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Saturday, April 30, 2005

Thought for the Day !!

Moral Insight

Days come and days go
Leaving behind moral insights
Each incidence offers accquaintance
Rendezvous with human nature
Lots to learn every single day
Get 'em all they say!

Comprehending each glance
Scrutinizing each word
Analizing each behaviour
Understanding each intention
Lots to do every single day
Do 'em all they say!

Developing this keen sight
Provides a moral insight
Into the fathoms of human world
Only to learn and learn
This will take us to the success way
Your work is done, they would say!

Friday, April 29, 2005

Some Definitions I couldn't find in the Dictionary !

Cigarette: A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end & a fool at the other.

Love affairs: Something like cricket where one-day internationals are more popular than a five day test.

Marriage: It's an agreement in which a man loses his bachelor degree and a woman gains her master

Divorce: Future tense of marriage

Lecture: An art of transferring information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of the students without passing through "the minds of either".

Conference: The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.

Compromise: The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.

Tears: The hydraulic force by which masculine will-power is defeated by feminine water-power ..

Conference Room: A place where everybody talks, nobody listens & everybody disagrees later on.

Ecstasy: A feeling when you feel you are going to feel a feeling you have never felt before.

Smile: A curve that can set a lot of things straight


Thursday, April 28, 2005

My First Day of Data Collection !!

Thursday...Sai baba's day !! Couldn't be a better day to begin my data collection.

Wow ! Finally got started with the toughest part of doing a thesis project, at least in our field - Pharmacy. It somehow was being delayed for reasons known to me and my advisor. Had some sensitive issues to handle and we also took care of it but ofcourse with a lot of effort. Received the project approval letter yesterday from the University. Whoa man...it nearly took me three months to get an IRB approved ! And meanwhile, thanks to Caroline. She made my pilot come true.

Data Collection is not a cake walk. I knew that. I had earlier assisted Caroline with her data collection. But I could feel that awkwardness today. Its really embarassing for me to go to each patient, explain them the whole project, and ask them for their 'voluntary' praticipation to fill out my survey. And approach again and again. I always get butterflies in my stomach even if I think about it. But today was something different. Something magical. May be miracle. Yes. After the first person filled out the survey. My worst fears and uneasiness just vanished. I approached people. Some agreed and some denied. Accepting their denial also came naturally to me today. Finally after three hours I could mange a hi five....one of my lucky numbers. Wow. Good for me. Thanks to all those kind people.

I have always believed that "Its just the first step that is hardest to take and you also have to take it by yourself. Rest everything is taken care of." My belief and my conviction found a strong support today. Now I m just hoping to go through the whole phase smoothly.

Evening was garnered by a lovely dinner at the Olive Gardens. The TA profs gave the TAs a farewell party. Awesome. Relished the adorable Tiramisu :D. What could be more delicious a desert than the ravishing Tiramisu. I can't stop raving about it !! Excuse Moi' for my sweet jaw. :D

Calling it a day now to get enough energy for the data collection tomorrow.

Amen !

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Music truely has no barriers !!

What makes me enjoy songs that are in languages that I do not understand? What makes me pull out the lyrics to those songs and sing with the tunes? What make me dance to some unknown yet likeable songs? Why do I do these processess again and again?

Music. Yes Music my dear friends has no language. Or it has a language that breaks all barriers. It has a language that only heart understands. For minds to explore it is a land unknown. Yet the heart enjoys the tunes, the rhythms, and also the blah blah in who-know-which languages. It is addictive. Music is addictive...it just grows on you. Day afte day, night after night, year after year, we seem to enjoy it more and more.

Just given this a thought while listening to a romanian song :D. It has just become my habit to put on music as soon as i get up. Its the sanskrit slokas in the morning. I donot understand them entirely but it feels good. It gives me hope and optimism. Even in the bus everyday, I cannot get hands off my cd man. The journey in the good old metros seem fun then. Ironically yes.

Music is all about what feels good to the heart. Hear the best Forget the rest is what I feel. Who knows..what the lyrics mean. Care a damn. I simply like the muzique' hehe lolz. Enjoy !!


