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Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Palis, Feb 22, 2018.
lol I just enjoy cooking, it's relaxing and makes me feel special
the kitchen is a safe space
Actually, she's nowhere near Hawaiian or islander. But she's brown, beautiful, and fits in much more than I do.
IPA's give me a headache. Fuck those. No stache. But I do shave only every fortnight.
Enjoy that cigar. Only tobacco I enjoy is from hookah pipes.
And there we have it. Common ground.
You can see he doesnt even need to say anything. When a contestant on the show says something smart about business Cuban just nods his head. He doesn't even have to say it. What he knows is not in any book. Experience is the greatest teacher. I could have all the degrees and education in the world and not have his acuity. Hemingway said to write about life you first must live it.
And one of my favorite quotes, from Henry James, try to be one whom nothing is lost on. Like everything I have ever read, I have taken something from and still have it.
"Try to be one of the people on whom nothing is lost!"
Oh, and another great one I came across while looking for that one. I love the James Brothers.
"She feels in italics and thinks in CAPITALS."
Warren Buffet has said that if you can't control your emotions you can't control your money. Cuban is an exception to that rule.
Right on I'm a cookin' mofo myself. Got into it in the Army actually. I volunteered to cook for some buds and their families one weekend for some reason I can't remember. Went down to the PX and bought a cookbook and gave it a shot. Turns out I have a knack for it and everything turned out great. Seeing everybody's reaction was an addicting rush of sorts and of course I love to eat. I tend to have an ADD type of mind so the ordered process of cooking helps center me. Damn I think I'll hit the kitchen and put something together right now, cheers dudes.
I am the opposite. I can get no peace from anything. No outlet like that. I need to find a calming hobby. Cooking is just so boring to me. Plus I have no sense of things. I don't even know what I like. If I go to a bar and have 5 drinks, all 5 could be different. lol. I walk fast, I talk fast. I eat fast. No time for cooking. No time for anything. I feel like the Jackson Browne song. Running on empty. How does on drive on empty? Chaotically. lol. knowing it could run out at any time. that is exactly how I feel. On that edge.
I don't know where I am running, but I am behind. Always felt that way.
What'd you make?
Gonna do a green salad, some form of potato, and sous vide a couple filets later for dinner. Gotta admit though, for most of our cooking I'm the wife's helper. But when it comes to making a big batch of something in a pot (i.e. pasta sauce, chili, jambalaya) I run the show.
I use my rice cooker to make beans.
Come at me.
Nice. I don't have much talent but I had the motivation of keeping weight on a person who had a lot of trouble eating. It was a way of cheering us both up.
Maybe you need a hobby that just physically wastes you and KOs the manic demons, like rowing or climbing or something.
Why not both?
I'm somewhat similar. Pingpong is my outlet. It's pretty much the only thing I get excited over lol. Have you tried pingpong?
Serious question here and I'm not mocking. Does posting here offer you any brief respite from the chaos in your head? Your posts have this stream of consciousness quality like you're trying to get something out. I have a bit of that going on and I can control it generally but even the people who love me the most will say that I can be a tightly wound moody bastard. Like @Fawlty suggested, sometimes finding an activity that exhausts you physically and mentally can bring at least some periods of peace. I try to focus my manic energy into something constructive (with mixed results of course). I still train like a bastard here in my advanced age and I'm prone to bursts of extreme physical activity. The other day I built a trail through the woods behind my house and lined it with logs from trees that I'd cut down. It helped me feel calmer. The wife appreciated it but she still looked at me with that "there he goes again" look lol. Do you do physical things like that and does it help? Anyway all the best to you, I do know what it's like to struggle to find peace in one's own head.
Man I don't think I can recall the first feast I delivered, it was about 15 years ago and there was a copious amount of alcohol flowing through the festivities. Once word got around on base that I had some cooking chops it became a regular event so it all kind of blends together, but in a very good way. Like you, I tend to excel at the big batch types of meals, soups, stews, chili, etc. Tonight I'm going for some dijon-onion crusted pork medallions/chunks (tenderloin is best but you can get country style rib meat and spend more time trimming as a more economic choice) with a mushroom alfredo dipping sauce on the side. I have yet to top my wife's mashed potatoes so she's on that as the side dish. That tends to be the way we roll. I'll do the main dish and she does the sides, although it's more of a guideline than a rule. Anyway, I can cook pretty good but having a cute female helper that follows me to the bedroom afterwards makes the whole thing that much better, as I'd imagine you'd agree.
Shit where I don't need to measure works well.
Sounds good, sans the mushrooms. What makes these mashed taters so delicious?
I fuckin love Taleb. He doesn't let shit go. lol. When the person has long forgotten about the scuffle you pop back in their life and remind them.
Instead of taters we opted to heat up some leftover angel hair with garlic, jalapeno, tomatoes, oregano. Green salad is green leaf, tomatoes, red onion, broccoli, carrot. Dressing is garlic balsamic, smoked olive oil, mustard, oregano, hint of tomato, salt/pepper, green chile, Jalapeno.
Sous vide the filets for an hour. Sear 'em up. Saute the pasta. So close to a perfect Sunday evening (thanks Lakers win over the Cavs).
I couldn't imagine being a hypochondriac in the WebMD age. I was looking up symptoms of a canker sore -- it's a quick and slippery slope to convince yourself that you have total body cancer.
How is Lonzo Ball so bad?
I never knew it was possible for a professional shooting guard to shoot under 50% at the free throw line. I shot 70% in goddamn junior high.
well for one he just wasn't a great shooter period the first half of the season.
and since then, he's been shooting well in other areas, but i don't think ive seen him shoot a single free throw
It's actually very dangerous and where a majority of household accidents occur.