Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jesus Toast Anyone??

I saw this picture and had to share it with all of you.

I don’t think this is what Jesus meant when he said that the bread be converted to his body.
What would be the ad caption for this be?
‘Have Jesus for breakfast!! ‘
The church is going to be upset cuz till now only they had authority to convert the bread into Jesus’s body.

I also did a lil bit of scouting on the net and found that they have a Darth Vader toaster too.

It looks a little burned though but I guess all the Star War fans wouldn’t mind a burnt toast especially if it’s the bad ass dude that they are chewing up. :P

For all the girls out there, don’t feel bad they have a Hello Kitty toaster too.
I don’t know what to say about the people who came up with this idea. Innovative or Jobless?

So if you had a choice, whose face would you want on your toast?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Traffic Signal

PR has this weird thing with traffic signals. He absolutely hates them. I can understand its annoying to get caught at a traffic signal, but I think he’s seriously got issues.
He would rather take a detour and go the longer route to reach his destination, so that he can miss the ‘wretched’ signals. Yesterday he was dropping me back home and I was navigating him through a new route and we got stuck in a signal. If looks could kill, I would have been dead. The timer showed 60 seconds which was not good for me at all. We were stuck in the signal for ONE whole minute. He was nearly fuming and was telling me how the signal was mocking us. One minute of his life has been wasted on the damned signal.
I found his frustration hilarious, which didn’t help either. I was trying so hard not to laugh. He’s the cool and calm one in our relationship and I’m the one who’s hyperventilating. It was cute to see him like that. Obviously once he reads this, he’s going to completely deny this and say that he was doing it to make me laugh.

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Papa I'm Lost!

I came across these cute snaps of my brother when he was a kid and thought of writing about his various lil adventures as a kid.
He’s gotten lost many times and I would like to recount the few that were hilarious.

Safa Park – Dubai
A whole bunch of us had gone to Safa Park(a huge widespread park) for a picnic. As usual all the kids were playing ball, the parents were all sitting around & chatting and the remaining few who didn’t belong to either category and wished they were somewhere else.
My brother, Stevan (2 years old) was along with the children, trying to get the attention of the bigger kids to include him in the gang. After some time my dad gets a call on his cell phone from an unknown number. He picks up and my bro was like ‘Papa, I’m lost’. Keep in mind, this is a 2 year old to whom my dad had told his mobile number once , a long time ago. Till the point Stevan called, we didn’t know he was lost. He started describing things around him, like people playing cricket, having a bonfire. My dad followed his directions and found him with a bunch of people around him. Steve went to an Arab who had come for a picnic with his wives(Yup! You read it right ‘WIVES’) and kids (which was a small battalion) and they were so amazed by this small kid who approached them , asked to use their phone to give directions to his dad.

Al Nazr Leisureland – Dubai
We had gone for a concert and Steve got lost. Mom thought he was with me, I thought he was with dad and so on. How are we suppose to find a kid in a stadium full of people and its completely dark too. We were searching for him for almost an hour. Mom started hyperventilating and it was becoming crazy. We started announcing his name but obviously a very inquisitive kid aint gona listen to an announcement. There were food stalls outside of the stadium and this kid was in the Lipton Tea stall with a cup of water and tea bags. He was having the time of his life, quite fascinated by the change in color of water when he dips the tea bags.

Carrefour, City Centre – Dubai
My mom had gone with Steve, her brother and sis-in-law for shopping in Carrefour. This kid managed to go missing in a huge shopping mall. My mom, for some weird reason called up home to find out whether Steve was there. A 2 year old walked miles from a shopping centre to home – clearly my mom was really panicking and didn’t know what she was saying. They searched for more than an hour and found the kid where all the shopping carts were lined up. My bro was going through a phase where he was fascinated by wheels, be it on anything. Carrefour had lined up a lot of shopping carts in one corner and my bro was busy rolling the wheels on each and every shopping cart. By the time he was found, he was almost half way through the entire lot.

Now he’s all grown up and is bigger than me. So he might not like the fact that I wrote about his childhood anecdotes. Currently I’m miles away from him and he can’t box me so I’m safe for the time being.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pre-Marital Counselling

You heard me right!! PR and I had to attend pre-marital counseling classes if we had to get married in a church.
We had people who have no experience in marriage telling us how to live a successful and happy marriage. To add to the misery was that the entire thing was for 3 whole days and that too on weekends. The only high point in a week were weekends and they took that away from me.
People have been asking me to recount my experience in the so called counseling classes but it was so traumatic and painful that I have actually blocked it out of my head.
PR incidentally has written not one but three posts on this topic. Do check it out.
I hope that I never have to go through this again. Next time I’m getting a register marriage!!
Did I just say next time? Why would I do that? I will have a live in relationship.
OMG!! I’m just making things worse for myself. I might not even have a wedding once PR reads this.

