so, on an impulse i went to have a couple of beers today.
sitting oppositte to us was a fat guy, who had drowned a couple of quaters of whiskey in fron of us….
so as we are paying up and leaving, that guy totally drunk and out of control, calls us back. One of my friends had left a little bit of beer in his mug. So, he tells him to drink it up, because we have payed for it.

But, as he lifts the mug, he yells “wait wait”. my friend stops and asks him what?
he tells “cheers to kiya hi nahi” ( we did not say cheers at all)
so after cheers, he starts to tell the story of cheers.
Q>Why do people say cheers before they drink?
A>(as given by that drunk fellow)when we drink, we taste it, so that is the job for our tounge, our hands bring the drink to our mouth, that is the job of our hand, we see what we drink, we mix our drinks and see what we eat, that is job our eyes, we throw out our waste through our ass and…., that is its job. Poor ears are jobless. So that they feel good, we tell cheers, the job of our ears is to listen to this cheers and feel good. When everypart of the body enjoys, should we not give something for the ears to enjoy also!!!

My encounter with drunken jokes dates long back. One of them is a very sidey and pervert song, which a group of students were singing in a bar in bangalore.

One more time, on a trip to tirupati, in the train, me and a couple of my friends were discussing life, girl friends (or the lack of one), and other things, especially the lack of the better half in our lives, as one drunken fellow (he just downed a couple of quaters in front of us) exclailms
“FIRST DUTY, THEN BUTY”…..finish your studies, get a job, get settled and then start thinking about love.

Then that fellow started chatting, and when my friend asked him, why do you drink so much. Even if you want to, try to drink beer, which is better (not that it is not bad, better than other drinks)…he asked us, have you seen ‘Sami’ (a tamil flick), and went on to say that the hero in that picture, eats idli with beer (instead of sambhar and chutney) and brushes his teeth with beer. That is what beer is for him. A substitute to water!!!!

I am not against drinking, but yes, i have kept myself in total control and expect others to do so as-well.
I do not know about others, but I am sure that my close knit group of friends from RVCE, is so close because of the numerous (o.k, not so much, about 5-6) daroo parties we have had as a group. All of us used to get high, and talk so much about ourselves, about our dreams, problems, insecurities etc etc (things whiich in our sober lives are closely gaurded secrets), that we got to know each one of us really well. Plus, the next day, after the hangover and stuff, all of us got to be ourselves, closely gaurding the same very secrets, but happy inside that the other guy knows it. We never broached the topic when we were not drunk, but still the closness was shared.

I will never forget our last daroo party, at the pub B-11 in bangalore. What a night it was. Truly memorable…..

anyways, Oscar fever has gripped me.
Watched Brokeback mountain in the afternooon, and now it is time for Capote.
will watch crash and munich tomorrow. Have not found good night and good luck on the lan….guess that will have to wait…

so long then

  1. #1 by kaushik on February 28, 2006 - 5:44 pm

    sorry for the typo…BUTY should be beauty!

  2. #2 by The Masquer on February 28, 2006 - 8:19 pm

    nice, but i always felt better if i divulged secrets when sober, when i was more in control.

  3. #3 by Amrita on March 1, 2006 - 1:00 pm

    hmm, i have never touched liquor in my life and i have resolved not to (hopefully, i will never deviate). but in a strange way, urdaroo story was funny. good one.

  4. #4 by RR on March 1, 2006 - 1:15 pm

    Even buty gelled. Or may be ‘booty’. You know what I mean. But it was a good post.

    I recently had such an experience too. And a guy would shout ‘ 18 till I die’ with every sip.

  5. #5 by Sindhu on March 1, 2006 - 2:53 pm

    Hehe..but yes, anything within limits is not bad.

  6. #6 by Yadhvi on March 1, 2006 - 5:42 pm

    as long as you know when to stop…

  7. #7 by Yadhvi on March 1, 2006 - 5:42 pm

    as long as you know when to stop…

  8. #8 by kaushik on March 1, 2006 - 5:45 pm

    masquer: well, i am talkig about a grp of 10-12, who were not actually really good friends. Sure, i will also want to be sober with my good frnds whn i discuss thngs with them.
    The best part is that next day onwards, we did not discuss things and sympathise/emphathis etc….

    amrita: it is not so bad once in a while…..gud tht u liked my daroo story.
    So you are a bong. Calcutta is like my home town, spent 18 years there!!!

  9. #9 by kaushik on March 1, 2006 - 5:47 pm

    sher: daroo experiences are funny! and also, sorry, i did not get your fisrt line..

    sindhu and yadhvi: yup, u shud know your limits. goes for anything in life, does it not

  10. #10 by Deepti on March 2, 2006 - 10:48 am

    lol.. How was brokeback btw? I’ve been wanting to watch crash quite desperately!! Not managed to yet!! Love the opening lines of the movie.. its fantabulous!!

  11. #11 by brute on March 2, 2006 - 11:53 am

    hey kaushik thnxs for visiting my blog,
    and CHEERS!!! hehehe πŸ˜€

  12. #12 by brute on March 2, 2006 - 11:56 am

    of all the times i drank there was only two instances wen i was out of control(strange!!)

  13. #13 by mystery on March 2, 2006 - 4:46 pm

    tried drinking once just to see how it tastes…took one sip..ran to the washroom…YUK…NO way i am going to touch it in my future..

  14. #14 by kaushik on March 3, 2006 - 4:23 am

    deepti: brokeback is awesome…yet to watch crash….
    and thanks a lot for visting

    thanks for visiting

    mystery: good that you dont drink. is nt a good habit anyways!!

  15. #15 by Thulika - My pen on March 3, 2006 - 11:07 am

    Cheers are said while glasses are clinked because it is believed that Clinking glasses will drive away the devils who come smelling liquor..Read that some where. πŸ™‚

  16. #16 by Thulika - My pen on March 3, 2006 - 11:07 am

    Cheers are said while glasses are clinked because it is believed that Clinking glasses will drive away the devils who come smelling liquor..Read that some where. πŸ™‚

  17. #17 by Demonic Dude on March 4, 2006 - 12:26 pm

    hehe.. nice post.. anyways teetotaller here.. but don’t mind trying our mess idlis with beer.. maybe that will soften the disguised rocks we have for breakfast πŸ˜€

  18. #18 by kaushik on March 4, 2006 - 7:23 pm

    thulika: thnx for the funda…and thanx a lot for visitng!!!

    DD: mess idlis! dont get me going on them……i dont know, why mess cooks cook so badly!

  19. #19 by Amrita on March 5, 2006 - 3:22 pm

    thats really great!

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