Thursday, October 29, 2009

oh, i have a blog

self-pity and me don't go together. I was bedridden for sometime. felt terrible as the life partner, husband in other words, had to work long hours and I was left to myself. watched a lot of movies one after the other, in the laptop without getting out of bed. Those Kate and Leopold, a walk in the clouds, PS I love you, Someone like you, Forever young, romantic movies of my generation, I must say. Then I went on to the Lord of the rings series. I watched about 30 movies and then finally got bored and jumped out of bed, and started going back to work.

Now, there is work and more work. There are calls which goes on till 9.30 pm while he still continues to come late. There is no work-life balance, but a great work-work balance between S' and mine.

And then there was 'Ethnic day' celebration at work. We were announced that we would win prizes. I went as colourful as a peacock in my ethnic dress. Didn't know where the judges were and ended up not winning. We just got a mail that two ladies have won. They just wore some sari, mine was intricate and difficult to manage and ...peacock colourful.

I hope the winners are not reading this. I hope the judges are reading this.

Anyway, sad and heartbroken, I overdosed on the sweets that the company gave. Man, I just wanted to die!
But all was not lost. I made a colleague buy me chocolate. He is on the 5th floor and I sit in the 2nd floor. He pinged me saying that he wanted to see me in my traditional dress. I said, buy me a chocolate and come. He did.

I thought I have lost my negotiation skills with men after getting married, but well, it is like never forgetting how to swim.

24 comments:

**Sri Harsha** said...

:-)

Hope you are okay ...

I am one of those guys who would never wear a 'ethnic' dress for work :-)

But I love looking at the ladies who wear pretty dresses on those occasions :-)

shub said...

you crack me up, woman! Glad to see you're doing better :)

Shruti SriHarsha said...

hehehe, Nice rant!
Cheer up Lady...How did u manage those movies in Laptop...ufff
Take a small vacation over a weekend with hubby, even a Mysore will do much better to you...Trust me, this works!

austere said...

hey I would have given you a prize!
I also gorged, no excuse here, and the blood sugar being what it is, but what the hell.

photo! photo! photo!

Chalo!

For some reason I have less than zero patience with movies these days.

wishes galore said...

hey, so nice to see you back and in your best self:))Hope you are as healthy, wealthy and wise as earlier:D


your movie list remind me of the senti korean movies and lotr series that are pending to view..some free day i will..

and loved the last line!!right said..

Imagination said...

Good to see you back in action...Hope you are feeling better...

Imagination said...

Hey Arunima, I wonder why you ever decided to move out of your native...?
I long to live in a natural setting...be it the ocean front or the wilderness...I guess having lived in one city or the other throughout make me feel that way.

Stone said...

:-)

d4u said...

Hey!! Hope u are fine now!!! Glad to see the eloquence in silence still going strong :) And yes I also remembered "oh, i have a blog"!!

illusionaire said...

Glad to know you watched a lot of movies during your bed-ridden moments. Nothing like a couple of good flicks to give you inspiration for your next few blog posts, I must say. Something we can look forward to. :)

And whoever said women lose their charm after they tie the knot? We'll keep running to the beck and call of a charismatic woman, whether she's 18, 80, married or with grand kids. :-)

Asha said...

Good to see you kicking again :) Hope everything is Ok with you now. Sad to know that you did not get the prize. I know how tough it is to manage our 'ethnic' dress. I remember during college time, i went in a proper rajasthani dress instead of our ethic dress as the former was more manageable.

SS said...

Hey Arunima
Glad to see you back :-)
Take care

AmitL said...

:)I just knew it-that only feeling ill could keep u away from posting..:)Hope things are slowly coming back to normalcy..930 PM as work time is not normal,of course.:)
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Pity you missed out the prize for the ethnic day celebration..why not put up a pic here so we can be the judges?:)
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And,a big LOL at the last para,on negotiation skills with men after marriage..:)

Anonymous said...

you are right. some skills are yours for life :) hope you are doing good.
anumita

AmitL said...

Heyy..Arunima,I just saw your comments on each of my last five posts...that's some kind of record for my blog,I'd say..thanks for reading so patiently.:)

Arunima said...

@AmitL: my pleasure! :-)

CM-Chap said...

Hi..Hope ur better now. Kudos to your Hubby.

Ah, you made him buy chocs... Guess I missed, to see you tht day:) What say?

seriously_frivolous said...

>I thought I have lost my negotiation skills with men after getting married, but well, it is like never forgetting how to swim.

I thought women learn to negotiate better after marriage :)

venkat said...

Glad to see you back here and hope you are doing wonderfully well and getting better and better.I love people in ethnic dresses.

White Magpie said...

You beat me on the movies part there..Some days are like this when there is absolutely no breather..Take a deep breath...

Aflame!! said...

"peacock colourful" - I like that!! :)

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