Monday, August 21, 2006

From the heart

Long time no see. How are you all doing? Good? Excellent! :-) Not good?'s a big HUG!

Out of joy of seeing a post from me again, i'm sure all of you are going to leave me comments right? right? you better... :P

It's very unnatural of me to be gone for such a long period of time without posting...considering I go extempore even while on vacation. Ha!

There's too much going on in my life....actually flooded with things to blog about. But, it's in this stress that somewhere I lost the will to articulate my thoughts into blog entries. I have about 10 different drafts lying around my Blogger dashboard waiting completion.

In the last few weeks major events happened....

20 something...

I had myself a happy birthday on 6th August :-) Ushered in a brand new year flanked by friends and family. Never before have I felt so special, fortunate and blessed. The wishes from those near and far meant a lot. Many friends actually took the trouble to fly/drive in to NYC to celebrate ... that was just amazing. And celebrate we did.....night out at Crobar where we celebrated both mine and Krishna's birthdays....lazy brunches....dinners at home....chilling at central park...Gooood times!

Unfortunately, it was also one of the most stressful weekends of the year....maybe cos I was imploding.....too many people around and I couldnt spend a lot of time with either of them. That's natural I guess.

Potha actually said..."You just completed the best 25 years of your life. It's all downhill from here" Maybe so, but I choose to think not! :-P

Talvin Singh

My 6 year love story peaked on 13th August when I saw Talvin Singh live for the first Central Park Summerstage. He was (is) my first love in fusion music....I remember falling for his music in freshman year at college. It was quite surreal to see him performing a few feet away from me. I would have preferred a live percussion session of course...but the DJ set was quite awesome too. Sheets said she ran into him at Starbucks down the street the next day...I was like....whaaaaaaat?? Not that I would have said anything to him...cos I'm usually starstruck. Ah well. It was good.

Happy Independence Day

Just have to achnowledge 15th August 1947. It's the 60th year of India's freedom now. We had a small celebration at work during which time I cried silently....out of pride and love for my country. I'm so sappy sometimes....but I couldnt help it.

Loving the new casa!

So it's officially been a month since I moved in to my new apt in Manhattan. Never in a million years did I think that I would achieve the dream of setting up my own pad in the world's craziest city. As I lie here typing out this blog entry on my very ethnic seating mattress by the feels too good to be true. Touch wood! :) I am stocking up on coffee table books.... ;)

Ciao for now...

Dont know when my next post will be...but stay safe...peace! It feels good to be back here :)

Albums for the day:

- Jhini by Indian Ocean
- You could have it so much better by Franz Ferdinand
- Vira by Talvin Singh and Rakesh Chaurasia

Lonestar, Amrita


Rajesh Warrier said...

@ Amrita - hey welcome back! Pretty swamped eh ? 1 month and 2 posts?? Can see the effects of living in Manhattan :P. Having said that, t'would be pretty crazy out there ... hmm N'joy :)

Mosilager said...

Happy birthday (belated) and being a woman you can count backwards from any age after 25.
Manhattan sounds cool how about a photo from the window?

coolshades said...

Living on your own in Manhattan...dang...that takes guts :P

Amrita said...

@Rajesh - Thanks :) It is quite crazy...but I love it!

@Mosilager - Thanks! I like your counting backwards idea.... ;) Definitely....will post a photo from the window....

@Coolio - I think it just takes a lot of patience and of course a truckload of moolah! ;) hehe.

Anu said...

Hi Amrita! Wish you a very happy belated birthday :-) And congrats on the new apt! Looking forward to the photo from the window - hear you have some beautiful views of the city.

A/T said...

I'm so happy you're happy, Amri. Keep the blogs coming, even if they don't entirely make sense.


Amrita said...

@anu - thanks and thanks! :) I'm trying to post a picture...but blogger's not letting me!! *sigh*

@A/T - *hugs* ...and what do you mean my blogs dont make sense...they do to Johnny Depp :P ;)

Amrita said...

@anu again - finally posted the pic. The rooftop has way better views...will post some of those pics soon. You should totally come over sometime. :)

katowoman said...

Amrita, happy birthday, happy apt, happy Talvin, happy India independence, happy time with friends and's so good to grab a good update from you. :)

Take it from an old wise woman that post 25 are the best years in a woman's personal evolution. These years are rich, and you're making the most of you.

Hugs groove. :)

Amrita said...

@katowoman - thank you so much Irene :) Yeah...i choose to think that life is just beginning now... :) Hugs back!!