The homely rants

Wife: Before marriage, you used to bring me gifts often. Why not anymore? Husband: LOL..Have you ever heard of luring a fish after they catch it?!

There were days when I felt the momentary “discussions sometimes turning into arguments (though never violent)” by the elderly folks at home rather disturbing and a reason for unpeace.. :-| Well I am quite sure we all have our own stories of the regular mom-dad Mahabharatas.. ;)  moms ranting about dads not contributing in the household chores or taking care of kids’ homeworks, etc and dads justifying themselves by talking about 9-9 jobs, work loads, bringing home the bread-butter and so on.. Thus neither of the parties ever getting in a mood to lose the battle of becoming “the” one who runs the house.  But regardless of this, the house, to be more precise the family, never breaks! Stays intact.. Wonder how impotent the innumerable TV soap guys would have felt without these spicy real life dramas?! :P  Well.. equally pathetic we are to enjoy watching the dramatized versions of our own seeming to be black and white regular lives.. Aah!! the social fool.. ;)

Thank god those days are gone.. Gone as in not like totally nonexistent, just that now after “growing-up” I have learnt to take it lightly and in a humorous way instead.. ;) Well, it is funny to see how the folks gibber and  fight over huge to petty issues. Now for instance, like any other middle class Indian family, we too have the usual remote control fights. Yes, they do fight over it! So obviously, dad is a pro-sports+animal planet+action movies (mainly Korean) guy and mom, without any doubt, is the bhakti/ religious channel and 70-90’s era Hindi family drama+comedy movies lover sort of person. The only thing that binds them well, sometimes, would be the local Assamese news channel (which, according to me, purges nothing but bullshit by infringing media norms by showing violent/ inappropriate video footage of uncovered/ dead/ gross/ PG stuff and propagating majorly irrelevant news.. just a personal opinion!)

Anyway, today while dad was busy in his usual tv surfing, mom jeered at him for not staying at just one particular channel. He remarked mockingly,”Lets split the remote into two (so that you can watch what you want)..” to which she scoffed instantly,”..yeah..or better lets just divide the TV into two halves!!” Such exchange of supposedly satiric kibitzes are increasingly common these days. These word attacks are meant to be acrid but they somehow turn out to be ridiculous.. and, to my gladness, my stupid (sometimes intentional) giggles is starting to break the ice more than often these days thus hailing the reign of peace.. ;)

All pumped up…

Alright, when you think of a girl/ lady, what are the few first materialistic obvious things that you can relate her with?? If you ask me, I would say Cosmetics to keep her “alive”, a sleek Mobile to keep her updated about the latest gossips, a set of haute couture Clothes and of course another set of trendy Shoes to match them up and so on. Well I have got nothing much to say about the first three but yeah..something about the shoes..and unfortunately about some of the disaster shoe-shopping experiences which started with my 24th b’day, in May, this year (yes you know my age now!!). Had gone for shoe-shopping with mommy, when this pair of cute lil pumps with some 1-2 inch slightly-tapered heels caught my eyes.

Now it’s been long since I had worn heels..leave aside stilettos, not even 1-inch shoes. But I was too blind in the love for these devils in disguise!! So, happily I had them on the next time I was out and even more merrily they started biting off my feet from the behind and from the above with their heartless demonic teeth!! :( So bad this experience was that now they just adore my shoe-racks. Can’t really throw them away..they are just so damn pretty!! Aint it?! :)

Sometime later, I dared to buy these “rocking” lacy pumps.. 

..since I am not much of a trendy person, the sole reason I bought these was cos they were on SALE (pretty ugly strategy to fool people.. :-/)  plus they look cool, too..right?! Anyway, these too turned out to be bitches and now gladly accompanies devil no. 1.

And the latest addition to my unusual shoe-shopping for this year are these right-out-of-a clown’s feet pumps (bought them yesterday).. :D

These are ON cos my mom wanted me to have a pair of cosy and warm pumps for our evening walks in this chilly winter!! And of all the shoes in this category, I could not find a better one. Have not tried yet cos we both have been too reluctant to go out since day before owing to the freezing breeze at nights and of course our lethargy in the form of some excuses! Now keeping fingers crossed and hoping that at least one of these works out well enough for me when I get to try them… :)