Thursday, November 26, 2009

The day I lost and found my Cell Phone

I couldn’t find my phone the day before yesterday. The last time I made a call was to PR on my way back from work. I went to a couple of shops and went back to the Paying Guest (PG) where I stay.

I get this feeling of cleaning up my cupboard like once in a blue moon and I had decided to do that once I reached the PG. After 2 hours of that I got so sick of it and wanted to get the feeling of domestic duties out of my system , that I decided to call PR. I couldn’t find my phone. When I call up its ringing and no one’s picking up so I was a bit comforted by the fact that no one’s stolen it so far. And to add to the misery was the fact that I had put my phone on silent cuz I was attending a meeting earlier. I searched like everywhere and couldn’t find the damn thing. All the neatly folded (almost) clothes were all pulled out to search for it but nada, zilch I couldn’t find it.

I was pretty upset cuz it’s such a pain getting all the contact numbers and stuff. My roommates were on the other extreme. Our conversation goes something like this

RMs: Yahoo!! You have a perfectly good reason to buy a new phone
ME: But I just bought this phone couple of months back
RMs: So what?? You can buy a new one. Come let’s check out the latest ones
They open up a site which has all the latest models of cell phones of all brands possible
ME: I only like Nokia. I don’t want any other brand and I also have a price range. I want something below 5000 Rs or even within 2000 Rs range
RMs: Cheapskate!!
Pretending to ignore me they carry on browsing
RMs: What are the facilities that you want on your mobile?
ME: I will be perfectly happy with a black and white cell phone. I’m just going to use the phone to talk and text.
RMs: (Scandalized expression!!) Sonia, You have to keep a reputation if you want to be our friend and the basic necessity is a color phone which looks super cool.
ME: :(

PR has two phones and he gave me his BlackBerry(BB) temporarily. I have never used a BB before so PR had to give me a quick tutoring on that. The BB is a mammoth giant of a phone. I don’t know how people carry that around. A part of me was like I’d rather be without a phone than carry this brick.

To add to the shithole that I was already in, I had to go book train tickets to go to my hometown so I woke up really early around 5AM to go to the station. I took an auto rickshaw (which is a 3 wheel vehicle used as a taxi in India. Brangelina were so fascinated by it that they took a ride in it when they came to India which led to a media frenzy and caused traffic jam!! :D).

Yeah well coming back to my story, so I had to take out cash so I ask the auto driver to stop at a nearby ATM. I type in all my credentials and the amount I want but nothing happens. The card is in the atm and I have no cash, neither a phone to complain about the stupid card stuck in the atm. I look up and go ‘What the F#%& dude? This is not funny. I am sure you are enjoying yourself seeing me squirm in this misery’. Mind you I’m shouting at the top of my lungs and the auto driver is peering in from the outside wondering who the hell I’m talking to. He had this look of Oh-MY-Gawd-I’m-taking-a-crazy-talking-to-herself-loony-lady and wondering what he got himself into.

After pressing, hitting and kicking the atm machine for almost 5 minutes, I gave up hope and was stepping out when all of a sudden, the atm machine spits out my precious card. I had the look as if the Kohinoor diamond was spat out by the atm. :)

Finally I found my mobile in my landlady’s handbag. How that got in there is a total different blog post all together.

Two things I learned from this fiasco are

  • BBs suck!! I’m never ever getting them
  • Next time if I get the domestic duty feeling I should squish and never let it overtake me

Monday, November 23, 2009

La Boulangerie

Today is my mom’s birthday. Happy Birthday Mama!! :)
I decided to get her a handbag as she loves them. I had my biatches, PR & MB, to give their opinions and they are really good at it. I’m definitely taking them for my next shoe shopping spree.

After our fun time of handbag shopping we were quite hungry. There was a new French bakery, La Boulangerie, opened up nearby and they have the most awesome croissants, breads and pastries. I want to live in France just to have their breads. Its mouth watering.

Here goes our conversation

Me: Let’s go to La Boulangerie to have their croissants
MB: La Boula.. what??
PR: MB, say Lingerie
MB: Lingerie
PR: Now add BOO in front of it and say BooLingerie.
MB: Boolingerie :D What do they have?
ME: They have pastries, pepitos, croissants etc..
PR: And edible underwear
MB: Edible underwear. Nice!! But whose?
PR: Bill’s
ME: They don’t serve edible underwear. Who the hell is Bill?
PR: Bill as in edi-Bill underwear.
ME: :P

Finally after all that discussion we didn’t even go. Instead we had awesome donuts. So I’m quite happy.

