All in A Day’s work

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 5; the fifth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

The first Saturday of every month. It happens like clockwork. Trepidation and excitement rolled into one. Furtively I step around, work and home left behind. Excuses, one after the other, each more feeble than the last. 

Let it go“, screams my mind. But I am like a dope-deprived addict swaying madly, frantic at even the prospect of what might come, what might be. This time I won’t, I promise myself, chanting over and over again, convincing myself. But as the day dawns, I imagine them working, striving, building, creating. And I sneak out. I am compelled to. 

You can’t“, sneers the mind, “look at you, a life in front of you, deadlines that will make your future all set, only if you do not digress. You want to give that up for a single day’s recreation?” I turn a deaf ear, I have to, the choice was always made, only I had stopped to delude myself. I will keep trying, have to, no matter what, pushes the stubborn will, and the weakened resolve. 

The first Saturday was here. it was the day for Blog-a-Ton.

I ran over to the venue. It was time. The day had begun.

There was fire all around, glaring and dancing around the huge black boulders. There were stalactites and stalagmites, but black as soot. It was a place made of rocks. Everyone around looked like a square, just like their profiles in Facebook, sitting around. And each one of them had a laptop. I had come empty-handed, nothing with me as yet, just to see how others were doing. They looked up as I entered. 
The Marshal was flexing his muscles, baring his teeth, “You’ll never get my vote, you worthless lump!” 
Madhu, the defending champion, came over and said soothingly, “Of course, you are good. You are the Maverick! But I’m better!!”. He cackled madly.
I couldn’t believe two of my favourite people could say that. Men are cruel, I thought, nearly in tears.
And I bumped into The Solitary Writer, “You wanted to compete with me, eh? Watch me tear you apart!!” I stammered, “You were supposed to be my friend….” But it dissolved into nothingness,as he transformed into something big and green in front of my eyes. When suddenly Shilpa appeared, “Don’t worry girl, don’t mind them, let’s play Farmville.” I actually heard horses neighing and saw reindeers (?) flying. 
But it wasn’t to be. I couldn’t be content, just farming. I went ahead deeper into the cave. The daylight was almost absent there. I saw a very tall lady sitting on her haunches. When she saw me, she stood up. And I cricked my neck trying to look at her, whoa, she was at least 7 feet tall. “You don’t remember me”, she said sadly. “They call me Lambi.” She made to shake my hand, but I was so scared thinking that she will wring my neck, that I ran away. And bumped into my friend Neha, “You were supposed write in my blog, and you are here??”, she screeched. Sid was there (I could see his “Stupidity” name tag) and he doubled over laughing. Pawan was shaking his head, “You were my friend but alas, no more”. Shankar telling me, “I won’t ever let you ride my Ferrari” Anamika crying, “You are a good-for-nothing Bengali”. Dhiman was shaking his head too….
I was now bawling, tears were flowing uncontrolled, unashamed…. everyone hated me…. just because I had no post! 
Suddenly the Marshal tapped on my head and cried in a booming voice (he now resembled Hagrid), “The hour is approaching. You will vanish at 0000 hrs. Be warned….” 
Where had the time gone? I had to write, write for my life. Anything, anything at all. I saw I had a pen in my hand all along, but I couldn’t pry my laptop open. 
Then I saw Avada Kedavra, The West Wind, Roshmi come from behind, they were casting Patronuses, “Don’t worry, keep fighting. We are still here. You can write. Just think”. 
And I thought and thought and thought, darkness was becoming even darker, and I was still thinking, all alone. Every one had gone home. And I started writing about ‘Saving the World’ (!!) with a stick in my hand on the dirt. And it was almost ready. I started running…. The Marshal was laughing jubilantly, as he was pulling the the huge rocks together, with bare hands, closing the gates. And out of nowhere a hand came out, Bharathi (looking something like Rannvijay of MTV Roadies) pulled me in. And now I could submit my post……….

The damned beeping alarm woke me up before I could complete the whole dream, err, nightmare (which was more of a result of Harry Potter, lack of ideas, being not-too-cold, and a very warm quilt) and submit my dratted post. But with it came relief, and the  realisation, the day is just beginning, there’s still time for writing the post. I can stop running around, and there weren’t actually those embarrassing tears. And I will write and submit just to get these scary multiple personalities off my back.

