Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Opus 2021-084: Pesky Popcorn

Have you ever made popcorn in the microwave?  Do you get frustrated by all the kernels that don’t go “pop”?  Let me give you some alternatives.  My suggestions are for those who buy popcorn in bulk, by the pound, not those who buy it pre-bagged and seasoned.  If it is prepped for you then accept that you are cared for.

If you measure it out into a microwave popper, only make popcorn on rare occasions and don’t really want that much, then just accept the reality of the situation.  It isn’t worth the stress.  Let it go.  Just accept the fact that those unpopped kernels did not identify as popcorn.

Suppose that you are one of those people who only make popcorn once a month and you seem to have a lot of stuff left in the bottom of the pan.  One of the things I did with this was stop the microwave and pour out the corn that was popped, leaving the rebels in the bottom.  I would then nuke them some more.  I would repeat this process until almost everything had blown up.  It takes some time but it is the principle of the thing.

I found that popcorn is relatively low calorie and has a lot of fiber.  Let me qualify that, popcorn itself is low in calories but I can’t say that for all the butter you drown it in.  I found a few low calorie things I could do to make it taste better and started eating more of it.  Being cheap, I found that all that unpopped corn left me feeling like a failure.  I decided to experiment.  I left the unprocessed kernels in the bowl and next time I measured out popcorn to prepare I would add the left over from the previous batch.  I would continue this because eventually it pops or turns to charcoal.  It worked.  Over time I would even have sessions where everything popped except one or two.

If you have known this all your life please don’t shatter my illusion of being creative.  I like to think I am on the cutting edge.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.