Wednesday, April 23, 2008

dear diary.....

i'm reeling under the heat...today we touched a blistering 41 degrees C.....i think i will go insane....is it possible that the heat makes you want to vegetate?? i dont want to cook or eat...which happens only in depression and death....my ghost isnt typing this out...and i certainly am not depressed....i cant think of anything else but the heat....anyone asking me how i am...gets the standard...."my brains are melting" reply....its true...i am listless.....unenthusiastic and not wanting to move lest i may sweat!!

ok enough...i dont want to be a cribber....despite the heat....the happiness has been provided by something that is totally mine....i am driving like a dream....!! i dont know how many people are reading this....and if they know what a big deal this is to me!! here is the story....and here too....

i have been blessed by two most wonderful gifts of friendship....wait...i meant friendship...and gifts too!! so unlikely....that its surreal...one is my namesake.....someone who i bumped into quite accidentally....infact i cant even remember when we visited each other's blogs....and if i always knew her 'real' name...we chatted....and discovered so many similarities....not just in the name we share....but the opinions we had, the things we like, the stuff we do, temperament (i think), some really bizzarely similar personal profiles....and now i discover writing too!! i come home a couple of days ago...to find what i thought was a self addressed package.....i love gifts...but have never sent myself one ever....till i took a closer look and realised it was from her.....i am so touched!! (note: this isnt being said in the past tense)..... some yummy nankhatais that didnt make it to the group photo, some ready to use curry paste, a packet of fake chicken drumsticks (she remembered from a conversation loooooong ago), and a packet of potato flakes.....all to write me a letter to tell me how much more we had in common!! i am grateful for this friendship.....and damn all those people who think it is weird to make friends through blogs!!

then there is this lovely doc.....what can i say.....i was a big fan since i realised there were food blogs in cyber space....i've faithfully read and visited her blog.....but not leaving a comment very often and simply blogrolling them as a favourite wont get you attention.....not that i was looking for any.....some random stuff and we were attached through html!! we've been chatting nonstop...telling each other things like "hang on i am going to grab some chai!!".....we too have so much in common...arty stuff.....suckers for good looking interiors and food....we also both think that a certain celebrated south indian actress looks like she has downs syndrome!! i've so enjoyed being friends with her....and it makes my lurking on cyber space so much better!!

this post has taken almost a week to write.....before it begins to sound stale...i need to hit the publish button!!

the heat has still been relentless....i am grateful for a concrete roof over my head and the luxury of air conditioning.....the only thing i look forward to in the summers are the mangoes....and i got my first dose of them a few days ago....disappointing!! sour and so bad....they reek of carbide...the chemical used to force ripen them....i think another few weeks is what i will have to wait for ...hopefully to be able to relish the better stuff....

this week's been crazy busy too....guests coming over for dinners and lunches to see amma.....it also has meant that i havent had my daily fix of the internet!!

2 comments:

Raaga said...

Amen!

Nandita said...

Amen!

:O now that both your friends have come over, are we expecting more to the party here?