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Wednesday, October 25, 2006


This post is a bit of an oddity, plainly because...

First of all, blogging was not on my agenda for AT LEAST the next 10,000 years (considering the fact that the main focus of most of my blogging, namely Michael has left me, and the '06 season has come to an end).
Second of all, just a minute ago I was reminiscing about a few scattered events and thinking that if homesickness could kill me, I'd be six feet under with a tombstone that somehow incorporated "In your face, Fernando!", "I'm better at Math than you" and "Earl Grey"...and then through all of this disarrayed jumble of a mess (a.k.a Christabubble's mind) came the thought..."Oh yes, the 7even cardinal sins!!". Now for those of us who are under the disillusion that I am a good Catholic girl, lets get this straight...I'm not! So anyhoos, I thought..."Why not?! Why not the seven cardinal sins, dammit?!"


Now, I don't really know if the seven sins are an integral part of Catholicism (I told you I wasn't a good Catholic!!), but no blasphemy is intended in this blog. Its more of a "lets see if the seven sins can be applied to my life" kinda thing. As to why one would actually want to do something like that beats me, but if you've noticed, I've am starting to drift into the realm of talking about myself in third person...so yes, I think "she" has officially lost it.

So...here we go...

First on the list...

(1) PRIDE (alias: Vanity)

Def: Apparently, the sin from which all others arise. A high opinion of one's own importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in conduct.

Hmmm...Pride, eh? Hmmm...I'm thinking here...Am I proud? To be quite honest, I don't think so...I'm trying to justify my answer, but unfortunately am drawing a blank. The only reason I can think of at 12:51am is that I don't qualify for this sin coz I don't go around with my nose so high that I can't see what/who is under me. Sure I think you should be honoured to know me, what with me being such a wonderful person and all...but still...never have I considered myself to be BETTER than anyone else, and that is the honest truth.

(2) ENVY

Def: Desire to have what other people have already got...traits, abilities, etc.

"Madame Foreperson, has the jury reached a verdict? What say you?"
So yes, I'm envious, of a lot of things and I tell you, IT IS A CURSE FOR ME. I want almost everything that everyone else has. I want to be a violin playing, Olympic gold medal winning super rocket scientist chick who can drive like Michael Schumacher AND cook a mean 7-course dinner...but honestly, who am I kidding here? The thing is, the desire to have what I can't is so overwhelming at times, it can leave me utterly remorseful and bitterly resentful. Those are the days my friends that you STAY AWAY from me!


Def: Excessive consumption than what is really needed. Mostly in reference to food.

Double choc chip muffins...What can I say? My weakness. My bad.

(4) LUST

Def: A passionate or overmastering desire or craving.

Hmmm...I dunno...Guys as good looking/as eccentric as Kimi Raikkonen/Johnny Depp have "Lust after me" written all over them. Sure I crave them!! Not to appreciate their inherent goodness would be a travesty! Thing to be noted is that I'm realistic enough to know that I'm never going to be within a 10m radius of either of them...so essentially my lust goes as far as envisioning myself as Kimi's race engineer, him loving me to bits for getting him on the first step of the podium and spraying me with champers to show his eternal gratitude...

Oh crap...got lost there for a moment! Ahem...right...moving along...

(5) ANGER (alias: Wrath)

Def: A strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong.

I think I'm a sane person (most of the time!), but when I feel that I've been wronged, I have only one thing to say to you..."Run and hide!". I don't get angry easily, it takes something quite huge to provoke me, but when we surpass that thin red line, ugly horrible things come out of my mouth. Till date I have never regretted any of my outbursts when angry and I have never apologized first unless in hindsight I felt that it was my fault.

(6) GREED (alias: Avarice)

Def: Excessive or rapacious desire, esp. for wealth or possessions.

Sure I want to be rich, but I'm not a hog for wealth. Am trying to find a good analogy here, but at 1:18am, I'm failing miserably.


Def: Laziness.

Oh yeh, bring on the sleep! I am naturally lazy...what can I say? Sid, the sloth is my best friend.

