Saturday, August 22, 2009

Picnics in the Heat

Its probably never a good idea to go for a picnic in the heat of August at 12 o'clock. But, what can you girlies, we decided that we absolutely must go for an outing irregardless of an Indian summer and went to Lodhi Gardens.

It was steaming, but we went mad. Played with hula hoops, fed squirrels diet chips, played taboo and dodgeball. It was just the perfect recipe for exhaustion. It was great fun and I highly reccomend a picnic with friends to reward yourself or do something equally silly. It will ensure happiness.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Beautiful Mornings and Talented Germans

I woke up to beautiful rainy weather today. I am at my aunts place and from her porch its so lush and green, I am quite enjoying it. The slightly unnerving thing is that I have the sniffles, and it wouldn't be so scary, but in India, this swine flu thing is really getting very bad. Its funny, I didn't even hear about swine flu too much in the news in the US. If you sneeze in public, people give you the most terrifying looks. Theres a lot of media hype..but I really hope I am not sick.

In todays edition of People I am Jealous of....

This is a German man, Dirk Auer and he is enjoying the completely awesome activity of roller skating on a roller coaster!! I love roller coasters and this is a pretty awesome gadget. Trust the Germans to come up with more awesome things to kill time. This is definitely going on the list of things I want to do.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Ahh, it took me a long time. Been five days since I have been back and it is so HOT in India right now!! I moved into a dorm and its actually quite fun. I have a roommate who is either sleeping or fighting with her boyfriend in the middle of the night. So much studying to do. I'll come back with pictorials.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

All Packed! (attached: Craigslist)

I’m all packed and so proud of myself for doing it so neatly, tomorrow is going to be such a long day. I leave you with craigslist as you eagerly (i hope so!) await for my return in 37 hours.

Forties Lady Standing by Train, Bon Voyage Art Print

To the lady downtown who yelled "Where's the Aloha?!!"

Dear local asian lady with the angry mask of hate and rage on her face (@7a.m. Nuuanu Ave downtown 6-1-09). Sorry I didn't let you pull into my lane and occupy the same space as I was. Truth be told I was under the strange misconception that two objects of relatively equal weight and mass cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Stupid me. To really nail it down, though- had you signaled I might have been able to guess your intention without actually having to read your mind. Lots of drivers these days aren't psychic, and I know that signal lever is heavy for your pudgy paw to move so early in the morning (though you seem to be able to give me the pudgy finger pretty deftly.)
The part that really cracked me up was when you rolled down your window and leaned out of the window opening, your face a veritable gargoyle, teeth bared as you roared, "Hey! Where's da Aloha?!!" Let me tell you- I'm certain that when the ancient Polynesians coined the term "Aloha" they were thinking of you driving your car into me without signaling- I'm almost certain of it.
I apologize for not letting you in to turn into the Heco building- I assume your place of work- but honestly I didn't see you, as I tried to tell you while you continued to scream epithets and flip me off. Here's a few pointers for you:
a) don't look for "da Aloha" during rush hour downtown. It may be there, but chances are everyone is somewhere between sleepy and brain dead, swilling coffee and navigating traffic and not really super focused on philanthropy, which generally sleeps until 9.
b) Although it creates an artistic example of juxtaposition, flipping someone off and asking "Where's Da Aloha" seems sort of ludicrous.
c) Signal your turns. Duh.
d) you're da local- I'm (to coin your oh-so-eloquent verbiage) da "f#*kin' haole". If YOU'RE asking ME where da Aloha is, we're all in worse trouble than we thought.
And finally- I'm sure you're somebody's wife or tutu or auntie or cousin- I'm practically certain there might be someone at home who loves you and wants you to get to and from work safely and home for dinner. Perhaps starting fights in traffic with burly out of work construction workers on their way to the unemployment office isn't the best way to assure your safe passage. Just a thought.
But cest la vie- shikata ga nie- the bridge is under the proverbial water. Aloha and have a great day!


Was that your limb? - w4m

I was running to catch the 9 train, early in the morning tuesday. Apparently I wasn't the only one: I saw you down the subway stop ahead of me. You were sprinting, and collided with a support column. Your prosthetic arm flew off, and you kept running.

You made the train, and I did not. All that was left was your lovely arm, glistening from the summer humidity. It smelled of pine and saddleneck oil.

I have it now, in my living room. It's sitting in a hallway basket, with some umbrellas and a digeridoo. Contact me: I'd like to meet the rest of you.



What is saddleneck oil??

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I’ll have to find another tower somewhere..

Let me have you know something, there is absolutely no way to prepare for a 24 hour flight. That is, ofcourse, if you travel by coach. I’ll be leaving for India to finish my last year of college and as exciting as that is, I am dreading the flight. Cramped spaces, packaged food and lack of internet service scare me quite a bit.

Today is dedicated to packing , organizing, shuffling around the house, making lists and spending time kurtwith the parentals and me snobby cat.

You should listen to this song I have posted below. Its by Sara Bareilles (she sung ‘Love Song’ , remember?) and she’s about the coolest chick I know. Little Voice is one of those CDs where each and every song is worth listening to.

This is one of my faves, ‘Bottle it Up’ and she’s also wearing the prettiest green dress. Listen to the lyrics, she’s funny..

If you like this, also listen to:



Love Song

Monday, August 3, 2009

The One Who Shopped Till She Dropped

It would be nice if the money I earned actually stayed in the bank account. The internet just doesn’t help does it? Anyway, I can't control myself, and these are the things that I want to buy…click on the pictorial to go to the link and buy it yourself.

1. The Steve Madden clutch: $40

I love this…its Steve Madden and its affordable. cute.


2. The Deepa Gurnani gossip-girlish head band: $38

I have searched far and wide for this. Her page is worth dropping by.

Deepa Gurnani headband

3. ModCloth Little Red Dress: $50

If you want this buy it fast, the stock at modcloth doesn’t last long.

red dress

4. Delia*s Starry Night tee: $24.50

Check this store out there is a 15% discount going on. They have the prettiest dresses, hoodies and tees.

starry night

5. The Kurt Halsey fireflies necklace: $20

I absolutely love Kurt Halsey..want want want.


6. Red Prairie Press: Pink Poppies Scarf: $20

I can feel how soft it is just by looking at it. I want fall to come sooner.

pink poppies scarf

This is delightful work. Only thing it comes out to 200-something dollars which I don’t have. The parentals will have to be contacted. After all, my birthday is steadily approaching (August 30)…*hint hint*.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I love this stormy weather. Hot cocoa, blankets, books and John Mayer. This is going to be a perfect perfect day.