Last few days ka zindagi

Finally have some time on my hands to write a more updated post on what I’ve been doing off late. Nothing much really.. Work has taken up much of my time and I’ve finally stopped using the messenger clients at work to be more productive.

Yesterday was Ashura and I was on leave from work to be at the mosque. This year was (again) so different from all the Ashuras in Bangalore. I am used to waking up by 8 and spending the whole damn day in the cramped mosque sitting on my knees till your feet go numb. This year however was a breeze. Went to the mosque by 12:30… Listened to the sermon for like half hour, prayed. Returned back home… Slept and then went to the mosque again by 4:30. How awesome is that? I was comfortably seated too. Thank God there are many bori mosques in Bombay. Then in the night I went out with the cousins to have water from the 7 sabeels… some kinda ritual that I didn’t know existed when I was in Bangalore.

Work has been grinding – killing to be exact. There is just so much to do that things are never finished on time. It’s like a constant struggle between what is left to do and what you are currently doing. I hope to get over this dogma soon. Apart from that, everything is going well.

Had also given my bike for servicing yesterday, it’s come out new – with a bill of exactly 420 to boot. Ironic isn’t it? Riding the newly serviced bike feels strange. Like you are out on a first date and don’t know what to expect. You are uptight, careful and don’t want to make a stupid mistake. I felt that way when coming from my cousin’s house to work (31Km of fast highway riding).

Deadline for an article has come and gone and I want to finish it today but I don’t think it will be done today also. Let’s hope for the best. I hate articles in which I have to contact people and get their opinion on so and so subject. It’s worse when they don’t keep to your deadline and keep saying they will send it soon… sigh.

On other fronts, this weekend promises so much. I hope I don’t have to come in tomorrow. I want to watch so many movies. There is ‘My Name is Anthony Gonsalves’ and ‘Halla Bol’. There is also Wimbledon and the new TV series I downloaded called Wired. Hope to watch it all soon. I want to watch House too. It’s been so long that I almost don’t remember the storyline anymore. Damn Avatar and Heroes stopped broadcasting too!

I have become a complete twitter convert, so much so that I have started getting my news updates from the site! I subscribed to the Indo-Aussie test match and enabled notifications for it. I now get every update sms’d on my phone for free! AWESOME.

Nothing else to add. There is something that am doing and Monday will be an important day. Let’s see… Can’t write about it here till it’s done 🙂

Found this the other day… Gmail thinks I need help with spam 🙂

Oh and I found this funny too, this is from my Facebook profile, under status:

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Of Flower Childern and RSS Users

When in Bangalore, I’ve had the good fortune of travelling early in the morning – be it to school (for those horrible Kannada tuitions), to college (which started at 7:30), cricket practice or swimming. In all those moments, I’ve watched with much fascination morning walkers who had plastic bags in their hand filled with freshly plucked flowers. They would go to each house or stop at every flowering bush on their way and pluck the choicest flowers as if it was their sole aim in life. I always wondered why they did that… What good is a flower when EVERYONE can’t appreciate its beauty, when it withers in a few hours. I couldn’t get it. I thought it was maybe used for morning puja and I thought that this was one peculiarity native only to Bangalore and its inhabitants. I go to walk in the park in the morning these days (yeah, freaky eh!) and on one day, I chanced upon this old lady who had a plastic bag in her hand and was moving from bush to bush! What a pleasant surprise! I was watching her from afar with a smile across my face thinking people never change… no matter where they go! 🙂

I was looking at my RSS feed stats in FeedBurner yesterday and I was surprised! I didn’t know I write to a tech-savvy audience! Heck, I didn’t think anyone was actually reading this shit! But there you had it… 5 people subscribing to my blog!!! Delving closer revealed that I had 2 Google Reader users, 1 using a macbook and 2 using Windows Mobile 5. Sweet. I also get 20 hits per day on the blog, which is cool, considering that I haven’t indexed it with Google yet 🙂

I got Tare Zameen Pe yesterday and though I’ve watched it already, am gonna watch it again tonight 🙂

I don’t even know where I’ll be going on the 31st. I hope its wid Hu in Pune or wid Ku. Any other alternative will be boring. Let’s see how things unfold today.

Adios amigos.

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