Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Guilt Sprouts

I made sprouts today. Actually I've been 'making' them for 2 days now. It's a long process - you have to submerge them in water for half a day, then tie them up in a damp cloth and keep then in a closed vessel away from sunlight for around two days.

You do all this to trick them into believing that they are under the soil and that it is safe to grow. And grow they did. I now have a bowl full of crunchy sprouts that I am munching on blissfully.

But then, on second thoughts, I gave them hope of life and all I am giving them finally is a free ride through my alimentary canal. Feel a little bit guilty.

PS: If you want to learn to make sprouts, head over here. One of my time-killers these days.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

If only I could turn back time

We are inside just another office where everyone seems to be busy. And yes, it's recession time.

He (boss): Hey GWBE, are you free for a minute?

She: Sure, I'll be right with you.
He takes her into a cabin where the bigger boss is also seated. Atmosphere is eerie.

She (thinks): Uh, oh!

He (boss' boss): You know how bad things are. Blah blah blah....I haven't even taken a bonus last year...blah blah blah....we have to reduce costs to save the company....blah blah blah.

She (thinks): This is it! The dreaded moment!

He:...blah blah blah...I am so sorry to say that we've decided to make you redundant. blah blah blah

She (thinks): Great, so finally it has happened to me too.

He: Blah sorry. Please remember that it's not a reflection on your performance. Blah blah blah...feel free to take the day off.

Now if only I could turn back time, things could have been a little different. Let's try it again.

He (boss): Hey GWBE, are your free for a minute?

She: Sorry, am really tied up. Can this wait till next week?

He: What are you busy with? I know that you are on bench, come on, get in this meeting room!

She: So sorry, send me a meeting request!

He: Wha!!!

So in short, I am unemployed right now and am exploring various ways of keeping myself interested in life in general. On the bright side, I am getting to read all the books that were gathering dust in my living room, and my partner gets better food on the table at the end of the day and also, a small business idea is being nurtured and it's slowly taking shape day by day. And oh yeah, I am sending out the CVs and watching movies too.

Off topic: The Great Sperm Race - watched this programme on TV yesterday night and it was fun. Any kind of science programme would get me interested, but this had a twist as well. The video was trying to mimic the journey of a sperm in real life and compare it to what could the equivalent challenge for humans. Watch it if it sounds interesting and consider yourself heartless if you are not rooting for the sperm by the end of the programme.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tag: QnA

Another tag. This bas been WIP for sometime now and here's the finished product. If you are busy, you wouldn't miss much if you just skip the tag and go straight to the off topic link at the bottom.

Tag instructions:
Use only one word to answer!

1. Where is your cell phone?

I have 3 cellphones! One personal, a Blackberry from work, and another that came bundled with the broadband. Add to it another two mobiles that belong to my partner and music players and camera, my living room is usually cluttered with chargers and handsfree sets. If only there was a standardised format for all the chargers and stuff life would be so much easier! I blame all the clutter in my home on the telecoms who just can't work together on this! Boo to them!

2. Your significant other?

3. Your hair?
Has a mind of it's own.

OK I am breaking the rule here. There's no way I can answer a question on hair in just one word!

4. Your mother?
Far away and in her own world.

5. Your father?
Simple and full of love.

6. Your favorite thing?

7. Your dream last night?

8. Your favorite drink?
Fresh Lime Soda with salt

9. Your dream/goal?
Getting paid to do something I'd pay to do.

10. What room you are in?

11. Your hobby?
Discovering new ways to entertain myself.

12. Your fear?
Losing people I love

13. Where do you want to be in 6 years?
A place I can call home

14. Where were you last night?
Bed, where else?

15. Muffins?
A moment on the lips, forever on the hips :(
I am not in eating terms with them anymore. Though I don't think they really care.

16. Wish list item?
A flat tummy

17. Where you grew up?
Brilliant Kerala

18. Last thing you did?

19. What are you wearing?
An old IIMK tshirt. Some shirts just grow up on you and get more comfy the more you wear them. I have tshirts that are 15 years old (yeah, they still fit!), and are still are my fav to sleep in. Go figure that out!

20. Your TV?

21. Your pets?
None except Sheru, who's more like a family member. Sheru's an orange puppy with dreamy eyes and has been with me ever since I bought him 5 years ago. He's a stuffed dog btw. I am terrified of the real ones. And I get the feeling that they know it too.

22. Friends?
Can't have enough.

23. Your life?
Peace at last.

24. Your mood?
Relaxed and curious

25. Missing some one?

26. Car?
Costly convenience

27. Something you’re not wearing?

28. Favorite store?
Charity bookshops

29. Your summer?
Bicycle time!

30. Your favorite color?
Blue and Green. It's a tie!

31. When is the last time you laughed?
A minute back. F.R.I.E.N.D.S, of course!

32. Last time you cried?
While watching a movie. Gran Torino.

33. Three people who email me?
Why 3? There are so many!

34. Three of my favorite foods?
Hot and crispy dosa, Anything with spinach in it, Sweet potato in any form

35. Three places I would rather be right now?
In my kitchen making another yummy dosa for myself, on a hammock in Lakshadweep, a warm swimming pool

Now for the handing over part. I tag SM, Cherubic and Juneflower. Come on girls, do it for me :)

Off topic:
Sita Sings the Blues
by Nina Paley
It's a different take on Ramayana, utterly charming and entertaining to the last minute. You'll need around an hour to watch this animation. Don't miss it - it's just what you need to beat the Monday blues!