Nothing elates more than having your long lost friends commenting on the traits you displayed as a teenager in school. At the risk of sounding arrogant (or stupid, depends on your perspective about me), I myself, was laughing out loud at my last post. I know I surprised my regular readers and commentators. And Shweta and Megha surprised me with their comments. They took me back to those days when I was having fun with them in the school corridors. So Shweta and Megha, thank you guys for dropping by!
Happy to see India winning the 4th ODI against SL. That’s the way, Mahi ve! Now I did not really see the match. I can’t, being where I am, you see. There are however, some tell tale signs when it’s game on! For example, cricinfo opens more often than even Orkut on my computer. And no one is interested in talking to me when I call my folks because they are glued to their TV sets. “Haan beta, achcha laga tumse baat karke. Take care” is what I hear when I expected to hear “Hello! Haan beta! Kya haal hain? Bade dinon baad phone kiya!”. When I was in Pune, we would coincide our snack time/lunch time with the slog overs to be able to catch the action live! I was very small when Kapil paaji brought home the World Cup way back in ’84 (yes I was already born then, unlike the 15-20 year-olds of today!!). No one but Megha had the sensibility to question my memory! Guys it was 83 not 84!!! But the joy of winning the T20 WC was nothing less! You love it, you hate it at times, but with all due respects to other sports, Cricket rocks! Go India go!
I am back to searching someone to share my apartment with. I have stayed away from home for almost 9 years now and I can safely tell you that it is one of the most boring and draining activity to indulge in. I have had some great experiences with my apartment mates so far. Good and bad, but great always. They all had something to teach. But then life moves on and it is time to look for someone new. And I can also tell you that finding a room mate is even more difficult than finding your soul-mate because you have to maintain a certain distance with your apartment mate which hopefully, you won’t have to with your life partner. Infact, one major advantage of marriage is that your search for an apartment mate ends for ever! Mom, are you reading this? So yes, it is time for me to again be in the lookout.
This automatically implies that it is going to be another lone Valentine’s Day for me. Now, yahan US mein, you don’t have to worry about the bans on the V-Day from Bajrang Dalis, Shiv Sainiks and the recent addition to the outfit that has the contract of saving Indian culture, Shri Ram Sene. But kya fayada. Sigh! I hope, as I hope every year, there will not be any red colored, heart shaped balloons flying across my way. Hopefully in 2010. I am still an optimist.
There are a lot of things which I have been procrastinating a lot. It is time to finish those things and get a few of them on track. No, don’t worry it is nothing special. We all do that, very often with our lives. Half of the guilt in this world can be eliminated if people started doing what they really want to do, now. The other half will be eliminated if people stopped doing things they are doing at the moment. Deep down they have no intention of doing them. Either case, there always comes guilt later. Therefore, I am struggling hard to do nothing. J
And finally, the joy in life, many times, comes in small packages. Small surprises, random acts of kindness, an unexpected phone call etc. Are you creating joy somewhere? Be my guest!