Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thanking 2 good friends.

Blogs are wonderful, yes! No doubt about that. But they can give you totally unexpected punches sometimes. When you're least expecting it.

Refer this post of Kiran's. I laughed so much at Krish in it, and showed the post to my husband, knowing he would immediately identify with the little brat. He did faster than I expected though.

'running through the aisles between display like Raikkonen on fifth.'
He reached here and said,
"Who's this? Sensible woman. Watches F1."
and looked at me challengingly.

I looked squarely back at him, thinking in my mind- " hmphf! Raikkonen I know too. Even if I hate the dratted drone of F1!"

Husband is not my husband of 7 yrs for nothing. He looked at me assessingly and went on reading,
'by the end of the 15th lap, he went in for a pitstop'
and said excitedly, "No fluke here, the woman DOES watch F1. See! And here's a you, who doesn't even like the sound!! He looked at me in utter digust.

Thanks, Kiran.

And then, there was this other post by yet another pal of mine. I agree with everyone that IPL has changed cricket into a toally different ballgame. Made it entertainment and all that jazz. Madam WIAN goes to see the finals of the IPL. And blogs about it in gusto. Read all about it here.
The husband remembered that I was laughing about it the other day.And said-
"another friend of yours goes to see cricket in the stadium. You can't even watch it from your house! She's so enthu about partnering her husband, and you??"
Looked at me in disgust again.

Thanks, WIAN.

Some more reflection by the husband. Then,-
"didn't you have another woman who was in Switzerland or something?"
Yes, I do have a woman in Switzerland,thanks for making me sound like a I-dunno-what. He was referring to good ol' Boo He went on to say with a vicarious gleam of anticipation in his eyes-
"Switzerland's hosting Euro this year. Ask her if she's anywhere near it. She can enjoy some great matches."

Yeah right!
You hearing, Boo? You still have 4 weeks left before li'l Pinocchio makes an appearance. *evil grin here*

Glad at least SOME of my blogger pals will refuse to give ammo to the husband.

PS. Hubby and I did go on to laugh at Krish after all this.

36 comments:

WhatsInAName said...

Errr.. "partnering my husband?".. I am glad your husband did not read about me and the binocular... and Aamir Khan :P

Just Like That said...

But I did! And I told him too! And he chooses to focus only on this wife who watches cricket solely (bah!) for the sake of her husband.
Gah! Not fair, i tell you.

Mama - Mia said...

:D

lovely post JLT!! husbands! never happy with what they have!!

so when are you doing a F1 themed party at home and inviting all of us??!! hehe!!

cheers!

abha

B o o said...

Im on your side, JLT! ;) But did watch the match yesterday on TV and was all upset that Switzerland lost to Turkey! Sob, sob! What with all the hype and ads and every one talking about it ALL the time, cant help but join in the frenzy!
ps.
You have a woman in Swiss? LOL!!! :D

S.Praveen said...
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S.Praveen said...

Hi JLT sorry to be commenting off the topic. Have sent u a mail in relation to an old post on ur blog.

BangaloreMom said...

Hey JLT

ME ME ME!! Im on ur side!! Never watched darned sports of any kinds, never intend to. And no, will not tell hubby about Lady K's post. He will be mightily impressed and I am the jealous type!

dipali said...

This was too cute, JLT. Trust these smart men to find ammo in anything and everything!

Just Like That said...

Mama Mia: NEVER! :-D And surely we can come up with more creative and fun themes than F1!!!!

Boo: Et Tu, BOO!!! Think I better delete this comment before the sports freak at home sees it. :-D

s. praveen: no probs, welcome back. sent a mail where?? Btw, Usha told me about your gesture. You are a real gem of a guy! :-D Thanks a TON for your help, but I'd just kind of finalised a house when I got her mail.

BMom: Thanks, my soul sistah! :-D We MUST be twins in another birth, we are uncannily alike.

Dipali: You bet! They can get totally sidelined from the main topic under discussion - which was the blurry phunny comment of Krish's.:-D

S.Praveen said...

Hi, really sweet of u to say that :). I had mailed u @ notquitejustlikethat@gmail.com, is'nt this ur id????? I found this in ur comment box I think. Glad things worked for u, good luck.

karmickids said...

JLT: Mighty flattered but not an F1 watcher. Just an add on to hubby's watching occasioned by 18 years of togetherness...LOL. I am a total non sports person....tell the hubby, I am a total faker.

Swati said...

LOL ! And I thought only I am stupid to discuss bloggers with hubby and run into such comparisons :P

Suki said...

LOL, I used to be so big into F1 when I was little. Grew out of it at age 14 ;). There, you can use that against your hubby! :P

Krish in the rain was howlarious, wasn't he? :D

Just Like That said...

s.praveen: mailed you :-)

Kiran: You my soul sistah too! in more ways than one! :-D
waiting to see hubby and spill the beans. before he gets to read Boo's comment and gloats.

Swati: :-)

Suki: li'l soul sistah!:-D Hugs!
Sonny boy is quite taking to it now. Krish was blurry ROFL! :-D

Prats said...

Somehow the F1 thingy never managed to get caught up with me :(
IPL yes...I was glued in and so were the kids....
But you didn't go to the stadium to watch?? aaaawww....tsk tsk.
I'm sure if you had, your husband would have found some other ammo....

Suma said...

see what hard work i have to do having 2 boys and a third who threatens to be younger than the rest when it comes to sports watching?

but i agree, husbands!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just Like That said...

Prats: You bet he would have. :-)

Suma: Are you back and free? I was in the middle of shifting house and now am in Mumbai. Don't we have to meet??? Will be back in B;lore on Thurs. Will call.

Vidooshak said...

Let us forget this post for a moment and focus instead on a random comment. The one from Mama-Mia above, for instance. Where is the Doodhi Ka Halwa, promised 3 auspicious festivals (6 months in Calendar terms) ago? That is all I would like to ask.

Plus the fact that there are some women out there who "get" Mithun films from the 80s...

Sympathise totally with poor JLT Hubby

Suma said...

i'm back and almost free, if u don't count teh babysitting i do for my sister's 3 yr old twins....:D

ofcourse we should meet....let's talk....

Suma said...

i'm back and almost free, if u don't count teh babysitting i do for my sister's 3 yr old twins....:D

ofcourse we should meet....let's talk....

Daisy said...

where are you? all ok? long time no post/ email?

the mad momma said...

this is how you deal with your husband's sports addiction okay? learn from me http://thebratthebeanandbedlam.wordpress.com/2008/06/19/let-no-one-come-between-a-man-and-his-balls/

:p

WhatsInAName said...

wake up wake up!!!

Mira's mom said...

Hey, JLT - first time here. Loved this post of yours. Believe me, you'll find great company in me - I hate F1 from the bottom of my heart, thankfully my husband too doesn't watch it too much. :-)

Suma said...

hey lazybones...time for apost...ure tagged...

:D

Mystic Margarita said...

Long time no posts? We're waiting....

Suma said...

hey, whr's you?

Rohini said...

I know this is like the pot calling the kettle black but hey, write something!!! All well?

Vidooshak said...

where have you disappeared after this post? not seen in the real world, either. all ok, i trust?

Suki said...

Where are you, JLT? Everything ok we hope?

artnavy said...

where are you ?? on a long vacation partnering??

Collection Of Stars said...

Hi! Where are you? Have not heard from you since a long time.

karmickids said...

No news? Whats up?

Asha said...

hey! where are you????

Asha said...

Awarded!

Ardra said...

hope to see u blogging again soon...
rgds
ardra