Im Peter Pan-What are you????

Sitting at home, getting bored I came across this site which did these quizes, and I am Peter Pan…

Now, how about all of you doing it too? πŸ™‚ Its fun!! Go on-Take a Break,smile!!!

You Scored as Peter Pan

Your alter ego is Peter Pan. You are a child at heart. Anything you believe is possible, and you never want to grow up.

Now, what are you waiting for?? πŸ™‚ Its fun!! Go on-Take a Break,smile!!!

Santosh (See I tagged you for an easy,fun one!)

Do it and Let me know…

Edited to add:! Oops! And here’s the link :

(And when I searched for the link again-I took the test again and got a ‘Sleeping Beauty!! :-O – now, any wonder why?? ;-p )


Any Ideas?

I’ve been wanting to change my template and add a background picture to the title bar. But Im confused (as usual-I know,Sanju). Any suggestions my few readers – on what I can do to make this more colourful and bright and interesting? (Oh! U cant comment on the quality of my posts though! ;-p)

Go on, tell me tell me…

Deepawali habbada shubhashayagaLu…

Wish you all a very happy deepawali!

One festival I’ve always really enjoyed-for one because as kids too we didnt have to get up early and sit in front of the God for hours together of pooja and without being questioned, stay out of the house on the streets talking and burtsting crackers with neighbours.

Since marriage its only been more fun as all the cousins meet up to burst crackers atleast one 1 day of the 3 day festivities. Though today I am not so fond of the crackers and the pollution it causes I still do enjoy watching. The excitement it brings, the noise and the laughter when someone is bursting the crackers or when a rocket doesnt go up! Or there is a ‘tuss’ pataki! The joy in everyone’s eyes when they see the colours in the night sky and the feeling of one-ness, ‘belonging’ that the elders in the family bring by getting the whole family under one roof, 1 festival in a year to wish for happiness and prosperity to everyone despite all odds…

Have a coloruful and bright Deepawali everyone!

All of you All…

I’ve been watching the Nach Baliye series since its first season and I always found this one flaw which off-late is being copied by all the ‘celebrities’ and on most shows-
Is it correct English to use “All of you all” ? whether its for 2 people or more – isnt that just wrong english? Or is it the latest ‘Fashion Statement’? If so, for how long are they going to continue to say that?

Will someone realise it and correct them? Its beginning to get very irritating!

You know you’ve married the right man when…

*Mush Mush and more Mush!*

I keep cribbing about how un-romantic he is but over the past couple of days-when I’ve been my worst and sick,fussy,grumbly and moody – he’s taken off just to be with me,give me some moral support I oh-so-much wanted (without realising I did)… And today that he’s gone to work and Im still in bed-he makes sure he calls hourly despite his hectic schedule just to find out how Im feeling… I felt it apt to put these thoughts here, when it means so much to me-

You know you’ve married the right man when…
-He wakes up in the middle of the night to kill the irritating mosquitoes.
-He comes all the way to your distant office to pick you up after a long, hard day.
-He buys your fav chocolate when you sound low on the phone.
-He puts up with all your noisy/boisterous cousins becoz he knows they love you.
-He keeps quiet when you scold your dad in this breath and praise him in the next.
-He drops you and picks you up from the parlour sessions or office parties without a whimper.
-He points out your mistakes without raising his voice and makes complete sense.
-He lets you rave and rant for hours, knowing he can put an end to it with just 1 calm sentence!
-He lets you do non-stop talking and listens too! when his eyes are already dropping off to sleep…
-He understands when you r going through your mood swings and screaming for utterly no reason.
-Soothes you when you wake up with a nightmare and stays awake until you go back to sleep.

I now totally feel loved and wanted-even when im not the best. I dont know how better to express it than putting it up here…

Time to stop cribbing about being un-romantic – huh? ;-p

Fairness Fixation

A colleague just had a baby girl.While the discussion was going on about the baby someone said that the baby shouldn’t be like the Dad in behaviour (the said Dad is notorious in teasing and pulling people’s leg in general) and then someone commented that hope the baby is fair like the mother not dark like the father.

