Saturday, September 15, 2007

3 cubed

It was a decent start I must admit. As in, I got about a dozen calls back to back at the strike of 12....my niece handed me a self made card with tons of sticky glue and shiny stars.....the boy had handed me a bad full of gifts.... so all was well. Till life decided to say "Are you actually feeling good about turning 27?" And so it began.......

I walked into my bedroom chattering away on the phone when I spotted it...the slimy, ugly, pugly lizard on the cupboard door. What ensued in the first hour of me turning 27 was me standing on the bed and screaming for someone to shoo off the L thing.

If you don't know what the L thing means to me, you don't know me at all. To put it in brief, I have come this close to writing in to Godfrey Phillips for handing me a bravery award for surviving 2 years surrounded by the sumo wrestler L things in Bhubaneswar (which according to some people is near Nepal!!!!But let's not start on the lack of geographical knowledge topic cause for years I thought there was a beach in Calcutta thanks to the Vivek Oberoi Kareena Kapoor song from Yuva shot on the beach!)

Back to the birthday. I spent most of the part getting shouted at by my mom that my room is still a pig sty and if I don't clean it in 2 hours, my friends cannot come home for dinner. So I spent my ENTIRE day cleaning up my room.

Add to this that my maid fell ill. And mum in all her flurry of making kebabs and the rest for the friends' dinner made daal chawal for lunch. This when I was getting a free day from my diet after 3 weeks!!!!!!

And then we'd ordered the most delicious cake which I'd been looking forward to all day and it turned up with walnuts in it (And I HATE walnuts!)

No...it gets worse. Then the electricity went off during dinner. The electricity never goes off this side of town!! So everyone was huddled under the one fan that works with the inverter power and played a guessing game with what they were putting on their plate!

Ok I'm going to stop before I feel more miserable. There were a lot of things that went right too though.....like the lizard hasn't been spotted again in 3 days now, the electricity came back in 1/2 hr, i didn't overeat cause the cake didn't merit it, the dal chawal were rather tasty, I got lots of present and my boy was here after 2 months..... And that I'd got 41 calls from friends by 11am. Lost count after that....

So I guess all's well that ends.......well.....

PS- Thanks everyone for pouring in the wishes on my previous post! That counts as an upside too :)

29 comments:

Adarsh said...

The L-thing !!!
oh come on Zee .... it won't eat you alive unlesss its a fantasy world.
But I respect your fears(read: Phobia)
And of course... all's well tht ends well :)
and its quite boring to be perfect, there's no fun. Of all your Bdays till now, you'll remember this one as "The one with the power cut".
Happy B'day once again... keep talking :)

Sreejith said...

there is no beach in Calcutta? drat.. Yuva had me fooled too then! ah well..happy birthday!!

Still searching said...

Hmmm... Bhubaneswar near Nepal... very interesting... pls to be telling me who thought that! I'd like to have a word with them!

And man, I really didnt nazar lagao! I swear! And I love walnuts, so had I been there, I'd have enjoyed the cake every bit as much!

APOO said...

U know, it actually sounds like a fun Birthday! I spent mine all alone, with a few phone calls. So there, u really gotta be happy!

PS: dont u love it when the electricity goes off? U get a candle-light dinner... on your b-day. Now, I wish I were in your shoes.

JollyRoger said...

Happy Birthday! God bless!

About the L thing, every time D goes into our room or the loo, invariably there will a heart rending wail. After the first few attempts of being a gladiator valiantly driving away the L thing for my love, I resigned my position from sheer over work. I think the L thing must be having a good laugh at my expense.

Nice New Guy said...

...and then some people ask "Why don't I remember all my birthdays?" ;-)

Zee said...

adarsh....it may not eat me up but it's creepy and yucky and i flunked an exam coz it fell on me and i was too petrified to remember anything!

sreejith...ya man! let's sue them together!

still searching... :( ok ok i know u didn't....i didn't like the cake at all :(

apoo....ya i did say there were upsides to it...but candlelight dinner in this weather isn't very enchanting!!!

jollyroger....like my friend says....dinosaur chahe aa bhi jaye...lizards extinct ho jaye!

nice new guy....yaadgar banae ke aur bhi tareekein hote hain

beanpole said...

light..you mean

Anonymous said...

stop cribbing lovely cousin!!

Anonymous said...

me and ky are the only two brave ones in the family that face the big bag L-thing!!! lol...

i was wishing u joy and love and luck and blah blah and blah and all i heard in return is lizard lizard lizard...tsk tsk tsk
lol

Cool said...

:)

Anonymous said...

How could you not mention taboo??

And "the boy had handed me a bad full of gifts"
bad full of gifts??

ιℓℓυѕιση said...

The L thing!!!

Nice term...i hate them too...

thou i think u've had a pretty nice day...so many phone calls n frnds comin over...

Happy Bday once again!

Bullshee said...

You were screaming because of a lizard? and standing on the bed....
[raised eyebrow]*not impressed*

but hey, at least u got ur buddies together and had a birthday bash! getting all ur buddies together itself warrants an aura of optimism!So cheer up!

ScRiBbLeR said...

Hey Belated wishes :)
& 3 cubed .. thats a nice title !!

ScRiBbLeR said...

Tagged you

Zee said...

beanpole...think of debiprasad pls!!

LC...beanpole says i must tell u it's "ky and i" not "me and ky"....debiprasad would not be proud!

cool... :)

anonymous....sigh....another debiprasad!

illusion...i already like u with ur first statement!

bullshee...i'll think of other ways of impressing u but not this one!!!

scribbler...thanks :)

The Black King said...

Ooh I'm late --- but my warmest birthday wishes anyway! Of all the things you mentioned, think of the good things that did happen: aren't you feeling a lot happier now? :)

rebel said...

Hon, since you enjoyed your b day and all, now for the tag! *evil grin*

Anonymous said...

Again..how could you not mention taboo???

Princess Banter said...

Oooh belated happy birthday darling! For what it's worth... my mum never fails to nag at me and to yell at me on my birthdays either ;) I think it's what they do out of love... or something like that :P

Zee said...

black king....hmmmm.......ok

rebel.........hai re tag!

anonymous best friend.......TABOO TABOO TABOO TABOO

princess banter....when u figure out let me know

samurai said...

Hey, you got a nice read yourself too. Thanks for stopping by.

So, why would everyone call you a rasna girl, hmmmmmm...!

Jyoti said...

Happy belated birthday!

Your post is cuteee! Lizards..cakes..beaches...Good one!

I enjoyed it!

equilibrium said...

Belated birthday wishes~

Yeah, that L thing is pretty annoying!

Di said...

calcutta doesnt have a beach!!:O Im gonna sue them for this! :-/

And about the lizzies...a frnd of mine put me on hold just coz he had to climb up on his bed wen one of those poor things came into the room...sigh...

nasia said...

41 calls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG!!! thats superb..
A boy and 41 calls.. i think u shud be jumping with joy. and sorry for reading this one late.. :(

CM-Chap said...

OMG... i missed it.... Belated Happy Birthday Wishes Zee.... so u owe me a piece of cake when I come back...?

Mr.X said...

zappy zirthday zee