trapped online

i will never log off

Chag samach my dudes, it's passover. As your resident chopped champion, I weirdly enjoy restrictive cooking, and this week is no unvetted bread products, basically only matzo.

I basically followed the New York Times recipe, but veganized it.


It was my turn to cook dinner today. I started feeling really upset partway through. The food wasn't as good as I would have liked and I just new I would be made fun of because my last 2 dinners were also bad. It's like I spontaneously forgot how to cook. I just made some tofu slurry and salt pickled cucumber and went immediately to bed without speaking to anyone.


I skipped out of work early to finally attend a smelt fry. They're a rare fish that's only available in early spring and I keep missing them every year until today.

If you're not a Midwesterner, smelt are little fish, maybe 4 inches long, that you eat whole (sans head). Imagine baby cod.

You know what, it was just fine. They're not a very flavorful sweetfish, but it's pleasing to crunch on their little tails. I probably won't go out of my way to do this again, but I'm glad I finally went.

I guess I'm spoiled by my stinky preserved fish and don't like deep fried anymore.

It was super greasy so I got off the bus a few stops early and bikeshared home to help digest it a little.

#diary #restaurant #food

Last night I had a nightmare about a toilet full of centipedes.

I hope I sleep better tonight.

Edit: hit 365 days in Duolingo yet Я все еще не очень хорошо говорю по-русски

#diary #dreamjournal

there's too many emails, as a concept

on a whim i decided to clean out my gmail since it's been yelling at me about running out of space.

i'm two days into it, have 80k messages moved to trash, and i still haven't touched the stuff that i'm wondering if i should like donate to a museum.

i'm not kidding, i have a 2005 welcome to gmail, a bunch of old myspace stuff, the time i joined somethingawful, the time i got banned from pokemon go, and all the “we're closing forever” messages from toys r us.

it's like finding a newspaper from the moon landing under a stack of cardboard boxes full of kmart flyers at a hoarder's house

i want to see how many gb i've deleted so far

edit: 5gb freed up. the whole internet will probably run a little faster now


The local grocery was having a sale on frozen chicken breasts for $2/lb so I decided to splurge since I've been eating like shit lately. Finally sous vide'd one up today. It was marinated in a homemade pseudo ssamjang made from hoisin, gojujang, a little agave syrup, and some minced garlic. 2 hours at 149 (only 1 hour needed if it's not frozen). Let it rest afterwards inside the bag but out of the bath for another 10 minutes. Then I shredded it, mixed in 2 more spoonfuls of the sauce I marinated it with, and made a kbbq sandwich. I just wished I had some vinegary slaw to top it with, but the fresh spinach worked.

I really should have made more for my lunches this week, but I should be fine unless 3 people in a row make noodles again.

I'll definitely be making some sort of bean soup for my dinner shift Thursday.

#recipe #meat #chicken #sousvide

My cousin messaged me this morning because they just noticed that I wasn't in the extended family group chat that apparently has been running since 2021. I never even heard about it until today.


i'm a couple days late, but the first true sign of spring just dropped: the city bikeshare is back. they reduced the seasonlong edu pass price too, and the college i went to 15 years ago still hasn't deactivated my email, so $20 unlimited bike rides baby.

next step is to actually use it more often so maybe i won't get heat stroke when it's 80 out again #diary

I'm really angry at myself about how much I like this


man it's been years since i've embedded something. it's kind of wild how much web2.0 took from us