So, all in today’s work : 
  1. Write down the nightmare. 
  2. Apologize to everyone. 
  3. Share laughs?? (Please be lenient)
  4. Get back to my deadlines.
  5. Get a life?
And last I saw, Madhu, Stephen and the Marshal are as nice as ever. All of the characters are still my friends. And Shankar doesn’t have a Ferrari. 🙂 🙂

N.B.  I am grateful that I didn’t dream of each and every one of my blogger-buddies. I don’t think I would have been any shape to write the post then. As it happens, one was one too many! 
The nightmare is partially true. Embellishments are obviously there, but please do NOT be offended (this is supposed to be funny, if you are awake). Or should I say,

All the characters (not names) are purely fictional, any resemblance to any living person is a product of my over-active imagination, and a sign that I care enough to dream about you (even if it is in a nightmare)

Lots of Love,

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About Guria

An Artist in Science: A Misfit 'cause I choose to be one. "Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform" And a Maverick, because, I'm... umm... brilliant?
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60 Responses to All in A Day’s work

  1. Lol! That was funny! Were you watching or reading HP recently? Bcoz it sounds like you've been thinking about that and the contest and the result is the dream (with embellishments, of course!) 😛


  2. Shruti says:

    I thought of commenting later..but u made me comment!! Simple, funny and cute post from u 🙂
    Sid-stupidity tag,
    Neha-Guest blog,
    Lambi-7Feet (U call her lamb-y…Guess, ur subconscious mind dint record tat!)
    Shankar-Ferrari (ROFL :D)

    Awesome..U mentioned about everyone…atlast Bharathi saved ur day 😀

    Hahahah 😀
    U made me crazy too… See how am commenting 😀


  3. Ravan says:

    U know since beginning, people called me crazy…and innocent that i am, i believed them…

    i believed them to the last core point till the day I met you…

    ur imagination runs wilder than any human being can ever reach….wowieee…:O

    and here i tot i had written craziest post!!!!


  4. Vipul Grover says:

    Bharathi bharathi bharathi.. enuf of this.. u ppl openly breaking the societal norms.. He is married, how many times shud i tell u.. nd yeah u too engagd.. I can't allow this on blog-a-ton.. I banish u :p! this is indeed a gr8 blog-a-ton post nd being the marshal, I am getting senti rite now tht thr r othrs too who luv this evnt as mch as i do 🙂

    And thank god, u realised in the end tht um as nice as ever.. bt sorry u still wont get my vote :p
    ( i mean till i read evry post nd take the decision cnsidring all parameters 😉


  5. Guria says:

    Hey Vipul

    ROFL… I just KNEW you will be fixated on that one, Bharathi's role!! This happened because of YOU in the first place! And you can't banish me! Or else the crazy quotient will completely dwindle.
    As for Blog-a-Ton, it does mean a lot, it's hard to give up even for a month!
    And you are 'lol-ing'… that's good! I'm no more the 'worthless lump' then!! 😀 😀


  6. Guria says:

    Hey Ravan

    Coming from you, that's a whopper of a compliment! Thanks! 🙂
    But even by my standards this is too crazy! 😛
    I hope you liked this one!! 🙂


  7. pRiYaN...! says:

    you have given importance to all your blog mates and honored them !!
    a novel way of appreciating their presence !!



  8. Guria says:

    Hi Shruti

    Thanks, girlie! You prove that'birds of a feather flock together'!! 😉
    Thanx for the cute comment, Lamb-y! 🙂

    Hey Psych Babbler

    I had been reading HP, yeah! Am glad you laughed. Your comment strengthened my resolve about keeping the entry. And I had been thinking of NOT participating in Blog-a-Ton! 😛 😀


  9. Ekam says:

    Hehe..That was very funny.. I read Sid's and your's post on this topic anhd both are so funny. And the lambi part.. haha..:D


  10. this is seriously funny guria…lol glad to see my name on ur blog post…ur funny…..:P


  11. That was very funny, and very creative. agree with you it truly was a crazy post 🙂


  12. Raksha Raman says:

    BRILLIANT!!! Thinking of NOT participating in Blog-a-ton??? You'd be braking hearts if you do that…I'm one of those people who look forward to the 'hatke' things you come up with….Well J.K.Rowling wrote HP cos she has the kind of imagination that not everyone is gifted with…And you are not far behind…your imagination and the way you weave things up are simply astonishing!! Keep writing for the sake of a lot of people who eagerly wait to read your posts! Good luck with Blog-a-ton 5! Cheers!


  13. Roshmi Sinha says:


    Such an entertaining post… liberally sprinkled with humour.

    “And I thought and thought and thought, darkness was becoming even darker, and I was still thinking, all alone.”

