Friday, September 11, 2009

Hallo blog

Dear blog,

I’m sorry I have neglected you completely for the last two months. It’s not that I don’t care about you anymore. I do! Truly, I do.

The reason for creating you was to keep a record of my life – the places I go to, the people I meet, the things I do, the experiences I have, and so on. So when I’m 50 and I have ungrateful bloody children, who dismiss me as a whiny, prudish old bore, I can come to this space and relive my twenties and think of what an awesome life I had, how much fun I was and what my life was like before the ungrateful bloody children took it over. Of course, I could also simply not have children at all, and spare myself all the insecurity.

So that’s the reason you were created - to keep track of my life. Unfortunately, I’m usually so busy living the life that I don’t have the time to keep a written record of it. I’m not gloating, really I’m not! Now coming back to the point, I’ve just been too busy most of the time to write. And when I find the time to write, my mind goes blank. Like a clean slate. Which explains why I haven’t visited you in the last two months. But now stop sulking, and listen to all the things I’ve been upto in the last two months:

Went on a weekend trip to Hampi and fell in love the place. Seriously, why didn’t I take up history in my undergraduate course and become and archeologist? I could spend days and days looking around ruins, and not get bored. Anyway, the weather in Hampi was perfect, cool and breezy, the sun was barely there but it didn’t rain either. And since it was monsoon season, there were barely any tourists and everything was quite cheap. It was a perfect break.

Samee and I went to Eastern Europe for a 9 day trip. We flew to Budapest, spend two days in Budapest, then spent a day in the Tatras mountains in Slovakia, then went on to Prague for two days. We returned to Budapest from Prague, spent another day in Budapest, and the next day in Szentendre and Visegrad. It was a great trip, and we had a very exciting time. We also fought and sulked, and were very tired by the end of it, but it was an awesome trip.

I got engaged. Yes! I wasn’t too excited about it in the beginning, with ‘ohmigod, my single days are over’ being the prevailing sentiment, but then I slowly got into the groove of things, so I did enjoy myself. Actually, all the attention, the compliments and the flattery, generally being treated like a queen, having people buy you expensive gifts – what’s not to like? Bring on the wedding I say! But I now wear my engagement ring on the right hand because – (1) I’m used to wearing a ring on my right hand so I just removed the old one and replaced it with the new one (2) Since most people wear their wedding/engagement rings on their left hand, wearing it on my right hand means people wont just have to look at my hand to figure out my marital status. :p

I’ve also been partying like there’s no tomorrow. I’ve been watching lots of movies. And I have unfortunately discovered television.

So that, dear blog, is what I have been upto in the last two months! It’s been a busy couple of months, what with all the travelling, and missing flights in between and shopping for the engagement, and partying on Saturday nights, and recovering from Saturday nights on Sundays.


Manoj P.V. said...

nice writing. It was very pleasant to read.

Praveen Kandanala said...

Why dont you post some of your plays/stories from the your writing classes

Ramya said...

@Manoj: Thank you! :-) And welcome to this space!

@Praveen: I'm just too lazy ya, whattodo!

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