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An Eventful Saturday: Part II

June 23, 2009

Part I: Read about how OG, AS and AK decide to go to a nightclub.

As we stood in the line to get in, I had time to notice the people around me. Most of the people around were in “party gear” and we three, looked so odd against that background. After about 5 minutes, we got our chance to enter the nightclub and the atmosphere was just brilliant. The night was young and the “crowd” had not yet assembled in as yet.

Acting cool and with a strut in our step, we went up to the bar. AS ordered his JD whisky, AK ordered his Heineken beer and then it was my turn to order.

“Can I have some Coca Cola without ice please”, I asked.

The beautiful waitress froze for a few seconds and so did the people around me.  “What did you want?” she asked again with a strange look. I had to repeat my order and then she gave me a glass of the same saying that, I was the first person she had seen in a long time who did not want some form of alcohol.

And thus, the night went on. By around 11 PM, the dancing frenzy began in real earnest and I was still waiting to see AK and AS put their plan of asking a girl to dance into action so I could follow suit. The main problem as I saw it was that almost every girl had a guy with her and those who did not have a guy with them, well, they had a girl. OG’s keen observation skills told him that the girls who were dancing together were the most beautiful in the club. (Alas, what has happened to the world?)

When I asked AK about it, if he was going to approach a girl, he did not respond. It seemed strange at that moment, coz AK who was really talkative until that point did not seem to understand what I was saying and he went into his shell.

Let me put it in simple words. If you guys go to the beach, one of the first things that you would all notice would be the steady rock jutting out of the water. What I mean is that we three (AK, AS and me) were conspicuous because of our steady stationary state. Imagine the whole club dancing, gyrating, and moving fluidly to the music and three guys standing the corner wishing that no one would notice them. That was our state.

As the night progressed further on, AS managed to get drunk (as usual) and AK went into meditation until around 11:30 PM, when something happened, something clicked!!!

Around that time, when we were actually bored, the DJ played the song “mundian tu bachke rahi”. (India has arrived on the international front, I tell you guys). Something clicked inside AS and he started dancing our famous “ganapathy/dappankoothu” dance. Well, his enthusiasm was infectious and all three of us started dancing in our little corner totally oblivious to the stares. It felt good at that moment and it reminded me of college.

And thus we danced (like this) till about midnight. During that half-hour, I can proudly say that I executed so many classic steps that “Vijay” and “Govinda” personally would have been proud off and we managed to step on many a toes.

By around 12, we had had enough and stepped out of the club into the cool night. I was tired and started thinking about my bed when suddenly AK said,

Let us all go to the casino dude. I want to gamble” and AS shook his head vigorously in agreement.

I tried telling them about how sleepy I was, but nope, no one would listen.

Arre dost, casino pass mein hai re. Don’t worry. We will play for an hour and come back”, AK said and the motion was carried out as it was 2 vs. 1.

And thus we started driving to the casino!! About 15 -20 minutes into the journey, I very naively asked AK about how much longer it would take to reach that place and his answer shocked me. He said that it would take us a good hour and a half to get there. As I found out later, the casino called “San Manuel” was in the next county known as “San Bernardino”.

So finally around 2:30 AM (after late night dinner and after losing our directions multiple times) we reached the casino and I was very tired at that moment. I told them to carry on and gamble away the night and I would sleep in the car.

After wishing them luck, I got into the car (in the parking lot) to have a much needed nap. As I was about to drift away into a semi conscious state, dreaming about Trisha (no dirty comments please 😀 ), I was woken up by a very loud alarm sound.

[PAAABAAA PAAABAAA PAAABAAA PAAABAAA PAAABAAA ]

Some idiotic fool had managed to trigger a car’s alarm that was parked close to ours and I lost all my sleep. That stupid alarm took about 5 minutes to die down. Then again, I settled down to get some sleep and after some time I was again in a semi conscious state, when…..

[Taandaaathanndadumdannnn]

A drunk couple who were making out in the corner had managed to upset the dustbin and I again as usual, lost all traces of sleep. After cursing them (under my breath off course), I once again tried getting some sleep and pretty soon feel asleep until I felt someone shake/slap me.

Again, I woke up to see AK and AS laughing like idiots.

Dai, I want you to see the sunrise. It is exceptional”, said AS and at that moment, if I did not have my seat beat strapped on, I would most probably have murdered him at that spot.

 Yes, it was 5: 20 AM and the sunrise was absolutely brilliant. Mountains on one side, the freeway on the other, clear blue sky above, it just looked gorgeous.

Apparently AS and AK had quit early as they had lost a lot of money. So we started on our way back and finally reached home at about 7:30 AM. As much as I tried to fall asleep, I could not on the return journey nor could I sleep after reaching home.

I finally drifted off to sleep around 10 AM and got up late in the evening and read Vimal’s post and that was when I started writing my tale.

Man, there is a certainly a conspiracy against us. I know that for sure!!!!

Overall, the experience was good. I got to see a nightclub for the first time in my life, managed to sleep in the parking lot of a casino and the fun that we had, reminded me of my college days………….

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  1. chewmysambhar permalink
    June 23, 2009 2:57 am

    I am the first surprisingly!!Yayyy!
    OG: ROFL!!!!!!! YAY!!!!! you are first!!!!!!!!!

    Firstly, You like TRISHA for all the world????? ( *Bangs her head screaming ayyo*)
    OG: Hey, no comments about trisha…. she is a true goddess….. :mrgreen:
    and she is my fav…….. I have even seen her in real life once… in sathyam theatre…. 😛
    as you can see, I can continue on and on about trisha 😛

    I liked the way you put the episode in words. One can easily visualize a pathetic OG and his drunk Friends:P
    OG: ROFL…. yes, what to do….. life is like that 😛
    Did they really play that run-off-the-mill Hindi number in the club? Good, good.
    OG: I was surpised that they did… it felt good 😛
    Coke with Ice:P i would ve gladly asked for a Martini shake:P:D
    OG: correction, coke without ice 😛 I still have not recovered from fever 😛
    I would want to get drunk only ONCE and see how it feels like 😛
    OG: ROFL!!!!! best of luck……..

  2. anishthomas permalink
    June 23, 2009 3:54 am

    Ms Z, R u listening this 🙂 ……..ethrayum nalla chekkane evide kittum 😀 …….no boozing,partying,gambiling…zeetha zyada bola wala ……………….
    OGL aliya, I would not say that 😉 I had fever… and that was why, I was a zeetha zyada bola wala 😛

    • anishthomas permalink
      June 23, 2009 4:10 am

      karanavanmar(ancestors) parangittile…..nanagal kulichite kayaravu ennu 🙂 ….enthyalum avide poyille…so U could have get drunk and dance with a gal…kidding 🙂
      OG: ROFL!!!! yes, we must listen to elders 😛
      @ Coco cola with out ice lol 🙂 ….when ever i have office party i used say the same……red wine or coke pls….
      OG: hmmmm
      they play Punjabi songs over there ..nice 🙂
      k aliya…take care of U’r health and get well soon 🙂
      OG: thanks dude… I am actually fine…. just dont want to push it 😛

  3. June 23, 2009 4:29 am

    see dude thats why they have something called a redbull!!!
    OG: Nope dude, I hate redbull…… I dont believe in such energy drinks…..

  4. Quirky Indian permalink
    June 23, 2009 4:46 am

    Ha ha ha……I can totally imagine three guys doing the “ganapathy’ dance in a corner…..now, I am not sure about the finer nuances of this dance, but I think I know what the moves are like! All desi males have some version of this… 🙂
    OG: hehehehehehe 😛 Yes, most desi versions of dance are pretty similar 😛
    Coca cola without ice? Red Bull is probably safer and healthier than coca-cola, dude.
    OG: i dont like redbull 😛
    Cheers,

