June 29, 2011

I could Live This London Life...

...But then again, no.

I would rather sit with my friends in a run down apartment in New Delhi and drink JD in the rain, or I would rather be there with B for his dentist appointment, or watch my more athletically inclined friends lose the Basketball match, you know the works!

June 24, 2011

What Makes You Happy?

What made me happy yesterday...
  1. A King's Of Leon Concert.
  2. A Park full of people who're reeeaaallly happy. Though, I think it might have been the weed.
  3. Calling the boyfee up when our song played.
  4. Drunk boyfee being super happy.
  5. Extremely gleeful friends in the background.
  6. The only one with an (tiny) umbrella when it started raining.
  7. Four tall boys and girls who huddled under my umbrella. Didn't help much.
  8. The fireworks at the end of the concert.
  9. Walking back home in the rain.
So, what made you happy yesterday?

June 22, 2011


True Story: With really really good friends and best friends, no matter how much time has elapsed since you've met them you'll always end up falling into comfortable rhythm of exchanging even the minutest details of your existence, details of your boys and life in general, it never feels foreign.

So comfortable in this realization I made my journey from London Marleybone to Birmingham Snow Hill. The 2 hour long journey didn't seem too long, what with all the uber pretty scenery all around me. I tried taking pictures but the run down smartphone camera didn't do any justice to what I saw. I reached Naina's uni and a glass of Guinness was waiting for me...chilled and all. That girl is really after my heart. I won't bore you with the details of an extremely girly weekend evenly sprinkled with fun and craziness and lots of wine.

The highlights of the was a massive shopping spree, Stratford-Upon-Avon, getting attacked by a Swan, the goodbye and missing my train. I almost didn't make it to Stratford, thinking it would be a good idea to shop rather than seeing Shakespeare's birthplace. You know since it's been quite some time since the dude's said hello to God and is not really around to appreciate my interest. Almost. I knew I'd have none of that when Naina said 'Shut Up! Let's Go.' I just knew there was no winning there.

While we were in the throes of re-living our childhood by trying to remember everything about the perfect childhood we had. Now that we look back, everything was exactly what made a perfect childhood undiluted by PSPs, Laptops & drugs. Anyhoo, I don't have time for reminiscing with the super busy work days.

Also, I'm particularly excited since Sagnik promised that he's going to give me the a major 411 on his boyfriend or the one who he wants as his boyfriend and cook some lip-smacking Indian food for me. Now right there are two things I love, relationship stories AKA others business & food.

In other things, day after tomorrow, is the birthday of a VERY good friend of mine and the whole effing gang is going to party, drink, misbehave - you know what we usually do. And I'm going to miss it. I'm FUCKING pissed about it. FUCKING PISSED. I want to be there MORE than I want to be there in Scotland. And their pings are only making me more homesick.

But really, no place is fun unless you have the right people to hang out with. I clearly have more fun at home (no sexual innuendo intended). Ok I'm gonna go, walk to Leicester square (no biggie) and clear my mind, take that edge off, you know. My backs been horrible, but I'm a superhero. Oh I didn't tell you about that? That's a story for another post...catch you cats later!

June 21, 2011

Quote-Love #2

I'm still in the middle of finishing a post, because it's been crazy busy at work! Meanwhile I thought I'd give you guys something to laugh about and keep you entertained :)

One of my all time favorite drunk quotes is:

Upasana on a beer drinking spree and in amidst heated conversation about something, i really don't remember what, told Mr. B, "Rehaaaaan! That should be a NO-BONER for you!"

That's what started months of indelible love, friendship and laughter with all the homies like I've never believed possible!

June 16, 2011

Do It Like a Londoner! (Public Transport Ninja & Pg on Steroids)

The tube, the rush, the pace, the crazy busy lives, the architecture, the weather, the people - London is exactly what they show in the movies, exactly like I had imagined it would be!

But I ASSURE you I can rock the whole 'Londoner' thing and how! I am GOOD with the tube lines and stations. I actually I was good at it from get-go, almost like Public Transport Ninja! Also, I walk in that crazy pace that locals walk in. It's almost like a fire-breathing dragon is chasing you, kind of.

Also, I'm probably more touristy than most people. I'm the tourist you see with a camera (or camera phone) at ALL TIMES. I have captured Big Ben from 1001 angles. But to avoid being a murder target of my friends, I usually avoid uploading all of them on Facebook.

Also, I've been doing so much more than I do back home! I'm up by 6:30 and in office by 8:30. Working at lightning pace till 6 and then out to explore the city. End the night with a couple of drinks in a pub. By the time I'm back it's 11-11:30 PM. Basically I'm doing 17 hour days. It's like me on steroids!

The ONLY Flipside to this situation: I have Monica hair which curls up in humid weather. So I basically go around with something like an Afro on my head. Hideous, really!

June 15, 2011

What..Why...Ughh...FUCK IT! I'm In London!

I had made a conscious choice to not do a elaborate quarter life crisis post in my blog, because I believed I would never face it. Till I did. There is reason to me not being in action in this Blog in the past 2 weeks. Post vacation trauma added to the injury, I imagine. There were things that were looking bleak and every day I'd get up thinking 'What the hell am I doing with this life?' and 'Is this really what I want?' It was just a really bad patch. I mean I still don't have any definites in terms of knowing what to do and all, but those 2 weeks were, well...nightmarish. Did not help that Mr. B was going through the same throes of crisis induced thinking, ya know?

But then I blinked and I was on a plane to London. This was in the making for, well, 2 weeks but I did not think about it much till only like a couple of days were left. I almost wrote that quarter life piece on this blog. London saved you guys from being assaulted with THAT!

I'm doing the whole touristy thing. I've got Tower Bridge, River Thames, Big Ben, London Eye, Oxford Street (Without the shopping), King's Cross, The British Library checked off my list already! And it's been only 3 days! I'm telling you there is no replacement for awesomeness. 

And all this in the face of an obstacle called - 'Someone-Who-Talks-Nonstop-In-Baby-Voice'

No really, yesterday, I saw the majestic charm of Big Ben and I wanted my moment of peace while soaked in the beauty. But trust me the beauty-soaking regimen is no mean task when you have someone saying 'Oh My Goooood. This is so beautiful. Aren't we lucky? My Dad has seen this. He's taken pictures. Some 30 years back! I have to call home and tell them I saw this....(my mind switching off)' I know all of this! I could do without the verbal onslaught, REALLY?!

So it's just been working like a maniac all day, traveling to places like a maniac in evenings. At this rate, I could very well pass out for a couple of days by the end of this trip. Also, I probably should increase my intake of energy drinks because I've been OD-ing on excitement and adrenaline, thanks to the thought of meeting Naina and already meeting Sagnik.

In the midst of all this, I've kept my Laptop and Phone times on IST (Indian Standard Time), I don't know why, but it makes me miss you and the guys a little less. I'll look at the time, it'd be 12:30PM and I'd be like, 'Oh, they'll be lunching.' or it'd be 3PM and I'll go 'Ahhh...afternoon smoke break.'

London is great, but, you are better, B! (honest) 
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