The Life and Times of a Blogomaniac

EDITED TO ADD : Thank You,Blogadda, for the Tangy Pick !

Caution: This is a work of fiction. Yet, resemblance of characters and certain incidents to anyone real or virtual is purely intentional !

Also its a long story which couldn’t be cut short !


It is a bright sunny morning.

Time 8AM

Deeps,after sending off husband,R & daughter,Namnam,gets set to indulge in her daily dose of entertainment. Its time to pay visits to her friends in the blogville. She cant wait to know whats happening in their lives !!

She realizes she has to be back soon to get on with her chores at home. She plans to cook shahi paneer and fried rice ,a favorite of both R & Namnam, for lunch ! She is confident she will be back by 930 at the most. C’mon how long should it take to drop in a word!

She starts off with a visit to Nancy,who lives close-by

Knock Knock! Knock Knock!

No response.

Deeps: Helloooo,are you there,Nance?

Deeps knocks again and just as she thinks Nance is away and begins to retract her steps, the door is opened by a half-asleep Nancy

Deeps: Oh,so sorry Nance,didnt know you would be sleeping. Are you ok?

Nancy: Oh yes yes,I’m fine,thank you,Deeps. Its just that I came across an article on sleep deprivation recently and was so shell-shocked to know about the detrimental impacts it could have on one’s life that I didnt want to take any chances. Thought I would catch up on some lost sleep of my own,just to be on the safer side!

Deeps: I understand,Nance. You sleep tight and have sweet dreams. Will come by later πŸ™‚ .


Deeps,now, hops by Rakesh’s zone

Rakesh: Hi Deeps !

Deeps:Hi there, whats up? You seem to be pissed off with the advertising industry for way too long!

Rakesh: Yes! This uninhibited capitalism is getting to me!

There sure needs to be a change in topic before the air gets more serious.

Deeps: Heard Kurbaan is released.

Rakesh: Yes and am looking forward to watching it.

Deeps: Wonderful! will look forward to your take on it.
C u later,Rakesh πŸ™‚


As she wonders where to stop by next, Deeps hears some giggling and chirruping amidst a lot of tap,tap from Swaram’s end and decides to drop by.

Swaram: Hey,Deeps,come on in!

Deeps: What’s all the noise,Swar and how come you’re not at work?

Swaram: Oh I had a large carton of β€˜bubble wraps lying here,so we thought of taking a day off from work to pop pop pop away to glory! Tee hee!

Deeps: We? Is Su in too?

Right then two hands wrap Deeps from behind.

Crafty: *Super tight hugs*, Deeeeeeeps! So good to see you here πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Deeps: Hi Craftysweets,so good to see you too? So who else is here?

Pixie: I’m here too..hee hee

Deeps: So the “Gang of Girls” is here! Fantastic!
Carry on,girls,have fun. See you later πŸ™‚


Deeps heads to Vimmuuu’s house next.

Vimmuu: $#@%^&*#$#%$…Oh sorry, Deeps,didnt see you coming. Welcome!

Deeps: Whts the matter,Vims? Why r u so hassled?’

Vimmu: I’m raging mad at the Water Board. 😑 😑 😑 .You know,they have stopped water supply of my house. Apparently they think I wash clothes and take bath way too much and that leaves other residents in the locality with hardly enough water for their own use.

Deeps: Oh! Thats a shame! Dont they know those are your favorite indulgences??

Vimmu: I’m seriously going to give them some lessons on cleanliness and hygiene,I tell you!

Deeps: πŸ™„ πŸ™„ Good luck,Vims.Hope they see sense. Bye!


And then she heads off to Hitchywriter’s abode.

Hitchy greets her with a very morose ‘Hi’ .

Deeps: Why the sullen look,Hitchy?

Hitchy: Look how poor Sachin is being dragged into the political brouhaha!! Cant the fanatics just leave him alone and let him enjoy his moment of glory? They owe him at least that much.

Deeps: Yes its very disheartening! I’m sure Sachin is sensible enough to not let such ridiculousness get to him though.

Hitchy: Yes of course! But still its depressing. And as you know the more I feel depressed the hungrier I get.

Saying this he gets up to head to the kitchen.

Hitchy: I’m going to have some β€˜Akuri’. Care to join?

Deeps: No thank you,Hitchy.I’ll get going too. You enjoy your sulk Akuri πŸ˜› Bye!


Deeps reaches IHM’s house and rings the doorbell.

IHM: Welcome,Deeps. Please come in.

Deeps: Thank you,IHM. I cant wait to do some serious male-bashing.So,who are we targeting today?

