Monday, June 19, 2006

Alpha Hydroxy, P.E.

They will hear what they want to even if you talk without your mouth full. I just broke the news (fully baked) to one individual (in hushed excited tones) and she jumped up and hugged me (as expected). All of a sudden the whole office knew.

'Congrats, did I hear right?' Yes, you did.
'Finally, long due. Great news!' Yeah, I know.
'Wow! Congrats!' Thanks.
'You must be so excited.' Yes, i am.
'How's Pi taking it?' Great. he is quite happy. wha..?

Wait a minite! Took me the whole hour to undo the damage. 'No, I am not pregnant. Just found out that I passed the PE exam .'

Phew! That aside... I passed! See, I am not just another pretty face.

To prove that I am all heart too, I called up my friend who hadn’t passed the exam and told her that I didn’t make it through too. That made her day.

A true friend is one who dies a little every time you succeed.

Now to call and tell her that I was kidding and that I actually passed.

A truer friend is one who stabs you and writes a glorious obituary.

53 comments:

anantha said...

I think you are going to be murdered! Rest in peace, Alpha, Rest in peace!
Oh wait, Hell awaits you, right?

WA said...

Congratulations Alpha. When are you planning on telling her the truth. Maybe aNTi & D.N.A can compose a rap that you can sing to her.

D.N.A. said...

Passing the exam proves that you are not a pretty face...

*DNA going under blogger protection & relocation program to escape the feminism mafiaso*

bloghopper said...

ugly and heartless ... oh dear ! How is pi really taking it ?

alpha said...

anti, i will spend a day in heaven for making her feel good for the whole weekend.

wa: that's all i need, a rap!

dna: When you write your matrimonial, please say you flunked all exams.

bh: Beauty lies in the eyes of the beerholder (Pi).
'Not just another pretty face' means..oh well..i think explaining it in English will be redundant here.

Me said...

....congrats alpha....:))

alpha said...

thanks me!

rs said...

love your style...always read your blog..time to speak up :)
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !

alpha said...

rs, thanks a bunch! speak up more often.

pavan kumar said...

congrats.. Alpha-didi PE (ala Munnabhai mbbs)

a friend is someone whom you can use once.. but a true friend is someone whom you can use again, and again..

GratisGab said...

dare i ask...do i know this friend? :)

alpha said...

pavan: thanks and seriously did the proverb have any context applications or was is some 'friend' line that you just threw? *wondering who's using me again anad again at this point.*

gabby: no, but you probably know a male version who's quite closely modeled.

WA said...

Hmmm would I know the male version of this friend too?

alpha said...

wa, how cute of you to ask. No, but you might know the friend's friend- that's me.

pavan kumar said...

na, just threw it on seeing the quotes..

clarification: no references to any person living or dead, purely based on fictional character(s)

Chakri said...

congrats.

Rationale said...

Congrats!!!! Very proud of you at this moment! (Beta had the nerve to wonder 'how' you passed!:D Me being all loyal told him that "After all, Alpha is YOUR sister" :D

Told me Mom too. She's thrilled! :)

alpha said...

chakri: Thanks.

rationale: What?! You told him I passed because I am his sister? Does slogging my butt off have anything to do with it? Which side does your loyalty swing? Oh well, he at least married a nice girl...unlike poor Pi.

Tell you mom she is the sweetest.

ash said...

Congrats ! So does that mean you get some kind of a big fat raise and a cushy promotion ?

alpha said...

ok ash, you haven't been able to mask the disappointment..(saw gabby's) not many people in my office could either... 'oh, you are not pregnant? how sad!'
Normally this passing of exam is a big deal. :( Poor me! Caught up in the wave of expecting expectations unexpected.

Rationale said...

I thot I was being loyal to both of ya. :-)

My Mom is the sweetest?! Hmmph!

Grey Shades said...

i'm so glad you are not my friend ;) Congrats on passing the exam btw!

Fishy said...

Congrats!! I told you studying in the loo would pay off :D

None said...

ah! what a dah-ling you must be! :)

cheers!
ramya

alpha said...

greay shades: what? there's no scope for us? thanks, btw.

fishy: where you you? was worried if you got flushed away like Nemo. looks like u like to appear only for my exam posts... feeling very afraid of u.

none: dah-ling? sounds suspiciously chinese.

Cadencia said...

Heh. Of course you do. Moodswings mean anything to you? Your namesake+a letter from Bangalore? Pardon the cheesy blog name. I got sick of looking for one and chose something from a word in one of my, um, masterpieces :P.

Nice writings? You can do better, Alpha!

Cadencia said...

