Relatively Speaking

Family or “nuclear” family is the term used to describe the closest of your kin. Sometimes they may unexpectedly go off into fits of laughter or rage depending on the thing you said while passing around stuff at the dining table and this quality is what makes them…ahem…them !

Tolstoy once said that all happy families are alike…that is mostly true as all families are usually 10 seconds away from either ripping each others heads off or laughing their asses off !

Remember the time when mom was mad at dad who was in turn sick of the children whining because they were not allowed to eat cake before lunch…this was what Sundays were mostly about ! This must have happened once at least in your childhood. See all families are the same – insane, crazy and super fun…

The word nuclear makes your family seem radio active and atomic…like all countries around the world are trying to get their hands on…but you wouldn’t want that because however annoying or super annoying they may seem ( depending on the way you look at them ) you totally love them and would do anything for them :) Somewhere even you know Blood is thicker than annoying “

Families are great but that doesn’t mean that they don’t know how to push your buttons…they tend to have an overwhelming power over you…Mom needs you. Right now. and Boom you go from checking facebook to clearing the table in 5 minutes flat because mom was starting to get mad at you since you were not helping..I can hear her voice ringing in my ears now..”Ms Aakanksha Sharma will you just set the table BEFORE everyone gets here.”  See, moms have this magic power that makes you feel like you are 10 years old…forever ! This being said, she also knows which cup I like my milk in and how I once mentioned I needed an orange bed-sheet and within two weeks my bed had one :)

The holiday season just went and that meant a LOT of family time together…diwali ( and even thanksgiving ) does put up this front of spending time with family and the importance of togetherness but in reality all we want to do is to eat up those sweets and finish up the rituals so that we can run away to a friend’s place to burst crackers. Away from the family. Because all said and done we need a break. from the LOVE…

Don’t feel so bad…this is a phase that happens with everybody…I am sure our parents were like this too…It runs in the family !

And as far as spreading the love is concerned..well I am tuned into Modern Family till the next holiday season ;)

A girl can dream…

I am hooked to Television…and if everyday you get to see these drool-worthy men belt out powerful statements then which girl wouldn’t be hooked ?

So here is a list of my top male protagonists and their sweeping-her-off-her-feet epic dialogues…aah a girl can only dream… 

5. Ezra Fitz ( Pretty Little Liars ) –  ” My Father always told me.. ‘You must give up a life you’d planned in order to have the life that’s waiting for you.’  I thought I knew what that meant, but I didn’t… until I met you.”

   4. Derek Shepherd ( Grey’s Anatomy ) –  “She’s intense, intelligent, complicated. She’s like a single malt scotch.”

“Meredith, I want your crappy babies, all of them.”

3. Baily ( Party of Five ) – “You dont get to choose you just fall in love and you get this person who is all wrong and all right at the same time. And you know you love them so much except sometimes they just drive you completely insane and no one can explain it. And the reason its so confusing is because it’s love., but if love didn’t have any challenges what would be the point? ”

2. Kevin Walker ( Brothers and Sisters ) – Nothing makes sense in this world…It’s a mystery … how anything happens. But, it’s what we do about it that counts. How you both met, that was fate. But, that doesn’t mean that it was easy and a lot of things came between you and your love. But, use your faith in each other and in the future and that’s what i’d like to toast. To trusting that the end is worth it…and never letting go of it’s promise.

1. Charles Bass  ( Gossip girl )  – I’m Chuck Bass. And I told you I love you. You’re saying I’m easier to win over than a bunch of pseudo-intellectual homesick malcontents. You really insult me like that? The next time you forget you’re Blair Waldorf, remember I’m Chuck Bass. And I love you.

In the face of true love you don’t just give up – even if the object of your affection is begging you to.

Who are you inside ?

Well even tough I am no one to give someone advice related to positive or negative thinking…based on the random comments I hear all the day long, here’s a comparative list between Optimistic Olive  and  Pessimistic Pam.

Find out who are you inside…

1. Someone walks by and says, “TGIF!!”

OO – Woohoo!! Weekend ahead and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it!!

PP – Yeah, but in two more days, I’m going to be back to work, again…this sucks!

2. You hit morning traffic

OO –  Now I just have more time to listen to my morning playlist, yes!!

PP – Stupid traffic, stupid accident that might have cause this stupid traffic!!

3. At lunch, the restaurant is out of your favorite sandwich

OO – Oh well, it just gives me a chance to try something new!

