Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Big and A Little Thing

Today was the 73rd anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's death. Atatürk is a big deal here. He's the founder of the Turkish Republic. Take your feelings of pride towards George Washington and multiply it by a lot.

Here's a brief article from Today's Zaman about the importance of the day.

"There will also be a ceremony at Dolmabahçe Palace, where Ataturk died at 9:05 a.m. Regardless of where they are, people are supposed to observe a moment of silence at 9:05 a.m. on this day every year. Flags across the country will be flown at half-staff." 

It's a big moment, and people/cars/everything stops. I wish I had taken a picture of it but I wasn't outside and forgot until it was too late. I'll try next year.

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In unrelated news, for those of you who read about my Cooking Fail, you might be interested in seeing this picture of the beautiful chicken that I grilled tonight.



Oh yeah. It's juicy, not pink, spiced to perfection, and tender enough to shred. The outside wasn't overcooked either. This was the first piece of chicken I have ever grilled in my entire life. And I did it all by myself and without a recipe. I am honestly really proud of myself. It's the little things, you know?

4 comments:

  1. Wow! You are absolutely amazing. How do you do it?

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  2. Dry rub with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook on a medium heat with olive oil and fresh garlic. Ta Da!

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  3. Your whole life has been a recipe for pan grilled chicken :) I don't always cook, but when I do it is generally pan grilled chicken... (said with a sultry foreign accent) and when I say foreign I mean Texan...

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