Actually, it’s really NOT a hard knock life, but sometimes it seems like it.
One of the funny things about looking over the past year is not just the stupid things I’ve said and then keep telling people “Hey, look at this dumb thing I said over a year ago!” Instead, it’s how much things have changed for us since then and how much more involved in the cocktail community we’ve become.
Not that it’s hard to do. The cocktail community – not just in DC, but also online and in other cities – is incredibly friendly and inclusive. There’s a sense of shared joy and camaraderie, where you’re treated as you treat others. Treat your fellow mixologists, bloggers, and general cocktailians with civility, candor, wit, and intelligence and you’ll be rewarded more than you can imagine. Take advantage of their trust or generosity and – well, you don’t want to know.
But sometimes you hit a stretch of time when blogging can feel like a job. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. If I could make this my job, making as much as I do now in my “real job”, I’d do it an a heartbeat. Alas, at least right now, it is not to be, but one can always hope. In the meantime, those of us here in the Den have been keeping mighty busy!
This is a lot of stuff, so we’ll put in a cut…