Nobody liked my last post.
One of you guys told me, and the others gave me the silent treatment. Hello! Look at the comment number! Egad! So much for putting in all the effort of setting my Itunes to shuffle, and then painstakingly noting down each song it played. Seriously, I am offended. I am seriously offended.
Anyway, I am back to writing about the more relevant things in my life, in other words, nothing. Life’s been busy. My weekdays seem to have a pretty routine schedule, I wake up, I drag myself to work, I work, I pretend to work, I work some more, I work-out, I wait for The Dude to come pick me up, I go home, I watch the Mentalist, on days The Mentalist does not air I curse the television, I watch Modern Family, and I sleep.
This is Monday to Friday. And I am used to it. And ok with it too. Ofcourse except on days when The Dude takes his new workaholic image to unimaginable levels and makes me wait till 11 PM. Ok, this happened only once, but it did. And it was not good. And on days, when my work-out is impacted because of a poorly schedule call, mainly due to this day-light saving nonsense, which I fail to understand. Or, when Mentalist does not air, you know, on Thursdays and Fridays, but I already mentioned that. Otherwise, I am ok with it.
Modern Family is good. Actually, it’s pretty awesome. I got curious when I saw the trailers, and decided to give it a shot, and man, I was in for an awesome surprise. The series is hilarious. I would totally recommend it to everyone. You don’t realise how the 30 minutes go by. My favorite characters would be Gloria – for that accent and that attitude, and Phil – for his priorities, and related statements. Very different from anything I have watched so far, this one’s a sure shot winner.
Mentalist is ok. I have this addiction towards having a regular series to follow on TV, and preferably one which lasts an hour. For a while now, Star World and Zee Cafe have been kind to me and providing me a dose of the kind of Crime related, investigative series. Starting with Bones (Good), and then Castle(Very good), and the White Collar (Okay), to Flashforward (Good), and now Mentalist. My only grudge is that on Thursday and Friday they have Vampire Diaries on in the same slot, and that is downright sucky, and brings out that Twilight loathing, ‘Pyaar ki yeh ek Kahaani’ unbelieving side of me. I cannot stand these fictional stories. Except Harry Potter. And X-Men. Pretty much.
I also happened to catch two movies this weekend. Break ke baad, which I pre-booked, so that The Dude would not not let me watch the movie once the review was out, which has been the case for a long time now. And ok, I regret it, but at least the colors and clothes in the movie were nice. I also watched HP 7.1, and it was pretty well made, the fact they split the book into two helping. I did not like certain deviations from the book in terms of screenplay, and while I agree that there has to be some bit of imagination and originality involved, I am a fan of the book, and I would rather stick to exactly what it states. That would make me give it more points.
Anyhow, this portion of the post is being a written a good 3 hours after the former bit was, because my fate is that way, and so right now there is a variation in my usual plan, and I am currently waiting for some firang counterparts to tell me that I can leave. Yes, that’s how sad my life has become. This also means that I am being made to miss gym, which makes me very sad. But sh** happens, and this is one such case.
So, where was I? I am desperate for the weekend, and before you say ‘What’s new’, let me tell you that this current state of despair is much higher in intensity than usual. For this time, I am not awaiting the weekend for the joy it brings , but for the automatic repercussion that the week would be over. This week is tough, in more than one way, and I shudder even to think of the next couple of days. Tomorrow in specific. Most of it is my own doing, but one doesn’t have much choice, when one’s work people all decide in coalition to have all their meeting on that one day. Add to it the fact that US closes its books on the same day, and that would mean serious work. And add to that the fact that the security people decide to have a Mock Fire drill too, and I am now member of the Emergency Response Team, as a Fire Marshall, which sounds pretty ok, but actually means that once every few months I am part of a major drama of fake fire, and getting everyone down safely, while wearing a bright orange reflective Jacket, and a white helmet, and carrying a big red bag with important things like first aid kits, and batons, and headlights, and masks and stuff. Fun, but not on a day when there is so much more to do.
That was a lot of information in one paragraph, I know, but then what to do, I have such a happening life. That, and then I also have the end of the year to look forward to, because I always look forward to new beginnings and all, and though I am not so much the resolution kind, I do feel that there is hope, for the first month each year. Which is then of course faded by the fact that the first month is quite a tough time in the life of a person who has a lot of reports to make, considering everyone wants to start their new year with new things, and new things in this world mean new reports and that means more work.
I am sure that my current state of mind, or blah, as it can be called is pretty obvious from the content, tone and sentence construction in this post. So I am pretty keen to out a stop to it, before all of you escape, and conveniently blame me for it. Just a disclaimer though, I never intended for this one to be entertaining in any way, unlike the last post, which failed to meet expectations.
So considering you have read this so far, I take it as a favor and thank you wholeheartedly. Have a nice rest of the week, and see you on the other side, if we survive.