Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Anti Jinx

I am feeling a little silly today. Not to mention uninspired to write anything of substance. By which it is implied that what I write usually has some substance in it and there will be many of you, no all of you, who will jump at this opportunity and say A-ha. Gotcha. You don’t. So, well. Scratch that.

We often write about our kids, our homes, our lives. And wise, rational, educated folks that we are, we often say a little prayer to ward off the evil eye before hitting that little publish button. Or if you are like me, you spell a few words backwards or boldly declare the jinxters to go away. So, I thought it would be good fun to be a little creative while doing it. So I created these lil graphics for ya’ll to put on your sites, posts, images to ward off all those evil eyes. Call them cheesy, campy, kitschy, but you can’t deny they are not funny! So enjoy.

P.S. I have added two more icons thanks to Gypsy and CeeKay

Also these are more like thumbnails. The images are hosted on photobucket. Please click to get a larger/better image!








33 comments:

Tharini said...

LOL! I think I like the lemon one. It looks almost appetising. :)

Glad to see that you are feeling better!

RJ said...

I do believe in 'naazar', however your post is hillarious. Loved the KalaTika icon.
Very creative!

DotMom said...

tharini: I am not sure if the nimbu mirch is popular in the south. in maharastra it is seen EVERYWHERE

rj: me too, me too :)

~nm said...

Hahaha!! What an idea! A kala tika for you blog!! :D

Preethi said...

I loved the lemon and the first one.. lemon mirch is very popular in the south...thanks so much for this.. and hope you are feeling better.

gypsy said...

nice. You know whenever i feel "jinxy", i wear this t-shirt i have...it reads "buree nazar wale, tera bhi ho bhala!" really like what it stands for!
maybe you should make a little graphic with those words! :-)

noon said...

Love the lemon one! :) You are feeling better aren't you! :)

Gauri said...

Loved the icons Dottie :-))

And Loved the new look too !!

Glad to see that you are feeling upsi-daisy enough to design the icons - which can mean just one thing - Dottie is feeling better.

Goodie !!! :-)

mummyjaan said...

How adorable! I love no.2 and 3, although they're all good. I think the font in the third one could be bigger though.

Maybe you should put one in each corner of the blog ;)!

Why don't you re-post this at desi moms'? It's a very cute post.

GettingThereNow said...

I saw this one at the back of a truck once:

Buri Nazar wale, tere bachchey jiyen
Bade hokar tera hi khoon piyen

:D

I like the idea of a pic of nimbu-mirchi on your blog. Or a kala tika :P Just a little dot on the forehead :)

Vinita said...

hee hee, Buri najar waale tera mooh kaala..typical of a transport truck in maharashtra,
Vinita

DotMom said...

~nm: Enjoy :)

preethi: I am now.. thanks to all the sweet enquiries.

gypsy: That's hilarious. I made a graphic for that too now :)

noon: i am , i am now :)

gauri: your nick for me has been catching up. gotta do a post on THAT sometime.

mummyjaan: glad you like em. these are more like thubnails. The images are loaded on photobucket. Do click on the image and it will lead you to a better image! thanks for the idea for posting on DMZ. Doing it right away!

gtn: HILARIOUS. ROTFL. Did a button for that too!

Vinita: Blast from the past, eh? :)

Orchid said...

you were bored weren't you...but I don't mind the anti jinx stuff at all! well done!

and hope u are doing alright now
have a good weekend

rayshma said...

heyy... how's d throat!?
i LOVED d images!! LOL!! d last one had me rotfl!! :D
and.. umm.. i genuinely thot wot u normally write IS substantially thot-provoking... :(

rayshma said...

umm... my comment disappeared... :(

DotMom said...

orchid: oh! I SO was :)

rayshma: that one was courtesy CeeKay :) And you are on my side of the fence.. if all these bloggy people ever start to wage a war on me, I know who to turn to :) And the commentas are moderated because some jackasses spill people's personal information in the comment space. Its for your protection :D

Neera said...

Wow!! Cool!! These r too funny and too good!!

choxbox said...

exxxxcellent! ROTFL! very creative!

dipali said...

What gorgeous nazar-battoos! WOW, Dotmom, that is really so cool:)

DotMom said...

neera: thanks!!

choxbox: glad they made you laugh :)

dipali: is that what they are called? nazar-battoos??? I discovered a new word today :)

Parul said...

You rock, girl!! I love ALL of them, I do...and shall be putting them up for sure. This is Indian kitsch at its best.

Love and hugs

Parul

Oh and I am tagging you...

mummyjaan said...

Hi, again, Dotmom. Hope you get your dilemma about Vaishnodevi sorted out. It would all depend on your circumstances and schedule, wouldn't it? Whatever option you choose, I hope you're happy with it.

Came back to tag you for a meme, actually. It's at this page I hope you don't mind playing along when you have time. I understand you're busier with more important things right now - in your most recent post - but when you get the time. Thanks.

DotMom said...

parul : jai kitsch!

mummyjan: all done!

AA_Mom said...

Had somehow missed this post, It is hilarious!!.

Every time I think I do not believe in such things, I get the opposite experience. So am not very sure I should/do believe in this or not.

the mad momma said...

ooohhh!!! I love them. am filching them all for my blog!!!!

DotMom said...

AA_Mom: glad you think its hilarious!

MM: go ahead and filch em all. What lovely vintage, sepia toned word that is!!!

ddmom said...

LOL!!
I don't believe in naazar, rather don't want to believe in it. But for the many many incidents, forces me to give in. So thanks :), lifting it to my blog space.

bird's eye view said...

I love the lemon one, and the kala tika icon. I always thought of myself as a rational, scientific-minded person till I had kids and now it's nazar all the way...

J said...

I love the kala tika one.. I never believed in nazar till I had a kid...and saw the effects myself.

Can I use them for my blog?

hopped over from poppins

happy holi!

Ramya said...

Very creative dotmom! Can I borrow the lemon one for my blog please? Ooph!the effects boori nazar has on babies...

mynanhipari said...

Got here from Kodi-land. LOL..I loved the idea. Borrowed the Kala-tika one for Sunu. Thanks

Munchkin said...

Like the IDEA ad goes- "What an Idea!!"
Am borrowing one for the Munchkin. Thanks,
Avantioa

Monika said...

so cute i think i will borrow one for my little one's blog :)