Monday, October 30, 2006

Ode to the Nice Guys

This is a tribute to the nice guys. The nice guys that finish last, that never become more than friends, that endure hours of whining and bitching about what assholes guys are, while disproving the very point. This is dedicated to those guys who always provide a shoulder to lean on but restrain themselves to tentative hugs, those guys who hold open doors and give reassuring pats on the back and sit patiently outside the changing room at department stores. This is in honor of the guys that obligingly reiterate how cute/beautiful/smart/funny/sexy their female friends are at the appropriate moment, because they know most girls need that litany of support. This is in honor of the guys with open minds, with laid-back attitudes, with honest concern. This is in honor of the guys who respect a girl's every facet, from her privacy to her theology to her clothing style.
This is for the guys who escort their drunk, bewildered female friends back from parties and never take advantage once they're at her door, for the guys who accompany girls to bars as buffers against the rest of the creepy male population, for the guys who know a girl is fishing for compliments but give them out anyway, for the guys who always play by the rules in a game where the rules favor cheaters, for the guys who are accredited as boyfriend material but somehow don't end up being boyfriends, for all the nice guys who are overlooked, underestimated, and unappreciated, for all the nice guys who are manipulated, misled, and unjustly abandoned, this is for you.
This is for that time she left 40 urgent messages on your cell phone, and when you called her back, she spent three hours painstakingly dissecting two sentences her boyfriend said to her over dinner. And even though you thought her boyfriend was a chump and a jerk, you assured her that it was all ok and she shouldn't worry about it. This is for that time she interrupted the best killing spree you'd ever orchestrated in GTA3 to rant about a rumor that romantically linked her and the guy she thinks is the most repulsive person in the world. And even though you thought it was immature and you had nothing against the guy, you paused the game for two hours and helped her concoct a counter-rumor to spread around the floor. This is also for that time she didn't have a date, so after numerous vows that there was nothing "serious" between the two of you, she dragged you to a party where you knew nobody, the beer was awful, and she flirted shamelessly with you, justifying each fit of reckless teasing by announcing to everyone: "oh, but we're just friends!" And even though you were invited purely as a symbolic warm body for her ego, you went anyways. Because you're nice like that.
The nice guys don't often get credit where credit is due. And perhaps more disturbing, the nice guys don't seem to get laid as often as they should. And I wish I could logically explain this trend, but I can't. From what I have observed on campus and what I have learned from talking to friends at other schools and in the workplace, the only conclusion I can form is that many girls are just illogical, manipulative bitches. Many of them claim they just want to date a nice guy, but when presented with such a specimen, they say irrational, confusing things such as "oh, he's too nice to date" or "he would be a good boyfriend but he's not for me" or "he already puts up with so much from me, I couldn't possibly ask him out!" or the most frustrating of all: "no, it would ruin our friendship." Yet, they continue to lament the lack of datable men in the world, and they expect their too-nice-to-date male friends to sympathize and apologize for the men that are jerks. Sorry, guys, girls like that are beyond my ability to fathom. I can't figure out why the connection breaks down between what they say (I want a nice guy!) and what they do (I'm going to sleep with this complete ass now!). But one thing I can do, is say that the nice-guy-finishes-last phenomenon doesn't last forever. There are definitely many girls who grow out of that train of thought and realize they should be dating the nice guys, not taking them for granted. The tricky part is finding those girls, and even trickier, finding the ones that are single. So, until those girls are found, I propose a toast to all the nice guys. You know who you are, and I know you're sick of hearing yourself described as ubiquitously nice. But the truth of the matter is, the world needs your patience in the department store, your holding open of doors, your party escorting services, your propensity to be a sucker for a pretty smile. For all the crazy, inane, absurd things you tolerate, for all the situations where you are the faceless, nameless hero, my accolades, my acknowledgement, and my gratitude go out to you. You do have credibility in this society, and your well deserved vindication is coming.....

