“Somewhere over the rainbow, Way up high”

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops that’s where you'll find me oh

Well I see trees of green and
Red roses too
I'll watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself
what a wonderful world

Happy Anniversary Bhatji! Can you believe it has been a whole year since the day we exchanged our wedding vows? Time has just flown and in a wonderful way. I hope we have many happy years together as long as we live.
Thanks to all those who wished us yesterday. I was sad because we weren’t together on our first anniversary since he started his internship in NYC. But the sweet heart that he is, he surprised me with a beautiful anniversary plan by sweeping me off to NYC for a day on Sunday. He told me on Saturday that he had a surprise and then sprung the whole plan on me. He had purchased an airline ticket along with his to NYC on Sunday afternoon and that he had reservations at Tavern on the green that night. Naturally I was giddy with excitement. I have always wanted to go to Tavern on the green, I’ve seen it in movies, and the pictures on the website look like fantasy and so romantic. I was blown that he had actually been planning this for a month and he was able to keep it a secret and he used the help of my sister in NYC! So I packed the perfect outfit and shoes, makeup, accessories and a set of PJ because I was only gonna be up there for one night. He had bought a one way ticket back to DC on the train for me for Monday morning. The flight was short and I slept though all of it and then we get to baggage claim at LGA. He had packed 3 bags of stuff since he will be in NYC during the weekdays for the next 10 weeks. Well as crappy luck would have it….US airways decided that they would send my bag on a later flight! So there I was in airport with the clothes that I had on and that’s it! I was furious that they had lost my bag and at how apathetic the baggage claim personnel were. Apparently since US airways has a plane every hour coming to NYC they don’t put the luggage on the plane according to the people on board. They just have a room full of suitcases that are going to NYC and they throw them into the plane randomly. Then if your luggage doesn’t make it on your flight they have a baggage delivery service that goes around delivering your stuff as it arrives. The lady tells me that it could potentially be on the next flight so Bhatji and I wait for the first plane….nothing… we waited for the one after that and…nothing. I was tired and upset so we just told the baggage claim lady to deliver it to my sister’s address as soon as the bag comes in. We get to my sisters place tired and hungry. I get on the phone and kept calling the baggage claim center ever 30 mins to check the status and the response was “nope no sign of your bag yet”. Thanks! So around 9.00 Bhatji and I give up hope and assume that the bag is lost and decide to cancel our dinner plans since neither of us were in the mood for a romantic evening after the bag fiasco. But Mzswats talked us into it and said that maybe the dinner will cheer us up and not to let this bag thing dictate our plans. I borrowed a nice outfit and make up from her (thank god she wears the same size and uses the same make up) and headed out to the restaurant. I am so glad we did! The staff was super nice and they gave us the seat we wanted in the Crystal room. It was beautiful. The wine was perfect, so were our dishes and we got a free dessert! We both started feeling so much better and we took tons of pictures.
On Monday morning I left bright early at 6.30 to the train station. I got to work in DC and immediately call US airways to see if there is any word on the bag and the guy said that it came to NYC on the 1 am flight and it was being delivered that day around noon. WHO THE HELL IS HOME AT NOON ON A MONDAY?! My sister works, my hubby is working and I am in freakin DC! So the guy tells me that there will be another delivery made around 7.00 that evening. Around 6 I call Bhatji and tell him to curb his hunger and stay home so he doesn’t miss the freakin delivery guy who arrived at 8.30! We got our bag back and everything in it. The bag situation has left me jilted and I am writing an angry letters to US airways. And to all of you: refrain from flying on US airways for short trips and if you do, do not check in your luggage.
All said and done I started focusing on the fact that Bhatji planned something so exquisite. Planning isn’t really his forte so I know he put a lotta thought and effort into it. And I consider myself to be the luckiest girl ever :o)
“If I know what love is, it is because of you”
Herman Hesse

Cheesecake at Tavern on the green

Look! Pretty lighting!


archana said...

awwww. happy anniversary :)

Esha said...

Aww, Happy Anniversary! You two make a cute couple. :)

vlove said...

i like the last picture because it looks like you work there... by the way... excuse me miss. one more piece of cheesecake please. it's my anniversary.

chai said...

congrats! i can't believe a year has passed since your wedding. you two are such a cute couple. and hopefully you will be coming up to NYC more often.

Sriibee said...

awww! happy anniversary! gosh I can't believe it has been a year! man oh man... you two look so adorable! I will see you this summer!
PS- I agree with you on USairways

AnuZi said...

Thanks for all the good wishes guys! You are too sweet :o)
Vlove - How do I look like I work there? sheesh!
Sribee - Thanks for the heads up on the US airways dealio!<-sarcasm

Sriibee said...

Now, if you had only asked me before you boarded the plane:) I have the plane services down from travelling every week of my lovely "life" or rather the lack of it. If you like la isla bonita, continental plays it every time they are taxing! I still have to figure out why...

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