An Owl's 2 hoots

Friday, April 28, 2006


Ad on radio:

"...2007 GM cars, now available for 0% APR, lower than invoice price...."

Person 1: "2007 models? Already? But it's only April 2006!"

Person 2: "Yea, well, since GM realized they are not improving their cars anyway, they might as well brand them as 2007!"

GM: Yeppidi irundha naan, ippidi aaiten!


Sunday, April 23, 2006

Blue skies actually

Wonders of wonders! This weekend was by far the sunniest and driest since I moved to Seattle. Viduveyna? Kulukki pottu paarthadhil, jackpot for ZOO!

From atop a small overhead bridge on the way to the zoo

Pariseshanam pannindey poiduthu...Almost human!

Dei! idhu Dubai illa.. Cochin daa!

Watching a grizzly bear is truly a sight to behold!

Who is watching who?

I am escape!

Somewhere there is an angry baby...


Sunday, April 16, 2006


Vivek in Minnale: Nammala maari daankeys dhaanda yenakku berthuday, yenakku berthuday nu yellaar kittayum yaylam vittikittu iruppaanga!

onnum illa... podhuvaa sonnen. he he!

PS: Wish Mr. North-easter Raju too!


Thursday, April 13, 2006

I'll be mozart

Oh my god! Was it really me? Is it possible that I was being cynical in the past few posts without realizing it? I mean, I am sarcastic and all, but when did this dark side prop up (I can see Slash grinning and Raju concurring)

The sad part was that I was pretending it was just a natural/emotional phase of life, but today, in a split instant, I realized that was not the case.

Bottom line is: I am missing Florida. A whole lot. EVERY DAMN THING here is different. Funniest thing is that I never felt that way when I moved from Arizona, or dare I say, from India (maaaybe not), although I have stayed much longer in those two places. Strange are nature's ways.

But I am sure I will adapt and will be in full flow soon. It should not be long before we see posts more or less like:

1. Make sentences with
2. They spun a web for me
3. Instant karma
4. To get one or not to get one
5. Sambaaril paayasam
6. Cat policing

I know, I know. That was a typical Deepakesque cheapshot. Of course, one should marvel my audacity in actually assuming that the above old posts were "classics"!


Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Why does talking about arranged marriage inevtiably bring fate, destiny, and such philosophical thoughts when talking to a local here?

And why does our counter-arguments to theirs always (unwarrantedly) pulls in the divorce-rate fact existing here?

And lastly, why does the same topic when spoken with Indian friends come out so matter-of-factly without BS-101?

I am just saying.


Sunday, April 02, 2006

Alpa sandhosham #1*

* guilty pleasure

- When people in everyday life or characters in films refer to Madras as Madras and not as Chennai!