Monday, July 1, 2013
Watermelon, Lime, Cotija and Basil Salad
My pastimes include making loud, obnoxious noises. Like beast noises. Seth just yells "beast" when I get on a roll. He occasionally makes a remark about me needing to stop being so beasty, but we all know that he secretly loves the absurd soundscapes I create.
Possible reasons these ridiculous sounds include:
-my way of filling up the space with my essence even when I have nothing to say
-my subconscious is creating performance art
-I just love the freedom in making primal, beastial sounds for no apparent reason
-I enjoy the contrast of making loud beast noises while wearing a dress
-I relish in Seth's annoyance
-all of the above
-none of the above
On Netflix, we see this documentary called "Thunderbeast" popping up in recommendations. At first it was a joke, like, "Haha, look, Netflix even knows that I'm a beast, maybe I'm even in the movie."
Then Thunderbeast became a fixture. Always sitting there as a recommended title to watch. So eventually I was like, huh, what is Thunderbeast even about? Oh buffaloes/bison?, I don't actually know anything about this animal. Maybe I should learn something.
So it was played. But between Max, and okay, lets face it, Max, the documentary never got my full attention. But I was interested. Thunderbeast is an oddly compelling animal.
Thunderbeast was played again. And again. Like ten more times. I still haven't finished it. I'm sure the NSA is wondering why someone would keep playing this documentary over and over and over again. Especially when the person supposedly watching it still knows nothing about the animal except that the buffaloes were quite mean to a lost fawn and left her to some wolves. And that they have a keen sense of smell.
One of these days I will finally finish it.
Until then, I have a salad. Pink watermelon chunks sprinkled with basil, cotija cheese, lime juice, and lime zest.. So bright and loud and refreshing. Just like the noises I create.
Just toss some watermelon chunks with torn basil leaves. Sprinkle with a bit of cotija cheese and lime zest. Finish with a drizzle of lime juice.