Sunday, October 18, 2009


Diwali came and went.

And I spent it trying to negotiate with a particularly virulent throat-infection. Do you know what I did not do? I didn't magnify my carbon footprint by a million times. I didn't even aim aerial fireworks into any nosy, obnoxious neighbor's houses. Imagine the agony.

I feel decrepit.
The coughing, wheezing, doubled-over in pain kind.

And I sound like Sunny Deol. No shit.


Mer-curial-maiden said...

Use this time to sign on a few radio ads, perhaps? :D

Get better soon. There's this wonderful concoction my mum makes for sore throats that I wish I could make you. :(

Clezevra said...

How lovely. We'll all be dead in 2012 anyway.

-going through a cynical phase. Apologies.

Sherry Wasandi said...

@Mer-curial-maiden: You have a way of making me really happy every time you say something like that. That, by itself, is wonderful!

My mom had been brewing up basil-ginger-honey-andwhatnot concoctions for 5 days now. I've pretty much tried every trick in the book. Including dunking my head in skin-scalding steam and gargling like some wild beast of nature. :(

@ Clezevra: Wouldn't that be nice!
The cynicism is always welcomed in this corner of cyberspace. Too many happy-making things make me suicidal. Or majorly cranky, in the least.

soin said...

we indians seem to be so sensitive. one day we pollute and we make a hell out of it.. those bloody americans do it all the time and no probs..but i guess they might say we must not interfere in others stuff and should give them space.and s.dutt??as long as u dont find lara hot its doesnt

Srivatsan said...

al gore flies in air..he doesnt need a plane that pushes tons of co2 into air..but we pollute by crackers and vehicles..wth??

take care of health!

madhur said...

i had throat infection once and i sounded like kajol! it was then that i realised that i have been blessed with a talent unlike any other men, i mean seriously, how many sick men can talk like kajol? i can completely undertsand what you must be going through, those home-made, threshold, love-to-experiment medicines sweep the life out of you! avoid them as much as you can coz i had them in considerable amounts when i was sick and now, i have them unnecessarily in order to avoid the thought of becoming a substitute voice for kajol!

param said...

Its Sunny Deol's birthday today...Your voice would be in demand...

Srishti said...

Happy Diwali!
Sunny Deol? What about that girl in The Exorcist?
Get well soon! :)

mgeek said...

Get well soon. I kinda enjoy falling sick - I get time to catch up on all my pending podcasts, books etc ;-)

Tangled up in blue... said...

Hey I got pharyngitis last week, so I totally sympathise! And gargling certainly did not help me..all it did was make my throat go a little extra sore. But the good news, I got all better! And I hope you get all better soon, too!

Take care. :)

param said...

My ears are paining thanx to loud music...If you could manage a blind man,we three can make a nice group...

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ soin: Isn't that what being a superpower is all about? Throw your weight around and bully.
By the way, doesn't the USA waste more than 50% of its gross food product? Read that somewhere.

And it would be s. deol. Dutt would be far nicer. Uhh, and I do think Lara Dutta is EXTREMELY hot. Only, she does crappy movies. Right on the lines of Sushmita Sen(who I also happen to find EXTREMELY hot).

@ Srivatsan: That's a point very well put. But I do believe that Al Gore advocates keeping the carbon emission to the barest minimum possible. I don't think abstaining from the conveniences of air transport qualifies as a potential mode for cut-down. People NEED air transport. One can't exactly set sail and go the Columbus way.

Any measures worthy of consideration would have to be at a smaller level. Think reduce, reuse, recycle. But then, that's what I think.
Thanks for commenting.

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ madhur: Well, now I'm on a set of very strong antibiotics. Trust me, I'd choose the home-made suspicious-looking, vile-smelling concoctions over then ANYDAY!

Kajol! That's very interesting.
We could do a cheesy movie sequence at the next DLC audition, for kicks.
Which brings me to ask, can you also snort like her? Darn, that woman snorts like nothing I've heard elsewhere. Except maybe from a grunting pig. Well...

@ param: It is?
My... I should apply for a voice-over job. And I think I can double as a blind man. I'm pretty blind myself.

