Tuesday, June 9, 2009

It's so unfair that you sneak up on me and know all there is about me, but I have no clue who you are whatsoever!

Life is unfair :( ........... as always!

Friday, June 5, 2009

The choice is made, the verdict is here

The news was out last week.........Archie Andrews proposes Veronica Lodge.
Many people, had issues with that, saying that Archie was ruthless and that he should've chosen Betty Cooper instead , etc etc....
But me? I was happy and not the least surprised, well it always seemed so obvious, that AA was totally smitten by VL. Why then would one assume that he would choose BC over VL? Moreover, VL has a better package to offer, and in this present day, anyone will opt for VL.

Moreover, I always liked Ms.Lodge and thought very highly of her. Sure she is shallow and boastful and of the brat type, but hey she's got the works going for her man, why shouldn't she use it? Atleast she is being honest about her fabulousness right!

Betty reminds me of Devdas, always sad and constantly hoping but never wins (well occasionally she does though, but only as second choice). The Betty types are too hypocritical and personally methinks they are just too tough to deal with. And I mean no offense btw.

Ultimately, what I mean to say is that I'm glad Archie chose Veronica and I'm sure they'll live happily ever after. The only sad part about this though is that, the comic will end (sobbing continuously!). I love the Archies collection, I always get them, I grew up reading them and never missed an issue back then (now it's a different story though). My comic reading will never be the same again.

So what do you think about Archie proposing Veronica and not Betty? Tell me more.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A healthy tip

I hope you guys haven't missed me while I was MIA! Well, I was a bit out of the blogging mood, so that kinda kept me away from Viva la Vida. Now, I've even lost track of my thoughts....

Ok, so according to the Food Detectives, the amount of water a person needs on a daily basis is.............here's the equation:
Your weight / 2 (your weight divided by 2) = water required in ounces, to maintain a healthy system and skin. 
So what they say about an average person requiring about 8 glasses of water a day is true, because ultimately (unless you are underweight or over), the DV of water is somewhere between 55 - 70 oz.

Do some good to yourself and drink up that pure, clear liquid.......WATER!

Edited to add: weight in pounds(lbs) / 2 = water required in oz.......all units in US system

Friday, May 22, 2009

Two fabulous girls and a weekend!

TGIF! yup, my thoughts since I woke up this morning in the wee hours (well, not really, unless you are like me, then yes 6:30 am is still midnight), messing with my head!
Added to that (today being Friday and then the long weekend, I mean), walk into office someone calls you a young lady( YAY, I'm still young according to one person *heart jumps with joy*, and i tell him, he's one of my fave person's from today), and another compliments me on how I look today (well, he says I am a pretty thing! yeah, well let's just say thanks!), and waiting for my sis to visit us tomorrow for the long weekend! Yes, life's great!

I haven't awaited anyone else's arrival more than her's in recent times, I'm so glad she's coming over. It's always fun to be around family, isn't it? I wish my other sis also could make it! :( we'll miss ya!  

As for the planning, we haven't yet planned much, coz it all depends on how co-operative the weather is, either way am sure we'll have tres chic fun ( we have some ideas for both indoor and outdoorsy stuff todo). and this time, I don't have to worry about me losing any more hair than I already have (stress of planning and all ya know!) 

So, let's welcome my sis, the long wknd with her and lots of fun time (blame it on the a a a a a alcohol)(you didn't hear that from me), and o yeah not to mention the young and beautiful me( I think, this will stick around with me for a while now, esp the young part) ! hehehehe 

Have a fabulous long weekend y'all and tell me what are your plans? 
I leave you with one of my all time fave songs, Rafi sahab couldn't have done it better, and Shashi Kapoor couldn't have acted better (OMG he's my fave)......love is in the air, or more precisely, love is in the Kashmiri air!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sometimes it gets you!

I don't know why but this song has been on my mind for a while now. Something about it is just so appealing.
Is it the slow and steady beat, or is it the way it's sung, or is it the rendition on the whole?
Is it coz the sorrow is expressed so clearly yet so subtle and understated without being all dramatic?
or is it the singer..........who has this roughness in his voice, which is just so fresh and lethargically romantic in his own way?
I'm not able to decide, help me ..............what is it about this song that refuses to get out of my mind? Is it just me or do you also think this song is all over you?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Apology accepted Google!

This is your pilot speaking. Now, about that holding pattern...

Imagine if you were trying to fly from New York to San Francisco, but your plane was routed through an airport in Asia. And a bunch of other planes were sent that way too, so your flight was backed up and your journey took much longer than expected. That's basically what happened to some of our users today for about an hour, starting at 7:48 am Pacific time.

An error in one of our systems caused us to direct some of our web traffic through Asia, which created a traffic jam. As a result, about 14% of our users experienced slow services or even interruptions. We've been working hard to make our services ultrafast and "always on," so it's especially embarrassing when a glitch like this one happens. We're very sorry that it happened, and you can be sure that we'll be working even harder to make sure that a similar problem won't happen again. All planes are back on schedule now. 

Posted by Urs Hoelzle, SVP, Operations

FIP revealed

You might've heard of this Fake IPL Player by now and how many readers they get and all that shiz. But, if you don't know who is who, it's really stressful (yeah, seriously).  

A friend of mine, Pop has made our lives so much easier and stress-free ("blame it on the goose"?, nah don't quite agree with Jamie Foxx on this one, although goose is def. one of my faves!).

He decoded the fake names. So make sure you read his post at POPology. Trust me you wont be let down! I'm also copying it here, for the rest of you lazy people who don't want to click on the link. http://popology.blogspot.com/2009/05/ipl-fake-player-nick-names-glossary.html

And on a goosey note, here's Jamie Foxx

Take it away Pop...........

If you are Following IPL Fake Player -- http://fakeiplplayer.blogspot.com/
You gotta follow this too....

