Thursday, October 20, 2011

Delightfully Psycho-logical!

Reading can not only give pleasure but sometimes take you on a trip to regions and psyches unknown. I have just finished reading “American Psycho” by Bret Easton Ellis, which I think is one such book. A disturbing exploration into the mind of a compulsive killer it holds a horrible fascination for the reader. One cannot help but be drawn into the twisted workings of the protagonist’s (if one could call him that) mind.

I had seen the film adaptation of the book starring Christian Bale a long time ago. Although, I liked the movie due to its superb performances and brilliant execution, I must confess it was nowhere near as good as the novel. Patrick Bateman’s thought processes and his sheer apathy to everything around him jolts you from any preconceived notions that you might have had before reading the book. That it might be another run of the mill crime or thriller novel.

The author has stripped Bateman’s character of all his humanity and revealed the real being. It is this unapologetic honesty in the portrayal that grabs the reader’s attention and holds it till the very end. 

One may read this book for a peek of Bateman's obsession with designer clothes, which is shown delightfully in the novel and his monologues regarding various pop artistes alone!

Monday, June 28, 2010

This Monday I don't want to lie down and fake death...

                                                                         Monday Minute

This Monday has dawned bright and clear…there is less humidity in the air and I don’t feel as I’m being suffocated to death or swimming in a thick viscous liquid as I try to walk. On this cheerful note I present to you This week’s Monday Minute which is hosted by Ian from The Daily Dose of Reality and is this week being co-hosted by Jana…we share the same name…from Boobies, Babies and a Blog!!!

Has anyone you've known personally lived to at least 100?
My grandma, my father’s mother lived upto a very long age, almost hundred. She was one of the strongest, most beautiful women I have known in my lifetime. I was closest to her of all my grandparents’ and remember her soothing touch as she put me to sleep sometimes.

What material possession do you value the most?
Most certainly my books. I have had a considerable collection since childhood and have a special bond with each one of them. Their weathered dog-eared faces give me a sense of comfort every time I hold one in my hands.

What do you think happens to us after we die?
Hmmm…I haven’t actually given much thought to it. I would like to think there is a giant library somewhere, where people can go and rest eternally, in the company of their favourite books and of course meet the authors who wrote them.

Most embarrassing item in your house?
Would have to be this one item of clothing which I bought during one of my rare moments of fashion amnesia. I actually paid quite a bit for this and regretted buying it the moment I reached home. Although returning it would have been easier I wore this THING out of sheer idiocy and bull-headedness!

and finally...

If you could rename yourself, what would your name be?
Something Greek sounding…probably after one of the gods or goddesses… I simply have this weakness for Greek mythological names and don’t see any reason as to why not.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Night Frights...


Today’s post is a result of my imagination which has always been somewhat overactive, especially as a child. This coupled with my inexplicable fear of the night  and all the morbid things associated with it, has led to this short post of 55 words. If you want to know more about this go to the amazing g man…

Here is my post...

Night night comes knocking
Not timidly, but loud and shocking
You have me in your sticky grasp
With not a hope nor glimpse of escape
Screams that die a pre-mature death
Get released in hot painful poisonous waves
Waking up soaked in a cold sheet of sweat
See that I am not in my bed


Also, I have taken part in the Friday Follow which is being hosted by three amazing bloggers Kmama at The Daily Dribbles, Elizabeth at The Crafty Charlestonian and Brittany Ciara at Not Your Average Teen. Thank you lovely ladies for hosting and people do go and visit their awesome blogs or you won't know what you are missing out on.

Have a nice weekend everyone!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mind Shutdown Monday...

                                                                                Monday Minute

This week seems to have passed in a blur what with the trauma of working on a Sunday and all. I can barely keep my eyes open, I am that tired. Just have enough time to answer Ian’s questions on the Monday Minute which is being co-hosted by not your average teen

This week’s questions are:

1 - Have you ever had any feelings towards one of your teachers back in the day?
No, most of the good looking teachers in my school were females so that should be self explanatory. 

2 - What's the most embarrassing thing that happened while at work? 
I once screamed LOUDLY in a very theatrical manner at my supervisor right in front of all my co-workers. It was pretty embarrassing having to face this person from then on.