P.S:
Couldnt resist posting this...want to know ur feedback...surprisingly, the gals to whom i sent ,where vociferous in support for the nice guys..many of them commenting to the extent tht , they agreed most gals are stupid in choosing bad guys over nice guys et al....heheehe...etho nammalaala mudinja ubagarama inga koluthi potruken...ini nadapavai narayanan seyal :D :D

Friday, October 27, 2006

Padithathil Pidithathu

"Naaliku Pullayar Chathurthi...Uppu kozhakattaina Ravikku romba pudikum...kandipa seiyanmnu" enru ninaithavaaray maavu oora vaithaal amma.
"Rameshuku poornamna usiraachay...konjam neriya vellam eduthu vaipoam"..ithu maami....
"Karakaranu ethachum kadichu saapdanum pola iruku...muruku senju neivedhyam panidlaam...evening tiffenukum aachu.."....paati manadhil odum alaigal...
"Pullayaar chathurthi payasam..Paruppu payasathuku badila...semiya poatu paal payasam panidungo...."..intha vayasilaiyum thaathaku enna aasai....
"Naaliku oru naal thaan leave..naalikachum...urula kizhangu poriyal...vengaaaya saambhar...paruppu rasamnu..nalla granda samayal pannu..." idhu kudumba thalaivaroda kattalai...
Ithellathaiyum Boojai roomlenthu..pullayar mounamaaga sirithu konday ketu kondu irunthaar :)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Paartha nyabagam illaiyo...part 4

Based on the thousands and thousands of impatient comments (21 thaan iruku michamla enganu kekapdaathu....hehehe..)wanting to know what happens next......intha partla...i've tried to make a link for all the three previous posts......chamatha feedbackungo.....here we go...

Uma rushes into the reception..Dr. Shiva was waiting for her..."Mrs.Ram... this way...."
They take the lift to the third floor..."Mrs.Ram....pls be brave....ipo thaan neenga innum dhairyima irukanum...."
"Doc..pls...i can handle myself..."
Bracing herself for the worst...she opened the door....For a moment she was not sure whether to feel happy or sad....
The room resembled "Star Trek" set, with wires running all over Ram's body....she broke down crying...
"Mrs. Ram....control urself....pls....nurse...take her out...."
"Doc...wats happening here...Ramuku enna achu...enna problem?....en kitta neenga sonnapo..minor injury...nothing to worryneenga...inga vanthu
paatha.......enakku bayama iruku...en Ramuku enna aachu...pls tell me the truth...."
"Mrs. Ram...."
"Call me Uma..."
"Ok...Uma...to be very honest with you...we ourselves are clueless...but let me assure you onething...we have the most advanced and most
modern, state-of-the-art facilities here..in this hospital...Indiala vera engayum intha mathiri facilities kidayathu....we will try our level best to get Ram back in shape...trust me......i am shifting Ram to the room closer to the OT.....Nurse.....please change Ram to the adjacent room...donot disturb any of the settings here...you can use this back door for moving him...donot use the corridor...i dont want others to get disturbed.... and
shift patient on room 213 to this one....."
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Uma was sitting near the window...lost in her world of thoughts...
"Madam...can you move to your left...i need to keep this monitor..."
Dreamily...she moved...her thoughts went back an year....
"Hey...antha yellow salwar supera irukala....wow..evlo neeeeelamaana...kannu......hey en killara...naan kannathan paathen..sathiyama"
"dei...kili mathiri pondaati kooda irukarachavay nee intha alai alaiyariye....thirunthavay maatiya...."
"Kavalapadatha Uma...ethana setup vachindulaam nee thaan enaku epovumay right hand woman.."
"Adi serupala...setup kekutha unaku....aama athenna...right hand woman...."
"Enna...namma oorla eppovumay Keep Left thaana....."
"Ram...sethada nee inniki...."
Uma avanai thuratha...Mayajaal kalkalathathu....
"...dam....Maadamm....."
Uma got up startled...."umm...huh...yes nurse..."
"I will be near the reception..if you need anything...just press this button on the wall..."
"Thank u..."
Suddenly she realised that her cellphone was lying in the old room and she went to take it....
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"Are you sure this is the room..."
"100%...from morning i've been keeping watch here...Ramoda wife vanthirukaa...she is still inside..."
"oh..ok...guys...be careful....konjam kooda mistake aaga koodathu......any doubts?"
"No sir..."
"Ok...lets roll..."
They were 4 people.....heavily armed underneath their aprons...they rushed inside the room with an air of emergency....
"Excuse me madam...doctor asked us to shift the patient to emergency ward immediately....please cooperate and wait outside..."
Uma was still looking confused when they moved the patient outside. She was too tired mentally to tell that she doesnt know the person whom
they were shifting. She took her cell and went back to the room where Ram was kept.
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"What???!!! what emergency...who gave permission to shift this patient..."
the entire hospital was agog with the news of the missing patient.
"Doctor.." called Uma..."i was there when they removed him from the room. They were 4 of them...ellam paaka nalla dhadiya irunthaanga...were
covering their face with mask...and were wearing aprons...sorry cant recollect much about them..."
"Thanks Uma...lets pray to god that no mishap happens....Ok...Rama naanga operation theatreku kootindu poroam....you please wait
here....Nurse...get things ready for the operation...."
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"Madam...unga husband enga...." asked the nurse...
"Ippo thaana operation theatreku eduthundu ponaanga....en kekareenga"....asked Uma
"oh..shucks....i forgot to give the anesthetic.."
Her face turned white as sheet and she rushed to the theatre...
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From inside the operation room came a blood curdling scream.....the nurse entered the operation theatre to find the doctor lying on the floor...unconscious....
Ram was sitting on the table with a bewildered look on his face....blood was flowing from the cut made by the incision knife....which was rooted on his head....

