Prometheus' Journal
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Date:2004-11-05 18:43
Subject:Picnicking and the possible aftermath...
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Mood: calm

Note to Myself:

1. Organising company picnics : not very easy.

2. Having my ass whipped at the end of it : highly possible.

3. Having monkeys cribbing about everything : no need to ask that question.

4. Being a taskmaster and making everyone obey : he he he *rubs hands with glee*

So long....

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Date:2004-11-04 18:54
Subject:To Sir.Humphrey....
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Mood: amused
Music:Satriani

Watching the good old serial "Yes Prime Minister" is one of the better things I have managed to do, in the otherwise boring days at work. The most endearing quality is the subtlety of the situational humour and the excellent dialogue delivery. It does a fabulous job at making a travesty of the issues that were prevalent during those days. The cast includes a confused Prime Minister, a devious Civil Servant and the sometimes pedantic Private Secretary; who are a delight to watch.

The Prime Minister is boggled by the task, of having to elect a Bishop, to a certain Diocese. The catch is that there are only 2 short-listed candidates; both ill-fit for the job, but well lobbied for. Selecting either one of them could certainly open a pandora's box of political trouble. This puts the Prime Minister in a dilemma. This is an excerpt of the conversation that he has with his Cabinet Secretary, Sir Humphrey, to decide on the course of action:

PM: Humphrey, whats a mordernist in the Church of England?

SH: Its the churches code for non-believer.

PM: You mean an atheist?

SH: No, an atheist couldn't continue to draw his stipend. But when they stop believing in God they call themselves mordernists.

PM: Then how could the Church of England, suggest an atheist to the job of Bishop of St.Edmunds?

SH: Oh! thats easy. The Church of England is basically a Social organisation and not a religious one.

PM: Is it? *Looking confused*

SH: Oh yes, its part of the rich social fabric of this country. So Bishops need to be the sort of chaps who speak properly, know which knife and fork to use and things like that.

PM: Oh! *looking visibly startled*

PM: So what do I do now?

SH: Well you could turn both the candidates down, but that would be exceptional and not advised.

PM: Even if one of them wants God out of the Church and the other wants the Queen out?

SH: Yes...but the Queen is inseperable from the Church of England.

PM: Then what about God?

SH: I think he's whats called an "optional extra". *The PM looks flabberghasted*


This leads to a stalemate, cause it would lead to having either God or the Queen out of the church. Therefore after much discussion Sir Humphrey decides to put forth a candidate for the post of Bishop. But the reason for this choice is something else. This candidate is the Dean at Oxford, and is one, that the Masters at Oxford want out. And since Oxford is Humphrey's alma mater, the Masters contact him and apprise him of the situation and ask him to devise a ploy that would enable the smooth removal of the Dean.

So, Humphrey skilfully makes the Prime Minister appoint the Dean of Oxford, as the Bishop of St.Edmunds by extolling his many virtues-- He's an avid cricket fan, a steam engine enthusiast and an expert on Islam; albeit christianity not being something that fits snugly on his resume. :D

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Date:2004-10-25 10:30
Subject:Of long weekends and prodigal consumerism...
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Mood: awake
Music:Joe Satriani-- If I could fly

Its good to be back at work and to the simple comfort of one's chair. Seeking solace, in small and insignificant things, seems to be 'the mantra' with me these days. The humdrum weekend, that proved to be a mix of both good and tiring times, is finally over.


The bad part of the weekend started when my plans of going on a small trip to Belur and Halebidu were ruined. The spoilsport in this case, proved to be an ill-timed wedding- atleast thats what I would say. Damn you! didn't u get any other time to get married? humph!

So, left with no other alternative-- at enjoying the weekend-- and finding that a much desired photo-op session was brought to ruin, I did what most single males my age would do: I went shopping. :P And what a blast it was. I splurged so much money and literally staved my wallet that, its going to be a while before I convalesce from this. But I liked it. For once I indulged in what I have been wanting to do for a long time; to walk into any place, casting aside any inhibitions and buying whatever I liked. S was so flabbergasted at the end, that my spending habits became the topic of all ensuing phone calls to S's number. he he he

I feel like I am taking a stroll along the wild side...grrrr...

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Date:2004-10-19 12:18
Subject:A night at the theater
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Mood: bouncy
Music:Watching the "Yes Minister" series......

The last couple of weeks went by in a blur. All that I seem to remember are the extremely long hours spent at work, crouching over the monitor, as if I were mesmerised by it. If I had ventured any closer to it, I might have been sucked in....:D just kidding. Anyway, thats what can happen if preposterous deadlines were to be assigned for project completion, resulting in the last minute scamper and long hours of senseless deliberation. The funnier twist to this story occured when I found that Headquarters had sent out a corporate mail, earlier in the day, to one and all, signalling the launch of the final product, while I was sitting at work, still testing and analysing it. I alone know the kind of trouble it took to see every thing through. Maybe it was as a sign of appreciation that I was asked to take Friday off and was prohibited to enter the office. But I still came in, as sitting at home without a thing to do can be a major bore.


