Diwali – the festival of lights. I woke up and I have turned all the lights on in my house – yup everything – the hall, the table lamp in the hall, the standing lamp in the hall, the 2 kictchen lights and the bathroom lights!
Yup, that’s pretty much my celebration for Diwali!!
Woken up @ 6am by call from home!!
Dad: Hey Ravi!
Me: Goooooodddd mooorrrrning – in the laziest sleepiest tone ever [mentally thinking about wishful thinker]
Dad: Happy Diwali kutta!
Me: Happy Diwali Pa!! Wats happening?
Dad: I am putting mom on the phone!! You still asleep or what? Aren’t u aware today’s Diwali?
Me: It’s 6am and i dont have any crackers to burst with people – I dont have people around in my apartment [:O]!!
Dad: Hold on – mom coming thru
Mom: Hi Ravi!! Happy Diwali!
Me: Hi maaa [stretching now]!! Happy Diwali!!
Mom: Ennadaa, u still not awake – what the hell u doing sleeping? You do know today’s Diwali rite?
Me: Yeah ma, I did get wind of the fact!
Mom: So then wake up, take a bath, change into a new dress and then u can sleep!
Me: Ma, that’s sweet – IOW u are asking me to wake up, take a bath and then wear new underwear – coz that’s the only “new” thing I have.
Mom: Comon idiot! Get up – wash ur face at least have a sweet!
Me: A chocolate would do?
Mom: Yeah yeah… Today you don’t have office?
Me: Ma – it’s a Saturday morning! Why you tormenting me with such questions. I am in Germany – I dont work an house more than my 8-5! They close down their shops by 8. You really expect these guys to get me working on a Saturday morning? I’d scream bloody murder!
Mom: Then that’s the place for you na – u lazy bum!
Me: Of course, but I have heard that in Aussie land – they have half a day officially off on a Friday!!
Mom: Cool, so go there and then take us there
Me: Of course ma!!
Mom: We have checked a new house – end of the same road – nice, clean place! I kinda liked it :-)!
Me: Awesome so when’s the official move in?
Me: Where’s Rohini? That stupid girl I can’t even wish her Happy Diwali!!??
Mom: She’s gone to the house of [name deleted]! Their daughter and Ro are friends now.
Me: Oh ok!!
Mom: Why dontcha take 2 more hours of sleep and then call us back or we’ll call ya!!
Me: [Wide awake now] – Ma you’ve woken me up! I am getting old, I can’t get my sleep again! I will prolly make myself a nice cuppa coffee and sip on it!!
Mom: Why dontcha go running?
Me: MA, I am working out n I dont intend to go there for another coupla hours at least.
Mom: Ok, I need to rush [When u gotta go, u gotta go situation]. Give us a missed call when you’re up!! Shall call ya back when Ro’s here
Me: Ok!! But I am up already!! Shall call ya guys in a coupla hours before heading to the gym!! [Mentally noting: Call Harini immediately after this convo is done]!!
[Click – phone dead and engaged tone takes over]
I call up the one person that can make me happyh to see that either the call is not going through [coz I can hear the ringing, but no1s picking up] or my day’s mishap had just happened!! Anyhoo, I am up and typing a blog post @ 40 minutes past 6 on a Diwali Saturday!!
Happy Diwali y’all!!
Aside: Y’day I had gone to Nuremburg and had met John and his teammates. One of his teammates – S had made pongal after I asked her 2 make it for me. Wow – it was heavenly. The taste is still lingering in my mouth [ok I have brushed folks!! Dont get weird ideas now]
– Oath taken not to drink or smoke until I meet Harini up!! First test passed y’day and daily tests being passed everyday. Have a beer bottle in my fridge, which has not been touched!! Woohoo!! Feeling proud of myself!
– Dinner scheduled @ V’s place!!
– I miss the festivities of Diwali! I am gonna work out on a Diwali morning!! I suddenly feel sad and lonely!! :(!