Friday, July 30, 2010
Everyone around me seems to be talking about celebrating friendship day.. Even I had planned a lot of fun things to do with my buddies the coming Sunday... But Lady Luck seemed to have different plans for us..:( Almost all of my friends have some chores to do at home on that day!! So, what do we do??(story ends here...)
When you spend hours planning something, it rarely comes out in the way you want it to... I've been a witness to this for quite sometime now!!! So, yesterday, when all of us were down(credits to a class test that we had earlier!!), and one of my friends came up with the idea of us going to the beach to provide our minds with some well-deserved relaxation, no one complained!!!And so, there we were...on our way to the Besant Nagar beach..:):) It was something which we'd been planning for nearly a month!! When the six of us get together, even the most dull and boring moments change into bright and sunny occasions..:) All of us know what the atmosphere by the sea shore can do to you.. a person who finds himself to be in the deepest of troubled waters, will definitely begin to see silver linings when he takes a walk by the shore.. So it wasn't a big surprise when the ghosts of the previous hour's test left us, as soon as we set foot on the sands of the beach!!! And there we were...splashing water on each other..chasing each other through the waters.. writing our names on the sands..waiting to see whose name gets washed away first and whose is lucky enough to escape the swift waves..!!!:):) All the running around made us extremely hungry!!! When you are the Elliots beach, you don't have to go in search of food.. Food normally finds you..;)We had quite a feast!!! Pani puris, mangoes, pepsi..!!!What not!!!!:):):)Just when you start to enjoy your food, luck deserts you..:( We looked at our watches!!! Time had really rushed past us...jus as the waves did when we were playing...We had to return home!!!(we had a test the next day(today) too)... Guess our ancestors were right in saying " Time and Tide wait for none"!!!
Now, back to the story...when I started writing this blog, I was mainly going to write about my disappointments for not being able to spend time with my friends on friendship day.. But, after yesterday eve, I have no regrets that I won't get to meet my buddies on Sunday!! In our case, Friendship Day came a couple of days earlier!!! And, when it comes to true friends, does it really matter whether you are with them on friendship day or not???
Cheers.. Vaishali at 7:01 PM
Monday, July 19, 2010
Birthdays are always filled with fun and frolic.. whether it is yours or your friends’, birthdays always call for a grand celebration. Of course, the way of celebrating it differs from person to person.. Today, my friends and myself, had one of those fun-filled parties to organize-the first of its kind for this year. And the icing on the cake (quite literally..!!) was that, we were to celebrate two birthdays, both of which we were unable to celebrate earlier as we were in our holidays..and we had to take every precaution that the person concerned wasn’t even remotely aware of the fact that we were throwing out a party for her!!! A mind-boggling task, I tell you!! And one that requires you to be tight-lipped!! But considering the kind of chatterboxes we are, we felt the going get tougher and tougher every minute!! And we did blurt out a few things!! Thankfully most of them went unnoticed..And for those that were noticed, we were able to come up with feeble excuses (which were surprisingly believed). I actually hinted to both the girls as to what gift we had bought for them!!! But they were too blind to see that..(thankfully)!! And I do seriously hope they like what we chose for them… I don’t think any other gift would have done justice to their tastes and needs.. For one of my buddies, we presented her with Eric Seagal’s ‘LOVE STORY’.. she had already read that book a couple of times.. But we thought that she’d really be happy to have her own copy of it.. and I’m sure she’ll treasure it…:) ..if not forever, at least for a few years.. The other buddy of mine was presented with something she definitely requires!!! She has a very hard time remembering all important dates..particularly b’days!!! So we gifted her with a ‘365 enchanting quotations’. And we jotted down all the important days she needs to remember in it.. I just hope she doesn’t remain lazy to even turn its pages!! And we also had another surprise waiting for her!! We had made her best friend come all the way to college for the party…and she was definitely happy that we did so!!!:)
No b’day is complete without a b’day cake!!! We thus bought two cute lil cakes-one for each:).. The candles were blown, and the wishes were made.. :)Before the cakes were cut, we had made a pact that no one was to smear the icing onto anybody’s face…but that was soon forgotten!!! Although all of us were well over the age of 19, none of us seemed to be so.. For a stranger, we’d all have resembled overgrown kindergarten kids!!! Such was our behavior!!! Running all around the gallery, with the cake-icing smeared on our faces…chasing the person nearest you and threatening to smear more icing on him!!! I’ve never known time to pass so quickly!!! At the end of the party, all of us looked like clowns who’ve escaped from the circus!!! I really don’t understand why good things have to end..but sadly, it did.. the wonderful evening, filled with cakes, gifts, surprises, fun, laughter and more laughter—came to an end. All I can do now is cherish the memories of the eve, laugh out at the jokes cracked, and look up into the sky and say ‘GOD, tussi great ho, for giving me such wonderful and lovely friends’.:):)
Cheers.. Vaishali at 8:35 PM