In case you live under a rock (or in Egypt #RealIssues) a #SNOWmageddon hit the U.S. North this week. Two feet in New England, thundersnow (huhhh?) in Chicago, freezing rain and snow in St. Louis…my poor little Caribbean-Southern soul is shivering just thinking about it.
School wasn’t cancelled but most classes were and while I made my poor students stomp out of their cozy dorms for their lab day, I found myself with a lot of idle time on my hands.
So I went ahead and did what Boricuas do best:
I busted out five complete, edited chapters of my dissertation for my advisor
I cooked a vat of rice.
I didn’t have all of the materials. No tosino. No green or red peppers. I added broccoli mainly because it was about to go bad. And I decided to marinate the chicken separately (red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and cumin). But boy, oh, boy, did I make a delicious ten pound caldero of rice.
I wasn’t the only one. Thank God for Twitter and Facebook because at least then a body can pretend other people are in the room with you. Primo (@lcm1986) made chicken wings. Tea made some kind of delicious sounding chili. #Runtelldat it was apparently on and poppin in kitchens across the country.
I was not mad. Which prompted this tweet:
In hindsight, I might have preferred
to get some real writing and research done some Super Mario Bros. Oh well.