My Lament To Cafe Coffee Day

I posted this on Cafe Coffee Day’s official Facebook page sometime back along with the photo!

“Your outlet in Shenoy’s Junction, Mg Road, Kochi has become so depressing. I went there this evening after a gap of a month. The quality has been declining steadily week after week. A couple of months back I had pieces of plastic (from the milk packet) in my frappe. Today I went there and the place is looking like a dump. Cartons, boxes & black garbage bags filled with stuff dumped to one side. Due to this there was a lack of space on one area of the cafe, where I had the misfortune of sitting and the tables were pushed so close to each other. I regretted placing an order especially when my veg samosa arrived – the texture is like leather! I could use it to make a pair of shoes! Atleast the coffee was good. But I am not going to step inside the place again. Here is a pic of said cartons & black plastic bags. Couldn’t take more as my phone battery was dying.”

Watching Tv Shows

I like marathoning a whole show or atleast a couple of seasons worth of episodes from a tv show when I watch it. While stating that fact, I also can’twit for new episodes of the shows that are currently airing as well. I like having 2 to 3 new episodes of different shows to catch up on each day (currently the current shows that I am watching are around 8 in number (Arctic Air, Bones, Castle, Criminal Minds, Lost Girl, Republic Of Doyle, Supernatural & The Big Bang Theory), one which is on hiatus till Feb 10 (The Walking Dead) & 3 more whose latest seasons are yet to start (Falling Skies & Game Of Thrones, Perception). I’m not sure I could wait that long – what if I die before the show ends and I can’t watch the entire collection before I breath my last?

Having said that, it is fun to watch shows marathon style. Here’s some shows that I watched back to back episodes off well after they finished airing on tv:

  • Star Trek Deep Space 9
  • Babylon 5
  • Star Trek TOS
  • Corner Gas
  • BSG
  • Stargate SG1
  • Coupling
  • Farscape
  • Star Trek Enterprise
  • Being Erica
  • Due South

There’s a bunch of other shows I’m still watching and some which are on the air but I watched several of their seasons back to back as the shows are in their 6/7 or 8th season at the moment like Supernatural, Stargate Atlantis, Bones, Criminal Minds, Flashpoint (their final season, season 5 just got over), and The Big Bang Theory (I marathoned seasons 1-5 and now all caught up on weekly showings of season 6. Also Castle (I had seen season 1 & 2 on tv) is another show that I marathoned – seasons 1-3 before quickly catching up with season 4 (now season 5).

Then ofcourse there are shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Friends, Star Trek TNG, Star Trek Voyager, Friends, The X Files, which I watched completely during their original and I now have them in digital format and have marathoned them. It’s just so cool & awesome to be able to do that and it ofcourse brings back good memories again & again. I have quiet a few more shows that I want to marathon like that – Fraiser, Seinfeld, Will & Grace.

Another set of tv shows are ones I have never seen at all but am interested in watching them now based on their reviews & plots and recommendations from like minded individuals. Shows like Fringe, Eureka & Warehouse 13 (although that last one is still in it’s original run on tv). And some more here and there.