Friday, April 27, 2012

What is love?

Love is a lot of things to a lot of people, but if you ask me what it is I would say this:

Love is when you have that goofy look in your eyes and your smile stretches across your whole face and you still get goosebumps, listening to the song he dedicated to you, seventeen years back.

Love is when you still do crazy things like calling each other thrice a day even though you're in the same town.

Love is still waiting to see each other at the end of the day.

Love is that pride in his eyes when he sees me at the book-events signing copies.

Love is him telling all his friends about me, proudly.
 

Love is fighting like crazy but still hugging each other at the end of the day, because you can't sleep otherwise.

Love is doing something you hate, just because the other person loves it.

Love is each one thinking that they are lucky to have got the other person.

Love is something that casts a warm glow in your heart.

Love is him pushing me to write my fourth book and keeping on checking the progress.

Love is still feeling a bit (a teeny weeny bit) jealous when I say that some guy looks handsome. (hehheh, I do it  sometimes just to listen to him swear :D)

Love is his telling me that to the world I may be a best-selling author, but to him I am still the same girl he married. :) (hmmmph--and you would think I deserve some respect! :D)

Love is saying cheeky things because you know you can get away with it :)


Love is what has stood the test of time.



This is the song that he dedicated to me, when he was wooing me :)
I still love it* blush blush* :)  (yeah I am such a silly sentimentalist!)



 Listen to the lyrics.They make you go awww.


 

Happy anniversary Mr.Shenoy. :)
It's been seventeen amazing years! :) :) :)

With all my love
Mrs.Shenoy :)
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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Winners of card-giveaway. Blog marathon post 30.

So finally we come to the last day of the Blog marathon!
Image from freedigitalphotos.net



Oh my God, this has been exhausting to say the least and to be honest I am secretly relieved!  It was so hard to come up with a new post every day.  A new GOOD post that is, not just a filler post.There were times when I was so exhausted that I fell asleep a few times while writing the posts. It was that tiring. (especially as I had to travel for my book events)

But it was wonderful to have you along on the ride.

 I must make a special mention of Anu, Gayu, Shachi  who commented on almost ALL my posts.Thank you so much!  I did read and look forward to all the comments even though I could not reply. The comments really helped me to keep going!

And a big thank you to all, of you who read me regularly too. (The stats are sky-rocketing and I am honoured and flattered!) Thanks for the love folks!

I had mentioned that the winners of the card giveaway ( Blog marathon post 23) would be announced on the last day, picked by random number generator.


Here are the two numbers that  the Random number generator threw up.

*Drum Rolls please*
Number 40 and Number 42 !!

I just scrolled through my comments and discovered that 42 was picked by PK and 40 was picked by Grigory.

PK and Grigory--please identify yourselves and mail me your postal addresses!
 PS (at) preetishenoy(dot) com

Thank you to all the others who took part too! In case you want to buy my cards (i sold six of them yesterday! some of them cant be replicated) you can have a look here.

Now I will go back to working on my fourth book!
My third book 'Tea for two and a piece of cake' is currently on all the best-seller lists (Infibeam, Flipkart, Asian Age)

I will be updating the blog regularly. (not every day of course. That is toooooooooooo taxing!) :)

So will see you around! :)





Bye for now and enjoy your weekend!
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Blog marathon post 29. More cards and where to find creativity

Today was a great day in terms of my cards. Like i have said before, I make these cards, in between my writing. I find it an amazing way to de-stress. Today I sold six cards, and one of them was custom made, with a personalized quilled name of the future recipient. I feel wonderful about being appreciated for the cards I make.

Here are a few latest ones.



To see my full collection go here

People often ask me how can they find creativity and inspiration? My answer can be simplified into  a few points which I think are important for creativity and inspiration:

1. Do nothing!  Lie outdoors on the grass (if possible) for a while. Do nothing. Tune off every electonic device you own. Just lie there and gaze at the sky and observe your thoughts. Don't fight them--just observe them. You will be amazed at what you hear, when you listen to yourself!

