Thursday, January 25, 2007

...and he said "Yes"!!!!

A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do or be left ruing the half chances she never converted to full points. Yesterday I decided to take the plunge. There is this guy in my office whom I have been eyeing for quite some time. He is a Sales Engineer. My friends and female colleagues advised that I pop the question before someone else did and so I did!!! And his answer was “YES!”. I am so happy!

I finally got what I had set my heart on for some time now. And my dear gal blog pals, I would like to tell you that I am in seventh heaven now and please never hesitate to go after what you want. This is the 21st century, so throw away the old notions that it is the guy who should make the first move. There is no harm in stating your intentions. Many thanks to my team members who also helped make this happen, supported me and helped set the stage for this occasion.

And for all those people who want the details, let me recount this momentous occasion!

My colleagues decided that they will all assemble in the the cafeteria so that I could pop the question in front of the whole team. We planned to have a small celebration after that if the outcome was positive with the blessings of our manager and big boss.

At precisely 10 am my friend LS bought RV to the Cafeteria where I waited. He sensed something was happening, started grinning and was a little nervous. I stepped upto him with the whole team watching. I was little nervous but felt firm on popping the question no matter what the answer might be.

Me: RV we have been good friends, colleagues and have been through a lot of ups and downs professionally especially due to the &^%$*# vendors.
RV: ha ha thats right!!
Me:I have always looked upto to you for advice, support and you have always been there for me.
RV: Well that was the least I could do!
Me: So I hope you don’t mind that I have taken the liberty to come to certain conclusions and based on that I want to ask you something.
RV(nervously): Hey where is all this going?
Someone from the crowd: Let the girl complete yaar!
RV: Ok k k k k..... go ahead!
Me ( getting down on my knees): RV will you ..................................... return my Mont Blanc pen you borrowed three months ago?
RV: What?????? Err I mean “YES” “YES” the answer is “YES!!”

Applause from the junta followed by a reception for the happy couple after RV fished the pen from his overflowing cupboard. RV’s Manager raised the toast and said that I was the only person who ever got RV to return a borrowed item.

The assemblage are hoping that from now on RV will return the numerous borrowed items from them. RV in turn has promised to return them as soon as he hires the truck, to cart the said items.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

This is me!

Saw this tag somewhere and picked it up on a whim. It’s a long time since I yarned about me :P

1. Yourself: Single, very straight, Cancerian, mallu, amateur birder, lives a day at a time, cannot be serious for a minute.

2. Your boyfriend/spouse: None

3. Your hair: Waist length

4. Your mother: I need to have her around all the time. The only time I get cranky is when she is out of station. Yeah I am a spoilt brat :( But it’s all her fault!!

5. Your father: He is my best friend and a sweety pie 99% of the time and when he is bad I call him “Dadzilla” like yesterday night when he absolutely refused to let me drive alone to a friend’s place hmmmph…he did compensate though by telling me one of his younger-days-ka-bravery yarns. It involved an Engineering college and getting some friends out of the slammer using some innovative methods :p

6. Your favorite item: My Sony Walkman with FM Radio….yes NOT my Ipod!!

7. Your dream last night: Of dead bodies in the drain :(

8. Your favorite drink: Tea

9. Your dream car: My Dad’s car :p

10. The room you are in: A conference room

11. Your ex: Never had any though many like think of themselves as my ex arrrgh…

12. Your fear: Heartbreak…infidelity

13. What do you want to be in 10 years? Grown up

14. Who you hung out with last night(Saturday) ? A couple of guys in the forest. The first was a tusker, the second a wild boar. They kept running away from me *sob*

15. What you're not? Artificial. What you see is what you get.

16. Muffins: Banana and blueberry muffins

17. One of your wish list items: An automatic blog writer

18. Time: So precious!!!

19. The last thing you did: The lights in my office have sensors and hence come on only when someone is in the vicinity. So I kept jumping here and there surprising the sensors :p But it is damn handy, you know when someone is coming towards you as the lights light up his/her path and hence I am able to blog from office he he

