Ninety nine plus ONE!

Finally.. after three years of kinda continuous blogging, my posts now count to a hundred :)
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After a long thought about what to post on the 100th, I thought I'd be faithful to this good old blog by actually including a part of itself as a sort of tribute to itself... *sniff* For it's been what my mind has been all these years...
Hence I got an excuse to dig up all my old posts outta the archive and atleast glance through each one of them.. And it was worth it, for I really couldn't believe (and I'm not saying this just for the sake of saying it) that I had written certain posts.. I've really changed over the years it seems.. :D So ladies and gentlemen, presenting the specially handpicked (mouse-clicked) list of my favourite posts(as of this moment!) over the last three years (in chronological order: oldest first):

Horlicks Fest: My first post in the 'criticism' category. My total, comprehensive pissed-off-ness that day led me to "aishwaryamaayittu" start blogging (and swearing on it). Got my first comments on it too.. A bit of nostalgia wouldn't hurt eh..

Through the landscape...blah blah: Straight from the bored heart of a travel-bug cum shutter-bug cum railfan waiting for his exams to get over :)

Up and down the motherland: A longish post about that awesome trip with our dear Vice Princi and five class-buddies to Chandigarh for the 1st National Aerospace Olympiad. Enjoyed it like hell.. being my first trip this far with classmates :)

Vista on 128MB RAM?:
Misleading as the title is, it's undoubtedly the most popular post on the blog going by the two-three hits everyday for it by desperate people who are looking to run Vista on their old machines (LOL!!!). It reeks of Linux propaganda, btw :D

Ghanan Ghanan: A long short-story :P I simply love this one!

Chengalisation: One of the few posts from the Criticism category which made it to this list.. this was written with all disgust!

Top Linux Slogans:Another linux post :D But this one was a listing of hugely hilarious pro-linux slogans(which also happen to be jabs at W!ndow$... Became rather popular by appearing on tuxmachines and fsdaily.

This evening: My attempt at overcoming the lack of something to blog about, my just going for a walk and making this post out of absolutely nothing. Ironically I liked this one a lot :)

Up, up and away: The first of the five-part series of HUGE posts about my first trip out of India.. I typed furiously for days that I almost got Carpal tunnel syndrome :-| Still, going by the comments people felt it was a good read I guess...

Why am I so?
: A one stop explanation for people who got curious about my fascination for trains. Says it all.. and proves I'm not mental :D

A Monsoon Sojourn: The advantage of blogging these lovely trips/joyrides is that you can always refresh your memory by going through these a long time later...

Christmas as a Loyolite: Christmas was the best season to be in Loyola.. *sigh* I miss school!

A Leaf outta Life 01: Finally, a college post.. to complete the circle eh? But I like this one a lot.. makes it seem like lots happen in a day!

Well that ends what undoubtedly looks like a boasting vain display of posts.. well I don't care if it appears so :| Had such a nice time sifting through archives and poking bytes at parts of Google's databanks which remained unaccessed for years!

Finally... thanks to anyone who has gone though my blog at some point of time or the other.. And a warm hug to all who have stayed through till now :) Love y'all!


That HUGE tag

I'm havin no min for some serious blogging, yet it tugs at my heartstrings to see my blog having not been updated recently. Hence the lazybones, easy-peasy method of filling up space on the Google server... Picked this rather tiny tag from Nitin. Okies here goes:

1. Last beverage – Sprite :) Just emptied an ageing bottle lying in the fridge
2. Last phone call- Abhi
3. Last text message – Brajesh
4. Last song you listened to – Metallica - No leaf clover
5. Last time you cried – Hmm... Not very far back actually :D


6.Dated someone twice? – Nopes.
7. Been cheated on? – Nopes.
8. Cried yourself to sleep? – Ditto.
9. Lost someone special? – Not really. But miss them :(
10. Been depressed? – Lots lately. Over particularly nothing infact. Never thought such things would happen to me!
11. Seen ghosts – Never.. I don't believe in them!
Blue, white, green.


