Thursday, February 22, 2007

TAG 3... Please no more tags!!!!

I believe I'm suffering from writer's blo(g)ck. For quite a while now. That hasn't stopped me from reading other's blogs and the result.... I've been tagged. So here goes.

1. When I'm on my pc, 3 out 5 times you'll find me sorting mail into folders or organizing files on HD.
Reason: I have a Monica-ish streak embedded somewhere deep inside me. Take for example my mail. I have 3 different active mail ids. I - read or mark as read or delete or categorize into folders - every mail that enters the inbox. The "You have 12 new messages" ticker makes me uneasy. I don't know why I do this.
2. Ask me to speak in Telugu and I will do so very reluctantly.

Reason: I have almost completely lost the ability to form coherent sentences in my mother tongue. I mix either English or Hindi in it. When forced I have to restrain myself from blurting out telugu profanities that have become integrated into my Telugu due to my staying in a hostel(will blog about this another time).
3. When I have a cold or even a moderately high fever, don't expect to find any medicines at my bedside.

Reason: I dislike all medicines because I think - stupid as it may sound - that they make my immune system weaker. Also, I believe common colds and fevers get cured by themselves. I still do.
4. I always sleep with the fan ON.Reason: I simply can't sleep in complete silence. I find the ceiling fan's noise soothing. I need a fan's noise more than its mosquito driving ability or its wind generating ability. So, irrespective of the weather outside, my fan stays ON. In fact, since alarms never worked for me, my mom used to switch OFF the fan to wake me up in the morning.
Lastly, the strangest thing......
5. I love and hate water.

Here's how..... I hate getting my feet wet in bathrooms unless I'm taking a bath which is almost never. I also hate wetting my hands or face and carry a towel to dry off immediately after I finish washing them. On the other hand, I adore swimming or playing in the water on beaches. When I was a kid, I used to literally beg my dad to let me go into the water on the beach.

And now, I tag Raghavan, Krish, Nimbi and anyone else who read till the end.


Another Tag post.... bear with me people. I have another one to post after this one.

Favorite Color: Blue.... Coincidentally, at school, I've been in the blue house from my class 1 to
class 7.

Favorite Food: Chicken Pizza. Any day, any time, forever.
Favorite Month: November.... My body's optimum performance temperature is about 24 degree Celsius..... Like Jason Bourne says about altitude and his running capability, "In such winter climatic conditions, at that temperature, I can sleep for 20 hours straight before noise starts to affect me."
Favorite Song(s): SOFT- Eternal by Evanescence, Immortal by Evanescence. HARD- Amerika by Rammstein, Mutter by Rammstein. Actually... I really love all the songs by Rammstein and Evanescence. Contradictory choice for fave bands eh? Go figure.
Favorite Movie(s): Very difficult to choose one- Shawshank Redemption, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Schindler's List, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, The Usual Suspects, Sixth Sense.
Favorite Sport: Swimming... And I don't care if it ain't called a sport. I just love to swim.

Favorite Season: Bone Chilling Winter.... Obviously.
Favorite Day Of the week: Saturday..... Obviously.
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate.... I love the 'bordering on the bitter' taste of dark chocolate.
Favorite Time of Day: Sunrise..... Ironically I haven't seen it for about 2 years now.

Current Mood: Sarcastic.... It's my permanent mood.
Current Taste: Mint.... I was chewing a Centerfresh 10 minutes ago.
Current Clothes: A 3 year old naturally faded Blue Jeans and 13 day worn Dark Blue Tantra T-Shirt with a big light blue R printed on it.
Current Desktop: Black desktop wallpaper that says "I love Ultra Death Metal"

Current Toenail Color: I'm a guy. But I firmly believe in equal rights for men and women. And so, I currently have on a vivid canvas of colors on both my toenails. I call it Nail Art and believe you me..... its gonna be the trendsetting new fad!!!!
Current Time: 2:54am.
Current Surroundings: A hostel room containing a table which is overflowing with novels, newpapers, old CAT material, freshly(although you can't see this) ironed clothes, cellphone, keys. Partially visible among this is a monitor, keyboard and mouse. A clothesline passes overhead with a bunch of clothes(some of whose origin I'm not certain), sweaters, jackets.... hey I just found my long lost towel!!
Current Thoughts: "Hmm.... Do I hear someone playing CS or is it just my ears ringing from the
loud music?"

