Stephanie’s Blog

April 20, 2009

OMG

Filed under: India, count down, crazy crap, every day life, personal — steph @ 3:29 pm

14 days and counting, 2 weeks from tomorrow (Tuesday May 5th) at 838am I get on a plane, eventually landing in New Jersey, and on towards Delhi. YEAH!!! :)

April 8, 2009

woah!!!!

Filed under: India, count down, crazy crap, every day life, personal, ranting — steph @ 2:15 am

OMG!!! Where has the time gone?!?!?! Last I knew it was January and I had just purchased my tickets for India for a 2 1/2 week trip. Then it was February, and I applied for my tourist visa, and within a week had it back in my hand. Back then I was freaking out thinking how long it was before I could be in India with Indra and be completely and utterly happy for 2 1/2 weeks. Then recently, things have been going screwy, saving not going as planned because of things popping up left from the ex-husband, and my health issues flaring. My knees are flaring up a lot (I have patelofemoral syndrome, basically the cartillage under my knee caps is slowly softening and I think disintigrating or something, and so it causes the bones to grind against each other, and is often painful when flare ups occur) because of my new job. Also, because I’m only part time and I have only been there for about 3 months, I am not yet eligible for health care. Thus, without health insurance its *way* too expensive for me to pay to see the Orthopaedic surgeon needed for my knees, thus another contributing factor. Then the decision was made to make this a permanent transitition. So come May 5th, I am moving to Kolkata, India. YEAH!! But now, here it is April 8th, and I don’t know where all the time has gone, and I am in amazement that in just under a month, I will be starting a new adventure and a new life. With a new family (and some old ones too), and new friends, new culture, new country, lots of new stuff. I’m scared, to be honest, I’m scared mostly of the cultural shock. It’s going to be a big adjustment for me. But I know it will be okay because I have family and good friends behind me! And somewhere amidst all this, the wedding will occur. W-O-W! Talk about stressful. I can’t wait. Delhi here I come!!!

Btw, anybody who lives closer to Delhi than Kolkata, and wants to meet up, please let me know, and get me your number, or get with Indra and we’ll arrange it! =D

April 6, 2009

Channel [V] Launchpad

Filed under: Cassini's Division, India, Launchpad, Music, Prachir, crazy crap, funny stuff, ranting — steph @ 2:30 am

channel [V] Launchpad is like Indian MTV (for those americans or others reading my blog) which gives bands a chance to get off the ground. They will get a cover on The Rolling Stones, if they win, as well as a contract and a international gig, and tour. Yeah! It totally rocks.

Ok, OMG, what the hell are the judges thinking?!?!?! The final 3 is Farikdot, Reverse Polarity, and Cassini’s Division (my personal fave). It started out with 20 bands, and the first day it was cut to 15, and then the next day was cut down to 7, those seven being: 1. Cassini’s Division, 2. Reverse Polarity, 3. Workshop, 4. Prachir, 5. Farikdot, 6. Blank Noize, and 7. Circus, well those last 2 were hard to remember, they must not have been very memorable for me. Farikdot and Workshop *so* should have gone home this week.

This week, they had to make a song in 10 minutes from a word drawn out of a fish bowl. Some were funny, like CD got waxing, and they made a hot cool song, and Reverse Polarity got the word ‘bra’ um, yeah…what the hell was the singer thinking???

My favorites are Cassini’s Division and Prachir. CD made it to the finals, but Prachir didn’t because of their stupid bassist, Ashu, leaving them. WTF is that all about?!?!?! That is just messed up in my mind. That is totally okay, because I intend to go see them live when I am in Kolkata. Thats my rant about them. You can find Cassini’s Division here: www.cassinisdivision.com or on Orkut here http://www.orkut.com/Main#Community.aspx?cmm=6806554 and on Facebook here http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=2372832859&ref=ts and Myspace here www.myspace.com/cassinisdivision . Prachir can be found here on Orkut http://www.orkut.com/Main#Community.aspx?rl=cpn&cmm=15104820 .

Now…for my opinions on the bands.

Cassini’s Division: These guys totally kick ass, plus they are good friends, so of course I’m totally rooting for them. They have a good taste of music and Rahul da has a nice voice, and his singing is the best. You can totally comptelely understand him when he sings in English. Jboi is just awesome on the bass and with his big puffy hair. Ludo, is fab on the drums. He’s awesome. Now, the other guitarist, Sukanti, I don’t know him very well…but he’s good too, even if all he does is stand around and walk around. Sorry, guys! But Jboi and Rahul love to dance around, even if Jboi does wear black polish and has this fondness for black and grey striped jackets…lol ;-).

Reverse Polarity: Well…first off…if I could really understand what the hell the guy was singing I’d be a lot happier, but they are pathetic, how the hell did they make it to the finals? And the guy when doing a commentary talks, he sounds really funny talking Hindi. I don’t like these guys at all.

Workshop: Well…these guys are funny, they like to sing about body parts, mainly the penis, in their songs, and so its sorta funny, but sorta gross. They wear the ugliest outfits on stage too, they wear these dark blue coveralls and yellow hard hats. WTF!!! Get rid of these guys!!! I don’t even know why they made it through to The House of Rock. They don’t even have their guitars tuned right! Come on now!!

Prachir: This band is hot. They are from Kolkata as well, just like CD. I *love* them. They are good, but got dealt a shitty hand, when their bassist left them in like the 3rd day, and said something about going to school and he would come back, but never came back. They rock!!! I totally intend to go see them live in Kolkata. Anybody up for it, I have to find someone else as Indra won’t go with. This is my favorite song from them currently: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEonLHhaCow

Farikdot: They sing in Hindi, so I have no damn idea what they are saying. Their music so isn’t rock. Its more…slow? They are okay, but they aren’t a favorite by any means, or how they even managed to get to the finals, as they completely suck. I probably wouldn’t go see them by any means. They should have gotten eliminated this week.

