Wednesday, November 02, 2005

November Rain

Its cold. Dead cold. The leaves have turned into a colorful haze, a flash of brilliance like the final act put up by an artiste, before the show ends. Very soon, the trees, like human skeletals seeking warmth will be covered by a deceiving white blanket. November is the month of deceit.

The first time I heard daylight savings kicks in, I was Happy about the fact I would get an extra hour to sleep on that particular day. Little did I realize that it would be dark when I wake up and dark when I leave work. Months of no freaking sunlight! It all starts from November.

Its that month when people say adios to the Margaritas, Sangrias, Mojitos and Daiquiris and adapt to the stiff Jack Daniels and hennessey. Outdoor shops wrap up their displays and the bright linen is replaced by darkness. The sun which used to liberate the city now resides behind the clouds, like a prisoner, ashamed to show his face.

And then the heavens decide to open up and it rains. Every season change is marked by rainfall. But I hate the rain which marks the end of Fall and start of Winter. This is the time I go into hibernation. Distance myself from the world, sulk away, write some morose posts, dream about the sun and the woman I had seen on Bondi Beach and wait for the evident.

Like GnR once wrote in their all time classic, November Rain:

" you need sometime, on your own,
Everybody needs sometime... all alone!"

If you ever have to break up with me, dont do it in the month of November. I might just kill myself!

I heart November.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

kya pakaa raha hai yaar.......

November 03, 2005 1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't quite get it.. do you like or dislike november?

and watch out folks!!

Sumbuddy gonna get a proposal soon!!! Sumbuddy!!!

November 03, 2005 1:12 AM  
Blogger iyer education said...

does your post + abhi's comment mean that who ever is going to get the proposal, should not not provide a negative response, atleast till december...

y u become senti... did the "kela, ungli aur bathroom" woman do something again?

November 03, 2005 2:34 AM  
Blogger Medha.. said...

Ok i thought that was a very sweet post. Esp the line, "If you ever have to break up with me, dont do it in the month of November. I might just kill myself!"-->> Really nice!

I love tha rain too! You just lose yourself to this weather and become all vulnerable!

November 03, 2005 5:05 AM  
Blogger Medha.. said...

oh oh.OH..Who's getting a proposal?? WOW!! Apoo, whats going on man?! ;)

November 03, 2005 5:14 AM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

Apoo:omg omg bandariyas soul lurking around...

Abs:not fair... suspense thod de...
nahi tho summbady gonna get real hurt....

November 03, 2005 7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ajo Sambha ja Nahi to Life me phir see kella millega ....

I guess your fav. Desert will be Banana Split .....

November 03, 2005 10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apoo:I agree with abs u like or dislike november??and yeah i think uve set yourself up really well for a shot at a proposal....just make sure whoever she/he/it is, reads your post...:-)GO FOR IT BHAI

November 03, 2005 11:04 AM  
Blogger Menagerie said...

Nice post, linked you through Mahi...I heart Nov and Dec, all the best and worst things happen to me in these two months. Totally relate to ya feeling, Nov is vulnerable at its best :(

November 03, 2005 1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Is it now"

November 03, 2005 3:47 PM  
Blogger iyer education said...

just to add to abhi's
"is it over?"

November 03, 2005 10:57 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

Abs, Iyer, Pen hai?

November 03, 2005 11:12 PM  
Blogger iyer education said...

stylus hai, chalega kya?

November 03, 2005 11:38 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

Anonymous: Salmon Kababs!

Abhi: I like November. November dont like me!

Rumpel: She is never allowed to say NO. Irrespective of month. And I have changed the name to "Kela Unglii aur Sandaas".

Medha1: Thank You, thank you! I love rain too, but not the wintry mix that we get here.

Medha2: Never know Medha. After all those pleas from you which went like, "Apoo, please fix me up" it might just be you! :P

BTW, ABBS, did ya hear... PALS agrees with you. Beware!

Pals: Read above!

Menagerie: I think you summed it up. Just what I was trying to say. U shud have blogged this!

Abhi: Yes

Rumpel: No.

Bird: Enjoy your bus ride.


November 03, 2005 11:58 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima said...

i think apoo has a love-hate relationship with november, much like his relationship with women! (tho' with women its more hate than love)

November 04, 2005 12:06 AM  
Blogger Medha.. said...

Whats with Medha 1 and Medha 2?? PAGAL!

