The last 2011 weekend

There’s an outburst of ‘Our offices are closed for the holidays’ emails – it’s definitely that time of the year.

Even though I didnt get a tree, a present or even a cake, this weekend was happy and full of people and a few of my favourite movies on television.

Friday evening began with meeting Pisho, who was here all week for the Ranji trophy match which his team won. It felt really nice to meet some family – made me realise how lucky people living at home were. No amount of independence can equate to the warmth that homes exude.

An extremely rushed cab-ride from The Oberoi, I finally landed at TGIF, Gurgaon to see that one Mojito pitcher had been consumed my dear friends – Bhardwaj aka Doggu and our visiting Mr. Atreya. Felt just like old times, back in our rustic Lavale village – I think to myself that if not for times like these, I would have never thought twice before making that decision to quit this job and leave this city.

Saturday was Aiyo time, who had just returned from Canada and was enunciating like the natives. Despite enormous plans for a pre-Christmas lunch, a movie and Dilli darshan – all we did was sat under the sun, wrapped in blankets, watching Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and ate Dominos’ new three-cheese pizza!

Come evening, Chops and I thought of slightly more exciting ways of bringing in Christmas. We took baths, prettied up and drove down to Ruby’s Bar and Grill, enlisted for a special ‘couple’ meal offer. About three Glamour Girls and a lot of food later, we emerged stuffed and extremely satiated pretty close to midnight and sang pseudo Christmas carols to brighten the rather scary Gurgaon alleys.

Sunday was all day at home with Star Movies playing the Home Alone series and Zee Studio running a Santa Clause marathon. I would have ideally liked to visit a Church or at least have bought some freshly baked cake but the winters took a toll on me. 2.93 degree celcius was enough to ensure that I did not step out!

Last weekend of 2011 – you were well spent!