Blank Noize: They suck too. I don’t really remember much about them, except their songs are slower, and I’m not sure they are ‘really’ rock. Yeah, not very memorable. *sigh*

Circus: They are good. The lead singer is sort of cute. LOL. Their music is good, I would probably go see them live. The only thing that I really remember about them is when they were going to the first audition they said ‘we are circus. the legal circus, the legal circus.’ over and over. But not very memorable either, no wonder why they didn’t make it to the finals.

March 10, 2009

A-Z…stolen from my old blog!!!

Filed under: crazy crap — steph @ 3:07 am

A-Z

A - Attached or Single: Attached
B - Best Friend: Indra, Ajay, Mom, Johnny Boy
C - Cake or Pie: cake
D - Day of choice: mmm, the 5th or the 12th
E - Essential Item: my phone!
F - Favorite Color: blue!
G - Gummy Bears or Worms: neither
H - Hometown: Cato, NY
I - Indulgence(s): Indra, internet, clothes!
J - January or July: um, neither, june!
K - Kids: Myriam & Jovie
L - Life is incomplete without: Indra & good friends
M - Marriage Date: schedule for February 12, 2010, we’ll see what date it happens!
N - Number of Siblings: hmm…10, Bryant, Jessica, Scott, Joshua, Tashia, Victoria, Nicholas, Summer, and Forrest & of course Sujata!!!
O - Oranges or Apples: Apples
P - Phobias or Fears: being without Indra
Q - Quotes: don’t know
R - Reason to smile: Indra & May! lots of fun, meeting tons of new friends!!!
S - Season: who knows!
T - Tag Three Friends: Indra, Ajay & Patrick
U - Unknown fact about me: hmmm…I want to be a lawyer
V - Very favorite Store: hmm…Target
W - Worst habit: hmm…not cleaning
X - X-ray or Ultrasound: Ultrasound, gotta love those cute first baby shots!
Y - Your favorite Cafe Rio? cafe rio salad
Z - Zodiac: Scorpio

February 12, 2009

mind boggling

Filed under: crazy crap, every day life, funny stuff, our girls — steph @ 3:25 pm

so..can anyone tell me *exactly* how someone at the door, would see a gothic *guy* when there were 3 girls (one of them wearing a black shirt) sitting on the couches?  now if someone can answer me that question you’re the smartest person on the planet. Apparently when Jeremy’s mom dropped off the girls to me yesterday thats what she saw, a goth guy sitting on my couch, when there were none…she must be smoking something and hallucinating becase there were no guys at my place last night, except for Jeremy when he picked them up…and *then* he had the audacity to bring the lady who called me a dead beat mother to *MY* house…i was furious to say the least…yesterday was eventful! waiting for the answer to that question!

February 11, 2009

update…yeah, fun time

Filed under: India, crazy crap, every day life, my family, wedding — steph @ 12:31 am

Ok, all…this is whats been going on…I fly into India via Delhi, leaving Las Vegas at 840am on May 5th, and arriving in Delhi May 6th at 815pm, we will stay in Delhi for a period of 2-3 days (undecided at the moment), and then we will travel to Kolkata and then return to Delhi for my return to home (sad time) on the 21st of May at 1050pm. For those of you closer to Delhi who wish to meet me, please contact Indra…he’s in charge of the plans on that side! =D

Other good news…everyone *MUST* save FEBRUARY 12, 2010 so they can attend…wait, here it comes!! The wedding of Indranil Das Gupta & Stephanie Ann Whiting…exciting!!!  Yep, it shall be held somewhere around Kolkata…all that is set is the date so far…but really nothing else…lol…we’ll keep you updated as it comes along. yeah for dates!! so everyone save that date!

January 24, 2009

new year, new leaf

Filed under: crazy crap, every day life, work — steph @ 12:33 am

So today I started a new job…I work at Wal-Mart…in the dairy…its fscking cold…LOL…but school is going good…I’ve been sick the last few days, so I haven’t gone…but on Monday its back to classes I go…good news, got a pell grant that i was hoping for, so that helps some since I’ve down in both pay & hours…so goodie!! I’m tired…wanna sleep…but I’m not sure I will lol…later all…

January 6, 2009

its official

Filed under: India, crazy crap, every day life, personal — steph @ 5:45 pm

tickets have been purchased!! its official!!! I’M GOING TO INDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May 5th, arriving in Delhi May 6th at 815pm and leaving Delhi again on May 21st at 1050pm and arriving back home the 22nd of May at 1030am!! YYYEEEEAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Next order of business, get visa! yeah!

December 26, 2008

Randomness

Filed under: crazy crap — steph @ 1:28 am

Copy the list and highlight the ones that are true about you.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a Praying Mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in movie
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Read a book all through the night
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Talked your way out of a ticket

December 3, 2008

tomorrow??

Filed under: crazy crap, every day life, our girls, school — steph @ 4:36 pm

Tomorrow should be an excellent day. Not to mention I work 730am to 11am to help out a friend to go see the doctor…then I will *finally* put in my application fee and transcripts to SUU (Southern Utah University www.suu.edu ) which is the school where I will be getting my bachelors from. =] So progression to finish  my bachelors degree by December of next year is on the way. But the best part of my day tomorrow will be 6pm to 8pm, when I will be able to spend time with my adorable girls!!! yeaaaaahhhhh….good thing Jeremy is starting to be a bit nicer, perhaps we can now work out a more promising visitation agreement without me having to take him back to court…*sigh* we’ll see naah? yeaaahhh i can’t wait. =] yeah for me!!

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