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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie.. Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... I Am crazy about music,books,friends and my doggie... :)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Time...

Wow, today is Dec 27th!! Wonder where the year went by... Last night as i sat in the bus,returning from a mini 2day trip [hush now, will write abt it in a bit] back to Chennai, i was really thankful for 2009..





It was a year 

  • Where i grew closer to certain friends... 
  • Made some amazing friends - online and offline... :-)
  • Explored new terrain at work ..
  • Learnt a bit more about how to deal with people
  • Learnt a bit more about myself [ my +ves and -ves]
  • Tried my hand at some new games= Dart n Pool
  • Where i travelled more than ever.. some trips on my own as well 



Wonder what is in store in 2010....but am sure its gonna be a roller coaster year!!! :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

[H] ear....

Me: Hi, Do you have any Goth music ?

Salesman @leading bookstore- Karthik music madam? sure, they are right here in the tamil movies section

Me: err, i meant Goth.. Gothic...!!!

Salesman @leading bookstore - Let me check..
few mins later, comes to me saying " No, we have only Karthik movies music" ...



[Pic Courtesy : http://www.aggiemoms.org]

Do they have a hearing problem??? or did i speak some other language??? :P [had a good laugh with friends and left the store wondering]  .... Aside from this wacko instance, the day was too good to be true!! more on that in another post... :-)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

No Smile for You...

It takes all kinds of people to make the world go round..[remember this as you read on.... :-)] 
Today, i had to accompany gramma for her massage/treatment at Arya Vaidya Sala....Mom's been going with her the past week, so i guess the ladies there were familiar with mom's face .. We reached at 9.45 for her 10am appointment, but alas had to wait nearly an hour before the masseuse was ready for gramma!!!.. Anyways..... the reception table was empty, but soon a "not so happy looking, actually sour and grumpy looking" babe walked in, dumped her bag, and went about meddling with the computer and what not.. Gramma was sitting in the chair near the desk, and i was seated in another chair few yards away, engrossed in Lee Child... She dint care two hoots about either of us!!! 



Few mins later, another girl/lady walked in, and went straight to the desk, but she smiled at gramma, asked how she was doing and if she was waiting for her appointment... Looked at me directly, but no smile- grim look.. i did give her a smile, but when i dint get any in return, left it.. 


She then suddenly starts :


Are you with the patient [my gramma]?


I have seen another lady come with this patient [my gramma], i thought it was her sitting and was all set to smile and greet, but when i saw it was you [ a new face] i cut off the smile... 


Gramma then butt in and said  'this is my granddaughter, my daughter's daughter, since today is Sunday, my daughter wanted a break and so she has come with me" .. 


That lady - Oh ok... and then came the smile!!


Dint know you had to know someone before flashing a simple smile... was even more surprised that the lady actually told me she dint smile cos she dint know me!!! hmmm.. people are strange!! 


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Shooot....

Yesterday was quite the busy, and Missy Aarti [aka Me] had her hands full till 7pm or so... yep, she was a busy busy girl, working, finishing errands, attending a not so interesting meeting and then ofcourse having FUN... ;o) 


Well, you already know she enjoys going to the Club at her friend Apar's office...  What was bound to happen was what happened last evening!!! After spending the noon at Citi center with A jr, watching him freak out at Fun City, running around and generally having a good time... she also took him to Landmark, before embarking on a wacko auto ride to "Amma's office" [as he calls it] .. 




Just as we turned into the street, clouds thundered above, making way for heavy rains... Managed to reach shelter, but not before getting drenched to the bone [by now i know what that term means... and i think its also got to do with the outfit i wore..everytime i wear it , it RAINS] .. 


