Thursday, August 28, 2008

dreaming of you

my phone periodically checks my gmail for me. today morning, sometime between my alarm going off and me actually dragging myself out of bed (or sometime between me first opening my eyes and actually waking - same thing), my phone rang its email tone. 3 new emails, it said.

i don't remember what were those mails (or even who sent them), i only remember that i read the first one before deleting it (deleting on my phone archives it in gmail).

i read the sender and the subject of the second one and *dreamed* about the content of the mail before deleting it.

the phone then fell out of my hand and onto my pillow, and i dreamed about who sent the third mail, what was the subject, and what was in the mail too.

and then, i opened my eyes, saw the phone on my pillow and wondered what the hell i just did...and when i realised it, i thought: "i must tell someone this!!!"

i still don't know what was in the second mail...i only know that those were good dreams :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

my life, as seen by google reader



disclaimer: while the graph is a screenshot taken from my google reader an hour ago, the captions are entirely made up :P

Saturday, August 23, 2008

crappy quotes

i don't know what's with people and dumb quotes these days. i only know i'm being subjected to way more than i deserve.

- Kris



that's right. people seem to have either lowered their standards of quoting others, or (more possibly) lost them altogether.

i have friends who used to come up with amazing one liners like this one:
life is hard, but its harder if you are stupid.


but these days, all i get are things like these:
when dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane

we can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision

my theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything - even if you have no clue what you're doing

why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered?

the list goes on and on and on...so much that i'm considering making a label called crappy quotes for all the dumb ones that my "friends" share in google reader.

get a life fellas...learn to quote me!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

disconnected

For 27 years I’ve been trying to believe and confide in
Different people I’ve found.
Some of them got closer than others
And someone wouldn’t even bother and then you came around
I didn’t really know what to call you, you didn’t know me at all
But I was happy to explain.
I never really knew how to move you
So I tried to intrude through the little holes in your veins
And I saw you
But that’s not an invitation
That’s all I get
If this is communication
I disconnect
I’ve seen you, I know you
But I don’t know
How to connect, so I disconnect

You always seem to know where to find me and I’m still here behind you
In the corner of your eye.
I’ll never really learn how to love you
But I know that I love you through the hole in the sky.

Where I see you
And that’s not an invitation
That’s all I get
If this is communication
I disconnect
I’ve seen you, I know you
But I don’t know
How to connect, so I disconnect

Well this is an invitation
It’s not a threat
If you want communication
That’s what you get
I’m talking and talking
But I don’t know
How to connect
And I hold a record for being patient
With your kind of hesitation
I need you, you want me
But I don’t know
How to connect, so I disconnect
I disconnect.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

restraint

i'm very surprised at what holds me back. a couple of days ago, i was the last person to jump up to save my friend from a fistfight that he got himself into (thankfully the rest of my friends got him out by the time i reacted).

on the other hand, today, i almost wrote this comment on someone's blog:
i'd love to give you some constructive criticism, but i doubt it's possible for you to construct anything. i suggest you learn to think, and then learn to write.

i even got as far as opening the comments page on his blog...the thought that finally stopped me from hitting submit was the fact that i could restrain myself from jumping into a fight (i hate violence) even when it was my friend's safety at stake, but i can't restrain myself from hurting someone just because i thought his posts were crap.

Monday, August 18, 2008

beaking news!!!

i may appear on etv tonight (18th august) with a few friends at 7pm or thereabouts...and probably look pretty stupid too. turn on your tv if you have nothing better to do :P

Things i wish i said

I wonder...is it better to say something i mean, even if i know it's going to have a completely different effect from what i intended, or should i simply remain silent?

Something just sprang to my mind 5 minutes ago:
"one glance at you lights me up like a thousand rays
a word from you cures me like no other ways
the time we spend apart feels like it'll never end
i dont know what can be but i'm so glad to be your friend"

Friday, August 15, 2008

25

every birthday is different. two years ago, it was my first ever surprise party, organised by the first girl i truly loved. last year, i was in a hospital and staring at what seemed like the end of all my dreams, when i finally found my reason to live.

i wonder what's in store for me today.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

multitasking bankruptcy

multitasking bankruptcy: when you have so many apps open on your pc that you can't work any more unless you save everything, log off, log back on, and start with a clean desktop.
- kris, 8th august 2008


feels exactly the same as starting work on monday morning, and hence is usually postponed to the point of absolute frustration due to the unpleasant association :D

Saturday, August 09, 2008

The edge

When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go - only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly!
-Anonymous, via email, today morning

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Monday, August 04, 2008

employee motivation fail

captured on my handy cellphone a few weeks ago. hmmm.



lolspeak: i can have mobyel fon?

i'm a fan and regular subscriber of lolcats: i can has cheeseburger, and i find their brand of english (sorry, lolspeak) quite amusing.

today, i ended up reading lolspeak in a rather surprising location: a sony ericsson g900 phone review.

i quote:

heyyoukiwi says:

Found 1 big problem wif d new software update. tried a couple of stereo blue2 in d market, all of them can onli listen to music but cannot support d handsfree profile, onli se original 1 can. damm disappointed man, coz tot of getting motorola s605 to go along wif my se g900, still cant figure out y is tat happening man. anyone encoutered?


strangely enough, the review and first few comments were in pretty decent english, but once the lolspeak started, there was no turning back (with the notable exception of the author's comments :P). wonder if that's a social phenomenon at work here.

ps: the se g900 is a kickass phone. i'd buy one myself the moment i find someone ready to trade my road-warrioresque xda zinc for anything more than peanuts :D

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Surprise!

A quickly made plan to trek (or rather, hike) up lohagad fort, apparently one of the easiest treks in the region, turned into something else altogether when we decided to take a detour and trek up the neighbouring vizapur fort instead. Apparently the only way up/down was through a wildly gushing stream, despite assurances from the people around that a path existed too.

Highlights:

I forgot my windcheater at home

I ripped my trackpants on the way up and had to wear shorts for the way down...and that included making my way through thorny bushes

I slipped and pulled a muscle in my right leg and had to limp all the way down

We spent so much of time looking for the path (the fort wall runs atleast 5km) that we had to trek back through the sunset and partly in twilight...with no torches and dying cellphones.

Still, the experience and the views made up for it - the things we experienced we just too awesome to be any way captured by a camera (although we did try :D)

Once my leg's fine, i wanna go trekking again :)

half a year

it's been exactly half a year since shruti and I took the biggest step of our lives. the memories are still as fresh as ever. but scratc...