12.25.2013

my holiday loot screams "yogi!"

tomsdictionaryshoes/himalayansaltlamp/zafublackmeditationcushion/iyengarlightonyoga/livingyouryoga/yoganidrabook/tofuxpress/teapotandmug/alexandanilotusombangle/sparklyinitialnecklace/ghirardellichocolate!

12.21.2013

5 random things

1. I don't undertand the concept of eggnog. or how people drink it. and love it. shudder.

2. even though I hate (but still follow) this blog, they always have really cute ideas... like this one.

3. I haven't received any holiday cookies as gifts... I am both offended and relieved.

4. all of my cholis are tight in the arms. wtf.

5. I have a long list of books I want to read, but have no desire to read anything right now. I'm almost embarrassed to say that it feels really good to not be reading anything.

12.19.2013

the more things change, the more they stay the same...

yesterday I posted gita's answers to these questions. I thought it would be interesting to re-interview madhavi and see how her answers changed in the course of four years. her answers from 2009 are below the current ones.

answered by madhavi, age 11 (almost 12!)



1. What is something mom always says to you? "listen"

2. What makes mom happy? "when I do listen and helping her out...right?"

3. What makes mom sad? "when I don't listen."


4. How does your mom make you laugh? "when she teases me (laughs)."


5. What did your mom like to do when she was a child? "uuuuhhhhmmmm, umm, oh, (makes weird face) I don't really know..."


6. How old is your mom? "wait, hold on... what year were you born... you were born in 79... you're 34!"


7. How tall is your mom? "I'd say 5 foot... hold on... let's see, about 5 foot 5...?"


8. What is her favorite thing to watch on TV? "probably Law and Order..."


9. What does your mom do when you're not around? "ummmm, shop sometimes..."


10. What is your mom really good at? "hmm, you're really good at Language Arts because you're a Language Arts teacher... and you're really good at sewing."



madhavi-devi, age 11

answered by madhavi, age 7 - March, 2009

1. What is something mom always says to you? "to listen"

2. What makes mom happy? "to listen"

3. What makes mom sad? "that I don't listen"

4. How does your mom make you laugh? "(silence, shrugging of the shoulders) ummm, hmmm, ummm..." 


5. What did your mom like to do when she was a child? "Whoa, that's tough. I don't know."

6. How old is your mom? "30"

7. How tall is your mom? "4 feet tall?"

8. What is her favorite thing to watch on TV? "Wheel of Fortune, duh!"

9. What does your mom do when you're not around? "go to sleepy world"

10. What is your mom really good at? "you're really good at being a mom" (brown noser!)



madhavi-devi, age 7

12.18.2013

what she said

back in the early facebook days, people used to do all kinds of silly tag-you-re-it surveys in their "notes". I was looking at some old ones I did the other day and came across this one from 2009 where I asked madhavi a series of questions and recorded her answers. she was just-turned-7 and it was cute. I thought it would be fun to do with gita now, because you know, 3-year-olds say the darndest things! here are her answers...

answered by gita govinda, age 3.5


1. What is something mom always says to you?
  “um, I love you”



2. What makes mom happy?
 “um, when I listen.”



3. What makes mom sad?
 “when I don’t listen.”



4. How does your mom make you laugh? “ummmm, these funny faces (then sticks fingers in her mouth and makes a funny face)”

5. What did your mom like to do when she was a child?
 “um, she liked to do play.”



6. How old is your mom? "2 ½”



7. How tall is your mom?
 “um, this big.”

8. What is her favorite thing to watch on TV? "um, Dr. Phil.”

9. What does your mom do when you're not around? “uhhhmmmm, ummmm, you do cook.”

10. What is your mom really good at? “ummm, paper cutting.”