… On the road #1

You got to ride a bike wearing loose pants?
Better wear good socks to go with your shoes!

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Ping Backs

For all those who are still persevering with the pingback links from the Daily Prompt… HATS OFF TO YOU! TAKE A BOW from a lower man, for I’m done with them unless really necessary or if I write for a prompt and it needs a link back.

For all those who do it, I guarantee that I will like your post unconditionally for you’ve really gone through some effort to pull those links from the source code of the page of the Daily Post and make them look really nice in your post.

Happy PingBack’ing!

Take Care!

Mathematics Riddle

A mother is 21 years older to her son. Six years later, the mother will be 5 times the age of her son.

Tell me what is the father of the said child doing now?

For all of you professors and teachers, just a FYI – this is total mathematics! It’s simply 2 equations to resolve 2 variables denoting the ages of the mother and the child.

Please don’t let your hatred for mathematics bar you from solving this one, IT’S FUN!

I Smell People-ish

My dad arrived home today. He’s come to say goodbye to the sixth member of our family who leaves for US tomorrow! Sounds so hunky dory, doesn’t it?

But, I killed it for myself. I’m running low on cash these days, for a lot of travelling and health bills were torn against my name this month. So instead of taking the more expensive option of auto rickshaw, I decided to use the Delhi Metro to reach the New Delhi railway station and help dad deal with the luggage that he was carrying. Well it wasn’t as heavy as I’d expected but it sure was difficult bringing it up to the 2nd floor of my house.

So, DELHI METRO! The pride and joy of Delhi. The only project in India that’s actually making profit. The guys worked really hard and it shows. Terrific infrastructure and great maintenance. Something though, didn’t feel very right yesterday. As I gathered myself from slumber, and walked to the platform, there were huge groups of people waiting to board the metro. Something was wrong!

The metro arrived packed to its capacity and yet around 20 of us managed to find a place to stand with people’s armpits on my nose and my armpits on someone elses and what not! Ugghhhh!

Now to make matters worse, there are close to 15 metro stations between the station that I boarded and the New Delhi railway station. Each time the door opened for passengers, when 2 left, 4 boarded. I had my headphones plugged in though and people weren’t really bothering me, just that I knew how I’d smell like after I got down from the train. People inside just kept making space out of nowhere and people from outside kept boarding till the last inches were used up. And then some more came in!

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Then a scuffle stirred up. A police constable standing right in front of me and next to the door, tried to stop passengers from getting in, for there was absolutely no space left in the coach. The counter argument from the outside was – “You get down as you are the public servant” and they started pulling out the constable nearly tearing off the sleeves from his shirt. The constable though had nowhere to go, for he was stuck inside just like all of us were, and so they even couldn’t pull him out, such was the agony we were all going through!

To be honest, I was enjoying this. This misery that people decide to put themselves through everyday, made me feel proud of what I had achieved in life and how my resolution to never put up with this kind of life always put me in a better place. I made a resolution very early in my struggling days that I’ll never use public transport for two reasons –

1. Those places are very vulnerable and I have too much to do in life than die in an accident or a bomb blast.

2. They are very risky, for Indians in general treat public transport like the transport system owes them something once they’ve paid for the ticket. What they don’t think of is, these are the same buses and trains they may need to take everyday for the rest of their freaking lives, and they are all responsible for its upkeep and smooth operations. But once they stop respecting the means, the means stop respecting them and so they start crumbling, till they are at the point of breaking and that’s when public transport becomes a danger. Case in point, was the taxi that we boarded, once my family members had arrived. That taxi sounded awful and when it started to move, I felt the wheels coming off every time we made a left turn!

Now back to the Metro. We were about to reach the largest station among all metro stations – Rajiv Chowk. Rumors started flying that the train will be half empty by the time we leave this station, and sadly ALL the passengers along with me were eagerly waiting for this miracle to happen, quite badly! And like all stories that don’t have a happy ending, luck didn’t favor me this time! No one got down and still some more found a way to get in. The next station was where I was to unboard. This was real tricky. For once in my life, I had to handle people subtly and that I did. I started cracking mean jokes that made people laugh and in between, I’d ask them to make some space to let me reach the door, so I don’t miss my drop station caught up in this hell hole. And I made it, just not on my feet though. The moment the door opened, I (125 kgs) was picked up in the air and helped down right next to a pillar. I have absolutely no freaking clue how or what happened. I just counted my lucky stars for the night, checked my wallet and my watch, and started to walk to the railway station.

This was one hell of a ride, and I’m never travelling in a Metro again.  what’s tha God awful smell? Wait, I smelled  ‘PEOPLE-ISH’!

I am Exhibit D!

I ain’t a judge! Of whatever that I do judge though, I’m pretty bad at it and so, I’ll just limit today’s daily prompt to just myself. The prompt takes me to a question that I’ve asked myself a countless times before – why can’t I be friends with any human being at all?

I see a million others so cool at befriending others. They are like butter over a hot pan, all over you before you know it! They take control of your brain, have your attention at full throttle – you’re spellbound! They are sweet talkers, there’s nothing foul about their language, and there’s always an amazing contagious electric energy in their eyes and expressions. They just can’t lay low! They have jokes at their beck and call all the time. They look so colorful, they blind you with their shine. They never let that unknown fad of a smile on your face to ever fade. They’ll jump off their bums at the slightest hint of a joke. Sarcasm holds no meaning for these losers for they don’t have enough brains to understand it. Lets call them exhibit A!

Then there are million others who are sympathizing with you before you even tell them what you’re so upset about. They are your ray of light in darkness. They appear out of nowhere, lend you a shoulder or a coffee when you need it the most. These have a halo on their head or multiple ones depending on how deep your feet are stuck. They are that one branch hanging right at the reach of your outstretched hands when you are sinking in a quicksand. They have solutions at their beck and call – some realizable and some not, but you’re trapped. Trapped under the weight of their soft tone, that feather light touch on your shoulders that makes you theirs to own. They are the handkerchiefs to your tears. Lets call them exhibit B!

Now how do you relate the 2 exhibits A and B? By listing what they have in common –

1. They are forever willing to extend a hand.

2. They aren’t shy to utter those words when they matter.

3. They lend you a twinkle in your eyes, even when it’s only time limited.

4. Most of them are good-natured.

5. They talk good on your face.

Lets now talk about exhibit C –

They are unknown. They don’t talk. They simply observe till they think it’s time for them to jump on the throttle. Now what’s wrong with this behavior is – by the time, they take the reigns of the situation in their hands, it’s already handed over to someone else. They notice the failure and when this happens a couple more times and they realize that life’s a bitch, they turn into exhibit D – the passive ones. They give a rat’s ass to what or who you are. Their purpose of existence on the crude soil of this planet simplifies to pleasuring themselves. They are the loners. They can have all the fun in a party in which they are the only guest.

Yes, I’m exhibit D where D stands for – Dreary, Dysfunctional, Dodgy, Desolate, Defiant, Disdainful, Discreet, Distraught, and Dynamic.

For me, the very existence of people on this planet is uncalled for. They don’t deserve their places beside me. And if they do, then please do whatever you want to, at the other side of this planet, so there are 50% lesser chances of me ever meeting you. Yes, I’m exhibit D for I am not as buttery as exhibit A, balming as exhibit B, and I’m way past exhibit C.

No wonder I have no friends other than the ones I’ve cared to mention before in some posts.

