It’s been snowing all day here, with no letup in sight. And that’s coo’ with me. All four of us are home with nowhere to go, there’s beer in the fridge, and a new episode of LOST on the DVR. And mister, that’s a combination I can get behind.
This morning I winged it, and made French toast. I’m not much of a cook (OK, I’m not a cook at all), but I insisted on doing it by trial and error. Toney wanted me to find a recipe on the internet, and at least use it as a loose guide. But funk dat. I’m a very busy man.
And I’m telling you… it was fantastic. The first four slices were a little limp, but I quickly adjusted and the rest were perfect: restaurant quality. Of course I’ve scheduled my bypass surgery for late next week, but that’s a subject for another day.
I cracked four eggs into a bowl, splashed in some milk, and added a little cinnamon. I put a giant clump of real butter into an electric skillet, dipped regular ol’ white bread (fancy pants bread is not allowed!) in the eggs and stuff, and fried it up. During the final four slices I dumped some of the egg mixture directly onto the bread in the buttery skillet, and that made it even better.
I don’t think I’ve had French toast in twenty years, and man… it was good stuff. Give me a few weeks to perfect my technique further, and I’ll be ready to go on Throwdown! with Bobby Flay.
And yes, I am a bit embarrassed that I know about that show… But what are you going to do?
And speaking of the French, I watched a movie called The Vanishing a few nights ago, via Netlix/PS3. It’s French, or possibly Dutch, with subtitles. But it’s also a very good, straightforward Hitchcock-like suspense film. Highly recommended.
The surprise ending was a mind-blower, and I thought about it all the following day. Yowza. Have any of you seen it? I’m talking about the original version, not the Hollywood remake that reportedly eats it from the ass-in.
Also, what are your favorite surprise movie endings? I’m loaded up on butter, eggs and maple syrup, and can’t think of any others at the moment. Can you?
And since we’re talking about movies… I want to go on the record now, and make it official: I will NEVER see Avatar. Thank you, that is all.
And it’s fairly noisy in here, what with the slaughter of Russians happening right around the corner, and somebody watching The Who on YouTube somewhere nearby, etc. So, I’m going to cut this one a little short.
I do have a Question of the Day for you guys, however. And I think it’s something we’ve never covered before… I’d like your help in building a list of all hit songs with cursing in them.
And I’m talking about HIT songs, not some obscure Dead Kennedys tune, or anything like that. I mean songs that have somehow been played on the radio for years (classic rock, usually) with cussing in them.
I’ll get the ball rolling:
Who the fuck are you? in “Who Are You” by The Who
Do goody-good bullshit in “Money” by Pink Floyd
“The Bitch is Back” by Elton John
You make a dead man come in “Start Me Up” by the Rolling Stones
There are a million others. Help me out, won’t you? It’s very important that we compile a master list. If for no other reason, do it for the Internet!
And I’ll see you guys tomorrow. I’m going to attempt to interact with my family now…
Have a great day.
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