But once the work was done and Friday drew nigh, I decided that it was time to get away from work and just start to enjoy the coming of the weekend; something that I haven't done in a long time. So, I went to the theater to watch the play "I'm not Baji Rao". The play was good, a decent story interspersed with comedy and touching anecdotes; I enjoyed it. I guess I should do this more often.

After the play was over we decided to go over to Spinn. I had reservations about going there as I was tired and am not what one would call a "party enthusiast". Nevertheless, I got dragged-in by all the people and I couldn't refuse :P. Guess I didn't do bad afterall. Going by one particular description, I was a "dance demon".....hmm thats some kind of a description....

I was so tired after all the late night partying and I conveniently forgot that I had planned to meet an old friend, while he was still in town. And after listening to all the choicest abuses that I haven't heard in a long time, and those that he is so good at voicing, I met up with him on sunday over cups of cold coffee.

On the whole, the past three days have had all the trappings of a week gone right....and now I want more :D

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Date:2004-09-27 10:04
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Two years to this day....time sure flies.....but the memory still remains.

Won't forget you......never will.





Date:2004-09-17 15:53
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Angel
You are one of the few out there whose wings are
truly ANGELIC. Selfless, powerful, and
divine, you are one blessed with a certain
cosmic grace. You are unequalled in
peacefulness, love, and beauty. As a Being of
Light your wings are massive and a soft white
or silver. Countless feathers grace them and
radiate the light within you for all the world
to see. You are a defender, protector, and
caretaker. Comforter of the weak and forgiver
of the wrong, chances are you are taken
advantage of once in awhile, maybe quite often.
But your innocence and wisdom sees the good in
everyone and so this mistreatment does not make
you colder. Merciful to the extreme, you will
try to help misguided souls find themselves and
peace. However not all Angelics allow
themselves to be gotten the better of - the
Seraphim for example will be driven to fighting
for the sake of Justice and protection of those
less powerful. Congratulations - and don't ever
change - the world needs more people like you.

Image Copyright Sheila Wolk (prints available
through treefreegreetings.com) - words added by
myself.


*~*~*Claim Your Wings - Pics and Long Answers*~*~*
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Date:2004-09-15 17:15
Subject:I want a job in Reuters
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Mood: bored
Music:SwitchFoot-- meant to live

Well I haven't written in quite a while, so I might as well write about something thats been happening over the last couple of days.

Every morning-- over the last couple of days-- when I come into work, I get to see this beautiful lady walk into work at about the same time. Well the main thing that strikes me about her is her sense of dressing, which I must say is immaculate. And her entire ensemble would just take your breath away. I'm not a "ogling at women" kinda chap, as I hate doing that, but you'd not wanna take your eyes off this lady *sigh*. And allthough I've only had a couple of early morning lift jaunts, I now have a reason to enjoy my lift rides. I only wish that the building had more floors :-D.

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Date:2004-09-03 15:27
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Mood: bored

Back from my weekend trip and things here seem to be peaceful. I have a long weekend ahead and I hope I get to do something constructive. Besides that I don't feel like writing anything more......

There...that sould be enough.....

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Date:2004-08-27 12:07
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Mood: calm

I'll be leaving for a short vacation...something that I've been wanting to do; to get away from all the madness, and away from worries. I'm really looking forward to it; to spend some quite time to myself, to ponder and to reflect, and to meet all the people that I've not had an oppurtunity to rendezvous with, in a very long time. At the same time I hope that this would be the ideal time for a photo ops, something I've been yearning to do. I've procrastinated it for too long now, and I'm just itching to go clicking. It also gives me a good chance at testing my new lens and filters; Anything... as long as my minds' away from all the crap.

There is so much that a well endowed country side can provide you with-- Cerulean skies, lush paddy fields dowsed by the monsoons and the abundant flora, all in relative harmony with each other. Hope that some part of that would rub off on me.

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Date:2004-08-24 16:47
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Life sucks.............why is this happening to me....





Date:2004-08-23 09:32
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I will work to see the light of better days.....


I've tread this tract countless times
And still, I walk the path my childhood took

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Date:2004-08-16 09:40
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The weekend moved on as usual. Sunday, I found myself alone at home and desperately hungry; I wished my mom was there. It isn't easy to wake up on a cold sunday morning and find that you have absolutely nothing to feed your poor stomach. Eventhough I'm not much of a cook-- but faced with trying circumstances-- I adjured to my culinary skills. It was good to find that they hadn't deserted me afterall. And so, I made noodles and ginger chicken. I was even thinking of grilling a whole bird just for the heck of it, but decided against it, at the very last minute. Nevertheless, the meal was yummmmy!!!, eventhough I say so myself. :P

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Date:2004-08-13 16:57
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So, justice is far from us

and righteousness does not reach us

We look for light, but all is darkness

for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.

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Date:2004-08-11 10:03
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Mood: angry
Music:Comfortably numb

I bungled up on something yesterday....and I feel miserable. I knew that something was amiss while I was at it, just didn't have the presence of mind to spot it. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Maybe I'm still a bit lost, after having shifted here. Maybe thats why I messed up.....funny thing is I was getting this queer feeling, all the while I was at it.

