Thursday, February 7, 2008
Well, Job #2 bit the dust last night. I'm not terribly upset about it, but I was counting on the extra income to help pay the way to Tales of the Cocktail. I'm not going to be in the poorhouse mind you, its just that I was trying to nurse along job #2 along with Meriwethers (which I love) until Kevin Ludwig's Beaker and Flask opens (For the record, I'm not saying that I will be working there. I'm just saying that I'm hoping to get the opportunity to work there when it opens). It was easy money in a frustrating environment, and I'm really glad that its over. However, I may need to start putting some feelers out for 1-2 additional bar shifts a week.The real problem, to be honest, is me. I can get a bartending job this afternoon if I go out and paper downtown with my resume. I really don't think thats what I want to do though. I'm able to be picky and I think it might be a while before I'm working enough bar shifts to satisfy me. I don't want to repeat my last mistake, so I'm going to be careful in where I land. Plus, to be honest, do I really want to take a job just to chuck it if I get on at Beaker and Flask? There isn't anything else on the horizon here in Portland that I can see that would make me want to rethink pursuing an opportunity to work with Kevin Ludwig. I know a lot of great bartenders, but if there is someone who's drinks and creativity really resonate with me, its Kevin. So anything else right now figures to be a bit of a bridge (unless I wasn't to get B&F in which case I'd probably stay). Decisions, decisions.