2. Exercise. This stimulates the brain cells like anything, It wakes you out of lethargy. It';s a boost for your brain.

3. Do one thing which you have never done before. Stretch yourselves. At least once in three days do something you have never done before. It need not be grand. It can be something as simple as smiling at next door neighbour whom you have never spoken to. But do that one thing which will shake you up completely out  of the comfort zone you cocoon yourself in.

4: Dance: yes! Put on some music that is peppy and makes you want to dance. Then do it!

5. Look at new stuff in your line of Interest. See Pinterest,. Explore, discover, learn. Internet is an amazing resource, Use it right!

Hope the above things help! They sure help me!


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ps: 1. Tomorrow is the last day of the blog marathon. I shall announce the winners of the cards (from the earlier post) tomorrow.
2. "tea for two and a piece of cake" is now on Infibeam bestsellers as well ad Flipkart best sellers.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rapunzel for a bit. Blog marathon post 28


The other day I was in Chennai for my book launch. (Click here to see some photos of the event). 
We stayed at a really nice hotel and my family was with me. My children were in adjoining room.(We had inter connecting room)

Early in the morning, I woke up before everyone else. It was magical to see both my children fast asleep. There is something about sleeping children that transforms mothers’ hearts into quivering jellies. I stood and stared for long filled with an indescribable tenderness.  It took me back to their childhood when they were babies.  After a while, I crawled into the bed with my daughter and dived under the luxurious duvet, cuddled her and before I realised I was fast asleep.

My daughter woke me up after a while with great urgency. She was all chuckles, smiling widely, her eyes glowing with excitement.

‘Mama when did you come into my bed?’ she demanded to know.

‘Early in the morning baby,’ I answered, still rubbing the sleep out of my eyes.

‘Oh mama—you know what happened? I thought my hair had grown over night!’ she exclaimed and laughed.  (One of the things my daughter really admires about me is my hair and she longs for hair like mine.  Where as I love her naturally straight silky hair.)

She hadn’t seen me in her bed (as I was buried under the quilt) and when she woke up she only saw my hair spread out next to her. She had presumed it was her hair and she was so puzzled to see such long hair next to her face and wondered how her hair could have grown overnight.

I laughed heartily for a while.

It was a nice start to the day.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Chase your dreams! Blog marathon post 27



Caine's Arcade from Nirvan Mullick on Vimeo.


The above video is a short ten minute film about a little boy who is following his dream that I came across recently. It is definitely a must-watch. Do take ten minutes out and watch it.

If you have little kids, please watch with them if they are old enough to understand.

 Guess the amount that has been raised at the time of publishing this post?
A whopping  1,72,609.070 Dollars !!

Isn't the power of Internet amazing? But what is more amazing about the boy is he never ever gave up his dreams! I think we all have a big lesson to learn here from that little boy. Do check out the site here:     http://cainesarcade.com/

In another happening today,  one of the comments I got on my Facebook page (from a reader called Jaimin Udhnawala) said
 "Dear preeti, (tea for two & piece of cake) captivating story an underdog soul who carve out her way amidst all odds, loved it thoroughly cos somewhere it connected unswervingly with my own self as I always felt similar in my early years…."

The comment really resonated with me as it is indeed a story of an under-dog too apart from being a very unusual love story. It is also about following your heart and chasing your dreams, and not letting life's obstacles bog you down.

 In the book, Nisha (the protagonist) and Akash drive down to Pondicherry on the ECR (East coast road) from Chennai. I have driven down this road several times and I have described it in the book with a lot of love :)
It has been named among top ten of the most enjoyable drives in India. It is indeed extremely picturesque and I remember reading an article in one of the reputed travel mags, about it being one of the most scenic roads.

 Here is a beautiful song from a Tamil movie which somehwat captures the beauty of this drive. Watch this video (even if you do not know Tamil at all) to see some of the magic described in the book. Also the couple in this video (Jyothika and Surya) seem to be so much in love!

 I love this song! :)



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Watch  and tell me if you liked it too!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On dogs --Pure love on four legs Blog marathon post 26

 After Satish's really humorous guest post written yesterday (scroll down to read it) , I must add a few things he missed out.

1. You really learn to live live to the FULLEST by observing a dog.No matter what happens, dogs just get on with life. 

2.They don't mope. They don't ask 'why me'. They don't sulk. They don't hold grudges. A dog really embodifies the statement 'Life is short. LIVE it.'

