Action Replay - January


The new year just started and January is over now. Wow, just when I was thinking that it was 2013 that went in a flash. Time is moving so fast and I'm trying my best to travel with it. January has been an interesting month for me. In all ways. Personal and professional and every thing else in between. The most important thing that this month and the new year taught me is understanding people. Various kinds, of which some qualify to be called humans and while some stand far away from that very word. While the whole world was busy talking about AAP and the tragic comedy of RaGa, I was busy observing people and their antics. I've always wanted to pursue a M.A in Psychology. To understand the human mind and why they behave the way they do. Some people are seriously hopeless. And by hopeless, I mean hopeless. The first month of the brand new year gave me a lot. In terms of learning and in terms of inspiration.

First, I was hugely praised for my performance at work which gives me the inspiration to strive more. Its nice to be rewarded for the effort you put in day in and day out. So now, I have set my goals higher and charted out a plan on the professional front for the year. I know I shall get there, I'm not the one to have unrealistic expectations from life. Or anything else for that matter. Zero expectations should be the mantra of life and then everyone shall be happy. So many people live a disappointed life attached by expectations. The sad thing is that even when they realize their folly, they continue to do the same. Maybe some people are built that way, or they choose to live that way. Expectations lead to disappointments. Period.

January also showed me how blessed I am to have a best friend, lover and husband like Cal. That too at the very beginning of the year. We were at a party on New Year's eve and the mixed alcohol did not agree on me. Just so you know, tequila after rum is a very bad idea! So, we had planned on a long drive to the airport after the party and spend the night there talking about the past year and us. I already had a throbbing headache while we boarded the cab and half way through the drive, my gut gave way. Before I realized what was happening I was puking my ass off all along the roads. Can you believe it? On the first day of the new year? Thank you Murphy! The cab driver would have thought that I was a dumb blond who couldn't handle new year's eve. Soon, we made the much needed U-turn and headed back home. The regular stops and puking continued and I was overcome with the awesome feeling called guilt. Imagine, the first new year we spend as a married couple and this happens. But Cal did not say a word. He held my hair up while I was emptying the contents of my stomach, from the wrong side. He washed my face and fed me water. When you are a tall person and let out things from the mouth it tends to splash on you. My shoes were covered in vomit and muck! Yeah, God's way of wishing me happy new year. Cal poured water all over it and helped me back into the cab as I craved for some sleep. After about three such stops, we finally made it home.


I expected him to yell and get angry, but his face was enveloped with worry. He helped me clean up and put me to bed pacifying me. All night I remained plagued with guilt for ruining the first day of the year. I know it is not entirely my fault because I had had a long day of work before we left for the party. Still, what happened was the last thing I had expected. But when I opened my eyes to a smiling husband I knew that there was nothing to worry. I have never felt that happy before. He just held my hand and told me to not feel guilty. He told me that we had a whole day to make up for it, and boy, we did paint the town red that day. Just when I think that I cannot love him more than I already do, something happens to prove me wrong. Well, I'm not complaining. I'm blessed truly.

The month also showed me different kinds of people. I do not want to talk about the huge list here, so I'll stick to two kinds for now. The ambition less breed and the sloth moths. How can any person not have an ambition? How can a person just get past everyday for the sake of living. I mean these people just exist. Not live. They are more than happy with their mundane existence and get past each day without any achievements or loss. I get extremely angry when I think of such people. I get more surprised when they are more than happy to live that way. What I do not understand is that, if there is nothing to look forward to tomorrow, what is the point of waking up every morning? Am I the only one who thinks like this? Please correct me if I am wrong.

Do I even have to talk about the sloth moths? I'm angered as I'm typing this. Enthusiasm less freaks who just hibernate in the coven without lifting a finger. I hate lazy people. An occasional lazy weekend is allowed for people who work through the week. And then, there are this breed of people who come in to work and laze around like as though sipping on to Pina Colada while lying on a hammock. I do not want to talk much about them as the words I would use next would be enough for people to report abuse against my blog. Especially when there is a big bunch of people waiting for that to happen.

The Actual Pin Board :) )

This January, Cal and me put up our yearly pin board too. A board which has all the things that we need to do in 2014. Travel, music, cooking, saving, loving etc etc. It came out fantastic and is the highlight of our room now. Fingers crossed to achieve all of it. We will, I know. I watched a wonderful movie this month, 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'. Mind blowing it was. I also watched 'American Hustle'. It sucked to the core and I have no clue as to why it has been winning all the awards this year. Hindi movies, the less spoken about, the better. After 'Ram Leela' and 'Dhoom 3', I dare not even ask Cal to take me to a Hindi movie. I hear 'Dedh Ishqiya' is excellent, but I'm not willing to take the risk. I'll torrent it and watch maybe. I saw the promos of Kangna Ranaut starrer 'Queen' and it looks fantastic. The music is good too. Speaking of which, isn't it time Aashiqui-2 songs went off air. Almost all channels are still playing it back to back. The music is awesome I agree, but everyone has a saturation level and I have hit mine.

I shall try to write a monthly summary post every month. Hopefully I shall have enough things to write about at the end of each month. If you guys do not like rants, then, you are free to skip this post. Although it is to late now, for this post.

~ Soumya

18 comments:

  1. First of all I can't hear anything against Aashiqui-2 and its songs (Big fan I am!!!)
    Anyways great month you had, I believe...
    And great to read your blog...as always (well it hasn't been that long for me...)

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    1. Well we all are entitled to an opinion :)

      Thank you! :)

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  2. Hey nice read !!
    Hope February gives you the same feeling... :)

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  3. So, it was a cool month for you! Let's wish you a cooler one ahead! :) I so love all your posts, Soumya! How can I skip one, you say?!

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  4. Rants are good - they make blogging personal!
    I'm sorry to admit that I'm not ambitious. Having said that, I'm very, very sincere at whatever I do. I have my limitations and so I think going to some office wouldn't help me much. And somehow I've not been able to work from home. I blame myself for everything!
    Posts like these do inspire me to get my act together and stop making excuses!

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    1. I agree, ranting always makes me feel better inside!

      You shouldn't blame yourself, in case you do, you need to find a way out of it! All the best, I'm glad this post helped you :)

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  5. Isn't Cal the sweetest? :)
    The board looks awesome! So much so that I might just copy it in my place:D All credit to you of course :)
    Looks like you had a packed month, Wishing you many more of the same.

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    1. He is. *blush*

      You sure can copy, no credits required too! Thank you my dear :)

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  6. Jan went in a flash for me too. I had an awesome New year eve. Boozed and danced like crazy the whole night. The best part was when the clock struck 12 - my guy lifted me and wished me with a kiss :) :).

    P.S: I so love the pin board and the G string part ;)

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    1. Awww that's sweet :)

      Thank you my dear, although it is the G spot! ;)

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  7. Oopsie !! What a typo that was. Lol :)

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  8. I just read this post Soumya. I feel so sad about your first day of the new year. I know that feel. When vomiting ruins your plans. However, its so good to know that your husband is so caring. May you two be blessed and forever stay this way. I can understand you when you talk about ambition less people because you work so hard and seriously its annoying to see some people being lazy asses all the time. Why can't I see the actual pin board? There is some problem with the image I guess. But yaaaaar I loved Ramleela. Ending made me really sad and I love Ranveeeeer Singh nowwww! I am sorry for that. Oh and Kangana is my favorite. <3 and its good to rant, its so good for health trust me!

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    1. You can check the pinboard on my FB page! You loved Ramleela? Well, I'm trying not to judge you :D

      Ranveer and Kangana! Wow wow wow!!! :)

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