Sunday, October 02, 2005

How to spend a birthday

1) Since your research has not been going well, you have not had time to do laundry for 3 weeks and now its code red time. So the day before your birthday, be sure to do your laundry.
2) Ah, also, since you haven't shaved for 3 weeks, for the aforementioned reason, spend an hour doing that.
3) Take 12 am calls from your friends and family.
4) Go to bed
5) Wake up in the morning worried about a homework that needs to be submitted.Get wished by roommates.
6) Go to school, spend time doing homework.
7) Attend the class, and ask for an extension on the homework.
8) Go to the Discount liquor store and buy a bottle of Chivas Regal
9) Invite your friends over to your place, while you go to the best Indian restaurant in the area to buy craploads of food.
10) Drink Chivas. Straight. Only sissies have it on the rocks.
11) Talk about how at 26 you are going through a quarter life crisis. Have some smartassed friend comment about how optimistic you are for thinking you'll live to be 104.
12) Have the amazing food you've bought. Beautiful Beautiful food. Thinking about it still makes my mouth water.
13) It's almost 12 am again, welcome a friend whose birthday is on the 30th, i.e, just past midnight.Stare longingly at the bottle of Tequilla he's bought.
14) Think out aloud that it would not be appropriate to have Tequilla then as it would like driving an Ambassador after a Merc. Have a tequilla sunrise anyway. Make a mental note to celebrate the friend's birthday again in the evening for the sole purpose of enjoying tequilla.
15) Give him birthday bumps and basically kick his ass. Say you have been excused because you are old.
16) After some basically useless discussions about the relative merits of studying engineering in the US as against in India, drive out your friends out of the house.
17) Call it a day

We did celebrate the friend's birthday again,in the evening, and we cooked Chicken Malabari, shrimp sautee, lemon cake, and aaloo paratha, to go with the tequilla.


Blogger Mary said...

Hey, Happy Birthday! :D
Sounds like you had a great time with all the Indian food.. yum!

10:27 PM  
Blogger Tugga said...

Thank you:-)
As a matter of fact I did have a great time on my birthday. I had an even better time on my friend's birthday the next day, cooking the Malabari Chicken and Aalo parathas. Feels kinda sad that it's back to the grind called (futile?) research:-)

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anshul said...

Happy Bday bum !! I'll call u tomorrow.

1:29 AM  
Anonymous Truman said...

Hey :)

Happy Birthday. And you topped it off with a nice post on your blog. Loved it :)

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Mangesh said...

Chivas aint worth having neat, its probably just another one of the lot, goes fine on the rocks. If ur truly into neat scotch, go try single-malt. Glenfiddich is pure scotch man! Try it out!

10:57 AM  
Blogger Tugga said...

Yup, have had Glenfidditch neat as well, it's good:-) Somehow, the one Whiskey I can't get myself to enjoy is Johnny Walker. Then again, I haven't had much occasion to have JW Blue Label:-)

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Mangesh said...

JW Blue Label isnt single malt either. Its pure marketing genius that has taken JW to its position, its really not that worthy a brand of scotch. And the difference is quite out there when you compare it with fine single-malt.

1:13 AM  
Blogger Tugga said...

I know JW blue label isn't single malt. But my finances tend to permit to have single malts only very rarely, so I prefer not to think about it. You know sort of like I try to not think about Catherine Zeta Jones...

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Mangesh said...

Well ur lucky ur finances permit you to have it at least "rarely"!!! To quote you, about 6 years back... "Some people have all the luck!!!"

Enjoy ur drinks man!

8:50 AM  
Blogger Tugga said...

@Truman: Thanks

6:17 PM  

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