Sunday, August 1, 2010

To My Partners In Crime!


I'm a strange person to be friends with! :P I have my eccentricities and my mad moments! Yet there are those few mad freaks who stubbornly stand by me through all that! When I act like a dope, they kick my ass. When I don't call, they call me and don't let me off the hook for hours! :P Some scold me and rant at my habit of going aloof but smile and give a big hug and forget all about it the minute I say "sorry na yaar!". Here's to you!


To my kiddo: I know sisters are not historically supposed to be best friend material but dude you're the best! I know so many sisters who never lose opportunities to bug their siblings and nor do you! But I've seen you cry when I cry, the minute I get pissed, I've seen your face fall! Our secrets have never been exploited by you! And thankfully, you are still a kid and not a pseudo-adult most of your peers have become! Thanks for being better than the best I could have ever wish for! Muah!


To My school gang- The twins, Mary Sheikh and Takia: They say school friends always tend to drift away! But you guys are like stuck to me with superglue! :P Of course our priorities have shifted, we've grown up, most of you are WORKING NOW! (Gawd have we grown up!) But I know you guys will always be there no matter what! You're the only chain that remains to bind me to some of the best days of my life! 12-B was a riot! Remember being punished on the stairs next to the staffroom and how we sat there proudly as a class boasting of our not so ordinary achievement? And dreaming of the days when the Princi would just go away! Complaining about hairbands, pita humare in the assembly, Saxy's lectures, Golgappas's escapades with her hubby, fighting over chowmein! Miss those days!


To My College  Clique: You guys are like the awesomest people I met after I stepped into the big bad world! Dopey, my non-veg partner! My KFC days would have been history without you! Moments are so many that recalling it would require a separate blog! But as ex-work partner, fashion consultant (:P The raybans!), my to-be flat mate and (thank god for small mercies!) non- chaman ka maali, gosh You rock!!! 
Zooks, you're something else man, out of this world! The one and only Fra Nupsy Lippi! If I don't get strangled by your mane, we shall grow old and sit on that front porch (Lily style!) and sip on chocolate milk and bitch about spitters! ;) 
Don, dude, you don't scare me! (Ha!) No matter how hard you glare at me with those eyes of yours! But you're the most adorable little thing ever (emphasizing on LITTLE! Oh oh I'm dead! :P) You're like my Twitter and Facebook updates both rolled into one! What would I do without you! ;P And yes, on that front porch, Dopey, Zooks, Enna Rascala, you and I are gonna sit and do the TB Disco dance! And even then, I'm sure you'll be my news bulletin! hehe! Love you for the madness! ;P
Enna Rascala mind it! Your toilet jokes and mad humor has made me smile even on the worst of days! You're like my substitute granny! Hehe! (That's what you get for calling me kiddo! :P) Thanks for caring so much about me and completing my crazy bunch so perfectly! Of course  I go zzzzzzzzzzz... at your lectures but I love you no less! :P You're a dope and you rock as one!

To The Wizard Of Verse, my Partner in Rhyme: you kept the poet in me alive, until you went away to Mumbai! Our wars of Verse are something that can never be replicated with anyone else! The days we spent walking till eternity with Bhaiya ji and endless talks and discussions about Milton, Bhaiya ji's flowery shirts, waiting for 108, your habit of fidgeting with all the condiments at a restaurant and dumping it into your glass!:P The concerts, making fun of US, your attempts at making me dance (hehe!), Deepi's playing matchmaker and us laughing our heads off over it! Although the first time I met you I thought you were an obnoxious snob, i'm glad I got to know otherwise! Hehe! Thanks for all the fun!

To Bhaiya Ji : You're the brother that I never had and words can never be enough to tell you how much you mean to me! The ways you've been there, I can never forget. It's amazing how you could just instinctively know when I was upset and how you always managed to cheer me up. Moments are so many- the 4- hour waiting for the strike to end even before you were my friend, dropping me home after the DU concerts like the dutiful bro that you've always been, the trips to here and there to satiate our ever growling appetites, the late night antakshari game on the phone to cheer me up (the cheesy songs and all!hehe!), the pep talks, the debates, the Rakhi baandho episode in MH.. so much that have left their mark on the pages of my life! And I know you'll be there always without even being asked, as always! Miss you!

