Thursday, June 11, 2009

Daily Routine

Alarm goes off.
I realize it's 5:30 in the morning.
Hit snooze.
Alarm.
Wake up for real, against all desire to sleep until the sun is fully above the horizon...
"Aman, wake up"
Wash face.
Brush teeth.
Tie up hair.
No make up.
T-shirt, weird pants (made by our India seamstress and deemed appropriate exercise wear by cultural standards...)
Banana.
Walk with Chandrika 2 blocks.... we're both still asleep.
Simon, the stray dog that escorts us about town, spots us and climbs the fence to greet us...
Yoga.
Pretend to meditate.
Stretch.
"Once more.... once more... once more..."
I don't think my guru really knows the meaning of "once more..."
Pretend to meditate... again...
Walk home.
Simon.
Breakfast.
Peanut butter.
"You don't eat enough" (in Malayalam)
"Sorry Thankamma"
Walk.
Catch an auto.
We get stared at... a lot...
So we stare back.
Feel no more fear in India traffic... almost...
"Turn left.... no wait... the next street.... I think...."
"20 rupees!"
"No. 15."
Dance.
Bharatnatyam.
Namaskaram.
"Bend your knees... slap your feet... you don't make sound! You're supposed to make sound!"
SWEAT.
Te-ah-te... Te-ah-te...
Namaskaram.
Catch an auto.
"Kamleshveram Street...I think..."
"20 rupees!"
"No. 15."
Shower Shower Shower Shower
Lunch.
Peanut butter.
"You don't eat enough!"
"Sorry Thankamma..."
Sit....
Malayalam with Professor Nayar
"Malayalam malayalam malayalam..."
Tea with Professor Nayar.
He's a cute old man, and he knows it.
He could talk for a million years on any topic in the world... true story.
"Information information information..."
Coffee coffee coffee
Freedom!
Walk walk walk to the corner store
We get stared at some more....
So we stare back.
Walk walk walk back
Read
Sleep
Read
Sleep
HBO
"This movie's bad"
"This movie's funny"
"Irrelevant chat chat chat..."
Dinner.
Peanut butter.
"You don't eat enough!"
"Sorry Thankamma..."
"I'd eat grilled cheese" (To myself).
Routine power outage at 9:30.
Bed time.

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  2. roylnancy@yahoo.comJune 13, 2009 at 3:15 AM

    Thank God for peanut butter.

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  3. Sam - Sounds like a wonderful experience!!! I'm glad you have such an adventurous spirit and are enjoying your trip!!!

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