The Five Best Things The Boy Has Done For Me

7 Jul

I wrangled this tag from MiM’s page after protesting that it shouldn’t be limited to women with husbands. ‘Tisn’t fair! I said, stamping a virtual foot, and so poor MiM was obliged to open it up to me too. Without further ado, therefore, let me get down to boasting:

  • He cooks me breakfast while I labor to haul my bulk out of bed. Not any slap-dash goop, mind you. Sunny side up with bacon or sausages, sauteed mushrooms, a slice of tomato for colour, toast done just right, butter, cheese, mustard, marmalade, juice, the works. Arranged perfectly and presented with a smile. He’d serve it in bed too, if I didn’t think that was gross. And then I whine about being a blimp.
  • When Zubin Mehta was in town this past March, concert tickets were being sold at an auditorium near my home. Except, we were both pretty sure they’d be sold out before the sun rose. I told him to forget going and slept well into my Saturday morning, and was woken up gently by his voice on the phone asking me if I’d care to join him in the queue. The man had driven more than an hour from his then suburban home to stand in line before 7 a.m. and patiently waited for the four hours it took to get to the ticket counter. I joined him only for the last two.
  • Ruskin Bond is to me what Shahrukh Khan is to millions of swooning idiots women around the world. And I will never quite get over the fact that my Boy whisked me away on an elaborately planned surprise holiday to Mussoorie so I could meet the man of my literary dreams. There’s still a tiny rent in my heart from all the happiness it held on that unforgettable day.
  • Once, for a reason I can only vaguely recall now (yes, we’re quite goldfishy that way), I jetted off to the other side of the country to put some mental and physical distance between what I was going through at the time. Our man promptly got on a flight and landed up where I was and proceeded to ensure I’d never be too far away again. (Not in a psychopath way, I assure you. Very romantic and quite, quite crazy, but I can’t talk about it here just yet.)
  • You probably have this coming out of your ears, but for the sake of possible newbies on this blog, I’m a South Bombay girl through and through. My Bombay spans from Colaba to Worli and suburban shock rapidly escalates as we go past Bandra. That said, I travelled to his remote (albeit beautiful) suburb every weekend for 16 months to spend time with him but Meru cabs are now on the brink of bankruptcy because my Boy has moved to South Bombay. For me. His 10-minute drive to work is now at least an hour and he won’t get to see his folks as frequently, but he’s made the move without any expectations and his ability to give makes me wonder what I did to deserve him. *end of mush*
  • Oh wait, I lied. I’m going to sneak in one more: When it comes to maintaining a tidy and clean home, I’m a bit of a drill seargent. I admit it. So I’m especially proud of him because he realizes it’s important to me and has actually cleaned up his act, pun totally intended, and *trumpet blast* wears slippers in his apartment because I’ve finally convinced him it’s the clean thing to do!!! Do you know how happy that makes me??? I’m so beside myself with joy, I almost forget to scrub the decorative grill on the post box with its own dedicated toothbrush.

Sheesh. I’m done. Someone scoop up the sap and pour me into a jug, please.

26 Responses to “The Five Best Things The Boy Has Done For Me”

  1. dipali July 7, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    This one’s a keeper, OJ.
    Hang on to him.
    And he cleans as well- wow!!!!!!!!!

  2. maidinmalaysia July 7, 2009 at 6:56 pm #

    this shld make aunt g beam
    the boy and oj, a splendid team
    the mush i can stomach
    but that last post’s yell, ack!
    she shook me aquiver with that scream

  3. Mamma Mia! Me a Mamma?!? July 7, 2009 at 7:09 pm #

    Wow oh wow!!
    Boy, take a bow!
    And this I must say —
    Great taste, OJ!!

  4. Anamika July 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm #

    You are a lucky woman.
    WOW x 6 for all the points. Minus 0.5 from the total for that snidey on SRK.

  5. tangytrivia July 7, 2009 at 9:14 pm #

    Awwwwww, The boy sounds awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! takes you on surprises, cooks breakfast and CLEANS too ??????????????????? Did not know there was one of that kind left 🙂

  6. Nitya July 7, 2009 at 9:28 pm #

    Sorry OJ, the jug overfloweth. May I buy a few buckets? Giggle.

