I totally lied.Its been a regular week . Just a bit of heat wave in l.a, some work and yes, I’ve been eating a lot of chocolates and chaats. And I haven’t been walking or hitting the gym and have been putting on weight. But you know what , I’ve been meeting people. So, I met this guy, very smart and successful. I don’t really knows what he does, but he seems like he knows what he is doing, which I guess is more important today.
But I found two things interesting. One, she was always tucking in his stomach when she speaks and was trying very hard to have this faraway , dreamy look in her eyes and you could see she was actually uncomfortable with herselfand was probably worried about the way she was being perceived. But then, she was the centre of attraction. She carefully chose what she wanted to say. Her topics could range from the Tundra to the local gossip in the film industry. Yet, she was trying very hard not to sound like a bimbo. She totally knew how to modulate her voice, wait for the right pauses and make the right noises. You know what I was thinking , dear diary..that was here was a woman who made trivia , a knowledge .
Later over a drink, I asked her when she was trying to tell me about a rare quality of virtue in woman that could make them fly. Ok,I just made that up. But her trivia was always like that, something which could be interesting,(ahem!) rare and unusual and often generated oohs and wows from people..but then at the end of day, she acknowledged that it was just useless trivia. It didnt really open anybody’s horizon and would be either drowned in the drinks in the party or at the most be shared in another party. But then, I asked her what motivated her to collect these trivia..after all, no quizzer will ask her such questions .
She humoured me for a moment and asked , ” Havent you heard of conversation currency ? ” she went on to explain how diligently he read and combed the net to find such information that was not in circulation and the rarer and the less credible it is , it worked for her. ” You need to shock people, not just interest her, it opens doors , you know. ” I just heard a door close on me, when a phone rang. It was Suzzie on the line..I was surprised dear diary that she called me after 6 years. And then she went on to say ” Hi listen, how are you doing ? I need a help. Am off to a party tonight and I need some gossip, anythg..filmy, media, fashion..meeting some people you know..no time to prepare …” Since when did people start preparing to go for parties , I wondered as I hung up the call on this newspaper editor.
Well, there were more interesting people that I met but I will tell you later. A friend is coming over for dinner now and I actually have to prepare – food !