Saturday, May 10, 2008

Four little doggies

Riding a bike from 1030am to 0720pm; eventhough with brakes in between; is enough to make me tired. Never mind that one of my fellow bikers was calmly eating beef jerky and drinking cider (never heard of dehydration, that one!) and another is planning to go to a 40x2 Km bike trip to a national park and trekk there. They are ironmen ( and a wonder woman too was there) but I am only mortal.

And given my love of dogs, let me classify them with their canine counterparts.

The Labradore ( a golden one, this) had a cool time. He was able to push the grumpy old Jack Russell Terrier's buttons in a snap. He was very friendly with the chirpy Pekinese and the Big Alsatian. Despite the button pushing, the Terrier ultimately forgave him and bought him food.

The Pekinese was happy all around, and cooked lunch for the Terrier and the Lab. They both heped her, and she also fed some squirrels nuts with her hands. She invited the Alsatian over, and the four went cycling.

The Alsatian never barked. He was amused by the enthusiasm of the labradore and the tenacity of the Pekinese. The Terrier and him discussed their mother tongues.

The terrier was grumpy. She felt like giving the irritating lab a nip, an in a weak moment, did do that ( after fair amount of growling). The lab seemed not to mind. She had squirrels eating our of her hand, and staring at her eyes. The lab made her bark in the park too.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Update, Shupsdate

Another tag! Again, created by me.

Now, on this blog, just post five bits of information about you which you have never shared with your blog readers before. No "I plan..." or "I hope..." here - lets look at what has already happened.

Here is my list:

1. I am learning Finnish
2. I bought a bicycle & have started cycling to work
3. I am very sensitive to the long days of Finland and have started waking at 530 am without an alarm clock.
4. I resort to tags to avoid writing a blog post :)
5. I am not fond of chocolate as I used to be. [ This from the girl who conquered one of her worst fears for chocolate ]

And now....


Go forth, my minions! Go forth and spread the tag!! Buahahahaa!!!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Anyone for Binging?

So.... do you read a lot?

If you do, if you want to, or if you wish you had, then this is for you.

From May 5 to June 1st, keep a track of all books that you read. Lets see how many you have managed to complete!

And, copying with pride from MaryPs site ( she may not agree, but she is Mary Poppins guys. He blog is pretty much interesting, and is very relevant to us corporate types on how to deal with negative behaviour - and with a lot of examples).

Other rules:

- You can include books you re-read, so long as you re-read them in between May 5 and 31.
- You may also include books you start but don’t finish, just note the page at which you gave it up. Something like, “Quit, page 47 of 322″.
- You may only include books you read aloud to your children if they are at least 125 pages long.
- Students may include textbooks (if they’re at least 100 pages long).

If you would like to participate, leave a note in the comments. On Friday, I’ll post a list of links to all participants.

AND, for all you lucky participants, we have these lovely blog buttons! There’s a small and a medium version. All you have to do is copy and paste the the following code into your sidebar or post.

For SMALL (125 pixels wide, suitable for a sidebar),

For MEDIUM (240 pixels wide; your text will wrap to the right of the image),

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Home sweet home

I got a new place yesterday and I will be moving over there on May 15th. yay!

The relocation agency did not I found the link to this place in our company intranet ( with help from JS ) and fixed up a meeting with the owner. After one hour, we shook hands and decided to take the place.

Let me blow a raspberry now to the imbecile who told me to take an apartment which was way over my budget and was angry when I didn't.

Let me blow a bigger, nastier one to my landlady, who tells me one thing and the imbecile another and is yet to pay a part of my money back. I pay for insurance so that you get protected? Pbbbt!

And let me give a virtual hug to the girl who offered me her home to stay put till the drama is over, and who kept reminding me that the imbecile is, after all, supposed to take care of my needs, and is supposed to serve me. Guess who is going to be complained about?

And yes, there will be a house warming party with a very few chosen personal friends. We don't have too many bottles of French wine to pass around, people!