Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Desktop Goddess # 4

Would you dance
if I asked you to dance?
Would you run
and never look back?
Would you cry
if you saw me crying?
And would you save my soul, tonight?
Hold me in your arms, tonight
I can be your hero, baby.
I can kiss away the pain.
I will stand by you forever.
You can take my breath away.
Oh, I just want to hold you.
I just want to hold you.
Am I in too deep?
Have I lost my mind?
I don't care...
You're here tonight

I was mid-way a regular post 2 days back when some unexpected turn of events caused an avalanche of work here. On such nights can the ‘heartbreaker’ Jennifer Love Hewitt can save my soul? :- And Aditi I wouldn’t mind to be a ghost even for one episode for her :D.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Happy Birthday Mom!

EDIT: I have no idea why blogger didn’t allow me to post yesterday so even though I am posting this today it is actually for yesterday, i.e, the 20th of November. By the way, clicking the pictures makes it full size so dont strain your eyes :D
Dearest mom,
Just replace the word Mother’s Day with Happy Birthday below

and please think about the allowance bit :D

Thanks for cleaning all the mess I make at home

though the reminders you serve me frequently for the same could be dropped off :)

Kudos to you for keeping the house in one-piece since dad got transferred

and in fact even before dad got transferred

Also thanks for keeping me updated about various issues and taking out time for my studies after your long tuition classes

A million thanks for knowing exactly what my taste buds need and being the best cook for me

And last but not the least, thanks for being with me at every step in this life

You are the BEST!!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Owner's pride.. Neighbour's envy

I did not feel sad on the last day of my school or my first college for +2 and neither when I graduated from my engineering college. Though I very much miss those days now, I felt extremely happy that time as I was entering a new phase of my life.
When one thing ends, it is surely the beginning of another
Call me stone-hearted but I never felt the urge to cry coz I knew my friends would be just round the corner and might be a call or mail-distance long from me but here with me on this very planet (sad thing that I am not much friendly with aliens). A girl from my company group got engaged and it was her last working week with us in the previous week. So since a fortnight, there were various sessions in the company; crying sessions, photo and video sessions etc. (Vaibhav I got myself a youtube account but couldn’t upload any previous videos :() I won’t go into details coz she reads this blog more religiously than I update it :P. But if I were to stop coming here from tomorrow I would be the happiest person in this world (apart from my colleagues I bet :D). The pics below were not from these sessions but are more than a month old. The one below was taken after I bought the C&H book. Thanks to V and P for renting their stuffed lion and panda for the pic. I had told my friend who clicked this pic to keep only the book and the two toys only in the frame but some people don’t understand what they are told. Anyways, zoom into the whiteboard if you can and read it. By the way I finished that book like this kid here.. he he.

Okk.. the above call-distance away sentence is making me feel guilty now coz I am at the receiving end of a variety of expletives since 1-1 n ½ month now. My mobile is refusing to come out of the dandiya night hangover. First it broke free from the trad costume pocket and went flying between cars on the Mhatre bridge. 2-3 visits to the service centre and applying my gujju and marwari speaking skills I bargained and bargained and got the screen fixed. Then after a few days suddenly it started behaving erratically and since then I can’t receive/make any calls and messages. It shows full network coverage all the while but on dialing the number The user is out of coverage area or The number is switched off is what one can hear. The cost of replacing some stupid IC in it is the amount for which this mobile can be sold back. Frankly speaking I am extremely jealous and in complete awe of people who say (and really do) that they talk on phone for hours coz my maximum time on phone ranges upto a maximum 4-5 mins. I hate talking on phone so I am not missing the mobile much but yes I sure miss messaging. Anyways, my friend’s dad was scheduled to go to China next week and I was planning to get a mobile from there but now I have dropped that idea and buying a new one around next week here itself.
Best of luck to all the CAT aspirants over the country for tomorrow’s big Sunday. I am also taking that test but I haven’t prepared anything so I am totally relaxed and planning to give it next year. On other thoughts, will I be able to repeat this feat? But no it was in company and this one is on national level. Fixed then, next year. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Reality TV 2!!!

Sometimes, I wanna get on TV and just let loose, but can't
but it's cool for Tom Green to hump a dead moose
My bum is on your lips, my bum is on your lips
And if I'm lucky, you might just give it a little kiss
And that's the message that we deliver to little kids
And expect them not to know what a woman's clitoris is
Of course they gonna know what intercourse is
By the time they hit fourth grade
They got the Discovery Channel don't they?

Might be some of us don’t like what Eminem says but it is true and instead of watching animals mating on Discovery it is definitely worth seeing people with excessive libido making out with each and everyone in sight on Desire – Table for Three. There one chef is making out with sexy girls while in some other show another chef is taking dancing lessons. Now you see why I hate engineering :D. But whatever it is that Desire show is worth the change in timings of Seinfeld. I am definitely not regretting staying up late to watch Seinfeld.

