Wednesday, April 20, 2011

We won, I lost...

It’s been more than a month since I last blabbered on my blog and amazing things have happened since I last posted. Like India won the World Cup: the first time in my lifetime! And probably I became the first Indian who refused a free ticket to watch it live at the Wankhede Stadium, not once, but thrice! Call me stupid, but yeah, I had my reasons…and no, insanity wasn’t one of them, or was it?

But, I did have an awesome time watching the match at a bar: the usual friends/alcohol/scream/hug routine, though looking back I don’t see how India winning the World Cup changed our lives, but yeah, for that weekend it really did. I found myself smiling for no reason or being illogically happy or calling people up, like I was in love. Every time I thought about the procession on Carter Road at 3 a.m., I knew this was one of the rarest of sights. The next time this happens again, I may be an old old lady, who would fondly bore her grandchildren with details of how Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni made it happen. The grandchildren, of course, will have no idea who these guys are…

Anyway, three weeks have passed since then, and thankfully we have moved on with our lives. Of course there is IPL, but by God’s grace it doesn’t give me orgasms. Not only that, I am actually sick of cricket and exploring new interests, like Formula One and cooking. The formal is quite interesting, the latter isn’t. As for work, the good thing about it is it keeps me busy 12 hours a day and it allows me to go for expensive vacations. Yes people, come June, I am off to tour Turkey and Greece: the oh-so romantic, rich with history cities of Athens and Istanbul await me.

As for writing, well, let’s just say, this blog is dying a slow death…

21 comments:

ssoggo said...

Why is it that the end of your posts are always so dismal? Don't let the blog die, (as pathetic as it makes me sound)it's one of the few things which make me smile these days!

Anonymous said...

dont kill this blog..for last 3 weeks have been visiting each day to c if there r any updtaes..n went thru many postings again n again..u rite very well..

Neil said...

For the 1st time ever I think Ive spotted an issue with your wonderful blog - 'the formal is quite interesting ....'

When do I start the Save Shimonti's blog campaign?

Nefertiti said...

@ssoggo
you shd start ur own blog... mebbe tht will cheer u up!

@anon
thanks for dropping by. introduce yourself the next time

@neil
see the first time u commented, u had to find a mistake!
and hw abt you buy the book when I do write one? that wud save the blog!

Neil said...

And here I was hoping you would gift me a free autographed copy!

Nefertiti said...

@neil
cheap, aren't you?

Neil said...

Was it that obvious? If its any consolation, Ill give you a free autographed copy of my book, if and when it does get published ...

Nefertiti said...

@neil
that is definitely NOT a consolation.
a) you are competition and
b) you are sujecting me to the trauma of reading crap (as if your blog isn't bad enough)

Neil said...

Considering Im pretty sure that I will outsell you by more than quite a bit, I dont think I qualify as competition. My blog is crap? Here I was thinking of starting a second one ....

Nefertiti said...

@neil
henceforth I don't know you...

Neil said...

If only I had a dollar every time a woman told me that .... Sigh!

Nefertiti said...

@neil
ohh come on!!! you would still be poor!! and I mean it as a compliment...

Neil said...

Awww youre being sweet, Im still going to outsell you a dozen to one ....

Nefertiti said...

@neil
challenge accepted!!! we will c, and sooner than you think!

Neil said...

Deal. Just to even the odds Ill buy your book. And then ask you for your sign.

ssoggo said...

I already have a blog, and yes, it cheers me up loads! But reading someone else's blog, especially one which makes me smile, is different.. (woah! i'm getting way too sentimental!)
Anyway.. My blog's ssoggo.posterous.com Visit me sometime if you need to see why your blog SHOULD NOT die.

Nefertiti said...

@Neil: end of discussion
@ssoggo: read a few posts... pretty neat! henceforth added to my reading list for constant updates :) thanks!

jo said...

don't kill off your blog, slow or otherwise - its great fun reading it.

Nefertiti said...

@jo

Thanks for dropping by... and my company may sue you since I spent the better part of Friday reading YOUR blog instead of working on 'an urgent deliverable'. Very interesting read. May be you should write more often and finish that 'graphic novel' too!

jo said...

Well, glad to hear i have readership :)

..judging by the tone of the other comments you might have a few PIL's heading your way too.

Nefertiti said...

@jo

braindead work as made me creatively challenged... don't want my readers to get sick of my blog. it's called retiring gracefully (unlike a certain bong cricketer)