Monday 18 August 2014

Omelettes & Sandwiches; I don't know, Flying Burrito and Iced water buckets

I don't know how to cook. Not properly. You know what I mean by that, don't you? It goes without saying that I can make a mean omelette, and make great sandwiches out of all kinds of 'hey, why not put that in?' style, slightly mismatched fillings ( I hesitate to call them ingredients cause even a toasted sandwich is still a sandwich), as well as the more normal/regular cheese and pickle, and so on. I can even just about make some sort of spaghetti dish by boiling up some pasta, taking some pasta sauce and using a similar method to the sandwich get gist by now.

My father on the other hand, is a masterchef by comparison. He relishes and thrives on making dishes from scratch using what we now call 'raw ingredients'. He's a pescetarian ( look it up, if you don't know what that means), but most of his cooking is vegetarian. He was an engineer by trade for years and then set up his own business..and the rest of that is for another time.

Would I love to be able to cook like that? I don't know. I enjoy eating, but im not sure about spending large amounts of time preparing food. It's not where my passion and skill sets lie. Maybe when I'm older, i'll feel differently and get stuck into the art.

The point im trying to make here, is that in an age where we're constantly being told by everyone to promote our strengths, is it always a bad idea to admit to not knowing something? :-

How "I don't know" can make you an authority in your industry

Now cause this is a lengthy but valuable read, im going to end today's

Not really.

In short, if you're honest about not knowing something, it can free you up to being open and more receptive about what you do know, thereby pushing your energies and drive in that direction.Furthermore, you can always work at finding out more about what it is that you don't know, when you need to know it. Think about it.

On the subject of food. :-

Free Startup Idea: BurritoCannon

I'm fortunate that I've spent enough time in the last decade in America, to eat and enjoy the humble Burrito on a number of occasions. As a consequence, I can (just about) see the merit of this idea. I can also see my tongue going towards the inside of my cheek, which is what I'm thinking the author was doing as well.

But a great food item like the burrito can make you thirsty. So it's natural you'd want a drink of water. With ice. How about a bucket of iced water, just in case? :-

Bill Gates And Tim Cook Dump Ice On Their Heads For ALS Awareness

My own choice between these two 'cooling off' demonstrations, leans towards Bill Gates', simply for the level of engineering executed in the name of fullfilling the challenge. Superbly done.

On a valuable and important note, ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that attacks the brain and spinal cord. There are links in the article itself for further awareness and also a page to make donations ( and yes, I have donated).

And on that note, it's time for me to cool off. With an ice-cream.

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