Sunday, October 25, 2009

Confession #3

I acquire a decidedly feminine demeanor when I'm upset.

Bear with me, for this is an embarrassing confession of EPIC proportions. ME, being the person who wore pink ONCE in her life and suffered enough mental trauma and general inferiority to never be able to look at anything pink without a grimace again. It was a dark day in the life of yours truly. I still have nightmares about it.

So, for posterity (lest I grow a beard-and-other-things one fine day and become the happiest person in the world), here's a list :
  • I cook.
  • I clean.
  • I KNIT.
  • I listen to chick-music. The kind no self-respecting person would be caught dead carrying on their iPod. Not James Blunt. Think lower. Think woozier. Think Belinda Carlisle and Cyndi Lauper.
  • I watch sappy TV shows and IDENTIFY with the much-scorned and wronged protagonist.
Come to think of it, the last time I was in the end-the-world-right-here-right-now mood was in January. I knitted half a scarf and watched the first 4 seasons of Grey's Anatomy in 2 days flat.

Here's a picture, as proof :

I also started this blog.


Rene Lacoste said...


Sherry Wasandi said...

And the title of fastest commenter goes to YOU!

Really, that was "instantaneous".

Leonardo said...

Thank you thank you :D

JD said...

Er, aren't you two different people? :-/
Anyway, never mind.
Must've been fun writing this :D

Tangled up in blue... said...

Well, if you've watched that much Grey's Anatomy, then you wud also know that there are times when Meredith Grey also knits.. ;)

Its okay.. we all have those days. :P

The worst thing I've done is trying to wear specialised kinds of makeup..I think it was called MAC Skinfin or some made me look like mutant-pastry-from-middling-scifi flick..

so you see, you cud have done much worse.. ;D

Tangled up in blue... said...

And I think its a Jekyll/Hyde thing..

Death On Two Legs said...

Hah. Relax.

I can't knit to save my life, I intend to cook SOMEDAY in the hazy future, and I've never read Mills and Boons/seen One Tree Hill.

BUT, I'm crazy about pink, fake blonde accents, swishy skirts.

As for music, would you believe one can listen to System of a Down AND Dixie Chicks?

We all have ze compartments.

soin said...

anyways after seeing the pink part of the population ur like class four tom boy mutant..and hey even i is not feminine.loads of guys do it..and i know some girls who have more facial hair than many guys...and u follow football..coz most pink hating girls like metal or

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ JD: Many.
Yep. Fun was the exact intention behind this post.

@ Tangled up in blue: Izzie knits. Not Meredith. :) So yes, I've watched a whole lot of Grey's Anatomy.

Ha!"mutant-pastry-from-middling-scifi flick"! Interesting to note how that could indeed be a Jekyl-Hyde thing.

You're right. I could have done much worse. :)

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ Death On Two Legs: I someday wish to conquer the Mills and Boons and pink,swishy skirts checkpoint. However, something tells me that would require a tragedy of apocalyptic proportions.

Ze compartments. I was thinking more in terms of Dissociative Fugue. But then, I love to go Freudian on things like stale bread, and similar irrelevancies. I think you have a point.

@ soin: The pinkness of the world bothers me to no end.
See, there's cooking-for-survival, and there's obsessive-cooking-out-of-choice-as-a-mode-of-distraction. The kind that makes you burst into tears if the cake doesn't set just right. Note the mild difference. :)

Tangled up in blue... said...

There's still light at the end of the tunnel for you.

Meredith takes to knitting when she swears off men and meets Finn. ;) You havent watched as much of this glorious shit as I have..

Switch to Scrubs and save yourself while there's still time! ;D

And a dissociative fugue state? felt the urge to up and leave and travel lately? ;)

madhur said...

adventurous!i was on a similar cruise once. have you heard of Altaf Raja or Bhuppi, for that matter? the are legends!
you are extremely satisfied with your performance in recent tests or you are exuberant over the fact that your girl has bought you a happy meal with a pretty toy car, no matter what the situation is, these iconic musicians can bring you back to square one with a fifteen minute trial of their vitriolic compositions. give them a check someday, not while you are unwell, which could be fatal! i had a decent exposure to their art while i was in school, private bus conductors took care of publicizing their albums.
there is a lot for you to explore. if you fall short of options, you know who you have to consult for reccomendations, right?

Srishti said...

Hahaha! This is funny.
But...why this prejudice against pink? I'm no pink-obsessed...Pinkie, or whatever but I don't mind it. Pink is bright. Pink is...peppy? :\

Its so cool that you can cook...whatever I TRY to cook (note the 'try') ends up in disaster.
What do you like to cook?

And knit? :O

Haha...don't worry, we ALL have Cyndi Lauper hidden in our ipod. I started liking Girls Just Wanna Have Fun after Dr.Brennan sang it in Bones.
Switching to Scrubs would be nice...FRIENDS would be awesome!
Don't you think Friends is the best thing that ever happened to television?
Anyway, cheers!

