We had friends over for dinner this weekend -- and one of them (his name is Ray) gave us a pizza-making lesson. I've always wanted to make my own pizza dough, so I was pretty psyched. We started by mixing yeast and tepid water -- we had to wait a while for it to bubble up. (I got a little impatient at this stage.) Then we added more water, some sugar, and lots of flour. Next came kneading thedough. I learned that I need to work on my technique here. Apparently, I am too quick. We let the dough rise (and then fall) in the fridge overnight.
The hard part came yesterday morning when Mike and I had to knead the dough some more and get it onto our pizza pans (in our case, cookie sheets). It was a very MESSY JOB. WE GOT FLOUR EVERYWHERE. THIS DROVE ME A LITTLE CRAZY. AND WE NEARLY GAVE UP.
But guess what? WE DID IT. We made our own very first pizza. And it was good and the whole house smelled pizza-ish.
Did you already figure out that today's entry is not JUST about pizza? It's also about WRITING -- and about DOING DIFFICULT THINGS. Sometimes, you're going to want to give up. You'll need patience and things will definitely get messy. It'll be hard. Much harder than you imagined. BUT IF YOU DON'T GIVE UP, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO MAKE PIZZA -- OR WRITE YOUR BOOK -- or do your physics homework. Hope you're inspired. By golly, I inspired myself. Only, I'm leaving now to go to a friend's birthday luncheon, but as soon as I get home, I'm going to make pizza... er, I mean... work on my George River manuscript! Talk to you tomorrow!
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Hi miss! Today I thought about someting my biology teacher once said to us, maybe the world we're seeing isn't the same, alright, I'll try to be more clear. There is no way I could see the world with someone's eyes and analyse the picture with the same brain. So how do we know we're all seeing the same colors and shapes? (I think the teacher was messing with us that day, sinc we were fooling around. There's probably some evidence proving we all see the same thing, and perceive it in the same manner. But still... a world where everyone physically sees different is scary.)
One of my favorite books is about these time and space travelers, at one point they're are talking about the fruits they should buy to go on a picnic, and they all agreed on pears. There were five people in total and one of them volunteered to go to the market. He bought and presented the pears to the others, and was quiet pleased with himself at bargaining for the price, when the others told him he didn't buy the right fruit. The five travelers all come from ate my fruits and vegetables today and am for the most part, pleased with myself. different worlds and so have different names for the fruits. What the buyer knew as a pear was a apple one of the guy's vocabulary and a peach in another. (I personally loved the story...) In the end, they decided to go to the market together. Happy ending after all. (I ate my fruits and vegetables today, and am pleased with myself for the most part...hopefully no more major procrastination for me in the future!)
(Maybe you should have made "do Physics homework" in capitals too)... I'm going to sleep now, it's 11, so good night! ;D
Wow, what a wonderful pep talk! I like all the capitals... they emphasize the important stuff I meant to comment yesterday, but since I finished Robotics at 9:30 (yes, P.M.!), I figured I'd do it today. The good news is that the robot is working and we shipped it out today. The bad part is that the team essay could have been much better, had I not procrastinated the writing that much. More good news is that reading this entry again is almost a blessing in disguise, seeing that I got my R-score tonight and I think I needed to be told not to give up, because I've been so busy with extracurriculars since the beginning of the semester that I'm barely getting everything done on time... and I'm stressed out at the idea of maintaining my grades after I kind of messed up a Math assignment last week. I hadn't understood the concept, so I lost a point for each time I made that same mistake, and the points added up... or got substracted down, depending on which way you look at it!