Monday, September 30, 2013

When life seems a little dull...

What do you do when life seems a little dull at 7 PM on a Monday evening?
I do this: 

10 favorite Calvin and Hobbes quotes that never fail to crack me up:

  1. I like maxims that don’t encourage behavior modification.
  2. Reality continues to ruin my life.
  3. Everybody seeks happiness! Not me, though! That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world. Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria!
  4. Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
  5. I'm killing time while I wait for life to shower me with meaning and happiness.
  6. As a math atheist, I should be excused from this.
  7. When life gives you lemons, chunk it right back.
  8. Girls are like slugs - they probably serve some purpose, but it's hard to imagine what
  9. Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.
  10. And the bestest and the most favorite of all: Why isn’t my life like a situation comedy? Why don’t I have a bunch of friends with nothing better to do but drop by and instigate wacky adventures? Why aren’t my conversations peppered with spontaneous witticisms? Why don’t my friends demonstrate heartfelt concern for my well being when I have problems? …I gotta get my life some writers.

What do you do to cure Monday-evening-gloom :)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Words in a new world

Image courtesy of Kittisak at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Words are so interesting! I was chatting with a friend and he asked me why aren't there any blog posts on my blog since the last few days? Before I could answer, he said are you going through a blogger's block? Interesting, ain't it?

Internet has made everyone a writer. The very idea that anyone can write and share her opinions via blogs, twitter, Facebook, and other channels has made this world an interesting one.

It made me think, what are such words which have developed newly due to the entire advent of Web and social media. These are the couple of words that I have come across which I never learnt in school and I am not really sure if they are in any dictionary yet:
  • Blogger's block
  • Content Crafters
  • Information Developers (I am one)
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Tweeting 
  • Facebook-ing
Have you come across any such words?