Sunday, October 23, 2005

1st week of the year ...

Nice to know ppl care - so here I am ! Have had quite an eventful week, tons of work followed by 4 late nights in a row from wed to sat. Don't worry am not going to bother you with tedious details of my long hours at work - have become an expert at juggling work between meetings. All you non corporate people thank God that you don't have to survive in the Dilbertesque world - though must admit it comes with its own set of perks - like my brand new car.

The car was delivered on tuesday and the first week itself has a tiny bump - curse the valet at Spring (the erstwhile SOHO and before that Sin - seems like PNC have a S thingee like the K factor for Balaji). Decent food - had a lovely brown 3 grain bread cajun chicken sandwich. The place was totally empty though apart from a couple of people from the American consulate which is bang opposite. My team really had fun and as we had the place to ourselves we made quite a racket. For those who are interested its restrooms are in the gym wet area.

wed met vik for dinner - an aside cute waiter with a lovely smile took the order. Followed by a long leisurely walk at Carters and finally we went to seijo for a drink. People were strolling in at 11:30 and the lounge was almost full- people have too much money and of course no need to go to work at 8. Vik all your bitching & groaning has totally disillusioned me about what is out there , surely things can't be that bad ?

On thursday was an office party - at 11.30 realised have a driver waiting downstairs felt very guilty and did a cinderella - got food packed for my driver :-). Invariably as it happens the conversation went from belated wishes to how old r u to when r u getting married. But got a surprise when I said I am not getting married and one of the guys asked are you gay. Well just said that's an interesting qs and laughed it off - and somehow we moved on to talk about other things ! Any suggestions ?

On friday took a couple of friends out for dinner - b'day treat etc followed by desserts at melting moments hmmm. Cannot have dessert at a chinese place - how many times can one have honey noodles with icecream ? There is a new place called Caravan Serai in bandra need to check it out soon - given that it is part of the China gate/ Golden Orchid set of restaurants. It is supposed to serve Peshawari food.

Needed to get a lot of work done on saturday however just didn't feel like - so went shopping instead bought some matching floor mats for my car!,got expensive new specs for wearing at home ! (Carrera frames and some new age material lens), finally got myself enrolled for a driving class. Lessons start on friday and hopefully in a month will be able to drive. Went to meet Anand & Alka for lunch- Nicky is such a delight and we both watched Alice in Wonderland while waiting for Anand to get back from work. Leisurely afternoon sipping orange vodka, having home cooked food and listening to their intermittent nagging. Then went shopping for Nicky's birthday present. Bought a cute pair of barbie jeans & T for her - can't believe how expensive kids' clothes are. Went for a hair cut from this hunk at N&Y - need to learn how to start a conversation with him - can't think what to talk to him apart from the usual pleasanteries & how I wished my hair was better.

Last night was a blast - thanks tc after ages really danced. Karma really rocked last night and thank god for a change the music went on beyond two. Quite a few attractive men - however was content just dancing with tc - much simpler and less painful.

Saw the movie A Good Woman today. Oscar Wilde is awesome ! One of the characters says - people are either charming & tedious - wonder what the world thinks of me ? Bought this book called Broken April by an Albanian author called Ismail Kardare - hope it turns out well and I can add him to Murakami & David Mitchell as discoveries for the year.

P is off tom - Best of luck boy and be naughty for a change. btw everyone the other person in the "we" on my last post was him and he was cribbing as to why I didn't include his name.


aristera says said...

someone has a HAPENING life!
lets do dinner at tht Caravan Serai ?
andi must go to this new Spring. the wet area or the gym, eh?

Vikster said...

You had fun boy!

And all this while I was busy in your old hometown...


*I do tend to bitch and moan don't I? But it's all true, every word of it*

closetalk said...

hahaha, hey, GupShup, I had a great time whirling with ya on de dance floor too! ;-) soooo sorry if i kept ya away from all de hotties onde floor.. u shudda told me, dude!!!! *red face*

hehehe... looking forward to more such nights.

PS: no two ways abt it.. ure de charming variety, not tedious.

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