Action Replay: July 2016

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Well, the seventh month is soon bidding goodbye and paving way for my birthday month. Yay! July was a very good month for me. In terms of professional and personal life, and everything else in between. Lessons were learnt too and realizations dawned upon. You know, I really like it when I have a take away from life. I'm not complaining that it is happening every month. I'm not changing as a person, but I'm becoming well learnt. I'm more aware of people and the situations around me. I've also become more wary of people. Or the human race in general. The day I wrote 'Misanthrope', I'd seen a car run over an innocent dog and a cab driving abusing a woman with golden words. No sir, the dog was not in the middle of the road. The car driver had to move a little left to let the dog sleep peacefully, but he decided against it and ran over the dog's hind legs. The poor thing yelped and yelped and it just broke my heart. The cab driver who was abusing the lady on the bike was no less. She didn't understand the local language, but I did. He called her a whore for blocking the jam with her bike and not allow him to move 0.5 inches ahead. This is called being human, you guys. Yes, all this buck buck.

The highlight of this month though is the fact that I got freedom from glasses and contact lenses. I cannot thanks the doctors and team of Prabha Eye Clinic enough, who helped me get my clear vision back. For all those who are still struggling with glasses or lenses, trust me LASIK is a boon! The procedure was done in under 30 minutes and I was back at home in a couple of hours. Some sleep later, I was all up and fine. My vision got clear the very day and touch wood I had no pain or any other issues. A couple of routine follow ups and I was seeing life all clear. I was asked to allow my eyes to rest and stay away from dust, sunlight and anything that could hurt my eyes. So basically I was on house arrest for a week and it was so painful. The surgery wasn't, but the taking rest part was. I was consumed by 'Clear Boredom' and I couldn't wait to get back and do my regular stuff.

The next day after my surgery I decided to read to pass time. Much against the angst of my husband I picked up a book. Although it was clear, after a few minutes I felt the stress on the eye. Not wanting to give up, I picked up my kindle and increased the font so that I could read it more easily. It could have been read from the other room too, that's a whole other story. So yes, I began reading 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' albeit not at my usual pace. I took my time with it and finished it a couple of days back. Absolutely loved it! Detailed review coming up soon. Prior to the surgery I had read three books. I was blown over by 'Lolita' and finally found time to indulge my inner child and read Agatha Christie and Roald Dahl. I cannot believe I hadn't read Roald Dahl until now. I will be picking up more of his books now. I'll save them all for my Godchildren. Or my own, if I decide to have any later.

People who visit my blog always see the honesty in it. But most of them don't get the underlying meaning of it. I'm not a preacher and definitely not a spawn of Satyaharishchandra, the guy who only spoke the truth. While I'm not a staunch believer of religion or spirituality, I do believe in Karma. I do not want to do something that would come back to bite me in the ass later. These days when something bad happens to someone, instead of sympathizing with the person, people say that he or she or the family deserved it. It is a sad state no doubt, but it is karma alright. 'As you sow, so shall you reap', they say. This is what I believe in. My desperate need for being honest and doing right comes from this. And yes also because I'm a nice person. Not like those human beings mentioned above.

In the list of the priorities of my life, two things feature pretty high. Good friends and good food. A few days back I had the chance of indulging in some delicious continental fare and some great conversation with my bestie/BIG little brother Sid. As we spoke non-stop in between chewing non-stop, we realized that a year ago we hardly knew each other. Of course that didn't stop me from making fun of him. I guess that's another thing that brought us closer. We're as different as chalk and cheese, but with our heart in the right place. I'm loud, dominant, brash and diplomacy doesn't exist for me. He's the exact opposite. The yin to my yang and the sweet vanilla to my bitter-sweet chocolate. A great person to explore food with too. Cal, him and I had a wonderful time at a recently held food fest. We make fun of each other's "first world problems", but stand by each other all the time. Friends like these make you much less of a misanthrope. You know you have the right best friend when he matches your "ooohs" with "aaahs" while devouring a plate of absolutely delicious tenderloin strips! And a creme brulee. And some mash. And some cheesecake. Okay, you get the drift.

