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Meet Update!

  • Apr. 2nd, 2005 at 11:28 PM
Wild Laugh
Un-official as it was, todays meet seems to have been a shade off key.

First off, We had a nice surprise with profound_1 (aka Apsara) turning up for the meet.
She's working in a media company called CBN.

I turned up later than usual, The main reason being that I was trying to park the car. Something was dreadfully wrong with the traffic on the roads today! Yuk! When I did turn up finally, stanz was chewing on some (ghastly looking) so called edible stuff. :o) profound_1 and subtle_blues were already sitting around him, possibly wondering if we'd played a late April prank on them about having a meet.

(*gets wicked idea for Next years 1'st of April!*) *chuckle! chuckle!*

Moving right along, I began my attempts to shrug off my discomfort. It's not a common thing to meet two new people over two meets, and this was definitely unnerving for me. (Dunno what I'm talking about? How sick! Go figure me out from angiasaaMy_Journal_By_Clicking_Here! Grrr!) Enough Advertising, My apologies! lol!
NEways, to continue with the story, I stalled around a bit and finally, I guess my discomfort began to ebb aside. nash_da_basher, who had called me while I was calling him from the Airport flyover to tell him that I'd be late and told me he was going to be later still, finally turned up.

The lucky muffin actually got space to park, can you believe that? :-o
So, he turns up, apologizes and as usual, lashes us with his brilliant smile and we've all forgiven him. Temporary sanity prevails once again.

With the slow passage of time, our co-moderator, teemus turns up. Fascinating chap this. He's got these rose-tinted shades balanced on his nose, and he's looking hairier than the last frozen woolly mammoth from the Ice Age.

Introduction round winds it's way around the gathering, and we're back to stabilizing the flow of conversation. A round of liquid refreshments, a ton of calls made, life goes on they say. People say "Yeah, I'll be coming!" but do they turn up? Hah! But sweat we do not, new member profound_1 shows us her ID-Card and huddling together like Eskimos around a bonfire, we google around with it. Media is awesome! ;o)

pinak sacrificed his expected turning up for the cyberabad LJ-Meet, in exchange for getting totally drunk at some graduation party. :o) Congrats on that go out to uncle pinak BTW. :o)

brainz said he would most likely turn up around 8'ish something. :o) For some reason, we knew that day was'nt coming soon. :o) We missed you dude. lol!

vandyvandana was, as she said, with her tutor. (most probably, of the male species, we believe.) We don't doubt her truthfulness, but do we trust her with him/her? Heh! More on that after the next meet. ;o) She missed the meet too. Or skipped it rather.

rajini_priya did'nt turn up. Sadly, a lot of us were hoping that she would. How grossly upsetting right? Ouch! Hmmm.... Nice girl that, but I guess her absence today got a lot of upset hearts. :o) Heh!She'll have to work double time to fix the situation now. lol!

namus, lives about One Kilometre from the Venue. Preferred to stay at home? Dunno. Informatives told us he'd turn up. But something must have come up I guess. We all have situations, he's not excused from having them too. Whatever is was young man, it's gotta be serious okai! :o)

ma7ur must have been busy binding some books or something. He's not trying to be non-social though, it's just that he somehow manages to keep missing the cyberabad LJ-meets. Poor unlucky soul! :o)

thejaszalcatraz said he'd most probably turn up for the meet, but well, I guess two new members at a meet would have been too much for me anyway. lol! Hope to see you at one of the other meets thejaszalcatraz. :o)

Oh, and just for General Knowledge (for the out-worlders among you, that's the expansion of archaic term: GK) sake, profound_1 just got back from Nepal. Yes, that's N-E-P-A-L "The Shoulder-blades of the Himalayas" I think it's called.

NEways, all in all, I think the meet was pretty okay. It felt a little odd though. The conversations were not free flowing and participation was kinda reluctant? or was that all just my imagination? I thought we also had a similar problem in the last meet, though, to a much lower extent. In most probability, I guess it was due to the seating factor. We were seated kinda longitudinally and that might have been the cause for rifts and circles of localized activity. It's just a thought, but I guess the next meet could be set at a location where members find it easier to shuffle as well as maintain an organized randomness such that we can all see each other across a table or sideways or something, whatever. It might make conversations flow easier. Ummm.... That was just a thought.

