Thursday, September 30, 2010
As You Know-part II
As you know, sometimes time really flies, and this has been one of those weeks. I cannot believe that we're at Thursday already, the last working day of the week(out here)...it seems like it was Thursday only yesterday. So how did a typical day pass this last week?
0445 AM: Wake up via mental alarm and switch off the real alarm before it goes beep beep.
0500 AM: Have a cuppa tea, and watch Comedy Circus for 1/2 hr on News 24. Or, if it's Comedy ka daily dose, see if it's interesting. If not, switch to the DV of Seinfeld/Everybody Loves Raymond.(Nothing like a laugh or a chuckle to begin the day, is there?)
0530: Go for walk. 45 mins to 1 hr.
0630: Return from walk, take a shower, etc. Say prayers in the tiny prayer zone I've created on the table.
0700: Breakfast time. Go down. Yesterday was a bit of a change. The board said"Breakfast at Chandni'"...I was wondering why they'd serve breakfast at a bar with dancing gals and all, but it turns out the regular restaurant, Utsav, had undergone pest control. So, that was a bit of change from the daily routine. (Me being a non-drinker,non-bar-frequenter, had never been to this part of the hotel. Of course, it was just the regular breakfast...with the salads and muesli and cold milk and the Wednesday special item- appam,etc.
0725: Walk to the stop(5 mins walk) for our Co bus.
0735: Bus zooms in.
0750: Reach office. Switch on PC.
0800-0530: The day zooms by-we have projects in Qatar, Al Ain, Dxb..and, shifting priorities between these makes the time zip by. In between, a quick lunch at the Oasis Centre next door. They have a food court, and my favourite, of course, is Bombay Chowpatty.Watch humanity trying to rush through lunch while I enjoy it slowly and steadily. Then, back to work.
0530: Pack up and leave. Bus takes 15-20 minutes to reach our area.
0600: Have a light snack on the walk home, if hungry(like I was, yesterday).Like, tidli(Idli-sambhar and tea)-that gives the energy for what's to follow. What's to follow, once I reach the room, freshen up, thank God for another day that went by smoothly, and get ready, is:
0645: The evening walk. That lasts for @ 1.5-2 hours. And, I'm back by @ 830-9. That leaves half an hour to have a salad, if hungry, watch an episode of Seinfeld/ELR/Mind Your Language. And, read a bit if not sleepy.
0930-10: Off to Zzzzz land. Till 445 AM the next day.
I did notice something funny during my walks. There's this store window on the main road. Suddenly, some months back, it had a mannequin in a biki*i, and I was amazed, coz usually such 'people' are frowned upon if displayed in show windows on the main road. A few days later, the mannequin was down on it's tummy, literally-it's arms and legs were removed, to make it non-lifelike.And, the bik*ni was now an Ed Hardy one, still daring.:) And, after a few more days, the bikini's gone- replaced by a sleeveless Tee.
Ah well, off for my walk, now...you all take care. And, watch this space. I'll probably post verrrrry soon, it being a 2 day holiday now.:)