Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ball Scratcher

Remember Kay?? How he got lucky and married the most beautiful scientist in India? Well he did. Lucky for him that his wife was comatose when she agreed to marry him. Not so lucky for her.

We never got Kay a wedding gift and it’s been over 2 months since he got married. MB and I were chatting and he send me a link and said ‘Why don’t we get Kay this?’

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, errrr.. maybe not Boys and Girls. I present to you

It is the Perfect tongue-in-cheek gift for the busy executive who's always got the itch.

The scratcher is a chrome-plated hand on a crafted stick about 9 inches long. This ultimate tool for the modern man comes in a slick silver-metallic gift presentation case! It's a good laugh and a gift that will stand out in any party!

Dishwasher safe and stain resistant.

It’s apparently for the busy executive who does not have time to reach down and scratch his own privates but has all the time to search for this and use it. Then MB clarified it for me and told me that the contraption is to be used by the so-called busy executive’s secretary or PA while the busy executive is working. :D

What do they mean by dishwasher safe? We can put this stick along with the plates that we eat in and wash it all together!! And don’t even get me started on the stain resistant bit. Ridiculous!! :P

How did MB stumble upon this?? You know those annoying and irrelevant ads that come on the right side of every Facebook page and they ask you to vote for it and stuff like that. Well MB got this when he logged into FB.

So Kay expect a gift in another couple of days!! You can guest post here on your experience with the ‘Gentlemen’s Ball Scratcher’ :D

Here’s the link for the people who want to gift it to your loved ones. :P

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Beautiful Blogger

The beautiful blogger is me!!! YAY!!

Pooja at Thoughtful Randomness gave me this Beautiful Blogger Award.

Thanks a lot girl!!
The award comes with 5 rules. The first 3, I feel, are extremely redundant and silly.
I should a)thank the person, b)paste the award on my blog and c)Link the person who awarded it to me.

Come on, like duh I’ll do that. You don’t have to tell me. If I don’t do any of the above, it could mean that I’m such a sad pathetic thing who has either a very low self esteem or extremely egoistic that I decide to give myself an award. :p ( I mostly will come in the second category :D )
Pooja, after reading this, will be rolling her eyes and wondering ‘Why the heck did I gave her this award?’ I have no idea why I’m being so nitpicky.

Anyhoo.. Moving on.. The last 2 rules asks me to share 7 things I find beautiful and nominate the award to 7 blogger or more. Now this makes more sense.

7 Things I Find Beautiful

Purple. It is the new Pink!!

Shoooooooes – This list will be empty if shoes are not included.

Marley & Me – Loved the book and the movie. I love dogs. PR surprised me with this book one day.
Make up Counters – I love going to shopping malls especially the never ending make up counters with all their products. It just makes my day. All those lip glosses , lipsticks, eye shadows, nail polishes. I am feeling high just thinking about it.
Bookshops & Libraries – I can get lost there. Time just flies by. All those books neatly arranged and in different categories.
Sleeping babies – I love to watch babies sleeping especially when they smile while dreaming. It’s the most beautiful thing. I used to watch my siblings sleep when they were babies for hours but not in a Parnaormal Activity creepy kinda way. (If you have watched the movie, you know what I mean!!)
This video. It made me happy and sad at the same time. It was such a beautiful video. People at Pixar are geniuses. Thanks Ashwath for letting me know about it!

I pass on this award to Chatterbox, Magali, Meenakshi, and Pooja

Images are courtesy of Google

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


First of all I want y'all to meet Cuddles!!He was given to me as an anniversary gift by PR way back in 2007. He was so fluffy and cuddly, hence the name – Cuddles.
PR got Cuddles cuz I used to get scared in the night and would wake up and never fall back to sleep. After Cuddles, I have been sleeping peacefully like a baby.
I still cling on to Cuddles when I go to sleep. PR’s mom saw Cuddles one day and said ‘He needs to go for a bath. Give him a spin in the washing machine!’ I went ‘Gulp!!
The Washing Machine!!’ I had become friends with the WM but I wasn’t sure whether I was ready to send Cuddles in.
PR’s mom also gave another stuff toy to wash. It’s a doggie with eyelashes that makes it look like a lamb and currently has no name. I put both of them in the WM and spend an hour talking to Cuddles telling him “How sorry I am” and to the WM telling it to take good care of Cuddles.
PR just pretended to ignore me because he didn’t want to get involved at all. It was easier that way.
After the wash, I put them out on our balcony on a plastic bag to dry. That didn’t help so we had to hang them on the clothes line. I couldn’t bear to see Cuddles hanging around like a neglected child or something. It was too painful. PR just found it as
usual hilarious and took pics such as the ones below.

