Monday, October 17, 2011

Royal Sundaram

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I had some fake contractions and low back pain last week. And I've therefore been put on bedrest :| Which means, I'm not even supposed to be using this laptop. But well, BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO to that. The gynec does not want to give me any medication because I have only a week to go before the baby's full-term, so all I have to do this week is lie down and ask that baby to stay put.

After being pissed and frustrated and why-me about it, I've finally begun to enjoy my bedrest. I'll probably look back to this time period in the days to come and yearn for it. So I decided to be chirpy and christened myself Royal Sundaram because all I'm doing now is ordering people to get me this and that from my chamber.

Here's what I've been doing:

1. I ordered Bringing Up Vasu from Flipkart. It still hasn't reached me. So I wrote a pissed off email to Customer Support because well, there are only so many interesting things you can do when on bedrest.

2. M got me Blinkers Off (by Andaleeb Wajid- who is my Facebook friend) and I finished reading it in a day's time. I liked her unpretentious style of writing and the bitchy girl in the book is a lot like someone I know, so I got a load of joy out of it.

3. I'm going to start reading my Agatha Christies today. Strictly Hercule Poirot only. I don't like this Jane Marple stuff.

4. I watched The American. And though George Clooney takes his shirt off a couple of times and all, I thought the movie was too slow. As it is I'm stuck in bed....what I need to watch right now is some Anaconda type movie. You know, the type where you know from the first scene who all are going to die and people keep disappearing in comforting intervals.

5. I gossiped with A over the phone and felt a million times better. I don't think I was meant to be an angel in this lifetime at all.

6. Shortlisted three baby names each for a boy and a girl with M.

7. And....here's what I've been bursting to say from the beginning: a writer who is presenting a paper on 'Breaking Gender Stereotypes in Indian Children's Literature' at the Sahitya Akademi (you read that, right? SAHITYA AKADEMI, mongeys!) apparently read Mayil Will Not Be Quiet and loved it. So she promptly called me up and sent me questions and all. So she could put in my golden words in her paper, OKKKKKKK? And Royal Sundaram has solemnly sent her the responses. At least, Mayil is going some places while I'm stuck here.

That's all for now. My 15 minutes of internet time is over. Be nice and send me your wishes and messages, children. I have to go and catch up on my rest now.


16 comments:

R's Mom said...

yayayayyay! me first

okie the joy is over now..

Take care and take rest..so Diwali baby is it?

Mayil is definitely going places GB..didnt I tell you that...

Enjoy the Agatha Christies...I prefer Poirot myself :)

BUV is such a fun read...you will enjoy it :)

vishesh said...

Congrats!

Poirot is the best.

All the best. :)

Blogeswari said...

Take care and good luck GB..no no RS.. illa SR... illa MW? (M's wife).

All the besttu

RS said...

Hey! Take care and rest real well :-) you will need all he extra sleep you can get now - to compensate for the lack of sleep later :-P

And BUV is a lovely light read - enjoy...

Srinivas said...

LOL @4.

Niiiice @ 6.

"Awesome" (not contemporaneous in interpretation) @ 7. I am sure it is an extremely proud moment that!

Take care. Royal Sundaram.

PS: I have never read Poirot. (Do I deserve to be killed? :D)

Vidya said...

Enjoy ur waiting period.....and yeah take lots of rest.....All the best!!

Bringing up Vasu is a nice choice....I bought the book after i had my babies.... Coincidentally, my son's name is Vasu tooo....and that prompted me to get a copy!!lol

Kookaburra said...

hip hip hurray to Mayil going places!

I'll be the annoying a.h. aunty who couldnt resist from suggesting names and say "Mayil" for girl and "Muruga or Mayil vaganan" for boy - I mean blognames for the kid!!! :) ...

Hopefully I have added my 2 cents (or more) for you to curse so strongly and help you push a little harder when its time to bring it on! You need many things to be angry about to effectively push! :))) ...

Prathima said...

so close to welcoming little one, all the best to you:)

The Bride said...

Enjoy this rest and read lots...you won't know how you'll miss it after. Keep ordering people around while you can!

Anonymous said...

Yaaay - generally thrilled at all the news, esp that you had a call from a Sahitya Akademi person!

Take care...

-Uncle OT

Andaleeb Wajid said...

Wow!! So glad you liked the book! And thrilling news about the Sahitya Akademi thing. :-)

semi said...

Royal sundaram xD you are right Poirot is the best B|
yaaay! Mayil ^_^ <3

all the best for the baby !! =)

Archana said...

Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy :-). Waiting to see little GB soon!

Bhargavi said...

Nothing soothes the frayed nerves/bored mind like calling customer support up and shouting at some random people.. Take care and have a safe delivery..On a side note,Parul's book is awesome..

dipali said...

Seriously awesome- SAhitya Akademi and all! Wow, GB, Wow!

Sam said...

Good that you are enjoying ur bedrest.. But American is a bad bet when you already have little action.. I saw the movie in the theatre - every moment was hoping that something would happen and story will start to evolve -- really slow and boring..

Congrats about Mayil going places!