Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Twisted Holed and Flat Unholed Donuts

Here's the scoop of what happened and what the title is about.

One of my colleague's had come back from India after a vacation and my parents had sent some home-made munchies. Being a good girl and honestly thinking that (since some of my colleagues wereon site and the office wasn't too crowded that day) I could make it home with at least half of what my parents had sent, I did it.

I opened one packet each of thattai and murukku and asked my lead engineer to try it. Being a monstrous fan of anything Indian, he willingly obliged and as usually asked about the making procedure, ingredients, etc. I tried to explain the making procedure, whats the occasion and festival associated with it and such details. He got interested. When a couple other people stopped by his desk, he explained what the munchies were about. They asked the name of the item and repeated it. It was a total OHT.

A few minutes passed and I get an email from my lead engineer, which was also copied to everyone in our department. Subject of the email was "Twisted Holed and FlatUnholed Donuts - Straight from India" and the body of the email was to come to my desk for the supplies. Thanks to that, I couldn't bring anything back home and the whole package was emptied at work. But I couldn't get the twisted holed (murukku) and flat unholed (thattai) donut description from the corner of my head and so the post!!!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Trying for a come-back

Been awhile since I blogged. Blaming it on everything work-related, I finally decided to get back on track. The day I decide that and wrote a draft.... all of the following happened... and so I got preoccupied......

  • Some hook thing broke off the wall and fell on my head in my apartment gym and dented my head. Come on, don't laugh!! I had to get stitched up.
  • Before leaving to the doctor's to get the head-dent fixed, I walked out to the terrace in my apartment for the first time without shoes/sandals just to see how hot it was outside and manage to get a splinter in my foot. I didn't think it was a big deal until the next day when I had to go to the emergency room to get it removed and take shots.
  • I come back to my apartment from the emergency room and use the stairs to go up to my floor, loose my footing (blame it on the drugging at the hospital????), fall down the stairs and twist my arm!!!!
  • With a twisted arm, I go to work the next day. Things are mundane until lunch, when accidentally I swallow the crown on one of my tooth! Hey, how am I supposed to know that the crown was loose and I had to be careful! Well, yeah, I should have realized that. But then I ended up with an emergency appointment at the dentist's!
But gladly the streak of bad luck or whatever ended then(tapping the table....). And hopefully, I will be able to post some decent stuff soon!!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Are WE proud?

Considering the Indian population at large, I never thought we were/are a proud race. But then, I came across this article and for some reason felt more humiliated than I should have!!

I still don't comprehend the intention of the author. Moreover, what kind of people would actually google for India being a super-power. Don't we know we are not yet there?? And, is it not true that we are just striving to get there??

Well, anyways, the article irked me and so just wanted to share!!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

What's been going on?

Just been busy at work a lot lately and so haven't been around in the blog space. But, here's the scoop on what been going on!

- Moving to a new city/state, working in a new place, exploring the place is going on.
- Realized why Orlando, FL is a major tourist attraction. Time just flew by when I went there for vacation and it was buzzing, albeit being crowded.
- New job has been taking up most of my free time
- For the first time, I have recently-graduated students working for me. Bossing around takes a lot of effort, patience, energy and time... but has its share of fun!!

Anyways, I hope to write more regularly henceforth. I have about 100 drafts that need to be updated and published. So, look out for some soon!

Oh.. and hope everyone is enjoying a great New Year!!!