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I've had a really exciting July and I know that August will only be better. I turn 30 in ten days and I could not be more excited. Am I worried about growing old? I'd be lying if I said no. But when you can't avoid something, it is the best to accept it and move on. I was mostly sick last birthday, so I have two birthdays to make up for this time. I can already feel the celebration and happiness in the air! Do come back to wish me.

Okay that's enough about me. How was your July?

22 comments:

  1. Same pinch as August is my birthday month too and hey, you read Agatha Christie? She was my favorite author in my growing up years :) and congrats for getting your eyes healed..

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    1. Thank you Roohi. Happy birthday month to you too :)

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  2. 30 calls for a BIG celebration!! Look at Katrina in Kala Chashma -even at 33, she's killing it!
    Haha..yeahhh..look who's talking!!!

    And I am so jealous that you have these amazing bloggers in Bangalore whom you can connect with and become best friends. Hmm!

    Have an awesome August!

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  3. Okay now that's a lot packed in a month for you. I love the cheerful, happy tone of this post. Yes friends who we share a great rapport with are a treasure. Glad about your vision thing and so happy that you are doing so well both personally and professionally. May August be even better since it's your birthday month. 😃

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  4. LASIK surgery is a boon. A friend got it done and she is happy beyond words. I picked up Roald Dahl's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory recently, after I saw bits and pieces of the movie on the telly. Adding The Girl Who Played With Fire in my TBR list! I have a copy of Lolita in my collection of books, but couldnt read it beyond 4-5 pages. Must pick it up sometimes again! Cheering you on as you start your birthday month celebrations! Cheers :)

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    1. Oh yea, boon it sure is. You must read all those books, they're simply awesome. Thanks Shilpa :)

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  5. Aww! *wipes happy tears away*
    I'm glad that my 'small' presence in your life makes a little difference :)
    And yes, the food...awesome!!!

    Let's Bring on your birthday month with a bang!

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    1. Little difference? Drama queen, you.

      Let's do this again, soon :)

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  6. We are all members of the same "Awesome & Nice Club" hence we are all human. Good Friends are important in life, they make life livable, so they feature pretty high on my list too, and we have an awesome friend.

    Yay, birthday month should always be celebrated. Have a great month!

    I still have not read Agatha Christie, let me know how you like the book. Looking forward to your review.

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    1. Thank you Jai! Do read Agatha Christie, her books are gold.

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  7. Ah! That sounds all good and happy. August being the birthday month will be awesome.

    Glad you are feeling better after the surgery. Yes, it's easy and simple to get normal vision back on track. Friends, food and books. What more can we ask for. Have a good August and I will see you soon :)

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    1. Thank you dear Parul. See you soon.

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  8. A girl is going to be 30.... woo hoo... I always thing being 30 is like being 20 but with more money :P
    Glad to hear your eyes are doing well ... don't stress them by reading the whole library :P But I can understand how addictive books can become. Have a happy happy August :D

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    1. Hahaha, I'd like to think like that too :D

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  9. So glad you are free of glasses and lenses! Congratulations for that! My July was good as my Mom was here until halfway into the month. The rest was spent decluttering and doing some major changes in our apartment. Two projects also going on at office, so hectic all the time - not complaining about that though ;-)
    Birthday wishes in advance, dear friend!

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  10. Happy Birthday Month is a real boost!! It makes us forget everything else! I was very excited when June was around. This is how my month went by! :)

    http://jaysfreespace.blogspot.in/2016/07/rewind-july-2016.html

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  11. Honest and lovely. Congrats on your vision & happy Birthday month. 30 is the new 20 is what people say,,,duhh...its way better than 20s...its rocking... Welcome to the club..

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