Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Time to Recycle

2 days ago, it was No Car Day/ Cycle Day at Carter Road.
What happens on this day every year?
I'll tell you what happens. Last year I enjoyed walking down Carter Road without being afraid I'll be hit by  a speeding rickshaw or an animal that appears out of nowhere. There was lots to eat, a great environment full of happy people and musicians performing too.

This year wasn't quite the same. So, I skipped going to Carter Road and was pretty much trying to get around the rest of Bandra with a lot of difficulty, sulking out of the car window or then being forced to walk distances I wouldn't normally walk.

While walking around I saw all kinds of people
  • Serious bikers wearing the weirdly shaped cycling helmets. I never quite understood the reason for a helmet to have that shape.
  • Kids who are one-fifth my age cycling too easily. Some even without the extra wheels.
  • Babies in strollers being wheeled around by their mothers who looked effortlessly skinny.
Life seemed so unfair.

Mostly cause I still can't cycle. 
I have just once before. 
The day I do it again, I'll tell everyone I recycled.

Since I've been planning my sister's wedding I haven't had time to do some things I planned on doing. Like
  • cycling
  • conquering the world
  • learning underwater swimming
For some reason I've always been afraid of swimming underwater and have never been able to.
I'm not sure how you're supposed to breathe exactly and don't want to risk experimenting and doing it wrong. Also, I feel like I am incapable of keeping my eyes open underwater.
Unless ofcourse I become a movie star and am required to kiss Leonardo DiCaprio underwater.
Now that's what you call commitment!

So, what I'm trying to say is if the right script comes my way where I'm required to be on a tandem cycle with Leo, you never know.

Keeping my fingers crossed.

The struggle continues.

Monday, February 14, 2011

For the rest of you

Take that leap of faith.

For those newly and truly in love, you've got enough going on so I've got nothing for you.

So, what about me? Well, this year I have no plans. 
Probably since I'm no Lady James Bond - a term coined by my mother with no real meaning.

My plan for tonight : To watch Black Swan if I can manage to steal it from one of my friends who download movies. You know who you are.

My back-up plan for tonight: To re-watch The Holiday so I can float into a happy world where I believe that someone as gorgeous as Jude Law is as nice as Jude Law. Atleast for those 2 hours.

If you don't have plans, I recommend you do that too.

And if you're more of a book person, I'd recommend the one & only book I've truly loved reading called The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon. It's been a while since I read it so can re-read it now or read what seems to be it's readalike - When we were Romans by Matthew Kneale.

When I was reading Eat (which is what I call Eat Pray Love since that's as far as I got), I read something really nice where the author had quoted Dante from the last line of The Divine Comedy. Dante is faced with a vision of God and describes it in possibly the most beautiful way when he writes that He is most of all, l'amor che move il sole, l'altre stelle - Italian for The love that moves the sun and the other stars.

Something everyone ought to find.

Friday, February 11, 2011

For the computer geeks

Who speak their own language of love

Swiss Miss

And like to prove it



For those with 2 left feet

And if you can't get the steps right,
what you can try is getting the look right.

All you need a lot of hairgel and a (de-thorned) rose.

And if it still doesn't work, you'll atleast get some bonus points for effort and can have a few laughs.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

For the married

by Simon Oxley

May your heart forever beat faster on seeing your partner 


For those trying to survive a long distance relationship

And feel like you have nothing left to say but...

from Etsy
Here's a couple of cool e-cards you can send to make up for not being together.

Monday, February 7, 2011

For the confused

For the recently dumped

You are probably going through your Never say forever phase.

Here's some help from Elle Magazine.

Or better still, make your own Facebook and become a Billionaire without giving 'your Erica Albright' the credit since she also got famous by default. Oops!

Happy Valentine's Week

Since we're a week away from Valentine's Day, and I'm a hardcore romantic, here's a little something for every kind of You...

just because.

Happy Reading!
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