To think that I went for those stupid classes for nothing!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Boyzone - A Different Beat

I was a huge huge fan of Boyzone during my teens. It was such a shock to hear that one of the boys, Stephen Gately, passed away. I mean I grew up on their music. They were a huge part of my friends & my life during our crazy teenage days. We would talk about them and collect pictures and posters of theirs endlessly. My room was filled with their posters which incidentally my mom has kept safely to remind me of those days.I All of us wanted to marry Ronan Keating and the other half wanted to marry Stephen and beget their children. I still remember in Oct 1999 when they came to Dubai to perform. We were all begging our parents to take us for the concert. After a lot of pleading and vouching to do a lot more housework and getting good grades my dad finally agreed. The entire stadium was filled with hormone crazed girls. A group of us were together with my dad and another grown up as our chaperon. The whole time we were screaming and singing along while my dad was sitting in one corner falling off to sleep. That night was one of the best nights ever.In a press conference someone had asked them, 'Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?' and Stephen responded 'Hopefully performing a concert in Dubai.'
It’s been 10 years now since I attended that concert. Life literally zoomed by in these years. I grew up, got over Boyzone, they broke up and got back in 2007. I have been so busy that I didn’t stop to smell the flowers. I have gone back and dug up my old boyzone collection and been listening to them. I still like their music!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Keyboard Mayhem

I re-enter my place of doom (aka work station) after a long weekend, switch on my system and tried to log in. I couldn't and I was secretly pleased that God finally answered my prayers but another part of me was like 'Is this their way of telling me ? You no longer work here!!'
I pressed Ctrl+Alt+Del keys but the damn authentication box wouldn't turn up. The tech people sit like a 100 meters away from my cubicle but as per company rules I can't approach them directly, I need to call up the call centre which is half way across the world, tell them my problem and they would call the tech people and inform them of my issues. Is it just me or is that a more complicated procedure?
Anyways it's almost an hour of non-productive work. I'm just sitting at my place and staring at a blank screen. The tech dude takes his own sweet time and turns up eventually. I ranted on and on about how much my work has been affected and made it quite clear to him that the company would collapse since I couldn't work for the past one hour. He presses the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys and voila it works. He gives me a look as if I am mentally deranged. I felt so stupid and mumbled an apology.
A week later again, I faced the same issue. Like a maniac I kept pressing the buttons again and again and finally the screen popped up. While I was working, I realized some of the keys were not working properly, like the Del key and other keys too. I couldn't work on my so called important document. This time I just approached the dude directly and informed him about my issue. He said he'll come and look it. I was prepared this time and had a novel with me. I spend an hour and a half reading before he eventually turned up. He came with a brand new keyboard. I was like 'Finally some improvement'.
This time the dude calls up the call centre to inform them about my issue and that took like forever due to his Indian accent mainly. It was hilarious to listen to. He keeps the phone down and informs me that he will replace my keyboard in two days time and till then I have to use the same keyboard. I was like 'You gotta be kidding me!! How the hell am I suppose to work?' He's like it will take 2 days to process the request. He has a brand new keyboard with him. It's not like he has to go to a shop and buy it.
After a lot of talking and pleading from my end, he got me another keyboard and guess what?? The arrow keys don't work on this one. He just replaced mine with another dysfunctional one :(

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bubbly Lux

I met Lakshmi (lux) at work when we both were starting out in our careers. She and I hit it off instantly. We had the same wavelength of thoughts and liked similar things which included boys, clothes, perfumes, make up, shopping... The list is never ending.
She and I were called SME’s (Subject Matter Expert) in all topics that were of adult content. :) We had an answer or an opinion for all topics related to this.

Now she’s married and moved to Sin city – Las Vegas. It was like she was meant to be there and all forces of nature just pulled her in. She’s a diva in dual roles – ideal house wife in the day and Las Vegas show girl in the night!! Oopsie Lux.. I just slipped out our well kept secret. (Wink!! Wink!!)

Today being her birthday, I dedicate this post to her. Hope you have a great day and have a romantic candle light dinner with hubbie.

Below I’m going to describe one of our escapades during Diwali of 2007. This was way before I started blogging and I had send out an email on our lil adventure to our friends.

This ones to you girl!!

This is about my wonderful day with Lakshmi…

It was a beautiful Friday.. It was the day of diwali.. yeaaa.. and we thought we’ll go for a movie..
So on Wednesday we booked tickets for the movie Saawariya ( cuz we didn’t get tickets for Om Shanti Om, atleast when we checked, it was not available but later on we did get tickets but that’s like a different story altogether). There were 2 tickets available for the front row. It was 120 bucks each… :(
The movie was at 8:30 AM. 8:30AM??? come on I don’t even get up that early to go for work…
I decided to stay over at Lux’s place(Laksmi, jus in case u guys get confused at to who Lux is now).
So technically we had to get up at 7:30AM to get ready and go for the movie and plus Lux’s place is quite far from the theatre… We had to take two share autos and then an auto to reach the bloody theatre.