3. The sheer enthusiasm with which a dog greets the owner (they act as if they havent seen you in twenty years, even if you  have gone to the neighbourhood store to fetch something and you took just fifteen minutes) is amazing and has to be seen and experienced to be beilieved.

4. So many articles have emphasised the health benefits of having a dog. (Studies have shown that it outstrips the benefits of having a cat)

5. Having a dog teaches you so much--responsibility, caring for another living thing, compassion, love, devotion.

6. Most of all it teaches you discipline and makes you exercise. (and people spend thousands of rupees on treadmills and gym memberships! Heh heh)

If you haven't read or heard of Hachiko's story, you must.

There are so many other similar cases ,especially a dog named Bobby who spent every day of his fourteen years at his master's grave until he died.


Sometime back I had  posted a piece
'Just a dog' written by Richard Biby. In case you haven't read that post here  is what the words said.:


Just a Dog
From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog." 
 
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted. 
 
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise." "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person. 
 
Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. 
 
"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.   
 
I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a human." 
 
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog." just smile, because they "just don't understand."
 

Authored by Richard A. Biby
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Sometime back I had received a sms forward which made me smile.
It said " Lock up your wife and your dog in a room. Open the door after a few hours. Guess who will be happy to see you."


Having a dog, really changes you as a person.
When many people tell me they are scared of dogs, I wonder why! I fail to understand. How can people be frightened of dogs?!  (Apologies if you are among the people who are scared of dogs. Kindly ignore this post from an ardent dog-lover)

A dog is nothing but pure love on four legs. And as for those humans who abandon their pets, I don't even have words for them.


If you are really keen on adopting a dog there are puppy adoption camps like this one which just took place:




Having a dog is real hard work.
But it is really, totally and completely worth it.
Trust me, I know!

If you are seriously considering getting a dog, do read this  article first which asks 'Are you ready for a dog'.
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Living with a doberman. Guest post by Satish. Blog marathon post 25

                                                   Living with a Doberman


            Guest Post by Satish Shenoy  




The kids had settled down well in the UK and loved the place. I guess not having to learn Hindi, Sanskrit nor having any homework to do, helped a lot in the process. When we moved back from the UK to India there were a number of groans and moans. We had to throw in a carrot to offset the huge level of pressure that they would go through, settling back in to the Indian educational system.

Preeti always loved animals and my son takes after Preeti in this regard. As a child I too was fond of dogs until my brother was badly bitten by two Pomeranians.  I have been wary of dogs ever since.

 However, with an extra-large heart and without realizing what I was getting in to, I bravely volunteered to get a dog for the kids when we got back to India. I think I was partly clouded by what I had seen in the UK. When people take their dogs for walks in the UK, there is no leash. The dog walks calmly next to their owners (even the frisky puppies). There is no running around or pulling. It’s amazing. My theory is that even the dogs are affected by the cold weather there and become docile.

The kids loved the idea and promised to study hard. Preeti was thrilled but asked me a number of times if I was sure. She said it was like having another child and asked if I realised the work involved? With a wave of my hand, I dismissed her concerns and told her I was fine. We should go ahead and get a dog. I went to the extent of telling her that I would even help her by taking the dog out for walks.

Most management schools teach you to be close to the problem as well as the decision making. Guess I was too busy at that time or had slept off when that particular aspect was being taught. I delegated the decision making to Preeti and my son without realizing the consequences. Guess what they chose and got? A Doberman.  
Lostris in 'Guard' mode.


The first couple of days were ok. Lostris was a puppy. She remained in a large empty carton (we cut off the top and put in some blankets and she was cozy) we had got for her till we bought her a big crate.  She was tiny and could not come out of the carton. She started to teeth and nipped everything in sight her favourite toy being my formal trousers, our wooden furniture and anything else in attacking distance of her. She then started slowly escaping from the box. At that time, we lived in a duplex  penthouse and we put a grill at the top of the staircase since we did not want her to fall down the stairs. She would remain on top and whenever I came back from office she would run around my legs.

