Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Nisha aha ha aha ha

I'm looking forward to penning down more towards my soap opera script-in-the-making inspired,dedicated and wholly based on Nisha.

I can't wait for thurs :D

p.s. any of you petoos rmr the song in the title( remix version here by some DJ)? I prefer the Asha version.

Sunday, September 25, 2005


On moments such as these, I know only H.B. can understand and share this with me.
Scroll down to
March 23 entry HB.

And can you imagine, a blog like this ????? With my favs listed there too ( Caovilla, Zanotti).
I think I just grew wings.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

The sweetness flows

We are vanilla.
We were we before we became so.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Naam karan ceremony

Man's name has been changed to Mannu ben in recognition of her Gujju roots.

Yes please say shabash to me on that Mannu ben. And other bens. And bhais.

I named her. :D

Undercover Hawks

I can be a very private person. A friend of mine likes to think of himself as an open book with glued pages.

Sometimes I am tempted to steal that description for myself.

So when a person like that ends up being very close to another person who is too hard to fool and way too keen an observer for my liking, it sucks.

I become transparent and I know it is your fault that you know.
I can't lie to you shamelessly coz you will catch on to it. As does my mom. But I will still do it and pray you don't .

It makes hiding diffcult but you two don't seem to let that bother you.


I had all four I had said. And then, suddenly I didn't.
4. 3. 2. 1.
Priya had said I shouldn't have said it. But I did and she didn't tell me not to.
So I did. And I jinxed it.
Isn't that what you'd said too?

I jinxed it when I was young. Now I'm older and I want to undo it.

But you can't do that and Priya never told me that.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

SBC's very own

" Chi nani sounds so funny..... like some South American dictator"

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

This is for my Behna

Hey Behna since you finally remembered my addy here is a dedication to you.

My dil goes Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


I just HAD to get you with that !

Monday, September 19, 2005

Log humein tiger kehte hain.......

For my beer-loving/chubby tummy/petoos fikar not. The beer-belly can stay and you shall find employment and fame.

See, these guys sure did.

Happy Onam!

It is like that too

It is strange to hear some second year boys' conversations.

Boy #1: so what did you do for summer?
Boy#2: I got married.How is your wife doing?

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Princess perfect

I am on the verge of developing a shoe fetish. Every glimpse of a Zanotti or Caovilla does that to me. Blahniks are just over hyped. These should be the talk of the town. A few Zanotti's coming up !

Dainty satin, princess perfect Posted by Picasa

Old Italian chic Posted by Picasa

Gypsy classy Posted by Picasa

Indian (cool) Aunty sandal Posted by Picasa

Mango love- I admit I loved this solely for the colours Posted by Picasa

Hindi lesson #4578

Teaching is a tough job. Especially teaching Hindi to a non-native speaker. We've made good progress in the past few years but sometimes I realise how much more we have to accomplish before he can meet my extended family in U.P.-that is if ever.

Me: did you do your bhojan as yet?
Aj: D, who does bhajan at night??

Cheer Bear

Cheer Bear
You're the Care Bear cheerleader! Your spunky personality and optimisim lifts everyone's spirit. Though you want everyone to be happy, you stand your ground on issues you feel strongly about and this can bring disunity among your friends. Despite this, you are a true believer in working together.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Chi and me

I like how you always know when to call Chi. And your calls make me happy.
I remember our high school days and just that one year with you guys was awesome. It makes me sad that I may not find such friends again easily in my daily life and that high school was so long ago.

But I am glad I still have friends like you who care enough and your calls remind of that.
p.s. Chi, my mom likes your frank and no-nonsense nature as much as I do. Just so you know our moms' fanship is mutual :)

Love you lots.

A shell inside a shell, inside another and another ...... and me inside it all

For my "blunt" reputation with one of my groupies, I certainly have a tough time expressing myself honestly in situations that directly involve me and upset me. I prefer to clam up.
I know I may come off as a thick-skinned person to you guys, but not expressing myself in tears doesn't mean I don't get hurt. I prefer a few short words in a neutral tone to indicate it or I just keep it to myself and no one ever hears of it. I don't think I need to make a fuss for it to be given the consideration it rightly deserves.

I know it took me long enough to tell you about it but it was tough to do this.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Surprise Surprise !

R's surprise bdai party turned out to be fantastic with a few 'glitches' in the beginning.

For starters, it was so darned hard for Man and Z to convince her to get out of her room for the rest of us to get in and deck it up for her. On our way to R's rez we saw her coming from the opposite direction. We thought we had been caught BUT R's convenient blindness helped out-she hadn't got her glasses on. Yes!
Still WE didn't know that and we ran for cover in the nearest bushes complete with cake and drinks n other party stuff.
We finally made it to her suite and got to work soon. We were all set and Z brought R back but R got her lazy behind to her room after sooooo long. My arms hurt from having the camera ready and poised to get the perfect surprise shot.

