I have no excuse for my non-updation and in that light, I don't ask a pardon for the same. Instead, let me fill you in on the things that have been keeping me away from posting to my journal like the usual run-of-the-mill maniac.
For starters, I'm now considered employed (but then, most of you who have kept in touch in other ways already knew that, din'cha.). I'm working in a company in the role of an HR Automation guy. (note that I specifically avoid naming the firm, and also my designation. That's because I prefer to leave enough room for your minds to roam without finger-pointing. Of course, there's another big fat reason, but you don't need to be told what that is, do you? lol!)
So.... Coming back to my life. I've been playing the role of a very stressed out homosapean. (All the single girls out there need not lose hope, I'm apparently not the only guy on the planet!) I don't need to explain myself, Those who need to know, already know what I mean. And I can tell you they're not very happy that they know me so well. :)
I get a few hours to my self every day which I utilize well in slumber. A couple of hours more are spent travelling between work and home and vice versa. What do I do in those two odd hours when I'm awake and not sleeping? I read. My latest reading craze has been Terry GoodKind's 'Sword of Truth' saga.
The series are here listed in order
Prequel : Debt of Bones
* Book 1 : Wizard's First Rule
* Book 2 : Stone of Tears
* Book 3 : Blood of the Fold
* Book 4 : Temple of the Winds
* Book 5 : Soul of the Fire
Book 6 : Faith of the Fallen
Book 7 : The Pillars of Creation
Book 8 : Naked Empire
Book 9 : Chainfire
Book 10 : Phantom
The Pretty Blue ones have been read. The Beautiful Pink ones are in the process of procurement. :)
My first foray into Fantasy was with Tolkein's "The Hobbit" at the age of 9. I made my second thrust at Fantasy Fiction with Isaac Asimov's "Azazel" short stories. More recently, was with LOTR, and now, I'm knee deep in the quicksand spun by Terry Goodkind and his novels.
It's addictive. It really is!
On the digital front, time is used up online, but not as you would expect it. I'm not chatting or reading all the hundreds of mails I get everyday. I'm usually playing A3. It's India's first full-fledged MMORPG with a subscriber-base of over 60,000 individuals. I never believed I'd be addicted to an MMORPG, but hell.... People are people, no matter how alien they might be from inside, from outside, they're still the bland carbon-copies of each other.
Reality check: I'm 25, I'm single, I'm not divorced, I'm a Digital/Music/MMORPG/Book addict. I'm aging faster than a Wooly Mammoth in must!! Hmmm.... When's the next bus to them Pearly Gates yo!?
Some of us take time off from work to live a life. Some of us take time out of life to work. Some of us take work out of life to time. While still others take life out of time to work and a pitiful few take the time of their life to work.
What sense in reason might a blind mind find in a jumble
of seemingly incoherent words strung on a string?
Just madness and confusion reeketh into the beyond
where pain and darkness bow to deaths hounds.
When winds of chill and sorrowful feelings abound,
and joy sucketh itself into oblivion,
There time shall lose its eternal meaning,
and mindless prey, the mask shall be a deliverin'!
Chalo. More updates later, I've got a hunch I'm gonna be looking like an empty stuffed chicken by the end of the day.
Warning.: People from my office (I am told) check my journal from time to time. This is public knowledge henceforth. You are all still free to voice your opinions and stuff on my journal, as long as you do not mention the name of the company that I work for. :o) -- Kaydeeyoh!