IPL Fake Player Nick Names Glossary
(Updated along iplfakeplayer blog

Aila - Sachin Tendulkar
Appam Chutiya - Sreesanth
Arnold Power - Ramesh Powar
Baja of Baroda - Anshuman Gaekwad
Bangla Tiger - Mortaza. Few people are also guessing Wriddhiman Saha.
Bantli - Preity
Bevdaa - Jessie Ryder
Bevdaa team - BRC - Bangalore Royal Challengers (Mallya's Team)
Bhookha Naan – Buchanan
Big Brother - Raj Kundra
Big Mac - Mathew Hayden
Big Sister - Shilpa Shetty
Boy George - Joy Bhattacharya, CEO of KKR.
Bubaan - Arindam Ghosh
Bublee - Bret Lee
Bunty - Ness Wadia (Babli's mate)
Calypso King - Gayle
Candy Nickel - Andy Bichel
Castro - Fidel Edwards
Chatterjee Kaaku - Old Guy from the KKR Ad 'Tum Bhi Jeetoge'
Chhota Chetan - Cheteshwar Pujara
Chikna Pussy - David Hussey
Chinnu Popli - Shreevats Goswami
Chintu Singh - Anureet Singh
Chirkut Teli - Virat Kohli
Cool Dude - MS Dhoni
Darwaan of Patiala - Tom Moody
Deegrah Patan - Irfan
Dewar - Rahul Dravid
Dhakkans - Deccan Chargers
Durbaan - Tom Moody
Emerald Pearl – Angelo Mathews
FIP - Fake IPL PLayer
Former India fast bowler who will remain a former India fast bowler - Agarkar
Ganji Hanger - Sanjay Bangar
Ghati Baba - Rohit Sharma
Gilli danda - Ashok Dinda
Hawaii Chappal - Greg Chapel
India's best fast bowler - Ishant Sharma
John Wrong - John Wright
Joker - Nepali guy (Chang) who was Indian Idol host
Junta/ Junta Tormentor - Ajanta Mendis
Kaan Moolo - Ajit Agarkar
Kameez Pajama – Rameez Raza
Kishen Kanhaiyya - Ravi Shastri
Laal Chaddi Dada / Lordie - Sourav Gangly
Lady Jaya - Jayawardene
Little John - Ishant Sharma
Little Monster - Sachin
Little Sister - Shamita Shetty
Lord Almighty/ Lordie - Sourav Ganguly
Mangal Pandey - LR Shukla
Mira Bhai - Harbhajan Singh
Mr. Batlivala - Mallya
Panty Curry - Robin Uthappa
Pedophile Priest - Gilchrist
Pedophile Priest - Gilchrist
Peter Ka Beta – Pietersen
Phoren babas - McCullum & Buchanan
Prince Charles of Patiala - Yuvraj Singh
Pussy - David Hussey
RDB - Ranadeb Bose
Re-Peter - Peterson
RVR Singh / Pamela Inder Singh - VRV Singh
Saala Slimeball - Lalit Modi
Sandy Baddy Babe - Mandira Bedi
Shakespeare - Aakash Chopra
Sheikh of Tweak - Shane Warne
Sparrow / Parrott - McGrath
Springbock - Rander Wyke
Springbok - Morne Van Wyk
Sticky Something - Ricky Ponting
Style Bhai spinner - Murali Karthik
Sultan of Tweak - Shane Warne
The Rajputs - RR - Rajasthan Royals
Vakkel Saab - Kumara Sangaksarra
Very very special friend Ram - VVS Laxman
Vinnie Dildo/ Badsaah Dildo - Shah Rukh Khan

Monday, May 11, 2009

Shoes n me

I'm lurving these Louboutin pumps ........why you ask?
Coz, they are insanely ridiculously spelled out in LOVE! Would be interesting to wear with my LBD I guess.

My fascination with shoes of all kinds will never end I guess. As they say, you can take the girl away from shoes, but you can't keep the shoes away from the girl! Oh ok, spoiler, don't go rolling your eyes now! Even I'm not sure what I meant there, but whatever you got the point right?

Anyways, tell  me what do you think, insanely ridiculous or ridiculously delicious?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I don't know what I did ..............

I absolutely have no clue as to what am I going to blog about today, but nevertheless I will go ahead with whatever random things I can think of.

Let's start off with my my fave TV show in the entire world, DWTS! Wow, what a show this week, Monday's performance from all was simply superb, my vote definitely goes to Gilles, but looks like he is kinda losing his charm, I esp love the little newscast on him by the 3 stallions, calling him "Sex on a stick" (hehehe, totally rofl) and their comment on how he sheds his clothes at the drop of a hat, and then them 3 do that!  Anyways, my point is, I was completely apalled to see Lil Kim eliminated, I guess Ty himself was shocked when he learnt he was still in the competition. But we must give him credit to win votes, based solely on the fact that he's too cute! I won't be surprised if he wins the trophy

Now that we got done talking about DWTS, I started reading Rhett Butler's People, and boy am I glad to do that, it's been on my list since forever. I'm waiting for this weekend, when I can spend more time reading while sipping on a cool margarita and getting baked tanned in the sun! Yay, it's summer and I love this season. Here are a few reasons.....
Firstly, the days are longer, that means there is so much more time to get a lot of stuff done.
Secondly, waking up in the morning is not a fight anymore (in winter, all I want to do is crawl back to bed totally undercovers!!). 
Thirdly, it's the sun! I love the sun and I love the fact that I don't have to wear coats/jackets/sweaters/closed toe shoes and the winter works. I can happily go around in my capris,dresses and skirts and cottons and mainly my summer sandals and shoes. 
Fourthly(am I allowed to say that?), it's back to cool drinks, and mangoes and aam panna (green mango drink which is absolutely divine!) and loads of fresh fruits and veggies, read strawberries!
Fifthly (oh boy, there I go again, am sure these are not legal words), more time at the beach and more picnics and more time outside! 
Last but not the least, end of allergy season....YAY! Now I can breathe easy, and you can too coz if you've read this far then seriously either you love my writing or you have too much time on hand (can you do some of my work please?). Please tell me it's the writing, it's a win-win for you, then you can read more from moi!! haha, I like that, "more from moi"

Anyways, these are a few of my favorite things about summer, what are yours?

P.S.: I can't believe I actually formed this many sentences with almost no ideas at all. Wow, I need to get an MRI done to see how my brain actually looks like! ewww gross! this is proof enough that I can never enter the medical field. So there's my medical analysis for today.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A few words of wisdom

Life is too short, try to not make it too complicated.........
Work as if it was your first day,
Forgive as soon as possible,
Love without boundaries,
Laugh without control, 
Never stop smiling.......
Even if you don't know the reason.

Yes, trust me, life can be lived this way too. Try it once and you'll know.

