Wednesday, March 30, 2005

The Statehood Chronicles Loop

Too bad Bridget Jones didnt make it to the final cut of top personalities in any of the years her book was published [yeah i know, spoof circles and pointless articles vaguely hinted at such an award, but not RECOGNIZABLY so, no?].There would've certainly be one biased vote from self for her--biased as the reason is just one phrase coined by her [remind me to come back to this term 'coined' later] "Smug Marrieds".Unless there is timesofindia.com or rediff.com noteworthy domestic violence brewing, most married folk seem decidedly smug about their state. Something about the marriage certificate maybe? Or the passing of a wedding anniv [i made it! I certainly must be qualified] leads most to believe themselves as thought-leaders about the marriage market. Fact is, marriage is very much like bhelpuri or spicy rasam that gets passed around the table. Customizable to the hilt, [groundnuts, pomogranete seeds might seem ugh to some] and as for the rasam, well, 'nobody comes close to mom' does attitude.

Hmm. Hope self did not sound like a 'biased against my own'kinda person [considering am married n all]. Why, i probably qualify well on the stereotyping front, being a sectionist to boot . While the "business-world" [those who are immediately reminded of Phoebe buffet at this term, contact me pronto kindred soul!] prefers to call those who 'dissect into littler sections to analyze or make assupmtions on'as analysts, sectionists receive no such preferential treatment. Sectionists, well, dissect the general public into easily recognizable stereotypes, thats all.


Aaanyways [said in a long-drawl mode in manner of one bored with self], was trotting along trusted links from ole faithful bloglines when chance upon an article on arranged marriages www.newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/news/culture/features/11621/index.html by an NY lass. Turned out to be a pretty good piece that bordered vaguely on [yeah yeah i know.she a Harvard grad, but wot? harvard grads arent vague?] indian men attitudes. Was rather pleased to find surprisingly good references to how dating and arranged marriages seem like two sides to the same coin. The writer points out how the 30+ unmarrieds are badgered upon incessantly, or worse-still, given up on.


"Interesting article, that" i tell myself. "singlehood and dating disasters, eh?" Find myself soon dissecting own statehood life[Statehood life: Noun. Used to indicate very specifically single or married state of individual] for interesting anecdotes without creating enough fodder for the allegedly henpecked.Minutes pass. Nothing. I reason logically to self "If A is single and can blog nineteen-to-the-dozen [yeah, remind me on this one as well] on singlehood, can B, as a committed individual, blog atleast quarter-to-a-dozen on statehood? Pull out back on envelope and number 2 pencil and ponder furiously on statehood topics:

1) Self's successful guy-hunt that resulted in spendidly shining certificate proclaiming marriage.

2) Self's mildly sipid life with da guy bordering on excesssively sappy domestic bliss mode.

3) Self's complaint register or cliched "Men!!" observations [extend exclamatory points depending on exasperation level]


Sit back, staring intently at short unappealing list. What? I have no hilarious info to share on self's statehood? [wait! what about the time at the...blech! forget it.Even i didnt find it amusing the second time around]

Tchah! AAA YOO MEEYY BLUCK [ancient tamil song in manner of eeny-meeny-miny-mo. Absolutely unnnecessary at this point]. Statehood shtatehood--wot the heck. Just came across a blog on social norms of the middle-east...Wonder if self qualifies to lecture on the today's society? Hey presto, realize i live in one! shred previous list to create new list of topics on social norms of the current generation..1).....


Creating a delightful circle of thinking-of-writing and discarding-writing-thoughts

Peppy

7 comments:

Fizo said...

Delightful! Just like old peps! ;-)

FunnyCide said...

looks like someone is writing down her thoughts, lest she forget it!! ;) secondary memory, eh?

Marriage is like the greener pastures, I told ya so!! [UH, WELL, I would have, if I knew you then...]

Ananth P said...

hehehe deligthful ramble !!u r so good at it ;)

Ardra said...

Uh- Oh...plead guilty...self belongs to the stereotyped, lately much - maligned section of the "smug married" statehood...
well sixteen years does count for something na?? meaning like if one likes the rasam garnished with just curryleaves, and the other prefers coriander- place a platter of curry leaves seperately as a side dish - one likes curd rice and the other pukes at the mere mention then? ahem...Let me hasten to assure the reader that these are just imaginary situations and has no aspersions to self's real life...
and may be it helps to go on a month's vacation to the "maike" for relaxation- whose relaxation?? again no hints intended...make assumptions at u'r own risk...remember I admit nothing...:-)

ardra

and loved that ancient tamil song...

SeaSwallowMe said...

as for me .. well-married ?? yes..... smug-married ?? naah, hardly.

remember, in the last go-around, i turned out to be the biggest cynic around here - about love, marriage, and anything else remotely thereof :-P

buckwaasur said...

hilarious...vintage peppy (now does that make u sound old? that wasn't the intention, i assure u...:-P)

Scarlett_OHara said...

Hilarious!!!Loved your writing...very breezy and refreshing!

Scarlett