Sunday, August 17, 2008

Untitled, For A Very Good Reason

For more than three weeks now, I've been hearing people say "summer's almost gone". Nonsense. The fireflies disappeared more than six weeks ago. So I know that summer has been gone for at least that long. In fact, I am not even sure summer was ever here.
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I received my rakhi by mail yesterday. But what does it mean when I tie that piece of string on to my wrist myself? That I am my own sister? That I will always protect myself? That I can just give myself a little gift?

Feeling a little confused, I turned my attention to a real raksha bandhan ceremony as my wife tied a rakhi on her younger brother's wrist. (Amazing how the ceremony makes even a six-footer seem like a little baby). As a joke, I fired up YouTube and played that song from "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" and predictably, got distracted by the comments to the video. Go on and read some of the comments and tell me if you didn't feel a little tug inside your heart.
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Space Bar has a new blog and she wants to know "what makes you depressed". Boring, cheap breakfast cereal should have been my answer.
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Peter Griffin (the blogger, not the man in the green pants) emailed about a "flash fiction" contest. So if you are a flasher and you can write...no, that doesn't sound quite right.
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The Cole Porter bio-pic, "De-lovely" is a bad movie. Please don't watch it.

15 comments:

Lekhni said...

The flash fiction contest rules say you have to be an Indian resident :(

And hey, surely you are not going to wish summer away so soon? It's still here, though it is talking of leaving. Yahoo tells me today's high here was 87, and I am not surprised..

Space Bar said...

anybody who gets depressed by just one thing is doesn't count. not unless the one thing is comprehensive. would you call 'Boring, cheap breakfast cereal' comprehensive? oh my god! what if it is?

km said...

lekhni: you can take an Indian out of India....

SB: Breakfast cereal is the ULTIMATE cure for all of life's problems. I take it very, very seriously.

??! said...

Excuse me, bread is the ultimate cure for all of life's problems.

Unless you suffer from coeliac's.

In which case, cheese is the ultimate cure for all of life's problems.

Unless you're lactose-intolerant.

In which case, mangoes are the ultimate cure for all of life's problems.

km said...

??!: Mangoes. Yes, that's an answer I can live with. Also, rasgullas.

Lekhni said...

The solution to life's problems is sleep. Lots of it :)

Szerelem said...

Breakfast cereal?? No. I will go with chocolates.

Space Bar said...

when did we move to talking anti-depressants?! i vote for both sleep and chocolate.

Falstaff said...

The solution to life's problems: anything over 60% ABV.

Space Bar said...

falsie: or a 7% solution?

Tabula Rasa said...

brownies.

??! said...

My left toenail.

km said...

Falstaff: been Jager-bombing much? :)

TR: uh, weighing scale says otherwise.

??!: that's the one Daniel Day-Lewis movie I missed.

Tabula Rasa said...

hey, you thought i meant the kind that weighs you down?!

:-D

km said...

TR: my bad. How could I?