My mom’s not fair. I’ve heard that when my parents got married there were comments about the girl not being fair and that you cant choose the colour of your son or your siblings -but you can choose the colour of the girl whom your son marries! And what if the baby born to them tomorrow gets the colour of the dark mother?

This was 30 years back-when the colour concept was restricted only to the female gender. And now its extended to men too!Haha! (being a feminist here)! Its not so male chauvinistic anymore! Why should only the boy expect the girl to be fair? In this generation of gender equality – a girl can expect her man to be fair too – right?! I was watching some Ad on TV which showed bleaching for men! Arent men supposed to be Tall/Dark and Handsome? Where did that description vanish? What happened to all the M&B heroes who are well tanned and muscled?

Isnt it so shallow, this very concept of judging a person by the colour at all in the first place? For women there are very obvious advertisements of the girl able to get a suitable spouse only after applying a fairness cream and achieving her dreams of being a model blah blah. What about all those sultry heroines who’ve made it big both in hollywood and bollywood? (For example) Were they told that they can never make it because of their colour? Were they told that they will be looked down upon just because they arent fair and beautiful? And remember that Ad sometime back about that guy who sneaks into the girls hostel for fairness cream?

Where is all this heading? When will this obsession end?Or will it ever???

Its Puzzle Time!

Hubby’s cousin has given us 2 jigsaw puzzles-one a 2D and one a 3D! which has been lying around for more than an year now. There was a talk in the office about how the couples spend time playing Monopoly and Cards and Carrom and I (as usual?) came home and cribbed to him that we dont do any such “together” things…

So, now out came the 2D jigsaw yesterday – A black and white picture of Mount Rushmore during construction!Its a 500+ piece puzzle,after completing must look something like this:

and Whew! It IS a tough one – to just get the corners right we spent an hour,staying up until 11 pm.

And the irony is: MIL in her cleaning spree today-put all the pieces back in its cover-including those that we had already fitted! 😦 And now to begin again…

That reminds me of what I had written here about being lethargic – I’ve completed 2 of my glass paintings but have been putting away getting them framed. And after a lot of pestering I finally got a Quick Stitch kit too-a complicated Flamingo design. Now those birds are colourless-thanks to my laziness… Need to get back to it soon.

And oh! We did have a lot of fun yesterday getting the corners of the puzzle right-so need to push him into beginning from scratch again! *sigh*

Tagged! -My first one

Santosh has tagged me to: β€œJot down 5 of your favorite quotes from the various books you’ve read. If you don’t have the books with you now, googling (Wikiquotes and the like) can be used to find them. Tag five people and acknowledge the person who tagged you.”

and Oh!My! God! I’ve been thinking and thinking about this for quite some time now. having read so many books over the years, i’ve always liked a scene,a paragraph or sometimes the complete book that i’ve read more than once – but quotes?? :-O This would be the toughest one… Here goes:

1. When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. – Alchemist-Paulo Coelho

I first read this book in college and at that time when life was so indecisive and confusing this statement was often used by us friends to find some comfort for ourselves! And this is one statement thats been tried and tested and twisted in most
movies too!

2.You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

I actually read this book becoz Rahul Dravid had mentioned in some interview that he liked this book a lot! *grinn!* and I really liked the book…

3.If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. – Nora Roberts

I dont remember the book, but I like this author πŸ™‚ and i had written it down long ago-surprisingly I also found it in Wikiquotes.

4.But love clears the vision. You see better, sharper, because you feel more than you did before – Memory in Death – NR

Since I’ve been reading all her books for the past couple months-I cant think of any other quotes from novels right now!!

5. What are we, after all, without our memories … without our dreams? ~ The Wedding, Nicholas Sparks

This book was recomended by a friend and I liked the simple style of writing-nothing over the top. A good read.

Im not very happy with this list but I guess it will have to do for now. Am not finding so many of them in Wiki Quotes either! So, I guess I’ll just make another list as and when I come across something I like-atleast next time I do a tag it’ll come in handy! πŸ™‚

Oh! And I tag only 2 people who read (regularly, I think )my blog: