Friday, April 22, 2011

B'days in school was fun...

Birthday's during school days are so much fun. What excited me the most about that day was, while everyone else would be wearing the same white and blue uniforms, I get to go in a newly purchased "colour dress". I usually made it a point to go early that day. As folks entered the class, they would exclaim "its your b'day??" after a simple "it's-really-not-all-that-hard-you-know?" kinda nod from me, they would go "HAPPY Birthday!!!". For someone who otherwise goes unnoticed in the class, the sudden attention is something to crave for. The anticipation and wait for the day would in fact start a month and half before.

Its nearly impossible to go through that kind off anticipation during adulthood. At least that's what I thought until this week.

About a month back, when a friend of mine offered to get me a CSK jersey, I was reluctant(I am not really jersey person). I love following the game. You wouldn't see me all pumped up during the game, but I put in enough emotion into the game to feel elated/depressed at the end of it. Being married to someone who simply adores CSK, I relented saying "Can you please get us a jersey?". He very kindly obliged.

Today happens to be a BIG day. CSK played MI and I decided to celebrate the day by wearing my bright yellow CSK jersey to work. It was AWESOME! I made a lot of heads turn and heard a lot of "wow!". For the first time, after a long time, I felt I was going to my school on my birthday. And, believe it or not, I have been looking forward to this day since the start of this week.