Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Sometimes

Every moment is a celebration of life. It was a rather nondescript day that gave me this discovery.

It all started with a craving for a Bunny Hug. That, is not a stuffed toy or a hug from a long eared person. It is this tall, mushy glass of butterscotch icecream coated with warm chocolate sauce and cherries and comes with one of those endearing, matching little umbrellas as accessories. But I had to travel quite a while to pick up S, who was kind enough to indulge my whim. And the rickshaw driver seemed like he had a hangover from playing on his playstation. Infact, all he thought was the need for speed. The wild, dusty ride through flashing flyovers, honking neon cars, overloaded bikes, lazy policemen and sashaying college girls, was infact, quite enjoyable. I had missed the sounds, sights and flavour of the city.

And the ice cream parlour had been repainted to give a chessboard effect. The fact that I was wearing a chequered black and white print made me camouflage into the surroundings. Gossip sessions, dollops of icecream and some five songs in the background later, we came out grinning and high on life.

Sometimes, it takes nothing to get happier than high.

5 comments:

Sriram P said...

oh.. dont remind me of home :).. I used to love this icecream parlour on top of Adyar bakery called shakes and creams and i love their butterscotch proline (i think thats what the entry is called).. and there used to be a nice icecream parlour next to rani meyammai hall opp. ethiraj and even their butterscotch was awesome.. have u tried Movenpick on habibullah road?? bit pricey but awesome icecreams.. try creme' brule'..

Hemamalini said...

@sriram..Ofcourse, man!have been a die hard chennaiite for so long and it wd be a shame if I hadnt been to the above mentioned places:D..but this one was a place called 'snow fields' in mylapore..and yes.Movenpick rules:)

Sriram P said...

ah.. snowfield.. is it the one opp to the shankara hall or the one opp to music academy?? i think i ve ben to both of these places...

Hemamalini said...

Spot on. the one opposite music academy:)How long had u been in chennai?!

Sriram P said...

hey.. i am a chennaite.. well.. born in chennai , but lived all around TN and got back to chennai when i was in 9th.. but before this snowfield there used to be a different ice cream shop.. cant remember the name now.. this one i guess is new but in the same spot...