Random Randomness #39


Random blog talk:
When I began the other blog of mine, pure pursuits, it was meant mainly for the “Body or soul” series, but later I decided to keep the blog alive and post things which really does not fit ramblings over here. I am not sure what I was thinking, anything which can occupy my mind should fit in here, anyways, I kind of feel sad that I have neglected that blog of mine very much. Some wise woman also mentioned about cross posting here and there, and how bad idea it was, I think I agree with her. Just I began with here, I should just stop thinking about if people want to read, what I scribble out there, instead just write what I think fits pure pursuits. I promise there wont be any cross posting any more. Instead I just put up a box in the side bar here, which shows updates if any.

Random conversations in head:
Lately I have become lazy when it comes to blogging, from a time where I used to be too eager to key in what I am thinking, I havy?“.
M – “yeah got to write this, but then who the hell is waiting toe reached a stage where many days I force myself in front of the computer to key in the thought which I had on mind. Mostly this is what goes on in my head.

Voice[V]- “hey remember in the morning, when you were in the cab, you were thinking about “X”, don’t you feel like writing that in the blog
me[M] – “oh that“!, *
*begins to wonder about the same topic*
yeah that needs to go in, but let me listen to this song first…
30 minutes later…
V- “wont you write anything at all toda read this anyway
V-“oh common, did you ever have people waiting to read what you say here
M-“well you have a point. This last one episode of weeds on DVD, then I will be back” some time later..
V- “you know what you have become too lazy, didn’t you dream of reading these may be some 20 years from now, and just comparing the self?
M-“oh yeah, right, may be this thought is worth remembering later.
And the post goes in.
M thinking *20 years ha, lets hope V is long dead before that*

Random interesting comment:
One of my blogger friends wrote “your posts are becoming too personal these days“.
In a way love and hate myself for this, for the first time I have been able to unveil the mask effectively. People have identified its personal, that made me happy.
On the other had, my thoughts have become too much me centric, no more of the stupid useless stuff going on in my head, not so happy. most probably just a phase and the other things will be back again.

Random foodie:
Speaking of useless stuff, foodie weekends are back, totally happy on that front.
Thursday evening was an awesome trip to “Vidyarthi bhavan” an old timers “masala dosa” Paradise. God bless the award season at office, an excuse to celebrate.
Friday afternoon was a Chinese buffet at a place called “The great wall”, well have been cribbing about Chinese food for long, and now, have lost appetite for that, anyways food is food, not so good but a nice lunch
Friday night was a trip to the cramped “Grameen”, have been avoiding that place from long because of the huge crowds and the cramped space, But excellent food and Brilliant starters.
More on this story coming up down the post.
Saturday was totally home sweet home, with home cooked special kichdi from mom, nothing as stomach settling as this dish.
Sunday afternoon was parsi time, with crisp potato omelette’s with the buttered bun for the side, and the chicoo kulfi for desert.
So guys if any one interested in knowing more about these food, please email me, will be very happy to discuss πŸ™‚

Random happiness:
So as I said before, Friday night was out for dinner at grameen, I was not so keen on going out after the heavy lunch at the Chinese place, and had loads of work to finish. So I cancel the dinner plans, and my friend agrees for it, so may be Saturday or Sunday, thats when we were supposed to go out.
Suddenly she calls up at around 9pm, asking to go out for dinner, and she wouldn’t take no for an answer, forget about no, she did not want to hear anything :), sounds annoying?..
nah she wasn’t, I liked this a lot, not many can compel me to do stuff, and when some does it with this much authority I simply love it :)..

Random matinΓ©e:
It had been a long time, since I had been to the movies, Sunday after a long hard debate we decided to go to “Chak de“, a not so new movie. I didn’t expect much from the movie, even after many told me its a good one, well with Shah rukh Khan you can never believe something can come out good :)..
For a change,the movie was refreshing, in places I could see him ham as usual, but in most places he was good, more than him the story is so inspiring that you tend to forget flaws in it. For the first time, someone portrayed the equality the way I see it, I call it “assuming” equality, no more asking for it, just claim that you are equal. The battle of sexes, here you get to see both sides of it, women opposing women, men supporting women, and the cliched versions where men oppose women, and women supporting each other. Somewhere down below we have to realize, equality is just in minds, as long as we don’t feel superior or inferior no one can take anything away from us.
I loved the scene when the Punjabi girl slaps a guy, when 10 people try to support him, she does not look for help, instead she fights alone and others volunteer.Isn’t this what men have been shown to do on screen always, small things which shows the mature director/story writer.
Really the movie is worth a watch.

