Daily Prompt: ( YAWN )

The prompt asks to tell what I find boring.

I just spent seven days finding out the answer to that and even more time finding things to do to solve that!! 🙂 (If you wish to read about the last few days then go here).

Having too much time and too little to do is number one on my list.  24 hours seem longer than a lifetime if there isn’t anything that you could do. Okay, so I guess 8 of that 24 can go to sleeping and 3 or so for other stuff like bath, cooking, cleaning, eating,etc, that still leaves 13 hours for going over the question what-should-I-do -now!! I found my solution in books,movies and TV.I don’t even want to think what would happen if they weren’t there. Going out should also be there on the solution list I guess. If I ever get stuck alone on an island or something I wont last more than a week!

Other things that I find boring:

Long speeches. No matter how interesting the topic was at the start it will turn into something not worth listening too if they carry it on and on.

Most of the so-called romantic movies. I say most because some movies are totally worth watching even if they follow the same theme as the others.

People who believe that the universe revolves around them.

Lame advertisements. Mainly its the videos that I find boring and stupid, the billboards don’t bother me. Again there are exceptions, there are some really awesome advertisements. Though after watching the same 20, 50,100 times they become just as annoying as the others,

That’s all for today’s post. See you tomorrow.

Break’s Over!!

Hi all,

I finally got my computer back after repairs yesterday. My computer is really old, friends of my pc were probably used by cavemen, it’s that old. From the past one year it’s starting show the signs that it’s time to get rid of it. Here’s a short list of problems I’ve had – the speakers failed, had to change some battery or  something, the screen switches to yellow color once in a while(shake the monitor and the color comes back to normal), I had to change the keyboard and the mouse.

The repair guy said something went wrong with the wires along with that he suggested a lot of things I could do to get it to work better. I said no thank you because it would be much easier to just buy a new one.

Spending seven days without a computer is awful!! So how did I spend my time ? Here’s how-
Finished the book “The Collector’s” by David Baldacci and about half of “Angel’s flight” by Micheal Connelly.

Saw some movies – Hangover 3, Breakfast club and 2 Indian movies.

Found some good photos from National Geographic magazine and sketched them.

And spent a lot more time in front of the TV than I usually do.

Going out was not really an option because of the torrential rains.For now all problems are solved so its time for me to blog again. 🙂

– Suni.

A Short Break

Hi all,

My computer seems to be in a bad mood and is refusing to work properly despite my begging and threatening so I wont be able to post regularly nor read your posts for a week or so. Should be able to get it repaired by that time and will be back to blogging.

See you all in a few days.

Have a nice week.

– Suni.

 

State Of My Year So Far

Today’s prompt is  : Write up a mid-year “State of My Year” post.

I can’t believe that seven months are already over! It seems like its only been a week or two since I celebrated New Year. I have some good days and some bad days mixed with that where some great days and some terrible ones.

I’ll write down month by month the things that happened( Only those worth mentioning, so you wont get bored).

January : Got news that I passed a national level exam(Lets call this Exam No.1) and got selected for the interview round. That was the best news of the month as far as I can remember because this was the first time I gave such an exam and to pass it with good marks felt really great.

February : Most of this month went in studies for another exam. This one was to get selected to a University to get my Master’s Degree.

March : Gave the interview, which went okay. I was able to answer most of the things properly. This was only the second interview I’ve given in my whole life and it was way better than the first one.

April : Celebrated my birthday with family and then again with friends, got news that I cleared the interview and the selection exam of the university. This was probably the best month this year because  I kept getting something  to be happy for, almost every week.

May : Nothing worth mentioning happened. Just roamed around, studied,had a good time and gave another exam(lets call it Exam No.2).

June : Started this blog!! That was the best part of the month. The worst part – Got two real nasty news that even though I cleared my interview my marks where two points lower than the limit set by them to select who gets a job and I didn’t even clear Exam no.2.

July : Another good month. Blogging, going out with friends, spending time with family, reading, watching movies and eating good food – that sums this month.

That’s my year so far. I’ll probably spent most of August reading. My uncle came over for a visit last week and knowing how much of a bookworm I am brought lots of books for me to read. Will have to wait and see what the next five months hold for me.

Daily Prompt : Dinner

Prompt for today:
Photographers, artists, poets: show us DINNER.

I’m not that good when it comes to plating so I don’t how good my dinner looks to you but it sure was tasty.

Dinner for today was Veg Chow Mein and some potato wedges( and spicy ketchup). This was the only edible thing I could make with the items in the house right now.I think I did pretty well. 🙂

Dinner

 

 

 

My First Short Story

I mentioned in an earlier post that I wrote a couple of short stories in another site. I closed it after just five posts and forgot the email id and my password so there is no way of getting it back.

I found a copy of the first short story that I wrote while going through some files in the computer and thought I’ll share it here. So, here it is.

Reality.

There seems to be an odd shine to everything around me, but at the same time it feels like I’m in the middle of a fog. The forest had an ethereal quality to it. The forest! I have no recollection of how I got here or what  I’m doing here.

Stock Photo

I remember closing my eyes. Was that yesterday or a minute before? How did I get here? I seem to be in some sort of clearing. Surrounded by tall trees that cast weird shadows onto a leaf covered floor.  There is a soft light falling on everything which seems to make it more beautiful yet it still leaves behind a feeling in you that you shouldn’t believe what you see. There is definitely something odd about this place though it’s hard to put my finger on it. The haze that surrounds me seems to be effecting my mind too! Only way I react to that thought is, “Ha, Now that sounds stupid”. But I accept that there is something odd about this place.  I can’t find where the light is coming from. There is no sun, or at least none that I can see. It’s not even possible to decide on a time of a day.