Lets see how others befriend others –

  1. On Homophobia | AS I PLEASE
  2. DAMN GOOD FRIENDS: RYAN [STORY TIME #2] | She Writes
  3. My Friend the Sex Worker | AS I PLEASE
  4. Tune of the night | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  5. Frozen | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  6. Making New Friends Has Never Been Easy | Musings | The Wangsgard
  7. Daily Prompt: Why Can’t We Be Friends? | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  8. Why can’t we be friends? | Purplesus’ Blog
  9. The Match (Part 9) Oh, Mother | The Jittery Goat
  10. To Be Or Not To Be…Friends ? | Knowledge Addiction
  11. ON BEFRIENDING | DANDELION’S DEN
  12. DP Daily Prompt: Why Can’t We Be Friends | Sabethville
  13. Daily Prompt: Why Can’t We Be Friends? | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  14. Bridge Over Troubled Water | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  15. Friends can lift… – Bottle the Moments
  16. From Being A Loner To Being A Friend | Dragon Droppings
  17. Daily Prompt: Wanna be friends? | cockatooscreeching
  18. I’d Rather be Home | Overcoming to Becoming
  19. You’re My Friend | Flowers and Breezes
  20. Will You be my friend? Daily Prompt | ALIEN AURA’S BLOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  21. You and I | The Colours of Life
  22. Daily Post; why can’t we be friends? | sixty, single and surviving
  23. Introversion and Friendship: Mutually Exclusive? | meanderedwanderings
  24. Why Can’t We Be Friends? | Pippakin Talks Cats, Dogs, Teeth and Claws
  25. The humor and indignation taste test: The art of friendship these days « psychologistmimi
  26. Rabbit’s Foot in Mouth | Charron’s Chatter
  27. DP – Why Can’t We Be Friends? | hometogo232
  28. Daily Prompt from WordPress: Making new friends – That’s My Answer
  29. House of Cards « Averil Dean
  30. Daily Prompt: Why Can’t We Be Friends? | Awl and Scribe
  31. Friendship | A picture is worth 1000 words
  32. Hello. | DMZ #721
  33. Make Friends? | wisskko’s blog
  34. Friends are Diamonds in the Rough | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  35. It’s probably me… | Hope* the happy hugger
  36. Adult Friends | Lori’s Life and Other Stuff
  37. Daily Prompt: Being Friendly! | All Things Cute and Beautiful
  38. The Art and Science of Unmaking Friends
  39. No one is so rich as to throw away a friend | I Didn’t Just Wake Up This Morning with a Craving
  40. Daily Prompt: Making New Friends | A Day In The Life
  41. Daily Prompt: Why Can’t We Be Friends | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  42. Why Can’t We Be Friends? | manmadeoceans
  43. Daily Prompt: Why Can’t We Be Friends? « cognitive reflection
  44. We Can’t Be Friends Because… | Random Writings by E
  45. Let’s Just Be Friends. | Asta’s Space
  46. Daily Prompt – Why can’t we be friends? | myjourneyeveryday
  47. Why we can’t be friends | Your Blog Coach
  48. Daily Prompt: Why Can’t We Be Friends? | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  49. WHY CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS? | SERENDIPITY
  50. What do you look for in a friend? – 9th April 2014 | Life – Half Glass Full
  51. Stranger | La Gatita Oscura
  52. Friends: Daily Post | Destino
  53. Secret Keeper | Among the Whispers
  54. Daily Prompt: Why Can’t We Be Friends, 09.04.14 | Markie’s Daily Blog
  55. April B
  56. Why Can’t We Be Friends? | djgarcia94
  57. I Have A Bitch Face | Properly Ridiculous
  58. eastelmhurst.a.go.go
  59. for jordan | peacefulblessedstar
  60. Flights of Fancy | LenzExperiments
  61. I am Exhibit D! | Views Splash!
  62. NaPoWriMo2014 Day 9: “Brothers in arms” | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  63. Are You Gonna Be My Friend? A Daily Prompt Reply | Let the Ink Run Free
  64. Daily Prompt: Why Can’t We Be Friends? | My Atheist Blog
  65. The Art of Befriending A New Person | just mean hope
  66. True or fake? Friendship lessons | Parents Are People Too
  67. Why Can’t We Be Friends | Lead us from the Unreal to the Real
  68. The Art of Friendship | Green Embers
  69. My Friend, B | Love.Books.Coffee.
  70. Backpack for Life | Dreams to Reality !
  71. My simple easy steps to make friends | Emovere
  72. “Choose Carefully!” “But, So Many Fish In The Sea.” | Sloppy Etymology
  73. Why An Internet Writer Can Never Be Your Best Friend | Sloppy Etymology
  74. Friends Aren’t Stationary | Sloppy Etymology
  75. Goodness Gracious Me! | LenzExperiments
  76. A Toast to Friendship | Expressions
  77. Why We Can’t Be Friends: Daily Prompt | Just Visiting This Planet
  78. The look: The art of befriending | until the inkwell dries
  79. If You’re Good, We’ll Get a Treat at Goudies | The Zombies Ate My Brains
  80. About that whole friend thing… | Willow’s Corner
  81. a to z: h is for hawaiian hug | meraki geek
  82. It’s This Easy | Edward Hotspur
  83. Daily Prompt: Why Can’t We Be Friends? | Basically Beyond Basic
  84. The art of befriending someone new? Alcohol. | Hunny, lemme tell u ’bout it!
  85. Daily prompt: You’re asking me? | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  86. Friends not wanted. Thanks anyway | JED’s Playhouse
  87. Suicide no. 41: Still Life | derekalanwilkinson
  88. Golden Rule of Friendship | 365 Days of Thank You
  89. Daily Prompt: The Friendship Department | Blissful Pages
  90. OMG! Let’s be Besties! | Baby Gates Down
  91. Daily Prompt: Why Can’t We Be Friends? | My Other Blog
  92. BEFRIENDING…I guess it’s an ART… | FREE BIRD
  93. Friends with me? | itsmayurremember
  94. New in Town | Daily Post | Cabin Pressure May Change
  95. Why Can’t We be Friends? [Still] « Restawyle

Something’s Burning

It won’t be long before you know what burned today!

I woke up dazed today. Had no control of my senses or my abilities. Forcing myself off the bed, the only thing I remember doing was curse my office. Anyways I woke up, got ready with a new ironed shirt and all (don’t know who do I keep trying to impress, when the beauty stock in my office stands at zilch), fed the dog and zoomed on my bike to my office. There was no traffic and I reached my office in 15 minutes flat i.e. 1 km every minute. This didn’t ring a bell inside my brain-dead head.

Parking was empty and I thought “What a great Tuesday! I’m here before my boss!”. Yeah, you moron, ofcourse you are! The lift too zoomed without a stop to the top floor of the building. The lights were off. I saw no one. The clock had finally started ticking inside and the brain just started to wake up when I opened my mouth and asked the security guard – “Is it a holiday today?”.

The moment he started to smile, I knew I had missed an email yesterday. He simply replied – “Sir, don’t you know it? Mail was sent twice yesterday”. Not only was he smiling but I probably even saw him asking me – “Sir, is something burning?”.

You can now probably guess, what was burning then! Not only did I wake up early on a holiday, I’ll be the protagonist in most of the jokes in office tomorrow! I still have the morning headache which only gets worse when I think about how lost I’ve been lately!

Damn!

Veinous Thrombosis and Embarrassment

Veinous Thrombosis! Rings a bell? It didn’t to me. I first heard it when I visited the hospital on Thursday.

It was one of those visits when I realized, right before entering the doctors chamber, what I’d been doing wrong for a long time. A wrong sitting posture and remaining seated for a prolonged period. When the doctor held my left calf, I knew what he was looking for. He was just brilliant and trust me, I somehow knew what he was going after – after I had explained my problem.

The problem started to occur last August when I slid down 10 stairs on a slick rainy day, like a bum on my bum and kept sliding till I hit a dry spot. Not only did I hurt my back pretty bad, it left a lot of bruises nearly everywhere on my backside. I did recover fast but the problems have started to recur and they make it pretty difficult to walk or be athletic, the ways that the burly me can be.

