I have attempted many times this summer to restart blogging again . Under normal circumstances the abundance of free time that I am enjoying nowadays would have meant my blog would be humming by now . But an enigmatic feeling of torpidity seems to hamper me . After many such attempts I am now left with half a dozen incomplete posts which I saved as drafts in wordpress . I hardly am in a mood to complete those posts . I find it easier these days to pen my thoughts in a book due to the fact that it doesnt have to be complete , appealing or readable .
I didnot sleep well yesterday . 8 hours is too less for a person who sleeps atleast 10 – 12 hours daily . So I am extra dull this afternoon . But despite all this I am somehow very determined to complete my first post and I hope my willpower stays strong till I finish this task . btw , I never like to sleep in the afternoons even when I am starved for sleep .
The weather has been very sultry this summer in Vizag ( as always ) . But I am still not complaining . There is nothing better than home . I still regret not being at home last summer . btw , It is not dangerous to go out in the afternoons in Vizag . The chances of a sunstroke are very less . The temperature has been on the lower side today due to the thick cloud cover . I have seen clouds in the morning only today this summer . The gloomy weather has added to the dullness . I have got nothing to do . I need to embark on a mission to make my summer more joyous and productive . I am wasting time surfing the net for now .
Today the UEFA Champions League final takes place in Athens between Liverpool and AC Milan. I frankly feel the Reds are no match for the Italians . The Reds may have mastered the art of knocking out good European sides in the two leg format . But a final is altogether different . And Milan are in scintillating form . The key men will be Pirlo and Seedorf . Kaka and Gattuso are expected to do their jobs . I havent seen a right back more rampaging than Massimo Oddo . The Reds are an organized side . But they have no flair and are too dependent on Gerrard . I am happy ManU lost in the semifinals . It would have been terrible losing to Liverpool in the final . The squad is too thin for ManU to be fighting on so many fronts . I hope they strengthen it next season . I didn’t feel bad/disappointed when ManU lost to Chelsea in the FA Cup final . It was always difficult to get a goal without a fit Louis Saha . Anyways I hope Milan win the final . I was going through the status messages of friends in GTalk when I came across Adarsh’s which read -: ” In Europe no team has ever man-marked me and I think that it will be the same tonight. I was close to win the Champions League two years ago, tonight I hope to write an important page in this club’s history —KAKA ” .
I just came to know that Steven Sidwell is going to be a Chelsea player next season . How many more central midfielders do you need Chelsea ? Bhaskar tells me they are going to lose a couple of players during the African Cup . But Ballack , Lampard , Lassanna Diarra , Makelele are going to be available arent they ? It seems that duplicates of team shirts of football clubs are available at very cheap prices in Jalaripet . A lot of people are now interested in buying them and atleast three of my IIIT friends are desperate to get their hands on them . I personally checked out a jersey of the German Football team . It was not an accurate replica . But there were some similarities . The cloth was synthetic and the price around Rs. 130 . But these smuggled goods cannot be bought so easily . Only trusted persons are allowed to buy them . Reebok / Nike shoes which normally cost around Rs.3000 are available for Rs.600 . All this is possible because these people evade ‘customs’ by transferring these goods from the large ships to small boats and then bringing those goods into the city . Its all illegal business . But then thats how scores of ‘Imported Goods’ shops run in the city .
My friend Ravikishore seems to be disappointed with Ryan Giggs for appealing for a goal in the FA Cup Final when the ball crossed the line while it was in Cech’s hands . He told me Giggsy was the only person he respected in the ManU team and after this incident , he lost his respect for Giggs . But I being a fan of Ryan Giggs took pains to make him understand that Giggs was Captain of the team on that day and was only appealing as a representative of the team and not as an individual . I dont know if this has reinstilled respect for Ryan Giggs into my friend’s mind . But I have done my job as a fan of the legendary Ryan Giggs .
I am still bored . I buzzed a few of my friends on GTalk and whatsupped them . Satti is finding his work boring nowadays . But he is getting paid 🙂 . There shouldnot be any complaints if you ask me . Hemanth is unhappy that there is no AC in his robotics lab . But he is a senior researcher in the Robotics Lab and has UNRESTRICTED access to the Internet . Meanwhile Nageshwar tells me he is not exactly completing his projects at a rapid pace . He is watching a movie right now : Mayabazaar ( the newer version ) . But he is always so relaxed . Give him any number of projects and he will always complete them in time without compromising on his daily dose of enjoyment / entertainment .
I am trying to avoid spending time with the PC or the tele . It saves a lot of time . And there is the relief that you have got rid of an addiction . Badri is reading a lot of journals , magazines and stuff . He suggested that I read “The Economist” / TIME / Statesman . But my mother would definitely fret at the idea of reading politics and other ‘murky’ stuff . She complains even when I read the daily newspaper a little too long . She frets when I spend more than an hour on the Internet . This has been another reason why I havent been able to publish complete posts . Anyways I feel my mother is an experienced and reliable judge when it comes to judging whether an activity is productive . My soul trusts her . These days I am asking everybody the question ‘What exactly are you doing in the summer ?’ . The common replies are “Nothing.” / “Wasting time.” . But such answers donot satisfy me . I have waited for the right answers . But nobody is doing anything productive except a few people who are interning . I am searching for the right interests to pursue in the summer . If you have read this blog then do suggest me some productive summer activities .
My school friends : GRV Kishore , Hemanth and Gaurav are all here in Vizag . I didnot expect them to be here for the summer holidays . Especially Gaurav who has completed his third year . Kishore and Hemanth are just ‘farting around’ but I have not verified this fact . As for Gaurav he is interning at Vizag Steel Plant . I feel that is ultra cool . One needs to be extremely lucky to find an internship in his hometown . I plan to meet them soon . But I need ideas to make the meeting memorable . Other friends who study in local colleges are busy with their placements . It is going to take a lot of effort to meet all of my school friends . I lost contact with quite a few . But thankfully Vizag is not a big city and it should be POSSIBLE .
Meanwhile my IIIT friend Anil seems to be enjoying his internship in the Austrian City of Graz . And he is earning good money as well . He promised to bring me a few gadgets for which I need to pay after he returns . The city of Graz is very picturesque . Take a look .
Windows XP is very slow on a 128 MB RAM PC . Add Firefox to the mix and it takes atleast two minutes to upload your post to wordpress . But still I cannot revert to using IE . IE is just not good enough . OMG This has now become a very big post . I have spent two hours on the PC now and it has started to rain . I have switched off the fan ; the weather is very pleasant now . . Just who would have the patience to read this post I wonder . I cannot afford to bore the reader any further . Before I sign off let me add a few conversations .
A funny conversation between Niranjan and me -: [ Read only if you understand Telugu ]
Sasank: Dadagiri cheyyaku neeru dada
Niranjan: Dadagiri chese vaade dada
adi kada naaa baadha
naaku vaste tedaa
hey dude u thr?
Sasank: cheppa raa item
Niranjan: i am man not item
now playing age
A conversation between me and my soul
alexsoddy : Daddy wants me to wake up at 7’o clock daily .
Soul : Why dont you do it ?
alexsoddy : But I dont get any food that early .
Soul : There are dozens of mangoes in the fridge . If you really want to fill your stomach you should brush your teeth early , peel the fruits yourselves , fill your stomach and help your mother
alexsoddy : lets see *losing the argument*
Parting note -: All this while it was labyrinthine to shake off the languidness and start blogging . But now that I have started it ; I just cant stop writing , which explains the size of this post . I ask my readers for forgiveness and I want to ensure them that short and interesting posts will be served in the future .