Saturday, May 24, 2008


It was a lovely saturday evening and I was on my way back from work!! It was a bloody hectic day (read I was running around continuously for some dirty work) and boy!!! Was i glad to head back home ASAP!! Sitting inside the stuffy maruti omni, my so called chauffer driven car from City Taxi,...i was contemplating whether to listen to FM or doze off,.. i decided on the latter totally disheartened at the voice of the singer crooning a kannada song at the top of his lungs! thanks to the totally bumpy ride and the numerous traffic jams, my sleep was down the drain as well.
But It was too good a weather to ignore. I imagined taking my new bike out and going for a quick ride around the colony before it started pouring. The weather was beautiful because there was everything but the rain on a perfect rainy day. Dark clouds, strong wind blowing, the air damp and cold,.. ofcourse all indications of the impending rain. Before i could complete my bike ride in my head, it began to pour !,..Bloody hell, the traffic was gettin worse. But i must say my "chauffer" managed to maneuver his way through the infamous Bangalore traffic. Poor chap!! It really sucks to be a Driver in Bangalore, traffic jams that irk you so much that you just wanna scream and pray all the vehicles disappear,.. forever!
I reached my PG after much struggle on the road and I was delighted at the mere thought of the next day being a sunday. I had everything planned for the sunday : Amitav Ghosh (atleast 50 pages), shopping with my sister, a new haircut, sleep, sleep and yeah of course ride the bike for a few hours! (ahem, had just bought a new bike you see..:),..
ah.... there my plan for an entire day was set!! now only had to execute it, top it all, my roommates were all home and we got around to our usual round table conference with chips and juice. wow!! My saturday was just about to start! :)
My blogs are beginning to get too random i wonder,.. hmmm,.. ah well what the heck!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The first twenty minutes....!

I must say that there is no better feeling than being back home, after a realllly long time. I for one truly believe that i deserve this much awaited break! Cliched as it sounds, Home will always be sweet home!!

As soon as my auto gets onto the much travelled valanjabalam road, i feel so good seeing the same bus stop, the same flower shop, not to mention the same STD booth!!

Mom greets me with a tight hug and her usual reassuring pat on my back.I scan the room for my sister and then realize that its too early for her to be up for the day. Dad's call comes just when i am about to ask about him. As usual he is quite upset that he couldnt be home with us, makes his usual queries about my journey and my health and makes some other "daddy like comments" lol,.. my dad is definitely the best!! :)

I am not so happy to see my sister's dazed cat taking a nap near the sofa! Nevertheless, I jump over it to the bedroom to dump my luggage and freshen up.

mom brings me my favourite breakfast, the nadan "puttu and kadala", my soul food. My sister decides to grace the ocassion with her presence. After i give her a tight hug, i notice the stupid cat again, standing next to her, rubbing itslef against her legs.. purring!

I make a face but all is forgotten while having the most delicious breakfast. Mom enquires about my plans for the day. I assure her that time time it will not be a name sake trip and that i intend to spend the maximum time indoor, and not gallavanting!

The phone rings and mom rushes to pick it up,... I begin with my routine of pulling my sisters leg and to my disappointment the routine doesnt last too long, thanks to the whiny cat who has managed to get her attention! hmphhh,...

I lie down on the sofa, leafing through the Newspaper, oh Bandh!!?.. My mind begins to wander and I see my office desk,... Pah!! I refuse to think about work. I think i should either take a nap, Ah! pure bliss.. or maybe i should.... damn you wretched cat.. Move outta my way loser!