Friday, June 27, 2008

Wear sunscreen... :o)

Listening to one of my favourite songs, I thought I should put up the lyrics on my blog. I have heard this song since it was released in '98. I really enjoyed it, mostly coz I could clearly understand the lyrics & oh, the advices are soo nice & in good humor sometimes. In this song it has a male voice (which I always --till date believed to be Baz Luhrmann. But just before putting his name did wiki and found that it actually sung by an voice actor Lee Perry and chorus is sung by Quindon Tarver.) spoken-word track. There is soft background score. If you get a chance try to listen to the song too. Oh, I love it's video, in some weird ways. ;o)

Below I have copied the lyrics. I formatted so that you can go through it slowly, it's little long too but enjoy every bit of it.!!!


Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience… I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing everyday that scares you.


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself. Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone. Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own..

Dance… even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them. Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard;
live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don’t expect anyone else to support you.

Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen…


Let me know if you enjoyed it as much as I do every time I hear it. I would love to get your opinions. ~ ;o)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Greener land...

Got our landscaping done this weekend. I loved the whole process of designing it and get it Done. We have been wanting to do it since we got the house and I think it looks amazing. People have been stopping to find out more about it.

Now is the time to worry.. WOrry abt my plants. You see, I don't have green thumb at all. Have killed lot of house plants. I love them so much that I over watered few. After that I learnt that it should be watered as instructed., so I did., still they died.. May be too much sunlight.! Donno. Once a freind gave me a big house plant,.. beautiful one. With my history I became too much into it. Tried to water as it was written on it. I kept moving it to make sure it gets enough sunlight. Then started to see that the plant leaves had started to wilt a little. So decided too much sunlight and moved it.. Kept moving it for almost a month, bought some plant feeders and added to that and watered.. Nothing, ... had to give up after a month of hardworking and it died, completely.! No revival possible.!

Then I read somewhere that the house plants likes to adapt to a place and you shouldn't move it too much.. You give them SHOCk.!!! Whew, I gave the poor plant SHOCK.! Anyways, pray for me.. Rather, pray for all my outdoor plants now.! Hopefully they all survive and I could too .. one day be proud that I could grow something.!

But one thing has been killing me. I used rubber mulch.!!! OOppss., am now so on guilt trip,... that am doing something bad for the eco-system.!! ahem, .. I wish that feeling would go away.,. Am trying to read all the articles to see if they r bad. Ofcourse the companies who sell them say they are the best. Well,.. I did buy them coz it said low- maintenance.. Don't ahve to do it every year like the regular mulch.. and they don't coz mold to grow below like the other one does..Hearing all those, we just decided to go with that mulch.. coz hey lets face it.. We didn't wanted to do the mulch every year.! Do it once and forget it for quite a few years sounded really really good.!!! And boy it looks good too.

Well.... I guess I have been ranting too much. Just have to go with the flow sometimes. Wish me luck,. will try to paint my thumb green and get to some digging, planting and pruning... (U could tell ha, I have been learning all these new words in Gardening.. ;o)..). Until next time...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Blind Faith??

I kinda consider myself non-orthodox. But sometimes I wonder am I? It's hard to get stuff out of ur blood I guess. Today I did something that make me think about it.. My hubby was leaving for client place for two days. He stopped and asked for water. As soon as I reached for a glass, I remembered someone saying not to have water when you are leaving on a trip.! (God knows who told me that, I can hardly remember most of the time.. Only Content stays with me.). Don't ask me why!! Don't Remember.!

Sometime I shrug and go ahead, but didn't do that today.. instead, gave him a bottle of water & said, "take it along with you and drink it later, I have heard that you shouldn't drink water just before leaving the house." He just looked at me confused, and took the bottle & said, well, this works better anyway and left..

