Random crap of the first order

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The moments

my mood has changed over the last few days..nowadays ive been enjoying evy min of work, travel and my stay alone at home..dunno the reason for the transition but it feels gr8. simple things make me happy now. here is a list of a few such simple things in life wich can mak anyone happy.

1) tht feeling wen u r abt to leave work on a friday evening lookin fwd to a gr8 weekend!

2) finaly eating sumthin in particular for wich u hav been craving for a long time...wich reminds me...a few days back i felt desperate to eat a vada pav...hadnt had one for a long time...got off at my bus stop and decided tht today has to be the day...i walked an insane distance to a vada pav center i knew of and ate 3 jumbo vada pavs! the satisfaction was amazing! :D...altho ive easily had better vada pavs in my life...but stil the satisfaction of finaly eatin one....i cam bac home sweaty and tired cos of the long walk but it was totally worth it :)

3)waking up suddenly in the mornin ,lookin at the time and realizin tht u stil hav a couple of hrs b4 the alarm goes off :)

4)wen u r goin bac home after a long time and cant wait to reach ur hometown...ur trains approachin ur station and u see the station name on the start of the platform as the train slows down :)

5)wen u r sittin in a theater waitin for a movie to start...and the censor certificate comes up...u sit bac...relaxed hopin to see a good movie :)

6)wen u start ur brand new PC/laptop/gizmo for the first time :)

7)u finaly find a song u hav been desperately searchin for....and u hear it..and u love it so much tht u wil listen to it 4-5 times in a row

8)wen u stand under a hot water shower in the cold :)

9)scoring a goal in football...no matter wat level u r playin in...scorin a goal is one of the best feelings u can get

10)its a weekend, and u hav an exciting cricket/football match abt to start on tv and u r ready with ur drinks/snacks

11)a frd pops up online on ur messenger after a long time!

12) (particularly in mumbai) ur arrive at ur bus stop and ur bus comes in no time at all...n wats more..u even get a place to sit :D (effects doubled wen goin bac home on friday)

13)experimenting with sum recipe in kitchen...u make it and taste a small sample....and its perfect!!

14)goin thru old photos and recalling the fun times u had in the past

15)goin thru the attic and finding your old comics/books/school notebooks and u go thru all of them

16)the sight of ur dog with a wagging tail wen u com bac home

17) u r in the exam hall....ur papers gone good...and the bell rings indicating the end of the last paper of the exam :) :)

18)in the middle of a lecture the news spreads tht the next lecture stands cancelled :D

well....thts it for now...im sure ive missed quite a few things in my mind...but i wil add them later

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A tutorial to make the most out of your trip to a 5 star hotel

yest on my way back home i saw this 5 star hotel ITC grand in lower parel...and i remembered this crap me and my frd KQ had made sumtime back...so here it goes

How do i get free shev,groundnuts etc?
Order any drink of your choice.as u all knw along with the drink u get on the house stuff lik shev and groundnuts and such other titbits
wen the waiter givs u the drink tell him to leave.pluck 2-3 hair from your scalp and drop them in your drink.empty the on the house stuff either in your pocket or in your stomach.after this is done ,call the waiter n complaint to him with agitation about hair flowing in your drink.he will ask u whether u want a replacement..refuse tht n tell him to tak the drink away
so in this manner u hav got free junk snacks
PS- keep dead insects in pocket for added effects and use instead of hair

What if i do want to have a drink.non alcoholic will also do :o
don worry this is also possible
as u all r aware,on each table u get stuff lik vinegar,onion,pickles and most importantly LEMON
keep these lemon aside
call the waiter and order tea n tell him to get sugar separately
wen it arrives ,proceed to squeeze all the lemon avaialble into your water glass.stir well.take the sugar which u just got along with the tea and mix it as per your requirements in the juice.if you want salt,then that is avaialble as it is on your table.stir well again.Your juice is ready
call the waiter n tell him tht your doctor just called you and instructed you to avoid tea.instruct your waiter to cancel your tea order and to take it away.make sure you apologise to the waiter for the inconvenience.
ANJOY your chilled lemon juice

make sure you carry home the forks n knives n spoons which were available on you table.often many hotels keep flower vases on the tables.make sure you tak the flowers home regardless of whether they are fake or real.
Decorate your own home with them

make sure u carry home the napkin wich is given to you along with your plate
usually its pure white in color and myt have a hotel logo on it ,but tht doesnt make a difference
u can use tht napkin as your hanky..........

