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Consent Matters Even If It’s A Rat
Disclaimer : Before you make any assumptions, I am talking about a real rat with tantrums double its size. However, it can be interpreted in several ways. The story you’re about to read is true and NO RATS WERE HURT IN THE PROCESS (YET). Can’t guarantee the same for their feelings though.
Artistic Thursday: Beach Please!!!
This Quarantine made me go back to painting after a long long time and I am so glad it did. I was running out of few colors but I mixed and matched the colors to paint something that I was longing for. No brownie points for any guesses. Beach it is. I can’t wait to visit the beaches once everything is fine. Last year I explored 3 hill stations and not a single Beach. Well! I had plans to do so this year but I doubt that’s possible now.Till then, Get all the beach vibes that you can out of this newly added painting in my Gallery for Artistic Thursday. Let me know what you think of it.
Know What’s Going On In A Child’s Mind👶
During the birth of a child in a movie it would show the pregnant lady lying in bed, crying hysterically in pain and suddenly there would be a crying baby beside her. I would be confused but I assumed that was the process. I actually believed the baby would just somehow appear and the tummy would reduce. Simple right? If cupid could make two people fall in love, I was sure he would be able to slide the baby beside too. Right? I didn’t really know then how a child was born. (Until I studied biology and that horrified me to bits). My way of analogy was much better. Don’t you think so?
Can You Smell Your Memories?♨️
Does it make me sound weird if I say sometimes I want to eat a particular smell? Like the smell of petrol. I can never get enough of it. Whenever I am in a petrol pump I am that weirdo who keeps exhaling the smell of petrol like some sort of fresh air. I know it’s poisonous but I want to taste petrol. Maybe on my deathbed. That could be my last wish. What? I would already be dying. Might as well taste it and die a few seconds earlier.
When Cooking Is Just Not Your Cup Of Tea ☕
The other day I cooked. Yes you heard it right and yes it’s summer here. I was all sweaty and my parents were (oh so sympathetic) that their daughter was out their cooking for her survival. I don’t need sympathy. I need a cook!!! Period.
It’s not like I can’t cook at all. I just don’t want to. I don’t get the feeling of internity and happy ending from inside. I have more bruises from oil than I have from anything else that I love to do. If I do feel like cooking something special or new it’s just a one day thing or a one night thing. No strings attached. I can follow the recipes well enough to bring out something edible but each and every time I am in the process of cooking I feel I need to have a chair and definitely an AC to cool me off. I can cook while sitting. I know there are kitchen rules but can we just include a chair in it? Tell me will that make the process any harder or easier because I clearly have no idea whatsoever.
When I Proposed And The House Said Yes !!!
I had seen this particular house long ago in a certain app but each time I would skip it conveniently as the house didn’t look quite appealing. You know how they say first impression is the last one. In layman’s words it didn’t appeal to me at all. Plain and simple.
I still had time but the only problem was I had already told the owner that I would be vacating this month because at that point of time I seemed to have had found the perfect house for me though it kept giving me strange vibes.
With just one week left to vacate, I knew I was in a scoop because the whole house hunting had left me with no choice (and energy) but to vacate the previous house. In what turned out to be my frantic effort I went out to look for the house that had left no impression on me whatsoever. To my surprise and delight(Oh so much relief) the pictures seemed to have done total injustice to the place.
Sometimes the pictures aren’t telling you the truth until you go and see it with your own eyes.
Artistic Thursday : Burning Desire 💥
As much as life is nothing without hope, there isn’t much life can give you unless you have any desire too. You can be hopeful for a better tomorrow but can you get what you want if you don’t aim for it? Or what if we don’t know what we want? Or much worse what if we leave our thoughts there itself, do nothing but just hope that tomorrow will be a better day?
You do know where I am going. Right? To make things happen a certain way we have to put in our desire into work. Hope, of course will keep on doing its job from back-end but from front-end we need to burn in our desires only to rise up more stronger, wiser and better.
Presenting before you my Burning Desire!!!
