I went to the Delhi Indibloggers Meet. Actually I nearly did not. The reasons are
1. For a person who loves people …. crowds scare me and so does meeting people for the first time. I hate weddings where I dont know anyone …. and normally land up really early or awfully late. That way I can do my duty and flee fast.
2. Blogging for me is cathartic. I express, I vent and keep it genuine. The day I don’t write from the heart, I’ll stop writing. I can smell fake writing a mile away, and would not like to be fake. Since I am truthful and put so much of me in my blog, facing the people who may have read my writing scares me (scared me?).
3. I have no chuttis. Imagine me asking Boss aka Mogambo “Boss I need a chutti for meeting friends”. Well suffice to say Mogambo Khush Nahin Hoga!
Then Indian Homemaker rang me up. She was really persuasive. Then Abha Midha tipped the balance by saying she had called a cab. Now office started seeming really drab. So I rang up Mogambo and gave him some desperate story. Sometimes old school habits don’t die, do they 😉 ? “Miss mereko fever ho gaya” and other such excuses still work, by golly!!! Ladies I thank you for changing my mind.
For all my misgivings, it was a wonderful experience. Thanks Vineet for being an excellent host and Shayon, hats off to you for the charity work you are doing. People please visit Shayon’s charity, Blankets for Relief. Great guys the two of you are! Even though I did not get any cinnabons (hampers were being distributed but I did not win any 😦 Anyhow I met bloggers, and that was sweeter than cinnabons. Blogging is such a young scene. Love the energy! I finally met Addy of Addy’s Brainwave. He is just like my Kid#2, and he ponders over how to have three girlfriends at the same time. Such profound and deep thoughts also addle my younger son’s brain Addy! Tikuli and her charming son Aditiya also came. Do check out his blog too. He is a really talented artist. His tribute to his younger brother touched me.
IHM took some pics that she has sweetly mailed to me. Guys please tell me I’m looking great 😛
Okay people, do not notice or comment on the fact that I did not upload a pic that has me standing. I look slimmer sitting down 😛