Fry Day! (204/365)

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Mike and Erin came over for our latest version of Fry Day. And, oh did we fry some stuff. Andrew manned the fryer while I stood as far away as possible so as to not burn myself which seemed inevitable. We started off with fries. The first batch was rosemary and garlic. The second we gave to Mike, salted with ghost pepper salt which he seemed to take pretty well. The last batch was doused in Old Bay.

Fry Day

We then moved onto chicken wings. Mike and Erin brought over Korean and Thai style marinated chicken wings. Right before frying, Erin battered them until their hot oil bath. Those wings were da bomb. So delicious. We ate them with a different variety of Asian sauces and they were small enough that we could sample lots and lots of them.

Fry Day


We rounded out the meal with some deep-fried Mars bars, because…yeah. I happened to stumble upon the Mars Bars in the international section of the store, which was the only positive outcome from my trip to the grocery store. Erin made a batter for the Mars Bars out of flour, cinnamon, corn starch, and seltzer which we dipped in before putting into the fryer for about 30 seconds. They ended up sticking to the bottom of the fry basket a bit which was kind of a bummer but they were still melty and delicious.

I’ve been eating salads for lunch the past few days and I think I’m going to need another one tomorrow. Fry Day is good, but only in moderation. I think I’m good for a while.

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I Made A Chair! (203/365)

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I Made A Chair!


Remember that project I started a while ago? You don’t? That’s ok, I start a lot of them. Well, I finished! Sort of. I made a chair! I was hoping to finish before August, so count this as a success. I mean, I have another one to make, and this one isn’t quite finished, but you can sit in it and it doesn’t collapse underneath you, so I think that’s a good sign.

I haven’t actually built anything like this since eight grade woodshop. This time around I had significantly fewer tools and was sort of winging it. I found a primitive design online and based the design for my chair off of that. I made a 3D model of the chair and then created full-sized templates of each piece. Then, after many trips to the hardware store and a few redesigns (an 8″x1″ piece of wood is actually 7.5″x.75″ FYI), I cut each piece out using a jigsaw. I sanded each piece and then assembled it with a power drill. That’s it. It’s sturdy, both Andrew and I tested it out and after a little more sanding and staining, it’ll be ready for our front porch!

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Sore (202/365)

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Sore Muscle Relief


Between the roller derby, the running, the rock climbing, and the hockey, Andrew and I basically hobbling around here. Our arms are sore, our backs are sore, our legs are sore. I think tomorrow should be a rest day.

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