Jan 30, 2009


this one's from purnima. she forgot to nag me. but i like her. so i'll still do it! :D
Q. The love potion you made tastes terrible. How will you drink it?
A. the same way i drink carrot juice. i won't. 

Q. You can punch a hole in an apple using a straw. How do you think that makes your milkshake feel?
A. insecure?

Q. You've been entered in a shadow puppet contest. What's your best pose?
A. the filmfare trophy one. *what's a shadow puppet contest???*

Q. Do you believe that forks are evolved from spoons?
A. no. forks have evolved from chopsticks.

Q. Your people want to make a statue in your honor. What will it be made out of and what victory will it commemorate?
A. MY people? *tee hee!!!* it'll be made of stirrers. and will commemorate my ability to collect stirrers without becoming an alcoholic.

p.s.: there IS going to be a digital mandir made for me. the prayer/aarti is a secret. shhh...!!! 

Q. In the dream where you show up to school naked, why do you never go swimming?
A. erm... our school didn't have a pool. maybe that's why?

Q. The children are waiting! Please tell them the story about the bald frog with the wig:
A. OUAT, there was a frog. he was as bald as the other frogs. he wanted to be rich & famous and was willing to do anything for it! 
one day, he bought a wig. but he didn't really become the superstar of the frogs, like he'd thought he would. 
so he networked a lot - bonded with the best-known names and hired a good media agency. for the next year or so, they advertised across media about how he was the BEST a frog could get. they called him "reclusive" and a "genius" and they got him international coverage.
eventually, the frogs started idolising him. and he became a star! 

moral of the story: good marketing CAN make stars out of bald frogs. 

Q. You have to dig a hole to China. Where do you start?
A. i start by delegating it. 

p.s: from now, there'll only be one tag a month. stole THIS also from purnima! 

Jan 20, 2009


flicked from DDD's space. i know i have a few tags and stuff pending - will get to it next week - once i'm back to regular internet speeds!

till then, to remind y'all that i aint dead yet. and to feel good abt life!
compliments received and r'bered:

you somehow manage to retain your friends, friendships and professional relationships despite being competitive to the point of cut-throat. i wish i could be like that.

(ex-colleague. during a rare heart-to-heart)

she has employers lining outside while she's interviewing with one inside.
(alas. not true anymore!)

you're one of the most secure people i've known. and i love that about u.
(dewdrop in london.)

i didn't realize it while working with you - but you're the best boss i could have ever had!

how can you be so clear about what you want to do with your life?

(an ex-friend. ages ago)

i've always admired your sanity, levelheadedness and the discipline to not spread out your emotions in a weak moment. it's extremely rare.
(one of the nicest things i've heard about me. said by someone whose opinion matters.)

there's a lot you can learn from her.

(suruchi to another colleague who was thinking of sharing a house with me)

there's still hope for her. seeing you reassures me.
(my bhabhi in austin, on realizing that her daughter has my eating habits.)

you keep me sane.
(vibs. on mail.)

b'bay will never be the same without you.

(said on two diff occasions! by vibs and suruchi)

meri beti par uski kaali parchai padi hai

(suruchi to her mom, explaining why advika has my habits. and knowing how much she loves me and advika, it IS a compliment)

you know what to say and when

(MIL, recently!)

you're the best friend one could have.
(J, in a mesg)

P.S.: compliments from Vin are not included under the purview of this post. :D

Jan 12, 2009

what's in your courier?

i know... i've been MIA for a while.
my net's been awry. not that it's working or anything now... but regular programming shall resume soon as it behaves. pucca.
don't give up on me just yet!

am attempting to blog today - on an almost defunct connection - coz i'm just SO habby.

got my first personal courier today. yeah, i know. life sucks, eh?! over 2 years here and my first personal courier. i also psyched the courier guy. coz after i'd grinned from ear-to-ear and jumped up & down a couple of times and confirmed that "YAYY!! my package's here!!!!" he wanted to take it back *he needed to scan off the barcode apparently* and i refused to give it back to him!! he DID manage to explain to me that he would return it to me soon as he scanned it. and then, of course, i felt like an idiot! but well, i also grinned at him?

coming back to the point... the package - it had KITES!!! nice, pretty, bright... and beeeyyooootiphulll KITES! and really pretty-colored post-its! :D
AND, the reason for the courier - my speshul new year gift! from suruchi!

i've loved kites since i was 17, i think. my room always had kites on one wall. and i used to change the kites every year. even my hostel room had kites on the wall. i can't put into words HOW much it meant to find kites in that package! i guess i DO love being surprised!
and well...most of u know i love post-its! :D

thanks, suruchi... i laauuvvee u!! u made my day!
i don't know what i'd do without you!

of course, now the MIL is convinced that i have absolutely insane friends! who send kites via international courier. she gave me an extremely puzzled look! she also asked if suruchi had sent kites coz it was sankraant!!! hehehee... and then, seeing how happy i was... and HOW lost at her question, she decided to practice womanly restraint. like the time she realized that the tattoo was there. for good! :D
also, when i called suruchi and shrieked into the phone, she promptly left the house to go for a walk! i DO love her as well!

i will be at ur spaces soon to figure out what you guys have been upto!