Thursday, February 11, 2010

Series called Life - first episode

Life had been treating him very well. He'd bought himself a Wii console a couple of weeks ago and a whole suite of games too. Amazing how the game brought forth his inner childhood. But like a reality check, his parents had been asking him about his wedding plans very now and then for a few months now, ever since they found out about the girl. He just had to to give them a date for the wedding. They are ready to take off and fly like rockets once he gave the 'Go'. But he wouldn't , not so easily.

About two months ago, he went on a backpacking trip with her to Havasu Falls in Grand Canyon area. They camped alongside a creek, not too far from the turquoise Havasupai falls. They were cozy inside the tent in spite of it being a fairly cold evening. The place was quite dark except for the moonlight shimmering slightly through the tent. After few minutes of chatting and laughing about some random stuff, he casually took a small box out of his pocket and opened it.

With his usual smile, he told her that he loved her more than anything in this world and asked her if she would like to marry him. He had a ring in his hands. She did not expect it. She was surprised, shocked and slowly smiled, only to nod her head and say 'Yes'.

To him, it all seemed very matter of fact, like asking her to go to Burger King and get some fries. More than the very act of asking her, the preparation that went into the whole proposal seemed big to him. He had to surprise her, which meant hiding a lot of information from her. He had to buy the ring, pack it in a way that she wouldn't find it, have it safe in the pockets of his Cargo pants, which he planned to wear for the 10-mile hike to get to the falls. Quite a lot of meticulous planning went into it, he gave himself a pat on his shoulder.

All the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place slowly. He looked at all his single friends and mocked them in his own style. He was almost always seen as a happy person. For a committment phobe like him, getting ready for a serious relationship seemed strange! Very much unlike himself, he thought. And then one fine day, he was bored at work. And blogged the story.

Second episode here.

34 comments:

Idling in Top Gear said...

Congrats, dude. A bunch of us had been speculating for some time and I should have put some money down on my hunch. :)

Coconut Chutney said...

treat treat :D

Jegu said...

Congrats sir... Very nice post.. Just curious,, Did you kneel down when you gave the ring? :)

Nandini Vishwanath said...

Congrats :)

Gradwolf said...

congrats machan. And I wonder what profit the oh so clever Idling would have made considering no one would have bet against it :P

Arun Sundar said...

Thanks all!

Idling,
I'd give you money if you tell me who are all there in the 'bunch'?! ;)

Chutney,
You gotta give us a treat, after the 'plagiarist' dude made you insanely famous! :)

Jegu,
The tent was too small for the 'on one knee' attempt! She said 'yes' nevertheless! :)

Nandini,
Thanks!

Grad,
Lol..

Anasthaesium said...

Awesome..Havasu is such a romantic place already..all the best!!

Alan Smithee said...

adade! nalla iru ba. un 'aal' edhuvum post pannaliya?

SK said...

Many congrats !! :--))

maxdavinci said...

hands full grass scratching!


good luck guys!

Idling in Top Gear said...

@Arun: Much like the "coalition of the willing," the "bunch" had a large membership at first (including a former colleague of yours) which later dwindled as clever people like gradwolf deduced the impending climax. However, there are commentors on this post who I could've won money from as late as last week. :D

anantha said...

Actually one person would have won a lot of money long time ago. Not me ofcourse. I don't speculate.

Congratulations :)

Gayatri said...

if anyone was to win money, it should be me and Arun, you know it :)

Congrats da! very very happy for you

Jayaprakash said...

Congrats again Arun...Good title :-)

Khyati said...
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Khyati said...

i knew this was coming from the start, Good luck for the new phase of life. welcome to the elite club

Arun Sundar said...

Anasthaesium,
Havasu was indeed a very romantic place. Thanks!

Alan,
Ellaam unga aasirvadham dhaan sir! And good to say I have an 'aal' now! Thanks for that :)

SK,
Thank you :)

Max,
Scratch scratch. And yaa, we do need some luck ;)

Idling,
Riddle maadhiri irukku. I need names. No money until you give names!

Anantha,
Thankoo sir! Ok, at least you tell who 'that' one person is...

Gayatri,
Thanks mam! I know I should hv told you before, I will definitely tell you the next time I propose to a girl! ;)

JP,
Thanks buddy!

Khyati,
Jai Ram ji ki Thakkar ji! And if you realize, I still have some time to join the 'Elite' club ;)

RukmaniRam said...

adada! orey the valentines day timingsa? congrats congrats!

I said...

nalla iru ba.

Sreekrishnan said...

i got a Ps 3, went to Havasu, but thats it ! ... Good Luck and best wishes sir :)

Potato Curry said...

Woow... got to see this too late...with work and all...but Congrats!!! That was very very romantic! :)

--Saranya

Hawkeye said...

ha ha! welgaam to the world of "why are you always sitting with the laptop and not talking to me"

Mambalam Mani said...

Congrats! Though I don't take too kindly your act of mocking at single guys :P

Dr. K Bodhi :D said...

Saccharine.... I don't know you but from your blog I would have expected something along the lines of

"Bitch, lets hook up."

But as I maintain you can't judge a book by its cover and a man by his blog:)

Congratulations and my best wishes:)

Preeti said...

Congrats! Knew this was coming too :)

narendra shenoy said...

Congratulations! I'm really happy for both of you!

anantha said...

Arunsundar: Adhu oru lollu pudicha ponnu. Heh!

Aparna said...

Congrats! :)

Arun Sundar said...

Rukmani,
Coincidence, didnt really plan for Valentine's day timing! Thanks :)

I,
Neenga sol'ta sari dhaan.

SreeKrishnan,
Proposal or no proposal, Havasu is a great place - cant deny that! And Thank you sir :)

Saranya,
Thank you :) Andha paiyyan always tries to be romantic irrespective of it works or not :)

Hawkeye,
Lol...Inga slightly different - 'ellaa trips'layum 70% camera, 30% naanaa?!"

Arun Sundar said...

Mani,
Seriously, how can one be 'single'? cha...;)

K'bodhi,
And perhaps I should add 'you cant judge a man by his comment on a blogpost'. I would have otherwise said 'you are overly wrong'.

Preeti,
You too in this 'I knew already' gang?! Thanks!

Naren,
Thank you sir :)

Anantha,
Got it. I had the doubt - nandri for clarifying.

Aparna,
Thank you!

Analyst said...

is this a reel story or real story; hmm the 'play' boy next door is now a MAN, congrats my friend - all the very best!

Jerosin said...

Congrats da Arun!!!!!!

AK said...

I follow your blog on and off, I follow more of ur 'aal's' blog!! Congrats dude but for some reason I felt you were kidding, esp the last line in italics.

Anyhow, good to know that you guys took the wonderful decision in our backyard. If I had known you guys were coming to Phoenix, I would have hosted you; may be next time.

AK said...

Btw I also dabble in photography;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14789050@N00/