    Ummm… I must have dispelled it… with my 'grand entrance'… what… ???


  14. hi GUria..

    that was a brilliant one…i wondered abt ur narration..very nicely presented..:) keep it up..all the best..


  15. Hahahahahahahhahahahhahahhahhahaha.. saw your comment on FB and thought this will be worth reading. Girl, this was soooooo funnny.. The best is Shankar's Ferrari part..hehehe , the lambi joke, Neha's. I liked everything 🙂 Thank god, I was on your side even in the nightmare 😀 Yay! 🙂
    One question: Do you remember what my patronus resembled like? 😛


  16. The signs ! They are everywhere ..

    Raksha said I should try script writing but you had cast me as a villain already ! Pran ? Nah, Pran was brilliant ; maybe a Prem Chopra..?

    Bollywood, here I come..


    Hold on, Damn ! I become a boring and nice in the end ? 🙂 . I'll stick to my day job ..

    Jokes apart, an entertaining post with humor all over. Loved the first 3 paras, the momentum and the language(why do ya think I call ya Mav ?) was beautiful..


  17. Miss_Nobody says:

    This was really really outstanding!soooo funny!You are quite as crazy as me 😛


  18. Guria says:


    Thanks guys, thanks a lot…
    I am working on the deadlines right now (as well as moderating comments, and playing Farmville, intermittently :P)
    I will get back to replying individually tomorrow, promise! 🙂
    And it seems, everyone is crazier than what I had previously judged them to be! 😀

    Lots of Love, G.:)


  19. Aneet says:

    Clearly, I spent too much time on this! How many years of servitude do you have to endure before you become a “doctor”? I need at least 2-3 more years before I can tell people that I am “not-a-real” doctor!

    YOU need to get off caffeine. It induces nightmares.


  20. LOL…the over-active imagination has finally paid off..this is a wonderful post…:))


  21. LOL funny..The over-active imagination has finally paid off. This post is wonderful.:)


  22. vEnKy says:

    you made a post of your for this blog a ton OMG. Thats y there have been so many guest in your its been since you posted anything


  23. Guria says:

    Hi Priyan

    Thank you for the generous comment! I'd rather not be killed for this novel approach by the honoured people. 😀 😀

    Hey Ekam

    Good to have you back. Sid's was intellectually funny, got much more brains. And mine, only imagination gone haywire!! 😀
    And Lambi didn't kill me!! Must be my good fortune! 😛 :))

    Hey Solli 🙂

    How could I go without mentioning my 'green and big' partner-in-crime!! And to the others: the competition between him and I is still on! 😛 😀 😀

    Hiya Harsha,

    You know I'd been thinking how come you didn't feature in my nightmare. Then I realised you are a reticent, nice, sophisticated blogger buddy, so you wouldn't kill me for “No Post”!! 😀
    I mean the others are also that, but they are a bit away from being reticent! 😀 😀 😛

    Hey Raksha

    Thanks so much! 🙂
    Your comment embarrassed me, yet warmed my heart! You look forward to my posts is a boost to my blogging abilities, I'm touched! And as for JK Rowling, I hope you aren't pulling my leg! :))

    Heyy Roshmi,

    I actually saw you like the black-and-red profile picture you got!! 😀
    And you completely dispel my darkness… check the tense!! 🙂 🙂
    Glad could make you laugh! 😀

    Heyy Pramoda,

    Great to see you again! You liked it, eh? 😛
    And what about the narration, kiddish was it? 😛 😦
    Thanks… 🙂


  24. Guria says:

    Hey Avada Kedavara,

    Did you realise the incongruence? Avada Kedavra, the Killing Curse is casting Patronuses!! :))
    And why did I have an inkling that you will ask about the shape… it was something 'big, silvery and four legs'?? 😀
    And you always end up on my side, 'janam-janm ka saath??' 😀 😀
    Thanks babes! 🙂

    Hi Madhu 🙂

    Itching to reply to you! 😛
    You could have told me, you had no problem with being the 'cackling villain'… you know my fertile imagination, I would have come up with a more versatile role! 🙂 🙂
    Had to make you 'boring and nice'…. see, I couldn't risk you guys never speaking to me again! 😀 😛
    Actually the first 3 paras are the ones I worked on, if I get a flow usually I can write well :P… the rest was intentionally kiddish, not much of a flow, low on description for savouring immature behaviour! 😀
    I wouldn't have participated in Blog-a-Ton… I was trying to write a post about waiting for it and then missing it! 😛 😀
    Thanks a lot! 🙂

