Brain Dump

by Khushboo on June 1, 2012

Pinch punch, first of the month and all that other jazz.  Happy June!  If I started my posts with a disclaimer, today’s would be that this post is completely random and full of tangents.  Blame it on the ‘Friday Feeling’ :) !

1) A few friends and I have started a book group and our first order of business is Beyond the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo.  Especially as it’s won the Pulitzer Prize, I want to say I love it but I haven’t been able to get into it as yet.

2) Check out this article on Five Foods It’s Okay To Eat AgainI was pleased to see foods like bananas & egg yolks, which normally get a bad rap, featured on it.

3) I signed up for personal training sessions earlier this week.  I’ll talk more about it in another post but I feel like I’ve finally found a trainer who I connect with and who I’m confident in her abilities to help me reach my goals.

4) I am guilty of enjoying celebrity gossip and recently read that Beyoncé & Jay-Z are banning Kim Kardashian from their inner circle.  Like the Carters, I am not too impressed with the Kardashians’ claim to fame (sorry Gayu & KK).

5) Am I only the one who uses birthdays to justify spending money on herself?  This year I am “gifting myself” an iPhone and I am literally counting down the days till I can get rid of my Blackberry.

6) Indigo Deli has once again outdone themselves.  I ate the most amazing sandwich there on Wednesday (and then went back for round 2 on Thursday): pesto, tomato, turkey, chevre & basil on wholewheat .  I need to recreate it at home and strongly urge you to do the same!

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7) During this past week, I’ve developed an addiction to the Australian edition of MasterChef Junior.  The dishes that these 9-year-old kids whip up continue to blow me away: grilled salmon with a blood orange reduction, freshly-made ravioli stuffed with shrimp & avocado mousse and 4-layer chocolate cakes to name a few.

8)   Speaking of cake, I foresee some a lot in my future :)

Have a great weekend! 

Share with me one of your tangents of the week…

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Parita June 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Happy early birthday, K!!!! I always splurge on one thing every year – hey, you only turn that age once, right!? And since I’m not currently working right now, everything is a tangent. HAHA! Have a great weekend, my friend!

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Khushboo Thadani June 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Thanks!! Haha enjoy it…it’s kinda nice not knowing what day of the week it is anymore :) !

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forgottenbeast June 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I love random posts! And I totally buy myself all sorts of things on my birthday–that’s what birthdays are for! Gifts…and cake :)

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Khushboo Thadani June 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

You know….I’ve heard cake calories don’t count ;) !

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forgottenbeast June 4, 2012 at 8:28 pm

That sounds completely legit to me! A rule worth living by…

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onehealthymunchkin June 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Happy almost birthday! That’s exciting about getting an iPhone! Birthdays are definitely a good excuse to spend money on yourself. ;) I wish I could practice what I preach though – I didn’t buy myself anything for my birthday this year! I haven’t even spent my birthday money or gift certificates yet! :P

Also that dessert looks fantastic!

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Khushboo Thadani June 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Thanks Chelsea and I’ have to commend you on your restraint- I’m sure I would have immediately used my gift certificates just because I had them haha! The dessert was a hazelnut mousse- really yum!

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Brittany June 1, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I always use my birthday as an excuse to buy myself something. You will not be disappointed with your iPhone. I was a smart phone noob as of this time last year, I never had any kind of up to date phone. Finally I took the plunge when my old brick broke. I am so glad I did, I love my iPhone.

Awesome news about your trainer! Can’t wait to hear more about her.

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Khushboo Thadani June 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Haha old brick- how did we ever use those things!! I’m so glad you’re loving your iPhone- makes me all the more excited to get mine!

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sprint2thetable June 1, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Brain dumps rock! I love bananas and egg yolks, so that make me really happy.

Happy almost b-day!!!

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Khushboo Thadani June 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Thanks, Laura! I stopped eating yolks and bananas for so long a while back…lord knows what I was on! :) !

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Honey What's Cooking June 2, 2012 at 12:36 am

omg, when is your b’day? i’m a gemini too? you are NOT alone for gifting yourself a b’day gift, I have my eyes on Tory Burch shoes.. I’m such a LOSER. I’m self-absorbed like KK. :-( But yeah, blow drying your jewelry is a bit much. I have to watch masterchef, i’ve heard a lot about it. such a gorgeous pic of you.

