Spent 30 minutes at Kalasipalayam yday evening, running from one booking agency to another and finally managed to get 2 bus tickets for today – Seat no. 27 and a cabin seat. Hopefully, somebody would cancel out later in the day and we would get a proper seat, else its going to be a major PITA!
Looking forward to a small four day holiday at home!
Completely forgot about this – Last week we had been to the Gotham Comic's office in Bangalore to order past issues of Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Spidergirl, JLA, Wonder Woman and some more stuff which we missed from the news stands. In all, we ended up picking 32 comics and 4 magazine sized books for a grand total of Rs. 745. There are still some #1 issues which are missing from the collection. Need to go back there for them.
The 4 magazine size issues which cost 95 bucks each are supposed to come with Batman and Superman T-Shirts which we did not get. This totally sucks!
Went to the BLUG meet yday after a while. Yday's meet was slightly techy one which resulted in a very low turnout. Low turnout == more food per person which is a good thing . I missed 's talk but just made it in time for Devdas's one which was about deploying ISP mail servers. Very informative!
Hopefully, next month we will have a non-techy meet and a higher turnout!
Spent a lot of time playing monopoly with the gang ( & family, and ) over the long holiday weekend. Sony finally managed to find the official monopoly rule book to make things more complicated. We now play the game almost by the book.
Its amazing how much time even a “quick” monopoly game takes! We start at around 3PM in the afternoon and by 8PM, we have a winner (and lots of losers). I am soo hooked onto this game that I have been trying to get the network version of the game to compile under FreeBSD for the last couple of days.
So far we have had 3 monopolists – Atul, Anjali (she cheated of course and Sony from the last 3 games. This Saturday better be my turn. /me greps the web for Monopoly hints and tips .
Saw the new Disney animation “Lilo and Stitch” on Tuesday, gr8 movie!
Also, a very happy birthday to Ramakrshnan (12th Oct) and Gautham Sreedharan (15th Oct)!.
We (, gym boy and myself), had been to the Document Done show the other day where the band had DJ Dheeraj scratching for them on the show. Any DJ who can play along with a rock band had to be cool, so , and myself, decided to check him out yesterday at Egos where he is the in house DJ.
Egos is a very relaxed and laid back pub just off Brigades (near Sparks) and was virtually empty on a Sunday nite. This was actually good for us as we could interrogate, err talk, to the DJ w/o much trouble. Turns out that he is basically a metal head but plays lounge at Egos. He is also a “special appearance” at The Club. Very nice guy, played all the stuff that we asked for and from our own CDs (Dirty Vegas and Cassius) which Khader happened to be carrying. Incidently, he is also DJ Vachan's cousin (wonder what that dude is upto, have not heard much about him in recent times). To add to surprises, DJ Nash from Sparks also happened to drop by at the same time. So we sat around talking about music while Dheeraj played his tunes for us. Very nice guy, too bad he cant play Metal at Egos.
He was wearing this very cool t-shirt which had neon like lights on it, totally awesome stuff. Apparently, there is also a another design which works like a graphic equalizer – goes up and down according to the music which is being played.
Got out out of there only by 9:45 pm and reached late for “Bourne Identity” which was playing at the Plaza. Boring movie so I did not mind missing the start.
Over all, great day. Spent more money than usual, but not on CDs this time around