Friday, March 09, 2007

Daze of my life

Spending dreadful winter days in a small town with nothing much going on can do weird things to my phyche. I have been going through a lot of self analysis and I am convinced that I was born for something huge. No not Pi, something bigger and better. I was referring to life in general. So I concluded that I should start this process of attaining bigdom by first taking control over myself. I definitely need to stop getting distracted. No more dreaming. I had to live in the present. While driving to work, I immersed myself completely in these thoughts of self improvement when I started driving in the opposite direction and realized after ½ hour that I was going to the mall instead. As you can see my plan was being thwarted even before it started taking shape. I managed to somehow get to work, walk into my office only to realize that it would be impossible to work given the circumstances. I had forgotten my laptop at home. I drove all the way back home and realized that a few lights were turned on in various rooms. Felt good about switching them off and consoling myself that the laptop issue did serve to address some big ecological and economical problems. Potentially saved 5 cents in electric bills and inturn the earth by a whole nano percent. I immediately got caught up with thoughts of more greening initiatives. I started backing my car from the apartment parking lot only to suddenly realize I forgot something. My laptop! Trying hard not to be self critical (you have to be encouraging during new ventures like this), I proceeded to look for my house keys to conclude they were missing. By some strange workings of my mind, I did remember locking the door. Found them lying at the door step as an invite to anyone who passes by to steal my chaddis. Thanking my stars that forgetting the laptop again had its own merits, I made my way to work with laptop securely placed under my armpit. Once I was safely ensconsed in my chair, it didn’t take me long to find out it was Saturday and that I had actually planned on going to the mall. I guess I was better off inside the womb.

23 comments:

Zoheb said...

Trying hard not to be self critical

Sometimes I think you try toooo hard. Take it easy next time, Pi will be glad ....

alpha said...

If I was too self critical na, I wouldn't be wasting time commenting back to your comments..kabhi socha?!

Patrix said...

Wow! this post was all over the place but I guess sab chalta hai But ocassional updates even if they are of your mishaps are welcome. But then if you truly wrote about your mishaps, then you would be blogging all the time, right? Now my comment is all over the place...jaisa post waisa comment!

Anonymous said...

here's me again, commenting before i've finished reading the first para. since i don't know you as well as zo and patrix do, i wonder which injured finger is more believeable, yours or chappell's!

- s.b.

parmanu said...

"..dreadful winter days in a small town with nothing much going on .."

Sounds like my town. But one can't get confused about the way here - everything (the mall, my workplace) lies in the same direction. Perfect for someone like you. (Hint, hint)

V said...

we're not on our toes honey, more like sitting on the floor holding our heads in our hands.

V said...

that v is me Gabby

WA said...

enakkuu onnum puriyalai. I give up

Fishy said...

It doesnt matter if people dont understand alpha, we all still drop by to read your ramblings :) Keep at it...

alpha said...

sb: I refuse to read abt anyone's finger till you have finish reading my post and confessed like all others that you think I have become very esoteric.

parmanu: that was hardly a hint. You are blantantly inviting me to stay in your sleepy town while your wife is away..tsk tsk...you should have emailed me separately.

v: You can sit on the floor holding your head..lost all your pregnancy weight?

wa: thanks for pointing it out. I have upgraded myself...just like the big writers who dont make much sense.

fishy: aah, at least you dare to say you care.

Rationale said...

Looks like your small-town has some good malls though. You're always there when we call home!

Hmm are we being ignored? I assure you, we're not pregnant! (We as in Beta and I, and not you and I!) :D

Patrix said...

Aah! never knew ignoring my comments was so cool :)

alpha said...

patty: it did feel kinda rejuvenating! Serious, God Promise..I was completely offended by it and hence didnt respond.:)

Ravages/CC said...

Enakkum sathyama onnume puriyala. What ees thees, Alpha?

alpha said...

ravages: give me some slack will ya..i was just rambling thinking no one comes here any more..now everyone embarks and pulls their hair out!

Anonymous said...

"sb: I refuse to read abt anyone's finger till you have finish reading my post and confessed like all others that you think I have become very esoteric."

i read if completely. now, me (in shaurabda's accent) says: 'yesho-terri-fic' aachhe!

there, i said it, now you go and compare fingers :-) and tek notsh.

- s.b.

Terri said...

Alpha, I'm confused. So, are you pregnant or not? Since nobody ventured a “congratulations,” common sense tells me you're not. But sense not being one of my strong points, I think you're setting the stage for a grand second trimester announcement.
Please confirm and put me out of my misery.

alpha said...

terri beta: not when i have brats like you to bother about. see, you know this preggy talk much more than I do (what with your family expanding like the universe)..second trimester sounds as alien as ET to me. You tell me how should I act to not sound pregnant and put me out of the misery once for all. As for now I am more worried if I am vegetarian or not!

Anonymous said...

did this really happen or did u just make it up?

chakri

alpha said...

chakri, tsk, such a non-believer! Do you ask you wife also the same thing everyday? Did you really cook this or just conjure it from teh air?

chitra said...

Paapa Alpha!

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