DC SMeetup: a Tardy Writeup of Lucky no. 7

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Those who are persistent eventually defeat even the steeliest resolve to procrastinate. I keed. DC’s last meetup was massive and most definitely fun. We descended upon Amma like a Mongol horde, pillaging every bit of delicious Southie food we spied. Oh, wait…the Mongols ate North Indian foo-…never mind.

Amma made like old skool Vanessa and went and saved the best for lasteven though he wasn’t there, YoDad arranged dessert for everyone at the meetup. We gobbled gulab jamuns, much to our collective surprise and delight, thanks to his thoughtful planning. New York may have the cool factor, SF may be hipster heaven, but DC has Abhi’s father, a.k.a. the Grandfather of the Mutiny. Take THAT, other cities!

And now, the moment one of you named No Desh has been waiting for: tabla roll, please…the Flickr photoset for D.C.’s seventh meetup has been hurriedly finished (i.e. the pics were split between two cameras, and for the last 20 mins, I was frantically DLing two dozen files, only to immediately upload them to the “official album”).

All evidence which could destroy potential Senate campaigns is available for your amusement via this “public” link. Aw, come on, people…it’s only six weeks late. Unless you’re a girl and in college, that’s never a huge problem. ;)

SM Meetups in DC– hot like your Amma’s meen kari, ya heard?

71 thoughts on “DC SMeetup: a Tardy Writeup of Lucky no. 7

  1. The inverted V hug usually happens when both parties are not that invested in the hug, so their legs remain far apart, and they lean in to give a weak hug, without stepping close enough to give a warm hug, so it looks like an inverted V. :D

  2. The inverted V hug usually happens when both parties are not that invested in the hug, so their legs remain far apart, and they lean in to give a weak hug, without stepping close enough to give a warm hug, so it looks like an inverted V. :D

    i like to call that the “ex-girlfriend after a nasty fall out hug”

  3. Oh, is the inverted V like the “I am hugging you like you carry TB” hug? Like the arms barely reach around someone’s back? Dude, I would rather people not hug than hug like that. I, myself, am a fan of the “side-hug” (in the event that a full-on hug won’t work).

    Runa, I’m just being vulgar and rude. I would not actually feel nauseous if someone ate dosa and ketchup — I don’t like ketchup in general (too sweet), unless it is mixed up with mayo and mustard, a la hamburger :) If I can watch my best friend put equal in her ketchup to make “sweet and sour sauce” for her fries, I can stomach ketchup idli. ;) I just love sambar so much, I can’t understand eating dosa or idli with anything but sambar and coconut chutney. Mmmm, I’m making myself hungry. Are Marie biscuits those hard, shortbread tea cookies?

  4. every time a stranger hugs me i get a look of death on my face. my family makes fun of that….

  5. Also known as the hug hetero guys give each other, lest they turn gay.

    he he. i think it’s sexy when hetero guys properly hug

    puli – you hug your ex-gfs after a nasty fall out? that’s quite generous of you. i prefer to run – or give dirty looks :)

    runa, i just ate lunch – could you not have waited to post that list?

  6. Camille,

    put equal in her ketchup to make “sweet and sour sauce” for her fries,

    Aargh!

    Are Marie biscuits those hard, shortbread tea cookies?

    Marie biscuits = round teatime biscuits made by the Parle Company in India .Along with Glucose biscuits , I think every DBD must have had these.They are hard – not sure if they classify as shortbread

    Agreed that sambhar, chutney is the best – but sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do !

  7. puli – you hug your ex-gfs after a nasty fall out? that’s quite generous of you. i prefer to run – or give dirty looks :)

    i used to do that. i figured that life is too short though…

  8. i figured that life is too short though…

    i thought so, too – until an ex (just as he became an ex) told me to run (not walk) away in the event of a sighting. ouch.

    runa – i love parles – 3 for $1 at patel bros! he he

  9. i thought so, too – until an ex (just as he became an ex) told me to run (not walk) away in the event of a sighting. ouch.

    yikes…

  10. runa – i love parles – 3 for $1 at patel bros! he he

    i could never eat those. every one else in my famiy goes ga-ga for them though.

  11. i could never eat those.

    So while every one else goes “ga -ga”, you go “gag gag” ;-)

    The proper desi way to eat them is to dip them into a mug of steaming chai – bliss!

    runa – i love parles – 3 for $1 at patel bros! he he

    ak, another reason to love parle -G

  12. Runa, I had the unfortunate sinking feeling that those were the biscuits you were talking about. You really eat them with ketchup? Do you eat them with ketchup while drinking chai? If so, why???

    I thought the hetero-guy hug is when guys grab one another’s hand (not interlinked, but clasped), pull that hand to their chest in a kind of “bro!” movement, and then use the unoccupied arm to semi-hug their fellow hetero guy friend. Does that description even make sense? I had a guy friend give me a hetero-guy hug and didn’t know whether to be amused, offended, or pleased to have broken down gender-barriers around hugs ;)

    Actually the Equal + ketchup was not as gross as it looked. She did it so casually (hoping I wouldn’t notice) until I stopped midsentence and said, “Did you just…?” to which she replied, “Yes. This is how we do!” (she then told an anecdote about Chinese-Americans not being able to get sweet and sour sauce back in the day, this being her grandma’s approximation, etc., etc.) I tried it… didn’t love it, but it did taste relatively similar to sweet and sour sauce (at least for dipping purposes), consistency aside.

  13. You really eat them with ketchup? Do you eat them with ketchup while drinking chai?

    Oh Camille, even I draw the line somewhere. I either dip them in chai or with ketchup as a snack. BTW, Marie biscuit topped with Mango achar ( homemade or Bedekar or in desperation ANY brand ) is also a great snack.

    Is this a threadjack or what ???

  14. Puli, I messed up in my comment. I meant to say ” to not have post-break-up sex.” Anyway, I was just teasing you. No hard feelings. :)

  15. Oh Camille, even I draw the line somewhere.

    I’m glad you have food standards….? ;) I suppose ketchup and chai would be pretty disgusting. Wonder if it is still disgusting when done with soy chai. Hmmm.

  16. any plans for a tgiving dc meetup? at this rate ill have to either meetup when i see parents/friends in md or drive/fly up to sf from oc. taz host la meetup?

  17. i’m ready for another meetup. aren’t we supposed to do one at somebody’s house? let’s go people.