First Best Friend: Deepthi.... A platonic friendship which involved eating mud & chalk together and removing air from cycle tyres.... ah... the age of innocence.....
First Screen Name: rogerrahul
First Pet: A one legged crow in my Grandma's house when I was 7 years old. Well... It wasn't exactly a pet. Of all the crows that I used to feed dosas to in the courtyard, this one was the boldest and I used to give it larger pieces.
First Piercing: A pebble size hole in the middle of my palm. I fell from the Mango tree in my Grandma's house which was my abode thru age 6 to 8.
First Movie: SAAJAN starring Madhuri '32 teeth smile' Dixit, Sanjay 'Mafia' Dutt and Salman 'Black Buck hunter/ Jail evader' Khan. It was a 35 mm theatre (which at that time I called tube theatre.... no wait.... I still call it that.)

Last Cigarette
: That's one vice I still haven't got.

Last Drink: A week ago. SRIJAN 2K7. Almost a half bottle Vodka(White Mischief) before going to Zero's rock concert.
Last Car Ride: Dad's Esteem on the coast road. Last vacation. And I was driving. Yipeeee.....!!!!!!
Last Movie Seen: The Prestige starring Christian 'Batman' Bale and Hugh 'Wolverine' Jackman.

Last Phone Call: Nitin.... giving him bad news that we had to visit the project guide.
Last Book Read: In progress.... The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen.
Have You Ever Broken the Law: Let me think.....hmm.... ya.... about a gahzillion times.
Have You Ever Been Arrested: Never. Narrowly escaped arrest once, for rioting and organising road blocks during the Pooja Talkies riots...... Hehehe..... (I'm laughing now but I was scared shitless at that time.)
Have You Ever Been on TV: Nope..... been in the newspapers a couple of time though.

Have You Ever Lied: Never..... Of course, I define truth and lies very loosely.
Have You Ever Kissed Someone You Didn’t Know: Yes..... It was purely unintentional. We were in Chennai Citi center and I turned around very fast without looking and BAM... I collided with a girl and brushed her cheek. It was almost a kiss. Thank my stars, she wasn't with her boyfriend or brother or family.

Thing You’ve Done Today: Scary - Accidentally laughed at RKD. I think he'll take revenge soon. Social Service - Bought Colgate toothpaste. At last.....after a stinking eternity..... guys in my wing will once again brush their teeth in the mornings.
Thing You Can Hear Right Now: Blink 182 - Adams Song.
Thing You Can’t Live Without: My one true love. Can't tell you her name. Without her, I'd cut myself open and bleed to death in the grief...... Ya right...!!!! What kinda stupid question is this? I guess the paper setter doesn't know me. I am fairly narcissistic. Or rather I love my life. I'm just too happy I'm alive to die for anyone or anything.
Thing You Do When You’re Bored: Play Minesweeper. No. Wait. I do all the time, not just when I'm bored. Of course, if I get bored of that, I play Solitaire. If I get bored doing that, I re-read my PGWodehouse the nth time.

1. ED Hall, Mech Dept where I spent a half hour waiting for a project guide who never showed up.
2. Dhaiyya as usual.
3. State Bank of India. Went to get a DD. Instead I got to watch the employees having their lunch for 2 hours(Oh wait.... That's another bloggable story)

Seriously.....??? No one. I'm a dark and evil person who pretends to be Rahul. Only very rarely does the real Rahul come to the surface. In fact.... The Bible refers to me as Satan and the Puranas call me shaitan..... (grins evilly).

