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Monday, January 11, 2010

Holla With Masala Tuesday

I know I am wordy and talk about myself a lot. Thanks for listening guys. Today, it's not about me. It's about honoring some wonderful bloggers who I think deserve a little shout out.

A little "Holla with Masala," if you will. Here goes:

Cool chicks (who always bring the funny):

Meredith at (flash) pasteurized; Monique at A Day in the Life of a Surferwife; Tracy at Stir-Fry Awesomeness; Lisa at Lemon Gloria and Beth at What I Should Have Said

Gorgeous bloggers who "sparkle" to me. (You guys above are also sparkly, but I already put you in the "bringing the funny" category so you can't qualify two times):

Shandal at My Life in 3D; Karls, my new favorite Aussie, at Karlsophies; Sarah at Stroller Ballet; Cher at The Only Girl;

Inspiring Minds. I look to the women below for some inspiration. They seem a teensy bit more grounded than I am:

Elise at Oh My Goddess; Anna at An Inch of Gray; Maven at A Fabulously Good Life; AJ at Simple Sweet Inspiration

And last, but definitely, never EVER least. My good friend, Glennon at Momastery.

Glennon and I run in different "bloggy circles". But we are good friends in real life. But in blog life, we go to each others blogs and comment quietly, and then kind of scamper out, not wanting to cause a scene or draw too much attention to ourselves.

Glennon is probably one of the funniest people I know. She is also one of the most honest people I know. And I love her for that.

I am including a post I think you will enjoy.

Oh. And this is Glennon. With her husband, Craig.

Yeah, I know. I know. LOOK AWAY. They are very, VERY scary looking.

Oh, did I mention that sometimes she posts pictures of him?


Did I also mention the pictures of Craig were, um. . . topless?

(sound of stampede)

Hey, hey! Where'd you guys all go? Come back! I'm not done yet.

Thank you. Wipe that drool off your face, Monique. You already had your hot firemen today.

I can't really say anything, because Craig is my husband's best friend and they are like family. But you probably could, if you felt so compelled.

Drumroll . . . . here's Glennon.

Airing Our Dirty Laundry

Ah…it’s Sunday. The day I don’t blog, launder, sweep, or cook -you know, out of love for Jesus. And utter exhaustion.

Today however, I must break my Sunday rule. Because something happened yesterday that I can’t NOT tell you about.

Yesterday, I sneaked out of the house at the crack of dawn to go to the grocery store. I don’t even change out of my pajamas to do errands anymore... it has come to that. I just brush my teeth, grab my purse and I’m out the door. Okay, I don’t always brush my teeth, but I use mouthwash every time.

So as I’m walking up and down the grocery aisles, I notice this distinct, mildewy, putrid odor following me. And I keep looking around for the responsible party, until I discover that she is me. I stink.

When I get home, Craig rolls out of bed to help me with the groceries and I say “Honey, smell me. I stink.” And he sniffs my shirt and says without surprise, “Yes, you do.” And I say “Well, what IS that? It’s disgusting.” And he says the following:

“It’s mildew. All our clothes smell like that. We always stink.”

I’ll just give you a few seconds to digest that information. I know I needed a little time.


“I was scared to tell you. You get sensitive about….housekeeping stuff.”

“Oh. So let me clarify here. You’d rather reek all day at work and allow Chase to be THE STINKY KID IN CLASS than risk me getting mad?

Yes. Yes, I would. Definitely.”


I left the groceries on the counter and immediately drove back to the store to buy some fancy detergent, the kind that costs more than five dollars. I smelled them all until I found one that reminded me of flowers and every popular girl I’d ever met. Then I came back home and started washing each Old Navy t-shirt, Dora panty, and pair of yoga pants in this house. I’m still not done.

I learned two very important things yesterday, and I’d like to share them with you, just in case you are in the Laundry and Wife Remedial Classes, like I am.

#1. Okay- this is, apparently, how laundry works. Say your laundry day is Wednesday. You cannot put the laundry in the washer on one Wednesday, and then wait to put it in the dryer until the following Wednesday. You must finish it all on the SAME Wednesday. It’s unfair, but true. If you don’t, your family will smell like dead mice.

#2. You must be sweeter to your husband so he is not afraid to tell you that your entire family reeks.


