Aug 2 2012
We had a harthal (bandh/strike) declared today by the CPI(M) political party (I dunno, nowadays we can arrest anyone for commiting crimes/instigating murder & violence if they are part of a political party without their supporters rioting in the streets). So Kerala shutdown the shops, offices, business, educational institutes etc for a 12 hour period. Lots of violence in some areas. What about my birthday?
Since I couldn’t go out I thought that a quiet day at home. Watching some tv shows during the afternoon plus a light nap. After hat the evening was open for suggestions. I got some Chivas Regal whiskey and a bottle of coke. So it was a couple of drinks with a light spicy snack.
Post that I order in dinner from Chick King. I think I’m going to stop ordering from them because the buns that they serve have become smaller, the supposedly ‘Large’ portions of French fries have gotten smaller and if you order a 6 or 9 piece bucket of chicken you get atleast a couple of really small pieces. But the prices remain the same! Damn – anyway, I ordered a 6 piece chicken, 2 large fries (laughable quantity), a pepsi for my mom and 4 buns (these teeny tiny little pieces)!
The boxes below are what Chick King labels as Large for French Fries! Anyways, I enjoyed my meal with some more whiskey + coke and now am back at the laptop. So Happy Birthday to me. No Cake. Too old for that!