IHM: Not today,Deeps. I’ve received a letter from some harassed husbands who are protesting against their nagging bickering wives and they are looking for as many voices as possible in support of them. I’ve decided to stand by them. Men deserve to be heard too,you know.

Deeps, a bit panicked at this revelation asks,”,is there a certain Mr R in the list of petitioners,by any chance??’

IHM checks the list and responds in the negative.

‘Phew’ ! Deeps heaves a sigh of relief.

Deeps: You’re doing the right thing,IHM. I’ll support them too wholeheartedly !!

IHM: Thank you.


Deeps,next heads to Solilo’s house.

Solilo: Bienvenue!

Deeps: Hainji???

Solilo: Oops!sorry,I forgot you didn’t know French!

Deeps: Thank you.

Solilo: So,did you read my revue des livres of “The Horse Boy”?

Deeps: your what? πŸ˜• πŸ˜•

Solilo: There I go again! I mean my book review?

Deeps:Yes,Sols,and I loved your take on it. In fact I had shared my thoughts on it too.

Solilo: You had? Then how come I don’t remember it?

Deeps: You would if you stop letting my comments go into your trash can 😦 😦

Solilo: πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

Just then something catches Deeps’ eyes right across the street.

Deeps: Sols,has Sakshi shifted from her house?

Solilo: I don’t think so. I know she was planning to though. Why what happened?

Deeps: I just saw an unknown figure coming out of the house.

Solilo: Really? Where? Where? Let me see.

Sols joins Deeps to peep through the window.

Solilo: Oh,that’s definitely Sakshi,Deeps? Look at that Olive green nylon hat with rabbit fur she is donning!

Deeps: oh yes,that is her, indeed. But whats with that style statement? 😯 😯

Solilo: Ah! The inimitable Sakshi! Only she can wear an orange lungi and red shirt and carry herself off with such elan!
Come lets ask the Diva herself where she is off to.

Deeps and Sols rush outside.

Deeps:Hi Saksh,where are u off to?

Sakshi zooms off without a word.

πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„

Solilo calls out from the back,’Hey partner, where are you going without replying to us?

Sakshi is out of sight by now.

Deeps: Never mind,she must be in a major hurry to β€˜come first’ somewhere. Lets not take it away from her.
Ok,Sols I’m off now. Catch up with you later.

Solilo: Bye Deeps πŸ™‚


Deeps stops over at Smitha’s now.

Smitha: Hi Deeps you couldn’t have come at a more apt time. I’ve made some muffins!

Deeps: Wow,Smits! Cant wait to gobble them. BTW why are you wearing an XXL-sized shirt buttoned up all the way till your neck??

Smitha: Oh I’m on strict orders to wear a bigger shirt lest my midriff shows up!

Deeps: Orders from who?

Smitha: Who else but Poohi !!

Deeps rolls off her chair in a fit of laughter. ’Girls I tell you! Is it any surprising that we see glimpses of our grandmothers in our daughters at times??!!’

Amidst all the muffin-munching and endless chatting,Deeps loses track of time.

And then suddenly……

Deeps: Gosh! Look at the time! Its 12! Have I been away for so long?? And I have about 50 more houses that I had planned to visit today! Guess that will have to wait till tomorrow 😦

Have to rush,Smits. Bye,see you later.

Smitha: Bye! Hop back safely,Deeps.


Deeps scurries back home to realize that she is already running late to go and fetch Namnam from school. Not only that. She has to put washed clothes out to dry. On top of that,she finds out that the electric oven is on !! She cant even remember when she had used it last!

Anyway, she decides with a heavy heart that Shahi Paneer and Fried Rice will have to be substituted with a simpler and non-exciting Dal and Rice today.

And then she composes herself and sets off to fetch Namnam and bring her life back in order….

Moral of the story : Excessive blog-hopping can take a harmful toll on your day-to-day life.It can even disturb your mental equilibrium.


**The title is inspired by the blog title of a very popular blogger Indian Homemaker

**To know the definition of a Blogomaniac please refer to this page in Solilo’s blog

EDITED TO ADD: I’m sorry,people I’ve not been blog-hopping lately and I’m yet to respond to many of your comments in my previous post. Have been caught up with some domestic obligations. Will hop by and visit you all soon. πŸ™‚

90 thoughts on “The Life and Times of a Blogomaniac

    1. Prats I hope by this statement you are saying that my blog is lovely too :mrgreen: Gosh now am scared…all those expectations πŸ™„ how in the world am I gonna keep that up? 😯 Prats can I put a 3 para comment at your place instead πŸ˜›


