Friday, August 31, 2007


I am tired of people treating me like I know nothing about Life, the Universe and Everything. I am sick of people talking over my heads like I don't exist. I am 28 years old, I am here and now on my own steam, no matter what my strengths and failings and I'm gonna be alright without anybody to help. I am not trying to please anyone any longer. I will always be my own girl!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Haven't seen this one in a while

A second hand emotion

For as long as I can remember the whole concept of "love" has been rather puzzling to me. It beats me why Romeo would kill himself for a girl he met a few days ago and has no business being with? People tell me its a beautiful emotion, makes you feel this way and that. IMHO, its just an overrated thing. I mean, lets look at the flip side - overwrought emotions, perceptible increase in silliness, loss of space and in some cases a blurring of identity, deeper wounds and longer lasting hurt. And still I observe people getting into this everyday.

I've been attempting to understand the biomechanics behind this (see this post). The question is - can this be fixed? Can human behaviour be altered or aided through some kind of medical therapy so that we don't have to fall prey to such emotions? Or if that doesn't work out, some kind of mechanism to reassure people so that the downside can be protected?

Anyway, here's a great video.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Just one of those days?

Have you ever had one of those days when you feel like you've woken up on the wrong side of the bed? Your temper is set to simmer and you have to fight to keep it at bay? And on top of it, external circumstances keep throwing things at you that you wont face on a normal day? You go to the gym, sweat it out (I mean the heavy duty, rivulets of sweat kind) and come out feeling nice and de-stressed. And wham, here comes another one to crank up the nerves again. Man, I need a break. Seriously.


Here's the unbelievable (?) story of a middle aged man who pretended to be an 18-year old to an 16-year old on the Internet, who in turn was actually a middle aged woman! People can sure be pretty strange!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Some Morrison to liven up the day

For me, nothing can be more soothing than to hear Jim's voice on American Prayer. Jimbo's poetry can give me life, set me right anytime, any place, anyhow. Sampler:


I can make the earth stop in
its tracks. I made the
blue cars go away.

I can make myself invisible or small.
I can become gigantic & reach the
farthest things. I can change
the course of nature.
I can place myself anywhere in
space or time.
I can summon the dead.
I can perceive events on other worlds,
in my deepest inner mind,
& in the minds of others.

I can.

I am.
(from Wilderness - The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison).

Powerful though it is, An American Prayer isn't just about Morrison's poetry. The Doors created some pretty awesome music for the album. My favourite is A Feast of Friends:


Interesting video.

Friday, August 24, 2007


They say it gets worse before it gets better. I hope this is worse. In other news, Salman Khan will go to jail for killing black bucks. Serves him right! I hope people don't forget that he's killed a man too.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Blast and damn it!

Enough said.

Creep by Radiohead. Not related at all, but helps when one wants to wallow in the feeling of being low.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


For the past few weeks, I can't seem to find anything to write about. I open up my dashboard, keep staring at it for a while, and log out. Life seems to be spinning its own way and I am just floating along, like a log in the tide (yep, that heavy!). Things I wish would speed up seem to take forever, and then some things just zip past. Sometimes I get blue, for no apparent reason. I'm getting dizzy with all the jugglery I seem to be doing. Hope this gets stable soon. On that note, here's Jimbo:

Friday, August 17, 2007

The real Deathly Hallows

Gibberish in Neutral (Thanks Sita) has a hilarious (and way better) take on HPDH. Read it here. Sampler:

Hermione: Of course you don't. Dumbledore knew you were a moron the moment you stepped into Hogwarts, and asked me to befriend you and make sure you kept your grades up so you'd make it through long enough to fulfill his plan. Six years of my life wasted feeding you answers, you dim-witted shitard.

In other news, here are some phoney tales!

Who I wanna be today

Monday, August 13, 2007

Look who's back

Fox Mulder is back! Actually, he isn't. So we have to settle for the next best thing - David Duchovny! Apparently, the new TV series Californication is pretty good. When will it hit the screens here? I would love to see DD back on my TV!


Somethings just cant be talked about, no matter how they make one feel. I just wish that things would speed up on all fronts, though. On that note,

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Glad its over

Two words - Hindi movie. After all the hype, The Deathly Hallows turned out to be pretty disappointing - weak plot lines, way too much melodrama, gaping plot holes and a masala movie ending. Not that JK Rowling could ever hold a candle to Tolkien, but she seems to have run out of ideas smart enough to finish her insanely popular series. Great that we don't have to wait for more. Insipid.

Tough one

Sometimes its tough being who or what we are. On that note, here's Chris Cornell:

Monday, August 06, 2007


This woman has had 17 children and wants more. She is definitely out of her mind! How does she run a family, let alone have a life when she's pregnant all the time? Pro-life my foot! The Duggars are just primitive!

In other news, Brian May is about to become a PhD in astronomy!

On change

What does one do when things change, or are about to change in a big way? Change is the only constant, yet we get jittery every time we realize that change is coming. Even if we have chosen it ourselves. Aristotle once said "Change in all things is sweet". But even as it feels so good, the prospect of change does send a little shiver down the spine. But when its time for a change, and you know its good- the only thing to do is just close your eyes and move ahead!

In the meantime,

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.- Marcus Aurelius

Friday, August 03, 2007

The results of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2007 are out. Winner:

Gerald began--but was interrupted by a piercing whistle which cost him ten percent of his hearing permanently, as it did everyone else in a ten-mile radius of the eruption, not that it mattered much because for them "permanently" meant the next ten minutes or so until buried by searing lava or suffocated by choking ash--to pee.

Jim Gleeson
Madison, WI

Rest here.