How To Loose Weight – My Way 💁
To look on the positive side I always feel a bit lighter when I am down with fever. Mostly because I am unable to eat and I feel it’s the right and best way to loose some weight. Weird!!! Right? I know but do you feel so too? I know the glow is lost but at least I loose some weight. I told you I am a positive person 💁
Playing Board Games In The Age Of Video Games🔎
I know it’s the age of PS4 and all but I feel board games connects me with the real people. The pleasure of playing with your friends and family together is unbeatable. The constant bickering and cheater shout outs is missing in video games. Don’t you think so?
If You Were The Creator What Would You Change?
As a child I believed that when we grow old, our parents would become small and we would take care of them like they do for us right now. After certain time they would again grow old and we would become small and they would take care of us. This process would continue in a cyclic manner. It never really crossed my mind then that it wasn’t the logic that God followed. However coming to think of my logic, it would have been great, don’t you think?
Life Of A Donkey On A Monday🐴
Any resemblance to donkeys(living or dead) is purely Coincidental. The two donkeys in the featured image (who are smiling even though burdened) have just been used as a reference to human life on Mondays and is not intended to hurt the emotions of donkeys.
To Believe Or Not To Believe In Signs ✡️
The house that I planned to stay on rent kept giving me strange vibes. Though I loved the interior and loved the view from the balcony, something or the other kept coming as a hurdle. Maybe I was thinking too much but the last straw was the day before when I decided to finalise the house and call the owner in the evening (who I had a talk with in the morning). This time someone else picked up and informed the owner had just passed away and that it wasn’t the right time to discuss about it. I had goosebumps and wasn’t sure anymore if I wanted the house.
Artistic Thursday : Ray Of Hope🌠
There should always be that little flicker of light in our dark days. There should always be the scope of better times and a happy tomorrow. There should always be positive vibes around. The world is already sick and we cannot afford to be sick as well. We deserve all the happiness and I believe only when we are happy can we spread happiness. I have blood group AB+ and I keep saying Always Be positive is what defines me. I find happiness in all the small things. That’s the best way to live life. Isn’t it?
When Your Dream House Is Waiting To Be Discovered 🏡
Who is it?
And you think I Shall care?
Of course. Now that you’re out on your own. You cannot afford not to CARE.
Why Not To Be A Jack In Real Life 🤹
Semester exams have no relevance in your life unless you’re the first bencher. Which also means you’re the studious kind. Which also means you’re the teachers favorite student. Which also means that you’re the last one to ask doubts after the bell has rang. Which also means you get the maximum looks of hatred from your fellow mates for doing this. Basically you’re the worst example set for your fellow students who of course do not have the above traits. I was definitely not a first bencher but call it my fate I would find myself in the first seat just in front of the invigilator during exams. (Not by choice of course. Damn my cool name and my stupid Roll number). Have you been the victim of the same or were you a first bencher by default? I promise I will not judge you.
When It’s All about Monopoly And Travelling 🚅
I did complete my packing and I am travelling by train for a change this time (did not have a choice). I am sure flight couldn’t accommodate 10 luggages ( yes, you heard it right) just for me(not to forget the addition of money for each extra kg). I don’t want the airline to be damn rich just because of me. 💁
Though I haven’t travelled in a train for such a long time, I am really looking forward to it. I have the whole room to myself as well. That adds as the brownie point. Somehow I sleep really well in trains. The swing effect acts as a lullaby and relaxes me that I find myself sleeping peacefully. 🚅
Is it just me or even you find good sleep in train journeys too?
When It’s Time To Let Go🤝
There is too much work to done. Definitely doesn’t feel like a Friday. On top of it I have to say goodbye to my colleagues. Damn hard. I have such a great bond with them right now which I am definitely going to miss in my new place. They have been like a small family to me with whom you could gossip (you know about Bosses and all). This place has given me so much. Best friends to be precise. ♥ Anyways I am not going to be sad (At least not show it). I have been multitasking in office. I didn’t get time to apply nail polish and my fingers pleaded me so yes, while my report refreshed itself I applied a layer of nail polish. Cool right? \My toe nails feel left out though. Should I really go that low to apply the nail polish? Such tough decisions you have got to make in life. err well in office. What? You think I have no work? What made you think so. 😛
Artistic Thursday : Madly Insane🐅
Garfield is one of my favorite cartoon characters and add along Odie, the picture is complete. Won’t you agree? You need to have both of them in one frame to cherish their bond. While Garfield is lazy , Odie is hyper active. I cannot choose though, which character I am. I definitely have traits of Garfield (I can be really lazy at times) but I can be Odie too!!! Again only if I am really interested in something. 😉
The Balcony With A View🌲 |Short Story
She sat on the bus. The driver looked at her from the rear mirror and suddenly she felt smaller than a peanut. It looked like people were staring at her. She sat up straight. She analysed it was the right time for her hand sanitizer act. She quickly searched her bag for that and pressed the pump a little bit. Massaging her palms together she started looking outside the window. She felt a lot more confident now.
What’s Your Definition Of Being Stupid? 🙈
We have all been stupid in our life. I won’t believe if you say otherwise. In fact to make Stupid sound cool in my school we had defined STUPID as :
Who wants to be a stupid now?
Do You Remember All The Special Dates?
Now I am the kind of person who remembers every date. I told you I have been serialistically melodramatic through out my life. You know the one who will make your life hell if you don’t remember my birthday. (that doesn’t make me sound too good. Does it? ) 🙈 But I always give them a second chance to make up for their mistakes and treat me like a princess😂
When Your Brain Does Some Thinking🤔
When I wanted a synthesizer , I got one. When I wanted a mouth organ, I got one. When I wanted a dog, I got one. When I wanted a bone(for my dog of course), I got one. It seems I always got what I wanted. My parents made sure I had everything that I wanted. Was I a pampered kid. Yes. Was I a bad kid? No. It’s not wrong to get what you want. But you should definitely wait for it to be your need. I got those easily but I am sure my parents didn’t. They worked hard to be at a position to buy me what I wanted. Back then I wouldn’t think so much and I would think of it to be normal.
Artistic Thursday : Modern Art – Magic With Black Gel Pen✒️
All you have to do is follow a pattern to fill the page. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Simple designs can give awesome result. You can lift your pen after completing a series or if you want to make a continuous form of art you can do that too. You just don’t have to pick up your pen at all. Interesting right?
I think this art will look great in crushed paper too. The background will add to the texture. Don’t you think so? The best thing about this form of art is you can do it anywhere. Like literally!!! You are bored. You have a pen and paper by your side. Just let your imagines run wild (but remember only with a pen not a knife).
Artistic Thursday : Midnight Memories🕛
Presenting before you my : Midnight Memories. It spreads positive vibes where you know there will be light if there is darkness. Life of course may not be exactly how we want. Like the full moon wanes itself, the light or happiness from your life may decrease as well. But it is bound to be back again with all it’s glory. Our life is going to be happy again. We just need to wait and not lose hope.
Do You cheat On Your Dogs?📝
It was around 5 PM. I was doing great . I just had my afternoon nap and was playing with my tail.(You know where I try to get hold of my tail but it keeps going round and round and then I have move round and round) You really have to be a dog to understand that!!!
When You’re Innocent Yet Scared 🤷
So I stand there with the letter in my hand. The police asks me several questions (when? where? how?) and for some reason I am very nervous. I try to act confidant. But God!!! they sure can make you weak in your knees even if you haven’t done anything wrong. Even if it’s you who is reporting a crime, you will end up feeling like a criminal. Pheww. I tried to act cool and you know maybe joke a little bit( Bad timing!!!) So I shut up finally . He is done with the process and I am thankful to get that stamp in my letter.
When You Care but Don’t Really Like To Share🚫
It is since then that my dad never takes food from my plate even if I insist. I guess he got his lesson and well I think I might be Joey who doesn’t like sharing her food after all 🙈
Footprints Engraved In Heart 👣 |Short Story
They reached their favourite spot. Leaving their footprints behind washed away by the sea. She looked at him with anticipation in her eyes. He looked deep down her eyes which touched her soul. Finally ready to speak. She was nervous for some reason.
When Your Laptop Gets All Worked Up💻
I suspect it knows today is Friday. It gets hanged whenever I want to work. Though it works fine when I pretend to work (you know browsing sites and if somebody happens to pass by ALT +TAB comes in handy. ) Shhh!!! That’s our secret again. 😋
Artistic Thursday : MEG’s Block Printing Art 🖌️
I am so glad I learnt something new today. I would definitely give Meg’s art a big YAY.
I always encourage you to create your own masterpiece because I believe when you can write(Blogs) you’re already creative. So why not give painting a try. You might surprise yourself. 🙂
Artistic Thursday : Be Always Blooming🌼
I love this particular piece of art because I find myself smiling whenever I look at it. It gives me this positive vibes which I feel somehow gets lost in our day to day life. Why dwell on to the negativity? Let us not let the world succumb us to its sadness and darkness. Rise above all and keep spreading love , peace and happiness and that can only be done when you’re happy from within. Help me spread the word for art reviews. Share it if you like 🙂
What If Monday Could Talk? 🎭
Monday : You have always insulted me in front of your friends. Now it’s your turn to burn in that fire which you lit.
Me: Wow!!! You sure can be cruel and mean. Just when I thought we could be friends.👩❤️👩
Monday : Friends? You never treated me with equality. You always treat other days as weekdays and me? Even I have a heart and now it’s broken.
When Your Dream Is Trying To Tell You Something 💭
I kept going to the washroom but still felt the need of visiting it more. I went to the loo for 3 times in my dream. The height of laziness!!! And then I actually woke up to find that I do have to go pee for real. Who dreams that?🙄 Moreover, what was it trying to tell me? I figured out it was trying to tell me that it’s time you did your business yourself and not in dream. You can’t achieve everything if you dream. You have to wake up, get up and strive to achieve your goal. Wow such an inspirational dream. Who would have thought that? Only me maybe. 🤦
What’s Your Extent Of Laziness? 🛀
So I receive the call in my sleepy voice which I think is very 1/cosC=SecC (but again I find it true for all the sleepy voices.) Do you think so too ?
Coming back to the point. I say Hello, and in comes a chirpy voice Hello Madam, it’s from some XYZ bank(Why is she so happy? 🤔(I really don’t care after that ). You can understand my frustration here, right? It’s preposterous!!! Another weekend sleep gone in vain. Sigh!!!
I Am Alive And So Are You 💁#QuoteChallenge3
You haven’t watched me sleep. I can sleep like a log and eat like a hog(just because it rhymed).
I can’t believe today is Friyay. If you could see me right now you would see my 32 teeth wide smile. (Wisdom on it’s way ) Well not that it should be of any of your concern.
What do I plan to do?Well my mantra for this weekend is to chillax just like the soda bubbles. I literally believe in just relaxing and re-fueling your energy in the weekends. You will need it for the weekdays so use it wisely 😉
I Am A Thinker And You? #QuoteChallenge2
Don’t get me wrong. I am a totally normal person with a weird taste of humor.
Where do you get your best ideas in? I am still thinking if I should disclose it or not.Though I feel you might have already guessed. It’s no rocket science.
And Then They Said ” Give The Dog A Pen” 📝
I am Loyal, Royal and damn Rich. Will you marry me? Just asking. Maybe you will dream of me tonight. You never know.
Artistic Thursday : TANI’s DIY Art🖌️
TANIVLOGZ has around 18 videos till now. She has to offer paintings, fashion and cooking as well. She resigned from her job some months back to focus on her one love that is painting and she wants to share her talent with all of us. Hats off to you for that. (I couldn’t imagine leaving my job for anything as of now). That’s a tough decision. I went through all her VLOGZ and absolutely loved it. She has this newcomer vibes in her that is so refreshing. I will be posting one of her video which has gained over 8500+ Views. It’s easy to make and definitely worth trying.
Artistic Thursday: Share Your Art – Shades Of Life🌈
It’s just a little push that is needed. If you have a DIY VLOG/BLOG and want it to be published here for feedback and more audience, I would love to give you all that little push and Feature it on my Artistic Thursday dedicating one post solely to you. Just share me your details in my Contact Form . I will have a look into it personally and definitely get back to you if anything else is required. I would love to be a part of your journey and learn something new. Looking forward for some great entries. Please help me spread it to your artist friends too. PS: It’s free. 🙂
Coming back to my Shades Of Life, It is yet again a painting that is close to my heart. It took me a lot of patience to get what I wanted. But that is what life is. Isn't it? You need to struggle sometimes to get what you want . You will find happiness comes with sadness, success comes with failure. There is nothing to worry about. You will overcome it all if you face your situation. Just have patience and wait for the next best thing to happen in your life. You will be yourself surprised at what the world has got to offer you. Yes, this painting taught me to be patient and the result is in front of you.
When You Accept A Challenge, Give Your Best And Leave The Rest #QuoteChallenge1
PS: I am super jammed with work today but somewhere in my mind I wanted to post this first. So here I am , sitting in a meeting room(while others think I am working on the logs) LOL It’s like I am cheating on my work .Sorry but not sorry. I deserved a break. I can totally justify myself. (What is blogging doing to me).
When You’re Banned From Shopping Anymore👗🚫
Last weekend my property was disclosed in front of my family. By property I don’t mean money. But with which I have been able to build my own empire of clothes(which have been disowned from their own wardrobe because they don’t fit anymore). I tried to stuff as much as I could. But in vain.
To my utter dismay, this truth came into light when my parents saw my hidden empire. My empire was supposed to go downhill!!! Next what happened is something I couldn’t believe. My heart skipped a bit. My world stopped revolving for a while. What did I just hear? Well to state, that exact statement would be ~You’re not supposed to shop anymore. You’re banned from shopping. FULL STOP.
When You’re Hungover On Weekend But Need To Move On🍹
Stopped the car(no, I am not text driving) because of the traffic. I see this lady standing in this scorching sun looking for a bus ride. Let me disclose a bit of myself. I don’t like long bus rides and definitely not if it involves waiting for in the sun. I have this love hate relationship with Sun. I did try but it just seems impossible for me. I feel so lucky at times. There are so many who don’t have the required mode of easy travel. We forget how much we have. We always strive for what we don’t have and in that meantime forget all that we have at the moment. I thank God and am back on my track. Would have offered the lady a ride but she had to go somewhere else.
When You Become The Laughing Stock Of Your Family.
Let me try to reason myself out. I am pretty good with directions. It has only been once or twice okay!!! maybe thrice(please don’t intimidate me to blurt the truth) that I pointed left and told someone to take a right. It can happen to anybody right? Left? Right? Ahh whatever!!! Where shall I bury my face. Duhh me!!!
When The Weekend Thinks It Is A Weekday🤦
I am surprised and my dad is full of praises. So I shift my places and see what she has to offer. There it is written below the image: Bed mattress price list 2018. And she tells me as cutely as ever, the price is Two thousand eighteen 🤦 I start laughing and pinch her cheeks. It’s just the year mom!!! Embarrassed she blushes.
I am still angry with my bed. I need to put the blame on someone. So Peppy it is.( I put a name on everything). I also named my TV Stevie 🙈 Makes it more personal you see.
The Best Of Both Worlds🌹
Though I must confess that my parents and my close friends are getting super suspicious of what I keep typing. Or what is keeping me so much busy these days. (They don’t know yet that I am a Blogger in progress) 😂 I must warn you though. When parents antennas are activated, you’re in high alert zone. They will find out sooner or later. But I intend to keep it this way. It is fun and definitely legal so they have got nothing to worry.
Artistic Thursday : Grass Is Greener On My Side🌿
This might not be one of my best paintings but I chose to publish this first because I wanted to prove a point.
No matter what you go through your life, whatever hardships or obstacles you may face. Never give up. Believe in yourself and have the faith that tomorrow will undoubtedly be a better day . When you push yourself a little bit everyday, when you motivate yourself a little bit everyday, you are bound to find yourself in a better state the next day. Just never lose hope. Just believe that the Grass Is Greener On Your Side.
MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD
I am on cloud nine!!! I am doing my victory dance right now (only if you could see but thank god for that.)
This is my First Award Nomination and that too for MYSTERY BLOGGER, like how mysterious can it get? I already feel like a star who is about to give acceptance speech . But I will spare you all from that.
To Eat 🍩r N🍔t To Eat
I am just too much into food right now(read: Since forever). The problem is that I think they want me to eat them. I know they don’t have legs but how else would you explain them ending up in my hand every other time. Strange right? It’s like I am inviting them : “Hey there, why don’t you come and stay over in my stomach for a night”. It has to anyway leave the house next day. (If you know what I mean). It’s not like I do much. They just seem to love me back. Well most of them. I can judge if they liked the stay or not. Sometimes you won’t even know they are staying but other times, some of them I must say make the stay so hard that I contemplate on why I invited (read : ate) them in the first place. The series that follows next is not to be mentioned.
Travelogue : Hampi Through My Eyes 👁️👁️
If luck is by your side, it won’t be a sunny day and you would love the climate. However, God always plans to test my strength and I had a perfect sunny day by my side(Too sunny and let me set this straight once and for all, I don’t quite like the sun)
When Gods Comic Timing is Better Than Yours
It’s not everyday you think you can cut back from work and enjoy the rest of the at your leisure. For a change, Today seemed like a perfect day . All things delivered on time and ample amount of time wasted in practicing how I should autograph(Of course once I am famous I would need that. duh!!!)
The Heart Wants What It Wants
Sometimes all you can do is sit back and watch your own movie play without your control over it. You can’t fast forward to see what happens next and you can’t rewind to maybe change a few things. You just have to live in the present.
Memories Down The Lane – The 90’s Kid
It’s funny how when you’re a kid all you want is to grow up fast and be an adult. I had the illusion that world is so much better being a grown up. You want to fit in your mom’s heels and your sister’s classy clothes.
The Shortest Horror Story Of My Life
So I tip toe to the front door and see through the peep hole. Heart beats fast. I take a long breathe and see finally who it is. I heave a sigh of relief. Hahhh!!! It’s…
The One Where Heart Beats For More Blogs
Is it just me or once you share your thoughts you keep coming back to look at how well your blog is doing. The mind is a restless place. Was I able to grab someone’s attention? I might be the new kid around the BLOG(If you know what I mean)
The One Where My Purse Is Healthy, Wealthy And Definitely Not Wise
Today has been tough. Work wise! but the money in my purse makes the day bearable 😀 The only thing missing right now is a bed. I wish I could bring my bed to the office. You know I am in a serious relationship with my bed. You heard it right. We just can’t stay away from each other 😉
The One Where You Help Me Win An Office Debate
Office can be monotonous and while I write this, I just checked my office mail and it seems I am up for a debate tomorrow on “Today’s woman is not bounded by the Society but by herself”. I am like WHATTTTT!!! WHEN and HOW did that happen???
Wait now I remember, tomorrow is Women’s Day and we did get a mail with different Polls and sleepy as much as I was, I ticked on the Debate button. Gosh, the way tables turn. The valuable lesson learnt : DO NOT SLEEP READ YOUR OFFICE MAILS 😛
The One Where I Lost The Point I Was Trying To Make!!!
The other day my sister (who by the way is equally insane) suggested I should start a blog because supposedly I can write well. Now I could do that but the thought of blogging and coming out to the world can be a bit overwhelming. Not that I am shy or anything . I jell along with almost all kinds of people (pretentious , over-friendly, head eater, pain in the ass, bored-to-death people) . In fact now that I think, I might actually belong to one of the above category . I think i just lost the point I was trying to make!!!