a new set of favorites

On the eve of my blog’s first birthday, I have decided to do a post on favorites.  This blog or rather its predececcor (sic) had began by the misnomer “these are a few of my favorite things” where I talked about all things senti in my first post, based upon the song “these are a few of my favorite things” ..now that I said it twice, you are destined to hum it through the rest of the day..muhhhhhaaaaa.

anyways, senti favorites aside (I have been getting flak anyways for the senti nature of my posts) I decided to do a post on my gadget favorites. all of them my loves and all of them come first in my life.

1. my green-not-so-new-scratched-ipod mini: The first thing I brought in the USof A (sniff sniff) all the rage, all the envy and perfectly green. Today, not so green, completely passe and completely full of music, some of which I havent heard for a long while yet hesistate to delete. It is awesome listening to podcasts and run through the park on a cool fall morning..what a feeling! (here is another song for your addiction pleasure)

2. my pretty wide screen compaq-RS- series lappy. It is cool, it is also heavy, about 8 pounds. Doesnt sound like a lot I know, but when you carry it from US to India and enroute london, believe me , its a lot. I almost left it in an airport somewhere but didnt because that would have dieprived you of this bloggy…I hope the laptop isnt listening..no baby..mama loves you the way you are, heavy is fine, no need to drop any applications.

3. mm..chronologically..next possession would be my car, since i have already waxed lyrical about it to so many people and in so many posts in this blog, I dont think I need to do it again. Only that it gives me athrill of pride, a touch of ownership and a frission of pleasure, everytime I drive it, sit in it, and show it to people for the first time. It is perfect and it is mine. Just mine. preciouuusssssss…

4. Then came the need to transfer the world to memories,I had been agaisnt digital cameras, because to me they always represented the careless photographer who can waste precious shots just because he can. But the desire to take a lot of pictures..none of which come up to my standards..and the lure of this materialistic world..ladies and gentlemen we presnet the Canon S2, whereof so many of the pcitures that many sets of parents/gfs/bfs/brothers/sisters/uncles/aunties/friends/enemies in india and elsewhere enjoy. I am glad I got it because the pleasure it gives me is made tenfold by the pleasure it gives my friends, who enjoy it and it is a standard  fixture at all our parties.

5. well the camera and the car left me quite broke. Uh..the car more so than the camera..so my latest gadget is what my mom got me for my “happy bday”. A heart rate monitor 😀 ..fun fun fun..I have been obsessively checking my heart rate..uhh..while working out..not all the time. So much so that my spinning instructor almost went into hysterics..ohh well..it is fun and very educational to see that even if you think you are not working hard, well you are. It also enhances the level of workout a notch or two and that was what i needed quite badly!

well thats my list of favorite gadgets. Gadgets have come to define us so much. The human desire for an upgrade, for status, for flashy ol me..look at me desires are fulfilled by gadgets

Then again there are the technologically challenged. Sometimes I wonder if they are the ones misssing out on the world or am I ? Because maybe a early morning run would be better wth the songs of birds rather than techno funk, maybe writing letters would be more cherishable and less forgettable than the desultory email and still a photo tacked up on my wall from years ago is much better than the thousands on my laptop that i barely even notice. But still they are my gadgets and they define who I have become and will remain. A woman of the 21st century.


wanted: hopefully alive

here’s the deal. My mom has declared that she is never going to participate in the search of an eligible man for me, which leaves me to my own devices. Because of the lack of my serious long term relationships (relationships that use the “L” word and are more than 2 years are considered serious and long term) things have come to a grave point. I am a good Indian girl, I must find a good male (Indian is not necessary) so what do we do?

shal we advertise in the newspaper thus:

WANTED: tall dark handsome groom who can workout, read, write and cook,for bright girl earning in dollars in the US?

quite a role reversal eh? I have a strong feeling that this will not attract many men who are possibly a better idea, because even if they can read and write, it doesn’t mean they can read..if you read between the lines, so to pun

So what to do next? How to find “the man”. I have been told by friends (All of them male) that I am not a girl, and should stay the way I am because thats the way they like me. When queried under pain of a choke hold, they reveal that the previous action wasnt very girl like..uh..umm..ok..we shall hide that from our prospective suitors. WHat next, no stronghold required scared enough already. Well you dont even drive like a girl, we feel safe when you are going at a speed of 80 miles an hour in your cool two door sportscar. hmm..well I am not abandoning my car driving skills for any man. What else, well you dont get sentimental, but I do I do, here I am wailing about the lack of men..only a sentimental femme would do that right right RIGHT?

Now what, the female wiles, as it turns out I lack, inspite of long hair, cute face (if I say so myself) and latke jhatke..ab kya kare?

No choices really, I implore the reading public to send me their resume etc and I promise not to practice any choke holds on them..required criteria are:

-male (unbreakable)

-works out–optimal

-reads fiction-perfect

-cooks well–needed, but cooks healthily too

-can hold up one end of a conversation- hoped for

-patience-with choke-holds

-undying devotion–oh well while wishing for so many impossible things why not?

there you go, please let me know if you think you or somebody else is eligible for this post and we shall send battalion to look and analyse you to bits. If that works, the choke-hold will be used and then ahem the car driving skills and lastly a conversation..if you survive..i’d probably die of the shock 😀

ps: one year of my blog..yay…next post continuation of my favorite things from post 1

a post on posts

its been a while, I know but things got outta hand again, currently am the hamster on the wheel, barely keeping up..though this is more like a treadmill which just keeps going and going and going..pant pant wipe sweat

But yesterday was my happy birthday and fun was had by all :D..except at times me because eggs were broken on my head and I also had candles that said “24” stuck to my forehead at some point of the evening..so it wasnt all good.

Its so nice to have people with whom you can share an evening and feel fullfilled and not feel any pressure, these friends are exactly that and I dont feel my old age atall :D..

I also post sometimes at the Vattier Daily..so if you are a kstater or know of my association with its various student associations then you may enjoy some of the heated debates that go on there.

I somehow do not have anything interesting to talk about except research (which scares me). Ahh something interesting! When you grade student papers, you realize how much professors must have laughed at your blatant effort to get some marks out of nothing at all..all fluff and no substance. I often get such gems and have now sincerely decided to not write answers when I dont know nothing! I can also now understand why they stressed so much on handwriting, because sometimes even unknowingly I am so happy to see a legible hand in a sea of chicken scratches on paper, that the student is more likely to get better marks. I gaurd against it ofcourse but it is tempting!!

I have also learnt that bieng nice to the TA helps. Well it helps the TA atleasr..hehehe…and it will come back to you one day! So be nice to a TA and it will come back to you.

ps: the reason for this post is that I am avoiding working on a looooooonnnng presentation that I am making tomorrow. Nope I havent started yet. Yeps I’ll get it done..umm..hopefully!

and my commentors…where did thou go? I miss having comments it used to motivate me .

more later about food!

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