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See, if I had an older sibling I’d probably know what to expect of everyone, and, maybe in the process of growing up, i’d try to have fun, knowing that the time where fun dies would come would be rapidly approaching.
Maybe i’d learn how to play the game better,learning how to interact with people and starting relationships better, knowing what to expect from my sibling.
Instead I play the role of the older sibling. Essentially, I’ve been a guinea pig. No magnet, no hunter, etc, etc, while my sister gets all the perks of being the second born. It’s not that I’m mad about this; all the shit that i’ve learned made me become who I am today.
But like, would it be so difficult for me to at least have a mentor? My parents, though they’ve blessed me with the opportunity of being in this country, have no prior experience of what to expect. So I have to take that role and teach them as well. I don’t even know what I’m getting myself into. No one in my family has done business, no one can show me what to do, or at least give me an idea of how to do anything. They can only put faith in me. And it kills me, because if i fuck up, i’m letting them down.
A shit ton of people are gonna say oh man boo hoo at least you have a good education and shit. But Man, ultimately, education doesnt prepare you for shit in life.
And so I play the role as a mentor, I try to teach people through my mistakes. And you know, if i fuck up, I’ll sure as hell tell you what NOT to do.
it took a really long time to make, actually, and was mad end heavy, especially since the chips part of fish and chips didnt cook in time.
It embodies the 3 cultures that i’ve experienced: Italy, French, and English
And now for the individual parts of the meal.
Appetizer: Calamari Stew
Kinda actually stole this from a dude making it at a whole foods, but instead of parmesan cheese i put in some white wine, thinking that white wine makes everything good. Added a bit too much, and the soup became a little too alcoholic, but didn’t ruin the soup and the squid. It needed a bit more salt and zest though…
First Course: I suppose you could call it Ratatouille…
This actually took so fucking long to make. The piperade base was such a bitch to make, you had to peel the tomatoes and the peppers, and make sure everything was soft.
But the slices were MAD fun to make. luckily we had a food slicer thing which made it so easy to cut shit. The squash and eggplants were very small though, so we couldn’t evenly make it like they did in the movie( that shit was flawless), and ended up stackin it like lasagna. :| It took 2 hours to cook, but it tasted pretty fucking good. Also got some mad sweet vegetable stock that i’m gonna save to make some Swag Soup in the future.
Second Course: Fish and Chips, sans chips
another bitch to make. Chips didnt work out so well, were undercooked, but the ones that were were damn amazing.
So apparently if you want to make really nicely breaded stuff, you take flour and add sparkling water. It works wonders, and the crust was mad fluffy and yummy omgsh. It needed a little extra something, next time ill add some paprika or something with heat to make it taste better
And then I tried to make caramel shards, which STILL has not solidified. G’damn.