Apollo-Gs for the lack of updates. Not that any of you have noticed it or complained about it. Now that is either because it makes no difference to any of you whether I update this blog or not (also known as — the truth). Or that my sparkling wit and charming personality just jumps out of my blog and captivates you so much that you fail to notice the lack of updates (also known as — what I’d like to believe to be the truth). In any case, I yam back.
So — Wheeeee! We have a new laptop. And it is beyooootiful! Yes yes, we know. Most of you have had one since Hangal was a virile youth and it is not a big deal for you. But it is our first, so we’re mighty proud and we feel a compelling need to gloat. And who better to do it to than my captive audience. (Saying this she quickly checks Statcounter to see if any of the supposed captive audience reads this blog anymore. Tick tock tick tock tick tock .. Aha! We have a reader! Yes, you. Thank you.)
So my latest excuse for not blogging is that I am getting gadgetified. First there’s the lappy-toppy. (Bet at least half of you cringed when I called it that. Heh heh.) With TWO GB of RAM, my precious purrrs contentedly like a cat who just inherited a creamery. And now that the gorgeous Boston summer is right around the corner you can expect lots of the people watching, leading to introspection, in turn leading to realization about self as insignificant speck, type of writing. Naah. We’re far too vain to allow our blog to be reduced to that. So it’s more likely to be people watching, leading to thinking of self as better than the rest, leading to general distaste of the world and a greater intolerance of humanity. Yep, that sounds more like us.
And, as if one cool toy is not enough, we have two! We have what looks like a mild-mannered phone. All well-behaved and going tring-tring when it should. But underneath that unassuming demeanor, lies another personality that emerges at night .. <cue song — andheri raaton mein, sunsaan raahon par> .. it darts into a phone booth¹, puts on its superhero costume and turns into .. a Videocon Washing Machine! <cue jingle — It washes, it rinses, it even dries your clothes! In just a few minutes .. *tink tonk tink tonk* .. you are ready for the show!> No seriously, this ain’t no ordinary phone. It’s a phone, an mp3 player, a flash drive, an FM radio .. and in the right light, it could pass off for Ah-nold’s stunt double in T2 even! Oh and it’s a quad-band phone with the Bluetooth thingy. Drool.
So, if I was lying on a Mediterranean beach, wiggling my toes in the sun-bleached sands, bored with the eye-candy around me and deciding take a lazy afternoon nap instead — If then, I woke up to the sight of azure blue waters, and suddenly felt inspired to write a blog post about it, I now can.
Now I just need to find myself a beach, some eye-candy ² and a nice umbrella.
2 — Eye-candy — Not to be confused with the I-candy from the previous post.