Tuesday, March 14, 2006

An Ode to thee

Thanks dear. In response-

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Here's a little secret
I invested in you

The little things I buy
The small bills I pay
Is like watering a plant
That’ll bear fruit one day

You eat Ramen noodles
You pig on Nacho cheese
Your student way of life
Has made cooking a breeze

My in-laws are in awe of me
My parents give me sympathy
‘If you had let us arrange things,
We'd have found you a crorepathi.’

My friend's husband buys her
Coach bags and Prada gloves
Look, my little brother
Has gone and bought a house

But patience, I said to myself
And nagged you to the core
If you take another year
I'll fling the TV from the door

Folks, it’s the time to celebrate
My patience has finally paid
Six years of waiting
Now my dividends are made

You’ve landed a great job
Maybe you'll finish that thesis
Can't wait to blow your money
And yes, I love you to pieces!

80 comments:

D.N.A. said...

Who else is in that thesis defense committee?

Zoheb said...

Alpha, congratulations on your long term investment paying off and landing that dream job. Now Pi will be putting himself through all the muck in si-ncere hope of making up for 6 years of gratitude. Alpha will now bath in milk and honey and man servants will give her foot massages. But dont give Pi too much bhaav. Complain how you will be in the pitsburied in some foreign place just for him. Don't lose the upper hand ;-)

anantha said...

rotfl!

anantha said...

Arre.. defence khab hai? We all will come for emotional support. Wait.. not for your emotional support. Pi's !

Anonymous said...

I can udnerstand the wait for somebody's graduation. I am undergoing a similar phase, but different in the respect that unless this PhD guy graduates from another university, I wont get the reqd. data from him, and unless I use that data, I cant graduate. this guy's defense: march 15, which brings up the question: is your husband's name Muruganandam??

Pavan

Hardu said...

A Very Big Congratulations to Pi. :)

Me said...

what? i thot ippo dhan pi joined his phd adhuvelaiki he completedaaaa....:o

alpha said...

SEPTEMBER FOLKS..thats when the Phd gets done...if it gets done. Hold on till then..sufficient advance notice will be given for out of towners to join the party.

dna: who else inna?

zo: dont worry..i am giving him enuf grief for that. Thanks for the wishes..*pats myself on the back*

anti: see up.

hardu: thanks says Pi

pavan: no he is that long name. good luck to you in nagging him to finish..throw his Tv or couach from his apartment.

me: ippo dhan-a? dei...ennuku thevai!

VC said...

That too on Pi day!! Congrats.

Me said...

sorry alpha oru varushamaa dhaana me following ur blog so thot pi joined phd only a yr back.....[c i have a good logic to samalichify for my olaral] anyways congrats to pi

vc eppadi ippadi lam stats kudukareenga....u kalakings ba....

alpha said...

vc, both you and me (the guy upstairs) are putting too much arbit fundae!

vc, that almost looked like a post in your blog. Hope you didnt have to waste material on my comment box.

Non-Tamil-Person said...

Please STOP using Tamil on comments board. Its extremely insensitive and annoying.

Me said...

non-tamil-person: sorry for being insensitive & annoying....i never knew u valued my comments so much....:p....let me know in case u want me to translate those...;)

alpha said...

non-tamil-person: I hope you are aware that the comment box is to comment on my post and not on the comments. Please be sentitive to my posts also.

Anonymous said...

non-tamil-person, enakum teriyum andha nelamai, aanalum idu unnai blog illiye :)

alpha, thanks for clarifying, because my biggest villain could have been your hubby :D

Pavan

alpha said...

pavan: I don't think that display of poor Tamil is going to do the trick. I tried, but they still persist. Very tough bunch. Romba tough pa. NTP has to learn some Tamil I'm afraid.

I just re-read my previous comment to you... jeez I cud have written it in Tamil for easier comprehension. I guess u somehow understood. My hubby not your man.

D.N.A. said...

Yaadhum oore Yaavarum Kelir!

Poruthazhvar Boomiyaazhvar!

NTPkku oru 'O' podu!

Zero said...

[Sorry, yet another tamil-related comment]
ippo dhan-a? dei...ennuku thevai!
Getting a grasp of your exploits in Tamil, now! ennuku? like the way Saettu folks do?

Congrats, to your hubbie and you!

Patrix said...

Havoc! Loved the 'pome' :) esp.the end. It batters poor Pi and then placates him with the L word. I can see myself being subjected with a similar poem after about a year. So I am going to sympathize with Pi here.

Ravages said...

Alpha: LOL @ poem.