Monday, May 4, 2009


To the really annoying Swine Flu,

I/We have heard enough of you already. Please go away and stop affecting so many people, esp children. It is not fair that you should be so mean. I've had enough with you and it's in the best of interest for both of us if you depart as silently and lamely as you appeared. It makes no sense that you want to put your hold for this long, and trying to gain so much importance even though you are absolutely not welcome.

So, in the best interest, GO AWAY ASAP!


Friday, May 1, 2009

The secret life of........

What's more happening than the game itself? behind the scene action. And now with the IPL season almost halfway through, tell me atleast one person who is as eager to watch the matches as compared to the previous year? I believe there are far few. What goes on with a cricketer or the team management was always an inside thing and they have always maintained their privacy that movie celebs can't even dream of. But now the mole in the KKR team (or that's what he/she claims to be!) is exposing it all with the sensational and obvious name, FIPLP ( I haven't given the name in it's entirety coz I don't want that traffic). Everyone in the management, staff and the team are in total fear of what might be revealed that is related to them, am sure it's quite amusing to the person who is actually blogging about this, might be like a mini movie.

But as Shobha De puts it, when film personalities are prepared for the media exposure, it's time for the cricketers also to deal with the same. Afterall, Bollywood and cricket are the two most popular passtimes/fields in the Indian sub-continent.

So what I want to say is that whoever it is, I'm loving his/her writing, so are the thouands of other people. And that person has got some really innovative names for them all, I just couldn't stop smiling as I was reading through. Although, I so wish he/she wouldn't reveal their identity by the end of the tournament(as he claimed he would), I wish they would continue blogging, if not for IPL. Total tp hain yeh blog.

Do visit that blog and see for yourself what I mean by complete entertainment, it's more captivating than the game itself. Do tell me what you think of it 
Additionally, let's give a huge round of applause to the wonderful world of blogging! More on that later.

Do come back to tell me your opinion.
Have a good day y'all and an even better weekend.

Monday, April 27, 2009

A tale so inspiring


Such an inspiring life! We need more such women and more such determination from us Indian women. I do hope all of us realise our true potential. 
This was so moving, I had tears in my eyes. Truly deserving.

That is why I believe, that all people I come across are my teachers, my heroes, just for the fact that everyone has something new to teach me to be a stronger, better and more confident person.

Keep living life!

Please share your thoughts on this.

Friday, April 24, 2009


Dear Inventor of Nutella,

When I had my first taste of the stuff, my taste buds went on a dizzy spin. I wonder how did you get the idea to come up with something so delicious and awesomely mouth-watering that I could eat all day every day. 
Spread on toast, crackers or by itself, it's just out of the world. My son and I could lick the bottle clean, coz that's how much we both love it. Talk about calories, wait, what are those? It has hazelnuts, so it's healthy and it has chocolate, good antioxidants. See, where do the calories come in? Makes absolutely no sense.
I thank you for the wonderful creation that is indeed worth living for!

Most lovingly,
a daily consumer

Monday, April 20, 2009

It is surprising how a day goes by swiftly for some and otherwise for a few more.
Isn't it amazing, how every mind works so differently, thus carving their personalities?
What is more stupefying is how these personalities shape relations, the community, the future ...in short the entire world  past, present and future.

Our actions and words form the basis of our future gens. Even long after we are gone, our characters still remain on this land.

This reminds me of the famous song. Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan. It's a lovely rendition of life and so true down to the last word. "Rahenge Yahin apne nishaan".

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I was fooled!

So yesterday was April Fool's day right (hah, as if you didn't know that!) and moi was fooled once, by Gmail(only Google can fool me!! OKok enough boasting)! Yep, I thought the Auto Pilot thingy was for real, I think I was trying to add that feature for almost a half hour, then I forgot about it. But innit weird that new additions were being showcased on the Gmail homepage, when they actually update on the GMail/Google blog? How come I didn't think about it. Anyhoodle, so that was the only one time I got fooled yesterday. 
It's a good thing I didn't twitter about my frustration with Auto Pilot from Gmail, else I would've looked no lesser than a fool............well, if you ask me why am I blogging about it now, wouldn't this also be similar to twittering? It would, but now that it's over and I confessed, for some lame reason its better and funnier. But doing it ignorantly would just be foolish. Yeah, some weirdo logic by me!

Tell me if you were also a victim of an April Fool's Day prank? I want to know.

Earth Hour in pictures

Make sure you click on the picture to see the lights go off.
It's just beautiful and my heart melted at the sight. I esp love the Indonesian picture # 16. 
What is your favorite? and did you also join Earth Hour? 

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fashion..nono not the movie..this is real

Among all the designers for the WLIFW, my vote goes to Rajesh Pratap Singh. His clothes are so enigmatic and they are definitely wearable on a regular day without getting any odd glances. Maybe it is my slight inclination towards darker colors....esp. blacks and grays. Whatever it is, works for me.

Manish Malhotra is just sticking to his regular style, like out of a Yash Raj movie. No doubt, he can make anyone look flawlessly beautiful, but c'mon we need some change. I think his clothes looked like a cross between Paris and Bollywood. :)  Aw...c'mon you know my Bollywood addiction!

Nayanika Chatterjee is still modelling? Man, yeh tho too much ho gaya! I thought she retired....that shows how away I am from the desi fashion scene. I think I'm retired. :)

So whose designs do you think would work for you? I would love to hear!

Microsoft Magic........

So, I was reading this blog today, and I did find out the answers to some questions. Well, the questions are not mine, wait....... let me state my ignorance by adding that I didn't even know such questions existed until I visited Ashwin's blog. I'll let him do the answering and explaining.... Ashwin, I hope you don't mind me linking to your blog.

Also, being the smart guy he is has pointed out to me that Feb and March do always have the same days and dates as long as there is no 29 in Feb. Read more about it here.

I hope you enjoy all the reading......and I will be back with a really amusing post.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I'm loving the Satyapaul creations from this season's Wills India Fashion Week.
As always, Satyapaul excels his work. I'm a huge fan!

Open invitation to all

Here's a task for you:
I've been wanting to write/blog so much, but I'm running out of topics and time. So, I am opening my blog to all of you. I would request anyone to guest blog for me, email me to let me know if you are interested. Anyone can participate in it, just holler and I'm right there. 
What is guest blogging ? Well, you i.e. my readers, can volunteer to blog on any topic/issue on my domain. For those of you who are tired of your blog or if you feel the need to explore your composition skills or if you want to think out loud, this is your chance. So email me if you are interested and I will put up your post. 
Start thinking y'all!

The reason being....

