Monday, October 29, 2007

the truth about my life

ive never been one to do things to fit in. to "improve" my image. to please everyone around me. to be accepted. to be one with the crowd. to fit the mould perfectly. to do what everyone thinks is the thing to do. i never have been and i never will be. iv floated through all my 23 years with a few meaningful friends. those have never gone beyond a mere 3-4 people at any given time. and thats jus the way iv been and how iv turned out and how iv liked it.

people come into your lives at different points, for different reasons. the good ones stand by you and turn out to be true friends. others hop on for a ride and hop off when its convenient. but im glad that over the years i have a few but very meaningful friendships that have traversed many weird, eccentric, dramatic, crazy, happy, sad, intellectual, goofy, simply wonderful times. and who are important pieces of my weird and tragically boring life at the moment.

niyu: bestest friend of all. for keeps and all. whether i show it or not, and whether she likes it or not.

akshay: i think we know each other inside out. we've come a LONG, LONG way. and though things have changed, i respect, cherish and hold our relationship in very high regard. much as hed like to disagree i care furiously, as much as i always have. and much as he likes to ignore my calls and sms's, it doesnt stop me from keeping in touch. there is a certain lobster theory that comes to mind, when i think of him. i wonder what life would be like if 2003 hadnt happened. i think we've grown up so much since then.

uttara: its weird but we've really come full circle. from 2001, to date i think we've been friends in varying degrees of intenisty in some way or the other. there was a time when we practically lived in each others homes. we didnt do a thing without consulting each other or doing it together. and then we drifted. and then we became friends again and now we really have come full circle. when im in the need for cheering up, im bored and i need company and a good time, or when i suddenly think wow its been so long since i met utts, i know i can count on her. she can knock some good sense into my head..seeing how she is the more experienced on in a certain department of life ;)

vivek: came into my life and in very delicately meticulous way he gnawed his way into my life. from trips to mysore, to photography and getting through crappy long nights at resource, and tons of fun and laughter and tears i think heres a friend i think im going to keep for life. he's shown me happiness and positivity and strength and resilience and understanding. and im so goddamn grateful. veesee is my reality check, with the calvin grin.

james: ok prateek, not james. i think iv known him just about 2 years now. or maybe less. but there are some people who come into your life and you know are there to stay. shit happens, words are flung, feelings are hurt, silence is maintained, time flies, and then its all back where it started. theres not too many people i can talk to, about just about anything..from crap and flatulence, to life at work, living alone, potty-training ones parents and keeping friends..and i can do it with james. he's 100% dependable. (even though i said nobody is dependable, just yesterday) and yes, i think we have a past life connection of sorts. he's opened my eyes to music iv never heard, truth i never knew and things i never knew i could laugh at.

arjuna: funny how we met on icq, seven long years ago. and i cannot believe we're still friends. and we've been friends through so many differet times in our lives. we've been colleagues. and then ex colleagues and sill friends. with so much in common and so many things to laugh about. he promises that we're going on a road trip some day soon. and he says we have a "contract". but neither of us remembers it, so help us god. he also promises that we will get drunk at each others weddings someday. i think thats a decent measure of being "friends forever" :)

pooja: aka mamoid/steaming/mad mamu/mental mamu. shes the diametric opposite of everything that i am. but we're friends and somehow we manage to make sense to each other. we did a pondi trip out of the blue and that was amongst the best trips iv taken with friends. we said we'd do it once every year. but nearly 2 years have passed and we havent so i think its time we moved our butts pondi-wards.

tabish: long distances dont seem to make us drift apart. i spent a whole weekend with him in europe when we'd barely met a few times bfore. but so many years later, i still think of him as a sound influence in my life and i know id go visit him if i were travelling. much like he does with me.

priya: we've shared the most insane and the most serious times. the funnest times of the more recent years of my life have been with her. im glad she's coming back. we've shared wicked laughter, insane amounts of alcohol, tripping on good food, intensely dramatic talk about life and boys, the need to travel, and so much more. sigh.

so there it is. i think im a list person. and iv just finished another one. this one isnt changing too much through my life i think.


akshay said...

i dont ignore. and the lobster theory is now out of fashion. :(

biriya said...

insane amounts of alochol a? ayyo da- hahhaah! what a sweet post :)

haathi said...

aj: lobster theory never goes out of fashion. you dont know anything. and you continue to ignore.

biriya: yeah da. the drunkestestestEST iv EVER been was around you!

Arjun Kartha said...

My dear girl! I vividly remember what the 'contract' is :)

Maybe I'll tell you about it someday. Haha, the day we're getting drunk at each other's wedding sounds like a good bet!

BornCritic said...

Why am I 4th on the list? Don you guys wonder how those numbers got allotted? How do u spell alloted by the way? I mean im not saying that I should be 3rd or anything but why not 5th or 6th or anything? Why only 4th? I like Seven and one.

utts said...

It's when things like this are said, that you really what your friends mean to you and what you mean to them=)
I lowe you ma,manys and muches. I'm glad we did the full circle=)
sniff sniff(happy tears ok!)

akshay said...

if i ignored my comment wouldn't be the first. there wouldn't be a comment. lobsters come and go, it's evident now.

haathi said...

akshay: shut up and call me when you feel like it

akshay said...

as much as you like to see me.


nakedswami said...

hahahah.. :) :)

amba!!! said...

cool list!

BornCritic said...

I'm still waiting for you to reply...why 4th?

haathi said...

because youre 4th important. dummass.

utts said...

Was just reading thru this, 2 points to be made.

1. You DID keep VC for life !

2. Did Kartha get drunj at your wedding?

3. I want hot vada from Adigas.

haathi said...

HAHAHA yeah.. i didnt think of it that way!

vc is in life for good now..whether he likes it or no.. i believe ak did get drunk at my shaadi.. and just you kame-oon for bangalore trip i say!