How Much More Gruelling it Can Be !!

Goshhh........it was a dead tiring day.

Got up early in the morning. After having a nice refreshing bath for an hour, I was on my toes to start my day anew. The beginning was quite exciting, as my TA was going to end today. Couldn't be more happy. Me and Kavz were already excited about it from yesterday. Made nice masala tea..yea guys..Coffee is just not my cuppa tea !! lolzzz. Had a rich breakfast with toasted bread and hazelnut cream. Deepti and me were having our breakfast whilst enjoy our morning "Jane Poley Show". The issue discussed today was really heartfelt and touching. Dragged my self to the closet and got ready.

We both rushed to her car and were on our way to school. Who know what lies ahead. And even if we knew, we wouldnot enjoy our trists with each facet of destiny. The car got stalled in the midst of the road a traffic signal. No paraphernalia to jump start the car. Stuck in the middle of the road we were helpless. Came out..waved at others to help...all in vain and take a different lane so that no one would hit us. Called up Saurabh..to come to our rescue. He was on his way, when the car again started. We thought..okay good. Again after moving to the next signal just the same. Arrrrggggghhhhhh.....man..it was one hour now since we left for school. The same efforts to put the car back in motions continued. The dying car wasn't responding. A nice gentlmen came and tried to help us nearly for an hour. Jason just came in and suggested us some ideas. Called the towers. Helplessly waited waited and waited for them in the sun. Finally managed to tow the car to a nearby garage. Jason dropped me at school.

The next thing i know..that i have 10 min to have lunch and run for TA. Voila'...in time..ready for it. Rushed to the lab and arranged the stuff for the exams. By the time I came out, it was five and I was hungry. Yeah..true that doesnt rhyme but that was the case. Did some chit chat and rushed for cinnamon roll. Kwl.

Bri did her proposal defence. Nandan had cracked an awesome joke about it and we all were just laughing and sinking in our seats. In the evening just the three of us in the grad room or rather school..me kavz and bri. Wow..put on some funky new bollywood songs. And just freaked out. Till the last gasp of breath. Mann...we all were celebrating !!

Took the bus..rushed home. And then Sumesh came to pick me and deepti to get back the car. Picked it..paid some handsome price for it and rushed to Fiesta. Grocery shopping is addictive. hehe...can't explain it. But I love it. Picked up some rice noodles. I made mushroom and peas curry and deepti made the noodles. Relished the dinner while watching "David Letterman Show". Hmm..on a second thought, even I have started to feel that we have been watching Reality Shows a lot. Anyways, after the dinner arranged the groceries. Conversed with Mona and deepti and she made jokes on me....lolz.

Now writing the blog, with plans of enjoying my delicious bite of icecream once this is accomplished. And then...straight to doze off.

Dead tired by now. But cannot put off the Ice cream idea !! hehe..lolz.

Really..how much more gruelling yet exciting can it be !! And by this time u couldnot be more tired....Veni Vicci...zzzzzz..(I came, I saw, and Zzzzzzz) lolzz.


Sunday, April 24, 2005

The Terminal - A heart felt movie !!

It has been quite a while staying away from Blogging. Not had much to write. Past coupla days freaked out. Spent the two days with one of my closest frndz. Was away from the Yahoo Msgr for a long time. It was fun though.

What prompted me to blog today is the movie that I saw yesteday.

The Terminal - Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Director - Steven Speilberg).

Awesome is the word !! The whole film is based upon a man whose country in some world ceases to exist because the goverment is toppled by the liberal rebels. The crack in the Visa rules force the person "Viktor Navorski" to stay at Gate 67 of JFK airport for an indefinite period of time. He has come with a strong determination to go to New York to accomplish his father's unfulfilled desire. And for that he is willing to wait..wait and wait. The whole 128 minutes of the movie are encaptivating. Tom hanks has done a wonderful job. Full points to the briliant actor. Cathy is likable. The brunette proved that she can act too.

