Monday, June 04, 2007

Monday Morning Balles!

Balle Balle happened as Gujjars declared Delhi Bandh. So unlike my friends who got the day off last month in celebration of 150 years of the 1857 revolt (yes yes HSBC and the likes were actually shut), it was my turn to loll around in bed and laugh at them while they trotted to work. Working in Gurgaon does have its one off advantages! The over dramatic news sent my mom panicking and I was asked to stay put under my blanket and not to go out fight the traffic, and the mob, and the Delhi heat.......so I happily obliged!

Ok so 6 hours later, now at 3pm, I'm bored stiff and it no longer seems like a great idea after all. There's nothing on TV. I've read some 40 blogs. Stuffed myself till I can't breathe. Slept enough to give Rip Van Winkle a complex. And the book I'm reading is it a point where the plot is just not moving. And that explains why I’m blogging about nothing at all…

The social life is back. Caught Pirates and Shrek 3 over the weekend. Neither too great. And went to attend my alumni meet! Ended up meeting the 5 people I meet up with in any case...... But it was kind of nice to see that people still looked like they've walked out of a surprise quiz, that they still look disheveled like they've woken up from an afternoon nap albeit in slightly better clothes, that they play exactly the same music they did in the arbit parties back on campus, and that you still disliked the same people you did years ago.

It was nice sitting around though and sharing the same old stories about the psychotic batchmates or the batty professors. The bulky hostel secretary who said his hobby was candle making....the bathroom singer who you could hear all the way from the academic block while he took a bath in the boys hostel....the woman who thought pink pajamas were the innest thing (and it may have been till she wore it!!)...the boy who hung the broomstick from people's doors and got chased down corridors after that....the first floor vs ground floor slipper throwing matches where you were often caught in the line of fire....and the delight at seeing the current batch knowing the steps your batch had started off to the tamil "gemini gemini" and declaring it the college anthem.....how that came about I’m not sure...but it was a pleasant surprise anyway.....

Told the boy it would be the first alumni meet where we don't exchange phone numbers and never call post that.............

Oh well, enough reminiscing. Have another couple of hours to kill till its time for Wonder Years.......and that would call for more reminiscing.......

Maybe I should change the name of the post to Reminiscing........hmmmmm.........

13 comments:

Nimrata said...

check it out.. i make a come back .. and i'm number 1 .. !!!..
and now after that very random comment... time for an accusation ..hahaha.. u liar...i thot u liked shrek 3...:s.. !!
u forgot 2 mention the high(??)light of ur day ......... ur mom not allowing u to turn on the air conditioner....HAHahahahaHHHAAAAAAA......and of course the woman at the movie hall calling ur new fone an ipoddddd.......HAAAhhhhhahahahahaha........
man.....i'm so arbit these days its not funny....no wonder i don't comment anymore... sigh!!!

Cool said...

no wonder you were MIA...

beanpole said...

boorinngg...

Just So said...

dude!!! you just called pirates not so good :( u totally broke my heart :(

Adarsh said...

chalo.... isi bahane khaali time to mila...humara to har din aisa hi jaa raha hai .... delhi band ki bhi zaroorat nahin hai [:P]

Ruchika said...

And to think I missed all that fun!

Bullshee said...

How do you know so much about what goes on in the mens hostel?More than you do about the ladies?!It used to be our bastion....our refuge from the shirllness of the outside world!I see that frontier has is no longer a frontier!

And everyone and I mean everyone can go one for days and days reminiscing about the ol' days- the Wonder Years,as Kevin Arnold would have so rightly out it!

Anonymous said...

hey lovely cousin
quote beanpole - boring
rename it - only for xim alumni.
we missed the arbit u nimma!! as if zee comments pages requires u to be nething but arbit!!duh!

Cuckoo said...

Ha ha! Loved the "still dislike the same people". Guess what, the dislike list actually grows after one passes out and becomes bigger with every subsequent year and with more friends than before!

You should've seen the Bombay meet babe, it $ucked!

Theorist said...

I think its a good idea for u to stay at home often and hog ...we all wanna look slim in front of u :)

daman kohli said...

reading too many blogs can be borring at times ,hope u enjoyed ur day off ,those living in delhi would rather want a delhi bandh !!!

nutty said...

hmmmmmm.....

Sowmya A said...

I can totally identify. I too went to my alumni meet in Bangalore & felt exactly the same way as u did. u still hang out with the ppl u like & shun the ppl u dont. u still like the same music too. its so cool, how ppl change so much yet remain the same.

Plz visit my blog All good things in life & do comment whenever you find the time.