I realised why I was in the line of annoyance yesterday. It was not because of some question being thrown at me, but the way it was delivered. If you want to know something about someone, ask politely, not like as if you are passing an insensitive, rude remark. Trust me, I have no issues with that, but if anyone talks to me in that sarcastic tone, I am not one to take it. I don't do that, whatever it is I put that forward directly. That takes the pressure from all relations, don't you think.

Anyhoo, now that we got that out of our way, back to being me.
More updates later, until then adios!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I like being me

Annie, is totally annoyed with a few individuals..............the reason you ask eh?
Let's take this scenario.............you are having a decent, general conversation with a few people and then the talk ends, everyone parts ways but the remnants of the topic at hand still exist somewhere and one person decides to ask you a few more questions (hoping to prolong the talk, probably), eventually your nationality and "oh that's not how it's done in your country?" question pops up. Helllo? did I even mention anything about the country I am from? Or did I ever mention what way what is done? we were just having a normal conversation for Chrissakes. Can't I have even one conversation where I am not being veered towards the nationality direction? But, what's of notice here, the person who got me annoyed on such a beautiful day is himself not a citizen of this country where he lives......now where does that leave him? I never talk to people based on which country or religion they belong to...............heck we are all the same, born geographically in different places, but hello, now we share the same land. So can't we just talk about the common stuff? 
Ugh, so irritated, I can't tell you. I don't know why am I doing this on my blog, this space is for me, not for some idiot's reactions. What irritates me most is, the fact that these people act like they are the 'know it all' kind of people, when the fact is, they no nothing, they are filled of s**t. Like they say, "Aadha sach, jhoot se bhi zyaada khatarnaak hain" translation -> "Half knowledge is more dangerous than lies". Apt for today's episode.

Dear Blog,
Please don't mind that you are the recipient of my reactions today. I had to get it out and I wanted to make it known, and the best way is through you. Please bear with me.
Your faithful blogger,

And to think, my horoscope for today says:
You need self-discipline today -- and you've got plenty! You may just need to keep your big mouth shut as the folks around you make fools of themselves or you may need to avoid a mighty temptation. 

Yes, I think I did follow that, although it wasn't intentional, nevertheless, I did keep my mouth shut and let the others look foolish! Yup, something to be happy about atleast!
I want to give that person a good shout and a content lecture, God, please don't let me do it! I wish for that person to be gone for the rest of the day! poof

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mirror, Mirror on the wall,
Who's the fairest of them all........?

Blogger, Blogger on the net
Who's the lurker in my net?

Courtesy sakes, delurk yourself. 
Tumko hamare blogging ka vaasta......apne aap ko delurk karo! 

Whoa.....I think I'm watching too many Hindi movies :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Phonetically speaking

A word that keeps bothering me or rather throwing me into an eternal state of complexity - ESCAPE!
Why.....? you ask? 
Well, here's the explanation.....brace yourselves, coz here it comes....
When I'm driving, or whatever the hell I'm doing, I have a rather weird habit of adding up the  numbers I see or forming words from the words that are in my visibility range. I do the math like it's nobody business and I play a game of word twist in my mind at the speed of lightning......haha alright, at your request no more bragging(aww.....such a spoiler!). 
Anyhoodle....now let's sum up both the points....Driving + weird habit: Do you get it now?
No? yeah well........didn't think so......you need to have brains like mine to interpret my words, which clearly is lacking in your ability. Hey Bhagwaan, here I go taking a detour again!
Okok, before you guys beat me up (hehe, which is highly impossible, coz you can't)......
Driving = looking at car make, model, number/name plate
Weird Habit = adding and twisting words.
So that led to a vehicle which was ahead of me in a single lane road and I had no choice but to follow it(ah, so much despair!). In the meanwhile, being in the weird habit that I have, I started exploring the vehicle and my sight fell on it's model. 
Do you get it atleast now? Huh..........God! Y O Y????
So, I keep driving and  kept thinking what in the world is that car. I know it's a FORD, but I cannot figure out the model....still pondering. Reached home, still pondering.......kept doing my chores, still pondering. Then I forgot. 
Again, next day, started pondering again (can anyone suggest any other word, for pondering? it's getting on my nerves now!) 
This went on for a day or 2 I don't quite remember. Ultimately, it hit me, just like how Newton was hit by the falling apple (*giggles*, yup me is comparing moi to Newton.......grĂȘle newton!)(thanks to Google translator, I would've never known how to say Hail Newton! in French)
That word E-S-C-A-P-E meant ESCAPE and not ES-CAPE (read...ess-kah-pay)..........Whew *wiping forehead*
Man, that was like solving one of the mysteries of the universe!
Well, being the smart being that I am, the same thing happened to me again, but this time, it took me just a few minutes to realise my linguistic skills are not exactly that bad!

Friday, March 13, 2009

If only........

I took a quiz, that tells me what city I should live in. Well, and the answer is......
...Paris! Wow, I sure would move to Paris right now! Who wouldn't want to live in the most romantic city in the world? Sigh.....dreams! I think I am a dreamy girl. Visiting Paris is one thing, but actually living there.....woo hoo! {Do you hear some squealing and howling? ahem.  I wonder where is it coming from?!!}
Anyhoodle, it's a Friday and its almost 4 in the p.m. and I can't wait to go home and continue my gardening project.
Btw, has anyone realised that today is Friday the 13th and this is happened 2 times consecutively, once last month, i.e. Feb and once now in March. Weird huh?

Whatev, now back to my dreams, hubs, me and baby in Paree......

Disney Disney, and more Disney

Here are some of the pictures from our recent trip to the 'Happiest Place in the World', Disneyland!
- The infamous castle, it was magnificient
- yeah, the performers and the characters....all of 'em

- this is Mickey's bedroom.....hain na cute? i didn't want to leave that place.....it was cutesy putesy! wait is that even a word? hah who cares!
- and the living room with tv et al

- his game room, awww

-waiting in line to meet Mickey and Minnie

That's it folks. I hope you enjoyed the tour!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'm diggin' these.....