  1. LOL πŸ˜› This ws simply superb πŸ˜‰ Classic!

    But but, y dint u get me some bubble wrap when u came by πŸ˜›
    Crafty and Pix r there too nw for their share πŸ˜‰

    D: I thought you were going to give me an extra pack as a Welcome gift. You finished it all amongst yourselves,how mean πŸ˜€

    ROFL @ Smithu’s tee; that ws brilliant! Can’t stop laughing πŸ˜‰


      1. He he absolutely πŸ˜› But ppl arnd are now convinced I am 100% paagal πŸ˜‰

        D: You mean they weren’t convinced till now? C’mon ,Swar,people are much smarter than you think they are..bhaagoooooo πŸ˜›


  2. This should certainly win a prize for its Bloggerville original humour! Enjoyed reading it! I think this is one of your best posts and I second Swaram’s opinion. It’s a classic!

    D: Thank you Nita,trust me I had a blast cooking up all that in my mind and putting it down here πŸ˜€


  3. LOL
    And you are right. There are atleast 50 other houses!!! πŸ˜€

    D: πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ . Thats a nice gravatar BTW. Ibbubaby is adorable πŸ™‚


    1. BTW what is with all you guys (first Rakesh and now Masood) appearing with your bachchas on your avatar? Wife’s strict instructions kya? Ha..haha..

      If you can’t show wedding band then show your bachcha.

      Cutie pie. I meant Ibbu not you, Masood. πŸ˜†


      1. No Sols – the trick is to get you ladies say ‘cute’ πŸ˜€ See it worked…

        D: FYI,Rakesh…kids,when they look cute and adorable,are said to be resembling their moms more πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  4. Ha Ha Ha….. excellent deeps.

    Tell me before visiting me,will make myself presentable as not getting time to comb my hair which i hate to πŸ˜€

    D: Ha ha ha. will give you advance notice. Sure!

    Smitha’s t-shirt is heights,really these kids are grannies.

    Thanx for asking,kids were not well,today both are better so i have put them to sleep and bloghopping after almost 10 days

    D: I can imagine how it must have been,Sari. Glad to know the kids are better now. The flu is in the air I guess. Namnam too has blocked nose and slight cough.


  5. ohhh wow what de………yeah you rightly said …seems your mental equilibrium is distrubbed πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    kidding……loved the post…really creative one πŸ™‚

    between sleep well and take care of yourself πŸ˜‰

    D: ha ha ha..thank you,Anish πŸ™‚


  6. lol.. that was a fun read .. yeah ,sometimes the lure of the blogs is just too strong … !!! .. atleast u managed dal chaval !!;0

    D: Hee hee! Why,you dont get to manage even that?? πŸ˜† . Hows your de-cluttering going on BTW?


  7. he he… yeah blog hopping can do some serious damage… πŸ™‚

    And on top of that you have your own blog to update !

    I can understand your state of mind is so confused that you had to write all this to get it out πŸ˜›


    1. Rakesh I agree with Deeps…time to change that Capitalism post. I check your blog every time to put my gyan…but whenever I land there and see the word Capitalism, Karl Marx’s ghost throws big fat volumes of Das Kapital at me and I run back screaming for my good young brain :mrgreen:


          1. graahak? he he…

            For all you lovely ladies, I went and saw Kurbaan last night… And my wife was also happy that I took her for a movie πŸ˜›

            Work in progress


  8. Nancy is catching up on sleep? Last time I saw her she was busy planning war tactics to save her butt from being bombarded by little fists πŸ˜› need to hop over and say hello there.

    How was Crafty’s huggs? Does it knock the wind out of your wind pipes as she always gives me a soooper tight one :mrgreen:

    D: Crafty’s hugs are always the sweetest,re! With this diplomatic answer I’m on safe terrain,now you wait till she comes and reads your comment and squeezes the wind out of you with her tight hugs…muhahahaha πŸ˜€

    ROFL @ Vimmu’s bathroom woes….serves him right. They should cut off the water till his wedding date. πŸ˜†

    Hitchy’s dish will be soon known as Sachin’s Akuri 😎 That was a classic description of our CUTE golu Hitchy :mrgreen: psst psst Hitchy you noticed the word cute didn’t you??

    Deepsssssssss ask IHM if there is a Mr. Bajpai in that list? No wait…he won’t do that coz he cares too much about his food to make a complain against domestic violence. IHM is there a specific set of 26 surnames in there? *sakshi practising all bollywood Bhai behana songs to bribe the Ku Klux Klan*

    Ayyo can’t stop rolling after reading Sols intro….classic!!!!! and yeah my heart goes out to you for your comments going to Don’s trash. I have been thrown into her trash too as you know… πŸ˜₯

    Who is that Sexy lady you have mentioned here ❓ with an attire fit to be on the runways of Paris? What style…what confidence…and all this dressing up for such a noble job of commenting? 😎

    D: So you dont know her?? I thought she was your best friend. I was seriously wanting to get some style tips from her!

