Oct 11, 2009

Of working weekends, loan signings, unplanned trips and more...

This is going to be a personal post (and extremely long). If you came here expecting PJs, and are not in the least interested in knowing what an exciting social life I lead, please brace yourself for some disappointment.

Since we wrote that epic limerick in anticipation of a long weekend, Murphy decided to show up and remind us of the old line, "If you want God to laugh, tell him your plans". So what if we don't actually believe in God. Or tell really godawesome PJs that would make even an imaginary God forget to laugh. May we remind you that we refer to ourselves in the plural whenever we are happy. Also, when we try to imitate Bihari Hindi. Hum bas ee bolna chahat hai tau ki hum bahut kush hai. I know I got it wrong, but whatever!

So, the long weekend was spent in office. Struggling with a huge loan document. With a cold pizza to ensure that we don't drop dead due to starvation. But we just attended our first multi-million dollar loan documentation, and boy, are we boasting about that ever since?

Anyways, once we were done and dusted with the official work, and all the lawyers were happy, we asked boss for a day off to make a trip to Kutta (South Coorg) with our friends from Bangalore (Bengaluru?) over the next long weekend. Yes, thanks to the same holiday given to us because of the great man's birthday. The same person whose smiling photograph on green coloured crisp paper makes girls go weak in the knees. We love him so much we keep multiple pics of the man in our wallet. No girl has gone down on one knee for us yet, but then girls are not so lame. But we are still hopeful...

We are lucky to have some really enthu friends who arranged for a vehicle and acco and off we went. To a beautiful unplanned holiday that got us thinking why aren't we taking more such trips?

Now, we were in half the mind to do a travelogue kinda post, with nice pics and detailed write-ups on what to do and where to go and other boring useful stuff. But, we figured that there are nice forums which do that anyways. So, we just put together a collection of random pics. If only to remind us that we need to take off on impulse trips more often.

Apparently, the drive from Bengaluru to this place is nice and scenic. Of course, we wouldn't know anything about that. Because, we subscribe to the policy of sleeping through the journey so that we can remain awake once we reach the place. The fact that we can snugly fit into the backseat of the Qualis is but a minor incentive.

Yes. We have a tendency to sleep in any moving vehicle. Cars. Buses. Trains. Planes. Even when riding pillion on a motorcycle, as our friend never stops reminding us.

Of course, we did wake up when our friends spotted spotted deer. And we came up with a PJ: "Why are there so many deer?"... "B'coz deer are horny!". Our friends who were trying to convince us to stay awake were now regretting their decision. "Thoongara singatha thatti ezhupeeta" as Thalaivar used to say. And we would be polite enough not to repeat the "Spotted deer is not a verb" PJ that we used in this post.

Of course, things got slightly more exciting when we spotted our favourite animal.

We really love elephants. Behenji notwithstanding, we think they are too cool. They can be majestic, they can be cute, they can be frightening, and best of all, they have big pot bellies. Just like us.

Unfortunately, that was about the only wild life we spotted. Though we had heard that the Nagarahole forest range has lots of wild animals. Like tigers (well, no Gujju family this time, but still the striped one stubbornly refused to show up. Makes us wonder whether we were the ones who scared the tiger away at Corbett). Like bisons (the only bison that was there was beneath my shirt. Or was it Poompuhar? We are too decent to publicly state our brand preference!). Like wild boars (ok, no smart ass comment this time. Even we are fed up now!)

But what we did find, at the place we stayed, were spiders. Hundreds of them. We went crazy clicking them. So much so, our friends started calling us Spiderfan. (Main 'ma' ko 'fa' bolta hoon was the only kaminey-type PJ we could come up with...)

Take a minute to appreciate the world's best web designer. Next time you do ottarai at home, remember that you are destroying such beautiful creations. That's why we don't clean our house. And people think we are just being lazy.

Of course, we also spotted a lonely cow somewhere. And thankfully, no dumb Farmville players around to claim points for it!

And that concludes our pseudo-travelpost.

We are approaching the festival of loud noises, which usually makes us go all senti. Let's hope we come up with something more funny this time.

PS: We were desperate to put up a one-liner on Obama's Nobel Prize. Like how "any US President who doesn't declare war and kill English is eligible for the Peace prize". But this dude beat us to it. And put it better.

Ps2: Most pics clicked by friends. Who are welcome to claim copyright if they want. The spider pics clicked by me! You are free to use them, unless you make money off them. In which case, pliss to share!


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  2. no water bottles this time? :-)

  3. You are a riot. Enjoyed the post! Especially, the Bison bit.

  4. Spotted deer is so a verb

  5. P.S: why are you smiling in your sleep? that's fake sleeping isnt it? othukko

  6. Hahaha! This one cheered me up! LOL @ the deer being horny! And the bison under your shirt.

  7. @ shilpi:
    unfortunately no! we bought 2-litre bottles which never seemed to get empty, and when they did, they got disposed off!

    @ MKB:
    Tnx :)
    PS: You sure you don't spell your initial as Ka. like they do in TN? ;)

    @ RR:
    yeah, and if you find a monkey after tracking it for many days, even long tailed macaque would be a verb!

    PS: As for the pic, just before sleeping off, we had seen a Bangalore Times paper which had an article saying "Asin is lonely", and another wonderful pic of Amrita Rao!
    Plus, isn't the pic unflattering enough as it is, without me having to actually appear drowsy and bleary-eyed?

    @ naren:
    I don't know about you, but I was really fed up of watching deer after spotted deer! Even a goat would have been a welcome diversion!

  8. Anonymous1:17 PM


    some PJ's thaanga mudila..
    the sleeping pic is hilarious..looks like Amrita Rao was talking to you at that point of time! :D


  9. long tailed macaque! *bows*

  10. @ Anon SS:
    "some PJ's thaanga mudila.."
    only some? i must be losing my touch!

    and we are too decent to publicly state what Amrita Rao was doing in our dreams!

    @ RR:
    tnx :)
    btw, there are so many monkey-types that we can do a whole post on them sometime...
    don't feed ideas into my korangu buddhi!

  11. i always have trouble falling asleep. look how peacefully you are dozing...'neku pathindu vardu!

  12. @ Anjana:
    heh, I can sleep in most places, in weird poses, and at any time of the day...
    in class, in the library, standing in local trains, riding pillion on a bike, while waiting at the airport post security check, on railway platforms... once got nearly slapped while falling on my local train co-passenger's shoulder one too many times...

    they say people with a clear conscience have no trouble falling asleep :P

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