Monday, March 27

Go Patriots!!!!

Let me first say that I am not a big sports follower, but something my brother-in-law said yesterday stuck with me. He was saying that we know GMU cause we live in Maryland, but to someone from Wisconsin or Minnesota, it's as foreign to them as whatever their smaller universities are to us! Then this morning, I was listening to a piece on NPR about GMU. Seems like they have achieved the unthinkable! I went to George Mason for two years before I transfered over to the terps territory. I loved that quaint, little campus and I was always finding faults with the UMD campus at the beginning. Then slowly, GMU slipped out of my mind. I got used to the Maryland campus. It was everying GMU was not! I think it's time I re-activate my affiliation with George Mason University! :-)

On a different note, go watch "Inside Man" if you haven't already! Insanely entertaining and clever! We were specially thrilled with the song that was played at the beginning and at the end of the movie! :-D I'm not going to spoil it for you! Go watch the movie. It's worth it! Clive Owen is HOT!!! ( Ofcourse not as hot as you baby!! :-P)

Wednesday, March 22

Failure as a mother

Within a matter of an hour, one person called me a "lazy mother", then another said I'm "impatient". And then a third comment pretty much said I'm an incompetent mother. Let me just go die somewhere.

Monday, March 20


Chicago evoked emotions in me that I wasn't even expecting. Back in third grade, when I was memorizing the name of Sears Tower as the tallest building in the world, I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I'd actually be standing in front of it one day. I was proud of my accomplishments, sorrowed by the realization that my father couldn't see my achievements. Today also being the one year mark of Zoya's surgery, made me think of all the "what ifs" of that situation. I wanted to be home with her today, hug her all day. Don't get me wrong. I'm happy to be finally sinking my teeth in some work for FM, at the same time, I miss being home, being with the kids. I'll definitely make a stop at the toy store at the airport tomorrow on my way back.

Sunday, March 19

The windy city

I'm enjoying FM so far. I was in Training all last week. Tomorrow, I fly out to Chicago to observe people working on the pilot project. Never been to Chicago before. I'll be there for two days only, so probably won't get much chance for sightseeing. But I do hear there's a mall right across the street from the hotel! :-D I would be going back couple more times in the next couple of months. So do let me know what I should definitely check out.

Tuesday, March 14

Food Poisoning?! Heat Stroke? Migrane?

It's been nagging me that I haven't updated my blog for quite some time now. I figured what better time to update than when I am awake at 4:00 in the morning with my stomach churning while the rest of the world sleeps in peace?! :-P I've been busy. With this and that and what not. Today was my first day at FM. Loads of information was provided at Orientation. Hmmmm... I'm thinking whether I want to make you guys green with jealousy, since I am feeling quite green myself at the moment! Hold on.... while I make a quick visit to the bathroom.....

Alright, back for the time being. Here are couple of benefits I am excited about besides all the regular ones:
1) Assistance for buying a house (up to 7%). If I stay with FM for 5 years, the loan is forgiven! :-D (The 7%, not the mortgage!)
2) Flex hours. FM requires employees to be on premise from 10:00-3:00 and then I can do the rest of the 7.5 hours (yes you read it right, 7.5 hours, not 8!!) however I wish.
3) $250 per eye for Laser Vision Correction! I am not sure though if I am ready to part ways with my glasses. We've been together for ages!!

Alright I'll stop now. Other updates:

  • My mom is here!!

  • I finished reading "The Twentieth Wife". While it was a good read, it left me with an unsatisfied feeling. Lets put it this way: I am in no rush to read the sequel.

  • My sil moved her twins bday party to the following weekend. We are thinking about having a bday party for Raffae now since his bday is on a saturday! I am thinking the theme is going to be "Fun with Water"! Can't wait for hot July weather!

EEEEKKKK. It's 4:20! I have to be in training by 8:30! It's raining a little right now, which means the commute tomorrow morning is going to be horrible!! Maybe I should try laying down and see if I can sleep! Alright my friends, wish me luck! Talk to you soon.

Saturday, March 4

Some Raffae Speak

What he says - What he means

ScooDoo Stuck - Scooby Doo Bandaid
sown - Sit down
Peas - Please
Eat - Food
Moster - Monster
Nana - Banana
Drash - Dash from The Incredibles
Peepaw - Fuppi
Pitcher - Picture