3 - When was the last time you crapped yourself sharted?
Nope, never happened.

4 - What is one thing you have always kept a secret and why have you kept this a secret for so long?
I do not have too many secrets. I am actually pretty boring and nothing ever happens in my life that can be warranted to be a secret.

and finally...

5 - What's your best advice for us habitual coffee drinkers as to not have to poop right after drinking it?
Teach your body that it is simply not right and it will have to refrain from doing so no matter how painful! LOL!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday funnies...


I seem to be in a strange mood right now, confused about everything but clear too about many things in a way that is quite scary.  For someone who is quite the expert at fading into the background I seem to be doing a good job lately of getting noticed for the right reasons. There is going to be a lot of activity in this space in the near future, so watch out.
            Ok… to come to our Friday 55 now, which is hosted by the talented g man

            Today’s 55 is a combination of my zombie like state in the morning and leftover nightmares which plague me no matter what I do, which is not much I must admit. It is just random words and thoughts that came to me as soon as I sat in front of my comp to write…most of my posts are written in this manner. Hope you are able to make some sense of it…

Here's my 55...

''kiss me once with your sweet, poisonous lips
kiss me even though it may prove to be my very last kiss
Every time you turn around 
You will find me standing here
For what am I?
But a statue soaked in delightful slimy lore.
Shame, outrage and a helpless rage oozing from my every pore.''

Monday, June 14, 2010

Manic Monday Minute...

Hi, here I am predictable as clockwork, ready to take part in the Monday Minute which is being hosted by Kmama today over at the daily dribbles. To know more about this go to her amazing site or to Ian’s blog who hosts this usually.

Hope you enjoy reading my answers as much as I enjoyed writing them! Happy Monday! I can just imagine the glares and vengeful thoughts I have inspired with these last two words…


Here are my answers:

1 - What's the specs of the first computer you owned?
If I knew how to answer this question I wouldn’t be getting subjected, every now and then, to the gentle ribbing (read wild, insane marathonic laughter) from the people who proclaim to be close to me. 

2 - Are you on Twitter/Facebook/etc, if so link it/them up
Yes. I am on Facebook…how do you go about linking it up? This is just to drive the point home regarding my total lack of internet skills…no really how do you do it?

3 - Who's more to blame for the oil mess in the gulf - BP or the Gov't and why?
Both I say but BP certainly. How can you be so damn uncaring? The Govt should have had a proper monitoring system in place to prevent such disasters in the first place…

4 - What's your favorite Dr. Suess book?
How The Grinch Stole Christmas!!!

And finally...

5 - What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a filthy, indecently rich man’s wife so that my manicure would always stay fresh
or maybe work as a maid in some swish hotel and get noticed by a rich sheikh who would end up proposing marriage…Ring a Bell anyone? 

Friday, June 11, 2010



I am overwhelmed that even a single one of you has taken the time to miss me, and wonder of wonders ask me to come back. I am deeply touched.

 These past few weeks have been a nightmare what with dirty politics in the office and being forced to work with boorish people. I cannot begin to tell you how rude some people can be and I am unfortunately not capable of handling rudeness. Maybe, this situation would not have been so bad if I was a little less sensitive. There was a nasty scene in the office involving an individual who doesn’t have the slightest clue of how to speak with someone and who thinks he is God’s gift to the workplace.

Anyhoo, best not to dwell on the unpleasant, and try to move on. There have been some other developments in this regard, which I will gradually reveal.
Now, as I cannot help being frivolous and silly on a Friday, let me subject you to one of my 55 word stories…let me know if you survive this…If you want to know more about this rush to the amazing g-man's blog!!!

 “It’s okay for you to love me
Not think twice before saying anything to me
I’ll be there when you are full of doubt
Crying silently, without sound, deep into the heart of the night
You will not have to smile fake smiles
I will go the whole distance with you no matter the miles.’’

Gotcha didn't I? bet you were expecting something hilarious...I wouldn't know how to crack a joke if it killed me...that's just one of my stupid handicaps, my not able to joke or make people laugh.

I have learned to live with myself though and harbour no illusions, atleast in this regard.

Have a great weekend all you guys!


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