Sunday, October 31, 2010

# 39 - Time Warp

Wow now just see this- I an unable to write for weeks and suddenly now I am going on a written rampage. Two posts in the same day!  ( Yes, that is mildly sarcastic)  Looks my muse is in commune with me once again.

Anyway, I was just pondering, about random stuff like I usually do and I have realized that apart from when I have a deadline due at work, (bah!) time has slowed down SO much lately!. Each minute takes at least three times the amount of time to pass. I want things to move ahead already, I want to know what happens next, and even though there are certain things that I must do in order to make those things happen, I want that do be DONE and see what's up ahead. I have never felt so impatient ever.

I hope it comes along soon, or else God give me patience.

# 38- Incy Wincy Spider(s)

Who likes Spiders? No one really. But as of late I have been forced to make acquaintance with them as a couple of them ( and they really are a couple) have made their home in my bathroom and just refuse to go.

I don’t really know what to do, I am not sure how to evict them and I don’t want to be all evil and KILL them so I decided to  pretty much just let them to be their own lives- provided they don’t interfere with mine.

Pervy Male Spider
There is a Mrs. Spider who lives near the window above the pot and she just SITS there all they catching a random mosquito or some other tiny insect that happens by and when ever I climb up to see if she is still there she runs and HIDES under the grill as if I am stupid and won’t know she is there! I almost did away with her, but then felt sorry for her husband, who also by the way resides in the same room. He by the way- is a real perve! I never see him around except when you know, one WANTS to be alone in the washroom and all of a sudden he will be there staring at you. very very rude.

The In-denial female Spider
Only yesterday I was there brushing my teeth when all of a sudden I see him happily making his way around the sink, I had a sudden impulse to drown him right there! But then I thought of his poor wife who sits there and catches food for him all day, ( even though he SO does not merit it ) ( Seriously girls, whats with all the self sacrifice? Some guys just DON’T deserve it!

Anyway, I have somehow learnt to live with these two, its been a couple of weeks now and I have not suffered any spider bites and since Dengue season is here, I hope these two will repay my hospitality keep those dammed mosquitoes at bay,

Anyway here are some photos for proof. They are very low res-but my phone camera sucks. I had to rewrite the labels on TOP of each photo in case you are wondering what that scribble is.

And my bathroom is  not as crappy as it looks in the photos, believe me, the camera REALLY sucks

Thursday, October 21, 2010

#37 - Have you seen my muse?

Really? Does anyone know where he/she/it is?  It's gone! and I don't know what to do! I can't write, facing that mental block again, I want it to pass soon cause I have ideas for at least three and a half more blog posts and I can't seem to write it down!

Please return soon, dear muse. Sometimes you are my only friend, come back soon so I can get on with this blog!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

# 36 - zzzzz

I really need to sleep. I'm so tired! What on earth is with me and these incessant attacks of insomnia that I am getting for the past few weeks or so- Most, most annoying.

Everything annoys me aaj kal, I feel only the happiest when I go for a walk in the nearby park. I like walking/running/jogging it makes one like one is breaking free from their worries and refreshes the mind. ( It burns calories too, I have lost 2 pounds in the past week and half- it's slow progress but at least it is something!)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

# 35- A few interesting articles

I thought I'd share my discoveries of randomly searching the internet for random stuff for my fave topics:

Conspiracy Theories

Random Historical Trivia

Random Science Trivia

Hmm.. Random Marketing/Advertising Trivia!

# 33 -Polls


I have added a new ( and rather random and useless) section to my blog- POLLS
Every month I shall add a new question about any random topic ( probably something nerdy) and ya'll can gimme your feedback.

See,the one I have now at the lower-right corner of this page- please do leave your vote and any comments in the shoutbox if you wish!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

# 32 -Internal Debate ( repost)

This happens with my computer all the time, its like technology is evil and out to get you.

Computer:Monitor, display this document, ok?

