Sunday, November 27

Death by Chocolate

I've been craving chocolate cake for couple of days now. The more days I go without satisfying my craving, the worse it gets. The fact that I've been home past four days is not helping either. I've been stuffing myself with all kinds of junk I found around the house! I probably gained back a pound or two of the weight I had lost, thanks to all the junk I've been eating! I think I'm going to give in and treat myself to a gooey chocolate cake tomorrow. I know I'll feel sooo guilty afterwards that I'll be good for a month!! I'll concentrate on working off that chocolate cake off my thigh! ;-)

Update: It's 3:17 pm and I haven't given in yet! I found out this morning that I have lost 5 pounds! That bit of a good news was good enough to hold off that craving! ;-)

Friday, November 25

Battle lost

I was on my way to the clinic when my aunt called me on my phone. She just wanted to know where we were and I knew from her voice that Abbu was not doing well. I let my mom pay the taxi while I ran up the stairs to his room. The doctors were already there, trying to help him. I didn't want my mom to see this. I told my aunt to stop her from coming to the room. She told her that they were changing his dressing and made her sit at the nurses' station. After the doctor's left, I called everyone and told them that it was over. I even talked to Shuvo in US. I didn't know how to tell my mom. I couldn't face her. It was pouring outside. Felt like the old saying was true. When someone good leaves the earth, earth cries for that person. We had lost the battle.

My sister stopped at the clinic before going to work that day and she was so restless at work afterwards, that she decided to take the day off and come back to the clinic. When I called her, she was at her boss's office, telling him that she was leaving for the day. All I said to her was "Asho" (come) and she knew.

When I couldn't put it off anymore, I walked over to the nurses station. As I approached my mom, she looked at me. She knew. She started crying, saying over and over again "What happened? What are you not telling me?" I just hugged her. I couldn't say it to her. I couldn't get the words out of my mouth. That was the hardest day of my life.

Saturday, November 19

I am absolutely disgusted by the lyrics and the video of this song. Tanveer seems to think if I were offered enough money, I’d do it too, but I honestly disagree. If I were an artist, I’d still have some morals and values left in me.

My lovely lady lumps!!!!!!!! Who comes up with these lyrics!!??

Thursday, November 17

How well do you know Harry Potter??

Being the Harry Potter nerd I am, I had to post this trivia on the eve of the release of the fourth movie.

Take the Harry Potter quiz

Here's my score:
Thanks for taking our quiz. You answered 100% of the questions correctly.
You are Albus Dumbledore. You are truly the greatest wizard of the age.

:-D :-D :-D

Wednesday, November 16

New Jersey

Heard a feature on the radio about the state of New Jersey's effort to find a tourism slogan. They supposedly hired an Image Consultant for hunderds and thousands of dollars. The slogan they came up with was "New Jersey - We will win you over." Apparantly, the state officials didn't like this slogan and asked general public to submit suggestions. Here are some slogans submitted by people:

  • "New Jersey -- it's not as bad as it smells."
  • "New Jersey -- why should death end your voting rights?"
  • "New Jersey -- sold to Corzine." (In honor of the state's governor-elect)
  • "At least it's not West Virginia." (Submitted by a NJ resident)

Yeah New Jersey! You do need to win people over. Maybe start with your residents!!

Tuesday, November 8

9 days and counting…....

We are taking Raffae to the movies to watch the new Harry Potter movie. It will be his first movie in the theatre. Tanveer and I are looking forward to the movie ourselves. It looks great from all the clips they have on mugglenet. Can’t wait to see He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named in action at the graveyard. And the Triwizard Tournament!!!! Wow! I can’t wait to see how Raffae reacts to it all. We are thinking he is either going to sit there watch the whole movie with his mouth open, or he will be screaming "wow" "Haywy Podder" "Dagons" all through out the movie. Maybe I’ll make him wear his Halloween costume to go to the movies. And if you have no idea what I am talking about, all I have to say to you is: "You have no idea what you are missing out! You ignorant muggle!!" :-D

Thursday, November 3

I’ve been sitting on a secret for some time now. Before you all get worked up, no I am NOT pregnant! I found a website that is being dubbed as the Internet’s worst kept secret. I kept it to myself for couple of weeks before I showed it to Shuvo. Another couple of weeks has passed and I think I want all of you to take a look at it now. I think this website is way cool and I saw one entry some time ago that could have been from me!!!!!!!! Let me know what you think of the website. One word of caution: might be better to not view it at work.

My secret

Tuesday, November 1

The Naked Truth

I am depressed. Emotions have taken over me. I can’t think rationally, I behave in a totally uncharacteristic way. I fly into a blinding rage for no reason. Halloween night was taking its toll on me. I had both the kids to myself. Took them to our community center where they were handing out Trick-or-treat bags and flashlights. So I dressed the kids up (Harry Potter and Little Devil) and took them there. I had Zoya in a stroller and Raffae was walking next to me. Then before I knew it, he was running like the wind! He was on the sidewalk, but I was worried that he was going to run into the street and get hit by a car! At one point, I was running also to keep up with him, pushing the stroller as fast as I could. He finally fell down and gave me a chance to catch up with him. I literally dragged him home after that. I took off his cloak to take off the light jacket he was wearing underneath. Then he would not put the cloak back on. He was running to the door everytime someone rang the bell. He was saying hello to them, giving them candies (he tried to take some too from someone)!! Zoya was still wearing her Little Devil outfit and was absolutely adorable! But I just couldn’t make Raffae put his Harry Potter cloak back on. I was trying to cook dinner, give out candies, feed Zoya and Raffae. I was getting madder by the second. Finally my knight in shining armor got home, he took Raffae out, made him put the cloak on and we took them to the houses nearby. Then Raffae was having a ball!! He was so cute in his Harry Potter robe, with his wand in one hand and the pumpkin basket in the other. (He sat on the glasses and broke them! True Harry Potter!) He walked up to people’s house and said “Hebo” (Hello) and “Kank U” (Thank U) without any prompting from us. He ate 3-4 candies before we even got home. The rest got confiscated, needless to say. Then later on, in between trying to clean the kitchen, putting laundry in the washing machine and putting Raffae to bed, I said something really hurtful to Shuvo. Yet this morning, he kissed me, hugged me and said he loves me. Can I just kill myself tonight?