Shivatri 2015

Vagabond Tim
Last year I went to a bunch of temples and braved innumerable crowds. It sucked a bit. So this year instead we decided to get a few dozen close friends to overcrowd my apartment. Much like last year the air was a smoky impenetrable haze. In addition to smoking large quantities of things we also made Bhang Lassi the result of which being that no one remained concious later than eight pm. In short it was a good party.

We decided to start cooking and drinking around 11am. This was planned days in advance and we repeatedly reminded everyone that this was a firm time. 11am. So around 1PM everyone started showing up.

It totally makes sense if you understand Nepali Time. In short if it is on the correct day it is close enough.

Since there were over a dozen of us gambling rupees on poker the pot grew quite sizable. At one point it was worth almost 3$USD… The rupee is worth nothing is sort of my point. Since more people kept showing up we had to create a side game of Uno.

Of course we gambled on that as well, since Uno is primarily luck based no one ever seemed to win or lose a significant amount, not that any combination of 20 rupee notes is really significant.

Shortly after we chased the hallucinogenic beverage with a few beer the party became more about finding a comfortable spot to lie down and listen to music and less about gambling. I have no idea who left when or where they ended up. All I know is that I passed out around 7:30 and slept until noon the following day.

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Arpan seemed a little to enthusiastic about holding bags of milk… It was disconcerting

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A lot of fruit, and oreos, are added to the Lassi to make it somewhat easier to ingest


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The cooking process is time consuming so we put it on low heat and check on it between hands of poker


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