I have had this blog for about a couple of years now. I have shifted this blog from xanga after getting tired of their point systems and most of their features requiring some sort of payment. i badly wanted to change my username and after saving up a couple thousand and calculating how long it would take me to save up enough i realized id have to wait years before doing that. I think it was time to start fresh so i switched to wordpress. I enjoyed xanga thoroughly and still visit when I get the chance but this is now my new home for all my thoughts, questions and a place to record my experiences of life. I miss the close-knit community of friends I had on xanga but hopefully they will come visit me here and I will also make some new friends too. I’ve had blogs in the past where people knew who I was but I got frustrated with the thought that some people who knew me were reading my posts didn’t like what I was writing even though it was my recount and my thoughts. So I decided the best way to blog from now on is to blog anonymously. It gives me the freedom to bitch (ahem.. I mean blog) about everything under the sun without feeling apprehensive about being judged by friends and family. I find the anonymous feedback more insightful because they have only my words and thoughts to judge me by. I love feedback even if its opposing my thoughts so feel free to leave a comment!! :)
I have been flip-flopping like a fish out of the water between India and USA. I love both of my “motherlands.” I’m proud to be a part of both cultures. Since I was a baby I’ve been living sometimes here, sometimes there with most of my childhood having been spent in NY. I used to make myself crazy trying to decide where I wanted to settle. I did my highschool in the US and then did my college in India. I’ve finally realized where I want to be and I’m happy with my choice.
You will notice in some of my posts I mention “Gojira”. That is my boyfriend who is now my fiance and who I’m waiting to be reunited with soon.. We’ve known each other since we were 18 and we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together.. :) I call him Gojira to protect his real identity.. and because he’s a grump sometimes who mmmRAWRRRRsss.. and stomps through cities, stuffs towers in his mouth and crushes cars with his bare claws when he’s mad. but he means well and he’s just so lovable too.. he purrsss softly when he’s content.. (haha he’s going to kill me when he reads this :P) but i ruv him so much.. <3
I can’t really go into more detail than this about me since as I mentioned earlier I want to keep this anonymous.. but I think by answering some of these questions below I can give you some idea about my personality without revealing my identity.. :)
My Favorite Books:
The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer, The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, Marley & Me by John Grogan
Trash by Amy Yamada, Leading With My Chin by Jay Leno,
Any R.K. Narayan book, Blood & Chocolate by Annette Kurtis Clause,
The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice, The Divine Secrets of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh, You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L Hay
My Favorite Cartoon Characters:
Shin-Chan, Calvin & Hobbes, Daria,
Concerts I Dream About Going To:
Tool, The Beatles, Cynic, Porcupine Tree, Bon Jovi, Radiohead, Coldplay, Linkin Park, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Queen, Goo Goo Dolls, Opeth, Isis, Lacuna Coil, Three Days Grace, Europe, Gorillaz
My Favorite TV Shows:
Weeds, Dexter, Outsourced, The IT Crowd, Community, The Big Bang Theory, Daria, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Gilmore Girls, The Office (The US version), Sex & The City, That 70′s Show, My Wife & Kids, CSI (all of them), Grey’s Anatomy, The Fabulous Life specials on VH1, America’s Next Top Model, Sponge Bob, Shin-Chan, Lost, The L Word, The Bernie Mac Show, Dharma & Greg,
My Favorite Movies:
Ondskan (Evil), Sin City, The Fountain, Unleashed, Italian Job, Underworld, Brotherhood Of The Wolf, The Fast & The Furious, The Fight Club, Swordfish, Phone Booth, The Island, Boondock Saints, Crash, Human Trafficking, I am Legend, Crank, I Am Sam, Juno, Superbad, 40 Year Old Virgin, Twilight, A Lot Like Love, P.S. I Love You, Second Hand Lions, Raising Helen, Gia, Mrs. Henderson, You Got Served, Save The Last Dance, Lilo & Stitch, The Union- The Business Behind Getting High, 10 Things I Hate About You, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Avatar, Practical Magic,
My Favorite Actors/Actresses:
Drew Barrymore, Jessica Alba, Zoey Saldana, Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Dakota Fanning, Bipasha Basu,
Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, Gerard Butler, Will Smith, Leonardo Dicaprio, Morgan Freeman, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Martin Lawrence, Bernie Mac, Wayans Brothers, Romany Malco, Robin Williams, Steve Carell, Kishore Kumar, Milind Soman, John Abraham, Andreas Wilson, Michael Cera,
My Favorite Movie Quotes:
George: “May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face.”
