Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Of needles, seat-belts, piercings and everything in between

Human beings are something else, really. Sometimes I think of science as this big throw-and-catch game between man and the universe, and sometimes, man versus man, himself. It's almost humbling to watch how Man constantly brings about innovation in his own life. Everytime there's a new problem, Man goes about finding a way to solve it. Take diseases, for instance. When I was growing up, chickenpox didn't really have a vaccine..those were the days when parents would send their kids to play with kids who had already contracted the disease, just so they could be done with it when they were still young. Now, there's a vaccine. There's also a debate on how effective it is, but neverthless, someone's tried to prevent it.
Ditto for inventions that Man...well, invents. Man makes cars that can crash- so he invents seatbelts. Man makes boats that can sink- so he makes life jackets. (that could've worked the other way around, I suppose.) Man makes guns that can kill- so he makes bulletproof material.
All in all, Man is pretty darn awesome.

If you're wondering why all the sudden hoopla on Man, well, I had to get a tetanus shot today. Ouch! Fortunately, it's been a while since I've been subject to the horror of injections, and boy, do I hate them. Just the sight of the big pointy shiny needle gives me the heebie-jeebies. I've actually graduated from my teen years with minimal hospital experience- no fractures, no intravenous ANYTHING, no hospitalization, in fact. Nice, clean record.
Which is probably why I'm even more of a chicken-head when it comes to these things.

Anyway, I guess the nice lady at the clinic saw the paranoia written on my face, because she offered to give me the injection close to my Butt. At first, I was confused. Wasn't that for teeny-tiny little babies? I'm no baby! I came here all fearless and independent and with the whole woman-of-the-world who isn't afraid of a needle exterior! Fake or real, I came with it!

But good sense prevailed, and I let her do her job. I must say, she was smart, because supposedly, for people with a Zero tolerance for pain, the injection on the arm is a real pain. Sure, my side hurts, but I am so relieved that it's over.

Moving on to BIGGER and BETTER news..a friend of mine got her belly-button pierced! Hence the extra needle-mania. It looks stunning, scorching hot. It's a little freaky, the piercing process, but she handled it well..I think I would've been gagging or fainting or god knows what else. It looks really, REALLY good, and I think with tiny clothes or with a sari, it definitely adds to the gorgeous factor. I would kill for an eyebrow piercing, but If I can't even handle a regular tetanus shot with pure panache, there isn't much hope left for me, is there?!

Also, wear a seatbelt. I really wish I could elaborate, but I don't think I'm ready to, yet. Or that I should, yet. All I can say, is that a seat-belt saved my life, and I don't even want to think of anybody NOT wearing one. Besides, I think people look quite cool with it know, all buckled up and ready to hit the road. I don't mean to sound like a cop, but, again, NEVER FORGET YOUR SEATBELT!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A lot like love

I used to love them. Those love songs
Back when I was still there, a place so wrong
and I didn't know better. Words, spun around
into synonyms, the same way, the same sound.
and I used to wonder, how people make
these songs that had the same lyrics. Lyrics, fake.

"They draw the chicks out at at concerts", he said.
Friends put perspective in my head
and I listened, learnt, wrote my very own
and I'm reading them now. Now, I've grown.

Suddenly, everything isn't black and white
and love isn't the brightness. The beauty, the light.
Heck, I don't even know what love is
and if I'll need it someday, or give it a miss.

I believe you love people you grow up with for a while
because they walk with you, for miles.
and because we get attached, and used to them, and we're wired
to hate change, hate new, and adjusting makes us tired.
love at first sight is superstition. The ultimate myth.
I know I detest that myth, every bit.

But there are people. And people. who stay.
people. who can't go away.
people I need. People that watch me grow.
But don't ask me what love is, because I don't think I know.

Maybe someday I'll be with someone. like what others do.
Maybe someday I'll change how I feel about you
And even if I never say it, or believe it
We'll be in it, I suppose....A lot like love.

I fly like paper, get high like planes

and this is my 100th post.

It has really been a remarkable day for me, dah-lings. So many simply amazing things happened today. And then I came back and discovered that this would be my 100th post. Life has a funny way of making small, minuscule things just..fall into place. I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't smiling right now.

Let's start right at the beginning..There's Ping! and there's Perplexed, and they blog, and I read, and I've been reading, and at several points I remember thinking, "Man! We should meet up!".

It happened.

It was nothing like I expected it to be like, but that doesn't take away from the fact that it was awesome. You see, I totally dig meeting new people, and I'd love to have a job someday that involved JUST that, but I'm back to digressing, so the point is that I was really looking forward to this. I told Mom, who didn't believe that I was going to be meeting two GIRL bloggers. I know, right? You just have to read their blogs to believe that they are girls, Mom!

