Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Random ramblings!

It’s been a few days and before I forget that I have a blog, here comes a little something, have a bit of time to kill before my offshore call,… Kinda glad it’s a holiday on 21st in our India offices, its like reverse psychology, if I can call it that…rather than looking forward to my own days off, I look forward to the days when my offshore team will not be in!. Lets not get into the question of ‘who will do the work’!!!, that’s another reverse ‘whatever’

Anyway before all the ‘reverse’ s make you want to reverse this post…

There was a book sale at office today, it was a fund raiser and had a variety of novels for 50C or 1$...quite a steal I must say… especially considering their almost brand new condition.
With all the parties gone by and the parties to look forward to and the certifications and the BoK’s!, there’s a sense of ‘awe’, for what there is and what’s not! The rage generated on Pope Benedict’s comments (he was only quoting right?), the death of Steve Irwin.

Two great giants have called it a day, not literally for Michael Schumi since he has a few more races to go but no doubt their departure will leave a huge void in their respective sports. Andre Agassi and Michael Schumacher born only a year apart seem like poles apart but they can’t be more alike!

Caught the last 5 min of the season premiere of Amazing Race, there was an Indian couple participating! And I don’t want to post any spoilers on how they fared!.... and a popular… hindi song was playing as background music for a new TV show ‘Smith’!!!. Cant say much about the show itself tho…just cant afford to get hooked onto another show!, not worth getting hooked onto anyway as on first glance.

Back to my daily dose of ‘welcome to Meeting Place @!!!!!####, ….’

Friday, September 08, 2006

Of finger licking!

The long weekend came and went with no fanfare, it officially marked the end of the summer and I must admit it seems to be getting just a wee bit chilly in the mornings…

Today is Nativity, the birthday of our Blessed Mother Mary and it’s celebrated back home with a typical local flavor… it‘s something like a harvest festival I guess, a family meal and traditionally with no meat. I will always have fond memories of this feast, not only the day but the nine days prior to this, in preparation with a 9 day novena. You could probably question the motives of kids with their flower baskets and the eager wait for the distribution of sweets thereafter but you can't question their enthusiasm, as grown-ups this event is somehow so beautiful. The procession, the blessed paddy stalks that’s distributed during the service and the sugarcane!

Back to what this post is all about!
I was never and will probably never be the ‘I love cooking’ kind of girl, but I do cook out of necessity. It is the routine cooking which bores me but when an opportunity presents to go a little out of the way even with cooking then its welcome. The expiry date on the pack of chicken beckoned me and as usual I looked up and found a simple recipe, despite it being a Thursday, CSI and Grey’s how could I manage to watch both these shows that are telecast at the same time and still cook? Anyway the new season has not yet started and hence I didn’t really mind….With a few changes to the recipe and a prompt entry into my recipe diary this concoction did turn out worthy of finger licking!

Monday, September 04, 2006

RZD's Johari Window

Arena

(known to self and others)

dependable, knowledgeable, organised, self-conscious

Blind Spot

(known only to others)

adaptable, bold, calm, caring, cheerful, clever, complex, confident, dignified, energetic, friendly, helpful, independent, intelligent, introverted, kind, logical, loving, mature, modest, observant, quiet, reflective, religious, responsive, self-assertive, sensible, shy, spontaneous, trustworthy, wise

Fa├žade

(known only to self)

witty

Unknown

(known to nobody)

able, accepting, brave, extroverted, giving, happy, idealistic, ingenious, nervous, patient, powerful, proud, relaxed, searching, sentimental, silly, sympathetic, tense, warm

All Percentages

able (0%) accepting (0%) adaptable (7%) bold (21%) brave (0%) calm (14%) caring (21%) cheerful (7%) clever (14%) complex (14%) confident (28%) dependable (14%) dignified (21%) energetic (14%) extroverted (0%) friendly (42%) giving (0%) happy (0%) helpful (28%) idealistic (0%) independent (14%) ingenious (0%) intelligent (21%) introverted (7%) kind (14%) knowledgeable (21%) logical (7%) loving (7%) mature (28%) modest (14%) nervous (0%) observant (7%) organised (35%) patient (0%) powerful (0%) proud (0%) quiet (14%) reflective (7%) relaxed (0%) religious (14%) responsive (7%) searching (0%) self-assertive (7%) self-conscious (7%) sensible (28%) sentimental (0%) shy (21%) silly (0%) spontaneous (7%) sympathetic (0%) tense (0%) trustworthy (21%) warm (0%) wise (14%) witty (0%)

Created by the Interactive Johari Window on 29.9.2006, using data from 14 respondents.
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