Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Days are alomost the same.I wake up, make tea, Sj goes to office,comes home for lunch by when i will lazily cook something,eat lunch together, drink tea in the evening[yeah, i take Boost on certain days too], watch tv, eat agaon n sleep.I believe what i have right now, is the most unfruitful days anyone can ever have.But its not just all my fault. A few days back i realized that im not even allowed to do volunteer jobs, [unless its community service]. I had met with the HOD of Immonology of the UIC.He is a great person. When i reached there i realized the schedule he has.But he still took time to talk to me.I had already taken an appointment. It was at 6 in the evening.I spent the morning brushing up old stuffs after dusting up some notes i had with me.It was wonderful talking to him.He gave me valuable advice and even promised me a job w/o pay in his lab if its legal.I was over whelmed.It would a great opportunity to work in one f the best labs in USA.The next day i checked my mail atleast 15 times for his mail finally before i finally received his mail stating i wasn't allowed to work.It was so disappointing as i was really hopeful about his.May be its not time yet.Im not yet ready to join for PhD.Thats another option i have right now..I have no clue where this is leading by.Im hoping things would be better after i receive a greencard.

Friday, October 3, 2008

1. October is romantic with fall colours

.2. The dream i had last night scares me!

3. Leaves are falling all around, it's the beautiful fall colours i love.

4. My favorite horror movie is the ring because its horrifying.

5. Childhood = good memories.

6. It was a dark and stormy night when we drove for 4 hours to Peoria .

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a drive to the downtown, tomorrow my plans include attending a wedding and Sunday, I want to see a dentist if they are open!

Weird dreams and regular work outs

I have been ignoring my blog since very long.I think i must really try to update it more often. Being idle has made my mind wander in routes where i have high probability of getting lost.I am not sure if its just me not having much to do or if its my mind retrospecting all that i wanted and i have lost.I dont know.I would like to believe its the former.I am still confused about what dreams really mean for us.Do they really mean anything?i dont know.But i think i need not know.Cuz as long as i dont know, i can believe that they dont mean anything...There are certain things thats causing my heart ache at times and i shed some tears.But i just cant forget how wonderful Sj is.i feel he is such a great guy i have no right to hurt him.This belief is what keeps me going...I usually even try to be away from TV programmes which brings to me thoughts i dont cherish.

I am working out regularly with Sj these days.Hoping to shed some pounds.Hoping to have a good weekend.I really feel i must have a romantic get away with Sj.Feel really need it at this time.Not that anything bad has happened for me.I just feel like we need it.Sometimes i even feel i must have kid soon which might keep me engaged.But i dont want to jump into such major decisions without being really prepared for it.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

When sleep gets lazy...

just back from a trip.Was a good trip though i wouldn't say, the best.But it was great meeting my friends whom i miss a lot these days at this new place.There r a lot of things happening in my life and others life which make me mystified.Infact i must say, almost everything makes me think twice for right and wrong,sense and non sense.Mostly i THINK, things are the way they are and then there are things i BELIEVE are the way they are cuz thats how i want them to be.
Itz 11.53 at night and I am sleepless.I know its not the mild steroids for my stuffed nasal cavity thats keeping me awake.
Keypads can be great friends when the close ones cant be closer enough.Hoping to have a good night sleep without the non scary but disturbing dreams i get.

PS: The laptop screen looks the best in the darkness when the only light i see comes from it.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Selecting the reality I wish to accept...

  • We had a great time in pictured rocks and mackinac island.It was the best trip i had taken in a long time.
  • Sj is enjoying his new job.
  • Its Onam tomorrow, Im missing my country and home badly.
  • Having good times and bad dreams.
  • Still doubtful, Do dreams really mean anything?
  • Believing that past is experience to survive the present.
  • Meeting a Prof the the university again.Hoping to get a job.

Friday, August 29, 2008

1. When I'm sick I'm usually upset.
2. When I take a walk, I think about everything i see around me.
3. Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a ticket to Hawaii[I really wana go there once].
4. Cotton makes me feel hot and leather makes me want to have a fruit leather.
5. The strangest person/character I've had lewd thoughts about was the hero of a novel i read.
6. My favorite color these days is Blue because it brightens my boring days.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to reaching our hotel before its too late at night, tomorrow my plans include a sunset cruise at the Pictured Rocks and Sunday, I want to have lots of fun at the Mackinac Islands!

Update

Going to mackinac island for the long weekend.
Done with packing.
i have to take a shower now.
Sj has an office picnic.Would be back by 5.30
Friends coming over for the trip.
Visiting Pictured rocks too.
Visited a Prof in the university of Chicago a few days back.Trying to find a job.He couldn help me though he suggested a few options.Hoping things would be better.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Living in Chicago!

hi.i am all settled at the new place..I like it here.I like the patio and the homely felling..We bought all the new furniture for the home.I want to buy a dining table too.But we would wait for some time since it would make us broke if we get it right now.But i like this stay.I have a bigger kitchen where cooking is a much better experience than my old one.Moreover the kitchen and the living room are almost together which lets me watch tv while cooking which i enjoy.Sj can come home lunch.His office is very close.I have a tree right outside my patio and like the feeling of the shadow it gives my patio and livingf room.I got an indian cable connection too today. I have all major markets, shopping centers,restaurants,banks.At&t center etc...etc... very close by to my aprtmnet and this makes shopping really easy. Now these are all the wonderful things about my new living place.Coming to the slightly darker side of things...
The maintanance here sucks.The A/C wouldn't run below 72.But they wouldn't replace it till it stops working.Atleast thats what thye say.Disgusting.Its so hot and we have to leave it continously running for 2 days before it touches 70F.I even have the bathroom door lock broken which they repaired twice last week and is again damaged.I just had an argument with the lady at the resident services.There is this one lady over there who really doesn't know how to talk.I dont know who appointed her for the resident service.She argues with me saying that fixing a bathroom lock is not an emergency and i was infuriated.I have guests coming over tomorrow.Its Sj's birthday tomorrow.I gifted him a certificate for massage for an hour at a nearby place tomorrow.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

1. If I could be a fly on the wall I would fly away and away and away till tororrow.
2. Jealousy is self murder.
3. When I see a shooting star my wish would be that my family and me stay happy and healthy.
4. I'd rather be eating chicken than pork any day!
5. Certain songs when I hear them make me wanna fly back tot he past.
6. If time were in a bottle I wouldn't keep the bottle with me.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to our send off party, tomorrow my plans include attending another birthday party and Sunday, I want to prepare for Neha's birthday party on Monday [:)]!

Party days

Hi all.We are moving to chicago the coming saturday.As much as im looking forward to it, i really feel disappointed i will have to leave all my friends here.Infact i ahve made more friends in the last month than i have made in past 8 months...Today we had a send off party from all our friends.It was a lot of fun except for the argument i had with Sj when we reutrned.It kind of got hot making Sj is angry and going to bed without me.He even fired a few harsh words on me.It was hurting.But somehow i didn't feel like beginning a big argument,neither did i feel like crying. But it sure felt disheartening.I dont know what i feel.I may end up going back to him myself and trying to settle the fight as i do always.But i really do not want to do it this time.Im watching tv now,There is Nancy Grace coming up.But Nancy is doing the programme today.Somebody else whose name im not sur eof is doing it for her today.Its about a missing 2 year old today.Now coming to children,its neha's birthday on Monday.Im so excited.Im doing a lot of arrangements.Its a theme based birthday.Neha loves Winnie the Pooh...So we are arrranging a winnie the pooh birthday for her.I will write more details of it later.Hope u all have a great weekend.We have another bIrthday party to attend tomorrow, then Neha's birthday party on monday and then again we have a party on next saturday.So its a complete party time though right at this moment im not in a amood for any of this.Hopefully, i wiil feel better by tomorrow.Have a great weekend all.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tagged

Hi...Ananya tagged with meme of five.

“The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.”

1) What were you doing 5 years ago?
Five years ago i had just finished my pre-degree and was making some important decisions as to where to direct my life next.

