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Monday Monday (tra la la)
Monday, July 31, 2006
Monday, Monday, can't trust that day
Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday mornin' you gave me no warnin' of what was to be
Oh Monday, Monday, how could you leave and not take me

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
A-you can find me cryin' all of the time

Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin', it was all I hoped it would be
But Monday mornin', Monday mornin' couldn't guarantee
That Monday evenin' you would still be here with me
posted by All Smiles!! @ 8:15 AM   2 comments
The Broker
Sunday, July 30, 2006
In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.

Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese, and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive -there is no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, who will kill him?

My take on the Book - Not one of his best work, but was an OK read. I'm a longtime devoted follower and reader so not saying more than, You're much better than this, just stick to your legal thriller stuff, will you?? managed to learn some Italian words though, thanks Johnny Man!!
posted by All Smiles!! @ 8:22 AM   0 comments
Smiles for U!
Friday, July 28, 2006
This one is just tooooooo cute! It is a forward that I received on "Why God made Mums" and these are the answers given by second grade school children.

Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mum just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you Your mother & not some other mum?
1. We're related.
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's mums like me.

What kind of little girl was your mum?
1. My mum has always been my mum and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What did mum need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your mum marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my mum eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that Mum didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mum doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball.
2. Mum. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mum is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between mums & dads?
1. Mums work at work and work at home & dads just go to work at work.
2. Mums know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but mums have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
4. Mums have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mum do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your mum perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your Mum, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my Mum smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

Hope this brought out smiles for u like it did to me! Oh! children & their innocence....so chuveet! :)

Hmm.. wonder what Anu would say for the above Q’s..
posted by All Smiles!! @ 7:50 AM   3 comments
From a Proud Indian -
Thursday, July 27, 2006
posted by All Smiles!! @ 8:00 AM   2 comments
Happy Anniversary!!
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Happy Wedding Anniversary to my dear friends, Abha & Govind!! May all your dreams come true..

On your special day, wishing you ALL THE VERY BEST for many more happy days and many many more wonderful years together!
posted by All Smiles!! @ 7:46 AM   1 comments
Purrrfect Weekend !
Monday, July 24, 2006

Had a Purrrfect Weekend and the Top reasons are:
1. I didn’t cook or clean much, ghar chalao with minimal maintenance.
2. Had a fiesta of Telugu Movies, watched 3 GOOD ones (Shock, Ghajini & Jai Chiranjeeva)
3. The weather was gorgeous on Saturday, threw open all the windows and doors letting the warmth of sun and at times the cold winds come in.
4. Consumed countless cups of coffee with heaps of Rookie Cookies and Tim Tams (uh oh, what happened to my No. 7 Birthday Resolution???)
5. Curled up on the couch with the book I am reading and didn’t budge from the couch unless I felt the necessity of caffeine.
6. Played with my cute and adorable niece, Aayushi (and yes, u too Anu)
7. Started to watch Teesri Aankh (Gosh! 4 movies in the weekend, not bad for a movie buff). Had to stop it before THE END, you gotta be brain-dead to be watching it, BAKWAAS!!
8. Never been more relaxed.
9. Had a nice hot oil head massage

Weather: Warmer than usual!
Mind: Happy! Starting the week on an optimistic note.
Heart: Content.
Body: Full of energy... had too much sugar in Weet-Bix, feeling 'high'.
Mood: Upbeat and Cheerful.
Reading: The Broker by John Grisham.
Song Playing: Ghar Waapas Jab Aaoge by Asad Amanat Ali Khan, a treat for the ears... Hear it to Believe it!!
Thought for the Day: No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
posted by All Smiles!! @ 10:06 AM   0 comments
Gone are the days...but not the memories
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Gone are the days
When the school reopened in June,
And we settled in our new desks and benches.

Gone are the days
When we wanted two Sundays and no Mondays, yet
Managed to line up daily for the morning prayers.

