Weakened

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away... well, isn't that always the case when you meet old friends, after a long time, and have a blast? The occasion was Dibakar's (popularly known as DB) office opening anniversary, and I was so full with the tonnes of biriyani, chicken tikka masalas and the gallons of carbonated drinks we had, I almost skipped dinner.

Today, I played football after at least two years, and at least a decade later at the same slushy ground (it's still slushy the exact same way) where I used to play as a kid. And with couple of old playmates in the team as well. It was a eight-a-side "Senior" vs. "Junior" match, and we, the seniors, totally turned it in to a one sided affair. We beat the kids 6-0, and I scored a hat trick! True to old habits, some of us carried a ten rupee note each (cell phones and wallets are not carried to the field), just to celebrate after the match. Remember we hadn't spoken about this, it's just a old habit from the last millenium! So after the match, we pooled in and treated both the teams to soft drinks and biscuits (that's all we could afford with the ten rupee notes). One of us dumped his wasted shoes in the garbage bin, one of us lost his pair of shoes, and both walked home barefoot. Finally, after letting the entire neighborhood of the score, returned home.

I have a swollen ankle, which is getting an alternate hot and cold compress. Also getting an Iodex treatment for the ankle and it's wrapped in a crepe bandage. I am walking with a limp. But who's complaining?

10 comments:

Butterfly said...

Me First!

Butterfly said...

Chicken tikka masalas....Yum!

Good to know that you had so much fun. If your ankle gets well, hope you can play next weekend too!

Reeta Skeeter said...

:) Nice times are like that

Reeta Skeeter said...

:) Nice times are like that

B. O'Hemian said...

@Butterfly
You first :-)
Even if I am not fit, I will become the coach or the goalkeeper or something!

@Skeets
True :)
True :)

Anuradha said...

Nothing like a good game isn't it!! Keep playing ....

B. O'Hemian said...

@Anu
Nothing like it. How's your tennis / rowing / cycling going?

Anuradha said...

Tennis and cycling are happening in full form :)

I cycle to work almost everyday ,early morning before 8am .. Its nice.

But monsoons going to start and both might become intermittent :(

Rohit Talwar said...

Achha hai, umra puri tarah dhalne se pehle..

Hope you've many more memorable sessions du :)

B. O'Hemian said...

@Anu
Good, good.

@RT
Isn't that memorable? But, then, how would you know?