There is still soup on my fly. Just in different places

Monday, September 1, 2014

A few months ago I said I was re-entering the restaurant world.
I did, sort of.. For a time at least.
For a few personal reasons, my return to serving was brief. I enjoyed it thoroughly, but things did not work out.
I am taking a different path, a new approach, and hoping you'll stick around a bit longer here on SOUP ON MY FLY.
I have some ideas for this site.. I expect to unveil some changes soon..
New posts..
New thoughts.
New stories.
New menu..
We are the same site... but being redesigned like a menu in a chain restaurant.
Hope it works out better for us than it did Ruby Tuesday..


Thursday, April 3, 2014

We are on Facebook.
I know chances are, you are too..
So come on .. it's one click. Just like us.
Or ignore it...Like a bad menu item at your least favorite chain..
SOUP ON MY FLY began as a way to document the non-exciting life and times of a server in the modern restaurant world. I tried to impact lives with thoughts about what it means to actually 'serve' to others.. the weird folks you meet along the way.
I was joined when this site first started by lots of others doing the same thing.
And now, I have come to notice, that they sort of have fallen away.. Their websites linger without updates, stale content just waiting to be deleted by whatever server the information is hosted on.

In 2011, I had a son named Ayden. I decided at that time to step away from the heat and go into submission.. My main job, which I don't blog about, still exists. Catering/serving/bartending was always my secondary employment--but so often took up the most mental thought time.. Now, three years and some days after Ayden was born, the need for supplementary income has taken shape, and a new job is born: Serving again.

There is some natural guilt, though. I will be working as part of part time as I can--being a father and being a husband are really the most important jobs I have, and they are two jobs that mean a lot more than throwaway cash.  There is a delicate balance, one I intend on balancing and succeeding in. And if the second job doesn't as well for me as it did before I had a child.. it's off. Over. Kerplunk.
Either way you'll hear about it.

So expect more content.. I don't want to let SOUP ON MY FLY get too cold..
Maybe I can turn this sucka into a book one day.
It worked for other.
Maybe me?

Serve away Merril!
We're coming back.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A new part time serving job awaits .. More to come on that.
I'm getting back into the game after two years of retreat..
Let the stories begin.
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