Saturday, October 29, 2005

A Blast From The Past

I went through an old suitcase and found some of the things I am working towards being able to wear again.

These were the pants I wore on my first date with Jeff.

My favorite jeans; the flares are over 15 inches.

A leftover from my goth days.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Amy is 25!

God! When was I 25? Only 3 years ago and it seems like decades have passed. Must be a result of going to school all year around. Anyways, Amy is just a baby and she turned 25 last saturday. We (Autumn and I) threw her a surprise (she pretends she kinda knew) and invited people we thought she was friends with. The really good freinds showed up early enough to yell SURPRISE!

Christy baked her a huge pretty cake.

We had more friends show up a little later:

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Family, earthquakes and arranged marriages!

So, after I came home from the ER a few weeks ago after my kidney stone episode, I was in a blue funk. I think for a week all I wanted to do was cry because I realised that if I die in Ann Arbor, it would take my fiance at least a day to get to my body and my parents wouldn't be here at all! It's a morbid thought, maybe too morbid for a kidney stone but I felt really homesick for the first time in my life. It's weird; the older I get, the more I lean towards things that I was running away from only a decade ago. Overinvolved, nosy, Indian family! I couldn't wait to get away from them in 97 and now I can't wait till they finally move here.

Another reason for this rambling thought is the earthquake that hit Pakistan and India 2 days ago. My parents are currently in Jammu, which is only about 50-60 km away from where the epicentre was. My dad is actually going to Srinagar today and that's the hardest hit in India. My sister lives alone in Punjab without even a roommate. I saw them last in 1999 (dad and sis) and 2000 (mom). It's just really scary not knowing what's happening, knowing they're in an unstable environment (both geographically and politically), knowing I wouldn't be able to get to them fast if something were to happen and vice versa. It doesn't help that historically my parents have tried to hide all bad news from me till iti's inevitable that I'll find out from someplace else.

Note: I did talk to my parents yesterday and for now, all is good!

Note 2: My mom has assigned me the job of finding my sister a husband in the U.S. Does that seemw eird that they're letting me marry a white boy on my own terms but they're arranging my sister's marriage? I guess as long as she's ok with it, I'm ok with it. Plus, this way, I get to pick somebody who I'll make sure will geta long with me and Jeff as well :-)

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Death by gunshot!

This is thanks to Beccacat:

You scored as Gunshot. Your death will be by gunshot, probably because you are some important person or whatever. Possibly a sniper, nice, quick, clean shot to the head. Just beautiful.





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Friday, October 07, 2005

My wedding dress

Kidney stones, root canals and allergies

I feel like I should donate my body to science right now. About 3 weeks ago, I had to call a wonderful friend, Olga, over to take me to the ER because I had these horrible pains in my lower tummy region. I thought it was appendicitis for sure since two of my cousins have had their appendices removed in the last 2 - 3 months. However, it was a kidney stone and I was sent home with strong pain meds and meds to help the stone break down. My roommate, Autumn, sent out an email with the subject "Bad news about Sylvie," which we laughed about later and my friend Amy came to pick me up with Olga. Erika brought me cheesecake, mmmmm. I am pretty sure I am rid of the stone by now! However, I have to say that morphine is the best invention ever. And, thanks to everyone who sent me well wishes.

A week before my kidney stone, I went in to have an allergy test done at University Health Services. It was an experience. They told me to lay down on my stomach and proceeded to prick 43 tiny holes into my back and then put 43 different allergens onto them. Apparently, my body is very, very allergic to cats and grass. It also doesn't like many trees or plants. It's a little less allergic to dogs. Now, I get to go back and find out what I can do coexist not only with animals I love but also with nature (it would be tough to hide from mother nature).

Last but not the least, next week is my first of three appointments to start work on a root canal. Jeff, my husband to be, has absolutely no reaction to novocaine. What that means is he feels everything that the dentist does in his mouth. Oh, I am so glad that novocaine makes my face go numb!!!