Hello world!



Hello World!  How long I’ve been wanting to say that!  I have one son who is currently on the other side of this world, right now, in India, and another son who is just about on the other side of the United States of America, in New York.  And, I’m kinda worried sick about them, so perhaps, it is this cataclysmic moment of emotion that spurred me to start this food blog on a late Sunday night.  Plus, I have been dragging my heels on a formal food journey for two years, now.  So, it was time to close the vast space between as best as I could by sharing with the world some thoughts, happenings, and recipes, for that matter, with the hope of connection, thereto.  I know, that maybe, I should have a blog mission statement, as formal as that sounds.  However, for some strange reason, the word “sticky” is stuck in my mind, and I can’t think of anything else more important than “sticky” right now.  I guess what I’m trying to say is, “Honey (no pun intended) ,  I hope you will “stick with me” through these chronicles!  And this post, of course, reminds me of the song by Lady Antebellum, Hello World!:

Hello World! (by Lady Antebellum)


Traffic cars, cell phone calls, top video screams at me
Through my tender window I see a little girl, rust red minivan
She’s got chocolate on her face, got little hands
And she waves at me, yeah, she smiles at me

Well, hello world, how’ve you been?
Good to see you, my old friend
Sometimes I feel cold as steel
Broken like I’m never gonna heal
I see a light, little hole in the little girl
Well, hello world

Every day I drive by a little white church
It’s got these little white crosses like angels in the yard
Maybe I should stop on in and say a prayer
Maybe talk to God like he is there
Oh, I know He’s there, yeah, I know He’s there

Well, hello world, how’ve you been?
Good to see you, my old friend
Sometimes I feel as cold as steel
And broken like I’m never gonna heal
I see a light, little grace, little faith unfurl
Well, hello world

Sometimes I forget what living’s for
And I hear my life through my front door
And I’ll be there, oh, I’m home again

I see my wife, little boy, little girl
Hello world, hello world

Oh, the empty disappears
I remember why I’m here
To surrender and believe
I fall down on my knees
Oh hello world, hello world, hello world


  • Vasantha Bala says:

    Hi Val, I really enjoyed your Cherry pie & melodious song of citadel!!!.
    You have great talents, good start on your 1st blog.
    I registered my name first, but got lost in signing the Word post. You can or
    Somebody correct me, to get back on track. KB

  • Like your expression of how much you miss the dream of your passion & love for
    the grown ups . You develope the courage and joy of letting go the birds to fly when
    Feathers are strong to fly the heights in glory . Watch and follow their safe & secure
    Destination !!!. K.B

  • Thanks for your reply. Hope is the Savior & Follow the Light of God till you see
    the end of tunnel a Blue & Bright Light!!!.

  • Val, cheap eats are the necessity in a
    dog eat dog world. Not fashionable, as you put it.
    Coal to keep the engine running, we all have
    done it. Healthy veggie calories count!!!
    Be a sport. No vanity. Look at Sweet
    Tomato & Subway for a healthy choice. kb.

    • admin says:

      Dad, thanks for the recommends! My Sweet Tomatoes days are probably over until I have grandkids! Once in a while, I indulge in a Subway BMT or Turkey Sandwich, but I saw on “The Biggest Loser” that the Subway Breakfast Flatbread Sandwiches are a healthy cheap morning option!!!

  • Sweet Tomato, lunch all you can eat $8.00 only. (salad , pizza , fruit & dessert ). One life to live!!!.

  • Dear Valli,
    Congratulations on your wonderful blog! It is great to know that you are finally doing what you have always wanted to do. I enjoyed reading all your posts. I will be a regular visitor!

    All the best,

    • admin says:

      It’s so great to hear from you, Manu! Thank you for checking out my blog, and I’m glad you enjoyed it so far.:D Please do be a sticky visitor, here, honey.;) I would love if you could post the link to your amazing Indian Vegetarian food blog, here, because there are many friends and visitors that LOVE and want those delicious recipes, including me!!! Your blog is a complete cultural experience at that, too..



  • judimonsour says:

    Hi, Valli! I’m Judi from Judi’s Univer Store at http://www.facebook.com/judisuniverstore. Love following your posts! I’m just about to launch a new blog and your is a good example.

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