I like these kinds of days at the office.
I’m winning at Saturday. It’s such a perfect late summer/early fall day that what I’d intended to be a quick get-my-blood moving walk turned into a bit over 6 miles.
I knew I had some dill I needed to use in the fridge, so immediately thought of potato salad for lunch. However, I got home and realized I only had one baby red potato. I did, however, have two stale sourdough rolls and some leftover asparagus. So what I ended up with is a really delicious little panzanella/potato salad hybrid.
And yes, I am using my newly-acquired Ikea pasta pot as an ice bucket. Kitchen multi-taskers FTW. Alton Brown would be so proud.
What’s good for your soul will be bad on your nerves if you reverse it.
True, true, true. Learned that one the hard way this Spring.
I should have recognized it.
What sounds good? Sleep. Oh, you can’t sleep? haha! So instead, let’s sit in silence and stare at the wall/ceiling fan/powered off television. Or, just distract yourself from being miserable by work, email always needs answered.
I even had a couple of comments/inquires about my well-being from folks (at least one from here who could tell I was miserable just by my tumblr posts) that should have clued me in.
It finally took sitting in the Drs office being treated for severe chest pain to finally admit that I was in the midst of another bout of anxiety/depression. Damn, I’m dense sometimes.
However, I’ve had good drugs onboard for about a month now that are finally helping as well as a renewed commitment to take care of myself first and the job second. Couple that with the first good sleep I’ve had in 6 months (and LORD, can I sleep…10-12 hours/night required) and I feel like a new person. I actually went for a walk a couple of days ago and just couldn’t stop smiling about how great I felt.
Congrats, T, you dope. Take care of yourself.
Me:I wanna do something
Anxiety:No you dont
Oh shit, I feel like that might have hurt.
So it’s getting to booze o’clock, and you’re ready for a drink, but you’re new to the mixing game and you’re not quite sure how to get started. You’ve come to the right place: after three and a half years of writing about cocktail technique on Serious Eats, I’ve gathered my tips, essential pointers, and the wisdom of a few stellar bartenders into one handy guide.
Because bars are pricey, and what’s better than the salubrious confines of your own/friend’s home?
Great interview with Mathew Ryan here. Stoked for his new record.