Wednesday, May 31, 2006

An Affair To Remember

Affair...what affair?

My love affair with my iPod of course is even better than I had imagined. After I sat through a couple of nights faithfully setting up my iPod and getting the CD content's of most of my relatives onto the said gizmo, I actually tried to decipher how it works.

Actually it is so simple that even my grandmom can operate it. There is something called a "Click-Wheel" on which you caress your finger in a clockwise or anti-clockwise motion to access the menu. It is so user friendly that it took me 15 minutes to figure out how it works. Plus, once it is loaded with songs, then you can play around with it to your heart's content. I personally like the "shuffle" option the best which shuffles all the songs in the iPod so that it plays in a random order. Listening to Eine Kline Nacht first, then listening to "Amar Bela Je Jai" and after that "Ek Ladki Bhigi Bhagi Si" is a heady combination.

It is unbelievably small and is extremely light. In fact, my main worry is not sitting on it by mistake! And the sound...the sound...the simply heaven.

The main problem is now that I have so many songs loaded on it, I am not able to listen to more than 10 at a time even though I have more than 300 on it.

I guess that I might just go on a vacation so that I can listen to all of the songs. the way, I just realized:those readers of this blog who have an iPod will know what I am talking about. Guess that the non-iPod owners will enjoy reading my description.

or not?

Saturday, May 20, 2006

iPod Rocks!!!

Today, finally managed to setup my new iPod Nano and let me tell all audiophiles reading this blog, if you haven't got one but can afford it, run out and get one.

Snazzy look, great sound, intuitive and user friendly controls. I am in love with it already.

Next plan is to get as many accessories for it as possible. Am going to be up all night loading my iPod with as many songs as I possibly can.



Friday, May 19, 2006

Hair Raising Experience

Just thought that I would post a rather hair raising experience I had a couple of days ago when I went to a barber shop. I sat in the sacrifical throne, shut my eyes and leaned back to relax. While musing about a lot of things, my attention was drawn to a strange sensation at my right elbow, and then after some time at my left elbow and then again at my right elbow.

I am sure some readers will jump to conclusions and start wondering whether I wield as heavy a cricket bat as a certain batting genius (Non-Indian readers of this blog, I am referring to "Sachin Tendulkar" who is the GOD of cricket, a game which resembles baseball). Let me reassure them that I was not in danger of developing Tennis Elbow while having a haircut. The truth was - wierder.

I opened my eyes and gathered myself and realized that something angular and hard was pressing my elbow. After much thinking and pondering and analysis of my situation I realized that the barber had a Hard-On.

While he was busily snipping away my locks, he was flitting from one side to another and pressing himself rather hard against me. The resultant effect was disconcertening to me to say the least.

(General Speaker allows readers a two minute break to finish ROTFLOL'ing)

There I was in a rather piquant situation with half my hair cut and a rather hard and prominent part of another male's anatomy digging into parts of my body. I was not in a position to walk away. Also what was I supposed to say to a male barber who gets turned on by cutting other people's hair ( and that too hair on the head!). All I could do was try to edge away from the offending extremity without giving the impression that I was trying to bring him off! He had no problems cutting my hair because as you can guess, they were all standing on end.

Suffice to say, I was rather glad when he finished his job (cutting my hair that is, nothing else I assure you), I paid up and practically ran out of the shop!

Now, while I am not homophobic, this was a bit too much to digest, as I am definitely heterosexual.

What I am curious about is whether any other reader has had such an experience? Male/Female/Same-Sex? How does one handle such a situation?

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Why Girls are better off with Geek Guys

Funny link! Check it out and let me know if you agree.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Rabindra Jayanti

Today is a very important day in the hearts of any true bengali. Even though I have spent most of my time outside Bengal, ever since I was a kid, Rabindra Nath Tagore's lyrical songs never failed to stir me. In my opinion, he was the last true geniuses that Bengal has produced. All his songs stir some chord or another in the heart of a Bengali.

It is indeed a pity that Bengal has not yet produced another genius like him, but then, he is truly unique. I think that he was the first asian winner of the Nobel Prize and the source of livelihood to the many exponents of his music.

I was reading the newspapers today and read about a major Bengali Singer who said that he is eternally grateful to Tagore because he earns his living from his renditions of Tagore's Songs.

Having gone to Santiniketan a couple of times, it is one of my great regrets that I didn't spend any time studying there.

For non-Bengali readers of this Post, do feel free to browse the following:

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Nobel Prize Link

Wikipedia Link

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Casablanca anyone?

I have lost count of the times I have seen this movie. If you haven't seen it, go check it out. If you have and like the movie, then you will love this site.