So the doctor held my calf and told me that the entire area is swollen pretty bad and feels very stiff too. He also noticed the blue marks of clots that had magically appeared during the last few months and ached like hell. As I hate spending money on my sickness, I had tried a few cheaper medical cures myself for past 5 months or so, that included painkillers and muscle gels. But nothing had worked and nothing could have. The doctor told us that an ultrasound was required of the said leg for any clots that may be preventing proper blood flow in my veins.

So a few hours later, there I was in the radiology room, with a very young nurse staring at me. Let me make this situation very clear to all of you. I have gotten my pants down in a hospital before but each time, the nurse was a lot older to me and with whom I felt no hitch doing so. But this time, the nurse was very young, around 10 years younger to me and somehow she was rather amused at my inability to bring my pants down in front of her. So, she looks at my face and tells me to remove the jeans off from the left leg! Now how the fuck am I supposed to accomplish that – remove the jeans just from the left leg? I looked around, sat and thought about it for a while but couldn’t figure it out. So I asked her if she meant I have to remove the jeans completely and she said (still giggling) – Yes Sir!

I did so and there I was laying on the steel frame , with goo all over my leg and a man touching the what nots!!! That was so damn embarrassing! Yet I still have no clue what was amusing her so much to keep giggling for the next 45 minutes of my examination. I felt I had committed a crime and that totally sucked! Man I was furious and the fuckiest part was – I couldn’t do a shit about it!

Anyways the good news, that puts a smile back on is, ultrasounds came clean and there are 90% chances that there is nothing to worry about. I’m on medication now, special sitting positions for relaxing the leg, no exertions and no pressing of the calf. And the limp continues till the pain subsides!

P.S. – Not attaching any image as they were too gross to display on this blog!

Bed Talks

What an apt day for this prompt! I was looking to vent out something that happened last night and here cometh the daily prompt!

Wifey left again to visit her parents and her in-laws (my parents) today. I’m alone for next 15 days again but we had a bedtime conversation going after a long time yesterday. Ever since she returned, she was puzzled by my new found love for writing. Actually she’s right to feel this way as nothing comes so easy to me. I procrastinate to levels not known to ordinary humans. I put things off simply because I don’t feel my toes are working perfectly (just a case in point).

We went out to dinner the night she returned, I bought her gifts and we started talking about her experience and when she paused for water, mine too! She had apparently been following my blog from where she was, had grown a bit fond of it. Not delving into how she fared during her vacation, I can tell you what she told me about the results of my break – “You’ve really chilled. You don’t look frazzled. There’s a calmness over you which is helping me wind down too!”.

Then last night, she told me about a demon that she’s been feeding for last 27 years. And I’m thinking how the hell did I miss this about her? Then again, life hasn’t been all hunky dory lately so missing a detail isn’t that big an issue for both of us! She told me how, she has always wanted to emulate a colonel friend of her grand father whom she met when she was just 3. She met him only 3-4 times but considered him as more of her grand father than her actual one (this must really hurt a soul I tell you) and all because he taught her how to carry herself and how to talk to others and things most parents miss these days (ironically her parents missed it too).

Now how does all this relate to today’s prompt? An artist, per me, is someone who elicits responses untold to many a soul themselves. He puts out something that prompts others to empty their own souls when all the while he is himself just emptying his own. Am I an artist?I’m no artist. For I’m no writer (I’m trying to be but am far far away from it), I’m no singer, I’m no player but yet I could, with my demeanor, elicit a response, a thought from my soul mate that she was prepared to hide until told otherwise. I felt proud. I had never had such a deep discussion with her, and she didn’t mind not sleeping at all last night, for she felt light!

Yes, writing is my art, not perfect yet but it’ll do till I can keep my soul mate honest and open with me. I can now see why she always pushed me to get into a different line along with my current industry. Something creative that brought out the good in me. She told me, the way I am today, I can never get someone to like me even if I wanted it the hardest. They’ll never understand me for I’ve built a fort around me and I don’t let anyone in. Trust me people – she’s made her way in already, she just doesn’t know it yet!

Let’s find out the arts of others –

  1. Freedom in a pen | MC’s Whispers
  2. YouTube Clips: Daily Prompt | ALIEN AURA’S BLOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  3. Jamming | Knowledge Addiction
  4. Daily Prompt: Express Yourself! | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  5. The Match (Part 5) 40 Acres | The Jittery Goat
  6. Singing All The Way | Knowledge Addiction
  7. DP Daily Prompt: Express Yourself! | Sabethville
  8. Write to Heal | From Hiding to Blogging
  9. Xi’an, the Place with Enriched Stories | From Hiding to Blogging
  10. Taipei – a Mesmerizing City | From Hiding to Blogging
  11. Broken Dreams? | Tale of Two Tomatoes
  12. Daily prompt – Express yourself! | myjourneyeveryday
  13. Daily Prompt: Express Yourself! | benjaminsolak
  14. Bed Talks | Views Splash!
  15. The Creator God and His Gift to Us | meanderedwanderings
  16. Express Yourself | Dragon Droppings
  17. Express Yourself | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  18. Daily Prompt: Express Yourself-Is it Children’s Obligation to Take Care of Their Parents? | Journeyman
  19. I teach! | Purplesus’ Blog
  20. Quadruple Threat [Intimate Sessions] | She Writes
  21. [M.M.X.I.V. 95] The dancing feet | Never A Worry
  22. Daily Prompt: Express Yourself! | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  23. Building Blocks of a Project | Photography Journal Blog
  24. More than an Expression…an Extension of Me | snapshotsofawanderingheart
  25. E Is For Expressing Yourself | My Little Avalon
  26. My Games… | from dusk to dawn….
  27. Creativity in pranks, viruses and retaliation: This week’s weird and wacky news « psychologistmimi
  28. Reach High | Flowers and Breezes
  29. Freedom In Expression | Coffee With Jesus
  30. Daily Prompt: Express Yourself! | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  31. DAILY PROMPT: Express Yourself | Melissa Holden
  32. My dog doesn’t see the point of leg weaves |
  33. 8 things I have to say about debate | Never Stationary
  34. A Small Guest With a Box of Sweets | wisskko’s blog
  35. Daily Prompt: Express Yourself! | thechangingpalette
  36. Daily Prompt: Express Yourself! | I Just Like Doing Them | Shawn Daily
  37. Daily Prompt: Express Yourself | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  38. Sunset Over India | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  39. Daily Prompt Express Yourself : Joy | Angela McCauley
  40. Please Don’t Call Me A Writer
  41. Daily Prompt: Express Yourself | Words4jp’s Blog
  42. Therapy | In the Present
  43. Daily Prompt: Express Yourself | That Montreal Girl
  44. Daily Prompt: Express yourself | A cup of noodle soup
  45. Express Yourself | Kimmiecode
  46. Daily prompt: Express yourself! | Go, See, Live
  47. Express Yourself | The Land Slide Photography
  48. you keep me at varying | y
  49. No Such Thing as Self-Expression | Author Laura Lee
  50. Comin’ Through the Rye | Speculative Paradigm Shifts
  51. Ex-press-ion | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  52. Daily Prompt: Express Yourself | gracenorcott
  53. my purpose | peacefulblessedstar
  54. Persuing Perfection | The Ravenously Disappearing Woman
  55. Poetry that doesn’t challenge my brain | The Salmon Yatra
  56. One’s Creative Expression | Cats, Coffee, And Life At Random
  57. Creative me | Emovere

Green Eyed Monster

Green Eyed Lady? Me? You? Who?

Damn, this prompt is so easy I’d have answered it in my sleep.

