But We’ve Already Met
As a newly minted Ordinary Gentleman, I am required to introduce myself, although I’d like to believe that I’ve spent the last six months doing so in the both the guest posts that have been generously published here and in the comments section. More is required of me though; Erik and Tod both said so. Here is a brief overview:
Do I Have Any Education?
I do. I have graduated from high school and college and college again and college one more time in case the first two times weren’t sufficient. I am not entirely certain that I’ve ever effectively used my degrees, but my wife (who most certainly has effectively used hers) insists that we hang them on the wall. She did not appreciate my proposal to hang my framed degrees in our half-bathroom.
Do I Have Any Wives/Kids/Pets?
I have one wife. I have two kids. I have no pets, but there have been a succession of stray-cats who have come by our house and ended up staying, mostly because we immediately feel bad enough to leave food out for them (although we never feel bad enough to formally adopt them, because they’re cats, and cats are awful).
Do I Have Any Passions?
I have a passion for figuring out how to do things in ways that I am comfortable with. I’m largely self-taught and largely dismissive of formal instruction. This may explain why I have always been a poor student.
How Do I Re-Season A Cast Iron Skillet?
Simple: sand all possible rust off of the skillet, run it through an oven’s self-cleaning cycle, cook a package of the fattiest bacon imaginable in the pan, remove the bacon from the pan and rub the resultant liquid fat all over the pan (top, bottom, sides, and handle), bake the pan at 350 for an hour, rub down with a touch of olive oil after it cools. If you do this successfully, you can have a piece of non-stick cookware that will last you for the rest of your life at a total cost of whatever you paid for the used skillet plus a few bucks for supplies and electricity. I don’t understand why more people don’t use more cast-iron.
Do I Have Any Skill At Writing Personal Introductions?