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I have a need for coffee with my oxygen.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

I think Katie is right. I'm addicted to Coffee.

Lorelai : "We can't date each other - you're Rory's teacher."
Max: Then how about coffee... you drink coffee, don't you?"
Lorelai: "Only with my oxygen."

Gotta love Gilmore Girls.

Movie of the day: Wait... no movies. GILMORE GIRLS GILMORE GIRLS
I love Tuesdays.

Another one:
Rory: Where would you live if you could leave here?
Rory's Friend: "Philadelphia"
Rory: "If you could live anywhere on earth, you would pick Philadelphia?"
RKF: "M. Night Shyamalan lives there."
Rory: "Who?"
RKF: "The guy who directed the Sixth Sense."
Rory: "But what would you do there?"
RKF: "Hang out with M. Night Shyamalan."
Rory: "Okay, cross out Guidance Counselor as one of your career choices."

Monday, November 29, 2004

History of Anju.

Most people who know who I really am think it is very odd I'd have a blog with the title of Anju Harsha.

Let me explain.

My real name is Anna, after my great grandma Anna who came from Sweden.
For a long time I wanted to name a possible future daughter of mine, Aurora. No real significance, just honestly loved the name. I am also one of those people that will tell you her life story in one sitting if you don't shut her up (this helps to know in later part of story).
So relationships come and go, and I told two of the guys from my past about my fantasy of calling my daughter Aurora. One, decided on calling his dog Rory. This is a nice name and all, but my fantasy name lost flavor. The other, after asking me what I'd name a daughter if I had one (I proudly said it too), decided on instead of that, he'd like Allaura. Just thought he'd change it up a bit and add a few letters. Well, then when he decided to really name his daughter that, one daughter I didn't know about (fun times!) I really decided against the name.

So I met Nishant. Who told me (when I made the blog) that he liked the name Anju, (I loved it, it means, "One who lives in the heart") and I decided that before any boyfriend got a hold of it, (to name plants, or fish?) I would just name myself it. And that is how Anju came about for my blog. Harsha was added for a joke in my head because I thought "Wow, my initials are AH and so is my blog's initials!" Later, Nishant informed me that the name "Anju Harsha" was equivalent to a name like "Billy Bob Thorton" (or some other hickish name). But I still like it and it was already to late to change,
so here it is,

The name stuck.

Movie of the day: A Walk in the Clouds (again)
- favorite quote from it, "Talking between men and women never solves a thing, where we think, they feel. They are creatures of the heart."

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Two weeks to go...
Two weeks to go...
Two weeks to go...
So much work to do...
So many people to buy for...
So many bills...
So many times that Nishant is gone...
Too much...
Too much...
Too Much!

All I want to do is decorate for christmas...

Movie of the day: A Christmas Story
- I want to see it STILL... and the little kid bundled into a snowsuit.

Friday, November 26, 2004

Do you know what the difference is between a Spruce Pine and a Scotch Pine?

20 bucks.

Movie of the day: A Christmas Story
-Finally I can watch it without guilt.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Curious about what Purdue looks like?
Want to see the lecture halls?
Wonder why there are Gorillas and Bananas in this this film?
Yeah, so do I.
Two crazy monkeys and a banana.

Nishant and I had a very nice weekend, yesterday was our one year anniversary with Sofra and movie and today was Momix in Opus Cactus. While I don't want to talk about Saturday night (that would be very personal of me), I do want to mention that Momix was incredible. They used lights like I've never seen. The show would have been nothing had it not been for their creative uses of light. Almost every scene was lit differently than the next. The silhouettes in one scene were amazing. You could see the dancers form and movement much more vividly than you could with just regular lighting. Also the dancers turned themselves into different types of animals throughout the performance. This was equally impressive because sometimes I couldn't figure out how they were staying the way they were.
My favorite being the Gila monster. After the sidewinders (part of the dance routine), one sidewinder was left on stage she was just twirling about until the lights flashed on (another good affect of light) and there was the Gila monster. It was amazing how these four men managed to stay intact to become this monster.
After the Gila monster was intermission and then the dancing flowers came out with their fans (this might sound silly to you but it was very beautiful).
Let me back up, I work at Convocations (in case you didn't know) and they have assigned me different computer graphic work for their shows. One of the first I did was for Momix and I used a picture from the dancing flowers to add to the promotional item I was making. I actually made three different ones and had my boss pick which one, and she liked the dancing flowers one, Nishant did too, but I kind of liked my Gila monster one still... Oh well
Anyway when the girls came out on stage, Nishant leaned over and in a very endearing voice, "Hunny, that's from your ad!" And I have to say, my piece for the show didn't give the show the justice it deserved. I probably would have done it much differently if I had seen the show first. I guess this is why they give me free tickets for almost all the shows, because the next ad I make will just be that much better.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Katie                                         Cait

