Thursday, February 14, 2013

This is a toughie ....

Who doesn't love choices? While the type of decisions involved may differ, in almost every situation, we tend to naturally find solace in the fact that we have the freedom of choice in front of us which is often irrespective of the nature of the choice. Fried rice or noodles on a day when you have had to skip a meal on account of work? A really short hair cut or one that leaves you with medium length hair when you know that nobody except your parents will notice? The left turn or the right turn when you're on a weekend bike ride to nowhere? 


Unfortunately having choices means having to make decisions, some of which can actually impact your life. And that can often put you in a spot of bother. Take my case for example. At the end of yet another long day of work (stop laughing, Im adding it just in case my boss is reading this) all I want to do is sit back, listen to some good music, watch another episode of Law & Order, have dinner, catch a bit of wrestling / MMA and go to sleep. Hold on a minute, before you think Neil has the perfect work life balance, note that I said " ... all I want to do ..." and not what I actually do. 


What actually happens is that after reaching home I need to decide on how to spend my evening with what I can at best describe as two of my life's leading ladies right now and trust me that is not an easy decision to make. Comparing apples to apples and then deciding which tastes sweeter is a walk in the park. However try comparing an Atemoya and a Kumquat and then decide (bet you have no clue what either of them are). 


One will find wide spread acceptance with my family while the other will result in raised eyebrows and silent disapproval. One finds me taking my memories and recreating them with my own signature while the other has me totally out of my comfort zone and invites me to explore totally new horizons with her, hand in hand. One demands nothing and is always at her best while the other comes with her baggage that you need to handle all the time. One gets along fabulously with young and old alike while the other definitely has limited appeal. 


Long story short, one represents my familiar and comforting past and the other potentially represents a very uncertain future. Whatever will I do with the choices I have to make? Oh here's a picture of the two of them standing next to each other .... 



12 comments:

Nefertiti said...

go with the black one... it's prettier!

Anonymous said...

Nice post...unfortunately i cudn't see the pic.. :( I wud hv to chk frm home...damn the IE at office...but i m sure both mst b luking gorgeous in the pic :)

Well glad 2 knw you too believe tht valentine's day is overhyped and kind of marketing technique rather than an occasion itself...

What do I do wen i reach home..prepare chapati's...chk my gmail..talk to my family and thn start reading a book and doze off...he he he...and its not tht it so goes like this daily :D many a times I am too late frm work to help in kitchen and have to eat the cold food alone when every1 else has slept..duh!
-Anony(another lovely lady) he he he
P.S.: Aaani jaani...h kahaani...bulbule si...zindagaani...

Neil said...

Nefertiti - It is definitely more attractive but wait till you hear the other one.

Anony - Any book recommendations? I guess we all live the same sort of life and justify it to ourselves saying we earn enough to give up the simple pleasures of life.

FTR I had to search first before I could identify the song. Nice! You seem to be a music person.

Nefertiti said...

Since when do men prioritize listening over looking? I am appalled!! what will happen to me...

Neil said...

There are a few of us who do not really give importance to the looks aspect. Few and far between though. Not that it really matters.

Anonymous said...

Well,the last book I finished reading was 'The perks of being a wallflower'. It wasn't a great book but anyways a nice read...Now 'The Stanger's Child' which was gifted by a goodPlz do recommend me too I wud add tht in my list...though I hv been planning to read The Jam Fruit Tree next...

Yes,I am a music person indeed...


P.S.: Aaoge jab tum saajnaaa...

Anonymous said...

good frnd* -Anony

Neil said...

That definitely does not sound like my line of books. Im finishing Yes Prime Minister, its based on the old BBC comedy that used to air on DD. Its really funny and a must read especially if you can get it with Yes Minister.

Anonymous said...

Did you participate in the channel W blogs contest...if you were invisible for a day???

-Anony

Neil said...

Not this time. I find the usual 500 word limit highly restrictive. I had given it a shot earlier though - http://neilsrandomramblings.blogspot.com/2011/11/golden-shower.html

Buls said...

Pick the future... you have already learned lessons of the past

Anonymous said...

The yamaha sounds brilliant. It is a good piece. You should get a basic processor. You won't believe how many sounds you can get out of the korg processors. Exact tones which will sound brilliant with your guitar.
Keep the acoustic for the CCRs and oldies.
Try smoke on the water with the the right tone and experience yourself not Giving a crap about everything else in life!