Wednesday, October 29, 2008

And all that Jazz !

Hope all you guys had an amaaazing Diwali !!!!!

First, I have a confession to make .... I was a hypocrite this Diwali... for so many years now, ive been religiously following the "No crackers" campaign ... trying to do my part in protecting our environment.... but in a "moment of weakness" i shamefully admit that i did crackers this time ( head hanging down ) ... hey, stop grinning, #@$ ... it takes guts to admit your mistakes, remember !! when was the last time you publically confessed that you are a huuge fan of The Spicegirls ? yea, I just know...

So.....I decided to finally sit down and write... finally ... the diwali spirit was really not letting me do that! Although, i have to admit this Diwali really was great... for a host of intermingled reasons..
For starters, last year's "tensions" aren't that prevelant... time really does heal ;) ... apart from that, ive been out of town for work for the last couple of weeks... so i was just happy to be home !! and the other 2 reasons are because of 25th october, '08

25th october ???????  Isnt that what you'd think? its amazing how most of ur days go by without much happening, on the edge of being called drab even...and when things actually start to stir, everything seems to happen at once! ever felt that?
ok,so 25th.. the day was a definite biggie for me cuz it brought along two big "jhatkas", well in the good sense.... both professionally and personally...
Professionally, i got a call from my boss and he told me ive been promoted from my contract to a permanent company payroll ... and that after people had given me the impression that you're lucky if that happens even after 6 months of your contract... n ive been here for just two ! ( siiiiigh, i really am modest )
Personally... "ykt" ( u gotta know who that is, if u know me that well) called... out of the blue! how wierd is that? people just mushroom up when u stop expecting them to.... nehow, yes, i was pleased with the call, no doubt.... but skepticism was definitely on the fore ...
cuz oddly, after so long, i found myself with a dearth of grief inside....
but yes, i'm worried about where ykt is right now... i really am.... its like ur in a metro, u don't know anyone, u dont have a cellphone and i dont know if ur safe. and thats scary, from a humanitarian point of view...
i'm also kind of fed-up now... ykt, how long do u expect me to care? cuz ive made up my mind that there are only TWO explanations....
either
1) you're the queen of tragedies...literally...all the bad in the world affects you, and you only...and that's just really sad, if its right.
or
2) You're actually a SADIST.

Moving on to other things...
I'll tell you about ..ummmmm, lets call her Kim ... hahaha, ure gonna love the nic , "Kim" :P ..... so Kim n I have been talking a lot lately, and i thought i should mention her.... the nice part is that she's among the people who bring out my loquacious side...and that's just fun!
Ok, now kim has 2 really bugging habits... first that she calls everyone "bhaiya" which makes me feel OLD ..lol... second, she uses the word " jazz" a lot .... seriously , its funny! the usage of jazz, however, is highly subjective to personal whims ... it can be used as a substitute for a whole lot of words ... Let me illustrate :
Cool :                   " That guy's jazz "
Hot:                     " Woah,  jazzy..."
Happening :         " Jazz place"
Fun :                    " Let's talk about sumthing jazzy "
Fracas:                " That's some jazz we've got here"

hahaha... cute, isn't it ? Absolutely...JAZZY..or sumthing like that ! 

Thursday, October 9, 2008

absentee

true, wierd title for the post. but it kinda explains my whereabouts this past month... ive been an absentee!! yup, ive been missing out on a lot of things i was getting really used to... blogging, for instance . also lying around aimlessly , and general vella-panti ... sigh, those were the days..

its a problem thats gripped this year's engineering passouts gravely. the friggin software companies are simply not letting us in!!! consider my case. i got a campus placement with wipro and got a joining date of march '09 . wow... what exactly is it that we're supposed to do all this while? its a similar case with most of the major software firms...
there was an article in the paper today that stated students believe this postponed joining to be because of the global economy slump, but the software firms have attributed it to the large number of recruits that they're supposed to accomodate. so its just taking sum time. thats the reason why the programming section of my brain is still in suspended construction ;)

anywho... like ive been telling a lot of people, after lazing around for almost 3 months ( possibly the best ever ?!! ) i sadly decided to get off my ass and do something.. and thats how ive landed up working in this other firm. and believe you me, its a tough job... i mean, ive been regularly working the night shift, 13 hours a day for the past month, even on weekends!! to the extent that there's a part of me that actually misses the lazy mohit...
scene 1: wake up in the morning, read the paper till lunch , watch TV or read a book till the evening, go out, return for dinner, turn on the lappy and log on till i'd fall asleep
scene 2 : wake up at 6.30 in the eve, get ready n have dinner, go to work, come back to the hotel at 10 in the morning, bathe n have breakfast, sleep till 6.30 . n voila, we have scene 2 all over again.

but then again, the 13 hours that i'm working, i actually get absorbed totally... its like dope u know, work i mean.... work is like dope... it gets you high once it dissolves in ur bloodstream, and then all u think about is the dope ( which in this case is the work)
naaice.. so we've reached another of those 'moral of the story' ... work is like dope .... thinking more along the line,u know ur screwed when the billboard in ur mind lights up saying " dope is like work " ...cuz that would just squeeze all the fun out .

chalo then... till next time .... "up up and awaaaayyyyyy " .... (cape fluttering in the wind )