Sunday, July 03, 2005

Happy happy post

I was told I write a lot of morose things. I write a lot about deaths. So I do. Maybe it's a personality disorder, OCD types. Normally I am not a depressed or depressing sort of person. But I do have a habit of reading too much into things. (Hubby blames it on the scorpio mentality.) And one thing leads to another. Like I start a post on a normal note and then I digress, logically of course, and before I know it I have linked up some other incidents and when I am done with the whole freaking post, I had no idea what I wanted to write about in the first place. And hoping it is not OCD but the scorpio bit that is responsible, I conclude that this disorder is here to stay since I cannot change the time or day I was born. (Of course, my parents never bargained for OCD types when they conceived a november baby.)

And to prove I can write happy things, I am narrating a happy Saturday evening. Happiness started Friday afternoon when Mukta took me to heaven. We walked out in the light drizzle and I trusted Mukta knew the way, as all I saw ahead was a hill and the straight tree lined road ending. Suddenly she turned to the side and led us into the most enchanting garden. Trees and trees, and shrubs, growing wildly and very wet. Narrow zig zag paths winded up and down and around. The path was covered with green and yellow fallen leaves, wet again. I skipped uphill and ran downhill screaming, "I love this! I love this!" The rains beat down faster. We sprinted out of heaven and entered the Java coffee joint, nearby.

Sipping on hot chocolate, I said, "Come home today. We'll go out in the night, meet friends and drive all over in the rain!"

"Are you sure?"

"Absolutely," I assured.

Back in office, the plan changed. J was game too and the plan moved to Mukta's area of residence and drinking was included. (Area is a very important decision making factor in this city, believe me! Also, drinking and driving never went together.)

And Saturday night, it was shifted to.

Since we were going to drink in Kahini's living room (goes by the name of Toto's too), I sent a frantic sms asking her to join us. When I asked if 9.30pm was too early, she laughed so hard I could hear it at my end of the sms! 8pm is the latest you could hope to find a table, I was informed.

Come Sat evening, I wrapped myself in hubby's windcheater from head to knee and headed towards my night of fun. At 8pm, Mukta and I find ourselves smiling at every waiter and begging for a table. Mukta, tall and regal, in her scarlet windcheater and me dwarfed and buried in the hideous wet thing which she refused to let me take off, in case the smiles didn't work and we had to leave. You see, Mukta didn't know our Kahini yet, I knew her better. So within 5 minutes of Kahini arriving, we had a table for 6 miraculously ready for us!

We ate. We drank. We laughed. Like I haven't done in some time. Women bonds, I tell you. Nothing can beat that. I know I talked a lot. I know I spilled out colourful past deeds, and screamed above the great music to make sure the others heard. And finally at 1.30am, the owner gave a list of places still open and led us out.

With the rest going their ways, Mukta and I refused a drop and preferred to walk. The short walk was the most soothing, most soul cleansing walk I had in ages. I HAD TO go up to Mukta's lovely apartment to meet her lizzy. I don't blame lizzy for setting up base there. Even I wanted to. Her place is too cozy. Hubby lands up and while Mukta and he had coffee and he narrated all the things only he could talk of and Mukta laughed at all the things only she could find funny, I caught a few candid shots of them on the phone camera. And if privacy wasn't an issue, I would have posted the pics there. They prove what happy moments are made of.

And today, a hoarse throat (I love my voice now), a maid who didn't turn up, an unmade bed and clothes in a heap cannot take away my happiness. So there!

Excuse me, I have to go wash my hands again.

60 Comments:

Blogger transience said...

what a wonderful way to look at it! i am happy you're happy.

8:02 PM  
Blogger boabhan sith said...

everybody needs happy days...

I've got a problem with OCD myself...gotta go get the broom and sweep again. LOL

10:24 PM  
Blogger Miss Sea said...

Oh! so the reading too much into things is because of my being a Scorpio!!! That means it is incurable. good. phew!

As for the evening, it sounds great fun. Wishing you loads of happy moments ahead.

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gosh! and now am jealous :)

Yeah women bonding (not consciously done naturally) is of the best kind.

Chairs girl.

Parna

lemongrass.blogdrive.com

12:21 AM  
Blogger Gangadhar said...

You people seem so adventurous!! I like it!!

10:21 AM  
Anonymous subs said...

Hello and hello. How are we doing? Come over for lunch this week :)

12:03 PM  
Blogger liquid sunshine said...

y do men always say women think too much??i mean SOMEBODY has to!

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Kahini said...

