Wednesday, May 28, 2008

21. And that’s how the graduated chick lost its life.

Ha! Sunday afternoons, after church, nothing to do till the 11th hour when we all scurry about here and there in a frantic attempt to do the long forgotten assignments, submissions, tutorials etc which never seem to go out of existence.
And this particular Sunday was no different. As usual we took our own time to finish our lunch, along with the round of the week’s chit-chattering and gossiping. Oh before I forget, this ‘we’ I’m referring to consists of the trio Maya Sarah John (henceforth to be called as MaSaJo), Angie Alice Abraham(AnAlAb) and Neethu Krishna(er…NeeKri?? :| )
MaSaJo: Blah..blah..blah
AnAlAb: blah..blah…
Neekri: Haven’t we finished? Shall we then make a move and go wash our hands?
AnAlAb: MaSaJo, is there some curry left in your plate?
MaSaJo: Oh yes, but you are not supposed to eat potatoes…
AnAlAb: I know that silly, I just want the curry. I swear, I won’t eat the potatoes. See the pile of potatoes on the side of my plate.
Pieces of potatoes, along with some curry, get transferred from MaSaJo’s and NeeKri’s plates to AnAlAb’s. The blah blah continues and AnAlAb’s hands always restless as they are, having finished feeding her, began to work on the left over potato pieces-smashing, pulping, kneading, pressing and rolling the pieces until finally it took the form of a snow ball (or technically speaking, a ‘potato ball’.)
Neekri: Hey this looks like a snow man. Give it 2 eyes also na?
After a brief search, 2 mustard seeds are extricated from the leftovers, and the curry-mixed, pitch-black eyes get implanted on the potato man.
MaSaJo: Ooo that looks like a tiny birdy now. Shall we give it a beak as well?
The leftovers prove to be an infinite source of body spare parts. A tiny tomato peel was perfect for the li’l red beak and there was our chick, created by 3 Michaelangelos-in-the-making.Voila!
(Aint it cute?? :D)
Neekri: I wanna do something with the pieces of banana peel as well. How about getting the chick graduated?
And soon enough the chick got graduated. :D
(Hope you can see the graduation hat on it’s head)
By now, we were attracting a hell lota unwanted attention from the neighboring tables. Ignoring all those have-these-gals-gone-outa-their-mind stares (after all a little publicity never hurts), we sat there admiring our artistic work for how long I’m not sure, but alas! all good things must come to an end…We had to bid goodbye to our chick(the mess was closing down). I was given the privilege of taking our li’l birdy to its final resting place(the kitchen sink!)
Reluctantly, I put the plate in the sink, but couldn’t take my eyes off our piece of artistic delicacy. As I was still ogling the chick in that smelly wash area, surrounded by dozens of stinking plates, there came a dudette having had her fill, emptied the leftover into the dust-bin, and as though finding no other place, kept her dumb plate right on top of my plate, smashing my poor chick :(
And that’s how the graduated chick lost its life…sniff…
PS: So as not to offend any sensitive blog-readers the pics of the smashed graduated chick after it met with the dreadful tragedy have not been included.

Monday, May 26, 2008

20. A topsy-turvy world!

I came across a few books recently. I was quite intrigued by their title…Clearly, people should learn to do things in the right order….

Sit first, then leap up and walk without standing, and then stand eventually???

The next one is even more bizarre….

Er…should that really be the order in which it should go???
Hehe..but the book is a good one though. Still the cover page drew accusing stares and bewildered looks from many a people- “Neethu, you started reading such books already?!” Grr...couldn’t the dodos read the title fully before charging innocent me with reading adult stuff? hmpf!
PS: I finally ended up covering the book with a newspaper before proceeding to read further ;)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

19. Tag to the rescue!

Tags come to my rescue again!(hadn’t blogged for a while).Took the tag from chrconicwriter(you happy now?).Here’s the 30Q tag.

1. Last movie you saw in a theater?
A. Guess it was HP-5(regretted later for having watched it though…) I prefer my lappy and DVDs compared to the cinema ;)
2. What book are you reading?
A. The monk who sold his Ferarri, Outrageous Mercy, Ruskin Bond’s Book Of Humor (yea I start off with a lot of books at a time…a few lucky ones get their last page meet my eyes ;)

3. Favourite board game?
A. Spell Bound.

4. Favourite magazine/s?
A. RD, True friend, Educare.

5. Favourite smells?
A. Smell of the soil after the first's lovely

6. Favourite sounds?
A. My phone ringing. Love it when people call me up

7. Worst feeling in the world?
A. Getting up in the morning thinking that it is a weekend when it is actually a weekday, and realising that there’s class at 8’o clock, and that I’m already short of attendance!Sheesh! I HATE 8'o clock classes

8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
A. Do I have to wake up now ?

