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The Chronicles of A Boring Person
August 2016
 
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August 16th, 2016 01:13 am
in the past few years i have noticed an increase in my anger. literally since i left Cam ...i became angry and angrier...he could always calm me down..in fact , even during his funeral 'party' when a bunch of alcoholic ..ah well fuck this diarrhea shit of the mouth. go watch you tube videos to make you happy

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April 14th, 2016 01:25 am

boil 2 c. water.
at a rolling boil, add 1tbs salt and add skins and a bit of flesh from 1 clove of black garlic.
add minced ginger, slices of fresh shitake, a few bonito flakes and some braggs amino acid (or soy )
add fresh ramen noodles, cook until al dente.
add a touch of shrimp paste/flakes to thicken. - perhaps a bit of corn starch whisked in when off the heat.

remove and top with diced scallions/red peppers/dried baby shrimp.
if you have it, top with room temp. fermented crab legs.

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April 14th, 2016 01:21 am

15oz can pumpkin puree
1.5 c. carrots (peeled and coined) -I use purple and orange for color
3 small beets (peeled, steamed)
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sherry wine vinegar
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp salt, pepper
2 small parmesan rinds
3 medium size mushroom caps (diced)
1/2 white onion (diced)
5 cloves garlic (minced)
1/4 c. dry Marsala cooking wine
1tbsp each fresh chopped : oregano, rosemary, thyme,parsley
1 tbsp anchovy paste
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp truffle paste (optional)

40 min · Easy Directions
Heat olive oil in a larger non-stick pot on medium heat.
Add chopped onion, herbs and saute for 6-8 minutes until translucent.
Add in chopped mushrooms, garlic and saute until garlic becomes fragrant (1-3 minutes).
Add carrots, lemon juice, both vinegars, Marsala wine and cover with enough water to barely cover carrots.
Simmer for 30 minutes or until carrots are fork tender.
While carrot mixture is cooking, peel and steam beets (6 minutes in microwave steamer). Combine cooked beets and 1 can of pumpkin in a blender until smooth, set aside.
Stir in anchovy paste to carrot mixture, remove Parmesan rinds, season with salt and pepper.
Scoop carrot mixture into pumpkin/beet puree and blend until still slightly chunky. Add carrot liquid until texture is consistent with a chunky rague.(This may be done in batches).
Return blended sauce to pan and using high heat stir sauce for 4-5 minutes until heated through, stir in truffle paste.
Add additional swirls of olive oil to obtain nice sheen.
Serve immediately on top of noodles, zoodles or whatever you want to!
Omit anchovy and parmesan for a vegan option.
Enjoy


