Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wayand Trip... D's Log- Day 2

6:00 am- Woke up, freaked out at the strange surroundings. Remembered where I was, calmed down.

6:30 am- Laughed at the boys fighting over who gets to use the bathroom first.

6:45- Got ready and went looking for breakfast-was told it would be ready at 7:30.

7:20- Went to the hotel's dining room hoping that seeing me there would make them hurry with breakfast-it didn't.

7:45- Done with breakfast. Had first cup of coffee.

7:50- Saw that the tall fellow had somehow managed to get a stronger brew than me-had a second, stronger cup of coffee.

8:00- Was told to board the bus. Got another coffee to go. Ravi uncle refused to let me on with it in hand. Finished it, got laughed at by my vanmates, got on, set off to "View Point"
Lost track of time. My phone was still in intensive care. It was nestled in between the window-pane and van curtain. I was told it needed a lot of sun,u see.

Reached View Point.... went "mmmmm waaaaaaaww" (it truly was beautiful)..
Decide to take some dangerous pictures.A bunch of us lied down in the middle of the highway(always wanted to do that)- scattered when a tuck approached-managed to get the picture taken tho! :p

Got back onto Van, set off towards Pookut Lake.
Reached Pookut Lake. A loooooooooooooong line of school children were waiting to use he boating facilities. Said "Mmmmmmmmmmm Waaaaaaaaw" from where we were and got right back onto the bus-was later told tht it is a really wonderful place.

Set off to Kuruva Islands.. took forever to get there... 
Went through dirt tracks which got Ravi uncle grumbling about his baby-we ignored him(at least I did)

Fainially got to Kuruva Islands. Was told I had to walk again..this time wade through the river... Didn't like it but didn't want to be the only one staying behind...Set off... Thought it was worth it until I realised I had to walk back. Walked barefoot the whole way back(turned out my feet had swollen with all the travelling and couldn't get my shoes on)

Had an overpriced lunch near the islands and set off towards home. Too tired to care about the lack of entertainment in the van. Stopped for coffee. Walked around barefoot again :p
Energised by the coffee, we monkeyed around in the van on the last stretch of our journey-amazingly Ravi didn't say a word!!!! Encouraged by his sudden change in temperament, asked him to drop me home before taking the others to the department, he actually dropped me off at my doorstep!!
Dragged myself up the stairs, realised there was no Power-cursed the electricity dept and the government and my neighbour's dog(who was barking mad :p)
Called up the parents told them all..they were very sympathetic about my poor phone. Power came back-showered, viewed the trip pics over and over again, made myself a biiiiiiiig bowl of Top-Ramen Noodles, crashed!

Dreamt about the Ooty trip that the LLM seniors had planned for April-end :p

Bboooyyyaaaa! : )

Friday, March 26, 2010

Wayand Trip... D's Log- Day 1

5:00 a.m- Got up, last minute packing. Walked to college. Outran a jogger.

6:15- Reached college. Found only two other people there. Waited for the rest. Announced I was hungry-was ignored. Demanded breakfast-was ignored again.

6:45- Some more people showed up. None of whom were my classmates who had promised to be there by 6:30. Called up my friends and yelled at them- was told G was playing Mafia Wars. Called up G, yelled some more. Regretted having skipped coffee at home.

7:00- Breakfast was brought.-was told it was for later. Grumbled aloud.

7:15- Everyone finally arrived. Vans drove up-was pleased we got the new van. Did a happy jig.

7:17- Bumped my head against the LCD tv when getting into the van- was told off by the bus driver. Regretted getting the new van.

7:20- Opened a pack of biscuits. 

7:21 - Finished the biscuits

8:30- Stopped for breakfast-was shocked that there wasn't any tea or coffee.

8:40- Realised there wasn't a loo around for miles.

8:41- Regretted being born a girl.

8:42- Got together a bunch of girls and set off on our "find a loo adventure."