9. Favourite fast food place?
A. There no place where I eat food as fast as I do at the hostel mess during breakfast…all thanks to the 8’o clock classes :x but yea the BF is good almost all the time..

10. Future child’s name?
A. ?!!

11. Finish this statement. “If I had lot of money I’d….?”
A. Spend it. Duh !

12. Do you drive fast?
A. Naa…vehicles are anyway prohibited inside college campus. Else the 8’o clock classes would have compelled me to drive fast daily!

13. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
A. Would love to…but no one would buy one for me :(

14. Storms - cool or scary?
A. Depends

15. What was your first car?
A. So far have driven Maruhti 800, Fiat, Alto, Ikon, Baleno..none of them were my own though…yet to get a job and buy one :)

16. Favourite drink?
A. Milo!(they always give free gifts :D)

17. Finish this statement, “If I had the time I would….”?
A. Again… spend it! Like Duh!

18. Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
A. Haven’t ever eaten any of its parts.

19. If you could dye your hair any colour, what would be your choice?
A. Pitch black

20. Name all the different cities/towns you’ve lived in?
A. Trivandrum - Calicut - Trivandrum - Calicut - Trivandrum - Calicut –(will be the same for next 2 years :|)

21. Favourite sports to watch?
A. Cricket World cup finals( if India’s playing), football world cup finals(doesn’t matter which country is playing), tennis (if its Federer vs Nadal)

22. One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?
A. He said i am a sweetheart :P
23. What’s under your bed?
A. Weighing machine. Every morning I get up and stand on it hoping that the needle would at least budge towards the right
24. Would you like to be born as yourself again?
A. Hmm…yup! But there’s always scope for improvement ;)

25. Morning person, or night owl?
A. Night person. Am not an owl! Hmpf!
26. Over easy, or sunny side up?
A. Huh?
27. Favourite place to relax?
A. Classroom last bench...preferably with some boring lectures.

28. Favourite pie?
A. 3.1428571428571428571428571428571 :P
29. Favourite ice cream flavour?
A. Butterscotch .

30. Of all the people you tagged this to, who’s most likely to respond first?
A. Whoever first runs out of topics to blog.
I'll tag Lee, MultiMenon, Viajero, Evil-blogger(how evil can you get this time?),Paroo, Crazy (in the hope that you’ll someday remember your long forgotten blog)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

18. Suggestion plssssssssss..........

It has been the same old look for over a year, so I have been wondering whether my blog should get a different look all together...But I'm not sure though...Help me out, wilya?Suggestions plssssssssss..........
Does the new look look better?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

17. FranaB unplugged:I-Radio Mango

Just as I had promised, here’s updates to my ‘serious series writing’. FranaB’s unplugged again. There’s hardly any mallu who haven’t heard of Radio Mango 91.9, the most happening thing in the mallu radio world today. For those ignorant souls, here’s the link.Click! One fine morning in the month of November, the prankster minds of the boys of our batch suddenly started working, and who better to play their pranks on other than FranaB?? So here goes….

Click here to get the actual conversation!

Here's the conversation if you doesn't happen to know malayalam.....

Radio Mango: Hello good morning madam.
Frana James: Good morning .Who’s it?
RM: I’m calling from Radio Mango FM 91.9
FJ: ok…..
RM: I’m from a programme called DimDimDamaka, sponsored by Atlas jewellery
FJ: ok…
RM: You have been selected as this week’s lucky contestant.You will have an opportunity to win 20 gold coins from Atlas jewellery through this programme
FJ:[still continues here unsure ok….]
RM: Madam now I’ll connect to the RJ.
RM: Shall I connect to the radio jockey?
FJ: aa..
RM: Madam, I’ll give you the instructions-After connecting to the radio, you are supposed to talk only after they say a ‘Hi’
FJ: ok….
RM: Madam, you have just woken up from sleep?
FJ: yes…

RM: Madam, if you want to, you can go and freshen up and come.. I’ll hold on.
FJ: Who’s this? I didn’t get you.
RM: My name’s Ramesh. I’m from Radio…
FJ: Are you trying to fool me early in the morning?[Aha! The lady's got brains !]
RM: Er..umm..Madam, we’ve got your number from Airtel customers…This programme is sponsored by Airtel and Atlas
FJ: eh?
RM: you have been selected as this week’s lucky contestant.
FJ: huh?
RM: Madam, shall I connect you with the RJ?
FJ: You sound like someone…
[Aha!more brains…]
RM: Madam, shall I connect you with the RJ?
FJ: it then…

(The guy holds the phone.Music played in the background….)

