Tuesday, September 21, 2010

On My Mind

A friend and fellow blogger recently emailed me and asked me update my blog. In true Indian style, I bargained with him that I would update mine if he updated his. I didn't expect that he would actually go ahead and write and now I am 2 days late on my end of the deal. :-(

So what's a better quickie blog than spewing what's on my mind onto electronic pen and paper? Without much ado, I present to you - thoughts that are running muck in my ADD brain right now.

I have this sudden hankering for the books I read as a child. I can almost smell the musty bookshelves of Eashwari Lending Library. Would love a pile of Enid Blytons.

The older I get, the more difficulty I have in justifying large purchases for myself. Whenever I spend money I literally hear huge alarm bells that remind me of my student loans and pitifully small Savings account. And after I bite the bullet and actually make the purchase, I tend to dissect it in my mind a thousand times and I make S return it. People who know me in real life will be greatly surprised, since I am somewhat known as the family spend-thrift! Though this new habit of mine is helping to reduce the clutter at home, it's still not helping in saving any money. This is because these alarm bells I talk about, seem to take a break when it comes to intangible things like planning a trip or going out to eat.

Having said so much about not speding money, I really have my heart set on buying another game console. I was sold solid on the PS3 and we even ordered one. But the day after we got our new PS3, they announced the new one with more memory for the same price. I immediatly returned the one we have. Now Sony has come up with a motion controller called Move and Microsoft has announced the Kinect for controller free gaming. Now I am all confused about which one to buy. Practically it makes more sense to go with Sony, as the PS3 would also be a Blue Ray player. But Microsoft has really captured my interest with the Kinect. Time to wait and watch before buying.

This weekend S & I caught this movie called Devil. It was pretty ok - had a good pace and a nice twist ending. We both really like supernatural movies, but I have one rule - no maggots or insects coming out of anyone's ears or mouth and no disgusting creatures. I remember this movie called Drag Me to Hell which had all of these and we left the theater about 10 mins in. I almost never do that, since I usually want to get my money's worth even if the movie stinks. I recently sat through the entire movie for Khatta Meeta - so go figure. :-) I am really waiting for Paranormal Activity 2 and this time I want to watch it in the theater.

When you get married or start living with another person, it's really surprising how much of the other person's personality rubs on you. The other day, I said something to S that was sort of a semi swearword in Thamizh and was surprised at how easily it rolled off my tongue. A few years ago I would have cringed if someone had said that in front of me. I think this just means that we have to go out more and talk to other people, lest we just become clones of each other. But on the good side, S is now familiar with all S.Ve. Sekar and Crazy Mohan dramas and fares really well in the Identify-which-drama-this-dialogue-is-from game.

There Srini, I kept my promise! :-)


Jinguchakka said...

wow! You named me in your blog. Now I am "janani blog pugazh Srini". lol.

Hey, how's your Wii doing? Not using it these days? And no, I am not asking that to borrow it. :-)

I read your tweet abt "Shit My Dad Says". Is that a comedy? Let me know how it is.

And I read your frustrated tweets too. Probably someone was jumping on your nerves.

Hey, please mail me the tamizh swear word you uttered. LOL.

Lest my comment becomes another post, I stop here.

janani said...

Lol! How can a blog with no pugazh give you pugazh dude? :-)

Hmm the Wii is mainly used to watch Netflix. Yeah have not found any game that captures my fancy after Super Mario Galaxy.

Do you know of this twitter account called shitmydadsays? This 29 year old guy moved in with his parents and started tweeting the inane things his father said. It got famous and he got a book deal. Now there's a Tv series too. I dunno if it's any good though.

My tweets have been causing a lot of people to ask if it was about them! :-) Yeah I was super frustrated with someone(s). But it's all cool now.

Never, am carrying that secret to my grave. :-)

Sudarsan said...

oh, SVe/Crazy dialogues, I can spot the drama, the moment it's out. Not many being produced nowadays,sad.