    ROFL at Smiths XXL shirt…Poohi kutty is sure gonna come up with something to make her Mama stop farming all together…:mrgreen:

    Deeps total jhakaas post and I think you should be doing the Terrorism Tag of Hitchy’s. First blog of my morning and am laughing away to glory and sure that my day is gonna be rocking πŸ˜›

    It happens to me too…I think of all sorts of exotic recipes and end up cooking dal chawal at the last moment when I realize M is gonna be home in another 15 minutes…sobs!!!


  9. Deeps……there’s is not going to be a single person who goes out of here without smiling. Enjoyed the post a lot…infact I was rolling with laughter at ur panic at IHM’s :-D…and when u saw Sakshi…and at Smitha’s…infact everywhere πŸ˜€

    D: So I gather you had a good sleep πŸ˜†

    One of ur best posts!!!!!


  10. Deeps! That was the funniest thing I read in a while! That was so so so hilarious!

    You have done it so well! I loved, loved it!

    Can’t stop laughing πŸ™‚ And you know what – this is what happens to me.. I plan to blog hop for an hour and end up at it, for hours and have no time for anything else πŸ™‚

    D: We all are confirmed blogomaniacs arent we,Smis?? πŸ˜†

    Btw, when you do make that Shahi Paneer -can I have some too πŸ™‚

    D: Sure,Smits,you’re always welcome to come by anytime,you know that πŸ™‚


  11. ” Olive green nylon hat with rabbit fur she is donning!”

    Sakshi partner, give me back my dress. 😦

    Deepi, at first I thought you actually visited Nance.

    D: He he! I just wanted to try and merge my real life with the virtual one. And you knw what Sols,a post like this has been in my mind ever since I read the fantastic ‘Sachai ka saamna’ post of yours. I remember you mentioning that it took you just 2 hours to shape up that post. Hats off to you,Sols! I know the grind I went through while drafting this and still its nowhere close to your post’s brilliance. Amazing!


    1. Kaiko re Don? that hat is where my brains are safely kept 😎 like what Arjun did with his weapons before going to Virat’s palace in his last years of exile!!


    2. Oye! chup kar! Your post is brilliant. Give yourself some credit, Deepisiloo. Now help me get my Neon dress back from Sakshi partner.

      D: Arre! That neon dress adds beauty when worn with Olive green hat..its the perfect combination,Sols πŸ˜€


  12. Hats off to the creativity Deeps !!! Simply brilliant ! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Swaram, Crafty and Pixie together ??? Oh no !!! Isnt that something called “hell” ??? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Even if I leave the bathroom tales, you guys wouldnt, huh? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Loved it though ! πŸ˜€

    D: Bathroom tales and you are Siamese twins,Vimmu πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Hitchy invited you for Akuri ??? Thats so unlike him..hhmmmm…was he drunk ?? πŸ˜€

    “is there a certain Mr R in the list of petitioners,by any chance??”–this is my fav one in this post ! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Don showing off her french knowledge …hehehehe…so whats new ??…and sakshi zooming….I know whats her problem….ee vaalilu thee pidicha panniye kandittundo ??? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    D: I’m dying to see Sakshi’s reaction when she sees her name taken in the same breath as a ‘panni’….muhahahahaha 😈

    and you went to Smithas place just to have those burnt cakes, na ? Did you leave any of its crumbs on the sofa? Poor Poohi would get all the blame and that story would then appear as a post ! πŸ˜€

    D: Ha ha ha…I’m sure the post is already underway πŸ˜€

    Loved this post, reading and then commenting ! Infact, my 200th post is something on these lines, involving most of the bloggers in my blogroll, something that I did in this post long ago :

    (Its a two part series, read it if you have time πŸ˜‰ )

    D: Will come and read definitely,Vims. I’m sure it will be a riot πŸ™‚


      1. *sakshi as Jayan in Love in Singapore* Cham chacha chumr chacha cham cha chacha

        Edo Vimmuve…oru panniye matoru panniye sharikku manasilaagan pattu…the only mishtake you did was I am that cute pink one and you ….che che I don’t want to bring the bathroom tales here…. enjaay the saang…


          1. That was a classic song. Between his 25th death anniversary was on last week.

            P.S : Deeps please delete the previous comment(I guess i posted the wrong headphone here… actually I meant the song kannum kannum)


  13. ROTFL!

    Brilliant Deeps!! Absolutely delightful and extremely funny!
    I could picturize each and every visit of yours!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


    Loved the post!

