PILLOW FIGHT!!!!! (by AKSpartanKiIIer)
Sheep could use a throat lozenge. (by Nick Tibbetts)
I’m not sure I’ve ever mentioned it on here, but I really enjoy cooking, and it was cooking that actually is the reason me and my girlfriend are dating at all to begin with. (I knew she could cook and asked her to teach me.) But recently I’ve gotten to a point where I can honestly say I feel that I’m pretty damn decent at it, and took this picture a while back specifically to share with you guys, just because I was so incredibly proud of how it turned out.
Anyway, here’s it is:
I made the dough, the sauce, EVERYTHING for this pizza, and even bought this heavy gauge commercial grade 16 inch pan specifically for it, and was so pleased with the results. I honestly aren’t sure I’ve ever seen a more pretty pizza, and I really loved the way the cheese burned every so slightly along the olive-less side.
I’m not sure if it’s at all impressive to anyone else, or if it was just the knowing how much time and work went into each part in order to make it so perfect, but damn.
It tasted just as good as it looked to, I greased the pan with butter and it made the crust this near perfect 1/4-1/2 inch thick cracker bottom with a nice fluffy top. It had burned the crust just perfectly so that it was crunchy but still tasted fresh and sweet rather then getting that burn taste to it.
Gah, I was sooo happy with this if you can’t tell, but I’m a man who likes his food, and being able to make something far better then anything I feel like I could buy like it is tremendously pleasing for me.
I doubt it, but whatever.
So this past Tuesday I was going from class to class on my regular schedule and ended up going up to the third floor of the Chemistry Astronomy Physics building here on campus, where I usually sit back and wait between classes. (The third floor is the quietest and arguable the most comfortable, decent AC, and a lot of empty chairs with open outlets so I can charge my computer between classes.) But, as I’m going up the elevator, me and the other two guys on it instantly knew something was OFF, there was this just heavy heavy odor of bad eggs or sulfur, or something of the sort, and it just got worse when the door opened to the third floor.
We didn’t know what to make of it, but I knew it was giving me a headache, and I certainly didn’t want to hang around in it, so I moved down the hall from where I normally sit to where there was another chair and an open window right beside it. It was a bit better so I figured everything was fine, I’m used to the building smelling a little funny, it is a chemistry building afterall.
My next class started so I went ahead and went back down tot he first floor for physics, and then afterward went back up to wait for lab. The smell seemed to have cleared out a bit, and I wasn’t getting a headache from it this time so I took a seat where I normally do and waited the 45min until lab.
Right in the middle of my lab the fire alarm suddenly goes off, and with only a slight word with a professor at the door, the graduate students teaching the class went sprinting down the hall, immediately followed by a Physics professor that happens to live next door to me and I thought “Well, shit, that can’t be a good sign,” So I gathered up everything I had in case I wasn’t coming back, and we all rushed outside just as a fire engine, two police cars, and an ambulance pulled up.
I’m still not ENTIRELY sure what happened, but I’ve heard everything from there being a massive chemical leak, to the fume hoods failing and a lot of toxic gasses managing to escape, but we were all held there for almost an hour while we waited to see if what we were actually exposed to, and the extent of the damage.
Eventually, they did let us go, but at least one person was transported off in an ambulance, and another could hardly walk. The only thing I do know for sure of, was where whatever it was that happened, happened, and it was right behind where I was sitting on the third floor.
Made me a bit uncomfortable to say the least, but besides that initial headache I felt reasonably ok, or at least no more sick then I normally do, and was told I was clear to leave.
Anyway, not sure if that story interest everyone, but it was a weird end to a day and figured I’d share it.