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Name:Anju
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I have a need for coffee with my oxygen.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Chad and John


John and Chad


You will never see this, but Chad Franscoviak, thanks for the the awesome tickets tomorrow night at the John Mayer concert!

*does a little dance*

At work today I was asked to type a letter up for a couple of newlyweds. It was basically “Congrats on the wedding.. blah blah blah.” One line said something like “Thank you for inviting us to this very sacred event” only I typed it as “this very scary event” I didn’t notice it until I actually had printed it.
Slip up of the mind? I think so.

In other news, Nishant and I planned our next vacation together, we planned the happenings of the John Mayer concert, and we planned our future apartment in Seattle together. Oh, and we have finally agreed on what our Weinmaraners are going to be named, “Estha” and “Rahel.” Those people who read good books will know what those names mean to us.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004



This is how Nishant and I solved our disagreement today. No arguing. No insults. Just here is how I feel (star) and this is how you feel (pushpin). Conclusion, doesn't matter because they still equal the pentagon. Problem solved we went for Vanilla Chai holding hands.

God I love dating a Computer Programmer.

"Talking between men and women never solves a thing.
Where we think, they feel.

They are creatures of the heart."
-A Walk in the Clouds

Saturday, July 24, 2004

It is my feeling that the general public is very ignorant.

Yesterday had all the makings of being a bad day.
I had to work mornings (I never work mornings).
My help called in sick.
I had to work with my asshole boss side by side all day.
And i spilled coffee on my pants first thing in the morning.

What I remember from yesterday was:
Going to see Catwoman (i know, i know) with Cyra and Carrie.
Telling off a customer in a very subtle but lasting way.
Crawling into bed, calling Nishant, and having him say "Hello puppy"
And most of all, receiving 18 red roses from Nishant while I had my bad day at work.

I had a dream I was lying on a bed of roses...
(of course dream signifies inner peace with self)
;)

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Dirty little secrets.

Yes, I'll admit it.
I am addicted to the Stephanie Plum series.
I'm so sorry world...
I've read such wonderful novels, inspiring, uplifting...
But.. I cannot get enough of Stephanie Plum.

1980s

I was doing errands earlier today and I was listening to the radio.
Most of the time I get frustrated with the music and just put in one of Nishant's many tapes he gave me.
Today was different.
I was listening to a station that played a retro 80s lunch hour, while I was listening they played "Thriller," "Foot Loose," "Caribbean Queen," and "Cruel Summer."
Truck Drivers must of thought I was mad to dance and sing.

Then I started thinking about the music that was my generation and I realized it consisted of boy bands (N'Sync, Backstreet), rap r&b(DMX, R. Kelly), and grunge (Marilyn Manson, Korn).

How depressing.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004


Brother bought a coconut,
he bought it for a dime
His sister had another one,
she paid it for the lime
She put the lime in the coconut, drink 'em both together


I talked on the phone to Nishant for 2 hours. I actually read parts of my journal to him.


You can talk about cha cha
Tango, waltz, or de rumba
Senora's dance has more title
You jump in the saddle
Hold on to de bridle
(Jump in de line, rock your body in time)-OK, I believe you


My job right now has to be the most frustrating jobs in existance.
People are HELPLESS.


Come, Mr. Tally Mon, tally me banana
(Daylight come and he wan' go home)
Come, Mr. Tally Mon, tally me banana
(Daylight come and he wan' go home)


Nishant and I traded horrific ex stories. Wow, we have some whoppers to tell.
:)

Everyone sing with me now..

Well it's a brimful of Asha on the 45
Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow
Everybody needs a bosom
Mine's on the 45

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

JOHN MAYER!
JOHN MAYER!
JOHN MAYER!

(is this like beetlejuice? say his name three times and he appears?)

July 30th.
I love Nishant and his connections.
:)

Friday, July 16, 2004


Arundhati Roy was right.
"No one knows what a nuclear bomb is. No one cares to explain. As the Home Minister said, education is not a pressing priority."