 Lostris was always the early bird and would whine top of her voice early in the morning until my sleep was disturbed and I got out of bed and took her to the garden, for her morning job.  She is jet black in colour and one day when someone came home she barked this really scary bark all of a sudden and charged at the person. We caught her just in time and prevented a heart attack. Her bark can chill your blood. Preeti insisted the new baby sleep in our room on the floor. Every time I walked in she would make a beeline for me and nip. If someone rang the bell in the morning and I got out of bed I carefully checked to see if she was asleep before creeping out, or else the task of opening the door went to Preeti.  She could not jump up on the bed so at times I would sneak in to the bedroom and charge and climb on top of the bed. All she could do was come down my side and try and get up. I would gleefully look down and felt I had won the battle. I did win those battles but did not realise I had lost the war. 

Lostris in one of her 'Am-i-not-cute' moments


Preeti bought me the book Marley and me which I read at one shot and found so many common things between Lostris and Marley. It was amazing but a bit late in the day. We already had the Indian version of a bigger Marley with us.  I don’t know how or when but suddenly she became huge. It felt like it happened over night. One jump and she could cross our 6X6 bed, so I was no longer the king of my palace (read bed). She seemed to be exacting her revenge on me for the days when I would gloat at her from on top of the bed.  Every time I went out for even two seconds, she would make a bee line for my side of the bed and start to sleep there (never Preeti’s side of the bed mind you). Every morning she would, at what seemed like midnight to me, create a ruckus till my sleep completely went (Sundays and holidays included). And once she was done with her job she would go and sleep peacefully. I would close my door so that she could not enter. But this is no ordinary dog. It’s a Doberman so what does she do? She stands on her hind legs and with her front legs opens the door. I kid you not. A friend who did not believe this and did not lock the door, nearly croaked it in fright, when Lostris opened the door herself and bounded it in to the room.

Every day when I take Lostris for a walk I meet at least 15 dog owners. Not one of them pulls or barks or acts naughty in any way. Lostris of course ensures I exercise well by developing my muscles especially my arms (I have to hold on to her with all my strength to prevent being yanked off my feet). She tries to eat every old rotten banana on the road and once she has it in her mouth, she gives me this look (what you going to do kind of look). The rotten banana is always tastier than all the fresh nice ones we buy every day (and we buy them since she likes them so much).

And the coup-de grace is of course when I wear my Nike shorts. They are stylishly cut and a little short in length. If ever Lostris sees me standing on the balcony in my shorts then she adopts the Nike line “Just do it”. She comes and puts her nose right up my shorts and that startles the life out of me. And if I am sitting cosily on a beanbag watching a cricket match she has to come and bark at me, plonk herself on top of me on the beanbag or stand in such a way that I miss the match. At times when I twist to see a ball the remote button gets pressed changing the channel. Another favorite pastime of hers is taking my clothes and running around. It’s impossible to catch her since she is so fast. So the best you can do is ignore it and hope and pray that she does not tear them since she has sharp teeth. Of course it makes you even more tidier since you learn to put away things and lock your cupboard.    

Lostris has her set of friends. There are the garden lizards, squirrels, frogs and one particular milkman on a Luna. Every time without fail when she is let out in to the garden her first act is to stand on two legs and bark at the lizards and squirrels. At night she has to chase and hassle froggie or else both won’t get a sound night’s sleep. In the morning she will run like someone possessed faster than Malinga’s Yorkers from one gate to the other barking angrily at the milk guy.

 Our lives have changed after we got the dog. My son  does not want to leave her and come on a holiday anywhere because of Lostris even if she is put up in good dog boarding place. Every time we go out Preeti keeps looking at the watch since she wants to get back home and be with Lostris. Even my daughter is now very fond of Lostris and keeps petting her and in fact gives her more attention than me. Can you beat that?

All of it sometimes make me wish that I could turn the clock back and be able to take the decision of importing one of those docile dogs from the UK who would lie down near my feet and watch cricket with me or maybe not have a dog at all. But when I see the joy on the children’s and Preeti’s face when Lostris comes in I realise that it is worth it and the sacrifice I am making is quite small.

