Saturday, October 14, 2006

About a Day


Now, I usually criticize blogs which go on about what the blogger did that day, what time he got up, what coloured shirt he wore, which flavour of cereals he ate etc etc…. But once in a while, I guess I’m allowed to write an equally boring post about my day.

Till yesterday, I had never realized how much I had changed in college. I always used to find it amusing to see friends go through amazing transformations, some for the better, n some definitely for the worse. And yet, all this time, it never occurred to me, that it was possible for me to have changed as well!

So yesterday, some of my school friends came over to my place for the day. Except, this time instead of the sweet innocent girl, the weirdo geek, and the geek with an inflated head, I met, a not so sweet or innocent girl, the suddenly cool dude, and well… the geek with a slightly more inflated head!! We spent the day chatting ( a lot! ), eating (oh, a lot!) and catching up on each others lives; lives that were so different now it was hard to imagine all of us sitting in the same boring Chillz class just a few years ago. I never had a great life in school, until I met these guys, and yet even after that, I had never missed school. And since I knew that everyone had changed so much, I never thought I would miss it at all. And yet, by the end of the day, there was one thing that hadn’t changed in any of them… they were still the wackiest and weirdest kids I knew! And for the first time, I missed them more than anything else in my life.

It was only after they left that I started thinking about the day. I hadn’t laughed that way for a long time. I hadn’t been sarcastic for a long time. I hadn’t done weird things for a long time. I hadn’t heard tales about the third hair in the left nostril for a very long time. And then it struck me, I hadn’t been me for a long time.

It’s natural to adapt to the new culture and people in college. But what happens if you just don’t find your type of people? Do you look for them outside your college? Do you turn into a loner? Or do you just change yourself to be more like them?

I guess like zillions of other people, I chose the last option. And somehow I never even realized it, until suddenly I found myself almost a stranger in my old world.

Now, perhaps I should go on about what I thought and how I reached a decision (which can actually be interesting, considering that my brain works in the weirdest ways!), but I’m sure I’m already going to get a rude and sarcastic remark from a certain somebody… So I’ll spare all of you the torture…

All I havta say is…

Beware world…

Cuz hey….

I’m back!!!

:)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

gr8 pics...ur definitely bak!!....keep smiling always!!!!
luv..abhilasha

arsh said...

hmmm............im touched(tears in eyes)..........though i dont like the 1st pic(bias towards myself)..............take care..thanks.....

Anonymous said...

awww... you look happy and all.. this is it, i am going to give you a pretty song for a testimonial...

shruti.

Amiya said...

Okay you can go on despising bloggers who write about their daily routine 'cause despite what you think, this wasn't a 'boring regular' post. I liked it, in fact! Great pics. You're photogenic, you know that?

And btw who's who, you wanna tell? Just for curiosity value 'cause in my mind I assigned titles (the two different kinda "geeks") to the two guys so wanna know if I'm right.

And nice that it ends on a happy note, after the introspective middle portion. That tends to turn pessimistic a lot of times, y'know.

Amiya said...

Oh and you have a purple-walled room! I mean that nicely, of course.

Bhangi said...

welcome back...so now do i get to see a somehow different shreya when i get back to college?

Hammy said...

had a nice time..maybe we can do this more often...

p.s. thanks for the food :D

p.p.s
You might want to read this :

geek (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=geek)

The term "geek" originally referred to the carnival performers whose act consisted of biting the heads off chickens and eating glass. Over time it came to be applied to anyone who got paid to do work considered odd or bizarre by mainstream society.

The term now enjoys a special status within the technical community, particularly among particularly knowledgable computer programmers. To identify oneself as a "geek" indicates a recognition that most people still consider programming computers to be a bizarre act, along with a certain fierce satisfaction in being very good at their inglorious profession.

That most software geeks now easily earn twice as much as the average laborer just sweetens their defiant embrace of the term.

Note: Unlike the word "nerd," which is always pejorative, "geek" often carries a positive connotation when used by one of the group. The use of the term by outsiders is considered insulting.


:p

shreya said...

@ Abhilasha - Thanx!!
@ Arsh - Take care of your nostrils, n u luk fine in the pic!!
@ Shruti - Still waiting for tht testi honey... lol
@ Amiya - Thanx for the complement!! the guy with specs is now cool.... he actually always was... but ppl have just realised it!! and the other one is the mega geek... but he's a sweetheart as well!! :)
N yes.... my entire room is mauve!!
@ Manyu - Hmm... Lets c how much of a difference u c... il try my best to not be rude.. maybe ul just c a happier me!!
@ Hammy - Oh god dude... Your head mite explode one of these days!! But dont worry, vl be there to pick up the pieces!!

Amiya said...

Hah I was right, then!

zombie said...

ohhh....super duper sexy pics madame...u look so astonishingly beautiful....


is the comment fine madae??? does it find approval with ya?? or shud i change it??? hehe

Anonymous said...

That looks like a fun gang. And the pics are quite good. Did you take them?

Tarun

shreya said...

oh hammy took the snaps... n yes... its the best gang in the world!!!

Amiya said...

I'm curious. How could she have taken those pics if she's in them, Tarun?

shreya said...

u know, i was gonna point tht out... but then thought it mite b a tiny bit rude!!!