No man ever came close to making me think so. No woman except her ever could! Oh and how she makes you feel so miserable and on your knees all the time, you are crawling, crawling forever, with a craving the size of a dinosaur (or the largest mammal ever whoever that is, think it’s the blue whale) inside your heart. You owe your entire world to her when she hasn’t done anything but moved a tiny single grain of sand in your life. You still are what you forever were, just more miserable. You look like a fool, with that loser expression that says,”You ain’t worth a shit without her”! She turns you into that one “Green Eyed Monster“!

Yes, the one that gives me a green eye, the one, the only one that makes me think “I wish I was not me” is – my wife!

She has a way of living life that can make most husbands jealous and all of you gents (married or unmarried), you can say thanks to your dear lords that she isn’t your wife and all this misery was personally handed to me by her father!

She has a way of living life, way that I can only probably write about. I can always experience it from her but never live it myself, so pre-occupied with the shit of the world that I am. She is free in her head. No rules hold any meaning to her unless explained and she be satisfied. Rules bind her spirit. Rules kill her instinct. She learns like only she can.

I so wish I was her, free from the world. Living her own dream. The world works just for her making us her tools. Her notions are different. She is very emotional, but strong. I am emotional too but I just don’t know how to handle it, so I hide it, somewhere safe in the corner of my brain, so I never come across as weak. Only she knows it and my family too but I’m not too sure about them.

She has clarity in thoughts like a crystal, some of us only dream of having it. I just so wish I will someday explain my world to her, the way she has made hers, very evident! Till then, hell yeah and down right “JEALOUS”!

  1. The Match (Part 4) Rusty’s Destination | The Jittery Goat
  2. Self-Defeating Beliefs
  3. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  4. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | Bob’s Blog-O-Rama
  5. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | MedinaQue
  6. DP Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | Sabethville
  7. Daily Prompt: Green Eyed Lady | Purplesus’ Blog
  8. Dirty Envy | In the Present
  9. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady « cognitive reflection
  10. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  11. Green-Eyed Lady | The Nameless One
  12. Daily Prompt: Green-eyed Lady | imagination
  13. Green-Eyed Lady | God Through My Eyes
  14. Evil Queens & coffee beans
  15. Daily Prompt: Jealousy | A Day In The Life
  16. Reciprocal | The River Mom
  17. of wickedness | Anawnimiss
  18. Wake Up O’ Sleeping Stone | The Write Web
  19. Daily prompt: Green-eyed monster | Go, See, Live
  20. I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  21. Aces « Averil Dean
  22. NaPoWriMo Day 4: “Smitten” | arakawa fiction
  23. Bass Speaker | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  24. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | A Note From Jenn
  25. Jealousy: Daily Prompt | ALIEN AURA’S BLOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  26. Leave Me Free | Flowers and Breezes
  27. From Time To Time | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  28. How do they do it? | A mom’s blog
  29. Daily Prompt: Green Eyed Lady | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  30. Nonsense | Life is great
  31. Green All Over | meanderedwanderings
  32. i’m just a jealous guy | eastelmhurst.a.go.go
  33. The Green-Eyed Monster | Elementary Verse
  34. Green-Eyed Monster | Elementary Verse
  35. Daily prompt 🙂 Green eyed Lady | myjourneyeveryday
  36. Daily Prompt from WordPress: HEY-O Jealousy – That’s My Answer
  37. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | My Atheist Blog
  38. Daily Prompt – Green-Eyed Lady | hometogo232
  39. If I Have to Choose One Thing that Makes me Jealous | wisskko’s blog
  40. I’m Jealous of Chris Potter’s Coffee Mates
  41. The Difference Between Cats and Humans is … Sleep | My Two Cats
  42. #NaPoWriMo2014 “As long as I have words” Day 4 | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  43. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady- The Path to Freedom and Fear | Journeyman
  44. Daily Prompt: Being Jealous! | All Things Cute and Beautiful
  45. Me Jealous? Sadly, Yes. | Emotional Fitness
  46. Daily Prompt: My eyes turn green when I see him with her. | Ipso • facto
  47. With wild cat designs comes love, passion and jealousy !! | The Seminary of Praying Mantis
  48. Sometimes my eyes are just a little more green than usual | One Educator’s Life
  49. I Don’t Always Get Jealous……. | djgarcia94
  50. I Need To Talk To The Person In Charge Of Changing Humans Into Dogs | meg lago
  51. Green eyed lady | Boundaries and Edges
  52. NaPoWriMo Day 4 Poem ~~ Jealousy | To Breathe is to Write
  53. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | Diary of Dennis
  54. Haves vs Have Nots | Emovere
  55. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | Ramblings of A Nonsensical Nerd
  56. Caught in the Act! | LenzExperiments
  57. Daily Prompt: Green-eyed lady | This is who I am…
  58. Green Eyed Lady | Destino
  59. Skinny Selfies | vic briggs
  60. The Game | La Gatita Oscura
  61. The Emperor’s new clothes. | Trucker Turning Write
  62. A Big One | Overcoming Bloglessness
  63. Green-Eyed Lady | c21stguinevere
  64. Wise Words – Steve Jobs | The Salmon Yatra
  65. Envy | Writing on the Spot
  66. Oklahoma Rose | The Shotgun Girls
  67. Lovers In A Box
  68. Green-Eyed Monster | The Writer’s Block
  69. I Covet No More | RosieSmrtiePants
  70. Green Eyed Monster Jealousy | Late Bloomer Liz
  71. Never Jealous…Much | My Author-itis
  72. Daily prompt: Green’s my favourite colour, but… | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  73. Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady | Basically Beyond Basic
  74. Short Story: Green-Eyed Lady | Paisley Imprint

Subjects in Distress

“My History with Mathematics is rather Shambolic,

The marks in Physics were always Economic.

The Chemistry between me and Biology scored NADA,

Machines took me close to Paranoia.

English, the only class that drew attention,

Lacked sumption.

Digital Circuits don’t deserve a mention,

Analog Circuits – mystery of the tron (electron and proton).

Computer Science was the only solace,

The teacher though, never liked my face.

Could never speak in a viva,

Sanskrit filled my mouth with saliva.

Hindi, for it is my mother tongue,

Handed me marks in a pump.”

————******————

It’s quite ironic that no education system teaches us how to use the tools of life when it’s life that turns out as the best teacher, mentor and guide for the rest of your life. Even more ironic and rather sad is, none of the skills I learned in my school or college are helping me make my living. Nothing helps except humanity and respect. Rest all are mere tools of survival against aliens, angry animals and foolish humans.

I am a subject in distress and I need lessons after 19 years of education. Nothing is more ironic!

