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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Bugs & Chili Peppers

Yesterday was an interesting day.

The Bug

Well, it was a nat actually. This is what went down. I was talking to a guy at work about a network problem and suddenly a nat came flying around. Without warning, the guy smacks his hand against his head....killing the nat. Now, you really have to try to envision this. He's not bald, but his hair is buzzed to like an 1/8th of an inch or something. Smack. I almost laughed and said "you just killed that bug on your head!? eww!" But I quickly realized he wasn't being funny. He just kept on talking to me about the network problem as if nothing odd or unusual had happened. He did wipe his hand on his jeans, but then it was over...all in like....8 seconds. I didn't move on from the experience as quickly as he did. He kept talking and all I could think was "uh....wait. what was that? he killed a bug on his head!? wait. ewwwwwww! I have a good poker face so he had no idea I was freaking out. And, of course, I'm not listening to him talk now. Most people, I think, use the clap a nat between your hands to kill them method. This guy smacks them against his head. When I walked away I made a mental note to avoid looking at his head for fear of seeing bug shrapnel.

Chili Peppers

Last night I was going to bed and Greg asked me if I had to do anything in advance for the pork taco meat we're cooking today in the crock pot. I was glad he said that because I had wanted to make the sauce so there was less to do in the morning since we don't have a lot of time before we leave for work. We went to the kitchen and made it together. The first thing the recipe said to do was put 6 dried ancho chillies in the microwave for 3 minutes to hydrate them. It didn't mention liquid. I read it again and still no mention of liquid. I thought that was weird. How will they hydrate? I shrugged and put them in the bowl and in they went for 3 minutes. We went on with getting the other stuff for the sauce together. The microwave was down to about a minute left and we both heard a crackle....seemed curious. Greg stopped the microwave and opened the door. Smoke poured out. He started coughing and then ran out of the kitchen. Suddenly it got to me. It was horrible!! Smoke is one thing. Chili smoke is a whole other thing! This shit burns your throat! We were both choking....it was bad. Greg got our big fan out and we opened all the windows to try and clear the smoke and the smell out. This is incredibly irritating to the eyes and throat and it took quite a while before we were not coughing. This morning I am a little hoarse. Greg said he thinks it took 10 years off our lungs. So...have someone you don't like? Maybe your neighbor dumps dog doo over the fence into your yard? Your roommate is always late with rent money? Forget the can of whoopass. Open a can of chili pepper smoke on them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yikes, good thing I don't like spicy :p