Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 was Very Special

This has been a year full of mixed situations, good and bad. The year is not ending on a high, but I am making it a point to not think about anything but the positive that has come out of this year. So I am putting in this post highlighting why this year is the most special year in my life.

This year is the year that me and my sweetheart got MARRIED!!! and for this reason alone, 2008 will always be cherished. Weddings are supposed to be a happy but tensed time. The girls side running helter-skelter, catering to the wimps and fancies of the boys side and the girl all shy and demure, anxious about her new life and the new family.

But my wedding was totally the opposite, my In-laws arranged the whole wedding, and I wanted my mom-in-law and sis-in-law to pick out stuff for me. In fact they picked out all my clothing, my jewelry everything. All I did was show up !! Fantastic.

I am blessed in so many ways, my MIL and FIL are like a second set of parents to me, and my SIL is like the sister I never had. I was so relaxed during my wedding that I was up on stage waving and blowing kisses to people who i knew, while my sweetheart was paying attention to the ceremony. I was far from being a demure bride.

Another cherished thing about 2008 is that I got to see people very very dear to me. My college buddies who I hadn't seen for 10 years, dear dear friends who have been my rocks for all these years, a very dear professor ho has been a friend and a mentor, and people I had only spoken to and had grown fond of.

Can life get any better than that? Surrounded by family and friends on the best day of your life, getting married to the love of ur life! I think not.

Let me thank everyone who has been a part of my life. I am truly thankful that you choose to be part of my life. I am truly blessed. So here is wishing you and your loved ones a very happy new year and may you be blessed with tons of love and happiness in the coming year and the many more to come.

See you all in the next year and God Bless!! Cheers!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

In Love with Mehandi

This is in response to my new profile pic. It does seem like I am posing for no apparent reason and doing some heavy Bollywood stuff.....but no, its not as bad as it looks.

Yes I am doing some heavy Bollywood kinda stuff but I am not posing for the hell of fact I was posing for Love!!...

Let me explain.

I love Mehandi, Love it! I take every chance I get to look up people's work, put some Mehandi on myself (inspired by others and some original design), my mom (someone has to cooperate) in short I Love it!

Now a chance came somewhere in March of this year, I modeled for a awesome Mehandi artist, all I had to do is observe her work while she drew Bridal Designs on me, and then model for her, so she can use those pictures in her portfolio. I was more than happy to do so...For those interested you can check out the pictures Here

I am still in the stages where I am getting better, but I thought I'd put up some pics and get some feedback. In fact I am putting a pic first of a wooden Box that I put Mehandi on :)...then a couple of pics of Mehandi'd Hands.....Take a peek!

The Box

My Mehandi Works :)







I have always been doing the Mehandi for everyone except the bride whenever there is a wedding in my family. I am hoping to that one day I get good enough that I can do some good Bridal Mehandi. :)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hi Snow, Bye Snow and the Chicago Cold

S and me got away for the first time after our Honeymoon. But it was far from a 'get away' kinda trip, in fact it was a trip with a mission....a mission to be completed only in Chicago.

So we left home at 3:00 am to get to the airport an hour away for a 6 am flight, thanks to the 2 hr security check process. Anyhow the previous night to our leaving there was a warning of a severe Snow storm. We were to get 4-6 inches of snow from 2:00 am onwards. But when we flew out at 6:00 am there was not a flurry to be seen...boy was I happy. I am a person who does not like the cold and was thankful that I did not see any snow.

The flight was peaceful, more so coz I slept thru it, and woke up only when the flight touched down in Chicago. We were greeted with TONS of snow. Chicago was COLD! Everywhere we went I was begging to get inside a building, to get away from the cold. There was a foot or so of snow on the ground,, slush everywhere the wind made the conditions worse by making it feel 10 degrees less than it already was. The only good that came out of it was, that in the Cold my shoes got destroyed and I got an awesome pair of walking leather boots...cute cute cute...I always wanted those :) .....back to the main point of this post now...

Coz pictures speak louder than words (testament to the cold), here are some pictures of the Windy city after a snow storm.

On Arrival

Downtown Chicago

Frozen River - View from our Room

Another view of the Frozen River

Frozen Lake Michigan

Chicago is pretty, I loved it, we even took a bus ride to see all of Chicago (plus seeing the city from inside a heated bus makes it so much better.) Now here is hoping to see the windy city when it nice and warm in Summer

Cheers :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Paint Domination

I got tagged my Smita...who asked me to draw a few words up, just as she had done herself. Check them out here, if you have not already.

Before you go ahead and take the risk of looking at my drawings, let me warn you, you will get addicted to my drawings, you will be forced by your heart to visit my blog everyday and seek out my drawings, you will not be able to stay have been warned! proceed with discretion.

Here goes,





ps: here is how they actually should look :)


And now for the Tags...and I'll try to make this interesting.

Vee - Cowboy (:)), Camera, Beach, Chill, Sleep
Couch Papaya - Fashion, Couch, Papaya (lolz), Theater, Dhaaba
Manjula - Saree, Mischief, Phone, Movie, Drive
My Two Cents - Beard, Teach, Cricket, Sleep, Party
EISI - Sunglasses, Surfing, Time, Racing, Juice

Pass it on to how many ever people you want :)....Just don't tag me back...I dont want people addicted to my drawings :)...and that's a Wrap!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Passing It On *Hugs*

Friendship is the ship that ferries me across is ocean of worldly existence !!!! Too corny?? Yeah ok..fine....Ignore!!

But its true that a few friends online and their friendship is precious to me. So therefore as promised to one such friend that I would be doing this post.....Here it goes

First let me send out a Big thanks and a Hug to WAIN for giving me this. Love Ya!

This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness
in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These
kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or
self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut,
even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these
writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and
include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Now time to pass this award on here goes...

Bouncing bubble

That was awesome!.. Before I end this, there are two more people that I want to give this award to. I met each of them before I started blogging or even going online. But both of them are special to me...for reasons known to is my way of saying thanks for being part of my life.

My Two Cents

Thank you .... all of you for just being you! ya!!