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OftenBen  ·  265 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 21, 2018

The RPS has been doing resoundingly well in school. Only her second semester back and her grade is less than 3% shy of perfect in every class, including her honors courses in nutrition and child development, with every indication she is going to end the semester with aplomb. She likes to send screencaps of her GPA to her parents/grandparents, and we usually get a reply that is something to the tune of 'Move back home/stop living in sin and we will pay for school :))).'

So that's fun. I asked what she wanted to do to celebrate her good grades, she asked me to learn how to make cha siu bao because the frozen ones from the chinese grocery aren't quite the same as fresh. I'm watching a few videos and starting to sweat a bit. I'm a pretty competent cook but a baker I ain't. I'm gonna approach the bun-making process like Walter White as opposed to Julia Child I think. Baking requires too much precision to do otherwise.

Semi-related, I was looking over my financial stuff on Monday and evidently I owe a ton less on my student loans than I ever thought, just looking at the balances on the accounts. I'm doing some digging to make sure, but it's not a far fetched idea to say that I could be student debt free in less than a decade. Fingers crossed that this is legit and not just an accounting mistake.

We're going to spend a weekend at a lakeshore cabin with some friends to celebrate a birthday on Saturday. The plan is intoxication, Dominion and Mario Kart 8 and I'm looking forward to it a lot. I'm responsible for the omelette bar on Sunday and I'm excited to break out all the bougie fillings. Right now I'm leaning towards something like prosciutto, asparagus and caramelized onions with some kind of stinky cheese.