(You didn’t get the subject, did you? Read further. You will get it soon enough.)
One, I second Ruhi when she says you shouldn’t have to blog when you have nothing to say.
Two, what with very hectic days at work and a sick husband, we have not had much time to spend here at the blog. (Erm…the “sick husband” refers to G being unwell with suspected appendicitis, and it is not to be taken in any other way.)
So, yes – we haven’t had any time to spend here at the blog. All I have been doing (getting sick of referring to myself in plural) is logging in to Google reader and checking to see if any of my favourite bloggers have had more time than me, and have updated. Was most sad at this. And then, overjoyed at this. (You go, girl!)
Anyhoo, we (here I go again with the plurals) are not going to be responding to the story of aloo and gobhi, since we do not have anything to add that Chandni hasn’t already said. We agree most wholeheartedly. Couldn’t agree more in fact. So, to make up for not adding my two-bit to it, I shall just go ahead and applaud her for putting it so well.
All of you – please to go read the Story of Aloo and Gobhi.
The childhood photographs needs some pictures scanned. We shall be getting around to that soon.
In the meanwhile, here’s something from an e-mail forward I got. We are aware that a lot of you might’ve got the same mail forwarded to you too by your near and dear as well. But, it’s just too funny to not put it up on our blog.
Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning
submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are
asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.The winners are:1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.
3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.
5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.
6. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you
absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.
8. Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavored mouthwash.
9. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are
run over by a steamroller.
10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.
11. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.
12. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by
13. Pokemon (n), a Rastafarian proctologist.
14. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with
15. Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): The belief
that, when you die, your Soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck
16. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by
The Washington Post’s Style Invitational also asked readers to take
any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or
changing one letter, and supply a new definition..
Here are this year’s winners:
1. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops
bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately,
shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
2. Foreploy (n): Any misrepresentation about yourself for the
purpose of getting laid.
3. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the
subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.
4.. Giraffiti (n): Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
5. Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and
the person who doesn’t get it.
6. Inoculatte (v): To take coffee intravenously when you are running
7. Hipatitis (n): Terminal coolness.
8. Osteopornosis (n): A degenerate disease. (This one got extra
9. Karmageddon (n): it’s like, when everybody is sending off all
these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes
and it’s like, a serious bummer.
10 Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day
consuming only things that are good for you.
11. Glibido (v): All talk and no action.
12. Dopeler effect (n): The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter
when they come at you rapidly.
13. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after
you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.
14. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into
your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out..
15. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub
in the fruit you’re eating.
And the pick of the literature:
16. Ignoranus (n): A person who’s both stupid and an asshole.
Funny, no? Yes?
We shall be using a lot of these words in life and on the blog now.