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:: Friday, April 30, 2004 ::


Finally, with Google opting in for an IPO, we'll all get to know some numbers behind the company. Apparently they earned ~US$1bn revenues last year and hope to raise $2.7bn from the offer.

:: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 ::

Would I make it to Scandinavia? With the summer nearby, I hope this will be yet another (premature)dream come true..

:: Monday, April 26, 2004 ::

I was searching the internet for something about 'November Rain' by GnR. I turned into Google Newsgroups when I did not find any thing on the net. Whether or not I found the info I needed, I burst into laughter reading some hilarious and sometimes stupid threads. Here are some:

[This one refers to November Rain video]
> > > > I think Stephanie seymour looks beautiful in that wedding dress
> > >
> > > She does, as long as there's something obstructing the camera's view of
> > > her
> > > nose.
> >
> > I could live with her nose!
> > -RAT
> >
> I don't know Rat; I would like the rest of her too, LOL. I mean noses are
> cool and all......


> > > Can anyone tell me what this song is about?
> >
> > unrequited love.
> what is unrequited love?


> The actual video that was released for Estranged is the 4th in the trilogy.

:: Friday, April 23, 2004 ::


And what a reward it is! I got the previlege to own a early-access gmail account! woo... hooo....!! And all because I have been a blogger user all these days! Boy! It sure feels good - as good as it can get!

And then I had to announce it out to everyone and what a fun it was to see a tinge of jealousy show up in their face heee heee... :) *wicked grin* There were times we all discussed how there would be a mad rush to reserve your id on gmail and blah blah and now absolultely no tensions in life.. :)

So went so many conversations:

Me: Heeya... moi got a gmail account!

Other person: Wha... What? How didya? I didnt get any notif from them. How come you?

Me: Special invite! Previleged user you see! *grin*

:: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 ::

I know quizilla is not the stuff for me, but it just happens at times... :)

What Kind of Fruit Are You?

You are a Pear...juicy, sweet, and a tasty
treat...you're a giver more than a taker, and
other people's happiness is your ultimate

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Egrets in breeding plumage look really pretty.

:: Monday, April 19, 2004 ::

Q: Apart from Rahul, Sachin, Sehwag and blah blah, what was the role of Fevicol in Indo - Pak cricket series?

A: How do you think they fixed it?

As I got my friend to help me out with the strings of the Guitar yesterday, trying to play the ABCs, I saw my unrealized dreams of learning musical instuments revisited. Most of the times the guitar was in my hand, I was grinning with some strange joy, imagining myself playing my way into a

Got my first real six String

Bought it at the five and dime...
Played it to my fingers bleed...

Someday, I want to be fluent with
  • Key Board

  • Guitar

  • Violin

  • Mouth Organ

Once I had started with the Key Borad, and I still have one lying somewhere deep down in the house. But I stopped it almost as fast as I started it.. I should dig it out soooon...

:: Friday, April 16, 2004 ::


:: Thursday, April 15, 2004 ::


How is that many English movies, despite being shot at 70mm, manage to occupy full screen on the television where-as with Indian movies you end up seeing black bars on top and bottom?

:: Monday, April 12, 2004 ::

After two weeks of spending my time completely carefree, am back into the grind again. Surprisingly there is no holiday hangover this time but it would have certainly been better to see it lasting. Unlike what I normally do, instead of doing some long distance travelling, this time I thought of chilling out doing nothing. When I declared about the impending vacation, most of my friends kept asking me what am I upto and where am I headed. When I said 'nothing' and 'nowhere', no one seemed to believe it at the first time. A typical sequence of conversation that happened with quite a few people - over sms, email, phone or plane person to person talk:

Me: Am taking off. Two weeks.
Friend: oh! so where are you headed?
Me: Nowhere. No plans.
Friend: umm.. okay, so what plans then?
Me: No plans, like I said.
Friend: oh! okay.. what do you plan to do then over the hols?
Me: No plans at all. I do mean it. *grin*

Some degree of frustration sets in by this time and I continue to speak -

Me: Havent thought of anything in particular to do. It’s going to be a do-nothing vacation and probably just that. That's abt it...
Friend: oh! Alright then. Or may be you can think abt going to this place or that place or do that and this...
Me: Thx, but I don't think I really want to. *grin*

That would more or less end the conversation on this topic even though the other person would still remain puzzled a bit. But since I would not have any thing more to add, I would rather not let the thread continue.

Though had not planned one bit of it, 2 weeks zipped off real quick and it turned out to be great fun. I did end up going on a short trip - spent first 2 days of the vacation in the wilderness. Pix will follow soon although there aren't much to boast of. After that, while I was working out what to do next, I remembered an important work with my teeth that I had kept postponing for – well, may be around 3 or 4 years! I don't have to tell why I was so hesitant to go to the dentist - any one who has/had teeth would surely know :-) I was told on the first visit that the whole 'teeth job' would take 5 days and that forced me to stay in town for the next 6 days. While I was here and having no work - I used the time to the fullest and spent a lot of time meeting friends and going out, driving out etc, or inviting friends and victimizing them with my recipes(Actually I received some compliments). Days passed quickly and within 2 days I had hardly remembered I have a full time job. Imagine the good feeling when you have totally forgotten about work and one of the days you go to the atm to draw money, and you see some salary credit in your account! It was great indeed. Add to that, the work at the dentist's went way too smoothly and I really had to have no nightmares or worries that I was imagining before. That ended a week and the 'teeth job' completed, I decided to visit my folks for the remaining one week. So the next week got spent peacefully at home. I also managed to finish a book I'd been struggling for around 3 months - 'Tibetan Way of Living and Dying'. The two weeks seemed to have passed too quickly to be called 'two weeks'. And like all good things have to come to an end, here I am to continue my usual routine.

SMS from a friend today morning: "from today same old style.. boring na.."

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