    Quirky Indian

  5. June 23, 2009 5:03 am

    LOL!!
    u managed to surprise a beautiful waitress – consider that among the plus-points of the day/nite!
    OG: ROFL….. yes, that was the only good thing that happened 😛
    oh yea I had a similar experience. we had a cruise along the Thames river for our orientation programme in London. half-way thru all the hip hop numbers the DJ started playing ‘mundiyan toh bachke rahi’ and all the delighted Indian students screeched in delight before shoving everyone out of the way and started freaking out on the dance floor! LOL… aaah what memories! 🙂
    OG: it is fun when something happens out of the blue like this…. we were shocked and we loved it 😛 the audience too loved the song
    and of course… think of it this way… globalisation is when u can play Govinda and Vijay steps in a nightclub in USA… ain’t it? 😀
    OG: yes!!!!!! 😛
    ROFL @ seat-belt restraining u enuff to not murder the other guy!! i’m sure everyone has a friend like that! 😀
    OG: Seriously…. I just thank god he did not pour water on my face…… 😆
    I liked the sound u made symbolising dropping of a dust-bin… very realistic! 😛
    OG: 😛 😛 😛 😛
    Lessons learnt:
    1) take a girl with u when u go to a nightclub…. even if it is just a girl who is a friend. atleast u wont look so forlorn and have to linger at the sidelines!
    OG: I know, A lesson well learnt the hard way……….
    2) u and vimmuuu are definitely komalikkal cousins by karma…. talk about having similar weekends unbeknowst to each other… half the way across the globe!
    OG: ROFL!!!!!! strange are the ways of the world….. hehehehehehehe
    Cheers! 😀
    OG: Cheers to you as well 😛

  6. June 23, 2009 5:14 am

    Coke that too without ice.. LOL.. what a drink to choose at a night club..
    OG: I need to get past my cold 😛
    you finally went or the ‘Ganpathy visarjan’ dance.. would have been a sight.. 😀
    OG: it was 😆
    prety girls taken already… 😉 ROFL…!
    OG: story of my life 😛
    the best thing you described was the sunrise…
    OG: I saw it from the parking lot….. on the top floor. looked beautiful…….

  7. June 23, 2009 5:28 am

    Ha..ha..ha.. OG, I can totally identify with Govinda style dance. In fact I am an expert in it. I have taught my friends too.
    OG: 😛 you an expert at govinda dance…… wah wah!!!!!! why dont you put up a video on your blog 😛

    What an ideal BOY. No drinking..no smoking..studious..witty..smart. Ms. Z…where are you? What? He dreams about Trishna? That’s okay after all you dream about Hrithik/Ajit/Imran Khan too. 😆 😆
    OG: err…. I would not say that……me not an ideal boy 😛 I was not well that day but yes, Ms. Z is still hiding 😛
    ROFL at dreaming….. nope don sololi, I dream only about trisha…… true goddess who walks on earth 😛

    • June 23, 2009 5:33 am

      Phoebe run and Govinda dance…do you think I will survive in blogosphere after that? Ha..ha..ha..
      OG: evil don sololi, your commanders will come to protect you…….. 😛
      and if not, then the allied forces of good men are here to support you……
      so please put up video…. hehehehehehehehehehe

    • June 23, 2009 5:35 am

      Oops! I wrote Trishna. Ha..ha..ha.. Did I change the meaning? 😆 😆
      OG: What does trishna mean??? I dont care about spelling, but she is the most beautiful gal in whole planet…. I have seen her at arms distance and she even looked at me (when I started screaming)……. in a staircase in sathyam theatre chennai 😛
      Trisha is your Trishna *censored for OG’s mom*
      OG: ROFL……….. 😛

      • June 23, 2009 5:40 am

        Trishna means greed or desire.
        OG: OMG…. yes, trisha is my trishna……….. 😛 😛 😛 😛

        • June 23, 2009 6:04 am

          Now I am sure that you are drunk.
          OG: Who me…… OMG….. blasphemy 😛 😛 😛
          Is auntie reading this?

          Ma da ladla bigad gaya
          Ma da ladla bigad gaya…
          OG: ROFL… aunty knows about OG’s trisha fixation 😛 so no problems….. ROFL 😛

        • June 23, 2009 6:24 am

          Solilo please comment na? 😀
          Aunty will not read 😀 will you Aunty? 🙂
          *sitting in anticipation of Solilo’s Trisha jokes* 😀
          OG: ROFL……. no trisha jokes…… please……

    • anishthomas permalink
      June 23, 2009 5:41 am

      @ Govinda…same pinch to OG and solilo…I’m also a expert in chi chi dance :)….may be it is time 4 us to start a troop 😀 …….
      OG: Yes and we will include indyeah as our comedian/buffoon/clown 😛

      • anishthomas permalink
        June 23, 2009 5:48 am

        ROFL 😀 … where is she ?
        OG: yeah, where is indy madam………………

        • June 23, 2009 6:14 am

          *crashlands on OG’s blog*
          here I am! 😀
          OG: YAY!!!!!!!!

