Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Adieu 2008, Bonjour 2009

O, now you wouldn't think I would end the year without the last post eh? Beep...Wrong!
Well, it's been a great year and looking forward to another one with great zeal....

So, for the eve (since I don't do the resolutions thingy...ever) I thought of doing a classic Mastercard kind of commercial, my style(it ain't always 'bout the dough ya know!)....

- Party decorations and invitations for 10 people - $$$






- Food and drinks - $$$










- Dessert, games and dance - $$$









- Wishing everyone a Happy New Year irrespective of their religion/social status etc. - PRICELESS









On that note, WISH YOU ALL A VERY VERY HAPPY AND GLAMOROUS NEW YEAR!!!! 
Let peace, prosperity and health prevail to all!
Alvida! See y'all in '09 and love always!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Track Santa

Now, you can track Santa Claus' journey here.
Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Chocolatology

LOL.....as if I need a reason to eat chocolate!!!! Anyways.....here goes....

Tag

Alright, this one I lifted off of BR's blog and I loved doing it. The rules follow....
Do an image search for every answer and choose any image from the first page....
My answers are in italics

1. The age you will be on your next birthday: What's in a number?









2. Your favorite place: Where the heart is.









3. A place you'd like to travel to: North Pole





4. Your favorite food/drink is: Pasta




Drink: Water/wine





5. Your favorite pet: Iphone





6. Your favorite color combination: Orange and Black





7. Your favorite piece of clothing: Summer Dresses




8. Your all time favorite song: Too many!








9. Your favorite TV show: Anything on Food Network and Desperate Housewives








10. Full name of your significant other: :)  









11. The town in which you live: Where the Sun always shines!




12. Your screen name/nickname: Annie



13. Your first job : TA





14. Your dream job: Travel journo/Food critic





15. Bad habit you have: Need I say more!





16. Your worst fear: Dying abandoned!





17. The one thing you'd like to do before you die: Secure the world for the next gen



18. The first thing you will buy if you get $1,000,000: A hilltop house and a plane ticket for my mom.








So....that's from me.....you can tag yourself if u want to!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Finally we got.....

......our car back from the repair center and boy was it jannat! I think we get used to our stuff after a while, that's why we find it hard to adapt to something new and unknown! We set our comfort level and we get uncomfortable when we step out of it.
Well, we had a pretty good weekend, caught up on Rab Ne... and Yuvvraaj! phew! We visited Chuck E Cheese's with our master and he had a gala good time there....but alas, he was down with fever Sunday. I am hoping he is better now, although I am a bit worried as to why is he going down with fever so oft!  Makes me wonder, if I should go back to being a fulltime mom, I mean it's hard with just the 2 of us taking care of him and working full time and thanks to this crazy weather, kids get sick every so often! I wish it stayed warm all through or cold....but this inconsistency in the weather has us rearranging our schedule most of the times and honestly, it does get a bit embarassing! No wonder, we go through more bouts of stress than our parents did and no wonder our tolerance levels are so low!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The verdict.....

is regular Bhatt style music. Well, that's how the music for Raaz is, nothing out of the ordinary and all the songs are like you'd expect from the Bhatt house. Although, Maahi is really good, one that stands out and one that you would want to listen over and over again. Bandaa Re is also good, Kaisa Yeh Raaz and O Jaan are just as KK songs, Soniye also failed to impress, though sung by Sonu Nigam, I liked the same song by Krishna better, got a nice classical touch to it. These are the kind of songs that you feel, you've heard them before. I really am watching out for the lyricist, Sayeed Quadri, he pens simple and sweet songs that get the message across. Atleast, the words make sense. So maybe I would give it 3 1/2 stars. 

P.S. Toshi has also sung in  Summer 2007 and Horn Ok Pleasss, prior to Raaz 2.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Breaking News...

Toshi has outdone himself in Raaz...The Mystery Continues! I just love this guy's voice! I can picture myself driving in my car with this song....Mahi, and humming along! That reminds me, I wonder when will I get my car back! I do hope they fix everything that got damaged due to the accident.
I will give a detailed review on Raaz music in my next post.

