it was a nice quiet long weekend and the monday happened!
but lets go back to the weekend which started on thursday… i love thanksgiving for the fact that work goes peacefully quiet and i indeed get something to be thankful for! 😀 a lazy thursday with driving a friend to infy and lazing around at her place and being awoken to a nice garam chai ki pyali followed by a movie marathon and some 18 year old monk in the attire of Mr Monk himself!
A lazier friday morning… mildly hungover and in a stupor… a very lets do nothing kind of day! those have become few and far between for me! So it was breakfast at 12.. lunch at 6 PM when the chicken curry finally got ready and dinner at midnight.. and yet another movie marathon!
It had been enough lazybumming and much nirvana had been attained…. it was time to get the butt moving finally… so it was a test drive for the Nissan Micra for a friend after which my own beautiful wagon r which i am truly madly deeply in love with inspite of its many scars and steering overhauling was feeling like a truck!! The auto ignition is a wonderful new toy and the gears are sheer bliss! The steering is like a well oiled wheel doing exactly as you command and the brakes can well… really break! 😉
Thereon hunger beckoned and it was lunch with a friends prospective wife.. maybe it’ll happen maybe it won’t! But hey she was nice! 🙂 If I met a guy who’s half as nice as her i’d probably say yes!
Food and friendly banter later it was time for a play in the evening at Rangashankara! The theatre has been jinxed for me with me missing 4 past plays – once we landed up on the wrong day, once we were late, once we reached and no tickets and i dont remember now what happened the first time! So getting the tickets and making it through namma bengaluru’s sat evening traffic after going honk honk, lane change, honk honk, screech, honk, lane change, honk, get outta may way like a mad woman on the run we made an hour before time, chilled out with some herbed butter toast and adrak ki chai and finally finally entered the famed auditorium where many a performance have been watched to be loved for long! It was worth everything!!!! It was 2 guys doing 41 characters and the play was “One Small Step!” We laughed and laughed and laughed some more!
A wonderful meal of Italian risotto and Cheese Cakes later it was snugly in bed awaiting the Sunny day which was again a wonderful mix of food and friendly banter all day long!
There was the Monday! The Horror!
It was unearthly anyways to have to go to be at work at 8:30 AM on a Monday when i’m normally rubbing my eyes awake at 10 AM! And then first the loss of an i card – with me thinking its fallen in the back of beyond of my glove box and then finally after a frantic search realizing that it was that once in a blue moon day that the i card actually left the car and went upstairs with me and so now is peacefully sitting in a purple bag at home! ~ sheesh! You’d think this was it… it was so much more….
me: then projector no
me: then lcd no work
me: then laptop get blue screen even in safe mode
me: so by now i have imagined the worst that can happen!
he: hmm…seems like ur ability to act as a self propelled jinx is back
me: helpdesk guy manages to work some miracle with the blue screen and in 2 hours the laptop comes alive
me: however lotus notes crashes
me: helpdesk guy is at a loss
me: saviour team mate manages to salvage it
me: it finally archives about 1500 emails
me: and all is slowly well! ( i spoke too soon.. i lost a test environment for 3 weeks!!!)
me: both helpdesk guy and teammate beg to get laptop formatted
me: they believe it is an act of God the machine is alive!
me: what else can happen on a Monday morning when ur made to wear full formals with blazer n everything n come to office at the unearthly hour of 830?
me: all the magnetism and the forces that be collide insanely with each other!
he: hmmm…u seem to have had a good time today
~ hari om ~ hurry home ~