Lets find out the most hated subjects

  1. A LOVE LETTER TO MY ASS | She Writes
  2. Hypocrite | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  3. Write | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  4. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion- Life as an Introvert: Hard Things in Socializing | Journeyman
  5. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion…And Also Irony | benjaminsolak
  6. The Match (Part 2) Saying Goodbye | The Jittery Goat
  7. Blossoming to Science | One Educator’s Life
  8. Daily Prompt: Land of confusion | Love your dog
  9. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  10. MUST READ: Hailing from Math Hater To Math Lover | The Philosophy TImes
  11. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | Under the Monkey Tree
  12. I Just don’t get it. | Hope* the happy hugger
  13. The Philosophy TImes
  14. Valedictorian’s shouldn’t stutter | In the Present
  15. Daily prompt: !%!%*&! Math! | The Wandering Poet
  16. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion, 02.04.14 | Markie’s Daily Blog
  17. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | Blog of the imaginator
  18. Imagined Irrationality of Numbers | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  19. DP Confusion: Giorgia | aliabbasali
  20. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  21. The History I don’t Know | Tonkadella’s Things in Life
  22. The Trials of the Socially Awkward | Geek With a Pen
  23. 1 + 1 = Math is stupid | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  24. Wonderland « Averil Dean
  25. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | CaughtuProductions
  26. How My Struggle With Math Killed My College Career – WANGSGARD
  27. Land of Confusion | The Story of a Guy
  28. Land of Confusion: Daily Prompt | ALIEN AURA’S BLOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  29. DP Daily Prompt: Land Of Confusion | Sabethville
  30. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | Here I am !!
  31. So I Write for Better or Worse | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  32. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | I Loathe Nothing | Shawn Daily
  33. A Student’s Confession (A Poem) | meanderedwanderings
  34. Daily Prompt: Math:My Land of Confusion | A Day In The Life
  35. English It is! | Navigate
  36. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  37. Is This Magic or Something? | wisskko’s blog
  38. There Are No Words | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  39. And Now a Word from Our Sponsor: Physics | The Zombies Ate My Brains
  40. Ten Things You Can’t Buy With SNAP (Food Stamps)
  41. A Nightmare | Flowers and Breezes
  42. Reading and writing | Life is great
  43. Land of Confusion | Relax
  44. Subjects in Distress | Views Splash!
  45. DP: Eff THis! | Scorched Ice
  46. M for Monster 😛 | Dreams to Reality !
  47. In the Land of Confusion, Literature is Evil! | Lesie’s World
  48. Me + Arithmatic = Fail | djgarcia94
  49. Teach your kids to procrastinate | Parents Are People Too
  50. Jim bought 60 watermelons | mnemosynesandlethe
  51. If you learn one thing, learn to dream – | The Flavored Word
  52. Lacking Direction | Overcoming to Becoming
  53. Math Tests Are Stupid, And Covered With Cheese | Short Story Sally
  54. Ninjas In Stitches
  55. Daily Prompt: Being Confused! | All Things Cute and Beautiful
  56. Then And Now | Ninjas In Stitches
  57. I’m a Big Nerd | thanks for letting me autograph your cat
  58. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | Diary of Dennis
  59. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | SIM | ANTICS
  60. Land of Confusion | Life Confusions
  61. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | The Living Mirage
  62. Giggles and some learning | A mom’s blog
  63. Land of Confusion | Lead us from the Unreal to the Real
  64. Daily prompt – Wednesday 🙂 | myjourneyeveryday
  65. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | This is who I am…
  66. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | Bob’s Blog-O-Rama
  67. Reversing the Black Keys: Rhode Scholar I was Not « psychologistmimi
  68. The Land of Confusion – Valley Girl Gone Country
  69. Chemistry | Breathing Space
  70. Daily prompt : Land of confusion | Loin de zanzibar
  71. Daily Prompt: The Problem with Numbers | Morrighan’s Muse
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge:Street Life | LenzExperiments
  73. Gym Class. Ugh. | Properly Ridiculous
  74. Muddy River Muse
  75. Always confused!!?? | The Insight of a young soul
  76. Land of Confusion | Dare to Read and Enter a New World…
  77. Here’s Johnny! | Trucker Turning Write
  78. Just the Facts! | 365 Days of Thank You
  79. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | My Other Blog
  80. What I Didn’t Learn | Edward Hotspur
  81. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | Barbara Pyett
  82. Enigma | zaphnathpaaneah
  83. Exile in Silence | vic briggs
  84. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion| My History With History | Random…Yet Not So Random Thoughts Of Mine
  85. Je déteste les maths! | Willow’s Corner
  86. Math, what would I do without you? | A Simple Note
  87. Why I Hated Reading for so Long | My Author-itis
  88. Thank Goodness for Pee-Chee | Overcoming Bloglessness
  89. Learn what you like | Stuff and Nonsense
  90. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | Basically Beyond Basic
  91. Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion | Ramblings of a Midwest 20-Something

Best Moment Award

Best Moment Award

“Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered…
Savoring the experience of quality time.”

 

first-best-moment-award-winner

My heartiest thanks to Mimi at psychologistmimi for reading my posts and appreciating them.

RULES:

  • Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.
  • Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them of the great news.

RESOURCES:

  • What makes a good acceptance speech?
    • Gratitude – Thank the people who helped you along the way
    • Humor – Keep us entertained and smiling
    • Inspiration – Make your story touch our lives
  • Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
  • Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH:

Man, an acceptance speech! It feels like I’m standing at the Oscar’s holding that naked dancer in my hands, looking at it lovingly, and croaking my throat to clear the cough. And I say –

This one’s for a dream (tone raising). A dream of acceptance, love, freedom of expression, and values that we all so adore (tone softening). I dedicate this award to a million souls out there living each of their moments, only to never be able to express them. This should serve as an inspiration to open up, speak up, wake up and write – be it a pen, a typewriter, a stylus or a keyboard! I dedicate this to my past that I so love and yet hate equally. I wish I can erase the bitter ones by getting them out of me and here. This one’s to all of you who’ve given me some of all that I wanted. I want it more. I’m just flexing my muscles.

NOMINATIONS:

I nominate the following people for I love their work, the way they go about it day in and day out, making each moment count –

(Trust me I follow around a 1000 blogs, try to keep up with each of them everyday, I know of so much quality and it makes me feel so puny and yet here I am going to judge and present a mere few out of 1000… people I’m going to make it up to you all!)

Belsbror

Margaux’s Blog

Thirty Canvas

iithinks

Rachel Carrera

Sabethville

Prayer

Where’s the traction tonight? On the work floor?

Man you people have a real creepy habit of getting me tensed about my readership! I’m telling you all straight and there’s no better way to say this – visit me, read me and thus, FEED ME! Nothing makes my day better than you. Hit me, bite me, shake me but never dupe me! BE RIGHT HERE. I don’t care if it’s spring and you have to go out in the sun after an eternity. You have your exceedingly capable gadgets to keep me with you, so KEEP ME WITH YOU!

But please don’t, and I really mean it, please don’t ever abandon me! You are my treasure, one that I’ve earned over a long time and I really value you!

Be there… PLEASE!

P.S. – For how many of you, is this the prayer every night, before you’re off to bed?

How Not To Suffer

Well me being down won’t actually be the way women get down, for you know, I’m a man and us men don’t have to go through the mood cycles of the women for those 5 dreaded days of the month. But us men, we are brought down by a lot of other things like serious atrocities to the way we function, learn, and go about our life in general. An unhindered path is what we all seek, ain’t it?

Yet it doesn’t really beckon, does it? So I sing! Yes this hoarse of a throat squeals out the most dreaded sounds ever heard by mankind. I’ve also practiced the most essential art of all – to not give a single fuck to anyone not minding his own business and interfering with mine. It took me long years to get to where I am with my screwed up brain, but I guess it bodes well for me that I always have the company of my mind. It keeps me occupied. I look forward to every screwed up idea it comes up with but what I like the most about it is – how funny it is! It has the most amazing gift to see the funny side of life. Not that I laugh a lot though. The facial muscles on my face, you see, have gained a lot of weight and are very lazy to supply any expression. So all I do is HA HA HA and yet I look like I’m watching a train coming to hit me.

So sing. Yes go to that bathroom, take a long hot shower, and clear your throat. Don’t mind the neighbors for they are fools. They don’t know you and they never will. All you got to care about is, your peace of my mind. Just close your eyes while taking that shower and all the while that you sing – plan your next move to avenge your defeat. Nothing will seem clearer. Some will call it day dreaming but trust me – it isn’t. So DON’T EVER FORGET TO SING!

Also try to take a shit. You know invariably when I’m confused, I head to my place of zen – the toilet. It’s as if I watch 2 and 2 make 4 for the first time. You get brilliant ideas when you’re there. TRUST MY EXPERIENCE FELLAS!

