I believe I have already updated you all on the fact that we got a new hotel room. I finally took some pictures of it yesterday to give everyone a little taste of the Indian bliss that you're missing. Again, I'm posting way too many pictures, but this way you can compare this room to the dingy old one.
Storage under the couch.
Office. Yes, that is a picture of Shahrukh Khan, seemingly the most famous Indian in history (or at least Bollywood history), that Matt was kind enough to make as my desktop background.
Kitchen. We even have a drawer for food!
Office/kitchen/den combo. (Please note how I have cleverly hidden the kitchen behind those doors, giving the room a much more pulled-together feel.)
Bathroom, complete with shelves AND a mirror above the toilet!
Shower. Still won't be using the bathtub because the water is still the same, but it's prettier to look at.
His and Hers closets.
A special place for the blankets when we're not using them! How grand. Also, this is where we put the hot plate when we cook.
And last but not least, our "garden view". I'm almost certain this thing isn't actually a garden, but there's no way out there, so I can't find out.
Anyway, I think this will satisfy your curiosity, as I've shown I'm nothing if not thorough when it comes to showing you my living conditions. Also, this satisfies my conscience, for I've been concerned that you were all on the verge of aneurisms worrying about me in India.
In other news, I have come to the conclusion that I'm not going to find spiritual enlightenment while in India. Mostly because I'm not really looking for it. I feel like I should be, because isn't that why people travel to India? For a higher understanding and a better relationship with the All Mighty? (At least this is what I'm getting out of my second go 'round with "Eat, Pray, Love". I just finished the "Pray" section, which I guess is pretty obvious.) Possibly people come for other reasons, but I'm pretty certain mostly it's for spiritual journeying. Anyway, while I have been praying more than usual here (I don't really want to get into the particulars, but suffice it to say I've had some things to pray about), mostly I don't feel any sense of spiritual connection to this country. Probably because I rarely leave my hotel room (for obvious reasons... I mean, look at it), and when I do, I am too busy trying to dodge both traffic and the beggar children to look for religious experiences. Maybe this should be a new project for me in India: Form a better relationship with God. Shouldn't be too hard considering the only relationship we have now consists of me saying "Good Lord" on occasion. Wish me luck on my endeavor. Probably I will forget about it within the next half hour.
I actually do have some other stuff to update you on, but none of it is very important, and I've run out of patience with blogging at the moment. Also, I feel I should probably save some stuff for later in the week so I can get my posting numbers up. I'm only at 67... Mary made it to 100 forever ago! I'm not too worried, though... she just got back to India so surely her will to post is rapidly declining.