I am so happy....

that finally Raaz music is out, I've been dying to listen to it....especially the one sung by Toshi.....well atleast from the snippets we get to see on TV, he rocks.....beautiful rendition in 'Maahi'. And O yeah.....Emraan Hashmi movies always have ossum music, I like his movies too...always hatke!
And waiting to watch Rab Ne......, if you are wondering why I haven't seen a SRK movie yet....well keep wondering, but this week it has to be done!
I wont be reviewing or declaring Rab Ne as it doesn't need to be....it's going to be awesome. That's it. Final verdict.
I wonder how SCOUT GIRL cartoon/drawing/art(or whatever u want to call in the previous post) would look?  
You know me......it's always about the girl....girl power!

Ramblings...

My car is now at the repair shop, thus leaving me with the rental that they provided....and it's such a drab. Gosh, am missing my 4 wheeler!
I feel like doing a tag.....maybe sometime I will, just need to think of the right q's and find the time to do that too!
Last night, went back home and made some rotis with egg curry, and I tell you it was awesome, we got tired of eating the Indian restaurant food for so long now, saada ghar ka khaana is always welcome....innit?
Well, this weekend I hope to make some biriyani, still thinking whether mutton or chicken.....any suggestions? I am so excited for this weekend, coz Mr. and I will be home together after soooooo long, I can't even remember, and we plan to do some family activities, maybe take our master to the aquarium or animal museum or the beach or some place where he can have fun.  Waiting patiently for this week to pass by quickly.........tick tock tick tock....


Btw, this image is not that of anything even remotely scary, this is formed by using the letters from "SCOUT BOY", let's see if you can figure it out. We kids used to draw this so oft during our childhood, Y and P do y'all remember? Got reminded of it y'day.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I am so glad...

....I've finally rid myself of the tan. Hoping to get my complexion back and feeling like myself again. Seeing my reflection in the mirror is not a tense moment anymore. Thanks to the lady at the spa. I will take care not to goto anymore football games in the middle of a hot summer day and also not to plan any outdoor events at the same time on the same day. No amount of sunblock helps in this heat. Now, if only my arms would also follow suit!

Monday, December 15, 2008

What a day!

The past few weeks have been so stressful for us, it was a bedlam. But, it all ended(well, just hoping) with the birthday celebrations for our master who turned 2 over the weekend and it was such a joy. I can't believe he is already 2 years old, life goes so fast. I still remember his first birthday, what a celebration it was! But this was no less either, we had a party with lots of fun. The stress of it all was gone while I was watching my master enjoying and having fun with all the kids as if they were all his long lost friends! He had a ball, and so did we.
My cousin, P and my aunt flew down to be with us, just for the day, we were so glad they could make it, always good to have family around and the joy of having parents over and watching them interact with the kids is a sight that would remain etched in my memory forever. The bond that granparents share with kids is special. We missed you Y, wish you could make it too!
Thanks SB, for helping me out all through, right from the shopping to taking care of the games and keeping the party going. I always am so confident when you are around babes, I know I can always rely on you.
I tried my best to set up a beautiful table, I hope I lived upto my standards. P, your idea of filling those little servers was simply awesome. I finally finished up the fruit platter today.
Somewhere, I was a bit worried that this party would turn out to be more about everyone else(i.e. us adults) rather than being about our master, but I am glad it didn't turn out that way. Our master was the centro de atencion all through and he had a gala time. He was up until almost 2 a.m. playing and having fun. Even after all the kids left, he was up singing rhymes and talking to my aunt and telling her some stories I guess. So cute!
Well, do you think my post would be complete without me mentioning my darling hubby? No way! What do I say about him? He is just the best, helping me all through and helping me stay sane and yes we do make a terrific team. I just hope we made enough memories, so that when we look back on our life, it should bring us a smile....and I hope our master will also cherish them, this is how childhood memories are constructed, to reminisce about for a lifetime!
All in all, for that special day, we put aside all our issues, health worries, and anything else and yes all the effort was so worth it, just because our master's joy knew no bounds. I sure wished we had our parents and the family around, it would've been so much better, but I guess this is the price we pay for what we choose.
Thank you all for the lovely gifts. They are all so perfect!
Yes, I will upload the pics as soon as I can, I can't wait to see them either. I have a project ahead with the birthday pics as well. So, don't you guys worry, you will get the photos soon. And now, I can't wait to go on a small vacation and chill out.

