Sunday, August 30, 2009

Closing shop here!

Hey lovely readers!! :)

I am finally closing shop at Blogger!! :)

that's because as you already know, with all the cries for help - I have moved to WP!!

New place:

I am not sure about all the feeds, subscribe options... yet.
But, that's where I will be from now on! :)
Do keep coming by, all of you.

Saturday, August 29, 2009



I need serious technical help!!

I shifted to Wordpress - yay! BUT, I AM SO UNABLE TO MIGRATE MY POSTS THERE or set up the pages... the widgets are not showing up *WAIL*

and also, have you see how bad the layout is??


I will miss blogger.
Blogger gave me my friends... I will miss it.
but, its time to move on, if not for myself, for my blog posts and my friends.
All of you, ok, most of you have asked me to shift! ;)

But, I need help!

Please help...

thank you!

oh. new domain -

Thursday, August 27, 2009

we are like this only!

The lines imposed on the blogging world, blurs as we step beyond the invisible lines drawn to make friends in real life.
Though we blog under fictitious names, what we write except stories, aren't fiction.
They are our true feelings, honest and from the heart.
You get sympathy, support, advise from various faceless people around the world.
Whether we take the advice or not is secondary, but lovely people do come by to support you and your decisions.
When we do make that conscious effort to step out of the blog world confines of a friendship, we are not sugar coating our personalities.
The actual person, who we are is what is presented. Some friendships click and some don't. When the friendships do click, the pleasure derived in visiting the other person's blog doubles!You have childish games played, comments passed, legs pulled.
Mostly it looks like a huge party with lots of people just having a good time.
Are some of the comments written childish? Sure, they are!

I was discussing the same with Monu the other day and she agreed on that part.
We blog to destress, to talk about aspects of our lives,which we generally wouldn't. We share our feelings with the hope that there is someone else out there who has felt the same, who understands and one who passes on a virtual hug without asking why you need it!

We are here to have fun basically, and to make friends along the way.
Life's hard, to all of us. We all have hiccups, everyday at work is filled with some new challenge or we get burdened with the existing problems.
My blog, my friend's blogs are getaways for me.
So, yea, the comments do get a little childish, the conversation runs into lengths because we pull each other's legs quite a bit :)
Each comment is treasured and each new friend made is celebrated.
So, yea, we fight, we pull each other's legs, we talk random stuff and sometimes on purpose we deviate from the existing topic and talk nonsense! :)
Yea, it helps that we crib, fight and fall all over the blog world to be first!
It helps us laugh and it makes one feel wanted.
So, go right on and be childish and funny and smart, 'cause with all this laughter, we are making our world a happier place to live in! :)
And as Swaram aptly put it, its more about connecting with people than showing off writing skills and making politically correct statements!

Cheers to our wonderful blog samaj which is filled with love, unconditional support and friendship! :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Anothe Day... another Tag! :)

I got tagged by the ever lovely Deeps on this one!
Since I love doing Tags, here goes! :)
The rules are thus…
RULE 1: You can only say Guilty or Innocent.

RULE 2: You are not allowed to explain anything unless someone messages you and asks!
RULE 3: Copy and paste this into your notes , delete my answers, type in your answers and tag 20 of your friends to answer this.

Asked someone to marry you? Innocent
Ever kissed someone of the same sex?
Danced on a table in a bar?
Ever told a lie?
Had feelings for someone whom you can’t have back?
Kissed a picture? Err...Other than Salman Khan's pic in 5th std, Innocent!!!
Slept in until 5 PM?
Fallen asleep at work/school?
Held a snake? Innocent. I do want to!! :)
Been suspended from school? Innocent
Worked at a fast food restaurant?
Stolen from a store?
Been fired from a job?
Done something you regret?
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose?
Caught a snowflake on your tongue?
Kissed in the rain?
Sat on a roof top?
Kissed someone you shouldn't?
Sang in the shower?
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on?
Shaved your head?
Had a boxing membership?
Made a girlfriend cry?
Been in a band? guilty. (Does the school band count?!)
Shot a gun? Innocent. (Most folks are afraid to even just hand me a gun!!! sigh)
Donated Blood?
Eaten alligator meat? Innocent... *really? alligator as in another species of crocodile?!!*
Eaten cheesecake?
Guilty! Oh yes! Guilty! :D
Still love someone you shouldn't?
Have/had a tattoo?
Liked someone, but will never tell who? Innocent

Been too honest? Guilty
Ruined a surprise?
Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you couldn't walk afterwards?
Erased someone in your friends list?
Dressed in a woman’s clothes (if you’re a guy) or man’s clothes (if you’re a girl)?
Joined a pageant?
Been told that you’re handsome or beautiful by someone who totally meant what they said?
Had communication with your ex?
Got totally drunk on the night before exam?
Got totally angry that you cried so hard?

