Friday was Kartikeya..actually I think it was Saturday, but because of the Lunar Eclipse we did it on Friday as per the instructions for Calcutta
I had made Aadi ka atta and the poori sweet in the morning before going to work, so in the evening, it was just lighting all the diyas and doing the nevidya…
RD felt I went overboard on the lamp lighting but its okie..abhi once in a while, you can do good for your brother whom otherwise you only fight with eh?
RD has taken appointment for the UID thing..apparantly there is a website you can go and book an online appointment and go at the designated time there…while I was very skeptical after the last week fiasco, RD being the loving husband was like ‘your UID wish is my UID command’ and went ahead and booked an appointment and all that…
We reached there are ready and all that…and thankfully the scary man with paan stains in his mouth was not there…RD said I will park the car and come you both go in, but I refused to go in alone 🙂
anyways, we went in, RD showed the man standing there our appointment letter and despite of about 50 people sitting there we were allowed to go first…
RD did his at a different booth and I did mine with R at a different booth…I was pretty impressed…the people working are efficient, to the point and very fast….they type in English, the software lets them simultaneously translate to Hindi and then with R’s name the guy asked me ‘how do you pronounce it and all that’ cute eh 🙂
anyways so when we were seated, there was a gentleman sitting behind me, who was grumbling about us being given priority when I felt horrible, but the man who was incharge said that we dont have choice..if you take appointment by internet you have to be priority..the gentleman suddenly was surrounded by two ladies in burkha and 4 children..when people behind him complained that he was sitting alone and suddenly how come so many people are allowed…the incharge fellow told him that the others have to stand in line and he said these are my wives and children and they have to get it done…the incharge fellow told him very politely but firmly whatever, if one person is sitting in the line, only one person will be allowed, the rest have to come after all the others…
major shouting took place, with the gentleman screaming, but the incharge was polite but extremely firm..then the guy dragged me in the middle saying how the hell was I allowed to skip lines when the incharge said that they have internet appointment and all that..but the gentleman was pretty bugged and gave daggers to me..if he had a third eye, he would have burnt me…
Anyways, we got ours done, I look so much like a ‘WANTED’ in it, that R got scared looking at my photo!!!
we thanked the guys, we were impressed and came out..
I was wondering whether it was right or wrong that we went in with an appointment and got to get the stuff done first before the others who didnt have appointments…still feeling a bit guilty about it!
Then we dropped R to the daycare and we went veggie shopping…
RD dropped me at the station and I went for lunch to Vile Parle with two of my friends from the previous company…It was super fun..there is something amazing about meeting old friends with whom you can talk whatever you want and know that life is good with them..we had so much fun talking, laughing, screaming, pulling each other’s legs..it was super fun
Came back home and then started cutting the veggies when I got a call from Zephyr….Gosh I was so super excited..did a little jig and all that 🙂
RD went to pick up R and since it was the lunar eclipse, R and I went out to get some bread and watched the sun over the moon..it was an amazing sight with R telling me ‘amma, sun ne moon ko khai lidu (Amma, sun ate the moon)
Then, just like that, I went to our parlour and asked the lady if she would cut my hair..She agreed..so I washed and cut my hair for Rs.300 and trust me its so much better compared to the bloody 900 Rs haircuts I have taken in all that posh salons and all that…now its decided, 3 monthly haircut with the local parlour lady..R had fun there at the parlour with the lady giving her biscuits and teaching her the names of all the equipments there…it was fun 🙂
We came back home, had burgers made with brown bread (for a twist so that the brat doesnt complain for eating burgers every weekend) and then went off the sleep
We drove 100 kms…honestly if I was in Baroda, that would mean, all the way to Ahmedabad !!!
We went to Navi Mumbai..before Smita and Smita T, you kill me for not calling you…lemme tell you that I forgot my phone at home (Groan!) and also, we went to some relative’s grand child’s first birthday party so it was pretty crazy…
I dont think, I could have met up with you people!
anyways before that lemme proudly tell that my dad the 5 km Goa River Marathon..yes he did…super great na..especially at his age..
But RMD being RM’s dad had to prove that he is MY father…how?
So this how it happened
RM: Appa, you ran..sorry I didnt call you, I thought it was next week
RMD: Its okie kanna, I ran
RM: so 5 kms and all that wow
RMD: Actually I ran 7.5 kms..
RM: Why Appa, this year it was 7.5 kms is it?
RMD: Errr..actually what happened was, I parked my car at a distance and then I started walking towards the start of the venue and then I saw a group of people running, I thought I was late, so I started running with them…after a while, I was wondering how can I be late, because the race starts at 9 and it was only 8.15..so I asked the guy trying to overtake me if he was running the dream run
RMD:apparently, they were the full marathoners and I was running with them..so I ran back right to the start and then started the race again!!!hence the extra 2.5 kms
This, my dear folks, is RMD at his elemental best….and thats why he is a professor…I mean, how can someone get confused like this, I wonder!!
and oh at the birthday we ate
5) Aloo curry
6) Some kootu
and R ate idli…I know this girl na!!
anyways so on our way back from Navi Mumbai, we stopped at my Aunt’s house at Mankhurd…
Aunt gave us..(hold your breath)
2) Puri bhaji
3) Dosa for RD (he demanded it gah!)
4) Pori of the karthikey
5) apam of Karithkey
6) Filter coffee
It was amazing..she kept taking out hot hot puris, and R and I kept eating them…this was AFTER that heavy lunch we had!!!
We came back home and then drank chaas and then I remembered my phone, thinking how many people would have given me missed calls and got worried…so I grandly go to my phone…pick it up and then tell RD ‘I wonder how many people called me and got worried..and all that’
only to unlock the phone and find NOT A SINGLE CALL!!!!
No body loves me GAH!
That was our weekend 🙂 hope yours was nice too 🙂