Every weekend, no matter what I do the one routine that’s never missed out on is sitting and wondering if I should update my blog. Sometimes in unsuspecting moments ideas come and the words flow. But then, they are never there when I need them. So I guess I’ll bring it down to what I’ve been doing this weekend. This would serve the sole purpose of getting a post in this month.
So I managed to close the deal on a car. Well the deal is closed verbally, so by the time this is read it might be there with me or I might have pulled out. Don’t see the latter happening though! So its a red Punto. Almost everyone I tell says “Ah, that’s your favourite colour.” Good I guess.
The most interesting part, at least from the perspective of this blog: Ordered a couple of books. “The Tibetan book of living and dying”, which I came across on some other blog and got hooked by the name, and then “Bangalore Calling” by Brinda Narayan, which is a collection of short stories about different characters working in a call center based in Bangalore. Guess am a sucker for books on Bangalore. Speaking of which I wonder if I should at the very least attempt coming up with a collection of short stories myself. I know I might not be *that* good, but then it’s always worth a shot instead of sitting at home and my office cubicle wondering what might have been. Either way it’s an idea in its infancy. Let’s see if I do something about it.
The cat brought its kittens back. Spent time playing with a couple of them. The third is too shy. My mom loves them. But then, she realised they are causing a stink in the portico and that was a bad deal for her. Had to remind her that that’s how animals are and if you have any around they will raise a stink. Reminded me of the last 6 months in Melbourne with DC. The house always stank and so did the clothes. It came as a surprise that pet-owners live with it and you can always identify a pet-owner from the stink surrounding them. Well, nothing comes easy. You gain some, you lose some. As an ex-colleague in the US said, “You can always identify a recent parent from their eyes. They’ll be red from lack of sleep!”.
Took some photos of the cats and then wondered what I’ll do with them. I do take a lot of pics around home. Of bulbuls and Babblers. The tiny robins and wagtails are difficult as they don’t stay in one place for more than a few seconds! Wonder what I’ll do with all these photos. Probably a folder called “Home”. Sometimes these random shots hold a lot of memories. I tell my brother to take lots of pics of my niece. They might not make sense now, but then photos are like wine, they age well!