Sunday, October 17, 2010

Weekend Assessment

{A Trip to Kempty Falls}











Were goats involved? Yes. (+1)
Did you eat delicious street food? Yes. (+1)
Did it make you sick? No. (+1)
Did you pee behind a rock instead of using the fearsome public toilet? Yes. (-1)
Did anyone see you? Just a nice Indian family on a picnic. (-1)
Did you take any unnecessary risks such as scaling cliffs/taunting large animals? No. (+1)
Did you make it home without losing anything? Yes. (+1)
Do you need to wash your hair? Yes. (-1)
Is there running water in your house at present? No. (-1)

Total: +1. A success.

Also worth mentioning: tiny dark chickpeas, diced tomatoes, chopped chilies, minced onion, chili salt and lots of fresh lime juice = best street food I’ve had in India so far. YUM.

18 comments:

  1. Strangely, I have been having "goat" visual lately.

    ...significance?

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  2. Oh my WORD. These are just the thing to wake to on a cold, damp, dismal Monday morning! Thank you for sharing the vibrancy. And what a spectacular weekend. (Bar being caught out with your knickers down. Whoopsy.)

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  3. Having grown up in the mountains with goats a la Heidi, I have not cared for them much until this week. But these are particularly splendid goats, I feel--the second such goat marvelousness that I have had the privilege to witness this season.

    And now I'm off to buy some limes. These are, as always, gorg (by which I mean simultaneously gorgeous, engorged, gorging, and, in some metaphysical/aesthetic sense in which beauty stops up both the time washing around me and the breath in my throat, gorge).

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  4. Do you have any idea how much I love and want a goat of my own?! Well I do and badly! Can you take one as a new pet? I hear they are fiercely loyal and even cuddle sometimes! Pics are getting better and better by the way.

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  5. I like that you had to pee behind a rock and in front of a family on a picnic. That's pretty much awesome.

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  6. I object! Goats are at least +5!

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  7. great photos...great color...great adventure
    G-R-E-A-T!!!

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  8. That does look like the best street food ever! And I think not getting sick counts for way more than 1 point, you iron stomached woman.

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  9. please explain the lemons on the bottles! xo

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  10. the shot of the ladies tea'ing is my fav I think. but also love your snack... good going not getting sick! ^ ^

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  11. Are those lemons atop the glass jars?

    It's so visually stunning.

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  12. So, those are actually wee Indian LIMES atop the glass bottles! The tea shops sell them on hot days- it's fizzy soda water, a bit of sugar, a lot of fresh-squeezed lime juice and sometimes a tiny bit of salt. Very refreshing.

    Glad you guys are with me in goat appreciation, although it sounds like Amanda has the most hands-on experience with even-toed ungulates;)

    Stephanie- in my defense I was powdering my nose behind the rock BEFORE I saw the family.

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  13. The funny thing is that when I left Milan for the place where I live now, my friends thought I was one cool adventurer. I have never thought like that about myself, just that my friends are chickens, but now that I read you blog I think I'm even less. I am just someone who moved somewhere else. This is definetly not as fascinating, tough, fun, adventurous as India. I am half an hour of train from Milan, come on!!

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  14. have you heard of the gogirl? it's essentially a tiny pink funnel (because why make it a neutral color when you can make it bright pink?!) that allows you to pee standing up, without taking your pants off. something about this post just reminded me that such a weird thing exists in the world.

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  15. bobbi- you ARE one cool adventurer! a cool adventurer whot still has access to excellent espresso, shoes.

    laura.- i had to reread your first first sentence thrice. i've heard of such things but never knew that it is PINK and called the GO-GIRL. and i still really want one of your grain silo prints that remind me of bozeman, montana. baaad.

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  16. this street food sounds amazing. peeing in front of a family = totally worth it for tiny dark chick peas with diced tomatoes and fresh lime juice. also, i am going to do some research on this gogirl...it sounds like a handy thing to have around. :)

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