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Random Ranting

Phrase written & Picture taken by the best photographer I know - Anita

A few days back I went for coffee with Veronica (don't tell me you forgot, who she is!?). She was telling me about her dreams and ambitions. You would be surprised to know that majority of our conversation did not revolve around fitness. However, she did say something about fitness, to which I can relate (probably, daily). She said, "Weight-loss is not just transformation of your body but also your mind & how you view the world." However, lately though my body is bright and chirpy ... my world is looking a little somber! 

I am turning 28 this weekend and everyone keeps exclaiming the digits to me with amusement. I am 'supposedly' expected to respond but I do not know how? Honestly, age has never bothered me. It didn't mean anything when I entered my teens, definitely didn't mean a thing when I turned 16 (in fact I specifically remember being neck deep in books, studying for my 10th Grade exams a.k.a boards), had no clue what to do when I turned 18, and didn't feel one bit adult when I turned 21. If anything the older I grow, the better I look. So I must be one of those 'old wine' clichés. (If you ask me, it's the best cliché to be!)

The only downside I can see of growing old is that, 'that much' further away from my perfect childhood, I get and have to live with all the [damn] responsibilities [due to society's pressure of behaving like an 'adult']. Apparently, the only thing weight-loss hasn't managed to affect ... is my ability to sulk. I can still do that at the drop-of-the-hat!

On the brighter side let's see the Outfit-of-the-day [Thanks Meetu D!]

As it looks-like, majority of the choices I make [about what outfit to wear] are either dependent on the weather or on the fact that 'I-haven't-worn-it-since-soooo-long'! This cute little denim dress I had picked up, from Chicago 2 years back, for a bargain [I love Macy's]. And then I rely on my ability of accessorize with everything I have in my wardrobe! I always get numerous compliments whenever I wear these tights. However, the best one that day was, "You know how to work your colors, gal!"

Every week we have a "Working Women's Wednesday" at the nearby pub where delicious Margaritas are for just $2.00 and to top it the DJ plays my kinda music (Fergie, Jay Z, Rihanna, et al). But what they don't know is that I am not a 'working-woman' ... so shhhhh!

Happy Weekend, everyone!


  1. Quick! Let me say: Happy birhtday, Tanvi!

  2. Great blog post! Will be looking forward to more Outfit of the Day posts in the future.
    And I want to tell you that I took your advice and have singed up for yoga classes back-to-back after my Monday class of Zumba. Will have to get back to you about how that goes.
    But back to your age...According to my professional training, your Twenties are for getting to know yourself, and experimenting with your career choices and relationships, the Thirties are for settling into your choices and looking beyond yourself, and the Forties are for expanding your choices even more.
    SO think about how many outfits that is!! Happy, happy!!

  3. Oh hon, 28 is nothing. Wait for the absolute meltdown that comes with 30:)
    The thing to remember is that in the end it's all in your head. Life is what you make it whatever age you are. It's up to you...

  4. A very Happy B'day beta!
    Its your sp day.So enjoy the day.Wear nice favourite outfit and sing-dance.
    God bless you!

  5. BFF= Birthday Fan Forever, AnitaFebruary 21, 2010 at 5:07 AM


    Fantabulous outfit! Love the limegreen-such a happy color to the eye..perfect pick me up when not in such a hyper mood. Do u feel sometimes we dress as per moods and maybe wearing something new/nice can change our mood if we feel good abt the way we loook!

    I wanna see ur 'bday outfit'! Remember as children, on birthdays (if in school where there were uniforms) u were allowed to wear FANCY colored clothes..and our mommies dressed us in the flarey, tutu type or bright colored clothes..how exciting..oh and the 'give candy to classmates' too..So where is my CANDY???

    Childhood is the best time of our life and on the way as we all grow older (judged by the number of yrs) we go thru different experiences that contribute to our self-definition. But at the end of the day- it's the happiness, hope, positivity instilled in us in our childhood that allow us to make it through the remaining years and handle whatever breezes by, tickles, pokes or wham-bams into our face. So on this note, THANK YOU TO UR MOMMY AND DADDY FOR MAKING U SUCH A NICE PERSON..and may u always have this strength to combat all the 'eyucky' stuff in life!

    Miss celebrating with you! Ashish u have to compensate for A LOT OF US- so spoil her rotten!

    P.S. *blush* my photo...

  6. you are fabulous as always Tanvi!! I hope you are going to have a great day on your birthday tomorrow baby! luvya

  7. Hey Tans...Hope your b'day was fantastic!

    Anita: Very well said!

    Lotsa love!

  8. Hope you had a smasher!! :)

    I have to say how much I enjoy your insane stockings :)

  9. RepublicOfChic - Thanks for dropping by, girl!


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