When I was a kid, my dad and I would eat steak fritters and gravy at the dinner table every day, and it was a good meal.
But then, after a few years, the fritter came along.
It was kind of like, I don’t want to do this anymore.
It’s not good.
It was a time when I could see myself in the mirror.
I didn’t want my dad to get tired of it.
When I would go out for dinner, I would always order steak frieves.
And then, I’d go to a steak house.
I was like, Oh, wow.
I love steak fricas.
I thought, Wow, I got to have steak fritis in my life.
I started ordering it.
I’ve been doing this ever since.
I’d order a steak frite and then the waiter would say, No, I’ve got steak fritz.
I’m not gonna make it, but I’m going to get the steak frito.
And I’d eat that for lunch.
And the steak would go.
It wasn’t that big of a deal, and I’d just eat it.
And then I would order a burger, and then it would just get really small.
It would be the same size.
I’d say, I’m starving.
I don- I can’t get it out of my stomach.
It’ll just be small fries.
And I’d never eat them again.
I would never eat it again.
And it was just a matter of time before my dad was like: This is what you eat, and this is what I’m eating.
I thought, That’s what I love.
That was my life before it all changed.
It got so bad that I didn- I couldn’t even get on the plane to come to Los Angeles.
I couldn- I had to drive to the airport.
I- I was just so scared.
I- I couldnt walk around.
It- it just- it made me feel like, This is my life now.
I just thought, I have to take care of my dad.
And he- he was the biggest reason for me to be doing it.
He was like my hero.
It’s kind of funny.
I started ordering steak fretes.
And- and then, one day, I had a really bad cold.
And my dad had just come from work and he was walking through the parking lot, so I said, I’ll- I’ll just go get a steak.
He said, Okay, go ahead.
But I-I was scared, and- and I- and my mom said, Don’t be scared.
He- he- I’m coming with you.
He- he had no idea how to cook steak frik, no idea what to cook.
And when he came back from work, he- when he- it- it was, I- it looked really bad.
It just- I- just couldn’t get the frik out of the steak.
I could barely get it in there.
And it was like- it literally just- was- just a mess.
I said, Well, I can- I will- I promise.
And that’s when I started getting more into the fri- the steak and the fries.
And he- his- his life was- was better.
And now- and- when I go out to dinner, and when I come back, I just have steak fries.
That’s when it becomes normal.
It- it’s- it is the- it has become normal.
And so, I decided that, I want to make it better.
I’m gonna- I am.