Btw, how did you find the blog??

alpha said...

ok, moodswings was good enuf clue. i guessed as much. stop confusing poor me by moving and relocating some million times. settle down already! my namesake-a letter. dont tell me you got rid of your masterpieces? Not good.

now am i supposed to call you cadencia? moodswings suited you much more.:)

i am omnipresent!

Cadencia said...

Oh omniscient one, call me moodswings if you want to. I can't seem to get rid of that name anyway :-)). Damn, I hate me new name already!!!!!

Truth Fairy said...

Congratulations! :)
And here I am, trying to force myself to register for EIT in October! :(

alpha said...

truth fairy! aaarrrgg @ EIT! Dont know which of the two exams was worse. Seriously sick system they have. I mean its hard enough to get excited to write the damn thing and then they have issues with phoren degree and stuff.. Good Luck..you have ways to go and loads of hair to pull.
Email me if you have any questions.
I am at a point where I am trying to get all this reimbursed by company and demand raise etc...*smug*
the pain I went thru can't be quantified or i wud have reimbursed that too. i can rant and rave till my fingers swell. At least you know what i'm talking abt.

Me said...

alpha u r so nice...u removed the popups.......:))

alpha said...

I wud've taken credit but then he reads the blog. me, anti did it. if i saw them myself, i would have removed them ...serious.

Ravages said...

adhane parthein. PE is this heh? Che, spoilt all my suspense.

Rhyncus said...

Congrats! Did you learn anything new from all this?

B o o said...

Congrats Alpha! Everytime my sister has some news to share with family and friends, she goes "Guess what?" and hastily adds "No. Im not pregnant!" And after hearing the news, people say "Hope you share the other good news soon too". So heres to hoping you share the other good news soon too! ;)

Tinky Toinkers said...

so ... how did you do it this time? scribbled notes @ cuffs, secret capsule passing off as your mangalsutra, bribed the supervisor... what?

chitra said...

Yo...congrats Alpha! And that was quite an anti-climax out there.... :D

Grey Shades said...

With so many ppl after me with knives and other made-for-killing instrumets, I think i'd do good with one less! :) I've been reading your posts for sometime now and some of the mighty hilarious! Love the way you weave the comedy...

Fishy said...

Oooh happy to share why i have been away, had a good month traveling the world, well not all of it, but some interesting bits...maybe that excitement will get me to start blogging too :D

alpha said...

ravages: i am glad i broke your suspense pretty early..scary to know the kind of things you could be imagining.

rhyncus: No one told me to look out for new things. what kinds are you talking of? like me discovering that i am super smart? that wont be considered new, would it?

boo: yeah, even if I win a lottery, i cant start my sentence with - yay..good news..guess what? all good news will be sufficiently toned down.

chitra: ermm..people i tell you are getting very demanding.

toinks: Yeah man..i had all plans of writing formulae on my thighs, rolling chits like marijuana joints etc..but sadly it turned out to be an open book exam. all plans thwarted!

grey shades: you are ultra kind. thanks.

fishy machi, you better start writing soon and post pics too. cant wait to hear.

Me said...

Vaazhga aNTi...

WA said...

aNTiya edhukku vaazhthing?

anantha said...

WA: When you do good to people, other people generally wish you well. You know, there is a lesson for you in all this.

Tinky Toinkers said...

Fish machi ... lol lol ... thats like saying alpha nutcase or tinky toinkers ... uhm...
open book? tch. bakwas. takes all fun out of the exam i tell you.

WA said...

aNTi, is this meant to be something profound? Enakku onnum puriyalai. What good did you do and why should I be wishing you and how come you never wished me, ever? Seri seri edho rombha aasai padure, Ennoda Vaazthukkalaiyum pudichuko :)

Me said...

WA: aNTi removed the popups from alpha's blog...thats y me vaazhthing him ...

alpha said...

toinksie: it kinda does take the fun out of it. Imagine 500 books and wasting time going thru all the books just to make sure you are right (double checking in the other books too). in the end you end up answering one question that you are sure is right.
machi was how her name originated. the credit's all mine.

wa: comprehend?

:-) said...

beauty and brains. We have a bomb combination here. Congrats alphu. :-)

WA said...

Oh well, alright then aNTi vaazhga

alpha said...

smiley: thanks buddy!

Aqua said...

Congrats Alpha PE :) and hey not fair...building up the excitmenent and then giving us an anticlimax about the preggie thingy. I read the first few lines and i was getting all excited for you hehehehe! that was a good one you pulled on us :)

alpha said...

aqua: hold it hold it. We are still finding out abt the birds and bees. thanks.:)