School burned.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Today someone hung the flag upside down at my work.
 
 
 
 
 
hahaha
 

Turkey Run State Park

Well today is a good day.
I've been without electricity for 3 days now and right before work we recieved electricity.
Made me happy.
 
I've been trying to get reservations at Turkey Run State Park for October break. Apparently during Purdue's October break it is also the Covered Bridge Festival.
Today I went online, tried to get Monday night,
tried for Sunday night,
and then in complete doubt I tried Saturday night.
Saturday night I got the last room in the house.
I am so excited.
October 9th, Nishant and I are going to Turkey Run finally.    

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Well,
Today, there was a storm from the north, tornado warnings, power lost, no air conditioning, asshole bosses, a guy with no finger after trying to open the window, campers, kids stealing gift shop items, and in the middle of it, I went on dinner break and took 40 minutes instead of my usual 30.
I left on my break right after my asshole boss said, "This is silly, the storm and all this isn't that big, people just need to calm down."

Thanks boss.

Monday, July 12, 2004

It's raining here and it made me think of this story:

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain.


Areas where rain is bad:


Bangladesh Flooding

Sunday, July 11, 2004

After working this job, Fight Club makes more sense.

"You're not your job.
You're not how much money you have in the bank.
You're not the car you drive.
You're not the contents of your wallet.
You're not your fuckin' khakis.
You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."

"Recycling and speed limits are bullshit," Tyler said. "They're like someone who quits smoking on his deathbed."

Gives me peace of mind.



Audrey Hepburn, a natural beauty.
Gotta love B.B.C.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Silly People

So I was looking into staying at a state park close to Purdue University for October break. I had already cleared it with my significant other and he was all for the idea. So I decided to call them and ask them to send me some information. I got it before I went to work but I didn't have a chance to read it. So I brought it with me. While sitting there looking through the brochure (Turkey Run State park, it's beautiful) my supervisor came up to me and just stared.
After a minute, I said, "What?" Now, my supervisor is a 65 year old lady who is tough and direct and doesn't take much bullshit.
She says, "Don't you have something to tell me?"
I say, "No......."
She says, "Are you getting married to your boyfriend?"
After staring at her dumbfounded, trying to figure out how she came to this conclusion she says, "You are looking at a brochure for Turkey Run, aren't you getting married there?"

No lady, some people don't just want to get married, some people actually love their significant other and want to just spend some peaceful time in a state park with them.

Sigh.

Friday, July 09, 2004

Work

While I was at work today, the rain got so bad that things started beating on the windows in the back office. I was so afraid that the trees were going to break the window.
Then there was a copperhead snake that tried to attack a customer.
Then people got crazy in demanding things.
Then I got to deal with a 13 year old who had a attitude about everything.
Then driving was so scary that I went 30mph.
Then the boss's wife came and stared at myself and Jayne.
So now I'm finally home, and venting because I cannot take the public right now.
Thank you for listening.

The buck stops here.

Today I read a report that the CIA is to blame for us to going to war. I'm not sure what the CIA gets out of having America running around blowing shit up, but apparently the white house decided they were to blame.
I wish it was back in the time when presidents actually took an active role in leading our country and making it better. Harry Truman had it right when he made a sign that said "The Buck Stops Here." That is how a country is run, we-the-people hire a president that represents us and makes the decisions for us, not point a finger at everyone screaming "It wasn't me!"
In January 1953 President Harry Truman, in his farewell address to the American people, referred to this concept very specifically in asserting that, "The President--whoever he is--has to decide. He can't pass the buck to anybody. No one else can do the deciding for him. That's his job."

Dubya, why don't you step up to the plate and do your job.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Midwestern Pedigree

I wish I could say I was from Virginia. It's a nice state. Didn't really choose sides on the civil war. It's pretty and clean. It has a lot of interesting historical sites. I wouldn't be made fun of. I have never heard someone laugh when you say "Oh, I'm from Virginia" It is a well respected state.

