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Mon Dec 2 2019

My blog post titles are getting really boring. Originally written on Mon Dec 2 2019 @ 3:09 PM PST

Ok so I am very hungry. This morning I decided that I wouldn’t eat until 3PM. I had a granola bar so far, and now I’m cooking rice. It’s going to be a solid 2 hours until I actually have my specialty curry prepared.

Kelly suggested I make my curry for Christmas dinner. I’m not so sure that my recipe is any good! It’s simply high in calories. I don’t think it tastes that good.

Maybe I could spice it up. I could do some research and find some better tasting recipes. Or perhaps I could revert to the original recipe which inspired my curry. The original recipe comes from Anarchist Kitchen, which rebranded a couple times then went out of business. Rich bitch cooking, then Vegan But Lazy. I guess their website is still up though. I can’t find the recipe

AAActually, I think I have my plan. I’ll make Avantgarde’s curry. I haven’t tried any of Gaz’s recipes yet, but I have a feeling that it will be very delicious.

I’m going to go ahead and transcribe the recipe here to save this recipe for future reference. And to artificially inflate my word count! I’m going to 1666 words today!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8ymHSdO2HQ

I could just copy paste the recipe from Gaz’s website, but I’m too lazy for that. I just feel like watching the video and typing as Gaz explains what goes in the mix.

Ingredients

  • 1 Onion, chopped small
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 hot red chilli, chopped fine
  • thumb sized piece ginger, minced
  • 3 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp ground fenugreek
  • 2 tbs tomato puree
  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tbs coconut flour

Rice

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 stick cinnamon

Garnish

  • Fresh coriander
  • 1 tbs black onion seeds
  • mango chutney
  • poppadoms

Method

  • Heat a medium saucepan on medium.
  • Add vegetable oil to the pan
  • add sliced onion, minced garlic, minced ginger, and chilli

Wait for the onions to caramelize. Should take about 10 minutes.

  • add fennegreek & mustard seed
  • add turmeric, cumin, corriander
  • add dried curry leaves

Wait for curry to thicken

  • Add cooked chickpeas

cook for 2 minutes

  • add sea salt
  • add 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • add tomato puree

simmer for 10 minutes

  • add coconut flour

Wow, I’m really hungry now! I could almost smell Gaz’s chickpea curry through my monitor!

Now I’m distracted. I don’t wanna write anymore. Which is a shame because I woke up this morning wanting to write right away. But I couldn’t because I had to go sweep the parking lot at R.

I have been trying something with limiting my computer use. I simply don’t turn my computer on until I’ve left the house to go do work at R.

I’ll probably quit doing that in a few days and go back to being an addict.

Ohh, Advent of Code is going on. I finished day2 part one last night. Still haven’t done day2 part 2 because I got sleepy. I invited J and N to take part in Advent of Code as well. J seems interested and he finished day 1 parts 1 and 2 last night. I’m not sure if N will participate. Oh, also there is someone in the VOCALOID Discord who mentioned Advent of Code in the #programming channel.

I started an Advent of Code private leaderboard and shared the invite code with the VOCALOID discord. I wonder if anyone will join in!

The public leaderboard is for the elite of the elite. People who can solve the challenges very quickly. Only the top 100 challengers worldwide have a chance of getting on that leaderboard. I’m not at that tier, so the private leaderboards are a welcome feature.

I’m cooking rice. I just realized I forgot to set a timer.

I overcooked the rice. A bunch of rice stuck to my pot and it took a lot of scraping to get it off.

Then I made curry. Not Gaz’s curry, because I lack many of the ingredients needed. So it’s my curry which is a derivative of Anarchist Kitchen’s curry. And I put zucchini in it. And potatos. And lots of spices. Onion salt! My mom bought me a big thing of onion salt.

Oh my lanta, I still can’t get over that. My mom bought me a full cart of groceries. I’m so grateful for her generosity!

I’m grateful for my counselor K. I meet with her on wednesday at 5. I hope she meant 5 PM. 5 AM would be fine, as long as I can prepare for it. But I’m not sure of the office hours so I’m not sure if she meant 5AM or 5PM. I’m assuming 5PM.

Oh boy, I am just too hungry. That cooking curry smells very fantastic.

