Friday, July 15, 2005

The Crush

She flitted across my line of vision like a butterfly high on nectar and my eyes followed her. Her movements, though urgent, were graceful and she soon had me transfixed with her dance.

The devil riding on me won and I willed my straining heart to join her dance. As I looked on and followed on her wake, she almost bumped into some bodies and caused a few voices to rise in anger. But she passed by them uncaring, as fast as she had come by. Another day, I would have commented at the lack of basic courtesies in such a fine young lady. But not today. As I said, I was transfixed.

Soon she found herself caught in the midst of a slow pack and I found myself alongside her. I did not know if she had noticed me earlier when she passed me, but this time she seemed to. She flashed the silent smile that the “I know I am being ogled at and I love it” types seem to possess, at me and I knew immediately that she was reading my thoughts.

And even before I realized that I had a voice – well, the one that you humans can’t hear, she was off again, screaming in delight in a manner that reminded me of Thelma and Louise. She left me staring ruefully at her tail lights flashing against the backdrop of the rising moon, as she sneaked through gaps that a old minivan like me would not even dream about getting into. So much for romance.

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I was riding shotgun on the front passenger side of a Honda Accord (yesssss, I know it's not a minivan) sometime last Sunday when I observed a Acura RSX weaving its way across lanes trying to beat us all on the ultra busy I-95 South. Watching it move while almost asleep after a heavy lunch and with U talking to his cousin on the phone, I had a creative rush of blood, the likes of which I have never experienced before. I wrote most of this post right then. I don't know how good it is, but I think I did ok for a first time writer of such things as minivans having crushes on sports coupes. Needless to say, some of this story is autobiographical and the Acura RSX does find a place on my list of must own cars. But I will leave that list for another day!

31 comments:

Barath said...

Thats a nice one! Acura RSX... is surely a crush that I wud marry some day!

GratisGab said...

Whaaaat? And I was so excited that Anti boy is spilling his soul to us! :)

rajesh said...

hmm..now u wanna portray urself as CAR'omantically challenged?

Sriram said...

Me had a crush on a Dodge Viper and a ferrari (unfortunately, she was too fast for me to get a close up look at her! f40 even!) *sigh*.. me can't wait to go on another road trip!

santosh said...

you share your crush with a lot of ppl,....

Anonymous said...

Pult once wrote something like this.. abt a bike.. and got beaten up.. so yoschikko ;)

howdy?

-Guru

If I tell ya, I'll have to kill ya said...

Hey,

First time on your blog. Pretty neat.

I remember feeling shards of lust rip through me when i saw a Ferrari for the first time. That deep guttural growl. That sexy rumble that vibrates every being of your nerve. YES! YES! YES!

all this, from standing 1 foot away from one idling in a parking lot. wonder what it wud b like to actually ride one..hmmmm..

anantha said...
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anantha said...

If: welcome! Ya, a Ferrari! I know. But i am a practical man who's known to lust after every Acura, Subaru Wrx Sti, the Lancer Evo and Mini Cooper S that pass me. Pocket rockets are far easier on the pocket than a fricking Ferrari and I can get over them much easier! lol

Guru: Pult man! How is he doing? And is this one of the same calibre as Pult's efforts? Wow ;)

Santosh: Nah, notice carefully. I am not talking about my crush ;)

Sriram: I am over the Ferraris and the Vipers da. See the beauty of a crush is that it develops into something else when its acheivable. So Ferraris are out of the equation ;) It's like ogling after Monroe when sight adichifying a Munniamma ;)

Raapi: Vandhutaaanya Vandhutaan!

Gabby: I know better. I learn from experiences. LOL!

Bharath: Thanx :) You got my point!

randomly yours said...

just another acura fan....fascination with the ack[acura] began with pulp fiction..
Winston Wolfs wheels[94 Acura NSX]

Uma said...

Fooled me, I thought the same as Gratis.

anantha said...

Uma: Thank you... That is a compliment, right, that you just gave? Anyways keep visiting...

Sanky: Welcome.. Acuras are fine cars :)

visithra said...

Ahhh men and their cars.

Good one. Never get in between a man and his car! ;p

Siddharth Banerjee said...

Hey....

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if interested and for more details pls mail me at: siddharth.banerjee @gmail.com or siddharth@quadon.net. thx..

Anand Ramamoorthy said...

ananthanarayanan

crushes are very amusing whenever you think of them. I have posted something on real ones . check out my blog www.dwaarakaavaasin.blogspot.com
for more details ( nice advertising there if I do say so myself).

anantha said...

Anand: Ya, crushes make me laugh! Will go there when i get the chance...

Siddarth: Hmmmm... tell you what, will send you an email.

Visithra: The only thing that can get between a man and his car, is a woman. So all you ladies, don't ya lose hope ;)

GratisGab said...

What happens when a Minivan hits on a Mini Cooper?

anantha said...

Gabby: The common minivan (vehiculum futbolus genetrix) would never hit on any other autombile. Ogle yes, but not flirt. Prime examples of the vehiculum futbolus genetrix family are always the object of attention of all the curvaceous kinds that you see on the road.
Oh btw, if I have to give a parallel scenario from the human world, older gentlemen usually never hit on younger women. It is usually the other way around, or so I have heard ;)
And you know what the target demographic of the minivan is?

Leon said...

I'm a car freak too.. Sometimes get a neck strain while driving looking out at all those wonderful cars outside... :-)

GratisGab said...

Anti, what did you have for lunch da? A bucket of coffee and a tub of candy? Your energy dazzles me :)

anantha said...

Gabby: It is ironical today cos I was was too lazy to get back home and eat lunch. So, am living on coffee so far.
But answering this question does not tire me regardless how many times I gotta answer it! And my energy never fails to dazzle people.
It is all becos I drank Complan properly everyday when i was young! I am a Complan Boy! :D

anantha said...

Leon: I hear ya :)

visithra said...

Ahh well thats only before marriage, after the car once again becames wifey no1.

Err you have to be kidding me, older men don't hit on younger women??? Figured out what middle age crisis is??? ;p lol

J said...

wots come over all the bloggers these days???
why dont i have any major crushes to write about???
WAIT... i know whom to point a gun at *evil grin*

anantha said...

Visithra: Middle aged crisis? I wouldn't know anything about that! LOL

J: Whoa...You know its loaded right, the gun?
You DO have such things to write about, but your mind refuses to accept the fact. And btw, this is only semi-autobiographical. I mean, I saw a Acura that day. But neither am I a minivan, nor was I on one then..

Rajesh J Advani said...

What happens when a Minivan hits on a Mini Cooper ?

They honeymoon in Vancouver? :P

sriram said...

hi da anti , me the cool and super , nimbalki epdi poguthu ..

anantha said...

Sriram: Going on da.....

Rja: Good one ;)

Megha said...

RJA: Now THAT was a good one! :)

aNTi: Nice one! Almost had me fooled! But what? No accompanying picture of an Acura surrounded by tulips eulogizing your crush? ;)

anantha said...

Megha: Thanks! No more pictures! Certainly not on demand!

Priyavadan said...

RSX is the car, I tell you it is the car. I love it. Its better than the beamer or the lexus or the porsche.


ok am biased, I own one, sorry had to confess