Basically when all the filth in and on your body is gone, you’ll find that all the tension that your bore for those last 10 minutes, was worthless. Leave all your tension and problems at the site of the event. Carrying that burden only makes you heavier, lonelier, and inattentive. Concentrate on the next task!

Man I made it sound so much easier, didn’t I?

And all this comes from a man who has cried his whole life carrying the worst shit ever and never being able to take it out from inside of his brain! Yeah, I’ve suffered and only a true sufferer can answer you the best on “How Not to Suffer“!

Lets find out how others do it –

  1. Citrusy jest | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  2. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | Living Water,Pilgrim’s Praises
  3. Cheers | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  4. I Want You to Be My Emergency Contact | Kosher Adobo
  5. Attempted Human Relations and Self
  6. TAKE YOURSELF OUT ON DATES | She Writes
  7. Refinding my Happy | One Educator’s Life
  8. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues- Why we are Depressed and How to Fight it | Journeyman
  9. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  10. Desolation: The Blues | ALIEN AURA’S BLOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  11. How Not To Suffer | Views Splash!
  12. » Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | The Poet Stefan
  13. See your Happiness | Tonkadella’s Things in Life
  14. Expectation Unrealized | The Jittery Goat
  15. blues | yi-ching lin photography
  16. My Blues Poem | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  17. Sex Sells Seats! | ALIEN AURA’S BLOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  18. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  19. on antibiotics, i | y
  20. DP Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | Sabethville
  21. Do nothing or do something! | Always was a rebel…
  22. The Positive Project | Ginger’s Grocery
  23. Melancholia | Hope* the happy hugger
  24. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  25. Blue | Knowledge Addiction
  26. Keep Calm and Choose Happiness | thanks for letting me autograph your cat
  27. Daily Prompt: Overcoming the blues | That Montreal Girl
  28. How to be awesome | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  29. Betrayal – A Flash Fiction | My Little Avalon
  30. Cool Tools for Battling the Blues | Crazy Good Parent
  31. Signing the blues | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  32. If I’m Singing the Blues, Just Know I’ll Be OK | Ms. Raven Marie
  33. Shades of Blue | MsMissyLeigh
  34. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | wisskko’s blog
  35. Daily Prompt: Singing The Blues | Flickr Comments
  36. Abandoned | Today, I can with God
  37. Daily Prompt – Blues | The Wandering Poet
  38. RX for Gloomy Days… | The River Mom
  39. Drinking the blues | A picture is worth 1000 words
  40. Today I Can with God: Abandoned « Overcoming to Becoming
  41. The Blues | daily prompt | Missmosta
  42. Stepping in the Goop: singing the motherhood blues « psychologistmimi
  43. Beat the blues! | The Insight of a young soul
  44. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | Right Brain Rants
  45. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | Sued51’s Blog
  46. Good Medicine | The Giardino Journey
  47. Humorous Sorrows | the intrinsickness
  48. The Escape Plan | Losing It
  49. DP: AIR SITAR! | Scorched Ice
  50. Red Lines « Averil Dean
  51. That Bad Mood of Yours Is Contagious | Musings | WANGSGARD
  52. Daily Prompt – Three ways to shift the blues | Nicola Kirk
  53. More Than Just the Blues: Anxiety and Depression and How To Deal | Sincerely, Ms. Roberts
  54. Blue As Blue Gets. | Forlorn Hope: A Diary Of A Broken Heart
  55. Out of the Blue | Charron’s Chatter
  56. Till You Are Whole Again | Flowers and Breezes
  57. Daily Prompt | “Down in the Dumps?” | The Mind of Profex
  58. Daily Prompt: Wash Your Troubles Away | A Day In The Life
  59. A Few of My Favorite Things | Trent’s World Blog
  60. How to Beat the Blues – Prayers and Promises
  61. Dior dress! | 1+1=11
  62. Dp challenge: singing the blues and how to lift your spirit. | A cup of noodle soup
  63. “Nobody Likes to But I Really Like to Cry”: Daily Prompt – Singing the Blues | samallen230
  64. JUST WHEN DO PEOPLE REALLY STOP GROWING UP??? | DANDELION’S DEN
  65. Daily Post, Are You Spying on Me? | Our Baby Dreams
  66. Blue Ku… | Haiku By Ku
  67. When I’m feeling Blue… | Raspberry’s Daydreams
  68. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | littlegirlstory
  69. Day 16: Make A Writing Prompt Your Own | Roe Knows Best
  70. Feel the Bass | Daily Prompt | Word Disorder
  71. I’m Feeling the Blues | A Blog for Laura Lee
  72. How to beat the blues: 10 FREE steps to happier you | Blog is where the Home is
  73. The Turkey Vulture Blues | The Zombies Ate My Brains
  74. it’s been a hard day’s night | eastelmhurst.a.go.go
  75. Bullies and The Steeler Nation
  76. Loneliness | Life is great
  77. Blues | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  78. Nothing a glass of wine can’t solve? | Tales of a slightly stressed Mother!
  79. Blues Prevention | Emotional Fitness
  80. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | My Atheist Blog
  81. Swallowed ghosts | shame
  82. Daily Post: Singing the Blues | Love your dog
  83. Singing the Blues | Real Life Co.
  84. …and the ED kids just sat back and observed the carnage. | Never Stationary
  85. Crack me a nut | The Seminary of Praying Mantis
  86. Before…After… | Simple Heart Girl
  87. The Veil | field of thorns
  88. Diary – Daily prompt | Forty, c’est Fantastique !
  89. daily prompt: singing the blues | meraki geek
  90. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | SIM | ANTICS
  91. My Happy Place | snapshotsofawanderingheart
  92. I’m not crazy. I’ve been tested. The results were not as expected… | thoughtsofrkh
  93. How do you beat the blues? | chattinatti
  94. Daily Prompt: Being Blue! | All Things Cute and Beautiful
  95. Some Day the Sun Will Shine | djgarcia94

That Stupid Smile

How many of you have ever noticed a smile on your face and you thought how is it there and for how long?

Yes it’s that smile I’m talking about – one that keeps building on and on for a few minutes until somebody makes you realize that you have opened your mouth wide enough to eat a donut – whole!

Yes, it’s that smile that makes you feel the true elation and the realization rolls a blush over your cheeks, turning them pink or red! It happened today while I watched the trailer of ‘The Amazing Spiderman – 2’!

Let me tell you that it’s hot and exciting. I find Andrew Garfield, an extremely talented actor and him along with the gorgeous Emma Stone make for a perfect couple in the movie. To make it clear, I loved ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ way much more than I liked any one of the earlier Spiderman movies. The energy that the new Spiderman exhibits is exhilarating and absolutely contagious. And that it has another one of my most favorite actors, Jamie Foxx as the antagonist, makes this movie all the more dear to me!

I wish that I watch the movie the very first day of its release. See if this wish comes true!