Gosh, these glasses are oh so cute! and they are all re-cycled. Yep, they cut off the tops and then smooth the rims, and voila.....cute glasses, now this vodka thingy is 22 oz, whoa, that'll keep me busy all night without having to refill...hehehe.
Me needs these glasses right now, especially the beer glasses..........they are choo chweet! I am sure I'll drink everything off of it!
Recycled Beer Bottle Glasses - (Set of 9)
here's my vodka glass! hurray!
Chopin Vodka Glass
simple, yet so much attitude!
Dry Soda Glasses (Set of 4)
love the green color on these, can sneak off anything in 'em
Grolsch Glasses (Set of 2)
this one below is a spoon holder....can you believe it!
Recycled Boylan's Root Beer Soda Bottle Spoon Rest
there we go, the perfect set complete with coasters.
Red Stripe Glass and Coaster Set
these are also beautiful, kinda antique looking!
IBC Creme Glasses (Set of 4)

All pictures are from Etsy

State of Confusion

Padma'Shri' and Padma'Shrimati' ???#%^$^@*&%$*@#$$&^ What?
I want to bang my head to a wall......oh wait! Why mine? Why not the person who said that?
I think Aishwarya Rai has lost it this time. I adore her incessantly, but this statement drove me crazy! What was she thinking anyways? Oh wait, let me rephrase that..Was she even thinking?

Padma'Shri' and Padma'Shrimati' - hrmph!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My head is humming!

Has it ever happened to you..........you keep humming a certain song or poem or whatever all day and you just can't seem to get it off your head? Well, that's what's happening to me since morning. Every morn, on PBS we watch Arthur and Friends, and the title song is whatz on my my mind. It's meant for kids, but I believe it applies to us bigger kids too.......I think of this song as a stress buster and also a reminder of who I am. I've loved it always. Here are the lyrics for you....read on and if it's available on You Tube check it out, or better yet, PBS to the rescue!

Everday when you're walking down the street, everybody that you meet has an original point of view.
And I say Hey, what a wonderful kind of day, if we could learn to work and play and get along with each other.
You gotta listen to your heart, listen to the beat.
Listen to the rhythm, the rhythm of the street.
Open up your eyes, open up your ears.
Get together and make things better by working together.
It's a simple lesson and it comes from the heart.
Believe in yourself for that's the place to start.
And I say Hey, what a wonderful kind of day, if we could learn to work and play and get along with each other.
Hey, what a wonderful kind of day. Hey! What a wonderful kind of day! Hey!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

You gotta check out the Lingo Kid, the real slum kid!

An Ode and a Salaam!

Over the weekend, we were in Disneyland(ok, I mean really!!). We were all so excited to be meeting up with Mickey Mouse and the rest of the gang, even my master was so eager all through he was like tickee bouse(o yes, that is how he addresses the most favorite mouse in the world!). So cute! So anyways, we were all geared up and all and mind you this was the first time me visiting Disneyland, so it was quite an experience for me and when I say that the rest of the theme parks are nowhere close to the experience at Disney, I mean it.......each and every word! It is like an entire city in itself, and the management and maintenance is just so unbelievable! Right from the parking lot attendants to the actual performers, I haven't seen a more disciplined and composed lot ever! And to top it off, the performers wowed me with their energy and zeal, patience and composure, and made a mental note to myself, learn Annie learn! In that heat, they delivered a show that was no less than a jam packed rock concert! And not even one aspect of it all went wrong(ok, I wasn't looking for any either). Annie is totally impressed!
A big round of applause to all the people working there and that includes the woman who collected our parking ticket to the men who directed us where to park and the one who reminded us where we were parked(Happy ,I think!) and to the balloon guy and the performers in the parade(Whew, don't you guys get exhausted ever?) and the numerous people who kept guiding people so that they can meet up with Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Pooh bear and Tigger, and the photographer who captures the moment when you do meet the characters, and the people who are dressed as them, and always being so enthusiastic about meeting every kind of person, coz afterall, the legendary characters reputation is dependent entirely on you. Also, to the security guards always trying to keep a check on everything around, the men and women behind the food stalls, and everyone else behind the incredible idea. Thank You for helping us make our happy memories and Thank You for keeping us safe and organized!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Did you know?

..........today was the day Barbie doll made it's debut! Read more here.
Quite a doll that is........."I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world................lalalalala"
yes, I'm out of lala land for now! 
Have a great week y'all!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Don't be square, be root!

So yesterday was Square Root day right......you know.....3/3/09 . For those that still didn't get it......square root of 9 is 3, and the date and month is 3. This happens just 9 times in a century, and the next one coming up is 4/4/16. 
Hmm, so for all of you that are really good with numbers, you bet you didn't see this one coming, now did you?
Adios and Happy Square Root Day to all, eat your root veggies!

The one flaw in women

Before I get started on the topic at hand, let me brief you on my time crunches....I had to take a moment today, just so that I can reach out to you people. I've been so immersed in work and at home, that I couldn't get to blog the last few days, so my due apologies. Although, I'm beginning to think that maybe I better stop apologising else, "SORRY" might soon become a word in my vocab, that doesn't really mean what it should've. I believe that when you talk, do it with a passion, so much so that your listener is totally enchanted, I don't know how much of that I actually implement.

FYI - The person who sent me this email, no offense to you, I'm just putting forward something that has been on my mind for a very long time now, and this email from you has made it a lot easier to launch my view. So, I plead you.....if you are reading this, don't take offense, it has nothing to do with you! Whew...now that I got that done, let's get to the point.

Going back to the issue, for starters, I got an email this morning, which made me go hmmmm......
This email is meant to remind us women what we are made of etc etc...BS..........I was like, "o Yeah, tell that to those hooligans calling themselves the 'Moral Police' , aka Shri Ram Sene". This is just irony at its best, I believe. I wish I had that Muthalik guy's email(wonder if he is allowed to use modern technology!!), I would surely forward it to him. My guess, he would hunt down all those people who have been forwarding this email and then think of someway to abuse them....imagine him doing that! ROFL!
Anyhoodle, I'll state my point of view first and then I'll showcase the contents of the email to you.
My first reaction on reading it was WTF? which world are we living in? Did someone hit a rewind button or something? I for one, am not that kind of a woman, I am a woman of today, I know what I want and I don't believe in slaving it out. I believe in equality of labor, love, and life, who says a woman is meant for just the assigned stuff, ofcourse we do that and a lot more too. But, if I'm angry, then the person (well, usually it's my hubs), sees the worst of me, when I'm sad, and happy like wise too.....but I'm not who will smile when I'm clearly so upset. I'm sure a lot of women I know are like me too, ofcourse there are still some girls, who are yet to come out of their cocoon, but in my gen, the word is, woman means power and equality. And I for one, am not willing to let go of it, coz I need to survive in this fast-paced world, just like any one else. So the content ends with the saying, "there is one flaw in women.....and it is they forget their worth". I went ballistic...............WHAT@$&*^^!#@ , haven't I said enough already?
Here, read it for yourself, and please tell me what you think about it. I might be wrong in someways, and I want to hear your opinion. Also, I would like to add, that in this day and age, even guys would agree with equality of men and women, don't you?