This is the bookshelf....


.....that I would like to add to my r & r room. This image is from the Roderick Vos collection and I fell in love with it, so very perfect for what I need.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My idea.....

....of a room where I can relax and chill out and be myself would be a room that is minimalist and opens to the outdoors through a perfect glass wall with a great view of the woods or maybe a lake. The greenery of the outside world, I would match with the black and white of the indoors. I don't want any color on the inside, coz I would love the outdoorsy colors to blend in with the indoors. The glass wall would be pristine clear and the rest of walls would be a light shade of gray. I would then accessorize with square black and white paintings and the seating will be black while the floor would be white. The lights I would keep a soft glow with lotsa candles and some white light bulbs in the roof. No heavy furniture, just simple and cozy and o yeah how can I forget my books, lots of books of all genres in a neatly stacked book shelf and then for the centerpiece, a huge glass vase with pretty light pink roses. That's it.....white, black, green and pink. My idea of a beautiful yet cozy room.

There now I have it weblogged, so I don't forget. Someday I hope to build this. Hubby, I hope you are reading this! (*Gleam*)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My opinion.

Here is Barkha Dutt's response to the criticism she received during her live coverage of the Mumbai Terrorism Act. Well, I sure did raise my concerns on her journalism too, but now I've changed my opinion coz I was only watching from one side...i.e. my side, now I know both the sides. I really applaud her and also the other journalists, Rajdeep, Arnab and the rest of the team from Times Now, I am not taking sides but I am rather sad at the state of affairs with our National Channel, Doordarshan. All they did was to show the funeral of a few policemen and not even their names were displayed I believe.
Before we start protesting and creating a hungama over the terrorists invading India, I guess it's high time something be done about those within. So, signing petitions, wearing black or white, conducting candle marches, protesting, holding up statement banners, well what is the use of that all, it'll just fall on a deaf and blind administration. We need to think and strategize a stronger plan. if you are wondering then, Orissa might be a good place to start. 
Religion is only a state of mind, to guide us in our life. Eventually, all religions have a common destination, just the path differs and no religion teaches violence or harm to anyone. So, really religion is a hugely bad excuse for all the wrongdoings of a few individuals/groups. Sometimes, I wish the entire world followed just one religion, that of humanity.
Love all and Let Live!

Letters and Numbers by Big B

I read on AB's blog that the alphabets A,B,C,D do not appear on the numbers 1 through 99....cool innit?
Thousand is where A makes it's first appearance, B is in Billion first, C is in Crore(well, in Indian), and D appears first in Hundred. 
Now, that is some real good finding.
Well, the reason for it according to AB is "Everyone must wait for his turn and his share of success"

Taken directly from the Amitabh Bachchan blog on Big Adda.

The Army and their message!

A while ago, post the attack on Mumbai, I had read somewhere the message posted by the Indian Army. The motto has just 2 sentences and it spells fortitude but it didn't lack in sending the message loud and clear. Later, that day I've searched all the websites I've visited, but couldn't find it anywhere, finally I read it again this morning elsewhere and I so wanted to put it up on my blog. I am sure you will be left motivated by it too! And salute to all the soldiers from all the departments who brought down that act of terrorism and also to all those soldiers who are out there every day securing our borders and who often go unnoticed by our goverment and the very people who they protect. We salute you, we thank you and we are glad you are keeping us safe. I am also proud that one of my cousins is joining the Navy despite protests from his parents.
I didn't want to talk anymore on the attacks a rather ubiquitous matter I would say, but this one I had to.....and I'm gonna leave the topic with this...

"Forgiving a terrorist is left to GOD. But, fixing their appointment with GOD is our responsibility." -- INDIAN ARMY.

