|Carlea & Me, pre-conference|
|Carlea & Jeremy are hilarious.|
|Ahh! Boylan's Soda Fountain!|
|On the way to Soma.|
Jeremy needed to be at his presentation. The shop was nice, and a few of us tried different things on, but no one purchased anything. A quick stop for a Lewinsky at Soma (okay, it was around this point that I decided I should eschew all pretension about living in New York and move to Bloomington) and we headed over to the Kelley Business School, where the Folklore conference was being held to see Jeremy's presentation on "Creating Community in New Delhi's Comics Culture." One ice cream sundae at Hartzell's later, and we were back at Michelle's, relaxing and packing until dinner time, which turned out to be quite late. A big group of us met up at Turkauz, a Turkish cafe where we were all able to sit on the floor. Don't ask why I find this so appealing. I just do. I had a wonderful eggplant pide with fried egg, and with the delicious lentil soup and the salads that came before it, a small was the perfect size. I'm not sure why, but about halfway through the pide, it started to feel like one of the best meals I'd had in a long time. All of the food was incredible this trip, but there was something just perfect about the fried bread. And at $10 for the whole meal, I don't think I need to explain how into Bloomington I was by the end of Saturday. I was totally in.
*I link to wikipedia here because wikipedia is part of our argument, and also because it's usually really good at making difficult concepts easier to understand. If you'd like to see some of the sources we used, though, shoot me a comment and I'll send you copies.
** Um, these two are my authors! Did I tell you I have the greatest job ever?