01 October, 2011

The Month That Was.. September

September is not a month I want a repeat of.
That said, Darlings of Venus happened. Onam happened. Payasam (kheer) happened. 

I learnt how NOT to study for exams. First time ever that I spent the day before the exams feverishly watching Grey's Anatomy (SO7). 

I learnt how to keep my nose to myself and my tongue locked up inside my mouth. I learnt that, if I don't, there will be far-reaching consequences. This, I learnt it the hard way.

I kid myself that I'd finally grown up and then burst into a ball of fire the very next day at the least provocation. I did NOT learn how to grow up. What I did learn was that dogs will bark - on the roadside, in the alleys... almost everywhere. And there is no way you can ask them to shut up without any damage to yourself. 
Best course of action in such cases - act true to your conscience, be honest in what you are required to do and mind your own effing business.

I learnt two things about Kerala.
1) People are of extremes - either they build beautiful houses (naalukettus, nadumittams and whatnot) replete with the grand, old architecture and classy doors straight out of the Royal Palaces, living spaces straight out of a good living magazine. Or they makes houses like these.

Need more explanation?

2) Men in Kerala are sinfully good-looking; I'm not talking about the college crowd or the hi-fi types. I'm talking tea-stallwala, doodhwala and next-house-neighbor's distant relative's brother-in-law who's here for the weekend types. You will be spoilt for choice for 'bird-watching'. 
BUT, they are aggressive. In the sense that while I'm accustomed to dismissing staring men with a condescending glance, this particular breed only stares back with even more aggression, if you so much as make eye-contact. Intimidating.

I learnt that the blog world can get very ugly and are a very biased lot. What with North Indians and Madrasis and Mommas, the underbelly was exposed and I'm not sure I liked what I saw. Whatever happened to blogging uniting us and all that tosh?

I learnt to make headers and became obsessed with making one for my blog. I did and put it up when I crossed 200 followers (more on that very, berry soon). I learnt to make peace with the fact that I can't write stories at will. I need to wait for the perfect time when everything falls into place and I just have to put my fingers to the keyboard.

I learnt that patience is not one of my virtues, which is NOT AT ALL a good thing. I learnt that Pon & Zi are beyond EPIC. I also learnt that I love science-fiction more than I realized. I learnt that I won't die if I go without chocolate for a week.

I learnt that my brother and sister are growing too fast and if I don't catch up now, I will lose them for the next ten years till they get out of their teens. I also learnt that surprising Amma feels really, really awesome.

Now here I sit, cozy and warm in the comfort of the safest place on Earth, with Amma playing Zuma's Revenge like there's no tomorrow, reveling in the knowledge that I have a whole eight days to waste as I please, satiated from the perfect dinner with the perfect person at the perfect place and all I can think of doing is to curl up with The Shop on Blossom Street till I fall asleep.

Ain't that a good start for a fresh, new month?

 Dear September

October, how YOU doin'?;P


  1. September went fine for me..Birthday month :D
    You learnt a lot PeeVee and the best part is that you remember what you learn.

  2. You should start working on your Future bestselling book PeeVee.
    seriously, I get so excited whenever i see a new post by you. Love(envy) the way you write :)

  3. Watching Grey's anatomy before the exam...reminds me of watching the 2003 cricket WC during my exams. Looks like you've learnt a lot again...thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Ahhhh Friends reference! Run! Kidding. September for me was okay really. I bought and broke some things, and my room is looking more awesome than ever. I can't say how much I've learnt though.

  5. Hmmm....Wake me up when September ends...You reminded me of that song...:-)

  6. I am just GLAD september is over. Not a good month for me :|

  7. How how how do you remember everything about the month? I only remember this month being horrible and like you said 'I won't miss it' too...But I have a feeling October is going be booooring!!! Care to make it interesting? And btw I'm very hurt...you didn't mention finding ur twin (wails out hysterically)...I'm finding out when the next kumbh mela is ASAP!!!

  8. athrakku venamayirunno?
    neways enjoyed yur observations

  9. @ Red, we all have soft corners for our birthday months, don't we?:)

    @ Karishma, aww, I will, Madame, just as soon as I un-lazy myself and find the inspiration:) Thank you so much...

    @ Psych Babbler, another cricket fan? WOOOhoooOO:D

    @ Mark, room? Do post pics:) Would love some inspiration to redo my own:D

    @ Rahul, :) It was playing in my head all the time I was writing the post, hOW DID YOU KNOW?:D Greenday rules:)

    @ Chandana, me too. Horrible month.

