Friday, September 18, 2009

I want some drama

squint your eyes and look closer
I'm not between you and your ambition
I am a poster girl with no poster
I am thirty-two flavors and then some
and I'm beyond your peripheral vision
so you might want to turn your head
cause someday you're going to get hungry
and eat most of the words you just said

What else do you expect in life after having a good job and a good husband? Mom and my mother-in-law will reply 'a child' i am sure, but that is not my point.

I think I need some drama in my life.

The weather is so nice right now that I am nostalgic and wish to go home. The thought of going home puts me in a dilemma. I don't know 'home' means in-laws' place or mom's place and what kind of scheming or debating i must go through to stay where i want.

Wonder what 'value add' marriage has brought in my life other than some more responsibilities. hmph!

My English teacher in 6th standard explained asparagus to be something that we eat in my state, called 'Yaipan' in the local dialect. (We make pakoras and some curry out of it. ) I did a Google search a couple of years back to realise that what we eat is not asparagus, but something else. It is another form of arrowroot and not asparagus. Those were the days when we had no internet and teachers could say anything they wanted, and Amrika was so far away.

Talking about Amrika, i am going to Tamil Nadu to meet my brother and his family. They are settled there. If I can talk about Amrika, i can talk about Tamil Nadu.

Me and some colleagues wanted to visit Goa. I have been wishing to visit this place while S feels it is overhyped. I had even started imagining myself walking on the beach, promenading peacefully under a blamelessly blue sky, drinking Fenny or some fruit juice. One by one the colleagues dropped out and one male colleague and I were left. Knowing that our respective spouses are not so kind to allow just the two of us go ahead, Goa got shelved. Now, I have to beg S to take me by December at least. How much pride I had in announcing that I am off to Goa with colleagues!

So, I am off to TN to meet the nephew. I am giving some bonding time to S and pa-in-law (ma-in-law has left). Let the father-son duo gossip about women if they want.

and god help you if you are an ugly girl
course too pretty is also your doom
cause everyone harbors a secret hatred
for the prettiest girl in the room
and god help you if you are a pheonix
and you dare to rise up from the ash
a thousand eyes will smolder with jealousy
while you are just flying back

I'm not trying to give my life meaning by demeaning you
and I would like to state for the record
I did everything that I could do
I'm not saying that I'm a saint
I just don't want to live that way no,
I will never be a saint but I will always say~ 32 Flavours, Ani Difranco.


Meena Maami? Meenu Mommy! said...

:) I can really understand the state you are in.. the blankness.. a child cannot remove that; except for the demanding and absolutely inflexible schedules (s)he brings alongwith the joys.. a tour would temporarily solve the problem.. Goa deserves that hype. its simply awesome..

claytonia vices said...

You can walk through French streets in Pondicherry... and enjoy the beaches of Mahabalipuram... they are very beautiful and unhyped :)

Arunima said...

@claytonia: Been to both the places. Liked them. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

yes!! drama/travel is what i too need right now..
hope you have a great bonding time there in Tamilnadu...

austere said...

Where in TN? There's TN and theree's TN. You can take photos no matter where you go.

Anonymous said...

hope you enjoy the "drama" that is gonna come ahead. Enjoy the tour :)

~Lopa said...


have fun girl...

and ya about Goa, some say its over-hypes and some will say its awesome... so my opinion is it depends on where you end up staying, so select a hotel and beach carefully whenever you go.

We were ther last year, our resort had private beach as well, and we had loved it.

White Magpie said...

for a first visit, it doesnt matter where you stay. Goa is a great place if you dont ask anything about it before you go.

AmitL said...

Hi,Arunima,I love the way you flirt(or,is the word'flit'?:))from topic to topic so effortlessly-from talk of 'what news'(ref:'a child'..hahaha) to home to marriage value adds to asparagus to Amrika to Tamil Nadu to Goa..good going!Good luck at being able to visit Goa in Dec.Suggestion-don't pre-book hotels if you're not carrying much luggage..go there, check out the places, and pick the one you like best.:)

Anonymous said...

just saw AmitL comment and i cant agree more.. Infact i too wanted to comment on this speciality of yours.. I wonder you must be a master in extempores competitions:D

~Lopa said...

I read the comments and i agree on dont book the hotel before-hand.

When we visited, we checked out quite a few and then settled for this one with sea view, and it is my best trip so far ...!

Cynic in Wonderland said...

try bungee jumping?

if you manage to find any value add in shaadi pls to tell me. i keep on wonderingthe same. not got a proper answer yet. hmpf

Pallavi said...

Marriage itself is a drama.. hahah a!! and you need more.. :)
Enjoy your TN trip..

Shobana Jayaraman (Srikumar) said...

I've not been to Goa either. Can't say much about that. But I can tell you for sure that practicing enough to say what you want to your MIL.. hehe ... there is a lot of Drama there girl. I have done that ever so many times! :)

And yes, welcome to TN and enjoy your stay.

Have fun,

Asha said...

Arunima, thanks for that info on Yaipan.When i visit manipur, i can tell my ma-in-law, i want to try out yaipan as she keeps asking me..'emou kari chanigee?'..yes.. Goa is lovely.. but don't go in rainy season, the sea was not looking blue but brown.. when we visited during rainy season :), btw october was a good month to visit home for the ningol chakaoba. but u will enjoy that in TN ;)

Aflame!! said...

Wish life has half of "32 flovors" atleast :)