Sometimes the world seems so large it's overwhelming, but othertimes it's charmingly small. Tonight I ran into two friends from Australia in the same Malaysian restaurant I've never been to before. In fact we weren't even planning to go to it, but another nearby Malaysian place was closed so we thought we'd check it out. And they weren't even there together, they don't know each other. We ran into the first on our way in, then the second came rushing over to us as soon as we sat down. I think this might be the least-likely thing that has ever happened to me, I can't even imagine what the odds of such a thing happening would be. In true DC style they were both here for conferences.