Wednesday, November 22, 2006

parallel thinking!

Now, I have the time to sit back and relax. But what comes on to my mind? Wars, corruption, anger, hatred, bomb blasts, lay offs, accidents, deaths, killings, pathetic politics everywhere: Isn't it really a fight for survival?

Too many negative thoughts! I relax my mind a little more. The first thing that comes to my mind is 'clear blue sky beyond a beautiful beach, palm trees swaying in the wind'; Now, I am completely relaxed. I look around me now.
People smiling at each other, greeting one another for thanksgiving, people having a vacation, people working their backs off to make sure their kids are well fed, a Safeway employee smiling when she says she still has to work on thanksgiving, a child smiles at me, I look out the window and see the tall trees that have survived a thousand storms,...a lot more that I cannot find space to write down.

It is the same me, feeling completely opposite things. How? I wonder! That's where I get to know, there is nothing more complex and simple than our mind. It is all in there. No wonder all preachers these days are talking about controlling that thing that often goes wild than stays silent. Its doing its job after all.

Isn't world an index of our lives? Isn't what we see a perception of what we are and feel?
Will it hurt to force positive thoughts into our mind and start seeing life with better eyes?
As Swamiji says,
Delete all negative thoughts and replace it with positive thoughts. That is the secret to a relaxed mind and a long life!

When something goes wrong, it is very easy to sit in a chair, point finger at something. But, it is not so easy to either keep quiet, even harder to do something about it.
Life is often like a puzzle; It remains interesting only so long until we solve it. After that, we go search for something more interesting and puzzling. God's creation!

I want to live happily and let others do the same; To be in the present is all I have; Help me to take one step at a time. I realize that if you bring me to a maze, you will guide me through it. All is well in the end!

This is my prayer to you, God!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Mixed feelings about Orkut

Some hate it, some love it, some are indifferent about it; Some go out of their way to despise it; Still a lot of us Orkut! Well, it has become like "google it", hasn't it?

With all that said, I was evading it for a long time too! A lot of friends kept sending request; One fine day, I just accepted the request; and I am glad I did.
I got in touch with all my old friends from School. There was no other way, I could've got in touch with them. It feels so good to relive old memories, especially when you love your childhood(indirectly my school too). Who knows? Maybe we might have a reunion sometime! How great would that be, huh?

I don't know how long Orkut is going to be around, but I am getting what I wanted(all my friend's contacts)..Well! that was what Google wanted too :-)

It may all go overboard in while soon (Orkut already has a community "people who hate Orkut")
My policy: Enjoy it while it lasts!

Happy Orkutting! (God! Why would I even say that? Doesn't make an ounce of sense, does it? :-))
Well! When you are in Rome...

Monday, November 20, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Blogging helps me to read more. Its been 3 yrs since I came here, to the US. But I have never really bothered to know what is the story behind it.
This year did some reading.

Pretty old tradition! Since 1620!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Did we know?

I just came across this piece of info about USA.
In 17 states, the capital city and the largest city are the same.

Did surprise me...Always thought they are never the same, to make a small capital city more popular.

Never too late to learn a few things!

Friday, November 10, 2006

What's it with guys and ........?

I just cleaned all my husband's hair from the bathroom floor, for the nth time.
Are all guys this capable?
The list seems endless: toilet seats up(my husband recovered from this...hopefully!!!)
bags not in place, the dumbbells right in the center of the room, opened containers, bed not made up, car perfectly dirty(all the time), comfortably say, "I forgot" when they don't even work on remembering it, remotes on the sofa/coffee table; wet towels on the door(hello!the same door has a hook! too difficult??? gosh!)
The best of all: Where are my keys/cellphone/bluetooth? That one never fails!!

Just wondering out loud: Is this gene defect? Gender defect? manufacturing defect? or marriage defect?

I am sure a lot of wives/room-mates who stay with guys have this problem.
Seeing hair in the shower/faucet still makes me puke! Should have got over it by now :-(
Wish I had a brother to grow up with-would have known there will hair everywhere...

I am not the cleanest of people, but, c'mon. Give me a break!
I whine! I complain! I get angry! But still do it everyday!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

When air & water conspire to kill

My mother brought this news to my attention. Three young software engineers were killed just by sitting in their car in Chennai. At least after reading this, we all will be a little aware of where we are and what we are doing!

I hope the link works!