2) What are 5 things on your to-do list for today?
Today being a saturday, actually nothing much.Sj and friends are playing cricket in the evening.So will go there and meet other wives, take my driving lessons with Sj for sometime,may be clean the house a bit,laundry if i have the mooded for it by evening... :)

3) What are 5 snacks you enjoy?
Lays, chicken sandwitch, french fries, papadi, mirchi baji

4) What are five things you would do if you were a billionaire?
Build an orphanage,sponser studies for a few kids, shop a lot, buy a BMW,hire a gym trainer...lol

5) What are five jobs you’ve had?
i have never had a regular job other than the part time job i once did for a day for marketing a biscult

I hope you enjoyed my answers. If anyone else wants to do this- go right ahead.I ma tagging anyone who wants to play
Sj offiicially gave the resignation to the present company.We are expected to move from here by the 25th of july...we have a visa transfer receipt to receive before he joins the new company.So it was slightly a risk resigning before we got it in hand.But if we would wait for the receipt to resign, it would take a long time to join the new company as we have to give 2 weeks notice bofre resigning.Hope evrything gpes well.Booked the apartment in chicago.Good one.Got pool, gym, tennis court n all that stuff.But kind of expensive compared to what we paid here.We have to pay for all the utilities too.But then went for it as it is very close to Sj's office.Hope all of u are having a great weekend.We had a get together with friends last night and got up really late today.I have missed my friday fill-ins for many weeks now..hope to catch up soon.Have fun all...

Monday, July 7, 2008

Update

Booked new apartment in chicago.But the visa trnsfer is not done yet...waiting for it.I was in chicago this weekend too.I have been on chicago almost every weekend for past 3 months.My cousin n her family had come from Minneapolis.So we had fun.Went for the architectural cruise in navy pier and i really enjoyed it.Even an evening at the akeshore on sunday was well spent too.I even watched the movie "Wanted". Anjelina was stunning as always.The movie wasn't anything great.But is worth watching a single time.I kinda liked it.Have fun all.Will keep updating about my shifting and stuff.I have plans to buy whole new furnitures and do good interiors for my new apartmnet.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Yiipppppeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great happy news!!!! Sj just got a new job.He had been looking for one since a long time.He was in an Indian company and was here on a project.Now he is palced in an american company with a better pay and benefits.They would file for green card later for us with no cost of ours.This was ht echange i had mentioned in an earlier post.We were so busy looking for new aparments last week.We want to furnuish the new apartmnet really good.There is nothing much furniture and stuff in this apartment where we stay now cuz we never had plans to stay here for long... this is a great change to happpen now...The best thing is, the new place where we would stay would be just 8 miles from my dad's place...So he can just come and stay with us anytime.lala lala laaalaaa.
The company pays for our relocation and lease break and stuff.They would even pay a few bucks extra to us before we move to chicago.So its really cool..I love shopping.We both want to buy a good king size bed, a sofa and someother stuffs for the new apartment.AAAAhhhhhhh!!!! Im so excited.
Sj always wanted a job change.He had applied at so many places,but got very less interviews.Its so difficult to get a new job in US now.But last month, he had 2 interviews, one at chicago and one at Camarillo, California.Sj loves California.Always wanted to work there.But this Chicago job is more rpomising than the other one.So decided to go with this.Moreover we have no friends or relatives in CA. im so glad im moving closer to my dad.Wish me luck everyone.Will update about everything regarding my shifting.Have fun.

back from choicago

Hi.I am back from Chicago.I was at my dad's place and i really felt sad seeing my mum leave.I would have loved to see her stay back for some more time.We argue quite a lot when we are together.But still we have great love and respect for eachother which many others dont know.I bought a few gifts for mu mum.A lip colour and eye shadow and stuff... she usually doesn't wear much make up.But the ones i bougth were almost skin tones.So it was okai.Mum reached safe and thankfully the flight was on time.Another really lucky thing to happen was that mu mum could sent 2 baggages.Yeah, She had 2 almost over weight baggages and a truly over weight hand baggage.Incase they had made her open the hand baggage, things would have popped out of it as in an insan epopcorn machine.A friend had gifted her with a lots of kitchen wares which she was keen to carry with her.Then she had all these gifts she had bought for our relatives,mostly perfumes and stuff.Then she had bought her favourite brand of perfume for herself, J'adore.Well, I love it too.Its worth the $85 spent on it.I love it.But my mum love sit more.So all this had made her bags really heavy.We were really worried as she was travelling alone.But my dad knew someone at the airport.But we weren't sure we would meet her there.he just knew this lady, but wasn;t very colose to her or something.Thank god we met her at the airport.This lady works for the Indian airlines and she helped us by sending all my my mum's bags in baggage without even weighing them.All she had to carry was a laptop bag.Thank god .
I bought a mineral make up for myself.Find it good.But nothing to beat my Loreal 3 in 1 foundation stick.Its really good.Though they suggest that the moneral make up can be worn by itself, i use it like a compact after my Loreal stick and i works better this way for me.

Monday, June 16, 2008

In Chicago to see off mum

Hi.Im in Chicago now.My mum is going back on thursday and i decided to stay with her till then.Sj has went back today morning as he has to attend office.We went shopping yesterday and mum bought Jadore perfume.She loves it and had been looking for good deals on it ever since she came.I bought an American beauty mineral makeup for myself. I never had plans for buying it, I just tried and when everyone told me it was good on me.So ended up spending $25 on it.These things are expensive.I wanted a buy a good concealer i found later which was another 22 bucks, but decided against it as i felt i shouldn't be spending so much on cosmetics, atleast till i start earning some money.I watched Sex n the City last thursday and kinda liked it.Im a sex n the city fan n watch it regularly on tv.So i badly wanted to watch the movie.Though Sj is not very fond of the series, he still agreed to take me for it.The movie was kinda good.Im not sure if i really loved it.I felt it was a bit dragging.But i liked the stuff.
Im very sad now that my mum is leaving.Both my mum n dad very gloomy too.I even saw my dad crying cuz he doesn't wana stay away from my mum.My dad is on a greencard here and my mum can actually visit any time.She got a visa for 10 years.But she has a few responsilities there to take care of and she is working too.I'l write in detail about it later.But im sure my decision to stay here for a week has really helped.My dad wouldn't atleast feel very lonely after my mum has left.Its been almost 2 months since my mother came.But time seems to be in great rush.I hope evryone has a great week ahead.HAve fun.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Back to square one

Hi all.Last 2 weeks had been quite busy.A change i badly needed.My mum was here with me and with the dance practices in full swing, i had a great time.My mum returned with my dad yesterday and the dance got over on saturday.So its back to square one now.Im again here, sitting on my sofa, laptop in front of me,blogging with the tv switched on.Im watching [or atleast thats on tv now] american morning and these guys are discussing Obama and Hilary....Im not sure how much im listening.But the tv is switched on and would be so the wholw day.Do i sound a bit depressed?Well, incase i dont, let me tell u that im.Not exactly depressed,but im sad.Im sad that my mum left and that the dance is over.The dance good and we got hell lot of appreciation on saturday.It was a great feeling when it was over.It was a complete Indian bollywood and classical based dance.I'l upload it in youtube and then i will add the link here.Im not sure how many of you will enjoy it.But i cant explain the fun i had.Getting the costume was the most difficult thing to do.Finally we decided on draping a sari.But it was difficult to dance on sari.So my mum came up with this idea of a qiock temporary stitching of the saro to make it look like a skirt...It allw orked well and we all had cosrumes.We even made similar accessories with lace and other simple stuffs we bought from Micheals.Now a hint about the change i had mentioned to u earlier in another post.We might move from our current place soon.Nothing is confrmed.But we might.Moe details soon to come.have fun all.Have a great weekend ahead.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Damn, i have lost track of time.. Didn't realize today is friday...B
1. For me vandalism is the opposite of creativity.
2. Da Vinci Code was the last excellent book I read.
3. I like fill-ins because they are fun and i enjoy them.
4. In nature I like looking at flowers and rain.
5. Democrates should win the US elections.
6. The last time I laughed with all my belly was when Sj made fun of me.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Sj's return from California, tomorrow my plans include attending an Indian wedding and Sunday, I want to compensate for my missed dance practices!better late than never.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Busy days