Gone are the days
When we chased one another in the corridors in Intervals,
And returned to the classrooms drenched in sweat.

Gone are the days
When we had lunch in classrooms, corridors,
Playgrounds, under the trees and even on tree branches.

Gone are the days
When all the colours in the world,
Decorated the campus on the Second Saturdays.

Gone are the days
When a single P.T. period in the week's Time Table,
Was awaited more eagerly than the monsoons.

Gone are the days
When few played "kabadi" and "kho-kho" in scorching sun, While others simply played "book cricket" in the confines of classroom.

Gone are the days
Of fights but no conspiracies,
Of Competitions but seldom jealousy.

Gone are the days
When we used to watch Live Cricket telecast,
In the opposite house in Intervals and Lunch breaks.

Gone are the days
Of Sports Day, and the annual School Day,
And the one-month long preparations for them.

Gone are the days
Of the stressful Quarterly, Half Yearly and Annual Exams,
And the most enjoyed holidays after them.

Gone are the days
Of tenth and twelfth standards, when we
Spent almost the whole year writing revision tests.

Gone are the days
We learnt, we enjoyed, we played, we won, we lost,
We laughed, we cried, we fought, we thought.

Gone are the days
With so much fun in them, so many friends,
So much experience, all this and more.

Gone are the days
But not the memories, which will be
Lingering in our hearts for ever and ever and
Ever and ever and Ever.

Signing off humming the nostalgic ghazal from the Ghazal Maestro, Jagjit Singh..

Ye daulat bhi le lo, ye shoharat bhi le lo
bhale cheen lo mujhse meri jawaanii
magar mujhko lauTaa do bachapan kaa saawan
vo kaagaz ki kashtii, vo baarish kaa paanii

.. the words, the voice, the music, together they give me
posted by All Smiles!! @ 8:56 AM   4 comments
Me.. is the Birthday Girl!!
Monday, July 17, 2006

Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday dear meee.eeee
Happy Birthday to me!!!

Here is the cake for all of you.. it is making me hungry now!!

Did some thinking in the weekend and made some resolutions, not sure if it has got to do anything with me being a year older now and wiser (really!!)

My Birthday Resolutions (not necessarily in the same order)

1. Get the driving license (Everybody's grinning)

2. Be less egoistic

3. Don’t be insensitive to issues that seem very trivial to u but r BIG PROBLEMS to others.

4. Do not become overly sentimental about things.

5. Visit the temple once a week, (see you there, Abha & Sanjana!)

6. Not to dissect and analyze everything. look at the bigger picture.

7. Loose some weight (no intentions of writing a Bridget Jones diary)

8. Work out everyday…(healthy body..healthy mind, as they say)

9. Stop being judgemental.

10. Do not give undue importance to people who hurt u.

11. Be more open to change.

12. Make time for reading everyday.

13. Learn not to break the resolutions u make.

Uh oh..is 13 unlucky?? Couldn’t think of one more..
posted by All Smiles!! @ 7:58 AM   8 comments
Holy Alphabet... This is Beautiful
Friday, July 14, 2006
At the outset, let me express my heart felt condolences to the fellow citizens who have lost their loved ones in the Mumbai blasts and my wishes for a speedy recovery to those injured. No one should have to die or suffer this way in an ideal world but the reality is that we live in a very uncertain world, full of dangers and surprises(not-so-pleasant kind).
May god give them enough strength to cope in this time of grief..


Whoever came up with this one must have had some Divine guidance!

A lthough things are not perfect
B ecause of trial or pain
C ontinue in thanksgiving
D o not begin to blame
E ven when the times are hard
F ierce winds are bound to blow
G od is forever able
H old on to what you know
I magine life without His love
J oy would cease to be
K eep thanking Him for all the things
L ove imparts to thee
M ove out of "Camp Complaining
N o weapon that is known
O n earth can yield the power
P raise can do alone
Q uit looking at the future
R edeem the time at hand
S tart every day with worship
T o "thank" is a command
U ntil we see Him coming
V ictorious in the sky
W e'll run the race with gratitude
X alting God most high
Y es, there'll be good times and yes some will be bad, but...
Z ion waits in glory...where none are ever sad!

