1. making samea uppuma
2. making venn pongal
3. making rasam
4. making making fried chutney
5. making dokla
6. making mysorepak (when firstborn turned five)
7. making bucketsful of rasam
8. making sambar
9. making vendaya kuzhambu (with floating ladies fingers)
10. making idlies (new gyan: pressure cooker idlies are fluffier than rice cooker ones)
11. making dosas (heard my mil’s ditty which is from chapter 2 of PV’s textbook of Tamil
sayings: grinding urad dal is as easy as going to ma’s house; grinding soaked rice = is as
hard as going to In-law’s house) PV. mil loved your post. it took her back to her grandma’s
12. making vadas
13. making parupu usili
14. making mixed-veg raithas (finely chopped tomatoes, cucumber and onion).
but. not. making kaapi.
the mil is drowning us in thickly decoctioned, richly frothed, tall steel tumblersful of
hot, hot kaapi.
it’s kaapi tsunami. firstborn and baby param are riding the kaapi wave.
was greatly flattered when someone asked me if i was going to attend the launch of rajinikanth yenthiran (it’s happening one hour away from my home). so there’s at least one person in the whole world who thinks i have a high-flying social life.
plus. caught the audio-release of that movie on TV. makes me feel that’s so July 2010 of me. doesnt feel right.
how do i live in the past, if the present keeps interfering.
the mmmim has rationed my laptop time. with his tours to indonesia (bah). and going to work
on weekends (gah).
met a woman who has two tween kids. undergone three surgeries. lived in two countries. but is afraid to wax her arms because she thinks it might hurt.