9:00- Got back to the van safely.No one got bitten by a snake. Set off.
Played Dumb Charades. Creamed the opponent team in the first couple of rounds. Lost a round. Got bored of Dumb Charades. Lost track of time.

Reached the Kerala border. Got off the bus. Found a tea stall. Almost hugged the tea-stall guy in sheer joy. Downed three teas.

Got back into the van. Bent down real low so as to not hit the dumb tv again. Set off into Kerala. Marveled at Kerala roads. Marveled at Kerala scenery. Saw some elephants. Went "Mmmmmmmm Waaaaaaaw" like in the ad. Decided to make that the catchphrase of the trip! Drove some more. Got bored. Connected G's mp3 to the USB port on the van's system...yelled at G for his sudden crappy choice in songs.

Reached Eddakal Caves. Got off the bus mighty excited. Was told we had to climb up to Eddakal Caves.  Excitement level dropped down a couple of notches. Saw the hill we would have to climb. Excitement level dropped down to negative. Many motivational sing-alongs later, reached the top. Was told we weren't at the top yet. Almost burst into tears. Rested for a loooooooooong while.Recharged our batteries.

Started off again-was glad there were proper steps this time. Reached caves. Went "mmmmm waaaaaaw!!!!" 
Stared in amazement at the carving on the cave wall. Paid no attention to the guide. Started spinning my own interpretations of the carvings Narrated them out loud. Was glared at by the guides-ignored the guides. Realised we had to climb down again. Legs started to shiver. Climb back down was excruciatingly slow.

Got back onto the bus. Too tired to care about bending low. Realised the weird growling noise was coming from my stomach. Stopped for lunch. Regretted being born a Libran. Finally decided on the fried rice. The Parotas arrived first. Regretted ordering the rice. Gobbled down lunch at a speed uncharacteristic of me.

Set off again. Too content to bother where to. Got off near some dam.. Went "mmmmm waaaaw"-was pleased that it didn't take too long to catch on.  Checked out the dam. Asserted tht KRS was better-was told we had to walk some more. Wanted to scream. Rested our feet in the river-enjoyed the cool water-was told we had to leave-wanted to bite someone's head off.

Got into the bus-remebered to bend low. Laughed at the tall guy who hit his head. Reached the falls-remember it as Kanthaaa. Realised we had to walk to the falls. Tried to get someone to carry me-was forced to walk. Saw a rocky area we had to climb over. Almost suffered a break down reminiscent of the freak down at the trek. Got over it. Jumped up and down at having finally reached the falls.Went "Mmmmm waaaaaw" Got in with the rest. Swam around for an hour-found weird things in the water-4 handkerchiefs and a pen drive. Laughed at the poor sod who lost his pen drive. Realised my phone was in my pocket all this while. Shom realised his wallet had suffered the same fate as my phone. Got laughed at by everyone around. Water got too cold-got out. Walked back to the bus-was too worried about my phone to care about the walk. Shom tried drying off his money. Didn't work. Laughed at him-remembered my phone-shut up.

Drove to the hotel. Too tired to go "mmmmm waaaw". Dumped bags in room. Looked around for a decent place to eat. Found one. Ate. Worried about phone. Delivered phone to Drs.G and B for emergency treatment. Back to room. Showered. Worried about getting up at 6:00 a.m the next morning. Slept the sleep of the dead. Didn't even hear the boys having a pillow fight next door.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Trek Ordeal..

Treks are supposed to be fun and exhilarating. So, our gang and our mascot-the dog Oi, got up early on a fine Sunday morning, to experience the joys of trekking. We were supposed to climb up the hill and end it with breakfast at one of the city’s famous joints.

While making this awesome plan, nobody factored in me FREAKING OUT up on the hill. This trek shattered my convictions of my previous life as a cat. As one of my friends astutely observed, “D, I think, no I’m sure that you were a fish in your previous life.”