20. What are you wearing? Jeans and Tee…I am one of the few people working today yayy!

21. Your favorite weather: Winter

22. Your favorite book: I have many favorites!

23. The last thing you ate: Rava dosa.

24. Your life: A serene sea as of now…

25. Your mood: Relaxed

26. Your best friend: Mittuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu (but I am still not talking to you girl hmmph)

27. What are you thinking about right now? The Nilgiri Mountains and how the heck can I save the damn place.

28. Your car: I borrow everyone else’s car in the house :p

29. What are you doing at the moment? Pretending to work

30. Your summer: I HATE SUMMERS!!!!

31. Your relationship status: Single

32. What is on your TV? TV? Wots zat?

33. What is the weather like? Cold and foggy!

34. When is the last time you laughed? Today when THIS happened…

Colleague: Did you see boss?
Me: Yeah, he walked by my place some time ago!
Colleague: Any idea where he is now?
Me: At the speed at which he was walking I would say he has reached Airport Road by now.

Both: ROFL

Tag!!! You are it Alexis and anybody else who wants to take this up.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Riding Dirty!

Last month, as I weaved my way through the traffic I saw a yellow monstrosity in the rear view mirror. I groaned inwardly. Past experience has taught me that owners of such made up cars are wont to show off when they see a girl. And sure enough the moment our Charlie spotted me on the bike, he started revving his engine and weaving left to right in front of me showing off his glorious rotten egg yolk yellow car with blood red vein like lines across *ugh*. I hate such drivers, as they make you lose your balance by suddenly appearing and cutting across your way. Finally we reached the traffic lights and I managed to reach near him and let out a really filthy insult onto his grinning face. "CREEP!!!" I said with all the venom I could muster. He collapsed on the steering wheel laughing and drove away guffawing when the lights turned green. I was left wondering what was so funny.

Last week someone drove his bike in front of me, causing me to nearly fall down, I screeched "Worm!!!" He got off his bike, sat down on the pavement held his stomach and almost died laughing.

Then another time when a car full of guys were tailing me I stopped the bike and waited till they came near me and let out a particularly filthy (according to my standards) insult. "DOGS!!!" I shouted. They nearly drove into a tree due to hysterical laughter (wish they had hit the tree).

And then one time, an auto suddenly came in front of me from nowhere making me jam the brake and scream "VERMIN!!!!". My cousin brother who was riding pillion fell off the bike giggling. And he kept laughing till we reached home after which he got out and held his stomach and collapsed on the floor laughing.

It is then the realization dawned on me that if I do not seriously upgrade to some choice epithets I may soon develop ulcer or heartburn from the sheer frustration of my insults having no results.

Anyways after listening to my woes, one section of the male community in my extended family decided that they will suitably arm me with some really vicious but acceptable-to-the-feminine-community insults. I felt relieved. Now I could have the satisfaction of seeing peoples face crumple up when I insulted them and I would drive away with my head held high. When the carefully prepared list was delivered to me I had to consult the Medical Dictionary a cousin brother who was studying in St John's Medical College forgot in our house. I finally found the meanings in the "Men's Problems" section. Due to reasons I cannot expound here I had to unfortunately discard the list and I found no reason to thank the creators of the list.

Another group then decided to help out. This group having seen the list given by the Group One decided that they will try a "milder version" of the former list. Again some concerted consulting in the Medical Dictionary and I found the meaning in the "The Large Intestine" section of the Medical Dictionary. I was horrified!!! My "teachers" were more horrified than me that their "work-of-art" was treated with such disrespect and they decided that it was no use wasting their time on me.

It was then that my eldest bro suggested a way out. And I am happy to announce that it works!!!! Now no guy can cross my path and leave unscathed :) Last time when an Enfield Bullet rider suddenly landed in front of me, I called his bike a "dabba". The look on his face was priceless!!!!!

*contended sigh*