Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Dream Weaver, you could get me through the night...

You know, I was pretty excited about my last post. I had a lot of stuff I wanted to get done, and I was ready to bang it all out over the course of the afternoon. Well...

Right after I got done posting, I went out to the kitchen and realized I had no Sugar left in the house. Well, maybe -at best- 1/8 of a cup was in the bottom of the jar. I mean, not nearly enough to do ANYTHING except doctor up a cup of coffee.

So I made nothing Friday. After a nice Sunday of roaming and stocking up on groceries, I was ready to bust out a shload of stuff on Monday. But Monday came along... I got up at 6:00AM with Kerrie, put together her lunch and checked the Daily News (AKA: Fark.com) then posted a few comments in various journals. By around 8:00AM or so, I was feeling pretty tired, so I laid back down for what I thought would be an hour - TOPS. Well, when I rolled over at 1:00PM I realized I was screwed.

Yup, I slept away half the day without ever flinching. Normally I toss around a bit and sleep for no more than an hour and a half at a time. Sometimes your habits just catch up with you and nothing can be done about it. Unless you're me, of course, and drink LOTS of coffee to counter the effects of sleepiness.

Today there will be no slacking. I have to make that cheesecake, some Lemongrass Sherbert, and some peach sorbet. Plus I need to make a new mix-tape for my car. Yes folks, I am again mobile. (Shuddering at gas prices) Saturday morning I went out for donuts and came back with a Chrystler Sebring. How's that for impulse buying?

Yesterday, despite sleeping a F-Load of the day away, I managed to make some amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies. In my humbled and honest opinion, it's way too hard to find a good chocolate chip cookie. They are ALWAYS either very greasy or too dry or packed full of nuts or just plain gross tasting. So here:

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 Cups Flour
1 t Baking Soda
1 t Salt
1 Cup (2 Sticks) Softened butter
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
3/4 Brown Sugar
1 t Vanilla
2 Large Eggs
3 Cups Chocolate Chips

Pre-heat oven to 375F
Sift together Flour, Salt and Soda in a small bowl, set aside.
In a large bowl, best together Butter, Sugars, and Vanilla. Add Eggs one at a time, incorporating well into butter\sugar mix.
Gradually add flour mix to batter and work dough till just combined.
Stir in Chocolate Chips.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto lightly greased baking sheets and bake for 9-11 minutes or just until golden.

Last night I made Tequila Lime Chicken with roasted Cilantro Potatoes for dinner. Very good indeed, although my grill is getting finicky in its age. I have two settings now: LOW and FUCK-HOT. Needs a little finesse, can you dig it?
Tonight is Fajita night. I'm excited for that. Yes I am...

Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
Dr John - Right Place, Wrong Time
Barry White - Never, Never Gonna Give You Up
Three Dog Night - Never been To Spain
Elvis - C'Mon everybody
Blondie - Heart of Glass


Dr. T Bob said...

Oh Dear God!! he's Mobile again!!!!

"I drive in the median.... there's less traffic there"

So what kind of wheels did you get this time? Granada? Olds? or Vista? :)

BGslum said...

(sigh) I knew that quote would come back to get me someday. In other news, The Sebring I bought has a Mitsubishi motor in it, so the days of the Vista are not totally forgotten...

Jeb Zepplin said...

That's too bad. I had just found you a plush '73 Lincoln. Black car, white walls...

So now, all you gotta do is - point that thing twoards Toledo and "punch it chewie!".

Kristy said...

Dude, the only thing you should ever point towards Toledo should be an air to surface missile...

BGslum said...

Now Now... Toledo was lousy, true, but think of the good things... Poco Piatti, Port Royal, Sofo, The Bronze Boar... The thing of it is, I don't generally like digging through a 5-foot mound of Rhino Shit to find 4 or 5 tiny pearls. :D