Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Over, Done, Finished, Completed!

I cannot stress this enough! At long last I’m over and done with my damn case file!! I’ve never ever worked this hard at anything else in my life or had panic attacks about anything else in my life!! Before I had started I couldn’t even sleep at night as all these worst-case scenarios would keep on running through my head… if I’m unable to finish on time then I’d fail the second year and do the entire 2nd year all over again, and then my mother would be so disappointed, not to mention my own disappointment in myself!! Aaaaaaaaaaaah!!!
Now all I have to worry about is the marks I’m going to receive, and I’m hoping that my prof doesn’t go through it with a fine toothcomb!
I never wanna go through something like this ever again! So I’ve decided that procrastination does not pay, and the next time that I have to do any project I’ll start doing it well in advance. Now I really, really hope that I can stick to my resolve!! :D

Last Saturday I’d gone to the Navjote ceremony of my cousin’s children. To those who are unaware of this ceremony, in short it is a ceremony that all good little Parsi children have to go through to be initiated into the Zoarastrian religion. All of us go through with it when we are 6-10 years old. It’s celebrated on as grand a scale as a marriage.
So anyway, first of all we were late for the ceremony because of yours truly! We were going to start off at 5:30 PM, and I left JJ hospital at 5:45. So instead we started out from home at about 7:00 PM, as any self-respecting girl, I do take some time in getting ready! :))
Anyway, we got there and it was the same old boring do, where I hardly knew anyone at all. My mother was having a nice time chatting up some old buddies of hers. So I spent time arguing with my brother over silly things, and also gawking at all the diamond jewelry the women were displaying. Some of it was really breath taking!
And when we sat down for dinner, guess who I saw??!! Cyrus Broacha! At first I thought it was just someone who looked like him. But the more I stared the more I was sure it was him! Even my mom and brother were like, “That’s Cyrus Broacha!!” He was wearing a pink shirt and gray suit. He had his serviette tucked into his collar, and was tucking into the food with great relish! He actually looked better in person than on TV. Of course, suffice to say, I kept on staring at him all through dinner!! I’m a big fan of his! He’s so hilarious! Most of his jokes are quite silly, but the way he narrates them is too funny!
After dinner we met up with some relatives of my mother. You’d say that I might as well have said “some of my relative”, but the thing is I hardly know anyone from my mother’s side, so it’s hard to think of them as my relatives! Anyway, here was this couple and the woman started speaking to me and was like, “so how are your computer games going?” I gave her a half-blank-half-silly-smile-on-my-face look, and repeated like a goof, “computer games?” For the life of me I couldn’t place this lady at all! I was so completely embarrassed, but went on confidently, “Oh! All that has stopped! I was very busy this past month.” Then she asked me about some online games website that I’d given to her when she had come home. That’s when it hit me who this lady was, and I remembered her at last! Hehe! I’m sure this has happened to the best of us some time or the other!
After this slightly embarrassing encounter we moved onto another group of relatives who I at least know by name and face! Once again, as my mother chatted with them, my brother and I exchanged insults.
Then at last Ma decided that it was time we left, so we made for the exit slowly and painfully, as at every inch there was someone or the other who had to have a word with Ma or Grans. And just as we were leaving the yester years actress, Bindu, walked in with her husband. She sure is tall! She looked really big!
And guess what? We met the father, mother, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, cousins of the two boys whose Navjote we had just attended, eaten the feast and were now leaving; but we never actually met the two boys themselves! :))

22 comments:

Arz000n said...

Welcome back PHOENIX!!

Afta like ages...and Im really really and reallllllllllllly happy to see you back

I mean it :)

Lemme read the posty now..

Manish said...

Welcome back PR! Hope u r suitably rewarded for ur hardwork!
And u didn't talk to Cyrus ?

the Monk said...

yeah, it's been some time...good luck with the case file...i make the same resolve after every semester...am inching towards sticking to it, though...

PuNeEt said...

hey great to see a update...
finally ur back :-))

firstly wishing u all the very best for your submission...

that all good little Parsi children
lolzzzzz...
am sure u must have gone thru also ;-)

as any self-respecting girl, I do take some time in getting ready! :))
lolzzz hahahhahaa
is that sometime less than 1 hr or greater than ;-)

Cyrus Broacha!
wow... hez cool na


we had just attended, eaten the feast and were now leaving; but we never actually met the two boys themselves! :))
lolzzz
sahin hain... khaye piye khiske ;-)
hehehehe

Ye sometimes such gatherings are so damn boring... now I make sure that I dont attend....

have fun
Cheers

Arz000n said...

