The Real Reason Why I Tend Bar

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The thing about bartenders is that we’re all attention whores and egomaniacs and couldn’t care less about much else than ourselves. Sure, some of us will tell you that the craft of the cocktail is the most rewarding thing about being a bartender. Others will tell you that putting on a show and giving people an exciting experience is the best part about working behind a bar.

This is a steaming load of horse shit. The real reason we do what we do is because there’s nothing quite like having someone, four gin-and-tonics deep, sitting at your bar and telling you that you do your job better than anyone else in the whole world.

I mention all of this because I’ve received a lot of love this week by being featured in two – count ’em, two! – interviews. The first was printed by my hometown paper, and the most recent was conducted by the lovely Natalie over at The Liquid Muse.

TLM: Describe your fantasy life…
JM: I’m the Professor from Gilligan’s Island… Oh wait, what?

Natalie was very kind in her write-up of me, and she’s got a really fantastic website, so check us both out!

8 Replies to “The Real Reason Why I Tend Bar”

  • Sean Bigley says:

    Me? An attention whore? No way!

    Oh, wait a minute, I think that’s how we met, Jeff. LOL!


  • Jeffrey says:

    That little off-hand comment really struck a nerve with all four of my readers. I guess it’s unanimous, we’re all a bunch of attention-whores!

  • Darcy says:

    That’s hits the mark. My wife even calls me a “media whore” whenever I get a call or email from a reporter/writer.

  • Natalie says:

    Something we obviously have in common is the whole whore thing… attention whore I mean, of course. Well, we have that – and booze. No wonder you’re my NBF!

  • Sean Bigley says:

    As soon as I become a wizard of words such as yourself. Not my forte, but I’m getting there, very slowly. Not to mention the fact that a lot of my stories are so visual. Words just cannot describe them. Be sure to check out myspace, I’ve posted some new pics. You’re in a couple of them.


  • Jeffrey says:

    Thanks, Sean!

    So when are you going to start a blog on your site? I know we’d all like to read some of your Vegas stories, they’ve got to be much more exciting than the goings-on in Eugene, Oregon…

  • Sean Bigley says:

    Hey Jeff.

    That was a great interview! I loved all your answers to the questions. You’re starting to get awful famous, my friend.

    Cheers to you!

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