I did get a good snap of her surprised look and since she hadn't suspected anything throughout the month, I think we did a good job with our act.
Of course I had to be the baddie and get the other over-enthusiastic men to cancel on R coz really guys, how is it a surprise if she already expects 90% of our guest list to drop by on the day to 'help her unpack'.

Man got me with her 'idea' to heighten the surprise for R- it truly was hilarious since she meant it seriously. R you owe me for not letting her talk us into it !

Some people left early leaving behind R, Z, Gills, H and me. I enjoyed the latter part of my evening more esp. scaring R into believing one of her suitemates is a cannibal and reading out horror stories to her ( which btw, SHE brought with her) . R still wants to invest in a glass cutter so that she can cut through her window to escape the Hannibal if she has to.

H and Gills were great entertainers !
Jamie's unforgettable quotes :
*us discussing going out to play frisbee or chess* Jamie contributes to conversation by uttering Viagara to himself while looking at Gills.
A few minutes later, Jamie asks Gills: want to meet up in the backroom to practice?
pra-ctice? wha-t practice?
Gills refuses to venture alone anywhere with Jamie now. He got afraid of him after that last quote.

Jamie why weren't you at the Pride parade again?

Friday, September 09, 2005

And for a sweety of mine.........

Oh oh Miss D is excited about tomorrow.*jumps*
Can't post about it as yet since the 'victim' knows about this blog.

I love surprises. They bring a sudden burst of energy in life.
Sweety please be surprised especially for our cameras coz I'd like a good snap to remember this.

Whiskey whiskey

I remember this song everytime I hear of the Ya-Ya sisterhood book.

whiskey whiskey Nancy Whiskey

whiskey whiskey, Nancy-o!


Ok not really but, I AM a wee bit pleased with being able to figure out something with the html thingie. Little miss computer illiterate D took a while and managed only this far but hey I am getting there. A few changes are better vs same old blogger template.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

May I inhale that insulin now?

Today FDA advisory panel provided support in favour of Exubera , an inhalation based insulin for diabetes patients, which if approved would provide them with an alternative to the painful insulin injections.

If approved, the drug, known as Exubera, would represent the first major shift
away from needles and syringes for millions of diabetics who must take daily
injections to control glucose. The product works much like inhalers already
by asthma and allergy sufferers, by producing an insulin-powder cloud
via a handheld plastic machine.

There are limitations of course.

While Exubera could result in far fewer injections for some patients, many
still will have to use needles, even if regulators approve it. The drug does not
replace longer-acting insulin, which many diabetics now inject. In addition,
patients who smoke will be excluded


several experts said they worried the drug's sponsors had not done enough to
prove it is safe in diabetics exposed to secondhand smoke or those with lung
diseases such as asthma or emphysema.

While the FDA panelists are mulling over this , drug safety trials are still in progress in Canada .

I do not know how far Ranbaxy et al in India are with inhaled-insulin drugs but I know my Great Uncle, who was here recently, would be grateful for it. He is in his early 70's and has had type 2 diabetes for decades. He remarked on having run out of veins to inject a long time ago. His veins in his arms and stomach are sore and ache with each injection now.
Sounded quite nasty.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

American kids' answers to science questions

I found this bit from here and loved it .

  • When you breath, you inspire. When you don't breath, you expire.
  • The pistol of a flower is its only protection against insects.
  • A fossil is an extinct animal. The older it is, the more extinct it is.
  • When you smell an odourless gas it is probably carbon monoxide.
  • The moon is a planet just like Earth, only deader.
  • Momentum. What you give people when they are going away.
  • Nitrogen is not found in Ireland, because it is not found in a free state.
  • Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes and caterpillars.
  • Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin. Oxygin is pure gin. Hydrogin is gin and water.
  • A super saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold.
  • The body consists of three parts - the branium, the borax, and the abominable cavity. The branium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity contains the bowels, of which there are five - a, e, i, o, and u.
  • H2O is hot water, and CO2 is cold water.
  • Blood flows down one leg and up the other.
  • The skeleton is what is left after the insides have been taken out and the outsides have been taken off. The purpose of the skeleton is something to hitch meat to.
  • The tides are a fight between the Earth and moon. All water tends towards the moon, because there is no water in the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.
  • Germinate: To become a naturalized German.
  • Before giving a blood transfusion, find out if the blood is affirmative or negative.
  • For a nosebleed: Put the nose much lower than the body until the heart stops.
  • For dog bite: put the dog away for several days. If he has not recovered, then kill it.
  • To keep milk from turning sour: Keep it in the cow.
  • To prevent contraception, use a condominium.

The old lady

My dear friend R thinks that my blog title sounds like 'an old lady in some creepy attic working with magical evil stuff'.

I am heartbroken.

My attic is awesome with cobwebs,spiders, wooden chests, spellbooks and witchcraft accessories ( purchased from good ol' Walmart and me gots back-to-school discounts too!) .

Calling me a lady indeed

*flies away on her broomstick*
Some of you may know who I am-lucky you!
For the rest, assuming there will be those anytime soon, too bad :P