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Clearly God Hates Me

The hypothetical God that is. Clearly, he/she/it/alien is not done making my life miserable in the big ways, he has to do in the small ways too.

After the public law assignment, because of which I slept a total of 5 hours in two days, I was slammed with the equity assignment. During the meetup to do the assignment, I decided to go out to Mr Prata for a quick bite because I was starving. On the way, my shoes broke. Yes, that’s my second pair of shoes to break this month, which tells me I need to get off my lazy ass and actually buy new shoes (I’ve developed a fatal laziness for real-life shopping and I’ve been too disinterested to online shop for the past two months). I get there barefoot, order a prata, and within five minutes, it starts to rain like cats and dogs.

I finish my prata and wait for as long as I can, but the rain wouldn’t let up and the clock was ticking for the assignment. Bravely, I take my shoes into my hands, and run barefoot all the way from Mr Prata back up the hill to the school building, getting completely wet in the process.

And my Supre spree got cancelled this week, and both dresses from Supre that I wanted went out of stock by the time I found an operational spree.

Are you done yet, hypothetical God? Or am I going to slip and fall on my ass in the bathroom tomorrow?

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February 28, 2009 Posted by | Personal | Leave a comment

Grey’s Is Gay Again?

Yes, I am still following this show. So sue me.

*spoiler alert for people who aren’t up to date*

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February 8, 2009 Posted by | LGBTQ, TV Shows | , , , | Leave a comment

Music Discovery: Battlestar Galactica

I’m currently in a soundtrack craze – the (usually) instrumental, original composition accompaniment to TV shows, games, movies etc. I started off with the Wrath of the Lich King soundtrack – of course, playing the game, I fully enjoyed listening to the tracks outside the game setting, and be able to give it my full attention as opposed to it being a minor background whining while I try to kill monsters – it is as good, maybe as good as the Burning Crusade soundtracks.

Then I hit up the Lost Season 3 soundtrack – I have always loved the amazing composition in Lost, which has on occassion made me cry on certain tracks, and fear for my life on the next. The tracks are highly effective at setting the mood on the show. However, sitting down and giving the entire soundtrack a thorough listen, I found it a little one-tune and repetitive – Michael Giacchino tends to reuse the same couple of themes and give it different twists. Which, in the setting of the show, is not too bad, because it gives a very consistent mood and musical branding. But it is not that great to listen to at one shot.

Then, on the recommendation of Jason, I tried the Battlestar Galactica soundtrack. Now, I have not watched Battlestar Galactica before, though I plan to, during the holidays. But I listened to all three seasons plus the mini-series, and I found the composition nothing short of amazing. Even without watching the show and getting the emotional resonance of it (like I do with Lost and WLK), I highly enjoyed the experience. There are decidedly Indian, Middle-eastern and African influences on the composition as well, with excellent use of drums. The music is also a lot more diverse and fun to listen to – while maintaining the musical branding overall. 5 stars for the BSG soundtrack!

This soundtrack craze is likely to continue, because I find soundtracks great background to do work to – much less distracting than normal music, because there are no lyrics and it is lot less jingly. So, if I discover more good ones, expect more reviews on them.

February 8, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , , | Leave a comment

An Attempt at Blog-CPR

Yes I know I haven’t been updating much. Firstly, my reluctance against personal blogging inhibits pretty much anything I could say, given all the whirlwind things that have been going on in my life.

Secondly, I’m trying my best to be really focussed this semester – what with public and equity and LCS draining my life. How three modules seem like a lot more work than 4 modules is anyone’s guess. To blog about non-personal inconsequential or serious things seem like a waste of time when it seems to me that I might be making no difference in trying to air certain issues, whatever they might be. In this vast world of blogs, who cares about what one lone law student has to say about any given issue?

But I am going to try to keep anyone still reading this blog  (are there any of  you besides people finding my blog through google searches for pictures?) entertained with occasional updates. I highly suggest you subscribe through RSS or email (see sidebar) so that you don’t have to keep checking back and be disappointed that I didn’t update.

February 1, 2009 Posted by | Personal | Leave a comment