A friend texted me this Monday asking if I was doing okay. This text was followed by another explanatory text – it seems she was worried because I had made no appearance on Whatapp or any other social media for a little over four days. Which is unusual.
I wouldn’t say I am addicted to social media but I do pay a visit at least once a day.
In my response I mentioned that she needn’t have worried – this prolonged (?) absence over the long weekend was because I was having way too much fun to bother with my phone.
And I did have fun. I spent four days last week(end) meeting up with friends in Bangalore and had the most fun I’ve had in a long, long time. Here’s all that I did in those 4 days:
- Chat/gossip/giggle/ with friends
- Watched a movie – Raees may have been a disappointing film but that was mostly made up for by the smouldering hotness of Shahrukh Khan. He is the Badshah alright. The King in Pathani suit FTW. Ovaries somersaulted in excitement. And those kohled eyes – Lord have mercy.
- Eat (Some Margarita may also have been involved. Also the best waffles ever. And a supremely cute attendant)
- Book shopping
- Trump bashing (while watching CNN on mute)
Oh and some time was also spent in the company of a fabulously cool and adorable kid.
I had nothing on my agenda – which is the best kind of agenda. So there was time – time to laugh and share and make memories. And memories we did make. Enough to make me want to sulk when it was time to head back home.
Ooh – and how many of you have been treated to the luxury of having someone to receive you at Bangalore airport, huh? MY FRIEND WAS THERE TO RECEIVE ME. Can you beat that?
Here’s the best part. The friends with whom I had so much fun are:
- People with whom I have shared a virtual, “online” friendship with for over 4 years now
- Older to me by a decade.
What better proof to affirm the already established truth that I am in fact an old soul? Or maybe my friends are all young at heart. It doesn’t matter. Because at the end of the day, everything was almost shockingly effortless.
It has little to do with me and almost everything to do with them. They are wise, kind, generous people who opened their hearts (and homes!) and let me in to have a most wonderful time.
I returned home a kilo heavier and several kilos happier. And happy times must be documented.
I hope you all had a fabulous January 🙂