American Idol was finally aired in India for the first time yesterday. I missed 1/2 n hour of it coz of a power cut in the city. American idol was very much like the channel V popstars ...but man i can tell uwatchin it was a fun..i had a 2 hour knockout laughing session!! I had to have my dinner in between breaks so tht i wouldnt coke whilst laffin ;) Simon who was one of the judges was curt to the point of being downright cruel so much tht one of the contestants wanted a public apology on national television for bein smirked at. Newayz u gotta hand it over to these guys who possess no singin talent whatsoever but they do have the guts to make a fool of themselves in front of a million viewers. There were barely a handful of really good voices out there :)
At the end am glad it was a 2 hour episode...this is much better than tht mindnumbing 'For love or for money' ....Reality shows seems to be takin over soap operas these days...i think it all started with ' who wants to be a millionnaire' or was it 'survivor'...dunno which one came first! all i know is am gettin hooked to watchin dem ;)
Ive alwayz been very fascinated about lava lamps. I dont have one, but i want one...unfortunatley i havent seen any of these in any of the malls around here.
And know for all those who do not know ( includin moi) how the thingey works....if ull read further ull be englightened!!
The lamp consists of a glass jar (technically known as a "globe") filled with a colored liquid, at the bottom of which is a glob of the mystic lava lamp lava. When you turn the lamp on, the lava gradually extrudes into a long, obscene column that shimmies around suggestively and finally breaks into gigantic globules. The effect is bizarre and, as many veterans of the 60s can verify, is best appreciated under the influence of mind-altering drugs.
The principles of Lava Lite operation are simple. The "lava" is basically a specially compounded wax. When heated from below by a 40-watt bulb, it expands until it becomes less dense than the liquid above, causing it to rise. When it gets to the top of the globe, the wax cools and starts to sink again, and the cycle repeats. Convection currents in the liquid presumably add to the effect.
Sounds simple, but Lava Lite president Jack Mundy tells me that manufacturing the things is actually an exacting process. The wax and the water are composed of 11 secret ingredients mixed in giant (well, relatively large) vats. Dedicated technicians measure the specific gravity of the various components to the ten-thousandth. The specific gravities of each batch of wax and water must be individually matched, or the wax will break up into tiny bubbles, crawl up the side of the globe, or just float about an inch above the bottom of the lamp.
The custom mix-and-match involved in each batch explains why you can't just go out and buy some replacement goo if the fluid in your lamp gets low or if the lava gets sick....Whew!!! well , well i wonder how expensive it is??
EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL!!
1. Symptom: Cold and humid feet.
Cause: Glass is being held at incorrect angle (You are pouring the
Cure: Maneuver glass until open end is facing upwards.
2. Symptom: The wall facing you is full of lights.
Cause: You're lying on the floor.
Cure: Position your body at a 90-degree angle to the floor.
3. Symptom: The floor looks blurry.
Cause: You're looking through an empty glass.
Cure: Quickly refill with your favorite beverage.
4. Symptom: The floor is moving.
Cause: You're being dragged away.
Cure: At least ask where they're taking you.
5. Symptom: You hear echoes every time someone speaks.
Cause: You have your glass on your ear.
Cure: Stop making a fool of yourself! .
6. Symptom: The room is shaking a lot, everyone is dressed in white and
music is very repetitive.
Cause: You're in an ambulance.
Cure Don't move. Let the professionals do their job.
7. Symptom: Your dad and all your brothers are looking at you funny.
Cause: You're in the wrong house.
Cure: Ask if they can point you to your house.
8. Symptom: A huge light is blinding you.
Cause: You woke up in someone's lawn.
Cure: Coffee and a long nap
This post comes a bit late...i wanted to write bout it a week back coz dats when it happened....but ill write it now while i still remember it!!
My cousin Jas (the one whom i haven't seen in 15 yrs) calls up in the mornin to say shes already reached Pune and on her way over. I of course was excited to see her. The only thing i know about Jas is thht i was the flower girl for her wedding. That of course was in Bombay, after which we shifted to Pune. she's changed a hell lot' she has put on a lotta weight, her hubby still looks the same. And my two adorable nephews Quintin and Brendon....Very mischevious quintin is in the 7th grade and Brendon is in the 6th.
It felt nice seeing them after soooooo long. Jas tells moi thht she wud neveah be able to recgonise me if I hadn't told her I was her little Shy candy who used to run n hide behind her mom. I wished they had stayed overnight :( but of course Hubby dearest has to get back to work and there are a lot of other personal issues ( sorry cna't discuss them here) to be taken care of. $ hours was all i had with them.....and time jus seemed to whizzzzz by:(. I was thinkin myabe after my final exams i shu go n pay them a visit. I want to see my 11yr ol nephew's 'girlfriends' tht his dada keeps teasin him about ;)