Big Fat Queer

July 5, 2010

I am Gangsta

Today was the last day of a four day Independence Day Weekend. I spent the first two days on my most recent YouTube video, which is embedded below. This was my first attempt at hip-hop. I did a video a few years ago that was sort of a rap (Frikkin’ Zipster) but it was more jazz or beatnik than hip-hop. I made it when Zipster08 from YouTube and I first became friends. We still are. I video chatted with him and Boomerchick55 and others last night. But this recent video gave me more appreciation for hip hop as an art form. It is hard. Getting the words written in the right rhythm and rhyme is hard enough, but actually rapping them is not easy. I had to shoot many times and often got off the beat, and once you do that you’re lost for the whole song. So I tip my hat to people who do this well, especially freestylers who make it up as they go along.

Yesterday I had an onion omelet. During the day I had some Finn Crisps with peanut butter and later some chicken wings with a salad. Last night I had fruit and tequila, the real agave nectar. Oh well, it was a holiday.

Today I had an onion and tomato omelet. I usually only eat eggs on weekends, but this was a four-day weekend, so I probably had too many eggs. I had some more Finn Crisps with peanut butter this afternoon and chicken and salad for dinner. I’m sounding like a broken record here.

It was in the mid 90s yesterday and high 90s today, so I didn’t venture out for a walk. Both days I did about a half hour working with resistance tubes. I have mentioned them before here. I have a couple, one is thicker and has more resistance. They are like large rubber bands with handles on them and you do exercises similar to other weight training routines, but instead of holding weights or using a machine, you use the stretching properties of the bands to create resistance. It isn’t measurable like weights so you have to experiment to find the resistance that you need to make the muscles work, but you develop an intuition for it. I have developed a routine and I record what I do so that I am developing some discipline about it. I have needed to add some resistance work to the walking, and it offers some alternative to walking in the oppressive heat.

Here is the video if you haven’t seen it already:

June 27, 2010

I Thai’d One On

Tonight I made peanut soup inspired by a recipe posted in the comments on this blog, but I did a Thai variation on it. I can’t give exact measurements because I cook by intuition, but here’s the overall recipe. Sautee onions and celery, finely chopped. When the onions are translucent at some chicken stock (you can use other stocks). Then I add some salt and pepper (after the stock because the stock has some seasoning). As the stock gets hot add peanut butter until the mixture is slightly creamy. The recipe I started from then adds cream of chicken soup and milk, but I added coconut milk. Adjust the seasonings. I cooked it early afternoon and let it sit for a few hours to marry the flavors then reheated it. I served it with Sriracha (thai pepper sauce). I ordered chicken satay and Thai summer roll (raw veggies rolled up in rice paper). It was delicious.

This morning I had some pumpernickel bread with cream cheese, onion and tomato.

It was well over 90 degrees today and I did not go outside, but I did about 20 minutes of exercise with resistance tubes.

If you like peanut butter as much as I do, I recomment the peanut butter soup.

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