I realize that everything is too still and silent. Through all this time, when I stood there watching my surroundings, not even a leaf has moved from it place, there are no scattering or rustling sounds people usually associate with forests. All that’s there is a profound silence. No sooner had this thought entered my mind and a wind started to blow. Not a light summer breeze but strong gusts like a storm is about to start.

One minute I’m going through all these thoughts and next I’m scared. I get this feeling in my gut that I should run. Run hard and fast and get away from here. But why?  Why am I here and what am I running from? The haze makes it hard to think properly. All of a sudden there’s a movement in the trees behind me. Something is coming. I don’t know how I know it but I know its going to harm me. I run into the forest. Everything is darker here and I try my best to keep a good pace without tripping on the vines or slipping on the damp patches.

It feels like I’ve been running for a long time but the trees all look the same. I fear that I’m just running in circles! Whatever is behind me seems to be gaining on me. I speed up again.  There seems to an opening up ahead and i decide to take my chances running towards it rather than scampering around the forest.

I’m almost at the end of the tree line when a shrill ringing starts. It’s all round me. There is no source, no tune just a continuous ringing that makes my head rattle. And suddenly its the end of the tree line but what I thought to be a clearing turns out to be a wide chasm. There is no way to stop before I hit the edge. And I start falling. I try desperately to cling on to something, anything that will save me from rocks that I can see below. But there is nothing. I keep falling. My ears are still full with ringing that seems to have gained volume and my eyes are filled with the view of the rocks below.  The rocks seem to be rushing up at me and…

I open my eyes. The soft light from the rising sun fills my room I’m back in bed with the alarm still ringing next to me. The first thought of the day: “No more late night horror flicks!”.

©Suni M, 2012.

A letter to say goodbye

A beautiful letter written by the blogger to say good bye to a dear friend.

Julie Green Art & Photography

Bronte and me 2012

I want to share the following letter with you because it’s a brief documentation of friendship, love, memories, and the fragility of life that feeds into many of my posts and says a little about the loss of a friend.

Dear Bronte,

You came into my life in 2000 when I was only 10 years old. You were five or six months old, having first spent some time as a show pup, winning ribbons for how beautiful you were. You were the prettiest corgi I’d seen, with beautiful brown eyes, big ears that were soft like velvet, a gorgeous red coat, and the most beautiful disposition. When my Dad and I first went to visit you, we immediately fell in love with you and couldn’t pass up taking you home. We kept your name because it suited your sweet personality and gentle nature. How lucky we were to have you.

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Being Indecisive

Things work better for me when there is a plan. There are only a few situations in which I don’t have a problem with short notices, all other cases freak me out. Having a plan is one thing, making one is even more work for me. I think too much before deciding on one thing.

When I see the topics in daily post I immediately go into thinking mode. My thought process is similar for whenever I use prompts. First question : Should it be a written post or a photo? If I decide to write then the next question pops up; should I write about this or is it better to write about that?

After going through the same thing for today’s post, I thought of a couple of topics that I could write about then decided why not just do a post on me and my crazy decision-making issues.

It’s easier for me to write when I decide on the topic before hand but using prompts means I need to come up with something in a short time. I mentioned before, its a bit of a problem for me to decide in such situations. Which is the reason I joined the daily post on WordPress. I really need to get out of the comfort zone so I’m hoping having to post fast on some topic will help me get better at-least when it comes to writing.

Picking which dress to wear, what book to read ,which movie to watch are the easy stuff that I don’t need time to think about. But if someone(usually my mom) tells me you have to go out and do these things today I start panicking because there isn’t a plan. I need a plan or I need to know before I that I may have to go out and do things.Yeah, I’m weird!! I like going out and just roaming around but if there are things that need to be done then the planning starts and  more often than not there will be a list in my pocket or at-least it my head when I go out after all the planning.

There is no way I can be  leader of any sort. I will take up to much time to come up with things. I don’t think I make bad decisions, at least that’s what I can say from things till now, but I take too much time.

Does anyone have similar problems when it comes to making decisions?
P.S This post is not exactly what the prompt tells to write about but it is what made  me come up with the post.

 

My Plans For A Home

Daily Prompt : You win a contest to build your dream home. Draft the plans.

First of all I’ll be too happy that I won a contest! I never win anything. So plans for a new home… I’ll leave the actual planning to the architects and designers otherwise I might design something that even burrowing animals wont enter. I’ll break  down into points what I would love to have in my house.

1. I don’t want anything too big. Big houses never look like a home to me. What I need is a home not just a house. That said, I don’t want anything too small either. I won a contest  so they better build be something good!

2. I need a big garden. I grew up in a house full of flowers and trees and I prefer that my house also has the same and I would love if there was a patio overlooking the garden.

3. I want a perfect bedroom.Perfect shade of a color on the walls, pretty curtains, perfect lighting and of course a beautiful bed.

4. I need a big kitchen. I might not be the best at cooking but it’s something I enjoy so no comprise or adjustments when it comes to this area of the house.

5. A wall to ceiling bookcase.As I love the feel of reading an actual book I tend to buy a lot of them and  I intent to buy more in the future so this is a necessity.  Right now I only have space to keep 50-60 books the rest are locked up in a trunk.

6. Wide open spaces as much possible with natural lighting.

That’s all I can think of in such short notice. I might come up with more in future but this is all for now.