Archive for May, 2007

I can’t believe it’s finally here!

May 22, 2007

That’s right. One of the greatest games ever made (and my absolute favourite game of all time) is finally getting the official sequel that I (and millions of fans worldwide) have been waiting for for over eight years. I honestly don’t remember the last time I’ve felt this kind of anticipation for any kind of commercial product. I practically have goosebumps. At the risk of indulging in hyperbole, it’s almost like how Godfather fans must have felt when they heard details about the upcoming sequel . It would have everything that made the original great (Coppola, Pacino, music), as well as awesome additions (De Niro). Kinda like that.

In other news, the family and I are heading to Kashmir tomorrow for a nine day sojourn. I guess we’ll see whether it really is the Switzerland of India . Let’s hope I don’t meet any shady bearded men with machine guns in the streets, otherwise I’m gonna have some words with my dad.

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I like House

May 11, 2007

It’s a good show, and I’m only one episode away from completing Season 3. That’s all I wanted to say on the subject.

To “yo mama”, the fact that I’m not online when you message me probably has something to do with the fact that I’m asleep because of the time zone difference. Unlike you, I actually have a job to go to in the morning. But keep leaving me messages anyway.

In other news, there was an interesting news item in the Times of India a week ago that indirectly related to my former job at Lockheed. No, I can’t tell you what my job was. I can’t even hint at what story I’m referring to. It was just cool to know something that most people don’t.

Where did everybody go?

May 1, 2007

One of the “facts of life” that you never hear as a child is that when you grow up, it becomes harder and harder to find time for a good, long conversation with a friend. You’re too busy with work and life, they’re too busy with work and life, and God alone help you if there are multiple time zones in the way (as in my case). Reminds me of a simpler time in my life, when I could walk (or bike) to my friend Gautam’s house, and spend several hours there just talking about stuff. Well, specifically, I’d go there to talk about the girl I was crushing on (and later, dating), but it was the very act of being able to spend that kind of time with a friend that I miss. Today, the most I can manage is a 30 minute phone call every couple of months, and that’s just not right. Maybe I can do a better job of managing my time. It just bothers me that the spontaneity of calling a friend “just to chat” isn’t as much of an option for me as it used to be.