In my ongoing switch away from project manager, programmer, and other such geekish things into other types of jobs such as translation and writing, I have now managed to go a step further.
Saturday night I worked as a barman in my favourite dive.
And quite honestly, it was a bunch of fun. It also is physically exhausting which is definitely a pleasure because it means that you don't have to worry about sports or other such boring activities (not that I usually do, but just in case...). There's a satisfaction to crashing on your bed late saturday night because you can't feel your legs and back anymore from having worked too much, rather than because you're wasted. And then, I'm the one that thinks that to put "work" and "ethic" in the same sentence is one of the best recipes for oxymorons that I know.
Having someone give me money as I left the bar was also something of a shock.
Whatever comes of it, it certainly is fun. And 40 for five hours is a decent pay. Who knows, maybe that next time you see me at OSCon I'll be there as a barman