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  • Goyal 19:39 on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 Permalink | Reply
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    Gen post 

    Sometimes I think that humans are born for doing one thing – crib. We are never satisfied. And I am a shining example.

    When I have work, which has been the case for the past one and a half months, I crib. In fact, the last month or two have been crazy, but extremely pleasing also. We have immense amount of work and a very very narrow deadline to meet. But then, there is the satisfaction of seeing our group at the top again. Right where it belongs. The entire team (minus me) has been working very very hard and I am so grateful that they are on the project, which makes my work so damn easy. Though I have not complimented them on their faces, I think (hope at least!!) they know that I appreciate their work a lot and that they have been great. Thanks guys, would not have been possible without your help and hard work!

    When I don’t have work, like the last couple of days (due to shifting of places), I crib. I was almost bored to death today. Kuch nahi kiya din bhar and I was reminded of how horrible life would be without work. I mean weekends are fun because the week is hectic. So here I am writing a post to describe the extreme state of vettiness I am in, which might drastically change within a couple of days depending on a pending approval from one of the clients.

    Anyways, I have also been doing a lot of other things. Watching Heroes, Studio 60,  Southpark, and a lot of movies.

    Heroes is a series about normal guys with superpowers and their mission to save the world. However, it is only reccomended if you are a comic book fan. It is extremely well made and very engrossing. I watched close to 12, 40 mins, episodes over a span of two days. And now I need to download newer episodes 🙂 Oh, by the way, Ali Larter is so damn sexy!!!

    Studio 60, is a nice comedy series, starring Matt (Matthew Perry) and Jordan (Amanda Peet). Other major characters are Danny (Bradley Whitford) , Harriet (Sarah Paulson) and Simon Stiles (DL Hughley). Now Perry is at his sarcastic best and romance is brewing (once again) between him and Harriet. Meanwhile Jordan is the head of a broadcasting network and is a very nice person and Danny is in love with her. Man, you should check out the scene where he proposes to her (I saw it last night), very chic!!

    Southpark is a totally kick ass comedy cartoon series, making fun of the American pop culture. Must watch!!

    Coming to movies. I have finally seen Apocalypto – short review, nothing great. I have also seen The Last King of Scotland – awesome. Also, I saw this wierd movie called A Scanner Darkly, nice but wierd, and the rotoscoping is awesome.

    All the movies and TV series courtesy Akshat, an awesome bloke in my group.

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  • Goyal 20:31 on Thursday, March 15, 2007 Permalink | Reply
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    Life’s a Roller Coaster 

    It is funny how life can be at times. Right from the heights of ecstasy to the depths of misery.

    Today was one such day. Started of with a nice feedback for my performance at the job in the last half year, progressed nicely with an unexpected mail from a friend after a long time, a good call with a client. But then God thought, enough good things for a day.

    One of the worst calls ever in my professional life. Basically tore us down for everything and anything. I do admit that we were at mistake but we weren’t that bad. We had the results, but not arranged as she wanted them to be. My bad.

    Damn!!

     
  • Goyal 18:57 on Sunday, March 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply
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    Aur batao!! 

    If you and your friends find each other saying these two words over the phone a frickin’ number of times then I am reasonably sure that both of you are working.

    A good friend, who I do not know why I do not speak to that much, called up late last night and as we talked she told me how there was nothing much after office to do and that life had become so bore. I told her in a long discussion (perhaps the longest I have ever talked to her on phone I guess and otherwise) that she should find out something to do. Maybe read, write, travel and most importantly do something that interests her. The punga I think is with her organization where she does not get time for herself or to do things that she likes doing, and she being the hardworking girl she is, slogs off and that frustration builds up.

    I know the sign and this feeling over comes to me every couple of months and I have to do something to get over it. I regualrly go visit friends (Tk and Bharathi essentially), make it a point to meet all friends who pass through Delhi, even if it is for half an hour, and every once in a while I make trips outside the city, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Dehradun etc.

    What else can one do? Any suggestions??

     
    • Soumyadip 12:37 on Monday, March 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      ‘Aur batao’ is one combination of words that I detest hearing from the other end of a telephonic conversation. It is so open-ended and vague that this query becoming boring to the extent of irritation.

    • Goyal 13:06 on Monday, March 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Exactly. But then it becomes the only thing you have to say. Talk for some time and then these two words. Again a new thing. Talk about it, and then these two words. Arrgghhh.

    • Munal 1:06 on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      🙂 Anonymity
      Actually I can relate to that friend of yours…I guess at times it also happens because of lack of nothing better to do….
      On “Aur batao” its a great way to push the ball back in someone’s court…when you dont have enough to talk and dont want to hang up as well….

    • Goyal 10:15 on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I think there is always something better to do!! If not find it out…

      As for pushing the ball back in someone’s court, that should not happen between friends… I think friends always have something to talk about…

    • Munal 11:02 on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      It’s a genuninely interested “Aur batao” which I use 🙂

    • Goyal 11:04 on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I know you ask with a genuine interest, but at times you get to hear it so many times in a day itself that it gets irritating!!

      No offense meant.

    • Rahul 18:12 on Monday, March 26, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Just got fixated on your “friends always have something to talk about”.. I’ve always considered people my friends when silence around them stops being uncomfortable 😀

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