Im very busy with my practice and stuff.These seems to be some change gona happen in our life.So im looking forward to it with crossed fingers.If it happens, it would be a good change.I'l let u all know what it is later.I have a bad chest infection again.I had taken medicine for it last month.Now i have it again.I can hardly talk a word.All that come out of my mouth is some air and i sound like a frog now..I mean im almost like a frog with a throat infection.Trust me, its that bad.I hope to get better soon.Dance practice is going good.The function is on june 7th.We finished composing the dance today.Its complete practise till next Sunday.Im going to Chicago agian tomorrow.Now that comes as a part of the change i mnetioned before.I have an Indian wedding to attend on Saturday and we will return on Sunday morning.I had a great time in New York.Infact i was kind of surprised seeing the downtown.Its huge.It was ky first trip to NY.Will keep u all updated.Please pray that my throat gets better soon.This is disgusting now.Have fun all.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

1. On my laziest day I like to sleep the whole day!
2. Trying out new recipes makes me feel like I'm being productive.
3. I love little hatred and big smiles.
4. This summer I want to join for higher studies.
5. Curiosity made me start my blog.
6. Red rose and orange juice.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to my trip to new york, tomorrow my plans include roaming around New York and Sunday, I want to visit Niagra,Im just waiting for it!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Quick update

Hi all.Im very busy these days for a change.We are dancing in the temple on june 7th.So its almost practice whole day.Friends come over in the morning and practice whole day.Then setting up the CD n stuff.We are doing an Indian cinematic dance.Its actually a medley.Its going good.Sissy, I had a great time at the weddding.We and this other guy were the only Indians there.The other guy was there just for half an hour.So in effect we were the only Indians there.Sissy, Thanks for the help in choosing my dress.Its was lovely and thanks for reminding me about the accessories.I bought a nice good high heels for myself.I was just disappointed that we couldn't wait to see the dance.To tell u the truth, i wasn't very comfortable to wait till that time.After the food, we waited for almost an hour and still there didn't seem to be any plan to dance any sooner..lol... It was just the people very close to them who were left by that time, all others had kinda left.So I almost was starting to feel out of place and we decided to leave.The bride looked gorgeous.I loved her dress.I'l post in detail later.Take care all.have fun.

Friday, May 16, 2008

1.There is absolutely NO way you can get me to sky dive!
2. The colourful flowers around remind me that summer is almost here!
3. I cannot live without my family.
4. Snorkelling and Salsa are two things I'd like to try.
5. When life hands you lemons make lemonade.
6. Playing at my grandparents house is my favorite childhood memory.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to last minute shopping for tomorrow's wedding, tomorrow my plans include attending the wedding and Sunday, I want to take dance lessons for the kids!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Update

I went to Chicago last weekend.It was fun.On saturday we went to watch a show by some Indian artists.It was really fun.There some actors from India.Though i wasn't very interested in going and went just cuz my dad insisted that i did, im really am glad i went.I really enjoyed watching the show.On Sunday i shopped,shopped and shopped again.But all i ended up buying were 2 t-shirts [one for Sj and one for my brother] and a skirt n top.The skirt n top are for the wedding this Saturday.This is the first American wedding im ever attending. always wanted to attend one.The weddings over here are very different from ours.I love the white beautiful dresses brides wear.Im hoping to buy one for myself when i have a job abd can afford one.I knows it sounds insane.But i really want one.The new skirt i bought is black, knee length and the top is white.I loved the skirt and the top, i just liked it.I cant say i loved it.But it was all i could come up with after shoppung for 3 hours.I went mad.Everything i found was either too short, or too deep at the neck or with string sleeves and im not comfortable wearing them.I wish i was thinner.Im 129 pounds now.sob.. sob.. There was this black dress i had liked and had a good fit too.But somehow i didn't buy that.I think too many black dresses i found there got me confused.Whatever!i have somemore shopping to do.There is a function at the temple on June 17th.We are dancing for the function.We started our practice yesterday.I have to go for rpactice today too.Hope u all had a great week end too.Have fun.enjoy your day.

Friday, May 9, 2008

1. The chicken curry i made last night had an extra secret ingredient; it was coconut milk!
2. I can see kids playing through my window.
3. Right now, I need some break fast.
4. Nowhere is where I went Thursday night; it was good to be at home.
5.Why does lying on the floor trying to lift my left leg high with my right leg still on the floor with my fingers resting on my head and the head lifted 45 degree to the right hurt so much?
6. All I can think of is Dude, Where's my car?Im watching that movie now.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a dinner at a frind's place and trip to Chicago, tomorrow my plans include shopping and Sunday, I want to be with my parents!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Work Out

I have started working out daily now.My comcast On Demand has a exercise tv in it and its really cool.They have many different types of work outs.Infact almost 100 of them.I love it and have started trying them out.Im not over weight.Im not in very bad shape except for those extra fat around my tummy and waist.So im trying to burn it off now.But im worried i'l quit it half the way.I started doing aerobics 3 months back and it had really strated working for me.But i got lazy after 2 weeks.Then again after a month i started hitting the gym.I got a neck sprain after 2 weeks and that was it.But the neck sprain actually had nothing to do with my work outs.It was what i got from skiing.But still, that was the end to gymming.I hope this one doesn't end in 2 weeks.Basically im lazy and i wish to get back that flat tummy i once had.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Monster that scared me today


I was brushing today morning when i saw this monstrous thing and i started screaming "NO!!!I didn't see it...I didn't see it" and I threw my brush and ran into my closet and hid there.No,You didn't see it, you are just imagining things, I said to myself...But i couldn't fix my butt in there.So i ran out of there screaming and fixed myself under my dining table.I sat there thinking about all possible ways to avoid the scariest.I kept thinking and thinking and thinking."How about destroying the thing.But what if it returns.Is it going to be a vicious circle.May be it just lost its way and came up to me.Come on,I am just in my twenties.Thats too early to get a grey hair in my head.Is this a sign that im in the beginning stage of ending my young girly image or s that its my transition froma girl to a woman?i ma not sure.May be I ma already a woman and not a girl.But atleast for now i like to be called a girl and be childish and pampered.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Reality Shows

Its seems to be the new trend to make all shows "REALITY SHOWS".But i wonder how close they really stay to reality.I feel these shows are really ridiculous especially the ones which helps one find true love and friendship and stuff.Its crazy.All the drama these girls show for their love.These girls must get a life.I just happened to see this Millionaire Matchmaker and this stupid female is asking a guy a list of questions inorder to find a match for him.One of them in the list is "How many times do you want to have sex in week".Hello! Reality shows actually work for shows like "American Idol",But otherwise majorty of them are just disgustng.I think a lot of it is well-scripted drama.But again i must confess that i do watch them once a while.Its fun though crazy sometimes to watch these stupid girls doing all funny stuffs to impress their love of life..lol.If these men can find their true love in reality shows y cant Paris Hilton fnd her true friend?

Monday, April 28, 2008

Update

There is a good news and a bad news.So which one first?Okai, let good overtake bad for now. The good news is that two more kids have joined for the dance class now.They are twins, a girl and a boy, 6 years of age.They are really very sweet.I have fun with them.
Now goes the bad news.I had mailed a professor at a well known university nearby asking her if i can do volunteer work in her lab.It would have given me some experience though i wouldn't get paid.But she replied with a No.But im glad she atleast replied.Last time i had mailed another guy at the university, he never replied.So guess i would have to wait for some more time before i really start working.
We didn't go to Chicago this weekend and postponed it to next weekend.Next weekend we will go to Chicago and from there to Minneapolis.W e are visiting my cousins there.It would be fun.
House of Horror

Most of the news i come across these days are horrifying. Last week i read a news of a father and daughter married with a kid.That news was nothing less than shocking to me.But this latest one seems like the most disgusting one.I have read about father-daughter rapes before too.But this was the worst.This monster had hidden his daughter in his basement for 24 years and they have 3 living kids together.When ever a kid dies, he just burned the kid's body.Actually he is already in his seventies and i feel he must live another 50 years and lead it in complete misery,in complete torture.He deserves that.But sometimes i dont understand in a country like this where all you need to do is to dial 3 numbers for help, why this girl was doown there without askng for help.Its a strange world.It scares me sometimes when i think where this world is leading us to?Or where we are leading this world to?

