Thursday, September 27, 2007

Beach?

Who said life's a beach!!!!?????

It sounds terribly familiar to my own organs of hearing!!! I used to have this huge sticker put up on my walls while in
college....God! knows what I was thinking of then/?? Innocence of teenaged years...or rather the overconfidence of
blundering brains...???
Beach?? Whats in it that draws you....they have quotes, writings, poetry, such lyrical dedications to that wild expanse of blue, or
sometimes, lots of yucky muck!!!
But it still draws you, pulls you- strings!!- "purse, heart and soul"...all combined..and still we have hordes of souled, pursed, and heartened versions out there on those very same BEACHES...

Now , why is that I am going on and on about this one small word...u would think???
Well try putting together a holiday - A holiday with 8 couples, no kids ( well first time lots are doing it) , partytime, new years
time...Not a tough one isn't it???Well it is...cos, after all theplanning, it always comes down to- "actually, maybe we should just go to, Bali, or, Phuket, or
Srilanka or Maldives, Goa or or or or or.......anyplace - So there's one squeak....Lets do Ooty...there are some good parties happening there...
And there's this deafening silence- U could slice through butter and still hear that swish...

"What ?? Ooty??!!! Are you nuts? But there's no beach there!!!! "

Why is it so important, for us to be near the beach?? We pay loads of money for those 2 very important tickets or passes....so precious, that we hold onto it for dear life....So much effort goes into planning that one evening...one would think we're all setting out to meet 'the president'....
Clothes decided, accessories, transport, partners ( yeah, we still have hopes....even after being married for donkey's years,
that we have the right partners)...cos you see, it should be the right mix...
The day dawns, and there's hectic activity-Hair styled, cut, trimmed, whatever those seemingly disappearing and greying tressess can hold, parlor visits....bear all
those screechy painful waxing sounds, with a smile....after all we've paid for the tickets..Evening dawns, and then its time to go.....bundle up into the cars....and head off.....there's so much of excitement....party
time...Dance all night, sing, drink, eat, and then dance again....there's the horrendous countdown, which after a while u dont know if its going backward or forward....but at the end of it, all you hear is one loud roar...and your caught up in " HAaaaaaPPY NEW YEAaaaaaaaaR" and ur wishing some Hari, Nari, Pari....

Awesome, party, awesome food, better still greater time we had....all exhausted, shoes in hand, sores in the dainty ( some not so :( feet ) we pack up again in our cars and head back home, and crash out on the bed!!!
Amazing new years party...it should have been isn't it???
Yeah, we all would say...But did anyone see THE BEACH????? and then we paid so much for those same beach parties!!!!
Lesson learnt- no more...
but come August- September and its back to " But this place has no beach".....Why o why???



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5 comments:

Ziah said...

Prats, can we also come along? We promise to see the beach! :)

Tys on Ice said...

I hate beaches. Just dont like sand getting into my undies...

Prats said...

@ziah C'mon, join in...the more the merrier...and maybe we can see the beach this time around :)

@tys : not to worry....propah arrangements to be made for the curious sands :P, and u can avoid seeing the beach :)

Ziah said...

Did that Vivek Ram ever mention to you, we live kinda near a beach?? So.. if ur tired of ur "brats" or their genealogical ascendants, hop on the next flight!! :)

Prats said...

@Ziah...
Beware!! I might just do that!! :)