It is indeed enchanting to see how that guy manages to stay at a single terminal of the airport. He does not have money, does not know English.....he only knows how to win hearts !! With destiny putting an unwanted challenge before him, he doesnot succumb to it. Infact, he wins over it. He manages to find his ways in different situations.

There is one sentence in the movie quoted by Tom - "Everybody waits for something." It really made me ponder. Is it true? If it is, then what am I waiting for? Viktor was waiting for his chance to fulfill his father's wish and then he waited to go back to his country his home. Yes, Life is a long wait. Some wait for Destiny, some wait for Success, some wait for Money, some wait for Love, and some for maybe nothing. I know that I do have a purpose in life and I do have desires. Perhaps each day I wait, my chance to make my desires come true. Perhaps I wait to get my own opportunity to fulfill the purpose of my life. Once purposes and desires terminate, newer ones arise. And again the wait continues. It is a beautiful thought and can be interpreted as the interpreter wants to. Definitely, there can be a broader outlook to it. But I still need to understand it better in order to comprehend it completely. Till then I will wait. I will wait to rediscover myself anew with each wait drawing to a close.


Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Funny Shayaris

Yusuf ka husn, zulekha ka ghumaar dekha hai
kuch is tarah se haseenon ka pyaar dekha hai
unhe khilane pilaane main hui hai yeh haalat
kasm khuda ki..cinema bhi udhaar dekha hai !!

Shishi Bhari Gulab Ki..
Shishi Bhari Gulab ki..
Pathar Se Tod DuT
umse Achha koi Mile to tumko Chhod doon

Duniya Se Jo Darre, Usse Kaayar Kehte Hain,D
Duniya Jisse Darre, Usse Shaayar Kehte Hain,
Biwi Se Jo Darre, Usse Shohar Kehte Hain

Aur bhi bahut si cheezey loot chuki hai Dil ke saath
Ye bataya Doston ne Ishq furmane ke baad
Is liye Kumrey ki ek-ek cheez "Check" karta hoon main"
Ek tere aane se Pehle, ek tere jaane ke Baad"

Joron ki baarish makes u wonder...
zoron ki baarish makes u wonder...
dont just wonder..
taste the thunder!

Draupadi ka vastraharan, dushasan ko pada bhari
Draupadi ka vastraharan, dushasan ko pada bhari
saari mein saari, parag saari!

tum har raat mere khwaabon mein aise mataao,
tum har raat mujhe yuunh nasataao,
Melody khaao khud jaan jao........

>>>This onez from my ragging in Bpharm...lolz...They made me anwer it as if a question =)) And I went into the historical depths..to search the answer. =))

Shah Jahan ne Taj Mahal ko dekh kar kaha....
Shah Jahan ne Taj Mahal ko dekh kar kaha....
Saala..bahut kharcha ho gaya yaar !!!!

And this onez my favourite -

Mat pee sharaab Ghalib masjid mein baithkar
Ek hi botal hai, kahin khudaa na maangle !!!!


See...thats why forwarded emails are soooo kewl. Received these nice shayaris in email. Morning was nice. Balanced the time doing work and some timepass. Had to develop my survey code book and show it to my advisor before he left for a conference. Did that. Suddenly coupla long-time-no-see-on-yahoomsgr friendz buzz. Enjoyed the chat thoroughly. By the time my stomach was rumbling. Kavz and Bri called..asked me if I was ready to have lunch..Boy...eveready shud be the word. Hmm...By the time we realized that we were already late for the TA work. I and kavita rushed and arranged the stuff in the lab. And then...we two were proctoring the exam till 5. I dint even get to sit. :( Dam tired....rather Dead tired by then. Caught a bus and came home by 7. Deepti had already made the dinner. Refreshed my self with some mango juice. And ditto....i and deepti said "Let watch FRIENDS". Watchcing that right now while writing the blog. Can't stop laughing.....ohh man..the seventh season rocks !!!!!! No orkutting till now...lolz.
Planning to call it a day early today..tomorrow have to be at the clinic early....yea EARLY lolz.

