Don’t Hate the Ingrate

13 Apr

Perhaps if you called me one sunny Saturday morning, right after I had trotted home from a workout, and said, “Hey OJ old girl, how about brunch?”, I’d quickly reschedule my always-packed weekend and smile “Sure!” into the phone.

Two hours later, over crostini and iced tea, I’d be telling you about how much of a rollercoaster-missing-a-stop-button life has been since the beginning of the year and you’d smile and think I’m cuckoo and wonder why I’m making stuff up.

So I’m not going to tell you. I haven’t, have I, in the past 4 months? But I’m kinda hoping that the above explanation will suffice as an excuse for my shamefully tardy acknowledgement of these kind gestures. Aneela, Nino’s Mum and Nitya, I want you to know they– and you–are much appreciated. Thank you.

From Aneela:


The blurb that goes with the badge says:
Some bloggers we agree with a little, some not at all and some wholeheartedly. Some bloggers give us hope. They are bloggers who care, for all citizens of this world. These bloggers can see above the generalizations of caste, community, religion, language, region, race and national boundaries. They are the hope of our unity in diversity.

From Nino’s Mum:

proximidade_blog_awardAbout the award:

This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY – nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!

From Nitya:

A medal of bravery, no less, for something I hold very dear to my heart. Humility is a value I strongly believe in (err…don’t go by the number of posts in the “me-me” category) and am very bemused by folks who’re full of themselves, but even I have two things I take great pride in:

1. My perfect, kidney-shaped nostrils. What, they’re my nicest feature, alright?!

2. The fact that children like and trust me easily. And I mean all children. And yes, it’s mutual, thank goodness, because kiddies are my life’s work.

So there we have it: 3 more awards and many thank-yous. And now its back to my not-so-mundane life. Regular programming on its way. Stay tuned, people.

9 Responses to “Don’t Hate the Ingrate”

  1. Nitya April 13, 2009 at 8:58 pm #

    Perfect nostrils? Err. Ahh… Really?
    Of course I was too busy watching you charm Arjun so I couldn’t possibly be noticing anything else now, could I? *Grin*

  2. Mamma Mia! Me a Mamma?!? April 13, 2009 at 10:46 pm #

    Take a bow! Take a bow! Take a bow!

  3. sukanya April 13, 2009 at 11:49 pm #

    what is a ‘perfect’ nostril?

    well deserved awards…congrats

  4. Nino's Mum April 14, 2009 at 12:26 pm #

    yay! *now scoots off to observe her nostrils in the office washroom’s grimy mirror*
    tight hug OJ.

  5. errormsg April 14, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    kidenys really? thats fantastic!

    (i think my nostrils are shaped like punctuation, somewhere between a comma and a semicolon… )

    i like crostini.

    i also like a ‘multi-badged’ OJ 😀

  6. In love with my life April 15, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    Congrats OJ!!!!!!…

    Perfect, kidney shaped nose, eh? Someone with not much of a nose to write about is a leetle jealous here:-)

  7. Orange Jammies April 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm #

    Nitya: Now that, my girl, is a perfectly valid excuse.

    M4: 😆 Once is enough!

    sukanya: See mine and you’ll know what I mean.

    Nino’s Mum: What did you see? Tell, tell.

    errormsg: Come, we shall swap nostril tales over crostini. 😉

    In love with my life: Egad! Nostrils, not nose! A bean-shaped nose would be decidedly unfunny.

  8. In love with my life April 16, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    Ooops! Just imagined a kidney shaped nose! very…..interesting.


  9. Orange Jammies April 16, 2009 at 10:44 pm #

    In love with my life: The Boy measured my nose last Sunday. I’ve got two cms over him.

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