Varun and I went to two birthday parties today, one for a dog, and one for a friend. But today is also another birthday: this blog’s! Wooo! As of today, I’ve been blogging here for one year.
Recently, Varun and I were chatting…
Me (in Hindi): You’re an owl’s husband
Me: (repeated it again, in Hindi)
Varun: Why would you say that?
Me: I saw it in a Hindi movie, and it seemed funny.
Varun: That’s an insult!
Me: Why? What’s wrong with owls?
Varun: They’re the dumbest creatures!
Me: They are? What?! No. Owls are the wisest creatures.
Varun: They just sit there and go “WHO WHO”.
Me: Seriously? In every story Owls are the wise ones. Is this an India thing?
Varun: I guess. Owl’s are dumb.
Me: Oh. Oops. Sorry.
In a sense, I think this is what this blog is all about. One or both of us says something wrong/stupid/confusing/awkward/un-understandable due largely in part to culture, we laugh, we figure it out, we laugh some more. Sometimes there’s a bit more fighting and frustration than I post here. But that’s why this is a blog, and not a reality TV show (nor a window into our house). Someday, maybe Varun and I will wake up and realize we aren’t confused by each other anymore (HA!). But until that day, I’m going to keep laughing and keep blogging.
(Sorry for the sappiness, all of you who though this was just a funny blog. Sometimes (rarely) I’m serious)
(Props to my sister for sending me the mix with this, my new favorite song, on it)
To my awesomely hilarious, funny and patient husband: