Vice List – March 2024: A Recipe + more things

This month went by too fast. I think I was focused on the Oscars for a lot of it and then I got all ate up with some other projects I’m working on. And then Mickey got let go and all of my focus went out the window.

Oh also there was the absolute addiction that was Australian Survivor.

Standout Food:

Pan Seared Brussels Sprouts

We went to a grocery store and saw the biggest sprouts of Brussels that I’ve ever seen. Of course I got some to gorge myself on during Mickey’s work week. The first round I made enough for two nights. I pan seared them, which is out of the norm for me. Normally I roast them. I don’t think that will be the case any longer.

These were amazing. They had garlic, olive oil, mushrooms, salt, pepper, lemon juice and parmesan.

This Absolute Unit of a Chicken Parmesan Sandwich and Fries

Across the street from the Melvindale City Hall is a coney island called “Oakwood Coney and Grill”. This is where we eat most of the times we visit City Hall. In fact, my plan is to go here before every single History Club meeting.

It is because of sandwiches like this. Perfectly portioned, wonderfully seasoned… and most importantly, I have yet to reach the ‘no more chicken moment’ with their chicken.

Also, you may be wondering what a ‘coney island’ even is. That’s what they call diners up here. Here is a very long article from Atlas Obscura that explains a bit better.

Irish Soda Bread and Homemade Butter

It was March 17 and I was reading Maeve Bincy and I decided to make Soda Bread.

It was delicious and it was easy.

Here is how I did it:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 450.

Mix your drys together. Then make a well in the middle and pour in your buttermilk. Incorporate until dough is formed. Then turn it out on a floured surface to make a lil ball loaf.

Place it in a Dutch oven or loaf pan or whatever you want to bake it in.

10 minutes at 450 and then after those 10 minutes, lower the temp to 400 and continue baking for 20 more minutes!

Boom: bread!

The trick is not to work the dough too much.

Standout Drinks:

Nighttime Sleepy Lemon Water:

This is part of our effort to drink less expensive soda made by billionaire companies that spend 4 billion dollars on advertising alone. Annually.

So every night I am not feeling lazy or my brain doesn’t talk me out of it, I fill up a glass with room temperature water and squirt some lemon into it. Too much lemon, almost. I sleep pretty hard on these nights.

I know part of this is because I’m not drinking as much caffeine, especially at night. But I had a good month of that before I started this nighttime sleepy lemon water.

Downey Brewing Company

The other day we went to a midafternoon Linner or Dunch, depending on where you’re from. We went to the oldest bar in Dearborn, which is less than 3 miles from the Professor Haus. They had a brewery I’d never heard of before on their menu, so I ordered one!

Even better it was a White Stout, which was something I’d been thinking about for a few days beforehand. It was a divine reminder of the beers I was missing from Ten10 Brewing Company in Orlando. The brewery is also quite close to our house, so we’re making a note to go visit it soon!

Oh and p.s. I had pizza for dinner and it had kielbasa on it. I would 100% order it again.

Standout Smoke:

White Runtz (Ivy League Cannabis)

These lil buds make me feel so productive. Like, so much so that I will make a note of this strain to do work with in the future.

Standout Video Games

Tears of the Kingdom

I am still plugging away at this. Most of the time I still have no goals, but I did spend the bulk of this week in depths, harvesting bomb flowers and muddle buds… and taking out as many Yiga clan strongholds as possible, you know?

Here are two things I’ve learned lazy playing Tears of the Kingdom that I wanted to share with the class.

Thing 1: The lightroots in the Depths are located at the same places as Shrines on land. I shared this on the TOtK subreddit and I felt very smart.

Thing 2: Shooting arrows with muddle buds attached is my favorite new way to fight. The monsters do, like, half of the work for me, cause they get all confused and start fighting each other.

I just sit back and laugh and then swoop in when they are all tired out.


I am not playing this, but Mickey is. I am mentioning it because he has some bonus thing on his character that makes a really loud goofy sound that reminds me so much of the character who said, “Meh-HEH” on “The Amanda Show”.

And then my brain wants to say, “I like eggs.

Books I’m Reading that Aren’t Maeve Binchy

Wonder Woman Comic

The other day I had finished my Morning Pages and all my other morningtime chores and had some quiet time to myself, so I decided to read a comic book. As with most comics, I had little to no idea what I was getting into. ASide from the cover, of course.

And as you can see, the cover is pretty stellar.

There was also a long letter in the front of the book that described to me what I was about to read.

It was a reprint! Of a comic from 1987 where they did a redo (I think) of Wonder Woman’s origin story.

Lots of Greek mythology gave this a lot of depth.

I found it to be bold, because they didn’t even introduce her til the end.


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