​Scribed #4

The music was loud. Loud enough to be aptly called Rock Pub, she thought. 

She looked out at the dance  floor to see her friends dancing to the tunes oblivious to everything else. Arjun even tried some kind of goofy hip hop move which totally sucked. Bosco and Divya laughed and pelted him with some tissue balls. That brought a smile on her lips too. 

Arjun looked at her and cupped both hands around his mouth and called out, “Aditi Agarwal, come out here now.” 

In response, she cupped one hand around her ear and then shrugged to indicate to Arjun that she couldn’t hear him. Though she heard him just fine. But she just wasn’t in a  mood to dance. 

She looked at the piercing blue color  of the cocktail she was sipping. Oh great, I’m on vacation and I’m blowing this too, she thought. 

Just then, she heard someone pulling out a chair beside her. “Hey there”, he said as he flopped quite easy next to her. 

Excuse me? ” was the first thing that came to her mind but instead she said,” What do you want?”

It came out sounding very rude she knew but this was a total stranger who had no business saying Hey there to her like  they were friends or something. 

The guy smiled. It was a kind of boyish smile with a dimpled chin and all. Quite in contrast to his lean and tall body. 

” I was wondering would you like to dance  with me? ” he said. 

” Why would you wonder that? ”

” U look like you could use a dance. ”

” I look like? ”

” Yes, u look tensed. But u r on vacation right? ” he said titling his head to her friends dancing to Despacito. 

She snorted. None of them even knew what the lyrics meant but all swore they loved it. 

Wait a minute, is he still  here? 

” I’m sorry. I don’t wanna dance with you. ”

” Why? ”

” Uhh bcoz u r a total stranger and I’m not comfortable dancing with strangers?? “, she hoped the words had the proper sarcasm rolled around it. 

” Oh but I’m not a stranger. I’m from Mumbai too. ”

” Wait a second. How did you know I’m from Mumbai? ”

He held up his phone, Facebook staring back at her.” I heard ur friend call out ur name. So I looked u up “, he admitted sheepishly. 

She threw a dirty look at Arjun on the dance floor , who was kind of hair flipping his bangs out of his eyes laughing.

” Okayy, this is even more creepy. I wouldn’t be comfortable even talking to u now. ”

” Okay, how about if I tell u my name? I’m Aditya Sehgal. ” He extended a hand. 

” My answer is still a NO”. She said ignoring the hand. 

“Okay, let me buy u a drink at least. ”

” You know why don’t u buy a drink for a girl who would actually dance with u and give u ur time’s worth? ”

” Okay, let me ask you straight then. Do u have a boyfriend?”

” Yes I have a boyfriend. ”

” One of them? “He asked Indicating Aditya and Bosco. 

” What? No, not them. ”

” So the boyfriend’s not here and u r hanging out with them? ”

” They r my friends okay. ”

” Okay, let me buy u that drink.”

” Even if you did, I would still go and dance with them, not you.”

“Okay will do.”

He gestured at a nearby bartender. The bartender duly turned up with two shot glasses. 

” U do shots naa? ”

” Yeah, I do”

” I figured. So ull drop me a message on fb when the boyfriend finally leaves? ”

” What makes u think he is leaving me? ”

He smiled and just clinked glasses with her. 

She shrugged and downed the drink in one shot. 

” Cu Aditya Sehgal”, she said getting up to go and join her friends. 

He smiled that smile again. ” Yes, Cu very soon, Aditi Agarwal.” 

New Year Blogging Goals

  • Start blogging more often. I don’t expect to like churn out daily or weekly posts on a regular basis but I am aiming for reducing the block between my average posts. 
  • Experiment more in blogging. This will also mean that I should experience more in my life so that I can write about it. I also need to be more creative in my posts. And just improve overall. 
  • Read more. My Facebook and Instagram walls depresses me and yet I put myself through it every day. If I have to browse why not read my WordPress feed more often! I also need to diversify the content I read. 
  • Connect more with fellow bloggers. Because it feels good to leave a comment on something someone took a lot of effort to write just to encourage them further. 
  • Work on my blog. Yes, my blog itself needs to be taken care of and updated timely. 

