End of the month speeding ticket

Today I broke the 1st commandment of speeding – never speed at the end of the month. Today on my way to Corning I got slapped with my 1st ever speeding ticket for going 87mph in a 65mph zone. I was definitely speeding, although I’m pretty sure I was going 80-85mph. I will unfortunately plead guilty and pay whatever large fine I get dished out, but not without first looking for loopholes and cooking up a conspiracy theory. The cop already knew from running my license plates that I was driving a rental car from out of state. This means it’s a pretty safe bet that I won’t return to New York to contest the ticket. So if he exaggerates my speed (20mph over), I get a much more expensive ticket which I am likely to pay. I didn’t want to question him and get myself in more trouble. Anyway, since I have an IL license hopefully the ticket won’t find it’s way onto my permanent record.

Tonight Suelin, Mat, and I attempted to make our own sushi, and it actually came out great!

Making sushi

My parents gave me a bunch of sushi making supplies last year for Christmas, and I finally got around to using them. The main reason I hadn’t used them earlier was that I was concerned I was going to eat bad fish and kill myself. But after a lot of looking I found a sushi-grade fish distributor in Boston – Sea to You. We had a book describing what to do which was helpful, but we had no idea how much of the different ingredients we needed. It turned out that rice was the limiting factor for us. Surprisingly, the rolls use only a very small amount of the vegetables. The following amounts will make 3-4 rolls and some sashimi and use up all of the fish and rice:

  • 1lb sushi fish
  • 4 cups prepared rice
  • My Christmas list:

  • Volkl Karma 177cm
  • Goretex gloves (my old ones are being held together with duct tape)
  • New deburring file