Just for grins :-)

A comes across a notepad on my lappy. The notepad has this on it:


A, who tends to use the left side of his brain more often than the right, stares at it for half a minute.

A: 44a, 36a, 39d, 42a........what are these numbers, hon? Are these bra sizes?
Me: (blush! blush!) They are the flight seat numbers!

Now, tell me, who other than A could be so creative (err....perverted)?

A little of this, A little of that!

Holi 2009 will be remembered forever, not fondly, but with extreme animosity. A slipped on ice and broke his fibula. Rushed to the doc and after an X-ray, the doc confirmed the broken fibula. It will take 4 to 6 weeks to heal, said he. So, A now has a cast/walker fitted to his right foot and walks with crutches. Poor baby. The aloo chaat that was wholeheartedly made for Holi, was consumed heavy heartedly.

We spent the weekend at home, catching up with FilmFare Awards, talk shows and some movies - Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye! , Luck By Chance and Karma Aur Holi !! The first one was a conman kinda movie, the second was nothing great - comman man's struggle to become a star and the third one, put me to sleep :).

The TV hunt continues. A has apparently decided on a 58" Sammy, but wants to check out the newer models that may come out this summer. Nadia was called for again. Once you get used to it, maid addiction gets worser. Sigh.

Taking on the duties of the man of the house has induced blogstipation in me. Shall try to be more regular. Gotta go now.... Necessito ir al bano.


Growing up in India, we had a maid come home twice a day to do the dishes, wash clothes, sweep/mop the floor and sometimes even run some errands. After moving to the United States, it has been different. Weekends are the days we clean the house and do the laundry. All by ourselves. We have to clean up the mess we sometimes make. One way the slipshodiness has vanished and we are becoming more meticulous. We have become the DIY guys (not the American punk rock album!).

The remodeling has left behind a lot of dirt. Unfortunately my DIY skills are not sufficient to get great results in a relatively short time. So, for the first time I hired a housekeeper. Nadia. An adept Russian, who is good at what she does and is very reasonable( $20/hr). Reasons why I will hire her again if need arises:

* No language barrier; can speak good English.
* Reasonable rate.
* Brings all the cleaning supplies - one for the granite, one for glass, one for stainless steel appliances, one for the sink, one for the wooden floor, heavy duty cleaning agent for highly stained surfaces.
* Displays the same enthusiasm even at the end of the day.
* Cleans until am satisfied :)

Me: I want you to first wipe the counter tops....then wipe all these things coated with dust and place them on the counter. Next, clean the cooking range, the cabinets, the windows, patio door, bla bla bla......

Nadia: Alright.Let me get all my stuff from the car and get started!

And in five hours, my house was habitable.

Aaah, the luxuries of having a maid!