Friday, May 27, 2005

We've Only Just Begun

Rain is lashing against the windows in office, and sitting with my coffee I can finally blog . My life has suddenly changed direction and no one is more surprised thanI am .I got engaged , earlier this month. It was sudden :- a meeting, a 3 hr chat and a 'yes' settled it. Who knew my prince charming would land up by taking a plane ,travel 11000 miles just to see me and fly back in a week .I keep wondering if he said yes under severe jet lag :)
I always believed that a person instinctively will know when they meet the right person who they will spend their life with. And for once I was right!!!. Opposites in every way - different streams at work , personalities, hobbies , but destiny has her own game to play .

The whole meeting was arranged by a common friend (bless her to eternity :) ) ,who contacted the respective parents and egged both of us till we met. I have developed a great deal of respect for Fathers, his dad and mine, who orchestrated the whole engagement in such speed that they would put the recent papal conclave to shame :)). Right from the hall to the invites ,everything was done in less than 2 days. 140 people in their best turned up fighting the 40C Chennai temperature .Of course the pandit chose the wrong hall and landed up an hr late but that did'nt dampen the buzz that generated through the hall .Though having the video camera trained on me is something I dreamed of , since I saw my first movie, blindness was’nt an option I was thinking about.I now realize why modern women in their weddings still gracefully look down, we cant stand the lights in our faces :).My fiancé on the other hand who was still handling jet lag, the heat, a crowd of people who constantly asked him when he arrived looked as if he would have preferred to run the Bangalore Marathon then standing in front of the camera man, who was pleading with him to smile.

The parents had the biggest smiles on their faces and I for one was really glad that I got someone my parents were proud of.More than us, the friends and family were congratulating our respective parents for finally finding someone for their offspring.That kinda of trouble the parents went through, to get us to say YES!!! to marriage in the first place. A kind of dampner for me was that my sister was not present , as she was in the States, its times like these that every joy needs to be shared and I really missed having her yell at me :) .My exercise for the month was extracted with the falling of the feet of the elders. It was sweet revenge for my mom, who kept telling me to do it all these years under the “boy meeting” pretext and I conveniently kept folding my hands in namaste when it was required. The week passed in a jiffy and only when I came back to work did the feeling really sink in.
With the office ragging ,came the realization that there is someone else to whom I was accountable and whom I was responsible for. That was when I realized everything in my life was about to take a sudden turn. I had to leave my family , friends and every other thing I was accustomed to in 25 years to be with someone ,whom I had a 3 hour conversation with.!!!!!! But the best part of the whole deal is , I am actually looking forward to it… .. so Dame destiny did something right after all ::>

As I sit listening to Carpenters (and so the title :)) and watching the rain … have a lovely weekend all of you

As for the jokes, I found these good..

Actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays

1. She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs.
2. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides
gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only comes from experience, like a
guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of
those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at
high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one
of those boxes with a pinhole in it.
4. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room
temperature Canadian beef.
5. She had a deep, throaty, Re: genuine laugh, like that sound a dog
makes just before it throws up.
6. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
7. He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.
8. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge free ATM.
9. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a
bowling ball wouldn't.
10. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled
with vegetable soup.
11. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie,
surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and Jeopardy
comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.
12. Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.
13. The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you
fry them in hot grease.
14. Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across
the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left
Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19
p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.
15. They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that
resembled Nancy Kerrigan's teeth.
16. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had
also never met.
17. He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant and she was the
East River.
18. Even in his last years, Grandpappy had a mind like a steel trap, only
one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.
19. Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.
20. The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil,
this plan just might work.
21. The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating
for a while.
22. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but
a real duck that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or
23. The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg
behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
24. It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with
power tools.
25. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as
if she were a garbage truck backing up.
26. Her eyes were like limpid pools, only they had forgotten to put in
any pH cleanser.

Keep Smiling :)



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Anu
Congratulations. Finally, getting married huh. I have been through your previous blogs and they are very interesting.
Anyways, Wish you a happy and successful marriage.

8:43 AM  
Blogger saranyan said...

wow Anu CONGRATS. trust me, guys make decisions based on instinct (its not impulsive, but a strong conviction :))

so US mappillai enna sollaraar :) when is the marriage :) please do convery your fiance my wishes.

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Bizzare said...

Anu :-( u too etting married. Oh god, whats with this world? Why all the US guys are taking with them the nice females from India? What will happen to me :-). Hey.. enjoy. Keep posting.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Anu said...

Anon,Sarayan and Bizarre,


4:51 AM  
Blogger JaganLee said...

Congrats Anu. Have fun.
I guess ur fiance should be wasting a fortune in calling cards. :)

12:53 PM  
Blogger hari said...

Hi Anu,

CONGRATULATIONS. You got engaged in Chennai and no invitations to me. Anyways my best wishes for a very happy married life and may your life be ever decorated with the best of colours and brightest of lights.

We are looking forward to see a blogging couple soon and not just a couple of more blogs.

3:35 AM  
Blogger Ambuj Saxena said...

Hi Anu,
Best Of Luck.
But I wish more that you don't need any luck and all goes fine. :D

6:08 AM  
Blogger Anu said...

Ur rt abt the callin cards ::>

If this wasnt would have been the first persons i would have invited..:)



10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats!! You have finally met your Mr Right. Things do have a habit of working out on their own :)


2:52 AM  
Blogger Debprotim said...

Congrats Anu for getting engaged! Have been following ur blog for quite sometime. Th jokes r simply too good. Please continue blogging even after marriage, n try to be a bit more frequent too.

2:52 AM  
Anonymous Anush said...

Hey Congrats.. landed in this blog from elsewhere.. keep up the work.

9:17 AM  
Blogger kpowerinfinity said...

Congratulations !!!! This is great news !!!

Seems to funny when I think about those previous posts of yours, about being forced to meet prospective grooms... when it works out, nobody complains!!

Wish you a very happy life hereafter ... I guess the next few months will be spent voice chatting on Yahoo ... trust me the voice chat on yahoo messenger 7 (beta) is pretty good ... might save u guys some dollars :D

Waise, do I get a wedding invit? :P

10:32 PM  
Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

whey hey... Hearty Congrats!

All these Calling Card companies depend on engaged men uttering sweet nothings.. :) Enjoy your time!

10:25 AM  
Blogger romram said...

Congrats for ur engagement....
and best of luck for the future..

1:13 AM  
Blogger reNUka said...

cool!!! nsoi! so finally, so much of blogging did pay off... ;-)

7:38 AM  
Blogger Sriram said...

Congratulaions! All the best...

6:24 AM  
Blogger Ambuj Saxena said...

Haven't heard from u for a long time.

Have you already settled in the US?

Will you continue blogging?

10:33 AM  

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