May 27, 2009

tag-of-the-month

was tagged a long time back by pixie to list down 9 of my most vivid and special memories... i'm doing only the special part today... the ones i r'ber vividly are too random to put down as memories. the mushy nature is due to being alone at home... it tends to make me all senty and nostalgic!  
so, in no particular order... these are my tag-of-the-month moments: 

- walking down marine drive while it drizzled. u haven't lived if you haven't done this. it's just SO special. 
- reaching home from school to an excited dog who'd ALWAYS be happy to see me. no matter what my day had been like.  
- suruchi's house. all the evngs spent there... chatting, bitching, cribbing, whining... mostly, bitching... there was a comfort in knowing she was 10 mins away. and i really really miss that.  
- going off on drives on sundays with the family. EVERY sunday. all four of us. not knowing that this won't last forever. and soon we'd have to make plans just so 4 of us could be under the same roof together. sigh. 
- the 4 days i spent at minal's in 2004, when i was SO unsure of where i was headed in life. 
- galadriel visiting me on my bday last year. she was the first blog-pal i was to meet... and i was quite unsure how i'd live up to my virtual image. i am still amazed by how comfortable we all were with each other! 
- dad calling and telling me that i'd got through to mica. i made him read it out to me. i was afraid he mis-read NOT accepted, as accepted!
- feeling intimidated by the brightness of people who worked with me at c2w. not knowing whether i deserved to be there... with them... in the same room. *this was way back when i wasn't as smart-assed abt myself!*
- saying goodbye to dewey at the bus-stop. she was leaving for india the next day... and i'd be gone from london by the time she got back. *i'm not good with good-byes*
- landing for the first time in the US. and thinking that vin wouldn't be there to pick me up coz he'd acquired cold feet and wanted to back-out! yeah, i REALLY thought he wouldn't turn up and i'd have to figure out a way to go back. i was more relieved than happy to see him there. 

i realized i've already crossed the limit of nine. but i don't think memories is something that can be limited by quantities. which, again, is the reason i blog. to r'ber things... such that i don't need to limit them. and there's a dozen more i'd like to add here... but then again, some are much too private and much too special to be shared. so, for blog & tag purposes... this should do for now! 
see y'all soon. 

17 comments:

Ersa said...

you really thought he would back out? lol...

nice list, btw...

Pixie said...

Aww...
Lovely, senti, list...

Loved reading your list :)

plush said...

:)...all well raysh?

plush said...

:)..all well raysh?

PURN!MA said...

why am i never the first one to comment? :'(

Blogs are for this, gurl! A reader may not always get the depth of one's memories, but they print a vivid picture of all the good times u've had. :)

Preethi said...

haha quite a list... senti senti.. ;)

Pavi!!!! said...

Aww....n omg ONLY 9 memories...its insane ..the person who decided the num 9 !!

rayshma said...

preethi: hehee.. yeah... i was going thru some old pics... :)

purnima: yeah, i agree. also, so that one day when u're sitting by urself... and reading these posts.. it all just comes back to u! :)
u're rarely first coz i post by US timings, no?!

plush: oye! u're still around!!! yes, all's well... how've u been gurl?

pix: thx... :)

ersa: hehe.. yeah! i really really believed that i'd land up here and not know what to do! :D

Gigi said...

nice blog.

Galadriel said...

awww.. i am senti today too.. missing you tons! when you planning your visit eh?!

lostonthestreet said...

Nice tag..I might take up this tag!!

DewdropDream said...

You seem to have some sort of syndrome Catty. You thought I'd ditch you at the airport as well. Now did either Vin or I do that? :D

Wait, that makes the 'Vin and I are related' line of thought stronger by one more point.. haha!

I find it hard to believe that it's been five months since I last saw you. I'm reminded every single day though of just how big a hole there is in London where you used to be. No more impromptu lunches, phone calls, dropping by with cheesecake... sigh :(

rayshma said...

dewey: that is SO not the same thing!!!!
YOU reached an hour and half LATE. and your phone was switched off! obviously, i would get paranoid!
rest - i'll talk to u online! :D

lots: oh nice.. look fwd to reading it soon! :)

G: u get back... then i'll visit u! :)

pavi: hai na? i mean, for someone who blogs.. 9 is hardly anything :D

gigi: thx! :)

DewdropDream said...

You KNOW why I was late!!! And you know why my phone was off too! Okay it's not the same thing...

Didn;t you say you had something to tell me? I'm asking you now... you'd have better not forgotten it now :P

rayshma said...

JUST after i tell u i've forgotten, u rush here and post, don't u?!
evil child! :D

Keshi said...

A beautiful walk down the memory lane Raysh!

Keshi.

rayshma said...

thx, keshi! :)