Fish are not meant to climb up things and neither am I. I exhibited initial sign of the major freakdown,  (my version of nervous breakdown) at a seemingly innocent rock which lay a little to the side of our trekking path.  “It barely has a 30° incline” they said. Ha! It looked like a camouflaged dragon with its mouth wide open, just waiting for us to climb in! With a lot of help from my friends, I finally managed to clamber up this Draco-Rock (whaaaat? I like naming things! A rock that looks like a dragon is just begging to be called Draco!)

When I’d managed to frimly plant myself in a safe place on top of the rock, I was told that this rock was just the trial, the actual ordeal lay about fifteen minutes ahead. That rock (it was actually a big bunch of large rocks) lay right in the middle of our path –no way to avoid it.
I felt like I was on the electric chair and they were passing me short bursts of electricity before actually frying me! My legs were trembling and I started sweating even though it was terribly cold. I was deeply terrified of what lay ahead but I didn’t want to look like a coward and climb back down (besides, I didn’t want to make that journey myself. A downward, uneven slope coupled with my incredible tendency to fall isn’t desirable.) I was literally stuck between a rock and a hard place.
I somehow managed to climb down Draco-Rock in my terrified state and followed the rest of the group on our journey to the top, almost tripping over the dog while I was lost in morbid thoughts of myself tumbling down the side of the hill.

Just as my legs seemed to be un-jellified, I saw it. It looked like Draco-Rock’s entire family was waiting for me............  and they looked hungryyyyyyyyy.
“AAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhHHHHHHHHHH” screamed a voice in my head. “Oh no no no NOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooo”, I screamed out aloud. Even Oi, who until then, was running around excitedly, was struck by a sudden attack of acrophobia.  But then, she is one tiny thing, easy to carry up. Me, on the other hand......

Everybody else scrambled up like a bunch of mountain goats. I was left there bleating away like an innocent, lost lamb. I was matching Oi’s every scared whimper. Then when I finally tried to make my way up, my foot got stuck somewhere.
I was now on the verge of hysterics. One of the mountain-goat-boys slid down and freed my foot. He was the kind who was born to climb up things. I was supposed to follow him up, place my foot exactly where he did, shadow his movements, in the hope that, at least that way, I could make it to the top.

But by now, I was in full freakdown mode. I was clinging on to the side of the rock, positively hanging on for dear life. My hysteria caused me to break out into uncontrolled laughter. My friends didn’t know how to handle me! They repeatedly told me not to look down...
That’s when the realisation hit me! I wasn’t  scared of the height , I was only scared of falling and breaking open my head. It had happened once before and I’d lived through it!! I could definitely handle it the second time around. So I gathered up my last ounce of courage and struggled up the rest of the rock.
And I was up! I had done it! This was my Everest!! I was greeted by the most amazing view of the city. I was overjoyed that I had conquered my fears. I wanted to call up everybody I had ever met and tell them all the details of my feat.

I fished my phone out of the pocket mentally making a list of all the people I wanted to call when I saw the message flashing on the screen “NO NETWORK AVAILABLE”


Sunday, December 27, 2009

TAGGED..... again!!!

Aaaaah........ Sorcy the things you do to to make me update my blog, constant nagging and tagging...

Fine, as i promished u, me updating my blog cos u tagged me...again! (thank u by the way.. U forcing me to get over this irritating blogger's-block!!)

We also received the 'Most Creative Blogger' award. 

  YaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaY (W n I thank u Saucer, from the bottom of our hearts.. Dude, W, we r creative man!!! ya...when we actually tax our brains and write something that is. We too lazy thats the problem u know? We are capable of wasting away whole weekends doing nothing while our work piles up on the side. And then come deadline, we freak out and.... but I'm digressing..)
Anyway, this Award enjoins that I write down 7 things that other bloggers know not about me.
*deep breath* here goes....
  1. I don't get tempted by chocolates(weird i know... cos my fav ice cream/cake flavour is..... Chocolate!!!)
  2. I cannot for the life of me comprehend Ayn Rand's books.(This is my 3rd attempt at reading The Fountainhead. Just cannot bring myself to finish it and I usually finish all good books in one sitting!!)
  3. I hate paneer.
  4. I sing like a rain-soaked cat with it's tail caught in a trap!
  5.  I love the colour black especially on my nails! (the fact that some ppl think its yuk and so-last-season makes it all the more appealing to me!)
  6. I suk at physical activities.( I used to hide from my teacher during 'games hour' in school)
  7. I firmly believe in reincarnation and that I was a cat in my previous life!!