Monitor: No prob, boss.
Computer: OK, now it looks like Mouse is moving around so, Monitor, will you move the pointer icon accordingly?
Monitor: Anything you ask, boss.
Computer: Great, great. OK, Mouse, where are you going now?
Mouse: Over to the icon panel, sir.
Computer: Hmm, Let me know if he clicks anything, OK?
Mouse: Of course.
Keyboard: Sir, he's pressed control and P simultaneously.
Monitor: Oh God, here we go.
Computer: *sighs* Printer, are you there?
Printer: No.
Computer: Please, Printer. I know you're there.
Printer: NO! I'm not here! Leave me alone!
Computer: Jesus. OK look, you really ne...
Mouse: Sir, he's clicked on the printer icon.
Computer: Printer, now you have to print it twice.
Printer: NO! NO! NO! I don't want to! I hate you! I hate printing! I'm turning off!
Computer: Printer, you know you can't turn yourself off. Just print the document twice and we'll leave you alone.
Printer: NO! That's what you always say! I hate you! I'm out of ink!
Computer: You're not out of in...
Printer: I'M OUT OF INK!
Computer: *Sighs* Monitor, please show a low ink level alert.
Monitor: But sir, he has plen...
Computer: Just do it, damn it!
Monitor: Yes sir.
Keyboard: AHHH! He's hitting me!
Computer: Stay calm, he'll stop soon. Stay calm, old friend.
Keyboard: He's pressing everything. Oh god, I don't know, he's just pressing everything!
Computer: PRINTER! Are you happy now?! Do you see what you've done?!
Printer: HA! that's what you get for trying to get me to do work. Next time he...hey...HEY! He's trying to open me! HELP! HELP! Oh my god! He's torn out my cartridge! HELP! Please! ERROR!
Monitor: Sir, maybe we should help him?
Computer: No. He did this to himself. 

* ok i admit i took a little,( well maybe more than a little) inspiration from elsewhere

Monday, October 11, 2010

# 31- Why so serious?

I have been getting feedback from friends,family and some followers that my posts have over all been very depressing and sad. Really? I didn't notice that much- honest! Ok. I agree I have not been bouncing off the walls with happiness lately- these are bad times for everyone, but I am not depressed per se, just going through the motions like one does off and on.

On a happier note, Elvis came into the world a few days ago (yeah that is the cat I am planning to adopt) I have not seen him yet, neither do I know if he is even a boy cat (ahhaa boy cat, I don't like saying male) but still I am excited! I get to have some company at home while I sit for hours on end at my laptop working on what most people think is a depressing blog  :P

What I think the cat will look like,cause his parents look this way:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

# 30 - Can't Sleep. Won't Sleep

It's almost 4 am, in fact by the time I finish writing this is will be way past four, and I cannot sleep. I hate it when you stay awake past 2 am and then you get past your sleeping threshold and then it's just....insomnia. That's the time when I spend searching for random articles online, download random songs, go through photo albums of the random est  people on facebook ( who by the way, have no idea what 'privacy settings' mean, - and which does not really matter anyway since facebook sells all our info to third party marketers anyway- you seriously think Mark Zukerberg or what ever his name is that innocent? How do you think he became a billionaire at 25?)   

I have digressed. As I was saying, I hate this time of the night, it makes me think of every thing wrong with the world, even if something is not that bad, the night seems to magnify the issue, which makes sleep go away even further, I hope they daytime comes soon, things always seem better in the daytime.

At least I am home though- I feel safe- At least in someway.

Yup it's past four am now, I think it should be daylight in an hour or so, I hope it comes soon, I am contemplating going for an early morning walk and then coming back and sleeping till the afternoon-which should hopefully help while away the Sunday- oh did I mention I totally dislike Sundays?.... They used to remind me of going to  my  nanis house for lunch, or being taken to sea view for a drive, or a family get together or picnics.Now they just hang over my head telling me that Monday is right around the corner-

Growing up sucks.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

# 28 - Nothing Really- part 2

I'm sitting at home on friday night with nothing to do, no one to talk to except me and my blog. It's really become a good friend to me now. It's a good listener. I'm so bored today, it's depressing. I'll have to think of something interesting to do tomorrow. This really will not do.

