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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Mammoth Cave national park

This was way back in early Summer of last year.

It was the most amazing sight - being within those huge caves. Other than for a couple of lanters held by the guides, there was no light in those caves. Leaving the pack meant a high probability of loosing your way into oblivion. I chose to take the safe route. So here I am writing about it.

Bit Torrents!!!

Have been watching so many Hindi/Kannada movies lately on my Laptop thanks to this wonderful technology called bittorrents. Just go to http://www.desitorrents.com or http://www.kannadatorrents.com. The only problem seems to be if you are not in early when the guy who is first uploading it is seeding it, you might end up with 89% downloaded but for the remaining 11%, you might end up waiting for ever.

Right now, am waiting on ppl to seed Kisna, Upendra and "Swalpa Adjust Madkoli". So go to the above sites and seed please. :-)

BTW, watched the most gross Kannada movie ever made: Ananthana Avanthara two nights ago. You surely should try watching it.

Another boring Saturday comes to an end

Watched 4 movies and ate lots of Pizzas in Shalini's farewell party in SSA's house. Now trying to make up for that dull day by reading the "thrilling" book The Da Vinci Code. :-)

Plan for tomorrow: Watch "The Incredibles" and or "Coach Carter". Both of the movies have good reviews.

We had the option of driving to Niagara this weekend. Sadly decided against it since we wanted to go to the Canadian side this time at least and that meant first going to Detroit for a Canadian Visa and then driving over to the Canadian Side. Will do it in the week after the next since I have an Install the next weekend.

BTW, also bought a Racquet Ball Racquet, Balls and Gloves. Keeping up the seriousness in the game. For those who don't know, Racquet Ball is a slight variation of Squash played with a soft rubber ball. When played hard, is a real fast game.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Feeling so miserable

Came in from Office and slept. Have been sleeping ever since. Just got up at 2:00am. Hungry and still sleepy. :-(

Will go and find something to eat in the kitchen.

Have to start setting alarms even for my evening Naps. BTW, just started reading Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code on a soft copy. Seems like a big pain reading an entire novel online. So went ahead and reserved a copy online at http://www.columbuslibrary.org. But sadly am 28th in the reservation list.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Don't drink and drive.

Hmmm. Hearing this from a guy who enjoys a few drinks quite often may sound funny. But after seeing the damage done by a drunk to my porch, I've decided. Drink as much as you want. But if you feel you're not in full control of yourself, no way you're going to control a car.

To cut a long story short. Last night at 3:30am, I am woken up from my sleep by a huge bang. Then I hear a car whirring away. For one moment, I thought it might be my dream where I've banged into some tree or driven into some one's bedroom like one of my old project mate. Hmm ya some one actually did that. Then I thought I'd better go and check. I rushed to the window and looked out. My Porch was in disarray. And I thought I saw a big black car racing away. A classic case of hit and run.

I immediately called in 911 assuming whoever would pick up would be ready for a chase of the drunkard and get him before he runs away. The lady who picked up seemed in no hurry at all. She said someone would come over soon. After about 15-20 mins, a COP came over and after a quick inspection said "Must be some drunk. I'll make a report and your Condo's insurance should cover it." and goes away. Hehe. I didn't need a cop to tell me that.

Still haven't got time to upload the snaps online.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Overnight trip

This is about my latest weekend driving trip. It so happened a friend's friend Sharath had come over from Arizona and was staying over with him for the weekend.

Me, Roopa and Sumit had gone shopping on Saturday afternoon to Jefferson Mall - the Marathahalli of Columbus. We came back pretty late in the evening and Santosh - my friend called me up and asked me to come over and join him for a drink or two at his place. We went over after having dinner at our place.

We started the drinking spree ... but along side we were watching some boring Hindi movie that put all of us to sleep literally. At 2:30am we decided to go out for a coffee. But we did not know of any place nearby that served coffee. So we decided to go to Downtown Columbus finally ending up in the White Castle there since that seemed to be the only Coffee serving joint open at the time. Surprise surprise it was so filled that we had to wait over half an hour for our Coffee.

As we were enjoying the coffee, someone suggested ... guess it was Santosh. How about driving down to Dayton tonight ... It was almost morning. 3am.

All 4 of us jumped in. Not even having any directions towards Dayton nor knowing what we were planning to do there at 4 or 5 in the morning. It turned out that it was just an hour away from Columbus - I thought it was more. I'd been in Apr-May last year. But then I had no driving sense at the time. So you can forgive me for that faux pas. Before we knew it we were in Dayton.

Hmm. Now what. Unanimously agreed to take a short nap since all of us were feeling damn sleepy. The next 3 hours - was spent Snoring away to glory. Any passers by would have mistaken our Car for a Zoo with some wild animals. :-)

At 7:00 got up and went around Dayton Downtown. It was pretty impressive when compared to our own downtown. Then looked for a place to have breakfast and freshen up. Found a nearby Denny's using the GPRS system.

9:30am - Dayton Air and Space Museum. Walked around for an hour admiring the fighter jets and the early fighter aircrafts. Watched a pretty good Imax show on training of international air force pilots and headed homewards.

The drive back was pretty uneventful with the others sleeping away to glory and me enjoying the music playing on FM.

Monday, February 21, 2005

I too have a blog ...

Now this is one fancy thing to have. I've been thinking of creating one since a long time. Now when I saw my buddy Sandeep create one, I decided that's it. I have to create one too.

Then the tough part was done. Now what do I put in the blog. Well there's lots of time for that. Right now, have to rush to the gym.

Keep coming back. I promise to be really regular posting to this blog. :-)