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Saturday, September 29, 2007

A day came when i thought that there was something dull about my balcony, mmmm the plants looked oky...was it the positioning of the chairs??? naaah... they seemed alright...there was something that needed to be there...

aila!!!   a bird feeder!!!    thats what was missing!!! 

oh how lovely it would be to watch those birds zooming towards my balcony...the thought of drinking my morning cup of coffee listening to them chirp, ahh...

and so that evening i merrily shopped for a bird feeder & accessories with my hubby who seemed excited too (even while swiping his card)...he usually is never happy by the time we reach the billing counter, whenever the clerk asks the usual 'how are you today?' he replies 'fine fine,how are you?' which might as well as translate to 'how do you think i am? had i known my wife would make me spend so much, i would have taken dowry from my in-laws'...

and so the bird feeder was all set...now i just had to wait for the birds to show up & then it was chirpy days ahead...

day one passed without any sign of feathers...maybe the birds didnt know yet that there's food for them here...but how do i tell them...do i stand in my balcony & shout aaaoo aaaoo aaaoo...no no no...i would sound as pathetic as SRK in DDLJ...

it rained heavily on day two -- no birds...

i thought i heard something on day three and rushed to the window, but nothing...

day four --i started to think maybe i should have just got a goldfish set when i saw something red among the branches of the trees outside...there it was!!! a Finch!!! & wait, there was a brown one next to it!!! but they just seemed to be content with watching from the branches...come on,those seeds are for you to eat!!!

day five --they came! they saw!! they went!!!

day six--there they were, on the tree... i was thinking maybe the birds didnt like the colour of the feeder & should get a new one... or they didnt like the decor of the balcony, maybe i need to buy some more plants...

and then it happened!!! oh they started eating from the feeder!! my bird feeder!!! what a lucky day!!! in the following days, more birds started arriving...

and then we all lived happily ever after...well, atleast some of us...

it seemed that the birds were very picky, each one had its own favourite type of seed and would scatter the rest all over my balcony. on the first few days they would come only at a particular time of the day, after which i would clean my balcony of the scattered seeds, but with each passing day they got more & more comfortable & would come and go as they pleased. and each visit would mean another round of cleaning for me...phew!! this was more than i asked for...but who was to be blamed? my husband, of course!!! if he had never agreed to buy me the feeder, i wouldnt have to doze with the broom in hand next to the balcony door...

nevertheless, i made sure that there was always enough food for the birds...as the days went by, the birds became more civilized & there were fewer & fewer seeds on the floor...and as each day ended i went to bed happy that those birds were getting a balanced diet and would have a normal BMI...

Friday, September 21, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Recently when I was talking to one of my friends she happened to ask me "how come your accent hasn't changed?" I almost choked on my coffee but later on as I was thinking about it, panic set in...

why hasent my accent changed?
oh no, will i be an outcast when i go back to India?
what are the chances of me getting an"accent" in the next few years?

if i dont get it, do i fake it? or by a stroke of luck if i do get the accent will people then start thinking that i am faking it?

having lived in both northern & southern parts of this country which accent should i be faking for the time being? 

oh my god, what will be the long term implications of this issue?will my son feel ashamed to introduce me as his mom to his friends?will no one marry my daughter?i am losing sleep over this...i already have lost 5 pounds over the past couple of weeks...

I better do something before its too late, but for the time being let me go & prepare for my presentation in class which i believe i will be giving in whatever accent i(dont)have, unless lightening strikes me & i start thinking i was born in London...