Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Knight Chronicles Chapter V

a.k.a. The History of Knight in Split Pants

When I wrote the last post about Sir Pinocchio, I told you that he came very close to being called Sir Urmila (or some such thing). Being busy in creating my new blog meant that the story of "how" had to be postponed for some time.

Those who remember the story (others click on the link above and come back) would remember that the trek was undertaken in monsoon. That meant climbing for a better part of morning in torrential rains, and we all were completely drenched by the time we reached the top.

Before trying to dehydrate our waterlogged clothes (which led us to solve a puzzle about halving the distance involving wet jeans) and roaming around in the fort, we changed out of wet clothes. Our squire found out that the only trousers he could spare was the pair which comes with your typical 2-piece rainsuit. He thought that was a wise choice given that rain hadn't stopped yet.

Now those of you who have experience with the item in question will know that whatever else the pants are made for, they are definitely not made for climbing and heavy roaming. The result was that by the time we got back to our campsite, the only thing holding the pants together on one side was the band of elastic at the top. (Did I tell you how windy it gets up there?)

To this date our squire is greatful that some unfortunate (for us) miscommunication meant that there exists no photographic record which we can show to his wife, and that the fortunate (for him) incident of mismatched pins meant he got a better name than Sir Urmila.

- The Great Eagle Has Spoken

P.S. Why Urmila? Those were the days when she was noticed for her roles in movies like "Rangeela", "Daud" and so on...

P.P.S. As part of the (possible) plan to merge my blogs sometime in future, "The Knight Chronicles" will continue on this blog from now on.
Want more exploits of the Knights? Click on the other adventures of Knights of The Round Table. (No, Blogger doesn't have an "import" function).

Quote of The Day:
Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was.
- Margaret Mitchell (1900 - 1949)


Keshi said...

Urmila Matondkar?


SiD said...

hahaha....what a name to have falling clothes, mismatched pins so 'Sir' Urmila... wow... truly creative!! ;)

Fleiger said...

@Keshi: A Bollywood actress, who started her career as a child actress, and has given some very good performances. But there was a time when we were growing up that she routinely wore clothes like:

@Sid: Well, the "mismatched pins" episode was a reference to earlier post (to which I have linked here).

As for the risqué attire, well, the name is enough ;)

Keshi said...

lolz Feliger I know her! I was just asking if u meant her?


Fleiger said...

@Keshi: Sorry... I wasn't sure how familiar you were with her. I mean, as far as I know, she is not acting in many movies lately.

Princess Stefania said...

Milk powder, cold water, raw Maggi noodles.... you deserve it. No sensible person would go trekking during the monsoons.

Fleiger said...

@Princess: Oh, with all due respect, I beg to differ.

You really haven't seen the beauty of Sahyadri (and the forts crowning it) if you haven't been there trudging up the slope ankle-deep in mud and the paths-turned-brooks. The lush greenery and the view from the top just makes you forget whatever fatigue you had while climbing in clean and cool air.

Princess Stefania said...

It sounds lovely. Except for the bit about mud.
I edited the post on kissing, slightly.

Fleiger said...

@Princess: Unfortunately, mud comes in the package deal, kinda like irritating friends of your cute girl(/boy)friend...

But if it is raining, washing mud off is quite easy.