Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Saying bye to my home of 3 yrs!!

I was taking a walk with a good friend of mine last night and we were reminscing about our 3 years in Springfield as grad students!! All I can say is that I've had a fantastic time here - Springfield has taught me to lead a life on my own, got my first ever job, my first ever pay check. Being a grad student sucked in its own way but I've definitely had my share of fun here. I think Springfield has a certain charm that a lot of bigger cities may/may not have. I truly hate moving from here. I've done my share of being grumpy this week. I hate saying bye to the people I love....I went out for lunch/dinner with all my favorite people this week and each time I felt that pain of separation. Of course, the good thing is that I'm going to be only a few hours away from all these people - I hate to say this..but it feels like I'm leaving home all over again... I have the same feeling that I had when I left India three years ago... Same mixed emotions of excitement, apprehension, nervousness, new found freedom(coz I'm gonna be living all by myself!!), and a host of other emotions I cant even pen down!
Here's to "Springfield mania" - walks at the Jordan Valley Park, midnight curly fry snacks at Hardees on Elm St, Cashew Chicken at Dragon Inn, shopping @ the Battlefield Mall, Wal Mart trips to S.Campbell, living a grand life on the 17th floor in Sunvilla Towers, being a poor grad student, ISA meetings/fights/politics(!), dancing and partying it up at Icon(yup..thats where it started) and Zan, to our own dance parties, movies at the Hollywood Theatre, host families, long drives to Branson, Banquets and more dancing, after parties, sneaking into the pool after hours and getting away with it and burning the midnight oil as a grad student!!
Cheers to you Springfield --- Dang, I will miss this place :(

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

KC it is!

I am officially employed!! :P With Babies R Us in Kansas City, MO!! Which means I am moving to a new place soon!! I'm so excited!!! Imagine, I get to work in a fun place like Babies R Us and I get paid to do it!! Haha! I am having a really busy time hunting for apartments in KC. What would we do without google maps? Right? I am having fun checking out all the apartments close to my work place - Fortunately for me the store is situated in a posh residential area and there are a number of apartments close by.. The challenge is to choose one that is affordable, convenient and safe. Il keep you posted.... But I am ecstatic! Feels like all that waiting is paying off. Watch out KC....here I come!!!! :P

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy 25th!!

Hi Appa and Amma,
Here's wishing you both a fantabulous "25th wedding anniversary"!! I know the entire family is getting together this weekend and I will miss being a part of it! My heart is there with you guys.. Have a drink from my side you two!! And yes, I hope you enjoy listening to my surprise message!

Love you two sooooo much!! And Congratulations on putting up with each other this long :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

And I'm hooked!!

Im in my "honeymoon period" right now and Im making the most of all the free time that I have.. Who knows, I may never get this again!! I have been reading "A Dog's Life" which is a story about a stray dog who tells us his story.. Its been pretty interesting so far.. I am able to relate to it more so because of Gunner... Anyway, last night I met a teenage girl who had come with her family for dinner and she was reading the"Twilight". Now, I've seen the movie a couple of times and I liked it.. a lot! I mean it was obvious why the movie created such hype especially among teenage girls considering what eye candy Robert Pattinson(Edward Cullen) was. I myself had a good time ogling him on screen :) I borrowed the book from her and I finished it in about 5 hours! I loved it! There was an overdose of romance in it. I loved the way Stephanie has brought out the chemistry between Edward and Bella. I mean theirs was the usual "love-hate" relationship complete with fights, arguments, physical attraction, mutual admiration, crush-turned-into-LOVE!! In short, it reminded me of a Bollywood movie, minus the song-and-dance sequence! I cannot wait to read the next books in the series.. And yes, I recommend you read the book.. :) On that note, I decided to put up my "Twilight" theme party pictures.