Archive | December, 2011

I was published again..sort of

15 Dec

So I was published in a paper – well to be more specific, a a picture I mentally composed, shot with a camera, and edited, was printed in an Indian English-language daily newspaper. Without my permission. It was meant to be a private picture but the person I took it with is kind of famous and the photo itself went viral on Facebook, which led to someone writing a ridiculous article-para on it. Yes. I’m quite sleep deprived or I’d probably do a better job at describing how hilarious the whole thing is. At this point, all that’s running through my head is “Wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutttttttttttttttttttttttttttt?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Edit 20/12/2011

OK, so I’m being sly about this, but since I’ve over-achieved one of the goals this year, I’m just going to substitute this accomplishment for another item on the Things To Do list. It’s my blog, my rules, my choices so just shhssk. I think I will just cancel out

Have sex in the ocean – to be fair I was never looking forward to sea water and then sand in my vag.

Birthday heart balloons

13 Dec

I just realized that I can sort of tick off another item from the Things to Do in 2011 list –   Buy myself 50 of those red heart balloons at a go. It was my birthday a couple of months ago, so I met up with Evil Genius to celebrate my parents’ successful reproductive abilities with a birthday beer.  When we were drunk enough to walk and not stumble over, we left. When we reached the road, I noticed the balloon seller across the road, clutching  the strings to around 70 red heart balloons which levitated above his head in a scarlet cloud. I must’ve mumbled my usual wistful, “Ohhh I want those”, because the next minute I was running after Evil Genius through rush-hour traffic  at night towards the seller.

He didn’t buy me 50 balloons, but it was enough to make me happy. I grinned all the way home and the red hearts floated around in my room for the next week making me smile every time I saw them until I thought of other things to do.

The abstract or concrete?

7 Dec

We spend so much of our time on the internet that our digital existence sometimes acquire an equivalent significance to our real lives. It’s a magical place, true; this online world is one that is filled with dreams & recipes for soup. But it also decides which one you’re really hungry for.

You, yes you, two choices on the menu today – life in the abstract or the concrete?

Do not forget, we have our own kind of magic, filling the wind and the air.

“It’s a keytar” ~ Imogen Heap

6 Dec

Thanks to the Weekender, and Imogen Heap’s live performance, I can tick off attendance at a performance by an international artist from the things to do in 2011 list.

“Hide and seek.
Trains and sewing machines.
All those years they were here first.

Oily marks appear on walls
Where pleasure moments hung before.
The takeover, the sweeping insensitivity of this
still life.”