Wanna see all employees in an office happy at the same time? Let the network that you work on go down (we don’t work on stand alone pcs but on a virtual desktop interface) for a few hours! It was all smiles and hi-fives this morning until 12:30 pm.
I’ve been on a drafting spree today, typing up 9 sucess stories delivered by the customer care reps at the office and showcasing them for our clients. I’m happy to say that I was able to easily exceed my target, as the lead for training in our center, and it was so gratifying to send out the mail announcing that at the end of the day.
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And now I can relax for two whole days – a mid week break from the rigours of our normal routine. So I can look forward to…..completing some work tomorrow morning from home before I sent off downtown for a little shopping and spend my hard earned but grossly underpaid salary!
I’ve just reached home 30 minutes back (9:54 pm) as I decided to stay back at the office for a couple of hours and finish some work. I’m hungry and thirsty but seriously, not that tired since I got a ride home in a company cab.
I am not sure about my promotion hike at all now. After listening to my counterpart in another center (he used to work in the same center as I do) talk about a few things that has been going on, I don’t think that things are looking good for me. And that means, sigh, back to the job hunt once again!
It’s the month end, we have various reports that we need to work on and last minute requests from the clients side – and some stupid green belt project manager wants to trouble us and wants us to provide lots of information on a daily basis. So who died and made him king of the fucking world?
I will have a 2 day mid-week break on the 1st & 2nd of the October. 1st being Id-ul-Fitar and 2nd being Gandhijayanthi (birth anniversary of Gandhiji) we have the 2 days off. It’s a luxury that I normally do not get. I intend to enjoy it in any way I choose to! And I will!
I am so fed up of real dumbos who come in to join the call center. Even if you tell them the schedule of their training and ask them if they have a problem in anything, they won’t say anything then. Once you have sent the list of new joinees and arranged for everything, one or two idiots will invariably come up to you at the end of the day and say that they a) have trouble finding accomodation and would like a few days gap to arrange it b) have not got their luggage, money etc from their hometown so will need a few days to go and come back or c) have some exams which they need to write first and can only then join us for training. How stupid can you be? Don’t join if you can’t start working!
Frontiers is the latest album released by Rumba-Flamenco guitar whiz Jesse Cook. Released in 2007, the inspiration for the album came from a “temporary move with his wife to Seville, Spain” and the birth of his first child, Lucas Cook (b. March 14, 2005). However, Cook and nine other musicians recorded the album at Coach House Music in Canada and he also mixed the album. Jesse is joined by Chris Church, violins; Art Avalos, percussion & timbales; Chendy Leon, Percussion; Ross MacIntire, Acoustic Bass; Kevin Fox, Cello; Gary Craig, drums. While Cook’s previous work has veered slightly towards a more adult-contemporary style, Frontiers is truer to the traditional form, and more compelling as a result.
The album starts off with the playful Matisse The Cat. Cafe Mocha with a violin intro, reminds me of just that – sipping a hot mocha coffee. It’s a wonderful song with a beat that steadily grows on you and soon you are moving your shoulders & tapping your feet. The gentle Rain is next, a brilliantly subtle number. Vamos & Turning follow, good gentle numbers.
A tribute to Cuba’s musical influences is up next in Havana. Next is the the atmospheric El Cri & the sentimental Come What May. A highlight of the album is the Bob Dylan cover It Ain’t Me Babe with Melissa McClelland on vocals. This is a breezy and uplifting song which reminds me of windy evenings at my balcony or my windows with a sunset in the horizon. Mexican singer Amanda Martinez duets with Jesse on La Llorona.
Which brings us to Waiting & album closer Europa. Arab-Canadian singer Maryem Tollar provides vocals for the latter. It’s a great cd overall and I would place it as his third best effort after Free Fall & Gravity. Definetely one for the ages. Buy it, amigo!
The Ottawa Senators have signed veteran defenceman Luke Richardson to a one-year, two-way contract.
Richardson, 39, played 76 games with the Senators last season, registering nine points and a plus-1 rating. He had been attending Senators camp on a tryout basis.
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A superb long range effort from Geovanni sandwiched between the winner & Arsenal’s opening goal was the stand out in the match. Arsene Wenger must now question his tactics and relectance in shelling out money on big name players. I was so upset that we didn’t get go out to buy couple of solid players, at least, if not big name stars. We can’t afford to lose to teams like Hull.
There’s an article in today’s Indian Express about the godmen from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnakataka & Maharasthra who are all coming in to learn magic in the town of Nilambur in Kerala.
There are a few centers in Nilambur (Malappuram district) that are catering to teach these fake swamis in saffron how to trick their stoopid followers. The main tricks that are taught are how to produce divine ash from armpits, bringing forth a variety of articles like god’s images, idols and watches from the air (are you listening Sai Baba?). Once these swamis have mastered these magic tricks, they return home with glee, no doubt thinking of the poor idiots whose souls they will be playing with. The return investment for the fees in these coaching classes is returned multiple times; better convincing tricks means more devotees converted.
All these swamis are such fake bastards who exploit the dumbos who already believe in non-exsistent gods and are even more gullible to belive ‘living gods’. Sai Baba has been the prime example. While he dazzles millions of devotees by gifting a titan watch that appears from thin air (lame ass trick fuckface- why don’t u make watches that says Sai Baba in it or the devotee’s name) that homo rapist is busy molesting his male devotees and sodomizing them. So similar in apperance is his colleague swami Premananda – these two jerkoffs hair styles are from the 70s. I keep wondering did these assholes get rejected from the Boney M tryouts. The afros are huge man!