PP – Really?? Don’t you people know how to order enough food to make it            through the lunch rush hour!?!

4. Bank is super busy

OO – It is payday, I will just check my email while I am standing in line.

PP – Holy crap! Does anyone go to the bank any other time, or just when I decide to go!

5. Boss asks you to do something 5 mins before its time to leave

OO- Must be important! I’m going to get it done to keep the boss man happy!

PP- Seriously?? I have been sitting around for the last hour and NOW he asks! That was so done on purpose!!!

6. You win the lottery

OO – Oh my gosh!!! I can’t wait to use the money in so many positive ways! I am going to pick out 10 different charities to help!!

PP – Well, I will most likely end up bankrupt in a couple of years, just like the statistics show !

Don’t be one of those people, that when others see coming….they run and hide, so they don’t have to listen to you and all your negativity! Nobody likes to hear people complain all the time. Don’t pride yourself on being witchy!  You can find rainbows & kittens in everyday, somehow. Sometimes you just have to pull it out from underneath a whole bunch of cow manure!

The Man, The Myth, The Sitcom

Guys like Tim Taylor (Home Improvement), Ray Barone (Everyone Loves Raymond), Charlie and Alan Harper (Two and a Half Men), Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother), Ross Geller(F.R.I.E.N.D.S)  and countless other male sitcom characters make us laugh. They bring joy and humor into our night time line-up. They might even help us forget about some of the stress going on in our lives.

But don’t be fooled! They are up to something more devious than just making you laugh…they are out to make every man look like an idiot…think about it. Each show is roughly the same: idiot husband does something idiotic, tries to hide it from his nanny of a wife who eventually finds out and confronts him, and ends with him having to apologize and promising to do better. Or the eternal bachelor spends night after night after night seducing women, treating them like objects, and never learning his lesson.

These men are helpless, don’t know how to be open and vulnerable, are always doing the stupidest things, and would probably be a dirty, starving, un-groomed hobo if it weren’t for their wife.

And while that might make for a great sitcom, the worst part is…that’s how people now see the male gender…most women start comparing every man they meet to their favorite sitcom man…and this leads to a lot of confusion because guys are nothing like those in the soaps…

The most “single” women I know don’t want a boyfriend or a husband…they just want a son ! (Not that they would admit this) They want somebody who is helpless or worried or confused or just plain simple unorganized…someone like Doug ( from King of Queens ) or Hal ( from Malcom in the Middle )…both these men act like complete wrecks in the absence of their wives…

I would not want my husband to be like that…I would really like to believe that his mother didn’t raise a fool !

And so I will continue to fight against his natural-born nemesis. When the sitcom man tries to convince you that all men are slobs, I’ll like him to show you his well kept house. When the sitcom man tries to make you believe that men are all womanizers, I’ll show you a man who respects women. When he tries to show you that men are helpless, idiotic, selfish and only think with their little head, I’ll like to show you a man who doesn’t need a woman to take care of him like a mother, but a man who wants a woman to share his life with.

Sitcom Man…you are going down!

 

 

The insane thing called LIFE !

   There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who                create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and                   focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t. Life is           too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living

25 Things I Would Bring Back…

#IWishTheyWouldBringBack is presently trending on twitter…so I thought I would list down the things I wanted back…here goes –

  1. F.R.I.E.N.D.S – I couldn’t ever get enough of Ross
  2. The Beatles and The Box Tops
  3. Erich Segal – They don’t write decent love stories anymore…
  4. MJ
  5. The old MTV – I thought the M was for Music
  6. Drake and Josh
  7. The 80s movies –  John Hughes
  8. Verbal communication instead of social networking sites…
  9. Johnny Bravo
  10. My best friend
  11. Sabrina, The Teenage Witch
  12. John Travolta in his 20s :)
  13. Discretion – remember when people weren’t so stressed to be famous that they actually kept their business to themselves.
  14. Sunday morning cartoon shows
  15. Gentleman
  16. Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers
  17. Young Tom Riddle – sorry but he was attractive !
  18. Elementary PE games in school
  19. Buffy – we need someone to slay these vampires :P
  20. Cheap petrol
  21. Sidney Sheldon
  22. Elmo at McDonald’s
  23. The old Kinder chocolates
  24. My childhood – the days filled with Ronald Dahl and Enid Blanton
  25. The 90s :)

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