August 22, 2008

According to the plan, I was supposed to move today, I am still moving but just haven't done packing yet

Here is how my day went today. I woke up at 3am, couldn't call asleep till 4:30 am or so. I finally fell asleep then woke up at 8am. I felt refresh and that was great. While I was talking to my friend, I was told may be I should work at least half a day. I thought that's a good idea. I created an email and sent to my manager's way and I got a quick reply that said "Go Ahead". I then sent email to the entire team that I will be working from home half a day.

I worked till 1pm, didn't get much work done but I worked. At 1:20pm, my friend came and we decided, its time to go pick up the moving truck. We went in the car, picked up the truck but left the car there. We parked the truck and I came in to my apartment to get my car key. We were carrying 2 boxes, so that we could drop in the new apartment after we get done with the procedure which I call it, "Give your life away". To my surprise, I tried to open the trunk, the electronic key did not respond.

And that's when we realized, my battery had died. Guess why, because I had left the lights on yesterday morning. I mean imagine, the last time I drove my car was at 10:00am yesterday, which is almost 36 hours ago. I got a bad scolding, I told my friend, please take the bus and pick up your car but unfortunately, the bus passed right in front our eyes. Now what do I do. Luckily, I have saved the Airport and in town taxi-service phone number. I got scolded again. I called the cab service again, they said about 20 minutes.

I had less than $10 in my purse, so I had to get some cash out before the taxi came. I ran to Marathon Gas Station like a crazy person, I got $30 out, with TCF Bank's $2 charge. I was running to my apartment, I got a call from the taxi service. "Your taxi will be out in 2 minutes." I turned right and there the taxi was, it had just pulled towards the parking lot from the drive way. I had to run again, I called my friend, "Hey the taxi is here". Now the next 10-15 minutes, we are in the taxi.

While talking about GPS, we missed the turn. But finally we reached the Truck rental place and got the car. We even helped the taxi driver with information and discount coupon. We headed to my new apartment complex. We did the lease, but when we went inside, we saw the wrong wall had been painted and also the carpet didn't look clean at all.

We were upset, and headed home. We ordered pizza from Domino's outside the apartment. After eating, II called AAA. They said, jump start will get done but they do not do the battery replace service today. They do it Monday through Friday till 5pm. I told myself, okay I am in big trouble. I went outside to wait for the AAA people to come , they were right outside so quickly. I opened the hood, trunk, seats but they couldn't find the battery.

I then ran to my apartment to call my friend, by that time, they had found the battery. They gave a jump start, boom it worked in a shot. Man, that was one of the happiest moment for the day. I was told to leave the car in start for the next 20-25 minutes. After leaving the car on, drove to the SA gas station, got gas and came home. And I decided, this is going to be one memorable day. Not something I would want to happen again . But I will be more careful from next time.

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August 19, 2008

I came back in January, and we were planning the trip

January went, February,March, April and then there my parents left home for UK. It was the end of April, they visited many places in UK. Then on May 7th, 08 they came here. I was happy they were coming but, I was more worried thinking whether they will be bored here since they are going to stay till September. But days went so fast, I only remember the month of May.The next thing, I know is, they were here for three weeks, we argued, talked, had fun. And three weeks went like 3 days.

After 3 weeks, mom dad thought, they could have stayed longer here. I had asked dad earlier before busying ticket, he had said 1 -2 weeks. Mainly because they were worried about being bored. I won't blame them in a way though, I totally understand. Good part is, they had fun here. But again, I can't totally say that either because there were many people babu knew over there. Plus, people would come almost every few days to meet them. Here, who would come? I do not know anyone, I know only myself, my work and my apartment. I know its pretty bad but can't hide from the truth.

After being, bored quite a bit, mom dad thought of leaving early, as in August, a month earlier than what they had thought. But because the days went so fast, after changing ticket, they felt like they shouldn't have changed and should stay longer till September. I felt the same and every one of us. But it was too late. So, today August 19th, mom dad went back, they are in the flight to UK right now. They will reach 8:30pm UK time and after less than 2 hours of transit, they will take another flight.

