I drove my car

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I drove my car… Yoohoo!!!

Just got back from a late night drive with Rohan and his wife Neha.
Driving is tiring with the instructor. He does not let me go beyond a speed of 20 kmph… advises me at every move… and observes every action. It seems like a chore.
I wasn’t confident about taking my own car on the road. I requested Rohan to accompany me and he readily agreed. After dinner, we set out. I did not hit anyone or anything. Everyone is alive and safe. Kudos to me!!!

It felt nice to feel the cool wind in my hair… we stopped for ice cream while Neha and Rohan bickered like the newly married couple that they are… it was kinda cute and I was not jealous.

Finally… there is a purpose and aim in my life.


Not looking forward to weekend

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It has been a frustrating day. Apart from work woes I missed my driving classes (more on this later)… and to relieve my stress I went for some retail therapy. I went to Big Bazaar to buy a body scrub but could not find it and ended blowing money on crap I am never going to eat. Atleast they accept Sodexho meal vouchers (my company has started giving us Sodexho meal vouchers as part of our salary… I have to search for places to use them). Sigh!!!

I am not even thinking about this weekend in Rajkot. I will be so bored I might end up working.

Some good things I want to talk about:

  • On my B’day Tangy posted the below poem on the FB Wall:

It’s a perfect multiplation,
Feel the vibe, enjoy the fascination,

It’s a perfect situation,
This poem might seem to have have an ugly word combination,

Once again this is your Day,
Enjoy it in entirety in your unique way,

Wishing happy birthday to you,
And may all your dreams come true,

Get high tonight, even if it is on Red Bull
Happy happy birthday again to you Bulbul

It reminded me of my B’day 2 years back in B’glore. I had worked all day in the heat, fell ill and went to bed early. I didn’t even have the energy to answer the phone. The day I was supposed to leave for Chennai Tangy met up with me in CCD on Brigade road. He gifted me a pair of wooden bangles (I still have them) and I was touched. It was the only B’day gift I received that year.
Thanks Tangy… again.

  • Appu called sometime back to tell me that Sakshi and Siddarth won Splitsville and it is good I didn’t ask Joanna at the airport about the winners. She would have murdered me.
  • KC has decided to stay home and play Scrabble with me all night instead of meeting his friends. Sweet!!!

Now for the driving classes… I bought a car last month. I have been planning to buy one for a year now… come to think of it, if I would have purchased it last year the car loan would have been paid off by now. I learned to drive 2 years back (I remember writing about it on my blog and Gunj’s comments… and Nick letting me drive his car in A’bad). Since then I have not touched a car. But last week I wanted to take KC, his bro and bro’s friend for a drive. The other two were unaware about the lack of my driving skills and KC was holding on to his life. I could not drive it well and the car stopped in the middle of a busy road. That was the end of the drive. KC nagged me into learning to drive all over again. I spent half hour making “8” on the ground in the car. Today I practised using the clutch and accelerator such that the car doesn’t stop on a stimulator… and my car will come to Rajkot on Monday.

Yippie!!! I just need to find a driver by then.

I am watching Lipstick Jungle on Starworld… I have read the book… hope the series is good.


Met Nick today

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Met Nick today… he was a regular in my posts in the previous blog. We met after 2 years and it was unbelievable… life has changed so much since then.
Then we didn’t imagine we would be here…

Me (to Nick): If only 2-3 yrs back we would have known this is how life would turn out… we would have been happy about it.


TGIF

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I have been waiting for Sat… don’t ask ‘Why’.. (It is not our job to ask ‘Why’, it is our job to do and die). Yoohoo!!! I like Sat and Sunday. I hate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

A lot of people have commented that they prefer my earlier blog. This one is “different”. I agree with them… I prefer the earlier one too. But it is not about the blog… it is about me. I have changed.. for better or for worse. The change is obvious even on chat. Don’t ask me to pin point it… I am still wild, impulsive, restless, bad tempered… and yet something has changed. Maybe I think lesser… maybe I have sobered up… maybe I am not insecure anymore. I don’t know.

What makes memories? Is it the past or is it the people in the past? I was thinking about friends I have… those on my speed dial… those I turn to for fun, comfort, help. Some are my best friends… some I speak to almost daily… some I speak to regularly… some I keep in touch with… some I contact only for help… I don’t know why they mean what they mean to me. For some reason all my friends are from school or B-school or colleagues and none from engg college. Its like 4 yrs of my life have been wiped out. Many times people exclaim; “It is difficult to find friends now… it is never like in school or college”. I disagree… I have made friends in my B-school, in my organization, outside the organization. I make new friends every year, get closer to old friends and sometimes lose the oldest friends. I agree with one thing though… it is more difficult to meet new people.

Anyways… tired now… good night.


Will miss ya

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This post is dedicated to my good friend Dhruv who is a free bird.

I met Dhruv on 4the June’07. We joined the organization as Management Trainees. MTs from outside Delhi were staying in the guesthouse… and since Dhruv is a Delhite I met him in office on 4th.
First impression: Snob… but a good looking one

Neha was about to introduce me to him but he completely ignored me (Neha and Dhruv are from same B school). Once our locations were declared (I was sent to South… he to East.. Siliguri)… he was worried about his girlfriend.. he kept muttering; “My relationship will be over”… Over the next 2 months we spoke on the phone only once.. I had called ‘coz I had spoken to the rest 8 MTs except him…
The funniest moment was our marketing project… we were in the corporate office in Gurgaon… and the people from North were relieved… they would be close to home for 1-2 months. Dhruv got the news that he would be sent to Chennai for 15 days. He was devastated… he had just returned from East… and went into a shock… I had tried to be sympathetic and not laugh too much.
We became friends during the factory project at Manesar… we were the only ones there… and had ample time to talk and bond. I liked his straight forwardness and guts. He spoke his mind… and didn’t play games.
We didn’t meet too often after that during rest of the training… but the friendship blossomed.
There was this time in Oct’07 when I was very upset and about to do a stupid thing… he had given me the correct advice and not judged.
The time spent with him and Abhinav at Corbett and Thailand was amazing and unforgettable.
I will miss him… and even though we are friends… I am practical enough to know that things will change… we are colleagues turned friends… remove the common element (our organization) and we may have little in common.
He has assured me that we can bitch about his next organization but I am not sure.

So… dear Dhruv.. wish you the best… hope you paint Delhi red April onwards… and hope we always stay friends…


I am feeling Yay today

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  • I am in A’bad at Khushi’s house
  • I had ghar ka khana
  • I will watch ‘Dev D’ with Khushi tom
  • I have completed my work
  • I am watching ‘Oye lucky… lucky oye’… amazing movie

Everytime I step into A’bad a warmth surrounds me… memories come flooding back… I feel happy. I crash at Khushi’s place… she is happy with my company… her parents don’t mind… but I miss Honey a lot (puuhhleease… come back sweetheart).

Anyway… cheers to a good and relaxing weekend… I need and deserve it.