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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Inspirer!

First The Versatile, then The Dearest and Now The Inspirer!

Aunt Mary at Easy Way (A Blog For Children) has awarded me 'A Very Inspiring Blogger' Award!

Aunt Mary's Blog - Though  the blog claims to be for Children, it definitely holds a lot of lessons that grown-ups can learn too! So if you haven't visited it already, go ahead and click!
Thank you Aunt Mary!

And here are 2 random facts about me

1. I really did enjoy this reaction from Jennifer as Seth sings "We haven't seen Jennifer Lawrences' ** at all!" lol.

2. And no, I don't feel sorry for the Hollywood ladies who were mentioned in The Oscar Song.
     It's 'You-have-it, You-flaunt-it. They-see-it, They-mock-it' policy!
Below are blogs I nominate for 'A very Inspiring Blogger' Award! (In no particular order)

These are blogs I would never miss reading! I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do.

As you must have guessed already, of course there are rules!
So here are the rules:  write lovely things about me, gather some random facts, tag others, climb Everest....
Ah well, guess what? here's my version of the rules

1. Just grab the button
2. and take a nice holiday!

Happy Blogging!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Peace be with you!

You know how everything becomes uncontrollably funny when you are not supposed to laugh?

Today is Ash Wednesday. We made it to church just about when the second reading was getting over.
The church was completely full except for the second pew. Normally, we would not prefer the second row, but since we had no choice we placed ourselves there. There was a small girl sitting in the first row who, much to her mother's chagrin, was imitating everything the Father did. It started off as an innocent smile looking at her, when I suddenly remembered my friend telling me about a Father she knew who is really passionate about offering Mass. So much so, that when he says the word Peace, he says it with such ardor ending up stressing the P and the S making it sound like Piss. That's it! It just started. I was snorting, sniffing and snuffling all through the rest of the Mass.

Do you have any idea, how many times the word Piss, oops I mean Peace, is used in the Mass?

PriestI leave you Peace, my Peace I give you.
All Amen.
Priest The Peace of the Lord be with you always.
All And also with you.
Deacon or Priest:  Let us offer each other a sign of Peace.

All Glory to God in the highest, and Peace to his people on earth.

Deacon or Priest:  The Mass is ended, go in Peace.
 Thanks be to God!

Disclaimer: No offense meant to the Father, The Holy Mass or The Church. Just that the accent was really funny :D

Thursday, February 7, 2013

And this is why I love Horoskopos!

Today's Capricorn Horoscope
February 6, 2013

There can be a lot of fun in chatting it up today, dear Capricorn, and the details of what's being said are not as important as the spirit behind them. It's all about the feeling, and you're feeling it! In general, your spirit is playful these days, dear Capricorn, as you are learning to express your more childlike, playful, and creative side without apology. The temptation to spin a tall tale can run high today, but if you keep it to the level of fantasy, nobody gets hurt. Watch also for self-deceit, and incomplete information.

Today, I had this overwhelming zeal to look at my horoscope as soon as I woke up.
What you find above is my horoscope for today. Since I live in Australia, technically, their today is already my tomorrow. So I am actually living it out on Feb 7, 2013. But believe it or not, my horoscope predicted exactly how my day turned out to be!

So here's how it went.

There can be a lot of fun in chatting it up today, dear Capricorn, and the details of what's being said are not as important as the spirit behind them. It's all about the feeling, and you're feeling it!

Yes I did have a lot of  fun chatting today with one of my friends on skype. As predicted, the details were not important, as we were playing Dumb Charades (yeah over skype). And in the spirit of the game, to act out the word "bottom", he even showed his bum to the camera, pointing his index finger at it. (Yeah I get it, 'the spirit behind' is more important !). You betcha, I am feeling it alright!

In general, your spirit is playful these days, dear Capricorn, as you are learning to express your more childlike, playful, and creative side without apology. 

Later, as I was browsing through the net, one website suggested egg yolk mixed with fenugreek seeds is an excellent remedy for hair-fall when applied for one hour. Great! Since my spirit is playful these days and  I had nothing better to do, I decided to make this mixture. I also added a few of my own ingredients like lime juice (for dandruff), cinnamon (for shine) and ground pepper (for hair growth) into it (my creative side at work you see!) and applied this mixture on my hair, which I regretted immediately because my husband who never ever calls from work, decided that this was the perfect time to give me a call. Impeccable timings, Your Highness!