Friday, April 25, 2008

1. When I fell in love i stood for it!
2. I love it when the flowers bloom and it heats up outside!
3. Oh no! The internet connection is down, I better watch some TV.
4. Rock of Love is the craziest tv show ever [stupidest too].
5. Cheese and country fried potatoes make a great meal!
6. Flowers are the most beautiful thing about a garden.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a trip to Chicago, tomorrow my plans include shopping for clothes and Sunday, I want to come back home!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Highly Inspirational

Dr. Randy Pausch

Dr. Randy Pausch has a fatal pancreatic cancer.This is the last speech he gave to his students.Its a very inspirational speech.Its hard to believe that a man who is about to die and knows that he is gona die speaks which such confidence.It just proves what an amazing person he is.Please make sure you watch this video.It worth the time you spend on it.It inspires us to live the days left in our lives better.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Brian Kraus

I have recently started watching the "Charmed" series.I understand its an old one.But i started watching it just a few weeks back.This is a re-telecast i guess.But i really enjoy watching it.I like all the three sisters.Its like they are really witches.But there is something that really keeps me stuck to the series.Its Brian Krause.He is so hot.I read that he has even worked as an electrician at some poit in his life.Wow!Such a handsome electrician!I really like him.I feel so happy every time i see him.Its like he is my first teenage crush.lol.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Latest

Hi all.I had a great time with my parents around.We gave them a surprise party.We decorated our living room with ballons and candles and colour papers.....It was so good and looked so beautiful with candles all around.I love candle.They are magical for me.A dozen lighted candles in a room can just make wonders.Its so beautiful and romantic.So everything turned out good on 18th.My parenst reached here by around 8pm and we had decorated everything by that time.We gifted them a canon digital camera.It was Sj's idea to buy the camera.But it was a great idea as my parents were actually planning to buy one.I really liked the camera.I lked the macromode of this camera.It works really good.My parents went back to Chicogo on Sunday.I wanted them to stay with me for a few more days.But my dad had work to be done and couldn't stay back.My mum wanted to be with my dad.shew says she ca,e all the way from India o be woth him.hhhmmmm...Thats actually true.But she has promised to stay with me for a week later.We have planned a trip to New York in May end.I have never been to NY before.So im excited.Between, the dance class is going good.

Friday, April 18, 2008

1. The last time I lost my temper I screamed[i know its bad]!
2. Boredom is what I'm fed up with!
3. The next book I'd like to read is one from John Grisham.
4. Tonight's party is what I'm looking forward to.
5. If you can't get rid of the skeleton[s] in your closet,give them a make over!
6. The best thing I got in the mail recently was my credit card.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to my parent's 25th anniversary party, tomorrow my plans include taking out my mum for a trip and Sunday, I want to show her more places!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Today

Hi.My mum reached last night.She had a good flight.No turbulance and stuff...Sh emade some friends in the flight.So she wasn't very bored.Infact there was an old couple with her who didn't know English.So she had to help them through everything.She quite enjoyed it since it was a long flight, [more than 16 hours] and she had something to do.lol.She is in Chicago now and will visit us on friday...Its their 25th wedding anniversary on April 18th..Guess i already mentioned it in my last post... So we are celebrating it here.We have a big shopping to do today for tomorrow's party.We are cooking ourselves.But we have to cook and keep verything ready before they reach here.My dad reads my blog once in a while.Im not sure if he doe sit now a days.I guess no.Im not sure if he still has the link to my blog i had given him once... Hope he doesn't.Incase he reads, he would come to know about our plans.lol..So i wouldn't mention the gift now. :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Mum Visiting

Hi all...Hope u all had a great week end... I had a great week end... It was fun.Other than that, life s just the same... My mother is coming over from India this week.I just talked to her.She is worried.Its such a long travel and she is nervous that she is alone.She will reach Chicago on 16th evening.My dad is there in Chicago.They wll both visit us on 18th.April 18th s their 25th wedding anniversary... We are still under this great dilemma on deciding the gift for them.. Please give me your valuable suggestons.I know 25th is silver anniversary... BUt then again, what gift???????Please Help....

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Weekend news

Hi.This weekend is going quite fast.Friday night we had friends at our home.They are not like any guests.We are so close [touch wood] that they just drop in any time they feel like.So they suddenly decided to come and came by 8 n the night and we had a great time together..I made Pulao and chicken curry for dinner.It was 2am by the time they actually left.Then on Saturday morning we had the dance class.Then we went for the shopping.

April 14th, thats tomorrow is a very auspicious day for us.Its called Vishu.




Its kind of a new year for us.We believe that the rest of the year goes depending how good/bad this day was spend.So basically, we are not supposed to quarrel,cry,be sad etc..etc... on this day and has to try to be happy the whole day...Now whether its true or not, I believe in it.Afteral there is nothing worng in trying to be happy for whatever reason.So we are having feast tonight here.We all friends are cooking together all the typical dishes for our lunch back in our place.But we would have them for dinner cuz not everyone is free on sunday afternoon.Actually we are supposed to have thi food in banana leaf..thats another tradition.lol... But its damn tasty that way...Hot food in the leaf gives a beautiful aroma which adds on to the taste.But we are managing with paper plates here..Im sure many of you would be surprised and shocked to hear these traditions, but we enjoy all these a lot.I believe all the festivals are celebrated to bring the whole family together.All the members in the family cousins and uncles and grand parenst,,,we all get together on these days and its a hell lot os fun.. God, I miss it all...I miss my home... Hope u all have a great week end..

Friday, April 11, 2008

1. I love springtime in and around my house!
2. Omelette stuffed with chicken and hashbrowns are foods I love to eat for breakfast.
3. It seems I'm always searching for some engagement to kill time .
4. A good dinner with a loved one is a great way to end the day.
5. I think I am struggling to complete these fill-ins and thoroughly enjoying it too!
6. A job is what I've been craving lately.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to walmart shopping, tomorrow my plans include dance class in the morning and Sunday, I want to talk to my mother !

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thursday Thirteens! # 5

13 Movies I absolutely loved watching


There are a lot of movies which are my favs, these just top the just.These are completely my interest and i know u might or might not agree with me.
1.Forrest Gump - I think Tom Hanks was simply superb in this movie.It didn't seem like he was acting, it was like he was living Forrest Gump.
2.God father - I had read the novel before i watched the movie and Francis Ford Copola has done complete justice to the novel in the movie.
3.The English Patient - I dont have words to describe this movie.
4.BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD - One of the best movies i have ever seen in my life.
5.Da Vinci Code - This was the best novel i have ever read and loved watching the movie.
6.Braveheart - I think noone could have played Willaim Wallace better than Mel Gibson.
7.Cold Mountain - I think this is surely one of the best of Renee Zellweger whom i liked more than Nicole Kidman in this movie.
8.The Wedding Planner - This is on the top list of my favourite romantic comedies movies.
9.Some Like It Hot - Hilarious.I never enjoyed any other black and white movie like i enjoyed this.
10.U-Turn - Not necessarily my favourite, but i liked the movie except for the climax.i like the heroes to be alive in the climax...lol.
11.God father 2 - I like this though not as much as the first part.
12.Planes,traines and automobiles - John Candy was sooooo sweeeeet in this movie.I actually sheded a few tears in the end of this movie.It was really funny and touching at the same time.
13.Babies day out - Must be a children's movie, but i love it.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

This is Funny!!!

