Friday, September 21, 2007

What I would rather be doing

It’s 3:41 a.m. and I am working on an office assignment. I really, really wish right now that I wouldn’t have spent 12,000 bucks on a pair of stupid jeans and a stupid kerchief top; it’s too sequinny to be a kerchief and too small to be a top. What was I thinking? I don’t have that kind of lifestyle anymore. Of what use is it? Maybe if there’s a runny glittery nose somewhere, I can pass it on. Or wait, it’ll be my nephew’s first birthday next year. I’ll just be the most inappropriately dressed aunt then. Sheesh! If I had saved that cash, I wouldn’t have had to work at 3:41 a.m., or even 3:42 or 3:43 a.m. Instead, I’d be in bed and have all my delectable reads spread all around me and I’d dip into them as and when I felt like it. (I read more than one book at a time.)

Here’s a list of what I’d like to be reading in the next few weeks:

· A million little pieces by James Frey
· Tender is the Night by Fitzgerald
· The moon and sixpence by Somerset Maugham
· Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis
· Midnight’s children by Rushdie
· Inventing memory by Erica Jong
· Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown

Maybe I should just wear the shiny top and jeans right now and sit down to work. That’s a really cheery idea! And, the expression on the milkman’s face when I open the door is worth looking forward to.

6 comments:

madhavan said...

if you haven't read it, try Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby. It definitely definitely beats Tender is the Night hollow.

serendipity said...

err mukta , was that 12,000 or 1200 ..Im hoping its a typo!

DewdropDream said...

Ooooooooooh we're talking books!!! I'd recommend Amy Tan, Julian Barnes, Douglas Adams, Nick Hornby and Jodi Picoult... all except the Amy Tans could be found in the British Council Library... and 12,000 on an outfit??!!! seriously??!!!

Uptown Girl said...

Take up moon and sixpence first... it's one of my favourites! :D

Anonymous said...

Here's hoping you have the figure for a hankytop. If short and dumpy then a total waste but if jeans bootcut then it is still salvagable.

Mukta said...

Hi Madhavan,

I have read the Great Gatsby. In fact, that's why I got tender is the night. There were also some short stories of his on-line - tales from the jazz age. They seemed interesting.

Hi Serendipity,

first of all, very, very cute sheery flower! And secondly - sheesh! i wish it was a typo...what it was..it was a colossal mistake

Hi Dewdrop,
Julian Barnes, hmm...you are the second person to have recommended him any books you'd suggest?

Hi Uptown,
I've started on a million little pieces but that's the next one on my list. :-D

Hi anon,
You actually think I'd spend so much money on a top I didn't think I looked good in? he he he! By the way, 'bootcut' jeans can't salvage everything.