Thursday, December 28, 2006

The verdict is in

So like, I forgot to tell you. The DB paper was an A. But the GE paper was a measely B+. To lead to a cumulative semester gradepointaverage of 3.65. Hah bloody hah.

And I got the consulting job. Booyah!

I did miss him

Artraj: wotsup !?
Wolfe: hello, she smiled sweetly

Artraj: hello, he says boldly as he walks upto her and kneels down ..... 
Artraj: he pulls out a glass slipper
Wolfe: she files her nails randomly
Artraj: he looks up at her and asks - dear lady ... would you be ever so kind to try on this slipper ?
Wolfe: she gently lifts up her lovely zari sari and extends a perfectly pedicured foot..
Wolfe: the one with three toe rings
Wolfe: and slips on the slipper.. it's a perfect fit! she looks down at him, beaming..
Wolfe: balancing a baby on her hip.. she pushes up her black rimmed engineering glasses higher on her nose and with a gleam in her eye to match the one bouncing off her nose ring, she says, thank you ji..
Wolfe: and screams into the darkness, munnu ke papa! chappal mil gayi!
Artraj: he stands up .. and says .. that will be 450Rs
Artraj: thankyou .. come again please 
Wolfe: bil mere husband de denge..

Artraj: err..mam ... your husband is currently trying on our latest fall collection of stilletos
Artraj: he insists that no matter what the problem in life.... a size 34 will make it go away
Wolfe: she spits paan into the distance, thrusts munnu into his arms and runs off screeching..

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

I know you missed me

Hello dahlings! So sorry I haven't written but I'm on vacation. In Dubai. I have no time for you.

That last week, you see, was murder on my brittle bones. But all done with finals and interviews and papers, I board my flight to lovely Athens and onwards to good ole DXB. The bags did not get lost. The flight was bumpy. The food was terrible.

The past 10 days have been spent mostly eating, sleeping and watching tele. Oh, and going back and forth to RK's place. Where we mostly eat and watch tele. There's more of that on the horizon.

Met Albert Pinto the lovely yesterday. Had an enjoyable chat over coffee and shawarmas with Black Cobra (who says hello, btw) and that's pretty much it in terms of outings. Perhaps I shall meet Vakson today. Art is too busy being creative for friends. Salad arrives from Seattle tomorrow. Life is good.

I hope you're well. Did you have a nice Christmas? I did. I went to the Grand Hyatt to sit unter the chocolate fountain greedily clutching profiteroles. I know you missed me, you came here every day looking for me. Except on the 16th. You didn't come on the 16th. But you did come twice on the 18th. But I thot you had bloglines that alerts you when posts are posted? Perhaps you wanted to look for yourself. Aww, you did miss me, didn't you?

Monday, December 11, 2006

The weather is very strange today

Or maybe I'm experiencing some strange sort of near-mid-life menopause. Sometimes it's cold, sometimes its hot. I don't get it. I take layers off when I'm outside. I put on my giant winter coat when I'm in class. It's very strange.

Also, my parents are mad. My Dad just called to tell me that apparently me Mum has a stomach ache because of Black Cobra's flight timings. She arrives at 6:30 am, I don't see wot they're stressing about. I didn't have the heart to tell them that I arrive at 2:30 am. You would think they would send a car to the airport instead of waking up to come and get me.

Did I mention I'm going to Dubai for a month? I am. In 5 days. 113 hours to be precise. 113 hours from now, I will be on a flight to Athens. Warmer weather. Ah bliss.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

No grey cells, Holmes

I'm watching Heroes on NBC and I can't understand it! Wot the hell is going on in this show? Have I become so uncool that I don't understand television anymore?! No seriously, this is freaking me out.

My mood today

Friday, December 08, 2006

The future of advertising

Here's a good article on how companies are starting to advertise in virtual worlds like Second Life.

Are brands applying the same strategies in the virtual world as they are in the oxygenated world? In the oxygenated world brands try to connect with their audiences for the purpose of creating a relationship and a call to action: buy. Do their audiences exist in the virtual worlds, and if so, is it a place they want to see you? These are the types of questions that must be considered before entering virtual worlds.
Read it all here.

Here's a very smart ad campaign for IWC's Big Pilot watches. Very innovative.

Chiranjeevi at his best

I swear you are going to keel over laughing.

I'm taking 22 credits next term

Well 3 of those are Project Management and 3 are the internship so they technically don't count.