And why are your 'thank yous' always SO full of SARCASM?! :p

I don't need a proposal now hon! You need it more than i do. :p

November 04, 2005 12:32 AM  
Blogger APOO said...

Mahi, u seem to know a lot about me.

Medha, I dont need a proposal. I just need a positive response to my proposal. So what say?

November 04, 2005 12:34 AM  
Blogger Medha.. said...

What say...??? About what..?? I have no idea what you talkin'abt! ;)

November 04, 2005 12:38 AM  
Blogger APOO said...

Dear blog readers (Abhi/Bird/Rumpel). Above is an example of blog readers asking me to set them up and then "acting" lost when a sincere attempt is made in trying to fix them up.

(Please do not take into consideration who I tried to set them up with)

Due to this example of lack of commitment, Joshienizer shall in the future refrain from matchmaking unless one shows their commitment by donating to the "Restore Abhi's eyesight Foundation"

November 04, 2005 1:00 AM  
Blogger iyer education said...

apoo: i can understand... i can relate this "setup" to windows program setup where everyone likes to go for a "express" or "minimal" or "complete" setup but abhors from clicking the "custom" option, which when clicked will ask you so many questions that you start feeling lost... no more matchmaking...

your tone also sounds like you are suffering from NMS (November Matchmaking Syndrome)... dont worry.. everything will just be alright... and ignore all the women with negative responses... you WILL find Adriana Lima

November 04, 2005 1:12 AM  
Blogger Medha.. said...

Haha! You are SUCH an idiot! :p

November 04, 2005 1:13 AM  
Blogger IdeaSmith said...

I won't be mean this time...I completely empathize with the rains putting a damper on your spirits.

My grandad used to say "When winter is here, can spring be far behind." Take heart.

November 04, 2005 2:36 AM  
Blogger iyer education said...

apoo: idea is tricking you... she is not being mean because she hasnt yet laid her hands on salmon kababs... my granddad also used to say "when winter is here, salmon kababs cant be far away"... so beware brother :)

November 04, 2005 3:11 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima said...

ok ok so basically this is what we've learnt thus far-

1) apoo hates november
2) apoo loves november
3) apoo can't make up his mind
4) apoo wants to be set up with someone
5) apoo is in denial about wanting to be set up
6) apoo can't make up his mind

*dusts hands off*
see how nicely i summed it up??

also this was from medha - Who's getting a proposal?? WOW!! Apoo, whats going on man?! ;)
all those promises..all those vaadas..all dashed to the ground AGAIN.

November 04, 2005 4:27 AM  
Blogger Medha.. said...

GGOD ONE MAHI!!! So Apoo, whats happening man?? Huh?!? Huh?!? Out with it!!!!

November 04, 2005 5:41 AM  
Blogger Medha.. said...

i meant good* one.. SIGH! Seee Apoo,..its your fault!

November 04, 2005 5:42 AM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

Apoo:Like I said fishy fishy...and salmon Kebabs..Dude Tera tho kaam gaya...
Dont worry about Abhi's eyesight ..He has started his herbal remedies..

Medha:Babes Im soooo Happy FOR UUU( OR nOT)

Mahi: I share ur Pain..( U just got lucky)

Idea:See what happens.. koi kuch acha kar hi nahi sakhtha aaj kal..

November 04, 2005 7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apoo: I'd like some donation yes. Fund open all day 24/7 => 365 + leap year day

Winny: Herbal ..... really?

And Apoo, come out with it now mere bhai

November 04, 2005 3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pals: bhaaiya ...

November 04, 2005 3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iyer: bhaaiya ...

November 04, 2005 3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bird: bhaaiya ...

See ....

if not the blindness thingy .. the least you guys can do is raise funds to have more memory installed installed me

God: In my next life, I want more memory installed

Apoo: Come out with it now

November 04, 2005 3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha .. installed installed me ...

see raise funds for "Stupidd" too

but Apoo ..................

November 04, 2005 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this a record or something?

nah .. i forget ..

"Chat Room"

November 04, 2005 3:33 PM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

Abs:Oh Lord.. Abs has lost his mind along with his eyesight.. Ab kya karen..

Iyer: U need to give the arishtams and legyams to Abs.. Alap can have them later..Lets save Abs now before its too late....

Apoo:Please do as Abs says .. hes getting outta control here...

