#tbt: “Bedrock”

Major throwback today. Remember when Lil Wayne was still in his prime and invited all his Young Money friends to make a fantastically ridiculous song that’s hilariously great (Drake’s Ricky Bobby shoutout and Nicki’s whole verse) and absolutely nonsensical (Gudda’s grocery bag line)? The best.

 

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#tbt Buy U A Drank

Sorry for my extended blogging hiatus! Things have been busy lately but I hope this gem of a #tbt music video will make up for my prolonged absence. Lately I’ve been listening almost exclusively to the new commercial-free 90s and early 2000s R&B/Hip-Hop radio station in the Twin Cities, Hot 102.5. While it’s no Tite at Nite, it’s pretty legit and the lack of commercials is absolutely magnificent.

#tbt: Spaghetti Squash through the Ages

During a recent Pinterest-stalking session, I noticed that my dear friend, Sarah, had pinned a plethora of Spaghetti Squash recipes. This harkened back to memories of my college days, when another dear friend, Sara, harbored a bit of an obsession over the same variety of gourd. In addition to an extensive photo shoot of herself wearing a leopard print furry jacket posing with a gigantic Spaghetti Squash, Sara has provided a few different Spaghetti Squash recipes on her fantastic blog.

With all these dreams of Spaghetti Squash dancing in my head, I decided it was finally time for me to try this allegedly miraculous fruit. Sarah, Carl, and I decided to try making one .

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After Carl and I picked up the very last Spaghetti Squash at Lund’s, we went over to Sarah’s to commence our cooking. Due to our previous Pinteresting, we had a few different recipes that we consulted, but it turned out to be super easy and we ended up pretty much winging it.

To prepare the Spaghetti Squash, you need to fully cook it. This can be done in the microwave, but we opted to bake it since that’s what the recipe suggested. Simply set the whole squash in a baking pan with about a centimeter of water in the bottom. Poke a few holes in the squash to allow steam to escape, then bake it at 375 F for about an hour. You’ll know it’s done when you can stab it easily with a knife.

Once it comes out of the oven, let it cool for a couple minutes, then cut it in half. There will be seeds in the middle, so scoop those out. Then use a fork to scrape out all the little “spaghetti” strands that make up the flesh of the squash.

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From this point, you can really do whatever you want with the squash: traditional red sauce, alfredo, bake it with cheese, or any other type of pasta preparation. We sauteed our Spaghetti Squash with butter, garlic, rosemary, basil, salt and pepper and then topped it with parmesan. Simple, easy, and delicious!

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#tbt: Lil Wayne’s Infamous PSA

Shortly after Steve Jobs’ death in 2011, Lil Wayne released this epic video, or PSA as he calls it, that starts out as a reflection on Jobs’ life and legacy. From there, he ventures into a plethora of subjects, including underage obesity, purple drank, skating, tattoos (check out 10:12 for a life-changing image), being the first rapper to buy a Bugatti, and believing in yourself, among many many other things. Do yourself a favor and watch the entire thing; you won’t regret it.

If you’re a loser and don’t want to spend 28 minutes and 38 seconds watching this beautiful piece of art, check out Spin’s summary of it here.