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Paartha nyabagam illaiyo...part 3

"நல்லதோர் வீணை செய்தேன்
அதை நலம் கெட
புழுதியில் எரிவதுண்டோ...."

Unable to bear the tension...Anil cries out...."Doctor...Ram is still alive...nelama theriyama....."
Visibly irritated on being disturbed ...the Doc murmurs..."I know..."..the venom on the tone makes Anil a bit hesitant....

"illa....Neram ketta nerathila Bharathiyaar paatu thevaya..."

Even before Anil could complete the sentence.....he hears a whiplash sort of sound...a stinging sensation on his cheeks...and the salty taste of his own blood on his lips....it took him a full minute to get the ringing sound off his ears and realise that the Doc had slapped him....

"Heyyyy...Ram ennoda creationda....ennoda moolaila uruvaana ideavoda manitha uruvam thaan Ram...avlo easaya vitruvennu ninachiya...nee varathuku munnaidye Ramai inga kootindu vara i've made the arrangements...."

Without even bothering to wait for Anils reaction...the Doc..starts singing again....

"நல்லதோர் வீணை செய்தேன்
அதை நலம் கெட
புழுதியில் எரிவதுண்டோ...."

Anil staggers across the room...

Nyabagangal thodarum....
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Blog makkal ellorukum iniya Deepavali nal vaazhthukkal...

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Paartha nyabagam illaiyo...part 2

"Emergency!!!.....Ram is here only....come to hospital fast..."
adhuku mela enna sonnanganney Uma kaadhila vizhala...when she recovered herself...she found herself driving the car like mad towards the hospital....everything was in chaos.....including the traffic....the long stop at the signal came like god sent...she took a deep breath and tried to control her swirling mind...she looked outside the car window to the couple on bike....her thoughts went back two years.....

