Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gal Pals- Forever and always!

So, these days i am more immersed in my work(going and coming back, reading medical texts..), net life(twitter,farmville, facebook etc) and family(cooking, being there, fighting..). Believe me i was So not like this during my college days. I was this carefree girl who lived and breathed fun and friendship.
So, leaving my net-family-work schedule, this sunday i went to visit Sony and Jo. Four months ago i wrote about Sony giving birth to a boy and making me a Masi. So that is Joel, whom we all call Jo.
Sunday we(me and H) planned this 4 hour journey to see them. I packed and left my home at 6 and wen to the place i had to meet H. I knew i would have to wait for H. [H is the only person who comes in later than I,every single time. This is usually drives me crazy and amuses others as they wait for me and H. :D] So, H came in late, and i was SO happy seeing her, i didn't even made a face. So after a round of hugs, we departed for Sony's place and talked a lot on the way, which was SO like our old days. I thought this was because me and H are still single and not much changed. We got there and Sony was waiting for us with Jo in hand. I was rather afraid to find out that Sony would be so mature and changed. Nay, god loves me. Sony is as boring as ever :D and is as funny as i remember. Only Di was missing. We made a lot of fun over H, like we always do(she is a vegan and does accidental stupidity, which we all think is because she is vegan), had great food, talked like we always do, teased me a lot, remembered old blunders... it was like our cramped hostel room during internship,but not so cramped..

And we met Jo..
Joe is such a delightful child at 4 months. Sony says he wasn't so till very recently and i can attest to her calls mentioning sleep deprivation. Anyways, we all carried him around, he laughed for us, made happy noises and thankfully, didn't pooped on me or H. As he grows up, i promise i am going to be there for him, for fun and for serious stuff.

After lunch we both returned and on way back made fun of this girl who gave us some troubles sitting in bus (Buhahaha.. I and H are evil sisters!)..

It was like good old days.. Made me realise that my friends from those old days are still my best friends. I lost the casual ones. Gained some fake and real ones. But the strong ones are still them. My gal pals who knew the old me and continue to love the new me. I don't have to describe myself to them as i don't surprise them in the base levels.
Soon Sony is moving to Bangalore. And Di is off to Mumbai in few years. God only knows where Me and H would end up.
Am I afraid?
Even though seven seas and eleven mountains comes between us, we would still have this.
Our Flawless friendship.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Today early morning mom went to the astrologer or jyothish. I am skipping the part where i wonder who in the name of god would do that.
So the guy, after a good game the stuff he carries around(again.. why god?) said that for the past 2 and 1/2years Shani was with me. Yes, Shani, the archangel of doom, the paragon of evil and the demolisher of goodness, the same Shani was with me the past 2 and half years.(And to think i cried so much for my loneliness :P) SO from tomorrow onwards its going to be Guru aka Mars who is with me.(BTW, have we found life there yet?) who is going decide if i will fall down in the ditch or not.
So i just survived the aforementioned Shani, (or about to, as who knows what will happen in next 4 hours :O when i am sleeping or watching TV :P) so i thought of listing stuff that happened in that 2 and half years. Good and Bad. And see how Shani was to me.

