January 23rd, 2007

Healthy Breakfasts

So today is Vasant Panchami, also celebrated as Saraswati Puja back home, in-house. Nice weather out there, slightly nippy, dry, but enthusing. The sun feels nicce.
For some reason felt pretty hungry in office...my usual state of affairs nowadays. So I suggested to a colleague, lets go eat something. Hmm, suggestion was well taken. But where was the question. My boss is not in office, so I was free to go. However, hers is here. To hell with him. hes a Bong, I could talk him into allowing her. Infact, can call him along! ;)
So where do we go? This being Gujju-land, beakfast places are few, and unlike the other part of the city, there are no sandwich wallas near here. Cafe Coffee Day will not be stocked now, and Fun Republic eateries...nah. So, it was Mc Donalds.
First she withdrew some money...the ATM was at a distance of an auto ride. The guy got on our nerves. Not only did he look and dress like Himesh Reshammiya (gah) but also acted like an irritating prick. However, he charged extra, which we refused to pay, and since he refused to take the justified amount, he decided to drive off witout money, which as we concurred, is perfectly fine with us.

So we had a hearty, totally unhealthy, calorific breakfast at McDs. Probably my first visit to a McD so early in the day. I took a coffee, had i taken a coke, it would certainly have been a high-end replica of the days V and I used to have hot spicy Dabelis followed by sharing a pepsi t the roadside sandwich-walla outside the office of Torrent. Totally sinful beginning to a day (as M used to say). But immensely satisfying. Makes the day at work so much better.
(Aside: Now if only this idiot here stops the stupid debate he has started with me, on a topic he is unsure of, or is shifting with every turn of conversation. I find it very bugging when people lose track of why they wanted to talk in the first place, shift the topic of conversation with every turn of talks, and debate just for the heck of it.)

Now Im wondering when will be the day Ill be home for breakfast and can gorge on toast, eggs, bacon, sausages, juice, loads of butter and yeah...honey. Ummm, been ages. Last was when I was in my last house I think.
Enough to last a lunchtime :D

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Even on as short a journey as baroda to abad, two hours in a fast train, in a chair car, im surrounded by things i love. A man snoring in the row right behind me. And of course a wailin kid in the row in front of me. Amazing energy the kid has to keep wailin almost without pause all this time and i bet it was wailin before i boarded!
This is somethin that plagues not only me but almost all my frnds. Even after so many years of travellin im not used to it. No use tellin me im an indian and should be used to it by now. It just plain bugs me. I wonder at times like this if its a direct reflection of the burgeoning population of the country or is it plain bad teaching of kids by parents.
And about snorers. Ah well. What can i say about obese men who have difficulty breathing?!