Ooooo and I've also been given a bunch of questions that need answering! (Y does this feel like a weird interview?)

*couple of more deep breaths* okie ready...
1. What is your current obsession
 Absolutely nothing :) (sooo NOT the obsessive types.)

2. What are you wearing today?

still in my jammies! [I just luuuurve lazy sundays :)]

3. What’s for dinner?    

Pasta, garlic bread n Oreo cookies for dessert [yum..:p]

4. What’s the last thing you bought?

Avatar movie tickets....  [awessomeness!!!!]

5. What are you listening to right now?
pitter-patter of the rain drops...[ aaah, how i love tht sound!]

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?

He is one crazy idiot!

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?

an old portuguese-style beach house in Goa or one on the river-side, antique furniture, swing facing the beach/river...sighh!

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer? 

Summer dresses!....(this again, when mesa in Goa)

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?


10. Which language do you want to learn?

French! [gonna take it up next year]

11. What’s your favorite quote?

Never take life too seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway!

12. Who do you want to meet right now?
My brother.   [i soo miss annoying him!]

13. What is your favorite color?
Black! and blue, lemon-green, hot-pink, lavender....

14. Give us 3 styling tips that works for you
1)When in doubt, tie up your hair.

2)Go for comfort rather than fashion.
3)Always apply kajal but avoid all other make-up.

15. What is your dream job?

Something along the lines of the-best-job-in-the-world!

16. What’s your favorite magazine?
Errr, well, i usually flip thru Cosmo eevry month (my friend is a subscriber) but is not my fav!!

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
An external hard-drive.

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
Top-to-bottom animal print.. one word- Ghastly!

19. Who according to you is the most over-rated style icon?

Carrie Bradshaw(Sarah Jessica Parker's character on SNTC)

20. What kind of haircut do you prefer?
Short n out of the way but my hair refuses to obey. so long and plaited!

21. What are you going to do after this?  


 22. What are your favorite movies?
Action n RomComs

23. What inspires you?

My friends threats....more of coercive motivation than inspiration tho

24. What does your friends call you most commonly?


25. Would you prefer coffee or tea?
Coffee when out, Tea at home.

26. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?  

Listen to Coldplay/GnR/The Fray.

27. What makes you go wild?

A loooooooooot of things. I lose my cool verrry easily.

28. Which other blogs do you love visiting?
All those of my friends and some weird ones that google throws at me!.

29. Are you a vegetarian?

30.How many tabs are turned on in ur browser right now?

4 Tabs

31. Favorite Season?

Monsoons.... the smell of the first rains, the sound of raindrops on my window, even the loud thunder which hints at nature's power all add to the allure.

32. If I come to your house now, what would u cook for me?

Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?? U have a death-wish o wat??

33. What is the right way to avoid people who purposefully hurt you?
Give 'em the evil-eye :p

34. What are you afraid of the most?

I'm NOT telling....

35. What's the first you do once you have booted the system?

Wait until this styooopid broadband connects to the net before logging onto FB, Orkut n Gtalk
36. What brings you smile on your face instantly?

Puppies!!!  :)

 Well, khi khi me finally done.... Sorcy, u daren't bug for me for a whole week now ok???


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Freaky dreams!!