Monday, December 8, 2008

My car... a magnet!

O yes, that's what it was for a day on the Friday.
Well, I was at work, and feeling rather sad and not so good about anything as such and yada yada yada, then I was driving back home and got held up in the traffic which was mind you, bumper to bumper, you know, the rush hour kinda deal. I was just 1/2  a mile away from the exit I take on the Interstate and well, I was on a complete stop and guess what I see in the rear view mirror which made me mouth off all the swear words? Another car rushing towards me. At that moment, I thought I was done and then *BAM* it hit me at 50 or 55 mph. My car jolted a bit, and thankfully I didn't hit the vehicle in front of me. Well, the bumper has been the recipient of a few scratches and the spare tire fell off and my vaahan was making a few weird noises at first. In my head, when I saw the approaching vehicle showing no signs of slowing down, my thought was to shift to the next lane, but the one to the right was the exit lane for joining the interstate and vehicles just pop into that lane without much notice, so that woulda been more dangerous, and the left lane was well held up as well, so I had no choice as such but to stay put. Later, when I chatted up with the driver of the colliding car, I got to know that her car hydroplaned, coz it was raining that day and so as a result the brakes were locked. Well, no one was at fault really, but well, it was the first time, I've been the victim of an accident and I was a bit shaken, went back home gave my Mr. and master a tight hug and only then was I comforted that everything's ok. Although, I thanked my lucky stars that my master was home that day and the vehicle that hit me wasn't a huge truck or something similar. I had a few errands to run that day which I conveniently managed to talk myself out of, coz all I really wanted to do was be home with me Mr. and master, now I wish I had finished it off. That reminds me of the famous saying "Kal kare so aaj, aaj kare so abhi". Nevertheless, also reminds me, "Better late than never". I dont know what relevance does this have, it just popped in my mind.
We still have to drop off the car at the dealer, to get it fixed, in the meanwhile I am driving the same, so you know we are ok.
Anyways, other than that, had a pretty rough weekend, dealing with some allergies and flu and work around the house. I am so looking forward to a nice break! Also, been planning and shopping for the upcoming birthday party for my master. I'm so excited for this, gosh, they grow up so fast, I still remember his birthday last year as if it was just yesterday. I still remember the first time the nurse gave him to me and we got introduced to each other. Tch Tch! Life is on a fast pace.

Friday, November 28, 2008

My country, my love.....help God please!

As I am seated here on the couch in my living room at my house, I am left with nothing but debating about the irony of life. Wondering why is this happening, why are these so-called terrorists attacking all corners of the country. Don't they have any humanity in them is what I am floored over. Don't they realise that they will surely be punished by the Almighty, don't their brainwashing sessions teach them this? What bothers me immensely is the fact, this is not the end, there are a lot more youth out there, being trained to carry out more and more such petty acts. I am worried sick thinking if any place is really safe, will my children be safe in this world, will any child be safe? Our children whom we nurture and bring up in such a safe life, what kind of a world will they grow up in....no matter what good values I impart to my child, will the same be given back to him?

I think this is just about enough nettime for the trouble makers, what I would like to give a special mention here is to our brave soldiers in the police force and the armed forces. They are doing a commendable job and hats off to them. I don't have the courage to watch the live telecast, neither do I have the strength to read any of it, but those law protectors are out there, living the worst nightmare of their life and putting up a brave face working relentlessly for the last 48 hours. I for one, do believe that the officers who lost their lives so easily without even a fight, I do trust their decisions and judgements, it's just unfortunate that we lost them so easily. I'm sure they had their own set of reasons for going in without proper protection. Some police personnel are still in charge by just using their 'lathis', it is not stupidity, I believe it is the courage and the love for the most beloved city, Mumbai, and our most beloved structure, The Taj...our heritage, our landmark. They need all our strength, and we are ready to give it to them and to any soldier our country needs. I just hope that while all the concentration is at the 3 locations, there won't be any other incidents elsewhere, that would totally shatter all of us. I just pray this will be the end of it. I hope atleast now, the authorities would wake up and atleast secure our coast lines. Arriving in a speedboat and entering a country through the gateway......? I can't imagine how secure are our coastlines!!! I find it unbelievable how anyone can enter and leave the country from neighboring countries without valid forms of identification or approval. It scares the crap out of me.

