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So small our world

Last night Mr F dragged me to an official Meet Up dinner for getting to know what Albuquerque has to offer. I went, because it not only involved food, but the food was Ayurvedic. Gotta love that, and learn more.

This dinner took place far from our usual stomping grounds. However, this restaurant has several locations, one near us which we've been wanting to go to.

There were eight of us at the dinner. One guy arrived on bike, so I knew he had to be a diehard bicyclist. When I asked how far he had ridden, he said something like a couple of blocks. He had ridden the bus and his bike to get to this dinner.

Even better. I asked him if he'd taken the metro area's current transportation survey, and he said yes. I was bummed because I wanted to get yet one more person to take it. Nevertheless, it was good to know he had.

We started talking, found out we both live in the same neighborhood. He asked me if I knew this woman, Nora, who's really into rail transportation. I started to say no, then he interrupted and asked me if I was the woman with whom he had just friended on Facebook.

Oh my god, yes! I'm Nora! Or rather, Nancy.

Two weeks ago, we both posted pleas on the New Mexico Rail Runner's Fan page to get people to contact their legislators about saving the RR's weekend service. We were writing each other back and forth about updates happening.

We had both been at that transportation meeting where the politicians proposed to cancel weekend service for the Rail Runner.

What a small world.

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mollywog
Feb. 1st, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
Oh!
Glad to hear you had an interesting time at dinner. How did the food taste? Stuff like this really interests me ever since I worked with all the Chinese ladies. They had cookbooks that told them what sorts of food to cook for different ailments, what herbs to use, stuff like that.
(ETA I'm sending you a PM with my name so you can friend me on Facebook if you'd like!)
(Second ETA, never mind, I just saw you have a link to your page here, so I'll send you a friend's request!)

Edited at 2010-02-01 06:08 am (UTC)
lost_tumbleweed
Feb. 1st, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
Re: Oh!
Molly! So cool on the FB connection. :) I've been wanting to ask you, but didn't want to push it. Some people don't want to be on FB. Is it too weird to say that I've always thought that if I ever make it up to Seattle again, I'd love to get together with you? It's true. :)

The Ayurvedic meal was excellent. We had a sampler plate. We didn't learn much about what it entails or the philosophy behind it. Turns out this gathering was a lure to go to an Ayurvedic cooking class this coming Saturday. $50 per person. Tam wanted to go, but when he heard the cost, he decided against it. We can always read about it and experiment, right?
mollywog
Feb. 1st, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh!
I'd totally love to meet you some day as well!
Too bad they didn't teach you a little bit at that meal! I used to get SO frustrated because all the Chinese lady's cookbooks were in, well, Chinese and even that lady that spoke the best English could't translate most of the ingredients to English because she never learned the English words for some of it. And some of it probably doesn't even HAVE English names except for it's some kind of bark or leave or something. We don't cook with most of that stuff!
lost_tumbleweed
Feb. 2nd, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh!
That would be frustrating not knowing how to translate the ingredients! Yet fun that you had such an interesting experience. It sounds like it was dun, too.
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