It’s not easy, but it can be done. Case in point – I have been planning meals and cooking. Yes, ME. The anti-domestic goddess. And you know what? I.like.it. There, I said it. I like cooking. Even on the weekends. GASP! That’s right, peeps. I got out of bed on Saturday for the sole purpose of making homemade waffles for breakfast. They were heaven. (Sorry, RhoJo – we skipped the chocolate chips. Blasphemy!)
Then, for dinner, I made this recipe from Ellen’s blog. I don’t have a Dutch oven, so I just used a large pot. I don’t know if it makes a difference, but we both loved the end product. I couldn’t find matchstick carrots at the store, so I peeled and sliced them myself…and discovered that I have zero knife skills. I managed to retain all 10 digits, but Mr. T laughed at me a lot. No upcoming appearances on Top Chef for me!
Side note – T’s little 2 year old nephew, our ringbearer, picked out this peeler for us for a wedding gift:
How adorable is that? It works pretty well, too, although the face came into contact with several carrots – the arms could use a slightly better angle. Between that and our piranha pizza cutter, cooking is fun and cute:
In no way will this turn into a blog about cooking or other domestic endeavors, but I will probably pat myself on the back here and there for my few kitchen-based accomplishments.
Onto other subject matter. Specifically, the Golden Globes. Even more specifically, Heath Ledger’s postmortem win. Let me preface the question I am about to pose with a few details: Due to my severe fear of clowns, I have not seen The Dark Knight, but I have seen tidbits of Ledger’s performance. I think he was a truly amazing talent and was deeply saddened by his untimely death. I haven’t seen any of the other films that were nominated for this particular award. That said, however, I have to ask: Do you think he would have won if he hadn’t died?
There was a ton of hype about the movie following his death, so we’ll never know if it would have played out the same way had he lived. He was up against two amazing talents: Ralph Fiennes and Philip Seymour Hoffman (screw the Tropic Thunder nominees, particularly Tom fucking-I-believe-aliens-brought-us-here Cruise). I think the running was probably quite tight between those three, but I have to wonder if the outcome would have been the same if it had been between the same three LIVING talents. I mean, not many comic book-inspired movies win major awards, outside the costume, special effects and original score categories, anyway.
His performace, from what I’ve seen, was undeniably dynamic. The same can be said of the other two nominees. Talent aside, I do tend to think that Ledger’s untimely death will have major influence in the Oscars decision as well. In no way am I implying that he did not deserve the award, I am just curious if things would have gone this way under different circumstances. It doesn’t really matter, and I’m glad to see that he continues to be honored, but the thought has been tossing in my head since last night.
Oh, and I want a mini-sheltie. That’s all for now. Oh, and this: