Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My First Time

"The first time, they say, is always special.
The first time, they say, is always memorable.
The first time, they say, is the best."

My first time was in college. I had stayed in the college hostel for the first sem. N after 5 or so months of terrible food, a terrible timetable n an even more terrible warden, we shifted. “We” is a group of 4: me (has there ever been a “we” without a “me”), Idiot, SG n Langda.
Note: These characters (yup they really were some characters!) have made fleeting appearances in A Police Story and Jhumbalaka Jhum.
So “we” found ourselves an apartment n started a new life without any warden, without any timetable n most importantly without any food. Idiot n Langda claimed they can cook like a dream, guess all they meant was they can cook IN their dreams. So we ended up eating outside all the time!
Now the problem was that we almost always skipped breakfast coz by the time we woke up n pulled ourselves to college, it would be late. N we all being quite “liberal” eaters, this directly affected our academic performance ;)
Then one day Idiot came with the news that a lady in the building provides breakfast to many families there. He suggested that even we should try this breakfast outsourcing thing to which we all readily agreed coz when it comes to matters of food, no one argues with Idiot!
So it was decided! The lady was assigned the honour of getting us the 1st meal of the day every morning n we could no longer give “lack of breakfast” as an excuse for not performing well in the exams!!!
N thus started our tryst with idlis, dosas, neer dosas n the like. She used 2 get it by 7.30 every morning and we had to tell her how many plates she should get the next day. Plain n simple.
The food was good, we were happy, but for some reason, our grades never improved!
The lady knew only kannada and only SG knew the language of the land. So we were at his mercy 2 talk 2 her every day. One day SG wasn’t there and this lady came n said something, which by our loose translation skills meant: “My kid will bring in the food tomorrow”
Now this lady had 2 children: a teenage daughter and a school-going son. We got into a guessing game about who would bring the food the next day. No points for guessing who the favourite was! :D
So the next morning, the 3 of us woke up early n waited for the breakfast to arrive. The bell rang! I beat the other 2 to open the door. N there was a 10-year old kid standing at the door with our food.
***Collective sigh***
Sadly, I took the food and passed it to Langda, who, even more sadly, took it to the kitchen. The kid hung around to get back his plates n all of us just ignored him. That’s when he asked me THE question: “Mummy asked how many plates should I get tomorrow uncle?”
***More silence***
“OK! Four, FOUR, FOURRR!”, I think I might have shouted!
He ran off scared. My friends were still in shock. N not a single soul spoke for 5 whole minutes. N the silence broke after exactly 5mins, when Idiot asked, “Breakfast anyone?”
N that’s the first time someone called me “uncle”.

"The first time, they say, is always special.
The first time, they say, is always memorable.
The first time, they say, is the best."

Wish I could get my hands on the moron who said that!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Threatening Tag!

Shanu has tagged me n if she had the option, she would have pointed a gun 2 my head n forced me 2 fill this tag atleast 24hrs before! So here it goes...


1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4 –
Book? ***looks around the room...scratches head...gets up from the comfort of the bed n walks around in search of a book*** YESSS!!! Got it!!!
The book (or rather a training manual) is “OOAD with UML and Rational Rose” and the 4th line of page 18 is:
“A class may have any number of operations or none at all.”

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can & catch air?
The wall.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Watched MTV last...n the last song I saw was “Wake Up Sid” (its kinda catchy!)

4. Without looking, guess what time it is?
01.00 am

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
12.50 am

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear? –
The fan whirring ;)

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Around 10.30 pm...met my friends!

8. Before you started this Q&As, what did you look at?
This same tag done by iceprincess (n the fact that SHE could do it...spurned me 2 do it ASAP)
PS: she’s been dormant 4 a long time

9. What are you wearing? –
      Dark blue track pants and a blue tee.

10. When did you last laugh?
      When I was out with my friends (refer the answer to qsn no. 7)

11. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Paint :P (I have had this same qsn in an earlier tag and I had given the same ans) :D

12. Seen anything weird lately?
      Yup! TAGS!!! Almost every blog I visit has had atleast one tag in recent times!

13. What do you think of this quiz?
      Shanu ensured that the only thought that came 2 my mind is FEAR by repeatedly threatening me 2 complete the tag within the deadline!

14. What is the last film you saw?
      The Proposal (a one-watch movie at best)

15. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?
      Shanu...n force her 2 write 4 my :D:D:D

16. Tell me something about you that I dunno!
      My favourite words are “nirvana” n “nostalgia” :)

17. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do? –
      I would ensure that every single person on the planet sends 10% of his/her pay to the Blunt Edges Trust (BET) :D

18. Do you like to Dance?
      I suck at it but yeah I do like it!

19. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?

20. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?

21. Would you ever consider living abroad?
      I might.

22. What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
Finally I can retire to the countryside, now that u r here to take over! :D:D:D

N there I’m done! :D

I have never tagged anyone before...but I think I’ll tag 3 people who have tagged me at some point or the perplexed, Lakshmi and Jyoti, consider urself tagged :D:D:D

Updated: I also tag Madhu...whom I have just educated about tags in the comments section :D
may this be the 1st of many more tags 2 come 4 this 1st timer ;)

Updated again: I guess its just a season of pointing guns at me! Reflections has done the same thing n has ordered (yup, u heard it right!) me to tag her ASAP! N me being the innocent little kid can only comply ***innocent look*** 
So, I hereby tag Reflections too. Enjoy the tag woman! :D