Gone are the days when you had to type in a few jumbled letters and numbers to access a site or profile, because that test doesn't seem to trick the bots anymore. It's not totally a bad thing because in retrospect, I actually sucked at decoding the jumbled letters. I used to confuse the zeros with alphabet 'O' and vice versa. Same with number one and 'l'. And as if that wasn't enough they started adding squiggly lines and eliminating the spaces between the letters!
It usually goes Karma is a B****. But given how Karma can wave her magic wand and bite you back any moment she wants I would like to call her a Witch. Because, a witch she is. Vile and cunning, but justified; making you think your evil plans are on the winning side, when in … Continue reading Karma is a witch
'We can leave early today.' Those words meant as much joy as winning an Oscar's is to an actor. Or actress. This is a non sexist blog. My colleagues and I used to often crib about not getting enough time to hang out at bars or have dinner parties like they portray in those really cool sitcoms. This felt like an auspicious moment to do just that. But somehow, collectively, we were all fantasizing how it would be to just make it to home early.
Off late my favorite pastime during the lockdown has been socializing with birds at the park. By 'socializing' I mean, walk to them as non provocatively as possible and then just stand there, watching them. When they do walk away, I try to mimic bird sounds to get their attention. I guess I could call … Continue reading Bird-Shit Happens
Is it okay to write a blog about not being able to write a blog? In the past two years that I had taken a break from blogging, there were tons of instances when I thought 'Huh, that would be a fun experience to write about.' But now that I'm actually staring at my tab, … Continue reading The Bermuda Triangle of ideas and other stuff
Life as a clumsy person is always amusing, for others, that is. You cannot walk from one corner of the room to another without colliding with the objects that were not even in your path in the first place. It's a magnetic pull, I tell you.
Remember that character from everybody's favorite childhood comic book Tinkle, Butterfingers? That kid who always dropped anything and everything he touched?
I set the alarm for 7:00 am. And then two more, one at 7:15 and one at 7:30. Waking up at 7:30 shouldn't be a problem. That's what I thought. That's what I always think before going to bed. But despite having 3-4 'pre alarm' alarms screaming like police sirens right next to my ears, … Continue reading Workout plans that never (ever) work out