sambar and figure skating


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Quiet evening at home last night, much of which was taken up just by helping Shobhit make sambar (a kind of Indian stew) and dosas (a flatbread made with a baking mix that only needed water and yogurt added). Lots of vegetable chopping involved, and also using a Magic Bullet blender to blend canned chopped tomatoes and chopped fresh onion for putting on the dosas. Shobhit would spread the tomato paste, and then the potatoes he boiled and seasoned, and then wrap the frying dosa around it. It basically made an Indian-style burrito.

Also we used the griddle to fry the dosas. I think this may be the first time the griddle has been used for making any of the several types of Indian flatbreads Shobhit makes.

Hey, Dad and/or Sherri! Are you reading this? I'm talking about the griddle you gave us for Christmas in 2003. And by "us" I mean all four of us kids -- we all got one of these that year -- and not Shobhit and me; this was the Christmas before I met Shobhit. Anyway, I still have it, it still works, and it still gets used regularly! I would bet $25 that I'm the only one of the four of us who still has it, too.

Reading that old journal entry, I guess all four of us got kitchen towels too. I'm probably still using those as well. This isn't due to any particular effort other than if I have something that still works, I generally see no need to replace it. It's why I still wear shirts I was wearing twenty years ago. I still have at least two shirts that used to belong to Dad, as a matter of fact.

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Anyway! Preparing that dinner took quite a bit of time. We have lots of leftovers and Danielle may be coming up tomorrow to help us finish it off. I texted her that we need to hang out again this weekend since I was with Gabriel the last two weekends in a row and they have shared custody.

Once we finally sat down to eat, along with margaritas I made because yesterday was National Margarita Day, and then we proceeded to watch the Women's long program competition of figure skating. Shobhit was up on all there was to know, and predicted quite easily that the two Russian skaters would come in first and second for the Gold and Silver medals, far ahead of whoever came third (which turned out to be Canada).

We then worked on the previous day's Washington Post (actually from the Los Angeles Times) crossword until it was solved, and I went to bed.

Oh, and a bit earlier I processed some photos, having a hell of a time getting iPhoto to work properly; it refused to see nine of the photos on my phone and I could not for the life of me figure out how to fix it. I managed a workaround by discovering you can transfer files from a mobile device to your Mac desktop using AirDrop -- I did not know that was possible. But that was done quite easily, after which I could just import those photos to iPhoto from the computer's hard drive. Voila! I finally had a photo set of yesterday's snowfall (only 14 shots, but that's okay) -- with several new contenders for DLU photos, including the ones you see here today. Almost all the photos I took yesterday morning on my way to work turned out really great.

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[posted 12:44 pm]

1:06 PM EDIT: I texted Gina and asked about the Griddle. She says it's not used regularly but she does still have it! I guess it's a good thing I didn't make that bet!

I'd still bet $5,000 that neither Angel nor Christopher still have theirs though.