Can we just call then stupid??? or something else???lol...this is hilarious....

Dumbest Robber Ever

Smartest Robbers Ever

Movies and Dance

Hi.I used to be very critical of Sj's selection of movies in our blockbuster queue.But i have to accept that i just loved the last couple of movies he selected.I watched Cold Mountain on Monday and The English Patient yesterday.Though i loved both the movies, I dont have words to describe The English Patient.Its just amazing.This is one movie i enjoyed so well after "Before The Devil Knows You Are Dead".When it was the acting excellence in BTDKYD that marvelled, The English Patient scored in direction too.This is surely one of the best movies 9 have ever seen in my life.I dont regret not watching it before cuz i think at a younger age i couldn't have felt the essence of the movie.The depth of love is so vast that we forget their is the bitterness of betrayal in it.I was under this impression that i could enjoy just comedies.But these two movies made me completely understand my choices better.Sissy helped me watch The Girl Interrupted.I was very predujiced about the movie till i watched.I was sure i wouldn't like it.But i surprised myself by liking the movie and i think Anjelina Jolie was just superb in it.Thanks Sissy.






The dance classes have started and the good news is that we have 3 students now.We started the class with one girl on last sunday.Yesterday the girl's mother called up and said there are 2 more girls who would want to come.That was a great news for my friend and me.By the way, incase any of you feel you like to try to try your hand on the Indian classical dance form, Bharatanatyam, you can try this beautiful site by Anjali.She has been dancing fro 10 years now and is taking online dance lessons for FREE.Though nothing can actually replace a guru, she does a great job by posting videos of each step and takes care of all the minute details.



Saturday, April 5, 2008

Update


Hi all.Im not very regular since last 2-3 days and i had a quick flip through all your blogs today morning.My cold is at its worst.I cant talk as my vocals seem to be all clogged and there is hardly any sound coming out when i speak. It seems like im whispering to everyone all the time.I hate this.Okai, a good news is that, from tomorrow onwards my friend is taking Indian dance lessons for a girl next door.So i was busy brushing up all that had learned to help her in the teaching. Im going to the doctor today.I dont want to go.Sj is forcng me.Bye for now.Will keep u updated as soon as i get better.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Caught by the virus

Hi all.Since yesterday im being attacked by this heartless,brutal infuenza virus making my nose so stuffed that i feel there are Idaho potatoes growing in my nostrils. I think its all the result of me playing tennis when it was stormy outside.Anyway I took a tablet last night and had a good sleep.I didn't cook last night or today morning.Sj has a pizza party in office today.So i didn't have to worry about his lunch either.Now i am both sick and tired.When i was thinking of various ways to discard my boredom one of ideas i got was to post something.But since the Idaho potatoes in my nose are blocking the neurotransmiters in my synapse, I have lost the ability to think. Now that i cant remember anything that i wanted to post about, i thought,well...i didn't really think,but i decided to post the recipe of my favourite chicken curry that i cook almost every week.If you like chicken, you must really trythis,I am sure you will love this chicken curry.




CHICKEN CURRY IN 15 MINUTES

This recipe includes many spices which really add flavour to the curry.

Igredients

1) Skinless chicken - 1 n a half pounds
2)Vegetable oil - 5 table spoon
3)Onion - 1 chopped into small pieces
4)Green Chilli - 2 chopped
5)Ginger garlic paste-2 tea spoon
6)Tomato -2 sliced
7)Chilli powder -quarter tea spoon
8)Cinnamon -3-4 sticks or half teaspoon if powder

9)Pepper - Quarter teaspoon or 5-6 if pepper seeds
10)Bay leaves - 3-4
11)Coriander powder- 1 tea spoon
12)Salt - 2 teaspoon or depending on taste
13)Garam Masala - 2 tea spoon [optional,but preferred]


I add a variety of other spices too, but since i assume that you like it less spicy and hot,this would be enough.


Marinate Chicken
Clean and chop the chicken well and add 3-4 tablesppon curd to it.To ths then add quarter tea spoon salt,turmeric powder [optional],half lemon and keep it aside for half an hour.

Cooking
Keep the vessel in the stove and pour the oil to it.
Optional

Mustard spluttered in the oil adds is typical ingredient in almost all Indian dishes.But its better not to try if you are completely unaware of how to do it as it as the hot spluttering mustard can hurt u.Anyway its not very harmful and even without this, the dish would be delicious enough.

[When the oil is hot add quarter teaspoon mustard seed and red dry chilli to it and close it with a lid or spatter screen as the mustard splutters in the oil.After the mustard stops spluttering, remove the lid]

1) Add all the spices and ginger garlic paste [5,8,9,10] into the hot oil and stir for 10 seconds.
2)Now add the chopped onion and green chilli to it and continue stirring occassionaly for another 2 minutes or till onion turns golden brown.Make sure to add enough oil to avoid onion getting dry.

3)Add the tomatoes, stir again and keep it closed for a minute.

4)Add the chilli powder,coriander powder and turmeric powder [replace coriander powder with garam masala if u have it] and salt to this, stir well.

5)Add the chiken to this mixture.Stir well and make sure that all the mix has spread well on the chicken.

6)Keep the lid closed and let the chicken cook with occassional stirring.Do not pour water as chicken with bones usually has water in itslef and it comes out while cooking. Add water only if you dont find gravy in the vessel even after 2 minutes.

7)Make sure u stir occasionally to avoid chicken getting stuck to the vessels. Cook for another 6-7 minutes or until chicken is cooked to your desired level.Garnish with cilantro leaves and have with bread or rice.


This gives u a very delicious chicken curry that can be prepared in just 15 minutes.Increase or reduce the amount of chilli and salt as desired.Go ahead and try it.I bet you would love it.
[Ingredients 8,9,10 and 11 can be replaced with by Garam Masala that is available in any Indian store and really adds to the flavour of the dish.Garam masala is a ground form of all many spices together.]I would highly suggest you to use Garam Masala for this dish.
Try the same recipe with beef,mutton or lamp instead of chicken.

Monday, March 31, 2008

One word

I got this from Grace and decided to try my hand in it.It seems fun.All the answers have to be in a single word.

1. Where is your mobile phone? Sofa
2. Your signifigant other? Family
3. Your hair? Permed
4. Your mother? Caring
5. Your father? Hero
6. Your favourite thing? Chicken
7. Your dream last night? Forgot
8. Your favourite drink? Water
9. Your dream/goal? Happiness
10. The room you're in? Hall
11. Your ex? Unaware
12. Your fear? Diseases
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Motherhood
14. Where were you last night? Bedroom
15. What you're not? Hypocrite
16. Muffins? Tasty
17. One of your wish list items? Audi
18. Where you grew up? India
19. The last thing you did? Cooked
20. What are you wearing? nighties
21. Your tv? Magnavox
22. Your pets? None
23. Your computer?Toshiba
24. Your life? Fun
25. Your mood? Bored
26. Missing someone? Family
27. Your car? Hyundai
28. Something you're not wearing?rings
29. Favourite Store? J C Penny
30. Your summer? Travelling
31. Like someone? Many
32. Your favourite colour? Black
33. When is the last time you laughed?Now
34. When is the last time you cried? Saturday
35. Who will re-post this? Many

Its really fun.Your turn..go ahead.

Weekend news

Okai...First of let me tell you that as we had planned we had a party and the guys cooked for us ladies[on 3/29].One of the dishes was a Biriyani which is a spicy,delicious,really yummy meal with rice and chicken. {Though any meat can be used, they preferred chicken as we all are big time chicken fans}.Then there was this dessert with carrot named carrot halwa from Sj.Both and the other dishes turned out to be really great and we had a great time eating.Baby Neha had her first haor cut yesterday and we went to see her after that in the evening.She has such teeny,weeny short hair now...about 1/10th of what she had.But she still looks as sweet and adorable as before.Another news is that, Spring has kind of started peeping out here a lot more than last week.There are lots of birds singing outside.Though it rained yesterday evening and most of today, we still had considerable mercury levels to play tennis.Sj plays good and im a beginner.Sj is my trainer and he doesn't have much patience on teaching and still managed to play help me learn for almost more than an hour.He even ot me a new racquet to practice.I want to go today too, but not sure as its still cloudy outside.It was thunder and lightning in the morning.

