gasp! I need some air, and was searching for it at - of all places- on google, semi-geek that I am, when I came across this website. Not quite what I was looking for, but refreshing nevertheless.

Monday, April 19, 2004


Hello! How are you today? Good? Nice to know that.

Now, I don't know about you, but I am a busybee, a workaholic, and an early riser at that. So let me take a few minutes off from my busy schedule and tell you about all the things I have accomplished already this morning - and it's not even lunchtime yet.

Woke up way early - 6:40am. Cursed all the way to the subway stop, and came out at Franklin Street around 7:15. Went straight into the office cafetaria - being on the west side, it's large windows overlook the Hudson river and Newport across. It looked great this morning - there was a heavy low-level fog, making the Newport buildings look like emerging from smoke and clouds - like a lost city in a sci-fi movie. Very cool. Almost burnt my toasts admiring the view.

Armed with toasts and coffee, rushed into my cubicle in the former sugar mill building, where I need to put on my glasses and peek long distance in order to find out if it's light outside. Checked my mail (i.e. deleted all the junk) and made a few phone calls to support to make sure I was out of trouble.

Then the real activity started. Monitored yahoo finance portfolios as if I know anything about finance. Browsed through Barnes and Noble in search of something new, and ended up buying 2 books on vocabulary building and English grammar - after browsing subjects that range from yoga to fashion photography. Went over to to see if there's something I have not seen so far. Landed up with Bubb Rub - a website dedicated to obnoxious-sounding vehicle exhaust modifications - and clicked on all the videos and mp3's until my stupid PC crashed. Had to cold reboot, and somehow that triggered the company's virus scan process, which meant I was stuck looking at the virus scan output for a good 20 minutes. I made sure it checked all the system files and the Java source code and all the emails I had ever written or read for deadly infections of the electronic kind. Including the ones that are unchanged from eternity.

By that time, it was time to get to a meeting - and that meant busy till lunchtime. So there.