Thursday, April 19, 2012

You know what I miss..

1)...I miss my bed back home.

2)...I miss my mom,her food,her emotional blackmail(that's how she gets her way).I guess that superpower has been passed down to me. :D

3)...I miss the hot hot really hot days when a normal ceiling fan would be like a cool breeze in a desert!

4)...I miss getting pissed off with mom when she cooks something which,evidently is not my favorite!

5)...I miss the chain texts from friends.

6)...I miss the fact that I could just kick back and relax since I was the spoiled brat who never had to pick a spoon in my 'apple of my parents eye aka single' phase.

7)...I miss the lazy Saturday afternoons when I could spend time with my favorite aunt and my mom when they sit around have a cup of chai and something hot and tasty to eat and gossip.

8)...I miss getting an earful from daddy since I slept late the previous night resulting in me waking up past 10 AM!!

9)...I miss spending hours on the phone with my friends discussing something as trivial as what to wear for some party or a wedding.

10)...I miss the power cuts.Even though we curse and swear at the government for the power cut,it was our special time to go to the terrace and gaze at the stars,even though we couldn't make out many.It was our time,family time.

11)...I miss the petty fights with friends over something or someone and the making up after the fight with excessive amounts of emotional drama and tears :O

12)...I miss going out my partners in crime(P,S,&A) for shopping only to find ourselves roaming around aimlessly.I miss you girls.

13)...I miss the relief I experience when I reach home after a crappy day at office.

14)...I miss the chaos and clutter in my life then. :| (I can be weird sometimes)

15)...I miss the auto rickshaw rides,the crowded buses,the traffic,the incessant honkingof horns!

16)...I miss bargaining at shops. :O

17)...I miss my library,where I used to spend hours contemplating which books I need to take back home.

18)...I miss the fact breakfast was not an option back home.

19)...I miss watching Star Plus soaps with my mom.

20)...I miss my 'glow in dark' stars in my room.

Now proceeding to invent new adventures in my new home!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wordsy Wednesdays

Working on/Creating : A new scarf..only to find that turned out way too thin.I'm still going ahead with it.

Cuisine for the day : Rice& Coriander Chicken.

Listening to : 'What Makes You Beautiful' -One Direction.

Watching : True Blood.

Reading : Nothing.I am totally hooked to the above.


Excited about : Birthday Plans for R.

Wondering : Whether this whole Wednesday 'tradition' was after all a good idea?

Thinking about : Making a list of the stuff to buy.

Loving : R's brown hoodie.How come my hoodie doesn't make me feel warm?!
Obsessing over : Cleaning up my place.Vacuuming,spray cleaning,mopping,what not!

Wishing : For a pair of ballet flats.

Craving : Chocolate Icecream :||

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The vacation that it was..

**DISCLAIMER : Ultra long post!** 
Don't tell me that I didn't warn you..

So..It's been almost 2 weeks since we got back from our my 'vacation'..well since it was more of a conference for R.We had gone to San Diego for a week. If I am asked to describe the vacation in one word it would be um..Eventful. 
We had booked tickets in South West Airlines(there is a reason why I have mentioned the name) and in the airport I meet R's boss and his wife for the first time in my life. You should understand that the boss that we are talking about here, is one of the most cited scientists in the world! Yup!The wife seemed friendly,she kinda resembled Meryl Streep.Classy. And all the time in my head,**'Behave,wife of a great scientist'** . So you can imagine the pressure and behave presentable :| I was nervous of course, however tried my level best to look cool. It seems I did a good job(as per R :|| )
The reason why I mentioned the name of the airlines is because they don't have seat numbers!I mean,all that is mentioned in your boarding pass is whether you are the first to board or the last.So the seats were occupied in a first come first serve basis.Me and R were the last batch to board and of course we couldn't find 2 adjacent seats and guess who calls me to sit next to her seat.Yeas the boss's wife! By now you would have understood that I am no where next to confident.It's all a mask you guys. Anyway, I get the window seat and R manages to grab some aisle seat.The wife starts talking and I politely responded.The only common topic was books.We exchanged views and opinions about some of the books we had read and then came the awkward silence.We had run out of topics to talk.Duh! We both resumed to the respective books we had been holding in our hands.

4 hours later
We reach our destination.We were more than relieved.Got our luggage,called a cab and reached our hotel- The courtyard- Marriot(Again,there is a reason). I was a tad bit intimidated with San Diego.Unlike the suburbs in Chicago where we live,San Diego was loud.Real Loud.People everywhere.Unending rows of restaurants,homeless people,traffic signals at every nook and corner!Plus due to the conference there was a significant increase of people scientists.The next 5 days R had to attend the conference plus he had 2 talks to present.So that leaves me..well jobless.The next day when I sit in my hotel room deciding what to do next I get a call from the boss's wife asking me to join her to go the zoo,which by the way is quite famous.However me being the fraidy cat and for some unknown reason I flustered and turned her offer down! The moment I hung up,I regretted it.Ideal scenario,I would call her back and have a gala time with her in the zoo.But nothing of that sort happened. :|| Me and R met at lunch and he was more than pissed when I narrated what had happened.It was a perfect insult to injury scene!Hmmph!

Anywayie..Everyday R would leave early morning to the conference after fetching me a cup of coffee(Isn't he the sweetest!) I would lazily get up,call my parents and roam around for the rest of the day, and in the evenings we would all go out for dinner and drinks.We came across some really awesome restaurants.
Slowly I came in terms with the vibe of the city.Unlike Anaheim,which was more of a family place because of DisneyLand where we went last year for our 'vacation'/conference,San Diego had more colors and a positive ambiance.The atmosphere was more energetic and young.In midst of the city where we lived,I even came across a ahemm.. strip club! Well call me a country mouse, but I have NEVAA seen a strip club in my entire life.Well now I can strike that one off my bucket list* snort*

Fast Forward
R had taken an extra day off so that we can go sight seeing.Early morning our tour bus picked us up and off we went.Old town San Diego had a Mexican touch,well for that matter Mexico was a just an hour away.I witnessed the most beautiful beach I have ever seen in my life,the beach in La Jolla.The water was various hues of blue and white sand.I thought I reached heaven.I didn't feel like leaving the place.It was stunning!The tour bus took us to a certain hotel called Del Cornado which was the backdrop in the movie 'Some Like It Hot' starring Marilyn Monroe.Lastly we had one hour harbor cruise.It was frikkin cold,however I manged to see two dolphins!Heee :O Overall it was a pretty okay tour package.

Photo Time(Courtesy R) 

Now for the Comedy of Errors

-San Diego being in California,we expected it to be warm only to realise it was colder than Chicago.All my new spring clothes were hidden under my jacket! *pout*

-Even though we were staying in a supposedly grand Hotel Marriot,the location was just sad.The hotel is situated right in the middle of the city and there was no sense of calm whatsoever.

- On the third day,R is ready for the conference, and me still in the sleep mode,the door bell rings,one of the hotel officials informs us there wont be warm water till 6PM! Can you believe that!! I already mentioned that it was cold,didn't I?

-On one of our dinner dates with his friends,R is ready to take a pic of us,we are all posing for the camera,when R goes ahead and drops the camera in glass of water!Shocked faces everywhere except me.I don't know whether it was my Thai Necklace cocktail,I found the situation unbelievably funny,resulting in peals of laughter which I had to stifle soon.The camera is no more of any use and we had to buy a new one!

- The last night in our Hotel,we find there is no water! God I was fuming,We had to call the reception desk twice to get some help.

By this time me & R couldn't wait to get back home.Overall,San Diego was fun and now I'm tired if typing :|

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wordsy wednesdays

Since I don't really have a writing pattern and the fact that I write any gibberish I feel like,I thought its high time I start a tradition in my blog.The idea is more or less borrowed.Well,who really cares.So I have decided that alternate Wednesdays would be a brief description on my current situation.Make sense? Okhaie..

Working on/Creating : My crocheting skills.. which btw is pathetic :|

Cuisine for the day : Dosa & Spicy Egg Roast.

Listening to : 'Because of You' - Neyo

WatchingTrue Blood.

Reading Bag of Bones- Stephen King.
                        Shades of Truth- Naomi Kinsman.

Drinking: Apple Juice.

Excited about : Winning yet another book in Goodreads giveaway!

Wondering : How to make R's birthday special.

Thinking about : Um..I am blank as of now!

Loving : The fact I won 3 books in Goodreads giveaway.Err.. I know I mentioned it already.I am just
               extremely happy about it. (Sue me! :| :P)
Obsessing over : A book of crosswords and puzzles.

Wishing : I could go window shopping with my girl friends namely S & P.Miss you girls. :(

Craving : A warmer Spring.Is that too much to ask ?! :||