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winter wonderland
ok, i'm a flake but we all already knew that. I slept the afternoon away after returning from the laundry. At 8pm I headed outdoors. I had planned to trim my hair and clean up and go out to the December edition of bad ass burlesque.

Untrimmed and unfed I was still unsure if I would grab a naan and kebab and eat on the subway or if I would only go eat. Once outside I saw that it was snowing. Suddenly I knew my destination: Tibetan Yak. Who know better than Tibetans how to make food appropriate for eating on a snowing evening. I got my usual rolled noodle soup and some lamb curry. Sorry ladies of Bad Ass Burlesque. Hope your evening was a smashing success.

Waiting for the food I browsed the new issue of Migyul. Once again I find myself reaching for tissue to quickly damp and hide my tears. Damn. Between the very lovely voluptuous young Nepali and Tibetan women in the restaurant and the stories of hope and optimism for this culture in exile my emotions always get all stirred up. The article that bushwhacked me this time is the recount of Kelsang Dolma Dodin's run in the recent NYC marathon.

Sigh. As long as those Commies are being cooperative capitalists I guess we overlook their political and human rights transgressions. Just realized that the year of "liberation" in Tibet is the same as that in Cuba: 1959. Strange juxtaposition.

Yoiks. It's 1am. In 4 hours I am scheduled to start work. Start is relative, since for the last 1/2 hour I've been rebuilding a hard drive in New Jersey. Wonders of telecommuting but I try to balance these hours of working after hours with time spent browsing the thrifts of nyc during work hours.

I wonder if there is snow on the ground.

laters lovelies.

Current Mood: sleepy sleepy
Current Music: Teresa Stratas singing The Unknown Kurt Weill

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shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: December 20th, 2004 06:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I have never eaten noodle soup,unless you mean chicken and noodle soup. I like tomato soup with a grilled cheese when there is snow on the ground.
From: wrayb Date: December 20th, 2004 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

oodle noodle

oh shaye this noodle soup is so very good. they make the noodles fresh and by hand and do it so well. the noodles are like inch long thin cowrie shells.

the tibetans have spent ages perfecting this light but luscious stew of a soup. it is called Gutse Rithuk:
Hand-rolled tibetan pasta cooked in a country lamb stew with daikon radish and spinach. I just read that it is from the High Plateau. i wish i could bring you some. maybe there are tibetans in Indiana. isn't it flat like a plateau?

then there are days when tomato soup and grilled cheese this the spot. the soup of my youth for winter is potato soup with milk broth but i cannot do dairy any more so that is best left a memory of long ago.

ooh. no broadband. you have my condolences.

shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: December 20th, 2004 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: oodles of noodles make Kunga angry...gawd.

It sounds interesting...I should try some,broaden my horizons,for once. Speaking of Tibetans and Indiana,Bloomington to be specific, where I am at the moment.There are many Tibetans here....in fact the Dalai Lamas brother is a professor at the University,I.U.,and there is a Tibetan Shrine not too far off campus. Richard Gere came to the opening/premiere/christening and that excited everyone more than the fact that the Dalai Lama was also in town for the same event. I have been to the shrine and it is peaceful and eerie. I went to High School with 2 of the DL's nephews...one of them sold my friend heroin under the guise that it was hash...omg...when my friend complained that he got sick Kunga punched him! I guess all that harmony did not rub off...oh well. Now the 3 nephews run the 2 Tibetan restaraunts in town,The Snow Lion

I wish I had broadband....so I could download 24/7.....wasting time is such a precious gift.
From: wrayb Date: December 25th, 2004 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: do the hustle make Kunga angry...gawd.

oh, i thought opium was their investment base, i guess i am just not up with the modern times.
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