Monday, August 30, 2010


As I told Effe this morning, every time I visit her is better than the last. 

I hopped over to Bangalore on Friday to spend three days with Effe and the Man-Friend. It's been a year since I had seen them, and the Guy is away and I'm alone on weekends, so I didn't hesitate when they asked me. 

I had been planning to sight-see a bit this time, finally. I'd been hoping Effe and I would go around the city and see some of old Bangalore instead of just the pubs and restaurants we otherwise visit. We'd planned to visit Bannerghatta National Park. I had hoped for one of the plays or performances Effe is always raving about. And a long walk in Bangalore's awesome weather. And of course, long long conversations with Effe as we catch up on each other's lives.

But I did none of that, except the last. What I did instead was watch movies, eat till I was stuffed, drink copious amounts of alcohol, smoke so much that Effe felt the need to warn me, and  generally behaved like I was playing truant from school. 

I finally got to watch Peepli Live, with the Man-Friend, while Effe put in a couple of hours at work. I loved the movie, but have nothing more to say about it than what has already been said by my betters. Except that I loved the cinematography, and the shots of Delhi at the end. (Oh, was that a spoiler? Haven't you watched the movie yet? Sorry, Guy.)

It made the experience better that I watched it with the Man-Friend, and could talk to him about it in the interval and didn't miss the Guy.

The Man-Friend also showed us a lovely old movie on DVD on Sunday afternoon, when we got back from lunch and I begged him to show something that would keep me awake for the next couple of hours, till it was time for me to leave.

I came home to an extremely wet city, and went to bed alone in my empty house. But I worked with more keenness than I have felt in a long time, because of this wonderful little vacation. 

But I missed the rainbows.


Anonymous said...

How lovely that you could take this holiday. Nothing better really than meeting up with old friends, and doing nothing much but talking, talking, talking.

Unmana said...

Banno: Yes, there's nothing quite like talking to an old friend. Ever since I went off to b-school, Effe and I have always stayed up one night catching up whenever we met again.

Maitreyee said...

I remember talking to you on phone for hours, even on days we had classes..

there would be no "hello" required.. just a "ko..." and then there was no end.

I haven't talked to any of my girlfriends over phone for so long since then.

Unmana said...

Maitreyee: Yeah, pity we only talk like that when we meet now. Maybe we should meet more often!