Missy Aarti was so glad Apar ordered a cup of hot coffee, just the thing for this weather~  Sipping on it, she was drawn to the Pool table sitting majestic... Since Apar had promised to teach, she took her up on it and thanks to S she was able to get down to learning how to play the game!!!  N and A, pros at this game were also around, cheering me on, helping her, and making sure she got a few balls into the holes... i dont call it cheating, just a bit if help on the side...  ;o) 





What fun it was.... I actually managed to make a few shots... some slipped past, some bounced off to lalaland... but am looking forward to playing some more, getting my balance in and enjoying some more of this.... Arent i glad i met Apar and am happy she works where she does, and her office mates are damn nice!! :)





Inspired by the day, Missy Aarti managed to whip up yet another 55er - The Game.... 

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

20..4..13..17..1...

This week has been interesting and different from my usual Monday and Tuesday!!!  Why? well, cos i've been doing different things, exploring various hidden aspects of mine and learning/discovering new things/traits as well...


Sunday evening Apar and A jr came over to spend the night.. After a few hours or talking, laughing, thinking aloud, it was time to call it  a day, err night... !! Monday dawned bright and cool, and i spent the day with A jr, juggling between playing with him and getting some work done.. Was an interesting experience, not babysat in ages, actually, not babysat a smart 4yr 5yr old boy ever.. He is one well behaved kid, who knows what he wants and will ask/express if he wants something else.. so, life was easy!!


That evening, went to Apar's office club [read about my 1st time experience here] ... Said a round of Hi hello to familiar faces and settled in to play a game of Rummy with 2of her colleagues... Was fun.. i had recently learnt the game properly... lolz.. Lost it cos i dint have a card! Damn!!! From there, moved around looking at the folks playing Pool [another game i've not tried but been tempted to]... Following that my eyes strayed towards the Dartboard in the corner... S, Apar's colleague came over asking if i want to play...


Said, why not and picked up 3 darts each.... there was a mat placed which i guess marks the distance from where one stands to throw the darts....  Was quite impressed with myself... 1st game i won, 2nd game S did and 3rd game we played till we couldnt play anymore..frustration took over as neither was able to shoot the required score!! :D








We start the game with either 301 or 501 as opening score [ don't ask why, were just told thats how its done  :-)heck i dint create the game!! ], and keep deducting the score we earn after 3shots.. as you come to smaller numbers, say 40 and below, you need to get double [ shoot in a 20 double spot, or if your score is 5 = shoot a 1, and then in 2 double slot and so on....].... :-) 





Quite a lot fun!!! It was the 1st time i was playing the game and at the end of the day, my right arm, near the elbow hurt.... ha ha ha.. [serves me right for getting over enthusiastic] but no regrets.... 


Coming up next.... attacking the pool table... :-)




Pic credits - 
1.thedartshop
2. goldamboo.com

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Familia

"Sometimes you pick your friends, sometimes they pick you." 


What is the definition of family???? someone who is your blood relative? mom, dad, uncles, aunts, grandparents, siblings, extended cousins.... for me friends also are family.... :-))



Why am i writing about this now? well, i've come to realise that i care more about my friends than i do about my family ... wierd? strange? incorrect? well, thats me!!! Its always been this way and its not cos of a stray incident somewhere that created this....Guess am just made this way... 
If i 


  • Was in a crisis, or tough situation
  • Succeeded or lost in something
  • Got a new client
  • Lost an existing client
  • Money was due and the client was being a pain
  • Generally down in the dumps [ i wouldnt even have to tell/express it]
  • Bot a new phone
  • Got a tattoo
  • Go travelling 
  • Had a drink on my own 
  • Try out a crazy adventure
  • Got another tattoo
  • Did a dare [ that was beyond embarassing...he he]
  • Had a fight with one of the so called "blood relative'
  • Was bored
  • Lost in life...
  • Wanted to bounce off ideas
  • Pissed off and wanted to just get away
  • Just felt like company
  • and so many more that i cant think of now.... 





Everyday i wake up with a silent prayer to the Man up there Thanking him for giving me amazing sweet caring wacko mental crazy looney smart mature insane FRIENDS!!! :)







With friends around, who needs worry about life.... was actually looking for a topic to blog about and then had a nice long chat with a dear friend, which is where this post sprung from.... ;o)


Have a lovely sunday!!! 