This is the picture I have as wallpaper on my phone. I took it a couple of days back with my phone camera (aka the bad photo). PR had no clue and will probably kill me when he comes to know that I put it up in my blog. Don’t they look so adorable??

Cuddles Smoodling PR

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Buzzing of the Google Buzz

I was caught quite unawares to the Google buzz. I login to Gmail and I get this message asking me whether I want to check out Google buzz. My suspicious side which thought it was some stupid hacking crap clicked No or more so the option that said ‘Naaaah’.

Once logged into Gmail I see a tab under the inbox called Buzz with a multicolored icon. Honestly speaking I was more inclined to clicking on seeing the icon. Google so knows a woman’s mind. :D If it was some boring ordinary tab, I wouldn’t have bothered.

Once I get in to Buzz, it shows that I’m apparently following 59 people and 19 people follow me. I go ‘Woah!! This is my first time. How can I be already following people?’ I thought someone really did hack or something. I am super paranoid about people hacking into my account. It’s like butting into my personal space. My practical side jumped in and found that it has synchronized with my Google reader – People you follow, which is why I’m following a lot of people. It was a relief. No one hacked my account.

My first impression of Google Buzz – very Twitterish and much more..

You can connect it up with sites such as Blogger, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube and so on. Sadly no Facebook. It connects even with your Gmail Status Messages. So basically whatever you post in these sites will be displayed in the Buzz too which I think is a cool thing cuz then all my blog posts will be available to my followers first hand. :)

The not-so-nice bit so far is that when you connect it with blogger, the entire post is published in Buzz so it takes a hit on the number of hits on your site. :(

Initially, my reaction was like ‘I don’t like it’ but now I’m sort of warming up to it after some scouting about. I felt the same when I started using Facebook.

So is this Google’s answer to Twitter? What do you guys think? Like it or think its crap?

Monday, February 8, 2010

I’m not D’lunk – Sonia ‘under-the-influence’ Story

PR has finally finished his version of my 'I'm not Dlunk!!' story

My version - It never happened. Its all in PR's head

So readers go ahead enjoy the world of PR's imgagnation..

Hello All,

I am the one most of you know as PR though some priest at my wedding preferred to call me Alexander. But that’s another story. This is my first guest appearance in Sonia’s blog and I have to say I am quite excited. As a husband I feel it is my duty to support and encourage my wife in activities of interest such as blogging for example. Also Sonia strongly suggested that it would be in my best interest to write a post on her blog, but mainly I am doing this out of love… Love the fact that I can tease her in front of a wider audience who knows not how strange this creature be!!

The “I’m not D’lunk” story happened way back in our second year of college. It started like any normal day, with a continuation of the fight we were having the previous night. See Sonia and I like most couples in post-honeymoon-period relationships used to have occasional fights. Lot of good that did… coz seven years later we still got married… talk about lack of imagination! Geez... Anyway, as Sonia did not get much sleep the previous night and also had the flu coming on, took some medicine to feel better. See by the time classes started we had managed to sort out our differences and decided to head out for a day of togetherness. Not wanting her cold or lack of sleep to dampen our outing, Sonia decided to take a small collection of OTC drugs and cough syrups that different girls in her hostel brought for her.

When I did see her she looked lovely. Those glazed eyes, broad (and a blank) smile and slight wobble in her step made her look like an intoxicated page 3 celebrity. By this time a fledgling couple had heard of our plan to skip college and head to a mall in the city and decided to join us. I was glad to know there were coming along as something about Sonia’s demeanor seemed a bit off and I knew I could count on them for help (the guy was my classmate and the girl was Sonia’s roommate). The long bus journey from our college was quite uneventful (Sonia fell asleep on my shoulder). The other couple was deep in conversation and nearly missed the stop. Our destination was a coffee shop in a local mall which we knew would be empty. Folks it was mid-day on a work week so that made it a perfect place for young couples as ourselves to playing truant.

