Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Handling the Hippo

Ahem! I am back...! :-) Thanks to all of you who left comments/messages on my recent posts. It is nicer to be back when you know you have friends waiting to hobnob with you! :-) So...in true Wodehouse style, Tinkerty tonk to you and all that rot!.....What ho?...I hear you're here!....How have things been? etc You can take your pick.

My break was both good and bad...or should I say, good and challenging? Irrespective of all that, breaks are more good than otherwise. And coming back home is also equally good. I'd like to have a cheerful disposition towards everything around....you see!

As expected, coming back to work after a break is always overwhelming. The backlog looks like a huge Hippo waiting with an equally huge - no, proportionate is more like it, eh? - and open mouth. I must allow myself to be 'swallowed' (or consumed?) by the backlog rather than loiter around and let the illusion of the Hippo linger on too long for comfort. It may start snorting for all I know. Hippo snorts are not that pleasing, as you may be aware! Speaking of which, I mentioned several drinks of water and deep breathing as my primary occupation during the break...but I must admit that I did neither. On the other hand, I probably feasted like the huge Hippo I speak of, above, in the metaphoric sense.....whenever the opportunity presented itself to me and I was in a mood to let the stomach rule.

I guess this post's only intention is to let you know that I hope to be back with a worthwhile tidbit or thought once I settle down and have handled the Hippo. Here I go....ZOOm...! ;-)

14 comments:

Prashant Sree said...

Hi Nimmy,

Welcome back !! Waiting for the hippo post from you ;)

Have fun...

Yayaver said...

hi nimmy, welcome back;some blogs are must read and your blog falls in that cateogary...
metaphor 'hippo' seems much out of context.Hippo appears asvast and blunt but your post is unique and quite self centered. any way forget this blah blah blah of mine... just welcome again..

Anjali said...

Oh you have pitopotomus in ahfis! My nephew would have asked you if he'd read this;).

Good to know your break was gastronomical:).

Nimmy said...

Hey Prashant

Hippo post? OK....one Hippo...coming up shortly! ;-P

Yayaver...thanks so much! Extremely glad to know you think my blog is a must-read...no wonder you're into 'blah-blah'ing like me ;-) hee hee

Angels: Haaaaaa! So cute! Man....you should have been there...I am sure the brilliant cook in you would have more than appreciated the stuff that I got to eat...out of the world it was! Some famous cook from my community was at our service for 3 days...(part of a wedding celebration)! Check out the dinner menu on the day of the wedding - Rumali Roti, Panneer Mattar, Idli, Tomato Dosa, Mushroom Kurma, Idiyappam, Brinjal Kosumalli, Spring Roll, Sweet Puttu, Carrot Halwa, Kuzhi Paniyaram, Vellai Paniyaram, Curd Rice, Fruit Salad, Ice Cream, Horlicks. Whew! You know I am not really a foodie...but this one left me speechless! Food was so delicious...! Yummmmmm!

Yayaver said...

this food should be there in my company cafeteria each day.yummy..and i ma waiting for next bhokali post not just any hippo handling...

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

ZOOm...
Waiting...

Nimmy said...

Bhokali? Woh kya hota hai, Yayaver? :-)

Hobo...you must, on my behalf, ask the Hippo to handle itself...and I'll be free to blabber again...! :-P

Need some creative ideas...let's see when they come...the break provided more fuel for the stomach than the mind or the soul! :-(

Yayaver said...

bhokali means griiping and steady in the term of usage here...

Bushka said...

Good to have you back...and gone...?? Also been away for a while; to Italy, visiting my son and his family...great to be with the grandchildren....Spent delightful week-end in Italian Alps...lovely snow-bound village of Champaluc. Pity I couldn't send you some pictures of the Village! Shall I try? Talk Soon! x:)x

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

I wish I was present to help.

Nimmy said...

Yayaver....Hmm....gripping and steady!...should keep that in mind... :-))

Buskha: Wow...sounds really fantastic...a holiday with the grandchildren in Italy. Maaama Miaa...!! :-)) I would be thrilled to see one or more of those snaps....please send them...please send them!!!! :-)) Nothing like Mother Nature to make me feel one with life!

Hobo: How kind of you! :-) That offer to help...by itself...should motivate me to get more productive! :-)

Ashwini Bhat said...

Welcome back! Will you post any Hippo's photographs? ;)

Nimmy said...

Ash! You want Hippos, eh? Unfortunately me have no snaps of Hippos. But the Madagascar Hippo's video should do, eh? (See one of the posts below) ;-)

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