Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Its raining 'friends',

pic grabbed from preethi's blog

What's life without friends, right? Right!!!

I've sat on this for almost a week, formulating things in my mind about how I wanted to say this...but then i realised a heartfelt 'Thank You' is what i want to say right now. There have been many times when you all have been instrumental in bringing the smile back on my face. Thank you for that too.

The honest, transparent and pretty, young bloggers, Keshi and Rayshma gave me this gold card to pass on...

a card which says "Blogging friends forever"...an acknowledgement of virtual palship and i'm happy to have found friends in you too.

And would i be too demanding if i give this to

each and everyone of you who make it a point to come here, read, and leave those lovely comments. Do pass it on

(sorry guys, its not a badge but a gold card...blame it on excitement? thanks ~nm)

Another 'OMG' moment

This is what they've been recorded saying about me:

Preethi : "...Her blogs are dipped in reality and humor. ..."

Neera: '... It shows that she is one cool mom her kids are lucky to have."

Mama-Mia: "I WISH I could be that sensible and level headed..."

It's not everyday that someone calls me cool, sensible,etc. so i'm going to make the most of it :D

and this is what i would love to say about them

Preethi's totally in her element right now ( Midlife crisis?!!!, cheeky's attitude and the laughing Gods notwithstanding)...her blog is just like her, full of life, and a treat to read

I love Neera's attitude, her kids, her honest posts, her kid updates and her template. Her blog makes my day...

Mama mia's famous for her radiant 1000 watt smile, and her cubby who takes after her. esp in the beam and cuteness factor. Her optimism is contagious and i love the feel-good factor of her blog.

And these extremely sane and beautiful mothers of equally adorable kids, have decided to pass on this diamond of brilliance to moi...

Merci beaucoup, Preethi, Neera and Abha...It means a lot to me. It is a great feeling when people identify with your ravings and musings. It is also a great feeling to be read and appreciated. Its not a great feeling though when i fall short of words to express how i feel...

In the tradition of this tag, i pass this on to

Prats: Of emotional ecology: A year back, I chanced on Prats' blog and i was hooked!! and thus came into being aalochane...

Tys: He makes you smile, he makes you think. And he writes awfully well too :D. I do wish he would compile his posts into a book one day. and ...did i tell you? his story blog is a must-read.

Ps: She practises what she says...and her blog is one of the reasons she's looking forward to a huge moment in her life - her first book "34 bubblegums and candies'' (click on the pic in the side bar to learn more).

Keith: One of my favorite bloggers. Poems, short stories, visuals, musings - you will find them all here.

Madhumita: a petite superwoman who manages to squeeze 36 hours into her day, what with her babies and her work and her social service...:D

Ziah:: laughter unlimited...need i say more!!! yes!! She's also beauty with brains :D

manuscrypts: A man of 55 words and more, and my, does he get his points across!!!

psst..To the nosy lady who lives 3 blocks away, and who finds it difficult to believe that i cannot spare time for her kitty party, i also blog among the other inconsequential things i do!!!


Rambler said...

its good to login in the morning and find all our friends in there..isn't it :)

~nm said...


And I love the last line..hilarious!!

Anonymous said...

Hiyallo Suma!! congrats girl!

and I think all of the girls said the right thing about u :) I 2nd them on that :)

and u deserve it too! :)

Gauri said...

Gee Thanks Suma :). It sure feels good to have found a friend in you :). And yes, I agree with what Preethi, Abha and Neera have said about you. :)

Will pass the badge on in a while .... :)

~nm said...

What where? I don't see any BFF badge as you said.

~nm said...

Ohh saw it now!! Thanks to these ageing eyes and excitement :P

Thanks so much girl! A big hug is required! **HUGS**

Karthik S said...

Yours is one of the blogs I regularly read. You write beautifully!! You deserve all those awards.



--xh-- said...

:-) BFF making rounds :-D congratz :-D ur blogs r always rocking :-D

Ps said...

hey--thanks a lot!! And I LOVED the 'pssst' you added!! heh heh heh--you said it so well!!

Ziah said...

Thanks a ton! On your blog, on gtalk, on the phone or in person, you always make my day!:) About the compliments, I'm still reeling!:)

@pssst.... rofl!:)

P.S: I shall remember to not hug you:)

Anonymous said...

I accept **excited**

Danks :D


Prats said...

congrats and thank you so much for all those nice things...

I so agree with what everyone says about you...so true and such lovely thoughts coming across....

By the way,,...got you tagged for a small assignment...check it out

brocasarea said...


and guess what neera told abt u is very much true:)

Preethi said...

Thanks so much!! You know you are one of the few strangers I have ever become friends with.. and thanks to blogger you are no stranger at all!! :)
Loved the aside at the end!

pink dogwood said...

cool - my own gold card - I am excited !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Prashant Sree said...

Hi Suma,

Indeed, Its raining heavily.. Nice to see awards being shared and tagged !!

Keep Sharing and Smiling !! :)

P.S: Would love to hear comments on my blog ! Hasta la vista...

ceedy said...

Kewl...loved the psstt...

and thanks - will put it up on the side bar :)

And I guess this is a good way to find more interesting writers :)

Pavi!!!! said...

hey Suma! Many Congrats! u sure deserve it!

I think ur cute cubs make u more cool;)..so u can share the pat on the back with 'em!

The msg to the nosy ladies is hilarious!way to go :D!

This one blog has all the qualities that ur friends n fellow mommies have said of u..sensibility,coolness n humor!

manuscrypts said...

thanks suma :) on my way to spread the cheer :D

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Congrats & God bless..
Blog & friends there..What a wonderful way to get addicted..So much one learns too & of course the smile it brings on to ones face when a comment suddenly pops up

WhatsInAName said...

Suma :)
a very well deserved award. Your posts bring about a smile, a thought, a sense of belonging. Congrats and yeah, keep rocking and posting :)
and thanks a ton for passing the card onto me! I will always cherish it and will abide by it, I promise. You are my blogging friend forever :)

WhatsInAName said...

Just posted a comment. I wonder if I lost it. Anyways, what I wanted to say was that your blog deserves that award and more. Your posts bring about a smile, a thought, a sense of belonging :) Congrats girl and keep shining!
... and yeah thanks a ton for that precious lil card. I will always cherish it and abide by it, I promise! You will remain my blogging friend forever :)
Lotsa luv!

Solitaire said...


Cess said...

congratulations. LOL for the psssst ;)

Keshi said...

Congrattz Suma! :)

haha I love that first pic! We all do LIVE in our blogs ha!


Mama - Mia said...


thank you! thank you for the very kind words!! famous and all! tra la la!! :D

but i so do love your blog!! and heres to many more awards and friends!! :)

and this adds to the list of bloggers i need to read!! :)



Joy said...

Congratulations on your well deserved awards!

Thx for being my Blogger Friend Forever :)

Preethi said...

come read my acceptance speech ;)

Aarthi said...

Nice of u...sharing awards...n congrats for receiving the same...:)

rayshma said...

heyy... u called me young and pretty... YAY!! just for that, i should shower u with more awards! :D

well-deserved. each one of them! :)

onlooker said...

nice and wonderful to have a lovely ring of friends. great that youve all managed to keep up this, inspite of all other commitments and schedules.
was wondering, wat is aalochane!? coz in tamil there is a word, aalosanai, is it that or its totally something else??

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