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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.

Who am I? A twentysomething working fulltime in Knoxville, Tenn. See my site for more.

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  • Happy Birthday to me!
  • Costa Rica!
  • Thank you for all your lovely comments
  • Stuck in a tree and other nonadventures
  • Ouch
  • The New Year comes, ho hum
  • Me and Ms. Norah Jones, and other such pleasantries
  • Where does the time go?
  • Let the fun begin [again]
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    chai at six
    Pink and grey
    Lucky you! You've been privy to my redesign. What do you think of the new site? Let me know.

    Once I make sure the colors aren't too garish and the site isn't too wide on a regular screen, I will transfer the whole site over. A laptop screen is not always the best testing station.

    It's my first time dealing purely in CSS. I'm not the best CSS coder and have been used several style sheets and TopStyle Lite to help me out.

    Do you think it's pretty?

    Posted by Jigsha at 10/01/2006 03:15:00 AM | link to entry | 0 comments

    Happy Birthday to me!
    I turned 24 a few days ago. I documented my day for my RandomThis at work and Saul took some photos of the surprise dinner later that night. The flowers from my Mum and the night at Nama made the whole day.

    Posted by Jigsha at 2/26/2006 04:34:00 PM | link to entry | 0 comments

    Costa Rica!
    Kent and I visited Costa Rica in December. It was a terrific time. You can look at the photos from our trip here.

    I sort of have regular Internet access at home now, so you may find me blogging somewhat frequently again now.

    Thanks for your patience!

    Posted by Jigsha at 2/19/2006 04:09:00 PM | link to entry | 0 comments

    Thank you for all your lovely comments
    I've been very happy to receive emails from people encouraging me to continue blogging. It's not like I had purposely stopped -- it's just that I hate getting online at home (crappy dial up). Plus, since I can tell Kent all my stories, it seems like I don't need this outlet to share my happy times.

    But, I will try and write more often if I can.

    We just got back from Nashville late last night. I was there for a conference on blogging. It was really interesting being there. I saw first hand how big the egos are of bloggers. Damn. Kent doesn't think blogs amount to much, and so it was interesting arguing with him in the car on our drive there about the value or lack thereof of blogs.

    Anyhow, we got to eat at an Ethiopian restaurant and Thai restaurant while there. The Ethiopian cuisine was interesting. I hadt been wanting to try Injera for the longest time. I don't think I'll have that craving again. Injera is this spongy flat bread that is where the stews "relish" is placed on. You take the injera and scoop up the stew (very similar to Indian cooking). The first couple of bites were interesting. I liked it. But then, my mind got control of my sensory palatte and I realized the smooth, spongy texture of injera did not please me one bit. I think the appearance of it too (almost like honeycomb tripe) made me not enjoy it.

    I did finish most of it up, however. All these reflections came toward the end, when I realized what was going on.

    Ok, I seem to have wandered off in thought, so I'll end here.

    Posted by Jigsha at 5/09/2005 12:37:00 PM | link to entry | 2 comments

    Stuck in a tree and other nonadventures
    I wonder if I should keep with the blog. My posts are now monthly and there is no natural way to even begin a new post.

    I was in Chattanooga this evening visiting my very lovely friend Dharmisha. Her sister made this really good chicken dish ans her kaki made some great mutter-paneer. Good stuff! yum. I brought some back for Kent and he loved it.

    Chad and I went for a walk yesterday afternoon with Isaac. Isaac played with the other doggies, while Chado and I talked and caught up on our lives. Hopefully we'll resume our adventure happenings again. But it seems that where ever we are, adventure finds us. Walking along the lake in Sequoyah Hills Park, I saw a tree that seemed easy to climb. So I climbed it. Chad followed thereafter. And Isaac, the wonderdog wanted to follow us too. So he tried a once or twice to run up the tree and Chado held onto his collar tryins to assist. After a few failed attempts, Isaac managed to climb up the tre. We all looked in amazement. Sweet happy Isaac had climbed a tree, We sat there a while, hanging out, talkihng. We had a few passerbys show their amazement of Isaac in the tree.

    After a while, we needed to get down; that was the tricky part. We didn't know how Issac would get down. So finally, after much ruminating, Chado managed to jump down while I helt onto Isaac. Then Chad helped Isaac down. I came down last, holding the tree for dear life, as I did. An adeventure for sure.

    I've been lucky to see many other friends recently. A lovely walk and dinner with Elizabeth and a very drawn-out, but fun, game of Cricket with Chris.

    Friday, I'll be in Dallas. This will be the tailend of my fellowship, which began when I visited San Diego last January.

    Other briefs: I had a super birthday. Kent took me to a fancy tapas restaurant and got me paints and canvasses; I got promoted that same day. Valentines Day was special and sweet and I have a funky bright red teapot to match my china.

    Parting thought: As usual, life is good.

    Posted by Jigsha at 3/15/2005 12:23:00 AM | link to entry | 1 comments

    Ouch
    Life the past couple of months has been a whirlwind experienece. Lots is going on.

    I was in Memphis in December as part of the naturalization process.

    The new year was spent in Atlanta. This was a big surprise for me, as I had imagined new year's eve to be plai and dull. But Kent tricked me into believing we were going to Lenoir City and instead, and instead swept me away to Atlanta.

    Atlanta rocked. Got to hang out with Amit and Deepa bhabhi. Also got to have coffee with Nisha. And Kent and I hung out at Little Five Points and Virginia Highland. It was such a wonderful surprise; we had a terrific time.

    More traveling ensued in January. I visited Nisha in Michigan the weeked of the M.L.K. day. Met her friend Amisha there. The last week of January, I spent a lovely, love-filled, relaxful week in Rolla visiting my folks.

    Rolla was wonderful as always. I baked a carrot cake with pineapple for my dad's birthday and watched 'The Aviator' with Leonardo DiCaprio. I recommend it whol heartedly.

    So now February is here. Let's see what 2005 has going for it. I know my mouth is going to be sore after having my jaws bound in rubber bands. No snacking or grazing on food for a while. Ouch.

    Posted by Jigsha at 2/02/2005 08:25:00 PM | link to entry | 1 comments