a creature of habit

for the most part i think that i’m a creature of habit. i made this realization today while trying to order lunch at this local thai restaurant. they had a variety of lunch specials and instead of branching out and trying something new, i went with the tried and true meal and quite possibly my favorite thai dish: panang curry.

i don’t know why i like this curry so much, but if i find myself at a thai restaurant, i will inevitably order it.

it makes me wonder what other sorts of things i have come to always do without really thinking about it. i always put my right contact in before my left, i always dry my face before any other part of my body after getting out of the shower, and i always hit the snooze button on the alarm before turning it off…even if i don’t snooze a little while after the alarm is off.

i think that there probably is some sense of comfort in a routine, but sometimes you need to shake things up. starting next week, i’m going to try and do something new every day.

it’s getting cold in here

i never like the change of the weather when it starts to get cold. gone will be the days where one can walk around in shorts and a t-shirt. gone are the days when i can walk without an umbrella fearing the rain that will come and melt me away.

a ex-co-worker of mine told me once that i am not so sweet that i will melt if it rains to which i asked her, “are you sure? i’m pretty sweet.”

but it looks like the gloomy days are here again and the rain will come down upon us all. it’s been getting cold and with the change in the weather, it looks like i’ll have to dig out some of my warmer clothes. i think that i need to do some shopping and find some warm clothes as well.

and to top it all off, daylight savings is coming again this weekend. don’t forget to fall back an hour on sunday!

dim sum

dardy, jen, leeya, paul and i went to eat dim sum at dynasty in campbell a few sundays ago. wow, i just realized that everyone who attended dim sum has blogs.

today was the first time that i’ve heard dardy speak chinese. for some reason in my head i always assumed that his chinese was not very good, but it sounded perfectly normal to me.

dim sum was good and it was good to catch up with some people that i haven’t caught up with in a while. i think that dim sum is a very social kind of meal. you can talk about what foods you like or dislike and all have a shared experience. i think part of what makes dim sum feel more social to me than other meals is that you are encouraged to talk about things you want and that spills over to other types of conversation.

one of the things i like about eating out is that it is more of a social experience. i think that if i only went to eat out just to eat then i wouldn’t really find the food as enjoyable. speaking of which, i’ve noticed lately that i tend to eat things that i can’t or don’t usually cook for myself. i usually don’t order things that i know how to cook, it just seems like normal home cooking.