(post drafted/written on this past Saturday…)
I’ve been away from my blog for a spell, thanks to you for sticking around and coming back now.
Truth be told there’s a few things I’ve been working on which I’ll get to soon enough and in bits over the next few days – but to start with, here’s a song I just love to bits and was reminded of and enjoying just a couple of hours ago as it strolled its way back into my head. It’s a good song and being a weekend, the feel of it is nice and happy so listen and enjoy:
I was driving to work (yeah, I work 6 days a week, 7 if you count the writing as work!) and as it has been lo these last months, the heat was searing and the sun bright and blazing with just enough humidity to make you squirm. My little car’s a/c was chugging along as I squinted even behind my sunglasses a little as I weaved the traffic when suddenly I was shocked from the driving-brain-freeze many of us get when on routine routes – IT WAS RAINING! Not only that but the sun remained out and about and yet a pretty steady and mild downpour began to rain down on us, so much so that I needed to click my windshield wipers into action.
Maybe I’m just in a good mood because it’s the weekend. I’m at work, sure, but it’s still the weekend.
That and the fact that things are going pretty well all in all – work is good, writing is progressing and some new projects are both in the works and about to be made public. Hell even the personal front isn’t giving me any troubles so I call it a positive all-around.
“Lexophile” is a word used to describe those that love using words in rather unique ways,such as “you can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish”, or “to write with a broken pencil is pointless.” A competition to see who can come up with the best one is held every year:
When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.
A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A.
The batteries were given out free of charge.
A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.
A will is a dead giveaway.
With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
A boiled egg is hard to beat.
When you’ve seen one shopping Centre, you’ve seen a mall.
Police were called to a day care Centre where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.
A bicycle can’t stand alone; it is two tired.
When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine is now fully recovered.
He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
When she saw her first strands of gray hair she thought she’d dye.
Acupuncture is a jab well done. That’s the point of it.
And the cream of the wretched crop:
Those who get too big for their pants will be exposed in the end.
Oh yeah, the censorship thing – one major reason why I wasn’t able to blog was (besides my limited time/energy) that on a few occassions where I was planning on it, turns out the ISP I use has very happily decided to just arbitrarily block pretty much ANY WordPress site. Seriously.
I live in India and this ISP is MTNL which is basically a government telecom agency and arguably the biggest in the country – hell they run the land-lines nation-wide – and they’ve done this kind of thing before but that’s usually reserved for sites that pirate or such which fine, is kind of justified. But some of their wholesale blocking and policing like this is to me patently not acceptable! I’ve actually had to temporarily sign onto another ISP on a portable internet system (USB router) which is expensive but at least it (a) doesn’t restrict my internet with no justification and (b) it stay active and doesn’t keep dropping its connection and messing with my work and make me download the same email attachment 6 times.
Fuck them. Moving on.
So yeah, this post is not just a returning post, I think it’s suitably schizophrenic in my jumping between moods that it fits in with my regular randomness! I’ll be returning to my more regular posting schedule soon with new short stories, news on my publishing efforts and the usual gimmickery and silliness.
In the meantime, let me leave you with a couple of pictures of some origami I was doing recently – I had a bunch of flyers lying around from some books I’d ordered online and instead of throwing them away, I figured I’d practice the legendary Japanese art. So enjoy, hope the song gave you some joy and I’ll see you soon!