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This did not make it an easy task for me to start of my tenure as the training team lead. Ofcourse many things got in the way and we’ve done well as a team. And I am proud of each and every one of them. I don’t want to give up any of them. They were the best & appropriate selections. Each one has their unique strengths and quirks that the bring into the team. And that makes the team whole & it’s special.
Back in the early 1990’s Toronto’s Moxy Fruvous was a hit novelty act, having fun songs with perfect harmony and minimal instruments. They had/have a small but ardent fan following and some of their songs are meant to last a long time. One of their hits, and probably their most well known, was King Of Spain, based losely on the old story about a king who wanted to escape his position and so switched places with a poor peasant who looked just like him.
In King Of Spain, Moxy Fruvous sing from the first person’s view point of a King of Spain, who had radical ideas for fun (let’s make Friday part of the weekend and give every new baby chocolate eclairs) & politics (telling my jokes to the OPEC leaders, getting it all on video) and is successful (hey Clinton, hey Yeltsin got problems? you phone me) and his subjects praise (king how r u such a genius; there’s a roof overhead and food on my plate). The king switches places with a peasant and travels to Canada and now works odd jobs in Toronto like working in Pizza Pizza, driving a zamboni and vaccuming the Sky Dome.
This is a live accapella version performed at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. Enjoy!
With an average age of 19, Arsenal ran out 6-0 winners against Sheffield United in the Carling Cup yesterday. Manager Arsene Wenger’s faith in his youth squad was repaid as Mexican striker Carlos Vela, 19, grabbed a hat-trick while Nicklas Bendtner, 20, hit a first-half double and 16-year-old Jack Wilshere weighed in with his first senior goal as the Gunners ran out comprehensive winners. Second rung keeper Lukasz Fabianski, was a mere 23 years old. There were also impressive displays from Wales Under-21 midfielder Aaron Ramsey and aspiring full-back Kieran Gibbs, which all left the Arsenal manager confident the club’s future is in safe hands.
As I got out of the bus and was trying to make my way towards home, I saw a pretty & cute girl in a light green dress. I had just a moment’s notice to look at her, when she turned towards my direction and suddenly smiled at me in recognition. Her smile lit up the night : it was Cathy. My sweet Cathy, who I hadn’t met in 4 years but who has always been in my heart.
Catherine Figrado was a former colleague and one of my best friends, someone who I love unconditionally and even though I haven’t seen in 4 years, she is on my mind almost every day. I keep wanting to meet her and even though since 2 years, we now live not to far away, it just hasn’t happened. The last time I met her was when I went to visit her & her mother who was hospitalized. That was in 2004 September.
We spoke for a few minutes as we waited for her bus. After she got in, I walked back with a smile on my face but I still felt sad. Meeting her only reminded me how much I miss her impish smile and her naughty character. She was a handful for all her friends & colleagues and basically ran the show at the office. She was the defacto leader; we were all so fond of her and indulged her whims but she never once took anyone’s friendship for granted and returned the love back.We used to call her the Queen of Pachalam (her area of residence).
I miss her. A great deal. I’ve always had a huge connection with her. I was so upset when she left the company that I was working for previously. I still want to see her everyday. She’s getting married in January and I hope the guy is going to take good care of her. Or he will have me to answer to! And I am not a nice guy when you hurt the people I love. So be careful buddy!
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The leader of the simulated characters is lead by the ‘clown’ (played by Michael McKean) who is an unintended manifestation of fear. McKean does a wonderful job in the role of the complicated clown (or an alien version of a clown), just like he does of any role given to him.X-Files fans may remember the 2 part episode Dreamland in which his character, Morris Fletcher, switched bodies with Fox Mulder. The mirror scene was also the funniest I can ever remember in the entire series. You would also remember him for his roles in Spinal Tap and guest starring roles in Friends, Smallville and Law & Order.
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Now comes the question on giving his kid a name. It’s a girl, so we’re obviously looking at something feminine here. He is stuck for a name and has asked his friends at the office to pitch in and suggest good names.
I like the idea of combining the names of the parents and creating an alltogether new name for the baby. I first knew about this back in 2002, when a colleague in Calicut named Prashanth told me about how he came up with a name for his son. His wife’s name is Anupama and so they named their kid Anushanth. Cool name. So I thought that I’ll suggest that to my friend here.
His name is Alex and his wife is Darly. Alrly doesn’t sound like a name, so I suggested ‘Darlex’! Damn, it sounds like a medicine you take for constipation. ‘Hey honey, the kid is not pooping, give him some Darlex’!
At this moment, Alex is still looking out for a good name for his daughter. Any suggestions?
I just wanted to start off by saying “Congratulations”! You’ve officially made it to the world’s most idiotically run Electricity board. You couldn’t get your heads out of your assholes if you tried. So how are you working at the state run electricity board? Is there a test for idiots that you apply for and the ones with the stoopidest answers and lowest scores are selected?
First of all, if there is a scheduled power cut for the entire state then stick to that schedule. If on a particulat week, a section is supposed to have a power cut at 7:30 pm Don’t, and I mean Don’t, start it at 7 pm and screw it up for the people living in that area. You keep screwing it up every month. It’s not funny anymore, rejects!
And if there is a scheduled power cut why do you also have unscheduled power cuts in the same fucking day? Selling off huge chunks of power to Tamil Nadu and keeping us in the dark! What the fuck is that? Yesterday the power went out 3 times in total. Once at 10:50 am, then at 6:20 pm and then the scheduled power outtage at 9:30 pm. What are you doing at that time? Wiping you prissy little dicks?
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