On entering the mall I noticed that Sonia was walking a parabolic path to the entrance and any effort to change her direction only led to a total direction reversal. To put it simply she was walking in circles with me trying unsuccessfully to delicately guide her towards the door. To an onlooker it must have looked like the blind leading the blind. By this time our fellow couple-in-crime had found a nice cozy two- seater and were busy getting lost in each other’s eyes or something. Eventually I got Sonia through the door and to a seat in the middle of the coffee shop. Now the name of the place was Coffee Day but for some reason Sonia insisted that it was Qwiky’s coffee shop. My throwing logic at her by pointing to the Coffee Day menu did little to dampen her insistence. She called the waiter, took the menu and politely informed him that there was a Coffee Day menu on the table and that leaving it around may confuse customers. She also asked him to bring the ‘actual’ (in her mind - Qwiky’s) menu. The waiter, clearly trained to deal with all manner of customers obediently took the menu from Sonia and made sure never to return to our table.

By this point my amusement turned to genuine concern and I asked her what brought on the ‘spaced-out’ behavior. She looked at me with the look of utter cluelessness, kinda the look I give when my math teacher asked me to solve the problem on the board. Then she carried on humming to herself, accompanied by alternating between head bobbing and swaying.

During mid-sway she noticed that the rather respectable looking gentleman sitting at the opposite table just got his order and without any hesitation and quite vocally said “that %&#$ old man got served before me!! But how?? I’m so much prettier”. Hearing which the man buried his face in the newspaper while I tried to pacify my modest princess. Now I knew something was wrong, Sonia is always very polite (to others – I however do not get the same luxury). She seemed very dazed, like she was drunk. Drunk, Sonia… Can’t be.. She hates alcohol.. So I asked her.. “Sonia you sound like you are drunk, what did you have in the morning before meeting me?” To which she said” I’m not D’lunk”

I’m not Dlunk!!! No that was not a good sign. I asked her again and our conversation went a bit like this:-

PR: Sonia, sweetie.. what did you have in the morning?

SST: Nothing :)

PR: No Sonia, did you drink anything in the morning?

SST: Water :)

PR: Oh, ok that’s ok then.. for a sec I was worried that you..

SST: Water with the tablets :)

PR: Tablets!! What tablets??

SST: Tablets for headache :)

PR: O…

SST: and one for the fever

SST: and one more for the flu

SST: and some cough syrup

SST: and some natural cough syrup.

SST: so no time for breakfast.

PR: (slight panic) Err.. (ok a bit more than slight panic) Don’t go anywhere (like I really needed to say that).

I went and got her some water, ordered a sandwich, got her some juice etc., all the while our couple-partners in crime were totally ignoring us. An hour passed and Sonia settled down. She was still talking like a 4 –year-old but at least it was not too loud and hardly had any explicit language. (man that girl can swear). Thinking it was safe for me to go to the loo I left Sonia in the care of my two trusty friends and told them not to let her out of their sight.

The loo was a floor below and was empty. No sooner had I finished when a familiar female voice greeted me from the shadows. Turning around (but not entirely so as to avoid exposing myself) I saw to my horror Sonia’s head sticking through the Men’s Room door. Turning back to make ‘final adjustments’ I turned around again only to find her gone. Rushing out I was greeted by an empty corridor. Sonia was nowhere to be seen. The thought that ran through my head – Did I imagine it?? Am I d’lunk? Sonia is probably sitting quietly in the coffee shop awaiting my return. No sooner had those thoughts entered my mind when I heard the voice again but this time it was echoing and appeared to come from the men’s loo… instinctively I leapt in only to find Sonia hiding in one of the stalls. On seeing me she says “ok now you go hide” and closes her eyes... Hide and seek … really ... that’s what she thought we were doing...

Grabbing her arm I walked her towards the loo entrance, only to notice the mall security doing their rounds. Realizing that I was in a compromising position I dragged Sonia back into the loo and told her to stay quiet coz it was the other couple’s turn to search for us and we needed to be as quiet as possible. Then I put her in a stall and closed the door. Standing at the entrance I pretended that I was washing my hands while keeping an eye on the security patrol as well as Sonia’s stall door. Finally the security moved to the next floor and I got Sonia out of there. We rushed back to the coffee shop only to find that our friends did not even notice Sonia leave. They asked me what happened to which I said: - I’m not D’lunk.

