Like Duck to Water, thats how I have taken to life :). This blog is the saga of love and adventures of a small duck in a large water body called LIFE....

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Kiddie humour anyone?

Had been to one of the malls on Black Friday (yeah I'm in 9th month, yet ran around for Black Friday shopping, So?? :-p) and the following scenes happened in and around a restroom.


Scene 1:

Am just walking into the restroom when a little boy (about 3-4 years old) and his mom come behind me.
Lady (pointing to the ladies restroom): lets go in there.
Little boy (pointing to the men's restroom): No I wanna go there.
Lady: Look I Can't go in there, so if you want to go, you have to come with me.
Little boy makes a face, folds his hands, firmly shakes his head and walks off. While the mom follows.


Scene 2:

Same restroom, am standing in queue due to hugggggge crowds.
A little girl walks up to me and says "Oh my, you have a bigggggggggg belly" and walks off before I can react.


Monday, November 26, 2007

Tag - 22 :)

Saw this really witty tag on Orchid's. It somehow seemed to bring out the cheeky side to me :-D, so decided to pick it up (I've never voluntarily picked up a tag before :-p). This is the most outrageous thing I've done in my blog so far, so better be warned ;-) :-D.

The tag consists of 22 questions asked by a guy to better understand women in general. I've seen some brilliant answers posted around (looks like the women are really enjoying the tag :-D), so I hope that, whoever the guy is, gets some enlightenment :-p. Well, if my guy asks these, he'll never get to know the real me from the answers :-D.

1. How do you feel after a one night stand?

After standing for one whole night, I'm sure anyone's legs would be in hell. Although why stand when you have a perfectly good bed to sleep in, is beyond my understanding :-p.

2. Do you ever get used to wearing a thong?

Don't know, I have enough things to make me uncomfortable as it is (that includes you :-p).

3. Does it hurt?

Why don't I gift you one and for once, you can find out all by yourself?

4. Do you know when you are acting crazy?

Ofcourse. Do you know I do it deliberately just to drive you crazy? >:).

5. Does size really matter?

Nope, you can wear any size shirt/trouser as long as I'm not around ;-).

6. When the bill comes are you still a feminist?

Sure but being a chauvinist I'm sure you'll pay it anyways ;-) :-D.

7. Why do you take so long to get ready?

So that, unlike you, I don't look like an ape when I am out :-p.

8. Do you watch porn, too?

Why ask? Do you really want to be compared to a handsome "well-endowed" hunk? :-D.

9. Will something from Tiffany’s solve everything?

Depends on
a) How big of a jerk you were..
b) How big and clear the diamond is..
In simple software logic,
If (b < a )
then "no way in hell";
Else if (b = a)
then "uh don't think so";
Else if ((b > a) + 100 apologies)
then "Hmm, maybe";
Else if ((b >>>>> a)+ 1000 apologies)
then "Ok";

Tol mol ke bhol ;-).

10. Are guys as big of a mystery to you as you are to us?

Yup, you are like a poorly written mystery which looks interesting from the cover, but turns out to be a damp squib once we actually start reading :-p.

11. Why do you sometimes think you look fat?

Because of what you say sometimes - "I think you need some more exercize" or "Why do you eat so many chocolates?". Grrr, grrr and more grrrrrrr!!

12. Why are you always late?

Better late than never ;-) :-D.

13. Does it bother you when we scratch?

You mean when you scratch my back? No, that feels so gooood :-D.

14. Do you wish you could pee standing up?

Why would I wish that? Splattering it everywhere is certainly not my idea of fun!

15. Why do so many women cut their hair short as soon as they get married?

a) Once you have the bakra trapped, you don't really need his or anyone's permission to do what you want ;-).
b) Its the better alternative to tearing out all the hair due to frustration with the guy ;-).

16. How often do you think about sex?

As often as you think about saying "I love you" to me :-p.

17. What do you think of women who sleep with guys on the first date?

The guys must have had some junk in their trunks ;-).

18. Would you?

Does size really matter? Hehehe >:).

19. Do you realize every guy wants a girl just like his mom?

Oh, now I know why "every" guy whistles and makes catcalls at all the girls roadside :-p :-p :-p.

20. Why does every woman think she can change him?

If you don't find a "Prince Charming", you have to try and repair what you get :-\.

21. Does it matter what car I drive?

Nope. As long as you let me drive and wreck it >:).

22. Do you ever fart?

You must be either be colossally stupid or sublimely egotistical if you thought you were the sole reason for all those smells and sounds..

Hehehe :)). I don't want to tag and cause anyone discomfort. If you think you have some witty answers for the 22 questions, then you are very welcome to pick the tag up :).

