Thursday, December 31, 2009

Oh duck!

Ordered roast duck for dinner tonight. The restaurant manager recommended that I order half a duck for 4 people. Wish I hadn't listened to him, when I went to collect my duck - there it was, my wannabe piece de resistance, in a tiny box. Bigger than a matchbox, yes, but smaller than a size 5 shoe box! Oh well, the duck has now been downgraded to hors de oeuvres status. Prawns are lording it tonight. Not that anyone cares, it's the silly drinky season, after all!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Never let your hands shake while administering Tabasco. My Bloody Mary turned out to be a Bloody Bloody Bloody Mary! Added so much Tabasco, I burnt my lips. Switched to Vodka and Sprite thereafter. Needed the cooling effect so badly, I lost count after 3 drinks. No matter, since everyone, including BH, were in high spirits as well. Two wine drinkers consumed a bottle each, a solitary beer drinker generously left 4 bottles for the kabadiwalla, and a turkey was demolished as well. Have sailed to office today on extremely choppy seas.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Can you read too much?

My poor little 6-year-old nephew has been accused of reading too much. His teacher told my sister that he even reads during 'break-time' instead of playing with his class-mates. So what? He's just discovered Harry Potter and the Famous Five, for heavens sake!

Snapped at my sister for not reprimanding the teacher. She snapped right back at me, and said that she didn't want Rohan to be like our family. She wants her children to be gregarious and 'well-rounded' and not terminally dysfunctional social misfits.

Technically, I could box her ears, because she's younger than me and we live in India where family elders can do exactly what they want with, well, family youngers! Held myself back, though. Trying to be Gandhian except when it comes to alcohol, nicotine and seafood.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Y has Raj Thackeray been given Y security?

This is ridiculous! A man who instigates mobs to attack 'outsiders' has been given security? Hell, we need security from him and other politicians and rabble rousers!

There's a theory going around that the little coward must have sent himself a letter saying that he'll be attacked on the 25th of Dec by a bunch of North Indians. I wouldn't put it past him. He's been shivering in his shoes ever since his security was taken away. Bullies. Cowards. Same difference.

Am seriously considering lurking around Mantralaya singing, "I want my Y security" to the tune of Knopfler's "I want my MTV".