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Why chai at six? Because growing up, my family and I would have chai every evening. Those moments of my youth are among my most favorite memories.

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    chai at six
    I found out today a coworker of mine, who joined our place of employment after me, has bought a house! I was not expecting that. I tend to think that the two of us are following a similar path in terms of our careers. Aside from sharing similar demographics, we're both from bigger cities and both have a decent sense of what we hope to accomplish one day.

    So the fact that she's beginning to plant roots here is a little startling. What was that I was saying in the beginning " ... two or three years in Knoxville then move on. You can't settle down quite yet." But ironically enough, I'm also beginning to grow roots here too: I've cemented some fond friendships; have been hanging out with a most awesome person; have accumulated some furniture; and through it all, I've slowly been loosening my heartstrings. Leaving this place is going to be a bitch. As I wrote a little earlier, this so wasn't meant to happen.

    I always thought Knoxville would be a transitionary place — one of many cities I would stay awhile in while I toured the world and experienced life. So the fact that coworkers who came here after me — many not originally from the area — are getting married, having babies and buying houses is a little unnerving.

    But onto other better things. Why live in the future — I'm all about the now. Ha!

    Life has been extraordinairly pleasant the past week. Lots of adventures have been had. Today we made it to the cornmaze, where we only got lost inside the maze. Arun, Elizabeth, Kent and I got lost in Maple Lane Farm's Garfield maze and found our way out in a little over a hour. Quite a bit of fun was had.

    I watched Garden State again this week. Loved it more so this time as I caught some references I'd missed the first time around. You should watch it. I love the soft voice that Zach Braff speaks in. Almost whisper-like.

    Tomorrow (or later today), Lowell and I will be going hiking and camping to Slick Rock Creek in North Carolina. I first went there with him last year and fell in love with the place, despite falling down twice in the creek [See related posting]. I've got to get home and sleep for like four hours before venturing off into the mountains again.

    So, as usual, more later.

    Posted by Jigsha at 10/11/2004 02:25:00 AM | link to entry |

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