Thursday, April 24, 2008

tagging the me-me!!

JLT passed on this tag to me...

Know me better!!!

Last Movie You Saw In A Theater:

Last movie? Jodhaa Akbar!!! Finally something I watched without the children…without G...but ...with my in-laws. (ma-in-law had been wanting to watch and i had heard a lot of the 'abs'solutely fabulous hrithik...) G decided to be the perfect husband and spent an evening with the children, while I brushed up on my Mughal history. Of course, my need to see hrithik was greater than his!! The movie was memorable for two reasons...hrithik was 'abs'olutely droolworthy and my mom-in-law had superb timing…just when the abs scene flashed, she decided to update my knowledge in history...wah!!!

What Book Are You Reading:
Reading Thorn Birds...again...(a visit to the library is due)!!!

Favorite Board Game:
Scrabble. And kaleidoscope…(its actually a puzzle board game and verrrry addictive…)

Favorite Magazine:
everything and nothing in particular…but yes love reading Reader's digest...femina...newsweek...etc

Favorite Smells:
cool rain on scorching earth, the aroma of freshly baked biscuits, the smell of babies, the fragrance of flowers (jasmine)

Favorite Sound:
waves hitting the shore, the sounds of laughter, the word “Amma”, the birds chirping

Worst Feeling In The World:
the feeling of helplessness in situations beyond my control!!!

What Is The First Thing You Think Of When You Wake? ::
OMG!!! Is that the time? Already?!!!!

Favorite Fast Food Place::
those serving Chaat…

Future Child's Name:
I’m going to have another child??? when? :D

Finish This Statement. "If I Had A Lot Of Money I'd...”::
the thing is i'm never going to have a lot of money...both G and i spend too much esp on others...

Do You Drive Fast? ::
I don’t drive :(

Do You Sleep With A Stuffed Animal?::
No!! not unless G counts as one…

Storms-Cool Or Scary? ::
Super cool when inside, safe and sound

What Was Your First Car?
An 118NE

Favourite drink: ::
Water…and masala tea

Finish This Statement, "If I Had The Time I Would .....” ::
Paint, watch a few movies, learn a few skills!!!

Do You Eat The Stems On Broccoli?::
Yes…yes…and yes!

If You Could Dye Your Hair Any Color, What Would Be Your Choice? :: Auburn

Name All The Different Cities/Towns You Have Lived In.
Delhi, Pune, Chennai ,Bangalore, Indore, Bhopal, Kolkata, Singapore (i had forgotten to add my current place...thanks to shruthi, it is now rectified)

Favorite Sports To Watch:
Tennis, gymanstics

One Nice Thing About The Person Who Sent This To You:
smart and witty …she’s 'just like that'!!! And you cannot help but just ‘like’ her!!

What's Under Your Bed?
My slippery slippers…

Would You Like To Be Born As Yourself Again?
Definitely!!! With a little more spice and less sugar!!!

Morning Person Or Night Owl?
As long as morning is not before 6’oclock..then yes, a morning person

Over Easy Or Sunny Side Up?

Favorite Place To Relax:
During vacation time, my bath room…other sane times, the library and my home

Favorite Pie:

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
chocolate chip, and hot chocolate fudge sundae...

Of All The People You Tagged This To, Who's Most Likely To Respond First?
Joy…(*u better not let me down)
Prats, gazal, romila - prove me wrong, will you?

and of course i tagged prats, joy, gazal, romila

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Precision matters!!!

I looked at her… she looked at me…she came towards me…with a very determined look. I cringed knowing that I would goof up again. Was i sweating? i hoped not...I would smell awful!!!

Was it going to be on the left or the right…left or right…?

She inched towards my left…i inched towards her right…

So intent was I on getting it right,

that I never realised

when she changed directions…

Clash!!! splat!! *$#& …a bruised cheek, an even more bruised ego!!!

What's with these new greetings anyways? These days, a hello seems to require a lot of precision and grace, just to safely connect.

So next time you meet me and decide to give me that cheek to cheek air kiss….i’d go for a back slap anytime…I’m a new fan of high five’s too…or a wide smile...I love smiling, see? :D

Don’t ever be cheeky to me!!!

sigh..okay..okay...I'm kidding...I love enthusiasm...just give me some notice, will you?

Friday, April 11, 2008

lost and found!

Lost: patience, temper, energy, multivitamins and sense of humor
Finders: do return my sense of humor…

There have been days when i find my 10 yr-old extremely frustrating. Absent minded, and secure in his little world, which wakes up only when a few magic words (read sports, runescape, food and books) are sounded.

There are times when he surprises me with little dollops of wisdom too. Like when i was patting my sleeping 5 yrold...feeling guilty about a ticking off which i had given him, the S senior looks at me and says..."you know, if you feel so bad later on you really shouldn't be scolding us" or "you know, u really have a temper mom!!!". The only thing missing are those glasses on his nose, else he reminds me of a stern teacher.

There are days when he is just perfect...sigh!!!

His rebellious attitude, temper, restless nature -he reminds me a lot of someone i!. I remember being so different from my sisters. i would question everything and do just the opposite. To my mom's despair, i loved to jump about, sort of trying to be a pseudo boy till a biological revelation convinced me that i was destined for something better. Little wonder that when someone compliments my mother on her 'well-brought up' daughters, she accepts it gracefully all the while looking pointedly at her middle daughter who is by now looking very busy with nothing.

Anyways, a lot of you have been very perplexed by my, rayshma..i wish i had an earth shattering reason but i don't. Let's just say..i'm enjoying the calm after the storm...its been three days since school has started and am i loving this 'i , me, myself' time!!!

Of course i love vacations...but 3 weeks of dancing (to their tunes) , getting our body parts muddy...entertaining 5 children (neighbors kids)and staying up nights to finish my magazine has taken its toll...not to mention breaking up fights, managing tempers, whipping up meal after meal and trying to be creative, smart, interesting and fun - 24x7!!!!

Besides, i was searching for my sense of humor ...:(

You know what , maybe calvin can help me get it back...:)