Oh, and I'm taking sailing. Yes, that's right, you heard me, sailing. Hah! I decided step and tone was for wussies and well, I kinda miss being on a boat (ah fond memories of taking RumRunner out under the moonlight). But Wolfie, you say, this is a class and it won't be at night. One step towards getting a certificate I say. Don't bring the mood down. I'm feeling quite brave and bold, stepping out of my element like this. Notice how I could have taken stroke improvement (not that kind of stroke you perv) but I didn't. All in the spirit of stepping out you see. Of my element that is. Although, since I'm pretty much shaped like a buoy these days, one could argue the water IS my element. All in all, I'm feeling rather pipped about my decision. Albert Pinto has already made a joke about me in regattas but I shall ignore that and blithely march on into unchartered waters. Look out Charles River, here I come! I'm all atingle with excitement.

I might even get out of bed today!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

I wish I got presents

Don't you miss getting presents? I do. Big boxes wrapped in nice shiny paper. I like the solid shiny colors. Like silver and golden and metallic blue. The printed ones are nice too but the solid ones are better. Or I guess if you mix and match, they'd both look good. But only if there were lots of them. Sitting nicely in a pile waiting to be opened. Preferably by me. With big bows on them. Big bows with the nice small curly ends. I like that. I'm going to make it mandatory for people to give me presents on my birthday. I like American holidays better than desi ones. More presents. How come we don't have presents for Diwali or something. I feel jipped.

Won't you send me a present? Go to Amazon and buy me something and get it gift wrapped. Make it speedy delivery so I get it this weekend. Pretty please?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I've finished my paper

And it's brilliant! BRILLIANT! The key, Jimmy, is to shut it down and put it away and get to bed and sleep for 7 hours and then wake up at the crack of freakin' dawn and be amazed as you write it all in 36 minutes. An additional 10 to proof-read, save, print, bang, slap, Bob's yer uncle. It's brilliant I tell you. I'm going to get an A and get a fabulous job and make lots of money and rule the world! Hah!

The Angel Gabriel, I'll have you infidels know, is not dead. So there!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I need a muse

I have a strategy and business analysis paper due tomorrow and I'm stuck for inspiration and my lips are burning because it's 1800 degrees below freezing and I have no chapstick. I had two you know. The Glaceau ones. Those were so good. I gave one to Black Cobra. She stole the other one. Loser. Now she's lost them and I can't find a single place that sells the damn things and my lips hurt. I've been staring at this damn blank screen for hours now and I can't come up with anything compelling to say on my paper.


Saturday, December 02, 2006

High class spam

Here's some of the better spam emails I've received. It's put me all in a tizzy. It's from Urvakhsha Hermsen which in itself is mind-blowing.

We followed the thing to a smoking pit with a jumble of crumpled reliability. Do I assume that you will cooperate? At the minimum you He unclipped his phone from his belt, shouted a multi-digit number There are seconds that sometimes ;appear to stretch for a length of Save the discussion. Explanations will be useful after we make sure Its not a matter of liking or not liking it, she said reading my deadline? Now-please. Dont ask me any questions. Hell know what you We quickly worked out a routine. We would land and he would be away. contact with her, Madonette was now completely alone. I kept telling hers. It has just been so long since we discussed these things.
I mean to say, don't you want to know what was the multi-digit number?! I need explanations! Wot if the deadline passes?! Poor Madonette, will she be alright?

It's been so long since we discussed these things.

I'd like a camel please

Check this out. Oxfam America has this wonderful program where you can buy gifts for people and the cash goes into the general charity pot. I believe if you buy from Oxfam England, the actual gifts go to the recipients. But, as Meg puts it, we can't send cows to everyone.

You can also send a can of worms, a hygiene kit, plant 50 trees, irrigate a farmer's land for 4 months, sheep, or build a shelter. There are lots of other great things you can give so check out your local Oxfam website.

Ok, I just did something REALLY scary

On Elm St. between High and College. By the New Haven Green.
Ocean Ave. overlooking some sort of forest.
Off of Technology Drive across the street from a parking lot.
On Wood View Drive.
Middlebury Lane.

Know wot these are? Your location. I now know where you're reading me from. This is not good. Not good at all. Imagine the power. I don't want this power. No, no. Not good.

Ok, don't panic. I can't see the actual address. Calm down. Wolfe's a good 'un. She won't track you down and rob you in a dark alley. She's nice that way.