Tag Archives: The Beauty and the Beast


I have been wondering whether or not I should blog about it. Coincidentally, just now I read this post¬†which describes exactly what I have been experiencing for the last one week and thought, maybe I should put it forth. So, last Friday I discovered The Beauty and the Beast. It is a four-season TV series that I have been watching on Amazon Prime. And well, what can I say – I am hooked. And I thought I was over fantasy and superhuman/supernatural boyfriends (Twilight, Twilight!). In my defense, Jay Ryan is super hot and he’s pulling of that beast role too damn well.

I have been so hooked into the series that it is all I want to watch is that. Every waking minute I want to watch that. I have been stealing my sleep-time, work time, book time, everything to watch that. Talking on phone seems like too much work, making myself food seems like too much work, working seems like too much work. Seriously, I feel like a sixteen year old who just found the love of her life.

On the other hand, I am having crazy guilt trips for doing nothing else but this – so I took some time out to go through the WordPress reader. I just started following a couple of new blogs. Interestingly, the start of 2017 has been lovely for me. I got two back-to-back reader appreciations on this blog for couple of my old short stories.

After Bound by Life, I really wanted to take a break and write some non-fiction. But now that How I tamed the dragon named fear is almost ready to go out in the world, I think I want some fiction back in my life. ‘Cause let’s face it – I am a sucker for stories. That’s another reason why I fall in love so hopelessly with these TV series.

Oh, and lastly, I am still looking out for volunteers for the new series of guest posts I will run through January on this blog. If you’d like to participate, let me know.

Until later!

Happy New Year!

A very happy new year to the readers of Scribbles@Arpita! Hope the new year is treating you well thus far!

We had a small meeting in office last Friday regarding New Year Resolutions. I said I am going to travel more. The plans are also somewhat in motion – end January, I am going to Pondicherry! The only thing is I don’t want to fall sick or something bad to happen that makes us cancel the plan. I know two people who got chicken pox very recently. I am kind of worried about that – but I am trying to contain my fear.

I have also bought a small travel journal to document my travels. I will be showing it off in another post very soon! I am looking at a pay raise starting this month and the thought of some extra money which I can use to travel is really exciting me!

As to resolutions, I know they often don’t work out. I have made them in the past but was never 100% successful in maintaining them. So yeah, I stopped having resolutions. But every year, January fills me with new hopes. January gives me the courage to think that I can make a new beginning. That I can throw away all the bad that happened in the past year and start with a clean slate. That’s pretty romantic, isn’t it? Or it’s probably me watching too much of The Beauty and the Beast on Amazon Prime!

Let me know what you did the last week. Did you travel or meet friends/family? Or did you party hard? And even though most of us do not really make resolutions, but I am interested in knowing what changes you are hoping to make in your life this year. Share your thoughts with me!