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What’s the happy-hap?

Yeah I know. I should have at least explained my absence to my readers (regular and porn πŸ˜‰ ). But every time I thought about writing, all I could do was whine and rant about my frustrations at work, which is what has kept me this busy doing 60 hour work weeks. But since I plan to disappear more often and for longer, I figured I’d at least pop in and give you a proper ‘We’ll be right back!’ so that you don’t spend all your time racking your brains trying to solve the amazing whodunit that is my vanishing act.

So, what have I been upto? Let’s see.

  • Work, as I mentioned earlier, is more about dealing with incompetence than about actual productive task-finishing.
  • Awaiting my mother’s arrival, which is actually still a good 6 weeks away. Can’t believe time is passing by this slowly. 😦
  • I have started learning how to knit and I can proudly say that I’m getting started on my very first creation, which is going to be a scarf. I think.


  • I have tried to make fresh fruits and vegetables a part of my daily diet. So far I’m managing to eat baby carrots, red radishes and cucumbers about 3 times a week, which is a marked improvement from daily doses of garden burgers.
  • Anyone know the schedule for this year’s Cleveland Thyagarajar Utsavam? Is U Srinivas playing? Will you take me with you if you’re going? Pretty please?
  • I have started listening to the Suprabhatam, which fits perfectly into my 20 minute drive to work every day. Amazingly enough, I find myself swearing a lot less at reckless and inconsiderate drivers, my concentration has improved drastically, and I don’t arrive at work stressed and angry from the traffic as I used to. So say what you want but I think listening to MS Subbulaksmi chanting the Lord’s name has proven its usefulness beyond my expectations.
  • That brings me to my biggest mental turmoil yet. I watched Richard Dawkins’ series on religion and religious intolerance. Please watch, it’s called The Root of All Evil. It puts into word every single rational thought you have ever had about religion and creationism and how bogus it actually is. And yet I go to the temple. Why? Does that make me a hypocrite? If you ask me right now to tell you if I believe in God, I have no answer for you. My mind is torn between the rational and the unknown. I go to the temple to pray for something because there have been times when I have tried absolutely everything in my power, I have done nothing wrong and yet things have gone horribly wrong. And to prevent that from happening in the future, I am trying to keep the faith that if there is something that is indeed beyond my control, this Entity that I am praying to will favor me. I do not know. I cannot rationalize. I just take peace in the fact that my faith, my belief does not need me to murder other individuals. That I would never imagine hurting another person, physically or emotionally because of my faith. I suppose that should suffice for now. Until I find the answer I seek.
  • Which, BTW is not 42. It’s actually 45 as we discovered on our trip to Lake Erie.


Ok, peepz. Thassit for now. I will have more apologetic posts (and emails if I like you) in the (I don’t want to say near) future because, let’s face it, when have we ever learned from our mistakes? Muah!


Comments on: "What’s the happy-hap?" (21)

  1. – Yep I’m thinking of going for the Aradhanai this year. Will ping you once I’m more certain about my plans. No U Srinivas though. Here’s the schedule: http://www.aradhana.org/schedule.htm I’m thinking of the 2nd weekend (TNS and TMK).

    – Yep. Nothing can beat waking up to MSS’s Suprabatham (and Bhaja Govindam added to it)!

  2. alice-in-wonder said:

    Good you know you are alive.
    Yes yes, go to cleveland now that I am not there. Mi Katti. Hmmph.
    And I don’t get any emails from you.. can I arrive at the logical conclusion? πŸ˜›

  3. πŸ™‚

    Yea.. traffic tends to put one in a bad mood…
    I usually sleep in the bus! πŸ˜€
    The scarf looks good. so far. πŸ˜€

  4. good to know that someone else other than me is also putting in 60 hr work weeks….

  5. i believe there’s good and evil in all of us. what we channelise is upto us. and we definitely don’t need religion for that.
    also, i don’t u’stand the concept of “bribing gods” or what distaste for footwear the hindu gods could have. well.. u know the rest.

    i didn’t even know u’d gone to lake erie. i guess i don’t fall under the “liked” category anymore! 😦

  6. I can agree with your POV regarding faith. And I know just what it’s like to spend a little time listening to slokas. I always feel uplifted and at peace when I do πŸ™‚

    And don’t lie missy, there have been no emails forthcoming from you despite all my entreaties. I am going to join alice-in-wonder in katti-ing you. Go. πŸ˜›

    On a serious note, take care okay? Work all you like but ensure you rest enough.