In fact Lostris is also  very fond of me and though I don’t tell the others I too have grown fond of her. Yes we will have our share of bullying each other but end of the day if you had to live life I guess live it like a King rather than a pauper. Similarly if you had to have a dog (and I would hasten to add think a million times before you jump in to it) then get a Doberman and not any other breed.   

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 ps: If you  have read Preeti's third book 'tea for two and a piece of cake'
(which is incidentally on all the best-seller lists) you will know how much Lostris means to her,  when you look at the acknowledgements section.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Two movies and 'love' .Blog marathon post 24

Recently I watched two very different movies, both at the same Multiplex. I had watched the Tamil movie '3' (the movie which has the epic song Kolaveri di) and today I watched the new 'Titanic' in 3D.(Which is breaking all records at the box office)

I did like both movies, although Titanic in 3D  of course, completely swept me away. James Cameroon has done a splendid job indeed. I was so engrossed in it, I am still under the spell. If you by any chance are one of the few who haven't seen Titanic, go watch! Even if you have seen it, the 3D version is still something else!

In the Tamil movie '3,' they refer to the disorder as Bipolar disorder, but the symptoms they depict are completely different. I know, because I now consider myself somewhat of an authority on Bipolar disorder (as my second book completely deals with it and I have researched it thoroughly). The term they should have used is 'Schizo-affective disorder' (again very different from Schizophrenia). But apart from this, the movie did manage to hold my attention. Even the juvenile love scenes made me smile (more so as I spent a few years of my adolescence in Chennai and could very well relate to all the typical  happenings in school during that time) . I was amazed at how Dhanush really looked like a  17 year old in the early bits. I totally appreciated Shruti Hassan's acting prowess too.


In both the movies, the women take such strong actions which completely change their lives for the man they love. In both movies, the women are so sure of what they want. They TRUST the guy completely . I do think trust is an important element in any kind of love. Both movies have depicted the trust, the passion and the desperation of lovers really well. If you have ever been in love (and who hasn't?) , you will so relate to the very powerful emotions. both portray.



The common thread in both these movies is ' romantic love'. I find the subject fascinating. It is amazing how thousands of poets have written about it, thousands of artists have painted their love-objects and even after so many centuries, 'love' is still not outdated and lovers still fascinate us. (Thank Lord!)

I leave you with one of my favorite love poems by Pablo Neruda.


Love Sonnet XVII
I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you with knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.
 
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If you have any favourite love poems, do share. I would love to read. I am a die-hard romantic and yes, I  still believe in love.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

A card giveaway. Blog marathon post 23


 These are a few more cards I made  this week. Like I mentioned, I find it to be a fantastic activity to de-stress. Judging by the number of cards I am making, you can imagine how stressed I must be!

 You can see my whole collection of cards here.  Many of them are sold.

Most handmade cards sell for anywhere between Rs.100/- and Rs.250/- depending on the amount of work involved.Check out some  handmade cards  made by some talented people here

I feel happy that finally the worth of these hand-made products is being appreciated and the artists are getting the price they deserve.




 As a thank you to my blog-readers I am giving away the cards I made. They are blank inside (so you can write all that you have to say)  and they all come with envelopes. On the back it says ' handmade by Preeti Shenoy'. :) (I designed them myself--I ought to get full credit, no? :))

The first two cards will be given to one person and the second two to another person.

What do you have to do to win these cards?

Just leave me a comment! That's all!
Choose a number between 1 and 100 when you leave a comment. I shall use the random number generator to pick two people  each of who will get two cards each. The cards will be mailed in a hard cover envelope and will reach you in mint condition :) Please scroll up the comment box and choose a number which someone else hasnt already chosen. In case there is a clash, I will just pick a winner by draw of lots.




 I liked this design a lot. I made it with really thin quilling strips and I wanted to use colours that stood out. I had no idea what I was making when I started quilling the deep red strips. This is what I ended up with. Nice? :) Do you like?







 I felt happy with this too. The orange roses contrast so starkly with the deep green paper. The white butterfly with a detail of beads completes the picture. It radiates serenity--don't you agree?







This is a long card with textured paper. I wanted to use three different coloured paper quilled roses. I think they have combined well, isn't it?


