Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Dear Diary stuff

"It's a bit low", the missus said when I told her I was going to write a sort of online diary in my blog.

"Low? Why?"

" Well you're not exactly important are you? You are not even interesting"


"I mean, to random people on the street. Why don't you write something instructive and informative?"

"What about?" I asked.

"About something you know well. Something that would interest the general public. Something they can benefit from."

I racked my brains.

"Like a drinking guide?"

She rolled her eyes.

"Alright, smarty pants, go write that diary. But don't be surprised if you see your readership dwindle to single digits."

Ha! She doesn't know it is in single digits already. Anyway, here goes.

Narendra Shenoy presents - A fascinating account of his daily life.

"Have you seen Hangover?" my sister asked me.

Seen hangovers? Me? Has the captain of the Titanic seen icebergs? Has Genghis Khan seen horses? Has W.J.Clinton of Little Rock, Arkansas, seen interns? Of course I have. But I said all this in my mind, because my sister, my kid sister, the one whose pigtails I used to pull and dolls I used to break, is a full fledged dentist, licensed to put sharp, whirring equipment in my mouth. I give her LOTS of respect.

So I told her that I had not only seen them, I had experienced them too. Though not with the regularity I would have liked, but that is because of the missus who refuses to believe that alcohol is a medicine.

"Not that hangover, you twit, the movie", she said.

(There was a little side dialog happening between my sister and my wife, if you're interested in my personal life. I forget the exact words, but it went something like this

Sis: (To Missus): Is he ALWAYS like this?

Missus: YOU should know. He is YOUR brother.

Sis: I know. Useless to hush it up now. You know, you should fix this.

Missus: YOU fix it. You are the one he's really afraid of.

Sis: Hmm. Send him over on Wednesday afternoon for a dental check up.

Chilling, if you know what I mean.)

And so, the missus and I saw the movie called "Hangover" last night. It's brilliant! One of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Don't miss it.


Bea Walker said...

Alas it is always the job of the missus to rectify any little character quirks alpha males may have :P...but never hurts to have a sharp whirling equipment wielding sister as back up - the old question of which is greater, no?...love or fear :)....(continuing, while ducking for cover from all who object to my mention of the role of the missus)...hangover stories are good, specially the hilarious ones, would definitely peek in your Dear Diary for those :)

le embrouille blogueur said...

Hangover is probably the best summer release this year .... as for the sister .... and the wife conversations ....ignore Naren ....nothing is more efective than deliberate neglect .....lol ...as for your diary ...your readers will not fizzle out ....for sure !!

Idling in Top Gear said...

So, it's official - I'm the only one who hasn't seen the movie yet. All my friends have seen it and think it's freaking hilarious. I need to take myself to the theater.

And a dentist sister? If I had one of those, I would have moved cities just not to give her the opportunity for revenge.

Bhel Puri & Seekh Kabab said...

Dude, if this is the kind of online diary posting, I would read it any day. Funny, as usual. :-)

Gradwolf said...

I loved the movie! But I thought whats interesting would be missus reaction to the movie.

v said...

I can't wait to catch the movie. Friends and acquaintances observed that some instances in the movie have already occured in my life. I can't wait to find out.

Sid said...

"licensed to put sharp and whirring equipment in mouth" ha ha ha LOL!

Why don't you write a review on Kambakht Ishkk? That should increase your blog readership :)

- Sid

Cynic in Wonderland said...

a sister with a tongue as sharp as the equipment she uses? yes. give her some respect on my behalf also thank you very much. i respect dentists in principle.

Deepak Misra said...

You mean alcohol is not a medicine ?
I am confused.

when is the movie review appearing in your blog?
Might decide to see it depending on review - though after the last experience with Kidnap, I should be more wary.


ruSh.Me said...

That's the best movie review I have read in a while!!!

Tofu Noodle said...

Vegas is calling...time to experience the real hangover.. now who is getting married ??? Sean ??

Ranju said...

Wishing my SIL was a dentist...

Coconut Chutney said...

THe hangover is brilliant! The chinese guy was awesome. and mike tyson! :D

narendra shenoy said...

Bea Walker - "Hangover" the movie is the ultimate hangover story. Don't miss it.

le embrouille - Hope you're right :D

Idling - Don't you miss it. And as for relocating, I have often thought about it, when I was having that root canal done.

Bhel - Thanks!

Grad - To my great surprise, she laughed at it really hard. The language didn't seem to faze her, nor did the situations. Maybe she's been hanging around with me too long

v- If any part of your life resembles this movie, you have my eternal respect! Really, cool movie.

sid- I intend to see Kambakht ishq, but I'm not sure if my insurance covers it. You know, if i die from watching it and it turns out that I went voluntarily, it might be construed as suicide. Seeking opinion.

cynic - Yes, respecting dentists, like respecting China's inalienable right over Tibet, is good pragmatism.

Deepak - Hehe. We should form a foudation.
Really, go watch the movie. It's too good to be murdered by a review.

RushMe - Thanks!

Tofu Noodle - :D! I can't get married though. You can't make 'Nam veterans fight in Afghanistan. It's cruel.

Ranju - :)

Chutney - Loved the chinese guy. And the doctor (who also sings that awesome song in the end). And Mike Tyson acts better than Akshay Kumar.

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