my 1st blogger meet ...
10 Oct 2005 A.D. - 6pm IST @ Barrista T.Nagar, Madras ... 5 souls cursing me all their way to the rendezvou point ... but I never bit my tounge :-? ... for some reason our moderator (vee-jay) choose to travel all the way from bessie (to my convenience, thnx for that) ... maybe to buy more time ... n not wait for anyone
it was a super fun experience ... so lemme 1st go about tellin the best part about it ... we only know each other by virtue of our posts but for some exceptions ... so as u get used to their posts, u have an image of each person in your mind ... in parallel to what morpheus says in "The Matrix" - "Your mental projects of fellow bloggers self" :D ... so I had my own image of ppl ... during our orchestration during the day I realized I'm gonna be a bit of a surprise ... but didn't realize ppl wud go waaaaaaaaaaaaaay off mark ... the Mask of Yoda is gone now :(
I was expecting our moderator to be in our traditional robes (saree) and that at the meet I'd proly havta address as 'aunty' =)) ... so I took all the liberty b4 the meet itself :-> ... well I had a surprise there ... 1st hats off to our organizer for the nice evening
n then vatsu ... I saw him lounging as I parked ... dressed in kurta and adorned with a well maintained beard ... I wondered if I should accost, for some reason it was obvious he ain't waiting for his gf there :D (sorry thalaiva, na harichandran illai but appo appo unmai peesuven) ... but decided to avoid an awkward surprise ... I then thought he was some news paper reporter ... 1st flash in mind was if it was cartoonist madhan :)) ... well a jolna pai hanging from his shoulder would have made it complete :D ... well what dyu know my imagination run's wild ... I somehow forgot to mention this amidst all the gags n prattling
n then jagan ... ha ha dun get deceived by his profile luks ... waiting for his spl. photo which will reveal a hidden celebrity in him :) ... an ex-
n then ram ... heey raam? ... NO totally the other kind ... a business man in the lot ... he crashed into the party quite late ... poojai kulla karadee poondha kadhai? ... gave the feel of mr.diplomatic with his rendition of speach
n then jayanthi ... the last to pitch in ... very silent of em all ... wonder if thats her true self or just a facade ... or her manager's railing which haunted her all the while :-?
all in all fun time ... the coffee (yeah yeah all those varieties ... just boils down to caffine) ... n whiped cream, n the rich chocolate cake (maaaaaaaaaaan I love those ... so intoxicating), n vanilla ice cream which hot chocolate ... well on par with those sizzlers @ New Yorker *slurp* ... other items I kinda forgot their swanky names :p
well a gr8 evening after having flit from office @ 5:30 without my boss noticing me >:) ... soooo ... I gt make up by opening my shop early 2morrow :( ... coz I didn't do a darn thing 2day but stepping on my own work @ wrk :D and musing 8->
luk'n forward for such meets often ... maybe eating kadalai @ the beach :)) and corn of course ... so more blogs to read in place of my siesta