September 21, 2009

The Run Up

I’m supposed to be packing for my trip next week. So far I’ve given myself a haircut, bought myself birthday clothes, started following an exercise routine and made two separate to-do lists. Trying to pack appropriate clothing for three different climates is a little harder than I anticipated. “Layering” does not start to explain this. I wish I was Faith Evans so I could just wear a bikini and a fur vest the whole time but I’d hate to overdress.

So, I’m going to be turning 26 this Thursday. I guess I need to buy eye cream or something? But not lose it for not being on the marriage or the baby train.
As I was shopping at ‘Lifestyle’ over the weekend there was this mother who was in the trial room, trying to reason with her impressionable teenager daughter, that she needed to wear something that made her look young, and I couldn’t help exhaling noisily and discontentedly at the woman as I walked away. It’s okay; I’m sure all kinds of karma will visit her tenfold, probably in the form of puke - which has nothing to do with marriage or babies but I’m so friggin’ pissed at that woman for saying that to her daughter in front of strangers. It’s a good thing I wasn’t stoned, because I’d have never made it out of that mall without giving her a black eye.

Sis tells me that Mr. Big will be playing in Dimapur on October 14 - the icing on this cake (more on that to come). I don’t know what’s happened, someone gave up their voodoo doll of me or Mars and Venus took a break or something, but this past week has been amazing. I got to hang out with my favourite blues band of all time, hung out with my two favourite friends, watched ‘Up’, shopped a lot and ate a lot more.

P:S- My sister called from Nagaland. Haven’t spoken to her in weeks and I miss my niece. News is she might be pregnant. ‘Might’ being the high-flying word here but I’m already imagining another kid looking as amazing as my niece.

Once upon a time there was a vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician, author, and actress named Nona Hendryx. She recorded a single called ‘Transformation’ in 1983 (incidentally, the year I was born in). I heard it and instantly fell in love with the song. I played it over and over because it was, and still is, insanely great. I also found a cover of ‘Transformation’ by Pam Grier, Miss Hendryx and the band BETTY. If possible, that version kicks more ass than the original and the original was damn good. It’s a catchy, driving, soul-funk rock song. Listen to the track, thank me later.

8 Pulses Say:

Anupama said...

Hey Eve!

I am very thrilled to discover two things -

1. You are Libran (coz I am one too :) )

2. Your birthday coincides with my best friend's!! Sept 24th...

As far as the marriage or baby train is concerned, you won't believe they asked me if this friend of mine who got married two years ago was planning to have a baby come along...and the woman is just 24 for God's sake!! So I guess it's never too early or too late for us and the questions pretty much remain unchanged...

26 is as gorgeous as 25 or any other age and for someone who loves music so much you will always remain young at heart. I wish I knew you personally to see the radiance of music on your face :) ...have a lovely day on your birthday this year and celebrate yourself Eve...I am glad I know you girl...even if it is in cyberspace :)

Saltwater Blues said...

@Eve: Have a great holiday babe! And if you're meeting Tips, any any chance of getting me an autographed Soulmate CD? Please, please! You know how much I love you, but I'll love you even more!

@Anupama: I'm Libran too. Born on 30.09. And don't you and Eve here live in the same city? So why restrict the interactions to cyberspace?

Saltwater Blues said...

Also ask her why their CD's were not on sale at the Opus Pune show. There were many like me who wanted to buy.

Eveline said...

@ Anupama: Get outta here! You're Libran too? Kickass. Obviously, smart, funny and, dare I say it, rakishly attractive people were born on this day. :)

Thank you for the very lovely comment, and I hope you can feel the happiness from over here.

@SwB: LOL! Oh the pressure! :P
My trip wont be complete without meeting her this time but I promise, that if i dont get an autographed album for you, I'll atleast send you the cd.

Oh SwB, i intend to take Anupama out one of these days. Very very soon! :)

agent green glass said...

eve, big fat happy birthday.

and you are going to dimapur? lucky lucky dog.

so the thing i should have guessed you are from the north east. reason i say this is all i ever listened to was pop. till i reached shillong in class nine.

and it was like a whole new world of music opened to me. yeah, and hot guys, and cigarettes, and cutting school to ride on top of a bus to get to the upper shillong grounds and listen to wow...what is that music!

so yeah...i should have guessed.

Anupama said...

Lookie here! Another Libran I discover :) ...

Eve, I agree with you on all counts, especially the 'rakishly attractive' one :) ...and yes, let us catch up soon somewhere between your birthday and mine (19th Oct) and have a nice parrdddy!

SwB, would be nice if you could make it down here would be a triple birthday celebration :)

Eveline said...

@agent green glass: Hello!thank you for the nice birthday wishes. Yes, I'm going to Dimapur and no i'm not from the north-east.I am just another brown person with a shocking number of north-eastern relatives.
Contrary to urban legend, I was not a musical genius the second I was born. That took at least another week. :P

@Anupama: I'll tell you what. Sending my number to your mail id. Msg me as soon as you get it. So when i get back we'll decide the place and the time part. :) Looking forward to meeting up with ya!

agent green glass said...


never mind, you are going to dimapur. sigh.