One of the craziest dreams I’ve had... (my subconscious is like a teenage boy in an all-girls school)
Here goes ~
[I am baking chocolate chip cookies (Crazy Count -1.  My culinary skills are restricted to Tea,Coffee,Maggi and the occasional Fried Rice. Baking is wayyyyy outa my league!)
and then suddenly this dude in a leather jacket appears in my kitchen. He has looooong flowing hair and Greek-God looks.(Crazy count -2). He seats himself on the kitchen counter and goes “Yo Dee.” ]
Me – gllauuurrrghbffftttbblf
Dude in leather jacket with loooong flowing hair and Greek-God looks – What? What was that? Aaaah ur tongue-tied, at a loss for words I see.  I make u uncomfortable hmmmm?
Me – Oye! U get ur butt off my counter!!! And no, u do NOT make me tongue-tied.  I’m never at a loss for words. I’m just amazed at your audacity. U,..U.... you anon (Crazy count -3. Audacity? Anon? I don’t speak like tht normally!!!!)
Dude in leather jacket with loooong flowing hair and Greek-God looks – Hahahah ok ok calm down. Don’t get you apron in a twist.  You can call me Paulie btw!(Crazy count -4)
Me – Paulie? Paulie? OMG Paulie... hahahahahaha what kind of name is that? Paulie! ‘Hi. I’m Paulie.’ Did your parents hate you or something??
Paulie – Ha ha ha very funny.  If you could stop laughing for a sec. I need to tell you something.
Me - *wiping the tears from my eyes* khikhikhi ok ok tell me urrrm, Paulie wats this thing u have to tell me?
Paulie – The Fate of the world rests in your hands
 [tadumtadumtadum in the background like in a K-serial] (crazy count-5)
Me – whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? *faints*
[I wake up in some unfamiliar room. The walls are painted hot pink (crazy count-6). There is a huge bay-window to the left of the bed. The bed itself is like a double-king-size and the sheets are purple! I walk toward the window and see none other than Hrithik Roshan practising sword-play(crazy count-7). He is shirtless. I wonder if I haven’t seen this in some movie. I hear a noise and look up to see Paulie hanging from the ceiling fan like a bat(crazy count-8). He is starting to look less and less hot to me now. Hrithik Roshan is now joined by Hugh Jackman. They are mock-fighting. Hrithik, with his swords and Hugh with his Wolverine claws] (Crazy count-9)
Me – What the heck Paulie? Where the hell am I? Get me out of here right now. I’m gonna scream, I say.
Paulie – You are where you are meant to be. This is where you will fulfil your destiny.
Me – destiny?
Pauliedestiny (n)
1. The inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person or thing is destined; one's lot.
2. A predetermined course of events considered as something beyond human power or control
3. The power or agency thought to predetermine events.
Me – oye! Don’t mess with me and talk sense. What destiny? Why am I here? Where  is here? And I won’t even start about the fight that’s going on outside.
Paulie – I’m making sense. You are the chosen one. You have to fulfil your destiny. It’s in the prophecy. Don’t you watch the movies? You’re like a female version of Neo..a err, Neotte?? Ya Neotte!!
 Here is Atlantis. And those two outside are training for the war. (crazy count-15. Hey! this counts as more than one c’mon)
Me – At.Lan.TiS???!!!!!????? The legendary island that was lost under the sea? [The song ‘under the sea’ suddenly starts playing in the background]
Paulie – Yup.
Me - Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh
Paulie – Why are you screaming? Aieeee my ears.
Me – I warned you Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh.
Paulie - *Puts his hand on my mouth to shut me up!*
[It smells of poo]
Me – Ewwwwwww
Paulie – oooops sorry I was on stable duty today. The great elephant Booboo has diarrhoea I believe.
Me – Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Paulie – Yaaa. Poo is just killer on my manicured hands. And the fumes open up my pores and keep them open. Look at how huge  my pores are! (Crazy count-??!!)
Me – errrr.
Paulie – hey. You want to play dress up?
Me – Ok!
[This is when i hear a weird *brrrrrrrzzzzzt brrrrrrrrzzzzzzzttt* and wake up suddenly to realise it’s the dumb alarm waking me up in time to get ready for my 9’OClock class which later got cancelled..... Urrrrgh i soooooo wanted to finish tht dream. What destiny I wonder and what the heck was with that Paulie guy???]
Any theories? Speculations? Mention them in the comments yous!  