I pray for all of them, all of us and also for all them youth, who are being so heavily influenced by the ignorant, calling them terrorists. I pray that this will soon end and I pray that there wont be any more such events. I pray for the well-being of all, be it us the commoners, the law makers, the law protectors or the law breakers. I pray for all.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Dirty, yet again....when will it cease?

I don't know what else to say, see for yourself.
I don't understand what's going on and neither do I have the courage to see those pictures or even read about it....its tooo heart wrenching. God help ALL!
This  is getting too low.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

So much in one!

Ah, where do I start blogging today! Maybe, that I really loved what Alicia Keys wore to the AMA's on Sunday, or maybe that I am disappointed Desperate Housewives didn't air, also considering the fact that the season would soon end, or maybe that I am really excited for Thanksgiving this year, or maybe that I am still a little spellbound seeing some pics from the Atlantis opening celebrations, or maybe that Roberto Cavalli's house has been designed to change colors as per his mood , or maybe that the book I am reading nowadays is the cause for my nightmares, now why are they interrupting my so-called short spells of beauty sleep is unreasonable. Well, I'm certainly looking forward to partying all this weekend, shake off some of those nightmarish dreams and horrid thoughts. 

I should start reading more classics, they are certainly more enigmatic and peaceful, or better yet Calvin and Hobbes comics, just humor and antics from a 6 year old boy and his stuffed tiger, so imaginative, yet so discreetly hilarious. That reminds me, I loved Golmaal Returns, I thought it was just nonsensical sans a story/plot yet it renders its dose of comedy which I daresay is slapstick and total mass. It's good to see one of those kinds in a long time, the last I can think of is Partner. It's good to unwind all the stress and issues that we have to deal with, by watching these kind of movies every once in a while. By now you must've guessed my devotion towards Bollywood. Nothing appeals to me more than the tinseltown movies. Love them and proud to be able to comprehend them. I'm not a big fan of Aamir Khan's, but that doesn't mean I don't watch his movies, his Ghajini 6 pack abs are not working for me, I think it's just makeover gone completely wrong, of course his face looks a lot better now that he's lost weight, but abs are a big nono, I still believe SRK did a better job at toning his body. So Mr.Perfectionist and his fans, sorry to point that out, but that's just my point of view. Now, I am eager to watch Surya in his toned avatar. Also, the screenplay of the movie Rock On has been selected to be a part of the Oscar Library archives so that it is available for research to other film-related personnel. Some other movie scripts that are already in are Lagaan, Devdas, Munnabhai M.B.B.S, Kal Ho Na Ho, Chak De India, Sarkar Raj and Gandhi My Father. So did I deliver your dose of news for today?

On that note, I wish all my friends a very very Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays! Please do write in to tell me how you spent them.

Friday, November 21, 2008

GYAAN

Recycled plastic bottles can be made into rugs, jackets, fences and more.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Prose and sense!

"Ehsaan itna sa kar de
Mujhe phir tanha sa kar de
Tere bina main jee na sakoonga
Milke yeh tujhse keh na sakoonga

Tera mera yeh naata kyun toota
Tera mera yeh pyaar kyun rootha
Aadhi baatein adhoori raatein reh gayi tere bina
Tere bina main keh na sakoonga
Tere bina main jee na sakoonga

Tu nahi raha teri yaad reh gayi
Palkon mein meri teri aas reh gayi
Koi toh hoga bahana bata
Tujhko bhula dene ka
Tere bina main keh na sakoonga
Tere bina main jee na sakoonga

Ehsaan itna sa kar de
Mujhe phir tanha sa kar de"

Alright alright, it's not me, this is one of the compositions from the new movie "Dil Kabaddi". When I first heard it, I really liked it, when I saw Rahul Khanna lip-syncing to it, then I thought wow, and when I heard it completely, I thought, wow again, if anyone requests in that manner, I would give in. Gee, just some nonsense from me. Btw, I thought this number had a little bit of R.D.Burman in it, I can't remember off hand which one, but I'll update when my bulb lights up.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Final Inch!

