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Taking and teaching online classes

Garbage truck in Times Square, NYC

Made a huge pot of chili yesterday as I went through my emergency stash the other day. Was not a good idea to have as much as I did right before my fencing class as I moved like lead. My arms look like a leopard’s coat with all the bruising.

The beginning of the year’s usually pretty slow for me so I’ve been taking all of these required classes for my licenses while I’ve got the time. Somea them’re mind-numbingly boring.

Dunno if I ever mentioned it, but I actually taught two of the courses myself:

I’m not saying I’m some phenomenal speaker but the ones I’ve been listening to are just dull as dull can be. Man, crack a joke or something.

But I suppose it’s better to be able to watch them from the comfort of my own desk than out there in the world.

The things I do to avoid actual human interaction…

One month supply of homemade chili

One month supply of homemade chili (which I will go through in two weeks).

Location: UWS
Mood: bored
Music: Why can’t you understand? Whoa, I won’t sleep tonight

5 replies on “Taking and teaching online classes”

I will go through that stuff in just a few weeks. I think I'm about 90% chili (by weight, not volume) at this point.

Hi Elize! Yes, you totally should. It takes just about as much time to make 20 servings of something as it does two. What I like to do is make and freeze a little something every Sunday night so that I have something to eat for the rest of the week and going forward.

Now, on to chili for breakfast…

Mmm, chili! We had a crock pot in NYC last winter and it was delish ('had chocolate in it..). Now, we are sans crock pot, and I'm not sure where we can find cheddar cheese in France, but it would be worth a try! I've been making a lot of gratins now that I'm in France (finally using the oven is no mystery anymore). Potato gratin with cream, butter, milk, garlic and nutmeg (you can also add bacon pieces..) is a very popular side dish here, all year round (but especially satisfying in winter)!:

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