LOL@NTP...yenna naina, inga vandu poondify panni, nammalaye damil pesadheinna, seri-illa

KJ said...

ROTFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

congratulations n all the best to u n Pi

HAPPY HOLI

:-))

KJ

WA said...

Great poem alpha.

Good luck to Pi, hope all goes well and make sure he remembers and pays you back for the rest of his life. Don't forget to remind him of all the trouble you went through :) You poor thing

Hardu said...

alpha: All these days you were bugging Pi and as he was busy with his PhD, he would just bear the torture but now he will have more time and give it all back to you. Good luck with that. ;)

?! said...

Ayyo pal you are woman on top ? Errr, you know what I mean :) financially.


Since you can't beat his brains, your only hope is to pass at least that exam. Mebbe you'll end up earning more, at least for first few hours.

Which means, giddap and git, mushy pomes aint gonna do it, serious sloggin will!

( Insulting (double check), moralistic (check))

==> is now waiting for long awaited fatwa.

NTP :3 basic mistekken assumptions :

(a) Everybody understands what is written in *English* in this space.

(b) All those who write in Tamil understand Tamil

(c) Alpha understands Tamil.

Yow, paddikkara velaya parumma.

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

Umm don't forget Pi has to send money every week to his chinna veedu i.e the sherpa

Anonymous said...

that is awesome..congrats! what is the job that u covet and pi got?

Mustang said...

Dammit...y didn't i get married on my way to Dr-hood!! well its not late...alphu do u've a twin sister ready to invest in a "to-be" Dr???

non-tamil-person said...

I don't understand a word of what was addressed to me by other commenters in Tamil. Anyway, I tried to verbalize what I am sure is felt by many of this blog's readers. It's upto you.

anantha said...

NTP: We might have to apologize to you on that count. Personally I have been threatened with bodily harm by this blogger for using Tamil words here (And that should serve as ample warning to other Tam folks who frequent this blog..Yes folks, that was a side of Alpha that no one should hear. Her voice went all low and I had to strain my ears, increase the volume on my cell phone and listen hard). Anyways where was I. Ya, for you, NTP, we will try to change ourselves. But don't you think that your verbalizing your angst came out sounding all chavunistic (Blogger needs a spell-check! Alpha, please take care of that, will you!) ?
IMHO, and I might be wrong, in my eyes, with that statement, you came across as the same I-was-born-north-of-the-Vindhyas-and-calling-all-south-Indians-Madrasis-is -my-birth-right type that all of us hate and sadly see almost every day in our lives once we leave our home towns and migrate Northward. I am not saying South Indians dont have hangups, but I am saying that some North Indians do have it and you came across like that type with the capitalization. But hey, I might be wrong.

Rationale said...

Really funny! And I wonder what Pi has to say about it all?

D.N.A. said...

Anti boss, vaeli....vaeti,....onan....

:-) said...

Lol...lovely

alpha said...

dna: didn't know you knew other languages than Tamil.

zero thanks..what's saettu? if u think its hard to explain, forget it.

patrix: why is he getting sympathy..why? thanks tho.

ravages: thanks..and poor NTB, give him a break guys. at least he was helping me out..i am too shy to ask for translation- tamil being my mother tongue and all.

KJ: thanks..happy holi to you too.

wa: Poor me is the right word..his whole life he'll slave now.

hardu: u better not give him any ideas.husshhh!

?!: only you seem concerned abt my exam..you miss the point. now why exam..he is earning man.

shufy: Who Sherpa? *nasha daulat ka aisa bhi kya, ki tuje kuch bhi yaad nahin* plays in the back ground. I know your Hindi is weak . Ask NTP to translate..he might find some use for himself.

anon: thanks man...It a job that pays..hence dream job and all. oh thats his dream job actually. He gets to see me only on the weekends.

musty: send Phd subject, Prof name, future companies considering, thesis subject etc to me... I might only invest (no marrying sharrying)..but you send 3/4 salary after you start to earn.

NTP- I feel for ya fella. I feel even more that you desperately want to know what these people were saying. Let me only help as they are all wastes-

Me said...
what? i thot ippo dhan pi joined his phd adhuvelaiki he completedaaaa....:o

Translation: What? I thought now only Pi joined phd so soon he completed aaa...:O


Anonymous said...
non-tamil-person, enakum teriyum andha nelamai, aanalum idu unnai blog illiye :)

Translation: NTP, me also know that condition, eventhen this yours blog not.:)

Ravages said...
LOL@NTP...yenna naina, inga vandu poondify panni, nammalaye damil pesadheinna, seri-illa

translation: what father, here coming squeezing doing, we all Tamil dont talk means, not right.