Aur jaate jaate ek aur shayari:

Kya bindaas hawa chal raheli hai,
Birdy gana ga raheli hain,
Cow log grass kha raheli hain,
Shaane log mail kar rahele hain ,
Aur dhakkan log blog padh rahele hain!!!!!

lolz...Just kidding. Adios Amigos.

Monday, April 18, 2005

My perception of a "Deja Vu"

When it is not going our way..... Boom....we know it. Whence? Right from the word go. Happened with Me today. Kinda Deja Vu'. Badly hurt my knee cap........gosh. Why? Ask me...was trying to learn some latin dance steps....Screechhh.....my feet didnot move on the carpet and bang..I landed straight onto my Knee cap. The Right One. Cut II. Seriously decided to study. Had some chips for fun..yeah fun and sat down on my bed with all the paraphernalia especially my lucky pencil. It was out of its nib. Tried to fix it and guess what....that got stuck...badly...tried to fix that too and broke it. Duh !!!! Believe me..I was a pro at that. After all, it wasnt my day. Ate a sandwich for lunch. Killed some weekend time and then motivated my self to resume studying. I read one para, and suddenly found myself losing the track of time and place. Ohh...I am reading the same para, I uttered and saw time. I had woke up after 45 min. Next sentence I uttered...no brownie points for that. When did I fall asleep? Kiddo...getta brk. Narcolepy is ur forte while u study. But when you are presenting an article...U hafta needta concentrate. Okie..got up. Washed my face and drank some coffee to rejuvenate my shrinking disappearing euphoric spirits. Killed some more time by data entry and some puzzle solving. Yeah Puneet kept messaging those. I seriously was a pathetic person at solving that. No kidding. Then decided to go for a walk. Wait...changed the thought and got ready to run i mean jog a while. With utmost enthusiasm began my run my chase for a better health and twisted my ankle. Now the left one. Gathered myself and quit. Came home. This deja vu was already hovering over me. Need to lift my spirits up. So...roomie made khichadi. And I thought I will make some new style eggplant. Found myself amidst Disaster Management scenario. In came my roomie for the rescue and sorted the matter out. Had a nice dinner. Saw this 30 min feature on India aired on American channel on account of an International festival. Now keeping my fingers crossed..for atleast a peaceful sleep.

So Deja Vu' means hurting myself back again. Ohh definitely YES. Mom tells me how I used to hurt myself repeatedly if i wanted to learn sometime. It is and was back then dance...my passion. Being a kid, tried to copy some hero...and jumped in an awkward motion from the high bed. And then....bucket full of tears. And a week's rest. Tried again and again to master the act of riding a bicycle without holding the handle. Bruised my knee so badly that the scars are still there. Still I was the same kid. Some years of primary school passed by and enrolled in a Karate Judo class in Secondary. After winning the district competition I was flying high on confidence. Back then I didnot realize that it was overconfidence. Went to the Statel evel championship. Lost in the third round. Structured some innovative blow and tried to hammer my opponent. Got a real bad Kick in my stomach. Sat at home for three days. Still...I dint know the meaning of Deja Vu until I came into a pharmacy college with full of chemicals. Chemicals...are dangerous and in my dictionary..they mean Deja Vu. Spilled fuming...nitric acid on my right palm and ofcourse burnt it. Had to be a Anti-dexterous for one pathetic week. Was I to stop then? No way. Spilled Fuming..yes acids are like that...fuming...Sulphuric acid on my hand. And the Big chunk of skin rather popped out. The healing went on for about a coupla months. Result...I proudly flaunt my scar. In pharmacy, I called it Perserverence till I ended up pipetting fuming..again...Cresol straight into my mouth. Poor mom...she had to make really bland food for next 15 days. These and many more....the list is endless.

Yes...thats my DejaVu for you. But when it comes It follows...one after other !! I think all these years and many more to come I was and will be myself. No noo...PPL..common I m not a masochist. I m just ME.

Bless me lord.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Joie de Vivre !!

