so, i was stuck in approximately 4 hours of outlook training (because there's no way that a group of web developers could figure out how to use basic microsoft software on their own) and sra benefits orientation yesterday. and, knowing what a notorious (yet selective) narcoleptic i am, i forced myself to keep busy to stay awake. i did a bit of writing, and i figured i could post random bits of it, since i haven't blogged in a while (so, now i'll be typing up stuff i already handwrote -- backwards, eh?). besides, i really need that last underwear post to not be the first thing you see when you visit shaliniland...
i went to boston this past weekend. unfortunately, due to poor planning on my part, i missed my brother, who was back in dc for the protests. at least the 'rents weren't bored. in any case, boston was fun. no pictures, no crazy stories, but some good times spent catching up and re-bonding, relaxing and other such generalized laziness. we stayed @ maxine's; the ranks included: myself, lanette, homaira, max, raj, greg, dave, margot, chloe, sonia, ethan and the kiwi. there were others interspersed throughout the weekend, but those were the main troublemakers. boston is the new novurbia.
also, sammy got sprayed by a skunk last week. it was funny until he wandered back into the house. then all sorts of hysteria ensued, while my parents insisted that we had a gas leak, burning rubber in the fireplace (why they were sure of it worries me), rotton seaweed in the fridge, and/or severe gastrointestinal problems. no one believed me and sammy about the skunk, until we gave him a bath and the smell "disappeared."
sachin has been up to all sorts of wild world-saving activities. check out:
on a more superficial and self-centered note, what should i be for halloween? email me. don't make me be mother nature again.
shalini is the teen sensation about to be launched into a market that has not ever seen a musical star