Sunday, October 29, 2006

Sneak Preview

A regular reader (Hi Alpha) would have realized by now that I take occasional breaks from my blog to create a false aura of an exciting life. This time I have to admit life couldn’t have been more fulfilling. No accolades, no achievements, no pigs flying…just a little peek into paradise. Of traveling wide and going home. Of unseen adventure and familiar comfort. To take the heart where it has never been and to bring it back to where it belongs- clotted with saturated memories. A heart attack will be averted with compulsive exercise and Fish oil capsules- twice daily henceforth.

Europe trip was awesome. The fact that I have reached safely without any mishaps (I am discounting the time when I rummaged through a garbage can for food in the streets of Paris) has changed Pi’s life. His theory that I am incapable of taking care of myself in his absence has been tampered with and he is desperately seeking answers. While he is busy plotting, I could tell you all about the journey, the destination and every speed bump inbetween. I’ll obviously skip the happy predictable parts so that you don’t get bored. With a demanding public like you, it’s difficult to make good stories out of a perfectly orchestrated trip such as this. Surely you don’t want to hear how lovely the scenery was and how yummy the apple strudel was. You’d probably strangle me if I told you that our hosts in Germany were the best and they made our stay pleasurable. Darn you Parmanu and Hardu! Couldn’t you guys have electrocuted me? Or at least my friend?

India was great too. Family bonding at it’s best. Dad-in-law’s sixtieth birthday was celebrated in the traditional way with style. We got him married off to the woman of his dreams- the same woman he had married 36 years ago. Nobody better complain that they didn’t get a second chance. To think Pi happened after the first marriage itself, they probably will be prudent this time.

Somehow it is good to be back home in Pittsburgh. In the comfort of the pot, I realised that one’s bathroom is certainly where the heart is.

All about this and the trip in subsequent episodes. Tune in regularly or be cursed to read the archives.

23 comments:

WA said...

Hai Alpha is back. Boo will be pleased, so will the Europeans :) WB Alpha

anantha said...

In times of grand entries like this, one is reminded of a fitting Tamil number from the 60's that goes - "Vanga machi, vanga... vandha vazhiya paathu ponga.."
But as one sings it, one realizes the second line instantly un-qualifies the song!

Ash said...

Welcome back ! Looking forward to the stories, there had better be photos too

Hardu said...

Hey, don't be so nice. I am looking forward to all the bad things you write about us. :P

sudha said...

Yaaaaaaaaay ur back! "One’s bathroom is certainly where the heart is" - Amen to that...

Patrix said...

Shit!(pun intended) All you missed about home was your pot.

Saltwater Blues said...

LOL@patrix!

Good to have you back S! Paris huh? Cool!

B o o said...

I am pleased! Stop being jealous WA! ;)

AmitL said...

Glad to see the SOH(Sense Of Humour) is intact as always..LOL,Twin.:)AWaiting the next instalment.

Ravages said...

WB, A.

C

KJ said...

Welgome back...waiting for the stories n pics too!!!

wishing you and pi a happy diwali and a happy new year..

:)

KJ

Anonymous said...

welcome back, welcome back, WELCOME BACK!

Unbelieveable as it may seem to you- I missed you!

Post lots and lots of pix and supplement it with adequate text- ASAP!

-star

bloghopper said...

The witch is back just in time for Halloween ... Bachchon ko mat darao, alpha !

The One said...

Welcome back Alpha...looking forward to being entertained!

alpha said...

thank you all. it is good to be back to business.

bh, witch eh?! if you read your acronym quickly...you know what I think of you. aur yeh bacche kahan se aa gaye?!

bloghopper said...

tere bachche
mere bachche
tere bachche
mere bachche
tere
mere

toh bolo om shanti om !

PS: the witch came from your curses.

Anonymous said...

"In the comfort of the pot..."

Now I know how you stay thin....

alpha said...

dna, are you saying you keep it all in and hence stay that healthy?

Anonymous said...

Believe me, I almost predicted your response...(*enaku venum*)

Rationale said...

You're back. I missed you! Sorry did not call you back today. Spoke to KM just now, will catch u tomorrow evening.

Catching up on lost sleep? :)

Anonymous said...

LOL...
In the comfort of the pot, I realised that one’s bathroom is certainly where the heart is.

Still LOling...

It is so true.

arvindiyer said...

Absolutely happy that i stumbled into this world..Been treatin myself with stuff from your archives!!! great read.. Love the mahabharatha..If only my family taught me the great epic this way:)

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