March 2010

Yes, i was really unable to answer this question of DD.The question is “Why are into the business of breaking laptops?”.I haven’t spoiled things much in my lfetime except for a MP3 player and a lost digi cam.These two are out of my control and ambuli has a definite share in these brutal cases,anyway i cannot answer the question.

Its the second in ten days time,the alibaba laptop lost its life and made me unable to connect to the real world.No mails,orkut,facebook and ofcourse blogging and blog hopping.

Two days of no internet left the day long and world was boring.DD is truly a better half who felt my pain and brought his office laptop today home.

And i have just connected to real world,still lot of posts to be read,reader is showing unread items more than handful but what to do,the person who is very kind hearted and affectionate to bring me up the laptop,had not brought the charger.

Am really moved by his deed,not only for bringing laptop without charger,but for that he tried hard to fix other old laptop so that i get a permanent solution.How nice a person he is?I feel like crying but am afrad if he would sing this “Unn kannil neer vadindhal kannamma enn nenjil udhiram kottudhadi”.( If there were tears in your eyes my dear,it feels like my heart wounded)

Tomorrow is weekend so no internet for other 3 days.And this 7 year old alibaba is dead once for all i guess,no news on new laptop,and  certainly cant go for new laptop now,so for now am disconnected from webworld,i may be on sometimes,hopefully should catch up on all unread items when am online once again until then bye to all.


We have a teeny place where the old computer desk sits as pooja almirah,housing gods ranging from krishnaji to manapully bhagavathy.

The rituals in ambuli household is morning pooja by DD and evening lamp lighting and few swami songs sung(yelled) by AA.

When it is termed as pooja in morning,it doesn’t cover  abhishekam and aaradhanai,DD lits the lamp and reads out quite some slokas and call it pooja concluding with a neivedhyam.

Morning neivedhyam is mostly milk,afternoon god(s) would get saadham(rice) if I had cooked with madi(cooking post bath),evening since am the only one here,I offer anything to god as I wish.

If there was no milk in morning DD had offered some fruits,raisins and aval(poha).Today that was the case and there were no raisins too,I told him to offer walnut,he rejected,I suggested him to offer that strawberry flavored milk, he strongly objected that, it will not form a proper neivedhyam,adding this “you can’t offer things as you wish to god”.

Good that he is not present in evenings,I have offered things like dates,yoghurt,black berry layered yoghurt,apple puree,peach puree,cream spread cheese,peanuts,white forest cake etc., typically I offer that evening snack of ambuli to god before giving it to her

But he is not agreeing for a strawberry milk, I think god should try that,will he not be bored with the normal milk offered with sugar?

When we try all new different tastes and stuff,why should he be bored daily with milk and rice?

First time am taking up the tag from swaram after intimidating her to reply to all of them below.So if you  guys can reply for all these ones below it would be gr8.Swaru pls reply as requested by me,others come on, pour in your ownway.

Here you go:

1. Who are you?

2.Are we friends?

3.Something which i have and YOU want?

4.Pls gimme a nick name and explain why u chose that?

5.Describe in one word.

6.What was your first impression on me?

7.Do you still think that way abt me?

8.What reminds you of me?

9. If you would gimme anything,what would it be?

10.How well do you know me?

11.How do you see me in future?

12.Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn’t?

13.Are you going to post this in your blog to see what i say abt you?

All of you who reply pls take up this tag(not related to Q 13.)

1. Practise drip irrigation with sipper.

2.Squish food and massage all over body.

3.Try jumping on couch and drumming on TV.

4.When amma is not paying attention,open water dispenser and flood the kitchen.

5.See if you can play basket ball with a tea strainer and potato or onion or garlic.

6.Take edges of bread from amma’s toast and promptly place it in dustbin.

7.Turn pages of book even while nursing.

8.Remove those dried clothes from laundry line and spread it across each room.

9.Scent the whole house with asafoetida which was kept forgetful in a place reachable.

10.Sneak into pooja almirah,on attempt to taste that swami neivedya(offered to god) milk sprinkle it across almirah.

11.Wait for the time amma opens fridge and raid in that cycle gap available.

Yesterday while half way browsing the laptop died on me,its brand new(6 months)(will you say 6 month old on as outdated?) and from Compaq.Some bizarre sound and a blue screen popped up and asked me to shutdown.I switched off the power and switched on again,it clearly showed me “disk read error”.

Believed nothing would be serious,i tried it again in other 1 hr,this time boot setup failure then i smelt its termination.

With a heavy heart I called up DD and confessed,(Thank god,he did not barked),he was not much bothered except for the data,since it’s under warranty.

Then i got back to my work and finished it all,while ambuli was still sleeping,i had plenty of time left.

God,I was spending most of my time blogging and blog hopping and in google reader,and claiming I have no time left.I have been addicted to blogging and on the bigger scale its internet.

It’s not that i have not used internet before but now my addiction suffers a good increase,before I have read some food blogs which I follow and some magazines and will be backto my work,but now these blogs are taking up all y time.

I had also been glued to this one when ambuli is up and running,and now i have made a promise to myself that,never be in front of laptop when the toddler is eating up the house.

And today am successful with that,hope i will kept it for ever and spend those saved time for my sweet lil one.

Trivia: I have an other alibaba laptop which can be called as Desktop to be precise(hooked on to power always,else sleeps),so working from that today.DD had taken that laptop to service center and there is no way that they could take a backup of data available,(he did not cursed me afterall) it has most of his data and few recent pics of ambuli.Normally he takes a backup every month but this month he missed and i have killed it and I have found my time to do things.A blessing in disguise.

Ambuli had taught me something new today,and i wonder how ignorant was i till then.

