a great need / by Laura Kochman

First radio show accomplished, with much assistance from the lovely Emma, who blogs over at http://www.graveyardhouse.com/. It was nerve-wracking because my nerves are easily wracked, and yes maybe the station manager RAN up the stairs and BURST into the studio to help us, but hey it worked out okay in the end and my boyfriend said I sounded like NPR so maybe there's a future for me after all. NPR are you listening?? I even got a call-in while I was working, asking the name of one of the songs I played. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K8ou0iA_68]

I am so happy to have my sister here, because she understands things like a GREAT NEED to make pad thai (pictures forthcoming). We cooked up a bunch last night, after re-discovering the asian grocery store in town (for some reason, my first impression of that place was pretty lackluster, but it was great yesterday). Check it out at 1910 Greensboro Avenue. They have so many different kinds of ramen noodles, and frozen dumplings, and aloe drinks that my sister swears are authentic, like she used to buy them in China. Now I'm stocked up on fish sauce, so I can make pad thai any time I like, though it won't be the same without sister here to carefully/slowly chop the green onions at exactly the same length. I'm already yelling at her about stealing the book I'm reading. It's just like childhood all over! Next thing you know we'll be sitting on the couch and I'll squeal every time her foot touches mine. Ah, siblings.