We're into the last fortnight of this year, and this is what has been happening around me:
I'm into day 17 of driving classes, ten more classes to go and I'll finish the stipulated course...hopefully I am road ready by then, which I am not as yet. Everyday its been the 6.40 am class which was pushed back to 8 o clock today. Needless to say, for someone unaccustomed to driving in traffic, it was a maddening experience. I love to zip around on the scooty...but driving a car, was phew!!....I wish I had Kimi beside me, probably that would help. Sure, concentration would be an issue, but then again....ok!! Will stop the rambling now!! :P
Work has taken a beating with most companies cutting costs and advertisements going down. For a small firm where I work, with a clientele that has been steadily losing revenue, advertising is limited. That way I am not too busy during this holiday season (whilst I expected to be), with a handful of projects coming this way. Not complaining..I have the time to catch up on my books. :)
I had this trivial thing on my agenda: to finish reading 10 books by the end of this year. I started on 17th November with book 1, right now I am on book 4. So, 15 days and 6 books to go. You do the math. Attainment of that goal looks a little bleak, but then, the cliched term : IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING. Watch out for this space :)
With the Formula One season already ending a while ago, I have not been having much interest in catching up with telly-dom lately. I've only been using the idiot box to watch some great movies on DVD - Read "A Wednesday" and "Gone Baby Gone".
A really old net friend, Banibhusan, is coming to Hyderabad for the first time this weekend. Pretty psyched about his impending visit. Apart from all the hilarious calls we make to each other, we've been each other's emotional support when it was so required. I just hope the meeting goes well. Given his apparent love for chicken, I plan on taking him to a reputed restaurant so that he can have the delicious Hyderabadi Biriyani. Watch out for this space yet again!! :)
Reading DESCENT INTO CHAOS by Ahmed Rashid. That's book 4, in case I didnt mention. Oh yes, I didnt mention. Next Change : O Jerusalem!
My lil sis (18 yrs old...not little, mind you!!) :P has been making me hear all these "gangsta-rap" songs, which I quite enjoy for their beats. Trouble starts when I break into an impromptu dance and am asked, rather impolitely, to dispense with the comedy circus. I tell you, "real" talent has no takers these days *sigh*
Finally, my best friend of 14 years, just got engaged a few days ago. I am happy for him that he found a great girl, and by March next year, he should be forever bonded in holy matrimony. :) Wish him all the happiness in the world.
Life has been moving at a dreadfully slow pace. I think I need to get out of Hyderabad for a while. Lets see what life has in store next. Peace out you all, nothing more to pen. Cheers!!
P.S: I have put up a new box for the most interesting blogger/post I come across, the readership for which is low considering the amazing content it has. Just a request to all you bloggers who come to my blog, to go through that one as well..and please comment too :). Go to "TOP READ FOR THE WEEK" and check it out.
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