Friday, October 14, 2005

straight to my hips...

I am exhausted. It was truly a festive week.

The festivities started with colourful little lights hanging from trees all over the city. The music was finally allowed to be blasted well past the earlier deadline. And little children looked cute and funny in traditional garba wear.

Navratri was on. So was Durga Puja. And the parents are in town. And that sums up to shameless amounts of food being eaten every day. Lunches, dinners, outings. The celebrations are getting bigger and bigger. The goddess looked grander. And. the. food. was. amazing. and sinful. I digress but one afternoon, after overstuffing myself on bro's delicious chicken, I was told it was the dollop of butter on top that made it so divine. Help! How do I turn bulimic? Or whatever it is that has one retching out all the happily devoured food?

Anita was in town on her way to holidaying in various countries in Europe. We did try to get her knocked out so one of us could fly off in her place. So dinner was had with cocktails and plenty of tequila shots. It seemed the right thing to do since Jaygee mentioned on her blog, that tequilas helped to lose weight. Late in the night, there was a vodka party to finish the vodka bought from Russia. Too smooth. The only way to know what it tasted like was to have it neat.

Now all that will be laboriously sweated out of the body to gear it up for Diwali. But let me not talk too soon. Cause the parents are still here and it doesn't take much to forget diet resolutions when mom gets down to cooking.


Anonymous sherriff said...

Stumptous lunch and dinner, chicken, tequilas, vodka.....Babes ur having time of ur life...BTW some grown up were also so cute in the traditional wear...Hehe...and Yeah I attempted that "seven" tag which i read on ur blog

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Kahini said...

Tis the festive season. Enjoy!

1:55 PM  
Blogger WA said...

oh Anumita please don't talk about weight, I am starting to get paranoid now. Where is the gym and where is the motivation? Someone please help

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Author by the brook said...

good to know that both of Anita and yourself are having fun !! :)

3:19 PM  
Blogger Sujit said...

Wow.. you had a grand festive... season.. and must be getting ready for another this month end??

8:54 PM  
Blogger shub said...

boohoooooooooooo :(( u jus made me miss home all the more..what with the description of the festivities and all!

10:44 PM  
Blogger Under the Spell said...

If and when you run out of that vodka and tequila, don't forget that wine has a lot of protective and preventive health benefits, what with the antioxidants et al. ;) And any doctor will tell you that prevention is better than cure! So there you go, enjoy some more guilt-free indulgence.

12:43 AM  
Blogger Arundhati said... nice, otherwise when I get there in March, i will have to see Anumita-times-two.

5:17 AM  
Blogger kickassso said...

at least it is good home made food you're getiing filled with:(
When most of us are stuck with junk food!
try that extra bit of housework:D mebbe it will help:P

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The only way to know what it tasted like was to have it neat."

It's 'nip' and not 'neat' as most of we guys in Mumbai say :-). Thought I would let you know.

11:12 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

sherriff: Yes, enjoying it all while it lasts!

kahini: Ya, come over sometime.

wicked angel: Why do you want a gym when you live in such an idyllic countryside? And all that cycling you do is so so much better.

author jil: It was nice meeting her after so long. All of us went for dinner and plenty of drinks. :)

sujit: Yes, am always ready :)

shub: Awww! Don't you cry, baby. Light some diyas on diwali and it ll be like home.

under the spell: Yes, yes, wine is stocked well and had often. And no, I dont count it as alcohol.

arundhati: Will send you pics before you come, for identification reasons and to prepare you.

kickassso: All the food consumed wasn't home made. But I dont care as I love eating. Period.

anonymous: We girls in bbay (and the guys I know) like to say it the right way. "Neat".
Little particular about spelling, grammar and stuff, you see.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Tis the season to be jolly!! :) So take it easy yaa'.....

And I left the super-size packet of Indian Masala Maggi in the Indian store...for the exact same reason - it goes straight to my hips!! :D

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ohhh just have fun and dont think...there will be plenty of time to diet!!!!


2:33 PM  
Blogger Ashish Gupta said...

Wondering what makes people so weight conscious, like you are :-/

No I ain't saying be a foodacholic and then a couch-potato but I feel a few kilos here and there is perfectly all right. Never felt that a few kilos added or took away from someone's beauty.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Ashish Gupta said...

ohh and that neat v/s nip thing!
my webstar dictio says:

neat: Without water (eg. took his whiskey neat)
nip: A small drink (may be of liquor or something else too).

3:25 PM  
Blogger kickassso said...

"Eat drink and be merry for tommorow we may dieT"
as long as we are on the subject, check out these weird diet stuff!Weight Watchers recipe cards from 1974 I still dont know what to make of em:D

11:48 PM  
Blogger AmitL said...

Hi,Anumita.Someone's really enjoying the festive season.:)Go ahead,forget diet and restrictions for this period...

9:56 AM  
Blogger Gangadhar said...

Yes you are right whenever parents come our home..there will be somuch eating varieties of food...
And I'm glad you had nice time...

12:08 PM  
Blogger transience said...

mmmmm. looks like you had fun!

8:16 PM  
Blogger Swathi said...

when good frends r around, u tend to forget those resolutions of 'Not overdoing the drinking bit'... last week i got completely sloshed :))

now I din know tequila shots help reduce weight - now I wud devour them with xtra zeal

1:48 PM  
Blogger Prerona said...

wow anumita! no wonder i havent heard from u in a while! ur having fun :)

hope to hear from u when it quietens down.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Santanu said...

This is THE festive season, so pull out all stops!!

Weight Watching can Wait till Winter! :-)

6:38 PM  
Anonymous jammy said...

beware of chicken...heard they have taken wings and embraced a certain flue called avian flu...

11:28 PM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

Food! Baaad topic lady. I'm off to snack again :)

11:45 PM  
Blogger Rash said...

and it's the season to enjoy. have a blast. damn the waistline

11:01 AM  
Blogger Parna said...

gosh i miss the lights! Shubho Bijoya girl. hope you have a good year ahead.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Rat said...

Sounds like your having quite a blast.

The bit of the vodka has got me feeling very "thirsty"

2:00 PM  
Blogger Abhishek said...

AGREED!.....its too hard to follow diet resolutions for long.u 2 say da same, right?

2:56 PM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

I tend to agree with Santanu! Have a blast and think about 'fixing yourself' after all is said and done. That's so nice that you got to meet up with your friend after so long.

Isn't food and friends a glorious combination?

4:38 PM  
Blogger love life said...

hey Anumita,
m a regular visitor of ur blog. jus' wanted to drop a message-pls post more frequently, i really look forward to ur postings:)
btw, m Naresh Bagmar, just finished my MBA and working since 5 months now. I read ur blog frm d office whenever free.

bye take care n hv fun (so dat u can post them all in ur blog, too mean naa, ok neways)....


10:05 PM  

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