Saturday, November 7, 2009

The new Us !!

You know what? It’s true! Its totally and completely true. Life IS an irony!! We started the blog because we almost always eat out and we thought our friends should benefit from our penchant for ‘bahaar ka khana’. But the ironic thing is that after we started this blog, we haven’t eaten out once. Yes we got some stuff home-delivered and W told you how that turned out! What with assignments, presentations and the unavoidable exams (AaaaaaaaaaaaahhH!!) coming up, it doesn’t look like we are going to be eating out all that much. All our ideas of going to to every restaurant in Mysore and rating them have come to naught.

Plus, we realised that we could only be rating Mysorean restaurants because despite all our good intentions to go to Bangalore every weekend, we are wayyy to lazy to get up earlier than 2 p.m. on weekends when making the three-and-a-half hour journey to Bangalore seems like an assignment (which we are overloaded with rite now!) rather than fun(as it was supposed to be!) And rating only Mysore restaurants doesn’t really benefit the majority of our friend circle.

So, we decided to change the blog-concept from the layman’s guide to food to the layman’s guide to the not-so- layman’s way of life. We want the world to know, how we, extraordinary specimen of the not-so-ordinary-non-teenagers live our lives!

Through this blog, we give you a rare insight into our eventful everyday lives. Laymen?- not so much!


Friday, October 30, 2009

Mesa got tagged!!

Woohoooooooooooo!!!!! Mesa got tagged, mesa got an award!!! ahun ahun ahun (Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal ishtyle)...

Oh wow! I just cannot believe this! Wow! (I don't care if I'm saying WoW too much)  hmmm, I would like to thank my alter ego who first thought that I could write a blog. W, for getting off his butt and actually setting up this blog with me! My imaginary doggie for being the best dog a girl could ever have and finally, the city of Mysore for boring me enough to blog about it! (Miss.India ishtyle) 

Wooooooooohoooooooooooo thankuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Sorcy for giving me this award, u da man!!!(D ishtyle)

Okie so this thingy is attached with some rules(ones which i can't ignore! humph) If you've been tagged then write up a post bragging about the award and thanking the dude who awarded it to you(while linking them in the post!). Then you have to tag seven other people and hand over this awesome award to them..But i do not know 7 peeps who write blogs so i will,(as advised by the Sorcman) tag7 random bloggers (lucky them!)

WoW! The Honest Blog Award! I am so honoured, Sorcy.. Me being in the profession I am, this will most probably be the last time I ever receive anything with the word 'honest; in it... So you can imagine how precious this award is!!! and its mine all miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine muahahahahahahahah (No W, it's NOT a shared award!! stay away! stay awayyyy, i say.)
Sorcy, your blog rawks(I recently figured out how to follow it... solheee, blonde moments u see). It's amazing how hilarious how your everyday life can be!

The 5 (I never conform to rules) lucky people who me is handing over the award to:

1. Sau

2. Tommy

3. Muqit

4. Susiee

5. Sanjog

10 truths about myself, hmmmmmm :

1. I make it a point to annoy at least one person a day. (Usually,W)

2. I lurrrrve Tom and Jerry.

3. I give awesome head massages (my friends fall into deep, blissful sleep after just 15 minutes of my headmassage)

4. I HATE Cadbury Fruit n Nut.. Chocolate should be enjoyed without weird nuts ending up lodged in between your molars.

5. I fall down at least once a week.

6. I think hindi tv serials are hilarious. I watch them when I need a hearty laugh.

7. I have, on many occasions, fallen asleep on the toilet.

8. My first swear word was at age 2. (Is it swearing if u don't know what the word means?)

9. The biggest celebrity I've met is K.J. Yesudas (next stop, Kunal/Shahid Kapoor or maybe Johnny Depp)

10. The only thing that keep me awake on an all-night study session is half a litre of Coke (or ThumsUp but not poopsie)

11. This is the first time I have ever been able to write so much about myself... cool na?