Deep Thoughts

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Dead Man's Tale

Last night, we went to see Pirates of the Carribean - Part 2 and really enjoyed it!

I admit that it was absurd in some places and gross in some others, but if all this absurdity and grossness is accompanied by generous doses of Johnny Depp, I say bring it on :)

I can't wait for the sequel!!

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Monday, July 17, 2006

From Concrete jungle to Timber jungle

This weekend we were transported from the humdrum of this concrete jungle named Boston to a different kind of jungle...the real kind :) was the annual summer outing time at my company. So Friday evening (or more like Friday afternoon), the office started getting emptier by the minute, with everyone (along with their families!) heading in the general direction of fun (aka Mt. Washington). If I start writing about all we did this weekend, I would be writing all night. Instead, I will stick to some highlights and pictures:

  • Grand parties which included fabulous food, drinks, great views from our dinner table and the excellent company. On the topic of great food, I have to mention the fabulous chocolate fountains (both white and milk chocolate!) on Friday and an entire room full of delectable desserts on Saturday.

  • Some strenuous but fun hiking (I am surprised at myself that despite being horrible sore today, I am still calling it a fun hike - it really was very fun). We climbed up to about half way to the top of Mt. Washington, saw some fantastic views, had lunch and started climbing down. Some pictures from along the way and the top:

  • Did horse riding on Sunday afternoon on a trail in the woods passing by some waterfalls. The icing on the cake was the bear was a baby bear wandering on the road and the momma was nowhere to be seen. We were all nervous and excited at the same time and to our relief, he went back pretty soon into the woods and we carried on further.

All in all...a superb weekend and I can't wait till next year :)

P.S. Thanks to hubby for the title of the post...he said something about getting back to the concrete jungle from the timber jungle and I knew this was going to go on my blog ;)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

What a gruesome day

As I got in my car yesterday morning, the radio warned me to not take the Masspike citing this terribly tragic accident. How awful and sad? My heart goes out to this family.

As I sat down for lunch, I was asked "Did you see the news?" When I replied in the negative, I was informed about the train bombings in Bombay. Now, Bombay is a place very close to my the place where I went to college , it is the place where I met my husband, it is the place where we have countless friends and family. So far, we have heard from most of them and to our relief (Thank God) they are all doing fine. There are others whom we haven't yet been able to contact and I really hope they are doing well too.

Here's sending lots of good thoughts and prayers to all people who have been struck by these two horrible tragedies.

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Friday, July 07, 2006

Joy of words

I read this on a train ride back home on Wednesday and wanted to share these beautiful words with you all.

It's an excerpt from the story "Il Colore Ritrovato" in the book "The Pacific".

“I now was in love with her in the way that old men can briefly be in love with youth, which is like standing on the platform as an express train that doesn’t stop at your station goes by at full speed. It’s exciting, the wind comes up, your clothes whistle in the air, you awaken, and then it’s gone, without even having seen you.”

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

A perfect long weekend

I loooove long weekends...Especially super long weekends...Especially when they are not rushed and packed with places to visit. This was one such weekend and the best part...It is not over yet :)

I did so many things this weekend that I'd been wanting to, or meaning to, or simply needed to, but was never getting a chance. Here's a random list of things I did this weekend which I'm glad about:

  • Went on a nice long walk with hubby
  • Saw some good movies
  • Did 14 loads of laundry...Yup 14! - Probably my all time high
  • Packed up my winter wardrobe (freshly laundered ;)) and got the remaining of my summer clothes out - Yipee! (I don't want to think about the fact that there are only so many summer months before I do the whole process again!)
  • Cleaned up and reorganized my kitchen cabinets - Put my new labelmaker to good use! It's incredible how organized everything looks when there are labels involved)
  • I'm finally catching up on blog reading and writing...the entire last month went in a whirlwind with all the traveling and my swimming lessons (they were great!).
  • Met a good friend after more than a year; Met his wife (they got married in February) for the first time.
  • Will be having some friends over tonight for a farewell dinner of sorts
  • Played card games with hubby....I'm currently losing...more games to continue today :)
  • Read a great book that I had first heard about on NPR - Letters to Sam. I'm more than half way through the book and have been touched by what I read so far.

P.S. Mom left last weekend. She had a wonderful time and so did we. The house felt so terribly empty after she left. Hopefully not for long though...we have talked my in-laws into coming over and they will probably be here before the end of the month!! We're very excited :)