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My Tiny Tim

Ok. So, I have a pet mouse named Tim. She (yes, she) convinces me more and more each day that she is a magical mouse. About a week after I got her, I heard a loud POP at 3am. When I got up for work three hours later, she was out of the cage and ran away before I could get to her. There were no holes chewed in her cage, all the doors were closed and, to this day, I have no idea how she did it.

There are a ton of cats in my neighborhood, so I gave her up for dead.

Two weeks later, I hear this scurrying scratching sound right next to my ear. At 3am. In. my. bed. O.o

Yep, it was Tim. She got away before I could catch her, again. It’s pretty much a miracle that she’s still alive.

I’ve been setting up traps every night that would catch her safely- if they worked. But when you live with Houdini, there is no telling what will happen next.


The Jar of Wishes

My friend and I have a cute little mason jar in our apartment, and last night I decided we should fill it with wishes.

It’s a totally silly project, but here are the wishes that I’ve put in so far:

-I wish the Easter bunny had wings
-I wish people would put a little love in their hearts
-I wish Dane Cook was my BFF
-I wish everyone would just hug and get along
-I wish the fairies of smell-goodness were real so I could tickle them
-I wish pickles came on pizza

If you’re wondering what my friend wished for… you’ll have to ask her, yourself. 😛


Today someone on board the bus hit a huge milestone. Compositionalendeavor [or Mr. A] earned a college diploma! Congratulations on your hard work, dedication to the arts and best of luck in the future.

Tell me how you really feel…

Lately, a lot of events have been unfolding around me that have been majorly stirring my deepest emotions. I mean deep-seated, long pent-up, aggravated emotions. Frustration with broken systems and social injustices.

I work for a tyrant-like organization that is playing a cat-and-mouse game with our jobs while scapegoating us for their blatant racism.

I also live in a state where police can pull anyone over who looks “Mexican” [by which they mean indigenous-appearing, dark-skinned hispanic] and ask to check their paperwork.

I live in a city where a good friend was beaten into submission and sent to the hospital because he’s gay.

And NOW, one of the biggest anti-semite/anti-feminist/anti-gay/anti-black/anti-military churches in the entire country is going to set up shop LESS THAN TWO MINUTES FROM MY HOME to proclaim their hatred for 99.99% of my community.

It all makes me want to go punch a bunny.

Oh the things…

I say to the television:

“Never hand children magic! The trouble always starts as soon as you hand the children magic.”

[I was watching The Scorpion King while cooking dinner. I’d never seen it before and the little boy got a hold of the magic arm bracelet of DOOM.]

Just thought I’d share.

Ok. Bye.


I just had to share this incredible video. First of all, this is the first time I’ve ever heard anyone properly pronounce ukulele. Secondly, this man moves just like a cartoon and that makes me extremely happy. Third of all, he’s playing Queen- on the freaking ukulele!

Epic. Win.

date drug

This time just simple words, no poems; I was aware of existence of a drug which erases the memories of every thing that happened with you during the time it was in your body, or most of the time it was.

Yesterday I watched a movie, comedy, nothing to write home about so let me skip the name. In it a silly guy slips date drug in the drink of his friends thinking it was ecstasy. Those guys did all sort of weirdest things, breaking teeth, getting married, stealing a royal Bengal tiger, gambling and when they woke up they did not had any memory. The movie is their journey backwards through the night, their searching what they had done the previous night.

The movie really scared me, so I searched the drug and the things I read scared me even more.

We all live a normal life where we have to interact with others, accept drinks, atleast a glass of water. So when we are fully aware that we are living in a world full of predators we should better not act like sitting ducks.

So I will implore you all to read the below URL and warn yourself and your children and if possible buy a carton of that strip mentioned in it.

believe me its worth it!

Sharmishtha basu