Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Weekend Blues...

All I remember now of weekends in Trivandrum were waking up late...breakfast having to be forced down my throat, sumpuous lunches and dinners at home, friends inviting me to films or trips to the beach or play cricket or the other activity and me plotting the best way to make my escape, evenings glued to the tv, sunday mornings in church...wow now I feel I lived a life of idyllic bliss those days . The weekend was typically laidback...watched dvd's on Friday, woke up in the morning to a stomach craving for malayali food and headed in the direction of Coconut Grove, the only Kerala restaurant in Southern California where I treated myself to a Lunch Buffet. There was rice, chicken biriyani, 2-3 chicken items, aviyal(which tasted more like potato stew), pappadam and potato fry. i was so hungry i attacked the food first before I realized I hadnt fulfilled another major requirement...indian beer.My usual Haywards 5000 was soldout and I had to be satiated with Golden Eagle which wasnt all that good in taste but made up for that in the kick. Anyways the beer filled up my stomach and messed up my appetite. I just wanted to go back home and have a good sleep now but the owner, a young guy kathivekkufied me for a whole hour.

After putting it off for quite a long time I decided to splurge some money in shopping for clothes. Unfortunately the days of outlet shopping are still not over for me...the Nortdstroms' and Macys' are still a class above my finances.So finally on Sunday my roomie, Sunil and I went to the outlet mall on the US-Mexico border at San Ysidro. But before that he wanted to go to the temple were I was surprised to get some really good free desi food. I hate shopping for clothes bcoz of havin to try on every piece that catches my fancy...my lean frame ensures that I dont fit into most clothes...t-shirts are a total no-no for me and so are shorts and bermudas...I guess until I put on some weight, the image of the ice-cool, casual American and me will never go hand in hand!!! I hate myself for my shirt tucked into jeans or pants dressing with sandals(which I call Kerala casuals) but who the heck bothers abt other ppl here!!! Nevertheless I comfort myself about the amount of money I have saved in the process. Anyways hunted at the usual stores...Gap, Old Navy and Haggar b4 stepping out with 3 shirts and a khaki and corduroy. After getting back it was Pizza for dinner and we watched the critical hit, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Besides the casting of Jim Carrey and Kate Winslett and the editing (Memento will always remain the hallmark), I found little in the film to do justice to a good storyline. Well I kissed goodnight to a another uneventful weekend and as always overslept and reached late for work on monday.

1 comment:

Neil Padayatty said...

Hi, your last name seems familiar. Are you from Lourde palli?
Anyway, just dropped by when I saw your blog, when I was browsing through profiles with Kerala on it. Nice meeting you.