Saturday, June 30, 2007

Celebrate the 50th... and Wear Sunscreen

Yeah... most people must have known about it.. that "Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)"...
Yet I found it recently... in fact a few minutes ago.. and I want to put down every word of it...

How else can I celebrate best my 50th post on this blog...
Yes, its a celebration...! Cos life itself is a celebration...
Life - it just happens to happen...!!!
Here goes:

Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’97
Wear Sunscreen

If I could offer you only one tip for the future,
sunscreen would be it.
The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists,
whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience
I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh nevermind,
you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself
and recall in a way you can’t grasp now, how much possibility lay before you
and how fabulous you really looked,
you are not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future, or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts,
don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don’t waste your time on jealousy, sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind,
the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults,
if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life,
the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22
what they wanted to do with their lives,
some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t,
Maybe you’ll divorce at 40,
Maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary
What ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either
Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.
Enjoy your body, use it every way you can, don’t be afraid of it,
or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Brother and sister together we’ll make it through
Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there
I know you’ve been hurtin, but I’ve been waitin’ to be there for you
And I’ll be there just helping you out whenever I can

Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings, they are the best link to your past
and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get,
the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard,
Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander,
you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young
prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
Maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you’re 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it.
Advice is a form of nostalgia,
dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off,
painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen

Brother and sister together we’ll make it through
Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there
I know you’ve been hurtin, but I’ve been waitin’ to be there for you
And I’ll be there just helping you out whenever I can
Everybody’s free oh yeah
Everybody’s free oh yeah


The 8RF Game...

Some crazy game that came along... I've been tagged by vatsap?

Here are the rules:

1.Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
2.Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
3.Players should tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged.

Eight Random Facts about myself:

1. There's music around me; on my comp or my iPod or my lips or atleast inside my head. Mom says I sometimes sing in my sleep.
2. I eat little and except coffee chocolate and ice cream nothing else means much to me. But i love to cook simple food, esp for my dad.
3. After a terrible struggle for 1st rank in class 6, I din feel very great abt it, so I never topped my class again.
4. When I was a kid I wanted to become a space scientist, so i collected info n paper clips n stuff about astronomy n blah, and wanted to be the first Indian woman to go outta earth. And when Kalpana Chawla did it, i was so pissed off that i tore up all my collection.
5. I was a computer geek till my 10th, and I knew c cobol java html sql oracle n a lotta other stuff, which i conveniently forgot thanks to JEE coaching.
6. I used to design clothes and sketch them in mspaint with my mouse.
7. When i was a kid, I was extremely shy and I used to talk about 1/100th of how much I talk today. I am still very shy, but atleast I've gotten used to it so it doesn't show.
8. I am shit scared of elevators with automatic metal doors. I get clastrophobic and keep expecting the lift to get stuck and me to suffocate and die.

Hmmm... 8 ppl to tag now...
Leela hseeniv Ashutosh Aditya Puppet Mummae Shatto Lays

Well.. it was diff to find 8 ppl :)

Okie... continue the game now....

So far : hseeniv Leela Mummae Ashutosh Shatto Aditya

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

the Niche...

"Here I am - this is me
There's no where else on earth I'd rather be"

So true... Fully content...

I just installed style xp and got some weird theme on my Internet explorer (yes, I still use ie).
I have taken to iGoogle with a beach theme (which changes along with my mood swings rather than the time of the day as Google stated).
I have a rocket dock hanging over the top of my screen whenever my mouse commands
I have the desktop clean n my wallpaper in full view (which tends to change at least twice a day).
I have a photographic view of the leaves wet in the rain against the beautiful blue sky captured by my window (the real one) which is adorned by a curtain, frilled up with my lovely bracelet.
I finally got a usable table (previously crammed up with the comp), with a clock piece, an Autodesk coffee-mug-turned-pen stand and an Archie's piece, and a monitor to one corner.
I have nickelback playing in the background (followed by a long list)
I have no classes to attend, but loads of work that i love to do.

I am in my cottage (coz of the view from the window)... the Twilight Fairy's garden... the Princess's palace...

And... I thought to myself...

"Here I am - this is me
There's no where else on earth I'd rather be"

PS: plz lemme kno if neone comes up with a cool name for ma cottage... tho ppl wud jus call it 339,Sharav

Sunday, June 24, 2007

1st Birthday......

Well guess wat...!!
today is the 1st birthday

"Life - it just happens to happen"

So sing along everyone....
"Happy birthday to my blog"
yeay...!!! clap

hope this blog has a blast....!!!

PS: we do have some probs with blogger n my blog... diff time zones you see... anyway today is 25th june... n accordingly i celebrate... a few hours ahead of blogger....

A Daddy's Day

Today a friend narrated an incident...

One fine day his dad called up...Hi... What day is it ?
It was a sunday.. so my friend replied : Sunday...
Dad laughs and says
of course it's sunday...but darling.. what day is it..?
Now this guy bulbs... it wasnt dad's bde.. nor mom's.. nor their marriage day... he could really think of anything else...
the reply : dude.. it's Father's Day...
This guys sheepishly says : eh.. happy Father's Day dad..!!

It was so funny at first, but then he started talking. You know there are so many "days"; father's day, uncle's day, women's day. There were so many of them that we don't usually think much about them. But then i guess it made a difference to people. People do remember to say a kind word of thank you and recognise one's role in our life. So my friend actually felt bad he forgot Father's Day. He thought a lot about it.
These "days"... I realizied, this whole idea was not all that bad.
That day when dad called me up I realized it meant a lot to be a dad.

When he said that I went deep into thought this time..
Father's Day ?? When was it anyway ?? I would have spoken to dad normally as I always do; a coupla times a day. But nothing special. Sad ! I should have done soemthing. Would my dad have remembered it ?? Naah he wouldn't have. Well, I did send him an ecard I made for his bde last. It was also his 50th bde. I was the first to wish him. Sure it would have been nice had I wished him a happy Father's Day. But I'm sure he hadn't noticed it. I don't have to feel bad about forgettting it.

And then... well the story is not over yet... then he goes on...
Should tell you, my sis had called up dad sometime back that day and it was because of her he came to know that it was Father's Day. Obba dad wouldn't have cared otherwise.

I laughed out a loud as soon as i heard that... i guess younger sisters do this all the time, esp with daddy. I remember to have done something like that to my sis. :P

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Orkut Obsessions

There was this hype by the name of Orkut.. an year ago... it was an addiction... an obsession... changing my profile every now n then... finally i've settled on a std profile n i stick by it... jus coz it was kinda psuede... as i have talked abt it a long time back...

So... an old boring orkut acctn is all i have now... occasionally i keep changing the profile pic with n no of fairies n angels n princesses... jus to feel a lil change...

Finally...i have my own pic up...
n thr goes again... like those first days in Orkut... when u get atleast 10 frn reqs... back with a bang... my new profile... ( jus the pic changed) and new album... my acctn is all rocking... again...!!!

Ofcourse not as rocking as vatsap with his all new look to his blogshit....!!!