weeks. Each night there’s a written quiz over what you learned the class before with the final consisting of 20 questions, 20 recipes, and a time test. You have to make 12 drinks in 8 minutes. (on a practice run I made 13 in 8 minuets) 🙂

I’m not sure where I’ll end up bartending. Probably in a restaurant somewhere in Franklin…we’ll see. I’ll let you know.

If you’re interested in learning more about Nashville’s Professional Bartending School just call 1-800-BARTEND.

how tu(esday): dance at a rave

December 4, 2007

Interesting IKEA commercial

December 2, 2007