Hehehehheheheh.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Prerona said...

anumita, didnt know u wree a scorp too! write what u want! i might be wrong but personally i feel that if u write from your heart and not write & write about anything serious - people tend to skim thru it not read it or try to understand it properly and jump to the conclusion that ur depressed ... then total strangers who u know nothing about or of will leave u 5 comments each of the nature of ... "hugs" "darling pls cheer up dont be sad" "it will all be ok, i promise". ofcourse you cant genralise. but i see a lot of this & frankly it irritates me and and feels totally pseudo 2 me. i used to find this a lot about the people in the states when i was there. the min u diverge from polite conversation the person ur talking too says "wow - how intense". guess im just irritable in my old age ;) or maybe its a scorp thing

1:35 PM  
Blogger raxterize said...

Hey...I tell you its the rains...Absolutely freaking beautiful, it has made Mumbai. The undersigned had a great time too Saturday night. Wife en tow and 2 other couples drove down to Manori to a resort, where we had the most beautiful and enchanting night on top of a machan right on a small hillock overlooking the beach...Have you ever experienced complete darkness so much so that things take on an eerie glow ? I tell you the sound of waves, strong breeze, occasional drizzle and a whole bottle of bacardi, and all my mates was all it took us to experience nirvana...The next day was Water Polo on the pool and buoyed by the rejuvenating effects of Bacardi (read hangover) kicked ass of a group who too had come to this place and challenged us to a duel !! (if we could do this hungover, imagine what we can do when sober..)
Strangely, do you think that the quality of roads are not too bad this monsoon ? I thought so.
Enjoy and let it rain !

1:39 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

transience: I am happy you are happy that I am happy :)

boabhan: Wash your hands after using the broom!

tipsy: Who cares! Being a scorp is enough. Right?

parna: You come. Promise party with lot of food and booze. Remember the mails where we discussed what we ate for breakfast lunch and dinner?

gangadhar: We are. Women always are.

subs: Hey missed you! Yes yes coming for lunch. Will starve since morning n eat a lot.

liquid sunshine: You said it right, liquid!

kahini: Is it happy happy laugh?

ricer: I know what you mean. I always see through everything and of course we have never been known to be diplomatic. When I open my mouth it's only to change my foot.

raxterize: I know the place. Go there very often. If it's Manori, you are talking of Manori Bell (I love that machan too).
BTW, what happened to your blog?

2:54 PM  
Blogger Prerona said...

yeah. and dunno why - unless 9.8 times out of ten ... i'm allergic to people being sweet (to me, that is) ... i think im diabetic. i was going to say depends on my mood, then i realised that all that depends on my mood is how much energy i have - to hide the irritation and be sweet in my turn

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hehe!! great fun i can see....!!

bips

11:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes. yes. how could i forget those mails :) you are one of the few people i *bonded* with fastest. must be you (know what i mean?)

Parna

lemongrass.blogdrive.com

12:36 AM  
Blogger Akruti said...

Yayyyyyyy,it must have been a wonderful time na,great,have more fun dearie:)

12:38 AM  
Blogger hope and love said...

lovely post..
"from quiet homes and first beginings ,
out to the undiscovered ends,
there is nothing worth the wear of winning...
but laughter and the love of friends.."

7:18 AM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Oh!! Another fellow scorpio...suddenly I feel better now..! :D

12:08 PM  
Blogger raxterize said...

Nope..not Manori Bell/Dominica/Maxwell....What can I say..these places have become too commercialised (Yes..Manori too has not escaped the scourge)..but a small lil place called Palm Beach. Not near the beach at all, but away from it nestled between the rocks !
My Blog....Well...One fine day I was reading it and I almost threw up...coz it seemed way too juvenile. Very soon I shall re invent myself...Watch that space.

1:21 PM  
Blogger jaygee said...

hey anumita...i obviously missed a lot.. and yes I wanna see the pics.. so fliss to mail them na?

2:07 PM  
Blogger Stone said...

Damn cool yaar, and this happiness is contagious :-)

3:19 PM  
Blogger liquid sunshine said...

RICERCAR-u said it!

3:55 PM  
Anonymous colours said...

me too Scorpio :)

6:12 PM  
Blogger Rash said...

nice post Anumita. and K's always been a fave there. never leave her behind when you go to toto's.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Maverick said...

Hmm, being morbid is a part of us that needs to be revealed after all aint the biiggest truth of life "death", then why the oxymoronic feelin of being immoratal in all of us, wasnt this also in the epic mahabharata...

but nice post..keep em comin.

visit me for more musings on my life as it comes, n pondering s over existential philosophy..

1:21 AM  
Anonymous Chandrika said...

A good summing up of the night. It is so good to bond...makes me realize women are really missing out on this one. And we are given 100 reasons and alternatives to what men do as a matter of course.

Are you thinking all those dark thoughts when u are so (yech!) bubbly?

10:48 AM  
Blogger Pallavi said...

hahaha happy happy happy ... LOLOL !!

