*It's more like a THANK YOU post!!!*
Turned 20... Just one more year to be able to walk with pride and an identity proof into the Vegas Casinos and tell those bloody Americans, that I'm 21... and now, I can gamble!! So no more taking rounds while others are playing!! But, I till look like a 15 year old.... and still there are chances of the police coming to verify if my marriage is a child marriage! But jokes apart... I'm 20... freaking 20 years of my life just went past!! Gosh!! And now, all my aunties ... have got a new job... "Nupur, it's time to get married!!" I mean what??? Chill Aunties!! Am so glad my parents aren't of the "aunty" mentality! One of my friends also joked by saying, " You're 20, have become big, toh please 2 mahine baad, don't tell me ki ladka dekh liya, pasand aaya, shaadi main aa jaana!!" No ways... not so soon!!
I had the most amazing birthday this year! It all began on the 15th. Firstly, my stupid Biotech exams got over... with the entire class scoring an average of 8 marks on 50!! Well, the average, I think shot up from 2 to 8 beacuse of Aanchal's marks!! After the exams, went to Pizza Hut and had pizzas and didn't eat anything for the rest of the day... that must say how much I (don't) like Pizzas.Apetitte upset!!! Went to Worli, Campus Junkie's office to collect my cheque. I got a cheque.... 1925 bucks!!! Wow!! my first cheque came one day before my birthday!! the cheque tihng was great, I mean I've earned 10 grands before too, but, the CJ cheque was special... maybe because it wasn't 'charity' as my sis sums up my previous earning experience!! But the cherry on the Blackforest Cake was the stack of visiting cards I got... MY visiting card...!! With my name and details and designation and stuff!! Wow!! !! Just in the morning I was asking Ankita for her visiting card and in the evening I got mine!! Ankita, now even I can tell my kids when they're 20 and useless, that "Jab main tumhare umar ki thi and stuff!!" I'm still useless now even after I have my visiting cards is another story in itself!
It's just how a mere scrap changes your life. One scrap from AJ to me, asking me to check out his blog, his first time at blogging, which gave me the inspiration to blog. Another scrap from me to Manalee asking her blog address and giving her mine. This changed the world!! The pushing and the faith Manalee's put in me to write actually made me sit up and think that maybe I can actually write and not just write for TP... ! So Thank You AJ and Manalee! And AJ, Thank You for giving me my first international call on my birthday!! Thank You, Rads and Rao, for coming to Worli with me, to be a part of my happiness.... Thanks! You know what guys, getting lost in town, taking the Chowpatty bus to go to Vile Parle, with the peechewali aunty laughing at us, with no balance prepaid phones and a billing phone with no battery and wondering what to do... was amazing bliss...cause it was with 2 of my bestest pals! I'm still wondering why you guys don't want a treat from me?? I was literally begging you guys to take one!!
Come 16th....my birthday yipee!!! Something's wrong... something definitely wrong, a person who never gets up before 10...11 sometimes, actually got up at 7.30 for no apparent reason... and for the first time in my 20 years, I must've gone to the window and brushed my teeth. What do I see outta the window?? Rads and Rao at the gate of my building waiting for Pooja!! So now, I get what "submission" Rao had early in the morning.. and I was thinking that Sem V for engineers is really tough!!! No wonder my mom, who had been party to the entire thing, was shocked at seeing me wake up so early!! It was a looooooooveeeeeeeelllllllllyyyyyyy surprise, though I kinda caught you guys, but still, I loved it... and the cards and Ferroro Rocher was amazing!! I love you guys!! Even though I got two "I'll disown you if you go out with him" warnings, still it was great. And adding these two to Aanchal's warning, makes it three warnings if I even think of going around with the latest crush of mine, so I guess for my best friends, I'll have to crush my crush! Sob sob.! It's at time like these when I feel that my "aunties" are angels!! Add to that, one more warning from Aanch, this one in the name of God, to not go out with a guy I don't like..... Aanch, 20 years, I've not wasted for him!! Anyways, Thank You, Radhika, Prasad (see, I've started giving you izzat!!!) and Pooja. Esha, we really missed you!
First Aanchal, then Hetvi and then Ankita... all of them excusing themselves from coming to meet me. I knew, for sure, somehow, Aanch would come, and Hetvi and Ankita, I knew were bluffing...Aanch did come... 20 minutes is also a big time Aanch. Thanks honey. You know, 20 minutes with someone you love is like 20 years... for me your 20 minutes was what do I say... touching, and the fact that you had to brave a lot of odds to come, made me feel special, Thanks!!
I thought you were bluffing Ankita..!! But health first... I would've been guilty all my life had you come sick on my birthday.. it's ok... missed you... and yeah, your hug is pending... the visiting card hug!! I loved the gifts.... the HAN India Pvt. Ltd mug with the photograph of it's 3 founders... Hetvi, Aanch and me... the lovely photo album with the zillion photos we've clicked in the past 4 months!! And a special Thank You for remembering that I was supposed to wear a shrug in Hetvi's party and chose the pics accordingly!! But you had written... Memories of Our Fav Blogger on the first page.... People don't know I blog... remember.... but it was ok...!! It's fun explaining and cooking up stories at times!! But people... you forgot to sign the book man!! And lastly.. the Nike deo...which Manshi remembered!! I mean WOW! I now have competetion for 'Who can remember better'!! Trust me, I had forgotten that you had just casually mentioned you'd gift me the deo on my birthday when I told you that the fragrance reminds me of my USA days!! Thank You, Amit for coming from Raipur on my birthday...! Never thought I'd thank you, but there's always a first time! And sorry, that Hetu shouted at you for getting the WHITE CHOCOLATE cake for me..!!! Next time, make that Ferroro Rocher Cake or Hershey's cake or Lindt cake... !!! Thank You everybody!!! The party's due and you'll get it soon.
All in all a wonderful day, and it was more special because everybody took so much pains of coming and meeting me, despite the transport strike... THANK YOUUUUUUUUU .... There were still people whom I wanted to meet, but couldn't but that's ok... maybe next year, I may meet them too.... Neha, Akshata, Manalee, Mansi, Jay... next year, better be there on my birthday!! I had promised a friend that this year I wouldn't cry on my birthday, like I had been doing due to some reason or other on my previous birthdays for 3 years... I cried this year too, Sorry, I broke a promise for the first time in 20 years.... but this time... the tears were because of uncontrollable happiness.... pure bliss!!! Love you guys... and Thank You!! Thank You also for letting me sing, even if I had the permission to sing only for a day!!!
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