Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dhoom Again

Here we have the luscious Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom 2! (Not the greatest song, but, those dance moves are incredible!) Enjoy!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Me Meme

I borrowed this meme from Raybeard (the Dear!). Anyone who would like to do this one as well, please feel free!

1. What is your favourite cartoon character?

    It would have to be Donald Duck. We have similar problems with our tempers...

2. Coffee or tea?

    Tea. Green or Chai, preferably. I cannot stand coffee! Ack!

3. The best thing you've ever done in your life?

    Married my best friend! ;)

4. The worst thing you'll ever admit doing in your life.

Paying "retail"? No! I will admit to nothing!

5. How many people will answer the above question honestly?

   Not me, that's for sure! ;)

6. Is there a god?

   Probably not in the way that mankind envisions Him/Her/All That Is. I, myself, tend to flucuate between Buddhist and Hindu philosophies, so my thoughts on this really apply only to myself, as should each person to their own opinion...

7. Do you like Brussels sprouts?

   They're okay. Not my favorite, but, I don't hate them as much as waxed beans! Ack!

8. Would you lend me £150?

    Who are you exactly? ;)

9. Would you lend a politician £150?

   Seriously? Just about all of them could buy and sell me a hundred times over!

10. Peanut butter or jam (American 'jelly') ?

   Peanut butter. Natural and creamy, please.

11. What has been the most memorable place you've ever visited?

    I just love Cape Cod. Especially around Dennisport. If we could afford to (which I doubt we will) I would like to retire there...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Hitomi wo Tojite

This is from the faaabulous Ken Hirai! Ken is one of my favorite Japanese singers and....he's gay!


(P.S. I couldn't find an actual video of him singing this, but, you can still see from the photos in this video that he is cute!)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Back to Normal

Well! Blogger must have taken my threat to leave seriously, as the comment system seems to be working again! (Lucky them!)

As you were.... ;)

Chak Lein De

In keeping with the Lunar New Year festivies, I have chosen this song from my darling Akshay's film "Chandni Chowk To China".  It's not one of his best films, story-wise, (although there are some shirtless shots!) but it's still enjoyable! (Note: Akshay Kumar actually has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is known as the "Indian Jackie Chan"!)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Blogger Seems to be Malfunctioning

I have not been able to leave a comment on some Blogger sites (including my own!) since last week!

So, my Gentle Readers (especially you, Raybeard, my Dear!) please don't take offense at my perceived silence or think that I have abandoned you! This damn program won't work for me!

P.S. I will give it just a couple more days, and if I still have problems, I will go back to Wordpress! Stay tuned!!!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!

Happy Year of the Dragon!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thousand Hand Quan Yin

Something serene for a Sunday morning. (And all of the performers are deaf!)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Lo! I am Returned!!!

Hello My Dears!

I'm back! Did you miss me?!!

Goodness! So much has been going on!

My mother is on the road to recovery. Her rehab is progressing very well, and we hope to have her back home in the next few weeks!

As a schedule is now in place, I find that I can once again concentrate on blogging!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Brief Hiatus

There will be a brief hiatus in posting, my Dears.

My mother had knee surgery on Monday (she came through just fine, thanks!) and between visiting her and coordinating her post-op care, my mind is not on blogging.

I will start posting again when things have settled a bit, and I will try to visit you all as often as I can (reading and commenting are so much easier than posting!).


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Weird But Wonderful Wednesday

From our friends in Eastern Europe we bring you the faaaabulous Ukranian/Russian Drag Queen "Verka Serduchka" with her mega-hit "Gop, Gop!". (You've GOT to see this one to believe it!) Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Congratulations Kylie!!!

Kylie Minogue has been inducted into the ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) Hall of Fame! And Madonna and Lady Gaga couldn't be happier!

And here's my personal favorite!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Two Posts in One Day?!!! You Lucky People, You!!!

Oh, Interwebs! How I love you! I found this out there and thought that it was faaaabulous! Enjoy!!

If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.

Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation’s OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.
Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.
River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.
Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,
Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.
Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.
Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.
Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.
Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;
Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.
Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.
Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.
Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.
Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.
Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.
Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.
Pronunciation (think of Psyche!)
Is a paling stout and spikey?
Won’t it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?
It’s a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict.
Finally, which rhymes with enough,
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!!


Here we have the luscious Hrithik Roshan (he looks so good here, I am almost tempted to toss Akshay aside for him! (I said "almost"...)) with a music video from the Indian game show "Just Dance"! Enjoy!!

(Special Note! Although it's no secret and common knowledge to anyone who watches his films, Hrithik has what you would call a "special feature" on his body, so bonus points for anyone who notices it in this video!)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Burgundy and Hunter Green Have ALWAYS Been in Style!

What better way to start the new year off right other than to show you our faaaabulous spare bedroom!

It is cozy, cute and decorated in a lovely burgundy and hunter green motif. In other words, it is always in fashion!

Here we have a vintage 1950's armchair that currently is hosting my Steiff tiger collection:

Next you'll see some design elements (in a lovely burgundy and hunter green colour scheme) on the wall opposite the bed:

Here you will see a side view to my Hanuman shrine with an antique Tibetan Buddhist thangka of Mahakala (aka Hanuman in Tibetan Buddhism) on the adjoining wall. (Sorry, I couldn't get a decent photo facing the shrine, as the glass in the framed picture kept reflecting the camera's flash. No doubt Mark, you could give me a tip on how to avoid that!)

And finally we have the bed itself. Note the tasteful bedspread in various hues of burgundy and hunter green (Note: The spread is not faded. Once again the flash from the camera has overexposed it a bit...)

And there you have it! Proof positive that Burgundy and Hunter Green are still in style! Wouldn't you agree Mark? ;)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Happy 2012! May all of our hopes and aspirations come true!!!

(The Houseboys, all dressed up for a change!)