The good old days

This is about me and my life and my thoughts and my whims and well u'll see :D


For the people looking for some useful piece of information or anything remotely related to the word useful, should leave immediately, as this blog comprises of useless and arbit pieces of things which merge together and make my life :D

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Medication :)

Nah am not here to provide some insights into the medicines for various ailments or to give out the list of the banned medicine still prevelant in India.
This blog is about my medication. It so happened that I was staying back at my friend's place and I was supose to take migrain medicine ( yeah!! yeah!! laugh all you want but I do have a brain which has migrain, that sounds like a gud rhyme) but I had no clue what was the name of medicine. They like any engg today started luking for it on the net ( the best thing was they searched for deepa's migrain medicine :D) and then one of my friend suggested to write it down on my blog so that its easily accessible and viola!! here I am. So here goes the list of medicines
Every Night medicine-FLUNER-10
Migrain SOS - Vasograin
Migrain headache-Migranil
Fluoride medicine-Flunil-10
Heamoglobin-orofer XT
yup dats about it. I feel like mobile mobile hamdard dawakhana.
Anyways that it for this post.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The pursuit of happiness

no! no! No! and NO! this post is not about the movie with will smith and the kid where will smith so very nicely solve the rubik's cube ( hmmppp I don't really like that bloody cube, yeah u guessed it right, I cant solve it).
Coming back to the post this is about how parents react ( read Re-Act), when there kids for once in their godforsaken life decide something.
My mom, like any other understanding parent gave me her blessings n all bout the marrying the guy of my choice and I was really impressed with my mom's great and forward thinking ( well coming from a parent who lives in a society where kid's approval is still not neccessary, I would deginetely call this forward).
So I very dilligently reciprocated this gesture of my mom, by being candid and respectful and telling her that I do have a " boy" she might "like" to "meet". Tadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
And well, that was the last time my mom spoke "nicely" to me.
Well the first reaction was of amazement, she has the same surprise factor in her voice that we have while watching some magicians show and wonder " how did she manage to do that"?
Yeah even she was surprised, that who would in his sane mind agree to stay with me for a whole day, let alone whole life.
So first her reaction was of sheer amzement, then it changed to amusement and then resentment.
Well not so much of resentment but yeah something close to that and all this provided reall entertainment to my kid brother and sister ( who by the way, were on my side and full time fielding for me at home).
My mom's total logic was based on one sentence" what would the people think"?
I was really irritated with this thing, since when did the socielty or "people" overtook in me in this race of "motherly affection". Since when did they shoved me into one corner and took most of the space in my mom's heart.
I think it all started since the time my mom started keeping the "goodday" biscuits for the "guests aka people aka society" and gave us the parle-G biscuits or may be from the time when she started giving us rasna instead of the "reall stuff" which was pepsi or coke.
I just thought to myself that I have failed miserably in understanding parents.
I thought that for parents the happiness of their child is and should be of foremost importance but is it reallly true?
Do they really do care for us as much as they say? 'coz if they do society, people should be the ones they should be bothered about.
Also aren't they going to be the happiest if their children are happy or they going to be happier if the society is happy?
As they say that happiness has to be persuaded but whose happiness are they going to pursue their children's or the society
I really don't have the answer but I guess thsi is what the parents whould ask themselves when they think about"what will the people think".

Friday, November 2, 2007

Well this week (as well as the last one) has been a quite hectic. But the diffrence has been though I was damn occupied and got damn tired out of these day's work, I kinda enjoyed it. for one reason that it was my work that on display to the leadership ( although I know they couldnt care less bout what I do and did, but whatever it may be, I would not let anyone spoil that moment for me). Yeah my work, my own work was being presented.
and who all were there to see my tiny thing, Ron grant (COO, AOL), Jeff bewkes (CEO,president, times warner), Ann moore ( CEO& president, Times Inc) and a couple of other hot shots from HBO, Turner, n all that(yeah, you get the idea).
Although it wasnt me who was presenting ( yeah I was just thebackground) but still it wsa my work and those guys DID talk to me and thought its a good idea ( yeah yeah I know they were being couteous but still) the feeling that you get from that moment, my 15 minutes of fame, my glory, oh man it wsa such a high, I just cant describe.
And the most noticeable thing about those guys is that the humility they have.
All of them were so warn and humble. No airs of superiority, no prejudices ( they were coming here after laying off some 2000 employees in US), nothing.
Just simple calm and humble look on their face. And they might have just appreciated the idea for the sake of it ( as one of my colleague said) but still it was one of the best appreciation that I have got . This was one of the most important day of my life (yeah it comes straight after the day I got my choclate after telling the name of one mammal in my first standard (kidding!!))