15.Made new friends – Definitely :)
16. Fallen out of love – Naah...
17. Laughed until you cried – Yeah.. big time :)
18. Met someone who changed you – hehe that never happens :P
19. Found out who your true friends were – Yup..
20. Found out someone was talking about you – Much to my surprise :)
21. Kissed anyone on your friend’s list – In my dreams :D That one was wonderful!
22. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life ? – Ah.. around half of them I reckon.
23. How many kids do you want to have – Two. A cute li'l girl and a naughty li'l devil of a boy :D
24. Do you have any pets – Visiting pets. There's ubuntu, g-man, cat#1, cat#2, BumbleBee#1.. can't think of more right now...
25. Do you want to change your name – Not given it a thought as of yet..
26. What did you do for your last birthday – Ah turned 18 :) A bit of gorging about restaurants, talkin to ppl over the phone, bossing my lil sister around.. Met KK, AO, RajeshSir to tell them where I was and that coll was starting the next day.
27. What time did you wake up today – 6:26. Woke up to her missed call :P
28. What were you doing at midnight last night – Texting Brajesh about how sweet, angelic, lovely (etc) Shreya Ghoshal's voice was... then switched off the mp3 player, and slept over my Mechanical Engg textbook.
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for – Get the hell outta this fuckin place after three years.
30. Last time you saw your father – Ten mins earlier.
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life – Ah.. lots *sigh*
32. What are you listening to right now – Some little birdie chirping excitedly atop the banyan tree near the pond. My headphone conked out.
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom – If I did, I don't remember now. Screw my memory.
34. What’s getting on your nerves right now? The infinite time needed by the Kerala University for conducting a goddamn exam.
36. Whats your real name – Tzreiraumm. What the hell.
37. Relationship Status – Single.. and experimenting :P
38. Zodiac sign – Libra/Virgo. Somebody called it a cusp or something. Whatever...
39. Male or female – Male
40. Natural Hair color? – Black
41. Hair color now – Kinda dark brownish to black.
42. Pet Peeve – The way people just can't seem to mind their own goddamn business.
43. Need Glasses- You bet!
44. Long or short – Now what the fuck does this mean? Length of what?
45. Height – Five ten.
46. Do you have a crush on someone – Have openly admired a lot of 'em.. No real crush as of yet :)
47. What do you like about yourself? – I can do a hell lot of things well. Open boasting but that's the truth.
48. Piercings – Ears. Not by choice though.. Had it done when I was a baby :)
49. Tattoos – Want this one: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2075/2417129525_43ec687684.jpg
50. Righty or lefty – Right. Don't even mention the other word to me. I've had enough of hearing it.. what with living in this state for 18 years.

51. First surgery – None as yet.
52. First piercing – Ears.. at the age of one I think.
53. First tattoo – Heh.. some fat blue bloke with Boomer written across his chest :P
54. First best friend – Ranjeet
55. First sport you joined – Cricket :)
56. First pet – Again a visiting one.. some striped tomcat.
57. First vacation – Oh this one I simply can't remember. We travelled like crazy when I was small.. all over South India I guess. So the location would be somewhere in there.
59. First crush- I remember I liked girls a lot right from when i was small :D First one was the girl in some ad behind the telephone directory.. I even used to keep the directory with me all the time.. Cute love eh :)
60. First alcoholic drink – White wine.

61. Eating – A couple of almonds...
62. Wearing – A black tee (it's almost a rag) and grey short. And Jockey. There u go :)
63. I’m about to – Resume that crap in the third module of the text.
64. Speaking to – Isn't it obvious that I'm typing dammit!
65. Waiting to – Go railfanning after the exams.
66. Want kids? – Naah not atleast a couple of years from now.
67. Want to get married? – Ditto.
68. Careers in mind? – Eh.. now looking at tech-journalism :)

69. Lips or eyes – Eyes.
70. Hugs or kisses – I love both :D
71. Shorter or taller- About the same height.
72. Older or Younger – Younger, or the same.
73. Romantic or spontaneous – Romantic :)
74. Nice stomach or nice arms – Ah.. both matter a lot!
75. Tattoos or piercings- Taken an interest in ear studs recently.. the ones on the edges of the ear lobes are cute :)
76. Sensitive or loud- Sensitive but not too much. Loud is kinda bitchy.
77. Hook-up or relationship – Relationship
78. Trouble maker or hesitant- Trouble makerrr!

79. Kissed a stranger – Nopes :(
80. Drank hard liquor – Not yet :P
81. Lost glasses/contacts – Never... Touchwood!
82. Sex on first date – Lemme see.. that warrants a blogpost anyway!
83. Broken someone’s heart – I don't believe I ever have.
84. Had your own heartbroken – Yes.
85. Been arrested?- Plenty of times on GTA and NFS but evaded 'em :)
86. Turned someone down – hm...
87. Cried when someone died – No.
88. Got someone into trouble intentionally – Muhahaha yeah baby :D

89. Yourself – Definitely. But tend to go overboard at times.
90. Miracles – Hopefully :D
91. Love at first sight – Yes..
92. Heaven – on Earth, yeah :) Up there— Where? Andromeda?
93. Santa Claus – No.
94. Kissing on the first date? – Yes :D
95. Angels – Which 'angels'? :P

96. Is there one person you want to be with right now? – Yeah...
97. Had more than one boyfriend/ girlfriend at one time? – Not really.
98. Do you believe it’s possible to remain faithful forever? – It is.
99. What’s the one thing you cannot live without? – Music. The computer. The internet. My people. That counts as a BIG one.
100. Posting this as 100 truths? – You need me to swear or something? Nopes sorry I don't fuckin swear in my blog posts.. yeah right :P