I do admit, I am so totally ignorant about social convention. Though I consider myself smart, well read and in general up to date with everything. Three decades on planet earth and I should know I am not. So whenever a friend by-the-way talks of something usual, I get so upset that I wasn’t aware of it AT ALL. Tuesday is Valentine’s Day. It left me flabbergasted that the ‘celebrations’ start one week in advance and continue for a week after.
For the few who are as uninitiated as myself, following is the list of days celebrated before.
- 7th Feb- Rose Day
- 8th Feb- Propose Day
- 9th Feb- Chocolate Day
- 10th Feb- Teddy Day
- 11th Feb- Promise Day
- 12th Feb- Hug Day
- 13- Kiss Day
- 14- V-DAY!!!
That’s not enough, there are days after V-Day also. Those seem more like anti-V day days. I am not entirely certain this is a global phenomenon or just ‘celebrated’ in this part of the world. But here goes-
- 15th Feb- Slap Day
- 16th Feb- Kick Day
- 17th Feb- Perfume Day
- 18th Feb- Flirting Day
- 19th Feb- Confession Day
- 20th Feb- Missing Day
- 21st Feb- Break up Day
Awesome!!! In my three decades this is the first time I was made aware of this. And, I am rather amazed at the ingenious human brain which comes up with such ideas. Pure genius. Do I support it or participate-no but I do appreciate the talent and pure genius in any form.
I am very curious to know, is it just us or are these days really well known world wide?
That apart, I am going out for a small weekend getaway next week. The place we have rented has facilities for a BBQ. BBQ is just picking up in India (as the western concept, kebabs in a tandoor have been in India for centuries though). This is my first tryst with it here and I enjoyed it in the USA so it has me really excited.
If all goes well, the menu will be pretty extensive- banana boats, grilled pineapple (marinated in vodka shots if the brother provides the alcohol), toasted marshmallows and jacket potatoes. I cannot forget my Indian roots so there will be tandoori aloo, more like potatoes marinated in Indian spices and then BBQed. There is obviously no tandoor so I can’t technically call them tandoori aloo. I will try and make a grilled fruit cobbler also but not entirely certain.
The family, except the brother is totally ignorant of BBQ so I have a new audience and I won’t be compared. This also means, I will be toiling two days prior just to make sure I do not forget anything. Making lists and buying things and marinating stuff and getting the spice blend right and packing salt and pepper and such. I am pretty much in the middle of nowhere so I won’t even get basics like milk. In the event of a success, I am sure to write about it after I get back.
I hope everyone is geared up for a good weekend!! Cheers!!
Love and Light!!!