Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nonsense ki Night!

A very fun week-night catching a movie at Times Square!

Being away from home, I miss most Bollywood releases, unless Netflix obliges. The few I do watch at the theaters are much less fun, being in pardes.  Having a noisy, fun-loving audience around you increases appreciation of an inane-but fun movie. In my case, it is especially hard to enjoy a movie with the husb. - he is great one for eye-rolling/yawning/fidgeting/scratching/stretching during a movie and that does not increase my enjoyment.

Anyway, so I decided to watch HNY to give myself  a break during a busy work week. I decided to ditch the husb. for a fun gf.  Very smart decision. We laughed at almost every joke and drooled in unison at SRK. My expectations were also realistic - I knew what I was getting into (having watched Chennai Express last year).  We had such a great time! So here is why you should watch Happy New Year too!

Because - SRK really has 10-pack abs. (I didn't know it was possible, but I counted).
Because - Deepika is so like-able.
Because - 'Mera Pyar Shalimar' (ROFL)
Because - I love snake dance,
Because - It is so bad, it's good!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Guilty of neglect

I realize the primary reason of starting this blog was to have a record of what was going on with me. In that respect, I have had a major failure. My time in the US and specially New York is glaring in its absence. A look at past posts reveals they were written while on a 'break' in India. Mostly I have been too tired to summon up coherent thoughts. Many times I have been lazy. A couple of times I even managed to log in and get started before I was distracted by random browsing (I started on some blogs I follow, fully intending to do serious reading to get into the writing mode but somehow found myself on a page with cool accessories, checking for shipping to the US!) I guilt-ed myself enough to attempt writing during subway trips. It was a really desperate attempt, I admit. Thinking about a post while jostling and vying for seats and constantly cursing the G, is almost impossible. On a particularly long trip, I emerged after two shining sentences to find I had missed my stop. So totally not worth it.

Fixing on what I want to write about is also a hindrance. Mostly, the urge to write seizes me when I am mad about something. Anger is the most effective trigger. But prudence makes me hold off till I am calmer and more balanced. Happier occasions have me channeling my inner  Sri Sri (Ravi Shanker!) and trying to live in the moment. It is easier to post an update on FaceBook than to write a blog post! And so it happens that the 'drafts' in my folder are fast approaching the number of posts so far...

I admire the other bloggers I read, most of them mothers and/or career woman. It must require supreme effort/time management on their part to get in a monthly post. More shame on me...So, on this sunny almost-Fall Saturday, when I could have been snoozing in the sunny patch on my bed, I am instead, typing away on the laptop. And I am not pausing to look for a subject nor lethargy to creep up on me. Here I come!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Coffee break

Two little boys waiting for their mum/s at the salon lounge. Presumably getting a facial or something.
1st boy: (fidgeting and jumping up and down from his seat aimlessly a few times): I think that time goes by slower if you have nothing to do.
2nd boy: No response. After a long minute: No, I don't agree. I think time goes by the same whether you have something to do or not.

LOL. Cuteness!