Shani Era- March 8,2007 - September8,2009

EVIL STUFF- As they always precede the good ones.
*jhan jhan jaang*(evil music of old hindi movies)
  1. Many of my friends go married this time. But cant blame Shani for that.. We are all grown up gals and it is expected. SO there were best friends amonst them. Many changed characters..Many lost contacts..Many became moms.. Sill every departure was as sad as cutting off a finger. Oh and did i mentioned that i am single. Which is rather awesome at times but attract a lot of attention in a small town.
  2. I have swayed through four jobs in a period of 1 and half years. None too good. Latest one is not bad, but a bit light on paycheck.
  3. I wrote the MD entrance twice and failed. It was Shani. :O I can understand it now. (Mom.. See!!) Lets just say the fact that i didn't studied anything doesn't count. :D
  4. END of my college and internship days. End to happiness of that sort, movies and trips with Di, Laughing fits with Sony and evil plannings with H. End of the happiest era of my life.
  1. I got my Laptop in this period. Without which i wouldn't be the same person today.
  2. I started my blog in 2008 august. That would be the awesomest stuff i have ever did in my entire life. And no one can describe how bloody proud i am about my baby.
  3. I became an Internet addict. From occasional scraps at orkut, i grew up to be a blogger, twitter maniac, facebook fan, YM'er and a general netizen. With not much dimension in life, but seriously happy :)
  4. I met many many awesome people. And Rudra too. My best buddy. The best person anyone can find in net. Or outside it. (i am not giving out his IM. I don't share ^_^)And i know in my heart that i will remember him at least once everyday for the rest of my life on earth( i dont know about Mars aka Guru though. :P) [So scene change- Rush ahead 50 years. Smalltown_naani is watching TV, rather squinting, when she reads the news "Arsenal Won the Premiere League" and she exclaims, "Somewhere in the world Rudra is wetting his pants with happiness!" Thats our friendship :) ]
  5. I read TONS of books in the last 2 years. And 95% of them are trash. But they gave me words and wisdom(which is, Historical romance heroes are good with riding horses and shooing at dawn and making love 6 times a night. :O Scary, But true, apparently.)
  6. I got styled up a lot. Before Shani, i was this girl who wore un-ironed shapeless sacs and grew long hair.( i don't iron sill, unless its a national emergency). And according to Di, my best friend, i have developed some shopping sense and looks better. Now i know how to wear a Sari and still stay on my fee, how to do make up on me and others and how to look less embarrassed about it.
  7. I got a job which being a less paying one, is still near home and has practically no work and a not so intimidating boss.
  8. Even though i departed from all my pals after college and we are busy with our own lives, they all are with me on a quick call, which we do often. Its great to have loving friends and without Di, Sony, H etc i would really find earth a bloody lousy place and shift to Mars :P
So, Seriously, 4 Evil Stuff Vs 8 Good Ones? NO contest at all. May be its my attitude towards life. May be astrology is all bullshit. But is always nice to see your life from a different perspective.

So How was my Shani dasha??

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Onam 09- in a very orderless post.

Onam is a family affair to every mallu. But for us its a nuclear family affair. Me, mom, dad, bro Aqui and Rocky. We all stay home, wear new clothes, make funny floral designs (pookkalam), Cook and eat in our style, watch TV and play cards.
Every year i would be away for most of onam's 12 days(its 12 guys!! not 10!!). Even last year i was at work. This year, as my new job is near home and has holidays, i was home (yay!) and i think all those years i was at hostel, were more fun. The anticipation and all.

Mom's hand had an injury just prior to onam, so unlike every year, our roles were reverse this year. I cooked and she make pookkalam. So we understood two things
1. Our pokkalam will suck despite who made them.
2.I cook better than mom. And i am faster. And organised too. And this is not being said because its my blog. Mom will agree. Still i am bloody proud of myself. :D *applause*
On the last day of onam, Aqui made biriyani, which went to prove that he is a better cook than me. :| :| and :|

About TV, the BIG TV we got last onam is running well. But the remote is not. Confession time- I dropped it in water. Accidentally. I swear. And no one in family knows.. they will tear me apart!! So shhh...

Its sad to see onam being branded as a hindu fest. Its SO not! Its a Kerala fest which celebrate the harvest, the richness, the food, family time and a very awesome king who lived godknowswhen.

Onam online was fun! And its so happy seeing all the mallu guys and gals interacting online and having a fest of our own.

So, Happy Onam :)
PS: i know tons of excellent pictures online. But why this? I made it. *shameless laugh*

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Dus ka Dum- tag post

My twitter buddy Shamz911 tagged me too (among millions :P)
Still, it sounds fun!
SO.. I have to find stuff related to 1 to 10 in my life. Hmm!

  • 1 Love. Frankly, honestly and Sadly.
  • 2 Best friends. Di n RB. Di my closest thing and RB is closest too, apparently!
  • 3 Mobile phones so far. Alkatel(god know what model), Nokia6600 and Sony Ericsson K750i(which i bought with my internship savings :D). Yeah am lame!
  • 4 Jobs in 1 and half years. Not bad huh?
  • 5 Dogs in my life till today. Rocky(GSD current one), Dingu (Pomeranian cross, was really loved), Chelsea (dachshund , stupidest dog ever, died in an even stupider accident), Tommy(GSD, whom we sold ASAP as we couldn't manage him) and Chief (whom i don't remember as i was 2 then)
  • 6 Years Me and Di were room mates together. 6 most amazing years in my life. My Happiest too.
  • 7 th was my class when i had the first crush on a guy(or any person). Fellow class mate, buck tooth, brilliant student. Girls used to tease me is all i remember about him.
  • 8 AM Is the time i wake up every day. I am not a morning person!
  • 9 Sounds gay to me. Don't know why! And i support homosexuality.
  • 10 Was my age when i embarked on the rather horrifying journey to womanhood.

Tagging... The DQ, Nikki and Chembz And anyone who would like to do it..