Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Past Six Months…

Change of place is always a tricky thing. It can be really interesting or downright boring, guess it all depends on how one deals with it. The first three months of my previous move from Oklahoma City to Boulder, Colorado was the most boring period in my life. But I guess I learnt a lot during those boring loner movies, dining etc., Initiative, you can either curse your boring life or stand up and say I won’t be dragged into this boring routine.
So it was dejavu all over again when I had to leave Boulder, CO where I had umpteen number of friends, numerous activities to get involved in, rain or snow. Off all the things I would miss, I knew my cricketing experience in CCL (Colorado Cricket League) would be difficult to replace. The sixteen hour drive from Denver to Lexington, KY didn’t help either in soothing my anxiety, rather it made me lament the fact that I was going to a god forsaken place, at least that’s what I thought about Lex life.

The first thing that happened to me, that too in a just a couple of hours helped in calming my nerves, was that I found my room mates in the most unlikeliest of place, TACO BELL J. After a breezy first week with relative boring evenings, my first encounter with fellow TAMS came that Saturday (Coutesy: LTCA). Those three hours of Skits, games and orchestra gave me hope that my life will not be cowed down by boring evenings and weekends (the fact that I got intro to Dins and Vasu also supported my belief). The first thing Dinster asked me was whether I played cricket, that was like some one injecting a bottle of Vitamins into my body, I could see lot of light at the end of tunnel. After spending almost a month and half counting days to the beginning of the cricket season the first phone call from Dinster about cricket practice lifted me to cloud nine, on which I stayed till the end of the season when we lost our Quarter finals to Cincinnati. Wow, what a rollicking season it was, starting the tournament with a bunch of total strangers to the time when we became a closely-knit unit, winning nail-biting matches.

There was a small lull in my life till LTCA announced that they are going to organize their next program, VAIBHAVAM, wow what an unexpected joy it was to a part of that program. After lot of introspection whether to participate or not I decided to brave the thoopals of otherwise good friends. I was really nervous as it was quite sometime since I got onto the stage for anything but anyways I decide to go ahead. After umpteen hours of practicing (for the Dance Medley) and not so much time for orchestra the final performance turned out to be a decent Hit among fellow Tams. I not only had fun for a month during all those tiring sessions but also gained lot of good friends in the process. The VAIBHAVAM enthu caught up so much with our dance gang that some of us started practicing steps for our next program (ISA diwali night) even before Vaibhavam concluded. But, our next gamble (if u can call that) was more taxing in terms of practice sessions as “Dance Master” a.k.a Sudhakar put us through our drills. Then again we forgot all our long tiring practice sessions after seeing the way Junta received our dance. Now as lot of my Lexintonite friends know our dance “kurup” might perform in the Lexington Cultural center as well as part of their Diwali celebrations.

Life is going just fine as of now with all those vetty kadha adichufying and hanging out with friends, but I also know that all this fun might end this year, next year or the year after that and I might need to start all over again. But one thing is sure, I have found lot of good friends for life in the past six months in Lexington, KY who know how to have fun in life, just like me ;) (If I can Say so).


Blogger Whatever said...

super post partner! lol

9:03 PM  
Blogger Zeppelin said...

asok-u, cool post man.. Lex seriously is kick-ass ! :)


6:32 AM  
Blogger Muthukumar Puranam said...

dei kalaki podu!
Mukiyama ennai parati ezhuthu da please!

6:42 AM  
Blogger dinesh said...

Yeah buddy,

Welcome to Lexington..Actually,I shouldnt be welcoming you, because I am not in lexington anymore ! But like I initially thought you would, you fit right in to the group. I remember talking to you the first time..

You: Hello this is ashok, I need directions to the auditorium
Me: Is this the cricket ashok ?
You: aaaan ?
Me: Do you play cricket ?
You: Yeah, a little, ...somwehat...
(shocked at how I knew)

And then later, our first game with me, you, vasu and laka in the car. And our comprehensive win (I let you bat in my position, we'll let that pass :))over charleston and ofcourse the unforgettable laka's telugu translation of "what's the score" as "scoreu embuttu ra" ? and the laughter that followed...terrific !
Good job the with the the lexingtonians say it, keep it coming :)

9:17 AM  
Blogger Vasu said...


What a cricket season that was ? From ISA to Midwest league , everything was fun,thrilling and exciting. I will be glad If I happen to stay here and help win the tournament next year :)
Laka's translation was awesome and even better than my Hindi ..

Lastly, something is missing in the blog name itself. Don't you think so ? ;)

9:26 AM  
Blogger sb said...

kalakki podu. good one dude. the enthu level in Lex is just awesome man. illati vara varam 80 miles ottindu varuvena?!?!?!?

3:16 PM  
Blogger dinesh said...


Enakkennavo illenaalum nee varuve nu thonaradhu, enna solre PB ? :)

3:28 PM  
Blogger Prabhu said...

nee etho ashok kaaga thaan lexington varaaa mari therillaiye.!
oorula vera etho pesikkaraangga.

5:27 PM  
Blogger dinesh said...

amaa, amaa, ella oor layum pesikkaraanunga ! :)

5:38 PM  
Blogger Muthukumar Puranam said...

enna pesikiranga prabhu? nekku theriyalaiye? :)).

9:02 PM  
Blogger Brat said...

machi sooper blog ... i played only 3 matches but all of them were very exciting ... i can imagine the other matches ...

1:06 PM  
Blogger Subha said...

Welcome to the blogging gang..:)

6:36 AM  
Blogger Zeppelin said...

adadaadadadadada... spamming-a ingeyum udradhilla ?

sooper da.. sb, enakennamo nee Lex poitu vandhu solra matter ellam poi nu thonradhe... hmmm.. anga enna nadakudho, nee enna solrayo.. ennavo poda..


1:37 PM  
Blogger sb said...

Dins, Prabhu,
adhu ennamo vAsthavam dhan. unga rendu perayum ondi theriyarche ivlo freq la varala. ;-)

4:10 PM  
Blogger Manu said...

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9:47 PM  
Blogger dinesh said...

Thong thangamani ? idhukkavadhu "aidhegam" enna nu konjam solrela Mr Ashok ?

5:56 AM  
Blogger ashokla said...

Aidhegam ellam Onnum illa da, Indha Manu"Ladies"karan picked that name out of the blue.Avan kitta dhan kekanum aidhegam ellam.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Muthukumar Puranam said...

aidhegam ellam illanu sonna nAngale ethnum solla vendi varum paravalaya?

10:24 AM  
Blogger Muthukumar Puranam said...

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6:23 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

Welcome to the Blogging world :)

8:16 PM  
Blogger Priya said...

hey ashok
welcome !!

10:20 AM  
Blogger Muthukumar Puranam said...

blog world la pura muthuku kAta koodathu da..put the poem man!. Also susan has endorsed it..apdi ipdi 4 +ve comment thethalam..podu mam!

11:12 AM  
Blogger dinesh said...

Actuala enakkum poem pidichudu da. Nalla irundhudhu....I endorse it too. Blog la Podu machi !

6:00 AM  
Blogger Vasu said...

Oru brilliant poem-a en man edutha ?

9:28 AM  

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