An OJ Hot and Sweaty

16 Jan

Hah. Knew the title would get the stampeding hordes here. The hit rate on this post went up even before I clicked publish. But now that you’ve made it, stay. And listen to this:

The marathon this Sunday? I’m going to be there. A speck among a million Mumbaikars, resembling the mango that is the color of my tee. Walking for Ummeed and India Helps.  I’m no different in my intentions. I feel the same way as the rest of my team. So I’ll leave clearer voices to speak for me while I limber up and flex my fingers to sign the slew of autographs you’re going to beg of me.

Only on one condition, of course. Read about the two causes close to my heart. One an old faithful bond, the other a deeply cherished newborn association. Come Sunday, the legs will pitch in. And hopefully, bring us helping hands in their wake.

And Bombay, my beloved Bombay, she’ll shine, shine, shine.

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19 Responses to “An OJ Hot and Sweaty”

  1. M.... January 17, 2009 at 3:13 am #

    Am pitching in with my cheering ….Go for it!!
    And Bombay will glow with pride
    …she has all our prayers and goodwill 🙂

  2. CEEJ January 17, 2009 at 4:40 am #

    Godspeed OJ! This post, as ever, is beautifully written. I will be there with you in spirit – and for this one time, you may want to switch out the OJ for some Gatorade. Mumbai could use an extra bit of zing.

  3. Nitya January 17, 2009 at 8:04 am #

    Good luck, OJ! Will be thinking of you and cheering you on!!!

  4. Mamma Mia! Me a Mamma?!? January 17, 2009 at 9:50 am #

    And with all that sweat pouring out of you, you’ll glow, glow, glow!!

    Shine on beautiful writer and may God grant you winged-feet on M-Day!

  5. aneela z January 17, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    As Ive cheered elsewhere…” Bhaag OJ Bhaag” (to the theme of Bhaag Dhano Bhaag)

  6. dipali January 17, 2009 at 10:48 am #

    All the best!
    With you in spirit:)

  7. D Rat.. January 17, 2009 at 12:53 pm #

    Run Oj Run!!! i ll wait with my pom-poms, wearing an ultra miniskirt and a matching tee to cheer u up…
    Run Oj Run!!! Three cheers for our OJ!!

  8. wordjunkie January 17, 2009 at 1:18 pm #

    All the best, OJ.

  9. rajni January 17, 2009 at 4:47 pm #

    All the best, Girl!

  10. Sujatha January 17, 2009 at 6:12 pm #

    Kick ass, OJ!

  11. Nino's Mum January 17, 2009 at 9:26 pm #

    Run OJ Run, and hear all of us cheering you on, footfall for footfall. and when you’ve reached the hallowed line, sweaty and hot, a telepathic bear hug awaits you there. I’ll try and spot you on tv! I’m so proud, and it’s such a sodden parent thing to say, but hell I’m so proud. Other friends are running too: so the steps of hundreds of kindered spirits should set the ball of hope rolling…

  12. Orange Jammies January 18, 2009 at 7:23 am #

    Thank you, all! Off in less than an hour. 🙂

  13. maidinmalaysia January 18, 2009 at 10:23 am #

    jus popped in.
    oh she’ gone already?

  14. Parul January 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm #

    OJ, I’ve linked to you in my Marathon post. Hope that’s ok.

    A newly polite Parul

  15. Aunty G January 18, 2009 at 11:13 pm #

    Hey, OJ, i hope you had a good time
    That you finished the ‘thon in good rythm and rhyme
    So worthy being your cause
    You have our combined applause
    Now hydrate yourself with some cool fresh lime!

  16. Piper.. January 19, 2009 at 6:29 am #

    How did it go?

  17. Orange Jammies January 19, 2009 at 9:04 am #

    Back to acknowledge each of your comments:

    M: Thank you, I think she did. 🙂

    CEEJ: Ceeeeeeeeeeeeeej! Bombay misses you! I miss you! 😦 What happened to coming down for Jan Fest?

    Nitya: Thank you. 🙂

    M4: “Horses sweat, men perspire and women glow.” Right? 😉

    aneela z: I certainly wasn’t trotting that quickly. 😉

    dipali: Thank you, Dipali.

    D Rat: That may cheer up the Boy more than me, but thanks for the offer. 🙂

    wordjunkie, rajni, sujatha: Thank you, ladies.

    Nino’s Mum: I waved into all the cameras I could see, especially for you. 😀

    maidinmalaysia: Gone and back.

    Parul: Perfectly.

    Aunty G: Lemon barley water was pretty good too. 🙂

    Piper: Well. Post coming up.

  18. kbpm January 19, 2009 at 7:42 pm #

    hey OJ
    it was fun no?
    good show girl

  19. Orange Jammies January 19, 2009 at 10:40 pm #

    kbpm: Absolutely! 🙂 Congratulations on your marvellous effort and may this be just the beginning.

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