Tuesday, September 25, 2007

kick ass match

Well, as u just happen to guess, im talking about the awesome,fantabulous,enthralling,exciting India-Pakistan cricket match yesterday.which totally kicked ass.Im not much of a cricket fan.My knowledge of cricket is limited to the rudimentary.What constitues four runs,a six,a catch and a run out.But I just cannot understand for the life of me what an LBW means.Thats when the batsman protects the stump or something right???
Everyone was looking forward to the match like there was no tomorrow.E mail forwards, SMS messages were being sent by the dozen and it looked like the whole of chennai left work early to fix their eyes on the TV.I was stuck in traffic for like 35 min when its usually 15 to get home :-|

So i got home and plonked myself infront of the TV.The one in my parents room.aah,a nice 29" with a home theatre sound system and their plush comfy mattress, a bag of crisps. I totally love this whole 20-20 concept. Its not a whole day long,its fast,furious,and loads of fun.The fact that it was India-Paki made it deliciously nail biting.. But one has to admit that the Pakistani team played real good cricket.Their fielding and bowling was just too good.Stealing a single here and there was tough. The fact that India managed to score about 160 odd runs was good for 20 overs but not enough for a comfortabe win. A couple of 4rs and 6s by the pakis would have changed the game completely.Wickets were falling fast and the Pakis were scampering on the pitch for runs. India royally kicked butt.

Amma's telugu commentary was the best. ROFL. It's taking sometime for Nana to adjust to the 20-20 match thing. Especially since he was a part of his school and university cricket team. For them, the old timey concept of a test match is the REAL thing. To accept the one day plays was tough,and now 20-20.Oh My God. whats the world coming to???
But one cant NOT enjoy it.Cricket is so close to the Indian heart that you cant look at it objectively! And this was India-Pakistan. I mean,hello. u have to be insane not to watch it!
Nana, for all your Golf,birdies,pars and putting techniques, cricket is still WITH you. :)

well, for now.Back to the usual rigmarole.Work tomorrow. Dont these people hear of mid week holidays?? well, now take a HINT.

speaking of HINT, we went to that place in bangalore. quite nice i say :)

signing out now.gotta get some shut eye.

For now....toodle!

P.S guys, any idea how long it takes to get an I-20 from schools?? *sigh* seems like FOREVER! and while we're on that topic, any suggestions about Maryland,college park VS Syracuse? any insight would be highly appreciated!! :) now dont u get any ideas,absolutely NO money involved.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

tee hee

"Thats why you shouldn't have eyes as big as saucers" was the reply when I complained when some dust particles fell into my eye the other day.

now, was that a compliment or WHAT??? *grin*

Saturday, September 15, 2007

that time in life

There comes a time in every girls(may I be more specific and say an Indian girl) life when the 'M' word is all she can hear. Needless to say its Marriage.Or wedding.or Nuptials. Or matrimony.Nice boy,good family,27yrs,earning well,tall,fair are all a part of the M word.So thy shall just say M from now and thou shalt figure out the rest.
The interrogator may come in different forms.More often than not,they are female who have an affinity to shiny silk sarees and jasmine flowers. Largely grouped between the age of 42 and above.Exceptions may occur in the form of bored housweives.The male form feels rather awkward with this topic.They tend to shy away and gravitate to the TV. The victim is ALWAYS a girl who has just finished college and is working.The questioning can also start during the final year.

A typical conversation usually tends to go this way.

(Aunty comes home for pooja/dinner/lunch for a good gossip.)

Aunty : so tell me ma,what are u doing these days??

victim : im working in infy/cts/tcs/whatever.

Aunty : so what plans do u have now?

victim : ermm, nothing much really. Thinking of writing GRE/GMAT/CAT (she adds warily, knowing whats coming next,desperately trying to ward off the next question but in vain.)

aunty : ayyo.You girls these days.im telling you.This is the right age.how old are you??

victim: uh, 22. actually i JUST turned 22. so you can say 21. TOO early aunty!

aunty : nonsense. you get married to a nice boy. And then you study. whats wrong???so may girls are doing it these days. (now looking at the victim's mother)So have any nice proposals come for her lately?

Mother : well. yes, but she is saying no.It seems she wants to study furthur.what can we say?

aunty : see.i told you.if u want study.no ones stopping you. Do u want to study in the US? ok.we'll find a nice boy there for you.Or Europe?? that can also be done.(looking at mother again). In the US also,where ever she wants to study you can find someone close by.There are SOOOO many indians there.

Victim : heh. hmmm. uhh. let me write the exam first. Would you like some juice aunty?

Aunty(sensing change of topic) : No thanks.i have bad throat.Just went to the doctor that day.Actually, my doctor's sister's friend was my classmate in school. I heard her cousin and wife are in california.Looking out for their son I believe.He should be 26,working somwhere in Silicon Valley.I can find out if you want.

Victim : California?? i would love to get into Berkely! (starts dreaming)

Mother : So what is your sister's daughter doing? the one who studied in ASD college?

Aunty : You mean Kavitha? she is married. Has a baby now.2 yrs old.

Victim: ok.So she has a baby. but what is she DOING???

Aunty : err,she's married.

Victim: i know that. But what does she DO?

Aunty : i think she's planning to work. Her husband earns around 10 lacs per year.so.. u know..

Victim : no i dont.

(ding dong.doorbell rings)Mother opens the door.

Mother : look,its a courier.A wedding invitation. Your friend Meena is getting married on the 23rd of next month.

Victm : good for her. Im ecstatic?????

Mother : see..i told you..if your friends.............

Victim : *sigh*

....and thus it continues..

Monday, September 3, 2007

yes? or no?

Should I? Or shoudn't I? But what if I do? what will they say??? On the other hand if I don't,what will I say? ....And it goes on. and on. and on.