Saturday, August 27, 2011

I'm alive! But my computer? Barely!

Hello there! I hope I was missed! :) Well, I feel like a secret agent living on borrowed time as I sit in front of my dying system, trying to get the message out before the timer runs out! The problem is, I don't know when it will! Oy vey! My system's SMPS (Switched mode power supply) has broken down and thanks to the ridiculous importance that piece of hardware has in the grand scale of things, I'm finding that most of the circuitry in my computer has either died or is dying. This means that I am in for a major re-haul! I don't think I shall be getting a new system as I won't be around in these parts of the world for too long. And moreover, a new system wouldn't be the same.... So, Iris stays! :)

Ah, I see the lights flashing here! I've very little time left! Please do pray for my computer.... and for the numerous animals that are homeless in this monsoon.... and for those affected by the hurricane, and... well.... for the whole wide world! :P

Ciao.... for now!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dearly Beloved,

I'm sorry...

For being that investment that just did not work out...

For not earning my own bread... and for not being capable of getting that jewellery I don't need but must wear because people will speak ill of you.

For not being the wonderful person you thought you deserved...

For thinking for a moment that you were happy with what I was... for not being what you wished I were...

For being a burden that you wish you could send off in style...

For actually thinking you gave a damn when in the end you confided in me yet, I find myself unable to.

For being the pathetic, weird, silly, stupid ingrate that you accuse me of being.... for being me.

I truly am... Sorry.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hmmmmm moments

Today, amidst the numerous blogs that I surfed, I noticed the darnedest thing! There are quite a lot of blogs out there which are really good and seem to capture the heart of the blogger so innately. The style of writing employed is almost excellent and yet, they seem more like pretty bowers nobody visits! And this got me thinking.... how important is getting noticed for writing? I mean, in case you're trying to actually make a career out of it, you might as well leave the blog behind and start writing a book or a play! And if you need to make money and yet continue to have a blog doing it, you might as well try writing about a particular aspect of the world. But seriously... should we really get worried about lack of patronage for blogs? Does it mean that a blog's not good if it does not have comments?

My personal opinion? I don't know if I speak for all bloggers out there or just for myself, but I feel that one should write for oneself. And yes, some external encouragement is always a welcome thing. But ultimately, one should not write for the reviews! And don't worry.... if you don't get comments, it does not mean your blog is bad. It just means you're being too anxious about it!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Twinkle quite little star! :)

Check out this wonderful poem on the old nursery rhyme "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"! I so shamelessly nicked it from the Wikipedia!
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
I know exactly what you are
Opaque ball of hot dense gas
Million times our planet's mass
Looking small because you're far
I know exactly what you are
Fusing atoms in your core
Hydrogen, helium, carbon and more
With such power you shine far
Twinkle twinkle little star
Classed by their spectroscopy
Oh, Be A Fine Girl Kiss Me
Bright when close and faint when far
I know exactly what you are
Smallest ones burn cool and slow
Still too hot to visit, though
Red stars dominate by far
Twinkle twinkle little star
Largest ones are hot and blue
Supernova when they're through
Then black hole or neutron star
I know exactly what you are
Our Sun's average as stars go
Formed 5 billion years ago
Halfway through its life so far
Twinkle twinkle little star
Forming from collapsing clouds
Cold and dusty gas enshrouds
Spinning, heating protostar
I know exactly what you are
Often forming multiply
Clusters bound by gravity
Open type or globular
Twinkle twinkle little star
So, How is it? I only wish I knew who the original author of this poem is! I swear, I'd hug the person and gift him a rubber mallet! :D

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Shh.... I'm hunting Fonts!

For anyone out there who's still reading my drabbles, I'd like to inform that I'm not kicking dirt nor am I pushing up daisies of any hue!

For those who're wondering what in the name of God's bunny rabbit slippers I was up to,


I've been hunting all sorts of fonts! I don't know why.... but just that I seem to have developed an Obsessive Compulsive behavior of sorts that compels me to download every single good looking font that I see! And there are so many good fonts out there! :) But fey fate! There are a few that aren't free! Oh.... the pain of not being capable of getting those fonts.... *sniffle*

Aaaanyway, I'm thinking of doing one collage a week where I use one of these numerous fonts that I have and showing it to you! This way, I get to let my mind run free! And who knows... we might be onto something here! SOMETHING BIG!!!! (>__<)