September 26, 2006

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO HAVE A BROKEN RIGHT BIG TOE(fondly called the 'kattaveral' in Tamil)???

AWFUL!!!!

Really awful!!! :(

Imagine even after attempting to get down from an MTC bus 47 to Thiruvanmiyur from the conductor's side and even without the conductor blowing the whistle, the stupid driver starts the bus just as YOU step out and you fall off the bus with a 'THWACK!!!' on to the hard tarmacked road!

Then you'll know how it feels! You'll be left with shivering hands, thumping heart, prayerful lips, a bruised ego at having made a fool of yourself opposite Chennai's brain factory- IIT( again!!! ) and with a hair line fracture on your right big toe(fondly called the 'kattaveral' in Tamil)!

Such is the ill-will of the Gods above that I'm now stuck with an ugly white cast bandaging half my feet and a sore butt due to inability to move out of my place! X(

Yes… can you believe it? I'm stuck to ONE place! Me who keeps prancing about and jumping and dancing from room to room now sitting quiet, inactive and glued to on goddamn spot! Sigh… there sure is some 'Ezharai Sani' on me! I'm not to strain my leg too much by hopping about and I should always place my now dirty bandaged leg, fingers pointing upwards and leg at right angles to the top half of my body ALL the time!!!

Forget college for a week. Forget dance for a while- the Ortho said!

Forget oor suthifying forever. Forget traveling anywhere alone- my parents said!

I'm doomed- I say!!! :(

So.. What do you do when you have a hairline fracture in your right big toe (fondly called the 'kattaveral' in Tamil) and are bed ridden for a week? Here's what you do… or rather… I'm doing…

1>>> Contribute your bit to reduce the excessive mosquito population that seems to take your home as its very own!

2>>> Count the number of cracks (excluding that hair line wide one on your toe) that have sprouted on your graying walls!

3>>> Read the innumerable, incongruous, unintelligible novels that have gathered dust in your shelves-say 'The scarlet letter' by N.Hawthorne for example.(No offence meant to the author. It's justa personal non-preference!) And geeks out there, this is for you, Novels are not equivalent to college books even in Afrikaans!!!

4>>> Place your chair next to the window and count the number of sottais and mottais and womenfolk in jataks colours that walk the railway station platform or your street. And yeah… you better know at least till 10038734190598!!!

5>>> Learn the magic art of the sages- hopping on one leg without falling and breaking the left big toe(fondly called the 'kattaveral' in Tamil) and managing to cross a one meter stretch in an astonishing record time of one hour!!!

6>>> Find 1001 ways to use a cell phone- call people up, message, chat with them, send them ring tones, send picture messages with super quotes like 'Hey there' and 'Good mid-evening to you!!!', change screensavers every nanosecond, play the super mentally challenging game of Snakes, give miscalls,…..

7>>> Manage to sleep flat on your back with toe straight up, sleep on your sides with your leg twisted and toe still straight up, sleep on your tummy with your leg in a 360 deg turn and toe still straight up, sleep….

8>>> Listen to ant farts, observe crawling patterns of lizards, find out the secret-hiding places of cockroaches, distinguish between smells of mustard cracking and curry leaves being friend, differentiate sounds of fall of a pin and a water bubble burst!

9>>> Endlessly chew gum, munch on kadalai urundais, hog on home made hot spicy sundals, escape golu-hopping, sit in one place and order your sister to fetch you 30th February's Hindu newspaper or that 0.5 thick nib Steadtler pen from the yellow purse in the green bag kept in the bottom left shelf's right hand corner! *evil grin* >:D

10>>> Write such utterly useless, extremely non-intellectual long lists that make absolutely no sense to anyone save you and blog it!!!

:(

PICTURE COURTESY: My beautiful webcam that loves to take fuzzy snaps as if its lens is perenially drunk!!! X(

18 comments

Sheks said...

Get well soon.

BTW route no.47 doesnt go to Thiruvanmiyur.U must be talking abt 47D or A47.

hamsini said...