Birthday 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!!
Happy Birthday to Meeee!!

Well technically it was my birthday yesterday. PR threw a surprise party for me on sat night. PR & his mom told me that relatives are coming home for dinner so we, aka his mom & I, spend the whole of the morning and afternoon cleaning up the place in btw aunty cooking the food too.

PR as usual lazed about and probably lifted his left butt cheek to scratch and carried on playing Duke Nukem - another mindless violent video game. So basically I cleaned up the house for my own surprise birthday party whereas PR did nothing and his reason being 'He wanted the day to be as normal as possible so that I wont be suspicious' (Ahem!!!)

In the evening I get all ready and step out to see aunty watching TV and not yet ready. I ask her why she's not and she looks at PR & then at me and back to PR and blurts out 'They are not coming. They canceled out on us. Why don't you both go out for desserts?'
We come back after desserts and the lift does not work. I was wearing my awesome pair of red heels & I removed them since I had to climb 3 flights of stairs.

I was all super pissed cuz I was barefoot and I-OH-SO-HATE-IT and rang the doorbell and people yell 'Surprise!!'. I look at PR and go 'Why didn't you tell me??!!??' He's like 'Well that's how a surprise party works in our world. I don't know about yours!!'

All in all it was an awesome party. I thoroughly enjoyed it and in fact it was one of the best birthday parties ever. Thank you so much PR!!

Nina got me this awesome pair of red sandals. Aren't they just the stylish pair ever?? Thanks a lot Nina girlMalvi aka Smex & Anu got me this purple color M.A.C eye pencil. I have been dying to buy something from M.A.C for ages. Last time we all went to the M.A.C showroom, we just looked at the stuff and got high. You girls are the sweetest!! Muah!!

Arul, Seenu & Srini got me lifestyle gift voucher which is like awesome!! You guys shouldn't have!! My kisses to you!!

PR's gift for me was this awesome party, a pair of levi Diva jeans and a voucher for an ayurvedic body massage

PR went around clicking snaps like crazy which earned him a name from Smex - Photo Whore!!
I like it so PR might change to PW in the blog :)

Another gift which I received via post was the purse which I won at Lauren's contest. It was such a coincidence that I received it on my birthday. Thank you so much Lauren!! I love the purse. Its BEAUTIFUL!!!
The purse was hand made by Emily at elemental Threads. I think this is an awesome idea by Emily. I mean you get to choose the outer design, the inner material and even the color of the zip. Isn't that just cool?? I love the red inner material which contrasts with the outer design. As Emily said 'The red pops!!'

All in all it was a fun birthday and I want to thank every one who made this day very sspecial for me. I love you guys!! I love you even more PR or PW :P

Before I end I would like to tell you about a random conversation I had with Abi at the party.

Abi: Why didn't you tell me your friends drink only beer??
ME: Why didn't you tell me about this surprise party??
Abi: :D

Friday, February 5, 2010


My dad forwarded this as an email to me. I couldnt stop laughing.. I hope you guys enjoy it too


In order to insure the highest levels of quality work and productivity from employees, it will be our policy to keep all employees well trained through our program of SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (S.H.I.T). We are trying to give our employees more S.H.I.T than anyone else.

If you feel that you do not receive your share of S.H.I.T on the job, please see your manager. You will immediately be placed at the top of the S.H.I.T list, and our managers are especially skilled at seeing that you get all the S.H.I.T you can handle.
Employees who don't take their S.H.I.T will be placed in DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEE EVALUATION PROGRAMS(D.E.E.P S.H.I.T). Those who fail to take D.E.E.P S.H.I.T seriously will have to go to the EMPLOYEE ATTITUDE TRAINING (E.A.T. S.H.I.T). Since our managers took S.H.I.T before they were promoted, they don't have to do S.H.I.T anymore and are full of S.H.I.T already.

If you are full of S.H.I.T you may be interested in job training others. We can add your name to our BASIC UNDERSTANDING LECTURE LIST (B.U.L.L S.H.I.T). Those who are full of B.U.L.L S.H.I.T will get the S.H.I.T jobs and can apply for promotion to DIRECTOR OF INTENSITY PROGRAMMING (D.I.P S.H.I.T).

If you have any questions please direct them to our HEAD OF TRAINING, SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (H.O.T S.H.I.T).