Friday, November 23, 2007

Baby blues..

I complete 36 weeks today. That means the baby is "full-term" and may decide to make a grand entry into this world anytime it wants ;-). The longer it stays inside, the better ofcourse :). I decided that I'd write a poem for this happy occasion and since there is no one stopping me from doing what I want, you have to suffer reading through it :-D. Please do enjoy the self-depreciating humour :-p.

Baby blues..

Pregnancy has its big ups and downs
Very less of up and more of a down
My stomach feels like a huge balloon
Which can't fly or hasn't yet flown..

I struggle to sit when I'm lying down,
Standing after sitting is just no fun.
Walking after standing is another test,
While running is out of the question!

Bending is a torment and so is bowing,
I cave in after wee bit of a walk.
No comfort thanks to bad backaches,
I feel exhausted even when I talk!

My centre of gravity is in disarray,
Intuitively my spine bends backward.
After waddling like a penguin for hours,
A series of kicks inside is my reward!

So why go through this lengthy ordeal?
Why withstand the pregnancy pitfall?
Its because a soft warm baby in my arms
Is finally going to be worth it all..

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Woh bhi kya din the...

The snap was taken about 5 years ago, when all 4 of us (dad, mom, Darsh and me) had gone to Udupi for holidays. We drove to Udupi, so this photo was taken on the Shiradi ghat section. We were posing for the photo all serious, when Darsh made some stupid comment which made us laugh out loud and he managed to capture it.

Dad came here on Friday and it feels so good :). We had been to Louisville on Saturday and this photo was taken there:

I feel like I'm with family again (I know, I know that Sri is my family now :-p). But I miss not having Darsh around me. It still feels so weird not to be the "four" we were..

(This pic was taken in Udupi on our India trip last year).

Why does the heart always long for more when it has so much?

Listening to: Wish you were here by Pink Floyd :(.

"How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls
swimming in a fish bowl,
year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears,
Wish you were here."

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

That day to today..

That day, 3 years ago, I didn't know whether I wanted to be with him. Contrarily he did.

Today I know that I'd rather be with him than anyone else.

That day, 3 years ago, I didn't know we'd get along so well. In fact, I didn't know whether we'd get along at all.

Today I know we are made for each other :).

That say, 3 years ago, I didn't even know whether I wanted to see him again. I was confused, unsure.

Today I know I live to see him everyday..

That day, 3 years ago, there we were - 2 separate individuals who didn't know whether they had anything in common.

Today here we are - we have everything in common, we have made a life together and managed to create a life together :).

That day, 3 years ago, I didn't know whether he was the one for me.

Today I know that we were always meant to be...

P.S: Nov 13th is the day Sri and I first met :).

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Diye jalthe he..

Deepawali, as I have mentioned several times (:-D) is my favourite festival of the lot. Its been 3 years since I last saw Deepawali at its original and its best. Its been 3 years and I still miss the festive atmosphere, the cracker sounds and smells. This time though I didn't miss mom's cooking ;-). I got to eat her hand-made ereyappas after 3 long years. But I still missed celebrating it in India. The feeling was multiplied by the fact that mom was also missing the Deepawali atmosphere of Bangalore. Last weekend, we did get to see some cracker-bursting what with us attending the get-together at the local temple. But well, nothing is enough for a Bangalore gal ;-).

Anyways, we did the usual neeru-tumbsodu and water heater pooje. On thursday i.e Naraka Chaturdashi, mom did the traditional enneshaastra to Sri and me, after which we did enne-snaana. Since it was a thursday, Sri had to go to office. Well, so we practically did nothing till the evening.

Evening, we dressed up, lit lamps, while mom made the sweet and khara ereyappas. They came out wayyyyyy better than mine (as you can expect :-D).

Sri and I also hung up the decorative lights we had bought earlier outside and placed the lamps on the ground..

Just in case you are not able to make out, the small lights on the ground are the diyas :-p. Since we had dressed up, we obviously took photos (the "we" here refers to me and mom, Sri was in his regular clothes :-D).

Yesterday was Lakshmi pooja. Evening we lit lamps, sung Lakshmi shobhaane and did the pooja. Today evening we lit lamps again, sang some bhajans and conducted the Balindra pooja for Bali Padyami (mom made avalakki panchakajjaya for the occasion). And so our Deepawali is done for the year. Hope you had a wonderful Deepawali too :).

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Fall back..

Its almost the end of autumn and no posts on it from me till now? Thats a grave injustice ;-). I hope this post will act like a penalty :-D.

