Friday, March 31, 2006

Along came a strange note

Has something like this ever happened to you? Things like that happen in movies, in books, in episodes of Mad about you but I never thought it could happen in real life to real people. When I read Usha's encounter I had gooseflesh not only because it is an amazing story but because it reminded me of the book I had picked up from Blossoms sometime back. I didnt blog about it then because I wasnt very proud of the book and the note I found was umm, not as nice as the one Usha found. Written on the last page of that book is a note from a 'Benny' and it goes like this

Dear Andy,

This was really good I hope you enjoyed it. How is life in the desert? Things are going well out here. I am loving life at Tres's house and we are having a party this friday. I'm glad that war is being averted and my boys are all still safe.


I omitted 2 lines from the note because this is a family blog. It has something to do with 'nights with Allie'

I am no good at deciphering the cryptic clues but I'll say Benny, your handwriting sucks. But you can spell. If you liked this book then you read crap, like I sometimes do when I am done reading classics. And if Andy is going to like it then he isnt much of a reader as well. But the one thing I'd really want to know is, what war are you talking about?? And hey I hope the boys are doing well.

The book is James Patterson's Along came a spider. In my defence I havent read it and I have now hidden the book from my dad who has taken a new interest in reading.
The chances of Benny ever writing back to me are as slim as my mom finding me an Ethiopian llama farmer but at least I cant blame myself now for not trying, like they say "How will you ever win the lottery if you never buy a ticket". I will now wait for strange coincidences to occur.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


"Tune kya kardala, margayi main, mitgayi main, hogayi main teri diwaniiiii, teri diwaniiiiiii"

Love Kailash Khers new song. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it.

Shot in Hyderabad the video is BEAUTIFUL.

Teri Diwani. Teri Diwani.....

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Looking for my Hero

So everybody I know is getting married. Everybody I know is talking about it. Most single bloggers are blogging about it. I decided to keep my blog 'marriage-talk' free but it seems impossible now. Parents bring up the topic all the time, I usually cut it off with a filmy dialogue like 'So you want to get rid of me?' and then flee before they can even think up a fitting filmy reply.
But when bestest friend, major Punjabi influence in my life, depression-partner, ex-flatmate H came home last week, mom used the opportunity to team up with her and give me a 2 hour lecture on why I should get married. Sitting through it was nothing less than torture for me, though H seemed to enjoy the whole process. The gist of the lecture is something like this, apparently I have run out of time to find my partner, parents always want the best for their kids and they think the right time has arrived for me to marry and all they want from me now are inputs. Inputs as to what I want in a husband so that they can start 'shortlisting'. H at this point added "Aunty she wants to marry a CB". Before mom could realize what she had said, I shushed her. CB was a fictitious character I and another friend created one semi drunken night, who had all qualities we desired in a husband. Any guy we met was then judged on CB scale. We never met a CB 10 which probably explains why both of us are single. I am not even sure I want to marry a CB (or a Mr.Darcy) now. Anyway those are not the inputs my mom is looking for, she needs specifics. Profession, location and the kind. As much as I hate it, the good daughter that I am I will give her what she wants. Heres my list:

Profession: Llama farmer
Location : Ethiopia
Smoking/drinking :don't care
Annual Income :don't care
Family Background :don't care how many brothers or sisters he has, don't care if he stays with parents, brothers and sisters as long as the llamas stay out.

Guess what? There are no llama farmers in Ethiopia. Hehehe. Good luck mom!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Filler Post

Blogger is blocked in office. Reason :Online sales and merchandising. I know, it sucks. I cant even access yahoo or gmail in office! Everyday I rush home and even before my mom finishes her 'How was your day' sentence, I zoom past her, switch on my comp and check my mail. The only ones who loyally mail me these days are spammers. What would I do without them? Sigh! My friend thinks this will help me get over my internet addiction. I hope so. But if they think I will spend my time more constructively now rather than incessantly clicking on the 'refresh' button they are so wrong. I have to think of something to do now that will not get me fired and create the illusion that I am working. Hmmmmmmmmmm.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Scrabble on a lazy Sunday afternoon

My sis added a 'p' , 'v' and a 'j' just before I took the pic otherwise it was a fair game. Sure, none of us used words like 'simulacrum' but I got 43 for some word I cant remember now. Scrabble can be fun specially when you are arguing if words like 'egad' exist or not. Apparently it does. Reminds me of that C&H strip where Calvin is playing against Hobbes....Couldn't find the strip but found this on wiki.

Calvin: Ha! I've got a great word and it's on a "Double word score" box!
Hobbes: "ZQFMGB" isn't a word! It doesn't even have a vowel!
Calvin: "It is so a word! It's a worm found in New Guinea! Everyone knows that!
Hobbes: I'm looking it up.
Calvin: You do, and I'll look up that 12-letter word you played with all the Xs and Js!
Hobbes: What's your score for ZQFMGB?
Calvin: 957.


PS:The date on that camera was not set...we really played on a sunday afternoon!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

One two che che che!

What is the purpose of having a music video? To make people want to buy that album or to make people (potential buyers) squirm in disgust and make them want to pull out their hair(in my case, orange hair)? I can understand models or wannabe actresses wanting to do raunchy numbers. I can understand them wanting to shed clothes. I can even understand Adnan Sami flirting with women one fourth his size and half his age. What I cannot understand is Asha Bhosle wanting to dance in her new video. Tell me who would want to buy her album after they see her dance with an ALIEN????? Why would anyone want to dance with an alien??? Then there is her garish red saree, the blinding red red red settings, the million dancers in the background, the silver 'cha cha cha' s written on the ceiling.....I thought I had seen it all when it came to music videos, I was so wrong!

The song I am talking about is called "One two cha cha cha" and the alien is none other than Jadoo, the friendly neighborhood alien from that ET inspired Hritik movie. He dances better than Asha if you ask me.

If you haven't seen the video, bless your stars!