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Blog series by TampaTom updated 02-09-2009 04:48 PM 2 parts 2949 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: I'm so finished

02-02-2009 07:11 PM by TampaTom | 7 comments »

There’s an old Vaudeville line that goes something like this: A man is not complete until he is married. Then, he’s finished. I remember chuckling when I first heard that, and the hurt look on my wife’s face when I told her for the first time. That one took a lot of flowers and a homemade dinner to make up for. For years, when I first started woodworking, I had a similar expression I used to tell everyone: Finishing is the easiest way to ruin a perfectly good woodwo...

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Part 2: Become your own mixologist

02-09-2009 04:48 PM by TampaTom | 3 comments »

The coolest job in any restaurant belongs to the bartender. Sure, the chef gets the credit for the outstanding meal, the maître d’ for the ambiance of the place and the wait staff for the overall dining experience. But, when people want to have fun and strike up a conversation, they turn to the bartender. Think Isaac on the Love Boat. Tom Cruise in that stinkin’ movie about being a bartender. “Yes, Mr. Bond would like his martini shaken, not stirred, Mr. Sinatra wants a highball, an...

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