    @ Pinx, incidents I remember, enough to make a reference atleast. Details I go through my previous posts, even if they don't remind me directly, I remember stuff that happened when I was writing the post and stuff, associated memory if you will:D
    How can I help? Let me know:)
    I kept it out on purpose, don't worry, you're in for a surprise:P

    @ nikhimenon, eh? Athinu ntha over aaye ithil?

  10. Congratulations on 200 FOLLOWERS!
    That's so awesome!

    I'm glad to be one of the older followers of your fabulous blog! I followed your blog when you had less than a hundred. Your blog has grown huge so quickly which speaks to the quality of your blogging abilities.

    Keep writing and stay Awesome.

    ps:- I LOVE the new header! Mujhe bhe sikhao.

  11. Good that you learnt all that and had a good start of this month :)

    "I learnt that the blog world can get very ugly and are a very biased lot." true.

    I don't think I noticed it before. Nice signature :)

    Stay Blessed ^_^

  12. Crap you remember a lot..I wish I did, but this month was okay-ish for me.. Now October's arrived and I'm not looking forward to it though its my b'day month :( .. got prelims yaar :( .. Oh and can you please give me tutorials on making a header.. I have zero knowledge on that...Coming to the houses in Kerala, there are some really beautiful houses and like you said some pathetically fluorescent, cyan, magenta, green houses which are eeeeeeyeeeewwww and then men I'd rather keep mum :P

  13. @PeeVee Coz I am a mind-reader..;-)

  14. @ Hamza, actually you were my 130-something follower but thanks:)
    @ The Guy In The Mirror, thanks:)

    @ confused soul, aww, don't let prelims get you down, you'll do awesome I'm sure:)
    If you're serious about the header, I'm just a mail away:)

    @ Rahul, or a kindred soul:P

  15. @PeeVee Could be both...!!!!!!;-)

  16. I can't even remember all of September, is that bad lol?

  17. Those are some colorful houses

  18. pee vee! its great to see u have 'zero' ego! makes one of us! :) LOve it girl! You hve 'earned' a fan in me! :)

  19. I am glad September is over. For reasons too gory to go back to, october seems nice already :)

    Nice learning post :)

  20. at peevee...

    over ayittonnum illa...was talking about yur point number 2.

  21. @ Rahul, or it could be you just being perceptive:P

    @ Hazel, nyaah, I don't either, I remember the highlights only:P

    @ Shaw, that's what you got from the whole post?

    @ Akila, thanks girl!!

    @ Srinidhi, me too. And hopefully it'll stay nice all through:)

    @ nikhimenon, oh that:P well, it's true, at least my observations are.

  22. Haha this is great! Great post and awesome blog design! Keep up the great work! Followed!


  23. thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    and 206 followers now, awesome :D someday i might go through this awesomeness ;)

    and well, what ever u wrote was great! september for me was okay-ish. i realised quite a few things myself. hope ur octobers awesomest :D

  24. Kheer wow.. kha li akele akele NOT fair and not goood ...

    I am waiting for NOV.. as it will be 11.11.11 :) MY DAY yipeeeeeeeeeeee


  25. Heyyyyyy, October!! This autumn weather has me going crazy. I just adore the chill in the air!

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  26. ah...what an eventful sep for you :) happy october and autumn season to you :)

  27. I think that 'I won't die, if I go a week without chocolate' is the biggest lesson!

    Wish you a happy october :)

  28. Technicolour houses are trademark-Kerala. :D I once saw a yellow and red colour house. I have a hunch my eyesight started deteriorating after that.

    P.S:- Was watching 'Chocolat' yesterday and was reminded of you. :) Have you seen it? I can't decide which is yummier- the chocolate or Johny Depp *drool drool drool*.

  29. lovely post...love reading your month end post..He He He :P

  30. @ MAHNOOR, my pleasure..
    Soon I hope:)
    Thank you!

    @ Bikramjit, you never asked ;P
    Birthday? Wow, that's one cook day to have a b'day on O_O

    @ Bonnie, thanks for dropping by...

    @ Muhammad Israr, thank you:)

    @ Kunal, atleast SOMEBODY noticed:D
    Thank you:P

    @ Divya, thank God it's not only me who noticed that;P
    Nope, haven't. Now I want to-_-

    @ indu, sho commentokke cheyyan padichu:P Gochu galli:D
    Thank you...

  31. Oh you MUST watch Chocolat! Not so much for the movie but for the chocolate they show in it. Even a person like me who's not such a big fan of chocolates was drooling all over the laptop. You'll probably lick the screen. :p


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