The One Flaw In Women 
By the time the Lord  made woman, 
He was into his sixth day of working overtime. 
An angel  appeared and said, 
'Why are you spending so much time on this one?' 
And  the Lord answered, 'Have you seen my spec sheet on her? 
She has to be  completely washable, but not plastic, 
have over 200 movable parts, all  replaceable 
and able to run on diet coke and leftovers, 
have a lap that  can hold four children at one time, 
have a kiss that t can cure anything from  a scraped knee to a broken heart-and she will do everything with only two  hands.' 
The angel was astounded at the requirements. 
'Only two  hands!? No way! 
And that's just on the standard model? 
That's too much  work for one day. 
Wait until tomorrow to finish.' 
'But I won't, '  the Lord protested. 
'I am so close to finishing this creation that is so  close to my own heart. 
She already heals herself when she is sick AND can work 18 hour days.' 
The angel moved closer and touched  the woman. 
'But you have made her so soft, Lord.' 
'She is soft,' the  Lord agreed, 
' but I have also made her tough. 
You have no  idea what she can endure or accomplish.' 
'Will she be able to think? ', asked the angel. 
The Lord replied, 
'Not only will  she be able to think, 
she will be able to reason and  negotiate.' 
The angel then noticed something, 
and reaching  out, touched the woman's cheek. 
'Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this  model. 
I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one.' 
'That's not a leak,' the Lord corrected, 
' that's a  tear!' 
'What's the tear for?' the angel asked. 
The Lord said, 'The  tear is her way of expressing her joy, 
her sorrow, her pain,  her disappointment, her love, 
her loneliness, her grief  and her pride.' 
The angel was impressed. 
'You are a genius, Lord. You  thought of everything! 
Woman is truly amazing.' 
And she is! 
Women have strengths that amaze men. 
They bear hardships and they carry  burdens, 
but they hold happiness, love and joy. 
They smile  when they want to scream. 
They sing when they want to cry. 
They cry when  they are happy 
and laugh when they are nervous. 
They  fight for what they believe in. 
They stand up to injustice. 
They don't take 'no' for an answer 
when they  believe there is a better solution. 
They go without so their  family can have. 
They go to the doctor with a frightened  friend. 
They love unconditionally. 
They cry  when their children excel 
and cheer when their friends get  awards. 
They are happy when they hear about a birth or a  wedding. 
Their hearts break when a friend dies. 
They grieve at the loss of a family member, 
yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left. 
They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart. 
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors. 
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or  e-mail you 
to show how much they care about you. 
The  heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning. 
They  bring joy, hope and love. 
They have compassion and ideals. 
They give moral support to their family and friends. 
Women have vital things to say and everything to give 


PLEASE pass this  along to your friends and relatives 
to remind them just  how amazing they are. 

Humor for the day

Writing's Powerful Message
There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed a desire to become a "great" writer.

When asked to define "great" he said "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, wail, howl in pain, desperation, and anger!"

He now works for Microsoft writing error messages.

Taken from www.jokes.com

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

One more letter

I forgot one very important letter from the previous day's blog post

Dear my unused-in-a-while kitchen utensils/dishes/everything,
I know I've been neglecting y'all a lot lately, and I feel really bad that I did. I can't believe that even something as simple as Maggi turned out to be a disaster in the past. But, what's done is done, from now on I promise to make it up to you and make the best out of our lifelong commitment to each other. I hope we both continue to create the magic we used to prior to my illness. 
a neglected cook and an unused talent!

Another real life horror story

Please spread word on this ASAP.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

To dear.....

Some letters that were due to go out are now on their way.

Dear mystery illness,
I hate that you brought so much pain and misery into my life and I hope you wont be visiting us again. I've been very patient with you, but enough already, now I'll fight back and I wont let you take over my life. I wish for you to be gone with forever and please dont ever return, you do know you are not a very pleasant thing to be around dont you? atleast you should've made yourself clear, you certainly are one playa! So hope to not encounter you ever again.
Truly and not so lovingly,
your bearer from the past

Dear Angelina Jolie's emeralds and Amy Adams' necklace from the Oscars,
I wish you had graced my neck instead, I'm sure I would've made a great addition to your absolute brilliance!
Oodles of ooh's and aah's from,
a gal dreaming of owning you one day...sigh!

Dear AR Rahman and Resul Pookutty,
I am so proud of you both, and AR....2 Oscars in one night, wow that is like a dream come true for so many of the Hollywood stalwarts themselves. Although, I hope the world hears a lot more of your earlier compositions which were far superior than SM.
a fan basking in your achievement

Dear PCC people,
Very good deed and a novel approach to this discrimination. Although I do pray that you people will be safe and happy, I fear for your safety the most.
a wellwisher and someone who's been waiting for some change

Dear Hugh Jackman,
I wish you didn't jump about so much at the Oscar's, the dance routine's were good, but a little overdone, c'mon you were voted as the most sexiest man weren't you? I think you are a looker but ......
one who wants to see less of your dance

Dear Coca-Cola,
I really love your new ads, they make me want to have some all the time. But I don't like the recycling ad, I know bottles do get recycled and all that, but the eco friendly projection didn't quite do it for me. I'll drink to that!
an avid Coke Zero consumer and continues to do so!

Dear Amitabh Bachchan,
I thought you were really the best, considering your uber busy schedule, you still take time to blog every friggin' day..........gosh, until I stumbled upon the truth and that is you are paid to do that! Now now, even I would blog every day, heck I would blog every hour if someone paid me to do so.
a disappointed co-blogger

OK I think that should do!

