Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Warm brussels sprout & chickpea salad

Trying to eat healthy can get boring after a while.  Especially when you are buying your food at Costco in 3-lbs bags.  For this recipe we had some Brussels sprouts left over after our grilling experiment.

Ingredients:
2 tbsp rendered bacon fat (you can use butter if you must)
1 lb Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 tbsp minced garlic
freshly grated Parmesan for topping
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:
Heat a large skillet oven medium heat and add bacon fat or butter.
Add Brussels with a pinch of salt, stirring to coat, then cooking for another 5 minutes or until desired tenderness.
Add chickpeas and stir and let sit for 5-6 minutes until chickpeas are warm.
Serve warm with grated Parmesan on top.

Stay hungry my friend!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Follow-up

I have been working since Friday on this ridiculous show.  I have found several ways to procrastinate.  Luckily I'm too lazy/cheap to leave the house, otherwise it could've been worst.  
I sat around in my comfy seat corner on the couch, my laptop, well, in my lap and my script opened.  I had the script with my teacher's notes in one window, and a new, clean document in another.  I worked and re-worked the opening of the play.  Maybe I've focused too much on these sentences, but it certainly doesn't feel like that to me.  
At 5:45, I got ready for class and had an epiphany.  I don't want to read this in class.  Why?  Not because of the comments that I'd get from my classmates, but more the comments from the teacher.  I am resistant to comments and questions.  They are the perfect audience, they know nothing of my world.  But by the same token, they know nothing of my world and the comments and questions only make me add more flowery bullshit prose to explain what they do not know, taking up valuable real estate in my script, forcing me to explain things, delve deeper into nonsensical facts.
6:00 begrudgingly I leave the house, prepared to call my instructor to let her know I'm not coming.
7:00 I arrive in class, the first and only one there.  I chat with the instructor on how I am done.  Done with this whole bullshit, feeling as though I have pissed away these passed 6 months and not accomplished anything at all.
My goal with this class, was to have a show ready to go.  I'm a week out from the last class, and I am no where being complete.
I hate this!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

24 hours

In 23 1/2 hours my presentation is due.  And I am sitting here writing a blog post.  I'm doing this because I still don't want to finish this show. 

It's now 22 hours away and I've been searching online for random things which have nothing to do with my show. 

Ok....I'm gonna write my show now.  Really.

I'll let you know how this shakes out.