Wednesday, May 17, 2006


I think that after I graduate from college (a year from now) I might become a bartender. I don't know the first thing about alcohol or bartending and that's exactly why I want to do it. I grew up in a home where drinking alcohol was considered a sin. My parents have always been reasonable, rational Christians. They're not obsessive about what is a sin and what isn't, but growing up I got strong messages from them and from churches and church schools about alcohol, sex, and other things. I have now left Christianity. I wanted to write that I had completely left Christianity, but I'm not sure that's true. I still attend a conservative Christian university that has many rules about things that the powers that be consider to be unChristian behavior. I can get suspended for drinking alcohol or going to a bar, club, party, dance, or other place that serves alcohol. Which is, of course, completely rediculous because somehow we're still allowed to go to restaurants, many of which serve alcohol. But people in charge making rules that apply only to the events that they wouldn't attend is something to be posted at a different time. For now it's all about bartending. I'm seriously going to look into it. I might do that, I might join the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps or something else while I decide what I want to do for the rest of my life. What I do want to do with my life permanently will likely be graduate school in Sociology or Political Science, law school, or some type of work in government or politics.

Bartending. I'm seriously going to look into it. I suppose I should figure out the differences between things like tequila and margueritas (along with ohow to spell them). The things I know about alcohol could probably be listed on one hand.


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