Deeps has gone ahead and tagged most people I know! So,
I am not going to tag anyone on this.
But, if you feel like doing this, go ahead and take it up! It's fun! :)
2 people know WHY I don't Tag them anymore as well!! ;)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ganesha Habba Celebrations!

Sunday was Ganesh Chaturthi. This has been one of my favorite festivals since I can remember!This and Sankranthi. :)
This year though the Pooja, food were as usual good, all of us missed my sister.
I guess this will be true for all festivals from now on...
She will be missed and she will be teased mercilessly as well!! :D :D
Here are a few pics from yesterday's celebrations.
Please do not copy, save these images. They are personal property. Do not duplicate the images.
Goddess Gowri and Lord Ganesha -

Our Pooja room at home in Mysore -

Lunch! :) -

Also, I know I haven't responded to a LOT of comments for my previous 2 posts, I will do that by tomorrow. I haven't gotten around because of work load and its becoming increasing difficult to log in with managers walking by and discussing lots of irrelevant things!
Please don't mind my dears and please do keep commenting because I have read each comment, but replying suddenly becomes difficult! :)
Also, took one major decision at work today. Not sure how right or wrong I am about it. But, am happy with it. Not too sure what the consequences are going to be either.
Oh well.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


She eyed the little kids playing in the playground enviously.
How she wished she could play too! The swings were absolutely thrilling!!
Chotu had said he would push her swing high if she could get to play...
She started off with a spring in her step to play, but then her little heart skipped a beat.
She remembered the last time she had ventured into the playground and how when her mother had found her, she had been whipped.

A tear trickled down her muddy face, remembering the pain and how Chotu had applied the paste on her back to make it stop hurting.

She went back and sat on her box dejectedly, playing with her raggedly doll Simbal. She sat still for almost an hour, peeping out now and then to see the children play.

After a while she heard Chotu call her, she looked up with anticipation in her big brown eyes. Chotu pointed out to the place where her mother lay passed out because of the drugs she took.
She was happy, almost sang in happiness and thanked God for the drugs her mother took.
Now, she could play for as long as she wanted without her mother waking up!

She skipped out with a song in her heart and a tune on her lips to play on the swings and to rush down the slide!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Oops! I did it again!!

Heh! Before your imagination runs away with you, hold on to your horses!

It's just that I have sent Swaram 2 sms which were meant for my husband!! :D
Again, hold on! Don't run away!!!

The first was something to do with a crow eating a rat!! That too early in the morning!! heh!
Second, again was today!
I sent the sms in which I was asking K about tonight's dinner.
Heh! Swaram replied she had no issues, but she wants it thru courier!! LOL!!

This is because, lately in my sms list of recently used numbers, her number is first. So without thinking or checking properly have sent her the sms!!
Will be a tad bit more careful in the future!!
This was just dinner and other regular stuff!! ;) ;)

One thing that irritated me to no end today at the vegetable market, a pregnant lady, she was almost 8 months pregnant was buying stuff and there was a long queue at the billing counter.
No one gave her way to get her stuff billed, you know?
All men, insensitive louts!
I gave her my place and when she was about to get her stuff billed, an elderly man tried to sneak in his purchases!
I asked him outright whether he has any shame or not!!
He had the audacity to say that its only 1 item!
I gave him back properly, asking him whether he has any shame, seeing a pregnant lady at the billing counter, no one gave her any place!
He came back and stood in line quietly after that!!!

How insensitive can people be?!! She was already a bit tired, you know, carrying the load, but that's her personal choice to come out for shopping. The least we can do is show some sensitivity. Right?

She was so pretty, that lady. :)


Pallu did this tag, and I found it interesting... I've done it some time back, can't remember or bother to dig thru the archives!! So, posting again.
The first few lines have been copy+paste from Pallu's place! :)
(The text in blue is directly from her post!)
Tag Rules:
It’s harder than it looks!(Mind It). Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and tag your friends.
Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions.
They have to be real… nothing made up!

If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers.
You cannot use any word twice and you can’t use your name for the boy/girl name question. Have Fun!!

1. What is your name: Pixie (It's easier to do the tag with P!!)
2. A four Letter Word: Poke! Porn?!
3. A boy’s Name: Popye, Paapanna, Pyaremohan
4. A girl’s Name: Pankaja, Pavithra, Pavani..
5. An occupation: Police, paan-wala
6. A color: Pink
7. Something you wear: Err... ehem! Petticoat?!! LOL!!
8. A food: Paapad, Payasam
9. Something found in the bathroom: Perfume! (Whew!!)
10. A place: Pittsburgh
11. A reason for being late: panicky traffic?!! (If that's a word)
12. Something you shout: Plllrrr!!
13. A movie title: Pyar To Hona Hi Tha...
14. Something you drink: Pineapple juice! Pinapple Vodka!
15. A musical group: Police, Pink Floyd, Poison,
16. An animal: Pony, Puppies :) :)
17. A Street name: Panchamanthra road!
18. A type of car: Porsche
19. A song title: Pink
20. A verb: Poke

