Cooking with Jason

Sunday, August 07, 2005

No small miracle

I got an A- in fish. Not just an A-, but a very solid 93%, at the upper end of the A- range.

As you might recall from this post, there's a widespread belief that Chef Clark does not give out A's... I'm sure that's a bit of an exaggeration, just as he told us he wouldn't post our grades until Christmas. Still, though, I'm more prouder of this grade than any of my first five.

My performance on Day 7, during which I scored a cumulative 99% on the tests which comprised 50% of my grade, was what really pulled me through -- on daily performance, I scored an 86%, good on its own for a B. Of course, I stand by my belief that the daily grades are incredibly subjective and only marginally rooted in reality. But that's enough on that subject, and I'll take the A- with no complaints.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Like what are my skills?

I owe you a post about my dinner last Thursday at Megu, but with school starting up tomorrow it's going to have to wait. My full knife kit is ready to go, the uniform is in order, and my bag is packed. There's so much stuff to print off for Skills I that I ran out of paper tonight. Not to worry; I got to the most important stuff and will pick up some more paper tomorrow after class.

In anticipation of my first day of Skill Development I, I leave you with the following:

Napoleon Dynamite: Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills. You know, like nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, computer hacking skills...

Brilliant movie.