Let’s find out what others have wished for –

  1. THE WOMAN WHO CANNOT COOK | She Writes
  2. This I Wish: | Musings | WANGSGARD
  3. Bitten by the Love Bug!! [Wish Come True] | She Writes
  4. Last wish | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  5. “Take a breath, count to three, throw it in” | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  6. Pensive | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  7. Daily Prompt & For The Love And Sea Shells | The Jittery Goat
  8. Spring is late as we | y
  9. tossing a coin | Love your dog
  10. Daily Prompt: Three Coins in the Fountain | Sabethville
  11. Three Coins in the Fountain: Daily Prompt | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  12. Wishing | Kate Murray
  13. Shooting Star | the intrinsickness
  14. ever so often i | y
  15. Rejected by the Trevi Fountain | wisskko’s blog
  16. Wishes of a Dreamer | jsleflore
  17. Daily Prompt: Three Coins in the Fountain #postaday | Of Glass & Paper
  18. Fountains | Writing and Works
  19. Daily Prompt: Three Coins in the Fountain | genieve celada photography
  20. Daily Prompt: Three Coins in the Fountain | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  21. Wishing on a Fallen Penny | snapshotsofawanderingheart
  22. Coins In A Fountain | Awake & Dreaming
  23. Fontana di Trevi | Life is great
  24. My 27 Cents Worth ::E.N.Howie’s Motivational Moments
  25. Daily Prompt: Three Coins in the Fountain | Basically Beyond Basic
  26. Me, aged about ten, “I wish I could fly”… | thoughtsofrkh
  27. Tossing pennies over the left shoulder into the Trevi Fountain and staving off nosebleeds « psychologistmimi
  28. I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  29. Among the Whispers
  30. Daily Prompt: Three Coins in the Fountain | Burning Imagination
  31. ‘Wishful Thinking’ – A Short Story | jigokucho
  32. Daily Prompt: Three Coins in the Fountain « Mama Bear Musings
  33. Coins in the Fountain | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  34. Throw Away Your Money | Knowledge Addiction
  35. Try it and See | Flowers and Breezes
  36. Daily Prompt: Three Coins in the Fountain- Psychological Reason of Why We Do It | Journeyman
  37. Wish Upon a Fountain Coin | Short Story Sally
  38. Superstitions exists, all across the Globe! | Sathya’s Sprinkles
  39. luck of the Irish | eastelmhurst.a.go.go
  40. I Wish I Were a Bad Girl: A Dirty Bird Learns to Fly | Kosher Adobo
  41. Darling, | shame
  42. Wishing Well | The Silver Leaf Journal
  43. Lost Dreams | INKLINGS
  44. Wishes (Daily Prompt Challenge) | Ana Linden
  45. When I Wish Upon a Well
  46. Daily Prompt: Three Coins in the Fountain | Amanda’s Blog™
  47. Wish Fountain | The Land Slide Photography
  48. Daily Prompt: Three Coins in the Fountain | My name is Ellie and this is who I am.
  49. When You Wish Upon a Coin | djgarcia94
  50. Wishing Anew | The Giardino Journey
  51. Daily Prompt: Three Coins In The Fountain | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  52. Wish what you may | Emovere

Bitten

Yeah I’m bitten. I have a secret love bug that bites my ass each time I see a beautiful woman. It’s true, so true that you can see me scratch a cheek that very moment – yeah yeah, that shy dirty way, swaying my head away so no one notices me! I have a nasty habit of staring at things that grab my attention and that includes women. I see them till I’ve noted everything. Nope not in a bad way at all, in fact, as my wife will tell you now, it’s in my nature to seek details – whichever sense they entail.

Homing in on 5 years of marriage and it still holds true. I’ve never stopped staring at women, I guess I never will. What has changed though, is the women don’t change now, they’re none but one, she’s the one and only one – my wife. She doesn’t mind me doing any of the rotten stuff that I do, except the real disgusting ones, for she is my center of attraction all the time and oh how she loves attention!

Not that I went anywhere but home when I was single, but then it was sheer habit. After marriage though, it isn’t any habit, but her that I come home for. Such is the hurry, colleagues hardly see me in office after 7. Straight, without a thought, at the gate, honk, shrek barks, and I see her as I enter my home, all fresh, smelling flowers or strawberries, turns all of that shitty day right around – trust me!

I’ve also noticed that I fall head over heels for women with power, in any form. And she’s nothing but power. Power to attract, power to charm, power to talk, power to love, power, power, power!

I’ll let you in on a secret, shhh, quiet down, yes you, the one munching, else she’ll hear me – I do really weird stuff to grab her attention. I think she doesn’t know it yet or she does and I’m the fool again, but the point is, I often throw tantrums just to grab her attention, her eyes as she walks by, as she cooks, as she watches TV.

I love you baby – although I have no clue what love is. I just hope it never changes!

Lets find who amore for whom –

  1. Swirling in the Time of Internet | Kosher Adobo
  2. Daily Prompt: That’s Amore- The Psychology of Changes in Love | Journeyman
  3. Princess | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  4. Missing that tune | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  5. Eddie And Flipper, Reverse Revolution | The Jittery Goat
  6. If you love to walk | Услуги переводчика – английский язык
  7. Too Good To Be True | Ventures | WANGSGARD
  8. Too Good To Be True | Musings | WANGSGARD
  9. passion | yi-ching lin photography
  10. Love And Linger – A Vibrational Experience | Shrine of Hecate – Ramblings of a New Age Witch
  11. you leave | y
  12. DP Daily Prompt: That’s Amore | Sabethville
  13. Daily Prompt: That’s Amore | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  14. Daily prompt: Amore | The Wandering Poet
  15. This one is easy. | What?????
  16. Daily Prompt: That’s Amore « Mama Bear Musings
  17. Michael [Poem] [reblog] | She Writes
  18. Daily Prompt: That’s Amore | cockatooscreeching
  19. Start Cueing Up the 1812 Overture, Here Come the Fireworks… | Eyes Through The Glass – A Blog About Asperger’s
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Welcome Brothers

Okay… I don’t normally do two posts for a prompt but today’s prompt has something charming and attractive about it. I thank daily prompt to actually make me do it as I’d been putting this topic off for about a month.

I don’t know how anyone of the three remembers me when I first met them, for I never cared and it’d never bother me but I’m sure I must have had my headphones on at full blast and I wouldn’t have liked their faces!

‘Chucker’ Anuj & ‘Fucker’ Mohan (College mates) 

Mohan and Anuj (from the left)

I make you famous boys! Today our nicknames stand official – I did it!

In our first semester, Mohan and his compatriots from his state, sat and belonged to the front benches. I felt they were slow and he always had the knack of pretending ‘busy’ when he clearly wasn’t. If I’m not wrong, most will remember him the same way. He always looked helpless, a hostelite with a lot of friends but always on a lookout for a real one. He wasn’t easy to talk to but trust me – so wasn’t I!

Anuj however didn’t like warming the back benches but had to, for his local mates from Bhilai warmed those seats and he felt safe with them. He was always a follower. Supremely intelligent guy who lacked originality! We noticed each other a lot especially in our “Electrical” classes. There was always a tiff between me and his mates and he often looked bewildered.

I, on the other hand, was as usual, confused. A new place, new faces – of whom I liked none, a new smell, no pride, supreme pressure. I put a mask on without me even knowing about it, pretending like a cool buddy to everyone who showed the slightest interest, with interesting topics, funny anecdotes, and things that people could relate to. Till date I have no clue about my reputation in my college. At the end I did come out as a loser though.

Anyways back to the topic, we weren’t much friends in the first semester. I have no clue about the two of them but I definitely wasn’t any friends with anyone then – not even my roommate! I was scared to shit pieces of seniors – some of whom looked at me like I was a piece of kryptonite. They would scatter. Come second semester though, I started going out, roaming out a bit and it was this ease, that let these two pass my defense against douchebags. The earliest I can remember is us, seated together on the same bench laughing our asses off at some stupid joke. It was one of these jokes that landed us our first collective punishment, thus cementing our friendship. There was just no looking back then.

Regarding our nicknames though, ‘Chucker’ Anuj chucked while bowling, ‘Sucker’ Samir rhymed with ‘Chucker’ Anuj (I suck a lot too by the way) and ‘Fucker’ Mohan got it simply for a rhyme and no fault of his own.