On  a lighter note - I am getting a pet cat! yaaay! I can't wait.He's not born yet, ( and I am totally assuming it's going to be a HE" but his mom is preggers with him and once he is old enough to be on his own, say in a month.He's miine. I've even thought of a name for him, E.L.V.I.S cause he is going to be a rock star! :)

# 27 P and PC

Parents and Pop Culture.

I believe this is an even more entertaining combo than the previous one! – ( Don’t think I am  making fun of parents, its just that this is too good to ignore) Anyway, keeping in mind the mood of my previous post- Our parents grew up in a time where idols were people like Elvis, Beatles, Amitabh and the rest. Superheroes and heartthrobs would be strong righteous men who fight the bad guys, save the world, kill the monster and then get the girl in the end. These are what the youth used to look up to- before they were replaced with what are now mostly effeminate glittery teenage vampires whose biggest challenge is overcoming the peer pressure at high school. :P

Like I said before, we were able to adapt and accept. Our parents…eh. Well, you know how it goes :

To start of I present to you an excerpt from one of my previous blog posts, which by the way, you can you, if you choose to do so, ( and please do please please ) Again its starring my dad, and no, I am not picking on him, it’s just a coincidence that funny things happen  with him!

Once (a long time ago, of course, as in probably 10 YEARS ago) I was listening to this song at home and my dad is like, "who is the singer you are listening to?” and i am like "oh its the back street boys!!" :D and he's like " what the hell? bastard boys? what kind of horrible names do bands have these days! hmph!!'and I’m like "no no dad Back-STREET boys” and he's like "ohhh Battery boys, I see , now that makes more sense!

Another time we were being a long lecture by my ninth grade English teacher about how we kids take it for granted that the “oldies” as she called it, did not know anything about the lastest in what was going on in the entertainment world. She said, “ of course I know what you kids listen to these days! I have young kids too you know, I know all about BRITNEY HOUSTON AND WHITNEY SPEARS’…

Of course this upcoming incident really takes the cake:

A few days ago I out from my room to get a glass of water from the kitchen, I passed by the lounge where I saw my dad sitting watching tv very intently. I went to take a closer look and I saw ( in shock) that he was watching…. Twlight. I stood there frozen for a few seconds unable to move or to believe my eyes. I finally went up to him and asked

Me: Dad… WHAT are you watching
Dad: Oh I am watching THE TWILIGHT ZONE
Me: ( Now trying to keep a straight face, and continued innocently) Really? Is it any good? Whats the movie about?
Dad: Haan.. well its not bad… its ok let see. I don’t know what its about, there is something up with the pale white boy
Me: Really?
Dad; Yeah, I Guess we will find out later
Me: ( now being able to take it any longer) dad! He is a VAMPIRE
Dad: oh ho! Why did you tell me! You spoilt the whole movie! You told me the ending!
Me: hahah, abbu! That’s what the movie its supposed to be about, and its for teenagers not for you, please don’t watch it!!
Dad: why? Whats wrong with it?
Me: well you see this other guy? He’s a wearwolf! – and it’s about a teenage love triangle between them! ( a little surprised at myself at having that much knowledge about the story)
Dad: Really?
Me: Yeah now pleases don’t watch it! It's lame!
Dad: haha ok ok..

I went away back to my room and when I came back an hour later I saw Edward zooming across the screen in the air and my dad was STILL sitting there!

Ah well, to each their own   :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

# 26 - Bad Mood

Life can be so unfathomable sometimes. Sometimes I just don’t understand why things have to be the way they are. It’s horrible, wonderful, beautiful, ugly, cruel and kind all at the same time. A mélange of contradicting feelings, emotions and experiences .I experience all of it. At once. It’s sometimes too much to take. It over whelms to the point that it becomes hard to breathe. I feel fascinated & repulsed. I am thankful and yet I resent. I feel strong and still broken into a million fragile pieces .I do not know if I am strong or weak .I guess I am both. The overall feeling has me weakened to the point of no return, yet I manage to hold on, to smile, to laugh out loud, to love and to pray.

Have I actually managed to do away with the bad and keep the good? Or I have just become so used to the bad being a part of life that I just live with it. Ignoring it for the most part.

