Monday, March 02, 2009


I am angry and upset and confused and indignant. I'm dazed and sad and bewildered and hurt.

Maybe i overreact. Maybe i expect too much. Maybe i'm too idealistic. I don't know.

I want to run away and stay next to a beach and read Wodehouse and listen to the Beatles and drink vodka with pepsi. I want to make new friends and do new things and learn how to play the guitar properly and open a restaurant for a living.

P.S. - I hate pretentious people and people who don't vote. Yes i am opinionated. So what?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Trivial Trivia

Is it just me or does everyone have a masochistic streak in them? It's a little worrying if that's not the case. So in case you do as well, do let me know.

I have my college farewell on the 3rd of March. The whole idea is still slightly surreal. I'm finding it unbelievably difficult to accept the fact the college is, in fact, pretty much over. I'm not feeling sad yet, coz it's not exactly sunk in. Funny. Guess once realization strikes, that'll warrant another post. For the time being, you guys can take a look here and here, to get an idea of what it felt like after 1st year and 2nd year got over, respectively.

What's worrying me more than anything else of late is the thought that the coming year is a closed book. For the first time in my life, i have absolutely no idea where i'm heading. Scary is an understatement. I'm dreading the end of college. *brrrrr*

On a more frivolous note, anyone following Roadies? I am ashamed to admit that every saturday, at 7 pm, i am glued to MTV. But what the hey, they've got some really fascinating people on the show this time. Is anyone hoping that devarshi's the next one to go?

Pardon the digression, i cannot help but digress. It's a failing i've been trying to rein in, but nothing's worked so far. Suggestions on what can be done are welcome.

In any case, i've pretty much lost track of what this post was suppossed to be all about, so we'll leave that for another day. I am awfully sleepy, and awfully glad about the fact that tomorrow is a DUTA strike, so i can sleep in (one reason i'm positive i'll miss DU for; impromptu strikes. :-D).

So until next time, goodbye, and go watch Billu (Barber). You won't yawn more than halpf a dozen times, and you'll help poor Shahrukh Khan recover some of his money. I mean c'mon, do your good deed of the day, the man's recovering from a surgery. I did it, purely out of selfless motives (Actually i went primarily in the hopes that i'd get to see lots of SRK. However, sadly, that did not happen).

P.S. - I went to buy my farewell sari today, n did not find anything. *sob*

My last resort is Fabindia. Pray for me.

God i really am frivolous.

Thursday, February 05, 2009


This is a tag, if i can call it that, that i got on facebook (was not even aware that stuff like this existed on social networking sites. :-p). Anyway, it seemed like fun, so i decided to do it here instead. It has no name, so i shall presumptiously give it a name. :-D

So this is the "One Word" tag. Not too original, i accept, but cut me some slack, i'm old now. Anyway, the basic idea is that there are a few (actually QUITE A FEW) questions, which must be answered in one word. So without further ado, here we go.

1. Where is your cell phone? Pocket

2. Your significant other? Fascinating

3. Your hair? Independent

4. Your mother? Incredible

5. Your father? Interesting

6. Your favorite? Deep

7. Your dream last night? Disturbing

8. Your favorite drink? Caffeine

9. Your dream/goal? Happiness

10. What room you are in? Noisy

11. Your hobby? Books

12. Your fear? Loneliness

13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happy

14. Where were you last night? Home

15. Something that you are not? Loud

16. Muffins? Dee-li-cious

17. Wish list item? B-School......yes i am a geek. :-p

18. Where you grew up? Delhi!! :-D

19. Last thing you did? Ate

20. What are you wearing? Red

21. Your TV? Near-Addiction (2 words i kill me)

22. Your pets? Strays

23. Friends? Support-system

24. Your life? Fun

25. Your mood? Sleepy

26. Missing some one? Possibly.....

27. Car? Dad's. :-p

28. Something you're not wearing? Watch

29. Your favorite store? Bookstores!!!

30. Your favorite color? Multiple (way too difficult to pick one)

31. When is the last time you laughed? Today

32. Last time you cried? Today (as you can see, i'm manic-deppressive)

33. One place that I go to over and over? Subway!

34. One person who texts me regularly? Rahul

35. My favorite place to eat? Can i pick cuisine-wise? Otherwise the question is unbearably difficult.

36. My favorite food? Refer to previous answer.

I am not tagging anyone, not yet at least. Or no wait, i have a better idea, i tag everyone who comments on this post. Please do not let that stop you from commenting. I promise to not enforce the rule. :-)

Anyway, i am off to have dinner. Mum's getting slightly hysterical. Until next time, goodbye, and good night.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


Tuesdays With Morrie is not a book one can read casually on board the U-Special. I learnt that the hard way. You feel sad when the book ends, coz you're not ready to let go just as yet. You wish you'd known someone like Morrie, to help you prioritise things accordingly to what really matters. You want to hold him and laugh with him and learn to cry unabashedly when things go wrong. You want him to tell you if you've been running after the wrong things all along. But most of all you want to cherish everything you have, and value the people around you way more than that new car you've been wanting to buy.

Thank you Morrie, for coming into my life, however brief a period it might have been for.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Back in Business Baby!

Guess who's back, back again....shady's back, tell a friend!