*poof!*

That's all for tonight, It's been ages since I last updated my journal, I've had exams and other catastrophic phenomenon teasing the dickens out of my little mind. The exams have terminated now, but there's the fact that my 8-Week Summer Internship begins on Monday. Talk about a pitiful life! Grrr!

NEways, now that I believe I'm freer and what-not, I guess you'll have something new to see here on my journal from time to time, more often than naught. ;o)

Kaydeeyoh!



P.S.:
There are tons of people I have not mentioned here.
Either they don't matter, I've forgotten them, I could'nt care less, or I simply don't recall their names right now.
Time causes memories to fail....
I've failed you.
It's your own fault!
;o)

Comments

(no subject) - nash_da_basher - Apr. 2nd, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 2nd, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
Ha! lovely comment. :o) I'm not mad at you since you did infact turn up at the meet. When do we get the pics?
(no subject) - nash_da_basher - Apr. 2nd, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Apr. 2nd, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - nash_da_basher - Apr. 3rd, 2005 07:12 am (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Apr. 4th, 2005 12:00 pm (UTC)
ssheidi wrote:
Apr. 2nd, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
>> I guess you'll have something new to see here on my journal from time to time

wow!
angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 2nd, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC)
Heh! When are you dropping in? We owe you an Honorary Meet. :o)
(no subject) - ssheidi - Apr. 3rd, 2005 01:20 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Apr. 4th, 2005 11:55 am (UTC)
subtle_blues wrote:
Apr. 2nd, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
"The conversations were not free flowing and participation was kinda reluctant? or was that all just my imagination?"

nope tis not unfortunately...
there weren't many to keep everyone engaged.. come to think of it, even the last meet wasn't much socialising !
hmmm...
:-) next time pbly!
angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 2nd, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
The last meet I figured was kinda lumpy in places.... I don't mean fat wise, I mean in terms of homogenity. I think we were just too many people spread out too laterally. There should have been a larger round er table in the middle instead of a long line one this side and a long line on that side of four tables pressed side to side. Some people were bound to get left off. Voice travels efficiently only over short distances, after which, it tends to blend into the background. The effort of listening to a far off speaker then becomes an irritation. :o)
teemus wrote:
Apr. 2nd, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
Glad I decided to take a pit-stop at the meet. The Iced Cafe Mocha was splendid, thank you. Got to meet a new LJer, and it's always great up with the ol' gang.

You want content? cyberabad rules. You want meets? cyberabad rules. You want attendance at meets? Sorry other communities and cities, we just kick your butt blood red. Keep this going people, keep this going!
angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 2nd, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
Now that's what I call an apt comment! :o)

cyebrabad is just totally k!ck-@$$! Yay!

Ummm.... I was wondering, How about "cyberabad Guidelines!" instead of "cyberabad Rules"?

lol! Bad one, I know. Hang me up to dry. :o)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Apr. 2nd, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
vandyvandana wrote:
Apr. 3rd, 2005 09:23 am (UTC)
another meet missed :(

angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 4th, 2005 11:52 am (UTC)
Not the first, not the last.... :o)
ma7ur wrote:
Apr. 3rd, 2005 09:41 am (UTC)
poor me, hope u not mad!

kya karoon? every single time kuch na kuch aata hai.

also the fact that i have 2 travel 20kms 2 attend most meets, lekin i try.

i am proud 2 admit that i have been spotted at three meets,but hope 2 improve this number in the future..
angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 4th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
Even vandyvandanavandy has a greater number of meets under her name. :o) lol!

But don't worry, if you missed this one, there'll be another that you'll probably not miss out on. hang in there dude, you'll get your dawg! ;o)
(no subject) - ma7ur - Apr. 4th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
sticky_toffee wrote:
Apr. 3rd, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
Hey Jim!
How have you been?
I trust your journey into the land of exams go well? Any hardships along the way?

Uni's been all right for me. I'm liking Melbourne.

8-Week Summer Internship begins on Monday. Talk about a pitiful life! Grrr!

