i woke up this morning and my body was like “you’re a jerk.”

in which I create a post with a lost of videos.

things not to do during Navaratri: go to power yoga the night before garba.

… definitions:

Navaratri: Nava = 9, rātrī = nights, is a Hindu festival of worship and dance. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit; Nava meaning Nine and Ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshipped.
(wiki link)

Garba: is an Indian form of dance that originated in the Gujarat region. (wiki link)

I had to search through a bunch old Ba garbas (… garbas for old people) to find a decent clip of one from youtube, so here you go:

I’m not going to find one for Raas, you kids can do that yourselves. For serious. I don’t like any of you that much. 😀

So anyway, I had a total bollywood night last night. Including, but not limited to:

Running in the rain in our Indian clothes:

Playing Antakshari:


Antakshari is an Indian song game where you sing two lines from a song and the next player sings a song with the last sound of the previous song. IT IS THE BEST GAME EVER. Everyone on the NJT loved it. Even the guy who shushed us.

and Dancing at the Train station:

The whole night was, as garba always is, amazingly awesome and fantastic. And, in sticking with tradition, now my legs feel like they’re going to fall off. Or at least go on strike. So anyhow, there’s your cultural lesson for the day.

In other news. I was watching SNL clips this morning, and Keenan has a new character. Who may or may not be an intentional derivative of one of his much older characters.

Jean K. Jean (2009):

Vodpod videos no longer available.

And, lest we forget, PIERRE ESCARGOT:

Seriously SNL, let’s get some original ideas. bahahaha. “May I blow my nose on your sandwich? HO HO HO HO”

And now to end with a random line from James about poor Tim Tebow’s concussion and flu yesterday:

James: i was hoping he was throwing up because he was actually gay and suffering from body issues. in my eyes, he was loosing weight to ask me to marry him.

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10 responses to “i woke up this morning and my body was like “you’re a jerk.”

  1. James Freni

    Preeti! Your blog kicks a**. I love it. Consider yourself bookmarked, smartie pants.

  2. rahawa

    Agree with James. This is great.

  3. Vivian Thorne

    I love that you found appropriate videos for every moment of your weekend. Teach me your youtube ways, sensei.

    Sorry bout that power yoga, I’ll enjoy trying to watch you walk this week.

  4. heerrararararar

    WHAT.

    UM I’M PRETTY SURE YOU NEED TO STOP LYING TO THE MASSES.

    The game of Antakshari is purely to teach young Indian children how to spell Donkee.

    Did you see what I did thar.

    • What? I don’t know what games of Antakshari you were playing when we were little, but there was no spelling or misspelling of any animals involved as far as I can remember.

      • Heeral

        SO UM I DON’T KNOW IF YOU FORGOT, but we pretty much constructed a donkey out of paper mache EVERY TIME WE PLAYED.

        But I’m glad you blocked out the more painful parts of our childhood.

        GOOD FOR YOU.

  5. Electric Chocolate

    I’m pretty sure Mr. Snail is reading his lines off his flippers. Kind of a great idea to have flippers in a sketch, especially if you cant remember your French lines.

    Also, Heeral’s trying to snatch your India card. I think it’s time. to throw. down…

    INDIAN DANCE OFF!

  6. uh..im sorry. I loved Pierre Escargot.

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