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Hundred!!

I ought to do a tag a month,now! Tags areΒ  refreshing and rejuvenating! πŸ˜› So I stole this one from Sriram! πŸ˜‰ Nothing special, I just have to answer a few questions this time – new readers will know a lot about me from this post. Old ones might already know a lot, but just read through. I know you’re jobless. Why else would you visit my blog? πŸ˜‰

As the title suggests, it’s an understatement to call this HUGE! πŸ˜‰

1. Last beverage – Frooti! πŸ˜‰Β  (It was my lunch, that day! :P)
2. Last phone call- Vidya Chechi
3. Last text message – Vishnu
4. Last song you listened to – Black or White – Michael Jackson *sniff* Amen to his soul! πŸ™
5. Last time you cried – A month ago… due to ‘matters of the heart’,in solitude! πŸ˜€

HAVE YOU EVER..

6.Dated someone twice? – Yes (10-15 times, actually! :P)
7. Been cheated on? –Loads of times! πŸ˜‰
8. Cried yourself to sleep? –No, per se. πŸ˜€
9. Lost someone special? –I miss a lot of people, yes. πŸ™
10. Been depressed? – I am depressed as I write this post! Depression has so hopelessly become a part of my life! πŸ˜‰
11. Seen ghosts –Duh!! 😐
12.LIST THREE FAVORITE COLORS.
Blue, Red, White


THIS YEAR HAVE YOU

15.Made new friends – A lot!
16. Fallen out of love – Nopes
17. Laughed until you cried – You bet, I’ve lost count of that!
18. Met someone who changed you – Hmmm… maybe.
19. Found out who your true friends were – I knew it ages ago.
20. Found out someone was talking about you –  CameΒ  as a pleasant surprise
21. Kissed anyone on your friend’s list – Er… I choose to avoid this question for fear of prejudice! πŸ˜›
22. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life ? – 90% of them
23. How many kids do you want to have – Two. A lovely guy and a sweet girl.
24. Do you have any pets – Nada.
25. Do you want to change your name – I hated my name once, but Now I’m in love with it. So the answer is: NO WAY!
26. What did you do for your last birthday – Well, It was among my happiest birthdays… Got a record number of gifts and cards, and of course studied for my series exams starting the very next day! 😐
27. What time did you wake up today – 7:10 AM. Mom woke me up reminding me to do household chores for a change! πŸ˜›
28. What were you doing at midnight last night – Reading ‘Roots‘ by Alex Haley. AWESOME book!
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for – Day 1 @ IIM Ahmedabad *Sigh*
30. Last time you saw your father – two hours ago, when I was bidding him goodbye.
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life – Ah.. lots *sigh*
32. What are you listening to right now – Dreams on Fire: Slumdog Millionaire (I’m in love with the movie’s soundtrack!)
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom – A lot of times! πŸ˜‰ There’s a junior in my college, of that name.And there’s my favourite blogger Thomman – whom I’ve talked to at school! πŸ™‚
34. What’s getting on your nerves right now? Certain very nice people in my college who’re making my life hell for no reason whatsoever! 😐
36. Whats your real name – Neo – after I chose the red pill! (DUH!!!)
37. Relationship Status – Single
38. Zodiac sign – Scorpio
39. Male or female – Male
40. Natural Hair color? – Black
41. Hair color now – Kinda dark brownish to black.
42. Pet Peeve – The want for intellectual freedom, which I don’t get
43. Need Glasses- Nope, wearing glasses is a nightmare for me! πŸ˜‰
44. Long or short –Er… is this question about some body part? πŸ˜›
45. Height – Five eleven
46. Do you have a crush on someone – Used to have loads, none right now. It’s pointless
47. What do you like about yourself? – The fact that I can write reasonably well.
48. Piercings – None.
49. Tattoos – Aaargh!!
50. Righty or lefty – Right.


FIRSTS.

51. First surgery – to fix my mangled left clavicle – was an experience.
52. First piercing –None yet!
53. First tattoo – Don’t remember – was some removable one.
54. First best friend – Godly
55. First sport you joined – Cricket πŸ™‚
56. First pet – A hen. πŸ™‚ We used to have four of them at home. πŸ˜€
57. First vacation – Trip to Delhi, when I was in 7 years old. Barely remember anything about it now! πŸ˜›
59. First crush- Name’s Lakshmi. Now, there’s a whole blog post about it! πŸ˜› I still see her around
60. First alcoholic drink – None yet! Sworn teetotaller here. πŸ˜›

