In my recent relocation to … more creative environs … I neglected to take into account a few potential difficulties. In much less flowery and simpler english, it seems moving my office to a bar has some drawbacks. Being the always helpful guy that I am, I figured I would give others who might want to make such a move a list of some of the downsides of working out of a bar so they can plan accordingly:
- It’s a bar. Need I say more? No. But I will anyway.
- Bars often have these working at them →
- Bars have food.
- Bars have music.
- Bars have people.
- People like to talk.
- Bars have booze.
- Booze makes people hungry and talkative.
- Booze and food (and sometimes talk) costs money.
- Typing requires manual dexterity.
- Booze and full stomaches don’t promote manual dexterity.
I am not at all saying that I regret the decision to move my ailing brain this way. I still get exercise out of it (when I don’t get rides). I don’t ALWAYS spend all the money I have (thus ensuring I will have no food to worry about on my upcoming hike simply because I can’t afford it). The mental stimulation of actual human interaction has actually improved my creativity, and I seem to actually produce SOMETHING (even if it is not quality something) when I am there. It certainly is more productive than lying in bed watching cartoons all day. But there are still a few wrinkles to iron out. Fortunately I never really let wrinkles bother me. I don’t even own an iron.
I hope I have helped any potential starving artists here. Gotta know what you might be in for! In the mean time I have to go for now. The bartender seems to want my attention!