Friday, 20 June 2014

from 'powerless' to 'empowered', in 3 weeks.

i had ended up spending three whole weeks being 'powerless' - as a result of the power adapter of the laptop deciding to give up its life without any prior indication whatsoever of the impending horror. and owing to one thing or the other, somehow getting a new one had taken three weeks (rounding off to the nearest whole week).

considering that i am someone who likes to be left to my own devices, literally and otherwise, i feel like i should pat myself in the back for surviving three weeks or so without throwing a fit. it certainly feels good to have your own device back.

i did have a tab in the meanwhile, which i used for checking mails and a quick browse now and then, but its not something that i am comfortable with for extended periods of time. especially to write or create something - hugely annoying, to hold it in one hand and poke on the screen with another, all the time going back and forth to correct typos. it could come in handy for those looking to make brevity a habit though - you cant really keep typing long sentences without getting annoyed. at least, i cant. 

if there is one thing that such long breaks away from my pc make me do, its contemplate. i am always amazed by how so many people go about life being satisfied with just basic stuff like food, a roof, clothes and such... without the need for anything that is intellectual, artistic or even just plain fun. 
how do people survive on food alone, day in and day out, without feeding the brain anything ? it baffles me. im not a genius or a nerd by any stretch of imagination, but i just dont get how one can be educated and yet not have a curiosity to know new things, a craving to seek new experiences, or an urge to see new places. well, it does take all sorts to make the world. 

coming to other things, its june 21st already, the official beginning of summer. (though if you have lived in a country like india, you know that summer has practically ended in most places.) the longest day of the year, hmmm. and thats a reminder that half the year has sped by and you wonder what the other half has in store. 

you know i like to go through old pics - i happened to fish out this one taken on june 21st 2009. thats the apartment where i was that year. seems like it was a beautiful golden day :)

this was taken from a panasonic lumix i had back then.




2 comments:

  1. sweets are to be taken in limited quantities. by the time you feel the taste in your mouth, the tret has already melted down the throat leaving only the remnants of after taste.

    likewise, your blog is short and sweet and when you feel like wanting more, it gets over.

    the picture to sign off the post is both a nice gesture and also good to look at.

    history, unlike sweets or your blog, is always on unlimited supply. this post evokes strong memories of so many different aspects to life.

    it even reminds me of the first laptop i bought several several years back and the motherboard for the same burning out... you've triggered the history horse in me now. no stopping it.

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    1. hmmm. memories are always nice, arent they ? sometimes even the ones which were supposedly not so nice experiences the first time around...

      we get so caught up in life that sometimes even 5 years seems ages ago... it does feel nice to refresh through pictures... and try remember what we did and where we were then... thanks for your 'sweet' comment :)

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