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February 06, 2004

If it were real life, Apu would be the fat one

In the trauma and tedium of searching for that perfect holiday gift, every once in a while you stumble on a gem, you lucky bastard. It's a particularly special event when the giftee in question is content as can be with their unextravagant but warm fuzzy life. This past Christmas, Girl-E somehow fashioned a brilliant idea for what to get The In-Laws Who Have All They Need for Unending Bliss. She signed up all four of them (the in-laws, The Dude, herself) for an Indian cooking class at the local center for adult education. That class was last night.

All we can say is, Holy Indira. Girl-E may scarcely be able to make an omelet, but now she can make her own masala, and is undoubtedly a better woman for it. And talk about your fragrant basmati. Shee-it. They made dishes from all four distinct epicurian regions of the subcontinent, extending beyond the Northern cuisine which dominates our American restaurants. The day fried onions are discovered to be a legitimate ingredient in Indian food is a very good day indeed.

She has spent the past 12 hours with radioactive sinuses, however, and like the best of Guatemalan Insanity Peppers, the spices involved gave her unbelievably fucked up dreams last night. But while she'll probably rely on her father in-law to actually follow through on the lessons learned, it sure was bitchin. Namaste.

Posted by The Twins at February 6, 2004 10:29 AM

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i'll be right over for dinner.
shall i bring the wine?

Posted by: snowy at February 6, 2004 02:29 PM

Oh, yes indeedy.

Posted by: EV at February 6, 2004 03:28 PM

This is not directly relevant to this entry, which made me very hungry, but--what happened to Character Actor of the Week? I just got to thinking that I haven't seen it for a while. I enjoyed that feature...

Posted by: Jess at February 6, 2004 04:02 PM

Oh crap, I know, sorry. Honestly I just kinda forgot. I'll do one this weekend, I even know who it's gonna be.

Posted by: EV at February 6, 2004 04:26 PM

Congrats on the personal growth and gift giving experience which did not end in family members flinging gobs of curried rice at one another. And just an aside, you really know how to cuss with panache. That's a compliment, in case you can't tell.

Posted by: Sue at February 6, 2004 04:56 PM

And a generous compliment indeed, thank you.

Posted by: EV at February 6, 2004 04:59 PM