YOU CAN LEARN ALMOST ANYTHING ON YouTube! It's amazing. Here is the short but life saving list of things I have watched videos and then taught myself how to do on YouTube:
1) Make Cacio e Pepe properly. I watched an Italian chef, speaking Italian, perform this delicious feat and then repeated it promptly with wild success.
2) Install the child trailer attachment to my bicycle. It was overwhelming and it took me a LONG time to find a video that showed the right way to do it, but when I finally did the actual installation took me about four minutes. And I felt like a super hero.
3) Locate a wall stud. Use that wall stud to locate ALL the wall studs in the room. The majority of standard wall studs are 16 inches apart. Did you know this? I do now. Also, 2x4s are ACTUALLY only 1.5x3.5. Why lie construction industry? Why lie?
4) Install a drywall anchor. Remove a drywall anchor.
That's it so far. But seriously, all of those things I could never have done without YouTube. I would have paid someone to do them for me. It's also worth noting that I used to be a person who flat out refused to watch videos on the computer. My friends would send me links to things and I would respond "I will never watch this. Why do you bother?" Oh, to think of all the years of learning I have missed. Never again!
Maybe I will find an amazing chopping video and post it here. Maybe we can all learn how to properly dice a mire poix! In the meantime I will enjoy this amazing California Chili.