Monday, September 13, 2010

Life's Highs

Okay, so first time in my blog life I have been tagged- by Pranali for my 50 Life's Highs. .. Never had actually thought about it, so had to stop and think hard on what usually gives me a high
Here it goes…
1. Receiving salary credit SMS from my bank early on Saturday morning (last Saturday of the month or first Saturday of the month)
2. Immensely dark clouds during day time, turning the day into night
3. Getting the 'Missing you' SMS from my hubby exactly when either I am missing him or typing SMS to him only or I am depressed about something
4. Getting a Cadbury chocolate (and instantly eating it)
5. My birthday
6. Call from my friends
7. Receiving a direct mail (not any forwarded mail) from friends and close relatives
8. Downloading my favorite songs and transferring them on my IPOD and listening to them again and again in loop
9. Wearing a new dress
10. Lush green garden or mountains
11. Watching the never ending sea
12. Vacation (and the process of planning for the vacation)
13. Achieving something which I so earnestly wished for but had equally strong doubt about achieving it. Confusing?? Like, I never thought that I would be placed in any company through my college placements but got placed on Day 0.
14. Getting and giving surprises
15. Compliments
16. Looking at my engagement ring (and flaunting it to others)
17. Knowing that everyone thinks that you are very intelligent and talented when you know that you actually are not J
18. Getting highest marks in the subject you are weakest in
19. Finishing off with major exams
20. Watching movies in theatre
21. To know of surprise holiday declaration by school/college/office in the morning
22. Chocolate fantasy cake, actually anything related to chocolates
23. Crashing on the already made cozy bed after the most hectic but fruitful day
24. Making your parents and loved ones laugh till they have tears in their eyes
25. Knowing that someone is thinking about you at this moment
26. Taking long bath with hot water on weekends
27. Driving the car on a smooth lonely road
28. Visit to historical places
29. Getting clicked or clicking beautiful photos (even Self-clicked photographs)
30. Cleaning and managing my home and almirah after it being in utter mess for a long time
31. Sitting, laughing and chit-chatting with my huge family for long hours, doing nothing late in night
32. Getting compliments on new profile picture
33. Preparing exotic meal/any meal for that matter with my hubby
34. Singing aloud and dancing while taking a bath/when alone at home
35. Receiving any unexpected good news from the most unexpected people
36. Watching cute little wobbly-bubbly kids smiling, laughing uncontrollably, doing anything stupid but cute and trying to run (when they have just started walking), fall down and laughing at their own stupidity
37. Logging on to Gtalk first thing in the morning and finding so many friends online
38. Gossiping
39. Someone close's wedding celebrations, getting ready in beautiful outfits and unlimited singing and dancing
40. Reading about space and the vast distances and time periods related to space
41. Watching beautiful dance or song performance live
42. Eating spicy street food after a long gap
43. Approaching the climax of a suspense-thriller novel
44. Flight take off and landing time
Unexpected out of me, but two recent additions to my personality;
45. Shopping- rare event but whenever shopping, shop till our hands are no more able to accommodate any further bag J
46. Wearing a saree with heels
47. Excessive tiredness after doing some physical activity (like exercising after a long time, climbing up some hill, long walk etc etc)
48. Outdoor management games which include fun along-with brain teaser exercise
49. Writing a meaningful blog (though this is a rather rare situation to give me a high)
50. When my hubby dear is back from work J

Phew… If you have to sit back and think about them, then the list can go well over 50 but as of now can think about these many… Thanks Pranali for tagging me… CHEERS!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Okay. This post especially for my friends at office (on request by them): TTPTTT

TTPTTT: Total Time Pass on Table Tennis (TT) Table
I started playing TT here only but mostly I am a loyal and regular spectator/audience. But these friends of mine, have playing TT as their most important KPI (Key Performance Indicator). Every shot missed is followed by an angry sigh by the player and some yelling by his/her partner. Every successful shot played with style calls for a high-five and applause. When 5 points are lost at a stretch by a team, they try to wake each other up by saying "check". I always wonder what exactly has to be checked. Anyways, that's how they try to bring back some points in their favor.
By now, I can make out a distinct playing style of each of them and the players who play best as a team (any guesses???).
Without taking their names, I may list down few of the actions and characteristics of each of the players. If they are reading this blog (and they have to read it), they may put the name against each of the person against the respective actions in the Comments section:
1. He avoids doing the service at the start of the game
2. He has a unique action while playing, which I have given the name as 'Kung Fu Panda' style- try raising one of your leg half high and raise both your hands and then play the shot, as if doing a Kung Fu stunt
3. He has problems with the side screen – won't reveal what this side screen problem is
4. She can play on two TT tables simultaneously – she plays while running here and there. At times, I can see all three players standing at one place and playing and she being the only one to play while running all over the place
5. He is always energetic while playing – most of the shots that he plays do not land on the table but outside the table – can even start dancing on the ringtone of any mobile phone, which starts ringing in the middle of the game and thus, he can distract other players (beware of this distraction)
6. She keeps on mumbling something while playing – it can be some instructions/strategy that she wants to convey to her team mate or just reciting a checklist of what all she has to do once she is back in office or just a lame comment
I play it whenever I am in a mood and play just for the sake of doing time pass. But the six players mentioned above (in disguise) play to release the frustration, tension, stress and boredom and actually count how many games they have won or lost and discuss over the reasons for the loss. I wish, some of them to take an initiative to hold a 3i Infotech TT Championship soon.
Very shortly, we may be shifting to a new premise and most of them have a major concern of that new office – no TT table. That's sad, I know. Playing TT does offer a major relief/break from the IB that we keep on staring at throughout the day (at times, literally staring at and doing nothing). IB: Idiot Box- the computer.
But whatever it is, TT is the only saving grace or the reason for them to come to office, closely followed by the unpalatable food in the canteen. CHEERS to TT Table…!!!