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The Ego
DIRECT LINK: http://xkcd.com/698/

I saw this cartoon linked on a friend's blog and I'm putting it up here as well because it honestly amused me A LOT, more so because I identify with it quite a bit.

When you find someone you can talk to for hours at end and just not want to hang up ... HANG ON TO THAT PERSON!!! Whether it be your brother, sister, friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, mother, father...whoever... finding a person you don't tire of speaking to is a blessing. One not to be taken lightly :)
The Ego
Tagged by AmitL ...

1. What is your current obsession?
I feel terrible. I don't think I have an obsession. Ummm okay...oh yes, getting a new header image for my official blog. The one that has my name on it and the one I'll never share here! :D

2. What are you wearing today?
Cargoes, spaghetti and a fleece jacket. Of course when I go out in the snow that's complemented by a wooly bobble hat, fleece gloves and a double layered goose-down jacket.

3. What’s for dinner?
Hummus and pita bread oddly enough.

4. What’s the last thing you bought?
Ooooh I went for grocery shopping this morning. Milk, bread, hummus, onion, tomatoes, paneer, handwash and credit.

5. What are you listening to right now?
The noise of the cars on the road.

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Regular writer and commented who blogs about interesting things in life. Notices details I think.

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
Wow okay... need to think about this. I'm super-used to Dubai so I might want to live there BUT I don't think the magazine industry there is as advanced as UK so maybe here. Can I have one house there and one here? :D

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?
In Dubai or here? Well in Dubai ... I just need cotton tees otherwise I'd go mad. Oh...and deo. Lots of deo. And tissue paper. Oh and my car. Air conditioned obviously :D

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Dubai fo'sure.

10. Which language do you want to learn?
Want to improve my French.

11. What’s your favourite quote?
Reality is just a Rorschach ink blot you know.

12. Who do you want to meet right now?
My brother. It's his birthday :)

13. What is your favourite colour?
Red.

14. Give us 3 styling tips that work for you.
Ummm ... I have none. I follow none! OMG what kind of woman am I?!!?

15. What is your dream job?
Editor of a magazine. Also owner of a coffee shop!

16. What’s your favorite magazine?
Read many but love Femina, Empire, Filmfare.

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Would inject some more from my side and buy a new mobile phone. Mine is almost 4 years old now. It needs to retire.

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
Lycra. Poodle furry jackets. Neon coloured shoes.

19. Who according to you is the most over-rated style icon?
Uhhh... I don't know... isn't everyone?

20. What kind of haircut do you prefer?
On the fence at the moment. I like my long hair but am contemplating chopping it off. But something with layers would be nice.

21. What are you going to do after this?
Eat.

22. What are your favorite movies?
LOTR series, Star Wars original series, Up, Ratatouille, A Walk to Remember, Wall-E ... OMG there are loads!

23. What inspires you?
How terrible is it if I say nothing comes to mind at the moment?

24. What do your friends call you most commonly?
Well am not saying that coz am trying to protect my identity here as far as possible from insane lackeys. Other non-name related nicknames are... Genius? :P

25. Would you prefer coffee or tea?
I'd have said coffee...but after moving to UK I like tea equally.

26. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
Listen to music, talk to certain people, if possible then I would drive.

27. What makes you go wild?
Hypocrites. People who don't respect humanity.

28. Which other blogs do you love visiting?
If it's not on my blogroll, I don't go there. Shout out to PostSecret though - easily my fav.

29. Favorite Dessert/Sweet?
Whaaatever Mom makes. Her tiramisu style (but not exactly that) dessert is the best!

30. How many tabs are turned on in ur browser right now?
Four.

31. Favorite Season?
Winter in Dubai, summer in UK.

32. If I come to your house now, what would u cook for me?
I have ingredients for veg pasta, rice and dal, paneer bhurji, chicken sandwiches, tea and coffee.

33. What is the right way to avoid people who purposefully hurt you?
Don't talk to them. But...that may not be 'right' per se. If I can't avoid them because I love them (and those who hurt us are often those whom we love so much), then I'd forgive. But I can never forget.

34. What are you afraid of the most?
Death.

35. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
My hair is such a mess.

36. What brings a smile on your face instantly?
Seeing my brother play with me ... seeing him do something he couldn't before... talking to certain people...

