Twisted Tag

09 Dec

When Pepper posted this, I wanted to take up that tag. When a post gets drafted in my mind, I tend to think about it all the time. What the title should be and what are the points I can add. But for this one, my mind was totally blacked out. I dunno why. Our life recently has been so monotonous, so I fumbled for fodder to construct a post on Abbas. Lol. Anyway, I dug deep into my memories and collected some gems that were buried in there. So folks, introducing my man and his strange ways….

1. He has the cheesiest pick-up lines ever. I had almost puked when he proposed to me – “Kya tum mere bachhon ki ma banogi?” (Would you be the mother of my kids?) We had a long distance relationship and he had lines like “When I walk in the streets of Kolkata, I feel that the road, the trees, the street lights are glowing in anticipation of your arrival”. I used to laugh my head over his dialogues.

2. His pair of socks would unanimously be voted ‘the smelliest ever’ award had there been a contest among stockings in the world. Luckily now that we are in Bangalore, they don’t smell much but in Kolkata they were at their stinkiest best. This reminds me of an incident that happened in Kolkata. One of his very close friends had called him home coz there was a major brawl between his wife and mom, both were loud and grabbed eyeballs of neighbors and passersby. Abbas went to their home straight from work and in between the on-top-of the-voice argument, the wife takes a sniff and says “Is there a dead rat somewhere around?” and then she moves around and comes to Abbas and says “Yuck, your socks stink. Go out please…”

3. He had this habit of talking while he was asleep. (I dunno if he still has it coz these days I sleep like a log as soon as I crash on bed) Initial days of marriage, I used to stay up just to record his sleep speech on my mobile.  Few instances – “Seemu, my boss has asked me to not to go to office tomorrow. They want me to go to Science City to get Anaconda from there”, “I am going on a census survey. Andhra Pradesh – Khatam, Maharashtra – Shuru.” and on most nights he used to sing Bengali songs with tarnished lyrics, once he sang “Jana Gana Mana” and asked me to stand up also…

4. He sucks at giving surprises. It was our first Valentine’s Day together. I eagerly waited for him after reaching home from work laden with curiosity. My over-confident instincts were telling me that perhaps he was getting late as he was buying something for me. The stressed out soul finally came home and got into the bathroom to freshen up. My lower lip popped out of disappointment as though a kid would react having denied something. Well, I quickly consoled myself and decided I would not let him know that I was expecting something. As usual, he started to tell the day’s events. “Seemu, you know S gifted his GF with the recent Harry Potter book. She was so excited and happy.” I mildly said “Oh” and that was enough for my man to smell something fishy. Next moment he asked me, “Were you expecting that I would get something for you?” (DUH) I blankly nodded (Never been able to lie to him, have hidden from him, but when confronted can’t manage to lie) The enlightened man said “I have matured from this age of being crazy over Valentine’s Day but I forgot that you are still young, I should’ve thought about it”. Next day a huge Teddy Bear came home as compensation.

5. He used to be one of the renowned soccer players of his time. He has had so many injuries while playing his most favourite game; premier ones being – a broken toe, a spinal cord injury, a major stitch in the forehead. Ma says she used to pray hard every time he left home to play till he came back safe and sound.

6. He has a fascination for pets. And as a kid he used to bring home every other animal that he could lay hands on. He has pet-ted a rabbit, a squirrel, a kingfisher, a mackaw, love birds and parrots. He also had a huge aquarium and he used to take care of it single-handed. He had spotted a kingfisher’s abode in a tree when he visited his hometown in childhood. So he woke up early in the morning at about 4 AM and without informing anyone, he went to catch it from its nest. It seems there were high chances of getting bitten by snake in that area but he had that passion.

7. He is crazy about toys – even stuffed toys. He cuddles our teddy bear and has named it ‘Sunny’ after the pet squirrel that fled. Now he has better pretexts to buy toys in the name of Mantam but he is the one found playing with them.


Posted by on December 9, 2011 in Uncategorized


24 responses to “Twisted Tag

  1. garima

    December 9, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    And is this huge teddy the one which Mantam showed us?
    Sleep talk and all hehheeh I have recorded my hubby snoring away to glory 🙂

    Are Mnatam are kids and Abbas is a grown up kid (but still kid to hai na) and has every right to play with toys 🙂


    • Seema

      December 9, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      Yes that huge Teddy is Sunny.

      Oh, does he snore always? Abbas snores once in a while when he’s exhausted. I find it very irritating and pinch his nose whenever he does… He says that I snore too once in a while. Well, I don’t get to hear me snoring. 😛

      Haan haan, let him play, no probs… But who will put the toys back in place, huh??


