F*!ck Porn… This Is Better!

So I just got a bar tending job. My friend Lisa hooked me which was serendipitous because this will make the third time we’ve worked together, we work really well together, and I need a job while I’m not teaching over the summer.

This also gives me a chance to learn more about alcohol. Not wine though which is what I would really love to do. But I sort if have this little dream of teaching in the spring and fall and spending my summers working with wine and beer and some food. After all it will be fodder for my writing and it’s something I am passionate about.

The beers we have on tap are pretty decent. We have the usual suspects, Guinness, Stella Artois, Blue Moon, some Karbachs, Lone Star (yuck) and Shiner (eh) to name a few. But our wine selection is a sad affair. Our house wine is of the Vendange variety and our “high end” wine is Robert Mondave private reserve which could be okay if it wasn’t usually turned. Our Scotch is okay… Glenlivet and McAllen for our high end. But it’s a dive bar so it’s to be expected. However, I am learning bartending techniques that could help me should I venture out and try to get a second job at a place that’s more high end. I think I would enjoy the balance between the two since beer and wine snobs can get tiresome at times.

Let me say this: I LOVE my bartending job. It’s hard work but it’s fun. Unlike Whole Foods where a bitchy, tiresome customer was stuck to you like (as my best friend Cindy put it) a star fish is stuck to your face, when working the bar you’re too damn busy to sit there and grab your ankles while they berate you and excoriate you for something that developed out of their own stupidity. Usually a shitty customer in a bar gets charged douchebag tax.

What was my point? Was this post about bartending? I guess so. Anyway, I know what a properly pulled Guinness should look like and this isn’t it:

Yeah. That’s supposed to be a pint of Guinness.

Well, I will admit, I suck at pulling pints. I have gotten much better over the last few weeks but I am clumsy and our pints are at arms reach for someone who is six feet tall and I’m five foot three so I am usually standing on my tippy toes trying to angle the glass right and pull the handle just right because there actually is an art to it. I even shouted “Jesus, it’s like performing cunnilingus!” when Daniel was trying to show me how to do it properly. However, my Guinness pints don’t look like that

If you love a good pint of Guinness, watch this video. As one YouTube commenter put it: “Fuck porn! This is better”.

Fuck Porn, This Is Better

I hope the link works… I still fumble with this stuff.

See? Douchebag tax! They never let us charge for that at Whole Foods. Can you imagine how much more money that company could have made if they did?

Okay, two other things: I am thinking of trying to commit to a weekly post. It would be sort of a post of about five things that week I think are worth writing about. Food, products like body care or cooking ware or grocery items, a blog that I came across that I like, etc. We shall see if I can stick to it. And it would be really awesome if I had readers that commented on posts or emailed me with suggestions or things they would like to hear about… hint hint.

So! On Wednesday I’m going here. I’ve already purchased my share online and the first time is free for non-members (the membership fee, not the produce!). I am really excited to shop the open market as well and try local, organic strawberries and other forms of produce that I have been buying from less than stellar sources. I hope to have something to write about when I come home on Wednesday.

And tonight I am making this. I will try to have thoughts and pictures for anyone who may be curious. The ingredient list alone makes me happy. You had me at fresh mint and feta!

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About Foxy Foodie

Welcome! I live in Houston, Texas with my husband, our Jack Russell Terrier Atticus, our cat Maxwell "Max" Silverpaws, three hermit crabs and three fish. I started this blog because I love food, I love being healthy, and I love combining the two. I also think it's important to let loose and enjoy yourself from time to time without beating yourself up. Along with this blog I am a writer, actress, and director here in Houston. I also teach at a local community college in the fall and spring and work as a bartender during the summer. The things that make me the happiest are dark chocolate, delicious raw vegan recipes, fresh baked bread that I made myself, ethnic food, a good rainstorm, the moon, the ocean, a good bottle of wine, strong black coffee, local produce, raw honey, farmer's markets, spicy wings with blue cheese dressing, stinky cheese, oysters and mussels, bubble baths, dancing, shoes, lingerie, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, my friends, my pets, and most of all my wonderful husband who makes the world a brighter place to live in.
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