Fred Jung: “And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.”
Fred Jung: “Cheers, Georgie.”
George: “Cheers, Pop.”
Edward Cullen: “And so the lion fell in love with the lamb.”
Isabella Swan: “What a stupid lamb.”
Edward Cullen: “What a sick, masochistic lion. “
Gia Carangi: “Life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today it was still worth it. Even the terrible mistakes that I made and would have unmade if I could. The pains that have burned me and scarred my soul, it was worth it, for having been allowed to walk where I’ve walked, which was to hell on earth, heaven on earth, back again, into, under, far in between, through it, in it, and above.”
Graham: “It’s the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We’re always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.”
Graham: [on the phone] “Mom, I can’t talk to you right now, okay? I’m having sex with a white woman.”
[hangs up, and Ria gets out of bed]
Graham: “OK, where were we?”
Ria: “I was white, and you were about to jerk off in the shower.”
Graham: “Oh, shit. Come on. I would have said you were Mexican, but I don’t think it would have pissed her off as much.”
Ria: “Why do you keep everybody a certain distance, huh? What, you start to feel something and panic?”
Graham: “Come on, Maria. You’re just pissed ’cause I answered the phone.”
Ria: “That’s just where I begin to get pissed. I mean, really, what kind of man speaks to his mother that way, huh?”
Graham: “Oh, this is about my mother. What do you know about my mother?”
Ria: “If I was your father, I’d kick your fucking ass.”
Graham: “OK, I was raised badly. Why don’t you take your clothes off, get back into bed, and teach me a lesson?”
Ria: “You want a lesson? I’ll give you a lesson. How ’bout a geography lesson? My father’s from Puerto Rico. My mother’s from El Salvador. Neither one of those is Mexico.”
Sally: I hope I never fall in love.
Gillian: I can’t wait to fall in love.
Sally: He will hear my call a mile away. He will whistle my favorite song. He can ride a pony backwards.
Gillian: What are you doing?
Sally: Summoning up a true love spell. called Amas Veritas. He can flip pancakes in the air. He’ll be marvelously kind. And his favorite shape will be a star. And he’ll have one green eye and one blue.
Gillian: Thought you never wanted to fall in love?
Sally: That’s the point. The guy I dreamed of doesn’t exist. And if he doesn’t exist, I’ll never die of a broken heart.
Anonymous: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Chardonnay in one hand, Chocolate in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming -”WOO HOO!!!! What a Ride…”
Conversation with a fan by Maynard James Keenan: “I asked him, “What the fuck is schism about?” and he said, “TETRIS, YOU DUMB FUCK! NOW LET ME DRINK MY SEXY WINE!!”
Maynard James Keenan: “People have to follow their hearts, and if their hearts lead them to Wal-Mart, so be it.”
Lateralus by Tool: “I embrace my desire, to feel the rhythm, to feel connected, enough to step aside and weep like a widow, to feel inspired, to fathom the power, to witness the beauty, to bathe in the fountain, to swing on the spiral of our divinity and still be a human”
The Patient by Tool: “A groan of tedium escapes me, Startling the fearful. Is this a test? It has to be, Otherwise I can’t go on.”
Wings For Marie Pt.2 by Tool: “Oh, what are they going to do, when the lights go down, Without you, to guide them all to Zion? What are they going to do, when the rivers overrun, Other than tremble incessantly?”
Rosetta Stoned by Tool: “And after calming me down with some orange slices and some fetal spooning, E.T. revealed to me his singular purpose. He said, “You are the Chosen One, the One who will deliver the message. A message of hope for those who choose to hear it and a warning for those who do not.” Me. The Chosen One? They chose me!!! And I didn’t even graduate from fuckin’ high school!!”
Right In Two by Tool: “Angels on the sideline, Puzzled and amused. Why did Father give these humans free will? Now they’re all confused.”
My future Father-In-Law: “What it takes to make it in this world is ice on your head and sugar on your tongue.”