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Knock Knock :D

You can run, you can hide, but you can’t escape my the love.. are the lines playing in my mind as I read all you guys’ FB wall posts and emails urging me to come back. It feels good to be missed. But I guess I owe all of you an apology too, for running away from the blog without so much as a brb post. So here it is. I am sorry. And I am back :D. I can’t promise to write as frequently as I used to, but I’ll try to post whenever I can get my lazy brain to string together a few coherent words.

On a personal front, I just came back from a family get-together (well, who am I kidding, more of babysitting my cousins weekend). And it was super awesome. We played hours and hours of Uno, took lots of candid shots of the little (most of my cousins are still in school, so I can rightly call them lil :D) kiddos and ate yummy home-made chocolate, mangoes and truckloads of fun. All the grown-ups were away at a wedding with (mostly) me and P in-charge. He had fun, grouping up the kids and pitching them up against me πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

The kids did not know how to address P..Jijaji (bro-in-law) is too formal so he became P dada (brother) and I am anyway *insert my real name* tai (sis) :|.Β  The weekend so reminded me of the summer vacations I used to have with the elder set of these cousins during school times. *Sigh*. I so want a vacation now :(.
Monday’s are bad every week. But I had to literally drag myself to office today :(. But logging into FB (the first thing anyone does after reaching office :P), I saw these wall posts, and I had to write this :D. Thank you guys for making my Monday so much better already!

How was your weekend folks?

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Bullet points

  • Smart Cards keep finding a smart way of proving me dumb :|. This is the (almost) third time I (could) have lost my card.
  • Looking forward to one week @Ma’s place (funny?weird?sad? how I call it Ma’s place after just one year of marriage)
  • Finally got a chance to show Dad my latest toy (Kindle, of course). He loves reading and has hoarded a ton of books (which is a huge headache for mom), but is quite against technology. I am hoping he likes Kindle, so I can gift him one :D.
  • Found an awesome resource of ebooks in epub format yesterday. Kindle is now loaded with ~ 450 books. Sooper excited πŸ˜€
  • P on official trip for almost a week (4 whole days :() long trip. I hate his office 😐
  • The weighing machine is back into picture, and after the loads of chocolates we have eaten over the last week, we desperately need to heed its advice and start morning walks again.

Thats all for now. My new year is off on a good start, how about you guys?

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First off, I am really sorry that I went off the blog just like that. I got bitten by a really severe bug of blogger’s block and needed some time to recover. So I disappeared for a while. And now I am back refreshed, and hopefully free of the damn bug.

To my super sweet blog friends, who wrote comments, emails and FB messages, thank you so much! It means a lot to me that you guys missed me.

And now back to today’s post. December is my favourite month of the year and this December is turning out to be the best month ever. So many things happening – the anniversary (we went to Goa, more on that in a bit), my birthday, discovering Photoshop (downloaded it just yesterday) and last but definitely not the least – getting the Kindle!!!

The anniversary was on the 13th, and to celebrate we were at Goa this week. We thought why ruin the mood, by going to office mid-week after an awesome vacation, so we took Thursday and Friday off too. So here I am fiddling with Photoshop, the Kindle and enjoying my looooonngg weekend. I had really expected that Kindle would most likely trump everything else, but it turns out that Photoshop won this round. I spent nearly 5 hours on it yesterday, learning and finishing the trip photos. I have to say Photoshop is way better than Gimp, its only drawback being that it is a pretty expensive software. I’ll add a few trip photos here, just to show off a bit (isn’t that one of the purposes for having a blog πŸ˜› )

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Anyhow, so this is about all I have for the coming back post. Hopefully, I shall really be back in the full flow soon.

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Dear C,

You were the first person I in my life, that I could really connect with. I had friends before you, but I never got the whole funda behind the “best-friend” thing. I wasn’t good at socializing or making friends. But you made it easy. Despite my pathetic memory, I still remember my first day in CS class. I had transferred in from a different branch, I was completely new, and did not know anyone. I entered the classroom, and it was huge, I was scared, and wanted to run away or get swollen by the floors below (we sat on the fifth floor πŸ˜› ). I looked at the last bench, it was empty. You were sitting with someone on the second last bench, and I don’t know what made you graciously make place for a third person on that tiny bench. That gesture really touched me. And the next day onwards, we both ditched the other girl πŸ˜‰ and started sitting together. We had so much fun together. You taught me how to gossip, how to crack jokes so that the guys sitting in front would get caught laughing while we would keep a straight face. You added mirch-masala to newsΒ  which you got from your gossip-network that spread throughout college, so I would get the whole dope, and feel like an insider. For the first time in my life, I felt like I has a best friend. I could talk most stuff with you, you just understood, we somehow clicked.

It is that bond we used to share, I think, that causes me so much pain now. We have not talked in years, and after our fight, it was almost a punishment to sit next to you. The last few months of college were made painful, since neither of us wanted to be bench-partners, yet neither would come ahead and say it aloud. After college we just stopped talking. Had no reason to.

I can never forget the fight, nor its reason. And yet, I will continue to stalk your FB/orkut profile, and feel jealous that your wedding pics look so much more awesome than mine, and at some level, want to know what is really going on with you. But.. but I know that will never happen.

