Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The rise, fall and rise from grace!

"You are so pretty Anjali..." said my 4 year old nephew looking at me with adoration in his eyes.

"Why thank you sweets!!!" I said blushing a little, absolutely blown off my feet!

"...just like Srikrishnan" he finished!

The fall from grace was sudden...and very painful. The resounding *THUD* echoed through the house. I was devastated.

Srikrishanan is the ugly old, wizened, rheumy eyed gardener in his house. *sob*

His parents hastened to explain that he absolutely adores Srikrishnan and this was his way of paying me the ultimate compliment.

I am recovering from the fall now...slowly. My ego was terribly hurt though and is in critical condition and battling for life. Something tells me it wont make it through the night! My self esteem is already dead!

R.I.P my Self Esteem.

Happy New Year folks! This is my 250th post. Dedicating it to my nephew Noel! :)


Wanderlust said...

Anjali,your nephew was spot on I have created this wonderful garden of stories in this awesome blog of yours..So a gardener you are who gives joy to a lot of your dedicated readers like me!!

Wish you a very happy new year and hope that this garden of blog posts grows even better in the coming year.
Cheers !!

silverine said...

Wanderlust: Thank you dear! That was very sweet! I think you may have just resuscitated my self esteem back to life! :)

Moonlight said...

Awww... kids are chooo cuuuute.. :)

And the best part is that, kids dont judge our beauty by our looks, but rather by our character and personality... and the fact that ur nephew compared u with a person whom he likes very much says it all!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Out of the Mouth of Babes...

You have just been declared a beautiful person. Happy New Year dear! :-)

Guess who? ;-)

Usha Pisharody said...

You can be assured it was a compliment :) Kids have their ways with words, lol! And wanderlust has given a new depth and meaning to that lovely remark too :)

Happy New year :) Best wishes of the season too!

Thoorika said...

Ur nephew has paid you the most beautiful compliment in his way!!! :) Happy New Year!!!

Rada said...

Reminds me of the guy who mugged up the line, "When I see your face, time stands still" to woo his new girlfriend. When he actually meets her, he is so nervous that he forgets his prepared line and blurts out: " You have a face that will stop a clock!"

Like our hapless lover above, I'm sure your nephew meant well!

Have a great 2009!

Kunjootty said...

usually kids are brats disguised as angels... but getting such an honest compliment from a kid is 'the' ultimate compliment// :-> no matter who they compare u with....and it did bring about a small chuckle... ;-> hehe.. wishing u a year filled with compliments.

~happy new year silverine~

രാജ് said...

Happy new year! I thought its Srikrishnan of the Mahabharatha serial. Was trying to picture you like that since then.

Amey said...

Talk about being "blown off" your feet ;) I am imagining (like in cartoons) your shoes standing up with smoke curling out of them.

Heppy Nu Ear!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Anjs...

Maybe it will take time to reach my stage... when every compliment is looked at with suspicion...

"Hey, Hamish. Nice drawing."
"Go on, say it... Nice drawing... to belch in.. eh?"
"Eh? No. I mean. I'm just saying it's nice"
"Oh? All of a sudden it's nice now, eh?"
"Dude! What's your problem? I'm outta here"

Funnily enough, I don't receive that many compliments these days... Wonder why.

Arun Jose Francis said...

Agree Completely with Wanderlust!!!

Wish you a very happy new year, Anjali!!!

The one who has loved and lost said...

Happy new year :)

Deepti said...

Happy new year .. beauty lies in the eye of the beholder Anju :)

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skar said...

''Anju' ''silver'(ine)'' jubilee?

Thank you for this blog!

Please send me a photo of Srikrishnan.

Karthik said...

Happy New Year :-)

Adorable Pancreas said...

Hope your new ear works fine. And that you have a rocking 209. ;)

Oh, and congrats on the 250th.

(A flower at the grave of your self esteem)

scorpiogenius said...

This is why they tell if you want to know the truth listen to the kids.. heheheeee..


Brijesh Nair said...

Happy New Year and Congrats on your 250th post. Keep blogging.

Hari said...

A reprieve once in a while is good. Especially when it greets you a happy new year, simultaneously! :D

Happy New Year! :-)

Twism said...

Nothing like a kid to bust our over inflated ego!

Happy new year!!

Unknown said...

250!!! great work.. wish you reach the 1k mark soon! and keep us all laughing our heads off till then.

Nice new look to the blog too!!

kudos for getting the "ultimate" compliment...:D

Jeseem said...

gosshh these 4 year olds are becoming too smart. well like any smart old woman, you should hear only part of the compliment which you like :)

phoenix said...

Happy New Year Anjali. Never stop writing please!

Unknown said...

noel - mah man! =)

RukmaniRam said...

does it say something that your *ego* is still alive, but your self esteem died on the spot?

silverine said...

MnM: That makes me feel so much better...really! :)

Anon: *muah* :)

Usha: Thank you!! I guess I have a lot to learn about kids! Compliments of the season to you too! :)

Thoorika: Thank you dear! :)

Rada: LOL!! Poor fellow! :))

Kunjooty: Thank you for that analysis. All these reassurances is making me feel better now! :)

Raj: ha ha what a horrible thought! :p

Amey: Talking of cartoons, I do miss cartoon books. Loved those Golden Key comics!

Hammy: LOL!! You are as clueless as I am about kids! :p

Arun: Thank you! That was sweet. A very Happy New Year to you too! :)

Layman: Same to you dear! :)

Deepti: he he I shudder to think of Srikrishnan's beauty! :p

RM: :D And yeah I knew which Jordan you were referring to! ;)

Karthik: Thank you! :) A photo of Srikrishnan on the way as soon as I can get one! Prepare to be horrified! :p

Karthik: Thank you and wish you the same! :)

AP: Thank you dear and thanks for the flower. How thoughtful of you! :)

Scorpiogenius: That was cruel! :( lol!

Brijesh: Thank you! :)

Nitram; very true! :)

hari: Happy New Year to you too!! :)

Abraham: If you think it was the ultimate compliment then it was I guess *whew*!! :) Thanks!

Manoj: Thank you! :)

Jeseem: "smart old woman" grrr One chamaat for you for that! lol!

Rukmani: err what does it say? :-S

Sriram said...

ahem.. do the flowers in teh header have anything to do with that kid's compliment??

and OMG 250 posts?? Whoa!

Anonymous said...

wtf? Only because I am poor!

silverine said...

Srriam; lol! No! That is in keeping with the 'poomanam' theme!

Srikrishnan: No dahling. It has to do with the fact that you are ugly! ;;)

mathew said...

Belated congrats on the 250th post...My sincere wish to see more coming....:-)

Dhivya said...

awwww... well kids say the darndest things, dont they? :)

Bullshee said...

Hey its better to be called pretty like Srikrishnan rather than ugly as Srikrishnan right!? That would've psychologically kicked your teeth in!

Happy 250th and many more to come!!

silverine said...

Mathew: Thank you! :)

Dhivyaa: They sure do! :p

Bullshee: "psychologically kicked your teeth in" LOL!! Spot on!

Yamini Nair said...

It was too good, thanks to Noel!

blah said...

or was he talking about the teal coloured guy from hindu mythology

Arvind Iyer said...


I exhausted my reader posts today and looked to Google Reader's recommendations.

I am glad to have chanced upon your blog. Will browse other top-rated posts now.

This post reminds me of an incident from my childhood. My sister and I (around 3 years old) were quite close friends with the neighbour's dog Shampy. Once they dropped in at our place. And when asked whether we recognized them, I squealed "Yes! Ye to Shampy ki Mummy hain". Apparently she didn't take that as a compliment either :)