Aptly kept title this is, The Final Inch, is all about eradicating Polio in a few countries, the video is for India and Afghanistan now. It airs on HBO in 2009. I have to admit, I didn't really think about this issue until I saw this post on the Google Blog. It got me thinking.....why do we quarrel amongst ourselves over religion, caste, wealth, insanity when there are far more serious issues to fight against? Well, you know me always trying to see an issue in a larger than life picture, that's just my food for thought.

And here are some Black Friday sales sites
Black Friday 2008,
BlackFridayAds.com,
TheBlackFriday.com,
Black Friday Gear,
BlackFriday.info,
Black Friday GottaDeal.com and
Black-Friday.net.

Happy Shopping and Oh, you can thank me and gift me anytime!

My master a little wonder!

I've been missing blogging, been wanting to blog although I couldn't, so took a few moments off to do my fave thing.....blog!
First off, my master is getting cuter by the day! Everyday on our ride back home after work/school, looking at me wearing my shades, he pulls up his glasses...which he carefully stores in the door pocket of the car. One clarification here is, the sunglasses that he wears are actually mine (why? coz he doesn't like his and always wants mama's). He took an affinity towards these white and brown ones and he thinks they are his...so cute! So anyways, back to the matter at hand... he takes them glasses, wears them and then calls me to show off.....no guessing where he gets all his nakhras from!!(hint: it's moi! haha) and he wears them for the entire ride. Ok, now for the interesting part, sometime in between he removed his shades and called me, I asked him what he needed and he replied, tissue. I said alright maybe he wanted to wipe his face or something. I handed one to him and guess what he does, he starts wiping the lens part of the shades.....I was totally taken by surprise, My God! how can a 23 mth old know he needs to wipe his glasses and how! That made me realise he is observing and imitating our actions. Man, this was a huge wake-up call w.r.t our actions/words/habits. He repeats every word we say and he is almost copying all our actions. He is at an age when he is capable of absorbing and acting out everything, so I'm cutting down on TV time, he can just watch Barney, no more desi MTV too, and he will be getting back to reading books like he used to. Some days when it's just the 2 of us at home, master and I pick up our books and sit down to read, it's fun. Now, Mr. too is preparing and ordering all kinds of reading material for master, I haven't seen Mr. read so much, but alas a child changes us completely.

Well, other than all that kid stuff, I had a pretty rough weekend in a really long time, been having migraines on and off and it's so annoying. But hubby dearest gave me time-off from everything(I don't mean to suggest I am the one who is always working, but a girl's gotta do what she's gotta do) and I was resting all weekend nearly, I will make it upto him this weekend. The girls luncheon was good, nice change for us girls to hang out with each other and also to welcome the new brides. But the rest of the day I was hoping my head would get hit with a hammer to rid myself of the pain. I need to see a doc soon. Then to keep myself occupied and distant from the headaches, I put myself to some constructive work, "An Odyssey", a scrapbook idea that I cooked up. I've selected some pics of just Mr. and I, before our master. I intend to make an album that displays our journey of 4 years. Looking back at those photos, we realised how much we have changed, especially me. Also, I thank you all who received the pics for those lovely compliments, they made my day. Looking back, I've decided to wear my hair short, the way it was...so chop chop my tresses and rang barse. Now back to work and I shall update if anything interesting comes up. I know this post was meant for master, but I had to add in...as always!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Today's fortune: The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong

Sounds more like a quote/saying rather than the fortune for today for moi!

Monday, November 17, 2008

"Deciding to have a child is like deciding to let your heart get out of your body & go out walking every day. " - Elizabeth Stone.

Friday, November 14, 2008

India on the Moon!

I really wish, Dr. Abdul Kalam would've been the President of India on this glorious day when the Indian flag set up it's place on the chaand. Who could've understood it better than him! 
Here is the link to the pics

Riddle Solved!

