Thursday, August 31, 2006

Simply Roaming...

... taking drinks, chumma, buggerrs

I was at Masinagudi over the with the Dilletante and the Crocodile, and have posted some pictures on my Traveblogs post. There's some pictures Dilletante posted on his blog.

It was a good break, we did nothing much except drive around, laze by the river, see a few animals here and there, drive to Ooty and back, and laze some more.


Tiger, tiger, burning bright,
Bala wants to know if he can have a light,
What fearful hand or eye,
Can help him light his 555

(Apologies to William Blake)


In other words, we were "Simply Roaming, Taking Drinks, Chumma. Buggerrs"
Do go check the pictures out.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Fads...

... exist in every walk of life, and more so in Quizzing.

I remembered this one fad when I saw the cartoon below. Sometime around 2001 (I think) quizzes in town HAD to have a question on Whistler's Mother. The fad has (thankfully) died out. I remember this one quiz where there was one team or the other guessing Whistler's Mother in every round.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Fitty Fie...

... word Fiction time.

Bangalore Bytes, Chamique and Recluse have made an informal 55-word-fiction chain. I decided to crash the party too. Here goes my fifty five paise...

*****
She looked sort of hot (in an Asian way), though not friendly. That made him think. In the end he decided to give it a go, anyhow.

"May I borrow your vaseline, please? It's dry in here"

He added a friendly but restrained smile for effect. She looked around uncomfortably. He tried to look cool.
*****

Something on the same lines (minus the brevity) was tried earlier. This was back in the day when blogs were just starting to become popular, around late 2004. The "project" died out, I guess, when things became harder to connect and got out of hand. Gulp!, it was called. Check it out here.

Friday, August 18, 2006

I Know...

... I know, I've been missing.

But lately, given the amount of fire-fighting I'm indulging in at work, I feel like Calvin's dad (below).


There you go, classic 'ol me. Crib - don't say much of use to anyone - post cartoon.