Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Life Jing-a-lala

(Caution to the theorist kind of species. This post has several mentions of the forbidden B word. Please read at own risk)

Today I am thoroughly bored. And have an acute craving for chocolate. After almost fainting with desire to eat one piece of dairy milk.... after going down a rickety office lift surrounded by people who don't believe in the art of bathing in winters....after walking to a dilapidated paan shop heaped with dirty plastic bags so that you had to go round the counter to even spot the seller... after handing out Rs 1o to buy a dairy milk who's expiry date I was afraid to read...after plonking it all in my mouth and savouring it for full 40 seconds...here I am craving for chocolate....again! And hence blogging to distract myself

Adarsh tagged me. A book tag. Only last week did I discover books again when my broadband cord broke, my boyfriend ran off to make Guwhati a fairer place (he looks after a fairness cream brand) and when I had had enough of gleaming sari wrapped daughters in law with sindoor running down till their noses in, ironically, a family planning sign (the inverted triangle) on TV. That's when I stretched out and hit my hand against a book of a non comical non Archie nature and read City of Djinns.

To the uninitatied, it's a travel book cum history book on Delhi and delves into stories and architecture and the history of Delhi. So thoroughly fascinating that most of the romantic midnight conversations with boy went "Do you know what that Shahjahan did?....." followed by a rather animated "zzzzzzzzz" from the other end of the line!

Anyway, getting back to the tag, one City of Djinns won't give me enough dope to put together a tag on just that so I take the liberty to convert this to a TV show tag! (Theorist, you can read on safely from here)

A show that made you laugh: MASH. When exams dawned, it only struck you when mom would ask you to spend MASH time on books!

A show that made you cry: Bold and the Beautiful. Why oh why would they air it and consume precious TV time!

A show that scared you: The extraordinary. Ok, so I never got past the titles...

A show that disgusted you: Bold and the Beautiful. What the...

A show you loved in elementary school: Errr...given the vast choice at that point of time...Krishi Darshan????

A show you loved in college: I kind of discovered boys by then after being released from an all girls school so wasn't really wasting time on TV

A show that challenged your identity: Indian Idol. Matlab ki am I not already the ultimate Indian Idol??? Singing barred....

Your favorite science fiction show: Ekta Kapoor serials of course. No one ever ages or dies.

Your favourite biography show: Tom and Jerry...........You mean they don't exist?

Your favorite fantasy show: Nigella's feasts. Do you have any idea how many hours are spent dreaming of those chocolate cakes she makes with a whiff of her hand?

I know you're dying for many more precious insights about me but get a hold on yourselves. There's only so much you can blog from work you know. If I'm kicked out, who'll pay the Tata Sky bills?

27 comments:

CM-Chap said...

Ha Ha... Hmm I have saved some Hershey's for you, which I bought from Canada. He he..u bother to collect?

Your favorite science fiction show: Ekta Kapoor serials of course - ROFL

Hmm so much only I can comment frm work place... If i get kicked out who will pay my bills. :-)

Pointblank said...

hi there!

nice post!

anonme said...

rofl!
the show that made you cry: Bold n beautiful?? for a sec there i thought is this the fun girl i read??
thank goodness! i read the next line.. lol
i cant believe they are airing it again n again..

Fun read!
the family planning symbol! rofl..(u wudn believe it if i sed i have a whole big chapter in my textbook abt that crap! i know its important for india and all but seriously i did not know that doin mbbs u wud hav to read such stuf!!) so kinda made me smile and cheered me up :)

nisha punjabi said...

good u converted it into a tv tag..this one was entertaining!! so u never saw any tv in college hmm??? i dont believe u!!
fun post :D

Adarsh said...

arre..... tag ki to M**-B**** kar di ... hehe
anyways... kuchh to izzat rakha ... books na sahi ... TV Shows hi sahi.

(K)ekta kapoor series to almost sabhi category mein aa jayenge, except the one u love.... e.g. fantasy, comedy, cry, disgusting, sci-fi... hehe... and all due to same reasons.

Theorist said...

pagaal !

traveller said...

Sci fi was funny! Lol...

Anurag said...

the people here call me ice cream rakshas...from the number of times chocolate has found mention in ur posts...i can safely assume u r an choclate rakshas :D

n fair n lovely in guwahati...yaar...assam ki ladkiyan waise hi bahut fair hai...so ur boyfriend should be back soon :o)

equilibrium said...

Super :)

Liked it!

Anonymous said...

just read city of djinnns tooo
nice na
wat timing

Solitaire said...

I used to like Bold and the Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Still Searching said...

Amen to Bold and Beautiful being most disgusting of all! I think they've tried all permutations and combinations of father son mother daughter sleeping with each other!!

mathew said...

heyya nice to see another MASH fan..:-)

simply love it..they dont make any of those kind anymore.. :-(

IR said...

i hardly watch any tv, sometime maybe news or some travel /animal/ Movie channel

but i did catch Nigella once, totally missed concentrating on what she was cooking :-)

Neeku said...

HaHa. Funny read!

A show that disgusted you: Bold and the Beautiful. "What the Flower!"

Jeese Louise! I hated that show ... some of my DeeDees (from BOM) were glued to it... Uugh! Those were the red lipsticks from Bombay! who again always asked (every single time they visited my town) "you guys better have cable, I follow B&B and don't want to be bored to death"

I so much wanted reply back, "Then don't come!" .But couldn't :(

Rahul... in City of Dreamz said...

You're Mad :) . . And do tell me what happened after you "discovered" boys :) . .

Megha said...

OK, Dairy milk rocks. cannot understand world's infatuation with swiss chocolates.

I realize most of my answers to that list would be Buffy the Vampire Slayer. No, not proud of me today!

Chriz said...

i am here after a long time.. bold and beautiful.. i was not allowed to watch it wen i was a kid.. i used to watch it hiding behind he screen

JollyRoger said...

Ha ha! Was smiling right through your post. Good one.

Nabeel said...

who doesn't feel or fall in love in college? or even in high school.

How do we know said...

this is ultra cool Zee. and lets not talk abt chocolate cravings. At 20 kilos overweight, all i m doing is staisfying the chocolate craving - 3 times a day!

gunj said...

good 1 :)

Candid Confessions said...

Ekta Kapoor and Science fiction! Lol.. that cracked me up! Its more of "3 inches of make-up for you" soap opera!

Cuckoo said...

Hmm... I TOTALLY understand these cravings. I went to a shop last evening and waited for half an hour for it to open to eat a measly 3 paani puris. But I HAD TO eat those three paani puris. Life!!

nutty said...

LOL!

btw - why have you stopped responding to the comments on your posts? I realize 25 ppl commenting is a tad to many to reply to but still ...

unforgiven said...

..so again, what's wrong with just popping in one piece of chocolate?

gkam said...

hi

very hilarious post and others too...

keep blogging!

I've linked ur blog to mine

:)