Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blogger’s Meet

The Chennai Indibloggers decided to have a meet up and I was one of the first to register for the meet. I wanted to meet fellow bloggers, people whose blog I follow and also my followers. I was looking forward to it.

On the day of the meet, I tried on various outfits from salwars (too auntyish) to shirts & trousers (too officy)to dress(too partyish) to the point where PR was like ‘Are you going for a meet or on a date?’

I wanted to look approachable and breezy but not too breezy. So I decided to stick to jeans and a red &white polka dot top with matching red & white polka dot sandals (some ppl at the meet actually did notice the matching footwear. I’m touched! :) )

On the way to the meet, I met a friend and he was like ‘ What’s with the Santa Claus outfit?’ I was like ‘Great! I look Santaish instead of breezy!’ I gave the stare of death to PR for not pointing this out.

Once I reached the place and am waiting in the registration, I decide to introduce myself to the person in front of me. In my mind I was like ‘Sonia be breezy!!’ Our conversation goes like this.

ME: hey I’m Sonia.
PIFOM(Person In Front Of Me): Hey I’m Akshay
Akshay: What do you blog about?
ME: Oh! Random stuff. In fact my blog’s called Random Thoughts.
Akshay: Hmm.. Random Thoughts. Are you Sonia Sunny Thomas? I think I have visited your blog and commented on one of your posts.
ME: Oh is it? Which post?
Akshay: I’m the grammar Nazi
ME: (Stare of Death) Reaaaly.. It’s a pleasure to finally meet you in person.

Akshay or GN had send the below comments on my post ‘Weird Advice from Random dude

He’s not a bad person ppls. Don’t throw stones at him.. He’s a good guy and fun person to hang around with. He apparently, according to his work mates, was so sick that he couldn’t get out of bed. He did all of this to attend the bloggers meet. All this our genius announces it out on National TV. What’s the bet that he still has his job?

There was a ‘30secs of fame ‘ concept where each blogger got 30secs to talk about their blog. After that we went around interacting with each other. I met entrepreneurs, environmentalists, tech bloggers, food blogger(Gasp! There was only one. That’s it! I’m starting a food blog not that I need any reason to write about food) and a lot of IT ppl writing blogs which had the word random in it. Every time one of them would talk, GN would look at me and say ‘Does that sound familiar??’

After that they had some discussion on media and blogs which I wasn’t paying attention cuz
a) I was hungry
b) It was in a regional language which I don’t understand properly
c) I was hungry.

I was caught on camera thrice wailing ‘Where’s the food?’ ‘When do we eat?’. People must be thinking I’m such a glutton. I want to clarify that I did not have breakfast or lunch and was super hungry. PR will vouch for it. (You better PR otherwise it is Stare of Death Part Deux for you)

I finally got to eat some food, made new friends and had an awesome time. Thanks Chennai Indiblogger team for organizing the meet. Thanks for the freebies too (T-shirt, bumper sticker & obviously the food)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Jimmy Choo.. I heart thy Shoe!!

I finally was able to hold on to a pair of Jimmy Choooooooos... I felt like I died and went to Shoe heaven. It was just pure lust.. There was an exhibition cum sale of Jimmy Choos in a hotel and a friend of mine, Pooja(Thanks a lot girl!!) read my blog and found out about my addiction for shoes and told me about it. I was super super excited.

Nina, PR(he was our chauffeur, he didn't want to go at all and was forced into it) and I went there. I was quite intimidated at first by the setting of the place until a pair of Choos caught my sight. I forgot about everything else. I had to control myself from squealing. Nina and I fell head over heels for this pair. It was love at first sight.

Isn't it just gorgeous?? Me wants... :( They cost about INR 52000.(Yup its 3 zeros ppls!!) PR was like its crazy for
a SHOE!!! We were like 'Its JIMMY CHOO and its so worth it'. There were people buying stuff and we were so J. Sigh!! One day I'll earn enough money to buy a pair. One Day!!

There was a photographer who I assume must be from a newspaper, clickin
g away. Evey shoe we touched he'll go - Click Click Click. It was like if any shoe is tampered, he'll have evidence of who all fondled it. :P He shot a snap of Nina & I with a look of pure lust stroking a pair whereas PR had the look of bewilderment of 'WTF am I doin here??'. He finally had to drag us out and his reason being - If I stay here any longer, I might grow a uterus.' :D

Can you believe I went there wearing flip flops?? I was so excited that I wasn't thinking straight at all. My feet felt so under dressed. If I were flexible enough, my feet would have come up and given me One Tight Slap - MTV style. Next time, I'm getting myself a pedicure and wearing awesome shoes before going to a Jimmy Choo store.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Words of Wisdom for all Men

I found this while checking out Google Reader Play. I thought it was hilarious. :D

