As soon as I finish typing this, I'm going to jump in my car and drive the 8 hours to Omaha, Nebraska to compete in the Zero Gravity Flair Bartending Championship over the next two days. I haven't actually competed in about two years, but I couldn't pass up the chance to hang out with my old Kahunaville co-worker Martin Janica and the rest of the guys at Omaha Flair. I was also pretty excited to see Tim "Flippy" Morris again; unfortunately, I just heard he had to back out due to another competition in Las Vegas this week. He's easily in my top 3 favorite flair bartenders. Aside from being one of the nicest people you'll ever meet, he brings an energy to his flair that his absolutely unparalleled. I could watch him for hours (and occasionally did when I lived in Las Vegas.) Regardless, I'm still anxious to see the other competitors bring their best flair and kick some ass, too.
I'm feeling pretty good about my routine though I couldn't find any 750s of UV (the competition sponsor) to practice with, so hopefully using live bottles doesn't throw me off too much. Either way, I hope to get some entertaining footage that I'll be sure to get up here in the next week. And I'll be sure to get a new tutorial up by the following week. In meantime, practice practice, and wish me luck!