Friday, March 28, 2008

1. Some relationships are meant to be forgotten even if we dont want to.
2. Britney's is the last concert I saw; it was a dream.
3. Spring should be the best time to see and hear birds.
4. Oh no! I forgot that i have to finish reading the novel by tomorrow!
5. I've recently started an Indian dance class.
6. Flowers and kids never fail to make me smile.
7.And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a short drive with Sj, tomorrow my plans include an interesting get together when all the men in the group have planned to cook for the ladies and Sunday, I want to take a brunch at the nearby restaurant which im planning since weeks and couldn't go since im pathetic in waking up early!

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Do dreams really mean something?I dont know.I hope it doesn't.I dont want my dreams to mean anything to me.Thats the kind of dreams i saw a couple of nights. They weren't scary.They were pleasant in my sleep.Just not something i want to dream about.Leaves me with nothing but pain.
They say "an idle mind is devil's worshop" and I say "they are so right".My dreams weren't devilish.But I isn't something i must dream about.Its all gone from my life.I have come long ahead, but it wasn't that i was fast,it was that it left me on the way.My journey alone wasn't filled with thorns and stones like they say.But it was mostly roses and flowers.But even roses have thorns and memories do haunt me sometimes.I have moved on,So far that i cant even see it if i turn back or even if i want to,but then y did it leave so many imprints which i find so difficult to erase.Y couldn't it just leave me with all the pain it inficted,without any room for more pain.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

First Love


We all love a lot of people in our lives, parents,relatives,friends,teachers etc,..etc... But I am not talkng about that love here.I am talking about the intimate romantic relationship we gift only a few with.I feel love is one of the most spiritual and intense feelings of all.Again its not the infatuation of the 13 year old im talking about.We all have had that kind of crushes at some point in our lives.But consider the feeling when we really fall in love with a person for the first time in our life.Those shy moments,exchange of secret glimpses and that fear of confessing the love.I think the real feel of all these is attained only when we fall in love for the first time ever.Later,in all our other relations even if these feelings would exist, still there would be lack of that spark we felt the first time.Im not saying that we wouldn't be able to love anyone else.We certainly can.But i think there would be lesser number of butterflies in our stomach this time we get a proposal.But we would be able to be more attached to another person who would be able to shower us with more love and care than the first one..All our past relations might fade away eventually,but not our first true love ever.Whatever would be the reason of the break up, our first love would always be sheltered at some silent corner of our heart even if all it left us with was sorrow and pain.Even we might not realize it most of the time.But there would be certain point in all our lives, when it just peeks its head out from there and remind us of their existance.Now I am not sure how many actually agree with me.But i feel if u r not reminded of such a relation, then may be it might not have had completely qualified for the position of "First True Love".I come from that part of the world where fallng in love is not considered a very desirable act.Not that not body falls in love there.But the circumstances and society prefer it the other way and its not always that people get chances to mingle enough so as to fall in love unless they stay away from their homes for studies or job.We rarely have love marriages.So under these situations i really consider love,true love a very sacred feeling which connects hearts and being dumped as one of the most hurtful feelings which affects one's self esteem highly.Still first love is like that rose petal u left inside your school text book.Even after years that faded its beauty, u still like it and dont possibly have the heart to throw it away even when thats what your brain wants you to do.

The trip

Okai, as i had promised before, here goes the details of my trip.We started from here on Thursday night.We had to start late since we could get our cabin there only by 8 in the morning on Friday.By 6pm thursday evening, we realized that the SUV we had rented would fit just 5 people when actually we needed a 7 seater.So that created a tension, but living at one isolated corner of the world really helped.We got an 8 seater SUV by 8pm.We were 6 of us and a baby.We started from here at 1-30 in the night and reached Arkansas by around 9.15am on Friday.Sj and and the other two guys drove in turns. The cabin was quite beautiful and was on a riverside.It was a 4 bedroom cabin with 2 jacuzzis and stuffs like that and we got it for $200 for two days.That was a good deal.First day we roamed around looking for some place named eureka springs as the owner of our cabin told us, it was a good place to visit.But it was really far from where we stayed and it was noon by the time we reached there. We had a bad time hunting for restaurants and finally after having lunch from a Pizza hut we found on our expedition, we realized that it was already 5pm and most of the tourist attractions over that place would close by that time .We then drove to the Whitaker point which was on the top of our must see spots.The road side views enroute this place was intensely beautiful.It was vivid green everywhere with lots of horses,cattle and deer grazing all around. We stopped a few times to take some pics.This actually spiced up all of us and compensated for the energy we lacked the whole day.Only thing was that the baby with us was getting a little impatient since she had to be placed on that baby seat the whole time we drove and this was taking its toll on her.It was during this time that i acually came to know that we were returning on Saturday night contrary to our earlier plans of returning on Sunday afternoon.This was really disappointing for me.But since it was very important for one of our friends to reach here by Sunday noon, i just kept my mouth shut though dishearted.We finally reached our cabin late that night, had a great time together and went off to sleep by 1am since we were all weary.

The next day we all got up late in the morning, ate pan cakes and eggs and started off from home by 12noon.We went to Devil's Den State Park which is a pleasant lovely place with waterfalls and trails around.We couldn't take any trails since we had the baby with us.We spent a lot of time there and returned by evening.We had our lunch late in the evening from a Thai restaurant we tracked down with the POI of our GPS.But i didn't find it as appaeling as the Thai food we get in our nearby Thai restaurant.Once back at home, we were all disappointed we had to return that night.We decided to spend quality time together and gave a hand on Rummy and later Pool.There was a pool table on the attic of the cabinet we rented.That was the best time of all... We played continously for 4 hours and had great fun.We finally started our return journey from there by 3.45am sunday morning without any sleep and we were all drained of all the energy left in us.We reached home on Sunday afternoon.All we did was have a buffet lunch from the nearby Indian restaurant and then fall asleep.Sj and me slept from 3.30 in the afternoon to 12.30 am in the morning.At midnight Sj microwaved frozen pan cakes and i had some grapes and juice for dinner.But this helped us little to achieve our threshold energy.So by 1am we were back in bed again and woke up by 8am the next day since it was a monday morning and Sj had work.Though the entire trip was really fun, the return journey proved really hectic for all of us.I took numerous snaps of neha, the sweet, naughty baby with us[She is our friend's kid, and as i always mentioned,both Sj and me love her like our own kid].Here are a few snaps of her during the journey.

1]I hate the unsympathetic person who invented child seats...

2]Cant you see i am bored in this disgusting child seat.Y not gimme some more attention.
3]Okai, If Mamma n you can continue singing more of those nursery rhymes, may be i will try to be pleasant.

4]Its my first time in the swing.I love it.
5]You think you can get my attention with a stupid camera??!!!Sorry, u r miserably wrong.

6]Dont you understand?????!!!!

7]This is what i want.Just let me run to the highways even if there are high speed cars.Can't they see, im here....

8]Like father like daughter

9]I said i hate child seats,but i love my "Dhoggiee"

10]Oh! I like the way you tell me rrrrrrrrrrreeeddd!!!!

11]when will I ever get out of this car?

12]Ok!Ok!Now that u r trying to get a good picture of me since so long, here, a "kodak moment"..!!!

* Update: I almost forgot the best part of our journey.The temperature.The mercury rose upto 70 to 75F and we could move around without a jacket...yiippeeeee!!!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

PHOTO HUNT # 2- Metal


I missed the foto hunt on saturday.So im posting it today.The theme was metal.
The first foto is the St.Louis arch.It is completely made of metal and i just loved t when i visited the place last month.It was then that i took this foto.