Housekeeping and marriage are complicated.
Momastery, Posted on August 23, 2009

So go fall in love with Glennon and her fellow "Monkees" a little more every day. Read about how she thought she was getting punk'd by Ashton ("It's the End of the World as I Know It") today. When I tried to help her in her quest for domestic domination, look what she did with the pan I got her ("The Panhandler"). Yes, girlfriend has yet to use the pan to cook, but she found another use for it.

Sneaky, Glennon. Very sneaky.

So later guys. I hope you are inspired by G-Love. She won't cook for you or bake any cookies or anything, because . . . well, um. It's just not her forte.

But she is a brilliant writer and an even better friend.

Shoo! Go on now.



Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Ok, yeah. She pretty much rips. I'll go follow like the obedient friend I am.

And I almost died at your sizzle in the hizzle comment, btw.

Karls said...

Thanks my favourite ABCD! Sparkly is not a word I've ever been described as... psycho, loud, obnoxious... yes. But sparkly, no.

Ruby said...

you're friends post is too funny I really enjoyed it I think i'll go check out her blog now thanks for sharing!!!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Yeah. I learned that laundry lesson the hard way too. Laundry requires a certain amount of diligence. I HATE diligence.

Glennon said...

i don't even know what to say. im seriously sweating and my heart's beating much too fast.
thank you kiran, i love you too.
i might even make you some acorn squash.
sweet, sweet friend. love you mc.

Sara Plays House said...

Thank you for helping fill up my feed reader. I'm gonna need to put this thing on a diet soon.

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of Glennon already! Thanks for the great recommendations - no wonder I can't finish any books for my book club these days . . . :-)


Heather M said...

This is one of my favorite Momastery posts! I started reading Masala Chica several weeks ago and now can't start my morning without both of you! BTW, I'm still waiting for more stories about the crazy nanny!

Masala Chica said...

Heather - I am getting back to it, I promise. I am just a little scarred from the whole thing.

And thank you guys for coming over to the dark side. I am glad to have met you.

Sarah - I know - my reader seriously needs a diet!

Love you guys - have a great Thursday!

Caroline said...

You know I love me some Maven, and I *heart* Sarah at Stroller Ballet. I suspect that I will enjoy Glennon and some of the others, as well. Thanks for sharing your people with other people.

theschmuck said...

Hey there,I have been a delurker for a while and I absolutely love love LOVE your blog :)
tHanks for the recomendations.Loved the post by Glennon :)

Sarah said...

This is funny! And I am about to run off and check out some of the other blogs you listed...always looking for more sparkly and funny!

The Only Girl said...

Holla! Hey - thanks for the shout-out. I'm honoured to be included with all these hot chicks.

jessalyn said...

most of these awesome blog girlies are already my bffs (you have fab blog taste)- but i will immediately check out all the others. especially glennon- because i too, learned that lesson the hard way.

Ams said...

I love it! That was great :)
And now more blogs for me to check out... there is ALWAYS room for more blogs... I think ;)

MiMi said...

What?! I'm not sparkly?! Wiping the tear away...LOL.
Okay, yeah, her husband is cute!
And I've had the same exact problem with laundry before. It's disgusting.

kys said...

She sounds like my kind of people. I will begin stalking her immediately. Thanks for the holla.

Lemon Gloria said...

Thank you, Kiran! I heart you, I really do!

Shiiish said...

Your new layout is so gorgeous!

Salt said...

After reading all the hype, I'm going to HAVE to check out Glennon! And of course all these other fab blogs too. Thanks for posting them! said...

Been there done that...
gotta love that laundry...NOT!

Thanks for the smiles
Yours in Health,

Anna See said...

Kiran, Thanks so much for the shout-out! I really appreciate it! I was laughing reading Glennon's post for the second time. Oh my. I was a bed wetter, and I think I went to elementary school every day smelling like pee. Eeek.

Anonymous said...

so.... ummm.... her husband.


jus sayin.

LivingInspired said...

Ha! Ha! Ha! This is hilarious. You see, my in-laws got some new front loading washer/dryer awhile back and they all smell of mildew. I have told my husband and he agrees, yet we will not say a word to the family. How do you tell them they smell of mildew? Thank goodness you noticed (while shopping in pajams, classic!)


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