Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gym Diaries and other mundane things

Hero Hiralal. That's what I call my new gym instructor. In my head (obviously!). I have been in Chennai for more than one and a half years now. My definitions of 'Hot' has changed slowly and surely. Weather wise and otherwise, if you know what I mean. :D So, Hero is this hot, bicep (and tricep) bulging piece of eye candy who moves around the gym flexing his muscles everytime he crosses a mirror or the opposite gender. Now, I love this city absolutely, but the crowd here does not make you turn around. Not even once with a quarterly frequency! So, Mr. Hiralal is the cynosure of many eyes including mine, and probably the only incentive to run like the wind and reach nowhere on a darned treadmill. That was the story till Day 3. Day 4 had me escorted by a certain very brotherly and dictatorial Mr. Thomson who apparently would be taking care of pumping strength in my poor right hand. Such is life! The grapes are sour and I think Hero Hira is a little gay. :P

My laptop breathed its last a couple of months back. My Eurotrip has put me in a very European recession (Btw, it was awesome and totally worth the current poverty :D). You are free to bail me out. Just drop me a message and irresepctive of what the message is, I shall send back my account number. ;) So, I am detoxing from all the incessant social networking and wedding albums and honeymoon albums and what not. Missed the blogging though.

Am a big Potter fan. I completed the seventh book in a day. I know many kids will say..So what! But, me finishing a book as fat as that in a day is a big deal. The only other book with that good a health that I completed was 'A Suitable Boy'. And I don't even want to tell you how long I took! Anyway, that's not the point. Infact, there is no point I am trying to make here. I just want to own a magic wand. A wand which abides my spells. When you're really close to being 30 and you're a little over a decade away from 40 and you are still full of bucketlists, wishlists and dreams...some days you do feel like owning a magic wand.

Needless to say, never stop dreaming. It's the blueprint of how you want to lead your life. My dreams. There are so many. Big and small. To swim in an ocean without the fear of death or depth. To travel to places unheard of. To write a book about my view of these places. To own a home with a big garden, because that's what Ma always wanted. To be able to complete a half marathon (and maybe the full one too) without passing out. To own a cute Labrador pup who grows up and cures my fear of dogs. To teach. Because that's in my genes and that makes me a little bit like Ma. :) To study history. To make musical sense out of my guitar. Like I said, its a blueprint. Maybe I will do all of these, maybe I won't. But if you don't dream, you got nothing to build on.

Like Rowling said -
'As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.'


Amit said...

:) :)
I like the randomness of this post!

Sonali G said...

Refreshing!! After my India trip, I was so homesick and missing my family and friends!! That reminds me I need to call you, saala India mein baat nahin hui tumse acche se.. nways your blog has succedded to put smile on my face and I am back in my dreeamland :) love you Suravi always.

Odyssean said...

mazaa aaya padhke.....

factsandnonsense said...

was looking for a good funny post on indivine. most of those post on humor section looked more like erroneous entries in the wrong category. hence skipped 4 pages and it was worth it. brilliant post. plz continue to write. just in case u read ur comments one day.

Suravi said...

Thanks Debajyoti! :) I always read my comments. Skewed sense of self appreciation :P Reading your posts for the time being. :)