Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thankful

After more than a week of watching Vampire Diaries on Netflix and my endless soaps and of course obsessively checking my facebook even when I know nothing earth shattering would happen in there,I am finally settling down to write something.
Facebook,I should say is one serious addiction.I have to NEED to get over it!

Talking about other stuff,till about last year I had no clue what Thanksgiving  was all about.Well I didn't really have to. We don't have thanksgiving in India.

However things changed when I got married to R and came all the way to U.S. Here, I had to atleast know what is Thanksgiving. First of all its like a huge deal out here and its a holiday and I get R free from his work.Yeayyyy!!
Thanksgiving in short is saying thanks to the good harvest season,atleast that's what I think.
Thanksgiving= getting together with family and eating away to glory & a huge turkey :D
Since its just me and R as family I thought I would make something nice.So tossed in some spices,ghee & basmati rice and voila Ghee Rice! Spicy aromatic chicken curry.I know I know I am bragging.But its very easy for me to get overwhelmed when I make something tasty. Somebody should have seen the way R ate.Priceless!!

So this being my second thanksgiving & I am thankful for:

1. R. The most accommodating and wonderful man.Words cannot express my love for him.

2.My Parents,for they have loved me with all my flaws.I cannot thank them enough.

3.Good health

4.My few dear friends

5.Netflix

6.Good Books

7.Chocolates


P.S This post was in my draft and is late I know,But who cares right?!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Book Review - The Winner Stands Alone


Title: The Winner Stands Alone.
Author: Paulo Coelho.
Publisher:  Harper Perennial.
Format: Paperback.
Pages: 384.
Genre: Contemporary, Philosophical, Novel.
Blurb: Here.


I have never done a book review,so this is going to be my debut book review! Hopefully I can review more books in future.I have couple of books stashed away.
This post is about one certain book which I finished reading recently.This is by one of my all time favorite author Paulo Coelho.

**SPOILERS**

My Thoughts:
Paulo Coelho's work always leaves me fascinated and often speechless. No matter what the plot is,  he brings a tinge of spirituality or the presence of a higher being in the picture. Reading his books gives me this inner peace, as though I am reading some spiritual well being book. However this book was a tad disappointing. The story is about a Russian entrepreneur, Igor who travels to Cannes Film Festival hoping to win his ex-wife Ewa back. As mentioned in the summary, the whole book is described in a period of 24 hours. I thought the beginning was interesting and I kept hoping for something off the charts to happen. The first half of the book leaves the readers contemplating what will happen to Igor and Ewa. There was portrayal of different characters who had struggled to reach somewhere, and when they were about to reach the coveted goal in their lives  their lives were abruptly ended by Igor, who being a crazy man thought 'destroying a world' would help him win his love back.
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 I felt pity for the first victim Olivia. I thought the murder was totally not necessary. If he was so desperate to 'destroy a world' according to my opinion he should have killed somebody form the 'Superclass'. Since the 'Superclass' were the powerful ones having money flowing and making all the decisions. The second victim Javits. I basically didn't feel anything. He was a loser. The person I felt bad was for the character Maureen. She was almost going to have everything she had dreamed of and she dies in the hands of Igor. I didn't even feel that Ewa deserved any importance at all. Frankly speaking I didn't like the character Ewa.She was more like a manipulative bitch who wanted all the attention and the spotlight to be on her 24/7 and when Igor didn't give her undivided attention; she cheats on him and eventually leaves him for yet another rich and successful man Hamid. I had respect for Hamid since he had become the man he is today with hardwork and luck.

