Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Equilibrium

My life seems to be slowly returning to normal. You see, I am a creature of habit. Well, not quite, really. I do not think that 'creature of habit' would be the right way to describe me. I do not get up at the same time every morning. I do go to work during the weekdays and chillout during the weekends. I need that pattern. If my weekend gets disturbed, my equilibrium tilts. The end result can vary from being sleepy at work at the milder end of the spectrum to being a grouchy, snappy, nervy, insane person at the other end of the spectrum.

The month of May was full of events that disturbed that fine balance. I had to travel to my hometown like three weekends last month. And the last trip home and back was made worse by the bus trip. Also, May was a major transition month at work. Changes, changes, changes. There were too many to handle last month.

Anyways, coming back to the point, my life is returning to normal. This is good. This whole thing of the unsettling and then settling again. Guess I will go mad without this cycle. (See? That is a 'habit' again. Sheesh! Don't think we will really be rid of it.)

I have been doing a lot of fun things during this feeling nice and settled phase. Watching movies, going out with friends, hanging out at Anju's place, the weekly Bible study has started, and work seems to be returning to normal. I am in love with our clients and staff again. I seem to have rediscovered the spark as well! I thought it was gone forever. I thought I will highlight some of the really fun things I did in the last few days.

Joy-ride - Partner in crime - Maddy. She was getting two days compensatory off at work and she was traveling home (Chennai is her home) earlier than expected. She got this really cheap flight and she decided to surprise her folks. Who was called in to help her arrange the surprise? The one and only Bungi (pronounced Bu as in 'book' + ng as in 'coming+ i as in 'bee'). So, I offered to pick up Maddy from the airport and take her home.

Now, I did not intend to ride my awesome bike all the way to the airport as I thought of the peak hour traffic trying to snake its way out of the city. The idea was to park my bike in the train station closest to mine and Maddy's house, take the train, get Maddy, take the train back, and take the bike home. That is what we did. The cheap flight was late. Maddy got me a second return ticket to the train station. We got stared at by some dumba** guys in the train. Lots of giggles and lots of fun. And finally a pair of really surprised parents! It was totally worth it, although Maddy's mom almost promised to kill me!

Badminton
- I had forgotten how long it was since I've been to Anju's house. All of us got busy this season and we were hardly meeting up. Badminton on Saturdays is routine, guys. And this was NOT happening for a LONG time! Well, to be honest, I wouldn't play really. But this Saturday, I played. And it was good. Four girls, lots of goofing, lots of laughter, lots of heady talk, and some bit of one-to-one as well. Ah, I forgot to mention the good food, the good waiter, the good movie and the good wine.

Cycling - The heat has subsided a great deal. So, I have started cycling again. It is fun! Totally!

Quiet Saturday mornings - I go absolutely crazy without my Saturday mornings. Just chilling out at home. Waking up late. Eating straight from the fridge. Lazing about. Not making my bed. Music. Reading. Well, spending time with me.

Movies - Two movies in two days in the cinema! Shrek 3 and Pirates 3! Awesome! Awesome!

Snickers bar - Having one after a long time.

Almost empty laundry basket - Need I say more?

Work - Doing my favourite stuff at work! Training, talking to clients, etc. Love it!

The out of the ordinary nice things are - Robyn is coming this weekend. And I spoke to G, my best friend. It was so good talking to her, even if it was only for some 7 minutes or so…

11 comments:

Anju said...

I see you're trying out the "many things packed into one post"! It's great, isn't it? now I can choose what to comment on. We kicked your butts in badminton! Habits are a terrible thing to get into because they're hard to break and "good habits" is just a relative term. I have plenty of habits I'd like to get rid of!

Bungi said...

Umm... It wasn't really my intention to write 'many rolled into one' post. I actually like doing one topic a post. The purpose of this post was more to consolidate the whole thing of getting back to normal...

I don't care about kicking butts in the game (where we didn't have any points really). All i really care about was that i had lots of fun...

editorialninja said...

i finally have a routine... a not going to work routine and i'm really beginning to enjoy it :D

and really? madras is cool enough to go cycling?! sooo cool!! this place is scorching :(

Bungi said...

Well, it is considerably cooler. I don't cycle during midday... That would be suicide. Mornings (even late mornings) and evenings are lovely.

Don't get too used to your routine now. You will hate it when you get a job. Meanwhile, enjoy it while it lasts!

PurpleHeart said...

hmm...The flow sometimes gets too crazy, that we would long to get back to something normal. But Changes,good or bad, I trust, are good for soul. Someway to get squeezed to get to know what is your threshold. Anyway, Yours was a cute way to put Life back on track, Bungi !

Sandy Carlson said...

Sounds great! I share many of your likes--Shrek 3, badminton, time with friends, empty laundry baskets to name a few. I'm always surprised by how much I enjoy my routine. A few days away are all I need for a vacation. I guess that means life is good!

Julie Layne said...

Oooh, thanks for reminding me I've had wet clothes in the washer for two days! I'll probably have to run them through again. Sigh.

How did you like Scoop? I haven't seen it, but I like Scarlett Johansson and would like to see it sometime ... after I watch all the other DVDs I have in my to-be-watched pile!

Bungi said...

Purple Heart - It is good for the soul indeed. I couldn't agree with you more.

Sandy - Wonderful! Probably we should get together and watch Shrek! And is absolutely good! Wonderful...

Julie - NO, you did NOT!! :O It must have 'dried' in the washer, i am sure. But good to run it again. :D

Scoop was good! Was funny and kinda kept you guessing. I liked it.

Maddie said...

Bhuv, that was quite a joy ride!! :)) Was a good trip..

Me said...

I am glad life is getting back to being balanced again/
BTW - did i tell you how much I love your header and the whole new look?

Bungi said...

Me - You did say that the new look reminds you of my exuberance. :) Thank you thank you!

Maddy - Tell me about it.