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Friday, November 25, 2005

Thanksgiving or Fun !!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Until I came to the US of A , I did not even know that some festival like this exists in some other parts of the world. And as I dig deeper to unearth how this whole festival started...the turkey feasts and savory pumpkin pies.. enticing you to forget about the calorie conscience..I get off-track. Yeah, thats true. Its been three years now that my roommates and other desi friends designate a 'shopping-spree' origin to Thanksgiving. Sujata...checkout the deals here..amazing...wonderful...it is so cheap..why don't they give it for free... Three years have passed and my ears have been hearing the same sentences. And ofcourse, I do listen and go on a 'pocket-emptying' spree. After all I am a patient listener, ardent follower, and reckless spender!! This year too I got some good deals. Not huge stuff, some small regular needs. A memory enchancer card for my camera....think twice sujata..thats your regular need !!!! Well, everybody has some kind of spendthrift conscience, to run away from it, I name my wants as my needs. Good job..I tell myself. Lolz. Went on a shopping spree in the morning and had a wonderful thanksgiving feast at my advisor's place. Despite not eating the turkey, I still enjoyed the veggie delicacies and a great 'mango-cake' as the desert. Wow..I really enjoyed today.

Thanksgiving. The deep-rooted tradition during thanksgiving is that before savoring the feast, people mention some thing(s) for which they have been thankful for either in the past year or their entire life. No..not like F.R.I.E.N.D.S !! Lolz. There are innumerable things to thank for in the past and present. But specially this year I thank for a wonderful 'snowy' thanksgiving. This was my first snow !!! And I really loved it !!!! What a beauty...and ofcourse cold !! :D:D

Here are some of my snow pics:

Snow daubed foothpaths !!

And I feel like Snow White..:D

Adieu and Cheerios.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Thanda Thanda Cool Cool !

What? Dermi Cool? Naah...gotcha! It is how the weather of columbus feels right now. Chilly. Really freezing. Infact, the temperatures have dropped down below zero! Goodness gracious, its really freakin' freezing out here. Past two days have seen the temperatures drop down quicker than the pull of gravity. In such sub-zero temperatures, classes aren't fun for sure. God save me. Everyday I come home after the half-dozed classes, the first thing my eyes notice, my mind thinks of, and my heart wishes, is my cozy comforter and a good wintery day's sleep. Cut to reality, I remind myself...Suj, be awake, you have got to finish the assigment. TA work is pending. Research work needs you. Tomorrow is a some course project deadline. Argh! Gwaaaad! Why so much homework in winter!

How much more sleep avaricious can I be?

Don't blame me, blame the weather. :D:P

Avoiding sleep in boring compulsary seminars is really an art. RS and I had an amazing timepass the other day. For the entire duration of the class, to be precise, one and half hours, we two were eating candies. The handouts we got had no use but to provide us some free space to scribble our endless comments, questions, vellagiri discussion, and keep passing it to each other. Funny it was and funnier to control the laughter! We were literally kidding on children's day. Well, its not new for me..:D. In undergraduate school, I used to sit on the first bench and pass around funny comments in small chits. At the end of the lecture we used to collect the chits from the last bench corner. The fun RS and I had, reminded me of my golden undergrad days. Nostalgic. Really.

Time to bid adieu now, as my greed for sleep has overtaken me at this hour of midnight. Thats how I make it complex to justify that I am sleepy right now. :D


Thursday, November 10, 2005

Commendable and Inspiring!

Heard of Anne Geddes?

She is the famous 'Baby Photographer'. Yeah, I like to browse baby pictures. And thats exactly how i got accquainted with Anne Geddes and her famous laudable work. She creates sheer magic blending the new born baby pictures with flowers. The purity of birth of a new life and floral essence harmoniously merged with perfection is indeed entrancing. A new life and a new beginning. Be it flowers or anything, Anne captures the portrayal of this etheral fact amazingly. Her pictures are a reflection of nascency, purity, innocence, and unending selfless love. Needless to say, it looks cute! I am really impressed by her work. To know more about her, visit HERE.

Little Bee.. :)

Soft and supple..babies or flowers?

Joy comes in yellow too!

Life is pink!

Double the joy or trouble..:)

Really Cute :D


Can't stop myself drooling over these cute babies! I just love Anne's work. Praiseworthy..truely. Hats off to her!

Want to see some more of Anne's work, then click HERE and HERE


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Nothing stays forever?

As winter sets in, in this frigid part of Ohio, the region awaits its first snow. The lush meadows spread across the entire buckeye university realms seemed to blush with the beautiful hues attributed to the ongoing fall. The colourful enticing reality is fading away now. The glory is dying. The lushiously organge tree leaves are taking their last breath. Are we awaiting the winter, the snowy white sheath of cold insipid transition, or awaiting the death of the beauty surrounding us? Why do we have to see the barren trees, without leaves, without their life? The gamut of inanimated and mute vertically grounded natural fixtures plead for their soul. Why does transition lead us into a state of undesired tranformation and into an uncoveted mileu?

Is there anything that stays forever? Anything? Stagnant? Poised to let life happen the way it has been happening? Friendship - probably. Trust - rarely. Loyalty - seldom. Money - never. Love - questionably. Beauty - illusional.

Yes, I do contradict myself in understanding this grave reality and inevitable necessity of change phenomena. But thats how I am! I contradict yet I understand. I understand yet I don't accept. I accept yet I ponder. I ponder to think...is there anything that stays forever?


Monday, November 07, 2005


The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing of one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are this year's (2005) winners:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders
the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.
2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.
3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts
until you realize it was your money to start with.
4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
5. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that
stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer,
shows little sign of breaking down in the near

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the
purpose of getting laid.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and
the person who
doesn't get it.
9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are
running late.

10. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.
11. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease.
12. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these
really bad vibes,
right? And then, like, the Earth explodes
and it's like, a serious bummer.

13. Decafalon (n.): The gruelling event of getting through the day
consuming only
things that are good for you.
14. Glibido: All talk and no action.
15 Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter
when they come at
you rapidly.
16. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after
accidentally walked through a spider web.
17. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into
your bedroom
at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
18. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in
the fruit
you're eating.

Courtesy: SB


Sunday, November 06, 2005

Ready for a Change ??


Change is evident.
Change is inevitable.
Change is neccessary.
Change is acceptance.
Change is relinquishing.
Change is forced.
Change is to combat.
Change is ethereal.
Change sustains.
Change is ordained.
Change is obvious.
Change is effort.
Change is process.
Change demands patience.
Change mandates perseverance.
Change is nice.

Change was latent.

And...Change is due!

N e ways..who else cares but me!


Thursday, November 03, 2005

Yeh Dil Maange More

Mardi Gras...

What !! No no.. its not Mardi Gras time. Thats the name of an ice- cream parlour in Columbus. What a fantabulous place..what delicacies! Amazing! I could rave about it for hours. Offers variety of ice-creams of their own special flavors, well distinguished from the run of the mill Ben & Jerry's and Baskin Robins. The best part about this place is the Indian ice-cream flavors like chikoo, sitafal, rajbhoj, anjeer.. and many more deliciously enticing ones. VB told me about this place. Had been planning to savor these treats since long but somehow got delayed. Though nailed it on the new year day and what a way to do it! Enjoyed the Sitafal and Guava ice-creams. Wow..I mean just Wow. Indian flavors in US. Thats something people. Craving for more now.....