Monday, 3 September 2012

Pimp My Cat

When I was in school, packing meant a family holiday. In college, I associated it with going home for vacations, or coming back to hostel at the beginning of next term – each exciting in its own way. When I was packing for my move from Calcutta to London, I was sad to say goodbye to family and friends, but thrilled about moving to a new city and starting work. Packing means change, and I like change, so (with one exception) I always get excited about packing.

This weekend we moved to a new flat which I really like, and not surprisingly, I was in high spirits while packing. And when I am in high spirits, I am apt to be reckless. From a conversation on Sunday:
Me: There’s a half-bottle each of virgin olive oil and extra-virgin olive oil. I am mixing the two so that it’s easier to pack.
Nirmalya (with a pained expression): Go ahead. A few hundred Italians just died, but go ahead.
In a similarly reckless spirit, I decided that Mafatlal (the cat who appeared in a previous post) looked too staid in brown, and could do with a makeover. Accordingly, I stuck it all over with bits of coloured paper, and finished it off with a layer of varnish. The effect, I think, is not disagreeable.


Shrabasti Banerjee said...

Where did you move to? Mafatlal with a makeover kicks ass \m/

Raktima said...

I don't know why this post made me so happy. Maybe it's because I came here after a long time, or maybe it's because it's raining here and NUJS is beautiful in the rain. :)

Did you move to Zone 1?

Although I liked Mafatlal more when he was brown, THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!! Show us his face!

Tommy said...

Nice use of litotes.

Spin said...

Cat is art. That must have taken hours.

Indecision Personified said...

I commented before - but does not seem to have appeared. What I said was:

"That cat must have taken hours and hours to do. How long did your 'reckless' spirit last?? But the result really is beautiful."

Also, guess what? I saw the future you! - yesterday! If I catch you online - remind me to tell you about it.:)

Sroyon said...

@Shrabasti: A flat in the same locality.

@Raktima: No, we are still loyal to Zone 2 and the Isle of Dogs.

@Tommy: Thank you. :) I am pleased that it did not go unnoticed.

@Spin: Not that long. Maybe two hours. And then 15 minutes to peel off the strips of dried glue from my fingers.

@IP: Umm, okay...