Wednesday, December 28, 2005


Interrupting the regular vacation blog....I bring you...


I first heard their music a couple of yrs ago..."Nine parts of desire"....the song haunted me for a long time before getting lost in my U2 induced euphoria. Now it's back...when I heard it on the OST for Bluffmaster! ! Excellent fusion for those of you who like that kinda music. Saira Hussain's voice is smooooth but haunting....(for lack of a better term).

Another really good song by

so check em out....

back to vacation bloggin....


Day 2: Food, Birthdays and Reunions

December 24, Saturday

Woke up to a cellphone call at 7-fucking-40 in the morning...Rads called saying she'd landed from Phoenix.....I groaned and croaked that we'd be there to pick her up. So did that...

By now, we were wide awake like we went out on a long-ish drive and I took in the sights and sounds of downtown Burbank. LOVED it....early morning...sunny....with a light mist in the air...aahhh....this is what life is. Beautiful houses in the hillside....

Then Rads treated us to coffee at Starbucks....yum yum!! Got home...woke up the remaining sleeping beauties....and watched Madagascar!! Hilarious movie. We also needed to cook for big double birthday party later that night. So baked a deliciously awesome Black Forest Cake ('s gone!) ....along with aloo paranthas (droooling now). Met Tron after 2 years....poor thing was teased and terrorized into a corner...lone boy amongst all girls...ha!

The Cake!!

I was still getting over the exhaustion from the last month at this day went by in a happy haze....coupled with a ton of food....Purrrfect! :D

Day 1: Return to innocence...

December 23, Friday: After eons of waiting for the finally arrived! Off to winter break...

"The Airport Episode"

I was extremely sleep deprived by the time I reached the airport (freakishly early) for my 6:20 am flight. After waiting and more 5:30, the flight was tagged "Delayed till 4 pm"....I was going to sit down and bawl cos I could hardly stay conscious at this pt of time. No weather WTF was going on?? Finally they announced that it was flight trouble and we would take off at 9:30.....time went on...and we took off at 11 am....and by this time I was dead to the world and passed out in my chair due to exhaustion.

"Back home..."

Sometime during the flight i woke up and looked out of the window to see the unmistakable sight of Arizona national forests below. My heart was beating...I wanted to jump out of my seat and be there...I was Back Home! :) :) :) Also passed over Meteor Crater...that was cooool!

"LA LA Land!"

Landed in LAX, met my buds, experienced highway traffic jams...but I was just too happy to be back on my turf to bother...and hip-hop CD was a HIT!! For lunch, for the first time in my life...I had pizza with eggplant on was surprisingly delicious!!! :) We were happy giggly girls and loving every second of it! The west coast was such a refreshing change from the east...what the heck was I doing there?? Happy ppl everywhere...ready with smiles...even at the grocery stores...*sigh* happiness....:)

Sleepy Time..

Finally...sweeeet sleep!!! zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Thursday, December 22, 2005

all it takes is a hug make you feel loved, cherished, happy...

That's how I am at least...I got lots of hugs last night when I met my I went home a happy girl :-) It's the best form of showing affection in my says a lot through just a simple action. To me unties all the knots in my chest ...and takes away all my insecurities or worries..
It's like saying..."Come here, let me squeeze the pain out of you"...LOVE it...
If someone holds back while giving me a hug...or does a 'quickie'...I dont think i'd ever be able to connect to him/her.

ah anyway....LOTS of walking yesterday...Walked from 109th st to 56th to meet peeps for dinner...and walked BACK! ha! I justified all the food at least... :)

I'm almost done with Santa gifts makes me so happy...especially when the other person's not at all expecting it :)

Song of the day: "In God's country" by U2. Dont care for the chorus much....but Edge's guitarr riffs in the beginning are to die for....and I love the 'Desert...' lyrics... :) Can I say Repeat mode? ;) a ton of stuff to tie up today...then off for Winter Break baby! :)


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

NYC Gridlocked..

6 am this morning...walking home from school...usually deserted at this time. What a sight to behold...ppl dressed in suits...vehicles everywhere. Cabs all over the if attracted by the smell of their prey....I chuckle...go home, shower, get dressed and step out again. Another sight you never see on the Upper West side of and complete gridlock. Cars moving inch by the upper west side!!!!! I cant imagine what downtown and midtown must be like. This is a very selfish move by the TWU...and I completely agree with Mayor Bloomberg. Below is his statement...which I totally stand by

stay safe New's gonna be crazy...but let's work together as one...

---begin excerpt----

"Tonight, Roger Toussaint and the TWU have taken the illegal and morally reprehensible action of ordering a citywide strike of our mass transit system.

"The contingency plan that we outlined last week will go into effect and be implemented for Tuesday morning's rush hour. Among other measures, HOV lanes have been designated; Police checkpoints are being established and a new fare structure for taxis is in effect. The entire contingency plan can be viewed on

"At this hour, City Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo is joining the MTA in requesting an emergency hearing in front of Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Theodore Jones. We will seek to show that the TWU is in contempt of the court's earlier injunction and ask the court to impose severe fines on the union and its members.

"I hope Judge Jones will grant this motion as quickly as possible. The union must understand there are real and significant consequences to their actions.

"For their own selfish reasons, the TWU has decided that their demands are more important than the law, the City and the people they serve. This is not only an affront to the concept of public service; it is a cowardly attempt by Roger Toussaint and the TWU to bring the City to its knees to create leverage for their own bargaining position. We cannot give the TWU the satisfaction of causing the havoc they desperately seek to create.

"Going forward, we will need to be patient, considerate and resilient. We can't let inconveniences, as massive as they are, stop our economy, shut down our schools, or jeopardize public safety.

"It will no doubt be a difficult time for people of this City and the region as a whole. But New Yorkers have made a habit of pulling through tough times and showing doubters what we're made of. These traits will be put to the test as long as this strike lasts.

"Rush hour will begin in few hours. I will join fellow New Yorkers going to work by walking across the Brooklyn Bridge to lower Manhattan. Let's show our determination by walking, cycling or carpooling, to get to work and school.

"We will show that New York City works even when our buses and subways don't. I have no doubt that, by working together, we can and will get through this.

"Thank you and have a good night."
---end excerpt----

Saturday, December 17, 2005

My dear friend's engagement...

*snifF* Niv is engaged!! to be married to my other friend Jeff! :) :) :D :D :)

I couldn't possibly be happier about this.... dearest friend from the Zoo ...the first Zootop i met and she's a terrific person.... boom cha buddy... ;)...

Oh man, this is just too good!! :)

Congratulations you both!

-Amrita :)

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

and this too shall pass...

gotta keep the faith...

Read an interesting tribute to Lennon article in The Rolling Stones today...had never been a big fan of him. But the article made me curious....and I started listening to some of his post Beatles songs...they're nice. I had never been a Beatles fan....maybe i'll give that a hear sometime soon.

found the boot for 21st nov's u2 show....freaking yes!!! helps relive the sheer Euphoria...i still need to write a review....but i think it'll take too much frm me i will till winter break...

single digit countdown has begun baby!!!!!

love and cheer,

Monday, December 12, 2005

and then you reach breaking point much of life's curveballs can you take before you break?

I'm almost there....

Sunday, December 11, 2005

just to remove the sting...

...of the previous post. hello there! :)

Listening to Cafe Del Mar right truckloads of work of course....must get back to it....less than 12 days to go baby!!! :)

oh btw...gave in to temptation and bought some songs on's not per my 'save all money for iPod' campaign...ha! But its ok...I also need music to put on my future iPod....right? right? right? :P :)

Some of the iPod slogans are *AWESOME*.
"I think, therefore I Pod"
"I Pood"
"Apple of my I"
"iCame, iSaw, iPod"
"iPod, uPod, wePod"
"iPod therefore iAm"

Song of the day: 'Gasolina' by Daddy Yankee


Saturday, December 10, 2005

Of love and lost friendship....

My heart bleeds..

"Mohabbat palkon pe kitne haseen khawaab sajaati hai..
Phoolon se mehakte khawaab..
Sitaron se jagmagaate khawaab..
Shabnam se baraste khawaab..
Phir kabhi yun bhi hota hai ki palko ki daaliyon se Khawaabon ke saare parinde ud jaate hain..aur aankhein veeran si reh jaati hain"
--Javed Akhtar

It's been so long but there is still a void in my's bittersweet...the way things are right now is for the best...but noone can fill that least not yet...

jTb dOst

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

And once more...

...just to keep me going through this insane few weeks...

Lots of good songs been playing since yesterday. Arcade Fire is of course awesome. Been switching back to some of the Raaga tunes as well. Re-visited OSTs for Lakeer, Hum Tum, Salaam Namaste, Dhoom, Dus stuff

Song of the day: 'Baby can I hold you' by Tracy Chapman. I remember loving the cover version of this song by Boyzone...and their video. ha! Those were the high school....fanatics over boy bands...though none of us want to admit it! I dont is music right? :) Every video used to be adored and memorized ...same with lyrics....hahaha!

Alrite, back to work! Happy...umm...what day is it?...

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

It's an early Christmas!

so I passed out early last night and woke up at 4 am to read that my friend, XK or Christian....was on stage with U2 at the Boston show on 5th.

FUCKING AWESOME MOFO!!! Christian 'Santa' Kelty!!! You m ake me you babe! And you have got to let me touch your hand now that you shook Edge's hand...

This has made my week!!

A song for the moment:

"Cause it's a bitter sweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
You're a slave to the money
Then you die
I'll take you down the only
Road I've ever been down
You know the one that takes you to
The places where all the veins meet, yeah

No change
I can change
I can change
I can change
But I'm here in my mold
I am here in my mold
But I'm a million different people
From one day to the next
I can?t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no

Well I never pray
But tonight I?m on my knees, yeah
I need to hear some sounds that
Recognize the pain in me, yeah
I let the melody shine
Let it cleanse my mind
I feel free now
But the airways are clean
And there?s nobody singing to me now

No change
I can change
I can change
I can change
But I'm here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I'm a million different people
From one day to the next
I can't change my mold
No, no, no, no, no
I can't change
I can't change

Cause it's a bitter sweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
Try to find some money
Then you die
I?ll take you down the only
Road I've ever been down
You know the one that takes you to
The places where all the veins meet, yeah

You know I can change
I can change
I can change
I can change
But I'm here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I'm a million different people
From one day to the next
I can't change my mold
No, no, no, no, no

I can?t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no
I can't change
Can't change my body
No, no, no

I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down
I'll take you down the only road 'Ive ever been down
Been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Have you ever been down?
Have you ever been down?"

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Lots to say....

Happy thoughts:
-Radhika Murthy of "ultrasonic giggle" her H-1 visa!! You have no idea how much trouble this saves my ears! Congratulations Rads! :)
-Christian Kelty is the shiznit! love the guy.....hey XK..."Remember the the U2 concert....?" Hugs to you :x
-Met Shipra after a long long time. It felt like yesterday since I'd talked to her.....good times....discussed our love lives in fun! :)
-Only 18 days to winter break.

Not-so-happy thoughts:
-Nose bleeding this Saturday..very scary experience.
-Another 18 days to winter break

On to other things....DVD review for "The Song remains the Same". Fan-fucking-tastic. It shows a Led Zeppelin concert in New York along with little skits performed by the band themselves. Jimmy Page is a sight to behold and his eccentricity and creativity ....just wow! The part where he plays the guitar with a violin stick is jaw-dropping. Bonzooooo!! The Moby Dick version i heard on this DVD is the craziest so far...pure genius. John was his usual smiling happy self...really good at the keyboards imho. But buddy...what's with the crazy baubles on your shirt? Now coming to Robert Plant...Wear better pants....or buy some underwear man!! Oh Gawd! You're so good at the rock....but no need to show off your jewels in such a manner...That was a huge sore point for me about this DVD. But other than that...KICK-ASS!!!

And this just in..Sharon got on stage at tonight's U2 show in Boston...yay for her.....but soo jealous!! :P

Its Monday!! :-S


Friday, December 02, 2005


This totally rocked my world....

Thursday, December 01, 2005