It is indeed strange how homo sapiens can find themselves exaltated by trivial happenings around them !! I being a simple person to the core, find myself mused and pleased by triflest of incidences that come along my way. Over these years, not so many though..lolz..I have learnt that "JOIE DE VIVRE" ...the joy of life lies in cherishing these cherubic subtle moments. Some find it a quotidian. And hence, according to me such people not only fail to distinguish minuscle moments but also fail to enjoy them.

What pleases me? Good question. Small things..yet many. To name a few..just had a nice telephone chat with my roommate. That made me happy. And look..here I am writing about it. It also brought a smile on my face. Look there...U can see that in the pic..lolz. So now u might think..that I am "On my mind and next on my mouth" kind of a girl. Yes. True indeed. I like to share happiness to be happy. See, if you circumspect what I am saying u will find that happiness is an currency, where the more u spend it and give it in a charity, the more you will own. Also, u donot have to worry about bankrupcy ..lolz. Also, charity begins at home. True..aint it. So first we should ourselves learn to be happy and make our world a better place. Cliche' but verily true.

Today, I had this meeting about my thesis proposal at about 7:30 am. I had to drag myself to the conference room to be able to initiate the process. On my way, I suddently enjoyed the breeze of fresh air, with greenery around me. I was infact enjoying my early day !! Hmm...although it made me sleep in the grad room ....lolz.

But then..did some nice stuff at home, which I was procrastinating for quite some time now. Gym and Yoga !!! Yeah. Everytime I make an entrance in the gym, ppl stare at me and give me a "Hey gurl....do u wanna disappear ??? " kinda look. Lolz....infact...rofl. Bcoz ppl who know me they know that I am pettite but a "Burn-da-damn-Calories" lover. I thoroughly enjoyed my tryst with gym today, and after a long time too. And, since I decided to go to gym regularly..if time permits, I added my calorie total today by relishing a sweet cake !!! .....lolz.

Played some kwl songs today, and found myself tapping my feet and dancing. Suddenly found brinda enjoying it too. Rare Sight..came out from my mouth and kavz nodded. It made Bri smile and me too. Went for a coffee with Kavita later on. Maza aya..:) We had taken two different frappuchinos...but realized that we were relishing each other's coffee =))

Coming back to my theme of today's blog - joie de vivre, it truely is, if u are out there to reach for it !!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Rejecting Pick Up Lines..Enjoy.

HE : I'm a photographer. I’ve been looking for a face like yours!
SHE : I'm a plastic surgeon. I’ve been looking for a face like yours!!!

HE : Hi! Didn't we go on a date once? Or was it twice?
SHE : Must've been once. I never make the same mistake twice!

HE : May I have the pleasure of this dance?
SHE : No, I’d like to have some pleasure too!!!

HE : How did you get to be so beautiful?
SHE : I must've been given your share!!!

HE : I'd go to the ends of the world for you!
SHE : Okay, but would you stay there?

HE : Will you come out with me this Saturday?
SHE : Sorry! I’m having a headache this weekend!!!

HE : Your face must turn a few heads!
SHE : And your face must turn a few stomachs!!!

HE : Go on, don't be shy. Ask me out!
SHE : Okay, get out!!!

HE : What would you say if I asked you to marry me?
SHE : Nothing. I can't talk and laugh at the same time!!!

HE : Can I have your name?
SHE : Why, don’t you already have one?

HE : Shall we go and see a film?
SHE: I've already seen it!!!

HE : Do you think it was fate which brought us together?
SHE: Nah, it was plain bad luck!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Yeh Dil Maange More !!

Seems like my fetish for movies about dances and competitions would never come to an end. Yesterday saw this nice movie "Dance with Me" starring Vanessa Williams and Chayanne. Watching the movie was like being on cloud nine. The cuban dancing style was so refreshing. The songs were total fun. The best part was the latin dance competion. Too Cool man !! Vanessa was mezmerizing with those Samba, Chaha, and Rumba dances. The hangover still continues..:d. And I can't stop singing that samba beats song "Black Machine is Jazz Machine". Even tried "copying" her..and ended up twisting the ankle...lolz..yeah but that has happened with me a lot. Thaz definitely not gonna stop me from learning and enjoyin.