The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor. The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything.

Love and peace be with you forever ...
posted by All Smiles!! @ 8:04 AM   2 comments
Introducing Calvin and Hobbes
Tuesday, July 11, 2006

An all-time favourite comic strip..the child is irresistible..some interesting one-liners..

In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks. -- Calvin
Nothing spoils fun like finding out it builds character. -- Calvin
Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewherein the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. -- Calvin
I take it there's no qualifying exam to be a Dad. -- Calvin

Anu baby, This one is for U!!
posted by All Smiles!! @ 9:22 PM   1 comments
All Good Things Must come to an End
Monday, July 10, 2006

The past month of a non stop weekend, holiday, party, all rolled into one for football fans around the world comes to an end...

It began over two years ago with 194 teams competing, trying to qualify for 32 spots in the final. After 910 games and more than 2,600 goals, we have a winner!! In an exciting final of the 2006 World Cup, Italy picked up its fourth title after defeating France in a penalty shoot out in the Olympia Stadium in Berlin.

For more than 2 hrs, 22 men in shorts kicking a ball mesmerised more then one billion people around the globe and Itlay earned the right to win the greatest prize in sports, the World Cup.. A well deserved win for Italy!! Maradona for sure would be saying, told you so...

Some facts about the trophy
The trophy is 36 cm high, made of solid 18-carat gold and weighs 4,970 grams. The base contains two layers of semi-precious malachite and has room for 17 small plaques bearing the name of the winners - space enough for the World Champions up to the year 2038.

The current World Cup Trophy cannot be won outright, as the regulations state that it shall remain FIFA’s own possession. The World Cup winners retain it until the next tournament and are awarded a replica, gold-plated rather than solid gold.
posted by All Smiles!! @ 10:16 AM   4 comments
Soaring GOLD Prices....Wondering Why???
Sunday, July 09, 2006

well.. this should explain it all...
posted by All Smiles!! @ 4:36 PM   4 comments
An Eternal Mystery!!
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Why is it that four days of holidays pass in the blinking of an eye, while five days of work doesn't?
This particular thought has been bothering me from a verryyy long time..
It seems on a average, 95% of the thoughts that go through our minds, are the same as those that went through, the day before, thats what "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" says. Me borrowed the book from Abha, once I'm done reading this book, I'll fill the blog with more "gyaan" :)
posted by All Smiles!! @ 8:20 PM   2 comments
I am...
Monday, July 03, 2006
-Praying.... that it is all going to be good, aaj ..kal ..and aanewala kal....fingers crossed.

-Disappointed…….what happened? Brazil lost to France in the Quarter Finals of Soccer World Cup, being the last world cup for Ronaldo, I wanted Ronaldo & Co. to play the finals. France enjoyed total supremacy and were the deserved winners but…….I’m so disappointed (who had imagined a 34-year-old would rise from the ashes to send the defending champions packing??)

-Bored……despite of some many things happening, each time I sit in front of the TV I’m bored beyond words….even programmes which were interesting to me, are now a bore……..

-Worried…..each time I have to do an Induction.. Oh Gawd! I have to do a presentation of 2 1/2 hrs this Friday and already I’m a little worried.

-Concerned…….about the cold weather here.. Yeah.. it was and is really, really cold and official records confirmed it saying the coldest June since 1972...

- Hoping..... for a not soo cold tomorrow..

-Busy(and bored at the same time?? Well that’s me.) I have lots of stuff to complete at work ….And I’m having couple of days off so just having nightmares about the increased work pile and an Inbox full of emails when I go back.

-Thinking about keeping my word and finishing the book " The Big Moo"

-Saying that’s all for now……till next time..
posted by All Smiles!! @ 8:25 PM   0 comments
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