Complication of Growth.

11th January 2016. Wednesday

It was hard not to notice. After all, it’s not every day that you see a ton of balloons being brought in the lobby of the Taj Bengal. I pause to inquire the reasons for the same as I see the men comically struggling to contain the unruly crowd they are holding.

“Baba-log ka birthday party hein sir” A while later near the swimming pool I see a largish bunch of kids not more than five with their moms chatting away in a group and nannies fussing around them.

I remember the birthday parties I attended as a child. They were almost always at the home of the child whose birthday it was. The moms if any had come along were mostly obese by today’s anorexic standards dressed in sarees versus the perfectly turned out designer attire on display here. The nannies were mostly missing from the scene.

Food came in a paper dish that had an aluminum foil in its inner surface or in melamine dishes. Usually, it comprised of one Samosa - mostly cold, six to seven wafers made the way they were before Pringles and Lays redefined wafers. Half a chutney and half cheese sandwich and a spongy - by today’s standards, almost a primitive avatar of a chocolate cake. In very rich houses we would get a pizza and a choice between Thumps Up or Fanta.

Gifts comprised of board games, or the latest toy that had grabbed attention like the Rubik’s cube and return gift would be something like a box of clay or some water colours or crayons.

Simpler times they were. Consumerism had not yet taken its grip. Yet, the fun and the excitement was no less. My birthday was never celebrated all my school days as it would always fall on the day of the final exam. As was the tradition then, would take Cadbury Ecklairs or Melody or Kismi for kids in the school bus, class and the teachers. The big reward of my early birthdays was I got to eat the full slab of Dairy Milk chocolate without having to share it with my brother. What more would one ask for in life!

I don’t think the five year olds care a hoot about the five star hotel. They would have enjoyed as much at home too. Why do we get so complicated when we grow up ?

Tubs aren't "cheap"

…if you bother to set them up correctly. Not everyone has the strength or helping hands to lift heavy glass tanks. Not everyone lives in a place where the tanks won’t get moved often. Not everyone will feel safe picking up a tank cheap from Craigslist or other pet supply forums. And remember, some reptile species will do better in a modified tub as opposed to a glass tank, not to mention it’s also difficult to modify a glass tank too.

Just because a plastic tub is cheaper than a similarly sized glass tank doesn’t mean you’re entitled to shit on tub users.

crystalsoulslayer replied to your post “If Mr. Clean wore a rubber you probably wouldn’t have to worry about…”

Magic Erasers are made of melamine, which would almost certainly put holes in a condom.

@resting-meme-face also pointed out that soap compromises latex. i apologize for spreading false and potentially dangerous misinformation. if your Mr Clean comes equipped with a Magic Eraser instead of a spray nozzle or flip-top dispensing cap, perhaps consider other forms of intimacy like mutual masturbation, cuddling, or doing the dishes together

.╰  Melamin. 

  WHAa-? A big smile appeared on his face at the attention he was suddenly given. What did I do now?

.: ゚・ .╰ ✧
              ❝You are merely a cute munchkin.❞ She was unsure of that the name would be adressed to, yet, she had heard some Dwarves mention it sometimes, so she believed it would be rather adorable to call him so, as she cupped his cheeks.

( @ruthlessfighters. )


By the end of this story I think we all need a cup of tea, Derek. Get the kettle on!

Mama Loves Thrifting

I think I might have a vintage Pyrex and melamine addiction. I popped into a favorite thrift shop yesterday and picked up that beautiful aqua Pyrex dish, a vintage dress for Maggie, and two yellow melamine plates that will be perfect for Maggie’s upcoming birthday celebration. I also found a few things that are not pictures; a clear Pyrex loaf dish, a vintage yellow twin sheet ( I use them to cover the sofa to protect it from my messy kiddos), and a shirt for the mister.

I hope you all have a fun-filled weekend. We are taking the kids to their first baseball game of the season, and attending a family friendly music festival. Can’t wait!

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1.5,312 : Wiki
2.4,979 : Wicky’s encyclopaedia
3.1,916 : Favicon.ico (including icon)
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5.1,734 : AV actress in opera
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8.1,424 : Wicky’s encyclopaedia
9.1,393 : The technological reason is unable to visit
10.1,313 : Chinese Wicky’s encyclopaedia
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12.1,245 : Mathematics
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14.838 : I like to be wicked to be astringent to know
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16.772 : Predestined I love you
17.759 : The technological reason is unable to visit
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21.664 : Tabulation of AV actress in opera
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24.633 : Basketball fire
25.623 : Defend the sweet heart!
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27.612 : Traditional Chinese
28.598 : Resplendent with jewels (TV play)
29.591 : The technological reason is unable to visit
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Yuna’s Vintage Toy Shelves

I used to house my “Gaytime” and “Totem” pottery on these shelves before Yunalesca could move independently, and as she’s started to grow and crawl, she’s decided that these shelves in the kitchen actually belong to her.

So in a stoke of genius, I have now swapped my pottery for my Melamine plastics and added her toys and plates to the shelves, so she can tear the place apart without my worrying!