I am worn out. Upon leaving work tonight I’m shutting my brain down until Monday. If you see me around, please don’t ask me any complex math problems. And if you do decided to pepper me with complex problems be prepared for the deer-in-the-headlights stare that will be present upon my face.
Sometimes It Works For Me, And Some Time It Doesn’t
After finally finding a parking place in Little 5 Points last night I headed into Variety Playhouse for the Neko Case show. The show was sold out and last night’s humidity didn’t help my comfort level inside the building.
Sometimes shows pull me in and I feel like I am the only one in the building. and sometimes they don’t and I wonder why I am there.
I’ve seen Neko Case before and I knew what I was in for — a great night of music listening but nothing that would move me to the point that I felt I was going to miss something huge by leaving early, so I did. I lasted about six songs before my comfort level sank to the point where all I could think about was getting home early enough to do a few things before going to bed. From what I saw and heard it was a good show, however I think I made the right decision.
RealiTV : Maybe NBC Was Right About “The Chopping Block”
I am always confused when a broadcasting network cancels a program mid-way through its run, especially when it’s a “reality” show. After watching the latest The Chopping Block I think I understand NBC’s decision.
While I really liked the first few episodes it is becoming clear that the format is stale. I think that Marco Pierre White is a good television host and from his past accomplishments is probably one hell of a chef. However, the contestants he was saddled with on The Chopping Block just made the show a dud.
And after saying all of that, I will continue to watch the show to the end on Hulu. I want to know who “wins.”
One Well-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet + Two Chicken Breasts Seasoned With (Salt+Pepper) + A Smidgen Of Bacon Fat = One Delicious Dinner
If there is one thing my faulty plumbing has taught me it is the beauty of minimalistic cooking. The fewer pans and utensils I dirty, the less water goes into the sink. Some dishes can be constructed using only “disposable” cookware, but many times that is not the case.
The other night I took my gigantic, and now well-seasoned, cast iron skillet and put it over flame to heat thoroughly. To the heated pan I plopped in some bacon fat (now conveniently on-hand in my refrigerator) and then carefully added two room-temperature chicken breasts. Once in the pan I added some salt and pepper to each breast. In a very short time I had two perfectly-cooked, moist, breasts each with a browned exterior for added flavor.
Simple. Deliciously simple.
Be Safe, Have Fun, Hope To See You All Again On Monday!
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – tired
Current Music – watching last night’s Hell’s Kitchen
Website Of The Day – The other night I was turned onto an Atlanta photography blog called Too Busy To Hate which contains images taken along Ponce de Leon. Good stuff.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 3 (3)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 2
Marta Rides – 0
none, and this is not an April Fools joke
– Reduce my weight to 190 pounds (today’s weight was 199.5 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalapeño Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem