Monday, May 22, 2006

Video killed the radio star

Another busy weekend. I wasn't going to post today but I noticed that our friend Rat did and I think we should all post today to show Rat that blogging more often than once a month is a good thing. : )

Friday I organized a conference with this local chapter that I belong to. Basically our membership is 100+ but it's the same 5 people that organize all the events. The president of the chapter is a guy I've known for a while now. He's always trying to get me to fix him up with someone but then he gets all giggly and frankly, a giggly guy is so not cool. This is too bad because he's quite smart (finishing his PhD) and successful (works for a pharmaceutical company). Anyway he noticed this girl sitting in the last row and leans over to me and says that she's "his type" and if I have any friends who look like that *wink wink*. I smile and go back to half-listening to our speaker. During the break, the brunette that he had pointed to comes up to me and says "Hi, I'm so and so". Turns out that she works for my neighbor and I've been trying to send business their way for a few months. My friend's eyes nearly fall out of his head when he saw me talking to the girl of his dreams (at least for the past 45 minutes). When we all go back to our seats he wants details. He then proceeds to get irked that I didn't work him into the conversation. Sure dude, the next time I speak to her I'll say "Oh by the way, see that stalker guy drooling all over himself in the corner, he'd like to have your mean meet you". In the end I introduce them and they talk for like 10 minutes and he leaves on cloud nine because he got her number. I didn't have the heart to remind him that she gave him her card with her work number while they were talking about work stuff.

Saturday was my cousin's 1st communion and party. This is my uncle's (mom's youngest brother) kid and I adore all of them. The oldest is 12, the boy 9 and the youngest girl is 8 and they are the sweetest kids. My father noted that the Girl never wears any of the "frocks" he brings back from India so for the special occasion I dressed the Girl up in a blue fluffy number with pearl beading and sequins.

As you can see she's so pleased to be wearing it.

The Girl and cousins

The Boy and cousin

This picture is dedicated to Smugbug's last post. Hopefully the picture won't end up on a creepy website about long hair.

The oldest of all my cousins is in town from India. She has been staying with my parents for the past few weeks and will meet up with her husband in June off the coast of South America. Her husband is a captain of a import vessel and travels the world 6 months out of the year. They miss each other like crazy when they're apart but drive each other nuts during their time together. We invited my parents, cousin and everyone else over to our place for dinner on Sunday. My cousin insisted that we shouldn't cook and that she wanted to have some authentic Chicago pizza.

Now it's Monday morning and all I can think about is taking a nap. I have a meeting at noon which means that I have to actually wash my hair. Our company has been toying with the idea of having video phones so we can all "connect visually". I'm in jeans and a nike t-shirt with my hair in a pony tail on top of my head a la a sumo wrestler. The look I'm going for says "best enjoyed over the phone".


Blogger Rohini says...

The Girl looks so cute. That frock looks like a pink frock that I had when I was a kid. I used to feel like a fairy princess in that and even went for a fancy dress party wearing it and carring a silver wand.

Tue May 23, 12:33:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Tartrazina says...

nice pics Mint! eh, nice hair too!!! "___" is the secret of my shiny locks!!! fill in the blanks ;-) hehe!

Tue May 23, 04:04:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Sunrayz says...

Awwww....look at the frock!! Muuuuuah to the girl! I am right now sitting in track pants and t-shirt trying to work and it just isnt working...damn!

Tue May 23, 06:32:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Rat says...

Hehehe.. Ok this is some real presure :) Thanks for linking me though, I almost forgot how fun it was to be slightly popluar in blog world.

Kids dont wear frocks anymore do they ??

Tue May 23, 11:42:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Sue says...

Is there such a thing as authentic Chicago pizza? Genuinely wondering.

Lovely hair, btw.

Wed May 24, 07:12:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Beks says...

That hair is so Halo girl:)

Wed May 24, 09:58:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Terri says...


I’m not sure how I got here, but I’m glad I did. I can’t trespass anymore without letting you know that I love reading about your life. Your diva is as cute as mine, and Chutney’s adorable. I enjoyed each and every one of your posts.

Wed May 24, 12:44:00 PM CDT  
Blogger meghant says...

i wanted to ask: where do you go for authentic chcago pizza in chicago? last time, my chicago friends drove us all the way out to urbana/champaign for the real thang. i'm _sure_ there's a nearer option!

Wed May 24, 04:57:00 PM CDT  
Blogger my life.... says...

a nice family blog...between yr cousins look cute! :)

Thu May 25, 11:41:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Me says...

Oooh...I hate fixing up guy acquaintances especially gigglers.
And 1st communions, Oh lord, I remember mine - so nerve racking . so scared to actually eat the bread!
The pictures are simply lovely. The boy and the girl look so cute:)

Thu May 25, 10:57:00 PM CDT  
Blogger the wannabe indian punkster says...


giggly guys are so creepy.

I know thats unfair, but gosh....a giggly guy...*shudder*.

ahhhh,and your mention of chicago pizza makes me miss the fantastic deep-dish pizza I had on my last visit to Chicago. I'm craving pizza.

Sat May 27, 08:22:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Vishnupriya says...

deep dish pizza. yummm!!
drooloing giggly guys. yuck!!
long hair sites. eeeeeeeeeek!!!
the girl. awwww!!!!

thats my response to the post. :DD

Mon May 29, 01:24:00 AM CDT  
Blogger AB says...

Funny how a blue frock with beaded stuff can bring back memories of the little girl you once were...I hardly see kids wear such frocks nowadays. They have become so chic*sigh*

Mon May 29, 06:05:00 AM CDT  

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