10:53 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

ricer: Aren't we alike!!! By the way, age got nothing to do with it. It's a privileged scorpio thing.

bips: Yes bips, it was.

parna: I know, i know. And we even sent our pics to each other! Thank god, I can always see you in front of me when I am reading your blog!

akruti: Thanks, it was a nice evening. :)

hope and love: That's wonderful! Thank you.

nupur, colours: That's great! We should form a scorpio club!

jaygee: We ll drink together very soon. Pics in hubbs phone. Dont know how to use blue tooth to tranfer to laptop. Please teach after you learn.

stone: Yes, it's contagious AND addictive. Join?

liquid: You agree with ricer. So do I.

rash: Finally I see you here. Thanks. I have been following you and your archives since Anita Rodricks days and LOVE your blog.

raxterize: Okay. Must check Palm Beach. Give me directions plz. Do start the blog again.

chandrika: Dont remind me! Sheesh!!! God knows what juicy stuff I blabbered about! I hope you all were equally drunk not to remember anything :)

pallavi: Yes. Wish you could have come with Rocky. I had planned so much...

11:33 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

maverick: Thanks. I know death is the ultimate truth and all that. But not many love reading about mundane and unattractive truths :)

11:36 AM  
Blogger nin said...

wonderful.....
take care....

12:24 PM  
Blogger AmitL said...

Hi,there..nice post,there.:)And,not at all morose(Actually,i did not really find the previous ones morose,either,but that's a matter of opinion.:))Hope the hoarse throat is better(Unless it makes u sound like Rani Mukherjee-then,it'd be nice.:))

12:42 PM  
Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

lovely.... glad that u r happy!

2:19 PM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

Seems like you can handle the "happy" and the "sad" writings with elan!

6:51 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

avik: Thanks :)

amitl: Good you tolerate my stories better. The voice was even sexier than madame Mukerjee's! Though to maintain that I ll need to get drunk every night n yell.

chakra: Thanks, chakra.

gratis: Great to have you back!

10:16 PM  
Blogger thoughts said...

that sure was alot of fun !

3:27 AM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

Oh yayyyy for you! A wonderful night of gal-bonding does everyone a world of good.
I agree though, you should write what your heart tells you... sometimes blogging can be most cathartic... a special, personal form of release. I've never been disappointed coming here, no matter what the subject material.

Write on, you little OCD Scorpion you! *wink wink*

4:19 AM  
Blogger AmitKen said...

okay.. so you too are a Scorpio..

you post made me happy too :)

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Ostrich said...

Girls Night Outs are the MOST fun!! :) And now after reading this I can not wait to get back to Bombay and hit The Shack and Toto's !!! :)

And ah ha... another Scorp on the block?! :) Nice, nice! :)

3:13 PM  
Blogger sanguine said...

n you didnt invite me :(
but first coffee , then vodka ;D

3:29 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

thoughts: It sure was.

weary hag: Thanks a ton for saying that. :)

Amitken: You too? Welcome scorpio bhai!

ostrich: You bet! Girls nights are the bestest!! I think we can seriously get a scorpio club going!

sanguine: Tell me when you are free. I ll make you a great Irish coffee!

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"ANUMITA" - Lovely name!!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Prerona said...

byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! leaving for the day ... yippeeeeeeeeee :)

12:55 AM  
Blogger nin said...

have fun...
post regularly....

2:10 PM  
Blogger gulnaz said...

hey am glad u had such a great time!!!
:))

1:21 PM  
Blogger Rash said...

Blushing at wot our girl calls complimump. pliss to write another blog now :)

9:27 AM  
Blogger nandish said...

just clicked into ur blog...read the first post. yeah scorpions tend to do that...me 2 a scorpion.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Gangadhar said...

Hi Anumita..I'm here in again..
waiting for the next post!!

11:53 AM  
Anonymous runa said...

Was going thru End of Problem 1. am in identical situation...only diff..my man is shameless enuf to gleefully agree to the proposition. :) hope u r doing ok

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no post?? me not happy at all!!

bips

2:35 PM  
Blogger Tricorn said...

Oh my goodness!

You have OCD too???

6:41 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

ricer: Have fun!

gulnaz: Thanks. :)

nandish: Welcome. Join the club.

runa: lol! I am good. You?

avik, gangahar, rash, bips: coming up.

Tricorn: Dont tell me, you too?

8:42 PM  
Blogger Rabin said...

Nice Post! This took me back to my days in bombay, getting drenched in the rains and drinking in Toto's garage (used to be a regular fixture there, they even offered to find me a place to hang, along with the other odds and ends). This one time, the evening was so good and i was on fire. Quiet literally on fire, the sole of my shoe caught fire when some guy dropped a lit match near it. I didn't realise till it had reached my trouser leg. For some reason everyone in the room found it hilarous (whatever makes em happy!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Tricorn said...

Yes!

What strange revelations that Life has thrust upon us!

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