......and I'm back

...after a really long void....well let's call it the leave of absence shall we?
Hmm, now where do I begin!!! Has it ever happened with any of you that blog, you think of a thousand things to write about when you are not blogging, but when you do sit down to blog, everything evaporates and all you can think of is what were those thoughts again? Eventually you end up writing something totally not thought of or something not even remotely close to what you sooo badly wanted the world to know just a couple of hours back!
Anyhooo.....I was sick for the past couple of months or so, been seeing the doc and been on antibiotics and stuff, yet we couldn't figure out what was going on, finally yesterday I decided enough was enough, I stopped the pills(which I was popping like they were M&M's, and trust me if you know me, you'll know how much I love 'em) and guess what? I am feeling so much better today! As my Mr. says about me, the best medicine is not taking any, I'm side-effected to almost all of them. So good riddance to all those pills and all those weird symptoms and I am ready to welcome my old self back, I've been missing ME! Is that even possible to miss yourself? HMM
Whatevs....but I'm so glad to have a hubs like mine, he bore with me all through this tough time and believe me you, it is no party! Although I do feel bad that I lost about 2 months of precious time with my precious family! I know I can never get it back, but I will try my best to make up for it all!

So finally I would say that after those M'lore attacks/PCC and some other social issues my head was spinning dizzy and seeing so many debates on the television and reading views/opinion of people from various walks of life, one thing I noticed is that, no matter how much noise we create w.r.t. these anti-social elements and injustice to the citizens.......I believe that unless the current administration is completely eliminated, and fresh minds are brought in, there is nothing one can do. We fight, we argue, we hold andolans/morchas, send in innerwear, whatever, doesn't matter, eventually everyone has a life to attend to, and they know it. So, I think, it's just a matter of time when the tables will be turned. But we will keep fighting and hoping for that change. Are any of you with me on this?

Have a good one y'all, and you will be reading a lot more from me henceforth.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I have....

...signed up for Earth Hour 2009 at http://www.earthhour.org/ . Did you?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I don't support.....

I've been thinking, thinking a lot! I don't think I am supporting the Pink Chaddi campaign. Somehow, the idea seems unappealing to me, I would rather the thugs be punished than sent underwear. 

Those guys are so downright cheap, that they would sell those chaddis and make money out of it or worst....hand them back to every girl/woman they see doing 'immoral' deeds or wearing inappropriate clothes per se! *Rolling eyes* Now that doesn't mean I am scared of them, but I just think we need to take a more stern approach to it. Something like the Gulabi Gang would work I believe. And another major medium to promote this nonsense of living morally is the entertainment industry. We girls do not like to be bothered, and eve teasing songs do not mean fluttering eyelashes at the end, no means NO! Wearing a sari or a jeans, does not affect our culture or anything else! So please let us be.

So in the end, my opinion on the campaign is NO!
and I'm as sick as sick can be! tch tch poor annie!

Friday, February 6, 2009

A Reason....A Hope....for hurt, fear, anger and worry!

I thought it was only fair that I must provide my readers with a justified reason as to why I am not blogging anymore, so that's why I am opening up again, just for the sake of y'all. Thank you for all the comments published/unpublished and the words of encouragement, this post is dedicated to each and every one of you. This post is not an explanation of actions, but a word of encouragement and hope. Hope is what keeps us going. and this post is the exact reason why I haven't answered any of your questions w.r.t to my previous entry.

Yes, the truth of the matter is that I have been unable to keep myself away from blogging after being hopelesly addicted to it. For many of you that wonder why you couldn't get through, well let's just say there were certain incidents that had me so annoyed, and I just didn't want to voice in my opinion, especially after reading other blogs. The pen is mightier than the sword they say, but in this case that old adage doesn't apply. 

Signing online petitions is one thing and actually doing something for real is another thing. Out of the 2 options, signing online petitions, joining groups on Facebook etc is, but the most easiest thing, but I dont want to be a part of it, coz I know a few months later, they are lost in the vastness, then something else comes along and the past is forgotten. But what about those people that have been affected by the so-called incidents/events? They will be scarred with this painful memory etched in them forever. Is justice being served to them in their lifetime? I could be one of them, anything could happen to anyone, I don't want to go through any pain especially knowing that the people who caused me this suffering are roaming free and inflicting more people with their evil ways and all in the name of morality. True, justice will be brought eventually by the Almighty(be it any religion, btw, all of them are same, we just classify them into various channels as per our convenience), but who cares what happens after we die, we want to see justice happening now, so that no one else dares to perform such atrocity. I am waiting in the hope that something will be done about this moral/immorality. Doing stuff in the name of religion and God (again, whichever God doesn't matter) is just sooo inexcusably wrong. I am scared to even think about what will I do when I have no one to goto when I have been hurt. The Constitution offers me my rights, but what use are those very rights when no one knows what they are, forget following the Constitution. No, I am not blaming anyone here, but I am blaming myself and a lot of my peers, coz we are the system that caused this system to be what it is today and I am sure nothing will change in the upcoming elections. Change, we Believe In is what the current leader had as a slogan when he was campaigning to be the most powerful leader in the world to the most powerful country. Yes, he believes in himself, we believe in him. Can I say the same about the country and the people of the country that gave me my nationality? The answer is, unfortunately a straight NO.

I am ashamed, to be secretly glad that I am not living in India no more. But that is the fact, sadly. I am deeply hurt, but more than that I am extremely worried about the future. Will everyone lose their rights to these so-called fundamentalists who are mental in any case? Why are they called the 'Moral Police'? My foot, who is giving them these names anyway? 30 minutes of fame during elections, yes an awfully cheap political stint, it's working for them, so why not take it to the extreme! As I type this I am so enraged.

Our country, where once religion was just a matter of difference in praying, celebrating, exhibiting and practising tolerance and understanding towards other cultures, is now downgraded. I was proud of the fact that all religions are my religions, I was proud of me when I could recite the Pledge of India and sing the Anthem with great dignity standing amongst individuals of diverse faith. While, a lot of them like me can still do it, I doubt if we still have the freedom to express anymore. I hope our beloved country doesn't turn into one of those where you are humiliated and considered an outcast if you dont follow the rules of these so called 'fundamentalists'. I always add the term 'so-called' before addressing those groups, coz they do all this just for their personal gain but they reap a lot more than expected, which is good for them, but not as much for the rest of us. Us who are more powerful together than all of them thugs combined. When will we all come together to fight this atrocity disguised as moral values, when will we claim our nation and our peace back? Will it remain a dream that never turns to reality and accept it and keep dumb, or will our anger/emotion/hurt turn to aggressive reclaiming of our freedom? The very freedom that our ancestors fought for to drive the English out, looks like we have to do that again, but this time we fight our own country people. Sadly, I do not see even an inkling of that spirit in anyone apart from these internet movements, which I am not even sure are any worth. Today I blog, tomorrow I forget, then what?

