Wednesday, October 14, 2009

When i am in a whole day of street cricket followed by lemon juice kind of mood...

I am feeling good about life. For the moment. Two hours of stand up comedy on youtube can do wonders to your outlook of life. A 32 year old comic tells you about the need to design cars specifically for the 'making out' segment, a segment that is comfortable making out, but can't handle the seriousness of a room or a relationship or sex. And i look forward to the tomorrows with a renewed and unreasonable lightness. No correlation whatsoever. The mind is so fucking fickle. It helps that the 32 year old happens to be Janeane Garofalo from 14 years ago. But the thing is, if you feel good about life, you don't sit around and cross examine it. You just revel in it, and wait for shit to happen. After coffee the next day. Also fucking and fickle seemed to rhyme in a weird way. Which is why i wanted to put them next to each other. Honestly. I am 31 years old and no longer find it fashionable to throw the f word around. I used to find it very fashionable and novel when i had just joined college in 1995. I saw peers using it to sound exasperated in a very cool way. I had tried to imitate, but my attempts felt artificial and affected. So i gave up and stuck to the native tongue. I see a lot of my kid cousins throw the word 'Whatever' around a lot. Is that a fashionable word among college kids of today?

My mom is in town. And i am getting frequent doses of Rice and Sambhar. I am not a foodie. I could live on rice and sambhar all my life, without ever knowing if Penne is tubular or if Fusilli looks like dead butterflies made of maida. Sambhar is a gooey thing made from dal and water and chilli powder and turmeric and tamarind and vegetables. And add salt to taste. Dal is a pulse. I've seen a japanese man cry and sweat and fret over some benign Sambhar a few years ago. I've seen the same Japanese man suck in an Octopus tentacle with a straight face. His name was Hanawa. We called him Hanawa-san. He told me that 'baakha' was fuck in japanese. He taught me wrong. I still don't know the right word. In Jap movies, people keep saying 'waatha shiva' or something like that. I don't know what it means. But we told Hanawa-san what 'waatha' means in Tamil. And he giggled over it. Serious japanese men don't giggle often. He wasn't a serious japanese man. He took us to Uno park where we saw families sitting under sakura blooms and drinking sake. I remember being extremely happy seeing all those blooms and all those half drunk and not so drunk families. Sakura is cherry blossom in Japan, and the bloom lasts for all of 15 days. But, for those 15 days, they are very pretty. Humans should've also been designed to be like sakura.

I am most probably visiting home in November. For a month or so. I think i'll decide on the immediate direction for the next few years then. Buddha has promised to come down and leave a sign at that point. He refuses to come down right now. Says he is not in the mood. I think he has visa issues. I think 2010 is going to be a very good year for me. If i keep repeating this some 2.5 million times, it will actually happen. I read this in an excerpt of a self help book titled Sweet corn soup for the fool or something.

12 comments:

Kripa said...

ennada? dum adichiya?

Balaji Shankar said...

Paneer Soda moments! Ah! A wonderful tag!
Loved this post for the manner in which it captured those wild leaps our mind delves into, whenever its an excited state, without regard for a need to maintain continuity.

Priya said...

Funny, the same buddha dude told me you are heading home for good in November.

frissko said...

Kripa - no dum yaar...but zombie state yes...induced by a full day of fruitless labor followed by 2 hours of stand up :)...nee doctor aaittiyaa?and heard about your bike trip plan...all i can say is, i am jealous...

Balaji - Thanks man...And yea, i like the sound of Panneer soda moments too...

Priya - :)...If Buddha asks me to stay back i will. Will become dheiva kuttham otherwise. And please use your japanese expertise and mail me the answers to the language questions raised here no...

Tys on Ice said...

ahh...now thats what i call writing...its like being in ur head...lovely...

Trauma Queen said...

what exactly is a paneer soda moment? or is paneer tikka what u have with whiskey n soda?

another grt post from u :) I love how u described fusilli..hehehehe

TIA said...

Hmm Japanese people actually like spicy food (case in point: Wasabi). We had an Customer Engagement Manager come to India and consume Channa Bhaturas like there was no tomorrow. And yeah M-San does keep a straight face always! Hmm...
I think it's more of a "chai-sutta on the college steps" kinda mood...

frissko said...

Tys - Thanks man...

Trauma - Zang you...And panneer soda is this super refreshing drink made from soda and rose essence...very popular in south tamilnadu...and costs one rupee seventy five paise...

TIA - Well wasabi is a different kind of spiciness, and is had in real small quantums no(not in the same league as a plate full of rice and sambhar :)...But yea if he likes channa batura that's something...Our guy ate indian food just to be polite...And i guess you know how painfully polite they can be...

Trauma Queen said...

yo paneer soda..

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sup said...

I came back to your blog after a long gap and was rewarded by some lovely personal posts including this one. And the ending was really funny "Buddha has promised to come down and leave a sign at that point. He refuses to come down right now. Says he is not in the mood. I think he has visa issues." :) :) Imagine Buddha getting a R-1 visa (religious worker visa in US) and advicing you by quoting from the movie Anand (one of my personal favorite) "Ye maat dekho zindegi mein kitne pall hain; Dekho ek pall mein kitne zindegi hain" - won't that be funny? :) Merry Christmas.

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Canary said...

Flying around randomly after a blog-break, glad to see fellow bloggers from ol' times are still around!
And read an earlier post of yours too, when the entire wrld is rushing US (and they are rightfully calling us 'bloody immigrants') u r planning a retreat, bravo!
BTW, Happy New Year :)