Tuesday Terror....

And they say one has Monday morning blues. It was terror tuesday for me at home, with my sister around. She has been "treating" me to STEP UP 2, the movie, every other day. She loves the music, loves the dances...and in short...loves the movie. So when she said she'll treat me to STEP UP 2 AGAIN...this time I had to step in and impose my "elder sister's authority of negation". Some rights do come handy. :P

After I vetoed the movie, we sat down to watch BEE MOVIE. Saw it half way and got really really bored. Sister has a master back-up plan ready as always. "KUNG FU PANDA!!" she exclaims. Gosh we saw it two days ago...and it wouldn't run on the divx vcd player for some reason. Hence yet another plan went down the drain. We have no less than 200 movies at home (not an understatement...dad doesnt go to theatre...his policy is if we have to spend 200 bucks on a movie in theatre, might as well wait a while, get the VCD when it comes out, and watch it in the comfort of our home...pausing...fast forwarding...rewinding..susu breaks and all :p. As a result, we have all the movies that were released last few years..including Ram Gopal Verma ki Aag and Drona. One of papa's clients is an Owner of a large DVD/VCD store...so he keeps sending all the new releases too. That way, we have a VCD library of our own.)

In the end, we decided to watch "FREAKY FRIDAY". I had TOP RAMEN NOODLES with a lot of cheese, had an ugly stare from my sis with a "what happened to your plans of quiting all forms of instant noodles?". And I said, "New Year resolution...aaj aakhri baar...One last time!!". Hopefully I will not eat any more Maggie/Top Ramen in the new year...doesnt suit my stomach at all, but I love the taste :)

After that, I proceeded to read DESCENT INTO CHAOS. It is taking far more time than I expected, and I have not been able to finish 10 books before year end :(  Finished it half way, and I am now thinking of reading one of the two books I picked up : VERNON GOD LITTLE and THE GOOD EARTH. I think its gonna be VERNON

I have to have some restraint order placed upon me, I seem to be giving the book industry a lot to cheer about. I picked up 6 books this month, now as I look back. They are:
DESCENT INTO CHAOS
O JERUSALEM
A FINE BALANCE
ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE
VERNON GOD LITTLE
THE GOOD EARTH

I dunno why it seems like such a crime to me, to enter into a book store and not buy a book. I went to Odyssey the other day. Its quite close to my place, and asked them if they could give me a job, I'd work in return for a few books a month...no payment needed. The store people had a bewildered/amused look on their faces and just kept smiling, thinking I was cracking a joke. I am a regular at Odyssey and share a laugh or two with their staff every time I visit. They took it in Jest...unfortunate for me :(

So rest of the tuesday went in reading book and trying to execute my plans to purge. I was gonna take out all the useless cartons and throw away every unwanted thing my mom keeps in the house saying "Future use". I also cleaned the fridge today (holidays mein ghar ki saaf safai hi hoti hai babu !! ) and it is so spotlessly cleaned (proud of myself) that I dont feel like putting anything inside the fridge :D

When I reached into a cabinet, to remove all the old cartons, I found there were termites in that area. That was real real real bad. I think the person to treat the same should be arriving today. A large house is difficult to maintain, as I have come to find. :( None of us are at home most of the day and the poor house is so neglected :( 

I think I Should stop the ramblings for now. Wish you all a very very very Happy New Year. Yeah, keeping it simple...but the new year post would be posted tomorrow. Peace :) 

12 Observations:

  1. Rakesh said...:

    Wow :) 200 odd discs... but I saw Step Up 2 and the dances are really cool. I've been seeing that DVD for a few days now... You know New Year Party is here :) But just heard that all New Year celebrations in Dubai are cancelled to show solidarity to Palestine. Phew... Let's see what happens later in the day.

    And you know ghar ki safai is the most boring chore I'd ever done. Whenever my mom used to call out my name and tell me some work, I used to rush to the bathroom citing 'heavy pressure' he he. Then my mom got into the habit of first asking my pressure and then tellin me an errand. :)

    Happy New Year Smriti.. Take care.

    PS. My response to your life story on my blog :P

  1. --xh-- said...:

    200 odd discs? i wish i had that many books ;) happy new year in advance...

  1. CяystąL said...:

    Tuesday TERROR?
    The word terror had me in shivers..but when I started reading..I finally felt a bit better..
    Dance on any track,honey..its new year coming up..so go ask yourself<>>>where's the party tonight? ;)..

  1. that was some terror u have gone through dolls :P....so r u dancing :P...can u show me some moves :)....

    urs..hemu..

  1. Renu said...:

    I am also like that...always watch the movie at home:), and the same thing i told my daughter when we went to odyssey (HYD), even she joked that ma u can take it up seriously, i love browsing the books so much:)

  1. SMRITI said...:

    @Rakesh

    Happy New Year to you too :)...I wish I could cite Heavy Pressure all the time too :P but my mom's clever ...no excuses work there :( :P

    @Anoop

    Thats my "Things to achieve by 2009 end"...I am counting at number 87 books on my shelf now...113 more to go...2009, book shops...OPEN UP FOR ME :D

  1. SMRITI said...:

    @ CRYSTAL

    Sorry for the title...I knew it would be misleading..but put it up anyways :( ..yEAH...was singing and dancing "Main Talli ho gayi"...and got a good stare from mom :P

    @ Hemz

    Sure thing...ground shaking moves :D

  1. SMRITI said...:

    @Renu

    Lets go together to a book store and make the deal...what say?? :D I'd love to own a book store some day you know :)

    Cheers!! :)

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL :) TAKE CARE :)

  1. sawan said...:

    wow, u got a cd library!! i should be visiting you every time i pass sainikpuri and flick some :)

    looks like you are quite a serious reader! cd library plus book library : bonus :P

  1. Renu said...:

    me too:) agree with you:), u know even my permanent home is in Hyderabad, so I am open to the idea:)

  1. SMRITI said...:

    @Anil

    Anytime :) Provided u return them in reasonable time :P Else you can expect me hounding you :P :D :P

    @Renu

    Cool...lets do that the next time you are here?? :) :) :) Where in Hyderabad??

  1. Renu said...:

    My permanent place is in Whitefield Kondapur, in the lane besides VLCC.

 
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