Monday, May 31, 2010

Quick catch up.

I live my life in point form. Do you? Doesn't everybody?
  • Back at work.
BUT this time it's different because I'm no longer working for someone, I'm working for myself. It's not about being better than your competition, it's about fulfilling your own potential. OK ignore this motivational speaker spiel for a minute... suffice to say it's very liberating.

The world isn't always your oyster, so get out there and make your own oyster!
An old friend and I got together a few months ago and created our own start-up consulting business. I'm getting my mojo back.

  • Food.
Like everyone, I've been watching Masterchef. (I'll save those comments for my tweets.)
Made Salt and Pepper squid today-

2 large tubes of squid (butterflied and lightly scored on inside)
5 heaped tablespoons of good tempura flour premix
1 teaspoon of five spice
1 chilli (seeds removed and finely chopped)
4 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
Pepper and salt to taste
Celery leaves for garnish (optional)

In a bowl, mix tempura flour and five spice together and season with pepper only.
Cut squid into 6 x 6cm squares and put them into the bowl and coat well. Set aside.
Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in wok and fry garlic and chilli until golden brown, adding salt to taste. Set aside.
Add enough vegetable oil for deep frying. Dust off excess flour on squid before adding to wok.
Fry until golden brown.
Add Garlic and chilli salt to fried squid.
Garnish with celery leaves.

  • Don't Ask Don't Tell and Jason Akermanis
Whatever happened to giving everyone a fair go? Whatever happened to that egalitarianism that sums up Australia? Where's that laid-back attitude that we're famous for?

Jason Akermanis you could not sink any lower.
Since when has it ever been good for anyone to burden themselves and their loved ones by staying in the closet? His AFL career is ending and it will end on this sour note.

Me, I've always put gay men on a pedestal.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Listening to: The Cure - Mint Car

It's SO good to be an 80's girl.
*Old lady voice* BEFORE all you young hipsters deemed it fashionable.