Monday, May 21, 2007

swimming, sleeping and some such update

The swimming classes came to an end. We thought we would take pictures in the swimsuit but my colleague lost her mobile. Actually she left it in the office and we had to abandon all plans of merrymaking. So, there will be no pictures of mine or any of my batch mate’s in the swimsuit on my blog.

Anyway, I can swim like a fish now. Mermaid is a better word. I can swim like a mermaid now though I need to join another course called diving. I just bloody cannot dive. I am scared and I fall right where I jump into, no stretching hands, no pushing myself a little further, just there.

I went to learn swimming and I learnt only that.

I used to go swimming after work and after coming back, everyday I would open Amy Tan’s “The Joy Luck Club”. There was a chapter called “the red candles” (or was it blue?). I would start reading that chapter and doze off. I’ll start all over again the next day and doze off after one or two pages. Now that the course is over, I hope I complete the book atleast.

I am getting used to myself wearing braces and people are getting used to seeing me like this. It is all about getting used to finally. Getting used to sitting in the clinic every month and paying 500 bucks even if the dentist works only for 2 minutes on your teeth. Last Saturday, I just asked him, ‘over?’ and he said ‘yes’. I was disappointed. I struggled to get an auto and reach there for the appointment. Finally, I am in and I am out in no time. He should have drilled a hole in a tooth or rewired or done something but not send me out so soon.

Watched Water. Lisa Ray looked stunning.

Somebody sponsor my ticket for Aerosmith.

12 comments:

plush said...

goin in and coming out in a jiffy is better than waiting for 45 min and then comin out in 2 min...:(...
yea aerosmith...to go or not to go? if its to go....to go with them or to go with "them"?hmm...yea aru let me know if someone's willing to sponser two more tickets...

Stone said...

Cool, now go for some specility classes like fot butterfly or backstroke etc....
I'm all set for my classes from next month!

Arunima said...

@stone: :-

nice to hear that. Don't get scared. Just dive into the water ok?

@plush: after hearing you, nobody will sponsor me now. :-(

plush said...

cackle...if u can't beat them..join them...(or somethin like that)...

Dreamcatcher said...

I quite liked the Joy luck club.

shub said...

sometimes I almost doze off in the pool itself :D
mujhe phir bhi theek se swim karna nahi aata :( and diving, I can't do it either. My instructor had to push me in!

Funny girl said...

hi arunima.am looking for a good dentist in bangalore.heard of dr.pooya n dr.kenneth tan from someone but no idea if they are good.could u please guide me to a good dentist.and where did you learn to swim.please give me details of the instructor too.thank you.
ps- if u don't mind could you please mail me the details of ur dentist at sanmay.r@gmail.com
thanks alot and keep up the writing :)

claytonia vices said...

Dentistry is one of those professions where you are legally allowed to rob. Veerappan was a dumbo, he should have worked on human teeth instead! :-)

anumita said...

Wow! Congrats, swimmer! I still have to learn to get into the water without getting cramps!

Kishore said...

And I swam last weekend holding on to the steps (or whatever u call it - that u use to get into the pool) and shaking my legs violenty under water like a fish out of water.

manuscrypts said...

amazing.. nobody here has volunteered to donate a camera phone so far?! lol

Arunima said...

@funny girl: I shall do it.