26 December 2007

Weekday Happenings

Legend PPP : Praying PillPopper , mother
Potterer: Dad

Altoid:The sister , she ,well , is minty

Its the end of the year feel , theres 10% of the normal crowd in the cafeteria and the caterer happily doles out sooka chappathis without counting them , he usually lurks behind the huge casserole and swoops down on anybody who grabs more than two..considering they taste like feet..!

So now , the Pillpopper(She seems to be the high point of all my posts , shes a never ending source of post feed , I tell you!) decided to go her Maika , apparently it has been two years since she last saw her Mom.So , one fine Sunday morning ,

PPP:" Hi !"
Potterer:" err , what do you want?"
PPP(*looking miffed*):" Why does everyone respond in that fashion to my Hellos!"
Potterer(*Looks on gloomily*)
PPP:" I want to go to Secunderabad tomorrow"

Come Monday eve , PPP sporting a rich maroon sari walks daintily towards the A4 coach , while I balance a large tote bag and a larger suitcase and puff along behind her.

PPP:" Why are you puffing , do you think your BP is normal?"
RM:"Think the BP is fine , I think your eyesight is failing , can't you see what I'm carrying?"
PPP:" We better hurry , apparently this train is coming from Delhi and will stop in Bangalore for 5 minutes"
RM: "The train is coming from Delhi to B'lore and then to Sec'bad? It doesn't make sense"
PPP:"Its not logical , its just a route dear"
Potterer:" Ahem ... the train is going to Delhi ,it starts in Bangalore and it will stop in Secunderabad for 10 minutes"
PPP:" Ok , in that case , wake me up at 6 AM , set an alarm in your mobile , DON'T FORGET , else I'll land in Delhi"
RM: *Looks scared*

This meant that I was in charge of the kitchen for four days.

-Did you know that you DON'T wash bhindi after its cut? , looks like goo
-Did you know that you've got to boil the tamarind water really well to ward away the sour taste ? Else you'll have hot n sour soup and hot n sour soup for Rasam and Sambhar
-Suppose , just suppose your cooker is making that wooosh sound and spouting starch and steam in equal proportions , tilt the cooker so that the spout faces the sink , that way , you don't need to clean the ceiling... you think I could start a food blog?
-Never let the Potterer make decoction , its easier to add water to a cup of hot milk


Wishing you all a very Happy New year :) and I hope you get HUGE proportions of whatever you want :)

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4 scribbled back to “Weekday Happenings”

  • Saturday, December 29, 2007 6:53:00 AM
    Altoid says:

    Teehee! Of course Seren, if one likes soggy bhindi sabji, by all means wash it and soak it in water :D.

    HNY to you and may you get all you want and need and wish for in this brand new year thats right around the corner.


  • Monday, December 31, 2007 9:18:00 AM
    Usha says:

    heheheheheh...what a delightful family! It must be party time all round the year.
    Wish you, PPP and potterer a very happy new year

  • Sunday, January 06, 2008 4:44:00 AM
    Kay says:

    hehehe,I did the bhindi thing too-cut n then wash!How was I to know?It's not an inborn trait.why the partiality with this veg?-that's what I told the MIL!
    Happy new year!Liked reading ur college post but this one brought back the (bhindi)memories :-)

  • Thursday, January 17, 2008 6:35:00 PM
    Serendipity says:

    Alto : :P Does a NY celebratory jig with Alto!
    Usha : Thanks Usha , wishing your family a fantastic one as well :)

    kay: Right-o! Bhindis tricky , is that why they say eating it makes you brainier?


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