I woke up today with a sprained neck that reduced my head movement to just 90 degrees. I opened the front door to find the newspaper drenched in the rain. The morning discomfort was aggravated when I realized that the newspaper boy have taken the authority to replace the newspaper with the one I hated the most. I put the newspaper aside and searched for a morning fag and was delighted to find a lonely one in a packet behind the book shelf. Little did I know that I lacked the most needed ammunition to light the above said loner. The search for the match box continued for close to 15 minutes. I tried every trick in the trade to arc fire from the grandfather lighters which were just the remnants of their past dutiful souls. At last….. I left the urge to rest!!!!!

I put on the sneakers and went out to the deserted road for the morning walk. The rain started abruptly nipping my errand in the bud itself. I ran back home cursing my luck for this stillborn morning. “You should not accept failure..” I reaffirmed myself. So i decided to beat the rain by having my morning walk on the verandah. I put on the earphones, clipped the phone to my pocket and started walking. The music from the FM radio added rhythm to my walk. The process lasted till the end of the fourth song and the pleasant sounding RJ predicted 3 more days of continuous rain……. I went in to my room and continued my daily rounds of aerobics…… please dont misunderstand me….. its not the aerobics that you guys know….. it was invented just by me for my own convenience….. that by doing so I wanted to comfort myself that I am bound for a weight loss. πŸ™‚

After half an hour of “My-aerobics”, I decided that its time for a coffee. It was still raining heavily…. so I took out my umbrella (btw the umbrella was gift…ok… and no prizes for guessing who gifted it) and started walking. The sides of the highway was adorned with big and small colourful hoardings of Tata DOCOMO.. the freshest addition to the evergrowing telecom market….!!! I reached the bakery and pushed the button of the vending machine…. Before I could see the result of my physical energy on the electronic medium, the shop keeper suddenly announced the “absence” of coffee powder… So I had to suffice myself with the so called fresh tea that came straight from the hills of munnar…….!!!! The puffs that adorned the glass displays gave me a hard time… I couldnt just ignore the beauty that smiled at me unfurling her folds and showing a piece of egg adorned with spicy onion, through the tiny pore on her fold. I tried myself to turn my back to her….. but she was so seductive and at last I succumbed to my temptation…. no ….. to her beauty…..!!!!!