Random blow out:
Speaking of movies, I have been spending crazily over last two weeks, first it was my birthday expenditure, couple of eat outs, couple of trousers, and again couple of more t shirts, the list goes on and on. But the most satisfying purchase was made today. As expected by you guys, I finally ended up doing some serious book shopping today. I had a huge list of things which I wanted to buy, and I hoped at least I find couple of books from the list. I was fed up of returning from book shops empty handed or with substitute books.
I wanted to buy few travelogues, it turned out that I bought just one travelogue and couple of others, which I had been searching for months.
Here’s what I bought.
Perks of being a wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky
Dry, A memoir” by Augusten Burrroughs
Made in America” by Bill Bryson
and also found out that they do have copies of “Possible side effects” by Augusten Burroughs, just the huge crowd, and busy staff meant that I Couldn’t get hold of the copy, soon I might make another trip to buy the rest of the books.

Random disgust:
How can people be so inconsiderate?, they just disgust me. As I was searching for “possible side effects” at landmark, I saw this person sitting in the literature section reading, the space between the two racks are very small, so I had to excuse myself couple of times walking up and down, finally found out that the “P” section is right behind the place where he was sitting, so I go stand in front of him in the cramped place and start searching, I politely say “excuse me” couple of times, thinking that he would give me some place, as he had already found the book and was seriously reading there. Even after a loud not so polite “EXCUSE ME” he would not move, I decide to go the staff instead, a lady comes there to help me, and she has to face the same music as me, this idiot sees both of us struggling and he would NOT move, finally the lady gave up too
and went to look inside into their store place to see if there is a copy. People when will you grow up?..

Random Fortune:
Guys I was fortunate enough to read my fortune on orkut, this week, and this is what it had to say.

I could not stop myself laughing out loud .

Finally I would like to thank all people who wished me on my birthday, I Did say that it had lost significance, but still wishes are always welcome. Once again thanks a lot guys.


12 responses »

  1. Thanks for giving special place to my comment here πŸ™‚ (though it did not deserve it ..LOL)

    btw finally there is something have common when it comes to reading i.e. ‘the zahir’.

    Know what for the firsty time when I landed at Grameen; it was awefully empty :))

    Nice Read again πŸ™‚

  2. @Vanilla,
    yep looks interesting, got to make time to read them now πŸ™‚
    And thanks for the birthday wishes.

    Interesting things always need a mention πŸ˜›

    oh you started reading zahir? awesome.

    lucky you SS.

    P.S. I can’t believe, you got to read this big post on a monday morning πŸ™‚

  3. @Rambler : Interesting thing …aah πŸ™‚

    Yeah I read it for a change on this monday morning πŸ™‚

    @zahir : I read it long back after ‘the alchemist”

    I did not feel I was lucky ; i felt it wierd to see Grameen being to empty πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  4. Sunshine,
    wasn’t that interesting, somone recognizing whats personal to you :)?

    hmm impressed. monday morning πŸ˜€

    long back ha, lets start a discussion once I finish this :), just 50 pages into the book.


    wirless? whats that πŸ™‚
    and how that make me less lazy,

    yeah actually too many voices in my head, and lot many that dont get a mention over here πŸ™‚

  5. @Rambler : this is not the regular monday ..as it is followed by a holiday πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Discussions on zahir ? you want me to read it again looks like πŸ˜›

    good to know you are impressed; my read was justified ..lol

  6. Personally, I enjoy personal blogs much better than non-personal. (That sentence sounded funny.) It’s a matter of taste and you should write for yourself, not readers. And…happy belated birthday! RYC America is a beautiful place. It’s a beautiful but screwed up place.

  7. the perks of being a wallflower is one of my fav books! oh and augusten burroughs is really good too. he’s real funny for sure.

  8. @Sunshine
    thanks for the link,
    I guess you should try the place too πŸ™‚

    I think I too like personal blogs, and I do write for myself :), actually the person who commented dint have intentions of complaining for sure.. just she made an observation :)..

    All excited now about the books πŸ™‚

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