I'm in a very crabby mood this morning. For the second weekend running tennis has not happened (I did go last Sunday, but the game was really bad with H having forgotten everything he'd learnt because of a hiatus when I was in Delhi).
So this post is going to be very very rambling. I'm also chatting with my former boss while writing this so paragraphs may not necessarily link up together with the smooth fluidity that discerning readers of this blog are used to. So in case you have problems with this, move your eyeballs elsewhere. So there! hmmpff
So eventhough I slept at 2:30 am after a DCE friend's birthday party and then going to his house to chat up after dinner.(Good fun, by the way). But what I want to bring to light here, mi lord, is that inspite of this I woke up at 5:30, then 6:00 am hoping for one of the people who had promised to come this morning to call up. But no one called. Must've been recovering from some innane party the night before. No commitment to the cause of tennis, I tell you.
So I have decided that I need newer people to infect with my tennis in the morning virus. And the demographic profile of the people I'm looking for are absolute social outcasts. People who spend their Friday and Saturday nights curled up infront of the TV with a big bag of chips. Those who're not invited to any party - especially not any party with any kind of alcohol or the option of staying over. And those to whose meticulously planned parties, no one shows up.
People with big cars and an interest in driving early in the morning would have a distinct advantage in getting considered.
Ok, crabbiness finished, I really wanted to write about these home parties i've been going to a lot. I never thought that going to colleagues' home parties would ever be fun but it was a mistake. It is AWESOME fun. Everyone has facets which you never really see at all in office. For instance AS, a colleague, is an absolute gaming freak. And he's set up his den in such an awesome fashion. He has a computer dedicated entirely to enhancing the gaming experience.
Consider this - a very powerful processor with the latest (at any point in time) video card. 17 inch tft flatscreen monitor (This is the best size for gaming. Apparently any bigger than this and you'd have to move your head around too much while playing!). A surround sound system in which you can hear the bullets whistling behind you or to the side. So essentially a spatial surround sound. And the most comfortable gaming chair. Its a regular office chair, but its so ergonomically designed that you can sit on it for hours and hours. In fact this Friday I was there at his place for a party. Unfortunately I did not follow the Indian Standard Time and ended up very early for it. After pottering around and being in the way of the hosts I was firmly put in that chair with Far Cry ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_cry ) and Chronicles of Riddick ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Riddick:_Escape_from_Butcher_Bay ) playing. And the experience was awesome. I was glued to the game for two hours and refused to join the party till I had killed Rust (A character in the Riddick game)
That reminds me, I have to go to his house and pick up the two games today. And then, ladies and gentlemen, my crabbiness would be completley gone as I let the violent streak within me attack and vapourize the villains in both the games.
Update 1: I got my favourite ring tone of all time, the Top Gun anthem ( http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=zCTJmXrgsFg ) on my new super cool phone.
Crabbiness factor : -5
Update 2: The ringtone is so low that I wasn't able to hear a call coming in. More work is required on the ringtone.
Crabbiness factor : +10
Net Crabbiness : +5 :(