I tag Hitchu, Crafty, Monika, Masood, Smithus...I haven't tagged Grail or Wisegirl since both of you don't do them!! :P
Swaram is already tagged... so tagging her again here!!. hehehe!! :P :P

Yenjaay Maadi! :) :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Again, the extremely sweet Pallu has given me 2 more awards!!
She says that she loves my blog! :) :)
I am of course more than thrilled to accept them!
As most of you know, me back on track!
With my sister adjusting well in Williamsburg, I am also happy and kind of relived as well.
She is homesick of course but is getting over it and talking to her everyday thru emails helps. But the frustrating part is every call of hers is charged and I don't have access to gtalk from work.
So, I get to talk to her on weekends only till she gets her land line connection.
I have already done the 2 tags that came along with the awards long back and being extremely lazy, I haven't dug them up here now! :D
(Actually trying to beat Swaram's post length, loads of rambling done below!! :D :D :D)
So, this post has all the nonsense it needs to have in order to make sure length-wise its alright!!
You know, I'm sitting late in office today because a team mate of mine doesn't have good communication skills and we need to talk to the client lady who is of Russian origin. So I need to talk instead of him. I have no idea when he is going to improve though! Each time it's mentioned, they say he is improving and eventually he should be able to communicate!
I wonder when that "eventually" will actually happen!!
Go figure.
Trying to understand her accent is where the difficulty lies!!
Also, last week on my way home, I saw this beggar woman asking for money and she had a baby in her arms. She was holding up the baby, showing its private parts and begging for money!
Disgusting. I know.
The worst part was, the baby was in so much pain that it's cries had no voice!! Tears were rolling down its cheeks and it was in so much pain, no voice was coming out!!
Our bus driver, quite disgusted scolded her on hurting the baby.
Her reply was - "What's it to you?! Is it your baby? no right? If you want to give money, give. Else shut up!!"
She even tried to grab water bottles from a couple of kids in a car till the mother screamed and raised the glass!!
Oh, it was heart wrenching to see the baby in so much pain and knowing that the lady was causing it... She actually pinched the baby again, at the same place to make it cry once the signal was given!!
Even though you feel like helping, how to help such people?
For all you know, the baby might not be hers at all and she might just pocket that money or hand it over to who ever she is supposed to!
Ok, getting back to the awards and to pass them on. :)
I want to thank Pallu again for the awards!!
*dancing in chandler style with the head gear in place*
I pass it on to -
Wisegirl (of course! Missing you!!)
Don Solilo
Ray Ray
Who else? Did I miss anyone? I don't think so..
You guys are all so special and so precious and so awesomely talented when it comes to writing!! :) :)
Edited to add: Missed out a couple more names - Smitha and Varunavi!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Blog Break

On a break for a couple of days.
Missing my sister. Need to get used to her not being physically around.
yes, I am happy for her. And generally happy with myself and life.
Just missing her and nothing interesting is happening.
Haven't been able to write comments as well...
Read all your posts - even the extra-long one from Swaram! :)
So, will go back to lurking for a few days... will be back soon. Promise.

Take care and be good.


Saturday, August 01, 2009

Just for you, my little sister.

We have 5.5 yrs difference. It seemed huge when we were studying in school.
We were always recognised as each other's sister.
In the corridors or with the teachers. Some told you not to become like me and some told me that I'm not like you!

How wrong they were! We are so similar, yet so different. You are and always will be my little sister. I am always the protector. Though you have done your share of watching over me, worrying for me...

As you fly away to your next great adventure, I wish you all the very best with all my heart. I was first afraid that things will be different from now. But, it's not going to be that way.
I will still think of shopping for you, still buy you junk that you definitely don't need but will always want just because I got it for you.

You used to come with me with your half-eaten lunch box... you were always a fussy eater and I always covered for you except about eating Curd Rice! I always got you into trouble for not eating it!!
You covered for me when it was most important. You helped me make the most important decision seem so easy.

I have always stood by the sidelines, never directly interfering with your growing up. I have watched you grow up into a beautiful woman, strong, determined and extremely head strong when it comes to wanting something.
I continue to stand in the sidelines, watching proudly, bragging to complete strangers even, about the full scholarship you have got, always ready to step up to take care of you.

As everyone worries about how you will settle down in your new surroundings, how you will adjust to the new studies, place and friends, I know perfectly well that you will be just fine.

I have assured ma, your brother-in-law that you are more than capable. the trust I have placed in you in so immense that it surprises me even sometimes!

All the best babe! I love you so much that it hurts to see you leave, but you have no idea how happy I am for you and so excited about the future you are shaping for yourself!

I am here, in the sidelines as usual. watching over you and wishing and praying for life's best!

Love you babe! :)