Been down for the last couple of days with a
viral fever. It’s not just me but a good number of Chennaites who share this virus along with me[Per doctor, it wasn’t a viral fever. just a fever, whatever]. Also thanks to my nice eating habits in any roadside shop of Chennai. That noble habit is under tight scrutiny at home and I nearly swore on camphor that I would avoid (note- avoid, not stop) eating elsewhere.
For all these years, eating on Saravana/Kaiyendhi Bhavans has made me immune to most of the quick spreading germs. A few months of good home food kicked out the immunity and I am now a welcoming victim for all these germs. Enough. To cut the long story short, if you are at Chennai, the best way to protect yourself is to eat anywhere without looking for any hygiene. Within couple of months, I assure, you are Mr. Immune.
So the whole of the weekend, I’ve been at home. This is the only week I’ve been completely at home. And when you have nothing to do except books and the television it is so cool. Watched television to my glory yesterday. Not just the usual kollywood stuff but some good ones like the Biography of Sidney Sheldon, a documentary on the man behind Bram Stoker‘s Dracula in the History Channel and ofcourse Steve Ballmer‘s visit to India in CNBC. Also did watch one of MGR’s initial hits called Mahadevi and was zapped by the production values and the screenplay.
This morning the fever was again peaking and a very close friend who has come down from Canada was here to invite me for his marriage. A few hours of chatting got us nostalgic and we happily shared those days of filled with a plethora of emotions. Especially biking around Chennai even during the floods, the long evenings which we spent talking all kinds of stuff at the Drive-In Woodlands and even the toughest of events that we just laughed out.
Just after he left, I realized, the fever gone. Poye Pochu !!
12 responses to “Been down for the last”
Man, u keep us updated w/ things happenin in and around Chennai so well, I’d taken ur blog for granted. So I was quite confused when I saw a personal blog! 🙂
naina goto tasmac shop. Get one 1/4 doctor’s brandy. have one large peg with hot water. vootla wife thada uththaravu irundhaa, add bit of pepper and honey. viral fever poye poachu.
Thanks Curses. It’s been quite sometime since I wrote anything personal up here. Probably as they say its the Jora Vegam that made me right. But again wasn’t I also talking about the viral fever spreading in Chennai here 😉
Ferarri, Nandri for the Vivek Vaithiyam. Ithellam namkku sathiyama seri pattu varadhu. anyway I knew you told this as a public service too.
Hi Lazy, coming back after a little while. Good to see you are in form… blog form, hopefully you have recovered from your chennai juram.
Reminds me too much of my home town.
A better and faster way to become Mr. Immune: If its two weeks of eating of Saravana Bhavans to make you immune, its just 1 month of eating at IIT’s hostel messes.
Undaba pattuko lazy.
Ennapa thalaivar still color colora varuthu un sitela onnaiyum kannum?
Get well soon LAZY….call me for anyhelp.
Just thought of calling you and i restained myself calling u since u may be in Bed to take rest. Take care Guru…
Take care dude,BTW did it take so long for that Doc to find out that this is not a viral fever?.Anyway your suggestion to become Mr.Immune is true only(from my experience too).But Weak-hearted guys, don’t try this.Only ‘Dhairiyam konda’ ppl like me and Guru can do all these anyway.
An order from the wife eh!?
Thanks to this post of yours, Guru, I rushed to see the doc first thing y’day evening when I discovered a fever coming on. He’s put me on antibiotics, just to be sure! Thanks to you, guess I’ve prevented being bed-ridden! Cheers, Machan!
Ashok R, Welcome back. Was a little suprised when I saw your comment after some time.
Nilu, you are always to the point, hitting the nail on the head. you are right.
Ravi, God Bless you 😉 Fever is real boring except that you can take a day off.
adipex If some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do what is right, on condition of being turned into a sort of clock and wound up every morning before I got out of bed, I should instantly close with the offer.