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Best "Out-Of-Office" E-Mail Auto-Replies:

1: I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position.

2: I'm not really out of the office. I'm just ignoring you.

3: You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn't have received anything at all.

4: Sorry to have missed you but I am at the doctors having my brain removed so that I may be promoted to management

5: I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from vacation on 4/18. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.

6: Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first ten words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.

7: The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again.'

8: Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.

9: Hi. I'm thinking about what you've just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.

10: Hi! I'm busy negotiating the salary for my new job. Don't bother to leave me any messages.

11: I've run away to join a different circus.

12: I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical reasons.When I return, please refer to me as 'Loretta' instead of 'Steve'

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The ATM story

Am back!!
And this time with my usual ranting which were missing for wuite some time.
As the title suggests this time the crib is about the good and not so old ATM machine and the treatment.
This weekend I after lazying around the whole day I went out to buy some stuff (By stuff I means maggie ).
Anyways since the total cash in my wallet totalled to Rs3.50 ( yeah thats the total I carry these days), so I headed towards the ATM machine where a long basilisk (reffer harry potter) looking snake welcomed me.
Well with heavy feet and frustrated head I went towards the ATM. In bangalore, ATM on weekends are like hanuman mandir on tuesdays.
This post was left incomplete due to certain circumstances ( Its was 8:11 and my cab leaves at 8:15, so u get the picture).
Well I havent even finished my post and already I have got a commnet. my popularity must be increasing. Oh god no one can get away from my fame. Its just too much to handle . Thats a diffrent issue that the comment is given by ahem! ahem! my x-roomie.
well so wat charity starts at home and so does popularity:D. So right now am popular at my home,well almost, I mean 1 out of 3 roomie is not a bad score. At all.
anyways moving on, I was talking bout my ATM story, its a heart tugging story so people who cry during the saas bahu serial may wanna stop here. For the brave hearts ( yeah baby!!) her goes.
So As I reached the serpetine fo a queue near the SBI (i.e. slowest ATM bank of India, Am not saying that but some dude wrote it on the ATM, who by the way thought he is going to be married to the CEO of SBI, so thinking its his property, nicely wrote on the ATM machine).
stood there waiting for my turn, right in front of me were some 6-7 people and at that time I did not realise that they represent every possible category of ATM money withdrawer.
Following are the categories each of them belonged to

Category 1 "the stickers" people- This category thinks that they are the only people who have the power and the luxury of withdrawing money from the ATM. So they really don't care who or how many are in the queue.
All they know about is that its their time now and there is no tommorrowand i would stick to it.

Category 2 "The chatters" category - this category is the chirpy chitty chatty kinda category, who are loads of fun to stand with in the queue provided they are standing behind you. 'Coz generally this category proceed in groups and follows the group ettiquetes "no member left behind" policy, so when one friend goes in, all will get in, all will withdraw money and all with have fun while withdrawing money, while the people in the queue feel like killing each of the group memebr ( I have actually seen that in the eyes of the queue)

Category 3 "The OCD's"- This category is generally more of a an OCD category.How? lemme throw some light ( yeah!! I carry my torch of wisdome with me everytime). These guys once enter the ATM will get out only once they have touched every bloody button on the ATM ( which by the way is the typical characterstics of a OCD patient). So these guys would be checking their ATM skills right in the middle of that queue of those money hungry people whose blood boils everytime the category 3 people press a button on the ATM.

Category 4 "the account checkers"- Now this category of a people can be know as a little too much of fussy about their account. not that I disrespect this but doing this with 4564534 standing behind you is a little too much.
Imagine this the person is there to withdraw money. He checks his account before withdrawing money, he withdraws money, then again he checks his balace ( he won't take the trouble for taking a balance slip). Then they will check some 6 more things and after that they will get out of the ATM. And what is the maount that he withdraws 100 bucks( since 50 is not allowed)

Category 5 "The socialites"- This is the social ATM wanderer category. This category generally invites their friends, uncle, aunty, cousin, aunty of cousin, cousin's friend,friend's cousin and her uncle , aunt and all their close and distant relatives. And avery bloody sould when their turn comes. this becomes really irritating for the ret of the "QUEUE PEOPLE".