Feels that Cait has                            Feels that Katie has
said things that cannot                    made notes that don't
be taken back.                                   help the situation at all

Handles it by putting her                    Handles it by not saying
feelings into notes                                anything in hopes things calm down.

Gets more frustrated when                Gets more frustrated when
simple things don't get done              she tries to make time with
around the apartment by Cait            her roommates

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.


Tuesday, November 16, 2004


Normally. I don't do post like these.
But this was my dearest brother Neil, responding to my dear parents about a forward from a very republican party. My brother is going to get a huge christmas gift.

"Thank you for passing this on, but I found Charlie's comments idealistic, and more than a bit naive. He branded all media as "left wing." I do believe that the media does lean toward the left, but in the context that he used it "left-wing" indicates an extreme bias on the part of the media. He then tries to offset the "liberal media" by commending Fox News. I do not know if you have ever watched Fox News, but if the general media is "left-wing" then Fox News could only be labeled as "Conservative Nut Jobs." Fox news's star journalist, Tony Snow was a became a journalist immediately after leaving the position as George W. Bush's primary speech writer... Fox News is a company ran by Roger Ailes, a veteran of Reagan's staff, and a considerable influence in Bush's 1988 campaign. Before Fox News Ailes worked as a producer for Rush Limbaugh's short lived TV show, and was fond of calling Clinton a "hippie" and "liberal biggot." Unbiased indeed. Andrew Kirtzman, a respected New York City cable news reporter, was interviewed for a job with Fox and says that management wanted to know what his political affiliation was. "They were afraid I was a Democrat." When he told them he was indeed a Democrat, "all discussion completely stopped." Perhaps the most famous example of their "Fair and Balanced" outlook (their slogan) was during the 2000 presidential campaign. One of their polls, instead of comparing Republicans to Democrats famous asked "Who would more likely cheat at cards, Bill Clinton or Al Gore?" This is the news format to which Charlie Daniels believes the rest of the media should conform?
He also reported that the "liberal news organizations'' were the "same people who told us that Saddam Hussein's Republican guard was going to be an all but invincible enemy and that our smart bombs and other weapons were not really as good as the military said that they were." I have spent the past hour trying to find an instance of any news organization reporting anything similar to that quote, and I have found one: Dan Rather, before this Iraq War, interviewed Saddam Hussein. Saddam Hussein told Rather that his Republican Guard was a force to be reckoned with. So because CBS did not censor Hussein's words, they are agreeing with them? Should they have cut that part of the interview out so as not to discourage our country? Indeed this is the liberal medias fault. How dare they, days before a war with a country, actually interview someone from that country, and then report what that representative said! The outrage!
Finally Charlie seemed to think that questioning how things are ran in Cuba, Afghanistan, Iraq, and at home was implicitly a morally wrong thing to do. Yes, he may be correct that occurrences at Guantanamo Bay are blown out of proportion, and yes the Taliban are horrible people who are getting excellent care from the US, so that means that the media should leave those operations well enough alone? If the media questions how global incidents are handled, even if parts of it are blown out of proportion, I say God Bless Them. The reason freedom of speech was amended to the Constitution was because in the old world, the press had no way of questioning the actions of the government. It is the medias job, and duty, to question the status quo, to question how our authorities are running operations that could affect our lives. If the prisoners at Camp X-Ray are treated fairly, but even one prisoner is not, I hope that prisoner gets as much coverage as a trial at home would bring. If the Media looks the other way, then what will prevent abuse and mistreatment the second time? If there is a chance that the war in Iraq was an incorrect action, I hope the media blitzes on it, that is how the voters can question the government’s actions. If the media were to allow Bush's, or any politician’s government, both liberal and conservative, to attack a sovereign nation without question, our country would be in a very sorry place.