    @Catty: faith and religion are not the same no?

  7. Hmm…Do u think God n religion are the same Galadriel? I dont think so.
    Religion is wat we humans created probably ‘coz we got bored and had nothign better to do with time…
    God…is the unseen, just sumthing/sumone that we look upto during times of need….n being able to have that faith(trusting the unseen)gives some of us strentgh and mental comfort.It gives us someone to blame when things go bad n someone to look upto in times of need. n oh ya, it cant be rationalized…but how does it matter of that sum1 resides in a temple,church,Gurudwar,Mosque…well,where-ever!

    Good luck on the knitting n take it easy on the work-front gurl.

  8. @Pavi: Religion is irrational, faith is not. I can rationalize faith in terms of God, in terms of penance, anything. As long as I follow a path to spirituality that is comfortable to me, no matter where I do it or how I do it, I don’t think faith can be confused with religion. All I am saying is, science has not disproved the existence of a supreme being and I get peace in the fact that during testing times, I can go back and pray and hope (which is very closely intertwined with faith) that there is someone who might make things turn around.
    The knitting is fun. Work isn’t all that bad, it’s just taxing. 😦
    @Dewdrop: Aww, don’t you worry. I don’t work that hard. πŸ™‚ And yeah.. muah!
    @Rayshma: Dewdrop is right, faith and religion are two different things. I disagree with the rules religion lays down about how I should seek salvation. But again, I have faith and hope that in times of need, there is some weight given to the fact that I have worked hard and I am a good person, so perhaps that will help me in achieving what I want?
    And it is not just Hinduism, in fact compared to other religions, Hinduism is rather flexible.
    And we went to lake erie when the gang was here baba!!
    @Pixie: At least you have a bus, I need to drive 10 miles everyday! Also, that’s just a practice swatch. The scarf will look different. πŸ™‚
    @Alice: Arey baba, I may not go. All my fav artistes are performing on weekdays. 😦
    @PS: I knew you would reply with the link!! In fact, I should have just said, PS, gimme schedule. πŸ˜€

  9. hey girl..how are you doing? Long time since I visited this space..hope things are good with you…u have been tagged!

  10. No katti for you from my side. πŸ™‚

    I can kinda imagine what it must be like for you out there. But think of it this way, only 6 weeks for your mom to get there. That will surely change a lot of things for you.

    About God, I really don’t theorize too much about it. I just believe in something bigger than this world and then pray to that. Simple as that!

    You look after yourself and shall wait to hear from you. Yes, patience is a virtue and I am supposed to be very patient (my boss said so once :P)……

  11. Pretty knit!
    I crochet quite well. Can’t knit….yet.

  12. You actually created a blog category called “porn”? πŸ˜€

    About the god factor – its more of a philosophy of life, that is beneficial to the society overall and to us personally as well. Doesn’t matter if you believe in his existence or not. But remember, if you move all the bibles to the fiction section, you still get thrown out of Barnes and Noble. πŸ˜€

  13. At the crossing today, the chick who stood next to me looked very much like you.

    respond to my emails bitch!

  14. I love listening to suprabhatham too.. In undergrad my roommate and I set it as an alarm on our computer. So while the hostel would wake up to suprabhatham at 6 in the morning, I would sleep on till 8:45 totally unaware of any sounds or disturbances.. πŸ™‚

  15. Hmmm..welcome back πŸ™‚

  16. And the tag “porn” is for?????????

  17. There’s a big difference between believing in God and believing in religion. And doing things in the name of God and doing things in the name of religion.

    P.S. Can I have the scarf? (should I put scarf within quotes?)

  18. time for a new post no?

  19. where are you?
    Is everything alright at your end of the world?

    How’s you been?
    Why no new posts?

  20. Knitting, Suprabatham.. you sure are turning over a new leaf eh??

  21. i demand to know what has happened to that pink thing u were knitting. i know u’ll NOW ask ur mommy to complete it. so i’m not gonna trust that u did anything with it! phhhhbbbttttt!!!

    this was my way of telling u that i miss maaroing inane irrelevant comments here.

    and u have TWENTY comments here… without me trying to increase comment count… waah! anyway… i’m not reading them… GET BACK HERE!

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