Monday, January 09, 2006

Am baaaaack....

Got back to Bangalore yesterday.

Had a wonderful time in DC, seeing all the old familiar landmarks, meeting up with old friends, visiting the Christmas Tree and the Minora at the White House, roaming the malls choking with the rush of year-end shoppers....

Things hadn't changed much - the neighbors were the same, our favorite restaurants remained (even some of the waiters), Trader Joe's was still there, Beltway politics was in full swing.

Well, may be one thing had changed - the Redskins are on a 6 game winning streak!

24 comments:

Bangalore City News said...

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Anand said...

Welcome back!

karrvakarela said...

Hi,

Nice to have you back. Hope you and your family are well.

chappan said...

Suj
Finally. Welcome back.
Sourin

Anjali said...

Welcome back, and happy new year!

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

1. great to have you back
2. glad you had a nice holiday
3. happy new year

:)

Mandar said...

hey! great to know that u r back in bangalore! :-)

Sujatha said...

Bangalore City News, thanks for visiting and commenting;

Anand, KK, Sourin, Anjali, SF, thank you for your sweet, lovely messages.

Mandar, it feels good to be back!

A very happy new year to all of you!

Minal said...

Glad to have you back. Hope you , your husband and little N had a fun-filled start to lovely New year and wishing you all a very happy a new year.

jazz said...

Welcome home. How's Bangalore!?

Ravi said...

Sujatha,
Late here but Happy New Year and welcome back! Will drop in here more often!
Cheeers,
Ravi

Kishore said...

Welcome back.. have a great year ahead... :)

and errr... pardon my ignorance... but who are these Redskins.. :)

Sujatha said...

Thanks Minal, Jazz, Ravi and Kishore. A very happy new year to all of you as well.

Jazz, it's good to be back in Bangalore. Everyone is walking around in sweaters, caps and mufflers, but after DC we think it's a bit funny to see that here! Bangalore is expecting a "cold" front over the next couple of days, let's see. Already missing the cold weather though.

Kishore, the Washington Redskins are the DC area (American) football team who've had a horrible time the last six years. They started out ok this year, went downhill during the middle of the season, then came back during the end of the season cobbling together a series of improbable victories (three of which happened when we were there). The new coach is good, looks grandfatherly but must be a tyrant in the locker room and during training. Crossing our fingers and watching to see what happens in their game against the Seattle Seahawks next weekend.

Kishore said...

Wow Seattle.. :)
I was in Seattle on official duty for a few months last year.. So, I support the Seahawks.. :) let me know who wins...

Sujatha said...

Kishore, thank you for your comment, but booooooo!

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charu said...

welcome back er, home? and here is wishing you a very happy new year :)

Sujatha said...

Tanay and Charu, thanks and a very happy new year to you too.

Tanay, I'm getting ready to send an update e-mail regarding the Read Bangalore Project and I'll put you on the list for that from now on. Thanks for giving me your e-mail addresses!

uma said...

hi, suj! welcome back :)

Sujatha said...

thanks Uma! Happy new year! Now if I could just get back to writing...

Taz Snow said...

Hey, welcome back! Shankaraantiya Shubhaashayagalu :oD (And yes, that was Kannada!)

Sujatha said...

Thanks Mallika! Happy Sankaranthi to you too!:))

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

too bad the redskins lost in the playoffs. They played hard till the very end. They just needed a good offense, and they could have gone all the way! tough luck! Anyways I am seahawk fan!!! Go seattle!!

Sujatha said...

Kunsjoi, thanks for visiting and commenting, but another Seattle fan! Bah! :))

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