My last comment on the previous post mentions “something needs to happen in my life to blog it.” Amazingly right after I wrote that I realised I have enough matter to make up a small post- nothing philosophical or serious or of great consequence, but a general update on life.
Since the last 3 days,I have caught stomach flu but being the diligent worker that I am, I haven’t bunked office even for a day.(pat on the back? please?) I am praying the management notices this hyper-diligence. May if they do, they’ll find it in them to give me big raise at the end of the year!:P that’s not going to happen but a girl can dream, cant she? Wishful thinking aside, the real reason I have been in office because I have deadlines to meet before I go outta town for the whole of next week. Before you pounce on me yelling “lucky you!!” I would like to inform you, this trip is not for pleasure. It’s for work. I am going to be parking myself in rural India for a week. No internet, no TV, no radio. Just miles and miles of lush green farms, tall hills, warm people and no pollution!! Does it get any better than this? When I am going to be back, I am going to be one rejuvenated, happy soul! 🙂 I am so looking forward to this. I don’t know how people do desk jobs all through their lives. Don’t they get bored of the same desk, the same chair, the same compute and the same people? Travelling is so much fun – at least for me. That’s one reason I like this job. I can balance “office” time with “on-field” time.
I have been writing time and again I need to develop patience. Looks like God decided to help me in my endeavour. I am getting projects that are forcing me to develop this personality trait. I’m trying to get the company’s official website re-done. And I have been trying for only 5 months now. These design agencies are really s-l-o-w. I am told creative work cant not be set to fixed time limits. Sure I understand that but this is life. The creative work is actually a project that needs to be completed within a time frame. I wish they’d understand that. I am also trying to teach my mom some of the jazzier uses of the comp. She’s a good learner but I am an impatient teacher. That’s partly because I assume she’s smart at everything else, so she should automatically be smart at comps too! But I am honestly trying hard to explain things properly, slowly with adequate repetition. I guess if I do my part well, my mom will be a pro (or as much of a pro she can become with my coaching!!) with in a month or two.
I have, as of yesterday, developed a mortal fear. I am worried sick that the IT department will discover people blog in office and will block all blog sites, just like the way they blocked all email/chat sites. And when if they discover that, it’ll be the end of an important part of my life. I think I should include “Please allow free, uninterrupted access to WordPress at office” in my daily prayers. I hope God listens.
I got an unexpected gift yesterday. A colleague went on a vacation to Australia. She and I are not thick friends- but we are getting there. I was very pleasantly surprised to know she thought of me in that far off land and brought back nicknacks for me. Unexpected gifts make me happy!!
I finished The Kite Runner on the bus ride back home yesterday. It’s a serious story but then its set in Afghanistan, so you cant expect it be light-hearted. But Its truly worth a read. The writer has done a fabulous job with words. If you haven’t read it, I suggest you do. I am not sure I want to read a thousand spelndid suns though. I hear its set in Afghanistan as well. Donot think I could do another such book right now. If you have read it, tell me if its good. Then may be I will pick up a copy.
So that’s about it from me. Wassup with you?
PS: Please refer to para 2. I am going to be off the blogosphere till next Monday. Try not missing me too much! 😛