AIM-to get free mineral water
APPARATUS-an empty bottle,cello tape

order a bottle of mineral water.wen the waiter gets it ,instruct waiter to leave.put bottle inside your jacket pocket or inside shirt (jus hide it anywhere!)
stealthily make your way to the toilet n wash basin area
remove a pen or sumthin lik tht n puncture a hole in the bottom of the bottle and collect the mineral water in your own empty bottle.after its done,fill the mineral water bottle with normal tap water.after its full remove cello tape from your pocket.cut a little piece of cellotape from the knife wich u already hav stolen from the table.cover the puncture well so tht no water leaks out.
hide the bottles and make your way back to the table.call the waiter.tell him that you are suddenly not feeling thirsty.instruct him to take the mineral water bottle away.thus you hav not tampered with the seal of the bottle n yet u can anjoy free mineral water

Lesson 2.0 : You wanna a Masala Papad (Rs.20)
for the cost of Roasted Papad (Rs.2)

No sweat !!! Herez how u go about it .....

Order a sada roast papad. As mentioned by prat earlier, u have pickles, chilli powder, salt, pepper, onion etc. on the table. also spoons, forks and a knife will be there.

Cut the onions into small pieces, spread on ur roasted papad, sprinkle nimbu juice, chilli powder, salt.

and there for Rs. 2 u have your masala papad, which wud have cost you Rs. 20 otherwise.

when u collect a number of those white napkins, u can stitch a vest
or swimming trunks for urself


Carry a small bottle which fits in ur pocket, and when u go to wash hands, fill it with the fragrant liquid soap and carry it home for future use.

The library

i don really remember wen this incident had happened but my gues it was wen i was in 2nd std or so. one fine day i got up on a sunday mornin and...i dont know wat happened to me but i decided to open a public library. so i took a table out and kept it outside our house gate. i laid down my vast collection of comics on it and offered the ppl who were passin by the facility to rent it for 1 buck a day. the ppl had no idea wat was goin on...to say the least. the real shock was wen mom came out and saw all this. i think she went speechless for a while. she asked me in a calm voice as to what i am doing. i gave her an honest answer and she kinda lost it after tht. the table was packed up and taken inside. wat followed was an emotional episode in my life wen i cried for a long time and accused mom of not letting me earn money.......i hav no idea wat went wrong in my head tht day.

ps - as the name of the blog suggests, the above was yet another random piece of crap written by me for no reason watsoever :)

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Conceptualising the ideal life

today while travelling on my way back home in the bus, i was looking out of the window and thinkin wat lied ahead of me wen i reached home...so there was sum packed food, sum junk food, a couple of movies i was plannin to see and to read something b4 i went to bed.
so started thinkin wat wud b the ideal life i wud like to lead sumtime in the future. so here is a description of wat went thru my mind in the bus.
this would b a nice convenient bachelor's life. having a nice job wich u enjoy thoroughly. get up at 7-730 in the mornin...have a nice glass of juice and a sandwich or a quick breakfast. leave home at 830 or so and reach office by 9...no mornin traffic headaches or worries to catch a train/bus..hence mumbai is not the city i am looking at :)
hav a gud time at work...wich means having the least of responsibilities :D . leave office at 630-7...on my way back go to the grocers and pick up stuff...i wud luv to have a nice kitchen where i cud experiment with cooking. i do have a fascination of being a good cook and experimenting with various dishes :)
com bac home..put on sum music...look up the internet for sum new recipe to try out...try it out...watch tv while having dinner...catch up with frds on an unlimited internet connection :p and download movies...watch a movie/read a book b4 goin to bed at arnd 1130-12
now where wud i lik to live a life lik this...i do not like crowds or noise, so definitely not mumbai...maybe a quiet part of pune wud do...
at weekends i can continue my experiments in the kitchen...meet up with frds over a meal/movie and catch up on sum sleep/reading. maybe go for a walk sumwhere in the evening.
.............and then came my bus stop and i got off...realizing tht the reality was sumthin else...and i continued walkin bac home.......