Saturday, April 25, 2009

Observations

Firstly, a disclaimer! I was not drunk when I wrote that last post. I was merely under a trance having listened to the soundtrack of Sin City for more than 3 days. Oh, and you could say I was also distraught with certain state of affairs with regards to a particular module, so much so I was in a murderous mood. So there, having settled affairs and washing my hands off any drunken behaviour, I shall now proceed to bore you out of your brains. Keep the knife handy in case you want to stab yourself, or the glass of water else quit reading (the eyes do need a rest!!).

Now, since you are reading this line, I'm assuming you have followed either of the first two options I mentioned or have devised an ingenious way of yours to stave off the onslaught on your senses. Frankly, I do not intend to write about exam stress. Let's face it, we all know the works. It varies a trifle bit here n there, but not much. In the end it still is a mental trauma, a PIA and a system of evaluation which despite its glaring fallacies is still around.

My first observation this week is, pay attention when you are cooking. Especially if you are dealing with spices. On one such occasion later last week, I happened to cook some chicken. Unmindful of the proceedings, I believe I went a bit lenient on the spices. The fumes told me the story pretty quick. However, not to be deterred I proceeded with the entire show and served a very delicious looking preparation.


Observation no. 2: Appearance can be deceptive applies to food and not just women!! (more on the second half of the lesson later!!). The seemingly delicious and innocent looking chicken had the power of a few nukes hidden am sure. It was HOT!! Now, don't get me wrong here. I'm one of those , who generally like their food hot. Especially Indian food. I relished having it. With some veggies n steamed rice to go with it, it was a nice enough dinner (considering am a bachelor with limited culinary skills, you can make your guesses from the picture on the right!). What I had never prepared was for the aftermath!! Believe me when I say I ran through half a roll of the paper, before I was fine, though posterior was very much on fire. And this was within 2 hours of dinner. Haven't cooked chicken since. Am surviving on my boiled/fried vegetables, instant noodles, omelletes, breads. Chickens can wait for the time being!!

Observation no. 3: Time does fly!!! Oh yes, it does. Not with wings if that's what you are looking for, so stop imagining a clock flying across the sky with its wings spread wide open, neither is this Hogwarts. So, when we say time flies, the general essence is of what we have been told always. It seems only a few days ago that I returned from Glasgow, whereas it was been more than two weeks in reality. *** sighs ***

Observation no. 4: I find the graveyard outside my window to be quite beautiful. Have been clicking a few either later in the evening or early morning.





Observation no. 5: I need to get back to business, 48 hours more to showtime.

Cheerio :)

22 comments:

Chronicwriter said...

there is more to life than it can feed us..
i guess i dint make any sense with that line...

nice fotos...

and that food looks great.. i long to eat such indian food these days.. and your disclaimer caught my attention...

chriz

Sumit said...

hey Chriz, unfortunately it wasn't a one off comment which spurred that disclaimer. I had a few of my friend reading the post and coming back with the same comment and refused to believe otherwise. With friends like am glad I am short of enemies :)

Anywyz, if you happen to turn up in London sometime, let me know will definitely guide you to good food!!

kama said...

I could picture my housemates walking into my room and seeing blood all over my computer-- but then, I did not have to stab myself, so the vision remained just a vision.
Indeed, cooking/food is so much more interesting as subject than the exams' trauma and stress. So thanks for not talking about them exams!

ki said...

Yes we all know how annoying exams are, good you skipped that! :D

Nice photos. :)

Cuckoo said...

Well, from the looks it looks too good. I am waiting to hear about the deceptiveness of second part !

All the best for exams. Study now !!

Sumit said...

@kama: lol... yep!! I agree with you there.

@ki: thank you :)

Sumit said...

@Cuckoo: hehe... I've been told in the interest of my own welfare, i should be skipping the second part. but...
and thanks for the best wishes. heaven knows I need them by the truckloads now. :)

Arnav 'Sunny' Sinha said...

The chicken looks goooooood !

Gypsy said...

absolutely stunning trees...and hilarious post otherwise - cheers

Sumit said...

@sunny: oh trust me the chicken was as good/better than you think, but the red chilli was too much for the body to handle it seems.

@gypsy: thanks. you should have seen them during the London snowfall, they were marvellous. Will put up a few pics from then soon on the London Chronicles blog. :)

Sphinx said...

that chicken makes me salivate! I love hot food and I could do with a few nukes in my belly (although I would feel sorry for my fellow beings but then who cares, eh? :P)
The pictures are beautiful. Did you take these with a dslr?

Sumit said...

hehehe... I seriously would pity your fellow beings after that.
And thanks for the pics. They are from a simple digicam, sony cybershot DSW110 :) I ain't good enough, for a DSLR yet, though intent to buy one sometime.

Preeti Shenoy said...

The Cherry blossoms look really beautiful these days, don't they? I too clicked lots of pics and have put them in my FB. BTW saw that status message of Sin city video in ur g-talk and i listened to it right then. I loved it too.
Will send u a recipe that u can make in less than mins and wont cause so much er...burn :)
Cheers
preeti

Utopia said...

dude i can magine how the tummy upset must have felt like. i have fainted and been hospitalised and have had to take a drip cos i dared to eat some very delicious looking kachori. hmphhhh! i dread bad tummies.

Sumit said...

@Preeti: Oh anytime!! Send it me the recipe. Would definitely try it out this weekend. And frankly, it was just a case of trying to do too many things at one time, which cause the fiasco... :P A lesson, I had to learn the hard way. :D
Will look you up on FB. You should check the same tree laden with snow on the London blog. It was an amazing sight... And Sin City rocks, it is deliciously dark.

Sumit said...

@Utopia: Ah finally! Someone who understand the discomfort. But, yours is horrifying. Where on earth did you try that dreadful kachori??

J said...

Observations 1&2, try Turkish take-away. Goes well with the beer.

Sumit said...

none around here. but, quite a few joints selling fish n chips, chicken wings n stuff like that... goes well with the beer, as well!! nothing like kebabs or shawarma.

Keshi said...

WOW Sam beautiful pics here!

Keshi.

Sumit said...

thanks keshi :)

Aditya said...

Cool pics. Chicken looks delicious and I dont mind the chilli . I like the way you wrote. :)

Sumit said...

thanks mate!! the chicken is always delicios, n it was what I say bad chilli. as they say, too much of anything is not good.