ok, so maybe the pain isn't funny, but the way it came about. also, i didn't notice 'till the second watch that they both hit those posts, which I don't think are "breakaway"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISsLEU4Cld0&feature=related
- most intense one i found.
also, compeltely off-topic, desperation cooking saved the day last week! i was going to take a girl out to dinner but she just wanted to come over and spend some time together, i agreed (doh) and shed be over in half an hour. this has happened before, but this is the first time the food was any good, and it was literally everything i had in my fridge (all raw) :
2 eggs, 1 potato, 1/4th lb sirloin, 3 big carrots, a third of an onion, salt, olive oil, grapes.
in a saucepan, put the eggs and the potato in underwater and set to boil.
chop the meat into small chunks and with the carrots and onions also chopped put in a small saucepan with a little olive oil, just enough to not burn. sprinkle a bit of salt over all of it and cover on medium heat. reduce heat slightly when meat is fully brown.
by now the water should boil, let it go for a full minute, then turn heat off and cover 12 minutes.
remove eggs from water and place in ice water. chop potato into small slices, then half and half again. add to meat+carrots. cook a few minutes on high heat to make sure the potatos are cooked.
chop eggs, salt lightly, and add to pot. put heat to low and cover. put grapes on side of plate, light candles, pour drinks, set table...plate food, answer door.
it's not the best thing i've ever cooked but i thought i'd share because it was quick, good, and even though it fed two people it cost as much as one person ordering a macdonalds value meal.
PS - this running joke between our friends (originally to cheer up a roommate) might be going a little too far....
vague reference to Christopher Walken on SNL