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Journal mfh's Journal: Hello Again Slashdot 6

EDIT: I accidentally submitted this journal entry as a story because of all the changes in the Slashdot UI. I assumed that Slashcode would be more intuitive than this. The following is my latest journal entry, now that I've figured out where it goes.

Hello folks, just touching base with my Slashdot journal. It's been a long time since I've written anything here and I'd like to start by saying I've made a lot of changes in my life since then.

I quit World of Warcraft, fully stocked my kitchen with fresh veggies and healthy food, joined a gym, started working with a trainer and I'm fucking happier than I've ever been! :)

My job is going well, I'm getting ready to buy a new 4wd SUV and I'm happy with my life again, thanks to my family and IRL friends. Any suggestions on fuel efficient vehicles that fit this description are welcome.

I missed Slashdot quite a bit since I was last here and just to let you know I've been over at Reddit, but that's kinda fun and stuff although it's not the same as the nerdy goodness of this fucking awesome website.

I wanna wish all you guys health, wealth and happiness.

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  • Congrats on the life changes. After a bit of fresh home cooking you'll wonder why you ever ate fast food.

    • by mfh ( 56 )

      I've been making dim sum [wikipedia.org] lately, from scratch. It's actually a LOT easier than you think and it's so healthy for you. I spent quite a bit of money on new appliances, knives, cutting boards and everything. I bought a Chinese chef knife for making dim sum wrappers from rice flour. It was like a chemistry experiment, actually because the rice flour is so sticky when it's wet. Tapioca starch on the table, rolling the wet rice flour until it's not so sticky... and then roll into a long snake. Cut off about an in

      • by Nethead ( 1563 )

        I love dim sum but my wife doesn't like Asian food. I've made sushi at home when she isn't looking. My wife loves to bake breads and now she's on a kick of making artisan breads, just did a wonderful cheese bread that I couldn't stop eating. We haven't bought a store loaf from the store in over a year.

        I've been learning seasoning by making roasts, pasta sauces and soups. I'm working on the basics and then I'll try to get fancy.

        Thanks for the dim sum tips, I think I'll try that. And a good knife is requ

        • by mfh ( 56 )

          I spent about $50 on my chinese chef knife. I'll be getting a $170 one when I get used to this one. I won't sharpen this one... it will just get replaced when it becomes dull.

          The thing with breads and other grains is that we all eat too many grains overall. Rice doesn't quite qualify as that category... because of all the water you ingest with it.

          While breads are still in my diet, I have minimized them quite a bit. I do enjoy them too much! :)

          I've been retooling Gordon Ramsay's recipes on youtube so they be

  • Glad things are going well. Are you still doing writing, as well?

    I'm doing fairly well. I've had plenty of my own life changes and ups and downs as well, but I know I'm moving in a good direction. Learning to enjoy the journey, too :-)

    Hope you come by more regularly, too.
    • by mfh ( 56 )

      I'm keeping tabs on this site much more than before. I'm not writing much lately. I do submit commentary to many websites for fun, but it's not my passion to write as it once was. I plan to tackle on Nanowrimo [nanowrimo.org] again this November, however. Would be fun! :)

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