Friday, November 20, 2009

How To Talk To A Widower

I know the title might sound quirky but this book is easily one of the funniest that I have read.

I don’t remember the last time I laughed out loud while reading a book. Any book than can do that gets two thumbs up. I have not even finished reading this book (got another 100 pages to go) but I had to tell all of you about it.

The story revolves around Doug Parker, a young widower who is the object of sympathy, curiosity and desire of the people in his town. It’s been a year since his wife passed away and he’s still in mourning. Enter his twin sister, Claire, who is determined to get Doug back into the dating scene.

There are some really funny scenes in the book like when Doug & his stepson, Russ, go to have dinner with his eccentric parents, or when Dough meets his wife’s ex-husband for the first time. The most hilarious one so far is the one when Russ posts some videos of his step mom on the internet and his dad wants to beat his shit out and how Doug gets involved and it ends up in a fist fight. I had tears in my eyes while laughing my guts out.

This is similar to a chick lit like Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series (which I love) but it’s written by a guy named Jonathan Tropper. He has written other books too so I’m definitely checking those out once I’m done with this one.

This book is a keeper. So go grab your copy of Jonathan Tropper’s ‘ How to talk to a Widower’.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Team Edward

Yeah So like the entire world is gona watch New Moon tomorrow, I’m going to sit and twiddle my thumbs and wait for stupid Dec 4th to come.

I’m so pissed off and wana badly meet the genius who came up with the concept of releasing Twilight on the day of New Moon’s release. I want to pat him on his back and while I’m at it push him down some god forsaken ravine or something.

Ok Be Calm Sonia. Breathe in. Breathe Out.

I’m so upset. A part of me is itching to just take a flight to the nearest country that’s playing New Moon.

I’m gona satisfy myself by staring at the following pictures of RPatzz and make myself feel better.

Yum is what I have to say.
I'm definitley part of Team Edward which by now all of you would have figured out.

Do check out Tia’s letter to RPatzz at Clever Girl Goes Blog. It’s hilarious.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ajab Prem Ki.. & The Vampire Diaries

Madam Butterfly or MB, PR and I had gone for Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani. By now you would know that the choice of the movie was mine. My selling point was ‘Katrina Kaif! You guys can drool over her’. They were like ‘Is she naked in the movie?’ I was like ‘No!! but I’ll get you caramel popcorn’ and they agreed. I have strange friends one of whom I’m marrying!! Hmmm….
It was a candy floss movie. You have to leave your brain outside before entering the theatre. We entered half an hour late and I gave them so much of heat for it but honestly we didn’t miss much and wouldn’t have even if we entered 1 hour later.
To make up for the lost time, I was forced to accompany them to the nearby gaming arcade Blur, where they played mindless shooting and car games. I was in fact a passenger for MB while he drove a hummer. It was crazy.
It was raining heavily over the weekend and we couldn’t go out and PR was forced to watch the Vampire Diaries with me.

I have been wanting to watch the series for quite some time and finally got around it. The gist of the story: A high school girl torn between two vampire brothers – the good guy & the baddie.

The good guy aka Hero, Stefan (I like the name) Salvatore is blah according to me. I know many of you won’t agree with me but he is not my type. He looks so boring and stoned and I was so disappointed with the show till the baddie entered the picture. The bad guy, Damon Salvatore, is Oh-MY-God-I- Can’t-Breathe-HOT. PR literally had to remind me to breathe because of my drooling. That guy has got a cool voice, awesome hair and looks yummy. Anybody want to give him as an early Christmas gift for me!! I promise to worship and praise you for the rest of my life. Anyone?? For once PR actually liked the show (though he’ll never admit that in person and is gona kill me cuz I just told all of you.) In his defense, he likes it cuz the girl is hot and so much better than the barely alive one in Twilight – Bella Swan.

So all you girls go watch the show for the bad guy.. He's worth it

Its like watching How I met your Mother just for Barney Stinson.