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

[Recipe] Beetroot & Garlic meet..

ot into one of those moods.. felt like cooking something fun.. and all i came up with were 2 beetroots that had become spongy... :-) Pulled em out, chopped em up, brought out the 2 interesting spices i had bought in blore and voila, a yummy lip smacking dish was ready!!!

What i had:
Beetroot - 2 - chopped them into small pieces [ you can grate em if you are lazy]
Roasted Garlic - 1 tbsp [ or you can use fresh garlic, just chop it up ]
Omlette seasoning - 1 tsp [ yummy, worth the buy- has onion, white pepper, and other herbs in it]
Salt
Oil
Jeera [cumin seeds] - 1tsp








How to cook:

1. In a pan, add oil, and once it is hot, add the jeera and wait for it to splutter...

2. It is now time to add the chopped beetroot and spices ... [ be liberal with garlic if you love it.. i was.. :-) ]

3. Sprinkle salt and let it cook for about 10mins till the beetroot becomes nice and tender...

Ta da... it is ready.... I had it with chappati and it was divine... !


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Monday, December 7, 2009

Movie.. M.A.S.H and kitchen invasion...

Woke up excited knowing i was gonna be out the door by 8.30am... and it was Sunday~!! We[me , friend, n her son] went to watch A Christmas Carol in 3D at Satyam...What fun it was!! :) 



Around 12, another friend, S messaged asking if we can meet for lunch... said ok,and as went to and fro deciding on where, she suggested M.A.S.H in Besant nagar beach [near Cozee and pupil]... Awesome place... beautiful view of the beach [which was pretty much deserted, err, it was 1pm] and amazing foood.... dont know where time went... we were catching up, talking about future, relishing their pasta and then came the sinful dessert - pancakes soaked in chocolate sauce accompanied with a small serving of honey and melted peanut butter... sinful~!!!! :D



It was almost like God had decided to give me a complete Awesome fun filled Interesting day~!! The auto ride back home was beyond amazing... no, the driver wasnt cute, and neither did he not ask for the sun and the moon... just that he was a Writer, poet, did a show on Suryan Fm , wrote for a political uncovering the corruption kinda magazine and had great aspirations... Kept me laughing in splits with his jokes, sometimes tearing my head apart with his Pj's, amazed at his poems, and haikus and fascinated with this thoughts on politicians... !!! [anyways, decided to dedicate a post to him....]

Finally reached home around 4 and was home alone for the rest of the evening.. As the day wore on, i felt like cooking something new and something interesting for dinner..   Dint know what, raided the fridge to find there were barely any veggies at home, leave alone anything interesting.... After a bit of fight - with myself [remember i said i was home alone :D], got online and was looking through Aparna's food blog ... i knew i wanted to try a Rice variety, so started the hunt~~~  Came upon this intersting Aloo bath when i saw madam was online, we then brainstormed on various combos, things could be added or alternative methods of making the rice.... finally, i knew kinda what i wanted to make, so got off to get going... :)



Here is what i created and it was yummmy.... [btw, when grandparents walked in home couple of hours later, gramma commented that the aroma welcomed them even before they entered home.... :-) ]


What you need: [ enough for 2people]
Potatoes – peeled & cut into cubes or any shape of your choice -3
Rice - i used 50:50 -normal rice: basmati rice - 1 cup
Cloves, cardamom & cinnamon stick - 3-4
Garam masala & coriander powder - for seasoning
Onions - 2- finely chopped 
Cumin seeds[jeera] - a tsp
Green chillies 2- slit into half
Methi leaves- i used kasoori methi- good handful of the dried methi leaves
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt & Oil/ Butter
Milk - if you like it.. - 2tbsp


How to cook it... 


1. Wash the rice, and put to cook in the rice cooker with 3glasses of water [ measurements based on the kind of rice you are using].. To this add the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and a bit of salt


2. Take a pan - add oil/butter, let the cumin seeds splutter, now put in the green chillies... To this, add the onions and sautéing  them till they turn a lovely brown. Now, put in the potatoes and let them cook for a few mins... Add a pinch of salt, the garam masala powder, coriander powder, and just before tossing it into the rice cooker, the methi leaves.... 


3. Let it all cook in the rice cooker... after a few mins, you can add the milk [if you like, it gives it a nice rich taste] ... Should take about 20mins to cook.... 














4. Time to serve and enjoy!!! 







What a day it was.... :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Karthigai Deepam

Imagine walking into a home and welcomed by a zillion lights and lamps? Wouldnt that be a sight for sore eyes? well, that is almost how beautiful my grandparents home was on Dec 1st... We were celebrating the Festival Of lights, Karthigai Deepam as we call it...It is also a day where Brothers thank their sisters for all they've done and give a token expressing their love - either money or gifts....!!!




Celebrated in the Tamil month of Karthigai [between Nov15 -December15].... The entire state celebrates full moon day during Karthigai just as Diwali is celebrated up North India. Excitement and flurry of activities began few days ahead of the D day... gramma was busy making out lists of Puffed rice, Jaggery, coconut, ghee and what nots... Mom on the other hand was dishing out her speciality at home and came here to help gramma as well... Puffed rice sweet balls, also called Pori urundai is what they offer the God on this day... Apart from that, we make Appam[made using wheat flour and jaggery] , vadai and some even churn out vella cheedai[sweet version of the savory] ... Not to forget the variety of fruits and flowers that find their place in the Pooja room... 


As the clock strikes 5.30, gramma called me to come help light the lamps in the Pooja room... we lit the main ones, and the rest were taken outside, lit and placed around the kolam she had drawn on the ground... Armed with a tray filled with small velakkus [diyas], gingely oil, thiri [wick] and a matchbox i walked out to arrange the velakkus, lighting them and guarding them against the cool evening breeze.. The weather was beautiful, wee bit of rain, nip in the air and breeze... 




I had a train to catch in a few hours, but the joy of lighting lamps, placing terracotta ones around the edge of the porch, lighting them every time the wind blew one out was fun.... Its something i've been doing since i was a little girl... 


After an hour...Finally relented to the wind, came inside, to dig into the pori urundais and appams~!! 


And then there is the 2nd day of Karthigai... and i missed it.... Sigh~!! Am glad i was there for atleast  the 1st day, not just to light the lamps, but to help gramma with all the stuff... 

Skywatch Friday - Skies speaketh

It never ceases to amaze me as to how within a blink of an eye , the skies create a fable....




The Sunset in Goa.....





Clouds playing around...[Lal bagh]




Trees reaching out to the skies...[Sringeri]


 

Some words that come to my mind when i am lost in Nature....

Mesmerising
Captivating
Mind Blowing
Beautiful
Fascinating
Magical
Rejuvenating
Relaxing
Peaceful
Serene
Sexy




For more on beautiful skies, check out Skywatch Friday

Friday, November 27, 2009

Skywatch Friday -Party in the Sky

As i watched the evening sky
light up
change hues
the only thing that came to my mind
was

"They were having a party up there"..... ~













All these pictures were clicked outside my friend Anita's parents' apartment Balcony... It was right after the B'day bash we had for her son who turned 1 ~!!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Unleash

What CAPTION would you give for these pictures???? Let your creativity flow..



















Cmon, dont be shy.....:-)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Switch off

There are times when i use the switch in my head, and then there are those other times when it goes unused, rusting away...

Off late, i've realised i Switch off when it comes to certain people... I mean earlier i used to just ignore or not care too much, but now complete tune out happening.. Nothing they say, or do goes through me- even the shallow skin surface level. And i must say, am quite impressed with myself.. cos this means i am in full control of my thots, my mind and heart!! :)

Is it a sign of maturity or just a sign of accepting things and people the way they are?
My mom always says - "you wont change, people around you wont change, it will just keep going on like two parallel tracks".. That is so true!! I've known this for a while now, but guess it is coming into action full force now...


