Friday, September 15, 2006

Thoughts of the day

My wallet is becoming bulkier by the day. Soon I shall have enough 1p, 2p (p=>penny) coins that I could build a eiffel tower. .. no .. bigben with it. After every transaction I am burdened with more coins. Everyday I go out, I promise myself that I shall dump all those coins at some hapless shop/canteen-cashier. But when the opportune moment comes due to consideration both for the cashier and the person behind me in the queue (actually because of a fear of being frowned upon), I back out and present a whole sum and come back carrying even more coins :((.

Evening, I was walking back to my room after getting down the bus. The sun is shining brightly and so I say to myself, 'wow, today is a fine day'. And then it strikes me! The must be the first time ever I said that it was a fine day because the sun is shining!! Aah change of place changes many persectives ;))

These days, Charlie Chaplin has been keeping me company during dinner, both while cooking and eating it. No, I am not watching his movies (I dont have a pc/laptop in room yet), even better, am reading his autobiography. Its quite interesting. He seems to remember all his life in great detail. One thing that he waxed about and which I whole-heartedly agree is that humour arises when the situation is so serious that its absurd (he said in grandiloquently and loquaciously (aka much better and larger vocabulary) though :D).

My wrist-watch seems to be more attached to India than me. It keeps reverting back to IST though I keep correcting it. Ofcourse a more plausible explanation would be that the battery is edging towards its death.

After a lot of experimentation which spanned well over two years, I have concluded that the optimal number of people that I should be chatting with at one instance is 5. Any less, and I would be left with free time in which I would have to do something else. Any more, and my chatters would have to wait for my response. At 5, I am occupied just enough not to have any idle moments, and I am also able to maintain the tempo of all the conversations. (Has there been a research paper on optimality of chatting before?? :D)

19 comments:

Karan said...

5 ppl @ once.. u r one of d best multitasker's av seen :D

skp said...

dood send me some pennies ... got to pay the coffee shop guy arnd 2K :D

oBelIX said...

interesting idea. will propose to dr. kamal :D

oBelIX said...

just buzzed

kunal said...

I cannot manage more then 3 people at a time.. :( I think you must be replying in only yes/no :P

Shantalu said...

hmm how r babes of southampton reacting to the arrival of stud 4m india

Anonymous said...

is it the idle time or the effect of the land(Queen's Land) or the fact that u didnt write this often (aw-fun? of-ton?) that u are writing so much these days .. and good blogs also.

and yeah, how is queen by the way?
and are there actually police man on horse even now? i think i saw it in some movie or something.

tumhara playboi...

Just Hopped Under said...

darn brits!
Jolly good weather sire?

mythalez said...

@karan, yeah .. am a good multi tasker .. ther hav been days i wud be chatting, listening to music and programming :D (braggart mythalez ;)) )

@skp, will bring them with me when i come :D

@obelix, wat idea u talking abt?

@obelix, u buzzed and then my blog wasnt accessible for the rest of the day ;))

mythalez said...

@kunal, i manage proper conversations (the five wud invariably involve the sage aka pranav and those discussions are deep if u know wat i mean :D)

@shantalu, the babes r yet to return frm their vacations .. lets wait n see ;)

@playboi, well its because, finally i have got some work .. so i can postpone it by blogging :D ... well havent seen the queen yet .. havent seen london yet !! .. and those horse police r in london i think .. some kinda tradition

@just hopped under? I shud be calling u a kangaroo eh? yeah jolly good jolly good mate

dilip said...

nice thoughts .. btw does ur keyboard skip a few characters? ..

Vivek said...

I am sure, u can chat with 10 at a time, it doesnt take time to ":p" as a reply to each and every comment.

the-think said...

Heys!
Where you now?
Sorry, this question might seem ridiculous, but just WHERE are you?
:)

Anonymous said...

dood waiting for Reese Witherspoon !

you know who !

mythalez said...

@dilip, thanks .. thankfully it doesnt

@vivek, :P is used when the other party makes no intelligent statements :P .. like u do most of the time :P

@persephone, southampton .. i hope u know where it is :P

@anon who is not anon to me, theres a lot of time for that .. one day when i have lotsa patience .. many others things will come before :D

chaos said...

nice try rama..hw long did u think u can hide stuff about u nd the chinese girl huh??

AK-84 said...

If m not wrong, ur watch cannot revert back to IST. IST's ahead of ur southampton time, isn't it /:) Jhand, itni jaldi India bhool gaya tu.. thode dinon mein india walon ko bhi bhool jaayega

mythalez said...

@chaos, wat chaotic comments r making??

@ak-84, it can show IST by going all the way back .. if it goes 7 n 1/2 hrs slow it wud show indian time!! (analog watch)

madhusudhanan said...

if u chat the way u chat with me, 5 is a lesser no .. :p as vivek said, doesnt take much time to just (and only .. atleast in my case) say :p hmm