Bindi 'n Dhoop  

rm_silkditty 67F
12408 posts
8/7/2006 11:41 am
Bindi 'n Dhoop

I like shopping in places where I can't understand or read the words on the packaging.

In my neighborhood there is a large India Sweets and Spices store. It has a cafeteria-style vegetarian restaurant, a small section for clothes and jewelry, another section for CD's and DVD's from India, and a large food market that includes kitchen utensils, cosmetics and incense.

I went over to India Sweets and Spices because I knew that The Red Headed Monkey likes Indian food.

The Red Headed Monkey was run over by a silver Mustang a few years ago and lived, which is a whole 'nother story. (Devastating to see a friend in the hospital with a tire track running across her forehead.) Suffice it to say that sometimes her body hurts a lot.

In addition, she's getting ready to hit the trail and leave LA. So, I wanted to lay my healing hands on her aching body and feed her, make some quality time before she leaves. But I didn't feel like cooking, so I walked over to my l'il neighborhood India.

I got side-tracked in the incense section, fascinated by enormous colorful array of scents and packaging.

Dhoop. I had to get some dhoop just because of the word. "Dhoop for Prayer & Peace," a dark,thick, sticky, flexible ropey incense about
2 1/2" long.

And I'm a sucker for rose incense sticks, the packaging something I'm tempted to hold onto, but it just adds to the clutter of my living space.

Then I discovered the bindi.

Traditionally worn by married women to protect their feminine 'shakti,' the dot on the forehead has evolved in recent years, popularized by pop stars. No longer just a paint smudge, bindi is now stick-on jewelry worn by unmarried women and widows.

And A.F.F. sluts.

I chose little, round, red bindi, like fake garnets, a little clear crystal winking in the center. At first I thought the bindi would just look silly on a middle-aged pixie face fringed with white hair, but it's actually interesting.

I will wear it in the evening or during sex.

The Red Headed Monkey was having trouble walking when I saw her. I gave her a session, filled her up with spicy Indian food, wine, music, and conversation.

At the end of the evening, she walked freely and exclaimed "I don't hurt anymore!"

And I felt complete and full of life.

That was such good food. mmmmmmmmmm Spicy. It makes it's presence known the next morning.

Here are a few questions to choose from:

Do you enjoy incense?

What is your favorite kind of ethnic food?

Would it occur to you to color-coordinate your bindi with your vibrator?

If you were trying to rhyme words with "dhoop" what is the first word that comes to mind?

puntachueca 106M

8/7/2006 12:14 pm

Sounds like it was fun.
For those of us with bi focals, all shopping involves not being able to read the labels.
Love incense. Hard to find in a Mesican town, though. We don't have one of those herb shops here...they're all across the border and we rarely go there because of the hassle getting let back into the US.
I like all ethnic food.
coop...I have chickens.

Panthiest 74M

8/7/2006 1:36 pm

"Do you enjoy incense?"

I do - or used to until this year for reasons unknown. Whenever I move to a new apartment I smudge in and around everything with sage. THis year I didn't even unpacl my incense or feawthers or any of the things I use to "hold to the center." It's beena very stressful yeawr.

"What is your favorite kind of ethnic food?"

Variouis. When I travelled in Europe with a RnR band comprised of Anglo Indians, Burmese and English - I would stay at the lead singer's home in Surry. His mom made all her own curries - supper was always a big meal so full of spices and flavors. Once we got in Mannheim, Germany betweeen gigs with no money when we got a care package from "mom" - jars and jars of home made chutney. We chipped in, bought a loaf of bread and ate it and that chutney for a few days and nothing else. Talk about your "morning after" effect. Whew!

"Would it occur to you to color-coordinate your bindi with your vibrator?"

Wrong gender here. But a good idea for the right gender as long as you don't mix them up and wear the vibrator on your 3rd eye....Then again it could put a whole new spin on "giving head."

"If you were trying to rhyme words with "dhoop" what is the first word that comes to mind?"

"Shoop" as in:
Shoo doop n doo-ee-oop (In the Still of the Night)
The Shoop Shoop Song
If you want to know if he loves you so it's in his kiss
(under) shoop shoop shoop shoop shoop shoop shoop shoop
(Watched the Doo-Wop special on PBS last night. Miss those slow songs!)

florallei 100F

8/7/2006 4:12 pm

I love all sorts and in no particular order of favourites...I love the bindi on the foreheads of E. Indian women...It looks alluring...

Here in Vancouver we have many from that culture who reside here and blocks and blocks of restaurants and markets offering us India's delicacies.

The joy of living in a multi cultural city.


rm_magnet4u22 50F
18406 posts
8/7/2006 6:31 pm

The first thing I think of that ryhmes is the Shoop Shoop song by Betty Everett.....well, that was all I could think of!

I think I need a bindi and it would be purple

I like ethnic food but sometimes it doesn't like me.


marywannado 44F

8/8/2006 10:11 am

Luv incense,,haven't had much ethnic food, but I like ta try different things, don't have a vibrator, and the only word that comes ta mind about dhoop is loop...

shylena256 43F
1967 posts
8/9/2006 1:13 am

Okay I will say scoop, cuz poop's taken.

Will most definitely do the bindhi-vibe colour coordination from now on (and think of you while I do it?, NOW this is getting weird ditty!)

Ethiopian food is the bomb, but Mexican is my favorite...Puntachueca I am coming to your town!
Harem boy number one cooks a damn fine curry- but that's UK whiteboys for you...
Nag Champa is my incense, the only one I can stand, but I sometimes buy the other stuff for the pretty package too, when then only jasmine.

Intensity4U 53M
7432 posts
8/9/2006 8:25 am

Hey silkditty
Do you enjoy incense? Sometimes. I like it more away from home where I can get away from it when I've had enough.

What is your favorite kind of ethnic food? Hmmm... very close between Mexican and Cajun.

If you were trying to rhyme words with "dhoop" what is the first word that comes to mind? Okay... what's left? Uhh... Hula-Hoop!

wickedeasy 68F  
31113 posts
8/9/2006 2:43 pm


and i can imagine a charming parlor game called find the bindi

pssst - lovely that she could walk without pain ^5

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

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