The Amrut Has Been Opened

I don’t want to call it a tradition, since this isn’t something I honestly want to be commonplace, yet here I am again, opening an expensive bottle of scotch reserved for a special occasion.

When I was in India last summer, I was offered a bit of local whiskey.  Funny, that — I didn’t know they even made whiskey in India.  Not only that, it was real good.  But wait, you should try some Indian scotch, I was advised.  In Bangalore, where I was soon to be heading at the time, there’s a local brand called Amrut, which was reportedly one of the best scotches in all of India.  While there, I looked to find some, but it was unavailable, somehow.

Luckily, the internet makes all things possible and I ordered a couple bottles once I got home.  One went to my brother as an early Christmas gift; the other is sitting on my liquor shelf, waiting.

img_1870Or rather, it was waiting — waiting for the day I found another job.  I’ve had a bit to say about the collapse of my soon-to-be ex-employer, and now I’m happy to say those uncertain days are behind me.  Starting next month I’ll be continuing my career in power engineering at a small regional office of a larger national engineering firm.  I will absolutely have a chance to wield my newly acquired PE stamp, as well as to expand my somewhat shallow knowledge of my chosen field.  If you’d asked me where I saw myself in five years five years ago, this might have been exactly what I envisioned.

While I haven’t exactly reached the emotional heights and excitement that my last job offer gave me — mainly due to the facts that the company I worked for before that was so so shitty in comparison and I’d been unemployed for eight months at that point — I am quite happy now to move forward to bigger and better things.

I guess that finally makes me two for three.  Not a bad way to start 2017.


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