Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Size zero!!

Size zero?!!!!!
Was reading the glossy Femina...yes! I love that magazine, for its many uses. When you are really wasted for time, you get to hear the juicy gossip about half the million people in the world, all of whom I wont even have heard of, forget knowing them. But its fun to know that they exist!!!!


All the shiny pictures, that are glued onto my sons school projects worms its way out from here...so I have to say a Thank you!


I see those umpteen pages showing those clothes, that make me hang my head down in shame....size zero??? the tube tops, that would require a hangar to hold onto if I were to wear it? but It helps me dream...and how!! Then I read about this woman who is going for a ninth boob job :O ....and she's not finding a doctor to do the surgery...is she nuts?????, what if she falls flat on her face....her face wont even touch the ground..and then her expensive silcons would be
ruined :( Nah!!!! I'm happy the way I am...imperfect but happy nevertheless.


I read about all those inspiring stories about entrepreneurs, and their road to success....and then suddenly, I'm dreaming of that perfectly tarred road, in front of me...neat and clean...but then I forget to see those thorny shrubs on the edge of each road...and then its back to junping over the potholes and pitstops....i'm happy that I atleast have the eyes to see around me....thorns or the roses....i'll find every one of them and stop to soak in the fragrance and keep it within and smile.


I see all those exotic, sexy looking dishes made out of ingredients, i'd give my pinky toe to know where its available in my very conservative , locality, where my local grocer thinks mushrooms and celery are equivalent to Sushi...yeah....I know I need to head out to those hep supermarkets, to find what I want...but I am not going to spend half my life going across this over crowded city, absorbing carbon dioxide in exchange for some ingredient only to be told later that it was just the "dantina soppu" that my cycle weilding soppu man, brings in fresh out of his own fields...and for which I pay one tenths the price...and I can go across in my down to earth(literally!!) jeans and need not wear my lipstick at all....or better still I can read up my favourite blogs, which show real cooking with my sensibilities...the list is on my blogroll..



I have to read that section about parenting....and now and then turn back to my non existent half, and tell myself...not bad, you're doing things just right....to the T....and only to turn around and find , in my case, all those tips, just tipped my position as a cool mom!!, only to turn into a " you're mad ma!! "...I'll stick to my intuition and my love for my kids....give them the boring
raagi kanji in the morning, and not the colourful platter shown on the glossies...I can sleep well knowing I used my own 2 hands making them, even though the faces I made drooled out the sauce from the eyes into the chin..

And yes...if I dont mention the surveys and the to do's and how to do's...I can't sleep..I've been assured by every issue....the moves, the angles, the positions and the moods...yes!!! I know for one...nothing works..its love that matters and the rest is left to the head that shouldn't ache, or the sock that hasn't gone into the washer...jackie chan jai ho!!!




PS: I wanted to thank each and everyone who had my friend her family in their prayers.

28 comments:

J said...

Vanity of vanities... Sigh!!

Glad it's just some who live life on the stupid side.

And that booby lady.. that is what is called zyada hain, thoda aur ki zaroorat hain

Madhumita. said...

"Dantina Soppu" ... he he he :D . This was hilarious.

Btw, is there any news on the mother from the burst cylinder tragedy?

Ps said...

Yes--I read about the boob-job lady this morning and saw her pics too..How crazy!

I don't read Femina--what they don't tell you is that all those size zeros are photoshopped images ;) And the colourful food they show is made of wax so that in the pictures they look great and do not melt or change texture/colour under harsh photographic lights.
I too am with you on the raagi-kanji bit.(In my case red rice) And when my son insists that i feed him (Yes I make balls of rice with dal/subji and he opens his mouth wide and i have to feed him 'urulas')I feel supremely satisfied and content! I love it!! :)After all how long will they need you? Soon, they will be off to college and hostels--so i am making the best of now.

the stygian sailor said...

some long ago there used to be 'womens era'
a source for many school projects which mostly involved construction of aerodynamically superb paper rockets :)

--xh-- said...

:-) yeah, magazines like that have their use...

Gazal said...

bravo

for making good use of femina issue...(cutting them for projects)

nothing beats those surveys,that ask you to take them and find out if your husband/boyfriend is cheating on you !!!!

gosh !!!
but its good mindless reading sometimes...

