Posting in a weblog that nobody reads may seem like an exercise in futility, but I hope that one day, someone actually does find these ramblings 1)mildly entertaining and 2)useful.
In food news, I tried takout pad thai from the new Thai place at 339 Lexington Ave (@ 39th), Red Curry, and was sorely disappointed. There was NO SALT. How do you make food without salt? In India, that’s practically a cardinal sin. The pad thai was bland, hard to choke down, until I finally grabbed my shaker and went to town. When the fried tofu appetizer is more tasty than the main dish, you know there’s a problem! I didn’t really like the pad thai at Jaiya either, and I wonder if I’ve been spoiled by the version I always ordered back home at Phan Shin? I think I’m biased.
I broke down and got a facebook page; now I have a “social networking site” matched set. I still don’t feel particularly socially networked, though.
It’s funny, but when I was visiting my parents in Ohio last month, a friend of the family, Rajib Uncle*, actually suggested I start up a blog about living here. Now that I’ve done it, I haven’t actually told him or anyone else from the desi community. Oops. Sort of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it? “I’m going to start writing about life in the Big Apple…and tell no one I’m doing so.”
*He’s like the “cool uncle,” and half the time I forget to tack on the respectful title. Mom does not approve. Heh.