To Bigde Nawab : You're like a miracle to me... the greatest gift that I could have asked for. Thanks for loving me with all my madness. I know I'm not the easiest person to be with, I do test you a lot, but thanks for taking it all with a grin and never complaining! You're everything I ever wanted and all that I ever will! Loads of love to you for being who you are... My Best Friend! :)   


A very Happy friendship Day to all of you.. Okay I admit I got a lil senti and this was an excuse to pour it all out! ;) Loads of love to you guys!


P.s.-  Dear readers of my blog (the tiny and miniscule no who actually take time out to read all the crap I dish out!). You're the bomb! Love you all for everything! Happy friendship Day! :)







14 comments:

mary said...

Aldeena u r such a terrific writer............i have read quite a few of posts:)
they are really nice....plz kep it up:)

Minstrel Incognito said...

Thanks a ton Mary.... ;):)

Nupur said...

Awww...evrythings just A-P-T(I,indeed,am out of this world...and for old times sake, i will not thank you for acknowledging that and will say-'i know')Of course, u forgot the Capricorn buddy bit..but i ll forgive you for that coz there have been sooooooo many things,over the past 4 yrs that u couldve written about, but a blog presents far to small a scope to present that!And hey, for the record, i lurve you, cant think of a better companion to grow old with, and wat else do i say..Capricorns rawk!

Minstrel Incognito said...

@ Nupsy: well, of course the Capricorn bit is always there!!!!! Lurve ya too Nupsy!!! And yea, 4 yrs of madness can't fit into one blog post! It'll go into reams and reams!!! BIG HUG!!! :)

Adi said...

love u too sis!!! u will always stay special!!! u have been thr whenever i needed u,, and those DU days,,, damn!!! miss them crazily!!
thanks for being a great sis,, and a greater friend...

Minstrel Incognito said...

Cheers bro!!!!! :) Miss you loads!!!!

Varun said...

Wish you a very very happy friendship day...

Minstrel Incognito said...

Thanks... :) Happy Friendship Day to you too!!! :)

Pallavi said...

This is the closest to an a-sexual love letter one can get... Seriously, a granny substitute, i mean u ppl called me mommy n i dealt wit that n now with the newer calmer me u're jus gonna call me ur 'dead uncle Aldive' or something!

Minstrel Incognito said...

Hehe!!!! Dead Uncle Aldive sounds awesomE!!!!!!! So that your new name now? ;P And yes, you call me kiddo I call you granny..so we're even! :P
Loads of love dead uncle Aldive!!! :) ;)

Don said...

hey!i just got to read it since my net was not working. its more than just brilliant, its also very touching! it was touching to know that i found a way into your blog, touching to know that even though u re just a centimetre taller u prefer calling me tiny! very touching, the whole thing!
p.s- i always kept saying im not the scary kinds, just hugely expressive!glad to know u re not scared!

Minstrel Incognito said...

@ Rums: Firstly, I can't believe ur gmail name is DON!!! :P:P Hehe! Funny! Btw, you do have a lot of space in my blog! ;P In fact you busted your way in in my second post itself! :P Thanks a ton.. N yea.. 1 cm is like 10 mm.. Totally a big deal! ;P
P.S- You can never scare me! :P
P.P.S.- Big Hug! :)

Addy said...

Wow! You sure are an awesome and brave friend! Opening your heart like this! I hate such emotional encounters specailly with people I know and meet often!
I appriciate your effort but, won't do it! Your friends are sure lucky to haev you! :)

Minstrel Incognito said...

@ Addy: Thanks! But what was so brave about the post? I didn't understand..
And such emotional encounters are quite rare in my case. Usually I seem to be completely stoic! :P So well, kabhi kabhi the flood gates crash open! Lol!!! Of course my friends know even without telling them what I think of em! Still.. :)
And tell me, what made you call the post brave? o.0

Thanks anyways!! :)