Take care!Get well soon..Ofcourse with infernal,I mean,internal tests from day after,I'd give anything for a week off!:P

Aravind said...

oh.. take care.. get well soon....

rAKeSH said...

for someone with a hairline fracture you seem to be upto a lot of things ;)

9>>> Endlessly chew gum, munch on kadalai urundais, hog on home made hot spicy sundals, escape golu-hopping, sit in one place and order your sister to fetch you 30th February's Hindu newspaper or that 0.5 thick nib Steadtler pen from the yellow purse in the green bag kept in the bottom left shelf's right hand corner! *evil grin* >:D"
thats something i used to do even without a fracture :D

take care...

WA said...

After reading a certain part of this post, me thinks you fell down whilst checking out the IIT guys. Paavam driver, avaru mela chumma pazhi puttings ipdi ellam aniyaayamaa :)

Get well soon and in the meantime enjoy the raja vaazhkkai by bossing your poor sister around :)

raghuveeran said...

Me who keeps prancing about and jumping and dancing from room to room now sitting quiet, inactive and glued to on goddamn spot!

My god!!!!u jump...dance from room to room!!!!!!!!!!!!--you are currently suffering from hairline fracture and the building??is the building u reside ok.

for the better benifit of investors on that building...u'll b getting well soon...

Ramya said...

Adi paavi oru hairline crack ku ivlo effect ah? I had 6 bones crumble to powder in a 8 feet fall and was on my ass for 3 months straight!!!
But yes, the attention u get during these times is just amazing.
My advice-"Make full use of it" :D

arvind caulagi said...

wow sandhya.....im amazed ........wow....and wat beautiful feet u have...wow.....

kausikram krishnasayee said...

get well soon.........

Ramanujam said...

GWS:)

s_h_r_u_t_i said...

yeah gal get prancing soon..
but sandy! this is scary! Is this what we'll be doing once five years are done and we dont have sheets to submit anymore??? :o :o

Anonymous said...

now that u have already said it is a boring long list i will simply add good one!

Sandhya Ramachandran said...

Sheks...
A47-a irukkum nenakkaren! cha cha cha... ipdi bus number-a maranthuttene!!!!!!!!!! :(

Sandhya Ramachandran said...

hamsini...
Indha paazhapona crack exams bodhu vandha why should i feel bad??!??! but sadly... ippo iliiye!!!!!! :'(

Sandhya Ramachandran said...

rahmaniac....
danku...danku... :D

Rakesh...
he he... no one can stop The Dreamy Dryad from letting her mind roam the corners of the universe- no not even a hair-line crack!!!! :D And yeah...bossing over my kiddo sis is normal... now its jus with an extra degree!!! ;)

WA...
Cha cha cha!!!! Me and drooling over those nerd-o, geeky IIT-ians?!??!?!?!? :O No chance! well... not that they aren't cute!;) he he... apdi yaaravathu anga cute-a irunthu avangala paathu vizhunda kooda paravalliye! aana NEJAMAVE driver mela thaan mistake! sigh... cute guys are a rarity... and if found, are married!!! *sob sob*
;) ;) ;)

Sandhya Ramachandran said...

Raghuveer...
Naaye peye! Unna nalla naalu saathu saathirukkanum da.. UKG-liye!!!! X( If you din know, I happen to be a very good dancer!!! Hmph!!! AND an architect who knows the load-bearing capacity of floors and walls!!!
grrrr.......

Ramya...
oru bone-o 6 bone-o! Crack crack thaan!!! ;)
And yeah... the attention's mind-blowing!!! ;) :D

Arvind...
Caulaangiiiiii... I know I have awesome feet!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!! :D

Kausik....
Thanks da!!! :)

Ramanujam...
Thankoooo!!! :)

Shruti...................
:D
Nope! We'll keep giggling away to glory! meeting up every second, discussing all and sundry, dancing, singing, roaming the streets, devouring books and hopefully working!!! :D
And yeah... we sure will blunk! ;)

Aravind Raghu...
*takes a bow* Thank you! :)

s_h_r_u_t_i said...

amen to that :)
**blunk** :D

Nirenjan said...

I'd hate to be in your state. Get well soon...

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