Well not really, it's actually me who's back, permanently i hope. I beg forgiveness for the unbelievably lame comeback-line. After having disappeared for more than half a year, i'm back; older, quieter and hopefully smarter. :-D

In case you haven't noticed, the name of my blog has changed from "A Day in the Life of an Ordinary Teenager" to "A Day in the Life of an Ordinary Ex-Teenager". Yes, alas, it's true. I am no longer a teen, which means i'm ooooooooooooold! *sob* It's been a while now that i've been 20, so i've had time to get used to the idea. Nevertheless, that does not mean i like it. Hmph. But oh what the hell, it happens to everyone. :-p

Anyway, i guess i owe everyone (or anybody who's still around) an update. So let's see, here goes nothing.

In case you've been paying attention, you must have gathered that i am now 20. So let's not dwell on that anymore.

I am a few months away from graduating. Surreal.

Took a whole bunch of MBA exams and am now hoping to get through someplace decent. At the risk of sounding conceited, it would be pretty sad to end up in a crummy MBA-school after SRCC. In case nothing works out this year, i'll be left with no option but to drop a year, and work. Which i'm really not too keen on doing. Plus i haven't got placed yet. :-p

Have switched from a nosering to a black stud. Mixed responses. Some people liked it. My brother thought i looked like a south-indian fisherwoman. But what the hey, i like it!

Was pleasantly surprised to find out that someone other than Mika or Stereo Nation(!!!) would be performing at Crossroads in my final year in college, and hence would not be forced to go to Polo Grounds or Mecca(the Hindu fest) on pop night. Consequently, nearly got crushed to death in the mad rush that ensued to watch KK perform. Saw Parikrama perform at Hindu, which means i got to see them play all three years as a DU student, for which i am very glad. Take a look here to find out about the beginning of my relationship, if i can call it that, with Parikrama. :-p

Anyway, guess that's enough info for the time being. One must not bore one's readers.

Got back from Jaipur last night. And i am in love with the city. It is a BEAUTIFUL city, and i was sad about having to come back to Delhi. Three days just aren't enough to enjoy the place. I loved everything about Jaipur - the forts and palaces(which are breathtaking), the food, Chokhi Dhani, the camels(!!) plus the hotel we were staying in. It's a haveli converted into a hotel. It was absolutely gorgeous. Anyway, am dying to go back and see the places i missed.

Okay, this has gone on for too long, and i must stop. So i shall vamoose, though only temporarily.

Goodbye, and until next time, enjoy the weather. It's not gonna last!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Tag undone!

Whaddyaknow, it's TAG TIME! Arunima tagged me twice(!), and i shall attempt to finish one of them today. Being a lazy bum, the second tag will be attended to some other day. Before starting the tag, let's get the preliminaries out of the way. Nothing much to report. It's lovely having nothing constructive to do after more than a month of exams. Life's revolving around sleeping, eating, shopping, meeting up with friends, talking on the phone and IPL to a certain extent. I'm pretty worried about tonight's match. Life's pretty frivolous for the time being, and i'm not complaining. :-D

*sends up a silent prayers for the knights*

I am also a little sick of delhi and need a vacation real bad.

I bought a book called 'Five past midnight in Bhopal' by Dominique Lapierre. I've just started reading it and it's been brilliant so far. I've also rediscovered 'Interpretation of Dreams' (Sigmund Freud, for the uninitiated), and it's making very little sense to me. The dream analyses are fun though. I had tried reading it a few years back and it had made absolutely no sense to me. So i figure i've become smarter since then. Freud has a really gigantic Oedipus fixation. Slightly creepy. But what the hey, it's highly interesting.

I haven't seen a movie in what feels like eons. I wanna go to the movieeessssss!! Except there isn't anything nice to watch, with the exception of Khuda Ke Liye i'm guessing. Is Shaurya any good?

Damn i forgot! I have to take a bath, get dressed and meet a few friends in about 45 minutes. The tag shall have to wait until the next post. Anyway, until then, goodbye and, as my fortune for today on orkut says, you are sociable and entertaining(and don't you forget it! :-p).

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The month of May

It's been 4 days since my exams got over and, unfortunately, i'm already bored. There's only so much TV that one can watch. I bought a pretty pink top from Fabindia and went looking for a new nosering but didn't like anything i saw. I'm stuck with my plain silver ring for the time being. Ate at KFC after very long, They really know their stuff. Been having chocolate icecream everyday. I realize that i prefer the plain chocolate flavour to the chocolate chip one.

Second year of college is over. I'm finding it impossibly hard to believe. I don't feel any different. I still feel like the excited, slightly nervous girl who stepped into SRCC's campus nearly 2 years back. The campus which i've grown to love, which now holds some of the happiest memories of my life. I remember hating the first few months of college(Read about that here). And now the thought of leaving this place in less than a year is well, incredibly sad. I sure as hell will miss the red brick walls. Also, college is comfortable. The big bad world is scary!

People have been telling me i've lost weight. I'm definitely not complaining. Why do adults frown when they tell you that you've lost weight? And they don't seem to like it too much when you happen to look pleased. Also, why do mums think it's essential to feed their kids until they get diabetes? Odd.

Anyway, i'm off. Until next time, goodbye and enjoy the weather.

P.S. - It's a nice change having the knightriders win. I'm happy, to say the least. :-D