Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Ode to Tanya

Tanya is the best, and here are ten reasons why.

1) She is a vegetarian.
2) She is dedicating her life to international development and activism.
3) She is very good at explaining complex concepts using excellent examples that are very relevant. (She'd make a great teacher!)
4) She has a mean chandrabindu. (Say it dude! "Chand-e Panch Kanthal Khabo" I will eat five jackfruits on the roof!)
5) She has the Bengali gift for hospitality. Example - when we were in India, we organized an impromptu party in our hotel lounge. Not only did she convince the entire wait staff to keep the lounge open for HOURS past closing time, she also bought like 15 huge bottles of beer to get things rolling. AND she somehow got several people to sing, and an elderly man to shake his booty. It was one of the most fun parties I've ever attended!
6) She is SO GOOD at impersonating people. The accuracy makes it hilarious without being mean!
7) She is obsessed with the Lord of the Rings, and she's not ashamed to say it!
8) I think I caught feminism from her. At the very least, being around her fanned the flames of my patriarchy-blaming.
9) She is extremely humble about her radness, which makes it all the more rad.
10) The girl can SING! AND play the guitar.

And, most importantly (I couldn't keep it at ten!)...

11) She is a very sincere friend - one that I am very lucky to have in my life!


Here's to you, girl. Now stop procrastinating and get some work done!


Anonymous said...

Katie Z,

I am deeply touched (and a bit embarassed). I'm thrilled that you think so highly of me. Aw shucks :)


Buffy said...

She has a bird named what?