?!
Yow, paddikkara velaya parumma.

translation: Hey (more derogatory than hey), studying work see girl. (NTP, Dont worry..that prolly was for me)


D.N.A. said...
Yaadhum oore Yaavarum Kelir!

Poruthazhvar Boomiyaazhvar!

NTPkku oru 'O' podu!


translation: errmm...I am not sure if this is even tamil. maybe i shud take offense too, what say!

HAPPY? Now u see what you weren't really missing. We tried to tell you, but u insisted. you might have brought some control..but next time..dont yell like that..it was scary.

anti: podu machi! You remember threats and all ..not bad..considering you might be getting a few dozen a day.

sam: Pi usually reads the last line of my posts..so me thinks he must be feeling all thrilled.

dna: Detention for you.

:) Thanks

D.N.A. said...

From the detention room -

"what father, here coming squeezing doing, we all Tamil dont talk means, not right."

ROTFLMDAO!

Yaadhum oore Yaavarum Kelir! - The whole world is like a family, or something like that

Poruthazhvar Boomiyaazhvar! - One who exhibits toleration, conquers the world, or something like that

NTPkku oru 'O' podu! - Puts One 'O' for NTP

Can I go home now alpha akka/didi?

?! said...

Alpha... your knowledge of Tamil/Hindi indicates you translated crorepathi as ...errmmm.

Not right, not right at all, is what I would say. And no, don't ask your parents to clarify.

:)

phatichar said...

*clap, clap, clap* :)

WA said...

Alpha the translation is hilarious, I've got tears in my eyes laughing, Great job

chitra said...

Hyuck hyuck..."love your posts to pieces" :) !

Hardu said...

Alpha: What if you quit your job and look for a new job where Pi will be. That way you can escape the exam. ;)

m said...

you must love him- the fact that you spent time to pen the long perfectly rhymed reply - he better be good to you.

alpha said...

dna; i thought you were at home...bunking work and all.

phat: thanks..

?!: lol..investing in one is enuf...

wa: want me to translate any other stuff, lemme know.

hardu: only if I decide to be bathroom cleaner (the other skill set I have), i dont have to give the exam.

chittu: thanks..love u to pieces too.

m:
I can churn out stuff like this
before you can even say 'kiss'
if love is all about silly rhyme
i'm struck by cupid half the time
he better still be good to me
Or I'll pen down worse poetry
this is a poem i wrote for you
needless to say i love you too

Me said...

....alpha seeing ur translation and aNTi's comment i think u r the NTP....what say u..:p

Fishy said...

hey, cungratulicense to Pi for getting a job...the tamil in these comments is too much for me, i can sympathize with NTP, even TP's can get half of the things being said here, i propose calling this madras slang affected language "chen-tamil"
:)

anantha said...

Alpha: Ever tried to write for 50 Cent and Eminem? I heard both D12 and Three 6 Mafia are looking for a song writer...

Parna said...

congrats to Pi :) if it means what i think it means :)

m said...

I am flattered- or should i take it as a sarcastic jibe..........either ways i am honored oh noble penwoman.....

alpha said...

me: maybe...muwaawaa! what nonsense.. it'll be the day when i have to come anonymously on my blog and yell at people..i'll do it as alpha only no!

anti: please...i have some class..
here we go
get your ho
shake the booty
where's my scooty
whaaasup wimp
you da pimp

parna: no no..you burn your fingers if you look for deeper meanings in my posts.

m: cha..what do i have to do to prove my sincerity? write in tamil?

alpha said...

fishy! thanksie..yeah , i bet your translations wudnt be half as good as mine.hhehe!

VC said...

here we go
get your ho
shake the booty
where's my scooty
whaaasup wimp
you da pimp

Yikes! Sounds more like Yuvan Shankar Raja, than 50¢, m'n m etc.

alpha said...

who the hell is this yuvan shankar raja? and why is he copying my lyrics?

VC said...

he is some dude who can spin some shit up!
go listen to the 3rd song in this.

Me said...

vc now u r into olsr....

alpha said...

vc, i saw the title- Pushing it Hard...and realised..i better go home, sit under the blanket with head phones and listen to this one.

alpha said...

no wonder I felt I had heard this crap somewhere...gosh, i must be psycho to remember what goes on in my comment box-

D.N.A. said...
Alpha: Next time, I'll play the hot n happening tamil rap, "pushing me hard, pushing me real, pushing me harder & faster". I played it to some of my bros in the hood, they were like, "this shit is good, where did you get it", and I'm like "this is from kambhan veetu katuthiri". I'll play it for you.

anantha said...