Good luck with that.
We think that one thing ends, it would be all over, but no (!) life hits us on the butt yet again! Heh. I hope it's an enjoyable, or good, and learning experience.:)

Good to see you here Jim.

take care,
Reem
angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 4th, 2005 12:06 pm (UTC)
Hola sticky_toffeeReem, It's great to see you here again!

Apart from my miserable performance in Corporate Finance Management, I guess I've done pretty decently well this time round. But I'm counting no chickens before they hatch. :o)

Nice to see you're all chilling and having a ball in Melbourne, India just gets worse by the day! lol! You miss home much?

As to life playing soccer with my butt, I guess we're all sailing in similar boats.... As for the enjoyable side of things, I'm kinda apprehensive about it. But let's see, the future holds mystery. :o)

It's nice to be back!

Warm regards,
Jim....
Always good to see me. heh heh - sticky_toffee - Apr. 6th, 2005 06:52 am (UTC)
teemus wrote:
Apr. 3rd, 2005 10:28 am (UTC)
Very cool (and fancy) HTML to end the post. How do make those bards with rounded corners? Is it < HR > ?
angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 4th, 2005 11:38 am (UTC)
Bingo, it's indeed some creative usage of the <HR> tag. :o)

Thankyou! :o)
profound_1 wrote:
Apr. 3rd, 2005 10:50 am (UTC)
here you spill the beans! Good to read your POV on the lj meet. I felt welcomed... thanks to all.
Talking about the conversation, we do that all the time. A few creative ways would make our meet more lively. I know Jim you can come up with something.
angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 4th, 2005 11:47 am (UTC)
A few creative ways would make our meet more lively. I know Jim you can come up with something.

That's a lot of trust you put into me. lol! But thankyou, it's refreshing! :">


I felt welcomed...

It was an honor to have you at the meet. Hopefully, we'll manage a better collection of the welcoming crowd at the next meet. :o)

Kaydeeyoh!
(no subject) - alexli - Apr. 3rd, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 4th, 2005 12:14 pm (UTC)
Hi Ada!

Thanks for dropping by, I just noticed that you've left me another message somewhere, I'll reply to that in a while.... :o)
It's nice to see that you're feeling better and you're more at ease with stuff.

Memories from NY? I never knew you'd been there before....
Do convey my regards to Nic whenever you get to talk to him, I hope he's doing well.

Will await your arrival though I'm sure to be wrapped up with my college stuff and three-month internship at that time....
Still, I'll try to pull some time out, that's what schedules are for right? :o)

F.F.E.A.E., and Kaydeeyoh!
Jim....
(no subject) - alexli - Apr. 4th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Apr. 4th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - sharat - Apr. 4th, 2005 09:40 am (UTC)
angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 4th, 2005 11:49 am (UTC)
Seriously, it would have been nice to have yuo at the meet.. But I guess sometimes, everything is not in our favour.... :o)

You're excused. lol!

Still, next time, do feel free to give us a call when you're sure you won't be able to make it. :o)) lol!
(no subject) - sharat - Apr. 4th, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Apr. 4th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
brainz wrote:
Apr. 4th, 2005 11:21 am (UTC)
Oye Jim bhai! Sholly, i couldnt make it to the meet.

I was on my way to meet a chaddi dost's new girl at Easy Rider. Trust me it was sort of important enough for me to skip the elljay meet.

My friend is a solitary animal and to find him hooked to a girl was just unbelivable.

Anyway they make a awesome cute couple.

Psst, gal picked up the cheque after all! :D
angiasaa wrote:
Apr. 4th, 2005 11:52 am (UTC)
Hmmm.... Forgiven!

Just make sure he does'nt get another girlfriend. GF trouble is rumored to be a terminal illness on this side of the planet. :o)

And as for her picking up the tab, could you matchmake one of those girls for our LJ meets? ;o)

Just kidding, next time, it's on you!! Heh! Just turn up, kaafi hoga!

Kaydeeyoh!
(no subject) - namus - Apr. 4th, 2005 12:08 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Apr. 4th, 2005 12:15 pm (UTC)