# 25 - The tekki

Parents and Technology. Never has there been a more entertaining (and lovable) combo. Our folks grew up in a time where life was simple and straight forward. Lifes greatest pleasures came in boxes labeled going to the cinema, or going for a drive to Seaview, technology was simple and slow paced, writing letters to distant relatives, and waiting for weeks for correspondence ,'booking' a long distance call for 3 minutes to talk to some far flung relative in the U.S.A.

Actually most of us aged twenty-something, ( Oh God, I can actually be classified as a twenty-something now :s) also grew up in those times. Ah, the nineties, good times .I'm sure my fellow 'twenty-something’s' remember. The cartoons on STN/NTM, the long-anticipated trips to Mr.Burger,Ainkak wala Jinn,Jet Sport being for only 2.5 rupees ,er the back to the future trilogy :D. 

Anyway, then came the internet, broad band, cable tv, and the mobile technology boom and everything changed .Forever. Suddenly we were thrown into the world of instant messaging, rapid file sharing, orkut, face book etc.

We being kids at the time, we quick to adapt,but most of our parents they sort of got a little confused along the way, God bless their dear hearts ( how clihed was that line? :D) It's quite adorable to watch them be fascinated or else completely baffled to no end with things we take for granted.

Once a cousin of mine had to check her email for her mom, and the conversation went something like this:

Khala: I ! ( that’s my cousins name) check the email for me!
I : Yeah mom, I am going to XYZ’s house, I’ll check it from there
Khala: How can you check it from someone elses house? Its MY email
I: Yeah so that’s no problem I can check it from elsewhere
Khala: But How would MY email be in someone else’s computer!!  I don’t want anyone else to read it!
I: (sigh) But no its your email mom, no one else can read it!
Khala: Then why is it on someone else’s computer?!!
I: It is not on someone elses computer, I can just access it, its like making a phone call!
Khala: What do you mean?!! I thought you got the mail from the computer!

Another time a friend of mine had his mom angry at him for spending too much time on the internet, she was like

Tum Hamesha internet khun khelytey rehey ho??

Same goes for cell phones as well, my dad got a new touch screen for himself phone recently and he is convinced that it is the epitome of all technology. Example:

Dad to random relative: See! I have a new phone
Random Relative: Wow very nice, congrats
Dad: See, my phone is really cool it has a touch screen zip zip zip ( locks and unlocks it in rapid succession three four times to prove it)
RR: Yeah I can see it! Real nice!
Dad: Is YOUR phone touch screen?
RR: er, yeah it is see ( shows their phone)
Dad: Yeah good good for you, todays technology is really amazing I tell you, especially THIS phone! See! it also has a zip zip zip… CALCULATOR!
RR: er…yeah of course it does, but every phone has one!
Dad: they do??
RR: Yeah they do.
Dad: oh okay but that’s just one simple thing, forget that, my phone has an MP3 player as well!
RR: How nice I do too!
Dad: ( frowning now) really?... I thought it was not very common
RR: Well, yeah it is. But its still a good thing to have
Dad: Well yeah.... But I bet you don’t have blue teeth!!

*sorry dad, love you, but I couldn’t resist writing this

# 24 - The Matrix

Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched? That your every move is monitored and judged. Every email and text message (gasp!) known to the world. That everyone you ever trust with something that could ruin you is actually telling that to everyone?

No, I am not some paranoid freak (Although I am some of the time) but sometimes I feel that you cannot trust anyone. That we are all being observed, every movement, every slip up noted down and noticed. (Yes, I know God is watching, but that’s the positive side to it) I’m taking about a dark, negative man-made force. One that you always need to be wary of, the one that’s just waiting to screw you over.

It’s a scary thought, one that I don’t like pondering on much but sometimes it’s there. Its makes me want to stop talking to people, to weigh every word I say. Because once you say it out loud, or press the send button on that text, it’s gone, its out there man, and you cannot get it back no matter what you do. How many times has one said something or sent a text and then instantly regretted it? Ah, I see many hands up in the air, yes my friends; it’s a sad dilemma of human nature. We cannot shut ourselves in and if we dare to put our selves out there then we should least anticipate the (potential) consequences.

