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August 15, 2007

Days without internet.

The Internet connection went kaput and its driving me crazy for the past 10 days. I was pretending that it was ok and I can live without blogging for a while but I was shaking inside and felt as if my head would explode if I did nt catch up with the mommy blog world! My dad of course thinks I am insane and I suspect he willingly disconnected the Internet to save some money for his retirement fund. Hd and my sis calling everyday and asking if the Internet is back did nt help much either. So what was I doing?

I got up at 9 am and switched on the TV. Mom would give me a cup of tea and I would channel surf sipping the hot ginger tea. Then would take a shower reluctantly and since my grandma eats a proper meal at 10 am, I would give her company and eat rice with sambar, rasam, butter milk with 2 kinds of vegetables, Appalam, Vadaam, 3 kinds of pickles, etc... while chatting with my grandma, swapping stories about how our knees are hurting, how tired we get often, how difficult it is to raise children, etc.. She is 94 and went through 12 child births. Then more TV while I sit on the Oonjal and slowly drift off to a semi conscious state, thanks to all the food. Sun Musics occasional good songs like "Uppu kallu thanneerukku ekka pattadhu"(Karuppusamy Kuthagaitharar) makes me open my eyes. Then I complain Im bored till I drive my parents crazy. Hd calls up and I complain how theres no Internet, nothing on TV, no books and how Ashu is nagging me for Dora while my dads stupid DVD player would nt play the multi region DVD. Then it would be tea time again with home made murukku, then kuzhal, ... and probably a game of Pallankuzhi with my Grandma, if Ashu lets us. My mom also makes Onion Oothappam or bajji, pakoda to appease my boredom hoping I would shut up if my stomach is full. Then some more TV, watching young children sing and the old morons criticize them harshly. Some name calling later, its back to Sun Music and its loosu VJs and the occasional good songs, "Vizhiyil, un vizhiyil"...(Kireedam)

None of the Tamil channels would telecast any of the Sivaji songs fully much to my disappointment. Usually the Tamil channels show the trailer of the movie with bits of songs, scenes etc... before the movie is released. Then on the day it is released, they show full songs, comedy scenes, action scenes, etc... Then the day they review the movie, they show most of the good scenes in the movie. A week later, you would have seen almost the entire movie and 6 months later, you would see the whole movie on some channel on Diwali or Pongal, "mudhal muraiyaaga"! But not in the case of Sivaji. I so wanted to see the songs and my nagging was an all time high that my dad whose last visit to the theater was when "Manaalane mangaiyin bhagyam" was released, took me to the movie. He was squirming on his seat the entire movie while I enjoyed the songs. Now next month I have to squirm in my seat while Hd watches the songs. An okay movie since I went with very low expectation. Rajini sure rocks! "Avaluku vandha vaazhva paaren" - my moms comment on Shreya.


A bottle of Bovonto in the evening in the garden terrace while mom feeds Ashu looking at the parrots, sparrows, crows and eagles flying in the sky. Later, the children from the neighborhood come home and entertain Ashu. More TV later, its dinner time with Idlies, Dosas or Chapathis. Then phone calls with Hd and my sis, complaining about my dad and how he does nt care about me, how Ashu has become a total brat, how my mom gets on my nerves,... Then of course, TV until midnight. Unakkul Naane...

23 comments:

Shyam said...

Apart from the lack of Net connection (and lack of HD as well, I guess), that life seems idyllic, Boo! :)

shubha said...

oh..finally u posted something..i have been checking ur blog for a long time now..let me read thru the post n then comment.

upsilamba said...

iya amma!!

look who is celebrating independence.

jealous. very very.

Dee said...

ungalukku nalla vaazhuvu daan ;)...have fun!!

Kodi's Mom said...

so basically what you're saying is life without mommy blogs is way better? fine, be that way.
but now that internet is back, would you be so kind to make us more j with some pictures? of food?

ROFLed at mannalane mangayin...seriously?

mnamma said...

Ensoyyy Boo,aanaalum romba poraamai pada vaikareenga saapadu pathi romba varnichu!

karmickids said...

Tell me about it, the husband snarls everytime I sneak out to check the mail in the middle of the night. This is not healthy I tell you....

Just Like That said...

Ah delightful, slothful, wonderful life.....

Collection Of Stars said...

you seem to be having the most wonderful time :)

Poppins said...

Sounds idyllic !

~nm said...

I don't know if you are trying to tease us that you are having a wonderful time or are you trying to say you are bored of it? :P

And hey..don't be such a meanie! Enjoy your mom's cookings...apreciate it till you are getting it all laid up on the table coz you very well know you have to slog off for every meal by yourself once you are back! :D

Hehehe..do I sound like a meanie trying to ruin your lovely holiiday by reminding of what future holds? Hehehehe....

Tharini said...

Hah! If you could just get a glimpse of my life right now....! I;m so jealous I'm not talking to you!

rbdans said...

Girl, you me making all *J*. Why do you have to list all that you eat? On top of it, you had to mention 2 kinds of.. 3 kinds of.. huh?
I have to agree with other commenters, u teasing us. Bad bad.

Enjoy while it lasts!

Priya said...

idhellam romba over :-( all peoples here maangu maangunnu going to work n all, you ensoyingaa? but Im glad there's nothing intersting on TV ~evil grin~

ok, now I want murukku..what to do?

timepass said...

Enjoy Boo, have a nice time....After all, such pleasures are not possible every day..

Kay said...

now THAT is life! :) Enjoyyy!

Sheela said...

enjoy it, boo... sounds heavenly!

paati kooda pallnguzhi, wow!

The Inquisitive Akka said...

am jealous right now!

Renie said...

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Something to Say said...

I want your life.... and all the food in it..

utbtkids said...

Grrrrrrr....

B o o said...

Shyam - The other side is always green. I want internet, sweet internet! ;)

Shubha - OK!

Upsi - Hee hee hee! Enjoying while it lasts!

Dee - :)

Kodis mom - No, I want this life plus internet! Yes, I am greedy, I know! :) Yes, going to a non black and white movie is like chinese torture for my dad!

manamma - Everything has a price. My weighing scale will tell you that! ;)

Kiran - I know. In a way, the break was good. Now to catch up with the 500 or so posts....

JLT - You said it!

COS and Poppins - The fights with mom and dad AND Ashu brings me back to Earth off and on! :)

B o o said...

nm - Both! Even the most wonderful thing gets boring after a while. But Im sure once I reach Zurich, I ll miss this! :(

Tharini - Sorry, sorry! shall I do a post on handling a child and the grand parents? Its worse than raising two kids!

rbdans - You know my mom! Its always 2 kinds of three things with her! ha ha ha!

Priya - Priya ku oru packet murukku parcel! Address please!

Timepass and kay - Thanks.

Sheela - Pallangushi is fun but pallanguzhi with Paati is awesome! :)

IA - I wrote only the good part. :)

s2s - LOL! But you dont know what you are wishing for! I have the looniest set of parents!

utbt - *my stomach is hurting* (Am I as good as Chula? ;)