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Friday is Not Good

The only reason I got to work today is because pirateguillermo has bad handwriting. When filling in the Why Do You Need to Drive thingie, he wrote down "casserole," and whoever was looking at it thought he wrote "asshole" and so we're on the road on Assholes Only day with a full pot of green chili in the front seat.

Took the chili to the cookoff at work. Didn't win, but got a nice consolation prize. Heard an interesting thing, though. I took the time last night to roast and peel about 7 pounds of anaheim and poblano chiles, add some home grown tomatoes and onions and spices and let them simmer just right....and the white guy from Nebraska pronounced it "not *real* green chili." I asked him what "real" green chili looks like, and he said "it's that stuff they put on your enchiladas." I corrected him and told him that what he's thinking of is tomatillo salsa, and he said "anyway, my Puerto Rican girlfriend didn't like it." I wanted to laugh and laugh and laugh, but I had to go.

I wrote a very angry letter to my boss, telling him that everyone in my group is stressed to breaking. He sent me back a meeting request for Tuesday morning, and then at the chili cookoff studiously avoided me. That's good. This means that he's afraid, and this works to my advantage. Be afraid, little surfer boss. Be very afraid.

Poor pirateguillermo isn't feeling well. The good news is that there's leftover chili and tomorrow's Saturday. I think I may get up early and make him some yummy breakfast so that he can sleep until his belly button pops and feel better.


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Sep. 24th, 2004 01:54 pm (UTC)


Mmm.... chili....

[No comments on Nebraska and the Girlfriend. You've heard my thoughts.]
Sep. 24th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC)
I dunno, whadda you wanna eat?
Yay. More For Me!

I'm so selfish, I was totally hoping that the work people would taste it and think, "Oh man, that's too hot!" and they would look at it and think, "No way, that looks nothing at all like the stuff that comes out of a Stagg can, and it don't look like that chile verde that you get at the local taqueria, either!"

I'm sad you lost, but I'm overjoyed that there are leftovers!
Sep. 24th, 2004 02:59 pm (UTC)
Re: I dunno, whadda you wanna eat?
She got a nice consolation prize, and her chili was not the worst-graded chili in the competition (it was also the only chili I tried, though of course it was too spicy for me). Mr. Nebraska.... well, he already ticked me off today before I even heard what he'd said about the magnificent chili verde.

Some people are morons.
Sep. 24th, 2004 05:11 pm (UTC)
My God, yet another example of White Male Privilege -- they get to pronounce which food is "real," based on what most closely resembles Wonder Bread with Fake Mayo.

Yeesh. Does he think your last name is, say, Russian?
Sep. 24th, 2004 05:30 pm (UTC)
The "Why Do You Need to Drive thingie"?
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