Monday, July 30, 2012

Random notes on being back

So I wore my spiffy new shoes from K-stan today.  F'ing torture!  They were rubbing my poor feetsies raw, so I doffed my slippers and proceeded to walk barefoot from essentially the State Dept. to 16th street.  I figured either I would destroy my feet in the shoes or on the pavement, but at least I had a fighting chance barefoot.  My previous yatras left me in good standing, and I did just fine walking across the city sans shoes.

Meanwhile, I stopped in the grocery store later.  Nothing gives me greater culture shock than American supermarkets.  Aisles and aisles of crap.  I sometimes feel that America in a nutshell is a thousand choices of mediocrity. 

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