I’m kind of obsessed with two things right now.
The first is a bronze sugar skull necklace (purchased here). I don’t know. Soren and I are both having what I guess you could call a skull phase this spring. I anticipate that this will continue into the summer because who doesn’t want to be having a skull phase when you can wear cutoff jean shorts especially. I’m always conflicted about writing about stuff like this — things I buy — here, because I don’t want to be another person who blogs about shit she bought because zzzzz boring and there are too many people doing that shit already and I’m not even supposed to be buying stuff but shit, this is, like, my soul mate of jewelry and I love it so much. So whatever.
This is what I look like wearing the necklace in the bathroom at Mezcal (cool graffiti bro), which is another thing I’m kind of obsessed with right now (get the chile relleno plate or the #3 combo (although for the record whoever invented putting rice in burritos should be executed) OMG I love hipster Mexican restaurants) but that’s getting off topic because we’re not here to talk about Mexican food because if we were here to talk about Mexican food we’d be here all night talking about Mexican food and you’d have to bring tequila and everything else you need to make legit, from-scratch margaritas because we are fresh out, which is why I’ve been nursing a beer for the past hour, and that would be cool but you probably have better things to do.
This is not one of the two things I want to talk to you about today, but I also love being outside all day even if I’m the special kind of dumbass whose people are from the north but who nonetheless forgot to apply sunscreen today while being outside “just for a few minutes” (yeah right) and now the tops of my ears and shoulders are all hot and the back of my neck itches. To celebrate Earth Day, we planted a tree in our back yard, which is very exciting for me because I am a tree-lovin’ hippie.
This rambling, stream-of-consciousness writing style is used in part to try to distract you from the lameness of the second thing I’m going to tell you about, which is so lame I’m actually embarrassed but what the fuck let’s go for it. I’m totally and completely obsessed with cole slaw. I know. Cole slaw. Who even — I don’t know. First of all, cole slaw is kind of dumb. I used to hate it and anything else that contained mayonnaise or is something someone’s midwestern mom would bring to a picnic you have to go to as a kid and it’ll end up being fun even though you have a bad attitude but you still don’t want to eat cole slaw. Like potato salad. To this day, I’ll only eat snooty potato salad made with ricotta cheese and garlic and red onions and no mayo.
But for whatever reason, one day not too long ago I wanted cole slaw. So I bought some prepared cole slaw at the store and it was totally gross. But I was so dedicated to cole slaw I persevered and figured it would be better if I made it myself. And it was. And I have become a monster who eats cole slaw, like, every other day. Ben is already sick of cole slaw, which is fine with me because I’ll eat it all, for real. If there are leftovers after dinner, I’ll be hanging out in the kitchen later in the evening, standing up eating straight from the tupperware.
Anyway, if you have any desire to make cole slaw, this recipe is just about perfect, but I recommend decreasing the dressing a bit and, of course, buying a bag of cole slaw mix, which is just shredded cabbage and carrots. If you use a whole 16-ounce bag of cole slaw mix, use just a little less than the given amount of dressing ingredients (decrease everything equally so as not to throw off the proportions — I think cole slaw goes bad when you have too much vinegar in particular). When you’re mixing everything together, it’ll look like there’s not enough dressing, but there will be. Also, let the cole slaw chill in the fridge for at least 10 minutes before you eat it so everything can blend and become awesome.
I am on my way toward becoming the blogger who takes pictures of her cole slaw every day. Help me.