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…..
- 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!!
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…..
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
MAGIC LAMP OF LUCK
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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