There are many things... may be some things that I do sometimes which makes me wonder if I have too much "Moodha Nambike" as they say in Kannada.. (meaning Blind Faith). Like another famous thing that I follow, (ofcourse after someone told me abt a year back.) is not to wear a ring on the middle finger.. They told me it's not good to wear, also must have been followed with a why.., but duh, don't remember.!

What is it about? Should I follow or not to follow I donno., but I do keep following them.! It would make me extremely concious if I don't follow those little stuff... Like... Oh, yeah, the other day I was going for a walk in our subdivision, and saw a stray cat... Which is very very rare first of all, but it did occur to me that it crossed the path that I was about to take.Remember the old saying, not to cross when a cat crosses ur path. Well, I started to still keep going... as soon as I was near that spot, I automaticall turned around and crossed across. !!! (LOL) .. Funny part was that the cat crossed too.. Now it got on to my nerves, and I started walking faster just so that I can cross it's path.. Cat stopped and looked at me for a while and vanished below the drain entrance.., I guess Cat didn't wanted to walk on the path that I CROSSED.!!!

And hey I also remember during our college days, my friends would say seeing one crow would bring badluck.!!!! Esp during exam times blind faith or whatever works, we would be ready to do it, even if it meant looking for second crow.!! Hehehehe.. Good that we don't have any crows over here. !! when I think abt all these, it's hillarious. But I keep doing it.! Do I need a sanity check here, or is it common? LOL.. Keep your sanity everyone.. ;o)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Quote from Hillary's speech..

I was reading the article in times (,8599,1812634,00.html ) which quoted when Hillary ended her race to democratic party nomination to Presidency. One line stood out most for me... Thought would share with you all..

"It would break my heart if, in falling short of my goal, I in any way discouraged any of you from pursuing yours," Clinton said to a crowd that was easily two-thirds women. "To build that future I see, we must make sure that women and men alike understand the struggles of their grandmothers and their mothers, and that women enjoy equal opportunities, equal pay, and equal respect."

Real and strong words from the former first lady...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Fashion fiascos & triumphs..

Went to Sex and the City movie y'day. It was Girl's night out and all of us wanted to see a chick-flick.! coz none of the husbands wanted to watch it. It was a fun movie. Ofcourse the heart of the movie is all about the bonding between the girls... I couldn't stop, but think about all my girl friends & about fashion. I do have lot of girlfriends whom I feel am close to., and it also includes my sisters. I don't think any guys will understand the closeness girls share with their friends.

Carrie Bradshaw rocked with her style in the movie, her wedding errands, emotions and ofcourse SHOES.! Very very Materialistic.! I don't divulge too much into materialistic stuff, but yeah, I do have girlfriends who make me feel want to.. :o). I have learnt a lot over the years, how to dress up even.. I don't think I knew that, say 10 yrs back,.. it is gradual, finding the fine balance of what works for you and what doesn't. Have been fortunate to have friends to point that one out all the time in different stages of my life.. I think one of my first fashion gurus were my sisters. Always admired how each one would dress up, their choice of clothes, choice of hairstyle to choice of lifestyle and how each one would carry themselves... I stil remember my younger sis dragging me to parlour to get my eyebrows done during my final engineering days.. (Oh, yeah, I didn't do till then.. hehehe).. & bumping into friends there who held each side of me to get that done.!!

And remember the friends who would pull me along for all kinds of shopping sprees. I think am a good learner, donno if I have perfected, but do try and pick the good (??? !!!! ) fashion trends from my friends. Never thought you could use so many accessories and look different in the same dress.!!! but well, again have friends who use great accessories in different ways & make it work.. I admire many of them who could carry anything off with elegance. Fashion is all about how you present urself, it's just not abt looks, not abt labels, just pure self, how u present urself to the world and be totally comfortable in what you do.. So to all my friends,... I love you all, and thank you for being there in my life, mending my ways and working through my hard head & getting me to where I am, letting me know bluntly when I suck & praising when I make right choices.. It's an experience, journey .. one trendy, fashionable journey... Thank you. X0X0