Thank You,
(B.I.G S.H.I.T)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

See Food Diet

It’s been exactly a month since PR and I got married. We survived our first month of marriage and before we know it we’ll be celebrating our first wedding anniversary. Scary!!
I was chatting with a cousin sister ( or like my English teacher used to say “female cousin” cuz apparently there is no such thing as cousin sister or cousin brother in the English language. Yeah Whatever!! I’m still going to say cousin sister. Go ahead Sue Me!!) and she’s gona complete 10 years of her marriage.

CS: How is married life? Are you astounding him on your cooking?
ME: Well I’m cooking but the astounding bit has not yet happened
CS: Are you still at work? (It was around 8 in the evening!!)
ME: Yup, I’m working in the 11 to 8 shift cuz PR is in the 12 to 9 shift so that we can spend some time together
CS: What a crap work timing?
ME: Tell me about it. By the time I reach home and have dinner, its already 10:30. I’m super duper tired by then.
CS: So its Work, Sleep and Work Again
ME: Pretty Much :(
CS: Imagine it is going to be like this for the next 30 years of work life and spiced up in the middle by kids
ME: Gasp!! Sigh!! Which is why I didn’t want to get married at all. It’s been exactly a month and I’m already pooped out.
CS: This year will be my 10th Wedding anniversary
ME: Woah!! Congrats. In 10 years time I’ll be in your position and Sofia (my sis) in mine.
CS: You will be giving her the realities of life.
ME: She already knows that. She keeps telling me to give her my shoes and stuff since I'm "Married" now.. She makes it sound like I'm dead
CS: Aaah!! The luxury of youth. Yeah married people are like show case stuff, and u know what, after marriage every Indian girl can put on weight, it's an allowed thing. That is my excuse. :D
ME: Well I’m hoping to prove everyone wrong cuz they told me that by December I’ll be fat. I’m thinking of getting up early to go for a walk. I’m going to sacrifice my sleep
CS: I can’t or won’t walk. What is a diet?? I’m on a see food diet. :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Paths of Glory

I apologize for not being around. I have been having a crappy time in my professional life and been quite upset about it. All I could think about the past few days was about it and I didn’t want to rant about it in my blog. Nothing has been done to fix it and I have let it go. It’s not like the end of the world. I’m still getting compensated at the end of every month.

I was reading Jeffrey Archer’s ‘Paths of Glory’ which is based on a true story. It’s all about climbing Mt Everest. I know it sounds so boring. I would have thought to if someone had told me this. PR’s mom had read this book and told me it’s really good. I decided to read it because after all its PR’s mom who told me about it and I wouldn’t want to offend her and I value her opinions. (See I’m such a nice daughter-in-law. No one’s told me that so far so I have decided to blow my own trumpet :P )

I have been an avid reader of Sir Jeffrey’s work. He took the most boring subject (according to me) such as mountain climbing and made it so interesting that I finished the book in 3 days (which is a big deal considering the free time I have). It is the story of George Mallory, about his life and his love for climbing. It also talks about his love for his wife. He wrote to her every single day when he went for his expedition. Such beautiful letters. I fell in love with him by just reading his letters. I always thought men like that only existed in the novels but to read his letters, it actually gave me Goosebumps or like some people say Goosepimples, which by the way is totally gross. So if you are one among the few, for the last time it is Goosebumps not Goosepimples!!! I mean every time someone says that I have a picture in my head of a white goose with red pimples all over. Trust me that is not a pretty picture!!!

I was irritated at work and came back home early and was lying in bed reading the book and fell asleep. I didn’t fall asleep because the book was boring, if that was the case, why would I even write about it?? But then again, it’s me, I could trick you in to reading a boring book because I actually sat and read it. But Seriously, this book is awesome and you know me I don’t just use the word ‘Awesome’ if it ain’t good.

Yeah so I was like fast asleep and PR called me up and asked me what I was doing. In my semi state of sleep, I said ‘Mountain Climbing??!!??’ He was like ‘OKIE!?!? Did you have any cough syrup??’ He keeps asking me this question whenever I say random incoherent things because apparently I get high on cough syrup, which is so totally not true.

I have asked PR to write a guest post on my entire getting high on cough syrup thingy. He’s currently writing a 1000 word post of pure embellishment .

Speaking of guest posts, anyone out there want to guest post for my super awesome blog!!

Shoot me an email to