Thursday, March 29, 2007

Raise Brows and Not Pinkies

..over this post

Grew up with lotsa Tea but currently running high on Coffee

Saturday, March 17, 2007

The problem with weekends is..

that it turns me into a amateur with a smorgasboard of opinions and emotions about everything and yet, no deep seated understanding of anything (because that requires reflection, study and experience)..Hmmm...its not so much a problem restricted to the weekends, its just that I am aware of it only during the weekend..Wakaw!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Of Points and Lines

Way back in 1997, I was waiting on a friend at a computer institute in Hyderabad and since I cannot live without yapping, started some random chat with the receptionist (it helped that she was pretty to look at) . SOmehow we meandered through the conversation to Julius Caesar.

She said : "I know Julius and I know Caesar, but what/who the heck is Julius Caesar?"

**My jaw fell open 3 inches**

I was like "Okay..Hmm..Roman Emperor/Cleopatra/Calendar/Veni Vidi Vici?/Ides of March"

Anyways the point was that if you have 2 dots and if you join them it becomes a line and the dots themselves arent that isolated and their identities changed (BTW julius and caesar she was mentioning were the names of her neighbors' dogs). If you build a interstate in a country you have to run over a few things just so that you create a big line segment connecting various dots. Who makes the decision that the connection is worth more than the dots being alone all by themselves?

I was wondering about this because from tommorow morning onwards something of which I gave myself to will become a part of something bigger. The dots being connected I am not sure how to handle the situation but handle I definitely will.

ps: The last 2 weeks were one of the worst ever I had to deal given the situation. As they say misfortunes never come alone, but these are the situation where you know a lot about yourself.They told me I got old and wasnt as agile as I used to be. They told me that I can have fun over the weekend by going to places as far as LA just to be myself (its a very strange pleasure, being youself that is..). I think its high time I do something different else I will be one of them..

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Healthy Ways of Maintaining Insanity

1.At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.

3.Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, Ask If They Want Fries with that.

4.Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label It "In."

5.Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.

6.In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write " For Smuggling Diamonds"

7.Finish All Your sentences with "In Accordance With The Prophecy."

8. Don't use any punctuation
9.As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.

10.Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

11.Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is "To Go."

12. Sing Along At The Opera.

13.Go To A Poetry Recital And Ask Why Don't The Poems Rhyme?

14.Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area And Play tropical Sounds All Day.

15.Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You're Not In The Mood.

16.Have Your Co-workers Address You By Your Wrestling Name, Rock Bottom.

17.When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream "I Won!, I Won!"

18.When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The Parking lot, Yelling "Run For Your Lives, They're Loose!!"

19. Tell Your Children Over Dinner. "Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go."

Friday, March 02, 2007


The song of the day is "Rozana". Check it out and lemme know whaddya think of it.(particularly the arahona of the scale between the sayings "kuch khone pe yaad aate ho" and "kuch paaon to yaad aate ho"). The reason I know of its existence is because I measure the time elapsed between meeting a particular friend in between songs like this (another friend measures the same in specifics only to AR Rahman tracks)

While I have been real busy at work integrating and stuff, I took a weekend off to meet an old friend. Just like old wine, this guy is full of surprise, maturity and spice. It was after I met him this time that I needed no therapy except meeting people like him. Till I meet my old folks, I feel I am in a midlife/quarterlife crises and what not. The moment I meet up and see the light in their eyes that I am exactly wherever I wanted to be, it is very reassuring and more comfortable than anything else..

I stormed into his sis's house where he was staying like the storm katrina., Their peace shattered, yet my peace made. While they try to figure out, we make sure each of us havent changed. Something like "we are just 2 lost souls swimming in a fish bowl" happens in the background non-verbally. I dont need words to mask my gravity as levity (he knows that already) but nevertheless entertains the rest of the crowd. He can be in 2 places at the same time. If not anything else a smile on someone else's face in the middle of night is worth something of a pass to present to St.Peter at the gates..

I feel rejuvenated, relived and refreshed at this meeting. Taking over the world (or world domination as some call it) is next in order. I am ready to do that because of meeting him among other things. Here I go, shutting my shop in CA and finishing the string LAVACA..MA