I took a four min tutorial, found my sushi knife and went at it. Being both a noob and too lazy to find my knife sharpener, I mangled the poor thing to within an inch of... well, between my dulled-by-fish-spine knife and pulling the needle bones out with my fingers instead of kitchen tweezers, it was an anhydrous maceration and we'll leave it at that.
Fortunately, I cooked it supremely well and hid my mutilations beneath fish fats and seasonings. The caramelized onion and rye loaf -- my other market indulgence of the week -- helped. *please note that this time, the broccoli was cooked to perfection.
For the day in general, it must be said that no matter how near-comatose or drained of motivation I am, I love teaching. I miss coaching gymnastics, I frequently reminisce about assistant teaching biochemistry, and my enthusiasm soars when summer students come through our lab to do a project. N&O arrived on Monday -- to-be high school seniors -- and I must admit that I found myself ill-prepared. However, a morning's realization that despite coming from a math & sciences magnet school these kids had had no more neuroscience education than a brief chapter in anatomy class snapped me to my senses. This would not begin at dopamine circuits; this would begin at defining a neuron. And I loved it. *I also loved that my coworker was there to provide
A most fulfilling day and delicious dinner were followed by the season finale of the Tudors (shout out to Kara). Yes, I watched all 4 seasons religiously once I found out they existed. Yes, it took me a while to adjust to the incredible amount of sex and exposed boobies but I got over it for the sake of historical film. Yes, I love every historical film/series -- with the exception of Spaghetti Westerns -- for the sheer intrigue of the particular inaccuracies that are sacrificed by each director/ writer for the sake of modern appeal (which was brilliantly done by Ciarán Donnelly/ Michael Hirst in the Tudors). Yes, I sucked H.K. into liking it, too. Yes, I want all four seasons on
Elsewise, I am a very happy lady with very bright upcoming weeks, and I am completely elated... if fatigued as hell.