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March 10th, 2016 12:16 am

That last one was a very old rant that never got posted. I never did anything. I probably never will. I don't speak French and found it nearly impossible to find an incorruptible charity offering real $1 for $1 aid. Back to my Own Private Idaho - work at Dell-icious ended in Feb, all contractors cut. Fine. 3 days later,all ATX FTE cut except for me and 1 other. Same day, Risk! podcast with KtC ended in her telling me to fuck off while stifling giggles when I explained all of the work I had done for Testofu in the last 1.5yrs (pardon me, it was 1.4 - as she immediately corrected me). I wasn't prepped and wearing the emotional armor that is required when hanging out with KtC so I snapped and did exactly what she wanted. I fucked off.I quit Testofu and haven't looked back since. I was getting unconsciously depressed at the looming Pdx visit for Ang's 40th party. The visit wasn't as bad as I thought, a few triggers at first, sleeping in the room of your dead fiance while staying with your would-be mother-in-law (in a love-hate relationship) wasn't as difficult this time. It's only the 3rd time I've been back since he died. I made new memories. My dead fiancee's ex-wife's sister-in-law Lindzs is AMAZING and we had a great time. i bought her a vibrator for her 40th bday. i laughed and ate pancakes at the OG Hotcake house (not to be confused with the OG Pancake house) with Exxo and her kid and troubled BF. i visited the grave. wiped the clumps of dirt and rotting leaves from it. missed otherHedda - she has not called or texted or responded to fb msgs since Jan so I officially give up and don't care to see or hear from her anymore. officially she can fuck off for being a lame friend, flush her like she flushed me, i've tried to maintain some semblance of a connection for 4 yrs now and she hasn't done shit in return, i just wish she had some reason for doing so ('the I'm sorry, I'm just a lame communicator' is bullshit, the times I did see her she was constantly fucking glued to her phone so I KNOW she sees my texts and calls), plus the asshole owes me $400. I digress; I came back, oddly enough, with a renewed spirit. i'm in limbo land at work. not billable, not 'working' on any product or project..but i'm getting paid an obscene amount of $ to do NOTHING, aka 'bench time'...well other than stuff like 'take a lame online course to learn python'. this time i won't stop..i mustn't get discouraged by the ridiculous math equation examples. I now know that i can only learn if it's using real world scenarios so i've been using ansible's python core code as an example. i've already got big dreams of being unemployed because I don't think they are solvent enough to keep me on bench time indefinitely. wk 1: drink every day & file for unemployment, wk 2 : sleep until noon every day & invent a new kind of porn genre, wk 3: do yard work every day (btw, the week's activities aren't mutually exclusive)& visit lady bird lake center , wk 4: clean the house - thoroughly & go to every free show in Austin, wk 5: eat EVERYTHING in the pantry - 4yr old packet of chicken flavor from top ramen + can of cranberry jelly and some pasta = work with it!, wk 6 : learn python & photogram all the cool street art in Austin, wk 7: forage for food in austin area & find all geocodes (is that still an app?) wk 8: visit every park in austin area & hike it/walk dogs : wk 9: put a few resumes out & play FB games with infinity lives for 24hrs straight!, wk 10: clean the hot tub - then USE the hot tub & forget poor life choices, wk 11: watch every episode of the Wire ~go crazy & do a cleanse (water and lemons are a cheap diet!). wk 12: work out every day & find a new swimming hole & camp without a tent, wk 13: roadtrip to new orleans, cheaply!, wk 14: take job hunting seriously!! by wk 17 I should have a new job. Don't want to work with my old boss again, I followed him to this crappy/not so crappy gig and he had the gall to call me up the next day after the FTE cut and ask me to quit my job in order to give it to some H1B visa dude who he'd only known for 9 months (i've worked with him at 2 places for over 3 yrs). Utter betrayal as a boss and a friend. fuck him, don't need him, did fine on my own for 16yrs in the IT field, will be fine without him and his shitty Steiner Ranch (Steiner Ranch: A ritzy austin suburb known for its Tech high baller residents and Nazi HOA's -think Housewives of OC + Stepford Trophy Wives) connections. Wk 18: eat fudge stripe cookies and troll Reddit for old internet memes, I WON'T get sucked into 4chan, I WON'T!!!. Make sign and beg on street corner 'Will test your code for $$/food/$$/ a nice Jammy Cab with chocolate overtones and a smooth finish --in that order'. Well, better go, I have SO much to do in the next few months!

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March 9th, 2016 11:29 pm

Changing your image on Facebook to support gay rights or Paris is quite an empty gesture is it not? What does this 'gesture' really even mean? I have soooo much empathy I will take 2 secs to update my profile on FB for you. Oh, and, my government will use this as an excuse to rage war and kill more people, you're welcome! And it only took me a sec to do, wow I'm feeling really good about myself right about now. I made a difference by doing absolutely nothing. In reality, what is this gesture actually translating to with regards to supporting other humans? It's certainly not going to help the dead or their grieving families. It won't stop right wing religious zealots either. Can you imagine a FB photo filter stopping the death and tragedy of the Vietnam war? I think the impact of point and click gestures and couch arm politics only increases the degradation of empathy and human connecttion. I can thumbs up and click to say 'yes' all day long and it doesn't make a damn bit of difference. This is not how change happens. By changing your image (and only doing that) it means nothing more than a head nod to those in France who are really suffering from grief and pain right now. They need physical help, counseling, help with logistics and monetary support. None of which comes from the Facebook, Twitter or YouTube png update. If you really want to make a change, reach out to victims and their families and offer monetary support, grief counseling, food, clothing, help for rent. In times of tragedy, offering to help with the small minutia of living is often the greatest help, not a fucking social media image filter. When Cam died, it wasn't a vague pic that helped me, it was help from a phone call, a letter, an offer to give rides and watch pets that made the most difference. From a distance these things will seem impossible, but if you can reach the individuals through the internet and offer to arrange things for them or set up appointments for them, this will help immensely. Even if they don't take you up on these gestures, they have seen them and can acknowledge your gesture as being genuine rather than the empty 2 sec empathy that a FB image can create.

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