Monday, October 16, 2006

Thanks for the visits

I had this terrible dream that for the last six weeks I was stuck behind a desk in an office building and didn't write in my blog very much. I'm happy to report I am awake now from that nightmare. I'm ba-a-a-a-a-ck!

There was a small awards ceremony over the weekend to celebrate the 10,000th visitor to this blog, complete with a golden fleece statue. You'll notice the number is off, because no one actually caught on until the 10,304th person visited. It's better this way somehow.

There was a lot of food consumed at the festivities including a new snack I discovered at an Indian shop called "Haldiram's Chana Jor Garam" (Spicy black gram snack) Which I am now addicted to. I don't know what "black gram" is but it reminds me of pumpkin seeds. They also had Top Ramen style instant noodles but in curry and masala flavors but I haven't tried those yet.

What's happening this week in the Free World? I am going to send off a few packages for some Craftster swaps, including some Kool-Aid yarn dying kits. Because of this, I will share my instructions with you as well! Bonus feature - dying with Wilton's icing gels too!

This reminds me, I didn't exactly get any cake this weekend. Shouldn't a big celebration to honor the end of a crap job and the 10,304th visitor include cake? And that reminds me, I should get up and start working out again.

5 comments:

sopranospinner said...

Nice to have you back! Wanna go to Stick and Stone on Friday? Come on, you know you do...

MrsFife said...

Here's a picture of dried chana for you: http://www.ohtsuya.com/photo/Braccchana.jpg
It might be what you'd call chickpeas.

And would you be talking about these: http://www.nestle.in/PreparedDishes_CookingAids.aspx?OB=3&id=31
when you say "instant soups"? Althought these are noodles and not soups, of course.

Anonymous said...

Glad your back! now my checking in 3 times a day won't be in vain :)

AR said...

Congrats!

Star said...

soprano - yes.I will comment on your blog shortly.

mrsfife - thanks for the info! They are noodles, I guess they look like soups. Silly me. I should have also mentioned that the woman in the store talked me into buying a sweet and hot sauce to add to the noodles. She said they HAD to be eaten that way!

Thanks weaver and ar. You brighten my day.