Martini, anyone?

It’s been a while since my last post, so I thought it’s a good time to let you all know what I’ve been up to.

On top of writing, I’ve been a career bartender for the past fifteen years or so. I’m lucky to be working in a busy Irish bar, in Red Bank new Jersey, where I began as a waiter when I was twenty two.

A few months ago, I decided to go back to school and finish up my degree (surprisingly, the credits that I earned nearly twenty years ago are still valid!). As part of my first class, which was a public speaking class, I had to make a demonstration, tape it, and send it to the teacher. Well, if there’s one thing I know, it’s how to make a damn good drink. So here it is, me teaching a group how to make a martini. Please remember, this was taped on a phone in a bar, and I had no plans on sharing it, but then I thought … why not? If school has been preventing me from writing a blog post, here’s an opportunity to share with you all what I’m currently up to. Also, keep in mind that this was for a class, so I was obligated to show the audience, use sue cards, and speak in a certain way. But after the intro, it gets more interesting, and the camera clearly shows me making the drink. Also, that guy talking on the phone in the background, oblivious that I was taping, eventually stops.

So, grab a glass, pour a drink, and find a good book to read … Here’s the link: Martini