Thursday, April 24, 2014

What's in a name?

I was totally adamant that I keep my name after marriage. So attached am I to my complete name that I felt that even changing a part of it (by maybe even hyphenating) was like losing, at least partly, my identity.

Not that I have a problem with anyone changing their names. I just didn't see any rational point in doing so. Or maybe it was my feminist side bursting out. Or my association with my full name that I didn't want to lose (I'm very proud that my family name is a part of my full name). Or I just didn't want to have to do something like that just for the sake of doing it.

Who am I kidding. I'm just plain lazy.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


So I came across this comic strip while I was generally browsing and though its subject was bordering on blasphemy, I have to admit it brought a small (if not slightly guilty) smile on my face. Moreover, from a cartoonist's point of view (yes, I'm going to give myself that credit) I liked the clear cut presentation and basic colour scheme (something I've yet to venture into with my comics) that was used here.

But no, that is not what we're talking about today.

I come across a lot of jokes these days in various forms ranging from  memes to comics. What is actually interesting here is that Mr. Ninja and I never respond the same way when it comes to funny stuff online. He likes the kind that are literal and straight-forward in contrast to my love for puns, wordplay and hypothetical situation comedy.

Which is why it's entertaining when I share something that caught my eye with him. The comic strip below which is his response to the one above, exemplifies just this.

P.S. Hello from Prague!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Whole Lotta Love

In one of my earlier strips ( Being Mrs. Ninja # 8), I had highlighted  the  fact that there were various slang terms that Mr. Ninja  used ( I have my own set of words too, actually) that didn't make sense to me on the first go. Sure, I'm pretty used to it now but when I first came across them I was both fascinated and curious. And occasionally too proud to ask what it meant (Am I supposed to know this word already?).

And then there was another response which when I later thought about it, was actually kinda romantic.
Guess sometimes a happy high focuses on what's really important.

P.S. So I'm writing in from Pardubice, Czech Republic today and almost considered taking a holiday break from Being Mrs. Ninja for 2 Thursdays. And then I thought, nah..I love doing this too much.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Baby, Oh Baby

In the process of taking notes for this blog, I realized that I would be missing out on a considerable aspect of the Being Mrs. Ninja experience if I didn't cover the part where Mr. Ninja has a male friend he has affectionately named "Baby".

Who is this "Baby", you ask? Simply put, one of Mr. Ninja's ex- flat mates ( or his ex-wives as I like to call them). And what's the big deal about having a "Baby" in your life? Not a thing, except for the occasional "awkward moment when" I hear an imaginary laugh track play in my head - probably best if I just share it with you.