On Saturday morning, my brother was kind enough to actually ask me to accompany him for some shopping. In the process I got myself the most beautiful pair of earrings I have ever bought. They beat the second most beautiful pair of earrings I own which I had bought just last week. 🙂
I met Megha as well, and pleased her by showing interest in shiny clothes because according to her I wear extremely boring clothes.
The evening was spent in shopping with mom at another location. Even though mom paid for herself (obviously! I’m a student. What do you expect?), she was happy that one of her kids was nice to her for a change. Especially because we only shopped for her.
I came back with a brilliantly annoying headache, but Avan tried to meet my demand of wanting to talk to her for two hours on the phone. We didn’t meet the two-hour goal, but we came close. We did a lot of pending ‘catching up’. Only I know how much I miss our long phone conversations ever since she went to a B school!
Sunday afternoon was something I was looking forward to. I was meeting school friends after a really long gap. So much so that I saw my closest friend from school after about a year today. I was damn excited. Most of the people in that chain mail did turn up. Basketball kept the boys away for longer than expected, but it was still nice to meet the old gang! The old commerce gang (I used to hang out more with the science students in 11th and 12th)! We had a lot more to talk about, but other commitments kept it slightly shorter than we would have liked. Incidentally, we also ran into one of the most dedicated students of our batch from school. The conviction with which he used to say that he wants to be a doctor totally reflected in the fact that today he’s at the Safdarjung Hospital. Highly impressive!
Among other fun things, I had a fruit salad sundae from Nirula’s after really long. As in many other places, the quality is nothing like it used to be. Nonetheless, it remains one of my most favourite things ever!
This reminds me – last week when I had gone to Chandni Chowk, we’d gone to the parathe wali gali and to my disappointment, the size of the parathas has now been halved. Moreover, there was absolutely no difference between a khurchan and a rabdi paratha. Yes, I have progressed from the apprehensive days of aloo parathas, but let’s not digress from the point. So much for a slowdown!
Back to today: From CP I headed to Khan Market with Kulsum’s truck driver skills. She turned out to be better than what I was told about her. She left, and I met Udit. We spent some time at Cafe Oz. A place where pasta was not well-cooked, none of the desserts were (thankfully) appealing, and the iced tea was just about ok. I also went through some of his photographs’ prints. Quite liked a few!
He was nice enough to drop me home. Post dinner I sat with my family, and we talked for a good two hours. It hardly ever happens. I loved every single moment of it!
My tickets for going back to Pune are booked. A train that takes more than a day, and I don’t have a window seat. I know how much sulking these facts involve!
And oh, I got to talk to the ‘love of my life’ Sahil properly after more than three weeks today. It was nice. 🙂
Why peanut butter? Because back in the hostel I developed a liking for untimely slices of bread with peanut butter – something I never really had at home. So to add to my already excessive weight, I got a jar recently and have been having untimely slices of bread with peanut butter again! Who would have thought I would bring stupid habits from hostel to my home! But stupid things are the easiest and quickest to travel, aren’t they?
I could not make a post about the recently-discovered engineer hidden in me. For your reference, I am working with one of the engineering giants right now. Last week I was disappointed because a stupid reason led to me missing a photoshoot of our technology at a substation. On Friday, I highly enjoyed reading about all the physics I missed out on after 10th standard. I also visited our instrumentations factory. It did take all these weeks for me to begin enjoying it, but really, if it wasn’t for nauseating chemistry, I would have been in a completely different world today!!
So this is it about my weekend. Now I’ll go decide what I have to wear to work tomorrow. Tada!!