On August 15th, if there is one thing that I want Indians to get free from is their notion of Indian Standard Time…NO! its not fashionable to be 1 hour late for a flag hoisting function which is supposed to begin at 8.45 AM and starts only at 9.45 AM..it just irks me and makes me feel less Indian..
When, for heavens sake, WHEN will Indians understand that if something begins at 8.45 AM, you come in at 8.43 AM..not at 9.42 AM!!!!
I was disgusted with the attitude of our building folks who came in late and didnt even have the decency to look ashamed 😦
R and I met up with my old office friends at a mall food court….my friend AD had a lot of trouble writing in the four lines book A B C D hehehehe 🙂 What? I didnt take it okie, the brat insisted she wanted to practice her lines *rolls eyes*
R and I are coming back in a rick after meeting my friends 🙂 we had such fun together…
R:Amma, itna traffic kyun hai..
RM: because its rainy season
R: but its not raining
R: but rainy season hai toh rain nahi hai, still there is barish na?
RM: yes yes
R: Kab tak hai rainy season
RM: Till september end
R: Toh aapka birthday kaise celebrate karenge?
R: arey rains mein, how we will celebratofy?
RM: we wll just like that..anyways, what was your plan
R: Arey, I will buy you Harry Potter ka sara books,
At this point in time, I realised the brat is the only one beside her dad, who knows what to gift me 🙂 I am overwhelmed or whatever is the maternal equivalent of that!
RM: Awww! I love you da
R: no, you love Hermione not R
on August 15th
RD: did the cook call?
RM: no rey
RD: oh! What if she doesnt come
RM: I dont know
and well..she did come in yesterday, just to let me know that the timings arent working out of her…ah! well..didnt I mention I am a panvati..next time I get a cook, dont expect anything to be announced to anyone gah!
so I have this insurance policy. Some months ago, I got a call from them saying my advisor has changed, yaada yaada. I was like okie with that and then I got a call from this guy, (Lets call him HS) he told me he was my advisor and he wanted to meet me. I was wondering why? But I told him its fine he didnt have to meet me and I was happy with the insurance etc etc. No madam, but I WANT to meet you he said.
Because I was in a hurry, I told him call me in August then.
Two days ago I get a call
Is this RM?
RM: yes whose this please
HS: I am HS, and I want to meet you
HS: To tell you more about my products, what I do, what additional stuff I have
RM: But sir, I dont need anything and I dont want to meet you
HS: no, you HAVE to meet me, I stay nearby I can even meet you later in the evening
RM: But I am not interested
HS: but I have so much more options for you, you have to invest more
Thats it, something snapped in me, I was so bugged I told him very abruptly
RM: see, sir, I told you once that I am not interested, and you cant force me to meet you. If I need anything, I will call, otherwise whats the point of wasting our time. Please dont call me and ask me again.
There was silence on the other side. I felt I was really rude and was almost going to apologise when the guy tells me
HS: Acha theek hai, if there are any good products I have in October, I will call you back.
*Bangs head on the wall*
Julia/Julie Project, Recipe #13
I must admit, I am not a big fan of methi..the only way I eat it is either in theplas or in gotas…theplas are good, but gotas involve deep frying and I am not a big fan of the same..
RD on the other hand is not a big fan of theplas Gah to him for that…he finds them too dry..yaa whatever!
anyways, so I decided to make methi dal thanks to the super duper (I am a HUGE FAN!) BongMom, Sandeepa…I am a silent reader of her blog and she often takes me to Calcutta 🙂
What I did
Put a fistful of moong dal and tuver dal in the microwave ka patram. Added some grated ginger and one tomato cut into small cubes…
On the other side, chopped some garlic, onion, put a bit of oil, jeera, turmeric, hing, in a kadai. Added the onions and garlic, after some time added the methi leaves. added some dhaniya jeera powder and some garam masala powder. cooked that for a while. Added the cooked dal, some salt and let it boil.
It turned out pretty good infact and it wasnt even bitter. RD loved it and well, I liked it as well.
Thanks Bongmom, you are a sweetheart 🙂
Its yummy with some brown rice and a dollop of ghee on the top.
Yesterday when I was leaving to meet my friends, RD put on the TV, and I saw a glimpse of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire which was being shown. RD started asking me questions, why this why that…
I tried to answer him but realised that its not working out the way I want him to understand…I mean who can explain the seven HPs in 3 sentences, bolo bolo?
RM: Ufff! RD, why dont you just read the books, we have all seven of them, you gifted them to me remember???
RD: errr…yes, but you told me it just gets darker in each book na.., and I dont want to read dark books you know!
More on August 15th
I spoke to my Amma on 15th morning
Amma: Appa is in total tension, so much that I havent seen him so tensed even before the international lecture
RM: totally concerned: Why Amma? what happened?
Amma: arey he has been asked to become the chief guest for the August 15th function on the campus and he is worried
RM: oh! does he have to give a speech
Amma: oh if he had to give the speech, I would have had to start clapping in the middle to indicate him to stop, he thinks everyone loves his lectures…hehehehe
Amma: oh he is tensed because he has to unfurl the flag!!
and then I call up in the evening
RM: Did the flag unfurl?
Appa: in all enthu: yes yes it did, in one shot
you should have heard the enthusiasm, as if he went to Mars and discovered water or something
then Amma comes on the phone
RM: did he do well? (What its fun to gossip about one’s father 🙂 )
Amma: hehehe 🙂 yes he did… the only problem was during the guard of honor, he was walking so fast that the director had to keep holding him back to make him walk slowly
and we burst into laughter 🙂
and oh, this is what I did on Independence Day.
Anyone liked it?
Why the obsession with Harry Potter? I dont know. maybe Sandhya is doing a series on her blog which is just making me go through that ‘phase’ again ? ETA – This is the link to all of Sandhya’s discussions…go on Potter fans..check it out 🙂 http://arightowrite.blogspot.in/search/label/harry%20potter
But I think this one is not bad at all. Check out my broom, owl and snitch. heheheeh 🙂
and oh the crossword I tried to build 🙂
and failed miserably 😦
R came and shook me a bit so a bit of untidiness around. but thats okie, where am I a professional?
anyone wants a RM painted T shirt themed on HP heheheh 🙂