Since mom has been here (and its already more than a month! How time flies!), we have travelled to quite a few places (short trips due to my condition) over the weekends. We had been to Cincinnati once to show her how a "real" downtown looks like, another weekend to Cumberland falls at Corbin and this weekend to Bluelicks battlefield ( a state park nearby). Cincinnati didn't really have any autumn scenes, so I'll be talking about the other 2.

We had been to see the moonbow at Cumberland falls last year. This time though there was a full moon on Friday, 26th October 2007, it was totally cloudy and cold. There was no way a moonbow could be seen. So we decided to skip that and just visit the falls. The main purpose of the visit was to see autumn colours anyways...

The falls looked quite full for this time of the year :). The trees around were looking all pretty (I have to point out that I posted another picture of the same scenery last year).

Autumn obviously means colourful leaves :).

Leaves are pretty whether they are up on trees or down on the ground..

The roads are the prettiest of them all :).

We had also been to Bluelicks battlefield State resort park in the first year I was here for autumn. The place doesn't have anything except various colourful trees :). So we basically had a good time, enjoying the colours again before all the leaves fall off..

The park was full of yellows...

.., pinks, oranges and reds :).

Did I mention about the pretty roads? :).

The fallen leaves are so pretty :).

But what are better are the ones on the trees :).

But soon, sadly all the glory will fade away into empty branches..

But wait, they'll be all back next year same time :-D. And so life goes on...

Meanwhile, tomorrow is the day the lights fill up everyone's heart with joy :). So wish you all a very happy and a prosperous Deepawali :).

Another post on it will be coming up soon (I hope ;-) :-D)..

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Pregnant questions :-D

Start Disclaimer:

I'm not to blame for some of the weird thoughts that wander around in my head. Right now, the pregnancy harmones are the culprits. Please note that this post is about some things I have wondered about as my pregnancy progressed. That I have "wonder"ed about them, doesn't mean that I actually acted upon any of them :-p. So after reading this post, if you start thinking that I am a crazy woman who needs to be locked up, please think again :-D.

End Disclaimer:

Ofcourse I made a list of such "wonder"ings :-D. Lets kick it!

1st Trimester thoughts:

1) Is it ok that I am not really concerned about the "nutrition" factor when I am eating (more like overeating) for 2 people? I'm sure hogging on cupcakes have nothing to do with nutrition :-p.

2) Is it ok to think that the baby is going to wreck your responsibility-free life, later feel guilty and actually say out loud to the baby "Sorry, mommy is nuts!"??

3) Is it ok to smirk or sigh at all advice given by elders and experienced friends, but later follow every single one very dutifully? :-\.

4) Is it ok to worry about not having any of the 1st trimester symptoms like nausea and morning sickness, while simultaneously I'm actually glad that I don't have any?

5) Is it ok to worry about every twinge in the stomach and hope the baby is ok? Or is it pure paranoia?

2nd Trimester thoughts:

1) Is it ok to check my weight not every single day but almost every single hour and wonder whether its the baby or me growing? Especially with the cupcake-hogging that I mentioned ;-) :-p.

2) Is it ok to ask the doctor number of questions every visit, so much that the day I don't have any questions to ask, the doc in turn asks me whether I'm doing well and how come I don't have any questions? :-O!

3) Is it ok to long for an adventure like white water rafting/kayaking while knowing that pregnancy is probably the biggest adventure of my life?

4) Is it ok to blame the husband for every ache and pain I have? ;-). Pooooooooor Sri, I know :-D.

5) Is it ok for a pregnant woman to want to run like the wind just to watch the horrified expression on her husband's face and that the only thing stopping her is the fact that the strangers around might think "The obviously pregnant woman must be insane!!"?

3rd Trimester thoughts:

1) Is it ok to day-dream about baby stuff? Moreover is it ok that the day-dream is actually a day-nightmare about changing diapers and cleaning the baby up??

2) Is it ok to scold the baby and complain "Mommy is tired" when the poor thing has been continuously kicking me only for an hour or so? :-p.

3) Is it ok to try to run behind Sri ("try" is the key word here) and hit him when he imitates the walk of a very obvious pregnant woman and teases me?

4) Is it ok to be very very irritated with myself for not being able to do things as easily as before?

5) Is it ok to wonder whether the doctor is bored of my check-up visits and tired of saying "Everything's going great" all the time?

And finally, is it ok to be cribbing about all of this in a blog post? Hmm, I wonder..

That reminds of a lovely song by Fool's Garden called "Lemon Tree" :). This is not the original video, but I like this one better :). Very silly lyrics, but who knows, they might have some deeper hidden meaning ;-).

Thanks to YouTube and user asianeviljanet for the video.

I wonder how..
I wonder why..