Its been ages since I posted anything at all here, and since SnS has decided to kill me if I dont put up this post, let me break my silence on the blogsphere with this one 🙂
I had to visit Hyderabad again for 2 days on work. I remembered the last time I was there and I met SnS, Swaram had dropped a comment saying that if only I had let her know, she would’ve joined too…So with that intention in mind, I spoke to SnS. She was again, as excited as ever, so much so that madam conviniently forgot to send me her address! Thank God for Swaram, that she knew where the house was…(SnS did send the address much later on monday!)
So, on sunday night SnS called me to confirm our meet and I was so tired after roaming around Ameerpet in the hot sun that I had almost slept by then. Not much conversation happened, we just decided that Swaram and I would go to SnS’ house in the evening. Monday morning, I get a message from Swaram asking me the where abouts of my office- which I had no idea about. So, after some 6-7message exchanges, I called her and she decided to pick me up from the security area outside the office at 4:45pm. At 4:40 when called her, she said she is on the way and so I hurried out to the security area. The best part-the auto driver apparently kept asking her if every passing woman was me and she didnt know how I looked, and she couldnt tell the driver that! 😛 Finally, she asked me where I was standing as she was at the gate and I began to wave my hand-she finally could tell that, thats the one who needed to be picked up 😀
I got into the auto, and we began our chatting-no matter that I have never met her before, no matter that we’ve been out of touch with blogging for a few months now too, yet, we just chatted. There’s an excitement in meeting a blogger for the first time-and it doesnt go down no matter how many bloggers you meet. It was a very talkative 45mins ride to SnS’ house with Swaram convincing the auto driver that we would pay him extra for getting us this far 🙂
Reaching there by 5:30 – we chatted and chatted about other bloggers, blogging, how are lives are currently and everything in between. I admitted to Swaram that Im in awe of her passion and the fact that she quit her job to be on the field (as she puts it) during the afternoons in the Hyderabad heat. I was happy for SnS that she is started to work towards what she calls her 2013 resolutions of baking and loosing weight (Yeah, I know they dont go well together, but I need to admit that she is managing them both somehow!) The kids were so good-they didnt bother us for a single minute. The last time I was there, they were so comfortable with me-sitting on each side of the sofa and colouring, but this time, they seem to have grown up-they hardly spoke to me, I wonder if they were shy…Swaram got us both hand made stone and beads jewellery and I being the fool that I am had forgotten to take the fresh Dharwad Peda that I had carried with me *just* for these 2 ladies. Let me not even talk about the guilty feeling I got when the kids even gave me a present to carry back to Chutku with happy smiles on their face. It was a total face-palm moment. We took a look at the Gollu, ate peanut sundal and had Pooris with Aalu subji in the kitchen.
In the meantime Swaram and I were also on the phone-Swaram with Su-insisting that he goes home and has dinner, and he insisting that he would wait for her *Awww* and me with my collegues who were planning for a dinner at Inorbit mall. SnS then called her husband, the very calm and softspoken CH, who rushed home to gobble up a few pooris and got ready to drop Swaram and me to the Inorbit mall where I was supposed to meet my collegues and Swaram would catch an auto to her part of the town. And I have to again express my Thanks to the gentleman, becoz he came home just so he could drop us off and then went back to work to take an office call at 8:30pm. He even said that I should let him know if I wanted to be dropped back to the Guest house!
Once I got dropped off, I wandered around Inorbit mall, again talking to SnS on the phone for some 10mins. She called me back again to check if my collegues had come for dinner by 9pm! My God! I thought, I didnt know anyone in Hyderabad and today I get called by SnS to ensure that Im safe and comfortable – Thank You too SnS! 😀 I felt blessed. While Swaram got off just before the mall, I was on a call and didnt even call her later 😦 Such is my attention span.
It was such an eventful Monday for me! I could’nt have imagined all these meeting friends for 2hrs here in Blore! 🙂 And now I cant wait to go back for another such trip and see whom else I can meet!! Swaram and SnS – the next time you girls are in Bangalore-I owe you-we need to meet again.