I hope that someday, I will be able to give a beautiful world to my future generations and I hope that all of you also wish for the same! I hope a girl/woman can be independent and do what she wants someday. I hope a person is respected and loved equally,  irrespective of their faith. There is a lot more I would like to add here, but the mode of conveying is very confined, so here I am trying to make my point.

THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD, if this were true, then there are a lot of individuals I can name off the top of my head who can and have the ability to mean each and every word of this line to come true. In the race to make more money, all of us are losing our humanity. This applies to all. What will my children or any child for that matter consider what is moral and what is not? Will they grow up to believe that beating up people for your own benefit is the right thing to do? Would you let your child turn into that?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I am.....

.............seriously contemplating the end of my blogging session(s). I know I could easily stop blogging totally, but then at the back of my mind, I know that it still exists, and I will have the urge to write. Instead, I am thinking of taking the rather harsh way, of closing Viva la Vida for good.I've been thinking of it for a long time now, but haven't been able to arrive at a decision and then one time, my friend Pop, convinced me not to, so I waited. Now, I think I should, I feel sad to come to this conclusion, but I guess it's time now. I have so many memories and moments associated with this blog, I have a heavy heart.
Please let me know what you think.
Yes, maybe or no?

btw, I am not a drama-queen!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Alright, here are some webclips that show up, what an assortment huh!

Latest Microsoft Blogs - A Guide to Learning ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate 1 - 21 hours ago
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International Herald Tribune - World News, Analysis, and Global Opinions - Iranian responds to Obama overture - 
1 hour ago
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ESPN.com - Beckham likes idea of staying with AC Milan - 5 hours ago.
CNN.com Recently Published/Updated - Anger over Northern Ireland 'reconciliation' - 1 hour ago
The Official Google Blog - A look back at spam in 2008 - Jan 26
Discovery News Top Stories : Discovery Channel - Odd Planet Reaches Searing 1,200 Degrees - 4 hours ago

Enough already? What?? You want more? Oh...get them yourself, lazyhead!

This morning I was thinking if those girls that met with the unfortunate in 
Mangalore....will they ever lead a normal life,
will they ever be able to go to a pub yet again! Such a shame, I feel
 sad to be a part of all that,  makes me wonder is 
India really a secular country as we Indian's pledge?
And who the EFF is this Ram Sena, gosh I think Bhagwaan Ram
 would've never returned from the forest, if this were 
to happen. Kaliyug! Ban such people who do this idiocity in the 
name of religion. Shame Shame!

Inaug Day

I am not sure how many of you have seen this...........in Satellite View. Amazing!

Monday, January 26, 2009

If you can....

....and have the courage to read this only then do so, this is the most disturbing piece of news........why do these negative elements always target the helpless? 

I am so bothered by this right now, I can't think straight...pardon me!


Happy Republic Day to one and all!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Let me tell you a secret....

...shhhhh......don't let it out or we'll be in trouble!!!
Around 1000 posts on my reader, gosh I didn't have the patience to go through them, I was so spooked. I had 2 options.....
Option #1: to actually read all of them
Option #2: "Mark all as Read"

hehehe......well, I took the easy way out and well, you might've guessed by now what was my preference. I feel so relieved, or do I feel guilty? Hmm, now don't you go rolling your eyes making it worse for me, anyways, it doesn't matter. 

Whatevs, I now am reading free. Btw, where is that book I ordered, it's been a week and hasn't arrived yet, hmph, time to check order status. I am soooo waiting for it, especially since I am done reading Love Story by Eric Segal. This is one book (oh wait the other is The Great Gatsby by Scott F. Fitzgerald, so that makes it 2)...ok I stand corrected, these are the 2 books that have been sittting in my bookshelf for so long and I was pretending they don't exist, for the simple reason that they are classics and love stories and are based in the 40' s - 60's and you know what the result of it would be.......sad ending and that would leave me sobbing to eternity. But, I finally did take up reading LS for the simple reason that I resolved, not to buy any more books until I am done with those that I already own. I cheated a bit, I admit, I read the ending before I even began(which is sooo not like me, coz I like the plot to develop at my own pace! somehow this book had me turning to the last page initially....YAWN!!). I knew the outcome, I knew she would die (oops sorry for those of you who haven't yet read it, spoiler) and I knew I wouldn't like it. To be classified as a classic, I don't quite agree. I thought the story was a-ok, the plot doesn't really showcase their love and at one point I was really doubtful if they were really in love! I wish that there was a little more verbage on their affection towards each other. The only thing that stood out for me was the hero of the book abusing and hating his father, maybe the title shud've been "Hate Story". So my review.....ehh 2 1/2 out of 5. I loved the cover of the book though. 

Now, I wonder when will the 'The Great Gatsby' be read.......I might though, last night I did bring back 2 books from the shelf, one among them is the above mentioned and the other is 'A Painted House' by John Grisham. I don't even remember buying the Grisham book, but nevertheless, it's been long since I read any of his lit., and I am excited about it too. My fave book collection is when my Mr. gifted me the entire Calvin and Hobbes Collector's edition. and the best part, it was a surprise!!! I don't think I was ever so happy on receiving a surprise gift, now he knows the perfect gifts for me come in the form of books and shoes.....and o yeah, chocolates, diamonds, flowers, wine, gadgets, rubies and all other gems, designer wear,  kitchen tools, and the list goes on .................( kya kare, the best things in life come in such lucrative packages)

Btw, I am so possessive and protective about my books and movies that I hate sharing and lending with anyone, even if I trust that person enough to take care of my books, I wont lend it. That's how much I love my books. Well, I did have some experiences in the past where I had to let go of some of my collection and that made me immensely dukhi, every book and every movie I have, comes with a tag of memories and stories and if that is lost, I lose those memories too. Hence, I am what I am. I am still old-fashioned when it comes to books, I still am not able to buy the concept of the Kindle, even though it's sleek, trendy, fast and savvy. Oh and did I tell you, my master took after me, when it comes to reading, the little guy loves his books and loves reading too, sometimes both of us take a book, plop ourselves onto the couch and read away to glory for atleast an hour at a stretch.

Wow, this turned out to be quite a long post, when all I wanted to really put forth was a little tiny secret, whew....good luck reading and if you are reading the entire thing then good job. 
Teen Taali *clap* *clap* *clap*