Another aspect i've noticed about myself is - life is easier and am happier with this "no /low expectation" philosophy.. Its not that i'm cold or dont care, its just that i've learnt to accept people have their lives, and probably better things to do than deal with my expectations..

It could be phone call
it could be a mail or
Returning a favor or
saying Thanks for something i did or
just about anything under the sun and the moon and stars and the sky.........

But yes, there is that little teeny soft voice inside me that wishes certain people will respond, or give me a tinkle, but alas, nothing seems to happen!! Sigh.. it hurts, but then i just brush it off and keep going... !! Guess thats life!! We have no choice but to deal with it and live with it and accept it!!

Gosh, havent written something this serious in long and being someone who doesnt like to write long posts, am gonna wind up here!! Do let me know how your switch works??!! .. :-)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

K 5

Its not a new mountain that has been found ... it is what has me addicted , hooked and  giving me sleepless[well, almost] nights...

Klueless 5, the latest from the creators of Klueless...



For all those with a blank stare, wondering what language am talking or if i've lost it, Klueless is an online game like no other.. As you clear a level, you move to the next one..

  • Each level presents oodles of clues
  • You gotta have your eyes, ears and every other sense alive and kicking..
  • There are levels where the clue/answer stares you in the face..
  • In others, you gotta rack your brains, pull out every strand of hair and wonder what is the clue... 
  • Look here.. look there.. look everywhere!! 
  • Be ready to spend hours wondering what you are missing..!!! :D 

Ofcourse there are zillion blogs and websites where discussions are on, where you can get tips and hints.. but the answer has to be from YOU....





I gotta say a BIG Thanks to Apar for getting me intro'd to this game... Couple of months back she had mentioned it... I let it lie... Couple of days back she resurfaced with K5.. I then started playing Klueless 4, finished it in a day or so and started K5 on 15th Nov, after spending the evening at her place and working on solving a level... we did everything possible, and finally she got it... hehehe... !!!

Another blog friend, Imp's mom is also playing, except she aint so addicted, is taking it nice and slow!! :)

Do give it a shot.. but remember, you wont be able to stop...!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy

After a long day... yet fulfiling one... here is all i have to say!! :)

"What's the use of worrying?
It never was worth while,
So pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile.
-- George Asaf

Saturday, November 14, 2009

275

Phew... after a lot of chugging, this is my 275th post in this blog!!! :-)

Quite an achievement i must say... And am quite proud of myself too..[For being able to keep all my blogs alive :-)]

I've got 4 blogs, for those who dint know that...


Life goes on.- Where i rant and rave about general things happening in life..


Reeltreat - A space for me to pen down reviews of movies, books and concerts/shows i've attended.. 


Tapestry of words - The 1st blog i started, it was more of a cache to store my creative works... 


Wandering soul - An exclusive blog just for my travelogues...escapades... 

[stop gaping , and close your mouth, wouldnt want mosquitoes and bees to buzz inside..hehe]





Wanna say a big Thank you to all the lovely fellow bloggers, lurkers and non bloggers who've been through this journey with me... Oh darn it, i cant find my Thank you speech anywhere.. seem to have lost those post its..!! ;o) 

want to tell you "Thank you,"
But it doesn’t seem enough.
Words don’t seem sufficient--
"Blah, blah" and all that stuff.

With every comment
with every visit
you made me smile,
mad me wanna write some more

Share, i did  and i shall
my day and life
Through words and pictures
for, they are all my tools!!






Thank you!!
and... See ya around... ;o)

Have a lovely fun weekend!!! :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Skywatch Friday .. Lights in the sky!!

Its been a while since i participated in Skywatch Friday, thought its about time i resumed it.. I love taking pictures of the skies, the clouds being my alltime favorite muse...




