Clearing My Head The Fun Way

I really had to get out and spend some time by myself and clear my head. Things have come to a head at the office and I’m always thinking about the major issue that I currently have in my work & office and the hostility that is brewing and making it difficult to work. Worrying about all this stuff does take a toll on you and I needed to not think about it for a few hours and enjoy myself. Although I woke up early and was feeling lazy and comfortable sitting in my room in the cold, I decided that I would go out.

By 12 pm I was showered, shampooed and ready to  go out. It had been raining for most of the morning but it stopped around the time I went down in the elevator, so I didn’t bother to take an umbrella. As soon as had I stepped out on the road it started to rain again. I hailed an auto and went to Shenoy’s junction. In the same building as Planet M, there’s a small book store that sells second hand books and I browsed through their selection on three rows. Ahead of me was the dusky looking babe with a nice figure so I had something to ogle at while I pretended to look at book titles.  The tight pants sure does help!

Selecting two books for myself, The Last Juror by John Grisham & The Guest Of Honor by Irving Wallace, I paid for them and then went over to Cafe Coffee Day where I had a choco frappe and relaxed. I spent about 90 minutes there sipping the frappe and reading the Grisham novel. It’s really good by the way and I’ll post a review on it soon. I was thoroughly enjoying the book and it was 2 pm by the time I paid for the coffee and left to go to Oberois bar. I ordered a beer and a plate of Chopsuey. I really like the American Chopsuey as it has most of my favourite stuff in it – a bulls-eye egg, oodles of noodles, small pieces of beef, chicken and shrimp mixed in along with veggies like carrots, green peppers, cauliflowers & tomatoes. I continued to eat my food, drink my beer while I read the novel.

Soon the first beer was all gone and I ordered another one. There wasn’t much of a crowd in the bar as it was late afternoon and pretty soon it was quite. A small group of 4 men came in around the time the waiter got me the second beer and then asked the bar owner if he could turn down or switch off the air conditioner as the oldest man in their group wasn’t keeping well! Why would you bring the poor bastard into a bar you moron? And then inconvenience the other patrons of the bar by asking to switch the ac off? Idiots. Fortunately the bar owner gave them a separate table at the other end where the ac’s effects would be very marginal.

By 4:30 I left the bar and took an auto home and was soon lying on my bed watching some tv series. The plan worked, I feel a lot more relaxed and I’m not too worried about stuff for the moment. More relaxation on Sunday to follow.

Arsenal 2 Blackburn Rovers 1

Andrey Arshavin grabbed the winner for Arsenal as they showed the steel needed to overcome a committed Blackburn. Theo Walcott gave the Gunners the lead at Ewood Park, powering an angled shot past Paul Robinson after a slick move. But Mame Biram Diouf tapped in from an El-Hadji Diouf pass as Rovers impressively equalised. Arshavin threaded in the winner after a Cesc Fabregas effort was deflected into his path and the north Londoners held on to complete a hard-fought win.

After weathering the Rovers onslaught and earning the right to play, Wenger will be encouraged by the character his team showed to come out on top and enhance their title credentials. Robin van Persie became Arsenal’s first casualty as he was forced off with an ankle injury. Bu tAlmunia played the ball out and, six passes later, Walcott ran on to Van Persie’s measured ball and took a touch before sending in a shot at the far post.