11.7.08

Let's try and fly away

One of those days. When I feel like running away to a beach town. I can even picture myself.

I am in Palolem lying on a hammock and reading a book. As I feel a hint of a hunger pang, I find myself loping off towards Hi-Tide, a shack where they serve cheap and yet delicious food. I order myself a crusty cheese burrito and a juicy chicken steak. I sit there for hours and let my eyes soak in the shimmering sea. Wash it down with a breezer or two. And then climb up the rickety stairs of my hut, sit on its verandah and doze off while letting the breeze caress my hair. Of course I wake up in some time to the sound of the occasional crashing wave (ok, ok, so Palolem doesn't have that many crashing waves, but make an exception for me, ok!).

I paddle around in the waves for some time. I come upon a firang guy playing some sort of a drum from Germany. People gather around him and stare for long minutes. I video record him (he's cute too) and set off walking down the beach. I come upon another firang man juggling with a baton. Do I video record him also? Yes, of course. I have time on my hands. Time to idle, jump, swim, paddle, canoe, eat, drink.

SIGH

The painful reality. I am sitting at home with a swollen jaw. It's difficult to even clamp the jaws shut after this wisdom tooth surgery. Even now I feel like running away from it all -- the funny doctor who took the teeth out, no, literally dug it out, kept calling me 'beta' even though he himself was young, berated me for having a 'small' mouth that didn't open wide enough, so much so that apparently his needle bent for the first time in his career, him calling me 'good girl' patronisingly. Then this other doctor who was actually supposed to do it -- a rather well groomed and good looking man but without an iota of empathy in him -- berating me for not taking my antibiotics and treating me like I was an item (I guess he had some reason. I forgot my X rays both days that I visited him). The helper who patted me on the head when he handed out an ice pack. Harrrumphh to them all.

I am feeling super cranky and each time I look at the mirror I want to bawl at the sight of this super swollen jaw.

13 comments:

Avaran said...

Nope nope nope
leave it as the Male AB... i dont like Aby.. just used it! or u cud jus use avaran.. i changed itonly bcos of u!

now lett me get back and read the post :D....

and actually i havent seen a pic of cyrus tillhat day.... so, no complaints

Avaran said...

so now that ur relieved of one of them, u think wisdom tooth is in any way connected to wisdom?

AB said...

Avaran: *Bows* (for the honour):D

But really! Now I have to go back to my template again. Gah!

Hmmm...so you are NOT a bigger goof than me. The only time I went to do an interview when I didn't know what the guy looked like was Dhoni...(I had stopped watching cricket ever since that match-fixing thing. It broke my faith).

Anyway, to this day I tam trying to figure that out. You see I had two more taken out at one go about four years back!

Divya said...

Ooh... I have a horrifyingly "small mouth" too as my dentist scolded me for (what can I do!?) and yes I'll have to go for that excavation sometime too... :(

Apart from that I recently had a root canal in which aforementioned dentist performed extremely violent maneuvers inside my painfully tiny mouth which made me feel she was playing a game of air hockey in there... After that, forget cute firangs and beaches.. all i wanted was a pizza which of course I couldnt eat due to stupid tooth :S

Oh and after the injury which called for the root canal in the 1st place, my lower lip was so swollen i looked like I had a potato on my face! :P

Avaran said...

but do you have to watch cricket to see dhoni? he's supposed to be in every fifth ad or something na? not to mention the front page of the paper more often than our PM... (u remember the days wen cricket was never big enough news to be on the front page?)

Sayoni said...

ouch poor baby! can I come over today with chicken soup & Gilmore Girls DVD? :-)

AB said...

Divya: Hey!:-) Some comfort to know about the 'small mouth' and the 'potato' factor!

A pizza? Exactly I want to eat up a whole goat. But I want to do it by the sea. Would make the whole deal so much better...

Avaran: At that point Dhoni was just getting there. I caught him just before he became this big as you see him now. And I vaguely knew I had to catch hold of the guy with the long unkempt hair:)

manuscrypts said...

hmm, artificial ways of digging out wisdom :p and sigh @ palolem... :|

AB said...

manuscrypts: You mirror my thoughts:)

Avaran said...

hey u liked 'to kill a mockingbird'? its one of my favorite books.. and one that actually reinforced lots of principles in life! i thoroughly loved it.. but most people i know either havent read it, or thought it waas too boring!

AB said...

I read it once, read it again, then read it once again and on and on. And Atticus is so cool. I always wished after reading that my father would allow me to call him by his name! Someone actually found the book boring? I am struck dumb!

Avaran said...

ha! well, i know someone who calls his dad by the name... and they were like a wonder to everyone who knew them.. his dad's also pretty cool about it.
maybe, if I have kids, ill let them call me Ab! sounds sexy na?

AB said...

Avaran: Now that's a plan:)