The only two characters who were spared by Igor was the model Jasmine and the aspiring actress Gabrielle. I didn't quite understand their significance in the story. It looked like an lame attempt to show that potential victims were spared.I even imagined a chance of budding love between Gabrielle and Igor. However I was in for disappointment. I kept wondering what would be the ending of the story. When detective Savoy was introduced in the story and he guessing Igor's moves, I imagined few scenarios as the ending. Igor being caught and being strait jacketed away. Igor committing suicide or Igor getting away.
By almost the ending of the book it was obvious that Igor would murder Ewa and he sure did. I felt pity for Hamid since it looked like he died an unnecessary death. The ending was the most disappointing part Igor gets away.It felt almost insulting to me that a rich guy comes and kills 5people of which 3 of them was totally irrational . Not that killing even one is rational. But cmmon Igor should have killed some arrogant rich old fools who think they can have it all with money.
I know I know I sound whiny, its just that I really wanted the book to turn out great and it didn't much to my disappointment.
My rating:

I can give an alternative ending- crazy man Igor kills some 'Superclass', realizes Ewa is not worth it,kills her,and kills himself. Tadaaaa!!!! :D
 Yeah I have a twisted mind. I get that a lot. Thankyouverymuch! :||





Sunday, November 13, 2011

The itch & the guilt

Me updating a new post for this blog has been my constant thought,so much that I even had dreams about it.It's just that you cant really beat the lazy couch potato that I am and turn into a new leaf!I have so many things to write about,however  as you are already aware of the saying "Too many cooks spoil the broth", too many ideas inside my head just made me all confused.When confused I run! Yea you heard it,I run from the scene of crime!
So here I am with absolutely no clue what to write.Its a windy day today.One of my friends used to say when you talk about the weather,that means you have absolutely nothing to talk about.So damn right!

At least my itch to write is subdued(its the guilt that's killing me).Guess I will be back when  my thoughts have settled from this whirlwind and can write something decent!
It was supposed to be a floral design.I went crazy when I reached my index finger!! =D

Black & Blue

Blue&black (closeup)

Paint Splatter
Till then you out there can enjoy my nail photos.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I am jobless,so...