    Hey Miss_Nobody

    You were actually there in my dream, I remember seeing you with two glasses of coffee(??)… but honestly couldn't remember where and in what role, so I refrained from casting you any!! Didn't even make up!! 😀
    Thanks… I pride on being crazy!! 😀

    Hey Aneet,

    I don't take caffeine… I'd rather not contemplate the consequences if I had!! 😀

    Heyy dilontherocks

    Welcome to MM 🙂
    Thank you for the stamp of approval! Gosh, you must be one of the crazies too! 😀

    Heyy Venky,

    Lack of punctuation makes me confused!! 😛
    But from the essence of the comment (besides the OMG) I didn't not write (ie. guests wrote) to present this post. But I presented this post BECAUSE I cannot write!! 😛 😀


  25. LOL
    That's a quite exhilarating post; I particularly enjoyed Shilpa's encounter…good one Guria 🙂


  26. pushpee says:

    Aw! I didn't appear in ur dreams…must get to know u more to haunt u next time…hahaha!!
    seriously, quite creatively written!! tagging ur friends in ur post makes it so interesting and want to know more about it….good post…keep writing!!!


  27. LOLZ… You were right this is the craziest post that's been submitted…. brilliant… thats all I can say… you have a fan here 🙂



  28. quite humorous and pleasantly innovative….
    enjoyed the reading…
    I see you at the horizons of imagination…


  29. Shilpa Garg says:

    LOL!! A very very interesting, funny and humorous, creative, imaginative take on the topic, Sreya!! Damn good. 🙂
    Gosh, FarmVille has become synonymous with me!!
    But…I'm lovin' it!! 🙂
    Good luck to you for BAT-5!!
    Cheers 🙂


  30. Nethra says:

    It was awesome. Very hilarious.


  31. Yellow Tulip says:

    he he…now tat was real fun to read;)…wonder who was albus in ur dream!!..oops nightmare!!…:)..ha ha


  32. Dhiman says:

    Well Sorry for being late and yes you have lived up to the Any bet this is the craziest post 🙂
    Please pardon me for it….
    I'm apologizing even before you read it 😛 😛
    … I didn't expect it to be this crazy 😀 … enjoyed the role of 'shaking head' 🙂 … no controversies 😉


  33. Shalini says:

    Hi there.

    A wacky post to the core and enjoyed it immensely. With reading your post… I am now familiar with the heavyweights of this league. Well…you dont seem to be any less. A heavyweight I mean. 🙂

    Good luck and cheers!


  34. Bharathi says:

    hahaha. As his name implies (Vi pull) (courtesy Shruti). he pulls legs. He used to do it with me. Now you are also added up to his list. Lets wait for the right moment to give him back.

    And your post is quite creative. nice one though. thanks for portraying me as a positive character (I dont know who Ranvijay is, but hope its positive 🙂


  35. Karthik says:

    This made my head spin for a moment. I came here expecting some serious stuff, and you are having everyone in splits?! Terrific!
    It was hilarious. So many people attacked your brain in the same nightmare! That's some story. lol..:D
    Thoroughly enjoyed reading.
    Cheerios! 🙂


  36. Aditya says:

    Good old Guria! Innovation redefined! I remember writing about dreams being a resource for creativity-I have just written, you have Proved it! Superb writing and yes, Hilarious to the core. Love the HP insights in between 😉


  37. HaRy!! says:

    Excessive HP eh 😀 …. looks yu gonna tak the award..!cya around


  38. Guria says:

    Hi Pushpee,

    Great to see you here! A hearty Welcome to MM! 🙂
    If all of you started haunting me, I will be scared to sleep any more! 😛 😀
    Since I have no chance of winning or evn getting a single vote with my inability to write right now…. I thought why not drive people mad! Only it backfired!! 😀 😀
    Thank you girl, and do keep visiting, Madame Mistress of Words! 🙂

    Hey Mohammed

    Thank you soo much for the encouragement! I always feel so good to see your words in here! 🙂

    Hi Tavish,

    Wow! I didn't know I'm so good!! I am floating herre!! 😛 😀
    A warm welcome to MM!
    Thanks a ton for your comment, and if it doesn't strain your brain much, do keep visiting! 😀

    Hey Mahesh,

    Thank God, you didn't say at the horizons bordering an asylum! 😛 😀
    Innovation always comes to the laziest… you call it innovation, I call it short-cut! 😉
    Honestly, thanks for your stamp of approval! 🙂

    Heyyy Shilpa,

    Welcome back! [once every month for sure!! ;)]
    Yeah, FV is incomplete without Shilpa Garg! 😀
    But even you LOL-ed… I think I misjudged people reactions by miles! 😛 😀
    Thanks! 🙂 🙂

    Hey Nethra,

    Welcome on-board! 🙂
    And thanks… 🙂


  39. Aww such a cute and entertaining post.. completely unexpected!! I loved my Patronus forming part.. I am a big HP fanatic too!! I am priviledged to be a part of ur dream.. oops nightmare!!