This metal statue was is found at at Devil's den park, Arkansas.The significance of this can be found in the next foto.



Im back

We got back yesterday afternoon from Arkansas.It was a good trip.But we had to return on saturday night than on Sunday as it was planned earlier as a friend who was with us had some important work to be done on Sunday.I got to know this only after we reached there.It was okai, though i was disappointed when i hears anout it first.But we had a good time there.I will write in detail later about what happenned each day. Arkansas is a beautiful place,Very quiet and calm.We couldn't visit too many places there , but we all had a great time together.But our return journey was kind of hectic as we hadn't slept well for 2 days and we started from there by 4am on sunday morning with out sleeping.So all we did after reacing home was sleep till today morning. took many fotos... i will add more here later. You can click on the photos to view them in the original size..




The moon looked exceptionally beautiful on friday night.


A view on the way to Whitaker point.This deer was special as this was the only one with a horn in the herd...



We found these herd of deer and cattle on our way to Whitaker point.There were nearly 30-40 deers and it was fascinating to watch them grazing and moving together.The view was breath taking with lush green pasture fenced by hundreds of trees

The herd of cattle.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Leaving tonight

FInally we are going to Arkansas tonight.Sj and 3 other of his friends will drive.Its 10 hours from here and may b an hour on breaks.We weren't very sure about going yesterday since our friend's baby got sick.But she is better now.We can check in there only by 8am.So we are off from here by 11pm.We got a good deal on the accomodation.A room and kitchen cabin stay for all of us at $250.We got to buy some stuff for breakfast tomorrow before we leave.I am just hoping that i'l have fun.All of you have a great week end.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Making me want to eat some potato now...

This is really sweet and funny.My friend's 18 months old kid says pothetho! pothetho! when she wants to see this video.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Everything happens for good!?


Do you believe in this saying "everything happens for good".I am a strong believer of the saying.Among Sj and me I can usually handle stress better than him.When something goes worng and if he is upset about it, i can always be stronger and influence him to think positive.I somehow have many reasons and experiences which made me believe this. But now a days when i feel a bit low, i question myself about this belief. I doubt if this is really true or is it just my way of coping with my blues.I am not sure.It wasn't this way till a few years back.I used to often blame god a lot if things went wrong for me.I used to cry and blame myself for many reasons and make a hell out of the situation making me all the more miserable.But then, after i started getting to believe this statement,i have reduced doing it.But i used to think why does things have to go wrong.If not for me then others.Why cant god just make everything go right.Afterall God is the supreme power, capable of everything.It might sound funny, but the other day when I watched this scene from Bruce Almighty, where God explains to Bruce about the old lady who had to lead a lonely life with lots of money who was otherwise to join her sister, I kind of felt may be its true.May be i am completely right in believing that everything happens for good. I dont know if its right or worng, but it sure makes me a lot optimistic and gives me a lot of peace and happiness in life.When ever something goes wrong, I feel may be something better is on its way...Trust me..A lot of times, it works.I know its difficult during sickness and death.But who knows, may be life is better after death than in this world.Mine or other's I am scared of death.Considering this i sometimes doubt if i should really believe in this statement.But then i think, there are a lot of things which are beyond our understanding.So all we can do is to live happily as long as we do and try to make things better for ourselves and others.And so i still believe "EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR GOOD."

next time you have something going wrong in your life, just take it this way and see...just convince yourself that it happened for good or atleast for a reason.I am sure it would help you a lot in taking things easy and finding a solution in calm and poise

Planning a trip


Its a very foggy morning here.Looks beautiful outside.I might end up going out for a few pics later sometime.Not sure.Anyway i have more laundry to do today.In the evening we are going to a friend's house.We are planning for a short 2 day road trip to some place in the coming week end.So we need to discuss it with them.Seven of us would go together.The friend's kid would be there.The sweet little girlI love her so much.We are just worried about her.We are not sure if she would be comfortable with long drives.She is just one nad a half years and needa a baby seat.But this little girl hates to be placed that way for a long time.She likes to hang around and play.She is the naughty little sweet grl....She is like our own kid to Sj and me.Hope she too would enjoy the trip as just like we all.But we all really need a change now and has to go for a trip.Since we are at such an insignificant corner of mid-west now, we dont have anything interesting near by.So plannig for Arkansas right now.Would comfirm only tonight after discussing it with all.Its still 9 hours drive from here.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Wishes

Today is my dear friend Sissy's daughter's 7th birthday......So here are my all birthday wishes to the sweet girl.....


happy birthday

Today is my dear friend Sissy's daughter's 7th birthday......So here are my all birthday wishes to the sweet girl.....

Friday, March 14, 2008

Made me think

Sj had an appointment with the dentist yesterday.He had an extra tooth coming up with deep roots which was causing him a lot of pain these days.So went to the doctor early morning 7.15[thats too early for me] yesterday...Sj had his tooth extracted and it took almost 2 hours since it was some surgical removal as it was deep rooted.So Sj took a leave yesterday and was at home.I got so busy yesterday that i even missed the thursday thirteen....Now he has to take liquid diet for a couple of days.I made soup in the morning, but it ended up being so salty that he preferred taking curd with sugar, what we call a Lassi.

When i ws waiting at the dentist's, i was flipping through the People magazine and there were these two articles which really struck me.A few days back i had made this post.This and then yesterday again this article made me ponder for sometime. The first article was about an 18 years old girl who made her boyfriend murder her whole family including mum,dad and two little brothers just because they denied of her relation with this elder guy.This kind of depressed
me deep in my heart.I really felt numb for sometime.It took me a few minutes to actually continue reading the entire article."SHE ACTUALLY GOT HER WHOLE FAMILY KILLED".God!I mean these younger brothers of hers where kids and innocent.They were shot and then slashed with knives.What is she? A Cannibal??!!...The family was actually a very loving one and the parents were supposed to be intimately close to the kids.The father of the girl after having been shot 5 times, crawled 300 feet into the neighbourhood and got help.This really makes me think the direction in which our world is leading us or we are leading our world.If we cant even love or respect our own immediate family, what would the next generation be like.Poeple are forgetting the value of love and relations.May be within a few years we will go back to the age of bows and arrows.

Now after really feeling downhearted reading this ,something that gave a pleasant feeling to my heart was reading this next article about these American parents.They have a boy who has this genetic disorder of dwarfism which makes the person have a retarded physical growth, but mentally stable.Even before the baby was born, they knew the child had this disorder and still went along with it.After the boy was born, they adopted a Korean Boy of the same age as of their son and who also suffers from the same genetic dwarfism.It was such a noble act of love.They treat both the kids with equal love and care.Both the boys are 12 years now and stand just 3 feet tall.Now both the kids have each other to share this difficult journey with.I mean how thoughtful of the parents.the parenst initially learned a bit of Korean to say "I Love You" and a few other things to their new son.

These were two extremely different articles i read yesterday which really touched my heart.If you haven't talked to your parents,brothers, sisters or any loved ones in the past few days, i just request you to call them today and let them know you love them a lot ,Because this is a weired and uncanny world,we never know what might happen tomorrow....

Thursday, March 13, 2008

1. Contact may cause hazardous situations if they are from ex-boyfriends.
.2. The parties hereto do mutually agree not to drag a fight for more than an hour..[hey..its boring after that] .
3. Disney parks are for kids.
4. Week end sounds really good right about now!
5. I positively will finish a novel this weekend[ not that i have started reading one, but i want to :).
6.A phone call from family and friends always makes me smile :-)
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to just being at home with Sj, tomorrow my plans include getting a few books from the library and getting some documnets sighed by the notary and Sunday, I want to watch a movies...any movie!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Learners and License


I dont have driving license....Shocked??? yeah...i really dont.Not even back in my country.It really isn't much of a necessity back in my country.More than 80% of the female population dont drive.Come on atleast 25 years back 60% of them were hardly educated,got married at 15 and all they do was to be a home maker looking after their husband and 10-14 kid...lol....Okai, now that doesn't mean we have a weak female population.Things are really changing and women exeeds men in many fields now a days.Trust me,im really proud to be from my country too.But driving is optional in my country.There are lots and lots of inexpensive public transport.But i really had plans to take a license there.But once i knew i was coming to US i decided i would get it after coming here as we drive on the left side of the road back in my country and the steeirng is on the right side of the car.So i didn't want to be confused once i come here.So i am planning to take my learners this week or by next week for sure.I am on a dependent visa and dont have a SSN like my husband and all of you.So i need to get a letter from the SSN office before i take the learners and have to give the test in another city.I was going through the rules book today.It doesn't seem to be very difficult.In case you have any tips for me regarding the preparation, i would be happy to hear them...

