Last night I got this email from Constructive Attitude:
"hi. you haven't written a post in a while. can you please write one... where are YOU? i wanna read an AL post."
So per CA's sweet request, I'm here whether you wanted me to be or not hehe. Basically, I've had writers block ... ever since I joined this blog. That's WE ird. Is it possible for that to be a chronic condition? *sigh*
I just don't think i express myself in words anymore the way I used to. That bugs me. I used to be a book worm to the maxxxx, which means I built up my vocabulary pretty fast... and then I don't know what happened. Writing was probably my strongest skill in school, my dad always told me to write a book. But lately all that's gone down the drain. Now I can't even ask questions at work properly, I guess my brain has been stuffed and overstuffed with numbers and greek letters that I've forgotten english.
You know there was a time when I even wrote poems, like cute little rhymes. In 3rd grade we had a contest to write a poem about a llama (yes randommm topic). So mine went something like...
O Llama Llama
I know that sucked but I can't remember it now I for sure remember it had the words Llama and Mama in there a lot. YEA so creative =D. BUT I guess the rest of the kids in the contest were even LESS creative than I was because apparently I won the prize. It was a.... Star Trek pin HAHAHA! Which reminds me, today my friends (the bloggy ones and some more) made plans to go watch a movie--intended to watch Wolverine but were undecided as far as I know and were leaning more towards Star Trek. Seriously? Seriously! I don't know what ended up happening since I didn't go with them.
Wow I started off and went on a tangent immediately, that up there ^ was totally not the reason for this post...maybe this is why I don't post often.
Anyways, my cousin-in-law is pregnant with her first baby and is due like 2 seconds from now! I am so excited for her and a few weeks ago attended her baby shower. (That's where I met the cutie in the picture above). It was a typical shower with games and such but then we decided to throw in a little bit of a cultural curve.
So we did something I've only ever seen before in Bollywood movies --called 'Gaud Bharai.' Literally, it means to fill one's lap.
I'll try to explain from MY view (so don't quote me because I don't know if the purpose is what I imagine it to be). Since a pregnant woman is soon to have her lap filled with a cute n cuddly baby, they do this little celebratory ritual in South Asian countries where she gets to dress up fancy shmancy and her friends and relatives (all women-most of the time older women who are married or have kids themselves) get to "fill her lap" with goodies. They take 5 different kinds of fruits and drop them into her lap, along with that they fill her ear with some sort of advice or well wishes. The fruits, I think, represent enrichment of good foods in the baby's future and what-not. Its really cute but that's MY take on it and I'm no anthropologist so google it for better info if you please =).
So yea, I can't WAIT until this new baby arrives...*sigh* ... Maybe even before the week ends =). Kind of amazing to think of isn't it? A few days ago this life didn't exist (in the world where we could SEE it) but all of a sudden its here and its quite unique and curious in its own little ways. I think that calls for a SubhanAllah (Praise to Allah).