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Oh My God, It's Hotter Than India

Oh My God, It's Hotter Than India

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Ok, we’re off to Dehli tonight. We’re taking the 17 hour over night train. We went to buy our train ticket from this office: (looks a little drab right?)

The lady who sold us our ticket has a daughter getting her PhD at UT in Austin. Typical right? When we told her we were moving to Houston, she replied (in a strong Indian accent) “I was there last summer, and I thought to myself, Oh my God, it’s hotter than India”. Eeekk! And I was complaining that it was ‘blimmin’ hot’ here in Bombay! Yikes!

Huge news here in India right now is that this guy:


Sachin Tendulakar is the best cricketer in the world, and in the history of cricket. I guess he’s hit the most runs ever, like the baseball equivalent of a Barry Bonds, not on steroids, on a worldwide scale (not just a sport played in one country).

It’s a good thing my husband comes from a country that plays and knows cricket! He’s using it as the ultimate bargaining tool. Every time we go to buy something, he starts praising Sachin’s efforts, and the salesman immediately loves us and gives us ‘better price’! Australia is here right now playing India in a 5 day cricket test match. The Indians absolutely hate the Australians, I think they hate them more than the Pakistanis, and that’s pretty bad. Tim’s been stooping to the lowest of the lows, pretending to be an Aussie to get some cricket banter going back and forth with every single Indian that can speak English! It’s been hilarious. They love it, he loves it. I’m just looking for the next ‘best price’!

Picked up this little gem for the train ride! LOVE that there is Indian Vogue! I want to get Indian Bridal magazines next!
This has nothing to do with anything..I just need to show our friends Kaelen and Jon we found the BEST brownies in India!

  • Meg

    LEO! I need you as a guest blogger to teach everyone the brilliant details of cricket!! Well done!

    You should have seen the mates out playing cricket this afternoon (sunday) at the huge Gate of India park in Dehli..it was great!