Guess Who’s Back, Back Again

21 Jun

It’s a good thing today is the longest day of the year. Because I needed pretty much all 13 hours of daylight to hike beyond Bombay and into an adjoining district to reclaim Lapwanti from Mr. Fixit Superhero Whose Hands I Forever Worship.

So yes, she’s back, is good old Lappie. And consequently, I am too. (Okay that sentence was completely unnecessary. As is this one. And the one I’m going to type after this before I finally close the parenthesis. Allow me the thrill of caressing old familiar keys, even if they produce meaningless garbage such as this.)

Getting down to business, here’s two of the three tags/awards a response is overdue on:

June passed on a “Your Blog is Awesome” award and needs me to list 7 reasons why I am awesome. Sigh, the things I do for the blog world:

1. I am awesome because I possess perfect, kidney-shaped nostrils. I saw that, you know, that rolling of the eyes. Allow a girl her vanity, will ya?

2.I am awesome because I am one of 66,000 Parsis left in the world. That’s how small my ethnic group is, so I’m not even one in a million. (Don’t try calling me a dodo, though. It isn’t polite.)

3. I am awesome because I remember dates. All dates, any dates. But of course, this cruel world won’t appreciate my stellar talent when I remind them about the 34th birthday of their ex,ex. Sigh.

4. I am awesome because I’m cringing through this tag and will have to fabricate the remaining three points just to amuse you.

5. I am awesome because I’m a miserable failure at taking myself seriously.

6. I am awesome because I plant crumpled paper balls in hard-to-reach places just to check if my cleaning maids are doing their job.

7. I am awesome because even if you think I’m the crazy lady from hell for doing it, I’ll just go back and plant more balls.

Thanks, June!


Anu and The Girl on the Bridge and D passed on this


and need me to list seven things I love. (How easy would that be, were I Snow White.)

1. Girlfriends. A woman can never have enough close, supportive pals who tell it like it is and ply her with mint chocolate chip ice cream and tissues.

2. History. Specifically, the Partition, the Raj and my own. Generally, that of a mansion, a city and a filigreed silver teapot.

3. Water. Of the rain, pool, ocean, guzzle variety.

4. Flying. Nothing quite like the thrill of a plane sluicing the air.

5. My work with children. It’s probably one of the few things I take very seriously.

6. Bombay. The one I grew up in, the one I live in now, the one I’ve heard tales about from three generations of family.

7. Indulgence. Read spas, chocolate, diamonds, shoes, candles, hair masques, king-size beds.

Thanks, ladies. I accept the bling in chandelier earrings and Manish Malhotra threads.*


23 Responses to “Guess Who’s Back, Back Again”

  1. Aunty G June 21, 2009 at 11:07 pm #

    In the first your forgot
    That you are a polyglot
    Do extend
    The second
    Because satiated we definitely are not!

  2. Mamma Mia! Me a Mamma?!? June 21, 2009 at 11:23 pm #

    OJ’s back! OJ’s back!!

    …and how! Congrats on those two awards. Fun, I say!

  3. June June 22, 2009 at 9:13 am #

    GASP! only 66000? Must kidnap and preserve you. Out of the 66K how many write well?
    LoL@ paper balls…builty too, but with candy wrappers.

  4. the snowed in- no make that heatsozzled- girlfriend June 22, 2009 at 2:38 pm #

    yaaay, so glad the bloody laptop is finally working well, looking forward to moving from whining to wining this weekend:) xoxox

  5. Revathy June 22, 2009 at 5:12 pm #

    Yay yay yay!!:) Welcome back!

  6. sukanya June 22, 2009 at 6:29 pm #

    66K …thats something new I learned today OJ!
    also since you remember dates, my birthday is on aug 12, anniv is on may 13, kid no 1’s bday is……

  7. Orange Jammies June 22, 2009 at 8:34 pm #

    Aunty G: A handful of languages does not a polyglot make. 🙂

    M4: Thank you, thank you.

    June: Let’s see… there’s Bachi Karkaria, Busybee (now no more), Rohinton Mistry, Bapsi Sidhwa, Keki Daruwala, Gieve Patel. And these are only the most popular ones.
    About candy wrappers, you’re a kindred spirit, girl! 😀

    the snowed-in-girlfriend: That explains remote Haryana location showing up on my feedjit. 😉
    People of the blog, this is the kind lady who brought me my battery.

    Revathy: Thanks, girl!

    sukanya: You share your birthday with Pete Sampras and an acquaintance, your anniversary with an English theatre actor and my father’s chemistry professor, and I’m guessing kid number 1 doesn’t celebrate alone either.

  8. Vidya June 22, 2009 at 9:26 pm #

    yay!!! You’re back!

  9. Aunty G June 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm #

    Here, we owe a debt of gratitude
    To the s-i-h-s grilfriend with attitude
    Because of you
    We can gleefully view
    OJ again from many a latitude!

  10. girlonthebridge June 22, 2009 at 11:42 pm #

    bah jest because i awharded you second i get no love. sulk.

  11. Orange Jammies June 22, 2009 at 11:57 pm #

    Vidya: Yay indeedy. I feel whole again.

    Aunty G: You sing it, Aunty G!

    girlonthebridge: But how I know without know-tee-fee-cay-shun? Khaali peeli telling.

  12. girlonthebridge June 23, 2009 at 12:05 am #

    true true. i thought i had time given your quasi-permanent lapse of blogging. and now i feel bad because Anu is the true and worthy giver of award you know? i say we settle it with a duel.

  13. Orange Jammies June 23, 2009 at 12:09 am #

    girlonthebridge: Now I’m going to be fought over? 😀 This I got to see. *settles down with a bowl of popcorn*

  14. DewdropDream June 23, 2009 at 3:26 am #

    May I just say a big thank you to ‘the snowed in girlfriend’? Miss, you have no idea what a great service you have done us all… much grateful we are to you! Thank you for bringing OJ back and OJ, thank you for being so awesome 😀

  15. vaibhav June 23, 2009 at 12:24 pm #

    may you nad lapwanti always stay together in a bliss ful coexistence allthe time 🙂 great ot have you back now stay here

  16. dipali June 23, 2009 at 12:41 pm #

    Wonderful having you back in form with your lappie!
    And you are truly awesome.

  17. Thinking Cramps June 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    Haha…I loved the little mention of Snow White!

    Welcome back Lapwanti. And oh, OJ, you too!

  18. Orange Jammies June 23, 2009 at 11:17 pm #

    DewdropDream: Oh dear. All this flattery and my head will soon match my bulbous nose!

    vaibhav: Aye aye, Cap’n.

    dipali: Hugs right back. 🙂 Must catch up soon.

    Thinking Cramps: Thank you, thank you. I humbly accept second fiddle position.

  19. iz June 24, 2009 at 9:59 am #

    You’re awesome because you have silky-shiny hair that shines like the sun and makes one feel like they’ve seen god.

  20. Orange Jammies June 24, 2009 at 1:05 pm #

    iz: Tell me again: When are you opening that Training School for Boyfriends? That comment above, they should be made to write it 300 times in their notebooks.

  21. Sharanya Manivannan June 27, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    You are awesome because you didn’t think twice about extending kindness to a girl who didn’t even realise at the time how much she needed it. Thank you.

  22. Orange Jammies June 27, 2009 at 7:37 pm #

    Sharanya: Second thoughts aren’t much good. Anytime. I mean it.


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