Thursday, May 22, 2014

Growing Pains

These days I feel very annoyed that Vicky has, yet again, suckered me into carrying his babies. It leads to conversations like this one earlier today.

Me: Next time, grow your own baby.

V: Oh, but I am.

Me: [incredulous look]

V: I'm growing it in you, aren't I?

I would have punched him if I had the energy.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Just a Little Crush?

Sri wins this giveaway. Thanks for the laughs, Sri. Kiran and I both loved your entry!


Remember when I sighed for a McDreamy? I don't know if my prayers were heard, but 2013 was enlivened by two very cute crushes. They were hardly alike but what they had in common was a certain level of the smarts. Also the cuteness. Smart and cute is what works for me, clearly.

More recently, I returned to a very old crush. KBPM, who is a keen runner, was running with him and in the course of a frivolous conversation, The Man promised me a hug when next we met. Now, I don't know about you, but a hug from Milind Soman is worth any number of embarrassing Facebook conversations. Actually, just thinking about it makes me feel like a teenager all over again... So I did what any self-respecting teenaged Sue would do: I promptly wrote a status update about it and proceeded to get teased by all who saw it. I don't care, it was well worth it.

And before you laugh at me, when was the last time you did something silly for a crush, huh? Not that long ago, I'll bet. Tell me about it and I'll put you in the running (ooh, running... where was I? oh yes!) for an autographed copy of Kiran Manral's latest novel, Once upon a Crush

I finished reading my own copy late last week and am still chuckling over bits of it. Like everything else Kiran writes, there is always something that speaks to you, reminds you of the funnier parts of your life. The book itself is a light version of a coming of age novel, sparked up by our heroine's mad crush on the office hottie.

All kinds of people have threatened me so I will not give away any spoilers but suffice to say things end happily for most people concerned. Since Kiran has never been the saccharine type, universal happiness is not guaranteed for all characters, but that is exactly what I like about her writing, so it pleases me.

To set the ball rolling, Kiran tells you about something silly she did once for a crush --
Back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was an adolescent with a crushing crush on the resident hunk of the neighbourhood, I remember waiting endlessly at the bus stop at the time he normally took the same BEST bus to the railway station in the vain hope that we would share the same bus, and in my starry eyed innocence, the same seat. But alas, back then I was a pimply faced, bordering on the obese, spectacled little kid with two plaits and a school uniform and god help me, I missed enough buses to be infernally late for school and had to stand out of class more times than I could remember. Sadly, he broke my heart by making sheep's eyes at the resident hottie of the complex and I went back to mooning over George Michael who then broke my heart few years later when he came out.
Inspired? Write your story in the comments and Kiran will choose her favourite. Please note, her decision is final and binding and she requests you to send her an Indian address for the book, should you win.

Don't forget to leave your email address with your entry. May the funniest story win!

P. S. In case you want a copy already, here's the cheapest price I found online.