When she is awake and am on laptop,she always keeps fiddling the keyboard and does many changes.Today it was that she opened up Microsoft narrator,i don’t know this one existed before.

As usual she was fiddling and this window popped up and started announcing the window details,yes it is for visually impaired.Enlists all details including pop-up window,choice of buttons and how to reach to those buttons and its results too.

Narrator is excellent,it repeats those details until we make a choice.After all ambuli introduced this to me.

On a other note yesterday she was pretty idle in car when we set out,guess what?

DD was running a new music CD and the song was “Puli urumuthu” from vettaikaran,i guess she was stunned listening to that,it took two more songs(good ones indeed,not from vettaikaran) to come back to her usual self.

Oh boy, she has grown up,from a tiny tot who found latching on a great deal to a curious toddler who is nursing voraciously.As the days pass by she grows more and more naughty nd curious.

She started full fledged walking right from 13 months and then troubling us even better.She is having a good night sleep but always interrupted.Two naps a day and not more than 1 hour each.She has outgrown most of those frocks,they up and high on her,but still her weight lies somewhere between 3rd and 50th centile.Achieved her milestones of walking backwards and climbing stairs too,when in India she will climb upto first floor from ground,demand them for biscuit and would happily munch on it,whereas the biscuit offered in home will find a place near TV,bed or wherever she goes.Hair growth post mottai is not much appreciable,well lets wait.

She is somewhere between a fussy and non-fussy eater.She loves mashed potatoes,yoghurt,laban,veg pulav,raita,dosai,hotel idli,banana,mashed rice khirchi but refusing porridge,apple,dates these days.When it comes to fruit she loves banana,pears,peaches,chickoo and nendram pazham,in vegetables she goes with carrot,beans,potato,peas,broccoli,cauliflower,beets,chow chow,yam and plaintain.

Sometimes she eats milk cream,milk shakes and sometimes spits it, same with chappathi,cheese is always okie okie.A strict no to fresh milk,i tried it with sugar,honey,elaichi n sugar but still no luck.Not much into junks,she can happily play with a choclate in her hand,without a need to consume it,a friend of us recently wondered how she is playing with it,without opening and eating? Oh god,she doesn’t know that its choclate.

But i will have to feed her only when she is deeply engrossed into something,otherwise she spits,not very keen food offered for her,but loves it from our plate.(Ponnunga manasoda aazhatha guess pannuradhu kashtam.nnu sollaravanga oru fussy toddler.kku feed pannina,avanga eppo sappiduvaanga,maataangaradhu dhan guess panna kashtam.nnu solliduvaanga)

She plays on her own with toys,but needs someone near always.Also she has grown interest in few toys which would be all time favorite.When she is bored of toys or short of entertainment,she picks up those picture wordbooks or preschool essentials book and come to us.

She would prefer a reading with brief explanation and real sounds of birds,animals etc., a strict no to bedtime stories,but with actions she accepts it,but she will turn down those long drab reading which usually DD does to escape.Am happy that she has shown some interest towards books unlike DD,the book resistant.But still her attention span is very less and not more than few mins that she hops on to next book quickly.

Forgets things at times,but still can point out a dozen things correctly when asked.She is more into actions except for one  like this.She drives car all by action.She is also into these religious stuff as mentioned here ,after her ammamma’s training.She is not liking TV,i have not exposed her much,but once when i tried with Karadi tales CD,she could not sit along for more than couple of mins,she dislikes passive observation(woha,am happy),but when music comes she just turns her head to TV and listens.( She knows what AAP says).

She loves music as always and recent addition is choo choo maari .For her to know vessels are hot i told her “choo choo”choodu and sang this one,DD downloaded this one and she dances like anything to this song,she turns back,shakes her body,bends her body,touches the ground and shaking her butt,sigh she loves this.Break for her music class still continues,may be she will complete in summer term.

Funtime for her is nursery rhymes videos in DD’s mobile,and she loves to hold mobile in her hand and what not,she treats it like a pet dog and DD runs after her to save his mobile.

Out of all these time pass she wishes to spend time with kitchen gadgets.Lemon squeezer,tea strainer,chappathi stone,rolling pin,ladles,vessels within reach,coffee mugs,grater,potatoes,garlics,onions,sweet potatoes are all her toys.Next to kitchen the more loveable place for her is toilet,she throws everything into it whenever we keep it open without caution.She refuses to comeout after a bath too.

She is the mother of all misplacings,throws fresh clothes from wardrobe to laundry bag,dirty clothes from laundry bag to toilet or near kitchen sink,potatoes into wardrobes and you know more.

Mantra to me is practise patience,though i cant help yelling at her atleast once in a day,my patience breaks when the floor  just cleaned is filled with garlic skin  peeled by this lil mouse who smiles at you.

I have to admit that she is of lil help by bringing mobile,towel etc.,and occasionally using this.

She is more like me being adamant,resisting medicines and cries at drop of a hat.She intimidates us by screaming whenever she wants things to be done in her way,more of a ‘Thaan thoni’,wishing to do things as she wishes.But she is having ball with friends of us and a doll to them,and more importantly does not even recognises me when playing with kids of her age or older ones,she is not showing interest in babies.

Otherwise am having a good time with her,and more than happy whenever she does something new and taken away by her smile(read as ásatu sirippu) in this style,raising her chin and partly closing her eyes and giggling showing her half a dozen plus two teeths.


Edited to add: Forget these two important points,

1.She hates shopping,since she lacks attention and enterntainment,she screams to get down and fiddle with those things arranged neatly to a complete mess,which we sort later.

2.She loves to see photos that too in laptop,she is very much amused to see herself in photo.

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