Friday, January 30, 2009

When an idiot writes a fortune cookie it reads...

"Many of your doubts will be cleared early this month." on a fortune cookie picked up from an asian restaurant on the 30th of January! :-| The sensible thing of course would've been to replace 'this' with 'next'.

Also, I know I'm in the midst of a bunch of people growing older, and maturer, and wiser, and generally more boring when the time for a birthday party changes from 12 a.m. to 10 p.m. because they have an assignment to worry about, and then from 10 p.m. to 8 p.m. because they now sleep at 9 p.m. in order to go slave the next day! Of course I know I am not allowed to complain about birthday parties but at least I have been sensible enough to do away with a birthday altogether instead of making it this wish-wash, toned down and sober affair with cliched jokes backed by fake laughter and a general artifice of pleasantries attempting to stifle the boredom of the same humdrum birthday routine for one birthday after another. Anyways, I am quite out of touch with people so it doesn't bother me. So long as they have fun, all is well! :)

I wrote this today because I suddenly got an invitation to attend some party at 10 p.m. and feel terribly uncomfortable at the prospect of going as I haven't been speaking to any of the members of that circle that she's invited for at least a few months now and I am at a loss for what to say to the various people and the birthday girl in general, except of course, 'Happy Birthday!'. If I go too early, there's too many people to greet and talk to as they drop in one by one. If I go too late, then everyone will see me enter at the odd time and get curious to talk to me. Its best to go in just before the cake-cutting, when they switch off the lights, and quietly sneak in at the back. Then wish her at the right time, take a big slice of the cake, then some chips and coke, and keep stuffing myself in a very preoccupied manner so that nobody is really interested in coming anywhere close to me. And then make a hasty exit with some doomsday excuse(its saturday tomorrow so excuses are harder to come by and I haven't found a good one yet. Suggestions welcome.).

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Short story

A shriveled and shrunken old man wearing sunglasses crosses the street urgently on a dark and cloudy day as if god were calling him to heaven from across the street. The devil picks him up from the side.

2009 Oscar Nomination

Best Actor: Barack Obama
Best Direction: Media

Monday, January 19, 2009

Middle name

After much thought, I have decided to give myself the middle name 'Candidappan'. I shall henceforth be called Karthik Candidappan Sivaramakrishnan.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


This is just ROFL bulb by me.
vaishnavi: i am in good spirits now after going to Indian Institute of biotechnology and toxicology.
Have u seen an electron Microscope?
me: yes :)
which one did you see
vaishnavi: used one?
me: scanning or transmission?
12:12 AM vaishnavi: scanning
me: nice
what do you mean used one?
its a microscope
Obviously the one I saw is a used one!
vaishnavi: I was asking if u have used one
me: oh!

Vanaprastham query

If anyone has seen the malayalam movie Vanaprastham, I have a question: Why was Kunhikuttan treating his wife so terribly? I don't mean by loving Subhadra. He basically never showed any affection towards her :-? He dotes on his daughter, loves his mother, but ignores his wife, although she loved him :-? Did I miss something?

Opinion on movie: Shaashtanga namaskaram to Mohanlal for his acting! But story was way too melodramatic and fairy-tale-istic I thought. And Suhasini's acting was terrible! Ugh. Poor thing couldn't emote well at all. They should've cast Shobana.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How about a cooking blog?

I've seen some ladies run cooking blogs. I am thinking of starting my very own cooking blog too. While they tell you how to make great recipes, I can tell you how to avoid devastating disasters!

So I was going to have some good old fashioned curd rice with peas. Last week's yoghurt was over so I opened a fresh carton that i'd bought this week. It turns out I'd accidentally picked up strawberry flavoured yoghurt. But a man has to eat, so I thought, "Ah, what the heck!" and poured a tonne of it over the rice and happily mixed it. Then I dumped the peas on top of all that as I usually do. Since I don't wish to waste food, I think I'll be having strawberry flavoured curd rice for the rest of this year.