Sunday, January 27, 2008

Day of revelations

Saturday's been a day of mixed feelings for me. All the good things that happened have been completely offset by all the bad things that have happened. I woke up at the crack of dawn (10 A.M.) and managed to rush off to Krishna's place by around twenty past twelve. We traipsed off to meet Visu and Vinod in front of Palimar, the restaurant in front of the MCC, and together we made our way down to Tambaram Bus Stand. From there we caught the 21G and because the bus didn't stop at the Luz signal we had to get down at Yellow Pages and walk a long way to the Music Academy. We managed to get hold of seats near the front, and a few minutes later awe turned to disgust, of which I shall say no more. The Odyssey quiz started, and we made 7 out of 35, which by my standards, was admirable. Before the finals started, the quiz master announced the best school team, the best this team, the best that team, and finally it came to the best team name. Pravin Goday (the quiz master) read the interesting ones on various that spoofed current events. Pravin Goday (the quiz master) read the various ones that spoofed movies. Pravin Goday (the quiz master) read the various ones that had something to say about odyssey. Pravin Goday (the quiz master) did not read the various ones that had swear ones in them. Finally Pravin Goday (You know who he was by now, surely?) read his favourite of the evening, and that was our team name! We stood up, screamed, shook hands, hi-fived and then sat down as they didn't call us up on stage. The finals started, and the regular teams were up on stage. The quiz was interesting, though anyone who wasn't a hard-core quizzing enthusiast wouldn't have answered jack shit. It finally got over, with the regular teams winning, and we went back stage to collect the 6k voucher for the best team name. The guy asked our team name, looked at us up and down, and then handed them over with a smile.

And so it came to pass that we were skipping along R.K. road when Raja Deepak called me up, and said the results were out. As things turned out, I had flunked one subject, but not the one I had done badly! WTF is going on? Something's afoot. I'd be seriously disappointed if I don't clear that in re-evaluation. So much for skipping along R.K. Road. Ended up dragging my feet home. Dinner at Bhats didn't do too much to up our spirits too. Under the shade now.

15 comments:

Srividya Jayaraman said...

What was the name of your team?

Sundar said...

It was bit of a mokkai.
"Hi, please leave a message after the beep. We are the Answering Machine!"

Srividya Jayaraman said...

Hey,good one!!But a long one for a team name.

Sundar said...

But they allow that. Most prize winning team names are long ones, like spoofed political statements, movie names, advertising tag lines etc.

Visu said...

Hey da, Is this long ? Well then.. the actual one we wrote was:
"Hi, We are not home.Please leave a msg after the beep. Still din`t get ? ? WE ARE THE ANSWERING MACHINE" .. :)

Pavin gode romba nallavan da... :)

Sundar said...

Hail PG.

Marc said...

You put a mokka in the name of making a team name!

harish said...

a perfect evening to be a gatherers in disguise...Sundar vichu and vinod.A

Vinod Kumar said...

Well the happiness went in minutes after we left the music academy with the results. :(

AravindFerrare said...

"Hi, please leave a message after the beep. We are the Answering Machine!"
is a good title da...U guys did your best "PG" needs good training i suppose..

Sundar:U will definetly clear with 4oo bucks lost....

RAM said...

dude you rock.....u will definitely pass in revaluation da....even my friend got two this time da....most of brilliant students got arrears da.....u r one among those....

Rachel said...

Seriously, this time results we to bad. I wish you clear in re-valuation.

Rachel said...

*were too bad

Sundar said...

Thanks for the good wishes

TD5M4PP3R said...

Terrible results this time da. wish you all the best. Good team name