No more, "which came first....chicken or egg?" question.....it's now scientifically proven that the egg came first.....way before the chicken.
Yay!

and CONGRATULATIONS to all on Chandrayan landing on the moon! Double Yay!
I'm listening to the radio now, this helps.....all the loud music and talks will keep me alert...hoping! Oh, that reminds me, i can't nap during lunch too.......got a department luncheon...BOOOO HOOOO!

Rihanna's new number, Live your Life, is good....that girl never ceases to grab my praise! 
Technically I am awake, but realistically I am in a deep slumber! Whew, a strength 4 coffee is also not doing me any good, I am missing my bed. I need a short forty winks, I'm sure it'll do no harm to no one. Damn, I need to work on this issue and I'm unable to concentrate.....maybe I'll get me some of that Green Tea, that will definitely wake me up. That reminds me, M,...what about the Green Tea Cocktail, did you find the recipe for that, I am curious to know how would my taste buds take it. You do remember my addition to it right?

I think I might have a nice fall today sometime and make myself look foolish! Thanks to these new shoes that I've got on....they are so stiff, it's hard to walk. Well, my Mr. was right, he was like do you have to buy those shoes for sure, I said Absolutely! well, then I didn't know I was absolutely sure of tripping! But then you know, I'm getting so much praise for them, it's hard to put them, 4 inched beauties away. You know, I love my shoes!

A horrendous discovery!

....is that NBC has decided to cancel the show 'Lipstick Jungle' after they air the 13 episodes that have already been shot. But then again, they are not yet definite those 13 episodes might also air....huh! so much for viewership. 
Alright, alright, I know I'm being overtly dramatic but hey this is one of the few shows, I am desperately addicted too. Sheesh, I do need to get the book afterall! ok, confession time....I haven't seen the last 2 episodes before the season ended.....:(
Anyways, with the advent of winter, will be the end of TV, no good shows, just boring reality series and what not nonsense.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

GYAAN

Empty tissue boxes can provide easy and handy storage for plastic grocery bags.

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!

A short R & R

It's a beautiful day....light cool fall breeze, just a bit of sunshine, a few modest raindrops, just enough to not upset the hairdo. Everytime I encounter this type of weather, I am taken back in time to the other side of the world....Tirumala. Nostalgic and good. 
I took a 15 minute walk around the parking lot today and really enjoyed the fresh cool air mess my hair and I took some deep breaths to take in all that freshness and continue the rest of the day with a lot more energy. I feel refreshed and energized already and ready to take on the next issue. I just wish my Mr. and I were together, it's a beautiful day to share with the light of my life. Unfortunately, he is 20 miles away from me now and I miss him immensely.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

To be or not to be.

WikiHow had an article on "How to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci". I am a bit confused here.....can you become someone else by changing the way you think?? That would seem interesting to me. Hmm..let's see I want to think like....Warren Buffett maybe? or maybe can I get an amalgamation of various individuals, not necessarily celebs in their fields? See I told you it would be interesting. Anyways, if you are reading this post and would like to share with me who would you want to think like please let me know, I want to know.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Did you know?

that my fave Katy Perry sported a Manish Arora creation for the MTV Europe Music Awards this year?

Here is the link to it

and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi music is alright....maybe it's the kind of music that grows on you.....I'm so excited about this one....Aditya Chopra and SRK together after DDLJ and SRK in a different look.

My take on politics!

O yeah, everyone had their share to blog on Barack Obama, now it's my turn. As if there is anything else left to say! Nevertheless...
Congratulations to him and his family and to everyone who will benefit with his Presidency. 
The Obama's make a picture perfect family, a beautiful and poised wife, lovely children and he himself is soo perfect, atleast what we see of him....and that mind of his is soo sexy! His speeches are flawless and his energy is radiating and fresh. His promises are a dream and we all hope that they don't disappear as soon as we wake up from this celebration. I hope he lives upto his promise of CHANGE! All of us are ready to embrace his ideas and changes, we need a fresh start to old issues. We need an entrepreneur, we need someone dynamic and magnetic. Oh did I mention he's got a mind that would make women or even men weak in their knees! 