    D: Thank you,Pix πŸ™‚


  14. talk abt it..blogging and tweeting is all i do whenever i get time..but i feel im justified to do it..we should not forget our own personal identity, busy being a mother, a wife, a co-worker all the time..isnt that the way we keep ourself alive? … will make a great scriptwriter..give it a shot na!!

    D: Coming from someone whose brother is a film director,I take that as a huge compliment,unless you are kheenching my taang πŸ˜€ . If you are,then teri khaair nahi bachu…mai Germany aake theek karungi tereko πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  15. Hahaha…this is the story of all the members of our blogsmaaj! Even I seem to be spending a lot of time here infront of my laptop!

    Good imagination! Yes, really it is like visiting friends to just have a word or two!

    Still laughing…


  16. ”,is there a certain Mr R in the list of petitioners,by any chance??’

    I loved this and was laughing while making chapaathis for my son now. I was in a hurry earlier, I know you will understand!

    D: Oh I totally totally understand,Sandhya,especially after what happened to my shahi paneer and fried rice πŸ˜€


  17. A funny post with comments adding richly to the fun. Did not get some of the nuances, but got enough to evince quite a few smiles πŸ™‚ . Good one Deeps..

    D: Thank you,Madhu. Some of the incidents have been based on posts written by the above mentioned bloggers.


  18. Landed here through Blogada & I must say a hilarious post with creativity at its best πŸ˜€

    Blogrolling you πŸ™‚

    D: Welcome here,Smita πŸ™‚ . Trust the joint post is shaping up well πŸ˜‰


  19. Just saw your Tangy Tuesday Pick !!!!!

    Congratulations !!!!!! havent read it… gotta rush off… time to close office… I will read it tomorrow pucca !!!!!!

    but Congratulations and party !!!!!! I am so glad for you !!!!!

    D: Thank you, is due!!


  20. Wonderful post deeps… Too funny… Liked it πŸ™‚ you Have picked out unique character of each one.. πŸ™‚ and congratulations on being picked by blogadda… A deserved one :)!

    D: Thank you so much,Kanagu πŸ™‚


  21. Wow! what a wonderful idea of introducing your friends (of the blogging world) and adding funny tit-bids of their entertaining blog.

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading it all.

    Congrats on being the Blogadda pick.

    Keep up the fantastic work πŸ™‚


    D: Thanks a ton and Welcome here πŸ™‚


  22. Great post Deeps-You got the essence beautifully for each home you visited. Great style!

    Congratulations on the Blogadda pick! A very well-deserved one.

    D: Thank you,hypermom πŸ™‚


  23. ROTFLOL. Hey Deeps super duper post. Time only for a quick look, Will be back later for a relaxed reading. But most imp,
    CONGRATS on the Blogadda pick. Well deserved!!!

    D: Thanks a ton,Shail πŸ™‚


  24. Yippeee! DANGANAKA .. Congrats Deepu πŸ™‚ Totally deserving .. I wud hv fought with them using my bubble wrap as armour if they had not picked this tangy-pangy one πŸ˜‰

    D: LOL,thanks a ton,re:)

    Awesome! WTG πŸ™‚ And nw for the treat πŸ˜›

    D: Any time πŸ™‚


  25. Great post! Enjoyed reading it!! I think its my first time here and will be coming back for more. Do take a peak at my page when you get a chance.

    D: Welcome here. Thank you for your kind words. Hopping over to your page πŸ™‚


  26. Loved ur take on IHM the most !!!!!!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    and madamji… btw I dont eat more when something bad happens to my cricketers !!!!

    I genuinely love them and feel for them !! infact when they lose I lose my appetite… !!!!

    This is unfair !!! I m filing for defamation !!!!

    D: Nahiiiiiiin!!


  27. ROFL, that was classic!! I second Hitchy… your conversation with IHM was precious :-))) When are you visiting my home???

    D: I did a while back and your son really did cheer me up πŸ˜€


  28. Congratsssssss !!!! This post deserves many more recognitions !!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    D: Thanks a ton,Vims πŸ™‚

    Keep writing !

    See, no leg pulling this time ! πŸ˜€

    D: Ende bhaagyaam!! πŸ˜€


  29. superb! uminaginable imagination! ur post refreshed and made me sooooooooooooooo light!!1 had a good luugh too! simply SUPERB!!!

    D: Thank you, Madre!! I was waiting for you to get free from your School’s function to come by and read it πŸ™‚


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