A quick afternoon post for your reading pleasure.
I forgot to share a story from the weekend with you that may also serve as a warning. The simple message: Don’t put saki in the microwave.
It was Friday night and I was hanging out at dedicated reader/commenter Rosie’s house. It was just me and him until three other guys showed up. They had been eating sushi at some restuarant. They decided to bring home a couple bottles of saki to add to our drinking menu.
You can’t drink saki at room temperature, so we decided to heat it up. Boiling water on the stove and setting the bottle in the water would be the practical way, but not the easiest or fastest. They decided to use the microwave. They used a glass beer mug and filled it up about half way with saki before putting it in the microwave. Rosie and I were into a very intense game of “Mario and Sonic at the Olympics” on the Wii. The next thing we heard was a very, very loud PUFF sound. To me it sounded like someone dropped a heavy bag of dog food or something.
I went into the kitchen to see the look that said “What the hell just happend?” on three faces. What had happened is, as soon as one of the guys pulled the mug out of the microwave, the saki exploded like a mushroom cloud. Saki was covering the ceiling and cabinet. You know when you boil water with out a lid and the moisture builds up either on the ceiling or the overhang of the stove and turns to water and drops back down? That’s what was on the ceiling. There was droplets of saki in a perfect circle above the mug. It was an amazing experience, or experiment. WE thought about calling Mythbusters after we couldn’t find an explanation after we Googled “saki, microwave, explosion.”
Moral of the story, when you want to drink warm saki, take your time and use the perferred method of heating it on the stove.
Nevertheless, the saki was fantastic that night.
As for tonight, It’s Game No. 2 for Team River City tonight at 8:35. On the schedule is our most heated rival, Secure Morgage. It’s our most heated rival because, for the most part, we are all friends with each other and we also seem to play the closest games. Last year, we played three times and all three came down to the final shot. We lost the first game of the year to them but then beat them in the second meeting and in the playoffs. Tonight should be no different. I just hope I can make a few shots without having to get help from the bank.
GO TEAM RIVER CITY!!!