Great country song - Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That by Dolly Parton.
After almost two weeks here, I can say that I like Roanoke, Virginia.
The traffic is good, there is something of a downtown night life scene, lots
of great restaurants, friendly people with a great Southern attitude, and
the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains everywhere around.
Here is a list of all the four letter words with three syllables
that I could think of - Idea, Ohio, Ikea, Oreo, and Area.
Remember how people kept used, empty liquor bottles in college? Like they
would stack Captain Morgain and Absolut bottles on the wall or above the
cupboards? What if smokers did that with packs and cartons of cigarettes.
You can still smoke cigarettes in the Waffle Houses here. Seems like a few
people come in every morning to my Roanoke local WaHo and just order a
coffee and smoke their cigarettes.
More about why I like this American town in Virginia... The industrial
areas are familiar to me. I can guess where a road ends or turns, and I know
what a family-owned restaurant looks like.
Back to Atlanta tomorrow night. A special Thank You to my blog reader Mary who pointed
me towards The HomePlace Restaurant a few miles outside of Roanoke. I went there tonight and
had a full Southern meal of unlimited fried chicken, green beans, pinto beans,
and cinnamon apples for just $13. It was truly delicious and a great setting.
My video clip Jaywalking in India was recently purchased by a television network. The station is called Current TV. You can watch it on DirecTV (366), Dish (169), Time Warner (local), and Comcast (107). Current is a great network that features small viewer-created shows about a variety of topics. It has a very liberal bias.
I will be in New York City from October 24th to November 15th. If you can help me find a bedroom to sublet during this time, please email me. I want to find something in Manhattan with a refrigerator, microwave, bathroom, and nearby subway.
And now, here is a video clip of me juggling last week at Reid's lake house.
Jelly is casual coworking. We invite people to work from our home for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of.
Now Kristyn Shayon is helping to bring Jelly to Atlanta on Friday, October 19th. If you live in the Atlanta area and you have a flexible work schedule, you should totally check it out. Click here to register for free.
Friday, October 19th 2007
Octane Coffee Bar
1009-B Marietta Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318
I have attended Jelly at Amit's apartment in Manhattan a few times. It was always a fun experience to work on my laptop in the new company of savvy, outgoing people.
Eating with my hands. Handling my food was a deeply satisfying form
The heat. How can I miss something which annoyed and discomforted
me so much? I miss the heat that you walk into - out of the airplane, or
onto the 6th story balcony, or inside a crowded train. The heat came that from
the sun, the humidity from the ocean, and the warmth from all the people.
Chai. Why not have some tea? When you need to talk, need to
think, or just need something to do... Have some tea.
The language. Arre, yaar! Learning a new language in a foreign
country was always fun and rewarding.
Household help. I forgot how long it takes to clean my
clothes and dishes.
Rickshaws and Taxis. I loved how convenient and accessible they
Bollywood music. I love the rhythms, the chorus, and the beats. I
miss hearing it in cars, houses, and waiting rooms.
The people and My friends. They
are one of the main reasons that I went, and will keep going back.