Here are 3 shots taken recently during on the train journey to  Goa... !!!


The sun retreating into its secret cove... far beyond the horizon...



Leaving behind a trail of orange and blue hues 

 
 A new day begins... Aah, what it holds, i wonder!!



I clicked these pictures while on the train, the 1st 2 around dusk and the last in the wee hours of the morning as the sun was rising... Completely mesmerised by the colors and clouds..


Here's more on the skies...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It was

 one of those random moments where i was bored and took a blogthings quiz.... Must say the outcome is pretty interesting..... !!
 

      People Love That You're Witty and Funny 

        You're the person who always can spin a great tale or make a witty crack. You are naturally funny, and you have the confidence to tell joke after joke.

        Only your closest friends see your serious side, and people who don't know you well might be surprised to find out how insightful you are.

     You are a determined optimist. If you have lemons, you will make lemonade... even if you don't have any sugar or ice.


 Of all your friends, you're the firt to raise a toast, celebrate an occasion, or just remember someone's birthday. You try hard to keep everyone in good spirits.


And yes, right now i got no lemons, my basket is empty.. anybody wanna throw me some?? feeling kinda parched!! ;o)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Raindrops keep falling on my head...

The day after i left for my holiday, mom and friends msgd saying its POURING in Chennai.. All i could do was kick myself and say Damn, what timing!! But heck, i wasnt gonna mope about it, i was in the land of beaches having a whale of a time!!

I got back and rains continued.. Infact they've been at it non stop till yesterday, when Rain Gods took a pause, maybe they needed a breather!! or they have a tie up with the Govt [ for those wondering what am talking about - the Govt declares schools shut cos of heavy rains, and voila, not a drop of rain to be seen] :)


Front porch @ home


Its not that i dont like rains, i love it.. Love going out, getting wet in the rain, Love the cool breeze that comes with it.. Love it love it.. Just dont like the Dampness and Gloominess it brings along!!

Sitting in my room, i can hear the drops of rain hitting the ground quite well
Makes me wanna take a cup of coffee or tea,sit by the window and stare outside all day....
Or just lie back, and watch a movie, or maybe 2 [like i did.. :)]
The one thing i would love to do is get out and do something fun


Which we did do on Saturday!!! What fun it was... Tho rains did threaten to dampen our plans!! :)

Went out in the morning a bit...






Somewhere on Usman road...

Again in the evening, went to K's house and then from there we swam over to Apar's place...
Chomping on hot Milagai bhajji [ Chilli bhajji] n sipping hot hot coffee-- Sheer blisss
Also had a bite of yummy Pongal, made by Apar's dad...n tried to get A jr to give us some of his fav Moong daal...


Reflection on walkway @ home

What is it about rain that has us all in different moods?
Was chatting with my cousin who said such a climate makes her wanna curl up and stay in bed...
Another said she just hates the rain cos it keeps her locked up inside all the time
One more was worried about how she was gonna make it to her class and work...
but the one thing we all agreed upon was that - We need rain.. Could use with as much as the Man upstairs wants to bestow upon us...
[this is where i said - i love rain, just wish it rained when it was ok with us..hehe... it was met with angry glares and curt scoldings.. tsk tsk, what friends i have!! :P]



Just as they were... backyard @home

I did what i do the best, take pictures of various places around home during and post rain.... :-)
[Psst., all pics were clicked by me!!]

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A cuppa

Its been 3days since i got back from my awesome holiday... and i know i've been meaning to sit and write about it, but time just seems to fly by and a new days comes upon me already....

Sitting here with a hot cuppa coffee, i got to thinking " its about time i sat down to share my experiences" and everytime i read Sri's posts, a big sense of guilt settles upon me and soon it kinda vanishes...:-)

I have quite a backlog, and to top it off, i actually wanted to write and send to travel portals to see if i am any good at Travel writing!! How abt that...!!

