Sunday, November 08, 2009

how to get the numbers up

Ha - now I know that if I want a lot of comments, I have to give something away. Plain old bribery! I'll give the left coast a chance to post and then tomorrow, after I get back from the doctors' appointments with Marty, I'll pick a number out of a basket and let you know who has won the scarf. I loved reading all of your comments ; they warmed my heart and made me laugh. Glad I make you laugh once in a while (you're the only ones - my family doesn't think I'm funny and compared to them, I'm not). I find that laughter is all too rare in my life these days; I mean the kind of laughter that makes you fall over in hysterical giggles. A few special friends, my kids, and a couple of cousins make me feel like that -- and then there is my brother Jon. Ever since we were kids (he's 9 years younger than I) all we had to do was look at each other and we'd get hysterical (usually at the dinner table, to my mother's consternation). To this day, it hasn't changed. He lives about 7 hours away, so we rarely see each other -- but when we do, we laugh. It is a happy sound. This afternoon I was in the studio moving tables and hanging artwork and generally trying to clean up. The effort will continue for the rest of the week after the morning appointments Mon-Tues and after a Wed. annual b.d. lunch with an old friend. I do not expect to get a job offer as a food stylist, based on these pictures, which were taken mid-meal. Dinner was delicious (although not as good as lunch the other day). But pretty damn good! Sambar with vada, which are lentil donuts. Usha taught me that you put them in the sambar to eat them, but you can put idly or rice in also, if you prefer. I like either the vada or the idly with it. Coconut chutney, tamarind chutney, raita, papadams, and vegetable samosas, which came out of the oven after I took the picture. I ate too much and Marty loved the sambar, which I didn't expect. That's the breaking news and with that, I shall say ta ta till tomorrow.

10 comments:

Gerrie said...

Reva - you don't need to make a lot of numbers. Just google random number generator and you will find apps for giving you a truly random #.

Eva said...

Gerrie, you took away R.'s pleasure of printing a sheet of paper, cutting it and applying calligraphic numbers...
Now. Idly. J makes me laugh a lot. I love it! But my first husband, the Turkish guy, was very funny, too. Sometimes. He tried to explain what he could not say in German, by making gestures; once he put a question. I wasn't sure about the answer and hestitated. He kept gesturing and gasped: "Awa, tell me, quick! My arms are getting tired!"

Ginny Gaskill said...

I have so enjoyed your blog this last year. I don't think I will ever get to 1000 posts. Congratulations!!!

Sujatha said...

I am so amazed !! you actually did make the sambhar...looks good ...ok ..I want dinner at your place!!

Happy eating and Happy Sounds of Laughter!!

Beverly said...

Mmmm- the dinner looks wonderful. I'm not familiar with sanbar, though- guess I'll have to pay attention next time I am eating Indian out.

Too bad you don't get to see your brother more often- everyone needs someone who can make you fall over laughing.

Deanna said...

I recently purchased your wonderful book and it has inspired me to print my own fabric. I'm wanting to use it to make purses and tote bags. Here is a Flickr set of some of my surface design experiments (so far): http://www.flickr.com/photos/enchiladaplate/sets/72157622597508175/

I'm really looking forward to trying some deconstructed silkscreen!

I look forward to reading more on your blog!

Jill said...

Oh oops did I miss it? I read your blog every day and enjoy seeing what you are working on.

Jill

amy said...

The food looks yummy! I have a cookbook of vegetarian Indian recipes and get obsessed with it several times a year and we eat Indian 5 out of 7 days. :)

Linda Branch Dunn said...

O. Now I'm HUNGRY. Post recipes! If you come to Cambridge, I will take you out to my favorite Indian restaurant. Just had brunch there yesterday. mmmm. I wanted to stay all afternoon.

Judy said...

yuummmmmmm, yummmmmmm, yummmmm: stop with the food Rayna! Holy Cow, I'm gaining weight just reading your blog!
my son-in-law is one of the funniest people I've ever met....he keeps us all in stitches most of the time.

xo

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