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Tuesday, June 07, 2005


This Sunday, I awoke sad. Tim went to church, so I was alone for most of the morning, breeding grounds for worse depression. The odd thing was, inside, I felt like being in a good mood, and I couldn't understand the sadness. It was as though I am used to the pattern of being depressed on the weekend, so I fall into it even when I'm not really in the mood for it.

But in the afternoon, I had arranged a tennis date with a girl from work. I was worried she was humoring me, and I had trapped her into playing with me. I don't know why I'd believe that. Surely if she didn't like me, or didn't want to play, she just would have said "no thanks," right? At any rate, we went during the hottest part of the day. I think every time I play tennis during the afternoon, I get sun stroke. So we didn't last long. But it was so much fun! It was easier to talk with her outside of work. I may have convinced her to come play with the other women I have tennis with on Thursdays. We already know one other woman at work who plays, so if we can find another, we could do our own doubles. It was a good idea to get out and be active, regardless of how hot, and it was really nice to connect with her.

For the past few weeks I've been craving El Rey, their fantastic organic cheese dip and margaritas. Tim came home for dinner and announced he didn't have to go back, so we took off with Meghan and Lauren to pig out. Meghan is also doing South Beach, and Lauren is trying to just eat healthier, so it was a treat for us.

El Rey, unfortunately, is closed on Sundays, so we ended up at a subpar Mexican restaurant, ten minutes before happy hour ended. Cheese dip, chili rellenos, and half-price margaritas are hard to argue against, even when the margaritas are from a mix, not fresh, but are pale and syrupy from the amount of tequila in them. And hot corn chips! Oh god, the corn chips! I swear, corn chips are what I miss MOST about dieting.

In the middle of the meal, someone remembered hearing about an Indian grocery store that was planning on expanding to have carry-out service. We swerved our way through several mall parking lots to find it, and it's true! It does exist! We picked up spices, frozen dinners, and a tip from the owner that it's best to come Thursday through Sundays, early, to get fresh, hot samosas.

It was heaven. We'll have to wait until August until they start with the carry-out food, but in the meantime, we have frozen paneer, and box meals.


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