30 June, 2009

Treasure Chest

I read Raghav's note on his packing & shifting and all those memorable things he found and I realized how many times this has happened - so decided to list it down as well.

Out of the many things I learned form amma, one was to open out something and arrange it again when I have absolutely nothing to do. This is the case when am at home, in Hyd, when I was in Chennai, when I was in SJN, when I was in T.E.A and sometimes at work too!

Last week I brought down the entire cupboard cause I was absolutely bored and also broke. Clothes went through a transition on re-ironing and arranging and re-arranging. Cosmetics in height order and other papers in files. Once I was done with all this.. there were a few things lying on the floor. Some that did not go to the right department and the rest that are the only ones in theirs. Like my God pictures - I have 2 and the two go to one part of my cupboard. Some tags of clothing that I like to keep cause I spent a lot of money on them and they remind me that I should never do that again. Some bills from restaurants, grocery etc etc. 1 lock whose keys I don't have - or whose keys I have thrown into my piggy bank cause I was lazy to find the lock and marry them.

Among these papers I found a long lost bill. A bill from Wang's kitchen - from lunch with Saranya, Lakshmi, Naveen & me. It was Naveen's first visit to Chennai and we insisted he sign on it. The bill has his signature and his quote "When you are in the dark, be a bat and fly." It made no sense to me when he wrote it then, but when I saw it there - I was overwhelmed! It was so torn and crushed and old an yet beautiful to hold! It brought back the laughter, the auto rides, the adjusting on Saranya's lap, the long walks in Spencer, the long talks in Barista the 4 of us had. It was just plain laughter and argument that day but now the little piece of paper brought back everything!

I carefully put the paper in one of my files cause I knew it would be safe. Then I started emptying the other contents in the file. There were certificates and post its to many things and flags and what not. I didn't want to mess with them so I stuffed everything back in and carried on with the cleaning. I emptied out my fold able box. LOADS of stuff. LOOOAADSS of stuff.

The first things that caught my eye was a Paramount airways boarding pass. This was the boarding pass from the first time I flew to Hyd to start work with Google. A sudden rush went through my belly and I remembered very bit of that day I left from Coimbatore. Sending me to Google was the hastiest decision my dad ever made. He called all my elder cousins for suggestions and all of them said I shouldn't go and I should probably study. I was hell bent of leaving to Hyderabad and I did. I packed really fast (after 15 years of packing to every possible hostel, i didn't have much trouble) and presented an orderly 2 suitcases. My mom and aunt dropped me at the airport and I kissed them goodbye and checked in. I was holding this very boarding pass and waiting for almost an hour. I did not even know the destination - none in hyd, no idea about the job, nothing at all. Yet I was so excited to leave and I did. When I came to Hyd first, we had the old airport. There was a driver who picked me up from the airport and dropped me at the guest house. I checked in and carefully tucked this boarding pass in one of my suitcases and lay back to just dream a little more. :)

I put it in the file again and ran through more stuff. Now all I wanted to do was find more stuff that would make moments cute.

Now I'm lazy!

17 June, 2009

If I were insanely rich & stupid...

I've lived in more than 4 hostels, and always out of home. My life has always revolved around people of my age and different people of my age. Each one has their own definition and most of them are the original pieces. Museum keeps types! As students, almost all of them live on their parents earnings and when they're done, they take over the complete ________. (I don't even wanna say property)

I've seen these madly rich kids sport color lenses when they were in school, wear only diamonds and get their weekly salon appointment fixed. There were some who would just bring a cell phone (whether or not someone calls you) to school at the age of 16. There were also some who made sure they got home in time so they could have their mani-pedis. (Did I mention school?!)

Last night M and I were going over a few FB profiles to make each other laugh. These are the kinds who will takes pictures of themselves and put up various poses in the same location with the same costume. (urgh) There were a few pictures that got us into splits!!

Anyway, after M and I had a hearty laugh and a SUPER COOL dinner - I got to thinking What would I do, if I were insanely rich & stupid. Knowing me, I would have surely taken the advantage of having come from a rich home and not studied at all in school. And then maybe with mounting pressure of helping parents with business blah blah I would have gone abroad to some great university and completed my masters.
Note : I would have put up pictures of me on Facebook as the super cool chick who went to London and showed it off big time. (maybe with a special touch of diff branded boots)

I decided to find the secret fantasies of my friends so I went ahead and asked a few.. and I was not disappointed!!

Naani "I would give all my wealth to someone i didn't trust only cos he was cute."

Upsie Wupsie Spider "I would have bought a boat...like a caravan/boat...traveled all over...(cause i m rich)
and then i would have done the same things everywhere...(since i m stupid)"

Jeanette "I would make a replica of the Taj Mahal!"

Yash "If I was insanely rich, i wud definitely be stupid too! so i would possibly have bought everything from the Ferrari Online Store! and the Manchester United one too... for my roommate... coz he wud feel bad otherwise."

LMAO!! You guys are the best! :) My morning laughter was done!

Any idea what you would've done if you were Insanely RICH & STUPID. Remember its not a 'What would you do if you were a millionaire' question! Its a 'What Would You Have Done If You Were Insanely Rich & STUPID!!'

15 June, 2009

Sitting in the loo, I was thinking about you...

If you are Aarti, and if you are reading this post,
please still be my friend and also a good Dhost.

These are the proverbs I came up with while I was suffering from acidity last week.

* A burp is a delivery report of the food you have eaten.

* A fart is a reminder that its potty time.

I'm extremely disgusted with myself for coming with these 2 (but I found it kinda cool!)

09 June, 2009

AVD Dare night

ran by the bay,
climbed the stack of hay,
just to prove my pals,
that he was a little TOOOOOO gay.

This is just a mean tribute to the gayest gay man I know.

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