Friday, March 28, 2008

The travel bug bugs

I haven't taken a trip in a while. Well, there was India seven months ago, but that was it. (And India again 4 months back, but that was not really a fun trip). It sucks that the one meeting I will be attending this year is just a two hour trip from the city. I feel the need to pack up and go somewhere. To wield maps and guides and take touristy photos. To sleep in a bunk bed and make conversation with friendly strangers in the kitchen of a youth hostel...or perhaps splurge and spend the night in a nice hotel room.

Luckily, summer brings some opportunity. Boston is on the cards to meet up with my old buddies. (Yahoo!) Then perhaps Canada or Mexico for visa work. I really want to go to Mexico , especially since I already did Ottawa once. But it appears Canada might just be a wiser choice, if not the only. If so, the plan is to drive to Montreal. The very fact that I'm blogging about it even while its in its inception stages tells you how excited I am beginning to get. Yay!

28 comments:

sepulchritude said...

Summer? In Boston? Make sure you pack tons of winter gear: ice-picks, snow boots etc.

Drenched said...

Nuestro Mexico ya notre Montréal
Haaye yeh sawaal karta hai behaal
Take my advice, choose the sun
And Latinos will also assure the fun.

;)

Drenched said...

The word I meant was einsure
to malaproprisms, there's no cure
So, pliss to forget this crime
and accept my corrected rhyme:

Nuestro Mexico ya notre Montréal
Haaye yeh sawaal karta hai behaal
Take my advice, choose the sun
And Latinos will also ensure the fun.

;)

Drenched said...

Once more my fingers have cheated
An extra letter they've bleated
'Ensure' was what I'd meant
To Typo Hell I should be sent

This spamming I must quit
Before TGFI labels me a slimy git

Drenched said...

Was it assure only do I wonder
Oh, how could I commit this
blunder!
My English teacher will die in pain
This word has sent my knowledge to the drain

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

Choose between typo hell and spamming hell
the point is you don't know how to spell!
No more can you cuss at a strange keyboard french,
clearly the brain's nuts and bolts need a wrench.

The Bugs coming to bug said...

TGeffingI can sometimes get over smart,
Then you know not to take to heart,
Do not shower such praise on my new desi friend,
These typos are just another trend!!

On the matter of the french or the latin,
Where ever you go, end up in satin,
And just pray a couple of typos they dont make,
For that could decide whether a visa you get to take!!

Drenched said...

I still blame the moronic keyboard
Fifteen months in France were an overload
Typing skills have gone to the dogs
All because of those Gallic Frogs

Drenched said...

Drenched thanks bugs without the bunny
For making this space so sunny
TGFI's slurs do not matter
As long as there's more typo-filled chatter

The Bugs coming to bug said...

No matter what, there will be much chatter,
For there remains a huge amount of written matter,
And before we end up in a museum in tatters,
There is nothing else that matters!!

GuNs said...

May, Spain. Coming?

Drenched said...

I'm loving the pottery on Lajjo's blog
With rhymes I want this place to clog
To everyone, a request most humble
Do pottery - to praise, moan or grumble

La vida Loca said...

go to mexico

The Bugs coming to bug said...

Hey Hey, Drenched just do your pottery,
And people will realize there is a lottery,
So dont go out a'begging...
Just keep on pegging!!

Drenched said...

Oh yes, I reckon you're right
I now agree with that wise insight
and if this lottery some people can't recognise
their inner talent just shrinks and dies

The Bugs coming to bug said...

I thought I had seen it all from A to Zee,
But your previous poem makes me agree,
That there is a world out there to see,
Cos now I see why you come to TGFI's with glee...

Drenched said...

I come here for fun, I come here for this
silly rhyme and shadowless bliss
but right now, I am tired and drained
for tomorrow more pottery is ordained

Tachyoson said...

enjoy your roadtrip(s)

Janefield said...

Howdy my fellow potters!
This blog is now a popular hangout for us otters
Heya to V who's joined us anew
Painting our creativity a different hue

It filled me with a thrill
To see so much talent shrill
Typos, news, beer or dum aloo
All play a role in our pottery chalu!

Janefield said...

TGFI hikes off to spicy Latino land
Or could it be just cold Canada bland?
Chuffed she is, either way
All set for a trip in May

Drenched said...

Aa gayi hai Lajjo ki Jane
With verses for people insane
Pliss not to be killing me for typos
They don't work here, your editor's ethos
This is Navdy's humble request
Pliss to be ignoring her typo treasure chest

Janefield said...

Drenched, fear not with worry
Editors love typos, with what else can we parry?
Let not such quibbles come into fray
Where pottery is concerned, let's all be happy and gay!

The Bugs coming to bug said...

@jane:

Your pottery is very clear,
And it has spread many a cheer.
And now that I am not that queer,
I can leave without a fear!

I think it has been fun,
Pottery was produced by the ton,
But TGFI will soon take none,
And we disappear before she gets out her gun!!

Janefield said...

@the bugging bug, thanks for the kind words :)

but, but, but..

are ye calling it quits?
say nay, else my heart will get torn to bits!
no more pottery you say??
only 'coz TGFI ain't happy OR gay? :P

The Bugs coming to bug said...

Let us wait for TGFI to play...
For this is hard to convey....
I will have to keep away...
And take a break without a delay!!
But don't let this pottery to decay...
For you have many feelings to essay.. :)

Drenched said...

You will have to keep away
But why, o, why, Mr Bugs, I say!
She's not angry, our TGeffingI
So, why to pottery are you saying goodbye?

The Bugs coming to bug said...

While TGFI is showing a lot of patience,
The rest of her commenters might show a bit more ambivalence,
And her friends' space we must respect,
Before they take some measures to ban us and protect.

Amit said...

Boston eh. When will you pass through? Will you have time to eat or drink? :)