So we initially planned to meet at Barista, then switched to Java city because it was too hot to sit outdoors and Java city has the A.C. I wouldn't know how hot it was, because I was usual. Punnu thinks it's a disease that I will never recover from. Ah, what do you know...Punnu is right.

My first glimpse of them (ugh this sounds like some cheesy love story) was of two very tired people dying for some cool air. Perplexed looked nothing like her display picture (which, as I grew to understand, is a very smart thing to do.) It went really well, actually. She was friendly (and god knows I love friendly folk) and obviously smart, and really sweet. She also doesn't scare easy, given that she didn't pick up her (nice pink) heels (or flats) and run once we started truly being ourselves. Thanks for that, Perplexed!

I know ping from before, and I think I should do some marketing for her, too. So here goes...she is..wait for it...awesome.
(I think that's all she needs. She's happy now.)

Isn't it amazing, how I met a (almost) complete stranger (via blogging) on the day I write my Hundredth Blog post? We ate some pizza, had coffee (and even got a free pizza) and played some guitar hero, and finally, caught up with ADT and watched Little Zizou, which, by the way, I totally recommend for de-stressing. Nice, cute movie. I would put up a movie review, but that's more perplexed's thing, so I'm going to leave that to her.

(Perplexed, after all this, you'd better do some marketing for me, too. Otherwise I shall be oh-so-tempted to take off this post and I don't want to!)

So..a fun day! I've met people after I've read their writing before, and I've got to tell you..they almost never match with what you think they will be like. It's an amazing thing, meeting the person behind all those words and sentences. Some people say that meeting the writer really takes away from the hidden personality essence of the writing, but I think it only adds to it. I think of people as having two personalities..a writing one, and a speaking one. And sometimes they merge, sometimes they diverge. Either way, it's a neat way to know a person better.

It also turns out that we knew someone she's a small world after all, people! So, so small, that you cannot believe it. The world will show you just how small, sometime.

Oh, and..the movie had some stuff about blogging in it. I'm bordering on superstitious, but I love how everything came together today, making for yet another amazing sunday after Aero India 09. Oh, and the sunday of my trip to ThePlace. Every day on that trip was amazing. But oh, about the trip, I can go on and on and on.

But, ladies and gentlemen and creatures of all ages, that's reserved for another post, post the 100th post, sometime.

Until then, Good night! And meet someone new. I highly recommend it.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Its time to go...


Happy birthday, Ping!
Happy birthday, Twinny!
Happy birthday, kee!
Happy birthday, sur!
Happy birthday, Pu!

Man, there are a lot of birthdays in march! More coming up, too!

March is also the month of!
..rain, suddenly, in bangalore!
..meeting new people!

March looks awesome:)

P.S Perplexed, sorry about the confusion. Attributed to major lack of sleep!

Because I simply MUST say something

Hello, darlings! It's been a while, hasn't it? For certain reasons, I don't want to blog about my holiday, but I'm dying to. I'm aching inside. I had the perfect holiday, and I want to write about it. But I can't. Not fully, anyway.

So I'll write in code.

So me, sut, key, sound, pU, vI, B, JJ, and as went to the place. Oh, how I would love to tell you what the place is, but you must, and hopefully will discover it for yourself. All I can say is that it trumps goa in terms of "laidback holiday". Trumps, and trumps real well.

So..We'd the perfect holiday. Beaches beaches and more beaches, swimming, j's, treks, walks, talks, and F.O.O.D and beach shacks and everything else. It was exactly what I wanted, way better than expected, and I hate being back.
It's going to take me a while to get used to being back, I think.

Things I learnt on the trip (and because lists are always lists)

.....................ALWAYS wear a seatbelt.

.....................ALWAYS monitor your state of mind.

.....................ALWAYS wear sunscreen.

.....................ALWAYS make a trip longer.
That way, you won't have to leave so goddamn early!

.....................ALWAYS lie as little as possible.

.....................ALWAYS be willing to try things. (whee!)

.....................DON'T ALWAYS be friendly and make new friends.
(Sutta, this one made you happy. no?)

.....................ALWAYS trust your instincts.

.....................ALWAYS go nuts!!

Trips with friends are always great because, you can do absolutely nothing and still have a great time, and you can also do a MILLION things and still not get tired. You see newer, madder, cuter sides to people.

I loved the laidback lifestyle. I don't know how I'll come back to reality, but my project sure is making sure I come back real soon!

Next trip, coming up..UDAIPUR!!! End of the month!

I can hardly wait.

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