foood

so here I am the world’s biggest foodie..believe me, I beat everyone..
and thought you might like this little christmas greeting..
well I didnt make it, its not even for me..
well it is kinda because I am a member of recipieaazar..
good recipies they have there..whoops..now you know I even cook sometimes!
ok here it is..
hope you break your diet or the bank eating all this up 😀
have a very merry chirstmas!
http://209.120.213.90/xmascard.mov

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favorite season and song


What I love, rain in india, getting wet everytime it rains I think defines childhood in India.
the suddenly slower pace of the day, eating hot bhajiyaas, drinking coffee, roadside bhutta, long bike rides with the cool wind rushing through my hair, the umpteenth kulfi and the nth book to curl up with.

Also mud and slush and puddles larger than the state of Kansas, but isnt that what defines memories? what we want to remember!

my favorite flowers..grass lilies, like I was telling a friend, I love weeds, strong, bright, fragile, unexpected, in your face definace, telling you whos boss..he implied I’m like one myslf..maybe I am, atleast I would like to be..

and hence one of my favorite songs:

Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
I want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you
So baby talk to me
Like lovers do
Walk with meLike lovers do
Talk to meLike lovers do
Here comes the rain again
Raining in my head like a tragedy
Tearing me apart like a new emotion
OoooohI want to breathe in the open wind
I want to kiss like lovers do
I want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you
So baby talk to meLike lovers do
Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
(here it comes again, here it comes again)
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
I want dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you

my cellphone and I


okay,

Some more cell phone pictures..You know I find it very hard to carry around a camera, but am always looking for a god picture, cell phones with cameras are a godsend!
these are from the second snow in manhattan this year, one is infront of my favorite place which is the rec.

And the day it snowed, i actually walked out into it at 11:30 in the night. Surreal doesnt come close to describing it, every sound muffled, and no one around, untrodden wide expanses of snow..snow falling slowly, twinkling in the street lights..beautiful..
notice the fact that my cell phone likes the sky as much as I do!

end of teh sem

The semester has ended and the year is about to end too…
an year in recap…
It began badly with spending the new yrs eve watching spongebob! and then the semester wasnt such a great deal. Then I met a few wonderful people, well they all (hopefully) know who they are…
and at the same time, SABHA began with an infusion of indian music and arts into my life, making friends good friends and some new friends, more people to look up to. Learnt a whole lot about myself in that process, unfortunately nothing good, just about how very bad a writer I am, and how very blunt, undiplomatic and totally unable to get people to do anything: note to myself..scratch out all the leadership dreams…
and then I got my first bad grades in a long long time, and that shook me up too..
and then cme the bombshell..the very long and disturbing and basically just long trip back home
I read somewhere once that its better to be somewhere you dont belong than to go back somewhere where u did and to find that you dont beong there anymmore, should have heeded those words more carefully.
But that meant coming back here was easier, coping with new things became easier, bieng myself became easier…im not there yet but making progress..someday I will belong..
and even if I dont, maybe its time to accept that its a part of me…this lone ranger thingy…
Ruminations: another year of growing up to do, lots left to do, lots learnt, lots felt, some given and some taken away, some hurt and some joy, some recieving and some giving..
just life.

lost keys lost my mind

ok
i dont lose things more often or less often than anyone else. BUt because of my slightly preoccupied look people generally assume that I am careless and unable to take care of anything whatsoever…
And today I lost my keys…
nothing much, dont be alarmed, just two very important keys without which I cannot survive. So I will get them made again, but the only problem bieng that this will involve a convoluted process by which I would have to ask my departmnet secretary to call for new keys, fill out forms and pay money. Whats the worst part about that..you may ask..well even if you dont, let me tell you, everyone would find out that I lost my keys, that would be the latest story about me, can you believe it, she lost her keys, that too in walmart! sheesh..what a lost brain!
gaaaahhhhh
oh god find my keys, and return em for me, I shalt never doubt thou’s existence again