RIGHT NOW.
61. Eating – A sweet laddu (At 11:26 PM, mind you! 😐 )!
62. Wearing – A grey tee with “No Fear’ emblazoned on it, black pants (from school) [Why would anyone wanna know this? :P]
63. I’m about to – Code away to glory! I’ve found my true calling. πŸ˜€
64. Speaking to – I’ve kept my chat client (Pidgin) off at the moment. I don’t chat when I blog. πŸ˜‰
65. Waiting to – talk to someone special (If you’re reading this, call me now! Dying to listen to your voice! πŸ˜‰ )
66. Want kids? – Not in the near future
67. Want to get married? – Ditto.
68. Careers in mind? – Wanna be a pro-blogger-cum-coder-cum-filmmaker-cum-entrepreneur! πŸ˜›


WHICH IS BETTER WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX?
69. Lips or eyes – Eyes.
70. Hugs or kisses – I love hugs. The warmth of the female body as it presses on to you is GREAT! πŸ˜€
71. Shorter or taller- Shorter
72. Older or Younger – Not older anyway.
73. Romantic or spontaneous – Hopeless-romantic
74. Nice stomach or nice arms – Arms will be fine. The tummy must be okay. πŸ˜›
75. Tattoos or piercings- Nada to both.
76. Sensitive or loud-Β  Loud to a certain degree. Sensitive also is as nice.
77. Hook-up or relationship – Relationship
78. Trouble maker or hesitant- Hesitant


HAVE YOU EVER.
79. Kissed a stranger – Nopes and NEVER! πŸ˜‰
80. Drank hard liquor – Won’t do that in my lifetime!
81. Lost glasses/contacts – Haven’t owned any yet and hope not to!
82. Sex on first date – Not yet. But Not so early, anyway.
83. Broken someone’s heart – Very much. πŸ™ Parents being on top of the list.
84. Had your own heartbroken – You bet!
85. Been arrested?- Was close to being so a couple of times, but escaped! πŸ˜›
86. Turned someone down –a couple of times.
87. Cried when someone died – Frequently
88. Got someone into trouble intentionally –Hmmm… naah!

DO YOU BELIEVE IN.
89. Yourself – Started to lose belief, but I still cling on to myself
90. Miracles – Yup!
91. Love at first sight – I even dreamt about it the other day !:|
92. Heaven – too far-fetched, but being religious. yes. πŸ˜€
93. Santa Claus – NO WAY!
94. Kissing on the first date? – Probable
95. Angels – Metaphorically, yes.


ANSWER TRUTHFULLY.

96. Is there one person you want to be with right now? – Sure!
97. Had more than one boyfriend/ girlfriend at one time? – No and never.
98. Do you believe it’s possible to remain faithful forever? – It is.
99. What’s the one thing you cannot live without? – Friends and family, Computer, Internet
100. Posting this as 100 truths? – Err… I confess that two or three points at the most, are mildly inaccurate. πŸ˜€ Apart from that, there are about 97 truths here. Honestly. πŸ™‚

There goes! Bored? Jobless? Be my guest and take this up! Please acknowledge me when you do it, btw. πŸ˜‰

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Good bye, P4MONSTER!

Almost as if in cue with the commencement of my exams, my PC died a silent death yesterday! πŸ™

After a vigorous and inspired session of studies, I decided to take a well-deserved break and go online. After all, I hadn’t used my PC (I’ve named it P4MONSTER),Β  for over a week since I was in my native place (now, that’s another bloggable topic – but later, folks!) due to familial pressures. I thought a break and a blog post would free my mind.

Only to my eventual despair! πŸ™

As usual, I switched on P4MONSTER, ignored the ‘Windows’ option in my boot menu πŸ˜‰ typed my username and password, and logged into my Kubuntu Intrepid screen. I logged into Pidgin automatically and had barely opened firefox when the system hung. The number-pad lights started flashing in maniac fashion. I shrugged and restarted the system – an occasional cranky moment for my MONSTER. But I knew (s)he’d be back in action!

The blue Pentium 4 boot screen loaded up. With a few differences, nonetheless. There were white, horizontal lines popping up, shaking all through, over the boot screen. I knew it’d be a monitor issue and waited – to no avail. The blue boot screen (with greyish-white lines) remained unchanged (apart from a Brownian-motion-ish movement in the lines!). I restarted my computer about ten times, still no change. I couldn’t even log into the BIOS menu.

Flustered, I opened the box up, removed and reinserted the RAM. Tinkering with all the parts, checking if all of ’em are in the right place, I dusted the whole box up and powered it again. This time, I could get into the BIOS menu, but no further. That confirmed it – my Intel Xtreme Onboard Graphics died a painless death! INTEL 865 GBF has been outΒ  of production for over a couple of years now, there’sΒ  no other good motherboard in the market to host my 2.4 Gigs P4 processor! Prasanth confirmed my hypothesis and I’d no option but to cover P4MONSTERΒ  with a white cloth and bid tears (I did that!). It’d been my buddy – my trusted friend, for five years and a month.Β  Apart from minor issues, it had never let me down! I was broken and shattered.

