Month: October 2011

Diwali Bash!!!

Hello guys!

Sorry for not updating my Prep’s for Diwali! Got some prob’s in updating it… Will update it soon!

This post is especially for Diwali bash at our home… The whole day of Diwali is been given in this post… 🙂

Once when the day has arouse i was late as-usual but its none other like the normal days… Its DIWALI!!!

I just got up from my bed and took oil bath and had a quick dry up and was ready for a visit to the nearby Temple 🙂 Meanwhile my sisters got ready too and I was excited how the day is gonna move 🙂 We were wearing our Diwali Dresses though 🙂 We started to temple around 6.30 A.M and drove for a 15 mins and reached the temple…

For our disappointment we could find only a very few lazy guys like us wandering around the temple and there was no pandits as its been late they have completed their pooja’s and went back 😦 So we just had a quich prayer without any rituals and had to return half-hearten which made me a bit upset too…

Coming home after a disappointed darshan i had to visit my Uncle’s home  which is quiet far from my home. So we three sisters had the breakfast with Idly, 2 type of Chutney, Sambar, and Sweet Pongal (Traditional food for each festive breakfast). Then with few munchies with Muruku and Laddu we had to finish our breakfast and got ready to move for our uncle’s home at 10.30 A.M.

Its really a hard experience travelling around on Diwali day as we could find everyone bursting crackers on streets and need a very careful attention on each of our move in making sure there is no cracker on the road. Ufff! After a big troubled driving for 25mins we reached our uncle’s home and gave our sweets and murukus to them had few of their sweets with chit-chatting and alas! it started raining… The rain lasted for about 2 hours which kept us locked in our uncle’s home itself…

When the rain slowed down we started back to home. It was more difficult to ride in wet surface when there is a pile of sand on the road side. In such a difficult turn we got slipped off and had a fall 😦 My sisters were not injured but on the other side i was injured so bad that i cant even move my legs due to the heavy weight of my scooty which was on my leg. A few people rushed in to help us as my sisters can’t lift up the vehicle. They helped me out and my legs were trembling with pain and fear. I was keen in inquiring my sisters if they are ok. After few minutes of rest we started back home which a few streets was nearer. With much of strain I managed to drive back to home without any problems…

It was a bad Diwali i thought… After reaching home i got tons of scoldings from my parents and had a pain killer and an injection in the nearby doctor’s house. I had to take a complete rest for the whole day. But how could i?? Its Diwali and i have to watch out many new program’s that is been telecasted. But failing in my arguments i had a cup of juice and went for sleep till evening 5 P.M…

With few snacks i started watching the programme and by the end of 7 P.M its time to celebrate our Diwali with Crackers! My sisters compelled me to come out and crackle few crackers. But due to heavy pain on my leg i was not able to crackle but i enjoyed watching my sisters and neighbors and their kids enjoying the day 🙂 I have added few shots of this Diwali Cracklings 🙂 🙂 🙂

Finally got back home to watch over the program’s around 9 P.M and one of my sister suddenly had a feeling of applying Mehendi…  So i had to apply her Mehendi just a little which soothed her as she started crying when i said am tired and can’t apply…

This was taken on the next Morning

Then had our dinner with Non-Vegetarian foods like Fish fry, Chicken gravy with rotti’s and chapatis.

Thus my Diwali ended up with a messy as well as quiet enjoyable one 🙂 🙂 🙂

Note: Since it was raining the whole night i was unable to put Rangoli’s which was one of the most saddest part of this Diwali :(. The clarity of my mobile might be quiet less during night time so do adjust with the picture clarity 🙂

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Excuses…

10 best excuses when you get caught falling asleep on your desk:

10. “They told me at the blood bank this might happen.”

9. “This is just a 15 minute power-nap like they raved about in
that time management course you sent me to.”

8. “Whew! Guess I left the top off the White-Out. You probably
got here just in time!”

7. “I wasn’t sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement
and envisioning a new paradigm.”

6. “I was testing my keyboard for drool resistance.”

5. “I was doing a highly specific Yoga exercise to relieve
work-related stress. Are you discriminatory toward people who
practice Yoga?”

4. “Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a
solution to our biggest problem.”

3. “The coffee machine is broken…”

2. “Someone must’ve put decaf in the wrong pot…”

And the #1 best thing to say if you get caught sleeping at your
desk…

1. ” … in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Stupidity…

I got this in my E-Mail… It was really hilarious to read it 😀 😀 😀

In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed to stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods:

On a Sears hairdryer — Do not use while sleeping.
(Shoot, and that’s the only time I have to work on my hair.)

On a bag of Fritos — You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
(the shoplifter special)?

On a bar of Dial soap — “Directions: Use like regular soap,”
(and that would be how???….)

On some Swanson frozen dinners — “Serving suggestion: Defrost.”
(but, it’s “just” a suggestion).

On Tesco’s Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom) — “Do not turn upside down.”
(well…duh, a bit late, huh)!

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding — “Product will be hot after heating.”
(…and you thought????…)
On packaging for a Rowena iron — “Do not iron clothes on body.”
(but wouldn’t this save me more time)?