November 04, 2005 6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABS:Bhaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :-)
Big haaag(krupal ishytle)

To whomsoever it may concern:
I know what happened to abs...he ran out of his daily supply of DARU which is the only thing that keeps him sane..:-)
abs without daru = mayhem

Winny: yeh sab herbal remedies kya hai be??arishtams and what they really work? ever tried them ?? any sideeffects we oughta know about??

Apoo:Yeh sab tere blogs mein kya ho raha hai yaar...kuch kar be..

November 04, 2005 11:05 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

Ok, these are just too many comments for a tired man to reply to. So everyone just enjoy, keep commenting, or chatting, or whateva. In the process 2 people hook up with each other and get married! Invite me for dessert.

Medha: Marry Me!
Mahi: Marry Me!
Idea: Since you are not being mean, marry me!
Adriana: Marry me!

Now dont complain I gave more/less attention to any particular person!

Abhi, get some booze. Pals, you alaso get some booze. Iyer, share your Booze with Abhi and Pals.

Winny, I agree! Donno about what... but I do.

I need sleep. Real bad....

November 04, 2005 11:41 PM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

Pals:Tere ko kya laghta hein? Abs run out na na..highly impossible...

i have tried them..Used to sneak to my Dadi's medicine draw and drink them.. never knew what it was for and she always wondered how her stuff finished so fast...Jo bhi tha .. had a peculiar taste that i liked ..;)

November 04, 2005 11:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Winny:LOL...awesome...i ca relate to sneaking and stealing things from people...:-) and yes i tell ya its possible abs ran out of ive realised in life..."nothings impossible" :-)

Apoo:Seems like you really need some sleep/rest/booze/women/(god knows what)


November 04, 2005 11:51 PM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

Pals ;Lets do this..Lets wait for Abs to get here and we can make him confess.../* EVIL GRIN */

Apoo:hmm sleep sleep

November 05, 2005 12:00 AM  
Blogger APOO said...

OK, I was not serious about that "CHAT" part!

Pals/Demi: Would either one of you like the others phone number?

November 05, 2005 12:07 AM  
Blogger iyer education said...

abhi & bird & pals: bhaaiiyaaaaaaa
apoo: kya issshhhhtyle hai bhai... isi baat pe ek sher arz hai... irshaad

apoo ne sabko ek saath propose kar diya....
kal tak sab ladkiyan radio button thi (only one selectable)...
aaj sabko checkbox bana diya (multiselect)
wah wah...

November 05, 2005 12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumpy:BHAIIIIIIIIIII that was AWESOME!!!!!! dhammal shayari...:-)

Winny::-( Abs will be leaving for india i think its gonna be you who'l have to "make him " confess...and to be honest...its tooooooo difficult to make him do anything...he doesnt wanna do ....thats how he is..:-)

Apoo:Bhaiiiii tension mat le....uve tried like 4 proposals in one stroke...kuch to positive reply milega yaar..:-)By the way its getting tooo boring for me to type in those stupid word verification letters in ....rumpys is a cool guy....his site doesnt have anything like that..:-)


November 05, 2005 1:07 AM  
Blogger IdeaSmith said...

Apoo: Agreed. Here're the details of the pre-nup:

You cook, I eat
You dust, I sleep
You earn, I spend
You buy books, I read them

I talk, you listen!

See how simple it is to be happy?

November 05, 2005 3:22 AM  
Blogger iyer education said...

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November 05, 2005 4:31 AM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

Apoo:ur ignored


Pals:hmmm /*winny thinking*/ Paagal hein kya? Abs ko confess karne ke chakkar mein..Iyer ke saath mujhe bhi OTS pet bhar ke milega..weise idea bura nahi hein.. Iyer can get all the OTS and ill take the information.. What say u ?

Idea:Time for shopping...Tho what color are u chosing for the party after the wedding..?I think Ill wear a red or blue choli..Aakhir doston ki shaadi hein..

November 05, 2005 7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apoo: dekh bhai....i do care for you(a little) so i suggest have a good lawyer with you when you sign the pre-nup...and yeah i wld suggest having some fine print which will have your own clauses..:-)

Idea:Hi glad there was someone who dared to make a move on apoo...:-) fairness to my brother here...please make sure you switch the above mentioned roles every few years...:-)
Please have good veggie stuff at the wedding...

Winny:I agree you get the info and iyer gets the OTS...:-)he can do that much for friends...