"Hey Ram...Cigarette pudicha cancer varumnu solraangala...en ipdi dham adichi udamba keduthukara"
"Cancera varum..?? naan pudicha pogai thaana varuthu...eppa..adi paavi...vilayatuku adikara saakula nejamavay adikariya...hmm..ellam Pizza hut menu panra velai..."
"shameless fellow...unakum sethu naan pay panen....seekrama oru velaya thedika....un velai kidaicha adutha nimisham naan velaiya vitruven..."
" Bharathi kanda parker penna nee..cha...kitchenla samayal panindu mega serial pathu mookai sindhindu kaalatha thalratha mudivu panitiya?"
"Dei...adanguda...namma familyuku oruthar salary pothum...nee earn pannu naan spend panren"...
"Appovay kekanumnu ninachen...naan jobla join panrathukum..nee resign panrathukum enna connection???namma family athu ithunu vera solra...."
"Unna..enna panren paar..."
"HONK!!!HOOOOOOONNNNNNNKKKKKK!!!"
Blasting horns brought her back to reality...she revved up towards the hospital....
"Ram...pls...enna vitu poidaatha..."

Poor Uma.....

Nyabagangal thodarum...

வெற்றி...வெற்றி....!!

அ....அம்மா...அப்பா...தாய்.....அகர முதல எழுத்தெல்லாம் அறிய வைத்தாய் உத்ரா ச்யாம்...spellinglam ekku thappa varuthu..and i hate to make spelling mistakes knowingly in tamil..guys..believe me...enna oru feeling..tamizhla vaarthaiya paathutu..chancela ponga...let me figure out the rest of the letters...inimay tamizh typing thaan :D

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Paartha nyabagam illaiyo...part 1

"How many times....i've simply lost count...too many such incidents...many a times i feel as if my life is one oversized DVD, in which all the incidents which i face in my daily life are already recorded and anytime i might just wake up from my Rip-Wan-Winklish slumber to find myself watching all this in some time machine sorta TV. Many incidents resemble each other so well that, when i encounter them i feel as if i already know that its going to happen in this way. ESPnulam katha vidala. But..take for example the Blogger meet which we had this weekend on Forum, Banglore. When i went into the PiZZa Hut and met those folks, i had a sudden feeling that i have been to the same place to have a similar such meeting before. Somehow this sorta feeling keep repeating for me. The meeting which we had, the things we discussed, everything looks so much like....umm...setpiece, as if i've already done these scenes before. Ditto with certain people. I get a feeling that i've met them before and know exactly what they like and how they wud react to certain situations. At times I feel so much like Jimcarrey in "The Truman Show", as if someone out there is watching what i am doing and all my actions. "

"Mr.Ram, you've signs of Paranoia. Its simply a mental thing. You get attached so much to certain places that they get registered in your subconscious and when you visit them again, your memories from the past and present overlap. Its a very common thing on people who are slightly on the sensitive side and mainly artists. Ipo namma music directorsey parungalen. backstreet boys songa tamizhla poatutu "inspired" nu simplea solidraanga. Nejamo poiyo , its a scientific thing. Dont worry. Relax. Engayachum hill station poitu vaanga. Nature is the best healer for these sort of things."

"Thanks doc."

Little did Ram knew that, its going to be one vacation he would never forget.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Tag time again

Weird things...hmmm....after reading all the tags i feel i m the weirdest...ellarodathum enakku tally aaguthu :( well here we go..

1) me konjam over conscious on self cleanliness...before and after havin fud i wash my hands..ithila enna weirdnu yosikareengala...i wash till all my fingers are spotlessly clean..still wondering whts weird..well...i use spoon while eating ;)...(jus kidding....starting konjam galatava irukatumaynu thaan....now for serious stuff)...if i see someone spilling fud all over while eating or dragging the chair on the floor making tt kaathu koosara screeching noise i get pissed off...semma kadupaa varum...athey mathiri i dnt like wasting fud...cafteriala wen i see people cooly throwing bck the plate half full i remind myself of the hungry faces i c on the road...n pray tht those folks realise their folly soon...

2)i take atleast 15 mins for taking bath...manasu engalaamo alai paayum...different ideas thonum...pending decisions pathi cleara yosikara time...it wud b time for retrospection also...en mela thappu iruntha naan realise panra timeum kulikum boathu thaan....
note: i regularly take bath..read first comment...ithu jus to avoid edhir katchiyinars thaakuthals :D..if u read it as G3 i am not responsible..