By the way, I just realized I am totally contradicting myself , I have a blog for Godsakes and I’m putting mind out  for the whole world to read! That is a scary thought, yes. But I guess no one is perfect, I am going to take the (not-so-calculated) risk. Hey, at least I’ll be popular ( Oh Gawd, how shallow was that?)  :S

Monday, October 4, 2010

# 23 - What is it really?

Sometimes it's hard  to figure out if something is one or the other. If somebody keeps  holding on to something/someone/an idea/a belief  no matter how hopeless it seems, and everything and everyone is indicating otherwise does it mean that that individual is  resilient,strong and focused; or just plain stubborn, just in denial of what is really there?. It's a tough question, at least for me.

Am I really a strong person, or am I just stupid? Or forget about me, ( although this is my blog, I deserve to get all the attention on it) even in everyday life,when people keep on fighting for a cause ( any cause) even if something inside themselves is telling them to quit;  do you appreciate their efforts, or just call them plain stupid? 

Please note: I am not comparing this situation to say; famous heros throughout history who have died for a great cause- thats a different category altogether. I am talking about everyday life and the average person- The wife who keeps ignoring the fact that her husband beats her up-for the sake of her kids, the father who keeps forgiving his children for the way they mistreat him cause he cannot help loving them, the employee who keeps taking crap from his boss cause he is scared to lose his job,or even for that matter, how one lets their masi (maid) take as many days off as she wants and slack off at work, just cause she has been there for so long and good help is so hard to find these days.

Is it better to take a risk and say, screw it, I've had enough, or do you keep holding on, because you are scared that you can never do any better than what you have now?-- Scary thought-is it not? or is it?

Chalo, all this drama shama  calls for a gaaana!! * hip hip hip, dance dance dance* *wiggle jiggle*
- it's nothing personal my friends, please don't worry for me- I just like this song  :P

I think I've already lost you, I think you're already gone
I think I'm finally scared now ,You think I'm weak -I think you're wrong
I think you're already leaving, Feels like your hand is on the door
I thought this place was an empire But now I'm relaxed - I can't be sure

I think you're so mean - I think we should try
I think I could need - this in my life I think I'm just scared -
I think too much I know this is wrong it's a problem I'm dealing

If you're gone -
maybe it's time to come home
There's an awful lot of breathing room But I can hardly move
If you're gone - baby you need to come home
Cuz there's a little bit of something me In everything in you

                                                                             -Matchbox 20

Saturday, October 2, 2010

# 22 - it is so NOT ironic

So I finally made that long put-off trip to the dentist and got my teeth scaled, as half the world already knows and I even took the enitre day off for it ( although I didn't really need to) :P .( on second thought, my boss or co-workers might be reading this, so yeah I really was ill...honest!! :s )

It was so funny, I had been planning the trip for the past week and was really excited about it. I spent like fifteen minutes cleaning my teeth, using mouth wash and flossing before I went so as to put a good impression my denist, which is kind of ironic, cause well you know....Actually I don't know if ironic is the way to describe it, I try to avoid using the word 'irony' altogether cause its so bloody confusing, and EVERYONE ALWAYS uses it the wrong way, it so ironic... NO its not!! :P

Anyway, so yeah I finally went there and I was really scared, plus my dentists attitude does not really help, he has the weirdest bedside manners EVER ( and NO, bedside manner is not what you think it is, my doctor friends would know, the rest of you might, or might not...isnt that ironic... NO IT IS NOT  *eye roll*)  anyway, so yeah, he has this annoying habbit of treating everyone like they are about 5 years old. Even though he must he what, thirty?..... (isn't that ironic?  NO IT IS NOT YOU FOOLS!!!)

Yeah so he's like "Heloo Betaaa, what happened with your teeeeth, ate too much candy now did weeeee?? lets see, do aaaaaa"  uff it really ticked me off-

Anyway, he told me not to have tea,coffe,soft drinks or any spicy food for the next week, and I have managed to consume all of those withn 24 hours of going to him- and no, thats not ironic either.