Tuesday, August 28, 2007

home front.....

there are so many things going thru my head.....be warned that this is one of those darned random posts.....

i was reading a few blogs yesterday...personal ones as opposed to the usual cooking ones that i read....i wonder now if voyeurism is officially acceptable now...i mean these are personal diaries right?? so what makes us want to publish them in cyber space?? what makes us want people to come and read it and what takes us to other blogs?? the same questions go thru my head when i browse through orkut and the other social networking sites....K has deleted his id from orkut because he said that it was unnecessarily artificial and he didnt want to be a part of it anymore...very brave...and very clear thoughts...that 's K for you.....very clear in what he thinks and not afraid to own those thoughts....am nothing like he is....orkut has brought me in touch with so many people that i lost touch with ...i like that....i'd like to keep in touch with them....and i still have reservations about posting personal pics on it......

when i read these blogs, i try and put a personality together, what they'd look like, where they'd live, what'd they read......

i hate the "i want to make friendship with you types" ..... why do these people do it? i feel abusive...but restrain myself.....low life children of you know who....yesterday i registered on a local Hyderabadi portal to make a listing for my chocolate making classes...by the evening i had vague people sending me requests for friendship....i wish i could give them one tight slap....

K has been saying that i am spending too much time online....i wonder if i am.....yeah i am on the internet about 3 hours a day...because i work online no....and plus what do i do when he is fast asleep....?? and i dont particularly like watching TV......

for the past few weeks, i was cringing each time i walked through the door...the look of the house was getting stale...i like to change the colours and the soft furnishings atleast every alternate month....my short span of attention applies to every aspect of my life...living space included and i need something to keep me from growing bored of everything thats around me.....K and i spent a good part of saturday (before the blasts happened and we stuck to the TV) changing the soft furnishings at home...i now have a turquoise themed drawing room...with the early morning light filtering through the aqua curtains...it looks ethereal.....we have mehndi green (dry mehndi powder) in our bedroom...i know, stand alone, i'd have barfed at the colour, but its come alive with a coordinated vertical stripes bedspread.....it makes the room look so alive and cozy.........for the first guest bedroom (which is officially amma's room) i departed from the till now blue look and gave it a dark onion pink curtains on one set of windows, light blue and pink striped ones on the other set of windows and a beautiful pink and white bedspread,......am not particularly fond of pink...hated it while growing up...possibly because of the girlie stereotype....but it is increasingly creeping up into my life....around the house and into my wardrobe.....for the third bedroom we chose a blue grey spread for the low lying bed, brown and white floor cushions, beige curtains with specks of blue and brown....its picking up all the colours of the bedspread and cushions and giving it a superb finish.....for the drawing room, (into which all the bedroom doors, kitchen and french windows open) we've finally put up the clotted cream sheers with orange and aqua horizontal woven lines...we picked this set up from a lady in banjara hills...she gets all this material from erode and tirrupur and will mix and match for you...she'll also custom make...she's also got loads of readymade stuff...curtains, cushions, bedspreads, dhurries....at very good prices...the way i shopped the first time i went there, she told me she'd call me whenever she gets new stock and i should drop in!!

my balcony boxes are flourishing...i just called amma this morning to report that i had a gerbera with a bud!! after killing off 9 of its cousins and friends that we got from yercaud last august, this is the lone survivor..... i also almost killed off the african violet amma gave me...was able to nurture it back in the nick of time and now she's putting out leaves like crazy......the emptying of masala box in the nearest empty pot resulted in 20 odd chilli plants(which i dutifully transplanted into 4 pots) that are now in bloom and 3 chillies are ready to be plucked i think... i wonder if i can grow capsicum like this.....i am looking forward to the tomato saplings taking shape...

we finally got the plumber today and he's fixing the tap in the bathroom.....after weeks of procrastination...all it took was one bloody phone call......now to get hold of a carpenter......

i'd better stop before this unfolds like a litany of domestic woes......

1 comment:

Nags said...

i totally agree with ur thots about orkut.. for me,its strictly to keep in touch with people..

and i am never too personal in my "personal" blog ;)

seems like ur house is very pretty :)