November 05, 2005 10:04 AM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

Idea:Dont be fooled by Apoo's tactis.. Prenup carefully banao...Add all the additional shopping for groceries.. driving u to places,movie night every weekend,spending half the salary on u and rest on ur shopping.. (all these and much more can be ur fine print)

Pals : I agree Iyer can do so much for freinds..But what is the Plan...Abs ke saath kya kiya jaye?...

November 05, 2005 11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Winny:Im running out of plans here...well one things possible..someone has to meet him...make him show his ticket..and then just tear it/run away with it/whatever...
And then make sure he doesnt have enough money to go back..:-) that'l keep him here for a few more months i guess..If you have a better plan...lemme know

Bird:If you'r reading this..kya hua be??No comments nothing

Apoo:tch tch tch..i hope ur enjoying your conference in florida :-)

November 05, 2005 11:58 AM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

Pals:Wow..interesting...but the weekend is over and hes leaving on fri..unless I go online crack the airport security codes and cancel his ticket?....

or maybe book it in my name ahahaha...I want to go to india tooo (sob sob)

But the only thing is ..if ever Abs finds out..Meri tho shaamth samjho.. then it wont be OTS anymore.. and im very weak to handle such atrocities...

Bird:where are u flying .. land kar.. and blogs pad..

Apoo;Very much thank u for letting us use ur blog for chatting,,hhehehe

Abs: /*its Mausami alter ego that was writing everything */

November 05, 2005 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Winny:Abs doesnot hit women...he only hits on em :-) hes a gentleman in that sense :-)so dont worry just go ahead and do what uve gotta do ..or rather let mausami do it...she seems more effecient at such things :-)


November 05, 2005 3:06 PM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

Pals:Ok I agree to that part...;)
weise bhi its all mausami why am i bothered...

November 05, 2005 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Brad said...

I would have to agree with the first of the (now) 51 comments that this post has generated.

If you ever need to spend some time in the Mediterranean region, give me a holler.

November 05, 2005 10:19 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

Idea: I DO!

Rumpel: You are in charge of the naach gana sher-o-shayari for the marriage!

Pals and Demi, seriously, you guys want the others phone number. And Pals, thanks. Florida indeed was rocking but tiring. The weather there is just awesome!

Brad: I just mite!

November 06, 2005 11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"chat room"

November 06, 2005 12:06 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

"Chat Room"

November 06, 2005 12:24 PM  
Blogger Demi Goddezz said...

Apoo:Dont worry.. we already have the numbers...

November 06, 2005 1:58 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I can identify with what you say. Its not that bad in Baltimore right now. Plenty of sunshine, dont feel like its November.

November 06, 2005 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Brad said...

Apoo, the priest didn't even get to the point of saying, 'Does anybody object?', and you are already saying, 'I do'. Tch tch. Oh wait a minute, that 'I do' was for what again... :P

November 06, 2005 4:16 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

Winny/Pals: Then please call up each other, or use messenger! :P

Nicole: You can?!?!?! You identify with dreaming about that girl on Bondi beach?

Brad... dont want that "Does anyone object speak now or hold your peace" part at all... if it gets to that Smithy would be the first one to object! Stop finding flaws in the proceedings else I shall strike your name off the invitation list! :P

November 06, 2005 4:35 PM  
Blogger Medha.. said...

Omg! There's ACTUALLY someone who wants to marry you?!? :p

Update your blog re!

November 06, 2005 8:20 PM  
Blogger iyer education said...

apoo: look what you have done... you accepted idea's proposal and she is ending all the 'ideas'... she is gonna stop blogging is what she says... NOVEMBER SUCKS man

November 06, 2005 11:13 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

Medha: I know, even I am shocked!

Iyer: I know Iyer. I am shocked. Just wait... marriage will change the woman! :P
And after marriage we are supposed to share things... so I'll start writing on her blogs and shock people ;)

November 07, 2005 7:30 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Very funny!

November 07, 2005 10:15 PM  
Blogger IdeaSmith said...

Is that part of your pre-nup Apoo? Hmm...I'm willing so long as you're doing the cooking AND cleaning AND washing-up AND working AND listening!

November 07, 2005 10:58 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

Idea: Currently I cook for one, cooking for another is not difficult.
Cleaning up is routine, how dirty would you get anyways? ;)
Washing up? One more plate. No big deal!
Working... thats routine. And I love working... so it shall continue.
Listening. Can do...! People say I am a good listener... and when I get bored, I just add sleeping pills in the food.

Things should work out well between us I think!

November 07, 2005 11:57 PM  

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