On Boot’s Children Cough Medicine — “Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication.”
(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.)

On Nytol Sleep Aid — “Warning: May cause drowsiness.”
(and…I’m taking this because???….)
On most brands of Christmas lights — “For indoor or outdoor use only.”
(as opposed to…what)?

On a Japanese food processor — “Not to be used for the other use.”
(now, somebody out there, help me on this. I’m a bit curious)

On Sainsbury’s peanuts — “Warning: contains nuts.”
(talk about a news flash)

On an American Airlines packet of nuts — “Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts.”
(Step 3: maybe, ooh…fly Delta?)
On a child’s Superman costume — “Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.”
(I don’t blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.)

On a Swedish chainsaw — “Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals.”
(Oh my ..was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)

Now that you’ve smiled at least once, it’s your turn to spread the stupidity.

Diwali

Diwali in history:

The history of Diwali is replete with legends and these legends are moored to the stories of Hindu religious scriptures, mostly the Puranas. Though the central theme of all legends point out to the classic truth of the victory of the good over the evils, the mode of their presentation and the characters differ. Diwali, being the festival of lights, lighting the lamp of knowledge within us means to understand and reflect upon the significant purpose of each of the five days of festivities and to bring those thoughts in to the day to day lives.

The five day of Diwali

The first day of Diwali is called Dhanvantari Triodasi or Dhanwantari Triodasi also called Dhan Theras. The second day of Diwali is called Narak Chaturdasi. It is the fourteenth lunar day (thithi) of the dark forthnight of the month of Kartik and the eve of Diwali. On this day Lord Krishna destroyed the demon Narakasur and made the world free from fear. The third day of Diwali is the actual Diwali. This is the day when worship for Mother Lakshmi is performed. On the fourth day of Diwali, Goverdhan Pooja is performed. The fifth day of the diwali is called Bhratri Dooj. It is a day dedicated to sisters.

Celebrations

In The Morning: Deepavali celebrations begins early in the morning. The eldest family member applies sesame oil on the heads of all the family members. Then, it’s off for a bath, beginning with the youngest in the family. They emerge with new clothes and a look of anticipation at the thought of bursting crackers, which symbolizes the killing of the demon king Narakasur.

Lehiyan: But before that comes Lehiyan, the bitter concoction, to cleanse the system of its festive over-eating! Then to the crackers.

Murukku: A puja is performed for the family deities in the morning. Breakfast consists of murukku , a sweet dish and, of course, idli or dosa .

Wish fulfilment: Some communities believe that when Narakasur was to be killed, Lord Krishna asked him his last wish. Narakasura replied that he wanted to enjoy the last day of his life in a grand manner and Diwali was celebrated. That was the beginning and the practice continued.

In The Evening: In the evening, lamps are lighted and crackers are burst. As most of the cracker manufacturing units are in Tamil Nadu, there is no dearth of fireworks here.

During Thalai Deepavali, the newly weds go to the bride’s parental home for revelry. Taking blessings from the elders, they burst the first crackers of the day. Usually a vast range of crackers is bought, with costs running into thousands of rupees. The Diwali Celebrations include a visit to the temple, gifts of clothes and jewelry, gorging on sweets and receiving blessings of elders. The groom’s parents, brothers and sisters come down to join in the celebrations.

My Diwali purchases and preparations are coming up in my next post 🙂 

To say out Loud…

THINGS YOU’D LOVE TO SAY OUT LOUD AT WORK:

1. I can see your point, but I still think you’re full of s**t. 

2. I don’t know what your problem is, but I’ll bet it’s hard to pronounce.

3. How about never? Is never good for you?

4. I see you’ve set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.

5. I’m really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.

6. I’ll try being nicer if you’ll try being smarter.

7. I’m out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.

8. I don’t work here. I’m a consultant.

9. It sounds like English, but I can’t understand a damn word you’re saying.

10. Ahhh…I see the know-it-all fairy has visited us again.


11. I like you. You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid.

12. You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.

13. I have plenty of talent and vision; I just don’t give a damn.

14. I’m already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

15. I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.

16. Thank you. We’re all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.

17. The fact that no one understands you doesn’t mean you’re an artist.

18. Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.

19. What am I? Flypaper for freaks!?

20. I’m not being rude. You’re just insignificant.
21. Congratulations, you have officially earned the Dumber than a Box of Rocks Award.

22. You know the acronym behind your name won’t keep me from kicking your ass in the parking lot.

23. And your crybaby whiny-assed opinion would be…?

24. Do I look like a people person?

25. This isn’t an office. It’s Hell with fluorescent lighting.

26. I started out with nothing & still have most of it left.

27. Sarcasm is just one more service we offer.

28. If I throw a stick, will you leave?

29. Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.
30. Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.

31. I’m trying to imagine you with a personality.

32. A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door.

33. Can I trade this job for what’s behind door #1?

34. Too many freaks, not enough circuses.

35. Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?

36. Chaos, panic, & disorder – my work here is done.

37. How do I set a laser printer to stun?

38. I thought I wanted a career; turns out I just wanted a salary.

40. Oh I get it… like humor… but different.