Friday, March 30, 2007

The City Girl and Mother Nature

Before I start, this hit counter is damn cool man! And addictive! I keep going to my blog page and seeing oh wow! One more hit. Then it hit me (I’m the queen of puns) that I’m the one who’s been visiting my page and running up the hits! Hmph!

Got a haircut this weekend. Thought it looked very cool. But am not sure how to read reactions like this
“Hey haircut!”
“Yeah ”
Silence.
Now what was that reaction about? I mean really cool that you noticed my haircut but I didn’t quite get to hear a “nice” after that! So do you like it? Or is it so bad that you notice it but are polite enough to keep your opinion to yourself? Hmph anyway!

But that wasn’t quite the highlight of the week. The highlight was my Hrishikesh rafting trip, rechristened as the Zee-is-a-scary-poo trip!!!

I don’t think I’ve ever known how scared I am in life till this trip happened. I suffer from a disease called severe morbid thought provoker syndrome which I diagnosed at every step during the trip!
1. Fright of the bus toppling over when we went up the ghat road
2. Fright of me toppling over while trekking down to reach the camp
3. Fright of toppling into the river and getting washed away forever while rafting
4. Fright of crocodiles jumping through the water and chewing up my arm (Ok so this wasn’t such a big fright but I must confess the thought did cross my mind a couple of times)
5. Fright, that in the darkness of the night, the ghosts would decide to take a liking towards me for some vague reason, and decide to haunt me for life! Ok actually, I did think of the reasons too….that I was their lost lover from my previous life….that I was humming a song which they liked… that I was missing my boy and if their love story didn’t succeed they hate everyone who is not single (the downsides of not being single sigh sigh!)…..that I was the only one who was actually scared of them (this would be the pure evil ghosts who get sadistic pleasure of scaring poor little girls who are already scared of ghosts!)….and so on

But, on a serious note, there is nothing like the feeling of sitting by the river and just staring into space as the water sweetly gurgles by, the sun gently lightens up the hill tops, the soft, silky sand runs between your toes and the sensuous breeze strokes your face……..

And then there’s the feeling of sitting in the raft and you cursing yourself for being overweight and thinking you are the sole person to blame if the raft capsizes
……….the feeling of killing your arms while paddling through the water and cursing yourself that the first time you ever exercise in life is when your life depends on it!!
…….the feeling of the icy cold water numbing your body when you decide to jump off the raft in a moment of bravery later classified as a moment of stupidity, without knowing how to swim and you spend the next 1o secs gasping for breath and asking them to pull you out …….and get out to people laughing at you….you were wearing a life jacket, you know, you dweeb!!!
...........the feeling of the wave gushing over your face, you choking from the shower, yet enjoying the struggle, and the feeling of being able to conquer a rapid without the boat capsizing
…….the feeling of being soaked from head to toe in icy cold water and yet all you want to do is throw your head back and laugh……..

And the feeling of returning to the camp dirty as hell…. of avoiding the shower cause I’m shower phobic (long story…..next time)….of using the bio friendly loos and hating every minute of it….of nursing bruises and body ache and promising yourself that you’ll never do it again…

But as the bus descends the hills and you take one last look at the camp, you break that promise and the minute you’re back in signal area, you sms your friends fixing up a trip with them on the next long weekend you guys can take off……

18 comments:

Ruchika said...

Wow, sounds like hell of a lot of fun!! Sounds great.. I wish I can go some time soon!

Scared of ghosts?! I'm only scared of women ghosts in white sarees and long hair! Hehehe..

P.S As you may have noticed, I'm ending up being the first one to comment on your posts these days - witness to the fact that I am really wella these days and forever online! :-))

Anonymous said...

"But as the bus descends the hills and you take one last look at the camp, you break that promise and the minute you’re back in signal area, you sms your friends fixing up a trip with them on the next long weekend you guys can take off……"

WTF....>>>>!!!!
u in soooooo many words told me u wud never never ever ever go rafting again...!!!

HMPH!!!!

- 100 degrees more irate than the former irate acquaintance...!!!

Anonymous said...

"the minute you’re back in signal area, you sms your friends fixing up a trip with them "

I got no message from you!

-Irater acquaintance formerly known as irate acquaitance

Bullshee said...

Don't fret over haircuts.Take it like men do. Observe:
Man 1(eyebrows raised): Grunt?[Haircut??]
Man 2:Grunt grunt[yeah]
Man 1:Grunt grunt grunt grunt[ok]
Man 2:Grunt[thanks]
read & learn!!

The hrishikesh trip sounds really nice.....but the place was too hot for my tastes when I went there...

nutty said...

you went rafting!!! awsm!! I went years ag and it still counts as 1 of the best things I ever did .. ever!

yea not too sharp with words at the moment ... but I'm soooo jealous!

Cool said...

River rafting at rishikesh is amazing.... wish i go there sometime soon...

And i am sure no ghosts will be haunting me :)

Adarsh said...

hmmm... so you had a hair-cut
"yes"
_______________

silence coz... e-hair-cut nahin tha naa :P
wish I cud get time for such a trekking trip :(
par ummeed par to duniya kaayam hai... dekhte hain
AMEN!!! :)
(next time jaana to bhoot log ko mera hello bol dena :D )

Anonymous said...

lovely cousin..
muah muah.....
been witness to the all the bruises and u oohing and aahing...
but sounds like fun..lets u me and nimma go soon..
ta

IR said...

i still dont understand the ghost theory,really it is very funny,

the whole lost their love so afer your life thing :)

Nimrata said...

Right on cue...one long weekend coming up... n the LC's also here...:)...
Need i say more...

rt said...

zhed
it is rishikesh, not hrishikesh. clearly dhoom 2 had too much of a hr-thik effect on u.

Protegeoflife said...

Rafting is fun i did 7 years ago in some place in baes river it weas risky my uncle toppled in water but was thrillin and adventurous well described very well written and not just counter ur blog is very coool keep it up

Zee said...

ruchi, i'm scared of all sorts of ghosts...males, females...but ya the ones in white sarees and with candles in the hand are esp scary!!!

more irate than irate, i keep changing my mind....today i'm back to saying i'll never do it again

irater, i give up! u win! who are you???

bullshee, pl explain why the place was too hot? like literally or if figuratively then how?

nutty, u're right....it's one of those ticks in ur to do list in life :)

cool, knowing u, maybe u'll be haunting the ghosts....

adarsh, yes will say a whooping hello from ur side!!!

lovely cousin, i'm not going!!

ir, welcome back!!! u seem to have disappeared from the face pof blogging.....and we had to call the spirits in to get u back huh

nimrata, no!

rt, koi bole hrishi, koi bole rishi... i'm confused man...

protege, :) yes tipping into the water is scary...but it's fun! and thanks about the blog :)

Nimrata said...

how rudeeeeeeeeeee...!!
hmph...!!!

beanpole said...

very keen to know how you've managed without a shower in other places...bangkok did you say?

Bullshee said...

Obviously not figuratively!I wish it was hot like that!
It was hot as in it was 37 degree C!! And for a Mallu out of his home territory thats hot!!
Same reason I love Bangalore-never goes above 30 and you never sweat!!

arpana said...

aishaa!!! no new posts?

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