Calendars, diaries, pen stands, car stickers, innumerable text messages all screaming out in unison and harping on one point - 2009, is here.
Decided to stay in this year. As if I did paint the town red otherwise. Cannot believe that its been 12 months since I went to Jindal. And the lost kilos have returned back like a homing pigeon. By the looks of it, it’s here to stay.
Coming to this year. Sid wanted to go to Sri Lanka, I had no inclination. Neta was away in London so no threat from there. Vivek wanted to go out and kick some ass with his wife. Chandru called, he wanted to chill. Now that was enticing.
The flight to Sri Lanka with Sid on it, landed a few kilometers away from the intended destination in Goa. Neta landed in time with his wife from London and headed to Goa, no news of kick-assing Vivek.
So Chandru and me decided to take it easy.
No house-parties. No club parties. No beaches. Just treat it like any other night.
The hairy beast was in his elements. He cajoled and coaxed and I found myself inside Screen 1 at Big Cinemas, Wadala (yes, it’s no longer IMAX) standing up to the National Anthem and preparing to watch the Hindi version of Ghajini. It was 9:30 pm.
We weren’t the only ones who had decided to take it easy. Indeed, there is safety in numbers.
Liked the ending of the Hindi version better than the Tamil one. Asin is as irritating as she was in the Tamil one. Yes, I know she is a big star and all, I have shot with her, but somehow she does not come across as natural. There is so much effort that comes across looking fake. If you do not understand what it is that I am talking about, please refer to Genelia D’Souza in Jaane Tu….
Anyways, movie over. Back home. More chatting. More Pirates of the Caribbean… followed by some sound sleep…
Wanted to start off the new year by doing something different. Sat and thought. What it is that I haven’t done in life. Bungee jumping, sky diving, swimming the list was long and endless.
But what it is that I can do, sitting at home, with the hairybeast for company…hmmm…
Eureka - fully clothed and sans the bath tub - I got it. Change the name. No longer will he be known as the HairyBeast.
I did this to him. The Phillips Trimmer had never been put to such a test. Ever.
Happy New Year everyone.
This year, I aim is to do some things I have never done in my life.