Tragically Updating Your Party Playlist Even Though You Can't Use It For Another Week
It's just sad because I've really added some bops to it today but I won't be throwing back shots in my apartment with Omar's speakers blasting them until at least a week from today. Tragic, honestly. Anyway, the other thing I have right now that I won't be able to fully utilize until I get back to school is this cast iron skillet my parents got me the other day. They came back from shopping and called me downstairs and there they were lugging it in all its unseasoned glory. I've been watching this one Tasty video, which first of all is shocking, but it's actually all about how to prep and cook and care for your cast iron skillet which I've found really useful and for some reason I think the background music chosen was real fitting. So I'm really excited to season my skillet but I haven't gotten around to it because I love wasting my break by doing nothing all day. Maybe I'll season it tomorrow then who knows? The concept of cast iron when first explained to me sounded a little weird tbh like my cousin-in-law who graduated from culinary school described it as creating a layer of lard on the pan for flavor and I just wished he hadn't said lard lmao like that was a huge no from me but it's just like grease or oil I mean for me it'll be oil. I just don't think I'm about using lard like that... But the Tasty video of all things cleared up a lot of my questions regarding cast iron skillets and now I'm just bookmarking recipes left and right. I mean so many damn recipes that I'll have to only use my skillet this semester if I wanna try them all. Jk but that's what it feels like. I'm just excited to go back to school and cook with it and I am willfully ignoring the fact that I am not just going to be cooking dinner when the semester starts lmao like I'm gonna have shit to do but actually I won't because I'm not gonna think about that ever so. The only thing is that unless I cook with Xing I'm gonna be making these cast iron recipes by myself and then reveling in my success by myself but I wanna cook for someone else too? I'm ready for domesticity like where is my man so that I can make dinner and revel not only in my own self praise but also the praise of my partner like please. I want to cook for people and then congratulated on my success. Food is better shared or whatever right???? I will have to somehow get VB over for dinner this semester obviously. This is going to be much more difficult than anything else I've done but then I'll get to use my skillet and also he'll be eating at my apartment how cute. If you have any ideas on how to achieve this goal and/or some good cast iron skillet recipes comment below.
Anyway, the other day I was at dinner with my aunt, uncle, sister, and cousin and it was pretty much the end of dinner. We had done a family style dinner so we shared the plates of food and at the end of meals generally you just have some small pieces of food left but naturally I wanted to clean the plate so I scraped them clean which I guess was kind of weird? Like there were some small noodles left from the pad see ew why not just make sure they get consumed too I don't know why it looked so odd. Is it really such a bad thing that I clean my plates like that or like drink all the broth to a soup now? I guess this is kind of a recent development like when I was younger and ate pho, for example, I definitely did not drink all the broth but now I go and suddenly I'm extra parched and all the broth is gone by the end of the meal. The broth is a really important part of any soup though like without a good broth it's not going to be a good soup that's just simple addition. Is it just some sort of utilitarianism developing within me? Is that the really the right word to be using? Regardless of diction, it's not a bad development. If anything, Omar tops me at eating food down to the last bit. He's so good at eating food actually. One time I had steamed some edamame and offered some obviously and I guess he hadn't eaten them before, not sure of his eating history I guess, but had clearly seen me extracting the peas from their shells and then he was like but what if you eat the outside too and just ate the whole edamame, pea and pod. I was amazed. Just extra fiber right? I have yet to reach that level but I'm also somewhere in the same boat as him. Vaguely. Approximately. I mean I just recall being younger and my mom telling me not to waste the grains of rice in my bowl so like at some point you internalize these things since you were once an impressionable child and then it truly manifests by age 20 and suddenly food isn't really consumed correctly unless you eat every last bit. Dunno why my sister thought I was being wild when I cleaned that plate cause I know she was getting the same firm words at the dinner table years ago. Maybe I just looked like I was starving despite having ate a whole meal already but whatever. Move on, eat your food to the last crumb, normalize that!!!!
So that DSLR my cousin sent me. So far I've been able to learn how to switch through the important features regarding shutter speed, ISO, and aperture and kind of getting a pretty basic grasp of them. I've yet to really test my skills and see if I can translate like youtube video knowledge to actually nice pictures but whatever who needs practice right? I've also been really trying to buy a 50 mm lens because the current lens I have doesn't have the aperture I want for those nice portraits tbh and so I don't want to drop $100 I don't have on the lens. So where did I turn? eBay obviously but the catch to eBay is the bidding system. They claim it saves you money but at the cost of having to fight people to the death for the item you want. I'm horrible at bidding because I always expect that bidding once will win me the auction but in reality you'll have to continually bid up until the auction ends if you want to win and that's bullshit. I don't have time for that. I do have time but I don't care enough to do that. Don't ask so much of me next time perhaps. I've bid on multiple lenses hoping it stays around the $50 to $60 price range but all these damn bidders are always pushing it into the $70s and like I'm trying to save more money than that. I want to feel successful in my second hand purchase that I saved a decent amount and I guess in my mind I've decided $70 or above isn't enough saving to warrant actually bidding for the lens anymore. The real trick I want to know is how to find an item that's real low on the price scale and then hide it from all other people so that they can't ever bid on it. Who has a spell for me to win eBay auctions? I just want other people to stop looking at the same items I want when I'm getting ready to bid and after I bid and until said auction ends. This way I get the shit I want at the price I want. Exhausting. I'm not cut out for the bidding life clearly. I just want my 50 mm lens so I can start like doing things with a nicer and also smaller lens. Tragic. If anyone has a spare 50 mm Canon EF lens laying around comment below and I'll give you my address and we can work something out yeah?????
This has been the second day in a row where I didn't do shit lmao. Too lazy to do things but also pretty bored but also still can't really have sex cause my mouth isn't fully healed it's a horrible limbo to be in. Only a week left of my winter break so maybe I'll start utilizing it. As always though, stay tuned for the drama of it all.