37. A word that you say a lot?
One word? Ummm... I don't know. I'll ask someone who talks to me a lot!

38. When was the last time you did something nice?
I'm always nice :P
Ummm, don't know... was on the tram a few days back and got up to let an elderly couple sit together? But that's not nice - it's common courtesy.

39. What would you do if you were made President of India for one day?
Try and take out a certain "political" group in Bombay. (Yes I said Bombay - that's even what my passport says for place of birth ...hah)

40. Do you Know who Master SHIFU is?
Is he the Master in Kung Fu Panda?????? He is, isn't he? I LOVE KUNG FU PANDA!

Tagging ... errrr... Neel and Closed Eyes.
The Ego
It's been a while since I've blogged hasn't it? Almost two weeks. Apologies to anyone who reads this regularly (can't be many of them though :P).

Studies have been going well. Life has been ambling along. I thought I had reached a resolution, a way of dealing with what has been bothering me over the last few weeks. All resolutions, well meaning ideas and promises to myself were shattered yesterday when I lost my temper. I suppose though, that losing my temper is a step forward from crying about it! Nevertheless I hoped I would've let go of my anger.

And yes, mixed in with the tears that I've been shedding has been anger. I've been angry with the other person involved in this situation but never showed it simply because I felt there was no point. I thought that the anger has slowly faded away into disappointment... but it seems it's still lurking around somewhere, ready to rear its ugly head when I see something that hurts me. A lot.

It's not all been dire straits and gloom though. As I said, studies have been going very well and at least, that sphere of my life is unaffected by the ugliness on other other hand. I have discovered that I trust some friends more than I thought I did - oh, how they've helped me through these weeks. It has been a spectacular display of support on their part... for which I am thankful.

Soon the anger will fade...I trust it to. I just need to wait.
The Ego
Note: to be read the way it's written, that is, if there's no punctuation mark stopping the sentence, it's not meant to be there.


*Inhale*
I'm alone I have no one with me Did I imagine I was being held at night Can anyone see what I'm going through and why has no one bothered to find out Is there a way I can stop thinking about this day in and day out during exams during meeting friends during every single thing I do you seep into the pores and it's like you never come out I can't think of anything else I can't imagine doing anything that would upset you but it doesn't matter and maybe I should just go back to sleep and dream of you The one place where I'm with you except for the wall in my room where we're frozen in time and can never be separated except by scissors or rough uncaring hands that want to make it more real than it already is.
*Exhale*
The Ego
A song by Pink that I liked when it came out and I still do... just listening to it a lot and want to share it with people who haven't heard it. Here's a YouTube link as well.

You took my hand, you showed me how
You promised me you'd be around
Uh huh, that's right

I took your words and I believed
In everything you said to me
Yeah huh, that's right

If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
'Cause they're all wrong

I know better
'Cause you said forever
And ever, who knew?

Remember when we were such fools
And so convinced and just too cool
Oh no, no no

I wish I could touch you again
I wish I could still call you a friend
I'd give anything

When someone said count your blessings now
For they're long gone
I guess I just didn't know how
I was all wrong

But they knew better
Still you said forever and ever
Who knew? Yeah yeah

I'll keep you locked in my head
Until we meet again
Until we, until we meet again
And I won't forget you my friend
What happened?

If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
'Cause they're all wrong

And that last kiss I'll cherish
Until we meet again
And time makes it harder
I wish I could remember

But I keep your memory
You visit me in my sleep
My darling, who knew?

My darling
My darling, who knew?
My darling I miss you
My darling, who knew?

Who knew?
The Ego
I'm sitting in the library at this point. My laptop won't be with me for a few days (for various reasons) so I'm, resorting to using the amazing library facilities to get my internet fix.

Anyway, I'm sitting at a desk facing a wall that is more or less just glass. It's got a beautiful view to the outside, even though it's dark...

And yet...I haven't brought my camera with me and I'm not urging myself to take pictures. Usually when confronted with such a view, if I've forgotten my camera at home, I berate myself for doing so. Now...for some reason, I don't care if I have a picture or not. Which is, frankly speaking, ridiculous! How can I not care if I have a picture???

Jeez... this apathy is now bordering on pathetic. I plan to take a trip in the next two weeks to another part of the country; am hoping that will jolt me into taking the hundreds of pictures the scenery there deserves. Maybe then I'll get back on track with my camera, whom it seems like I've divorced.

Need to get back on good terms with my sweet camera... I miss it so much.
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