Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I'm back!

For two days now, actually.

I must confess, I've been feeling guilty about not blogging and not keeping up with my daily reads. But I'm afraid I've only been snuggling deeper, and deeper and still deeper into me.

You see, I was on holiday and awesome does not even begin to approach the first syllable of my time in Bangalore.

I simply loved....
... that city - its weather and food.
... that wonderful old-worldliness of its myriad 13th Main and 8th Cross roads.
... that I could get a 20% discount on a staggeringly eclectic selection of brand-new books.
... that I conned friends into buying me books.
being one of the guys at Mojo's, over beer and rock n' roll.
... that I made some new friends that, I hope, will grow only closer.
... that I laughed about serious issues and kicked up a fuss over a missing fountain pen.

I've come back about 20 books, much love, a proper understanding of the rule of thirds, and the most beeyootifool sunset richer. I took some other images which I will post once I get the scans back. There are also some hilarious stories of bizzare cocktail mixes through the night to tell - another post... soon, I promise!

Bangalore was a week of nothing but chilling with the girls and...
... lying back and giggling over men and their idiosyncrasies.
... watching movies, remembering an English major not-so-long ago.
... holding hands over broken but healing hearts.
... talking deep into the late night or perhaps, late into the deep night.
... relearning how to be - I think I had forgotten how.

Ah, yes. I do think my soul is rested. :-)


Casablanca said...

A lovely holiday!

Everyone's going on one... I need a holiday too :(

i-me-moi said...

and i am so angry you didnt meet me???????? i can't believe i don't even know what you look like yet. *grumble grumble*

Anonymous said...

mmm...sounds delightful! After reading this, I think I need to go on one too.


Stormy Zephyr said...

Glad that you had a nice time!

SaidBack said...

"being one of the guys at Mojo's"
- not so bad now, is it :D

"Ah, yes. I do think my soul is rested."
- great holiday :) Eeyup!

. : A : . said...

Sounds like a soul search.

Can't wait to see the images and hear more stories.

Geetanjali said...

Welcome back - sounds like a divine break!

incognito said...

I envy you. :-)

Eleventy Seven said...

Oh looks like you've been having a load of fun. Good good... all of us deserve it. :-)

Well my turn now.... enjoying the warmth of parental love and care and the right to laziness.

Have yet to visit Bangalore. Have heard so much about the city.

lakesidey said...

I envy you......for being back in Bombay :) You can't think how much I want to be back there....

We shall meet again in December, one hopes.

FM said...

well...i saw bits and pieces of india vs south africa match on TV which took place in bangalore (possibly) and there i saw huge crowd sitting from day time till much you guys love cricket its amazing..but tha t leaves one question...the time factore...what do you say?

with regards

finnegan said...

Where are the pics from your new SLR?

Bangalore sounds like an name from an ancient realm, though I know it to be as modern as any place in India.

I don't know if I've mentioned that I visited Bangalore over a decade ago, just as the technological boom was beginning. It must have changed considerably since.

I'm heading to a website or two and seeing if any pics and words can illuminate for me.

Loved your enthusiasm here!

transience said...

and i'm back, too. i'm elated your holiday was wonderful. and don't feel guilty. everybody deserves some time off once in a while.

Extempore said...

@Casablanca: Lovely it was indeed, sweets.

@Sprechen: Sorry! :-(. Will meet you the next time for sure... in Feb.

@Jo: Yes please - you need one!

@Stormy: Thanks!

@Pepper: I've never had a problem being one of the guys but thanks for the lovely time, my dear. :-)

@.:A:. : Oh yes, Augustus, it was. The pics and some stories are next. :-)

@Geets: Thanks, sweets!

@Incognito: You watch, I am going to go to Leh and Ladakh without you! :P

@Saurabh: You enjoy your vacation and I will wait to hear all about it. :-)

@Lakesidey: We will meet, for sure! I hope you are enjoying the books?

@FM: I am not sure about what you mean about the time factor...? Would you explain?

@Finnegan: Thanks, Finn! :-) The pics are next - and have given another roll for developing.

A lot of city names in India sound that way, esp in the South. And it has changed like mad from when I visited it in Dec 2004. Let me know if you need some help with the websites.

@Transience: And am glad to hear it. :-). Thanks so much for understanding, sweetie!