Sunday, 8 February 2009

The Countdown. Popcorn. Snow. House.

Seems that my facebook status set off a few weird thoughts in some people. So to clarify what I was counting down...but first: Weather update:

Over the past 24 hours, much of the ski hills in the region where I am currently living has received about 1 meter of fresh snow. Cool eh? I don't have that much at the house. Only about half a foot.

Now, the countdown: Sitting on the couch doing nothing all weekend. Lucy flew back to the UK for the weekend....and me? It allowed me to revert back to uber couch potato or... to go back through my blog histories, a hermit. It has been quite a while since I have dedicated a weekend to doing absolutely nothing. Now it is Sunday. I can reflect back and understand that I have accomplished quite a bit.

House. While in vegas we accidentally watched House, M.D., the Fox TV show. Never really gave it a chance when it first came out. I liked E.R.. Anyways, I have spent all weekend finishing up Season 3, Season 4 and now part way through Season 5.

Better still, another accomplishment? Popcorn. I have been craving popcorn for weeks. Every time we head out to buy groceries, it just kinda fades from my mind. After watching House, I can come up with about 10 different neurological diseases which would justify why I don't remember. I suppose that I am just lazy and it was never a necessity, like milk. I forgot.

Yesterday, I bought popcorn kernels.

After deciphering the French, German and Italian instructions I dove in and cooked up a batch.

Awesome.

It has been a long time since I have tried something new. It was rewarding. I know it seems simple...but seriously.

How many times have you pan fried popcorn kernels?

I grew up with jiffy stove top pop and then microwave popcorn. Hot air popcorn machines.

Never in my life had i ever needed to pop my own kernels. I can now add to my list this new accomplishment.

If you haven't tried it, give it a try. It's a hoot!
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