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March 07, 2008

Blue winter crib-fest, oh! and about being rich.

We are experiencing miserable weather. The kind that makes you want to break the damned alarm clock, pound it into a mush and go deeper into the comforter. I lead a pretty normal life, so I did none of those things, got up on the wrong side of the bed, got ready and came to work. So, I sat staring at my monitor, having finished checking my gmail, my blog comments, the daily dilbert cartoon, my horoscope for the day, witty saying by unknown famous person of the day, the first few links in reddit, headlines of the most read articles in the New York Times and then I wondered about right and wrong, good and bad and such thoughts that only a gloomy, wintery day like this could inspire.

I reached a few conclusions in life.
  1. Oatmeal sucks. I know I claimed it was a super food to my mom, made her switch to oatmeal for breakfast and proudly declare that I eat oatmeal for breakfast to people who enquired about my breakfast - well, there are not really that many that enquire but I tell them all the same. But the dirty little secret that I am privy to is the fact that I completely, honestly HATE oatmeal. It tastes like nothing. And if you add a bunch of stuff to it to make it better, it only comes off tasting even more awful. And that is the truth.

  2. Tiffin time sucks next. You know, around 5 - 5.30 PM after you have driven home from work, that time. That time is what I miss most about India. No jasmine-like idlis with molagai podi, no hot crispy bread upma, no rava kesari, no hot chola with bread, no nothing. It's the same - toast and jam or on other days even chips and salsa and thank God, a cup of coffee or tea. I really wish I had better tiffin options. Yeah, you can stop giving me that look "Cook!", I just don't have the energy to cook anything remotely edible at the end of a long day! No, I don't want cold fruits and ready-made processed crap. I want hot food! Is that too much to ask? Apparently it is...
Ok, that concludes the crib-fest for today. Stupid weather. I am switching to one of those fancy companies on the West coast that has like 4 different canteens on campus serving HOT food, not cold salad but real, hot food. Plus, the weather has got to be better than this. Or better still, I'll go back to Madras. I guess I can't do that either, k promised we could shift to Madras only if I (not him) became super rich.

Any ideas? Let's see...(since I am in the mood for bulleted lists)
  1. I could write a novel like Rowling did, sitting in a cafe or was it a train and imagining super-fantastic characters,

  2. Or maybe I'll write one of those natural-living-green books but then I'd have to eat oatmeal everyday and not yummy crispy-creme donuts...

  3. I could work real hard and become rich, does that still work?

  4. I got it! I need a life event! I keep reading about life-changing events that umm...changed people's lives forever, again. I mean, Lisa Jewell, my new favorite author, got kicked off her job, that was a life event. And then her friend challenged her to write the first three chapters of her novel, she did, sent it to ten publishers and forgot about it. And one of them called back! And she became a famous author. Like that. But, I really would not like to be fired. I like my job (All the people I know say that, I guess it's a sorta ego thing, maybe you don't want the other person thinking "Poor old so and so, look at her stuck with her job", or maybe they really like their jobs, I mean, I can't complain about my job - I fought with my dad to switch from Bio to CompSci. Except some days I think, "What am I doing stuck in a little cubicle with my hands freezing in spite of the wristies when the sun is shining golden bright outside and so on...you get my point?).
So, that's that. I'll probably be doing the same thing ten years down the lane and asking you for ideas even then. You'll stick by, won't you?

13 comments:

kamal said...

I think oatmeal rocks !

musicpaithiyam said...

heres a suggestion for a life event.. promise a friend that you'll pay him/her..and then beat 'em up, just a little bit.. or set something in their house on fire.. you can stage the whole thing and then pretend you are saving them from the dangerous situation... how about that? huh?

:D sorry, extremely boring friday, awesome-slightly-rainy weather outside... spacing out in front of my monitor, doing some crappy analysis work.. Life is great! :)

SK said...

Hahah super crib-fest.
You should move to the West Coast (you have a site here dont you ;--)) Its almost Spring here, with flowers blooming, people in shorts and Capris.
About getting rich, err what about lottery? Or participating in one of those scores of reality TV :--D

P B said...

I sat staring at my monitor, having finished checking my gmail, my blog comments, the daily dilbert cartoon, my horoscope for the day, witty saying by unknown famous person of the day, the first few links in reddit, headlines of the most read articles in the New York Times and then I wondered about right and wrong, good and bad and such thoughts that only a gloomy, wintery day like this could inspire.

-- Is this your work? I would love this too..funny post though

IBH said...

ok...about the last line...we will stick....pucca :)

how are u doing? nrombha crib panuradhuku yaru karanama irundha?;)

IBH said...

oh! btw, I stil think oatmeal rocks!

Parth said...

I think cribbing rocks :-)

Anonymous said...

Enna overaa crib adichutta? C'ld 'devi' be of any help? Btw, i do like 'oat meal', my only condition is that it sh'ld be sweet & its cool!!.

On becuming rich, can try ur luck after coming to chennai also:).

Dont ferget US of A has its advantages too!! 1st & foremost is the 'Green Gold's conversion value; followed by 'pollution free' atmosphere; the punctuality & the 'polite' mannerisms of the people there & the 'pot luck' concept; the working timings of 9a.m. to 5p.m. (unlike ur dad's 24/7:(.& i can go on.... So, romba 'crib' adikaadha. God knows how difficult if not impos to get a job in US & continue to be successful. Count ur blessings babe. Be cheerful:).

A. Noname Moose said...

Keeping with the bullet theme:

1. hands freezing
You need these. I think they work by heating your blood as it passes your wrist on the way to the fingertips... warm blood = warm fingertips.

2. Oatmeal doesn't suck. You just haven't attained enlightenment yet... work hard - you will. ;)

3. You'll stick by, won't you?
You keep writing. We'll keep reading. So, yeah - keep writing.

RS said...

kamal - err ok. No idlis for you for breakfast!

arun - Working on my muscles, lol!

sk - I wish I could wear a tshirt! Right now, 3 layers and a fat sweater is my standard geek-gear!

pb - All work and no play...etc etc, this is my morn energy routine to work to death till umm 5.30-6 :)

ibh - et tu?! :)

parth - totally!

jaya - glad, you caught on to oat meal! Working on being rich ;)

anm - hmm, feel weird about those electric heating gloves...just like I feel weird about electric guitars :p

A. Noname Moose said...

weird about electric guitars
Weird as in electrocution or weird as in creepy?
And - I doubt the amount of electricity coming down a USB port could actually harm you...

prabukarthik said...

Dont think. move west. join google :D

Advantages:
Saravana bhavan is nearby.You wont miss even milagai podi dosais

bonus:
you also will get a chance to crib abt how expensive that stupid place is and how peaceful life was at lex :D

RS said...

anm - general discomfort, not logical at all.

p~k - lol

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