Everything is Nothing with a Twist

You know what the best answer to the question “what is it you want from me?” is? “Nothing.”

Saying this to a person who has given everything to everyone they have ever known is the most heartstopping, breathtaking, absolutely freeing response. “A person in my life doesn’t actually want anything from me.” 

Some of you may think “we’ll damn that’s kinda harsh” when in reality it’s the nicest thing someone can say to you. It can translate into “I do not need anything from you, just having you in my life is enough.”

I love balance. Yin and yang, good and evil, everything and nothing, harmony. So in all reality, telling me you need and want nothing from me is basically saying that I’ve already given you everything you want or need. 

I love the above quote because it’s roots are in math. Zero is empty. It is the definition of nothing. Infinity is full. It is the definition of everything. Zero and Infinity are two concepts that are so abstract and hard to comprehend but are so similar and almost the same thing. One is nothing, one is everything. Balance. The same but complete opposites. And like the quote above, infinity is zero twisted. Everything and Nothing are so connected just like everything else in nature. 

Little divergence. One thing that really irritates me is when people get an infinity symbol tattooed on them and they really have no idea what infinity means. Yes it means there is no end, but it is so much more than that.

Infinity has no limits. It is full but it keeps filling up. You can put anything into infinity and it will take it. It’s like continuously pouring water into a glass that fills up but never overflows. On the opposite side of the same spectrum, Zero is empty. It is never full and cannot hold anything. Think of it like the glass of water. Nothing is pouring water into a glass that never fills. The water disappears as soon as it touches the glass and the glass never gets wet. 

And yet if you twist a zero, it becomes an infinity. One small instant in life can take someone from being nothing to you to being your everything. Your zero to your infinity. 

Telling me you need nothing from me is something that can make you my everything. That twist that turns the tables.

So think about what you are to someone. Are you their nothing or their everything? What can you do to twist that nothing into everything? Go out there and find that twist and become someone’s everything!

Blessed be!

Seraphina

Alcohol Part 1 – The Cocktail

Every time I see this word I think of that country song by Brad Paisley. The one where alcohol makes you put that lamp shade on your head. I can’t read this word as ‘alcohol’, I read it as he sings it ‘alllll-cah-haaaaaaallllll’. Once you hear that song, you will never see that word the same again!

My own recipe for a pink Starburst shooter. I also make them as drinks, and I suppose you can make them into martinis too.

So why the post about alcohol? Well, my life revolves around it. You can’t bartend without alcohol, according to the song, it helps white people dance (we all know that one guy), and really brings people together (unless you’re that angry drunk that wants to fight everybody and their brother when you drink).

Watermelon Basil Margarita from BJ’S Brewhouse. They look so pretty!

One of my favorite things to do when bartending is make cocktails. Mixology has become increasingly popular throughout the years and rightfully so! You combine your knowledge of flavors to create the perfect cocktail. It’s a science. It’s math. It’s art. It’s beauty. And it gets people drunk. Which is the ultimate goal right? To make people feel good? I know I strive to make my customers feel happy and welcome. What better way to do that than with a perfectly crafted mixed drink?

Handcrafted Lemon Drop Martini. I really enjoy making these as martinis. There is just something about putting a perfect sugar rim on a martini glass that makes you feel so accomplished!

My fellow bartender best friend, Scorpio, and I are planning a trip to New York City to take a mixology class. Why? Because why not? Go to New York, shop, eat, dance, drink, and learn how to make the most fabulous cocktails ever. One thing about being a bartender, you can NEVER stop learning. The bar world changes so fast and so much that you HAVE to go take courses, read articles online, watch YouTube videos, etc. in order to keep up with trends. 

The “it” thing right now with cocktails is fruit and herbs. That’s right. Fresh raspberries in a cocktail? Ok. Elaborate garnishes with bright green limes, exquisitely cut orange slices, that perfectly yellow lemon wedge, leafy stalks of celery in bloody marys? Ok. Let’s through some pineapple, limes, cherries, and an orange in there and muddle it all together. Ok, sure. That probably wouldn’t taste too great but you catch my point. Rum and cokes are a thing of the past. You better get used to ordering a Sex On A Fire Truck, or a Strawberry Mojito, or a White Peach Margarita (which includes slices of peach in the drink). 

Here is me in my natural habitat behind the bar. Martinis for days!

Have fun with your alcohol! Order those fancy fru-fru drinks…it’s ok!! Learn new things. Love what you do! Make people happy!