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ Srishti: Would you be offended if I said, you're really cute? And it doesn't have much to do with the fact that you're 16. :)

I sound(and look) like the girl from The Exorcist on any given normal day. I even have audio-visual proof for the same! Deol is annoying on a whole different level. That's where I'm at.
And thank you!

@ mgeek: I thought so too, initially. Being doted over by mom is definitely something I'd take a thousand illnesses for.
But then, things got ugly. I think I'll choose a good-night's sleep and rest and general well-being over anything, just about now.
Thanks. :)

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ Tangled up in blue: I shall take this occasion to sound painfully moronic:

"Pharyngitis". That's so much more exotic than a measly-sounding "throat infection" that actually feels like death warmed up. I swear, the only consolation I could have is for whatever I have to be given a fancy name. Then I'll even show it off on my facebook status.
Bah. Life is so unfair.

P.S. It's the virus talking. I'll blame everything on it now. :)

Misanthropist said...

I sympathise :( I have been taking steam thrice a day for 2 days now. Thanks to all the air pollution and pre diwali ghar ki safai :P dust allergy :( You take care.
And sunny deol :P I wish I could hear you talk ;)

Sherry Wasandi said...

Ha! I have the dust allergy on top of everything else. :) You too, take care...

And trust me, the Sunny Deol thing is not cool. Remember the way he says "Papaaahhh....." Like he's majorly constipated?

Well, that's precisely what I'm talking about.

Misanthropist said...

Shit I just wanted to write PAPAAAAHHHHH. lol
But chose not to :P
Yeh dhai kilo ka haath hai. Jab kisi pe padta hai, toh woh uthta nahi utth jata hai :P :P
Don't kill me for this! :|

Sherry Wasandi said...

That just cracks me up! I'm not sure if it's the joke, or the fact that I can impersonate that to PERFECTION right now!

Naah... I'd bake you muffins for that, if I could. :)

Misanthropist said...

You mean you can't bake muffins or you can't feed them to me right now??
Take no offense. Hereby I take the liberty to spam your blog comments section. :P

Sherry Wasandi said...

It means I can bake smashing cakes. Muffins, would be a new venture. :)

And that I'd gladly bake you muffins had you been in suitable proximity. (i.e. closer to Delhi than Sri-frikkin-Lanka.)

I'm entertained, not offended.
Though, even regular spam entertains me.
I read it more often than emails. Really. Heh..

Misanthropist said...

Sherry Sherry I cross the limits. I search your name on fb and it gives me only one result. It's you? Can I add? Serious wala question. I wont if you don't want me to.

Sherry Wasandi said...

Yep. It's me. :)
You don't even need to ask. Please go right ahead.

Misanthropist said...

BTW your pic says your HOT!
And after reading this comment(whoever is so jobless). there will be many add requests on your fb account which I assume will not be as privileged as me!!

Sherry Wasandi said...

I shall say again, you are far too kind!

And considering how paranoid I am about adding people I haven't personally met, the blogosphere offers something new. :)

Anty said...

You feeling any better now?

Rene Lacoste said...

I drink a lot of lukewarm water and then growl when I have a sore throat. Works marvelously well :P

Zeba said...

Aaaaaaahhhh. Get well soon.

Srishti said...

Of course not! Would you be offended if I say that I think you're a total creative genius? No, naa?

And can I add you on fb too? If you don't mind.

JD said...

Shouldn't the comments link say "30 diyas lit up"? :)

I get a cold every time I shift location. And more so cuz my room's the Mecca of all dustlets ad its cronies. Allergies suck!

And the picture is plain beautiful. DSLR?

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ Anty: Now. Finally! I sound more like a croaking frog than Deol! What joy...!!!

@ Rene Lacoste: That would work in most caes. Unfortunately, what I had was more of the kind that even super-strong anti-biotics had trouble battling. :) Yet, I did the growling.

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ Zeba: Thank you.

@ Srishti: Ha! You have a point. And it's very nice of you to say that.

Go right ahead. I look forward to expanding my circle into the blogging sphere.

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ JD: One shall make do with bulbs. (Electricity being far less messy and far more reliable ;)

And couldn't agree more on the allergies part. *cough* *wheeze* *cough*

The picture is just a lucky shot. Measly Pentax Optio s5i. Stealing my dad's DSLR is rarely worth the effort.