November 10, 2012

S for Sportive!!

                  I believe that almost everyone of you who reads my blog, also reads The Cyber Nag. Though I had this concept in mind for a while, our most loved Zephyr's L&M Series is the inspiration for me to write it up. When I started blogging, I never meant to write anything about 'S', my dear hubby as he is a very private person. But you know guys, some things are irresistible.

A for apple, B for ball....S for sportive. What if a person who loves sports is not sportive at all? S loves games and sports. Be it cards, caroms, cricket, volleyball,tennis. You name it and he plays it all. Even if he doesn't know how to, he'll make a genuine effort to learn and play well.

As you all know, no wife and husband are alike. In most of the cases, they are opposite poles. We are one such pair. S loves sports and I abhor them. He was a cricket player in his college days. Now tell me, who in India is not a cricket player?

For example, let us take Cards - S, MIL, SIL and rest love to play cards. I don't even know how to hold 13 of them together without them slipping. So, sometimes I do the umpiring by writing the scores for them. If he plays, no one is supposed to look at his cards nor give him any suggestions. Okay buddy, I agree and respect your valuable sentiments here. S says 'drop' most of the times as he doesn't get good cards. What does he do now? He has to wait till other finish the game, right? Nah. he goes to the next players, start looking into their cards and almost plays their game. Now, you tell me, is that fair by any means? When you don't want someone to look into your cards, how can you do the same to others?

S is famous for his short temper, so no one dare to talk. Except me who nags him because I am not a player and he grins...:)

If he loses a game, the accusations: 'He looked into my cards, that's why I lost.' 'I was leading till we changed places, that's when I started getting bad cards.' Sigh!

Volleyball - By now, you must have got a feeling of how sportive our S is. Whichever city or apartment we move to, S always manages to find people with his interests. After we moved to Folsom, he started playing volley ball and registered for the yearly tournament. Now that you want to play a team sport, you have to deal with different kinds of people. Everyone might not be a sport(ive) person like you. And the players are of different age groups. So, they have different energy levels and gaming efficiency.
Our tournament starts. For the first time in our life, we accompany S to his game to cheer him up. S doesn't like to miss one ball. If anyone else misses a hit, that's it, you can see Durvasa emerging on the field. At times, I am scared if he will hit them or get hit by them for his grunting and grumbling. As sportive as S could be, they keep losing each game..:(

Tennis, Carrom, just playing catch with the ball - I spoke to one of our colleagues the other day about playing a game with S. And that set him off . Ahh..didi, I better not play any game with him. He keeps complaining that I didn't play this well, that well and doesn't accept it if he loses. And he just wants to play the part that he knows to play well. Don't tell this to S..okay?

S & Me & games - you all know by now I am not a sports person. As such I don't have S in my name. All I know is few words in English and just play with them here and there. Trying to be an ideal wife and take an active part in my husband's interests, I ask S to play a word game. They could take different forms and shapes.

One could start a word and other makes a word out of the letter that ends the first word or Take a word and see how many small words you can make out of it or the universal Name, Place, Thing, Animal -- a game on which we literally spend all our summer holidays while growing up. In the middle of the game, S abruptly scratches off the whole thing saying, I'm not playing. This happens right when he realises that I am ahead and he is going to lose. Now, tell me what I should do? Had it been my friends or my kids, they would have got a whack on their head for sure.

Thank god, I am not a sports person. You all know the reason by now, don't you?

A very Happy Birthday to the most un-sportive kid of our home. Can there be a better cake than this from his creatively sportive wife? Unfortunately, there weren't pictures from all the sides. One side had a cricket bat and ball, the other a volley ball and net, the third had tennis racquet. :)



P.S: This cake was his last year's Birthday's. :) He's going to have a small surprise dinner tonight.. :)

37 comments:

  1. Best wishes for a happy birthday to % the sportive.
    That was a hilarious post by an US(unsporting) beautifully written as usual

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    1. Thank you KP sir.. :)Glad it made you laugh.

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  2. That is a great birthday gift, I mean featuring him on your blog. If he is anything like the L&M, he would be tickled pink to be made 'famous' by his wife :) They all have their quirks, don't they, and were it not for their creative wives, who would highlight them?

    Wish him a very happy birthday and hope to see your gift to him in a subsequent post! And hey, thanks for giving me credit for your post idea. I will pass it on to the L&M, for were it not for him, where would I get such great ideas? :P

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    1. Haha...Not pink, he would be red..:P. Oh yes, they all do have their own quirks..exactly, if not we? who would highlight them ;)

      Of course the credit goes to you. You know what I learnt after reading about the L&M and the brats, to see light at the end of the tunnel; find humor and not be a fumer at all times.. btw, there is no special gift to him this year..I gave him a blast last yr.. :)

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  3. Aha what a birthday gift madamjee. :) And do tell how and what was the surprise.
    Happy birtday to Mr.F & F.