On my todo list for the rest of the day is to finish this journal entry, finish day2 pt 2 of Advent of Code, make progress on jepurdee, and finish day 3 pt1 of Advent of Code. A stretch goal would be to finish day3 pt 2, but I’m not sure I can squeeze that many tasks into this evening.

I also want to hop on Discord and see if the other programmers in the VOCALOID discord had any reply to my earlier comments about Advent of Code. And I want to fire up Signal and see if N is joining in on the challenge.

Exciting day! I wonder what I’ll do tomorrow.

I signed up for Instacart. I got my Instacart lanyard and a debit card. I keep getting e-mails saying I’m ready to shop. I’m instructed to simply sign up for a shift. However, the app keeps saying it doesn’t have permissions to use my phone’s location. It says this even though I have given Instacart Shopper app permission to use my location.

I think it’s a bug. I contacted support a couple times about the issue because it’s preventing me from scheduling a shift. Support said that my background check hadn’t gone through or something, and that they would forward the case to the people who are in charge of that. So I’m just waiting to hear back.

I wish I could put my programming skills to use as a way to bring in money. It seems like the people around me value other things I can do, like landscaping and sweeping. And altering battle belts using my sewing machine. I guess it’s only natural. The people around me don’t operate tech companies. They don’t need developers. They need idle hands and feet.

Bleh. It’s a monumental challenge to find someone willing to pay me to do what I want to do. I guess all I can really do is put my best foot forward, show people what I can do, and keep on trying.

100% Advent of Code completion would be a wonderful thing to put in my portfolio. The people who I want to work for probably already know of Advent of Code. It gets featured on HackerNews at least once a year.

Try try try. Become a web developer or die. I wonder if there are other ways I can monetize my passion. Maybe solicit local businesses? Bleh. Ew. That’s more the work of a person who loves web design. I don’t love web design. I love REST APIs, Single page apps, Websockets, Server side javascript…

I just gotta keep trying. Keep improving, keep making things to show off. If I can make webapps that people like, I can make money off that alone. I wouldn’t need to work for a company. Talk about a dream job!

I have lots of dream jobs. Self employed web developer for one. When I was a kid I wished I could become an inventor. A web developer is one kind of an inventor.

Hey I’m a heading

You can be a heading too! For three easy payments of $39.99! That’s ONLY $39.99 three times!

I have no interest in sales. This is one of the reasons I don’t want to solicit my work to local businesses. I would not negotiate a good deal for myself, and I would be miserable at work.

I gotta get paid good as a web dev. Like $60,000 a year. No, I want more than that if I have to put up with stress as I solve someone else’s problems. I want $90,000 a year.

Holy shit, $90,000 a year is a lot of money! That’s $69.23 an hour! That’s absolutely incredible. I would be out of debt in a week if I made that much money. Just incredible.

I think I’m worth about $50,000 a year right now. I’d need to improve my social skills to be worth an extra $40K per year.

Honestly, I don’t think I want to play the rat race game. I don’t think it would be worth it. I could make bank, but I wouldn’t feel free. I want to feel free more than I want money. That’s why I’m so focused on becoming homeless.

If I were homeless, half of my monthly expenses go away. This means I could lease a car and have no significant quality of live change.

But it’s not realistic, yet. Right now my quality of life is rather low because I’m so impoverished.

I think I repeat myself quite a bit when I write. I think I just wrote about this topic the other day.

I guess it’s fine. I’m not writing high quality articles, I’m writing to get shit off of my chest. I’m writing so I can release myself from the burdens of my heavy thoughts.

I like small boobs.

That wasn’t a heavy thought. That was just a random thought because I wanted to start a new topic. I just looked at my desktop background and saw… Take a guess. Who did I see on my desktop background?

Hatsune Miku! If you have been reading this blog for more than a day, you probably guessed it!

I don’t save pictures depicting Miku with large breasts. Busty Miku is not the Miku I love! I posted this same pic just yesterday, but I’m posting it again because I love her so much and I want to hug her all day and never let go.

That’s it for today. Enjoy FamilyMart Miku again and see you tomorrow!

Tiny bust… I just want to hug her and squeeze her tight!

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