Friday, May 26, 2006

majal hai keh when a five year old is singing, dancing, running, jumping, swooping in for sudden, gentle kisses, alphabet spelling your incorrectly spelled mithun poster ("m....a.....t....h...a...n"), pretending your calculator is a phone ("HELLOOOOOOO!! AWAAAAZ AARAHHII HAAAAAII?"), crayoning drawings for you, randomly breaking into pushto (their neighbours are pathan), wanting to watch the same 'pink panter' DVD for the zillionth time, putting the three stuffed animals in your room to bed ("babies sojaooo"), giggling, snuggling into your side when you're asleep, being enchanted when you tent a sheet over his head, vrooming a toy truck around your feet hawking imaginary food, doing the twist with you to the pink panther theme song and asking 'kyooooooon' about everysinglething in the world from highlighters to how many is 172..majal hai keh the world should revolve around anything else, or you want it any other way?

Mina at 11:27 AM


Saturday, May 20, 2006

you're beautiful

his heart writhes gasping like
a fish
on the shore when she


you're still beautiful

she burns poems by day
re-writes them by moons
burns like a star

in the daylight

Mina at 8:08 PM


Thursday, May 18, 2006

How K Made Morning Good Again

Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to it's yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.
The winners are:
1. Coffee (n.) the person upon whom one coughs.
2. Flabbergasted (adj.) appalled over how much weight you have gained.
3. Abdicate (v.) to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
4. Esplanade (v.) to attempt an explanation while drunk.
5. Willy-nilly (adj.) impotent.
6. Negligent (adj.) describes a condition in which you absent-mindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
7. Lymph (v.) to walk with a lisp.
8. Gargoyle (n.) olive-flavored mouthwash.
9. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
10. Balderdash (n.) a rapidly receding hairline.
11. Testicle (n.) a humorous question on an exam.
12. Rectitude (n.) the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
13. Pokemon (n) a Rastafarian proctologist.
14. Oyster (n.) a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
15. Frisbeetarianism (n.) (back by popular demand): The belief that, when you die, your Soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
16. Circumvent (n.) an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

The Washington Post's Style Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are this year's winners:
1. Bozone (n.) The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
2. Cashtration (n.) The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.
3. Giraffiti (n) Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
4. Sarchasm (n) The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
5 . Inoculatte (v) To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
6. Hipatitis (n) Terminal coolness.
7. Osteopornosis (n) A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
8. Karmageddon (n) It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.
9. Decafalon (n.) The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.
10. Glibido (v) All talk and no action.
11. Dopeler effect (n) The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
12. Arachnoleptic fit (n.) The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.
13. Beelzebug (n.) Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
14. Caterpallor (n.) The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating.

And the pick of the literature:
Ignoranus (n): A person who's both stupid and an a**hole.

K thought of 'discurse: expletives uttered while trying to understand Foucault'. I came up with 'plebiscide: death caused by trying to explain poetry to philistines'. Y'all got any? :)

Mina at 10:37 AM


Wednesday, May 17, 2006

the gorpy award for the best post i've read in a long time goes to bluecheese for this hilarious comic that i hope continues in all its angsty, frustrated goodness :D
bharpoor taaliyan!!!!

Mina at 12:45 PM


Monday, May 15, 2006

gotta love capitalists! :D

little fish says:
bhuttay now you're gonna go to hell

aiyan says:
wahaan bhi icecream bechoonga

aiyan says:
garmi bari hogi

Mina at 9:51 PM


Sunday, May 14, 2006

today is a strange day. Something Is Going To Happen, today.

iii don't want a tickle
'cause i'd rather ride on my mooootorsickle

Mina at 1:49 PM


Thursday, May 11, 2006

wah bhaiiii!!! at this moment i am blogging sitting on sana's bed, bumming the neighbour's wireless, on MY OWN LAPTOP!!!! yeaaayyy!!! bharpoor taaliyaan!! gosh i feel all high-tech now hahaha yeaaaayy what wonderful people surround me; this was a birthday present from my parents, my brother baby-sat it and my friend carried it across an ocean for me. god bless :)

must think of a name now; 'quasimodo' is really nowhere close to this black and smoky grey confection :D

Mina at 11:46 PM


Thursday, May 04, 2006

girls and boys, blogs are now back to regular, mubarik ho! bharpoor taaliyan for whoever realised the inaneity of the ban and decided to do something about it, or the officials who got bored, or the minion who accidentally changed the settings on the Big Brother computer, or whatever!

i'm supposed to make me a yearbook page, it occurs to me. arrey wah! abhi se? i remember this one girl who for her a-level yearbook page, instead of a collage of friends and fun, wrote a paragraph on something i forget; it was one of those deep and meaningful i am poetess kind of ruminations that tend to fascinate the lesser-read. i remember our yearbook page, it was lovely: the right blend of pretty photographs and crazy adventure, our dogs and a splash of poetry...i think i put plath and pound on it, 'cantos' and 'lady lazarus', and haaaan one of my favourite bits from gibran. hahaha in retrospect that's a weird but interesting combination :) this yearbook page will be so much more different. good :)

don't give me no jibba-jabba, fool! haha Mr. T rocks :D *hums the A-team theme*

Mina at 6:15 PM


Monday, May 01, 2006

main bechari. not only did a devil cockroach run out into the kitchen while i was cooking today- which moizza intrepidly stomped to a gory, unecpextedly black-stained death- but in the quiet that flows into the spaces that people leave behind, this happened:

little fish says:
little fish says:
little fish says:
i was typing away abhi and i saw a flash of movement at my left
little fish says:
and there is a LIZARD
Planning. says:
Planning. says:
and ?!
little fish says:
and it ran across the room
little fish says:
and stopped on the carpet
little fish says:
and i looked at it and yelled GROSS!
Planning. says:
little fish says:
and it ran under the soda
little fish says:
little fish says:
which is right next to the desk
little fish says:
little fish says:
lizards on the FLOOR are most ungodly
Planning. says:
Planning. says:
and you're telling me this why ?!
little fish says:
because i had to tell someone
little fish says:
and ghar peh koi nahien hai
little fish says:
Planning. says:
Planning. says:
little fish says:
okay this is just too much
little fish says:
it just ran up the wall that is behind the desk
little fish says:
and is behind the AC now, prolly outside. which is good
Planning. says:
Planning. says:
Planning. says:
that's a good thing i suppose
little fish says:
little fish says:
humph. active lizards are most unnerving

good thing sana isn't home otherwise chatt gira deti, and woh thori trouble hojati.

Mina at 6:05 PM