  2. Sugar and Spice

    December 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks to Abbas, had a good laugh today, Seema! 😀

    I can relate to this sleep-talking thing. Even last night, in between my mid-night-bathroom routine, I noticed that my husband was sitting down on the bed instead of sleeping. I asked him why he was sitting instead of sleeping. He looked at me and shouted – ‘You are also sitting down,no? Why are you asking me?’ I laughed and went back to bed.

    And the weirdest habit of the CH is his fascination for bathrooms! What do i say! 😦


    • Seema

      December 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      Glad to have made you laugh SnS 😀

      ROFL at CH’s reply. He speaks technically correct even at mid night….

      Hahaha, I still remember one of your posts where you said you had doubts if he has a second family inside the bathroom. 😆


  3. R's Mom

    December 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    oh he is so cute…Abbas definitely have a big fan here 🙂 *Raises hands and all that*

    1.I think thats such a sweet sweet sweet line to say..dont tell me you werent impressed gah! with the lights of calcutta waiting in your anticipation…

    2. hahahha

    3. Anaconda!!! *Shakes head*

    4. Teddy bear eh…awwww !he is so cute

    5. Most calcuttans are soccer players na..

    6. Wow! thats super nice…thats one thing I cant link too…I am too scared of pets 🙂

    7. See thats why he got two cuddle and play with 🙂


    • Seema

      December 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      1. Ok, lemme be honest here. I was 19 then and these lines helped him in pataofying me.
      5. Yeah, they are crazy about Soccer.
      6. Me too. I’m not scared but somehow I don’t like them.


  4. summerscript

    December 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I am still laughing at the 3rd point
    Seemu, my boss has asked me to not to go to office tomorrow. They want me to go to Science City to get Anaconda from there — ROFL, I wish my boss asks me to do that. 😛
    Soccer player – cool 🙂
    A pet Squirrel – I want I want 🙂


    • Seema

      December 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm

      You would want to go and catch an Anaconda?? *shakes head*

      You are fond of pets, is it?


      • summerscript

        December 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

        At anytime catching an anaconda is far more interesting than catching a stupid exception na 😛

        I like to watch them 🙂 but scared to go near them.


        • Seema

          December 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm

          Hehehe, You have a great sense of humour SS. 😀


  5. garima

    December 9, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I was first to comment first time in the history of my blogging 🙂
    “Well, I don’t get to hear me snoring” LOL on that.
    BTW Seema even your wordpress like others has this snow effect you did something to enable it?


    • Seema

      December 10, 2011 at 7:22 am

      In the history of your blogging?? Lol and congratulations!

      Just go to Dashboard -> Settings -> General and you’ll find a Checkbox called Snow. Check it and Save Changes. That’s it.


  6. Pepper

    December 10, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Abbas sounds super cute! Most guys I know come up with cheesy lines, but then what the heck! I love cheese! 😀

    Sleep talking?? ROTFL! He sounds exactly like my dad. My mom swears he once said “Chandrashekhar zindabaad” in his sleep and we laugh every single time we think of it. My sis and I shared a room and I have heard her talking about the mining industry and some algebraic equations in her sleep. I think it runs in my family.

    What a fun read! Good to know more about Abbas.


    • Seema

      December 10, 2011 at 7:24 am


      ROFL on the sleep talking that runs in family. I have still kept the audio recorded excerpts of his sleep talks and it’s so much fun to play them now.

      All thanks to you for coming up with this brilliant idea! *applauds*


  7. Little Fingers

    December 10, 2011 at 5:41 am

    You Abbas sounds like my R in many ways ..I must take this tag 🙂


    • Seema

      December 10, 2011 at 7:25 am

      Really??? Take it take it. Would love to know more about R 🙂


  8. VJ

    December 12, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    ROFL !!! But very cute !!
    Came here through SnS’s blog recently and have been lurking on this blog and loved your food blog as well.


    • Seema

      December 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks for de-lurking VJ and letting me know. Welcome here 😀


  9. RS

    December 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Hey! Hubby would always tease me that I sleep talk-these days he is so stressed he talks everything about work in his sleep!

    God! Dont even get me started on the proposal thing! Cheesy? -atleast you got a proposal for marriage girl!!


    • Seema

      December 12, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      Haha… I can imagine, working continuously over the weekends is so so stressful.

      Don’t tell me you didn’t get proposed. Really? Now I wanna know your love story. Plz tell me no???


  10. RS

    December 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Oh! Looks like I got caught 😛 should think about it – you write yours and I will write mine 🙂


    • Seema

      December 13, 2011 at 10:56 am

      Mmmm, Mine is a li’l controversial. So, not sure if I can share it publicly. But will write sometime and may be password protect it.

      You too write, we’ll post together 😀


  11. asmitha

    December 13, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Seema, I am just drooling over abbas bhai’s lines…..Kindaa wanted to know how it all started( your love story )


    • Seema

      December 13, 2011 at 10:58 am

      Baap re, you drooling over his lines eh?? 😛

      Mmmm, will write about it sometime.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: