Story of a lost journalist

July 10, 2013

So late in the night

Filed under: Daily Rot — Cris @ 02:55

“What do you do so late in the night?”

This is one question that always bugs me. Yes, it is a perfectly decent thing to ask. But I find myself retorting- why should things be any different because it is late in the night? I do the same things I do in the evening. I don’t think, “Hey it’s 11pm, I better start doing strange things now”. I tell them I stay up late cause I wake up late. I get the number of hours everyone else does, just that my timing is a bit off. But they don’t get the message. They keep asking. “Still, what do you do?” I say what everyone else is doing when they are awake. “But are you reading, are you writing, are you browsing?” No, I climb coconut trees in the night.

I seriously hate this timetable that some morning blighter in the prehistoric times cooked up and got the rest of the world following. Yeah yeah, “it is what nature prescribed, it is how the eco system is designed, can’t you see?” Blah. I cant see. I say there is nothing wrong if someone wants to stay awake in the night and sleep in the day. Absolutely nothing odd about taking a bath at 2am and sipping a cup of hot coffee. Doing the chandranamaskaram in place of the sooryanamaskaram. Yawning at the first sign of dawn and curling under the sheets. Wishing the world a good morning and sweet dreams and going to sleep for a good ten hours, emm, eight hours. I say open the offices at 9pm. Let’s live in the nights, for a change now. Oh bummer, there’s no natural light. And being an energy saver, that’s a huge bummer. Alright alright let’s go back to day work. But do not, I repeat, do not ask me what I do so late in the night. I might just throw a coconut at you.

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15 Comments »

  1. 🙂

    Comment by denny — July 10, 2013 @ 07:17 | Reply

  2. Hmmmmmmm………………the curious case of cris seetha o.0 , the absentee journalist and the mysterious case of coconut robberies around vazhuthakad. Her confession suggests that these are not merely coincidences. o.0

    (had to steal from sir Arthur Conan Doyle :D)

    Comment by iamworthatry — July 10, 2013 @ 08:35 | Reply

  3. Anyway, I loved this one 🙂

    Comment by iamworthatry — July 11, 2013 @ 00:07 | Reply

    • Thanks Aswin :-). There are no coconuts in Vazhuthacaud. We get them imported from Peroorkada. That’s where I go to climb.

      Comment by Cris — July 11, 2013 @ 00:18 | Reply

      • ohk…somebody pls call the police…we got the culprit

        Comment by iamworthatry — July 11, 2013 @ 00:23

  4. I live this situation even today. People don’t really get that I am a late night person. There are a thousand and one questions related to what we do in the night!…..I wish to advice them, try out once and let me know 🙂

    Comment by Viji Venu — July 13, 2013 @ 00:38 | Reply

    • Viji, I now try to just shut up and never talk about sleeping time. No questions, no answers :D. Works most of the time.

      Comment by Cris — September 10, 2013 @ 01:02 | Reply

  5. there should be a huge user friendly ‘like’ button in your blog, which doesnt require login details.
    -your most recent fan

    Comment by laju — July 17, 2013 @ 22:57 | Reply

    • Laju, yea! Let me see if I can do that, but wordpress hosts the blog. So I don’t know if I can do a lot of customisation.

      Comment by Cris — September 10, 2013 @ 00:59 | Reply

  6. Wish u would write as often as u used to!!Missing them!!

    Comment by Biju Kadeekkal — September 9, 2013 @ 22:38 | Reply

    • Thanks Biju :-). But to make up for all the absence, I wrote a gigantic short story last month. Didn’t ya see?

      Comment by Cris — September 10, 2013 @ 00:57 | Reply

      • I don’t know why, but I prefer your real short non-stories!!I find your genius shining brightest there!!

        Comment by Biju Kadeekkal — September 11, 2013 @ 10:01

      • Lol Biju that’s a nice way of saying “your long posts are boring!”

        Comment by Cris — September 11, 2013 @ 12:17

  7. Ithanu ee thirontharathukarude oru karyam!!Anyway,I for one, always feel that the greatness of prose(poetry too) is not measured by the number of words.I consider Kunjunni mash’s little poems and prose on par with any other literary work in Malayalam.

    Comment by Biju Kadeekkal — September 14, 2013 @ 00:59 | Reply


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