Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Potato and Corn Chowder

Last night I made soup and this is approximately what happened:

6-8 med Potatoes
1 can Corn
2 large carrots
1/4 cup onion
1 tsp. garlic
3 bay leaves
9 cups veggie "chicken style" stock
1 crown of broccoli
1 whole Anaheim chili
about a cup of soy milk
1 tsp dried Thyme
loads of freshly ground pepper.

I boiled potatoes and carrots first, drain water and measure in 9 cups of fresh water. Then add the rest of the ingredients except the soymilk, thyme and pepper until it's almost done.

I like adding things in stages according to how long they need to cook, so potatoes and carrots together, onion, chili, garlic together, broccoli last...then the seasonings.

Facebook

So I have been having some issues with the fact that I wanted Facebook to be a place where I could ACTUALLY keep in touch with people and be myself (to whatever degree that's possible on the internet) but in the end people continue to add request me and then completely ignore me online. And you could say that I don't want to be real (or be vulnerable) around people who don't actually have any interest in knowing me for real. Also there is the issue of how much do I want my coworkers to know me outside of work...

One solution I came up with was to create a second "secret" facebook account that I would only add people I know are genuine. However, as I attempted to start over, I realized that it was harder than I thought to give up one persona for another... not to mention I just reached level 4 on the Vampires application and am quite happy about that.

So, after careful consideration I think this may have been a futile attempt at protecting my sanity. I realize that facebook is not the real world and I do not need to fear stupid people who are just using facebook at face value... I'm the one pretending it's something that it is not.

I'll probably keep this a few more days to hear any feedback on this issue and then deactivate.

(This is an edited version of a post on Facebook)