Thank U India

Some things that srah likes:

  • things that are Indian
  • things that are cheap and/or free

It has been a good week to be srah!

The University I Work At's Office of Employee Health and Well-Being has come through again! Although their toning classes conflict with my Arabic schedule, they're now offering Indian Classical Dance classes on Thursdays from 12:10 to 12:40. I have been to one session and - as I'm sure you can guess - I am ready to go on stage and perform professionally any day now. In reality, I don't think half an hour a week is going to get me very far, but I'm not much of a dancer, anyway. Apparently they're offering longer, more frequent classes at the Rec Center, but I would have to pay for those. Um... I like free and infrequent classes better for now. It's just something fun to try, and the classes are low-pressure and (more importantly) the instructor doesn't seem to have very high expectations for us.

Frankly, I'm just impressed that I didn't fall over, because we've only learned how to do one step, where we step to the right and spin. So when we repeat it over and over, we all end up dizzy and clumped together on the right side of the room, trying not to run into each other. I usually try to spin in the other direction when resetting to my position on the left side of the room, just to unwind my brain. Everyone in the class looks pretty silly, which makes me feel okay about my own not-so-stellar dance moves.

Then tonight, I scammed my way into a free Indian dinner, as the friend of a friend of someone who was attending a conference on Indian philosophy and religion which was held at The University I Work At. Apparently two of my professors from Albion have come to this conference in the past, but they weren't here this year. Alas! But free food was there (spicy free food!) so I stuffed myself with the abandon of someone who knows that she would have to drive at least 45 minutes to the nearest Indian restaurant if she wanted to eat food like this again.

Which brings me to my final exciting point. I had a conversation recently that went something like this:

Me: I can't believe that space that the Hallmark store used to be in is still under construction. It's crazy. I want to see what's going in there. I've heard it's going to be a Chinese restaurant, but--
Other Person: I heard a rumor it's an Indian restaurant!
Me: ... um... I think I might have started that rumor. Out of wishful thinking.

So here I was, thinking that I am pretty cool and Srahtown is really small if I can manage to create rumors and urban legends out of thin air and perpetuate them to the point where they come back to me anonymously. I knew the restaurant had to be Chinese, no matter how hard I wished for it to be Indian and no matter what the rumors were. Two different reasonably knowledgeable sources had told us it would be Chinese. When I walked uptown today, my suspicions were confirmed by this sign on the building under construction:

BOOOOO!

Alas and alack! I thought, My blog-readers were not clapping hard enough. Lazy! Grumble grumble. Not earning their keep around here. It was a Chinese restaurant, and no amount of wishing was going to erase that sign.

But my disappointment was to be short-lived, as I discovered that the confusion over this restaurant was not based entirely on my rumor-mongering, but on the fact that a Chinese restaurant and an Indian restaurant are going to be opening soon. And what's more, the Indian restaurant - rather than uptown - is going to be less than a five minute walk from my apartment. By November, they should have the brewery-turned-New-Age-bookstore-turned-Indian-restaurant open for business, and then I will have another place in this small town to become a regular! You guys are the best clappers ever! I'm sorry I doubted you.

srah - Saturday, 22 September 2007 - 12:17 PM
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Comments (7)

gravatar Noor - September 22, 2007 - 6:32 PM -

and thank u srah because I know have that Alanis song stuck in my head!

gravatar cdp - September 22, 2007 - 7:04 PM -

That means we all have the clap! Yay for us!

gravatar Sylvie - September 24, 2007 - 9:19 AM -

Ididn't have the song in my brain till I read Noor's comment. So thanks Srah and Noor. *grumble grumble grumble*

gravatar Fraulein N - September 24, 2007 - 11:47 AM -

Thank you dis-i-llu-sion-ME-AAAAANT. Awesome.

By the by, I now also have the Clapper jingle stuck in my head.

gravatar EV - September 25, 2007 - 5:34 PM -

Indian food basically accounts for 65% of my reasons to live, as does the fact that Jersey City has a Little India. omg want saag RIGHT NOW.

gravatar srah - September 25, 2007 - 5:36 PM -

It's so exciting to learn that I will soon be getting a reason to live!

gravatar Elisabeth - September 25, 2007 - 11:50 PM -

Yay! *Clap, Clap* My adopted town's getting a Super Target.

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