Now what?

I’ve saved up some money to buy a laptop (I’m eyeing a Dell Studio) but the money’s in Fixed Deposit and won’t mature in a while. At the moment, I’m coaxing dad to buy a new system after the exams and he’s almost agreed.

But don’t worry guys, I don’t need a PC at my place to blog regularly! πŸ˜› Keep visiting, there’ll be regular updates that’ll still make you smile .

And, wish me luck for the exams! The first exam (Computer Communication) went well. πŸ™‚

UPDATE:

I tried switching on the PC again (after a couple of days) and it magically WORKED! πŸ™‚ However, the Graphics issue with the motherboard is real and my system is really in the verge of a collapse.

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Confessions of a red pill chooser!

I’m going through the worst of times! True to my ‘Jathakam’, things’ve been topsy turvy, at the best! But thanks to Thomman (a celebrity blogger -cum- senior at school), yesterday turned out to be a fantastic day! For he lifted up my moods with this award-cum-tag! πŸ™‚

The award ‘declaration’ goes like this:

β€œThis award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog’s content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant.β€β€œWhen accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!”

Here I go! πŸ™‚

  1. I used to be a BIGTIME introvert when I was in school! I was known as a crybaby back then. I guess college (and some GREAT friends) brought me out of my cocoon. I’m an addictive, non-stop talker now! πŸ˜› People often ask me to shut up! πŸ˜‰ But yes, with the flick of a (mental) switch, I can revert to being an introvert (for a short while), yes. πŸ™‚
  2. Unlike most guys, I always need someone as my best buddy. Someone I can always open up to any time and who would listen to me for hours!
  3. I haven’t played an outdoor game in some six years! Again, strange for a guy!Β  I suffered a knee-cap dislocation when I was in the 11th grade and after that, the doc advised me to stay away from sports for a year. After a year, I lost my (already feeble) interest! Even before the accident, I wasn’t much of a sports buff and my trysts with football/cricket would be once in a bluemoon or something. I’m ashamed of this, but yeah, I’m a sports-n00b!
  4. I engendered a huge complex about the other sex for a long long time! 😐 It began quite sometime back with a grossly deflating remark from someone. Ever since, I’ve kept my distance from girls. Even now, traces of that complex exist! It’s another matter that most of my best friends are gals! πŸ˜‰
  5. I’m dumb, period. I’m seriously contemplating about starting a humor blog based on the ROTFL stuff I do, cause of my ‘extreme’ common sense! Who knows, I might even surpass eebil Silberine and Doubting Thomman, one day! πŸ˜‰
  6. Now, this is goanna do a hell lot of negative publicity , but I cry. A lot, for a guy! For downright silly issues!! On the contrary, I’ve stood stoic at some of the most depressing moments of my life. 😐 I’ve no idea why, but I guess I’m a bit too emotional.
  7. I’m narcissistic, to some extent. More so about this blog! Would you believe that I spend at least four hours a day doing something in this blog? It’s the biggest pleasure I can possibly derive from the depressing shithole my life has landed in! My blog is MY LIFE. And if things go the way they’re supposed to, I might well be a professional blogger, soon enough!
  8. I’m a hopeless fan of Mohanlal! He might be overweight and past his prime, but for me, he’s the best, anyday! πŸ™‚ Precisely why I’m listening to Sagar Alias Jacky theme as I’m writing this! πŸ˜‰
  9. I don’t watch TV. Not a bit! Mom & Dad rule over it here, so my viewing is restricted to occasional sound bites from CNN/IBN, NDTV et al, when the remote’s with me.
  10. I badly want to make a movie. And I’m making one right now! Along with Akhil. That’s another thing that gives me solace during these despicably-bad times. πŸ˜€

I guess that’s enough ‘honesty’ for the day. πŸ™‚

And I’m awarding Abhi, Akhil, Salted, “Aanyoo”, Sindhya, Shal, and Joju. They all deserve it! πŸ˜€

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THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

Leaves fall from the boughs of that tall tree,
Not the ones green, fresh & filled with nature’s ardour,
But the leaves of time, whose fall
Goes on & on, till the end of eternity…

But every year, as the twelfth month dies,
It comes, commemorating a sweet memory,
Of something, the birth of a man – the true Son of God,
In whose hands, the sins of mankind were washed.

He gave his life for the cause of mankind,
A scapegoat of treachery & deceit,
Never did he grumble, but blessed,
Even those evil souls that stole his life…

New countries took birth, New inventions were made, & more leaves fell,
Still we worship him, remember his service & call him Messiah,
We rejoice the day he was born & worship him
But, is that enough??

The yoke of oppression is on our heads,
More wars, more treachery, & more cruelty,
But when you’re about to sin,
Remember, there’s this Messiah sitting high in the heavens, watching you!