Saturday, June 21, 2008

Disturbing Realization

Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For is REALLY very monotonous.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Delivered as promised

Yesterday in the evening, I was going nuts. Seriously. It's been 6 months since I graduated and almost a year since I started jobhunting in earnest, and I'm still unemployed. Well yes I teach part-time. But I'm still denied the independence I've been used to, and sometimes it drives me nuts. So when OOF said, hey, want to meet in Favourite Haunt in an hour I gave him a "yes please!"

We arrive there well ahead of our usual arrival time and have the entire place to ourselves. As we await the Karaoke DJ another friend V texts to say want a drink? I tell him we're at FH and he turns up with Gerard, the Irish Guy.

Now GIG first came up in conversation last weekend, when V was holding forth about the fun people he's met. There's this crazy Irish guy he says, he's become a good friend and we go drinking a lot. OOF and I nod politely and the conversation goes on. The rest of that very long evening is very hazy *ahem* but I remember many mentions of GIG. Dunno why. So naturally I blurted out, oh YOU'RE the IRISH GUY! and got a startled look for my pains. I then proceeded to indulge in more spinal reflex speech and tell the White Elephant story (which is a plan to recruit all the white people in the city and then rent them out to give parties hat extra je ne sais quoi.) Then OOF proceeded to show off his cartoon strip, and GIG gamely looked at a couple before giving up.

However, much beer and singing and animated discussion of bands and concerts later, we're all getting along fine. And then GIG is staring at the screen where the lyrics are projected and I ask him if he's taking notes for his anthropological monograph on the behaviour of drunk Indians in karaoke bars. He said no, he was going to write it up in his blog. Naturally MinCat goes oooh my you have a blog! what is it?? To which he says, I started it this morning. Pooh-poohing such wannabe-ness, I proceeded to rattle off all the blogs I've ever had. He then fixed me with his serious Irish look and said, you're gonna be in it you know. How could I not respond in kind! I promised him a whole post, even if it were only one line, and he pleaded for two. Well GIG you got more than you bargained for!

In other news, OOF and I wandered down memory lane last night, and he made me count my clos friends, Jesus. Aitch. Christ.

Thank you, universe :) I'm the luckiest lil kitty in all time.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Arbit lines from songs stuck in my head

शेर से में कहूँ तुमको छोड़ दे, मुझे खा जाए।

केहेना चाहूँ तुमसे भी मैं कया कहूँ?

याद कीया दील ने कहाँ हो तुम?
(Apologies. for some reason the transliterator has lost the इ की मातरा। )

Any guesses what my playlist is called?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

iPod Musings

iPodito has been with me only over two years, a fact I can't quite wrap my head around. I do so love him everso much, but man who knew iPods could complicate life so much, something that was brought home to me forcefully last week when our i Pod friendly car was in the shop and I had to revert to CDs. *gasp*

To start with, I'm suddenly all OCD about how files must be named, and it drives me crazy that theres no way to crosslist a song by more than one artist! It also took me about a year to finally get all the files named the Right way in the computer, only to discover I hafta do it all over again in iTunes!

Then, and this is exacerbated by the CD event, my playlists are too long. As in, the favourite songs playlist is something like 1000 songs long! How on earth am I ever to get to the song I like or am in the mood for?? So then I need to make all these different playlists, but even then they're like at least 50 songs long, and then I have to scroll and remember what's on which playlist. A corollary: I spend all my time hunting for particular songs!

While it is lovely to have 30GB of music to carry about on my peson, I have also found that I never end up actually listening to all the music, because leaving it on random play can result in some STRANGE songs popping up when leat expected, and not leaving it on random play means I ever listen to songs not in a playlist.

And then, if someone else is doing the DJ honours, they inevitably run out the battery by scrolling through all the music and picking single songs, since they can't have already created a playlist they like, or they are clueless about my iPod and can't find me the songs I want!

But, at the end of the day, it's brilliant to never have to worry about changing CDs on a long drive....or any other time the music runs out.

Strange Meetings

Who woulda ever thought that this day would come again? This day being the one where I'm spending a lot of very happy hangout time with a once-old-friend-who-i-wasn't-talking-to-for-a-long-time.

Heh. I really need to do something about this whole abbreviation thing. Speaking of which, shouldn't abbreviate be briefer?

Now, regulars might remember that MinCat's favourite pastime is bellyaching. One of the recent gripes has been the fact that she knows no one here anymore! She was mortified when, at a play with OOFWIWTTFALT [that sounds a bit like German, no?] HE knew tons of people there, after his one year here, and she didn't know a soul. Cept when she ran into someone from school she had no idea was back.

Another popular bellyache is how MinCat only knows women, how on EARTH is she to stop being single (and bellyaching about it) if she never meets men!

Well last night, at most recent favourite haunt, with OOFWIWTTFALT [ok ok lets abbreviate the abbreviation, OOF] she ran into not one, nor two, nor three but FOUR people she knows, ALL of whom were boys. Imagine this:

MinCat: whine whine I don't know anyone in this damn city curse swear whinge - hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! how ARE you???? *giant hug* come and sit down and talk to me now now now!


Monday, June 02, 2008


In case y'all haven't noticed I'm just not blogging anymore. Can't understand it but every time I look at this window I simply cannot do anything but close it. So I'm heading off and out of here for a while.

I now have a job and it appears that I might just have made the right decisions after all :)

While I'm away go look at this