Kirra Serra said...

I do remember starting an M n B once. Just to see how it really was. People heard and threatened to break any and every association they held with me if I continued. Thus ended my very short forage in there (the 'there' refers to the uncharted domain of pink frills and dainty swoons/tears).
I am genuinely good with the microwave, by the way. My cookies actually surpass edible. I also like people who cook. For very obvious reasons. :D

Anty said...

Relax honey! We all have 'those' days. I actually start liking little babies and kids when I'm upset and show maternal instincts.

And Grey's Anatomy is good. It helps. Try watching Desperate Housewives instead. Gives more of a kick. :D

Misanthropist said...

I wish i could knit to :((
To act like a perfect-mother-tobe when the time comes.
hahaha :P

And don't you think starting this blog was one of the best things you ever did?

mgeek said...

It'd be interesting to observe you when you are upset... (from a purely sociological point of view :-P)

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ Tangled up in blue: You're right. My memory fails me. Even though I have seen every single episode of every single season. :) she did knit.

Scrubs escapes description. Really. Zach Braff is beyond all superlatives!

And yes, I'm having those get-up-and-leave urges too. Though I'm led to believe it's more of a hibernation thing, granted the sudden drop in temperature Delhi is experiencing. I'm only half-joking!

@ Madhur: Altaf Raja... Of course! How can one live in NCR and not be acquainted with his prodigiousness? With every second truck-driver blaring his symphonies out to the world, with loyalty and diligence that could put the palace guards at Windsor to ignominy!
Also, it's great to know that a Happy Meal brings "exuberance" to you. And then those philosophers spent all that time ruminating over the "key to true happiness". Duh! All they needed was the friendly neighborhood Ronald.

Sure, I know whose wise-counsel to consult, lest I may find myself bereft of Jaya TV someday.

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ Srishti: Pink. The very thought makes my brain fizzle and pop like a blown fuse. I don't think I can aptly describe my abhorrence. :) It reminds me of fluffy bunnies and cotton candy.. *shudderrrrrr*

I cook what I like to eat. Essentially, pan-asian and oriental. All goes to say, anything I cook contains obscene quantities of garlic and chili. I mean OBSCENE!

The Lauper bit is very reassuring(also, strangely disturbing at the same time). Kill me, but I think Scrubs trumps Friends. Really. :)

@ Kirra Serra: You are extremely lucky to be surrounded by people who discourage the effects of rarified estrogen. All my life, I've been surrounded by women who've taken Cosmo to be their bible and are always one step away from eyelash-curler sisterhoods. Needless to say, I'm the clueless newt who struggles with a straightening iron.

Thanks for visiting and commenting. May you bake thoroughly edible cookies for the greater good of mankind. :)

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ Anty: Hmm.. I'm still repulsed by babies. Praise the Lord.

Whenever I encounter the wailing variety(as if there exists any other kind) on a flight, I'm tempted to debate with the stewardess, the ethics of locking babies in the cargo section.

Desperate Housewives. I think that would take a few more years. Plus, a nincompoop of a husband and children as errant as me. I'll get there, no doubt. :)

@ Misanthropist: I don't knit avant-garde pretty stuff. All I knit are simple, single pattern scarfs in a multitude of colors. The digressional nature of this hobby has caused my knitting skills to stay at exactly the same point since the age of 9. :)

@ mgeek: Yes. I'm often tempted to put myself under the figurative microscope. In fact, I'd like play the "evil-scientist" on myself.

Kirra Serra said...

Frankly, never seen the point in curling eyelashes. Really. Curling eyelashes?!
And I do, as is source of much scandal, find babies intolerably... well, leaky.
Also, I find it disheartening to regularly log on only to find no new post. So you might as well write something already. Pretty please.

Sherry Wasandi said...


I often find full-gorwn humans much leakier. Only, they leak things far more toxic. Infact, some manage to diffuse the toxicity straight into air.

:) And I'll write when I get done reading your blog. Frankly, there's this upcoming exam that's distracting me from doing the same.

Sheesh. What annoyances, these exams. I have better things to do.

madhur said...

well, the happiness or the "exuberance" had to be as cheap as the music that i mentioned.

Srivatsan said...

cooking is boring!I prefer eating!:D

I don't understand why girls and some guys want room to be clean and every thing around them to be clean.I hate clean me gasps..only thing that should be clean for me is drinking water!

I thought whatever girls do are feministic things! do not generalise feminism!:)

Diwakar Sinha said...

Kirra Serra: :D

~MINDfreak~ said...

I think you lost it when you watched Grey's Anatomy. You should try House M.D. to bring you back to prosperity!

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ madhur: Point taken.

@ Srivatsan: Generalization. :-|

@ Diwakar Sinha: ?

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ MINDfreak: Thanks for the suggestion. Though Scrubs has sufficed so far!

Zach Braff cures all.