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?