In Barney's words this show is Legen-wait-for-it -dary!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Moon Release in India

I have really bad news for Twihards* in India. New Moon is releasing only on December 4th. It sucks big time. We have to wait 2 whole weeks to watch the movie whereas the rest of the world would have watched it twice. Ugh!!

Twilight was never released in India so they are releasing it on 20th November. How lame!! They could have released much earlier and New Moon on 20th.

I was so looking forward to watching the movie and been bugging PR to take me for it.

I’m going to see the positive of this bad news.
  • Never saw Twilight in the theatre so it would be awesome to watch the movie in big screen.

  • It would be nice to recollect what happened in the first movie before watching the sequel. (Forget the fact that I have the movie on my laptop and have already watched it countless number of times)

  • It will be super to see Edward on the big screen whichever movie it is.

So my countdown for New moon is going to be 24 days(Its practically a month. Sigh!!) but for Edward its just 9 more days. Yipee!!

This is the 50th post for my blog and what better topic than Twilight. So Happy Half Century to my blog!! Yeah!!

I decided to change my template to celebrate the golden jubilee of my blog. I found this awesome template. Loved the color!! What you guys think of it?? love it or hate it??

*Fans of Twilight are called Twihards. PR thinks Twits is more apt. Yeah Whatever!! :P

Thursday, November 5, 2009

First Award!!

I have just received my very first blog award from Avery. Thanks a lot girl. Muah!!

Do check her out at You Don't Know Me
The rule is that I'm suppose to award this to 15 other awesome bloggers. So here goes my list

I have enjoyed each and every one of your blogs. Keep on writing girls !!

10 Things That are my Current Favorites

A Cup of Coffee
I’m a coffee-holic!! A cup of coffee can instantly brighten me up. I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee.

Most of you would know that i'm borderline fanatical about shoes. Check out the above picture. The shoes are actually made out of chocolate, which brings to my next fav thing – Chocolates

Maltesers Chocolate
These are out of this world!! My roommate got an entire tub. It was Yum!! It doesn’t help that I’m desperately trying to loose weight before the wedding

The Color Purple

I have been crazy about the color purple ever since I found out that my birth stone is Amethyst which is purple in color. In fact my wedding theme itself is purple and white. Yay!! I’m so excited.

My Boy - PR

He’s my all time favorite. :)

Victoria’s Secret Sweet Daydream Body Mist

My dad got this for me when we went to Singapore. It’s awesome smelling and dreamy. I love you Papa!!

The Rain

It has been raining for the past two days and for a place where it’s been scorching hot for the last 10 months, this is a welcome relief.

Swatch Watch

PR surprised me with this splendid watch couple of months back. Isn’t he the sweetest!!!!

Maybelline Shiny-Licious Gloss

They smell awesome and come in these funky flavors. I have Banana Pudding and Cinnamon Apple. Love the way they name them.
I think they are the most adorable things. PR & I want to get a dog after we get married. When we are driving around and if we see someone walking a dog, we stop over and pet the adorable darlings.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

2 Days in Paris

I was told to watch this movie if I have nothing better to do by a friend.
So the other day, I didn’t have anything better to do and watched this movie and I really enjoyed it.
This movie has Julie Delpy who wrote, produced, directed and acted in it (Boy! Isn’t she talented) and Adam Goldberg.
The story is about a couple, Jack and Marion who is French, who live in New York and they take a trip to Venice and stop on the way back in Paris to pick up Marion’s cat from her parents. The movie concentrates on the 2 days that they spend in Paris and how Jack sees and discovers a different side of Marion and her family.
When you read the title, you would think it would be this romantic movie set in Paris with the Eiffel tower in the background. At least I did and I was so wrong. It talks about infidelity and culture difference and how it can affect the relationship. It has its hilarious moments. I always thought French was a romantic language but after seeing this movie it doesn’t sound so romantic anymore.
Marion’s parents (who are Julie Delpy’s real life parents) steal the show. I found them disturbing and hilarious at the same time.
One thing that struck a chord is when Marion says that when you want be in the moment and enjoy it, people are too busy photographing the moment and spoiling it. This is in reference to a gondola ride in Venice that they take and Jack was too busy photographing to enjoy the romantic ride together.
There are times when you want to enjoy the moment but people are like ‘Flock up! Let’s take a pic’.
I so hate that.