Not only this movie, but there are other two movies that I drooll over. One is "Save the Last Dance". The hip hop style rocks. Wow..and again the hangover remains everytime I see it. And the other one is "The Way She Moves". I had seen this movie only once, about 5 years ago. But still the movie is afresh in my memories. Awesome. Cannot describe really, how much of charm such kinda movies have got....especially for me.

Yeah, people laugh at me when they know that: 1. I haven't seen a James Bond movie yet. 2. I haven't seen any of the Matrix movies yet. 3. I haven't seen any of the lord of the rings movie yet. Really believe me. And I don't care, because I don't like watching such larger than life movies....especially with only action. Nah...not my type. I prefer to be realistic and enjoy what I like.

Thats why may be I like movies..which are simple yet enjoyable. Dunno..cannot describe it. :) But would like watching Dance with Me once more !!!!

Saturday, April 09, 2005

A Lonely Place

Some of my recently penned lines.

A Lonely Place

A lonely place
My heart wishes to be
Mingling with Eternity
Amidst joys and sorrows I see.

A lonely place
My mind aspires to wander
Fathoming the depth of solitude
Ignoring crowds I surrender.

A lonely place
My eyes desire to gaze
Catching up the scaling horizons
To search for myself in emotinal haze.

A lonely place
My ears want to hear
Comprehending the sounds of silence
The emptiness in words I tear.

A lonely place
I unearthed within my soul
Abandoning this world with eyes closed
I reached out to achieve my ultimate goal.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Gudi Padwa

The time has come once again to wish all the maharashtrians a "Happy New Year". The way it is said in marathi is "Nava varshyacha hardik shubhechcha". Well, it does come every year, but then all of us care about the english calender new year. Never really bothered about celebrating this day but caring about the kinda of sweet delicacy I wanna eat. Had those fights with my lil bro as to what to eat. And as expected mom would yell "Atleast donot fight on this auspicious day". But who cared. Only the food mattered. Now being in US, I really wanna celebrate it and to the fullest. Wanna call my my family, relatives, and friends and scream out to them .."Happy New Year"...heheheh. Yea. thats a side effect of my sinus meds - call it Temporary Euphoria. Lolzz...jokes apart, I am really planning it to make tomorrow my day !!!! Amen !!

Addicted !!

Yesterday could be totally called a scrabble day...err Literati in Yahoo terms. I knew for sure I liked it but then who knew I would be hooked on to it..:D !! Played literati all day yesterday. With Puneet - twice and with mrugu - n times. Poor Mrugu, everytime he scores a move his yahoo hangs =)) and has to start over again. It was absolute fun. No words to describe why I still like word formation games :D. Mrugu chided me all the time saying "You have always been competing with me"...and we both started laughing. Yeah..the yahoo way..ROFL !!

Between those frolic games, once came along some tension. Emergency. Cold War. Ego retreat...gosh. Cannot describe it here. Otherwise I will be dead. Had to quit the game and neutralize the situation. Whoof....got it done. And relaxed. I understood what it feels like being sandwiched between the ego clashes of two kiddish elders. :(

Sunny dropped by and we had a good chat. Mrugu was still waiting for me to make take my turn in literrati...poor dude. lolz...he had to wait a long. After all, Once I start talking.......okie I wont end the sentence. You only decide :p.

Hail to the literatti !!

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Some Bumper Stickers...Kwl !!

