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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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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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My blog baby has grown a lot since Feb’10 when I started it. I got my Indiblogger rank 69 (yay!), long back and meant to do a post on it sooner, but somehow missed. So here is celebrating the almost 6 month anniversary of dear bloggie and my indirank.. Cheers :D.

Also, more importantly, I’d like to thank the five girls- Pinoo, Tamanna, Preeti, DI, Nuttie. The first five to comment on this blog. You guys are the reason this blog has survived these many months. Thank you so much girls! If it were not for the encouragement I got from your comments, I’d have shut this down long back. I am so glad to have you here *flying kisses* πŸ˜€ :D. Love ya all!

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Moving on to random stuff, it has been raining like crazy in Mumbai for the past 3-4 days. First the rains ruined the weekend plans, and now every morning I look out of the window on waking up, and I really really wish I did not have to go to office. All I want to do is laze  at home in a cozy blanket, eating hot maggi and watch/read chick-lit. And then I come back to reality :(, search for my 3/4 ths and get ready for another walk to the station. Since no auto, wants to come to the station (which I cannot understand why!) we have to walk down the main road which is full of potholes, which leads to a lot of splattering of dirty puddle water from the roads by all sorts of vehicles. I so need the shower in office 😦

Btw, Speaking of chick-lit I have been reading Meg Cabot for the last few weeks and its fun! The best part of course is being able to read it on the laptop πŸ˜‰ :P. I especially liked her Boy Series where the entire book is in the form of email communication exchanged between the characters. Very different and quite entertaining too. The other series’ are good.. not great, but timepass enough. I’d only recommend these to chick-lit fans. People who read heavier stuff might not like it a lot.

What else can I talk about? Nope nothing, and it looks like I should get to work now. So cya folks!

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Blog ’bout it πŸ˜‰

Which is exactly what I’m doing. The good news that I’d like to share with you people is.. *drumroll* .. But wait, well, let’s have a little suspense before we spill out the beans.

Kind of like what my Manager did. So what happened the other day is, we got an email from the Big Boss, saying that the appraisal investigation is done, and the HR will be mailing out the appraisal data to respective managers, by the end of the day, so that they can start communicating this to the employees. So we all wait in anticipation. We do not have a lot of hope, that he’ll be sending out the emails on that day itself.

The next day – People are stealing glances towards the seat where he sits, in the hope that he might be typing out the email. Every-time he moves away from the laptop to go in a meeting.. the frustration is evident.. One of my colleagues even goes up to him and cracks a pathetic joke in an attempt to get him to send the mail and pleads ..our F5 keys are almost broken πŸ˜‰ please hurry before they are completely gone!. But it is to no avail, no emails in our inbox 😦

The day after that – We wait for him to come to office.. We wait.. and we wait.. and we wait… He doesn’t come. Finally at 4:22 p.m. he emails us saying, he will be sending out those emails tomorrow.

The day after – We have lost all hope that the mail is actually going to come today. Still, my hopes rise, when he is at his desk for a long time. But unfortunately no mail. People give up, and when there is no mail till 7 p.m. I too leave dejectedly. I run home and check my laptop as soon as I reach. And.. there is a mail. Unfortunately, it says “It looks like I’ll only be able to send the appraisal emails later at night today. “. So I wait.. pressing my overworked F5 button, each time MasterChef breaks for an advertisement. Finally giving up, I decide that can take it no more, and I go to sleep at around 11:30. Just to be sure I don’t miss it, I ask P to keep pressing F5, as long as he is awake, and wake me up as soon as there is any news.

Finally at exactly 2 minutes to 12 his email arrives in the inbox.. So what exactly was in the e-mail.. Would you like to know?

But before we get to that, don’t you guys think that if my Manager participated in “Raaz pichle janame ke” he would most definitely be an anchor for some kind of TV dance/music/blah competition.. I mean the way they delay announcing the results in those shows, this was even worse than that! What say?

Ok.. I think enough torture. And I kind of feel most of you must have skipped the blah in between reached the end to find out the contents of the email anyway.

So the email says – I’ve been promoted.. Dhinchak Dhinchak Dhinchak.. 15 months into the job, and I am now a Senior Software Developer now! Yay! If you’ve read this post ages ago, you can understand how happy I am today!

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