So cooking isn’t one of my strengths. If you ask me to cook for you, you’re risking becoming a permanent resident of the toilet.
It’s hard for me because there are all these unfamiliar steps involved. I have to get the right amount of ingredients from outside my cave, process each ingredient, follow an alchemical procedure to put together something that looks edible, and then—the worst part—clean up and store everything. I’m not sure if it’s the onions that make me want to cry.
But check this out. So far, I’ve invested $600+ in a book and two courses to learn the lifetime skill of cooking (teach a man to fish). I made this stir fry last night. At least it looks sort of legit??
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So there was this girl in college.
Let’s call her “Sarah” since that was her name. Sarah had dark brown hair and smelled like fresh green apples. I could tell because my pillow smelled for a few days after she took a nap on it. This was all before my life went downhill, so let me indulge in this memory for a bit.
One day, she asked me what my hobby was… the most dreaded question a guy can get because what the hell is a hobby and where can I find one (let’s be real; “eating” or being a “foodie” don’t count as hobbies).
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As we reflect on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Sexy Saturday (that’s today), some difficult questions in life:
- How do I get these damn wrinkles out of my dress shirts? (guy problems)
- Do #nomakeup selfies actually involve makeup? Women, please be honest and tell me the truth (guy problems)
- Effort doesn’t necessarily bring results. How do I achieve the desired results?
“Generally bad” things can sometimes be good. Normally you don’t want to be dry humped from behind while simultaneously and pumped in the solar plexus by a stranger unless you’re choking or at a middle-school dance (what’s wrong with today’s youth).
Likewise, “generally good” things can be bad for you. Water is like the holy grail of our solar system (have you seen the NASA budget?), but it will kill you if you dip your face in it for a couple minutes.
It’s not about moderation. I hate the phrase “everything in moderation, including moderation” because that basically gives me no guidance. Does it mean it’s OK to do whatever I feel like as long as I don’t do too much of it? Why do I need to moderate? How much is “just enough”? You can’t get any less specific than “moderation.”
Rather, desired results come from doing the right things at the right time. At that point, quantity or moderation matters much less than what, when and how you do something.
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