    This new year my wish to all us fellow bloggers:

    Let’s Blog. Express. Connect. 

    Happy new year all!! 😊 

    Liebster Award  

    I was nominated by Ann from Ann’s Reading corner and which is an amazing blog to read!! Thank q Ann 😊

    Very quickly the rules of the tag:
    1. Thank the person who nominated you

    2. Answer the 11 questions they gave you

    3. Nominate 11 blogs

    4. Give them 11 questions to answer

    So, here I go:
    Q: What is your favorite thing about blogging?

    A: What I love about blogging is that it allows me to express the way I’m feeling. On the social networking sites there is always this pressure of being judged or the anxiety of my posts not getting “likes” but blogging isn’t like that. I feel moody, I post about my current mood, I’m in awe of a book or a TV series, I can go ahead and post about it. It’s like my corner on the Internet 😊

    Q: What is one thing you wish you knew when you started your blog?

    A: I was very unsure when I started my blog but gradually it grew on me and with ease. So, I would like to take the lessons as they come. 😁

    Q: What is your most anticipated release for the rest of the year?

    A: This year it wasn’t a book I was awaiting but Game of Thrones Season 7!! It brightened up my Mondays at work!

    Q: Which author do you think shaped your reading the most? 
    A: As a child all I read were Enid Blyton books – Famous Five, Secret Seven, Malory Towers…. These books made reading my favorite hobby.

    Q: What color book do you own the most of?

    A: Umm that’s hard to make out.. It’s a jumble of colors in my book shelf 😁

    Q: Do you eat or drink while you are reading? 
    A: No nothing!! When I’m reading, I’m only reading.

    Infact, that’s also exactly when Mom  decides to show up to talk and I’m like, ‘Mom, I’m doing something here.’

    Q: What TV Shows are your current favorites?

    A: Game of Thrones

    The Flash

    Q: Harry Potter or Twilight?

    A: Harry Potter!! It leaves me spellbound even after n number of marathons.

    And honestly I never liked Twilight.

    But if it was Harry Potter vs Vampire Diaries (The TV series version) that would have been a close call for me. 😁

    Q: How long do you think it takes you to read a book? (on average, of course)

    A: Three to four days

    Q: What book are you currently reading? 

    A: Just finished with Winter – the last book in the Lunar Chronicles.

    I actually read TV show transcripts also and I’m currently on The Flash Season 2 transcript

    Q: Who are some of your favorite bloggers that you think everyone should check out?

    A: My favorite bloggers are

    1.  Flygirl @ https://boredppl.wordpress.com

    2. Jai @ https://metroandlife.wordpress.com

    3. Redheaded book lover @ http://redheadedbookloverblog.wordpress.com

    4. Phil Soukoulis @ https://whatshouldidowithmylifesite.wordpress.com

    5. Idle Muser @ https://aditisharma37.wordpress.com

    6. Riddhi Sharma @ https://scriptedsheet.wordpress.com

    7. Ankit Mishra @ https://ankitmishra011.wordpress.com

     

    I would like to keep the nomination open and anyone who wants to try it can 😊
    But I would love it if Flygirl and Redheaded book lover gave it a go😁

    So, my questions are as follows:

    1. Why did you start blogging? 

    2. Who has been the most positive influence in your life? 

    3. If you could live anywhere for a year, where would it be? 

    4. What has been the highlight of your year or what is that thing ur looking forward to most? 

    5. Which is your goto TV show? 

    6. What hobby are you currently into? 

    7. Choose one – Pizzas or burgers? 😜 

    8. Choose another – Supernatural powers or Superhero abilities? 

    9. What is the one thing u do best? 

    10. If u could have one wish granted, what would you ask for? 

    11. Tell me a random fact about yourself