Wednesday, April 28, 2010

the week that was.

In Sonny boy's absence, I

saw 2 movies at the theatre.
Both mallu movies- Janakan and In Ghost House.
The former was ok, with Suresh Gopi and Mohanlal putting in good performances.
Ghost House -I saw it only for the sake of the husband who whined me into seeing it. Four young bachelors were FUNNY in the original. Four middle aged men are NOT in the sequel to the sequel.
And what the husband had to say was that I should not over analyse comedy! Husbands!

made no dinner at all.
There have to be compensations for seeing movies like Ghost House, right?
No lunch either on most days. Breakfast however was made and eaten healthily.

read books.
Finished the whole lot of Mills and Boons borrowed from my sis, and which have to be returned this weekend when we go pick up the son and the dog.
Agatha Christie's The Complete Ariadne Oliver.
Compared to the Poirot and Miss Marple, Ariadne is boring.
Vikas Swarup's Six Suspects.
I liked this book of his too. The characters are well drawn out and Swarup entwined me beautifully in the ups and downs of their lives. How the people from different corners of the globe end up at Vicky Rai's farmhouse, with very different but equally strong motives the fateful day of the murder is a nice page turner.
Amish's The Immortals of Meluha.
This book was such a delightful surprise and the best part of it, is that there is more to come- part 2 and Part 3 too. If Part 2 and 3 go the way of Part 1, then we have a WINNER on our hands. The story has to do with the Neelkanth and how he comes by his role of the saviour of the Suryavanshis and the Chandravanshis. Amish has done a riveting job of combining mythology and religion into fiction and I'm really looking forward to the sequel which is supposed to be out at the year end. Happy writing, Amish.

And then I slept and slept and slept.
And made umpteen calls to Sonny boy.
And was miserable that only Trinity could not speak to me

This weekend, we're off to pick them up.

Happy Meal toy. Check.
Remote controlled Helicopter (he took only the wires, he forgot the actual copter!) Check.
Book. Check.
Repaired scooter. Check.
Ben10 Tshirt- to be drwan and painted in the next 2 days.
1 more toy- to be bought
2 eagerly waiting parents. CHECK.


Swati said...

Wow can't get better ..nahi :)
And you met Abha for some girly time too !

Just Like That said...

oh yeah! And this particular girl was almost 3 months pregnant and she didn't know :-D

Mama - Mia said...

oooh! what amazing reading you got done. MUST hunt for a lib soon!! i also wana read new books!! maybe on my long leave? yeah right! :p

and why are you guys discussing my peaceful 1st trim here?! :p


Mama - Mia said...

ps: enjoy the trip back home!!

Just Like That said...

Abha: on catching up with reading on your long leave- yeah, SO right! :-P

artnavy said...

i loved this post CHECK

WhatsInAName said...

Oh! :( and I was hoping to meet you this weekend! Anyways enjoy the reunion :)

Mama - Mia said...

oh yeah! plan to have lunch together JLT and family + WIAN and family at jain residence! damn you JLT!

Just Like That said...

Art: :-)

WIAN: Oh no! are you here now?? WHen are you going back? *wail*

Mama Mia: :-((

Swaram said...

Oh wow! Thatz some nice reading. Hv to get that book by Amish .. sounds really interesting :)