  40. SG says:

    Nice one. One of the funniest posts I have read so far.


  41. pra says:

    Hilarious post Guria! wonderful!! I loved it! Thank god I am not there in your nightmare….I wouldn't have stand it anyway..


  42. Guria says:

    Hey Nan 🙂

    Next you'll ask who's Voldemort?? 😀
    I am glad you laughed! 🙂 🙂

    Hi Dhiman,

    No controversies huh?? Actually you were disapponiyted at this Benglai friend of yours!! 😀
    Thanks for enjoying! (You do enjoy crazy, don't you??) :))

    Heyy Shalini,

    A deliciously warm welcome on-board! 🙂
    Yeah I am a heavyweight, after all I have lifted so many of them in the post, and demolished their characters too! 😀
    thank you so much for your comment and thinking I am good! Even if you didn't mean it… 😉
    See you around 🙂

    Hey Bharathi,

    Let me tell you a secret… Your role was put for Mr. Vi-pull only! Shruti may say it's Vi-pull.. I call him… “We-pull” 😉 😀
    Marshal was the main target after all! 😀 😀
    Now he's going to banish me for sure!! 😛 😀
    By the way, Rannvijay is very positive!! 😀
    Thank you for liking this whacko post!! 🙂

    Hi Karthik,

    Welcome back! 😛 🙂
    Yeah, it is 'seriously' crazy stuff! 😛
    Just a laughter break amongst the serious stuff… Glad you liked it…. 🙂
    And do make it back in here some other time too 😛 🙂

    Heyy Aditya,

    How's work?? The topic was right up your alley! 🙂
    I did think about bringing in you and IP in here but refrained. I didn't know you'll have time to read!! Thanks… as always your words are worth a bunch to MM! 🙂

    Hiya HaRy,

    All I can say, I do hope you are voting! 😀
    Seriously, approval from the Cartoonist means a lot! 🙂


  43. Guria says:

    Hey West Wind,

    Privileged eh? You are crazy too! 🙂
    How could I miss my fellow Biochemist!! 😀
    Thanks a lot, babes! 🙂

    Hi SG,

    Seeing you here now and then… feels great! 🙂
    Thanks! 🙂


  44. Guria says:

    Hey pra

    Really missed you in here! 😛 🙂
    Thank God you enjoyed it and you are the first person who's happy not to have featured in the nightmare!! 😀
    You are, thus, the only sane person to visit the blog!! 😀
    Thanks 🙂


  45. Neha says:

    u r mad u know…kaha se aaya ye idea? this is ur best work so far in the funny post genre..

    “Suddenly the Marshal tapped on my head and cried in a booming voice (he now resembled Hagrid)” hahahaha..

    acha me ye sentence jaan bujke iss bhasha me likh rahi hu LAMBI ko yeda banane ke liye…hahahaha

    stupid sid, shilpa with farmville, Avadas patronuses (resembles what btw?), oh my, u rock girl…

    amazing post..loved it..:)))


  46. Shankar says:

    Hey..that was damn funny….. loved it….

    and 7 feet tall lambhi…lol… now whenever i see shruthi or speak to her again, only these lines will come to my mind again and again..

    and thanks for the special note about me….

    missed blog-a-ton this time..

    I would have let u to drive my ferrari(suppose if i had one)..guess u know how to drive a car….

    and now I am going to read others post and ask vipul about my chances of voting…

    good one misfit….


  47. Hey Sreya

    How r u? still in India?

    Thanks for that e-mail.

    Keep smiling.

    i will be back soon.


  48. Gyanban says:

    This has the makings of a “blogbuster” – chronicles of guria.

    Liked it.


  49. Roshmi Sinha says:

    Hi! Since you have an interest in the Bhagavad Gita you may stop by this blog and from there go to the sites on the Bhagavad Gita and the Devi Mahatmyam. There is also an intriguing translation of the 'Savitri Mantra' (aka the 'Gayatri Mantra') that you might find there.

    Listing the sites as well:






  50. Makk says:

    I am all smiling….

    Nice one!


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