Your leaking thatched hut during the restoration of a pre-Enlightenment state.

 

Hello, my name is Judas Gutenberg and this is my blaag (pronounced as you would the vomit noise "hyroop-bleuach").



links

decay & ruin
Biosphere II
Chernobyl
dead malls
Detroit
Irving housing

welcome to the collapse
Clusterfuck Nation
Peak Oil

got that wrong
Paleofuture.com

appropriate tech
Arduino μcontrollers
Backwoods Home
Fractal antenna

fun social media stuff


Like asecular.com
(nobody does!)

Like my brownhouse:
   another Indian option with Thai
Sunday, January 5 2014
After Sunday morning coffee, Gretchen and I met our friend E & S at a new Indian restaurant on Albany Avenue close to La Florentina. (On the way we stopped at Petsmart for cat food and a possible doggy jacket for Ramona, but they were sold out of nearly everything that didn't have a Gangnam Style theme.) The new place is called India Garden and for some reason it also serves Thai food (indeed, the Maître d' looked more Thai than Indian). There was a buffet which was acceptable to everyone but Gretchen, who ordered from the menu. She ordered the Tandoori cauliflower, which came out on a flamboyantly-sizzling skillet. I never liked Tandoori chicken back when I ate meat and wasn't surprised when Gretchen was disappointed with it. I also think the pakoras contained egg, cheese, or both, and not in a way that made me want to discontinue being vegan. Overall, though, the buffet food was good. So now we have another convenient local Indian food option.
E & S have been having trouble with their weekend place in Woodstock again, this time a result of the extreme cold. The pipe connecting their well to the rest of their plumbing has frozen somewhere underground beneath their house, a problem that seems difficult to solve by any means other than waiting it out. When something similar happened to our well back in the winter of 2004, we hired a well guy who came out and managed to thaw it open by detaching the well pump from inside the casing and then spraying hot water up the pipe, a procedure that cost us $400 and led me to insulate the dorsal surface of that pipe in the spring of 2005.


For linking purposes this article's URL is:
http://asecular.com/blog.php?140105

feedback
previous | next