I am really sad that I lost you. What happened cannot be undone, but what I truly am thankful for is the fact that you were a part of my life. However much I hate you for things that happened between us, it will never change the fact that you were really, truly my first best friend ever.

Your glad-to-be-once-best-friend.

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I no longer feel enthusiastic enough about blogging ( 😯 ). Barely 6-7 months after I started writing here regularly, there is a definite lull period. I hope this is just a phase and will get over soon, but till then blogging will be irregular. Ironically this very month, Indiblogger update my rank from 69 to 72 :P. Also, just realised that this is my 100th post here πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

In other news, I have finally joined the office gym and I have been regular (for two whole day :P, hope it lasts πŸ˜€ ). It helps that the gym is new, huge and not a lot of people use it in the morning, so I do not have to wait for the machines. Plus the best part is not having to wake up early and ride 1.5-2 kms to the gym, this is just 2 floors above mine. The only thing I miss, is not working out together :(. But that cannot be helped.

My time to go to the gym is immediately after I reach office, which originally was when I usually updated my blog, since I used to get all these crazy ideas about what I can blog about on my way to work, and would want to immediately post them before I forgot! So now, I don’t know when I’ll take time out to blog. I might have to cut out on tv time at night ( 😯 ), which is a near impossibility, with Bigg Boss and Lie to Me on my daily watch list.

On a totally unrelated note, have you guys seen the Mc Donalds ads, the one where the guy bribes the hostel watchman with aΒ  Mc Aloo tikki, or the one where the younger sister blackmails her elder sis for going to a party (Could not get a video on You tube :(, so you’ll have to bear with the description ). I am really annoyed by those ads. Could they not have picked a better theme than bribing and blackmail? Really?

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First off – the bestest news πŸ˜€ – Its raining babies in my family!

It started with P’s sister, who had a baby boy last month. Then, my cousin had twin baby boys last week. And finally, this week P’s brother had a baby daughter!! That is a total of four babies within almost a month πŸ˜€

All the babies are, of course, adorable!! They are extremely fragile, since they are babies ( πŸ˜› ) and also because some of them wereΒ  pre-mature deliveries,Β  but they are oh so cute and tiny and healthy! πŸ˜€ :D.

Fun incident – When bhabhi was in the hospital, bhabhi’s bhabhi (B2) wanted to come visit her in the hospital. Now, bhabhi was already having contractions and going through a lot of pain, and bhabhi’s mom wanted avoided getting B2 there and gave her some excuse. Reason : – What if seeing the labour pain shocks B2 of ever having a baby!!!!!!!! So they allowed her to visit only after the worst (?) part was over.

Sad consequence of so many deliveriesΒ  – MIL and mom now, feel that the coast is clear for us ( 😯 😯 ) to have babies!!!

Anyhow, let them keep dreaming, right?

So moving on to the work front,Β  it has been really hectic last week, with the product launch that happened yesterday. And I loved every moment of it. This is the kind of work I like doing, where I am busy 9-10 hours a day. And I don’t have to keep waiting for inputs/ other teams to finish off their stuff and other things. So this time, we launched without waiting for others. The other teams will make their changes by next week, but we are done πŸ˜€ :D. Today is celebration day @ work and we are off to a lovely team lunch πŸ˜€

Work to ho gaya, ab moving on to life – weekends! We have been planning weekend trip for a long time, but every time, something or the other comes up. With the loan, new babies, festive season coming up, it seems unlikely that we would be able to go anywhere before November second week :(. So what I want from you guys is suggestions for places near Mumbai for weekend trips. If you can give me hotel recommendations, along with it, I will be indebted for life πŸ˜‰

And last but not the least – the new book. I found Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell lying on a colleagues desk yesterday. It is on magic and magicians and 19th century England. I am not good at writing reviews, so I’ll stop here, but I just want to say, if you liked the The Illusionist and The Prestige , you’ll love this book. There, I’ve done my good deed for the day πŸ˜€

Have a great weekend folks!

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Story of my life

Pre marriage:-

Pal Pal pal pal har pal har pal kaise katega pal har pal ……

Me (picking up the phone, what you thought I was singing ? :P) : Hey baby
P: Hey, how are you?
Me: Good good.. I was missing you.
A bored colleague who had to listen to this conversation 10,000 times a day – Fir se? Abhi to baat ki thi
P: I missed you too, sweet-heart
Me: There are so many jealous people around me, sigh. You are so romantic! I am so lucky,
P: No dear, I am lucky!

and so on.. I am sure you do not want to read any more of these sickeningly sweet nothings πŸ˜›

And now:-

This is how our chat (yeah, yeah why spend on the wife) summary looks like ..

Me: hey dude
(5 mins later) Me: you there?
(20 mins) Me again: Guess you must be busy, was just wondering if you had lunch. How is your day going btw?

30 mins later he finally notices my messages
P: Sorry, a little busy right now, will ttyl

Edited to add: My shameless ploy for attention worked, he called me thrice today πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

p.s. The description above does not hint about the real reasons for his behaviour, since the author felt that informing the readers about the fact that he was, totally lukkha during pre-marriage days (because he had submitted resignation/ had no projects assigned) and that now when he has just joined the new firm, has truckloads of work and meetings (basically is actually, really busy) will make you sympathize towards him and steal the fun out of the post πŸ˜›

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