Then I got a note from a reader:
"...I happened to be in Fargo this weekend for a class, and it was only a few blocks from the Asian/American market, so I did stop and buy you a jar of curry paste..."
OMG, seriously? She stopped by my office and dropped off this lovely little gift bag with not one but TWO jars of curry paste, telling the tale of how it was her first venture to the Asian grocery store...and maybe her last, since it smells a little funky in there...but I was just blown away by the thoughtfulness.
So let's pay it forward, shall we? A little giveaway, perhaps? Maybe $45 to buy ANYTHING YOU WANT at CSN Stores? Maybe you're taking a holiday trip and could use a new suitcase. Maybe you need a new roasting pan for Thanksgiving. Or maybe you just like free stuff. You can use this at any CSN Store, all 200+ of them.
Just leave a comment telling us about a memorable gift, either given or received, either awesome or memorably bad. Like that terrible pink sweatshirt you got for Christmas in 5th grade with a necktie embroidered on it. Or The Nintendo Christmas (the original Nintendo, thank you). That was a great year. I need some gift ideas. And whoever wins the giveaway may need some ideas, too. Comment deadline is Thursday, Nov. 18th at 8 pm CST.
And to that dear reader, thank you again so much for the curry paste. I'll think of your kindness every time I crack open those jars.