I meet up with 2 other guys in the morning to pick up and pass off freight. We started talking about cooking for whatever reason and it made me think about grilling chicken.
After work I picked up 3 legs and threw them on my portable BBQ that I bought last summer. I had this idea in the summer to bring this BBQ to the park to make my loner sessions more entertaining. The first time was the last time I used the BBQ at the park because it was so much work to watch the grill, get away from the smoke blowing in my face and to lug the BBQ back and forth.
This is my first time grilling chicken legs. I didn’t have to watch the flames as much as I thought I would have to. There are flare ups but they aren’t steady so the chicken doesn’t catch on fire. I felt like a street food vendor in an undeveloped country.
I added nothing to the chicken except salt afterwards but it still tasted great. It had that smokey flavour. The whole process was a little time consuming compared to just getting take out but it was all good. I just sat there drinking wine and when I ran out of wine I started drinking beer. By the time the chicken was done I was pretty buzzed. Perhaps next time I will try and flavour the chicken with some kind of lemon herb sauce.
The conversation with my coworkers went to the topic of women who don’t cook. They were telling stories about how guys they knew would not marry their girlfriend cause the woman didn’t know how or didn’t want to cook. From what I’ve witnessed, many women these days aren’t too great in the kitchen. In the past few decades, they’ve transitioned from homemakers to working women. Married couples have a choice now of eating take out or a shitty home cooked meal.
One of the coworkers is Chinese Born Canadian like myself. He bought an apartment and moved out from home a year ago when he was 28. By Canadian standards that’s considered late. His parents were annoying him he said and he felt it was time to ‘grow up.’ He might have succumbed to peer pressure too. But to be honest, if you want to get married and have kids, the best decision is to just buy property if you can to show that you have honest potential. It’s like setting a trap/incentive for a woman.
The other coworker is from Los Angeles and the one thing we have in common is that we were both raised by a single mother. I give my mother too much credit. She didn’t really raise me cause I only saw her 2 hours a week. I’ve never met a person raised by a single mother that became very successful in life unless if the mother had above average money. Like Chris Rock said, “You don’t need no man to help you raise no child” … shut the fuck up with the bullshit! Yeah, you could do it without a man, but that don’t mean it’s to be done! Shit, you can drive a car with your feet if you want to, that don’t make it a good fucking idea!”
Sometimes I want to buy an apartment but the commitment is too much for me. If I really wanted a wife and kids though, I would because I would be convinced that is the way to do it. When you know what you want in life it’s easy to make decisions. Peace comes from having direction. I’m an aimless wanderer.
I’ll leave you with another bit from Chris Rock.
“You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn’t want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named Bush, Dick, and Colon. Need I say more? “