Saturday, November 26, 2005

Secret Seven!

7 things I plan to do before I die
  • Learn as much as I can in the computer science field
  • Learn to play a guitar fluently
  • Buy a large house in Rio de Janeiro (Dream on!)
  • Travel almost every corner of India
  • Ascend Mt.Everest (??)
  • Marry some French actress
  • (How many remaining?? As you can see, many of the above are unrealistic. Basically tells you that I'm not very ambitious)

7 things I can do

  • Think about design, write code and debug code all day
  • I can sing (At least I would say so - no one hears me sing on the way to office on my bike/car!!)
  • Do nothing but listen to my favorites playlist all day
  • Sleep all day long
  • Live in isolation for a week (I've done that twice)
  • Go on a long drive alone on my bike in the very early morning
  • Plan a trip within 30 mins

7 things I just cannot do

  • Stay without my gadgets - Computer, laptop, MP3 player!
  • Read newspaper for more than 5 mins
  • Live without coffee - Need coffee at least 3 times a day! (same as loonie)
  • Swim - I have not learnt to swim till date. History has it that I almost drowned in a river when I was 6 years old. Some say that I automatically float! (See next point for details)
  • Put on weight - How much ever I eat, I don't put on weight!!
  • Forget the past
  • Ignore people

7 things that attract me to the opposite sex

  • Intelligence (Knowledge of C++ preferable :D)
  • Level-headedness
  • Honesty in whatever they say
  • Understanding nature


7 things I say most

  • WHAT THE?!
  • Its like Lenin said...
  • That's undefined behavior
  • That's not portable!
  • So, ...
  • Nan magne (Local slang!)
  • Yeah, ok, but...

7 celebrity crushes

  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Debra Messing

Well, not much information there. But that's all I've got!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Lost for words

Pink Floyd - Lost for words

I was spending my time in the doldrums
I was caught in the cauldron of hate
I felt persecuted and paralyzed
I thought that everything else would just wait

While you are wasting your time on your enemies
Engulfed in a fever of spite
Beyond your tunnel vision reality fades
Like shadows into the night

To martyr yourself to caution
Is not going to help at all
Because there'll be no safety in numbers
When the right one walks out of the door

Can you see your eyes blighted by darkness?
Is it true you beat your fists on the floor?
Stuck in a world of isolation
While ivy grows over the door

So I open my door to my enemies
And I ask "could we wipe the slate clean?"
But they tell me to please go fuck myself
You know you just can't win

A "must-listen-come-what-may" classic!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Off to never-never land...

Well, not actually. Of the 4 days of the extended weekend (I'd applied leave on thursday), 3 days were spent travelling. Thursday and friday to Tirupati and saturday to Mysore. Tirupati visit was for religious purposes - we'd booked for a seva at the Tirumala temple. Get this - we'd booked for the seva on 4th Nov 2005, on 2nd Feb 2001!!!! Talk about advance planning and booking!! I must ask my parents if they've already booked the wedding hall sometime in 2010!!!! :)) (Err.. If so, I'd have inquire about how to get it cancelled!).

Tirumala is a wonderful place! I mean, the infrastructure there and the way they've maintained the whole place so clean in spite of the massive and constantly mobile crowd is indeed commendable! I somehow forgot to take my cam (someone blonk on my head for that!). The seva was at 3:30AM and I'd to get up at 2AM to get ready and reach the temple! And the following day journey in a bus back to Bangalore meant that I had absolutely NO sleep for 2 days!!!! That I slept like a slothful dog that night (almost 12 hours - 6PM to 5-30AM) is another matter altogether! :D

Saturday - a timepass trip to Mysore. The plan was made in a jiffy and just me and 2 of my friends started off at 8AM. The trip was made primarily for enjoying the long drive! On reaching Mysore, we visited Chamundi hills, had lunch and came back! That's it! People would probably think that we'd have been really crazy to do something like that - but then, hey, who cares! We enjoyed the day! :)

After 3 days of travelling, I was hoping to relax at home on sunday. But NO! I have to attend some social gathering! Man, how I hate these gatherings - Its utterly pointless to just go there and put on a smiling face for people you would'nt even have come across in your entire life! Listen to this - I am wearing a t-shirt bearing a bold logo saying "HP-invent". A lady (turned out to be my mom's friend - I found this out later) comes to me and asks "Are you working at Infosys?" - I had no words coming out of my mouth for a while and eventually I managed to get a decent answer out. Man, how I had to force myself not to make any smartass replies!

Anyway, its a new week and have to get back to work - My Inbox in showing 86 unread mails! Phew! Ok then - cya all around!