Did I mention that I finally canceled my Thailand trip? I don't know how to feel about it, Macavity and the rest of the gang are in Phuket right now, except for Sohna - who is in Switzerland. And yours truly here is in good ole Hyderabad, same people, same haunts, same cheap thrills - not to forget the shit load of work that the vacationers have left. The worst part is that they all left on the same weekend, which makes my situation seem a bit more morose.
Then again, I don't mind so much. I'm going away myself soon so no harm in taking care of work now which will just be nightmares if I go away now.
Anyway, look what I found!
And look where they ended up :-)
That's right, in our house.
I have been craving Maian for ages so finding this was like Manna from the skies. Despite it growing on the very poshiest, richest part of town, despite all the super fancy mansions right next to it, we went and filled 3 plastic bags unashamedly.
I didn't mind the puzzled and amused looks from the passers-by, but I ended up with a major rash on my hands. Ran to doc, who put me on a week's medication. But they are like the best Maian I've ever had, so worth every single rash. And I'm wiser, now I know how unpleasant it is to pluck those leaves, I will not complain anymore if I think a 'maian tel' in Mizoram is overpriced.
On to other things - meet the neighbourhood :-) Zorock and the object of our envy: Brownie! Not the kids, the Saint Bernard pup.
Anyway, we learned that some of the families in our apartment keep dogs, so we went and adopted a pup from Apatea. No more eyeing other people's Luckys or Brownies. At least until my flat-owner finds out :(
I love having a dog of our own although he keeps me in a tizzy. We call him Bozo because he looks like Bozo the clown. I get up earlier so I can take him out before I leave for work. And I go home earlier so I can take him out. I take him out 3 times at night, so he's not only good for my emotional health, but my physical health as well.
And the last picture - we're thinking of starting a new fashion line. Think this is something that will catch on?