Category 6"The ATM animals"- This category is the category who is more of a passive category. They generally are just the audience to all the above category till the time they are outside the ATM box, once they get into the box, the ATM animal within then rises and they turn into one of the 5 above category.

Anyways after all these category of people I finally did manage to withdraw money but not before shouting and cribbing for 2-3 times. So now you can decide which category I belong to :D

Friday, September 28, 2007

Suggestion to webster's

Came across these absolutely hilarious definition posted by someone on net.
Check them out, really funny

ACCORDIONATED (ah kor' de on ay tid)adj. Being able to drive and refold a road map at the same time.

AQUADEXTROUS (ak wa deks' trus)adj. Possessing the ability to turn the bathtub faucet on and off with your toes.

AQUALIBRIUM (ak wa lib' re um)n. The point where the stream of drinking fountain water is at its perfect height, thus relieving the drinker from(a) having to suck the nozzle, or(b) squirting himself in the eye.

BURGACIDE (burg' uh side)n.. When a hamburger can't take any more torture and hurls itself through the grill into the coals.

BUZZACKS (buz' aks)n. People in phone marts who walk around picking up display phones and listening for dial tones even when they know the phones are not connected.

CARPERPETUATION (kar' pur pet u a shun)n. The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance.

DIMP (dimp)N. A person who insults you in a cheap department store by asking, "Do you work here?" DISCONFECT (dis kon fekt')v. To sterilize the piece of candy you dropped on the floor by blowing on it, somehow assuming this will `remove' all the germs.

ECNALUBMA (ek na lub' ma)n. A rescue vehicle which can only be seen in the rearview mirror. EIFFELITES (eye' ful eyetz)n.. Gangly people sitting in front of you at the movies who, no matter what direction you lean in, follow suit.

ELBONICS (el bon' iks)n. The actions of two people maneuvering for one armrest in a movie theater.

ELECELLERATION (el a cel er ay' shun)n. The mistaken notion that the more you press an elevator button the faster it will arrive.

FRUST (frust)n. The small line of debris that refuses to be swept onto the dust pan and keeps backing a person across the room until he finally decides to give up and sweep it under the rug.

LACTOMANGULATION (lak' to man gyu lay' shun)n. Manhandling the "open here" spout on a milk container so badly that one has to resort to the `illegal' side.

NEONPHANCY (ne on' fan see)n. A fluorescent light bulb struggling to come to life.

PEPPIER (pehp ee ay')n. The waiter at a fancy restaurant whose sole purpose seems to be walking around asking diners if they want ground pepper.

PETONIC (peh ton' ik)adj. One who is embarrassed to undress in front of a household pet.

PHONESIA (fo nee' zhuh)n. The affliction of dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer.

PUPKUS (pup' kus)n. The moist residue left on a window after a dog presses its nose to it.

TELECRASTINATION (tel e kras tin ay' shun)n. The act of always letting the phone ring at least twice before you pick it up, even when you're only six inches away.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Arbit thoughts

Mez back.
you after a long long time back here.
Its been a long long time when I wrote naything about well anything.
And right now some 4767869867457 thoughts are crossing my mind about which i wanna write but i guess I will stick to my favourite thing, cribbing.
Yeah yeah, I know I know 90% of the time am ranting and raving about some or the other thing which is wrong with me or with things around me or something like that.
so why differ this time. Well this post is dedicated to all the people who, ummmm......., well you will get the picture a little later.
Well have you ever been told by a person in your your office to keep it down or your home to keep it down or even in the cafeteria to keep it down.
Well with me, its almost a daily affair.
Just now a jerk(in my office) asked me to "keep it down" (when so many other people are actually shouting at the same decibels or more. Well these are the time I really feel that the whole world is conpiring against me). Any ways so this dude in his "oh so charming" ( well that what he thinks) way told me that we have calls and its disturbing and yada yada yada.......
And its not just today that its like this I am told to keep it down at home, at cafetaria even in the bathroom.
Cummon man gimme a break. Is this some kind of "morcha" people are taking out against me.
I mean there are other people go on talk to them tell them to shut up.
Why can't people stand a girl in a good mood,rather anyone in a good moood.
Why are people so hell bent on making everyone irritated like them.
Well I think it with the fact that everyone has likes to get into majority so the good mood guys try to spread by being hilarious and loud whereas the bad mood guys try and get majority by spreading their.
Thats it!!! that's the whole idea.
So the way to beat it isnot to let the opposition get into majority ( Man!! I can solve nay bloody problem).
So from now on people might ask me to keep it down but... welll they'll see :)