OMG on preeti's comment

sahana said...

another titbit to share, prats!
( pun surely not intended!!!)
A loves to read these magazines and will devour them from end to end!

rayshma said...

if i had someone airbrush/photoshop my pics, i'd look like that too.. ;)
i think u're beautiful the way u are! :) imperfectly perfect... and VERY real! :)

Rambler said...

hey I liked your comparison between dantina soppu and celery :)..but then think how much fun it is to us..we can get best of both worlds..but yeah there are some retailers who are bringing these hep vegetables to every corner of bangalore..

Prats said...

@j sigh, sigh...
thoda aur and she's gonna enact the nursery rhyme.." humty dumpty..."

@madhu thanks...sometimes these big names actually makes me go all green...
The mother passed away on friday...and it was for the best. Thanks for asking.

Prats said...

@ps Its so true...all these editing and scheming....in fact I hardly ever pay any attention..

**I feel supremely satisfied and content! I love it!! :)After all how long will they need you? **
So well said...in fact I still feed my younger one every day...and don't regret it at all...just love doing it...I know I will hear a lot of noises and raised eyebrows...but so what?

Prats said...

@stygian...it still exists, Styg...old and strong...as faded and dull as ever...though I wonder if anyone actually reads it...I spotted one at the dentists :)

@xh oh yes!!! and for the mommas specially useful

Prats said...

@gazal...yes, total mindless reading, time pass...
But perfect nice glossy, pictures.. :D

Prats said...

@sahana...aaaww..really? Wonder if he found something in there??

@rayshma....geee thank you **blushing**

Yes so right about the fad of getting brushed all over :(


@rambler...oh yes!!! all the colored vegetables right at my doorstep....but still that 'hep'ness, comes from going to those upmarket, locations...doesn't it?? ;)

yaeecks veens is here said...

hehehe...jus one more posts that i read...w/o thinking... and had fun.. smiled... and am saying this to u ... hell ..u r the coolest mom i have seen

that boob lady is nuts

and yah mushroom is equivalant to Sushi.. :D

Femina... :)) of course... i also do the same ...ehh! well...now i spend most of the time readin blogs :D

plss no thanks for prayers... they are there for eack one of us... :) and will always be there :)

Preethi said...

I love femina too..for the sob stories!! :) I read them every once in a while.. when I am in India!! The booby story was funny!! hehe!!

Come by blog have a tag for you which I think you will enjoy!

brocasarea said...

hmm...i appreciate natural beauty more:)...
used to read such magazines[for obvious reasons:D] at my cousins place...now feel they are pretty boring....i love "soppu sambar"

Keshi said...

size 0 body = dead mind

Keshi.

Suma said...

nothing can beat the neighborhood soppu cart...i so miss those sounds in the morning where the tarkari and soppu wallahs scream near our gate...

lol at your 'femina'ism...:)

and yes, i too love feeding the boys...even the older enjoys it though he may not admit it...

Prats said...

@veens....pray tell me first, why the change of your nick???? I love having you dropping in here.... :)

Thank you for the cool mom tag :D ....and yes....big time branding needed for our very simple veggies...

Prats said...

@preethi...not to worry, now you have online version isn't it....so you can read it always :D

Came over and read the tag....it is great fun...will surely take it up...after all its all about books :)

Prats said...

@broca...I think I can guess which pages your eyes would stay glued ;)

Oh yes...soppu sambhar, is my favourite too....

Prats said...

@keshi lol...dead mind is dreaded mind too...size zero...no way...

Prats said...

@suma...so true..those very day to day sounds really can be missed....
You feed your sons too.....wah!!! Now I know i'm getting closer to good sleep...

Shruti said...

@Prats, PS, Suma- hey.. my mom STILL feeds me and my bro when we're in a hurry in the morning. Sometimes my bro feeds me too. :-) Just because he knows that if he doesn't, I'll leave from home without eating.

Hey Prats.. u were the fifth person to comment on my tag.. so u automatically get tagged :-D

yaeecks veens is here said...

hehehe!! jus like that :D

ain't it cool ?!

wanted to change smething... so changed that :)

Ziah said...

heh heh. i also get very depressed after femina... only my reasons slightly differ. I usually die n goto heaven, then come back sulking after looking at all those newly launched cosmetics, shoes n designer wear i dont own n dont fit into:):)

P.S: My idea of coloured food groups for breakfast is mixed muesli:)

ceedy said...

Hey thanks for hollaring....

have borrowed connection at a new place I moved to...so am not active in blogging...

will catch up soon....thanks