On a Trip of her Own

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When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

Patanjali (c. 1st to 3rd century BC)

 

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Just 4 Fun # 82

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Let’s begin with some general knowledge Q & A. Don’t worry it is the world’s easiest quiz 😉
1) How long did the Hundred Years’ War last?
2) Which country makes Panama hats?
3) From which animal do we get cat gut?
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
5) What is a camel’s hair brush made of?
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
7) What was King George VI’s first name?
8) What color is a purple finch?
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?
Jotted down your answers? Great! Now match them with the answers at the end of the post.
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Well how much do you respect her? 😉
After a medical exam and considering my age, my tendency to falter and trip, the doctor advised me to install a bar in the bathroom for support. Taking no chances I had one installed promptly
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Hic hic 😀
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Err do you? 😉
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As a child, Dennis the Menace was my favorite cartoon character 😀 Then I graduated to Calvin and Asterix. What about you?
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This one is the best of the lot, isn’t it? Time for answers to the world’s easiest quiz
1) How long did the Hundred Years War last? : 116 years
2) Which country makes Panama hats? : Eucador
3) From which animal do we get cat gut? : Sheep and Horses
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? : November
5) What is a camel’s hair brush made of? : Squirrel fur
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? : Dogs
7) What was King George VI’s first name? : Albert
8) What color is a purple finch? : Crimson
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from? : New Zealand
10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane? : Orange (of course!)
Well how many did you get correctly? Do let us know. Thanks for visiting and as usual none of this stuff is mine but borrowed from all friends and family who shared it.

Brothers in Arms

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Brothers in Arms

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The only girl among three boys, I was mercilessly ragged and teased.

Their one stop entertainment channel.

Their unpaid servant.

Make me an omelet, one would say.

Coffee for me, another said.

Why me? Why always me? Make it yourself. I stamped my foot and threw a tantrum.

“Fine, I am off to tell Ma, that you went bike riding with…”

Okay fine! Thwarted, I stomp off in impotent fury. They double up laughing. I shake my fist at them. They laugh even harder.

I grow older, taller, and prettier. Besotted, I stare at myself – Mirror Mirror on the wall…

Snickers and muffled gasps from the window still haunt me. “Oooh isn’t she pretty – for a donkey?”

Skirt flying, I chase them around the neighborhood.

Mother catches me and thrashes me.

“Did you hear the poor lil donkey go heehaw heehaw?” They rub salt on my wounds.

They make me buy cricket gear with my Rakhi money. In return they allow me to fetch and hunt the ball from the undergrowth.

School and college bring distances and greener pastures.

I move on with my man, the love and light of my life.

All too soon, he showers me with curses, kicks and punches.

Sporting a black eye, I decline to go home for Rakhi.

I couldn’t face the boys’ howls of laughter.

They landed up to get their pound of flesh.

They whisked me back home even as he lay trussed up in a hospital bed.

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Rakhi: An Indian annual festival wherein sisters of all ages tie a Rakhi (a decorative string) around the wrists of their brothers, while praying for his health and protection from all evil/mishaps. She in turn receives a gift from them and a promise to take the responsibility of her well-being.