I am sad, now because I will not be able to talk to mom dad as much was I was doing. I was calling them everyday few times, every day lunch time, I would call them just to ask if they had lunch, if they were bored, to ask what they were doing etc etc. Today I talked to them so many times. I know mom was crying from few days. She had even been saying, "for me it does not matter where I stay, because I am staying home anyway". I know that's true, but dad has to work, he has to take care of the business, and he can't just stay here without doing anything.

So, today they left for home, I am sure babu must be feeling so lonely right now. If I was him, I would be crying because after having parents over for that long, its just hard to be alone. He will miss mom dad in the morning, before going to work and after coming from work. Now, all I can wish is, they have a safe trip home. Hopefully mom will feel fine and hopefully I will get to go home in December this year.

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August 15, 2008

It was the worst flight ever, felt so long too

It was the first time, I flew Sun country airlines today. It was the first time I had to take the 6am flight too. I found my seat then after sitting for few minutes, I hear people talking so loud, I mean it was really loud. I think they forgot that they are in the flight and not in their living room. Those people didn't even care, its 6am, people want a quiet flight, its 6am man, who wouldn't want to sleep in the flight and head to their destination. But these 5 were uncivilized a...holes.

I couldn't fall asleep, but instead had a terrible headache. I mean I was awake from 4am, so I would reach airport on time man. It was terrible, so loud. They were so rude, I mean how can you, its 6am flight. But no they didn't stop a single second that whole flight. They were really loud for almost 3 hours. God, I hate them.

That was my first Sun country flight, it was bad because of the uncivilized and rude passengers. The seats were okay though.

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August 9, 2008

Thinking about family

I was in the car, on the way to up north. Suddenly, this thought came to my mind. I argued with my parents when they were here, but the truth is no matter how much I argued with them, got angry I love them more than anything. I guess when you are stressed, it just happens. And when more questions come to your side, you get angry more. And all other things start to happen that you do not want.

I lost it too so many times, I hated those moments though. Now that I think about it, I feel bad, I felt bad at that time too . That's all I want to write here. Between next week, looking forward to see mom, dad, babu but won't be seeing babu #2. If you are reading this babu, you will be saying, I wish.....Hopefully soon.

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"Wii" a new game and a whole new experience

I was in the Mall this evening. I saw people dancing, some looked like jumping too. While walking around, I reached that spot. I look at what people were doing, found out, they were having a Wii promotion thing.

I decided to try it out. I started with a little warm up. I played 3 different games, Football, Yoga and something else, don't know its name. But it sure was fun. I would want to own one, you get to play at the same time, you get exercise, how nice. Entertainment and Exercise in a package, what is better than that?

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Adventure going to work : Drive, Park and RIde, Train, Bus then walk for 25-30 minutes

I've been thinking to go to work like this but only tried the return trip. So, finally I did what I wanted to. It took me really long time but it was fun. I got exercise too.

Here goes my adventure, I get up at 5:30am, shower, get ready for work, take my lunch. And leave home between 6:45am to 7am. It takes 5-10 minutes to reach Park and Ride station on 28th Avenue. I buy One Day Pass and run for the train. I catch the train, then I am in Light Rail Platform and Nicollet by 7:30 am or so. Then I catch a bus on Nicollet and 5th. I take the bus at 7:48 am, and I get down at 8:12am. From there, I walk about 1.6 miles or little less, if I take short cuts. I reach work between 8:45-9am.

I do get exercise, thinking about how I reach work, makes me smile sometimes. Then I work all day, catch the 5:30pm bus from outside the building or main drive way. I reach downtown few minutes before 6pm. I then walk to Nicollet and Government Plaza, catch the 5:58pm train. After after 30 minutes, I reach Park and Ride station and drive and head home. By the time, I reach home its 7pm. So, I am out for 12 hours, sometimes more than that. And I am tired, very tired by 9pm.

Good, fun, new experience going to work. Knowing downtown MSP better everyday.

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August 2, 2008

I tell myself why am I so stressed??and why am I awake from 2:48am

When I was going to enter the entry it was 3:30 am I think. Now its 5:53 am, I am still awake, I guess awake for the day. I ask myself why its always me? I am tired of being that person.

Anyway now its actually 3:03pm, I am not going to wait to finish this entry but just post it with these sad lines.

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