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    1. Thank you so much Bhagyasree..hehe..I liked the Mr F&F. Btw, no gifts yaar..last yr, I gathered videos of all his childhood friends and family wishing him a happy birthday. That was the special gift. This yr, just invited few friends and had a dinner at home. He has no clue about it..that was the surprise..:)

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  4. A very happy birthday to the sportive guy! :)
    And I love the cake. It is very unique.
    I am not sportive at all. But yes, I love PS3 action games. So I am a virtual sport. :)

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    1. Thank you Amit. However, the wishes won't reach him, b cos he doesn't know I posted this :P
      Yeah, Isn't it unique? Now I feel all the hours spent on the internet were worth it. At least you play virtual games, I don't touch even them. :)

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  5. A very happy birthday to Mr. Sportive :) Waiting to see this year's cake because the last one was seriously fantastic. Hope we get to see all angles this time. :)

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    1. Ohho nooo...sorry to disappoint you Jas. I just ordered a simple plain cake, nothing fancy..Will forward you last year's pics..If you observe, they will have few pics from all angles..I didn't put them here b cos of all the crowd. :)
      Thank you for the wishes and my efforts for the cake :)

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  6. I am late i know , sorry But hope you got my email .. a very happy birthday to "S".. my fellow Scorpion .. and scorpions ROCK always ..

    he is fine leave him alone he he he he :)

    and games oh yes we are COmpetetive, and like to win and why not .. you shud see me when i get time on my ps3, I have spent all nights sometimes trying ot kill that enemy :) suddely 5-6-7 HOURS go by and I am still at it :)

    Bikram's

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    1. No worries, Bikram :) I did get your wishes and passed them on 'S'. He doesn't know Bikram, but he knows my fellow blogger who wrote that jokes post on punjab and who is a cop in UK. I have to read your bio-data to remind him of Bikram :P

      Oh boy! Now look who's here to defend him..I know, scorpion huh? :)

      Hope you had a great day and Happy Diwali!!

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  7. I missed this post! I have been very busy this week with Diwali and other things. My best wishes to your S man :). Hope he enjoyed the surprise you planned for him.

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    1. Thank you Rachna. I don't know if he enjoyed or not, b cos he won't tell me naa...:) I knew everyone must be busy with the festival and all, that's why I didn't yet get the comments from my regulars :) I am also super tired yaar, his bday, festival cooking, last min dinner for Diwali..Post more pics of your bloggers meet.

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    2. I didn't take any :). Who will carry that bulky thing around. My son had taken his camera but looks like he didn't check the batteries :). You will see many of Sid on the Indiblogger official pics too. I am so tired too with all the cleaning, preparations, cooking, but it was such fun!

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    3. Oh ok..sure, I will. I normally don't log into that website..will check..:)

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    4. Arre nahin. Pics are on Indiblogger FB page :).

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    5. see what a dumbo I am?? thanks a ton, dear..for following up on my comments and letting me know..I am checking them right now..:)

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  8. Oh! The cake, simply gorgeous. Do post pics from all angles. I'm new here, and this is the first post I've read. Your "S" reminds me of my 3rd one, the moment things stop going her way she starts getting on every ones nerves. A belated "Happy Diwali!" to you.

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    1. Welcome here and thank you so much for all the wishes, Maxims. The other pics were crowded, so I didn't post them :) Now I think my daughter will also be like that, I shall wait and see.. :)

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  9. Ha ha ha:) A great one Latha! Lucky you and luckier 'S'!! Best wishes...

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    1. Thank you Amit ji. 'S' is luckier, I agree, but how am I lucky ? :P

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  10. Best Wishes to Mr. Sportive ha ha ...Funny post gal! :) Hope your surprise was a success :)

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    1. Thank you Jaish. Glad you liked it. Yeah, the party went good, but S was too tired as he was working on the wknd too :)

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  11. These eccentricities are what add spice to life-no?Here is wishing him a happy long life.

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    1. Absolutely. I know it's always funny to laugh at them once we are through it. But, while facing them, these eccentricities are irritating and annoying at times too :)

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  12. Haha Prudhvi, funny post. I saw all those things u mentioned in Mr S :). Happy B'day Mr.S. Leave the sports and enjoy the time with you lovely creative wife. :).

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    1. Haritha, which reader of mine could know 'S' better than you? haha..OH!! How I wish he did that!! But you know, these days he hardly plays any sports...naa disthe tagilindi antaru..adi nenu gattiga nammuta kooda ;)

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    2. Yeah. Hmm nee kallaki antha power vundannamata ;). Cool..

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    3. Kallaki kaadu Haritha, tongue ki...adi chala powerful...daani meeda oka post rayochu..:)

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  13. He he, I think most men are like that . Nice narration :-)

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    1. Aren' they? :) Thank you Ashwini..I miss seeing you here, but you drop by once and give all the comments that I am waiting for, at once :)

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  14. Very interesting narrative! The cake is awesome! All men are alike, and the way you have described his 'Sportiveness' is unique.

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    1. Hahah.. Thank you so much, Usha ji. I spent a lot of time on the cake and now when I look at the pics, I feel the time was worth spending. :)

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  15. A lovely dedication to S! Much belated many happy returns of the day, Latha:)

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    1. Thank you so much, Rahul. Planning a series on him eventually. Hope you'll like them too. :)

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