Wanted to experiment with a  different shape for flowers. So made these multi coloured ones. I quite like how they turned out. And yes I liked the butterfly too. :)
They stand out well against the grey paper which I have used as a back-ground.


You can be sure of one thing. When you send a hand-made card to someone, it will be a long long time before the card ends up in the dust-bin ;-)  They are made with such care, after all, and sent with a lot of love  too :)

So if you want them, go ahead, pick a number and leave me a comment.

Shall declare who won the cards on the last day of this 30 day blog marathon. (today is day 23).

Good luck! :)  [I am so nice to my readers, am I not? :) But then, how can I not be! You guys shower me with so much love! ]
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Make happy memories. Blog marathon post 22

 The online link to the above is : http://www.thehindu.com/arts/books/article3300189.ece


 

IBN also had  said something really nice about me. Read the article here.

'Tea for two and a piece of cake' is on all the best-seller lists currently. I am happy it has got such a wonderful response.

However, today more than anything else, I miss my father. 

People say stuff like "time heals" and "he is watching you from above" and such things.
They lie.
Time does not heal. 
And 'watching from above' brings no comfort really.
 

It is now been five years, seven months and six days.

It still hurts like hell. 
Every victory is bitter-sweet.
Every happy occasion is tinged with sadness.
Each time I achieve something, I call my mum up and we remember him and wish and wish and wish he was around. Sometimes we cry together.
 
Every little memory with him is guarded jealously, cherished and re-lived a million times over.

Every single thing he said, I remember.

Whatever I am today is just because of him.
I know he would have been really proud of me, had he been around.

If  I had to give anything today, anything, just to be with him for five minutes, I would have.

But I can't.
And so I blog.
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ps:
 If you are fortunate to have both your parents, please call them today.
Or better still, go and see them.
And make happy memories.
In the future that is all what will see you through.
Take it from someone who knows.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tiesto, Deadmau5 and connecting over music :) Blog marathon post 21


Today I had a really interesting conversation on my Blackberry messenger. Let me copy paste a part of it it here.
I am only changing the name of the person I conversed with and naming him TS. (He  does not mind me sharing this conversation. I checked with him before posting it here)

He had asked me to listen to  Tiesto maximal crazy--something which I had never heard before. Even the name was new. If you haven't heard it too, here is the  video:






Preeti Shenoy: U in the car?
TS: Ya
Preeti Shenoy: Ok
TS: Liked tiesto?
Preeti Shenoy: Ya baby!!!
TS: He is awesome, one of the worlds best DJ
TS: Genre; trance and house and stuff
Preeti Shenoy: Its lovely. I like!!
Preeti Shenoy: We need to put on giant speakers
TS: I know. B-)
TS: Init?
Preeti Shenoy: And sit there and shake our heads
Preeti Shenoy: B-)
TS: Like a boss
Preeti Shenoy: :)
TS: Wuu2
Preeti Shenoy: U should also listen to deadmau5
TS: I know deadmau
TS:  and  I need to de-stress. My head hurts.
Preeti Shenoy: Which one do u like of deadmau
TS: He. Is. A. Dj. He has no albums does he?
Preeti Shenoy: Strobe
Preeti Shenoy: Sometimes things
Preeti Shenoy: Raise ur weapon
Preeti Shenoy: Faxing berlin
TS: Is that an album?
Preeti Shenoy: B-)
Preeti Shenoy: Songs
TS: What is it?
Preeti Shenoy: Ghosts n stuff
Preeti Shenoy: All these are his music
TS: Ya, Rob swire is in it. B-)
Preeti Shenoy: (y) right on!!
Preeti Shenoy: *takes a bow*
Preeti Shenoy: :)
TS: I like ghosts and stuff. Have you heard skrillex?
Preeti Shenoy: Nopes
TS: And I could tell you the albums and songs with the help of my friend Internet  ;-)
:-)
Preeti Shenoy: Hahahahaha'

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 Can you guess who TS is? :)
He is my Teenage Son! :) 

He does drive me crazy at times , but today was one of the awesome days when we connected over music.

Ah, the indescribable experience of being a mother to a teenager! :)
Today, I am  definitely loving it :)
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wordless wednesday no. 29. Blog marathon post 20.

It's Wordless Wednesday again.








 
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