      • June 23, 2009 6:23 am

        ???Buffoon/.clown/comedian???
        isnt that yours and Vimmuuu’s job? :mrgreen:

        bhagoo!!
        OG: we actually learnt it from you right///// so you are our teacher :mrgreen:

        • June 23, 2009 3:42 pm

          our job??? do you think we do that for a living??? 😉 you girls have cursed and we are going through all this because of you mean ones !!! Hmmmpphh !!!
          OG: rightly said… aliyaaaaaaaaa
          OG aliyaa, its time. (we have been saying this ‘its time’, ‘its time’ for a very long now. we have to do something )
          OG: I think it is time to move to plan C 😆

  8. June 23, 2009 5:31 am

    ” Yes, it was 5: 20 AM and the sunrise was absolutely brilliant. Mountains on one side, the freeway on the other, clear blue sky above, it just looked gorgeous.”

    My husband and I have seen such a sunrise while driving from CO to AZ. Aah! those were the carefree days. 🙂
    OG: The dawn over here is pretty amazing…… not that I see it very often 😛 but I like it…….. how about a post on those carefree days 😛

  9. June 23, 2009 5:38 am

    I read what you wrote on Indyeah’s. That I am behind all the evil plans.
    OG: well, it was indyeah who confessed that 😛 😛 😛 😛
    *Solilo is hurt by these accusations*
    OG: The evil don cannot be hurt 😛
    First Vimmu calls me heartless and now this. 😥
    OG: ROFL!!!!!
    That’s why I decided to be nice and sweet.
    OG: being sweet and nice is totally outtta character for you evil don…… 😛

    • June 23, 2009 6:05 am

      😥
      OG: ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛 😛 😛 😛

      • June 23, 2009 6:09 am

        awww Solilo dont pay attention to these evil souls
        OG: Evil souls??? us???? 😛
        you are the best don 😀
        muah! 😀
        lets get back to plan A 😉
        err nothing OG just a regular lil plan
        🙄
        OG: ROFL!!!!!!!! plan A….. if you use plan A, then we will defend by using Plan G 😛

        • June 24, 2009 9:03 am

          Dosti me darar aa rahi hai kya ???

          OG and vimmuuu working eh.. !!! 😛 😛 😛

  10. June 23, 2009 6:03 am

    Most of the people around were in “party gear” and we three, looked so odd against that background
    didnt you guys tell em that what you were wearing WAS your party gear?
    😆
    OG: yeah, it was in our eyes…. but we got strange looks 😛

    The beautiful waitress froze for a few seconds and so did the people around me. “What did you want?” she asked again with a strange look
    coca cola without ice? 😀

    aww OG 😀 thats cute 😀
    *Indy trying very VERY desperately to NOT make jokes about faarin madhyam :mrgreen:
    OG: faarin madhyam…… 😛 classic….. I am still recovering from the fever you gave me…. so it was coke for me 😛
    you ..you you!…..*thinking of a suitable word* blot on the mallu name!
    OG: ROFL!!!!!!!!!! wrong timing…… 😛 the day we selected i mean 😛
    LOL@alas what has happened to the world? 😀
    maybe the girls have smartened up 😉
    OG: girls have become dumb…… when we smart guys were standing there…….. nobody approached us 😛
    Trisha?*ahem*Trisha?

