November 23, 2007 @ 10:00 am
This being my last Friday night as a bachelor, I couldn’t help but write my last post as a bachelor.
Dhi Only One will soon be joined by Mrs. Dhi Only One (or Dhi better half – or make it worse with Dhi Only Two). Alright, humor hasn’t really been the forte of this blog nor do I attempt to cover up for it.
Ladies and gentlemen, within the span of this weekend I shall enter the next stage of life in which I shall have to do things hitherto unthought of. These include not ogling at a pretty girl next to my coffee table – at least not blatantly. Not being able to get drunk on a wild Saturday night on pure whiskey and ice (Not that I ever did that, but still the point remains that I can’t do it now). Tobacco was unknown to me anyway (yes, Mrs. Dhi Only One does read this blog).
So, all in all, I think it looks quite a good phase to move into (like I said, the blog is read). The wedding is one thing I look apprehensively at while marriage is another thing I look….well, apprehensively at. But for different reasons of course.
Like most Indian weddings, this one promises to be a fun affair. People all over the place, lot of pomp, lot of colors and the groom figuring out where to go next and where to smile next. Fun shall arrive.
Mrs. Dhi Only One has been shopping and arranging things ever since the date was decided half a year ago, so that should tell you about the scale of the wedding. Me, I am blogging two days before the wedding, so that should tell you something…I guess.
Getting back to the topic, I have been getting unsolicited advice from all quarters regarding marriage and its long-term impact on life (I thought marriage was long-term anyway). Relatives whom I have met only once in my lifetime feel its their duty to slap my back, congratulate me and smile away until I open my mouth to thank them. There are people who tell me its now going to be all about sacrifice and compromise, and then there are those who tell me its going to be great to have someone to share all your experiences with. Leaves me confused? Nah, far from it.
I remain convinced that this is one of the better things to happen in my life (and I don’t say this because the blog is read…but of course). It is indeed a wonderful feeling to be able to comprehend the world around you with another person who shares similar lines of thought as yours. It is an even more wonderful a feeling when the world around you itself becomes better solely because you are able to share.
So, on that great and promising note, Dhi Only One bids adieu to bachelorhood.
Married life, here I come. And oh yes, hey Devil, remember the carols singing girls at Java City? Good for you if you do remember, cos I have now forgotten. (But a quick Jack Daniels with Coke, I am sure, can fix that memory lapse).