‘Gittu’ Maddy (friends from our first noon together at Accenture)

Maddy riding Shrek

We never actually hit it off. I remember being scared shitless again for I had no results from college to even complete my joining formalities at Accenture. As I entered the banquet hall at some chic hotel, I saw hordes of girls flanking the stage but only a handful of boys seated at the back. I thought, they may have all gone for smoke or something but (as I later found out to my surprise) I was the last one in. We waited for the first break and for some reason, all the boys broke towards the loo. And all of us fitted the washroom. There was no male outside in the hall, and thus came into being (hold your breaths ‘literally’) – “Bathroom Bhar Ke Ladke (Guys that fit a bathroom)” – a term coined by Sir Maddy. We later formed a community on Orkut with the same name. When we headed for the lunch and met outside, I was alone when a pigeon shit all over my right shoulder and bugger there he was standing again laughing his ass off. And I became ‘KT’ that stands for ‘Kabootar Ki Tatti (Pigeons Poop)’ courtesy Maddy. He kept making fun of me and we all kept laughing (for once I didn’t mind it ‘coz my mind really wasn’t in it).

We started hanging out together for some reason appreciating each others company and tolerance to each other and here we are – best friends!

‘Gittu’ by the way means – very small – which goes well with his height!

Welcome Brothers – to my humble abode – Views Splash! –

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  20. Jake | Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | likereadingontrains
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Ode to My BFF

Oh boy! How many best friends do I have (see how syntactically incorrect this question is)? 1… 2… 3… See when you say “BEST” friend, you’re only supposed to have one, the best one (see how I’m pointing out the singular function here)! Ones who aren’t the best are the better ones.

So I have 3 better friends, all humans. If you morons are reading this (‘Chucker’ Anuj, ‘Fucker’ Mohan and ‘Gittu’ Maddy), ‘Sucker’ Samir says, you are my brothers and not just friends. You are people who own a part of my life. Cheers!

I ask though – do we talk only about people or are objects included? Well you see, it’s for me to decide and I chose an object as my best friend!

Who is a best friend?

Someone who’s there with you when you need him (or “it” in my case), someone to understand you when you are down, share your best moments, play pranks on you when you least expect it (I did “it” again), someone who takes you to your best place and shields you from bad influences, is ready to call your shots when you aren’t. Best friends don’t advise – look closely, they are your best advice. They stand by you when you are at your best taking on the world. Each day, every day! Do you ever need to keep your best friend close? No, for they always are.

OK! Enough of this shit. I can’t carry on with this philosophy. You see, I’m too closed and shut for the world for it’s liking, and when I need to take a peek into that world, I use my best friend – the ever reliable, my PC! A safe bet, always close, ready when you need it, my entertainment, my shield, my Achilles heels, my second love!

I talk to it, it talks back. Who the hell gives a damn to emotions? I don’t need them. It provides me with everything I need. It’s my bread and butter, my everyday learning, my escape to that perfect little corner of the house and office where I’m alone and left to my mind. It knows which songs cheer me up. It’s the answer to all my questions.

Me and my PC are best buddies for life.

My PC

How did I meet him? I had to drop a laptop from a sofa and break the screen to get a new PC, a gift from my brother so far but I promised to pay him back and I’m gonna pay him, someday. Be hopeful bro, the day shall arrive. 😉

Lets find out if others have funnier choices for their best friends

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  20. Jake | Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | likereadingontrains
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  23. “As people grow colder” | Hope* the happy hugger
  24. Please Keep Me In Your Heart | Flowers and Breezes
  25. Ames | Long Winding Road
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5 People You Try Not To Hate

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There are always a few people you try hard not to hate but end up hating them anyways. Well some of the boasters may say, I don’t hate anyone and love and all – please keep that blab to yourself. All of you hate someone and I happen to have a few people who you may hate knowingly or unknowingly (only for you to realize it now), if they are not exactly the likeable kind –

1. Your Boss

I don’t think many will argue about this. Most bosses are hard asses who work you up everyday for a year only to leave you high and dry at the end of your appraisal cycle. But you can’t live without them for they are your paymasters, your wealth providers and the sore of many the eyes!

2. Your Maid

Clean it this way. Cook it that way. Use lesser oil. Where the fuck is all my ration going? RATS!!! Yes, they can be a real pain in the ass for some of them just don’t want to give up using their own brains even when instructions are as simple as – “You don’t have to make my bed. Just leave it as it is. You waste a lot of time on silly stuff already. Try and hang clothes for drying. Dust the couches better. Just don’t make my bed!”. And what do you get the next day – clothes in the dryer, dirty couch and a made up bed. But you have live with them but no one else can do the rest of the work they do.

3. That Ass of a friend

All of us have that friend that’ll pop into your home uninvited and you have to pretend to entertain them when all you want is to lie in your bed and watch TV or have sex or whatever. But they won’t leave. They have all the interesting topics on this planet to discuss right then. “You know what your neighbor was doing the other evening”, “I love your dog, you know. He doesn’t poop in your living room”! – right when you’d just kill for some alone time without that nagging voice. If you’ve gotta come in and waste my time, better pop in with whiskey or beer or you are totally uninvited – EVEN I NEED A PAST TIME! But you have to live with them, for they are invariably the ones with full LPG cooking gas cylinders when your own has emptied without a warning sign!

4. That Relative

Relatives are forever a pain in the ass, leave some that are really cool and really know how to hang out, ones with your brain wave frequency. Rest all just shower gifts to show off their accumulated wealth, give rotten age-old advises, are pathetic when drunk and leave your house full of dirt for you can’t ask them to keep their shoes out the door! But you have to live with them for – you know – they are related to you through your parents!

5. That Store

That grocery store that’ll lend you stuff so you may pay for it at the end of every month. That spoiler! It’s the greatest guilt and you hate it. You hate to go there but your feet just lose control and there you are – right in front of the cashier’s desk giving reasons about how you’ll pay for everything on the 30th and he just smiles! That Devil that keeps you hooked! But you’ve got to live with him, for they are the ones there are when all you have left with you is a smile!

Daily Prompt – Write Here, Write Now

A pair of curtains hangs freely, loose to make me feel the wind.

A refrigerator hums to life feeling the warmth in this chilly winter.

A portrait with 2 happy faces lies gathering dust.

A chair sits waiting for a sit.

A table lies waiting for a mop.

A dog sleeps giving a tough snoring competition to my neighbor.

A half full glass of juice waits to get sipped.

A television set shows crap.

I lie on my couch typing present tenses in a gloomy lonely home.

My wife calls me and lets me know of her excitement about her 2 dogs she has petted.

Headphones bang in my head killing the deafening silence.

A heart hums to meet another.

A clock ticks me into another day.

The refrigerator starts again and falls silent.

The TV is still dumb showing crap.

And I’ve had enough of this present tense that only reminds me of my past.

The way I see it – past is imperfect, present is tense and the future beckons.

Spitters

Spitters, Spitters, Spitters, how do you do it at home?

Where do you find corners in your house to waylay your bubble filled thick mucus? YUCK!

Do you know it stinks? Do you know it’s unhygienic and it doesn’t dry as easily as water does? It keeps collecting dirt and filth all over it and it stays there.

I don’t know about other countries, but in India, we eat paan (hindi) or tambulam pungi falam (sanskrit) and have a really filthy habit of spitting out it juices all around us or anywhere we find a corner, or on the road. It leaves red stains all over, makes the roads, corners, surroundings dirty and in my opinion, it should be made illegal to spit out paan in the open in India.

But whichever country, where do you spit at home? Do you hang around windows or doors or gardens or flower pots all the time or are you a hygienic person and carry a separate dustbin just for the purpose?

In any case, doesn’t it leave you with too much to do and make you cumbersome?

The ultimate question is – WHY SPIT AT ALL? I DON’T AND I’M STILL ALIVE!