So at the beginning of the summer I made a plan to get out of debt. My debt isn’t nearly as bad as most. It’s actually not bad at all. Car payment, school loans, a few credit cards and that’s it. Still, I wanted it wiped away so I could start saving for a house. Since paying bills isn’t fun, I kind of made a game out of it. I spent my summer saving money, cutting back on certain things and staying true to my cause. It’s kind of amazing what you can accomplish by not going out as much and not buying $25 blurays every Tuesday. That resulted in me being able to pay off my school loans last month. That was the big one.
This month, I did the same thing. I worked overtime, I set aside the money that I saved from not having to pay my student loans anymore and I was able to pay off the BIG credit card. The credit card that you opened in college with the crazy high interest rate. I just got off the phone with a nice Indian lady that tried like hell to keep me from closing it. But it’s closed. One step closer to financial independence.
I’m not one to show off my gaming accomplishments usually but tonight I was playing the “Left Behind” DLC for The Last of Us and experienced one of those gaming moments that was so awesome that you feel compelled to share.
Context: I walk into this room and see that there are infected. The plan is to sneak around them. This gets foiled when a group of bandits enter the same area. You can probably notice the moment where I go “oh fuck….” and then the light bulb goes off.
So I got my sous vide on Saturday and I’m kind of in love with it.
I love good food but lack the cooking skills and the patience to learn said cooking skills. With the sous vide, you just buy some meat, toss it into some water, place the sous vide in there, set the temperature and let it do the rest.
After it’s done cooking, you just toss it in a skillet for 30 seconds to sear the outsides a bit and that’s it. I’ve cooked steak, salmon and chicken in it thus far and they have all been amazing. Cannot recommend this thing enough.
I’m going to meet Jewel Staite today, which I’m pretty excited about. I just really hope that my voice recovers before then because right now I sound like Mrs. Bighead from Rocko’s Modern Life. That would make my proposal a bit more awkward.