I hate my damn midwestern pedigree.

On the brighter side of the midwest, we have been invaded by moths. My mom, who loves all insects, has put up a warning sign on our front door to not disturb the giant Luna moth on our door. Last night the Cecropia moth felt left out.




Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Warm and fuzzy

In bed at 3 A.M.
Up at 9:50 A.M.
I think I'm just overly happy, normally I can't do that.


Yesterday we went to the mall.... saw the puppies... I want a puppy.
I cannot wait until I'm settled in life so I can get one.

I got a new pair of brown pants (oo la la)!

I was fed chinese food (yum yum).

I'm going to go see Spiderman 2 this afternoon (yaay!).

I still want a dog though.

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Fourth of July

As I walked to the garage I could hear the crickets chirping happily.
When I inhaled the air it felt as if it was filling me with energy.
The pavement was still dark from the rain and there were puddles occasionally to splash in.
The atmosphere felt thick and rich with life.
And somewhere off in the distance I could hear muffled explosions.
Then one, two, three blasts of light came, almost like lightening.
And then the sky was filled with reds and blues and whites.

America was off in the distance celebrating her independence, with illegal, Asian, made-in-sweat-shop fireworks.

Anil's Ghost Quote

It was on the Good Ship Venus--
By Christ, you should have seen us.
The figurehead was a whore in bed
Astride a rampant penis.

Life is Beautiful

Well I'm a happy girl.
Nishant is moved out.
He's miles away from his ex-girlfriend, who lived 2 doors down (yikes!).
He's in a pretty area right now, not a pretty apartment.
He's going to be moving into a pretty apartment after a month.
I'm going to be moving into a pretty apartment on the other side of campus.
Annette, Jordan, Nishant and I are going to go to chicago for a trip.
Annette and I have decided on a once a week cooking get together with the four of us.
Nishant has upgraded that to a poker night with the dinner.
Soon I'll be back in West Lafayette.
And Tomorrow I'll see Nishant.
Life is good.

On a lighter note:
The hostess in the dining room wore red, white, and blue. RED WHITE AND BLUE, everywhere, I'm fairly sure her underclothes were that color too. She had a hat that literally lit up and flashed on and off. She had a bandana that said Made in the USA on it. She had RED pants, a flag shirt, and flag earrings. I was amazed someone who wasn't a hooker could wear so much red.
While I was standing there giving her change, the restaurant manager, Jim, walked by. He took one look at her and said, "I think your the reason why we were bombed."

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Thank You India (Alanis Quote)

After spending about 3 months with Nishant I started to realize how little I really know about India. This made me start to wonder about where my significant other came from. Feeling like he didn't want to really open up (he's the more slient type, and I'm the more "Let-me-tell-you-about-my-entire-life" sort of person)I decided to turn to my favorite pastime, reading. I worked at Barnes and Noble at the time so all the books I bought were 30 % off (Women reading this will understand the significance of "% off", For the Men out there reading this, let's just say Chocolate has the same effect on us.). So I ended up buying 12 books dealing or relating to India.
I started to read "Midnight's Children" by Rushdie, after two chapters I got frustrated with the whimsical style of nonsensical wording. I switched to Roy's "The God of Small Things" it is by far one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. I learned more about Indian Culture from that book than I ever would have thought to ask questions on. I was so excited by this, I had Nishant read it to explain whatever else I hadn't gotten. Now I see more and more of India in my everyday life. I understand when I read things online about it, Ghandi quotes mean more to me now, and I am ashamed of what America takes for granted. America is based on looks. It is a superficial, "Barbie" country. And I've only scratched the surface.

I'm starting Anil's Ghost (takes place in Sir Lanka "Teardrop of India") and already I saw things about it I wouldn't have gotten before. I'll let you know how it goes. Any suggestions on more books?


On Another note:
Dumb Questions Customers ask:
Do you allow children to stay in the hotel?
You mean the front gate will allow us to go in and out of the park? (I do not work in a prision!)