The End Of Break Usually Signals Lots Of Catch Up Work But Ya Boy Is J Chillin
I am returning back to my tiny, shallow-sink apartment tomorrow morning at 10 am which is two hours earlier than I've even been awake and functioning this entire break. Maybe I will get to enjoy my entire day tomorrow and do zero work. Anyway, during the family functions this week I saw two cousins who are now pregnant and expecting during summer which is so crazy. That'll total three small children in the family now you know like everyone my generation is grown. We're old as fuck. My cousin turned 21 this month like that's old. I'm only a year younger than her you know? But children are so interesting and I often think about my own future family and whether it'll include children or not. I think as of right now it's a no but we're so volatile as people and so much changes in even like five years that I could be all about children tomorrow. If I do end up having kids though I'm gonna be so annoying. I'm gonna memorize their birth chart like it's my only duty in life and my husband is gonna be so annoyed every time I talk about my child. First is figuring out what element dominates their chart and how that is gonna steer so much of their lives and then it's gonna be going through the individual signs and seeing how they manifest even at age two. "Oh honey, did you see how our child threw their food and ran around today? Such an Aquarius. And their rising sign is really showing these days too it's amazing. I can't wait to see how their Venus in Cancer really blossoms. Also, be careful with them next week since Mercury is in retrograde. We're gonna have a real tough week coming up." That's the type of dad I'd be. And honestly I would know everything about my child before they did. Their teenage rebellion? I saw that after looking through their birth chart for the 31st time. You really just have to connect the dots with the actions. Be an observant parent, you know? I'd be observant to the point of omniscient but I'd never let them know how much I know. The careful guidance of their astrology dad.
One thing that makes me really uncomfortable is condensation water on food. Like, when you cover a pot and then open it up and there's all that water on the lid, disgusting. Or when you take some food out of the fridge and peel the plastic wrap off and lo and behold there's all this damn water on the plastic, absolutely vile. I don't know why it makes me so uncomfortable though. Water is in all of our food but condensation water is absolutely unnatural apparently. It just makes me feel weird like is this piece of meat supposed to also be slightly damp? I don't think so. Natural juices and condensation water are completely different honestly. It's just not supposed to be apart of food. Like when I cook a pot of rice and I take the lid off I don't need more water in the rice to make it soggy like I just used Dominion's dirty energy to cook this rice with a specific amount of water inside the pot and I don't need more in it thanks. Ugh and condensation water from the fridge is even worse because it's cold. It makes my skin crawl if I feel even just a drop I just can't handle it. It's such a delicate process to take the plastic wrap or lid or what have you off the food because you can't let all the water get in to it and if you do prepare yourself for the shittiest meal of your entire life. I have to stop talking about it here because it's making me upset. Condensation water is the devil and I'm going to dedicate my entire cooking career to combating it.
On the topic of cooking, my mother is sending me back with a lot of food for the final stretch of the semester. Only like three weeks left, that's crazy. I've stayed as dumb as I was in the beginning of the semester but now I could like maybe identify all the forces acting on a body in equilibrium but like just barely. I was walking around this past week and saw an ad for a finals season meal plan and I don't remember the name but basically you could just buy this small meal plan for the upcoming weeks of doom and gloom and in theory stay fed. It's rough though because the dining hall food is such shit and like Aramark is such shit and they exploit workers and like that just made me feel like such shit last year when I had a meal plan. So this year, as we all know I think, I don't have a meal plan and my mom gives me a lot of food and I also like cooking now and I think I've grown in a small way. Cooking is just really wholesome and makes me feel good and I think people should cook more often and if you've ever watched Cooked, that original Netflix series based on Michael Pollan's book Cooked, you'll see they agree too. I think they made me agree more with that sentiment after watching it with my sisters. Cooking really is wholesome and like what a wonderful way to spend your time, you know? Even if you don't think you can cook well, you should do it if you can and are able and have the resources available. And as a next step we really have to work towards making fresh, healthy food readily available to everyone not just the upper class. This is like a much different topic but to keep in mind. Anyway, I immediately scoffed at the finals meal plan and now I'm scoffing at it even more because my mother is a way better cook and made me food much more delicious than what I could've gotten at the dining halls. And as an added point, cooking during finals season should be a really good break from all the academics like lifestyle balance sis. Cooking can and should be a part of it. I didn't realize this section was gonna get so real but I guess I have some extremely strong feelings about cooking. You never know where the fuck I'm going with my train of thought I guess.
I need to pack and get ready to leave at 10 am tomorrow which is so early in hindsight. Had a pretty good break, I think my skin has eased up on the damn acne so now maybe I can tackle acne scars but that's not realistic. But as always, stay tuned for the drama of it all.