Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Nothing but the whole family...

.....her whole family...my angel's world- her nana, nani, mama, and mum.

is what my daughter wants all the time. My dad is away usually on business (diff town) and is home maybe once or twice a week for 2-3 days. It is those days she is
the most happiest . She sleeps well, eats well and generally is very happy and content.

Ever since I started breast feeding her, I have had to stop having coffee, as it would make her hyperactive. not to mention that she is lactose intolerant also, so that would mean only black coffee or tea. I started having coffee only after she turned one year, when I decreased the frequency or changed my timings.

However for the last one week I have this crazy craving for coffee after breakfast. So I'd have my coffee, give her a bath, put her to sleep and finish my work (try to) in the 1-2 hours that she slept. And then she would refuse to sleep in the afternoons, and I began to wonder if Coffee was playing truant again.

My dad was home the last 3 days, and she slept like a baby(literally) morning and afternoon. And no I did not have my coffee those 3 days in the morning, had it in the evening.

Today, my dad left after breakfast, and she did not sleep. No Coffee either.

Moral of the story: does not matter if I have coffee or not, she will sleep only if her nana is home and tells her to sleep.

Sigh! .... looking at the bright side, It ain't coffee :P

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Received this email from the CEO of a new startup a few days back, was tempted to let it go as SPAM but curiosity got the better of me.

Your blog
Life Evolves caught our attention. I'm the founder of a recently launched startup for bloggers. We are searching the internet for the world's best blogs by geography, and we found yours for Bangalore. I would like to invite you to our site which plots the content of the internet on an interactive map of the world. VerveEarth is an entirely new way to surf the net. It shows spatial and geographic connections that a blog search engine could never reveal.

The site is www.VerveEarth.com. Once on board, you can easily claim your blog a place in the VerveEarth world. The site is free to use and a way to drive new traffic to your blog. If our vision resonates with you, please give us a mention or add our widget to your blog. Please see our FAQ for any questions, and we welcome your feedback. The VerveEarth team will make a timely reply.

Kind Regards,
CEO | VerveEarth.com
Email | clayton@verveearth.com,

First of all, thanks to Verve Earth CEO Clayton, even though I do not believe mine is the best blogs by geography.. in Bangalore. This was just an invitation mail, a clever(really?) one to get bloggers to sign up. I dislike the fact that they used the best blog line, somewhere somebody will be offended if all the blogs fall in that category.

Yet I signed up! I like the concept, you can search for blogs from a particular country, state. Sorta like Blog listing on Google Maps. Its still in BETA, lets see how it grows. So my minuscule readers, go ahead and sign up if you would like to and discover or be discovered!

P.s incase you are wondering, my blog used to be called Life Evolves, found it to be too depressing a name to blog about my kiddo and of course my focus has changed, though I got to add more posts about my kiddo :) will soon....

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Better late than never!

Tagged by GoodDay Sunshine, so here goes....

Eight things I am passionate about:

1. My Family: They drive me crazy, they keep me grounded, my biggest critics, they have me tearing my hair apart but heck just cant live without them and I tried to ...didn't succeed. :) My daughter is my reason for living..
2. Music: My saviour, my sole friend in time of dire need, be it distress or enjoyment
3. Dancing: My passion!
4. Reading: My fav pas time, I can read anything black and white and color!
5. Blogging: Of late I'm bordering on obsessive compulsive disorder where I'm reading, making drafts and not publishing them. Getting to know what a writers block is all about
6. My Space: VErry possessive about it...I have to be able to do my own thing, i go crazy otherwise
7. Swimming: wish I had the time to do more..gotta teach my kiddo too :)
8. Eating: I love to eat and hate to cook. I'm the reluctant cook, will avoid it given half a chance

Eight things I want to do before I die:

1. Para gliding
2. Snorkeling
3. Send my parents on a Europe trip, all expenses paid
4. A Honda CRV
5. Buy a beach house
6. Adopt a child
7. Learn Martial Arts(gonna join soon)
8. Travel the world

Eight things I say often:

1. Yeah right!
2. oh hell
3. Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4. I love you!!
5. who's my baby..who's my princess
6. Came across your resume, are you looking for a new job?
7. Will send you the profiles soon!!
8. Oh God!!!!!!!!!Sigh!!!

Eight books I have read recently:

1. One night @ the call center - Chetan Bhagat
2. Many Lives Many Masters - Dr. Brian Weiss
3. The Curious Incident of the dog in the night time - Mark Haddon
4. The No.1 ladies detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
5. Orbit: John Nace
6. The Husband: Dean Koontz
7. What to expect when you are pregnant
8. What to expect the first year

Eight songs I could listen to over and over:

1. Inxs: AfterGLow
2. Hoobastank:The Reason
3. Temptations: Mygirl
4. Extreme: More Than Words
5. Dido: White Flag
6. U2: With or Without you
7. Sting: Fields of Gold
8. Duran Duran : Come Undone
9. Robbie William: /something Stupid
9. Pink Floyd -
Another Brick In The Wall / Coming Back to Life
10. The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
11. John Lennon: Imagine
12. Lobo: I'd love you to want me / Me and U and a dog named Boo
*asking me to come up with only eight is pure torture

Eight things that attract me to my friends:

1. I'm their sounding board, they come looking to me for advise and they get it. I don't say what they want to hear, tell them what i feel and the rest is up to them.
2. I'm honest and straight forward,
3. I don't whine and don't crib
4. I'm a good friend, they rely on me and know I am always there
5. Fun: Ready to go out at a moments notice, Of course these days a hard what with my kiddo and me in a diff town
6. Not Judgmental: I don't make judgments about my friends decisions, about their way of life. I would not be their friend if our wavelengths didn't match in the first place.
7. Manners: I'm not rude, blunt yes, there is a difference. What you say the way you say makes a lot of difference
8. Humor/Wit

Eight people I think should do this tag:
1. Indian Home Maker
2. Priyanka
3. Emaan's Mum
4. Roop
5. Raji
6. Megh
7. Santosh
and anybody else who fancies this tag :)