As weird as it was to be back in the classroom after about four years, I would have to say that my first few days have been a great success!
Although the classes are in their introduction phases and just going over the syllabi and whatnot, I can tell that the course material is really going to benefit me in terms of what I want to do with knifemaking!
Before I returned to Arroyo Grande (henceforth known as AG) I knew that I was going to have to get a job. I wanted to be able to save as much money as possible for tools, knives, and traveling. Oh, I also want to pay off my credit card and car, both of which are very doable (I try not to use my credit card too often!) Anyway, I was thinking that a serving job would probably be best because of my previous experience and the fact that serving is great money for a part-time job. I got in contact with my Uncle Brad who seemingly knows everyone in the local restaurant world and with his help I was able to secure an interview with the San Luis Obispo Country Club. Never one to delay once I have set my mind to a task, I scheduled the interview an hour after my first day of classes.
After classes ended I swooped my dog Mowgli from home and booked it up to the country club for my interview. I met with the food and beverage manager and after an enjoyable interview he offered me a serving position on the spot! Needless to say I was more than happy to accept and just like that I was employed again! To celebrate, Mowgli and I went to watch the Sunset at Pismo, which was pumping with some delicious looking surf.
Once I attended orientation, I was even more excited about working at SLOCC it really seems like an amazing place to work. I enjoyed my previous two restaurant jobs, but I think that this is going to blow both of them out of the water. The golf course that the country club overlooks is nestled deep in the Edna valley and is surrounded by lush rolling hills and miles of vineyards. However, one of the most interesting aspects about this restaurant to me is the fact that 95% of patrons are regulars, people who have built relationships with the staff…soooooo much better than dealing with tourists and foreigners…no offense foreigners!
I think thats about it for this update, but before I leave, check out this sweet little pocket knife that my mom salvaged from my grandmother’s garage sale items! It is a W.H Morley and Sons mother of pearl folding knife! It’s so teeny tiny that I can just slip it right into my jean’s coin pocket!