From smack-bang in the middle of the bell curve

whoosh…

In life on July 21, 2007 at 1:13 pm

It was a little over 3 years ago I think, that I got my first and only taste of live formula 1 racing. As the 4 cars in the contest pointlessly screamed around the track, I remember trying to capture a few shots on my camera. Graduating from black rubber-streaked tarmac as the fruit of my labour (in the initial laps) to a blur of red/white toward the end, not a single picture could do justice to the hunks of metal blowing past. And its been that way everytime (which is not many) I’ve managed to think of this blog in these past nearly 4 months, what post could begin to cover your life being unrecognizably different in the course of a couple of months?

Let’s see…since I last blogged…the sequence has been something like (since the word hectic in my book doesn’t necessarily mean anything with a deadline but mainly unpleasant activity..read shopping…):
Phase I
hectic activity (shopping, planning, packing)…mumbai-jodhpur…being greeted by a row of vehicles announcing it…repeated collapsing from the waist up (that which denotes respect)…dressing up…being fed…papparazzi’esque flashbulbs popping…more dressing up…song-and-dance (think movies with their own 4-letter abbreviations)…sis and friends own rendition of ‘the big fat malayali wedding’ (they called it that!)…dancing (gasp..yes!)…being fed…more collapsing…dressing up (wearing things i could barely pronounce!)…20 back-breaking (for the horse) minutes…seeing my staid mallu relatives tearing up the dance-floor…camera-gazing…sit…later…much later…more stand-walk-sit…no more single!…the taj umed bhavan palace…bloody brilliant!…more dressing up…posing…being fed…hectic activity…goodbyes…jodhpur-mumbai

Phase II
hectic activity (shopping, planning, packing)…more planning…mumbai-trivandrum…being fed…dressing up…repeat from above (deduct dancing and horse)…more pictures…hectic activity…goodbyes…trivandrum-mumbai


Phase III
hectic activity (can you believe it!)…mumbai-s’pore-sydney…baggage-handler “rt here maaite”…I’m home!…4 points sheraton…view of darling harbour…brilliant weather…camera goes kaput…grrr…being fed err..no…eating…greyhound sydney-canberra-melbourne…the rydges…chinatown…university of melbourne…bubble tea (ok s..wipe that grin off your face..i liked it)…adult bookstores…deli..kangaroo on the menu..err..i’ll stick with the other meat thank you…regular bookstores…tram ride (ticketless!)…bronze sculpture of lillee in delivery stride…the MCG! that thing welling up inside wasn’t my breakfast…NOW i’m home!…rent-a-car…the great ocean road…2-lane winding highway just for the views…drive back through Yarra valley…back to sydney…last-minute tickets for Spiderman 3…eating…sydney-s’pore-mumbai

Phase IV
married life…thats another post…but…. in thick musclebound austrian accent..”i’m back”…

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  1. Welcome back :-)..sounds very much like an F1

  2. thanks savy! how’re you doing?

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