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February 1, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

This year started with a vacation. An eventful vacation at that .. this one!

I got back home at around 4 in the morning and after spending an hour with my parents I went to bed by 5 AM , which somehow my body-clock seems to be more comfortable lately. I was extremely excited and very happy to be back home. The idea of spending the next 5 weeks away from work & emails …but mostly by the idea of spending time at home and meeting people i hadn’t seen for a while was .. blissful. However a couple of hours after i woke up, i was occupied with a thought. I was reminded of a statistic that was thrown by a friend, who says according to a survey over 87% of the people who participated voted for Monday to be included as the third day of a weekend, and the week would have just 4 working days and actually started on a Tuesday. A couple of things strike me as odd about this, one is why would anyone care to conduct such a survey and two …why would anyone be bothered to participate. But most of all what bothered me about it was what would one do with an extra day on a weekend ? .. because an hour into the first day of my vacation i was out of ideas, i had gone through the entire newspaper and the advertisement flyers that came with it, responded to all my emails, eaten everything in the fridge, scrolled through the list of channels on tv and even offered to help my mother in the kitchen. She promptly walked up to me, put her had on my forehead and asked me to get some sleep!!

Now you see, i was bored. That’s the thing about taking a vacation when everyone else you know is working. Its worse when it starts on a weekday! I hate boredom. It makes me do stupid things. Boredom forces you to call people you haven’t seen for years … and halfway through the conversation you remember why you left it so long. Boredom means, you wash the car, polish it in the morning and leave it out under a tree full of birds … just incase tomorrow turns out just as boring! Eventually boredom gives you half a mind to learn knitting … really! Personally…. i wished upto and falling ill is better than being bored … and I did! thrice! But it was just two days i had to endure and then the weekend!!
What followed for the remaining 4 weeks however…. was more like the last 15 min from cirque du soleil !! A lot happens to clearly follow, yet you are left amazed by the experience.

Before i let this post run away with my mental shenanigans … in short … An Epic wedding (of a dear friend …yes you Resh), over 2000 Km of driving, pleasant surprises (a gorgeous one), tons of good indian food,great time with family and friends(not so much on one particular instance), hours and hours of sleep … and some more, and then … more weddings!! All this accompanied with several drives with profound conversations (thanks Manj!), and a wonderful dinner at a place called and quite literally “under the mango tree” (Thanks Swe! .. and i would recommend this place to everyone! The ravioli there was easily the best i had tried in town) … it was blast. I had an great time. It probably wasn’t the most sorted start to the new year, but it sure was fun. I seemed rather pleased with Jan and happy about the start.

Happy new year everyone! =)

  1. Resh
    February 8, 2011 at 9:34 am

    “Boredom means, you wash the car, polish it in the morning and leave it out under a tree full of birds … just incase tomorrow turns out just as boring! ” OMG!ROFL!!… HILARIOUS!!! :D:D I can totally picture you doing that. 😛

    I am so glad you had a good time this vacation. And im sure there amy have been days when you wished you could swap your crazy manic shoot-me-in-the-head day for a boring one.. I know I have 🙂

    I am sooo happy you made it to the wedding that I cannot explain in words! 🙂 Loads of love and hugs!! 😀

  2. hk
    February 9, 2011 at 7:21 am

    It was just the first two days that i was out of my wits, but otherwise i had a great time!!
    I am really glad i could make it too! And i was amazed how you handled everything despite the accident!! ( bows! )!
    Hugs! 😀
    Congratulations again Resh….err.. Mrs Cherian! 😛

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