I’d fail the second year and do the entire 2nd year all over again,
Awwwww....shaaddduppp!!
Nothing of that sort gonna happen Phoenix!!
So chillax and dont bring negative thoughts in you.
Good luck for the results..dont you worry..okie?

but the way he narrates them is too funny!
I like the way he comes out instantly with something funny!!
Heheehe...
Cracks me up all the time :)


I gave her a half-blank-half-silly-smile-on-my-face look,
ROTFL!!
Hahaah....really that was goood one!!

but we never actually met the two boys themselves!
This happens to me while Im attending any wedding...where you know the feast has lotsa options...at times afta trying out everything..I directly head towards home without even passing on ma greetings...hehehe

niki yokota said...

hi phoneix rises!! fancy meeting u(^o^)/
i like the way u observe ur relatives.
>same old boring, hardly knew anyone at all.

ROTFL!!!! on the other hand, i envy u for having such a nice bro who can insult each other...lol
sorry to hear abt ur case file. hope everything will go well smoothly.
have a nice weekend!!!!

Phoenix Rises said...

Hi Arz000n!
Thanks a lot!! :D
So I'm not the only one who does not care much about the social niceties (if that may be a word!) at these family functions!! Hehe!

Hi Manish!
Thanks! I too hope that I'm suitably rewarded for all of my hard work!! :D

Hi Monk!
Thanks! Hmmm... Lots of us in the same boat!

Hi Puneet!
Yup, I also had a navjote ceremony when I was all of 6 years old. :)
I've never really checked, but I do take about an hour to get ready. ;)
Sometimes, unfortunatly I have no choice but to attend these gatherings. *Sighs*

Hi Niki!
Hehe! My bro can be really mean if he wants to be! If he ever reads your comment, I'll never hear the end of it, coz then he'll go on boasting about what a great guy he is!! Haha!
I hope you've had a nice weekened!

:..M..: said...

Hehe. Staring at the diamond necklaces eh! I can imagine you doing that even!

PS - You know where I live, come down and meet me!

Phoenix Rises said...

Hi M!
I have been coming just not leaving my mark!! :D

wtfdude said...

d00d, you forgot the chick part.

how many chicks did u see and did you like any?

wtfdude said...

Oaaooo! you are a fem , that explains it ;) sorry abt teh prv comment. no wonder u got amused by cyrus and diamonds. i was like , why is this guy interested diamonds. take care bud

Squared said...

Yep, Cyrus is funny. And that old lady Bindu anyway always looked huge. I am sure most of our manly heros were drawfed by her.

M sure you never wanted to meet those two boys anyway, or did you?

susubala said...

Very big post and I loved reading this. It has narrated the whole happenings at the party and I got a news through your post about parsis's ceremony. So cute it would've been with lots of kids na...

The Phoenix said...

So you're a procrastinator, who goes by the moniker Phoenix...

Nice coincidence.
And a nice blog.

Aswin Anand T.H. said...

good post...btw, this is my first visit to your blog. Are you interested in astrology??

hotICE said...

An amazing take on community get togethers..
My facorite lines:
"as any self-respecting girl, I do take some time in getting ready! :))"
"You’d say that I might as well have said “some of my relative”, but the thing is I hardly know anyone from my mother’s side, so it’s hard to think of them as my relatives!"
"We met the father, mother, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, cousins of the two boys whose Navjote we had just attended, eaten the feast and were now leaving; but we never actually met the two boys themselves! :))"

PS: I envy you! You gotto meet Cyrus Broacha!!

Phoenix Rises said...

hi wtfdude,
interesting id!! I was kinda stunned by the "how many chicks did u see and did you like any?" comment!! And I was like, chicks???? :))

Hi Squared!
Ya! I think Bindu dwarfed her own husband too. I really wasn't all that bothered about meeting the two kids, was just curious about how they looked!! :D

Hey Phoenix!
Thanks! And are you a procrastinator yourself too?

Hi Aswin,
thanks! Yeah, I'm slightly interested in astrology, not much though.

Hi Hotice,
Hehe! Thanks! I didn't actually "meet" Cyrus Broacha, just gazed at him from afar.

Phoenix Rises said...

Hi Susubala,
Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

rebel_on_loose said...

Hey there....nice blog...u saw Cyrus! Whoa that man is hillarious...he can make ANYTHING sound funny...2 bad u didn't get 2 talk 2 him.
Keep Blogging!

amitken said...

great to have you back Urvashi :) It seems you are enjoying after stressful time studying and doing all that stuff that you did... but you need to be back to blogging again...

hope to catch you soon, both on ur blog as well as my blog :)

AmitKen
http://amitken.wordpress.com

PuNeEt said...

oyeeeeee
come with a new post now

Over, Done, Finished, Completed! Reading

Phoenix Rises said...

Hi Rebel!
Thanks for visiting my blog! :)
Yeah! Cyrus is just too hilarious!

Hi Amitken!
I know I need to get back to blogging, but there has been a paucity of things to blog about, coupled with laziness on my part! ;0)

Hey Puneet!
Hehe! Got your point! A new post'll be put up in a few days for sure! The cold is making me more lazy than I already am! :))