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bombs on a Plane

Last night PR and I were watching a documentary of the hijacking of Air France Flight 8969 in the History channel which jogged my memory of the incident where the flight that I was in was supposedly carrying bombs. This happened in the 90s way before 9/11.
My dad and I were travelling by Air India ( I know!!) from Dubai to India. I had come home for my holidays and was going back to the school hostel. At that time, I was studying in India whereas my family were in Dubai. I so hated going back and was super upset.
My mom dropped us at the airport. We checked in and boarded the flight. I got the window seat (Yay!!) and was sort of sorting out my emotions – a part of me was upset that I was leaving home and another was so glad that I was not alone and had my dad along.
An hour had passed since the flight took off and we passed a mountain and I excitedly (Sigh!! Can you imagine I was excited on seeing a mountain? That is so sad. Anyways…) woke my dad and showed him. He was like ‘Ya, whatever. Good for you’ and carried on sleeping.
Ten minutes later I saw the same mountain again and again after ten minutes. I woke my dad up again and told him that we are flying in circles. He was like ‘ I know you are really upset but you got to pull yourself up and stop imagining things’. Geez..
I looked around to see if anybody else has noticed it or is it just me and I happened to see one of the flight stewardess reading the bible and holding a photo, I presume, of a loved one. I woke my dad up again (Yup! My dad can fall asleep in a blink of an eye) and pointed to the praying stewardess. Our conversation goes like this
Me: Papa, something is seriously wrong. Why would she be praying?
Dad: Maybe she’s afraid of flying
Me: Then why would she become an air hostess ?
Dad: I don’t know maybe she was forced to become one
Me: Right!!
After flying in circles for 2 hours we finally landed in the Bahrain airport. Our flight was surrounded by police patrol cars and fire engines. I was all psyched. Finally some sort of excitement in my life.
We were completely strip searched. It was super awkward. They opened up each and every luggage and went through it. They even opened up my shampoo bottle and inspected. I thought it was super weird but after 9/11 it seems to be a normal affair now.
Dad called up mom to tell her that we are ok before she starts hyperventilating. She already had because it was all over the news. Apparently some dickwad from India called up and said that there was a bomb on the flight, an hour after our flight took off. We were out of the skies of U.A.E & they were not letting us back and India was not allowing the flight into her area either.
U.A.E’s argument to India was ‘It’s YOUR flight, YOUR shit, YOU take care of it’
India’s was ‘It might be OUR flight but the bomb was placed when it was in YOUR country.’
All of this while we were flying in circles above Bahrain. Finally they joined hands and decided to put the pressure on Bahrain to let the plane land and do all the inspection and defusing of the bombs, if any.
After countless hours of pacing up and down in the Bahrain airport, we were finally asked to board the flight and get the hell out.
pics courtesy of xkcd and google

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Weird Advice from Random Dude

I was having a crappy day yesterday and posted the following status message on my gtalk.

'is feelin super crappy and wants to disappear from this stupid crazy world!!'

I had linked it to my Google Buzz and the status msg was updated over there too.
Below is the list of comments I got from friends and a very random dude

Abhinav – Aw ... why .... ?

Sonia – i am just having another crappy start to another crappy day in my stupid crappy life.

Sonia – My word for the day sure is Crappy. :)

vijiram – replace "crazy" with the word of the day.. :P :D

Abhinav – this is what happens when you wake up too early, ....

Abhinav - What you need is a power nap. tell em you feeling sick, and nap away ...

Ritesh – I have a medicine. It's called cyanide ;-)

pawan (the Random Dude) – dear sonia always trust on God .then u can get different things which u never ever been get before....but u can get with always stay close with God........without God we cann't seek and God His strangth..........

pawan (the Random Dude) – so enjoy your daily life...........

Sonia Thomas – @ritesh - ha ha ha.. :P
@pawan - i dont even know you so why are u giving me advices and asking me to enjoy my life.

Anzil – Oh MY God !!i think this is the last time you will post somethin like this after "THE ADVICE"......Buzzing is good...:-)...cheers to google...

Sonia – I know temme about it. That guy cant even spell properly.. If he's gona give advice atleast use spellcheck...
Some ppl I tell you...

pawan (the Random Dude) – this is not my intention to hurt u.... but be a good friend.

Allen - @pawanji you are really funny....why the hell do you want to bring G-d into this....what the hell did he do wrong...:P

Abhinav – and to think no one gives a fuck when i'm cranky ..... :P

I mean I'm as it is having a bad day and the last thing I want is people throwing God on to my face. Come on and that too from someone I don't even know. I can't seem to understand why people think that they can be your friend and take the liberty of butting into your life. Seriously!!
Plus now I think Google Buzz sucks
In other news, Addy from Addy Brainwave, gave me this award.

You just happen to make my day Addy. Thank you so much!! I feel so good when I receive such blogging love and knowing that its worth being in the crazy crappy world!!

PS: I'm going through a weird phase ppls. So excuse my hatred of the world!! I promise I'll snap out of this!!