    😀
    *mouth zipped shut* 😀

    no ‘ jokes though I can think of quite a few right now 😛
    OG: no jokes please… remember celestial star:P
    dance video!dance video!!
    *Indyeah chanting*!!:D
    OG: I feel embaressed…. I cannot put it up….. poeple will make fun of OG 😦

    • June 23, 2009 6:29 am

      :mrgreen:
      Indy repeating joke thought of in a moment of sheer brilliance*
      what can I do people?I just am so darn brilliant for my own good 🙄
      OG: yeah ,we know how brilliant you are 😛

      If Trisha is the celestial star, then OG is her satellite 😆
      OG: for trisha, I dont mind revolving around her for eternity 😛

    • June 23, 2009 6:30 am

      awww…no no OG noone will make fun of you 🙂
      ..honest!! 😀
      OG: why is it that I dont believe you 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

  11. June 23, 2009 6:41 am

    LOL!!!

    Coke???!!! What a drink to order at a nightclub!!!
    OG: OG was not well……… have you reached singapore???? how is it there
    I remember when I used to visit nightclubs I used sit at a table with all the purses…I hated dancing and still do…Now I don’t even make the effort of going to a club…
    OG: hahahahaha, yes, even I dont think I liked it 😛

  12. June 23, 2009 6:59 am

    LOL! LOL! LOL! Poor pathetic you! But then these r the moments we remember .. any good clean fun is easily forgotten 😀
    OG: ROFL….. yes 😛
    AS n AK are some character! Mundiya tu bachke rahi is something that can make anyone dance!
    OG: Agree…. they are great guys 😛 and that song with that beat was awesome 😛
    Good old days! I wanna dance with my friends too 😦 Waiting for november! hopefully we will dance in the wedding!
    OG: whose wedding?? yours???? 😛

  13. Mystery permalink
    June 23, 2009 8:44 am

    nice adventure OG.
    Seeing the sunrise at 5:30 in the morning. that might have been one beautiful scene.
    OG: Yes it was 😛
    you slept at 10 in the morning!! i would have dozed of in the mid midnight itself.. you dint have a chance though..
    Keep posting such stuff 🙂
    OG: Yes, I will……. 😛 as I am bound to have more adventures like this

  14. June 23, 2009 10:13 am

    lol 😀
    OG: hahahahaha
    Three guys standing together and dancing together not asking any girl to dance with them!!

    What has happened to the world? 😀 😀 😀 😀
    OG: ROFL!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahaha
    Welcome to the world of adventure & self entertainment 😀
    OG: yeah, 😛 😛 😛 😛

  15. June 23, 2009 11:15 am

    LOL….I cd imagine tht whole nightclub scene…first u people are standing still, then finally dancing paandi style together in a corner 😀
    OG: yes, that was what happened…… and it was fun 😛

  16. craftyshines permalink
    June 23, 2009 11:44 am

    finally part 2! and i am so so late!
    OG: ROFL!!!
    OG, am in a cyber cafe and there’s no place to roll about while laughing!!!!

    *crafty getting strange stares from ppl around her*
    OG: hahahahahahahahahhahahaha
    ROFL@ u three compared to rock jutting from the sea!! 😆

    AK went into meditation mode??? are u sure he wasn’t waiting for menaka to appear to dance with?? LOL!!! 😛
    OG: maybe he was waiting for menaka to appear before him 😛
    some more ROFL on ganapthy visarjan style dance!!! wah! free entertainment ppl must have got!!! 😛 😛
    OG: actually the people here did not like it 😛
    the casino is nearby….in the next county??!!!! ur friends r really optimistically deceptive!!
    OG: I know………..
    ” if I did not have my seat beat strapped on, I would most probably have murdered him at that spot”
    seatbelt n helmet always save lives!!! 😛 😛 tee hee hee!!!!
    OG: tee hee 😛

    this was a hilarious read OG!

    *crafty wishes these ppl around her wud stop staring*

    😀 😀 😀
    OG: 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 thanku!!!!

  17. June 23, 2009 11:59 am

    Nice that you had fun. Did you like going to the nightclub? Somehow I find the interiors too dark and smoky for my taste.
    OG: actually I liked it…… the atmosphere was great!!!

    ROFL at having cola there….I have seen that look so many times when we go out that now I get surprised when the waitress doesnt get shocked!
    OG: LOL!!!