YSR (not to be the confused with Gult land's CM) does some spin some shit.. real GOOD shit at that! Except that his Tam is just as good as Alpha's! Atrocious pronounciation!

D.N.A. said...

Aplha said: " no wonder I felt I had heard this crap somewhere"

The story of camphor and donkey, eh!

Twilight Fairy said...

wow! that's some investment.. I better keep my eyes open for such "investment options" :)

alpha said...

tf: but you need boat loads of patience esp when relatives sneer- oh, u are the one bringing the bacon? or sambar rice in this case. You shud have married my cousin's brother-in-law..he is a doctor..he throws tupperware after one use.

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anantha said...

D.N.A: Never...I repeat..Never bite the hand that feeds you. I mean, you might have to do a Bonasera to Alpha's Don Corleone.
There she was, trying to lead you to salvation, trying to set you up with someone (mostly the indifferent me, before Hardu decided to up the ante, but hey, atleast she tried and the effort counts) and here you are dissing her lack of knowledge. Tsk Tsk Tsk....The day does not seem far, when you will receive a call on your cell phone and a rasping low toned voice will go "machi..ennada.." and your blood will go as chilled as that $9.99 bottle of Napa Ridge Chardonnay that I saw the other day in the neighborhood bootlegger's outlet.
Alpha: You did leave out TF from your sessions last month, didnt you! Paavam, the poor thing!

D.N.A. said...

Anti, natpula idhellam sagajamappa!

WA said...

Alpha, do i see a new romance blossoming in your comment box now?

anantha said...

WA: Ya.. my cherry blossom shoe polish :p

Parmanu said...

Wonderful news - congrats to Pi!
Now where have you started pinching these verses from??

Anonymous said...

@ Pi
Congratulations!

./w said...

You shall pass on the words of congratulations, I trust?

./w

Cherie! said...

You are one intelligent girl and this is one great blog :)

journeylist said...

*GRIN*...the translations were howlarious. and pliss to be enlightening us with more of the rap-chick ROTFL stuff like:
"shake the booty
where's my scooty"
oh...and congrats to Pi, of course!

phatichar said...

Hello, where'r u?

AmitL said...

Twin,no new posts???So busy at the dream job??

Artful Badger said...

funny!

:-) said...

appa murugappa guruvayurappaa!!!
Can we move on to the next post.

WA said...
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Rationale said...

I read up on some of your posts in the past days. Fun posts! Gotten busy now?

Saltwater Blues said...
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Saltwater Blues said...

hey Alpha ... so how is our Queen of Comedy :)

theblogtobeat said...

alpha..

wherst are thou??

have been following your post only recently... already missing any new posts

Fishy said...

alphaaaaaaaaaaaaa, come back soon.....

-fishy

The Visitor said...

That poem struck too close home. Exactly what happened in our family. Here I took the better part (9) of a decade (and married life) to complete my Ph.D.

And I had invested wisely (much before my Ph.D.) in a spouse who could support me through the study and much later also.

Psst - Don't tell anyone...

The Visitor said...

Hello Alpha - Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. :) =)

PP - I think you might have got that from Terri's post. That isn't my name nor even my nick a la IIT nicks (though considering the common traits of sample nicks in your post - peepee would fit the bill). That is the name of my master (mistress in this case), in case you haven't figured it out already - read here - Princess Puvi.

So what kind of Phd did your spouse get sucked into paying for.
Actually there was quite a high churn rate at the things I tried to do a PhD in - finally came out with microbiology.

My hubby ended up abandoning his chosen field.

The coincidence is getting quite scary - I too am working in a field that has nothing to do with my field of study!

The reasons for my replying here rather than on my blog are
1. I prefer not to comment on my own posts.
2. I reply to questions by replying in their respective blogs. It's also a kind of information hiding mechanism. Like scrapping in Orkut - it's pretty annoying and difficult trying to figure out a conversation from scraps, unless one has an unwavering purpose. You see I'm kind of paranoid about revealing my identity.

But with guys like s.b. around, it'd be terribly difficult to keep anything under the wraps. They are bound to throw at one's face some innocuous comment one made eons ago in some post. s.b. ought to call himself Ferret.

That was pretty neat I guess - I mean my comments - feeling pretty satisfied with myself. :)

So long :)

Wait a minute... before I sign off... I have a reco for you - on second thoughts, maybe not here. Bye.