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Surviving Parenting: Ass Kicking 101

Monday, September 17, 2007 posted by Henri

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Some days you just plain get your ass kicked. Not a funny witty smart-ass isn't it cute ass kicking, I'm talking plain old fashioned knock your teeth out ass-kicking. I'm not going into details about how damn awful today was because hell, it was bad enough the first time, just know that it started off with a 4.5 hour Anderson Window consultation. I am not joking. 4.5 hours. These damn windows should be free after using up 4.5 hours of my time. Fuck. Don't these people realize I have fences to build? And when in the hell did it become ok for windows to cost the same as LCD TVs? Shit I'll just install 12 gigantic LCDs in the house over my ugly windows. I could be in Paris with the push of a button. Bejeezus. And it only got worse from there. Enough said.

So at the end of the day, after we get the kids to bed, me and the wife look at each other, shake our heads, and say...holy shit. Yeah, one of those days. So all you can do as parents on days where you get your teeth kicked in, is just try and smile and find some small happiness to help put the day behind you. Here was tonight's solution.

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Ghetto Box Vanilla Ice Cream with poached pears and red wine reduction.

We have a soft spot for ghetto ice cream. Has to come in a box with loads of artificial flavors and colors. We had some left over poached pears from Sunday dinner. The pears came from our farm box and we had poached them in two parts Cabernet to one part sugar.

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It's really important to try to make it look as pretentious as possible. Really really delicious. Cracked a smile. Finally felt the day lifting.

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Whatever it takes. Good night and good riddance to today.


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8 Comments:

Blogger Whit said...

Dude, TV's instead of windows would rule.

Sorry your day sucked. I wish we made stuff like that.

I just sat on the couch with an oatmeal stout and some Cinnamon Toast from Popcornopolis. Still pretty good.

12:00 AM

 
Blogger The Holmes said...

The touches of pretentiousness are what do it.

6:48 AM

 
Blogger Rattling The Kettle said...

Nice use of squeeze bottles on the presentation.

My dinner last night consisted of two Trader Joe's crab cakes and a bottle (OK, 4 bottles) of Sam Adams Oktoberfest beer.

10:00 AM

 
Blogger Henri said...

I totally should have made an ice cream volcano with sauce lava.

10:28 AM

 
Blogger angie said...

there's something about pretention on your plate that makes it taste better . . . or is it the humour? anyhow, i think you and yours may have found a great way to solve a day's problems.

2:05 PM

 
Anonymous MetroDad said...

Senator, I served with ghetto: I knew ghetto; Ghetto was a friend of mine. Senator, you don't know ghetto!

Shit, when I'm having a bad day, I just take two scoops of the shittiest ice cream I can find, put in a glass, and pour a bunch of scotch on it.

Poached pears and red wine reduction? Damn, you HAVE been in NorCal too long! Surprised you didn't throw some mangostinos in there.

5:43 PM

 
Blogger Sam & Lori said...

another very belated comment...that poached pear & ghetto vanilla concoction looks so good! you & cindy should star in your own cooking show, "the ghetto gourmet". cute pics!

9:34 AM

 
Anonymous cry it out! said...

nice plates!

And it's not ghetto box, but it's tasty -- Bi-Rite creamery near dolores park. mmmm
Mike

2:15 PM

 

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