1. Black or White: Black
2. Hot or Cold: Cold.... So, what's your point.

Understand Life.... No this isn't a snide remark. I just want the answer to one question. Why? Why do we exist? What is our purpose? Sure.... I can say I want a nice job, family, life. But all that won't figure in the big picture. Only the answer to this question will.

I now inflict this painful time consuming Tag on the following: sambarboy and krish


Pre-Scriptum: I wrote this tag blog in the 6th semester. That's almost a year ago. Why am I posting this now? That's explained in the post scriptum.

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18, line 4.Listed companies find it easy to sell further issues of their shares in the primary market.....I went mad in the library the last time.......
2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can.My room's door is open and there are 3 guys in the corridor staring at me probably thinking..... nothing. I do weird things all the time. They wouldn't raise an eyebrow whether I have my arm extended or I am dancing around naked.
3. What is the last thing you watched on tv?Shocking images of riots in Uzbekistan on BBC World. A woman was lying on the ground bleeding through her nose and instead of helping her the journalists were taking snaps like crazy.....Seriously....are they vultures?
4. Without looking, guess what time it is?Umm....4:00 am
5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?Heyy.....4:15 am.....not bad.
6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?Silence.....Dead's the freakin prep week afterall....and just 'cause I'm not studying doesn't mean others aren't.
7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?Apart from going to the mess.....I never step outside......unless of course it rains....which it did yesterday.....gale force winds carried raindrops like pellets and I went outside specifically to face the raw fury of the elements....
8. What are you wearing?I'm totally if you wanna come're most welcome....
9. Did you dream last night?Ya.....vividly........I was at a huge and wild party and a mind blowingly hot 30-something woman came onto me....and I was too stoned to resist.....egads.....!!!
10. When did you last laugh?Just 10 minutes ago....when my friend told me that his roomie jerked off on his bed...... aaaaahhhhhhh....
11. What do the posters on the walls of the room say?"Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching?" and "Deadlines amuse me." Both of which I feel certainly hold true....
12. Seen anything weird lately?Ya.....please refer Q11.....I was shown proof of that deed......aaaaaaaahhhhhh....
13. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?A job for the crazy-ass-sicko who is jobless enough to make this quiz.
14. Tell me something about you that i dunno.I take bath every 15 days. Of course if you were beside me, you'd know this.
15. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?I would make myself the world's dictator......that's the one and only change it needs to better itself.
16. Do you like to dance?Nah....unless I'm really drunk and don't know what I'm doing.
19. George bush.CFKU HMI...Kindly unscramble.
20. What will you call your first child?Priya if its a girl......Rahul II if it's a boy.....I just love my name.....and believe you me.....I'm conceited enough to do this......
21.What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates? God remarks to an angel "Well.....well...lookee here....what do we have....." Says to me "Ahem....hello son, weren't you the one who thought he had me all figured out, the one with all the logic and reasoning and all kindsa crap? Well, you were absolutely right, I don't exist.... uhahahahaha.....see you piece of shit.....I can be sarcastic too.....Now get off my property..... the entry to hell is on the lane right next to that fiery soul eating dragon....."

Post-Scriptum: GOD fried my bloody motherboard because of the answer to the last question and I couldn't post this. Just today, I found this in the rubble of my hard drive.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

My First Love

This is either a poem or an ode,
Platonic love, yes, that's the word.
I was a mere boy, true,
But she was a fairy for sure,
Her hair, when it flew with the wind,
Her walk, gliding on air it seemed,
Her anger flared, Venus in fury,
And then, she melted, ever so slowly
It was the way she said my name,
Rahul, don't worry I'm fine.
Her eyes hinting a lingering smile,
Breathless, I felt like I'd run a mile.
Once, I made her cry,
Her tears, I thought I'd die.
She looked so weak and tender,
My only wish, to comfort her,
The way her hand felt in mine,
I was lost forever in time.
What I felt, I knew not then,
Now I do, It was an innocent heart's love.