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So today after work the guys gathered together in the house of my department’s MIS guy. One of my trainer had his wife cook some delicious chicken fry and chicken curry and we bought some porottas as well. There were some snacks like mixture, peanuts & some chips.
Drinks were plenty – two bottle of MGM Orange flavoured Vodka and one bottle of Brandy. Sprite & soda brought along the rear guard. There were 3 non-drinkers in our group. We have some laughs and had the food and drank a few. We played some rock songs on the stereo and head banged to it, sang along to it and played air guitar to it. Perfect way to blow off some steam?
I wanted to come home quickly, so my counterpart in quality drove me home on his bike. He doesn’t drink. I was in a little after 10 pm and since it’s been so hot, I took a bath and now I’m drinking some cold water and watching Star Trek 1.
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She seemed surprised to know that it was me on the phone. Well, honey, you did call my extention. What did you expect? I thought that I would be ok by now. It has been 8 months since I saw her and 7 months since we stopped speaking. Oh that – we were discussing something and apparently she thought that I was blaming her for something which wasn’t true. Then she treated me badly because of it. So I got angry and I decided that I wouldn’t talk to her or want to have anything to do with her. Later she spoke to a girl in my team and told her to tell me that she isn’t angry with me.
The hell with that, I was angry with her and I didn’t want anything to do with her. A few days back, I was surprised to see that she had ‘accepted my Facebook invite’. It took me a while to realize that I had sent that invite months ago, when I was still on talking terms with her. I immediately deleted and blocked her id.
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The two girls were Hindu and the boy was a Muslim and this enraged the 4 idiots. Apparently they thought that the boy sitting & talking with the 2 Hindu girls, who were his college mates, was a show of disrespect and they abused and threatned the boy for speaking in public to the girl. Other people at the shop alerted the police but before the cops could arrive, the 4 men left the scene.
On the 14th of Feb, a group of activists of the same group had attacked a Valentine’s day party held within the confines of a Call Center in Mangalore. Apparently, the function was an insult to Hindu sentiments and the god Rama was appalled at it. So his Sena (army) went to break up the party and beat up a few people. Similar such incidents have been heard in the city of Mangalore.
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Incidentally Rama’s Army in mythology was full of monkey men! Is that why this morons are acting like Apes? Henceforth, let’s refer to the Sri Rama Sene are Ape Men!
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My other close friend Madhu wants me to help his wife’s relative get a job in my firm as a call center customer care agent. My company needs people urgently and so I want this girl to drop in by Saturday, attend the interview and if selected she can join the training batch which will start on Monday. He wants to help them out and I hope she gets through.
Need to book my calendar and make sure than nothing else comes in the way. My cousin Shalini is getting married on the 25th of May. The venue is the newish (it’s been up & running for a few years) wedding hall / general events hall right next to the temple in Thrikkakara. Funny thing is, I used to say that I wanted to be the first person to get married in that hall, just because it’s so close to my house. But ofcourse many weddings and some other functions have taken place there. Well, I don’t live there anymore so who cares? You can have it Shals!
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It’s been decided that the men of the training & quality department will be getting together for a booze party on Saturday the 28th. It should start around 6:30 pm and it will be at the rented place of my MIS guy. 2 bottles of Vodka, 1 bottle of brandy and a couple of big bottles of Sprite & Coke. There are 3 non-drinkers in the bunch. We’re thinking of whole grilled chicken for the main course.
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Causing one of the biggest shocks to their fans, the Barenaked ladies have announced that singer/guitarist and founding member Stephen Page has left the band and will be pursuing a solo career and theatrical opportunities. The other band members, Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart will go back in the studio in April and out on the road in the fall.
Although Robertson has tried to keep things positive with his comment on the band’s official website, I can’t help but wonder how much of a role Page’s recent trist with the law on drug possesion charges play in this decision. “It’s the start of a new chapter for all of us,” Robertson said. “Here’s to the future!”
It’s a damn shame. They’re my joint favourite band of all time. I will miss the musical chemistry Page shared with Robertson on the vocals. All the best Stephen.
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This evening, on my way home, I met this guy who works in the main office of the former corporate that I used to work for. He is from the finance department and a Tamilian and he was always a cheerful and helpful fellow. He happens to live not too far from where I do and saw me while he was riding home on his bike and so he decided to chat.
It had been atleast 3 years since I last had any contact with him – I worked for a year more in the outsourced agency of that company but I rarely had to interact with finance in the profile in which I worked during that year. I’m surprised that he remembered me so well although he did forget my name and I forgot his. I mean, he wasn’t there for too long before I made my move to the outsourced agency.
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Best Actress went to the lovely Kate Winslet, who deserves it as she is always excellent, much like Meryl Streep. Speaking of Meryl, as radiant & gorgeous as always, her role was introduced by the scary looking Sophia Loren! Man is she a vision of which nightmares are made of! She can be in the movie I’m making, ‘Night of the Zombie 70 year old former Sex Goddess’.
Other notes on the event : I really got to get a copy of Vicky Christina Barcelona , glad that Penelope won an Oscar. Heath Ledger won for best supporting actor – like anyone had a doubt! Ofcourse, they were going to award the dead actor!
I’m not worried about the rest of the awards. This year’s event sucks. I’m not watching them anymore.
Today I wanted to go out and have some mocha coffee frappe and read a book in a coffee shop. I haven’t been out much lately and it’s beginning to affect my nerves. I also wanted to drink a few beers with my lunch as it’s beginning to get really hot these days. So off I went to Cafe Coffee Day at around 12:30 pm to grab a coffee and read in peace. Well not so much peace; as usual CCD was playing some band’s really, really bad cover versions of rock classics. Seriously guys, please buy the originals!
When I got in, I was the only customer, sitting in one corner, and in about 5 minutes a girl came in. Then two guys who sat in one corner. Then three girls came in and sat on the only big couch in the cafe and through the corner of my eye I could see that one of them was staring at me. I looked up and smiled as I too recognized her. It was Annie.
Annie was this girl who worked in Idea when I was there and who I haven’t seen since mid 2005, when she abruptly left. But I can’t forget her! She approached me and said “Roshan” and it took me a few more seconds to say “Annie” and then we started talking. She said that she saw me from across the street (the cafe is on the first floor). She sat at my table for a while as we tried catching up (it’s hard people, to try and catch up stuff that happened in the past 3.5 years in 30 minutes) and spoke about various people who worked with us. I noticed that she has had a bout with chicken pox recently and we spoke about work and stuff.
I’m so happy to have met her cause I really wanted to try and contact her during this gap but I couldn’t get her number and she didn’t have mine. Well, we exchanged numbers before she had to rejoin her friends. I really did miss her and I have this thing about her eyes….they are gorgeous. It really was nice to talk to her after all this while and I hope that she and I can see more of each other now. There was a brief mention of getting together soon and I plan on taking her up on it. She’s not someone that I want to miss out on having in my life again!
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These are the thoughts that faced me as I watched a toothless Arsenal try to beat Sunderland. We’re talking Sunderland over here and not a big team. How can Arsene Wenger possibly believe that his team is capable of winning anything? Sure when they turn on the skillful passing game it’s sweet and the best thing in football. But when they are not on, the passing turns out to be boring. The only bright spot was that Andry Arshavin looked sharp on his debut. He almost scored twice in the first 15 minutes of the game.