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Sheep Dip

Posted on 2007.02.10 at 23:35
Current Location: 63114
Current Music: Marco Beltrami - Underworld Evolution
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My eyes are burning. I'm tired at the end of a busy day, doing mostly mundane things, but things which needed to be done. All that nonsense is behind me now and perhaps tomorrow I can do nothing at all - my usual weekend goal.

When I awoke this morning I turned to my wife and said, "I haven't made burgers in a good long time." That was all it took - after breakfast I packed up the kids to buy 2-lbs of fresh ground sirloin. In between I filled up with gas, washed the car, bought a log of scooby-snack, and two boomerangs for the children we later threw around the park before I dropped them off at their friend's house. With the children gone my wife and I moved & assembled the rest of their bedroom in the basement (where they've been sleeping on just their mattresses since the tree fell through the root) and then tended to the vehicles getting them ready for this next week. Once I was cleaned up, I began the careful selection of ingredients which were to be mixed into the sirloin, lit the grill, and seared the perfectly-formed patties with a good side of smoke, basting mine in Tabasco's Chipotle sauce. With the sliced onion, tomatoes & sharp cheddar cheese on the toasted buns & the burgers fresh off the grill, they were, in a word, perfect. You can't buy burgers like that. The children arrived with three other neighborhood friends so I grilled them up two packages of dogs which were quickly devoured.

Afterwards, I hit PX Liquors where I bought another bottle of Isle of Jura (which the wife enjoys) and a bottle of Sheep Dip, an 8-year-old bottle of scotch which came recommended due to its 'unique' flavor. I'm all about unique. I will shortly update my spreadsheet and edit my previous entry with my findings. Fixed my neighbor's printer between glasses of scotch, read to the children, and put them to bed.

Worked tirelessly on my "Best of 2006" soundtrack CD - adding one of the few title tracks on there, "Long, Long Time Ago" from Pan's Labyrinth which I rec'd in the mail today, deleting one track, and replacing one with another from Casino Royale. I also chose to add a track from the DVD Done The Impossible which wasn't even a released documentary, but did have an accompanying soundtrack. I also decided to add Track 17 "Prelude to War" from Battlestar Galactica Season Two. All this and I'm still only 45 minutes into my 80-minute compilation. I've been working on this for months, re-listening to some scores with a very critical ear. Its exhausting, and I love every minute of it.

I turn into a pumpkin at midnight.

Comments:


galinda822 at 2007-02-11 08:42 (UTC) (Link)
It sucks having to catch up chores on the weekends! Unfortunately, I never get anything done during the week so I have no choice.

Here's hoping your Sunday is as relaxing as you want it to be!!!

BTW, the burgers sound delicious. I bet being in front of the grill made you happy!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-02-11 16:42 (UTC) (Link)
The only difference between yesterday and my avatar was the cigar. My wife is going to call you to see if you want to go with her to do some running around later (or give us a call when you get up). Today we're going to clean up the back yard, then I might shower and take a nap. I only got 10-hours of sleep last night.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-02-11 14:50 (UTC) (Link)
Now I'm hungry for burgers!!!


How do you like my newest avatar?
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-02-11 16:45 (UTC) (Link)
It suits you. Worf (Wharf) unfortunately has always been one of my least-favorite characters, followed closely by Quark. Too bad both of them spanned two series. I consider them the Jar-Jar Binks of Star Trek.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-02-11 18:49 (UTC) (Link)
Gee thanks, he's my favorite character!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-02-11 19:26 (UTC) (Link)
Dude, we can have different favorite Star Trek characters and still be friends...
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-02-11 20:07 (UTC) (Link)
"I consider them the Jar-Jar Binks of Star Trek."

ehowton

Jar-Jar huh!!! No we can't still be friends!!!

You don't like Quark because he reminds you of yourself!!!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-02-11 20:36 (UTC) (Link)
I think it's the big lobes!!!

Yeah, it's definitely the big lobes!!!!
This Is Me, Ten Sticks
lehah at 2007-02-11 15:18 (UTC) (Link)
I know a high school teacher I use to have that drinks Sheep's Dip. He swears by it but he says its probably not for everyone. Ive never tried it myself.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-02-11 16:47 (UTC) (Link)
I'm really just looking for that perfect scotch to always purchase. Sheep Dip is not that scotch.
alyssa
dreamkatch at 2007-02-11 19:13 (UTC) (Link)
Ooh you got the soundtrack? Awesome! Dan is taking me to see the movie for Valentine's day.

Those burgers are making me hungry!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-02-11 19:20 (UTC) (Link)
And I owe it all to you. Click here:Pan's Labyrinth score.
galinda822 at 2007-02-12 02:45 (UTC) (Link)
Make sure to bring plenty of tissue with you to the movie!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-02-12 04:06 (UTC) (Link)
You probably won't have to bring any tissue to your viewing of Spiderman III.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2007-02-12 09:37 (UTC) (Link)
I would drink something called "Sheep Dip" just because the name is teh awesome.

And your mention of grills has made me hungry for freshly made burgers with some sharp cheese and sliced onions. Mmm. This weekend, I also had a braai (I don't think any South Africans do anything else on Sunday evenings) with some ostrich steaks marinated in a peppercorn and wine sauce, and some of the chakalaka boerewors I recently discovered. Mmm.

Note to self: don't read ehowton's posts when hungry. :)
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-02-12 22:23 (UTC) (Link)
I'm all about putting some chakalaka boerewors in my mouth - I read up on it and it sounds fantastic! Now I'm thinking I need a link to some of my more...let's say 'descriptive' food posts. First, there was the omelette, then IMO's pizza. Now the mighty burger!

I could go for some chakalaka boerewors with my Sheep Dip - I'd be in heaven...
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