incredible india! incredible india?

13 Apr

you may recall that episode of sex and the city where miz carrie bradshaw goes to shoot a glam magazine cover with the caption line “single and fabulous!”. however much to her egomaniacal dismay, she ends up fronting the cover looking like total shit with the title “single and fabulous?”. 

for those who don’t immediately recall carrie’s plight here is a visual:

epic fail, carrie.

anyway, why am i making this slightly obscure reference to early millenia pop culture?

the indian tourism people (official title) have the slogan “incredible india!” which i have been seeing everywhere – from the consulate in toronto to the lobby of my guest house. however today i am seriously questioning said slogan. in true carrie bradshaw-esque-ness (real word) i’m sitting here thinking “incredible india?” – question mark, not exclamation point.

i am calling you out india on your professed incredibleness because, and i announce this with sincere shame, my ‘delhi belly’ seems to have begun. ok so i knew it was coming, but that fair warning doesn’t make this moment any easier:

not feeling (or looking) so hot.

i’m sure you don’t wish me to go on, but in the interest of transparent journalism- a commitment to the highest level of professional and ethical reporting if you will – my tummy feels like a combination of first-day-of-anything nerves, acid reflux slash hunger, 34 beers and several rotten (yet still prickly) cacti.

so to this i say: incredible india? question mark. final answer.


12 Responses to “incredible india! incredible india?”

  1. Barnet April 13, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    Perhaps it might make you feel better if you boogied to the loo?
    Now boogaloo!

    Thought you would need the extended mix.
    You’re welcome.

  2. ica April 13, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    Well good luck with that big sista! Man .. Your picture was super attractive.
    Here’s hoping for you that it passes quickly.

    My new fav thing is SKYPE!!
    Oh how it was so lovely to see your face. Not the one in this picture. It was a lot better looking. ;)

    Lots of love xoxoxo

    • Hannah April 13, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

      This is what you need to do, in this order:

      1) Feel better
      2) Get a stronger stomach
      3) Learn to love the food
      4) Befriend an amazing cook
      5) Take all of their recipes
      6) Buy all of the spices you can fit in a box
      7) Send everything to Hannah.

      Mkay? Love.

  3. ica April 13, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    AwWw sister! Your belly hurts :(. The picture isn’t very attractive but I’m sure your in pain or it for sure looks like you are by your face.

    Try to get some water into you if you can find some that’s doesn’t have its top broken.

    Don’t want to be without water in that heat!!

    Be safe my big sista!
    Love love love ya !

  4. A.A.B. (auntie angie baby) April 13, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    Now you’ve pfficial ‘arrived’ my darling! Just do some mind over matter – pretend you are on vacation in Mexico on a beach (sort of the same ‘revenge’ if you know what I mean) and that at the other ‘end’ is a tequila sunrise. Here’s some more really helpful advice – DON’T eat the food. DON’T drink the water. DON’T shake hands with anyone. DON’T touch anything. Other than that, carry on as normal. ;-))

  5. Will Sitch April 13, 2011 at 10:46 pm #


  6. Stef April 14, 2011 at 5:06 am #

    this too shall pass. :)

    • Allison April 14, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

      youre just saying that cause you have to give birth soon…mwhahaha.

  7. Julie Goldenberg April 14, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    Oh no!!! I guess it’s not as bad if you expect it, but still, I wish you a speedy recovery!!! ♥

  8. ann sitch April 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    poor alli! nothing like an upset stomach to make you feel miserable. i hope it doesn’t last all year. have you got any antibiotics? you may be able to get some there quite easily, like in mexico. john recommends ciprofloxacin (cipro), a mild one.

    • Allison April 14, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

      apparently its not bacterial its viral and antibiotics flush out the good stuff if you take them? i have no idea if there is truth to this…but will keep the pills in mind. stupid india. xoxo

  9. DaddyO April 14, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    Your survival package will be on its way later today or tomorrow. Lots of healthy/healing things to make our little girl feel better. No where to go but up once you have had one bout with tummy turnover syndrome.

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