18 May, 2005

Butts&Bags, Pots&Pans


nice butt! Posted by Hello

The pic says it all haha...this lovely piece was done by Me a few yrs back...I wanted to explore musculature hence the slightly androgynous look.

K enuff of the boring stuff..moving on!

Caught up with a few old friends today for lunch...Manjit (ex drama teacher..she's responsible for my slighly overdramatic tendencies..too good a teacher she was), Roohi (responsible fer my occaisonal bouts of emotional diarrhea) and Sidra ( responsible for making me realise that i have the crappiest taste in guys =P)..had lunch and shared a good laugh...relived high school memories..u know..memories that can be repeated a 1000 times, but is a joy to listen to every.single.time. =)
such moments are so good for the soul.

So i was telling my friends about my mom (yes..her again...yea i know..i have mother issues. get over it and read on.)
I honestly don't know if this is just an 'Indian mom' thing...but all u indian people out there...does ure mom have a tendency to HOARD things??(people of other colour reading this..this could apply to ure mom's too)

What am i talking about? read on, dear reader...read on.

I carry this handbag around..its got white,blue and beige stripes (contrary to what SOME people think *cough roohihanitasidra* this bag is actually NICE) but thats not the point.
The point IS that i had to BEG my mom to let me use it...she would REFUSE to let me take it out of its covering...why? no idea! all she would say was -
"No no Mahi! Don't use it! Use it later...anyway why do u need to use it now??keep it for later!"
.....
.....
(she used to say it like it was so normal to hoard bags, keep em locked up and let em get fungus-ed up...heaven forbid that there should be some sort of BAG FAMINE 5 years down the road.)

I mean, u open a cupboard and u have bags tumbling down all over the place!

You must understand...it's not about the bags...its about THE HOARDING TENDENCY...its disturbing..
She does the same goddamn thing for pots and pans...and her excuse for that is that she's doing it for ME.
Yes...to pass them to me when i get married.
(Coz by then the world wont be producing pots and pans, you see.)

Im starting worry that this could be a genetic thing...coz my grandma hoards too...my mom gives her stuff to use..she packs it away into one of the gazillion cupboards she has, and 5 years later...gives the stuff back to mom (who in turn hoards it ..for me.)..

It's a vicious cycle of hoarding.
As far as I know, i havent caught myself hoarding anything...yet.

Now this may not be true..but i have *ahem* been accused on more than one occaison of having slightly quirky (aka disgusting) taste in bags, clothing and men.
Oh god...What if my mom was just trying to protect me from the ridicule i might receive because of the bag?!
Oh god....Was she just trying to protect me??

*Cue sad hindi music*
"Mummy....
Mummmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy......"
*Cries softly in an overdramatic-bollywood manner..aaand camera zoooms out*
Cut!
Thats a wrap!

Ta!

13 Comments:

Blogger Surya Swamy did the happy dance and finally said..

hahaha.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

im gonna take that (what i think is an embarassed laugh)laugh and assume that your mum does the same :P

12:14 AM  
Anonymous ds did the happy dance and finally said..

hoarding is not the nicest of words to describe your mum. How about "Saving"?
Anyway, "hoarding" as you put it appears in a lot of Asian cultures. It had deep roots with our ancestors who were taught (in india) not to waste. This is fundamental in indian society, for a country so under-resourced. Did you know there's absolutley no Hindi word for "Diet"?? I'm serious...go ask anyone! That's because it was never done in India at all...you eat what you got, no wasting.

For you, dear mahi, to soften the genitic certainty you have, come to Australia. Here, the culture is the opposite. Aussies spend all they have, always low on cash, enjoy life every day, retire at 55 and blow their super on themselves (aka, screw the kids). Every economist knows, aussies have the inability to save.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

oh dev! of course YOU wouldnt know didley squat about hindi =P
hyuk hyuk
but u know..u actually make sense...ahhh australia....my dream destination...
*fanstasises about the life of laziness she can live there...*

10:59 AM  
Anonymous ds did the happy dance and finally said..

we're the land of the lazy....i say that with confidence as i know the aussie government are too lazy to sue me....unlike other countries :p

11:08 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

oh shutup you lazy australian
(no offence to any aussies reading this...this was meant only for dev)

11:09 AM  
Anonymous DS did the happy dance and finally said..

if i was lazy i would just sit home all day and watch the following tv shows:
-nip tuck
-desp housewives
-the apprentice
-eneterprise
-outback jack
-the OC
-various zee dramas

*ahem*

11:21 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

u keep track of what i watch (i didnt watch outback jack religously ok)..thats worrying .

5:29 PM  
Blogger Webmiztris did the happy dance and finally said..

I think all moms are hoarders. My mom does it too! She saves EVERYTHING. She has 70s clothes in her closet - JUST IN CASE they come back in style. She's nuts!

1:20 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

but dawn...they ARE back in style :S

10:16 AM  
Blogger Webmiztris did the happy dance and finally said..

Tell you this much...I wouldn't be caught dead wearing any of it!!

12:08 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

ah crap. this is one those times ive demonstrated my poor taste in fashion, isnt it?
:(
love the fedora btw! =D

11:59 AM  
Anonymous IneedNOintro did the happy dance and finally said..

i hoard shoeboxes and plastic or paper bags.... i hv a whole drawer full of bags tt i cant bear 2 part with.... AND WAT ABT THE BAG?? wat did i do?
??

2:37 AM  

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