December 19, 2003

Glamorous, in demand and hyperventilating slightly.

Who's got her first bartending gig tonight?

Dianna's got her first bartending gig tonight. I'm the replacement bartender for someone's small but liquor-rich holiday party, so all I have to do is show up looking relatively respectable and make martinis for 4 hours.

Whose time is now worth $25 an hour?

My time is now worth $25 an hour. That's the rate suggested by my esteemed bartending school, which was the source of this last-minute opportunity. I am profoundly indebted to them both for calling me and saying "go bartend for these people", and for the quote. $25/hour for a complete beginner at liquor-slinging? I never would have dreamed. I was worth $10.58 at my last job after 3.5 years and one promotion.

I think I'm going to take my $100 in filthy lucre and go get tattooed as an offering of gratitude to the gods of career changes.

Posted by dianna at December 19, 2003 05:30 PM

wicked sweet! count how many times you get flirted with and/or pinched on the ass! i'm so excited! hmmm...maybe i should go to bartending school...

Posted by: michele at December 20, 2003 12:08 AM

Yeah for liquor slinging at $25 bucks an hour! I hope it went well and there are more rich holiday partiers to come!

Posted by: Jolie at December 20, 2003 03:32 PM

Alright, Dianna. You are now completely qualified to settle a debate I've been having in San Diego. In fact, I can't think of a person more qualified than you. So riddle me this:

Blue curacao = is it cura-cow, cura-sow, cura-co?
What's the official bartender's pronunciation?

And I know you're worth $25 an hour these days, but I can only pay you seventy-eight cents for this information.

Posted by: kati at December 20, 2003 07:29 PM


except i think it should be cur-rack-a-rack-a-rooooow.

Posted by: michele at December 20, 2003 11:43 PM

It's cura-sow. Because actually the second c is one of those funny c-with-a-squiggle-at-the-bottom frenchy letters. And 78 cents is perfectly reasonable since it only took me a minute or so to type this answer. Also, Michele never spoke here and doesn't really exist so the 78 cents doesn't go to her. I swear.

Posted by: dianna at December 21, 2003 01:42 PM

holy shit, that's great!

Posted by: meep at January 6, 2004 06:58 AM