Ungrateful…..No more…..

Be forewarned…..that this is a really long post….non food related and may be really the thing that puts your insomnia away!!

Before the ones who gave me the honor of some lovely blogging awards and tagged me for some nice meme’s think I am an ungrateful recipient, i had better acknowledge them…….

The Booky MeMe

My namesake, tagged me for a book meme in june……and I wanted to do it…..it was so different from all the other tags going around…..I just didn’t get down to doing it till now…..

The rules:

  • Pick up the nearest book.
  • Open to page 123.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the next three sentences.
  • Tag five people, and acknowledge the person who tagged you.

this passage is from a book called “ I do, Meditation for brides” by Ellen Sue Stern……i picked up in a second hand bookstore….i’d never heard of it….just flipped a couple of pages…dreading some “religious sermon types” and was pleasantly surprised……i spend my quiet mornings with this book….sometimes reading portions for 5-6 days because they are so delightful and full of worldly wisdom!! its made me see ever so clearly that there is humour, friendship, compassion, anger and frustration in marriage….apart from the love we seek…..it makes me cherish this partnership that i entered, and tells me to shut up and lay off when i am being pig headed……tells me to take a hike when k is too polite to do so!!

each day’s portion begins with a quote from sources as varied as indira gandhi to woody allen and mother theresa…..and ends with a statement of affirmation that is mostly tongue in cheek….

This is what page 123 threw up for me……

“We crank up the volume when we sense our words are falling on deaf ears. We pout, scream. Or stomp around until he takes the cotton out and starts responding. “

And I can’t resist typing out the next few lines as well….. “We shouldn’t have to work so hard to get his attention. We also shouldn’t endlessly cover the same ground without regard for his feelings”

i want to know what keeps you company……what books are lying around your den……i am tagging

Deeba: passionate about baking…..fiesty lady, energizer bunny and dear friend….which pages do you flip?

Arundathi: My Food Blog ……..Namesake, petnamesake!! Whats on your table to read?

Manggy: No Special Effects ……. i really want to know what you will dish out

Anitha: Mad Tea Party……it will be interesting to see what makes the cut here!!

Swapna : Cook n Craft….i’ve never known this one without a book….so this tag is crying out for her!!

Musical MeMe

Deeba, this feisty baker lady, tagged me for a musical meme…..here are the rules:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.

I bet she thinks i am a compulsive complainer…..and wanted to know what I sing! Give me filmi…..or give me country……..that’s what puts me in my groove and i can’t get enough of Alan Jackson and Don Williams…… you know you are getting old when the only songs you like at a pub are the ones they play on “Retro Night”!! so here it is……when the raves and rants run out….this is what I sing!! Rather loudly …… with little regard to those who’s ear drums may tear!!

Remember when by alan jackson this song is such a complete love song…that for a mush junkie like me…..i can turn on the song and then reach for the tissues!!

Love is on a roll by Don Williams ……….. Great to hum when you are alone…..gives me goosebumps to think someone actually wrote these lyrics

Abba’s Dancing Queen…….one of the first groups I heard and immediately fell in love with….spent many hours in front of the mirror, hairbrush in hand, perfecting the moves!! Still puts a spring in my step…….

when you say nothing at all ronan keating……….I wonder if I like Ronan Keating because of this song, or the song because of Ronan!!

kabhi kabhi aditi by from jaane tu ya jaane na……flavour of the bollywood season….fresh faces and good performances in this teen flick….fabulous music by resident genius composer Rahman and sung by Raashid Ali

Taxi taxi from a r rahman…..Tamil grooves and moves….high energy for when I need a dose… …..this one is seasonal…but hey…I like seasonal!!

katra katra behta hai from ijaazat…..one of my all time favourites…if you can look before the fake sighing in the beginning!!….rekha…..gulzar and RDB!! Of course the singer too!! I’m singing this a lot these days….now that its been raining…..

I tag in return and want to know what gets you into the groove…..

Sig of live to eat, Raaga of the singing chef (with a name like that…how can I not!!), Mallika of quick indian cooking, Bellini Valli of More than burnt toast, Cynthia of tastes like home, Manisha of Indian food rocks, Nupur of One Hot Stove

i love you this much award

Deeba also gave me this award wayyyyyyyyyy back…….i thought better late than never to acknowledge this one……thanks babe….and the feeling’s mutual……I in turn want to pass this on to…..

Raaga, Sig, Kalyn, Amy

Blogging forever friend award

Swapna, fellow hosteller and reader of many books…also doting mom and closet crafter…..has given me two fabulous awards…one blogging forever friend award and one for good luck ….thanks babe……she’s so good for my ego….i would prescribe one of her kind to everyone out there…..she put me right along Martha Stewart as inspiration!! Wowie!! I have heard compliments and then some…..this one is way out of orbit…thanks swapna….

Here are the rules:

·Only 5 people are eligible for this award

·4 of them followers of your blog

·One has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the world

·You must link back to whoever gave you this award

I’d like to pass this on to Raaga, Arundathi, Deeba, Nupur and Julia: a new reader from Australia who just left me a comment


Swapna, fellow hosteller and reader of many books…also doting mom and closet crafter…..has given me one fabulous award…for good luck ….thanks babe……she’s so good for my ego….i would prescribe one of her kind to everyone out there…..she put me right along Martha Stewart as inspiration!! Wowie!! I have heard compliments and then some…..this one is way out of orbit…thanks swapna….

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I’d like to pass this on to…..Deeba, Raaga, Arundhati, Nandita and Srivalli


14 Comments Add yours

  1. manggy says:

    I’ll try to answer the tag soon, thanks! 🙂

  2. Raaga says:

    wowowowow… thanks girl.

    And you misspelt Arundathi’s name… I’m Arundhati… she’s Arundathi 🙂

  3. Anita says:

    😀 I think I want to do the book thing…Thanks for the tag!

  4. Sig says:

    Thanks babe… I love you thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat much too… 🙂 And thanks for the tag, I will do it soon, hope I can do at least half as great a job as you did with all the tags!

  5. Thank you so much for thinking of me. It is always nice to know there are people out there who are as passionate as I am about cooking and blogging as I am. This is a MEME that is doing the circles. I participated a few posts back. If you would care to check out my top 7 songs when you have a chance.

  6. Nupur says:

    Thanks for the sweet awards 🙂 but I confess that I am going to be ungrateful and not pass them on to anyone!
    But I can tell you what’s getting me into the groove these days- A TV channel named VH1 has been airing shows called 100 greatest songs of the 80s and 90s and I have been listening to all my teen favorites from that list 😀

  7. sangeeth says:

    nice post and congrats on ur awards…luved the VISA CARD…somebody give it to me 😉

  8. arundathi says:

    😀 OMG!! you are too sweet!! thanks so much for so many awards babe! you made my day – esp after losing my laptop!! Smiling from ear to ear!!!

  9. Deeba says:

    Hey cool gal…Muah to you many times over…*BLUSH*… I FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL SO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!! Congrats on being truly innundated & humble thanks for passing me so many…you will not believe how happy I am….bouncing off walls type!! Muchas gracias…hope to do page 123 very soooon…watch out! Loved the lines on your page 123!! Say hi to K (& his toes; he will never live that one down…LOL)!! Ciao Deeba

  10. Swapna says:

    Hi Anu,

    Thanks for the meme..only problem is I have 3 books on my desk as I am typing this… guess I will do an eeny meeny miny mo..and pick one…!! 🙂

    Thanks babe……

  11. Srivalli says:

    thats a nice post arundati…hhehe..so many at the same time….thanks for passing me the luck…:)

  12. Kalyn says:

    Thank you for passing on the award to me!

  13. familiabencomo says:

    Wow! That’s A LOT of awards – all well-deserved, of course. Thank you for honoring me with an award (imagine me blushing & dabbing my eyes with a hankie)! It’s so much fun to share these awards & you are certainly a giver – thank you!

    xoxox Amy

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