Radio Jockey: Hello, welcome back to Radio Mango 91.9 FM. Let’s see who’s the lucky contestant of today’s Atlas jewellery’s DhimDhimDhamaka! Hello….
FJ: Hello…
RJ: Helloo…
FJ: Hello…
RJ: who’s this?

FJ: (murmering to herself)
What should I say??
RJ: Hello, what’s your name?

FJ: Anu[More brains???]
RJ: Anu?
[The guy’s surprised whether he called the wrong number, but is quick in hiding it!]
FJ: aa…

RJ: K Anu what are you doing?
FJ: I’m studying
RJ: Studying? K where are you studying?
FJ: In college.
RJ: K in which college are you studying?
FJ: Err..I’m studying in one college.
RJ: ok..ok. So we’re going to the first question of Atlas jewellery’s DhimDhimDhamaka
FJ: aa..
RJ: So I’ll tell you the rules and regulations of this contest
FJ: aa..
RJ: We’ll be asking a question based on a song, and if you get it right, you will win 2 gold coins sponsored by Atlas jewellery [Gosh! doesnt the guy get tired of repeating the dumb name over and over again?...sorry no personal grudge against the jewellery!]
FJ: aa...

RJ: ok so we’ll go to the question?
FJ: aaa…[grr… she and her never ending aaaas..Is she,by any chance, practicing for the song ?? ]

(Music of one famous hit from the mallu film classmates played in the background)
RJ: Hello Anu?

FJ: Hello..
RJ: Hello…Which song starts off with this music?
FJ:(says very excitedly..her excitement so very clear in her voice) It’s the starting of the song from ‘classmates’
RJ: Which song?
FJ: Song????oh...’Kaatadithanalil…’
RJ: Anu..can you sing two lines?
FJ: But I don’t sing..
RJ: Please sing Anu…It’s a programme right?
(giggles and jeers from the background..Frana’s side)
FJ: hehe..kaattadi thanalil..,thanalathe mar
avil(she says steadily...refusing to sing)
RJ: er…can you sing two lines?

FJ: kaatadi thanalummmmm…[now she starts singing..but stops abruptly..thank God!Phew!!!]ok that’s it!
RJ: ok ok. Anu we’re going to the next question. Now you have won 2 gold coins sponsored by Atlas jewellery. Now you can decide for yourself whether you should go to the next level or not. If you are going to the next round, and fail to give the right answer, you will lose what you have won in the last round, else you will get 5 gold coins sponsored by Atlas jewellery.
FJ: No!No!.No need to go…[she aint that greedy eh?]
RJ: So you intend to stop with the 2 gold coins sponsored by Atlas jewellery?
[Oh no!not the Atlas again!!grr…]
FJ: ok

RJ: now we’ll connect you to our executives. You can give your name and address to them. ok byebye..
Radio Mnago 91.9 FM, naatilengum paatayi.(some background noises)
RM: Hello

FJ: Hello

RM: Hello.Madam, your name please..
FJ: Er..Frana James
[So where did Anu go now??:P]
RM: Frana james

FJ: Nit calicut[Oh so her college’s got a name after al]
RM: Nit calicut
FJ:s4 electrical.
RM: s4 electrical
FJ: aa..
RM: ok madam we’ll give you a verification number
FJ: ok.
RM: 6782
RM: 6782
FJ: OK..
RM: this is your secret code. Do not tell it to anyone else. We’ll be contacting you again, to inform you further about the prize details.

FJ: ok
RM: ok thank you.
FJ: ok...
RM: have a nice day!!!

I can only imagine the roars of laughter and celebrations that ensued at the boys hostel after the phone call. Anyways…the ‘Radio Monkeys’ did keep their word…the very next day Frana James got 2 gold coins(the chocolate version)and also a monkey from Radio mango 91.9FM..As can be guessed it didn’t take long for the whole campus to know about FranaB’s Radio Mango 91.9FM…. naatilengum paatayi…;)