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What’s your favorite quick, easy, and healthy recipe?

Ah.... Why is it that the IT companies are the ones asking all the food questions? It seems rather bizarre. Are they trying to show they're not all geeks and gamers, get some sort of PR points from it (since, oh em eff gee, computers are making us sedentary!... except it's cars, actually)? Are they trying to get into some sort of food engineering thing? I might bet on the latter.

I could see it, possibly, if they were asking varied questions, but they're not. Hum. I need to get more information on what's actually going on, then. 'Scuse me for not trusting capitalists - people who will degrade your quality of life, and then offer to sell that quality back to you to make a profit.

P.S. Favorite recipe: Fresh, organic tomatoes that you grew yourself. Eat.
 
 
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21 September 2009 @ 07:17 am
I got to be lazy.
 
 
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20 September 2009 @ 07:16 am
I pet my cats.
 
 
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19 September 2009 @ 07:16 am
I didn't piss off any mob bosses.
 
 
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19 September 2009 @ 12:09 am
Typically, one cannot get away with being vegan without daily confrontations. Apparently, eating differently for ethical (as opposed to religious or health) reasons is equivalent in offensiveness to threatening to beat your tablemate's spouse to death. However, while vegan, although you will be harassed more than your average neo-nazi (and perhaps by neo-nazis, as I have had the mispleasure to experience via one stupid, sociopathic teenaged gamer boy), you have the opportunity for much better comebacks. Ones that don't involve Raging For The Machine.

Over dinner or another meal:

Person: What's that?
You: It's [vegan food].
Person: Cool. Did you use [animal product]?
You: No, I'm vegan. I used [sub/produce/nothing].
Person: (looking suddenly dismayed) Oh, I could never live without [ex.] steak!
You: (smiles calmly) Really? That's funny, I hear that neither can cows.
 
 
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18 September 2009 @ 07:15 am
I acted more intelligently than 99% of the human race.
 
 
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17 September 2009 @ 07:15 am
Today I got three pages of an article I'm writing done, mostly on veganism. This is important for me because I've been completely devoid of the motivation to breathe, let alone write. Considering that I've had about a bazillion ideas that need to get out, and I have no idea how to write them down... it hasn't been fun.

I think I'm going through a creative change because, no matter how I write my ideas down, they seem unsatisfactory to me. I despise them and, in general, am just a touch too self-critical to actually be able to write anything down. It's just that my hands feel clumsy, really. When I look at the words I wrote down, they seem shallow and empty to me, like I'm just doing it with no passion whatsoever.

Fortunately, that's stopped. Some.

I am not the best person in the world to choose for a happy-tag meme.
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16 September 2009 @ 10:41 pm
If you've decided that a UFO is an alien spacecraft, it's no longer a UFO. This is because "UFO" means "unidentified flying object". If you've identified it as alien spacecraft, then you can't call it a UFO anymore. You either need to call it a IUFO or simply "alien spacecraft".

For chrissakes, you guys. I know you're having a dandy time without your medication over there, but at least have your semantics make sense.
 
 
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16 September 2009 @ 07:15 am
I slept a long time.
 
 
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15 September 2009 @ 07:14 am
Today I discovered that that, no matter what you use as ingredients, if you fry a vegan sandwich it will taste good. You could pile dirt and mustard on a piece of bread, and if you slapped another piece on top of it and fried it in a pan, your tastebuds would have an orgasm. Or, as I prefer to call it, "total mouthgasm".

I sauteed mushrooms, leeks, water chestnuts and a bunch of Italian spices in a pan, adding soy sauce at the very end; after that, when the (very thickly-cut) mushrooms had been properly fried, I dumped it in a bowl so that I could use the pan for frying a sandwich and put some on top of a slice of bread... I covered the other side with mustard. I'd originally been planning to make some sort of bastardized vegan Reuben, but we had neither sauerkraut (someone threw mine away) nor Thousand Island (my family doesn't eat salad - that's poor people food!). As all those worthy of the name 'chef' do, I improvised.

Let me explain that I am really goddamn snobby about my cooking. You're not a chef just because you were rich enough to go to school, honey, and if you can't taste the complexities of bananas and blueberries enough to be satisfied eating those alone for three days straight, your palate isn't all that broadened. It doesn't take any talent to slap a slab of meat on the grill and take it off when it's done, and you're not brilliant for accomplishing dishes that most pre-industrialization rural seven-year-olds made on a daily basis.

Look at you, you followed a recipe and got a degree! Isn't that just darling? It looks like you know how to suck up and pretend enough to wow some retard carnist with a puffy white dick hat whose salt and dairy consumption has eaten 78.6% of the tastebuds out of their fucking heads. Excuse me while I go laugh at your ineptitude in the culinary arts.

You're not skilled, sweetie pie. You can make any fucking Joe Schmoe glorble down a dish if you tell them it has animal products in it; it's not so easy to have someone tell you to your face that they hate vegetable soups if they don't have meat... and then prove them wrong. I don't make pre-planned dishes; improvisation is when you get the best work.

If it doesn't work that way for you, you should put down the wooden spoon and let the Big Chefs work, honey.

TEAL DEER: Fried sandwiches are delicious; degree-holding chefs are stupid and incompetent; the making of food is working with art, and as such falls flat and empty when it is produced repeatedly, stripping it of its originality. LOL U SUX VINCENT J. GUIHAN LRN 2 EAT

P.S. The sandwich was delicious.
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