If you want the original e-mail, just post under this and I'll send it to you.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Yes. That is a Microsoft cake. Katie and I were talking about how we wanted to bake something. And Nishant called me telling me he had a second interview with Microsoft.
So, Katie and I made a cake and I put the Office logo on it. Isn't it great?
Ok, so I'm not the best with drawing with icing.
Now... Lets see.. Do I need to make one for Amazon and National Instruments? That is a lot of cake.. What about Zack's interviews? He's got offers too! What is better than a cake? You know what else everybody likes? Parfaits. Have you ever met a person, you say, "Let's get some parfait," they say, "No, I don't like no parfait"?

That's it..
Interviews = Cake
Job Offers = Parfait
I need to let Katie know what we need to make next.

Leo is also a super cat now. Just look at his cape! He also likes the icing on our Gingerbread Train. We caught his paw print in some of the icing around the train.
Sigh. Silly cat. Icing is for gingerbread, not for cats!

Movie of the Day: Shrek (one or two)
- Parfaits this week, Gingerbread last week, Shrek takes care of all your baking inspiration.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Today hasn't been that bad. I feel like the hours have been endless because I've been waiting like a Cinderella for the stroke of Midnight.
Finally the stroke of Midnight came, and Nishant called me to tell me he was finally on the way home.
He's been gone since 8 a.m. Friday.
A very long and lonely weekend with only a Gingerbread house (or train?) making session Friday night which was very fun and then a Saturday morning train ride to wake up all the dorm people, which was also fun but after two hours very cold.
Oh and my parents coming to see me. I missed them a lot so it was nice to see them after a month of absence.
It's funny because after all those times I wanted to pick up the phone and call him to tell him what I was doing, but I knew he was in meetings all day and all night.
So half of me was gone all weekend.
The one half was fine, it survived, but finally the stroke of midnight came and I can once be completed again.

Quote: "I love you like a Son of a bitch."

Movie of the day: Intolerable Cruelty
-because Billy Bob is hilarious.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Vie en Rose

Hold me close and hold me fast
The magic spell you cast
This is la vie en rose
When you kiss me, Heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes
I see la vie en rose
When you press me to your heart
I'm in a world apart
A world where roses bloom
And when you speak
Angels sing from above
Every day words
Seem to turn into love songs
Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
La vie en rose

Movie of the day: French Kiss
-Because I can.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Lately I think I would be ten times more stressed out if I didn't have a roommate named Katie.
With all of Nishant's things to do, spending time with him has become less and less of an easy thing to do. I suggest things like, "Let's just not spend any time today together so you can work all 18 hours of the day," but when it comes to actually standing behind what I say, it's a very hard thing to do. If you look at the post below, sometimes a few minutes spent during the day is all we see of each other.

Enters Katie, who has a boyfriend in CS also and who has been seeing him (Zack) for almost three years.
When I say things like, "It's so hard to stay apart all day." She immediately says, "Oh know the feeling, trust me, you get use to it, and things get much better." And since she is in the same shoes I'm in, I am almost instantly relieved.
She was actually a virtual stranger at the beginning of the year, which is strange to me now, because I spend a lot of time with her now. To think only two months ago, I talked to her only when she would ask me if her cat, Leo, was being good.
So thank goodness for Katie, who in the matter of months went from a stranger to a very good friend.

Movie of the day: Aladdin
-Because liking the same strange movies is important in any friendship.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Nishant has a lot on his plate lately.
Flying to L.A., Flying to Texas, Interviews, Algorithms, Databases, etc.
But today when I was at work, feeling very cold (Indiana is known for it's cold snaps!) he went to the Purdue Union and brought me back a Starbucks coffee.
This is why I will sucker punch any woman who says hi to him.

Movie of the day: A Walk in the Clouds
- