28 September 2010

What is a Man ?

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Its not everyday I wake up early , Infact I ain't a morning person at all so today's been a particularly lethargic day for me and I desperately needed a dose of laughter so here's what I found on the net that cracked me up ....
Well every year Esquire does a feature called " What is a man ? " teaching those who wish to learn about the mystery called man and so Marie Claire put a little spin on it and and asked some of the funniest women in the country their thoughts on " What is a man ? "
So while you read the whole article here ..I'll share 3 favorite thoughts that literally had me LOL :D :D :D

A man is unapologetic, unless he knows you are mad at him, in which case he is busy.
A man is someone who, at some point, will sport a handlebar mustache or secretly wish he could.
A man goes through toilet paper at a surprisingly slow rate.

-Alison Rosen

A man thinks you are "crazy." If you call him more often than he likes, you are crazy.
If you don't return his phone calls as often as he'd like, you are crazy.
If you move on quickly after your breakup with him, you are crazy.
If you mourn for a while and stay single, you are crazy and clearly still obsessed with him.
A man is needy. He needs you to be a lady in the streets, a freak in the sheets, and a mommy/babysitter the rest of the time.

-Sara Benincasa

A man is someone who has five or fewer friends, and can only say five or fewer words to each friend at a time, resulting in a maximum of 5x5x4=100 words exchanged amongst a group of men in any given social situation.
A man thinks the ability to go on and on about different types of Scotch is a marketable skill set.

-Jen Kwok

Got some funny thoughts on " What is a Man ? " , I'm all ears :D

27 September 2010

Movie Mondays- The Town has a Sicko on Wall Street ..

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"I am in love with someone who loves someone else .."

Appalling as it may seem , I assure you this line is not from a movie , infact quite the truth .. But "what am I going to do ?" perhaps maybe the question on your mind .. How should I take it ? Accept it , make peace with it ? or share it by blogging about it ? …Well, I know for sure I surrendered a long time ago , and made my peace some time ago ..so the only viable thing to do now is blog about it ..

So friends, Romans and Country men ,with great pleasure I announce that my hubs is a certified cinephile and I dedicate this segment " Movie Mondays" in honor of his craziness and passion for films.Starting today and hopefully every Monday be back to read reviews about the movie/s I thought I would watch , movie/s he thought he was watching and which we eventually did ;)

Disclaimer-This will have old movies and new, English movies or Hindi, a trailer and sometimes a spoiler, most importantly its my own, sometimes our, take on the movie.. so just in case you disagree , I wanted to be sure I warned you !

Not always in order of box office collections,

Essentially a heist film, this skillfully made crime flick ranks as my favorite this week.. What intrigued me most was what Ben Affleck revealed in one of his interviews, ‘that the actors and production crew went to visit former bank robbers and the FBI to explore the mindset of the characters they had to portray onscreen’ and this, his meticulous research is apparent in the entire movie..The movie is gripping and tense.. Ben’s direction is flawless and his performance stellar , not to mention Jeremy Runner who I quite liked in the movie and who pretty much steals every scene he’s in as the no holds barred hot headed thug .. Infact almost all the supporting cast has done its bit with their engaging performances and contributed to making this gut wrenching movie well worth your cinematic buck :)

My rating – 4/5

A documentary by Michael Moore on the failing health care system in America.. Even if you are aware of how decrepit the system is and waiting for a change that would someday come , this movie is still a worth a dekko..albeit the horror stories from the American health care system in which people die or are refused treatment are not pleasant to watch or for the fainthearted and the comparison to the system in France, Canada, England or even Cuba too good to be true but the fact that the movie provides a platform for dialogue about an issue that’s been politicized and ignored for too long is reason enough that you owe it to yourself to watch the movie and be your own judge..

My rating – 3/5

For me, this movie did not quite live up to the hype it created ..Infact to quote one of the reviews I read on the internet it said " Money may never sleep, but if you watch this in a comfy chair , there’s a good chance you will " .. OK, maybe the review was a little too harsh , and everyone from the wiser now mellower Gordon Gecko / MD to the Life after Transformers Shia Lebouf, from Josh Brolin to Carey Mulligan, has given solid acting performances but even then , it did not work for me.. or maybe it did coz it makes me wanna go watch the original ;) :P

My rating - 2.5/5

24 September 2010

Strangers are just friends waiting to happen...

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Back in April this year , I had hosted a magnet swap and even though the swap wasn’t quite the raging success I’d hoped it would be , it wasn’t quite the disaster either ;) reason being I met a very special person Karina @ Peacelovecupcakeshappiness or Kary as I call her.. She was new to blogosphere and had just started her own blog.. Well, the swap led us to exchange mails and we became friends in no time.. Whoever would have thought that someone I had never met, I could end up sharing so much in common but it was real almost surreal..

Anyways while we were laughing on all the similarities we shared particularly the goofy ones, little did I know that she was also my partner in the Accessory swap that I participated in and I wouldn't be exaggerating if I told you she spoilt me , the absolute lovely accessories she sent me , the anklet , the earrings , the letter , the handbag and more .. I know all the goodness she sent my way deserved a blog post that I never got down to doing ..tsk tsk L but she literally made my day or days is more like it .. and therefore I must absolutely share this with you ..

Her lil partner in crime Miguelito recently turned 7 and here’s a little something special I sent him ..

but what made it even more special is this ..his sheer delight and joy as he unwraps each of his presents ..I had asked Kary to take some pictures so I could see for myself and she did a fabulous job coz it felt like I was right there watching him live .. and while you can check out all the photos here , on her blog , I’ll share a few favorites ..

I hope I’ve got you smiling too ..Have a great weekend J

15 September 2010

Happy Birthday Mommy :)

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This is kinda how I always imagined a relationship with my mother in law or in popular parlance monster in law, would be like, much before I had gotten married.. thanks to the countless stories I had heard , innumerable examples that I had seen ..Maybe it’s the nature of this relationship that a mother in law and daughter in law shouldn’t get along or maybe it’s just a coincidence I’d like to presume that the word in-law seems to destruct any potential for a good relationship to grow into something meaningful even before the seed is sown. What so ever maybe the cause of this love-hate relationship, I know I neither liked the effect nor quite understood it and luckily I never have to..

To you, my mommy, I dedicate this poem by Joanna Fuchs, on your birthday and everyday..

Some mother-in-laws are possessive,
Their child they still want to own.
My mother-in-law’s love is like sunlight,
On both of us it shone.

Some mother-in-laws put you down,
They think you’re not good enough.
My mother-in-law shows approval,
Affection, and other good stuff.

Some mother-in-laws interfere,
They think that they know best.
My mother-in-law lets us be,
She’s better than the rest.

And so I just want to thank you,
For being who you are,
You’ve made everything so easy,
As a mother-in-law, you’re a star!

13 September 2010

Life's a journey , not a destination ..

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Between bidding goodbye to one sister, preparing for the welcome of another and then bidding her goodbye too, the month of August in its entirety has been an absolute crazy but nevertheless fun filled family time.. not to mention it’s flown past with tremendous speed and all and any attempts to be regular with my writing have been in vain … but then again, it’s not every day one gets to be in the joyous company of family.. and whilst the first visit entailed dealing only with my sister.. the second visit had me around children , my 10yr old niece and 6yr old nephew and what a riot that was.. and one hell of a glimpse into the future too ;)

It might sound strange but ever since I remember I have always wanted 2 children, a boy and a girl.. that I haven’t even started working on one is an entirely different subject matter but if I could have my way I’d love to have a boy and a girl , if not , I guess two boys or two girls would work too ;) .. Anyways the point I was making was that having children around made me realize that while I do look forward to having my own someday ..the fact that life will never ever be the same again once they are born is also true.. coz no matter how much one plans , prepares or speculates ..what it really comes down to, is the fact that no one really knows how life will change when they become a parent , they only know for certain that it will .. and while a part of me looks forward to the seismic changes a child will bring in our lives and maybe a tiny part of me also wistfully wishes I could fast forward time, the more 'sensible' part of me also realizes the fact that "this part" of my life , the one that has the two of us together , this will never ever be or feel the same again ..

To sum it all up , I share this quote ..

"The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life. "Why," I answered without a thought, "NOW." ~ David Grayson ..

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