I managed to hold the phone at an arms length and ask him what it was that he wanted. He mumbled something about forgetting the house key and opening the door.
Since it was only 15 mts up since I had smothered my head in egg yolk, I decided to let my husband in and then wash myself.

Finally I heard the knock and opened the door asking "How the hell did you forget...."
And imagine my surprise when I see my husband's colleague staring at me in disbelief, as there was egg and lime juice dripping on my forehead, ears and neck and I was standing there in rags, smelling like a skunk in a garbage disposal room!

Apparently my husband called to tell me that his friend had forgotten his key and is coming over with him to pick his spare key from us. 
Excellent! I excused myself quickly for a shower (no points for guessing I din't apologize!)

The temptation to spin a tall tale can run high today, but if you keep it to the level of fantasy, nobody gets hurt.Watch also for self-deceit, and incomplete information.

I got into the shower thinking he would be gone by the time I finish. As I stepped out, I peeped to see if he was still there. Yup, very much there! So I changed and came over to make small talk.

And that is when he asked the Forbidden Question. A question that you should never ask someone sitting at home unemployed.

"So what did you do all day?"

uhmm now I cant tell him that I played Dumb Charades for almost half the day, over skype with a friend, can I?
So I quickly tried to spin a tall tale.

"hmmm actually I went out to Olympic park for the first half of the day, rescued a few possums, you know... just the usual stuff."

This is when my neighbor walked by the door, peeped in and said,
"Hey Nina, were you on phone for most part of the day today? I could hear you screaming all the way up to my kitchen!"

"ermm, no, I was out, perhaps, you would have heard the television"

Husband : "You left the television ON the entire day while you were out?"

Gosh! I want to run, now!

Well at-least nobody got hurt. (except maybe my dignity)

So my day ended with my husband's colleague thinking me to be a huge freak and me getting a big lecture on "How I should be more responsible and Save Energy" from my husband and my neighbor wondering which host on Television sounds exactly like me!

So people, next time I get this overwhelming urge to look at my horoscope, please remind me to give myself a good kick!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Etched in my brains for ever...

I recently read an article posted by Kellie at Delightfully ludicrous. As I was reading through the article and the comments, I was reminded of an incident that occurred around 12 years back.

November 1, 2000
In an interesting turn of events, I happened to be in a place called Kerala in India on this particular day.
Some of my friends urged me to go visit a place which was gaining popularity for miracles from The Lady of Kanjikode. I was skeptical and did not want to waste our time visiting baseless miracles while we could be doing a good tour of the place. Now, don't get me wrong, I do Love Jesus Christ and I believe that He is the Son of God and that Mary is divine. But literally believing everything that the Catholic church and the Bible says? Nay! I was way too scientific for that.

My friends succeeded in making me agree to visit the place. A spiritual catholic retreat was occurring on that day, in the local language, on a makeshift altar. Among the first row of audience, a lady draped in a blue sari caught my attention. There was a seemingly unassuming nature about her.
Well, since there was nothing more to see, we decided to head back to our touring, when suddenly the lady fell down from her chair. She had her eyes closed and seemed to be gesturing something that meant 'No, No". Slowly but steadily a mark started appearing on her forehead. It looked like a cross made from blood. I noticed her palms were bleeding too. More like a blood sweat. The crowd was rushing towards her but were too horrified to do anything. I was gobsmacked. I looked at my friends and they were paralyzed too. Finally someone decided to shoo everybody away and we decided to flee.

We just could  not believe what we had seen. I had heard of stigmata before but never ever witnessed one! She was lying right there at our feet.
We never spoke about it. It was like a silent agreement between us.
This is probably the first time I have ever mentioned it in all these years.

Well, does this prove that everything the Bible says is correct or that we were all created and not evolved? I don't think so.

But one thing it sure did was make me realize that there are certain things in this world that are beyond human understanding, that which does not have a plausible scientific explanation, which are abstract, which I would keep a secret for fear of being ridiculed by the world, even though I witnessed it with my own eyes!