Mar 31, 2009

at ease...

:: lying around in bed... too lazy to wake up... too awake to go back to sleep...
planning an unplanned day... waking up once u decide to 'take it as it comes'...
:: randomly bickering abt mucking up the kitchen over the dinner he made last evng... not really caring abt it tho...
:: morning session of nat geo/discovery/animal planet... discussing if you should relocate to africa...deciding against it.
:: lazy languid afternoons... on the couch.. surfing channels... watching arbit movies that interested u once-upon-a-time...
:: beautiful day outside... mild sunshine... pleasant breeze... the joy that spring brings with it...
:: a nice drive around the countryside... conversation bringing as much pleasure as the silence...
:: meeting friends for dinner... the laughter that stays with you... makes you apppreciate what you have rather than dwell on what you don't...
:: a walk in the evng breeze... over lit path-ways which will soon be insect-infested... over unlit paths which make it all the better...
:: watching movies till late... without so much as a glance at the watch....
no haste.. no hurry... no worry...
just togetherness.
been a while... will be a while again... till there comes a day that'll be so peaceful... so relaxed...

the little things, that make happy memories. completely unexpected... unplanned... simple... beautiful.

Mar 20, 2009

just a thought...

they say that it takes adversity to bring out the best in a couple. that if a couple stays together... stands by each other through difficult times... then they will stay together no matter what.

i wonder how a couple would know that they've been through enough? it's one thing to say "i know we will be happily together, forever" and it's another to really really understand and mean it.

and once they know... do the tough times stop? or is it like the GRE... if you manage to survive through the tough times... going forward.. they only get tougher?

edited to add:
'forever', for the purview of this post, refers to "till death do us part".

Mar 18, 2009

remember the time...?

sometimes, i think a bad memory is a wonderful thing to have. when u can't rber where u were ten/fifteen years ago... with whom or what you were doing/saying... i think it would be wonderful to be like that.
me? i vividly r'ber every random detail of my life. i have to think, of course... and it sometimes just comes to me.. without a reason.
for instance:
i r'ber the license plate of the fiat we had when i was 5.

i r'ber the license plate of the school bus which i used to take to school. and the driver's name.

i r'ber getting home my first kitten... i must have been around 5 or 6... we got her from one of dad's friend... i r'ber their house in detail though i've never been there again.

i r'ber that a friend of mine from school borrowed this really cute skirt i had - and she didn't return it. the wierd thing is, i didn't r'ber this back then... when i should have asked her. i r'bered it this morning... while making bfast. and i rummaged through my belongings to see if i still had it. then i called mom and asked her if it was home. she didn't r'ber what i was talking abt.. so i had to explain, in detail! *yeah, i'm quite irritating that way when i want something!*
and now that it's not there.. i rber that she'd borrowed it... and that was the last i've seen of it. sigh.

i r'ber what i wore on my bday when i was 8.

i r'ber refusing to eat rice with my hands when i was 9... we'd gone to a rel's place and they hadn't given me a spoon or a fork.. and i asked them for one. i was told "rice should be eaten with your fingers only" and i said "i don't think i want to eat rice then".

i r'ber names of girls from school... some of whom i've never spoken to.

i r'ber this guy i knew - via some friends - going through a really bad time after his girlfriend dumped him. and i don't think i've ever spoken to him.

i r'ber C teaching me how to apply eye-liner when we were back-stage at a college do. actually, i owe all my make-up tips to her. and to think we went to the same school and hardly spoke to each other there!

i r'ber bdays of ppl i have hardly known. really. i still r'ber one of my friends ex-boyfriends bdate. i'm sure even she must have forgotten it by now!

i r'ber the number of the first credit card i had. this was abt 8 years ago... and i have no reason to r'ber it. funnily, i don't rber vin's CC number!

i r'ber when vibha and i were first introduced, after my interview at c2w - she was planning the office party, and i was the new recruit - her first line to me was "hi!!! so, what do u drink? beer, vodka, whiskey?" while i stared at her and contemplated my decision. from then, to now... i've sure come a long way!

i r'ber losing my wallet and having to take the auto to a friend's place so he could pay it off. then i borrowed money from him till i could get my new debit card! it took 2 weeks, for them, to give it to me. and yes, i paid him back.

i r'ber suruchi saying to me - after a couple days of us having been introduced - "thank god u're normal!"

i r'ber the first time vin and i mailed each other. i don't rber any of the mails after that.

obviously, memory retention doesn't seem to be selective here. so i r'ber all the good, not-so-good and the bad things. about random things and ppl who hardly affected my life even then. and i can't help but think that i'm forgetting some important things. important to me, maybe. bcoz there can be only limited space, right? only so many sections for memories? and mine are crammed with irrelevant details. no wonder i forget SO much that i should remember! it's not coz i'm getting older. it's coz i'm out of space!

Mar 17, 2009

back 2 blog

what have i done taking this wonderful, supposed-to-be-long-but-short sabbatical?!
if you think i tried to find answers to existential questions... or planned out my life for the next 5 years... read a lot... traveled... then all i have to say is "you don't really know me, do u?"
so what HAVE i done?
:: i left longer-than-post comments... then left comments exclaiming how sorry i was for the long comment... then replied to the reply to my comment! all this on ONE blog!
:: i harassed ppl drowning with work to chat with me/mail me.
:: i took to FB like i never have...i did tags on FB! and tagged ppl who'd specifically asked to not be tagged!
:: i did not/still do not login to gtalk as often. and didn't miss it so much.
:: when i did login.. i caught up friends i hadn't caught up with in a while. making it that much more worth my while.
:: i ate. a lot. so much that i almost began feeling guilty for world hunger.
:: i OD'ed on television. and now can survive in rainforests, snow, live in a tent after building it, survive a grizzly attack yada yada yada...ALL theoretically, of course. i watched a LOT of what i'd call B-grade english flicks... and loved them! also caught up on x-men and potter.. back to back, that too!
:: bought a pedometer and put it to good use. for a while, at least!
:: of course, i troubled vin - who, incidentally, is extremely occupied. but that's like part of daily schedule. and we can't miss that, can we?!

so what's new? apart from the template... *feel free to comment on it too*
:: one tag a month. that rule will stay. i shall pick tags - if i get tagged - and do the one that kicks me most! if i don't get tagged, i may flick one, if i feel like. but that's upto me.
:: no daily posts unless it's rather interesting. to me, of course!
but yes, i will try to write regularly.
:: no anon comments will be published - unless i KNOW who anon is! ;) good, bad, anything. comments will be published at my discretion.
:: if you leave a comment and don't want it published, pls state so. i shall not publish it.

and of course, all rules here are subject to change. coz i change my mind pretty often. so a lot of things may be self contradictory. don't think u're very smart *yes - YOU* if you notice discrepancies in what i wrote 2 years ago and now. i've changed since. like i should have!
also, as i've mentioned sometime ago... take everything with a pinch *or a spoon* of salt. i don't take life too seriously... this blog is no exception!
and now.. back to blogging! soon.