1. Well, this day was a total waste of makeup.
2. Make yourself at home! Clean my kitchen.
3. A hard-on doesn't count as personal growth.
4. Don't bother me. I'm living happily ever after.
5. Do I look like a freakin' people person?
6. This isn't an office. It's Hell with fluorescent lighting.
7. I started out with nothing & still have most of it left.
8. I pretend to work. They pretend to pay me.
9. If I throw a stick, will you leave?
10. You! Off my planet!
11. I like cats, too. Let's exchange recipes.
12. Ambivalent? Well, yes and no.
13. Did the aliens forget to remove your anal probe?
14. Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.
15. Suburbia: where they tear out the trees & then name streets after them.
16. Do they ever shut up on your planet?
17. I'm just working here till a good fast-food job opens up.
18. Are those your eyeballs? I found them in my cleavage.
19. I'm not your type. I'm not inflatable.
20. I'm trying to imagine you with a personality.
21. A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door.
22. Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.
23. Don't worry. I forgot your name, too!
24. Adults are just kids who owe money.
25. You say I'm a bitch like it's a bad thing.
26. Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?
27. Too many freaks, not enough circuses.
28. Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done.
29. If I want to hear the pitter patter of little feet, I'll put shoes on my cat.
30. You look like shit. Is that the style now?
31. Earth is full. Go home.
32. Is it time for your medication or mine?
33. I plead contemporary insanity.
36. And which dwarf are you?
37. How do I set a laser printer to stun?
38. Meandering to a different drummer.
39. I'm not tense, just terribly, terribly alert.
40. I majored in liberal arts. Will that be for here or to go?
41. I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted paychecks.
42. Can't dance with you. I'm having labor pains.
43. Sorry. I don't date out of my species.

And this onez from Sucheta....I am selectively deaf and have partial amnesia!!!

Friday, April 01, 2005

Nostalgia Revisited :)

A coupla days back...me and Deepti, my roommate, decided to take a walk after our dinner. She asked me first and I readily excitedly agreed. We had literally stuffed ourselves with the delicious pancha-pakvaan type food. Yea..we donot hesitate to accept that we are foodie maniacs and love to experiment. We picked up our jackets and off we went down the apartment stairs to enjoy a brisk walk in the cool breeze. Such walks were very common for us a year ago when we used to stay in the university housing called Cambridge Oaks. Back then, me and guddi (Deepti) used to be regularly joined by mona (Monali) and manu (Manjiri), our ex-roommates. And believe me for us the walks were no less than an hour of enthusiam filled chitar chatter. If I ain't find none of them, then my friend bri (brinda) had to come...emphasize on Had to. And she readily agreed.

Coming back to my walk with guddi recently, we were very exalted and started taking a walk. Round and round the huge parking space we strode. The moon shone bright and the sky was spotless covered with clouds. I couldnt find the constellations that I always look at. The best being "Orion" the one in the shape of a warrior. Endless talks, endless steps....endless gazes at the moon. Wow..after so long. It had nearly been a month to be back to being a walkaholic. If there would have been "frequent-walker-miles", I bet no one cud have bet us...lolz.

As usual, we intiated our conversation with tit bits about the current happening around the world. About our thesis, where is it going or is it really at inertia? What to cook the next day, when to do the groceries, and so on. But then as expected from girls, no sooner we turned into Gossip mongers. Believe me the best time to gossip is during a walk in a coolbreeze. Slowy and slowy we became homesick and chatted about our family. The usual habits of dads and moms of the world and how younger bros pretend to be studs. lolz...u guessed it right. We were discussing about the similarity in our families. Taking about one similarity, me and deepti have a gujju connection. Its different though. She is a gujju born raised outside gujarat girl and I m a non gujju born raised in gujarat girl. Strange but unique.

Suddenly our babbling took a turn and we went into the sands of time to delve into our school days, the hostel life and much more during that era. Deepti took the charge of most our talk. She had spent most of her life in hostel. She went on lengths describing about the hardships of being a kid raised in the hostel life. Needless to mention that there also were those competitive challenges to oversome the attitudes of other kids. She went on and on. I was listening and enjoying and also incorporating some of my remembrances back from school. But as I heard deepti more and more, I realized that was it that I missed the hostel life or was I that lucky to be with my parents during my childhood? And that thought did remain in my empty floor for the whole night.

Nostalgia revisited. Even though we returned back to our apartment dead exhausted, the thought still kept ringing in my mind. We went to sleep. hmm..actuallly I pretended to sleep since I was still thinking about the same thing. I gazed back over those years and memories of all the fun and frolic became afresh. Times spent with my parents, bro, and friends..and so on. How lucky I was to have been blessed with those moments. And although very trifle, the memories brought a huge smile on my face and to remain in my heart for ever.