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@Law212 that sounds like a blast. have fun!
a couple days ago somebody compared the outfit i had worn the day before to the one that day by saying it was "less prep, more kpop" and that was the greatest thing anyone has ever said to me. Then while wearing that outfit with my hair all styled (i rarely do) later that day a group of girls drove by whistling and hollering and one of them popped out of the skylight hole thing on the top of the car and yelled "hell yeah dude lets get it".
I don't know what that means but I'm going to take it as a compliment and assume my new style is dope af
4 days until i leave for my month long vacation . I still have some packing to do, i need to buy a few things for the trip and then im set. Its going to be a long trip. Friday i fly to nova scotia for a wedding, then tuesday i fly to greece . ill be in greece wednesday. Pick up my rental car, and depending on how i feel ill get a hotel and stay in thessaloniki for a night , then drive to the old village , making some stops along the way . Then the last part of the trip ill head to some islands.
Yesterday the fam and I went down to Port Burwell to spend the day at the beach. It was lovely. We'd never been there before and it's just a tiny little beachtown.
Parking was ample and free and close by. The water was nice. The beach was nice. Food was nearby. It wasn't overly crowded. All around nice time.
Last year I had bought a house. It was a contractor special, so over the last year, and a half we have been doing a ton of work to it.
I renovated the back addition, and the upstairs (I just need to put a new floor down upstairs when I have two or three days off, which is on my agenda over the next few months.) The backyard has been landscaped, and next season I'll be pouring a concrete walkway, and a hotub pad with some anchors for a new deck.
Anyways, yesterday I had hired a company to put some spray foam in the attic, there was absolutely no insulation up there before, just the rafters. All I can say is WOW huge difference. I got home today, 30+ degrees outside, and the house is sitting at 22 without the AC on.
Gotta love adulting, but shit I was talking to a realtor friend, and he said my house has doubled in value, (without the Reno's) he said with the Reno's I've done already, he said to add an extra 75-100k on the figure he gave me.
Our plan was to flip the house, but we're leaning to keep it, put 50-75k into it to bring it up to firecode, and bam we have a legal duplex which will net us close to 3k month
I bought a BBQ.
When we first moved into this place we went out and got what we thought was an ok BBQ. It was around $500 and it lasted maybe 3 years before it was a rusted out piece of shit. Yeah, we covered it in after use and stored it inside during the winter but it still managed to get wet enough that it just rotted away. Couldn't find replacement parts for it so we trashed it.
Next we said let's go cheap, if 500 gets us 3 years, let's see what $100 will get us.
So we found a cheap piece of shit that had replaceable grills.
Lasted 5 years and I didn't take care of it at all. I could've bought replacement parts for the bits that had melted away, but they cost around $60 and I thought 'Nah.. not spending 60% of the cost of the unit to replace one part..'
I treated that unit like shit and still got 5 years out of 'er. Not bad.
Now that I've had some years of practice and spent the last 2 summers trying to BBQ the perfect burger, I knew more about what I wanted. Heat control, sturdiness.
So I dropped $800 (after tax) on a Weber.
After fucking with one in the store for a while, and trying all the other units that fit our size requirements (Two burner, wheels, easily fits through a door) the Weber Genesis II was what I chose.
The lid is what sold me. Has a heat shield, bunch of ceramic, heavy as fuck.
Like when you open this bitch you're like 'Damn, that feels good.'
10 year warranty from the ground up and they make replacement grills for it.
So I've been making burgers 3 times a week trying to find the sweet spot and this fucking thing is just the cats ass, man. Give it 10 mins while you prep and this thing is going 600+ degrees and climbing.
Also, if any of you are looking for the perfect burger outside of a BBQ? Smash burger.
Here's a video on smash burgers.
It's ridiculous how many variations of burger composition I've been through in the last couple years trying to find my 'perfect' burger and then this easy, pan/griddle made piece of shit is the tastiest goddamn thing ever.
Take some ground beef. Something lean, not lean, whatever, there's purists out there who say x but my mouth can't fucking tell and I don't have a grinder and my local store doesn't really get into it much so I just get lean ground beef. Works great.
Roll 2 ounces of it into a ball twice. 'Cause these are thin patties you want two of 'em.
Put it on your piping hot, like super fucking hot, pan or griddle. You can grease the surface very lightly if you like but it shouldn't matter as long as you have a nice flat edge spatula.
Now smash it down until it's flat as fuck like a McDonalds burger.
Wait 45 seconds or so until the edges are brown, flip them and immediately put a shitty piece of shit Kraft single on each.
Once the cheese is all melty and gooey, like 20-30 seconds or less, throw 'em on top of each other on a bun, add your shit and chow down.
It's ridiculous how tasty these things are.
If you want to kick it up a bit you butter your bun and grill them too, give 'em your preferred amount of 'crunch'. I like raw onions and lettuce, a thin tomato, and some condiments.
Man, what a burger.
I started a new game of Rune. It's one that I never got to finish back in the day so i hope to complete it this time around.
Its a hack and slash viking game and one of the first I can recall where you can throw your weapon .
They came out with a multiplayer addon later on which was fun. Had a bunch of maps and skins .