Friday, May 30, 2008

Scene at the Indian restaurant

The Indian restaurant I've been to a couple of times has this wonderful tapestry hanging from pushpins on the wall. At first glance, it looks like your regular Indian restaurant kitsch, but up on closer inspection, you realise its depth. It is a scene filled with dread and horror....

Allow me to dissect the scene

Its a nice sunny day dark scary night. The king and queen are out on their royal camel, accompanied by by their able guards.


as seen in area 1: Two guards are making eyes at each other. Not to mention the sneaky hand holding..

As are the guards in area 4..perhaps some sweet nothings are being exchanged..

All the other guards either look stoned or are taking in the gossip to post it on their blogs.

If the guards are making eyes, the king and queen have to , too. (3)

And of course the camel's in looove..with superman?

And of course as the camel's trying to jump and catch up with superman and might just get tripped up by the wonderful pink dangling seat under his foot.

Tragedy, waiting to happen.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Movie To-Do list.

Kung Fu Panda

Get Smart

(actually caught a 30 min episode of the 'original' series on TV the other day..odd)


Wall E

Sex and the City

(the last one to prove I'm not a 10 yr old)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Presentation freaking out

I'm officially nervous. I am supposed to give a tiny presentation at 10 am and I haven't rehearsed for it yet. It is data that I have frankly been around for too long. And the presentation is part of one I gave in February. I have been taking things too lightly, but I sooo soo hope this does not come back to bite me.

Waiting for 10.20 am..

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Frustrating Connectivity Issues

Summer's here and I am trying to spend as much time as possible outside on the deck, writing. I'd like to do that for an extended period of time and it looked like I might be able to do it: I found a little electric outlet on the outside of the house, which would take care of the charging. But, I just cannot get my computer to connect to the internet Its weird, because distance-wise, the laptop is closer to the router than anywhere else in the house (except the same room, in which case you don't really need a router. I get a connection sometimes, but it is so slow and painful and gets dropped in 10 seconds. I wonder if there is something I'm not doing right. The minute I open the patio door and step inside, the connection is wonderful.

Oh well, at least this is a frustrating, but most likely overcome-able problem

Sunday, May 18, 2008

:)dont have time to elaborate. funny.

Update: So I finally have time to elaborate. Danny Bhoy and I have similar opinions about Brett Lee.

Oh! And so does the entire nation of Australia, apparently

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

No one can beat Godzilla

A picture is worth a 1000 words. But till I get that, here is the explanation :

Some meetings just seem to drag on and on and on and on I tell you. Today I was in this monkey discussion which seemed to be basically about how we could climb banana trees to get to the fruit instead of having a giraffe break them down for us.

Cryptic, cryptic.

Anyway - given how short my attention span is and I always start doodling even if something highly exciting is in the making. I picked up my thermocol glass and drew a flower with a cute little bunny next to it. Aww. I guess I was in a sober mood.

Two minutes later, I look at the glass and to my horror see that there was a shapeless monster about the devour the bunny!

Apparently I was not the only one looking to escape. My colleague, let's call her Lilac ( coz thats her favorite flower), had so deviously drawn said monstah on the cup!

I am not one to let monstahs wreck peaceful bunny lives. Powerpuff girl after all. So, soon we had a giant hairy, wart filled foot about to step on the monstah!!!

Not to be outdone, a fire that was about to burn the giant foot as it was about to step on the monstah that was about to eat the bunny appeared.

Followed by my aluminium watering can that was about to extinguish the fire.

This one took time to appear, but next thing you know, there was a recycling truck with "I <3 to eat Aluminium" written on it, about to get the can.

Call it being competitive or maybe we just ran out of space. I got the last word with Godzilla, saying he loves to eat trucks, about to eat the truck that was about to get the can that was about to water the fire that was about to burn the foot that was about to step on the monstah that was about to eat the bunny. And NO ONE CAN BEAT GODZILLA - GROWRRR!!!

Unresolved meeting issue : was the bunny going to eat the flower?

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

This week is commencement. Students all around me a excited about finally graduating and having their moment under the sun after years of hard work. (I imagine..the only real conversation I've had today was with a imaginary one at that) . At least I was super excited about getting my masters degree and actually bought a $39.99 (whoa!) suit. My aunts flew in for the occasion and they we even had a little party at home. ( All 4 roommates were graduating and so had relatives and such over.) But last year, I had an interesting experience. I was at the home of a relative, a very senior professor. He had to attend the graduating ceremony. And was not happy about it. He was not happy about the fact that he was going to have to sit on the stage, listening to endless 'inspiring' speeches, only to go up to the stage for 1 minute to 'hood' his students.
And thats when it struck me. Imagine, for a student graduating is something that happens 2, maybe 3 times in their lives. Professors have to go through the process over and over again. Is it
inevitable that you become so cynical about the process when you have to show up every year, that too all dressed up in uncomfortabe academic regalia.
I am going to have work extra hard in the lab. Because I'm going to attend my graduation (whenever that it) and I need to make up for putting my advisor through it. :)