8.28.2010

the sweetest rewards are well-earned

So J went away on a boys' camping trip this weekend, and even though I hope he's having a blast, I have to admit that I was less than thrilled to be spending the weekend alone. Without a real circle of friends in the area, and limited familiarity with the local haunts, I was sadly expecting a weekend of boredom and lots of reality tv.

Well, the reality tv part turned out to be true. But the boredom? Not so much. After J left yesterday afternoon, I became a cleaning machine. By evening our place was shining, and the lonelies were beginning to creep up. So when I woke up this morning, I decided I deserved a few treats to help me enjoy my solitary weekend.

Reward 1
How I earned it: I went to the gym regularly, ate healthily, and made other healthy changes in the past month (full update coming).
What I earned: A day off from the gym. I was tired when I woke up this morning. And though I don't ever like to skip planned days at the gym (it too easily becomes a habit), I felt I earned this one. So I took a day, slept in a bit, and it felt good.

Reward 2
How I earned it: I bravely faced a weekend alone. Ok, I didn't really earn this one. J was going away whether I wanted him to or not. But I somehow felt the universe owed me one, so I took things into my own hands, and gave myself the reward.
What I earned: A shopping trip. True, we've been investing a lot in our new place, but this was a very "thrifty" trip. I'll post details later.

Reward 3
How I earned it: Well, I went on a big shopping trip.
What I earned: Chicken Saag from Indian Dhaba on Brighton Ave.


I love this place for a few reasons. Firstly, it's called the "Indian Dhaba Roadside Diner." This is awesome. Secondly, they keep a large supply of lassis and gulab jamun in the refrigerator next to the cash register. It's super easy to go in and grab a few packages. Thirdly, the prices are amazing. I'm talking about a $4.95 lunch special on a Saturday. Why would anyone want McDonald's?! Fourthly, it's very casual, so you get the convenience and atmosphere of a pizza place, but the spice and aroma of an Indian place. The next time I go, I'm going to get something spicy, and if it's hot enough, this place officially passes the test.

Indian Dhaba
180 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA 02134

1 comment:

  1. Really Indian Dhaba and its style is awesome. One must try it once if you been to Brighton Ave.

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Thanks for making me smile. =)