3rd Blogaversary

With all the excitement surrounding fixing a New Year’s eve outing with my buddies and buying the BlackBerry today – I’d all but forgotten about today! Other than being the first day of the new year & new decade, today is also this blog’s 3rd blogaversary!

3 years ago, after buying the webspace & installing WordPress in here (I had reserved the domain name a few weeks before that) with the help of my cousin over the phone, Awake & Dreaming was born. Since then she has been my constant companion everyday and I always look forward to entering a few things on a daily basis. She is my outlet, the window to my world and the place where my creativity comes to life.

For those of you who keep coming back to read, thank you. I wish I could offer you some cake

I’ve Got A BlackBerry Curve 8320

I finally got one – I bought a Blackberry Curve 8320 smartphone today. What a great way to start the new year!

I went out to Penta Menaka today with the sole intention of finally buying the Curve. I had saved money for the past two months to ensure that I wouldn’t be a pauper once I paid the cost of the BB. I finally checked and rechecked to see if they had lowered the price, was there any stock etc. Vodafone didn’t have any at the moment so I went for an unlocked model, which any sim can be used. So off I went to Penta Menaka, after stopping at ICICI’s atm to get the cash. I went to the store that had confirmed via phone that they had the model I wanted – but when I got there, they were all out. It seems that they had got confused with the 8520 model.

I checked in a couple of more places until one guy finally told me that yes he had 3 8320 models remaining and I took out my wallet and paid the dude. I inserted my sim, did the setup and made my way to Coffee Beanz, so I could admire my phone and complete the installation while I sipped on a cold one. I got everything up and ready, took a couple of photos (like the one you see here in the blog post) and downloaded a few wallpapers and installed one.

Glad to be part of the Blackberry family. Too bad I don’t have a camera to take a pic of the actual phone. I will try that with someone else’s phone

Happy New Year – Welcome 2010

I did not know what I was going to do for New Year’s eve until almost 4 pm. Plans kept getting canceled and remade and stuff, so much that I thought that I was going to spend it alone at home, probably with a pizza rather than spending the evening drinking with my best buds Anil & Madhu. But finally it was on.

I was at work and planning to leave the office by 6pm. Traffic dragged on by and in an hour I reached Barista cafe, starving and thirsty as hell. I entered the loud and noisy cafe and ordered a tiny sandwich and a coffee, as both Madhu & Anil were being delayed due to traffic. Madhu had to come from Paroor and Anil was on his way from Thrissur. I sat at a corner table and browsed through a magazine while hot chicks kept floating on by. Then there was a guy & a girl arguing loudly at the table right in front of me. It was a case of “you said, they said, I said” and a lot of swear words. The guy was also showing off.

Just before 8 pm Anil walks in and we decide to go to Velocity bar and wait for Madhu to come. We found a seat, ordered a beer for him and Romanov vodka for me (with Sprite ofcourse). Madhu came in soon and ordered whiskey. We ate lots of kozhuva fry (small but tasty fish), chilly pork, egg burgi, salad, chilly chicken & chilly prawns. It was quite filling. We talked and joked and laughed and made fun of each other as usual.

Anil filled me in on a funny but potentially dangerous incident – Madhu had an accident while riding his bike intoxicated. He crashed his bike on MG Road after the two of them had attended an afternoon party of a former colleague. He had some stiches and bruises to show me for it. Asshole! Then there was the usual ribbing for Anil & me and our former flames and the fact that neither of us are not married as of yet.

We also made plans to get together soon for a weekend or so away from work, family, pressure and stuff. Maybe a cottage or something away from the city so we can chat and drink and eat good food without worring about transportation and getting caught by the cops. I hope something gets worked out by next month. Anyways, it was a nice way to end the year. We left the bar by 11:30 pm as they had to close and we went back to our homes.

ROSHAN’S ELEVEN : First 11 Songs Listened To In 2010

  • Corb Lund – Horse Soldier, Horse Soldier
  • AC/DC – Rock n’Roll Train
  • Barenaked Ladies – Sound Of Your Voice
  • Bon Jovi – Whole Lot Of Leaving
  • Jann Arden – Sleepless
  • Joe Satriani – Belly Dancer
  • Sarah McLachlan – I Will Remember You
  • Regina Spektor – On The Radio
  • Terri Clark – I Think The World Needs A Drink
  • The Tea Party – Angels
  • Anthony Gomes – What Would You Do