Thursday, June 26, 2008

PostHeaderIcon Table for 1 Please!! Duuuuuuuuuh

When I first came to Chennai, i was put up in a hostel that i hated. I had to get in there so that my dad cud leave in peace after having settled me in the "Big Bad City".Not that we were villagers but that's the phrase that parents often let fall when they have to let go their first born and a girl at that to the world of "work, job, employment...u choose the word)

So one of the first decisions I took as I stepped into the hostel was not to eat there. Common if the reception area is so dirty what would be the kitchen like? So that meant no breakfast in the morning, lunch at office with the crowd or if in field only if a colleague was around to give me company - after all how can a girl go into a restaurant alone and order food and more importantly eat alone. Dinner was 1 Egg Puff, 1 Bottle of Water and 1 Chocolate, packed from a nearby bakery - am one of the few South Indians who cant stand idlis, taken to the room where my doc roommate would already have left for her duties, and consumed. the exercise led to a loss of about 6 kg in 1 month - Now folks Disclaimer - This is not the new diet mantra!!

Anyways, 8 years down the line..i have changed. I live at home and pack lunch for my husband but since i still have the wandering job i don't like to carry lunch. I eat what I feel , when I feel. Now don't be nasty and ask my weight.

Today i am no longer embarrassed to go into a eatery- fast food or fine dining, whatever I so fancy at that moment and order what i wish. Fast Food outlets are OK, when they see the amount of food I order, the person at the counter thinks somebody is waiting for me at the table!! But when i go to a restaurant and ask for table for one...the reaction is Duuuuuhhhhhhhhh

Andy : Hi, I need a table

S/He : How many of you Ma'am?

Andy : It'll just be me!!

S/He : Oh, somebody will join you?

Andy : No, I said its just me , 1 person, that's me , that's all

S/He : (In Thoughts) Oh God, poor thing !! nobody to share her meal( or life...u get the drift?)

(In Words) Duuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhh (And all the other words that Moose has in his vocab)

Andy : ( To anybody who cares to listen) Hello, I just felt like having one of your cheesy lasagna and i cant go around finding people to eat with me right here right now just to show u that I am not alone in this world .

Anyways persistence is the key, now a particular cafe in a bookshop is my most favoured haunt. The girls and boys know me pretty well. They know my likes , dislikes and preferences and give me plenty of space and time to check out blogs, chat on net, write my journals or simply read a book

But when I tag a friend along they go Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuh!!

You just cant beat them, Can you?
Friday, June 20, 2008

PostHeaderIcon The Baptism

Like I said before, I have been lurking around the blog world for quite sometime. And one of the few things I have been thinking about was how to address my kid and my husband in my blogs. I love all the cute names that most of you moms have given the fruit/s of your womb and I wanted to find a nice special one for mine as well.

I found one and it came about this way. One fine day just as the sun was rising, little beam of sunlight tried to creep into our room through the curtains. My then 1 year old baby saw it. She decided it was something very precious, so she tried to catch hold of that and give it to me. Of course, I accepted her gift and said "thank you Sunshine!!" And I thought what a pretty name for my pretty girl.

Of course thoughts are not like blogs, they don't stop with commas and full stops. So my mind ran on to the lyrics of a song heard sometime ago which ran something like "Good morning Sunshine...your my only light". I wasn't sure of the lyrics so I googled and found the lyrics. Well liberally read, I thot song can be dedicated to my Sunshine. So for those who are interested here are a few lines from the song:

Good morning sunshine,you are my only light,
lying with me by my side,you keep me warm all day.
Just stay with me.

Good morning sunshine,be with me all day,
Just don't let the rain pass you by,
when it's cloudy or windy and the snowflakes arrive,
you somehow just make me,make me feel I'm alive.

Hold it right there,let me take a minute of your time,
to explain how I feel through these rhymes.
I do the best I can, and believe me if I could

I'll build you a paradise with these two hands.

The top of your skin, makes my body go numb,

I'm thinking to myself, if my dream come true,

or is it 'cause you never give me a chance to tell you how I feel,
the moments we had were too precious to kill.
When it is cloudy or windy,please turn your face at me

Disclaimer : This is no the entire song, I have just put in lines I loved

Naming the other important part of my life or rather the other half of me was a more challenging assignment. After going through a rigorous process of finding , shortlisting, rejecting and the works I have decided on "Don" - reason being , the first tme I asked him if he had a pet name, he said Don, it seems thats what his mates used to call him.So Don it is!!

So Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting to you the family that resides in this part of the blog sphere :
Don, Andy & Sunshine!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

PostHeaderIcon Cheers to New Beginning

And thus I join the Blog World. Accepted , I have been lurking around the blog world for about 3 years now but today is the day I decided to join the bandwagon. Well it remains to see how long I will be active , active not in the sense of reading blogs but to contributing ...for I am the kind who jumps into new things, follow it with a passion but alas the life span could be very very short. But being the eternal optimist that I am, I will hope for a good, long here is to new beginnings, new avenues, renewed acquaintances and new friends..........Cheers!!