Tuesday, July 29, 2008

on cloud nine:)

Things have gone very smooth for the past couple of days. I have been a cynic, sycophant,jittery,itchy,twitchy and what not for quite sometime but the last couple of days was a turn of tables. For once, Mr.Murphy did go wrong. Its like impossible and unbelievable that life can be this enjoyable( its like Aiswarya Rai Bachchan getting her best actress award :P). Why so??? read on...

1. My parents went to bring my sis from hostel for her first vacation , leaving me in charge of home and grandparents. Its really nice to be head and responsible and stuff with no one to tell me what to do, and me being the boss :)I really love temporary responsibilities :)

2. Have been grumbling for quite sometime that I have not seen the sun, then only realised sun timings here is from 6 am to 10 am(those are real odd hours for me to be awake in the normal course).As rightly said, Man is the most peculiar creature of all, he always wants for what is not .At Trichy I wanted rains, mann vaasanai,small puddles of water where i can jump and splash water around and get reprimanded, small puddles also to make tiny boats and enjoy their sail,but now, I want bright sun, for clothes to dry, for vit D , for an evening walk, for the frogs to stop croaking away to glory and also for keeping me more active.

3. If you call watching a Karan Johar movie is suicide, then try drinking your own prepared coffee first thing in the morn. It ll take you five-ten minutes to sink in the fact and console yourself that,"yeah this should be coffee" and by the time you drink it, it'd have become ice cold coffee( that anyways tastes better). But the brighter side is, you have learnt to prepare coffee that is definite to shoo away unwanted guests and pests :)

4. It is priceless to taste the food prepared by patti, and further more, when served by her, with utmost love and care. I just hope these halcyon days last forever.

5. MY SIS IS FINALLY HOME. That is the peak of my positive attitude and happiness. But i dread the next four days where she s gonna ask me a myriad doubts and other stuff in MP and C. She is having a wonderful hostel life and hostel food too :). I really feel like re-studying 11th and 12th ( yeah, you heard me right, re-studying :P) after listening to her fun stories and super hostel life. I really really miss my friends at college, my seniors, my ground floor, my room :(

6. All in all, life rocks :)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Mosquitoes....they "suck"...

Now you might wonder "has this girl gone really mad to write about mosquitoes of all things???", yes, you are absolutely right, a mosquito can drive any sane person crazy.
I am still stuck up in the wonderful land of nowhere, a village and i have not yet got accustomed to this luxury-less lifestyle( luxury in my dictionary means- having power and telephone connection at least 9/24 hrs a day, i.e, the time i am awake in a day).As usual yesterday night there was power cut. Usually i sleep off before the power cut so that i don't have to bear the tortures of the pest, god has bestowed me with the thickest skin ( perhaps the buffalo got the copyright stolen from me:)) so presence of the pest after i doze off does not make any difference. but yesterday, I was unfortunately awake till ten pm. As already said I got thick skin and am really very generous so I seriously don't mind them sucking my precious blood ( woh bhi kya yaad rakhenge yaar:P).
The problem comes when I am fighting with my pillow trying to get sleep, and they suck my blood and come and report promptly in my ears at a flap rate of 50/sec and say ,"see i just got stronger, thanks pal,I want just a little more",really gets me unnerved. I am 5.4" tall and fifty odd kgs but am really helpless and at the mercy of the weightless height less creature.
I don't have the dexterity to swat them away, I cant use all out as there is no power, I cant use HIT spray since they seem to have got immune to it, and if i use mosquito coils, my dad will disown me. He is allergic to its smell.
I did quite a bit of research on mosquitoes this morning and found out the following stuff about them:

Chemical sensors-
mosquitoes can sense carbon dioxide and lactic acid up to 100 feet (36 meters) away. Mammals and birds gives off these gases as part of their normal breathing. Certain chemicals in sweat also seem to attract mosquitoes (people who don't sweat much don't get nearly as many mosquito bites).

Visual sensors -
if you are wearing clothing that contrasts with the background, and especially if you move while wearing that clothing, mosquitoes can see you and zero in on you. It's a good bet that anything moving is "alive", and therefore full of blood, so this is a good strategy.

Heat sensors -
Mosquitoes can detect heat, so they can find warm-blooded mammals and birds very easily once they get close enough.

I just wish I could conquer those sensors and say "GOTCHA!!!!".
On the lighter side, when ever you are down or feel useless or feel you have not done anything great, compare yourself to the mosquito. At least you don't go about drinking people's blood and getting their wrath.If you have mercy on me and get a solution to this mosquito menace, please help!!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

what a man!!!!

I was at the railway reservation counter ( a place i really hate to go to since we gotta wait in never ending queues esp in our trichy fort staion). The two ladies at the counter will keep on chatting about everything on earth ranging from their two days ago to two days hence menu, how they feel tortured by missing their favorite mega serials, how they spent the whole weekend to purchase the midnight blue with sneha priya green bordered saree( i swear i got no clue as to what colour that is:)) and we will be poor souls waiting in the queue for eons.The lunch timing is from 2pm -2 15 pm but they will stop issuing tickets from 1 45 pm itself.
In this agitated state with the sun mercilessly blessing us, we were waiting. Suddenly out of thin air a police inspector went directly to the ticket counter. All of us got really pissed off but did not feel like antagonising him scared of his uniform.A middle aged man ( i ll call him Hero) went to him and:

Hero: Excuse me sir, there is a long queue and we have been waiting for a long whil so please follow rules.

Police: (no response)

Hero: Did you hear me?

Police: yeah.Hope you are seeing to whom you are speaking.

Hero : yes, I am. I am also planning to lodge a complaint to higher authorities saying you are out on your personal work during duty time in your uniform and also not following rules.

Police: Naan aalum katchi aalu ( i belong to the ruling party).

I could not believe my eyes. This hero just scribbled his address on a piece of paper and gave it to him and said " unnala mudinjadha aprama panniko, ippo ne queue la nillu".Ultimately, he got his tickets only in queue.

I was stupefied by his guts but he has to be practical and cannot go in search of trouble this way. This Anniyanish attitude will surely not work out in this era.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Guess I'm gone cuckoo!!!

I miss my sister. She's joined a boarding school. I didn know it will matter this much to me. Since I ve been away from home for four years,didn realise it ll be this difficult to digest the fact that she s not around. Pl don get the feeling that am sentimental or effusive. Reasons for missing her:

1. She is the only soul at home who sleeps till eleven and I become a remarkable person in the eyes of all when I get up at ten :)
2. She fusses over taking bath in the morning and even skips it for a day so me taking bath by three or four becomes no big deal.
3. God has been very generous in putting the top 206 laziest bones on earth into me :) I get everything done by her, "Priya!!!! clean my shelf, do my bed get me coffee switch on this and that ..."I feel as though both my arms are chopped off :(
All this will be done by her provided we are in good friendly terms else a paraphernalia will await me.
4. She also does not eat much like me and pulls a long face when asked to eat properly. somehow mom's got the feeling that I have to fill in the void of my sister, including food and I am served the food of two people.
5. I have to go to market with mom ( I somehow hate that job, its like holidaying with George Bush )

oh my sis, you are simply you and I am really freaked out without you :)