I was watching Discovery Travel & Living the other day and saw one show on it. It was on Wife Swapping. Don’t dilate your eyes coz it is not what you think. One wife swaps her two-week life with another except the part what we guys would have wished for. The first week she has to live according to the rules of that family and the next week she tries to implement her rules on that family. I guess the idea of the show is to make both the families realize how important they are to each other. One homemaker was from a very very rich family and the other was from a family which could afford to be in good living conditions but lived on leftovers collected from dumpsters so that the waste of the world is fully utilized. If you find this gross then what if I tell that the second family used to rarely flush their toilets to save water.. eewwww!! The wife from the first family literally vomited after entering the second house.. hard to digest she lived there for 2 weeks crying like a small child. The show name at first reminded me of another serial Cheaters on Reality TV channel (the cable guy has stopped beaming this channel these days) in which cheating spouses were caught on cam through sting operations. The expression of disbelief on their faces was real fun to watch.

Celebrities are featuring as participants in almost every reality show these days. The worse part is that these shows are re-telecast at night so there is no alternative other than watching them. Some 13 odd celebrities (odd is not for celebrities though it could be associated) have been isolated from the living world in a big house and watched over 24x7 for the next few months. The participant celebs and the audience have to vote out one member from the so-called family every week I assume. Last week Bobby Darling was thrown out of the house. I felt really sad watching that. No no.. not because I have sympathy for his ‘transformation’ to her or a soft corner for gays but I felt that if the producers had managed to isolate Bobby and Rakhi Sawant from the rest of the world then better they kept both of them locked up forever. Probably the producers didn’t know that God rarely gives a chance for doing such good deeds. Carol’s Hindi speaking skills made my jaw drop more than watching the clip of her top slipping on the ramp in the fashion show. Why do I watch this show.. well it has Anupama Verma in it *drool*.

We had gone somewhere to eat where my friend spotted this kid and she took this picture. I loved this snap among the whole lot so posting it. By the way, since yesterday was Children’s Day, belated wishes to the child within all of you.
Too many people grow up. That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don't remember what it's like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well I won't do that. - Walt Disney

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Lost n found!

Pussycat, pussycat,
Where have you been?
I’ve been to London to see the Queen

Pussycat, pussycat,
What did you do there?
I frightened a little mouse under the chair

I know I have not been around for a while and many are asking ‘bout my whereabouts but I had not been to London nor did I frighten any mouse. The main reason this nursery rhyme is here coz I had to hear this one and many other from my nephew who has started going in kindergarten. I had gone to my uncle’s place for diwali (belated wishes for diwali and hope you all had a good time) and there I was visiting a cousin. There he and his wife made their kid stand in front of everyone and were begging him to recite a few (??) rhymes. Since, the kid had not seen me before he was either shy or scared and staring at me. His mom went on Say beta! Otherwise Sudeep uncle will say all the rhymes. I was like Huh? From where will Sudeep uncle remember the rhymes taught to him some 18 years back? I was seriously hoping that my nephew wasn’t smart like me *ahem* and ask me to start coz I was completely blank (though in the meantime I quickly remembered Twinkle Twinkle in case..). A little later after seeing a chocolate as bribe (corruption starts here.. damn :D) he started the rhymes and started as if he wasn’t going to stop. After pussycat he pinched his Chubby cheeks, then Humpty Dumpty went to sit on a wall; later Jack and Jill went to fetch water before the sky went Twinkle Twinkle with little stars, Johnny and his dad had some sugar when the mouse ran up the clock in Hickory Dickory Dock. After a session of how many fingers, where is nose and head my nephew got his chocolate and I was relieved. Poor chaps.. both of us. Anyways, I had visited my relatives after a really long time so it was a gruelling time to see every household in that city and moreover remember who was who. At the end of day I didn’t remember the names or relations except the faces. I am just hoping that the next time they meet they don’t ask the usual question “Remember me?” or “Ohh! You have grown up.” (as if I was born to stay a kid forever and rant off nursery rhymes for them :D)

It was a hectic month at work and to couple the misery, the management made a few of us take some interviews. Though we did not have the final say in rejecting or accepting the candidate we had to ask a few technical questions and observe how the seniors grilled the interviewee. It was real fun sitting first time on the opposite side of the table and then rub hands in glee watching the prey “MUAHAHAHA!!” But honestly I took care not to scare any fresher and asked only simple questions (coz I knew answers to only those :D). By the way, we booked a new house last month. The work has just started and probably we will be moving there in next July-August. I will surely read all what I have missed on your blogs and reply to the comments too of previous posts, so give me time for that and since I don’t want to make this post too long, will be writing a few backlog entries in upcoming posts. This forced break though made this clear that I can live without blogging or reading blogs.. so it was a relief that my blog revolves around my life and not vice-versa.