Mar 24, 2011

March 24th, 2011

I checked my blog views today.  We are now averaging 16 views per day!   A massive hit compared to a year ago and only my mother looking at it.    I feel I owe my small audience more blogs and better quality in each blog.   I am now taking all pictures myself, unless it calls for something I can't do.   I will also add more recipes since I am a brilliant cook and only show you kind folks a tenth of what I really cook.   I will also force myself to write much more:   You readers patronage,  should spur me on much further than I've been able to spur myself.  And lastly:   I will try to whine less.  Sure I have disgust for my boring and meaningless existence,   but I will try to keep the depressing parts out,  so you can enjoy your lifeless re-runs you call lives, without me making it more sad and lacking. 

So on a scale of one to ten this week started out as a zero.   Three of my students turned on me the past Friday.   A coworker is on a war campaign against me.    My girlfriend (I never liked),  tried to up the relationship and failed miserably,  so now I have no one to hang out with.   My 3 month sinus impaction doesn't allow much sleep (feels like a train is wrecked in there).    And I spent another shitty weekend feeling sorry for myself.

Monday sucked as usual,  but the students were non-verbally apologetic.   Tuesday was ok cept I drank four gallons of coffee due to the lack of Monday nights' sleep.   I had to take a hot shower and drink a bucket of Chamomile tea in order to relax enough to crash at midnight.   Wednesday was better,  and I had my classes doing "fun for them" easy work such as collages and wire wrapping jewelry,  plan to keep up the non-instruction until Spring Break is over and gone.   I also slow cooked a lovely two pound round roast on the stove,  while I went out to play trivia at the local pub.  Nice to get out for once in the past two weeks.     I didn't have carrots,  and my potatoes were old,  so I put three onions in the pot, after browning the beef,   added some celery, wine,  and a beef bouillon cube,  and made a heavenly creation.   The best part about the roast is that I left the house and ate at the pub therefore;   I had to refrigerate the roast for a night and let it sit in the soupy, onion, wine mixture for a day before re-heating it all.    I did toss in a bit of salt and pepper,  Worcester,  and more black pepper.     The result was pure ambrosia of the beef gods.    Since the ample liquid made a perfect au jus sauce,  all that was required was the addition of a secret ingredient in order to pull things together.   CATSUP!   Only a couple tablespoons were required,  but this au jus made the beef (which I broke up and sliced, then returned to the pot for 30 minutes),  the best beef sandwich I can remember.   Since all I had were toasted small hamburger buns,  I only had three of them.  I will dream of this for years to come.   Remember:  Screw the potatoes,   put in one pound of onions to two pounds of beef.   I did throw in a stick off celery and was happy I did.  Needs no other veggies than these.

Tomorrow is Friday and the train-wreck in my nose has finally broken,  due to snorting a mixture of sesame seed and Melalueca oil (the latter is a strong natural antibiotic),   and has shifted down to my throat and lungs but appear to be on the way out.   Thanks to my friend "Maurice" an old Mormon artist, for recommending it to me.      Friday smells like a great day,  and I will try to write more.

Peace to all of you,


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