We reach the theatre and we wanted to have coffee/tea since we slept late the previous night ( And No we didn’t do anything kinky :P for some ppl who hoped we would do stuff and take snaps of it or even better video :P..i am not mentioning any names cuz they know who they are…)
FYI we were watching Coupling ( which is a Brit comedy, by da way u all should watch it(in case u have not).. its really hilarious).
So like we wanted something to drink and they didn’t have coffee or tea.. Come on they screen the movie so early and not serve hot drinks!!! Whatever…..
We enter the theatre to realize somebody else is sitting in our seats.. We were like ‘Shit! did we come for the wrong show?’
Finally after a lot of confusion we got the seats and yes we had come for the right show.. :)
And the movie starts.. Ranbir Kapoor looks nice.. would have looked even better if he had his dad’s face and not mom’s..wat to do..
Sonam Kapoor looks ok..It would have been nice if she got her mom’s face and not dad’s. The whole time I felt like I was watching Anil Kapoor dressed up as a woman. though less hairy..he he he.. Anyways we were wondering how she managed to lose 30 or 50 kgs for the movie.. Even we want to.. hmmm.. that’s like a never ending fight with our body…
Rani Mukerjee looks like a total slut.. specially with her over gawdy weird red nail polish.. which was like in your face.. especially for us since we were sitting in the first row..

The movie goes on and on.. very very slow.. at this point I had yawned probably countless number of times.. thankfully didn’t nod off..
I was wide awake for the Ranbir Kapoor nude show.. Stupid censor board had to cut off the entire nude scene.. if that was there I would given this movie 5 out of 5. I mean the guy has got an awesome body.. we got a peak of his bum(nice… :) ).. wouldn’t mind to see how his package looks like.. Hey not all women are seeda saada as they pretend to be…Just like how men like to see naked women.. Women also.. We have needs to…

Salman Khan was so so.. the movie jus drags on and on and on.. we were like, ‘hopefully Om Shanti Om would be better’…
We knew the movie was an adaptation of the White Nights. But I have a feeling that Sanjay Leela Bhansali never read the entire book.. probably fell asleep halfway through it..
I mean the bloody movie didn’t have an ending. It just stopped in between.
I mean guys,..Sanjay Leela Bhansali should be shot on sight… Sony pictures must be regretting producing the damn movie..

Ya so we come out of the theatre so pissed off.. We needed to cheer up…And no we didn’t decide to make out… he he he though that would have made some ppl happy (eyes rolling)..
We decided to get a haircut.. so below are the pics of Lux and I after our haircut..
We look gorgeous.. Ya We are not at all insecure.. We don’t need other ppl telling us that we look good. :P We know it…
So enjoy..

Monday, October 5, 2009

Shoes.... Glorious Shoes...

PR got me new footwear this weekend. And girls its just awesome.. I didn't own a pair of red heels and he just added that to the list.

Don't they look sexy!!! I'm so in love with them

Now you know why I'm marrying him. :)

Since I was doing a post on shoes, I thought of sharing some of my favorite pairs.

These sexy purple pumps were given to me by Nina, Sriks (Madam Butterfly) and Karthik. Nina girl.. these shoes are so pretty. I LOVE them.. Thank you so much you guys...

Don't they look so cute together... Sigh!!!

These are my favorite pair of black heels. I got them from Bombay. I still remember the first time I wore them, felt like a million bucks but after some time my feet were slowly killing me.
To get some relief, I would
remove the heels and stand one
foot on PR's foot and the other on Karthik's. You guys were my knights in shining armor!!

These lavender ones were picked up in Bangalore. I loved the color and had to pick it up. They looked so cute and elegant.
Its got a see through material in between, makes me feel like Cinderella, wearing glass slippers except in super cute lavender. :)

Silver stilettos were a steal.
I got them for 50% off. I got it for Rs 300( $6). I couldn't believe my eyes. Then again I was so broke and contemplating whether to buy them. PR was like if you don't pick them, i'm going to get them and gift it to some hot girl. And he can get.... You can imagine the rest of the story...

These are my favorite pairs of footwear for the time being. That does not mean it ends with this. There are so many more shoes out there just for me. I read in a magazine that a Jimmy Choo store has opened up in Chennai, but the brilliant people conveniently forgot to mention the address. My current wish is to try on a pair of Jimmy Choo.. I'm not asking for much. Am I??