Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tickles from Seattle - 6

Last of the year...

MS, MP n Tiger

MS : Dude u kiddin me last week you disagreed to this n today ur statement is in favor
MP : Did I
Tiger: Yeah u did asshole
MP: Alright Alright so what... in future take my words just like a holy religious book and interpret it as you feel like... don't "quote" me

Happy New Year to all...

Monday, December 29, 2008

Had a wonderful '08.. will have a better '09

With the end of '08 I would like to present my gratitude to lord and would thank him for such a positively eventful year...

Thanks that I had a wonderful job and was able to accomplish my commitments
Thanks that I recovered my knee from accident
Thanks for making me financially capable of buying a new car
Thanks for the wonderful trips that I was able to do this year
Thanks for all the good grades and managing my studies along with work
Thanks for all the good friends I made this year and thanks for making me keep in touch with old friends
Thanks for taking care of my folks and Siddharth who are distance away from me
Thanks for the new wonderful place I am dwelling in
Thanks for helping me sustain in this economy
Thanks for keeping people around me so that I am not lonely and being loved

I know the lines following this statement are usually quoted around ThanksGivin and is a copy paste but then... forget it

I am thankful for weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day, because it means I have been capable of working hard.
I am thankful for the taxes that I pay, because it means that I am employed.
I am thankful for the clothes that a fit a little too snag, because it means I have enough to eat.
I am thankful for a floor that needs mopping and windows that need cleaning, because it means I have a home.
I am thankful for the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot, because it means I am capable of walking and that I have been blessed with transportation
I am thankful for the pile of laundry and ironing, because it means I have clothes to wear.
I am thankful for being sick once in a while, because it reminds me that I am healthy most of the time

Thanks for all the other things that I am missing here and you showered on me....

Monday, December 22, 2008

Music n Study - Like Poles

We tend to get influenced by other people style that we sometimes forget the essentials of evaluating it or whether it is for ones ownself or not... walking around those corridors in school n university its highly probabilistic that 70+% students with headphones shoved in their ears and eyes concentrating in a book, feet taping at the beats and a pen fumbling in the fingers. It seems as though music is an ingredient of life...
Talking to them seems like they can study better along with music and it helps them keep focus... while some consider it as a distraction.

Now what is going to follow might sound like bashing but is a personal opinion... n since i consider myself an oracle "My view cannot be questioned"

Study and music are two like poles they repel and both deserve complete respect and individual dedicated attention. People who study with music might remember something but what my observation says is that they always get a couple of questions in exam out of sylabus while the person writing the same exam who studied without music doesnt feel so. Crystal statement former cant implement in real life or a twist of concepts they studied while later has a better depth and variation perception.

Another thing that disappoints me is people with headphones in their ears think that all guitar and drums mean is rock and evrything with flute and voilon is classical... usage of electrical instruments lead to pop and every fast musical tone with high bps is electronica... well well well there is something that exists as generes and even the vocals and study of lyrics define them.. just like every edible grease is not oil but every edible grease has cholestrol similarly every tune is music but every music is not same and cant be classified as such high level names. Dont define that your love of music leads you to concentrate better thats just a myth... if you tap your feet while studying then probably you are missing the solution to so called out of sylabus question.

Scribbled above just out of the love and respect towards music... I am not a best/ideal student... but I cant "study" in music.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

...and the legend follows as:

So subway dropped its regular footlong to $5 and Quiznos had to follow the trend. Yup great for consumers... Wendys and McD's launched there dollar menu and so did many other.

Yeah the truth is this that the love for sat n trans fat kept growing and was cheaper out there.... Burger King (Dumb King) actually launched a fragrance today ( I am disgusted at the thought and would not use it to kill bugs while camping).

Alright if Kate Winslet, Paris Hilton, Antonio Branderas and Amit Ji can have their fragrances why not BK. But the thought that really ridiculed me was the advertising line (do click on it to feel d heat n keep sprayin):

“The Whopper sandwich is America’s favorite burger. Flame by BK captures the essence of that love and gives it to you. Behold the scent of seduction, with a hint of flame-broiled meat.”
I was not disgusted with bacon chocolates, fish egg sushi, icecream sausage or ox tail... but BK did.