Ok, time to go finish my coffee n hit the bed.. Midnite already...!!! [wonder where the day went]


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Unwrap........

I know, its been 2months since my B'day flew by but there is one gift which is is yet to be opened... Its from my dear friend Anita, who I've known over 14yrs 16yrs and running [touch wood]...

Time to unwrap the gift[ err for those who've not understood, its a holiday package] and enjoy the adventures....!!!

The road beckons...
Tickets booked
Bags are nowhere in sight...
The packing list lies untouched




Beach, the sun, the streets
  Am sure there is more in store....
Excitement mounting within me
        Looking forward to new adventures............

Been long since i wandered
On my own,
Just me for company
Armed with nothing
but wishes, and advice
friends and family...
[the few souls who know where am headed...lolz]

Toodle dooo... ;o)


[before u ask, yes, i wrote that little verse...]

Off tomorrow noon and should be back next friday morning!!! Woohoooooo~!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I did it... again


Today, while taking a break from work, was reading blogs [ what else can i do in the 10mins i call break :)].. Saw that Senor Gils had written a 55er.. [ basically a piece of fiction written in 55 words only].. and thought i should also try one, been ages..[i think i've attempted it once earlier].. 


Managed to get into the mood and here is what i wrote

Do read, and feel free to comment ... :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Puzzled?

One of those rare fwds that makes too much sense and fun to pass around... got it in my mailbox today from a friend... [she sent a zillion of them, guess this is what happens when your recovering and stuck at home :D]


QUESTIONS THAT HAVE US PUZZLED.... ATLEAST I AM.. ;)






Can you cry under water?


Why do you have to "put your two cents in"..... But it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to?


Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?


Why does a round pizza come in a square box?


What disease did cured ham actually have?


How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?


Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?


Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?


Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?


Why do doctors leave the room while you change?
They're going to see you naked anyway.


Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?


Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?




Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane ?


If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?


Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours?
[INCASE U DINT KNOW, They're both dogs!]










Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?


Why did you just try singing the two songs above?


Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your butt?


Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?



Do you ever wonder why you gave me your e-mail address in the first place?;o)



Monday, October 26, 2009

Shrink?



1---A friend:- Hey Aaarti, Listen.. do you have some time to spare today afternoon? something i wanna talk about...........

2---Auto driver:-Madam, what to tell.. need to make Rs300 before end of night.. taking family and going to Pune for a wedding... been driving non stop since morning, will go home only at 2 or 3am...

3--A guy:- My parents did the drama that you see in movies, told me my dad was dying and convinced me to quit my job and move to Chennai...
No, these arent random sentences.. these are things people have told me, and why this post is here :)

I have noticed that i seem to have the ability to talk to people, not just those i know, but others as well .. I've had friends, random strangers i meet [ some where guys i met for matrimonial purposes n others were just people i met through someone, or here and there] , auto drivers[  oh, i can write a book about these tales] talk to me about their life, issues, family problems and what not!! Initially i used to get perplexed, wondering whoa, whats up, where did that come from!! But after a while, got used to it and now am kinda glad that people feel comfortable enough to talk deep personal stuff with me and i am able to help them in some way - either offer some support, guidance or simply lend a listening ear...

There are times when i joke around saying "Had i started charging for every session, i would be a multi millionaire by now"... And now check out this horoscope i got,

Horoscope Prediction -- "What a great day for you, Aaarti! You seem to have the innate listening abilities of a therapist or a counselor. Everyone comes to you with their problems, or just to cry on your shoulder. They know that you will listen to them without judgment. Have you ever thought about doing something like this for a living? Perhaps today will make you think about it."
Hmmm, interesting aint it?

About a month ago, when we went on a holiday, was telling my friends- "am gonna put up a stall outside my house with Irctc[train ticket booking] on it... cos i'd been booking tickets left right center and some more... I sent them and some others this horoscope prediction and Phat came the reply ... "put up a board right next to your Irctc saying Counselling "...