Food and Loathing is dead. Long live Food and Loathing!
Yes, so it's officially official, I've relocated. When I first started the blog in Phoenixville, I actually intended it to be more about that town than about food. But I find that what drives me to keep wanting to write entries is that it has a food focus, so if I don't think I can write about what happens in my life in my town in an interesting way, I know I can at least write about cooking.
Of course, this is problematic during this time when I've been the laziest eater ever. Moving is rough, it really is. It'll make you broke, that's for sure. I'm fairly settled in now, though, and I think it might be time to get excited about my new kitchen.
Looking for an apartment, it was an absolute requirement that the kitchen be kinda big. I'm not talking about a restaurant-sized-suburban-kitchen-with-an-island-in-the-middle big. Honestly, I wouldn't want to do that much walking to take my wok from my shelf to my stove. I just mean city-apartment big. A separate room. If I were a person who could draw diagrams, and also a person who had a scanner, I'd draw you a diagram of the tinyness of my old place. Just try to understand this, though. It had a small living room, and one of the four walls in that living room had a fridge, a sink, two counter spaces in a row, then a stove. That was my kitchen space -- in my extraordinarily crowded living room. It was really convenient for watching Netflix while cooking, though, I have to admit.
But this kitchen, to me, is a dream! I lovely dream, I tell you! A real thing of beauty. So, while I don't have any pictures of food I've cooked because I've been eating crap, I do have pictures of my kitchen, which I actually can't help but think posting makes me a bit too much of a navel-gazer. Ok, fine, I'm a modern self-centered blogger who LITERALLY thinks you want to hear what I ate for breakfast this morning. Isn't it funny for food bloggers that this idea of posting what you ate for breakfast is THE foremost cliche about the problem with social networking? And yet, food blogs are very popular. Food blogs and Daylin Leach's blog are, in fact, the only blogs I read. So. You can go fuck yourself, conventional wisdom! Let's hear what we had for breakfast this morning, all! Especially if it was either something amazing or something hilariously bad.
Anywayyyy... my new kitchen!
Also in regards to the above picture, just that was all the counter space I had in my old place.
So that's my new kitchen. Not too horrible, huh?
Now, I apologize, because this is already an extremely long entry, and if you read this long, I'm sure you're pretty well prepared to head off to some amusing link, maybe one of a toddler girl crying because she loves Justin Bieber so much. But if you're still reading, the very kind blogger at Get Skinny, Go Vegan put me down for The Stylish Blogger Award, which seems to be a pass-along award, like where it's a chain letter except super-flattering because they picked you to pass the award onto because they dig your blog, and then maybe their readers will read you and your readers will read them and so forth. And her description of my blog is so, like, wow, thanks. I mean, as much as I want very much for people to enjoy what I write, I still totally blush at compliments, and what she wrote for mine was "witty, sarcastic, supergirl. yeah." That's really nice, and makes me feel special, although I DO hope I'm wittier than I am sarcastic! Really, though, no sarcasm, thank you for that, seriously. But I can't pass it along! I have not been reading any blogs recently, and, in fact, I'm barely online. I would have to catch up on so much reading before being able to write little flattering things about each site and why I like it so much!
Another part of this award passing along was that you list seven things about yourself. I don't know why seven, and it doesn't seem to have any kind of specifications about what kinds of things you should list. But, hey, who doesn't like a good list? So I thought of seven things, with minimal explanation:
1. It's got to be rock and roll music if you wanna dance with me.
2. I don't think you should be having any kids. That's right, you.
3. I really enjoyed watching The Grammys this year.
4. I have a lot of regrets.
5. If you'll listen, I'll prove that there's no such thing as a god with a personality.
6. There's something kind of weird about me, and everyone knows it.
7. I really love the movie Rosemary's Baby, for a lot of reasons.
Now, I feel guilty for not passing the award along, but why don't you guys just scroll up and click that link for Daylin Leach's blog? It's the funniest political blog I ever read, and also, he's from round my parts back home.