Sorry for not writing more regularly, friends. I’m currently in a state of in-between. I guess I should be more anxious about finding a job, etc. etc. but I’m not. I’m calm as the Caribbean sea on a windless day.
Let’s see. Let me catch you up on my lovely rest-of-week and weekend. Thursday, I went to R.’s place, where we had a lovely old time. I got home at 11 pm, and then spent until 4 in the morning working on some real-life stuff (like my CV). I then had to wake up at 7:30 (but I made it to 8, thanks to the old Snooze button) to meet a high school friend I hadn’t seen in 13 years for breakfast. That was delightful.
Later, I went to (old) work, which is quite like going to have fun with my friends while doing some cool graphic design stuff, chit-chatting with my wrestling media folks in the States, and talking about television. Dewey was much talked about wistfully. Friday night was spent early to bed, thanks to the night before, but luckily my hard work paid off into a fruitful lead. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
Saturday was the BEST day of the week. After waking up late, I dashed to Kensington Market to meet A. at the Moonbeam Cafe for tea and spelt cake. Yum. Then we wandered around the market, zipping into shops here and there, including one very fine Orbital Arts, where I have my eye on a painting. By then, it was almost lunch, so off we went to Burrito Boy, to eat scrumptious veggie and yam burritos. We’re sitting on our high stools by the window, in the sunshine, when who comes by but the beauteous Pickle Me This with her equally handsome partner, neither of whom I have seen in months. That was a treat. After lunch, we had a long walk to my old gym, Trainers, where A. and I worked off lunch. Then, back home to idle. Later that evening, U. and D. invited me over for drinks. I had a special Umartini, accompanied by pani puris, parathas, spring rolls, cocktail samosas, and the company of a half-dozen hysterically funny and very stylish gay men. U. and I hadn’t seen each other in months either, so it was good to catch up. I had to dash out early, because R. was making me dinner. And what a dinner!
Now, I have to make a confession I’ve been hiding for a while from some of you. It’s been sitting rather heavily on my shoulders, so it’s time to come clean. I’ve been a vegetarian for the past two weeks. I don’t know how it happened. One minute I was trying to flush out the toxins in my system from months of neglectful eating and thesis-writing. The next minute, I couldn’t stomach the thought of consuming animal flesh. Even eating an egg made me sick. I cursed my fate. What have I done to myself, I thought. I’ve gone and become my greatest food nightmare!
But then R. made lamb chops. And I was brought back from the other side. He made succulent, rosemary-basted New Zealand lamb chops with grilled eggplant and mushrooms marinated in sesame oil and oyster sauce. Accompanied by a 2003 Rhone St. Joseph. Very berry. Oh! Heaven! Then off we went, back to U. and D.’s where the rest of the night was spent laughing and listening to slight pomposity, but mostly great jokes.
Sunday was quiet. I woke up close to noon and did nothing. I made myself a yummy breakfast of oatmeal with fresh fruits, chatted with a few friends on the phone, went to the gym, ate lunch, listened to my favourite radio show, Radio Deluxe, and watched the brilliant Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh. Then K. came to pick me up and off we went to see The Last Legion at the Scotiabank Theatre. A word of advice? Don’t waste your money. I know Colin Firth’s in it. And so is Aishwarya Rai. And she kicks mighty ass. And so does he. And they both look good and are each other’s romantic interests, which is pretty hot. But Hollywood has taken a page from Bollywood for this one. They don’t kiss on screen. Ever. The cinematic moments are contrived, and the climax is glossed over. Watch it on DVD. It’s good mindless entertainment, but it doesn’t ever pull you to the edge of your seat. That’s my two bits.
Okay. Over and out! I’ve got my defense on Wednesday, so wish me a whole lot of luck!