FYI: As far as I know nothing can beat the popularity of a double cheese burger.. and i question BK's statement as Whopper sandwich A's fav burger. Burger King sucks

Monday, December 15, 2008

...So close no matter how far...

........Couldn't be much more from the heart !!!!
Forever trusting who we are...
No nothing else matters..

Two Hours... a band of 4 and the legend of :

That Was Just Your Life
The End of the Line
Creeping Death
Harvester of Sorrow
Broken, Beaten & Scarred
Sad But True
Wherever I Roam
The Day That Never Comes
Master of Puppets
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
Die Die Die My Darling
Seek and Destroy

A life time experience... simply in awe of the GODs of Thrash Metal, with all reverence.. (I wish I had a chance of witnessing Jimmy Paige and Pink Floyds at the peak and I would have quoted the same)... METALLICA is back on top and I can't pen the great feeling I had when M. S. mailed me 3 mnths back that he managed the tickets to the show and the ticks to Dec 1 took forever.

My Idea of a successful memorable concert is either a chaotic punk party all on crack or in an arena where you can feel the riffs of base the beats of drums n the echo of vocalist... and yup we had this concert in the KeyArena (officail court of Seattle Sonics). Secondly when the Lamb of God played before Metallica it was like a free treat to a fan... couldnt have asked for more.

Waiting for a performer you love and admire is a very different kind of a wait and I had never realized this before in any concert that I attended(other then Usha Utthup). Its a very delicious wait. Those false alarms those equipment techies testing the guitars n drums those out of the blue shrieks from audiences and all fans geared up with their lighters to welcome the Metal players... its simply superb.

The show was a glorious combination of laser lights and coffins (symbol of the new release Deth Magnet). I was mesmerized and so was everyone else. Me being a NBA fan and been to key Arena several times before.... had a whole perspective changed for the venue... it was loud and stutteringly awesome. James Hetfield and his vocals tuned the soul and I couldnt manage to sleep all night as his voice kept singing in my ears... Bassist Robert Trujillo has always been a god of base for me and his unique style of bending down and playing at ground level levaes me speechless... him playing the riffs solo came really late and I was getting impatient to hear him... Hats off to Kirk Hammett who froze everyone and proved to be a legend again. He rules the stage and his attire is as unique as his skill... and none other then the know drummer Lars Ulrich known for his reckless style and a shower of spit in the air... was at his best sitting in the middle of the stage on a revolving disc made that head banging more cheerful n painless for everyone.

Long Way to Go... \m/

Friday, December 12, 2008

Where was I...?

In a dark dungeon...

I started twitting to send live feeds on the fly... irony is; haven't got time to think of it in fast 20 days. Twas a fun ride...

Actually I think I'll be busy catching up with missed calls n voice mails as someone reported in an e-mail that my voicemail box is full... inbox have some ~20 e-mails flagged as a follow up gotta do some serious catching... laundry's been stinikin in a corner for some time... yup havent ironed a shirt in weeks. But I still manage to take showers.. machines havent been on sleep for a week or so.

what happened... where was I ? In chair.. in- front of my machine... a pencil in mouth a notepad at lap... glasses on nose and swearing on tongue. Can’t remember when I slept for +4 hrs in 15 days...

20 days -- just reminded me my days from Texas.

* 4 homeworks (school)
* 3 projects (school)
* 1 release
* 1 project kick off
* 2 days on-call on pager
* 3 quizzes’ (school)
* 2 comprehensive exams (school)
* 1 certification
* 4 classes
* 2 re-orgs
* 55 layoffs
* nonetheless a life time experience... Live Metallica Concert Whoot Whoot Whoot

The thought of Dec 12th when I'll be done with the semester... the certification... etc etc had such a sweet aroma in itself that I cant stop smiling... i just dont want to sleep... i just dont want to go home... i am loving it... its Dec 12