And this is a reason enough for me to party this weekend.....! C'mon me deserves it!
So, wishing "The O" good luck and I was wondering whether it was possible if he took over the office a bit earlier??? Why wait for good things to begin!! Let the work begin! Mazel Tov baby!

An update!

I know, it's been a long hiatus from blogging, but there really was so much going on, it's crazy. My mom has left for home early this week, my master fell sick and Mr. and I are taking turns attending to him and taking care of him while doing some justice to our jobs too. I haven't even had the time to miss my mom, blame it on taking care of the pediatric visits and administering medicines to the little one. It is at times like this is when I realise, is it really necessary that both parents should be working, I mean your child's health is the top priority, everything else comes in later. It's a tough time, but I know happy times are just around the corner, it's just a matter of time and patience and yes, we are taking out time and patience is one of the side effects of having a child(o yes, trust me tolerance levels are certainly high post baby).

So for the All Souls Day, my master was dressed up as Darth Vader and boy did he look cute! We went trick or treating and then got back in time to give away our share of treats to the little devils. They sure did scare the hell out of our master, he was soo frightened by all their costumes, he was hugging grandma all through and refusing to look at mama give away treats to them trick or treaters. I just wish I had the opportunity to carve pumpkins, I would've carved diyas and lighted them up with candles, coz Diwali was nearby. Globalization....even festivals!

This morning driving across the bridge, it was so pretty, very foggy and very sunny and there were some black objects floating on the river. And on a closer look, I believe they were ducks with their heads down, how do I know that? Well a few of them curious ones,  had their heads up, looking at the world above. I wanted to take a picture, but to capture that I would've needed a real camera, not my cell phone camera. 

It's been a really long and exhausting week and I hope to get some respite this weekend, looking forward to it. Maybe read some comics(Calvin and Hobbes), cook and watch movies and maybe hit the beach if the weather co-operates!

Profitez de votre weekend! (Enjoy your weekend!)
Adios!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Japanese Mall Fountain


This is one interesting piece that was forwarded to me, and I was so impressed I had to put it up on the blog. My fave is the fishes falling. Some awesome Pyrotechnics skill the Japanese and Chinese have.

BOOOO....it's Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all and TGIF to me!
It's been a long and busy week, but I love being busy! I am looking forward to the weekend though. Tonight I will be taking my master for trick or treating, in his costume(the details of which I will reveal next week so as not to ruin the surprise for some). I am so excited for tonight, coz he has now got a little understanding of things around him and am sure he'll enjoy this little outing. Last year he was dressed up as a little Devil in red. I've bought some Halloween candy for the little ghosts and goblins visiting us. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to carve a pumpkin although I really wanted to. 
So happy trick or treating everyone, be safe and have a fab weekend!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I don't understand why....

....in social networking sites work related persons are added as friends and in professional networking sites why relatives and personally related friends are added!!! Beats me!
Sometimes it makes me wonder, looking at how many friends some people have, wow that's an awful number of friends to maintain, must be a very popular individual!!! But are they just showing off, trying to boost their ego and image? And then there are some who add just about anyone.......just because they see someone's profile, they want to add them, and they send a message pleading you to add them as your friend! Duh......don't you have better things to do than have some random person as your friend? Kind of changes the definition of friend.

According to Merriam-Webster, a friend is: one attached to another by affection or esteem

I dont have any affection or any kind of esteem for a stranger! 
If I've met you even maybe once in life, you are not a friend to me, you are an absolute stranger! Maybe that is why my friend list is so small, and I am so contempt with that. I am more comfortable having people who know me see my profile. So my sole raison d'être on these n/w sites is to reconnect with longlost dosts, as opposed to showing off how many people I know or don't or met somewhere for a brief period, but somehow managed to become my friend.
This is just my avis de la matière and I'm sure all have their own.

Au Revoir and Joyeux réseau (Happy Networking!)!

P.S.: the reason for this blog-post is the article which was floating the web last week ....how an employee, got in troubled waters due to his Facebook status and another article I read which shows  whether a social networker is a narcissist. Both interesting reads.