3)impatience..wait panrathungrathu suthama pudikathu...i expect things to happen yesterday...reason ennana oru insecurity...nammala wait panna vachitu esc aaitaangalonu...very bad habit ennana.i am hardly punctual...i make i up for being very regular in watever i do or say...still punctuality is a long way out for me...its something which i consciously give it a skip at times...athuku reasonlaam ipo sollarathu kashtam...will post it sometime...

4)enaku pudichathellathaiyum naan regulara seinjay aganum..like...bloggin...shuttling..gymmin...listening songs...reading book before sleepin..(onum kidakalina padichathey thriumba padipen)...ithellam eveing tasks...ithil a ethachum onu panalinalum i wud feel as if i missed something dear...somehow my routine adjusts iself to include anything new which comesup in my life...

hyprocacy solratha...illa eccentricity solratha..nejathila solanumna..i wud like to be simple...my mates mistake it for the first two things....i feel comfortable this way...ithu weirda normalanu therila..so...nengalay decidikonga.

5)curd...yuck..i dont like it...considering certain things...ppl get surprised wen i say this...but somehow find it repulsive...my mom has foto evidence tt as a kid i used to thrive on curd...dunno when the link missed...rt the opposite with sweets n icecreams...anytime..anything sweet is yummy for me...

Avlo thaan....aachu....ithuku mela katha vitta kashtam... :D chamatha commentanum..yarachum kaalaicheenga..pudupetai style thaan

solla marenten....tagged by HTBM..so badiluku G3...Sat...vidya...usha...ambi..syam (hehe...naatamaino escaping)..priya..janani...ellarum..haiya...

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Lage Raho Gils :)

Me still unwell...for past three weeks struggling with bad tummy :( ...iniki day fulla thoongitu evening enna panrathunu theriyama again went for Lage raho munna bhai..awesome movie...evlo thadava venumnalum paakalam pola iruku....typically directors movie..guess sanjay dutt is born to play the role of munnabhai...and arshad warsi sends all our brain circuit tizzy with his performance...to think that he forgot how he acted in first part and was asked to watch the old movie three four times before taking up this role...!! amazing....Vidya Balan...hmm..ennatha solrathu...Pal pal song varum boathu...first shot..they show her face...her smiley smiley face in closeup...screen fulla face..face fulla smile...ithuku mela naan ennatha solrathu...padam paarunga...ungalukay puriyum... :) gandhiya vara aal...chancela...nejamavay gandhi vandhu nadicha mathiri oru asathal performance....very natural and charming...gandhigiri as a concept mite have its own takers n against...but the way in which its shown in the movie is wat makes it click...but the scene where the old man removes his things to pay the bribe..i wonder if its practical...guess he wud be the person who wud b laafed at in such a scenario in real time....and i read an article on the movie...the content goes something like this..."Gandhism can work only against those who have some established norms and are civilised..for example..in Hitlers Germany, had the jews followed non violence or civil disobedience i guess Hitler wud've ordered for more furnaces rather than giving a thot to it"...though not reproduced verbatim...this was the gist...(for those who want the original article..chk out sunday HINDU magazine few weeks back)..well..somehow i feel its true...wat abt u folks...any thoughts on this....
After the movie got over, me n friend came out to take the bike...while he was taking the bike, one big.no HUGE guy..simply crashed into him and without even stoppin to say Sorry he jus ran to the exit..."EXCUSE ME"!!! (well this was my friend shouting)...i felt tickled and said aloud tt...its happening the other way round ..the bugger who slammed into him was supposed to ask for excuse and instead of shouting in anger or giving bad words this guy was saying Excuse me....a small crowd which was watching this scene had a smirk on its face and started to move...suddenly tht Big guy came frm nowhere and apologised to my frnd and asked if he got hurt ....i heard someone commenting...Gandhigiri works guys....well... :)