Guess I need to focus more and stop being too hard on myself...

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Date:2004-08-09 12:31
Subject:The new office...
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Its my first day at the new office building....and what can I say....The facility is humongous: the inhabitants are so spread out that you'd have to holler out, to be heard. I thankfully have got the desk near the window -- as I had specifically requested for it, before moving -- and thats a relief. I do miss my old office and the people there, but looking at the brighter aspects: I've got a good desk, lot of room, a nice flatscreen monitor, large disk space...what can I say....I like seeking solace in small, unimportant things. :-D

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Date:2004-08-05 18:22
Subject:Time to bid adieu.......
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Mood: peaceful

The time has come for me to leave this place, the place where I've spent two memorable years. Moving on I shall carry with me lots of good memories: friends I have made, people I've had the opportunity to meet, and some great times that I've had....

I wish I could write more, say something nice and be eloquent at the same time, but somehow, at this hour, words are giving up on me.....

I want to thank my friends for being there with me, forgiving my quirks, and just being the kind of people I could count on. Without all of you I wouldn't have enjoyed working here, as much, as I realise I have.

Its been great knowing you all( not that everone is going to be reading this) and I hope we get to meet sometime. Even if I do come back here sometime, it wouldn't be the same, not without having all of you around. I sincerely hope that you'll have a bright future.

God bless....

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Date:2004-07-28 17:14
Subject:Rusted gears
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Mood: working

I'm getting to dabble in a little bit of design work. Its a refreshing change, from the sometimes repetetive tasks that I perform rather mechanically, without an iota of brain power involved. The very idea that I possess a brain, eludes me at times.

The problem now is that my brain won't respond to frantic calls for a clear idea. The bloody gears seem to have rusted. But what I have got to say to them is, "you'd better rub yourselves together, cause I expect to see a spark soon".

Good..........now I'm speaking to myself! Am I on the path to becoming a full fledged lunatic? :-P

The other day I was chatting with a friend and was flooring her with completely absurd questions, that had no context what-so-ever; For example, "did u know that elephants are good swimmers?", and some others from a similar genre......Its good I wasn't anywhere near the poor soul, or else I would have be bludgeoned to death.

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Date:2004-07-23 11:46
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Mood: disappointed

I'm very dissappointed......very.......

Friendship can be such a funny thing........

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Date:2004-07-20 12:46
Subject:Haunting tunes and long lost memories
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Ever had this feeling of being able to recollect old, long-lost memories by just listening to a few notes of music? Its almost as if the right note of music just flips a switch in your brain, giving a new look to things long forgotten.....

After searching endlessly for an old tune, with a bare knowledge of its kind, I was able to source it out. But within five seconds into the music, I am faced with a plethora of old memories and feelings that I'd rather do without. Sometime one goes through a lot of effort, trying to find something, that one percieves would complete the picture or give one a sense of happiness and accomplishment. But after all the trysts and traveils, and once the goal is at hand, one wonders if all the efforts were necessary?


Felt this way anytime?

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Date:2004-07-15 14:14
Subject:I need exercise!!!!!
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Nothing much happening these days. I realise that I've not been devoting much time to improve my health. The lack of exercise is definitely beginning to show; a sprained back, aching muscles and tired legs....just to name a few. I find the temptation of a warm, cozy bed too hard to resist. Therefore, waking up early in the morning and push-starting an exercise regimen, seems like a rather distant prospect.

So what I try to do now is to go for post lunch walks-- they are also less frequent, depending on the work load -- and on the way back I walk up eight flights of stairs. Eventhough its better not good to strain oneself after lunch, but to stave off any exercise ideas till about 4:30 PM-5 PM in the evening(ideal time for an evening workout), its not easy to find anyone who'd want to walk upto the 8th floor, especially when you have the convinience of a good lift system. And right now, I am gasping for breathe, after having literally undertaken a "steady climb upwards".


On a different note; I'm piqued by the people who use the lift systems to travel from the 1st floor to the ground floor. What I have to ask such dunderheads is, "what the bloody hell has god fashioned legs ?" I'm sure it wasn't meant to be just another extension beneath your buttocks. Damn you! get some exercise.

Then there are those, whose idea of a lift is a contraption with closed doors and hollow interiors, used to ferry people from one floor in a building to another. But one thing that a particular moron forgot was that a lift travels vertically, well the ones presently in use do. Here I was, on the ground floor, waiting for the lift to come, and once I was in and all set to go upwards, this well dressed Neanderthal jumps out of nowhere and depresses the button that stops the lift's doors from closing and moving on with its journey. To the frustration of my fellow travellers, and myself included, our friend asks us if this lift goes "up"?......which prompted an optimist in our midst to blurt out, "No this lift goes side ways".


I've occassionally conducted "spelling bee" contests within the lift -- with help from a few like-minded collegues -- for the less fortunate souls. The main area of difference with my contests and the rest, are that my contests rely mainly on the most effective way/ways to pronounce the word "stairs". I have received mixed results, including "stares" from a few. But so far I haven't had any painfully physical experiences. Amen.

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