Teh Squeaky Wheel
No! Don’t put your hand in the bag!!!
Good morning, everyone!
So last night, Harper told me that she loves corned beef and cabbage and stuff. Somehow I never internalized that. I’d only found out in the late afternoon that was St. Paddy’s day.
So Harper and I hung out watching videos and stuff, and she helped me make Tonkotsu ramen. I get a bit lazy with the sides, so she offered to help me with it while I made the noodles from scratch, and prepared the broth. (which is the hardest part, overall, but the easiest part for me because I know exactly what to do.)
Anyway, after we ate our ramen and hung out for a while watching videos, she went back to bed, and I thought: “Ah what the hell, I’ll go get some corned beef, it’s only 8pm. I have time.”
I went to the store and got two briskets; one for the freezer and one to cook. They were both pretty large. Like over $40 each. (It turned out they were on sale for half price, though, so that was awesome.) And of course I got a head of cabbage. I already had plenty of potatoes at home, so I didn’t bother buying any more.
I decided to make “Champ” instead of just mashed potatoes. So half the Cabbage I cooked as a side dish, and the other half, I cooked a little more. I threw my potatoes in the Kitchenaid mixer along with half of the cabbage and added garlic infused with olive oil which I keep in the freezer, heavy cream, butter, and a few other odds and ends.
I made Sam the Cooking Guy’s version of corned beef wherein he boils it for 3 hours or so and then finishes it in a hot oven (400) for 30 minutes with an apricot, glaze. Only I brought my brisket to a boil in the Instant Pot, and then pressure cooked it for an hour, instead.
After it came out of the oven. I set it to 200 and put my cabbage and “champ” in there to get it all warm. I woke up Harper and we had our St. Paddy’s Day dinner at about midnight or so.
So I hope I can find someone to come over and eat some stuff. because we have way too much food in the fridge.
Now, I’m sitting here writing this and trying to convince myself to do something productive. So far, it’s not working.
Damn. That sounds like a great meal, Dv8.
well. I guess it’s good night for now, GN. Work is tomorrow night so I’d best get some sleep.
Hi, dv8 (and Harper)!
I’m a-skeered to put my hand in teh bag; I guess I’ll be totally obliterated.
Lovely that you were able to make a midnight St. Paddy’s Day dinner for the two of you. (If we lived closer, we’d volunteer to help you deal with the leftovers…’cause that’s just how we roll. Also: NOM!)
Skimming the news earlier, it seems that most of the COVID precautions have been BS from the git-go and that the election was, in-fact, rigged. (If so, WTH is to be done about all of it??)
Glad I’ve been pretty busy, as I have less time to be enraged. 👿
Some wrandom wrongness:
Good morning, Gentle Gerbils.
dv8, I use Webroot Security on all my computers, along with other “apps”. I liked it so much I bought a set for five machines for three years, until Novenber of 2022. After the new Win 10 installed, Webroot would not open or turn on. I could not uninstall it or reinstall it. I tried to set the machine back using restore, Acronis image, and Windows drive image backup, but nothing could work. I finally gave up and did a reinstall of Windows, then had to reinstall and activate all my programs. I had to go back to December’s emails to get some of the codes. When the update installed it left a “windows.old” file of about 18GB. When I reinstalled Windows it kept that plus made a new one that included the old one so it was about 57GB. These doubled the size of my “C” drive. I know they are deleted later but I did not want them on there so I tried to delete the smaller one. I spent hours trying but it kept telling me I had to be an administrator to do that. I am the only administrator on this machine but how do you tell Microsoft that? I finally found a setting for cleaning up old temporary files in settings last nigh, by accident, that let me delete them. I freed up over 81GB and my “C” drive is now down to 42GB. I so understand why people hate Microsoft.
Your special meal for the gentle Harper made a heart warming story. Thank you for sharing that. I don’t think I would try the food but the love shown was wonderful.
That’s incredibly frustrating. I remember back in the day I turned off automatic updates and waited at least a week before installing any Microsoft updates, patches, etc. It was not uncommon to see some warning come out two days after the release that detailed all the ways Microsoft could wreak havoc with your system.
I had my XP machines set to alert me but not download updates. I always made drive images first, had too many updates trash my machines. I never could install SP3 as it knocked out my video and prevented Ghost from working. No way I would trust Microsoft without Ghost. Sadly, it is much harder to protect yourself now.
Put your hand in the bag, fear is the mind killer!
True, but it’s what the cat will do to the rest of me that I’m worried about!
The big update that fouled my i3 box before, installed last night. I watched it like a hawk, but everything seems OK. I hope that is the last Windows fun for a while.
Seems I will be looking at another reroof after the big hailstorm on Fed 25th. It’s a shame as it was just in 2017 it was done, but I will use the same guy. I sent him a message on Friday evening and he was here Saturday morning to inspect it. He is very impressive.
Ouch! It would seem there’s no point in putting on a long-lived roof, if it’s going to have to be replaced every few years anyways. Unless this was a once in every hundred years event.
Hail that bad is not common, but we had interesting weather here of late. It is a shame as the last replacement was a significant upgrade from the original. It came through an earlier hailstorm fine but this was bad. The hail was very solid and fell almost vertically, so it was very damaging. I heard it punched through some plastic vents. I had mine replaced with metal long ago, much better. Last time they did replace them, along with the gutters. Some of Elena’s family had windows broken and even fences torn up by the 2017 storm.
Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!), Fatwa, and Mac!
We had bangers and mash, with onion gravy and brown bread for dinner last night. There’s maybe a lunch portion left over. I’d make it more often, but this seems to be the only time of year I can get decent bangers.
Oh, and we also watched Mrs. Paddy’s favorite “Irish” movie -- The Quiet Man.
dv8 -- both of your meals sound amazing. I don’t know that I’d have the patience to make Tonkotsu ramen often enough to get good at it. That’s truly a labor of love.
Good morning Fatwa, Mac, Paddy, and Dv8. Happy Thursday, boys.
So the outrage of the month is racism against Asians? And another mass shooting is just what was needed as our rulers debate gun control legislation -- we are so f**ked.
I’m beyond the point of caring.
It’s only an outrage when whites attack Asians. There’s no reporting on the rash of blacks attacking Asians.
Hmmm, I wonder why?
FFS. How to lie with statistics. Accurate, yes. Meaningful, no.
“These crimes more than doubled from 2019 to 2020, increasing from 49 to 122.”
“The analysis revealed a surge in cities such as New York, where anti-Asian hate crimes rose from three in 2019 to 28 in 2020, a 833 percent increase. Los Angeles and Boston also experienced notable rises, from seven to 15 and six to 14, respectively.”
What bullshit to start another “national conversation” that will point back to Trump and white supremacy.