Bah! Humbug! Again And Again…

Take one guess as to how I feel on Valentine’s Day. Next to New Year’s Eve, on which you are supposed to turn to someone you love and kiss him/her at midnight, Valentine’s Day is the worst for me. And why should I care, I’ve not had a girlfriend for any of the past fourteen February 14ths. I’m like the Cal Ripken Jr of singletons. I have tried to break my streak, but have been wholly unsuccessful.

Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad
Of the three meals I ate yesterday two were home cooked. Okay, one was a reheat of leftovers that were originally cooked inside the ITP Estate, so I’m definitely taking credit for this still being a home-cooked meal. The one meal I ate in a restaurant was breakfast, which was done at a Waffle House as I waited for the M6 to get its 35k mileage maintenance. While completely unhealthy I love a Waffle House breakfast. It’s odd that I never order waffles at the Waffle House, because they’d never live up to those I’ve see served at JJ’s Diner on Parks & Recreation.

Last night I used my immersion cooker to sous-vide a pork loin that was in a bag with a sauce meant for a beef roast made in a crockpot. Originally I was going to use a crockpot to make the pork, but because of my early-morning auto appointment the cook timing didn’t work out for me. I also experimented making purple potatoes in the sous-vide bath at the same time. The pork was perfection, the potatoes… Upon extracting the bag of potatoes I realized that the sous-vide method was not ideal of them; they were cooked, but nothing special. As I also was in the process of glazing carrots for my meal, I popped the potatoes in a pan and fried them up a bit with some butter and some of the pork gravy. I got a little carried away with my cooking so my meal was a little darker than originally intended, but quite edible nonetheless. To be honest the vegetables were fairly butt-ugly, but acceptable; hmm, just like me!

Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina
What I do have going for me today is that since I have no girlfriend, nor job, I can have all the fun I want doing whatever the heck pleases me. Oh look! It’s going to be 69°F and sunny this afternoon! I think that after lunch I will mount my mountain bike and go out for a ride that includes a beer stop or two. I can’t get too wild however since I still have to attend German class tonight. And what could be more romantic than the sound of seven students butchering the German language?

Until tomorrow I bid you a Happy National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day, or perhaps a Happy National Ferris Wheel Day. Seriously, who comes up with this shit?

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to Bah! Humbug! Again And Again…

  1. Barb says:

    I’m single today for Valentine’s Day as well – I may have a date with my DVR tonight, or, my friend Mike is doing a singer-songwriter thing tonight in East Cobb, I may go to that.
    I’ve never had any use for Valentine’s Day, it bothers me that the advertisers make people feel guilty if they don’t spend a bunch of money to “prove” they love someone.

    I talked JoAnna into joining the Y – we went to a strength & tone class last night. I can really feel my muscles today, I need to do these types of classes more often. I definitely need to get stronger.

  2. I looked into classes at LA Fitness and didn’t see anything that excited me. I did see some women going into a yoga class however… I looked pretty pathetic doing that Bosu Ball class, perhaps I would be better at yoga? 😉

    • Barb says:

      hey – it was all women in our class, I told Allan he should join us, he jsut laughed.
      I’m not even sure what a Bosu Ball class is – I’ll have to check it out.
      You really should try yoga- its not just a girl thing anymore – Really.
      If you want to be all cool – get the DDP Yoga – Its kind of pricy though, but hey – Diamond Dallas Page has make yoga cool!

  3. Steve says:

    I played lumberjack yesterday on stuff that was already cut down and my back is telling me I wasn’t quite ready for that. I spent the night with heat packets on my back, but it didn’t help much. Just standing is a bit of a pain today.

    If the firewood man comes early today I might see what riding feels like, otherwise maybe a nice walk!

    I got up and cooked us breakfast this morning- nothing special, but not too shabby.

    I’ve never considered yoga as I’m not flexible to begin with. I know it would help, but I figure by this point in my life, this is likely the best I will be.


    • Barb says:

      Steve – it really helps, I need to get back into it. Look into Yin yoga – its is basically long stretches while sitting or lying on the floor – it made a big difference for me, and I can tell I stopped. And – I am not a flexible person.

    • Interesting observations. I contend that the hardest thing for me is getting a woman in whom I have interest to go out with me. Or perhaps at my age, finding an age-appropriate, tattooless, “attractive” (to my eyes), childless, woman who is also single *and* interested in me is the hardest thing.

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