So I’ve finally gotten serious.
Tonight I started competition routines again. My signature drink is still being built, and at great cost, but should be ready by next week. (customs in Turkmenistan are a nightmare) But I’m back doing capps competition style, which, for me is hotter than I normally like them. We’ve set up the roastery so it resembles the WBC stage of Tokyo last year, even including the backstage machines. Theres still a need for some grumpy stage hands, uber competitive baristas, and pompous ex champs – (though James admittedly does a good job).
I’m enjoying identifying problem areas but not looking forward to losing sleep over them. I like getting familiar with cups and cloths and other items, but I worry about getting sick of my comp music too soon. This may change over time. Speaking of music, one song you should all be listening to is White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes, my sister suggested it for competition but it lacks the slap stick style I wanna get across.
No doubt as the competition gets closer and the worst part of it becomes more imminent, (logistics) I’ll start to wish I’d started preparing earlier. But if theres one thing in my performance I wanna achieve, its a genuine character. And if I’m being genuine, then it should be difficult to understand, funny to look at but also tasty.
Those of you who don’t check the square mile holding page each day, (we can see you), might not have noticed the change. We’ll call it a teaser. Not that this blog will ever be Square Mile centered.
I suppose I should put a picture in to pretty the post up;