I came across this questionnaire in one of the blogs I stalk and here goes my valued answers! :D
  1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?  Open
  2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? No,even though I would love to.Somehow I have this picture in my mind where the hotel authorities would come after me because I took it.!!Weird I know! :f
  3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? Tucked Out.
  4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before? Whaatt?No :/
  5. Do you like to use post-it notes? I love those things :tup
  6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? Yes.
  7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees? Neither. I despise being attacked. :|
  8. Do you have freckles? No
  9. Do you always smile for pictures? Always.:D
  10. What is your biggest pet peeve? I hate it when things are not in its place.Call me a OCD woman.I don't care!
  11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk? What?No.
  12. Have you ever peed in the woods? No.Arrgh,I am a girl & girls don't do that in the woods!!.Hmmph!! >.<
  13. What about pooped in the woods? What ??Nevaa.I am regretting going along with this.
  14. Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing? No
  15. Do you chew your pens and pencils? Um.. Sometimes
  16. What is your Song of the week? 'Kashmir' by Led Zeplin
  17. Is it okay for guys to wear pink? Yes
  18. Do you still watch cartoons? Yeas.I personally feel that’s ones of man’s coolest invention.\m/
  19. What’s your least favorite movie? The Martyrs. Couldn’t watch more than 45 minutes.I couldn't take it anymore.
  20. What do you drink with dinner? Orange Juice
  21. What do you dip a chicken nugget in? Mayo & Ketchup :P
  22. What is your favorite food? Anything with chicken in it
  23. What movies could you watch over and over and still love? Jab we met, P.S I love you,Cant think of anything else.
  24. Were you ever a boy/girl scout? No
  25. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? NOO!!
  26. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? It’s been ages. I guess It was for my aunt
  27. Can you change the oil on a car? No
  28. Favorite kind of sandwich? Grilled chicken sandwich
  29. Best thing to eat for breakfast? Ghee Roast & Sambhar.. Yumm!!
  30. What is your usual bedtime? Around 11 pm
  31. Are you lazy? Very
  32. What is your Chinese astrological sign? Year of the Ox / Bull (Cow)
  33. How many languages can you speak? 4 English,Malayalam,Hindi,Tamil.
  34. Do you have any magazine subscriptions? No
  35. Which are better legos or lincoln logs? Aaah I don’t know, Don’t care!
  36. Are you stubborn? Not really
  37. Who is better...Leno or Letterman? I prefer Leno
  38. Ever watch soap operas? YUP.All the time
  39. Are you afraid of heights?  Makes me dizzy
  40. Do you sing in the car?  Yeas Always!
  41. Do you sing in the shower?Sometimes
  42. Do you dance in the car? Sometimes,when R is driving lol
  43. Ever used a gun? No
  44. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? On my wedding
  45. Do you think musicals are cheesy? No way 
  46. Is Christmas stressful? Nay
  47. Ever eaten a pierogi? Yes.In our country we would call it a ‘Samosa’
  48. Favorite type of fruit pie? The only pie I like is Chicken Potpie
  49. Occupation you wanted to be when you were a kid? Journalist/Reporter.You know somebody with the mike and wearing glasses and fiddling with the computer! Gee that's what I thought reporters/journalists do :|
  50. Do you believe in ghosts? I don’t disbelieve them & I'm terrified of them!!
  51. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? Yes.Don't particularly remember any incident as such!
  52. Take a vitamin daily? No
  53. Wear slippers? Yea
  54. Wear a bath robe? No
  55. What do you wear to bed? My PJs
  56. First concert? Yet to come
  57. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart? Walmart
  58. Nike or Adidas? Nike
  59. Cheetos Or Fritos? Neither
  60. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? Peanuts
  61. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? No :o
  62. Ever take dance lessons? No.Always wanted to..**Sigh**
  63. Can you curl your tongue? Yes,I take pride in it especially since R can't!! :D
  64. Have you ever cried because you were so happy? Yeap.I am known to be an emotional drama queen!
  65. Regularly burn incense? Yes
  66. Ever been in love? Yes
  67. Who would you like to see in concert? Pearl Jam or Coldplay
  68.  Hot tea or cold tea? Both
  69. Tea or coffee? Tea
  70. Sugar or snickerdoodles? Neither.I am a sucker for chocolate
  71. Are you patient? Im oki
  72. DJ or band, at a wedding?  A good DJ
  73.  Ever won a contest? Yea.Singing and writing  yea yea I love to brag!
  74. Ever have plastic surgery?No :|
  75. Which are better black or green olives? Hate olives
  76. Can you knit or crochet? Knit
  77. Best room for a fireplace?The Living room ?!!
  78. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? Yes.I can be a bitch sometimes :)
  79. Do you have kids? No
  80. Do you want kids? Yes
  81.  Whats your favorite color? Red
  82.  Do you miss anyone right now? My Mom & Dad



The hours that pass by..

So here I am again..I noticed that my old blog is back into action.However I am not really sure whether I will go back to that blog..It has some severely damaged thoughts.Lol! ;). I am just gathering my ever so random and running wild thoughts together.At the moment I have nothing specific  to write about.Of late this is the same thought which pops in my head when I think about writing something..Call it writer’s block or plain laziness.I guess it’s the latter.If you ask me what I have been up to these days,my impulsive response would be..”Aaahh nothing much”. :||
Sometimes I feel frustrated with myself that I am spending my time watching  stuff on Netflix when I have all the time in the world to do a hell lot of things..I know I know Shame on me!!


Well I have been up to somethings of late.. Lol ! So contradictory!

I am now officially obsessed with nail art.R says it’s just a matter of time when I pass on to my next obsession. I’m not sure.Maybe he is right. So what I’m going to do right now is upload the photos of what I did with my nails and feel good about myself!!

                                         
My first ever nail art-Leopard Prints

Floral Design
 I will be back with more tidbits and of course my latest obsession. :)




A fresh start

                                                              Image source:http://luzzer.deviantart.com/
                                               

After months of some serious procrastination,here I am with my brand new account.My other blog somehow got screwed! >.<So lets see where this one would take me!!