Hmmm...I didn't do too badly I think. Except for envy, anger, gluttony, sloth and lust, I think I did rather well!! :D

Monday, October 23, 2006

Arrivederci Michael! Missing you already!

Hello my beloved readers!

I am in a bit of a daze today coz I stayed up last night to watch the final race of the F1 season till 3am and the bloody gardeners decided to wake me up with their bloody gardening at some unearthly hour today morning. Like seriously...very inconsiderate I think! I did go back to sleep almost instantly, but thats not the point, is it?! Anyhoos...lack of sleep has definitely upped my weird factor for today...

So! Michael Schumacher...the greatest driver of all time hung up his helmet after the race at Interlagos yesterday. And what a bloody good race it was...Sure we qualified only in P10 and we had that stupid tyre puncture but if one can get past our bad luck, well...it was nothing but sheer brilliance from my all powerful, all mighty beloved Schumi. Not only did he zip past the rest of the field to climb his way from 17th to 4th at the end of the race, but THAT move on Mr. Kimi Raikkonen was complete nerve...a totally stupendous, bring-it-on-kimi-i-don't-care-if-u-have-my-seat-for-next-year-but-this-is-mine! move which to me was more of a omg-plz-plz-don't-collide thing...That was one of the most breathtaking overtaking manoeuvers I've seen in a very long time. As far as I'm concerned, all the grit, determination, passion and never-say-die attitude that has made Michael so great was demonstrated in that one move...Fookin' fantastic! As Byron Young from The Daily Mirror said of Michael in regards to yesterday's race..."There was to be no final miracle from the man who could drive on water. But he went mighty close..." Very well put, Mr. Young.

4th place was the best that we could manage yesterday, but since the tide was against us all along, just seeing Felipe so happy and Michael so content (given the circumstances!) was enough to satisfy the most avid Ferrari fanatic (namely me!). Also, I was very pleased to notice that all the news headlines (I watched the sports headlines on ALL channels...just my way of clinging onto my favourite driver and his momentous occasion) focussed more on Michael's move on Kimi and how fantastic Michael really is, rather than highlighting the fact that Alonso just clinched his 2nd consecutive world championship! Apparently, Frank Williams once commented that Michael was so good that he would be a contender even if he was in a pram...I am very inclined to acquiesce to that.

I keep this blog more of a reminder to me of things- of that have had a profound effect on my life and things that I would like to remember. I really do think that my memory is on a slide down. Would be a bit of a shame if after calling myself "Schumi's biggest fan ever", I didn't have an idea of his stats...so here they are...more for my benefit than yours...

* Most world titles: 7 (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)

* Most wins: 91
* Most wins at the same race: 8 (French GP)
* Most wins with one team: 72
* Most pole positions: 68
* Most podium finishes: 154
* Most points scored: 1,369
* Most fastest laps: 76
* Most consecutive seasons with a win: 15
* Most ‘clean sweeps’ (pole, win, fastest lap): 22
* Earliest title winner: 2002 (in July, with 6 races remaining)
* Longest spell with one team: 11 seasons (Ferrari – 1996-2006)
* Most time between first and last race wins: 14 years, 1 month and 1 day
* Only driver to have finished every race on the podium: 2002

Now its all done, and I would like to bid "Cheerio" to my 'ol friend Schumi whom I've known for a wonderful spell of 10 years. Goodness knows if I'll even catch a glimpse of him again, but it has been an absolute honour to see Michael in action. I must give an honourable mention to my friends PJ and Leenz too...the former for apologizing to me when Michael crashed out at the Melbourne GP, the latter for giving Schumi the credit he rightly deserves and more, and both for supporting my addiction to Michael, Ferrari and F1 over the time I've known them (even though both are officially in love with Kimi!!)...Very noble I think...

As for our future, well...Michael's out to enjoy retirement...I hope Felipe and Kimi will keep the Ferrari passion alive. As for me...my cry remains unchanged..."Forza Ferrari".

PS. I like Ferrero Rocher's so much!
PPS. I'm going to miss Michael so much! :(