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Archive for March 5th, 2012

(I wrote this post yesterday. Just before leaving for the day, I had hit Publish, but for some unknown reason, it didnt show up! Thanks Andrey fro letting me know. And oh, by the way, I have restricted access to wordpress from work…that means, I cannot preview my posts or run spell checks. So kindly excuse any formatting errors or spelling mistakes 🙂 )

I’ve been away for long, but I had my reasons.

One, I needed to give my eyes some rest and secondly, I had to attend a training in Communication Skills (it helps to improvise on the existing, doesn’t it?)
So, the training was on rapport building and communication skills.
Till last week, I had nothing to do work-wise and this training came my way, so I applied for it. Its not as if I needed it, but after the first session, I realized that there’s a lot that I need to learn by way of being assertive (years of being a doormat does that to you). The trainer was a dashing woman so full of life that I feel like a relic in front of her. Whats this with personality development trainers, really?! Why do they have to be these super-energetic, running-on-revital people? There’s this other lady I once knew (who is a clinical psychologist, by the way) who conducted such a training for us ages ago. She was so ebullient, so full of vigour and vitality that me and the rest of the gang gave off the impression of being sacks of potatoes ready to be shipped off to the market. By the way, we were freshers then 😐
Anyhow, since the training is over now, I’ll be jumping into the project headlong (I just pray its deep enough 😐 )

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I have work to do, read up on the project I’ve been assigned to, go through the documents explaining the technology it is built on and the history of the project since its inception (how utterly boring but how essential !!). Problem is, I’ve been idling for too long now and probably I need some time to sync myself with the ‘working’ people again! And by the way, I do all this reading while precariously balancing the new glasses on the bridge of my nose. Why balance?? Because just after buying the said glasses and donning them in front of the mirror, did I realize that *gasp* my ears are not aligned!! So the said glasses sit in a slightly skewed manner on my nose…tilting to the right. If left like that,  they hopelessly slide down my  nose (damn you shiny nose!! You are no olfactory sense…just an oil-factory I guess)

And oh, I also bought spiffy new glares to protect my eyes from the harsh sunlight (I lost my older pair a month back and was driving around without sunglasses. Yes, yes I know *hanging head in shame* ). So now that I have glasses to protect me from the monitor/TV radiation and glasses to protect me from the sun, I guess I have all that I could ever need (except for maybe the penthouse with the attached swimming pool. Then, life would be complete 😀 )
Will post a snap of me with the glasses soon…atleast to show you how much skewed it really is!

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I got a movie from a friend once, an animation flick for kids called “How To Train Your Dragon”. The kids have seen it around 4-5 times by now.

I have seen it 8-9 times!!

What to do?!! I LOVE IT!!!

Its this story about a viking boy called Hiccup and a dragon of type ‘Night Fury’ called Toothless! I know! How can you resist such fun 😀 ?!!

And one more thing…..I was quite taken in by the voice of the guy doing the voice-over for Hiccup. His name is Jay Baruchal and I found that I have already seen a movie of his (She’s Out Of my League) where I didn’t think much of him (too lanky and I didn’t like the slackness of his mouth)! Just goes to show how looks can be deceptive 😐

As Hiccup, I LOVED his faint tone of derision in every dialogue.

Do watch it. It will please your kids just as much 🙂

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Do you know whats the most important accessory/component of your bike?? Guess what gets stolen the moment it is left ‘outside’, in view?
No, not the helmet, nor the rear-view mirrors.
Its that little rag you keep tucked in a corner for wiping the dust off your bike . Yes. That piece of old discarded banian or those fancy yellow/brown napkins sold at traffic signals. They are the ones most likely to be flicked off. After losing the ‘nth’ one this week, I’m trying my best to figure out the allure of that rag. I mean, what does one think when pilfering other’s bike of their chosen dust-cloths? Its not as if one needs to buy them! The worst part is that the pilferers are possibly the people you know! The ones who park their bikes right next to yours in the buildings parking area. After loads of disappearing rags, I’ve decided to keep a vigilant eye to spot those people who fleece fellow neighbours of their dust-cloths.
And when I find them…..I’ll…I’ll…drat it!! What can I do?

Any suggestions??

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This weekend was hectic and I wont bore you with the details (most of which you might have memorized by now  based on earlier posts 😀 ). But we did have a scare with GMIL’s health. A BAD scare. Last Friday, she had practically collapsed. There was no sound from her and she couldn’t swallow even water (which kept dribbling down the side of her mouth) ! On Saturday, we had doctors visiting, who immediately diagnosed her to be down with a throat infection which had percolated down to her kidneys! We were terrified, but the doctors assured us that it was curable. The GMIL was put on IV and some solid high-powered injections were administered to her. As of this morning, she looked relatively better, though she’s still having trouble swallowing.
Since granny is unable to talk or communicate much, we could not diagnose her problem in time, which caused the infection to spread to her kidneys. Everyone at home feels rotten about it 😦
I feel worse, because I know that the kids had throat infection a couple of weeks back. I shouldn’t have allowed them to enter their Big-dadi’s room, let alone kissing her. But thats what the kids did and I think, inadvertantly transferred the infection to the old lady.
Hoping and praying hard that she recovers. Kindly send your prayers and good thoughts her way too 🙂
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The BF’s  aunt (who is staying with us since the GMIL had her stroke) had an hysterectomy on Saturday. It meant that the MIL and FIL did a double duty of shuttling between home and hospital. I had the responsibility of managing the house in their absence, a task that I’m usually good at. But last Saturday was harrowing because the maids turned up late, the twins wanted me to play with them and the GMIL was rather uncomfortable and was groaning throughout. I also had to make breakfast/lunch and manage the visiting guests. I think that I should take the BF’s advise and go in for some serious time management trainings 🙂

Thats all for now ….will be a little more regular this week (fingers crossed 😀 !!)

Have a GREAT week ahead !

Love,

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