Monday, March 10, 2008

Tagged by nononsense girl i really enjoyed doing this.Just grab a book nearest to you.open any page randomly and write the first 5 sentences.... wow, This is fun....

The book nearest to me now is "The rain Maker" by John Grasham..... here it goes...


"How old are you"?
"You ask a lot of question,"I say with a smile.Her eyes are sparkling.
"Twenty-Five",How old are you?
She thinks about this for a second.

okai... I am tagging Sissy and anybody else who wana play.If you r playing, please leave your link in the comment here so that i can visit ur blog and read your meme.Have a great time all.....

Friday, March 7, 2008

Trip to St.Louis


I am so happy its week end again.Last week end we had gone to St.Louis and it was really good there.Las t sunday the temperature had gone up to 72F.That was so unexpected.Though our plans were to start really early in the morning, at one point the dropped the idea going as Sj was feeling very tired.So we both slept again nad suddenly at 12pm we decided we would go.Its 3 hours from here.We reahed there by 4.30 and the weather was beautiful.It was almost like a day in summer.We were lucky that we were early enough to get the tram to the top of the arch.The view was amazing from there.It was build somewhere in 1935.Its an architectural marval considering the fact that 1930s were an age when much sophesticated construction techniques were not invented like today.I enjoyed the ride in the small tram though it was a bit scary,atleast for me.Once on the top, many times i felt like the arch was moving.Im not sure if it was just my frightened consciousness or the wind.However i am sure it was the strong wind from the riverfront since im not very thrilled about accepting the former.Actually i even thought of the 9/11 when i was at that height and it alarmed me a bit.I feel the 9/11 incident has in someway shaken the secure feeling from many a hearts like mine.After we came down we took a royal horse ride in the river front.I felt like i was somewhere in the street scene from some 1950 Marilyn Monroe movie.[Okai,now that was a bit of exageration, cuz i have not seen many movies of 1950s, call it my version of poetic justice]. But the city really looked beautiful and is maintained as it was in olden times and i basically loved it.It was just the rate of the horse ride that was disappointing.the guy had told as he would take us for an half an hour ride for $45.Ironically the horse whose name was "lightning" started moving in a slower pace then a snail and in half an hour[to an fro] it took us to a distance which we would have covered in 10minutes walking.It really wasn't worth the money.But i still had fun.It was a change for me from my regular boring days at home and this was my first trip out of my state after i came here and i freally cherich it.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

1. Ahhhh, it's so nice that the freezing winter is coming to an end.[There are lots of places i wana visit]
2. One of my favorite things on my bureau is my diamond ring,hmm...[*updated]does that sound i bit show off though thats the truth..okai, then..i like my small teddy bear too...it a lovely one with flexible long legs....
3. Japanese Cherry Blossom is also seen in India,China and Korea[I am serious...lol].
4.My love seat is my favorite place to sit and read.
5. Any Food and Drinks if given with love are delicious![eh,,,not applicable to jalappinos's beans,boiled potatoes,brinjal and ladies finger and anything without enough salt]
6. I love to watch romance in movies.[i really do]
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going out for dinner with Sj, tomorrow my plans include visiting the library as i couldn't go last week and Sunday, I want to clean the house and do laundry [sob....sob...]!

New Look!

I have been thinking of giving a make over for my blog since a few days.I tried many looks and it was a tough decision to make.Finally i got this and really loved this.Hope you all liked it too .It took me a lot of time to fix up everything back in place as the links and other stuffs i had added had been lost. What actually made me finalize on this is my love for dogs.I loooooooooooove Dogs.Sj just like all other dissimilarities, loves cats.Not that i dont like cats,but i prefer dogs.Anyway our building management dont allow pets here.Moreover I am scared that they would dirty the house.I have already read scray blogs on naughty pets.Considering these two factors, I dont have a pet now.But someday i'l surely get one.


Cheers
Chikku :)

Awards


I want to give this award to my blogging friends Grace and Deena.They are both suffering from cancer and are so couragiously fighting it.
Hats off to you both.Im learning a ot of things in life from you both.Im learning and love and respect myself and my life more.God bless you both!!!I am sure you would both feel much better in the coming days.


Thursday Thirteens! # 4

Thirteen Things about Sidney Sheldon

OMG!I never realized today is thursday.I cant accept the pace at which each day passes.Thanks brenda nd for reminding me that its time for TT.Since i hadn't thought of anything and since i cant think of anything soon,i thught i'l write about Sydney Sheldon.The first novel which i finished in a day in my life was "Windmills Of God" when i was 16.That still remains my favourite thriller.Though I like Shelden's works, he is not my favourite auther.We kind of get used to his novels after 3-4 of them.But i feel noone can create susoense as he does.

1)Sheldon was born Sidney Schechtel in
Chicago, Illinois, to parents of Russian Jewish ancestry
2)At 10, he made his first sale, $10 for a poem.
3The Naked Face is his first novel.
4)Sheldon contemplated suicide as a teenager, was forced out of college by the Depression.
5)It was estimated that as many as 300 million copies of his 18 novels are in print, in a total of 51 languages
6)He was in the Army Air Forces service in World War II.
7)Several of his novels became television miniseries, often with the Sheldon severing as producer.
8))Once, fire threatened his California home. Told to snatch his most prized possessions and prepare to flee, he spurned everything but pens and paper.
9)His novels are more appreciated for their reader appeal and hard work than than their literary merit.
10)Mr. Sheldon turned to fiction only in his 50s, after having an idea for a thriller he felt was too psychologically nuanced for film, TV or the stage.
11) He was married for more than 30 years to Jorja Curtright Sheldon, a stage and film actress. After her death in 1985 he married
Alexandra Sheldon, a former child actress ana their daughter Mary Sheldon Dastin is an author too.
12)He said in interviews "I like to write about women, who are talented and capable, but most important, retain their femininity. Women have tremendous power, their femininity, because men can't do without it.""I like to write about women, who are talented and capable, but most important, retain their femininity. Women have tremendous power, their femininity, because men can't do without it."
"If I write about a place, I have been there. If I write about a meal in Indonesia, I have eaten there in that restaurant. I don't think you can fool the reader."
13)After a career that had earned him a Tony, an Oscar and an Emmy,Sheldon died January 30, 2007 of complications from pneumonia at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Revised Schedule

Great plans from today.
Want to hit the gym.
Wanted to go ealry.Getting lazy.I'l go now.
Want to revise some study material for a change.
I am so sleepy.
Not sure how many of my plans would really work.

Orange A day



"An orange a day keeps the apple away".Well, thats what i think.Strange,I dont like apples and really like oranges, especially the sweet seedless ones.
This photo is the result my extreme boredom yesterday.I took my camera n tried out many different things with it.Since i really couldn't tolerate the cold outside, had to rely on the fruits in my fridge.There were nearly 50 photos taken out of which hardly a few came out bearable.My dining table makes my entire studio.I really have to work harder on clicking pics without a shake.Anyway im at the beginning stage and got lots to learn.I couldn't figure out why the orange had a discolouration in the photo at the top.Guess its the light.But even after i tried different angles, i couldn't avoid that completely.So if any of you can suggest a remedy for that, I would be grateful.