  18. June 23, 2009 12:57 pm

    Most of the people around were in “party gear” – what were you wearing 🙂 Don’t tell me – I can totally imagine 🙂
    OG: normal shirt and jeans 😛
    You know – in the US – everytime I asked for coke – they would be so delighted – I was always assumed to be the ‘designated driver’ and get free coke 🙂
    OG: yeah, one has to follow this funda of designated driver…… 😦
    Three guys standing still and not dancing must have totally confused them – and then for the three of you to go berserk in Govinda style 🙂 Sure must have scared them! Next time they might end up screening for you guys – If a ‘threesome’ looking like AK, AS and OG came by – no admission 🙂
    OG: hahahahahahahahahaha…… 😛 we will go to next nightclub 😉
    And you guys drove to the next county!! Now that is adventurous 🙂 And have to say – AS and AK are totally made for each other 🙂 Poor you having to sleep in the parking lot 🙂 But think of all the interesting stuff you can tell your grandkids 🙂
    OG: I know….. A have so many stories like this 😛 AS and AK are great guys….
    that is why we bachelors rock!!!! no tension 😛

    For ignoramuses like me – please post a pic of Trisha’s – i have no idea who she is 😦
    OG: please check link on her name….. I have linked her name
    That sunlight sounds divine! You should have clicked a pic of it!
    OG: alas, but I did not have camera 😛

  19. June 23, 2009 1:56 pm

    You rock OG . 🙂 I can picture you guys doing the dance . 😀
    OG: 😛 Thanks dude!!!!

  20. June 23, 2009 3:35 pm

    Aliyaaaa, you should have atleast got the waitress’ number!!! 😀 😀 😀
    OG: i would have also got my chappal number 😛
    and you dont drink??? Great, atleast I have company now. I used to go such places and ask for fruit juices 😉
    OG: i would not say that 😛 😛 😛 😛 but since I had not recovered from fever…. …..
    Btw, AK and As, they really hate you, dont they ??? or was it their revenge on you before you left to Sunnyvale?
    OG: aliya they are good frds 😛
    and a couple making out, huh? did you see anything? C’mon you guys, Im just inquisitive !!! 🙂
    OG: I saw lots of things!!!!!!!!! 😆

    • June 24, 2009 5:52 am

      @ couple making out —ROFL vimmu, U got the guts 🙂 …..

  21. June 23, 2009 4:24 pm

    nightclub…waitress…Trisha….

    I think OG must get married soon. 😉
    OG: ROFL…. not yet time aliya….. samayam bakhi undu 😛

  22. June 23, 2009 4:48 pm

    ROTFL! The coke without ice bit was classic!:P
    And going by this your coll days sure must have been eventful!
    OG: Yes aliya, college life was just fantastic 😛

    • June 25, 2009 4:54 pm

      Appo nattuil etta an0 padichay? Since ur coll life was fantastic ur def not from my coll!:D

  23. June 23, 2009 6:31 pm

    LOL machi… as always ur friends rocks… packed up you to night club… then casino… making you to see sunrise… its always nice to be with friends… they have the power to change the miserable moments to be happier ones 🙂 keep rocking 🙂
    OG: ROFL!!!!! thanks machu 😛

  24. June 23, 2009 7:56 pm

    OG Madira nahi peeta?? Reminds me of Sridevi in Chaalbaaz! 😆
    Ok. And that Ganapati dance must be great! I am sure someone would have made the video and we will soon find it one youtube. 🙂
    OG: ROFL…. sridevi in challbaaz 😛 😛 😛
    ROFL…. the american were not even interested in us 😛 I mean the gals were not 😉

  25. June 24, 2009 9:19 am

    Boss… Govinda style as in that song with Ravina… Chalo ishq ladaye chalo ishq ladaye… !! lol… !!!!

    This is a laughathon…

    aaah… madira nahi peeta and u ?????????

    man… o man… the laughter on Og’s blog continues… !!!

    this is certified laughter zone… !!!

  26. June 24, 2009 9:20 am

    btw all my votes were for you in the poll … !!
    OG: thanks dude!!!!
    honest I didnt vote for myself… though wanted to… lol 😉
    OG: you know what, I voted for you!!!!!!!!!
    but what happened to the results ?? huh ??
    OG: let us see 😛 what happens

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