  7. M...... July 8, 2009 at 1:29 am #

    This would make a great KJo movie with Sharukh in the leading role….

    * Running away before the jug is aimed at me *

    P.S: A Totally Aww… inducing post this…. the Boy is awesome 🙂

  8. wordjunkie July 8, 2009 at 10:01 am #

    Clone him!! Now!!

  9. Miss V July 8, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    Lucky you 🙂
    Bless the Boy and you of course!

  10. Shivani July 8, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    I second wordjunkie 😛

    If not, does he have a brother??

  11. Orange Jammies July 8, 2009 at 2:19 pm #

    dipali: 🙂 Neither of us is going anywhere.

    maidinmalaysia: 😆 You’re still traumatized by that, aren’t you. It did freak her out, but she’s okay now.

    M4: Oh I didn’t choose or any such thing. He just fell into my lap with a stick of satay chicken.

    Anamika: Another idiot on the block? 😛

    tangytrivia: Now wait a minute, it’s not like he’s a human vacuum cleaner. He’s just improved is what I was trying to say.

    Nitya: If you can carry all that lard, take ’em for free!

    M…: You are hereby banned from this blog. 😡

    wordjunkie: Err…N.O.!!!!

    Miss V: Thank you. 🙂

    Shivani: He’s hooked, booked and cooked too. 😉

  12. M.... July 8, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    nahiiiiiii…….. tum mere saath aisa nahi kar sakte

    * in a melodramatic tone …definitely not Hindi movie tone.. *

    I take it all back…..the KJo-Shahrukh part that is…

  13. Anamika July 8, 2009 at 8:27 pm #

    Wow only for the Boy. No Wow for you…hmpfh 😐

  14. wordjunkie July 8, 2009 at 9:26 pm #

    Clearly the awwws have it.

  15. Minal July 8, 2009 at 9:57 pm #


    Have been reading a few posts for sometime now! Lovely stuff!
    Bless you both!!! I’m taking up this tag cause I need to write about my boy as well. I rarely tell him in person , this seems easier!

    Keep writing!

  16. Aunty G July 8, 2009 at 11:39 pm #

    MinM:Thanks for your concern
    And now we do discern
    You can limerick
    Quite as slick
    And yes, OJ’s done a nice, neat turn!

  17. Aunty G July 8, 2009 at 11:44 pm #

    He loves you, or WHAT
    He’s bang on the spot
    In the core of yor heart
    Can’t bear being apart
    May you soon be able to, happily, tie the knot!

  18. Sunshine July 9, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    awww thats so sweet! the Boy sounds adorable!!! I wish i could meet him and you….someday perhaps! 🙂

  19. Nitya July 9, 2009 at 10:10 am #

    Naa girl. I carry enough lard for a dozen buckets more.
    Glad the Boy and you are doing well post the move.

  20. Thinking Cramps July 9, 2009 at 10:46 am #

    I loved reading this – the humor, the mush, the underlying sentiment….oh it made me feel good!

  21. errormsg! July 9, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    aah, faith returns.

    but then you know, love comes to the deserving 🙂

  22. Orange Jammies July 9, 2009 at 4:29 pm #

    M…: Iiiiiii Haaaaave the Powwwerrrrr!

    Anamika: He isn’t a fan either…nyah nyah! 😛

    wordjunkie: Don’t you absolutely love that story of his? 😀

    Minal: Thanks for delurking, go ahead flash some lovin’.

    Aunty G: The “can’t bear being apart” lasted a year. Now we’re happy spending the occasional evening apart. 😉

    Sunshine: So maybe your wish will come true!

    Nitya: So much better, thanks.

    Thinking Cramps: Glad to replace chocolate. Speaking of which, I haven’t had any in a long while….

    errormsg!: And I bided my time.

  23. sukanya July 9, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    nice one…you are lucky indeed but the Boy is luckier to have found someone like you to pen about him so lovingly.

    and oh, happy bday to your dad.

  24. Orange Jammies July 9, 2009 at 10:58 pm #

    sukanya: Thank you! 🙂

  25. rajni July 10, 2009 at 2:30 pm #

    This has made me all sentimental & teary eyed.
    Bless u both!:)

  26. Orange Jammies July 10, 2009 at 8:40 pm #

    rajni: Aww…thank you! 🙂

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