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Khushboo Thadani June 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Geminis for the win :) ! My birthday’s is on Monday- such a lame day for it to fall on! Thanks for the compliment about my pic and I think you should definitely splurge on the shoes…I have 2 pairs and both are SO comfortable!

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Tessa Merrick (@Tessa8m) June 2, 2012 at 3:42 am

Yay for your birthday being so soon!! What an exciting and special time for you, I love birthdays a whole lot :) Yes, enjoy lots of cake, the right occasion to that is for sure!

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Khushboo Thadani June 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Thanks Tess and I will be having my cake and eating it too haha :) !

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Alex @ therunwithin June 2, 2012 at 7:58 am

I couldn’t relate more, celebrity gossip draws me in. A train wreck you just can’t take your eyes away from.

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Khushboo Thadani June 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Haha I couldn’t have phrased it more perfectly :) ! SO true!

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Ameena June 2, 2012 at 9:46 am

So confused why bananas get a bad rap? And eggs? Strange.

Love the photo! Happy early birthday my friend. :) Hope your weekend is a great one.

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Khushboo Thadani June 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Thanks Ameena :) , hope you have a great weekend too! Oh and apparently bananas have too many carbs- I’m not even going to try and make sense of that claim!

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Michelle June 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm

How cool that you signed up for personal training sessions! I would love to try that one day when I’m not spending all of my money on school :-)

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Khushboo Thadani June 4, 2012 at 11:01 am

Haha fortunately this was part of a bday gift from my mom :) !

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Sarah June 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Let us know how the personal training sessions go! I can guarantee that the iphone will beat the blackberry hands down too ;)

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Khushboo Thadani June 4, 2012 at 11:01 am

Oh I’m already convinced about the iPhone…Blackberry is so passe now ;) !

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Sara K June 4, 2012 at 1:14 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KHUSHBOO!!!!! And that Indigo Deli sandwich sounds divine; I can’t wait to see how you end up celebrating!
Also, doesn’t blowdrying your jewelry eventually damage it? I mean…I wouldn’t want all that heat near my bling

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Khushboo Thadani June 4, 2012 at 11:02 am

Thanksss Sara- birthday wishes in caps lock make all the difference haha! And pleasee don’t blowdry your jewelry- Kim might be loaded but I am not sure I would take any advice from her ha!

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IHeartVegetables June 4, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Wow… I wish cold jewelry was my biggest problem. hahaha

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Khushboo Thadani June 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Classic example of first world problems, eh :)

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Asmita (@FoodieAsmita) June 5, 2012 at 6:23 am

Hi Khushboo,
I have been watching master chef junior over here since I am on vacation and I am hooked. These kids are brilliant and do such a fantastic job.
I cannot wait to eat at Indigo deli. I hear their food is really good. I love Indigo restaurant at Colaba too.

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Khushboo Thadani June 5, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Indigo Deli really is delicious…as is Indigo! If you go to the former, you must order their freshly baked choc chip cookies :) !

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Gayatri June 7, 2012 at 8:57 am

I love such random posts. Even I love love love Junior Masterchef. Try and get your hands on season 2 as well. It’s on youtube I think.

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Khushboo Thadani June 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

I only have the finale left of season 1 and am just hoping that Star World decide to start showing the 2nd season immediately after!

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Nada June 7, 2012 at 2:38 pm

First of all, please accept my sincerest apologies and belated birthday wishes! Second – I absolutely loved your list! So much of it holds true.
I think the one lesson I’ve learned over the years is similar to your number 4, going out of my comfort zone is one thing university/life abroad has taught me that I don’t think I would have learnt otherwise.

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Nada June 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Okay I realise I just commented on the wrong post – my browser was being slow so I copy pasted my reply and clicked on the post without checking! For all intents and purposes this is in response to your most recent post ;)

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Khushboo Thadani June 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm

ahaha I got your back :) !

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Khushboo Thadani June 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Ah thank you so much, Nada- better late than never :) ! I completely agree about studying abroad, especially when I went to boarding school!

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Sig June 20, 2012 at 9:02 am

Happy belated almost-birthday!!! :P Hope it was a good one…

Um, yes – those kids on Masterchef are INSANE! Gave me a complex, but they’re too darn cute. New season is on now (adults not kids) – addictive watching!

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Khushboo Thadani June 20, 2012 at 11:24 am

All I can say is that I’m jealous you can hear that amazing Australian accent all day long :) !

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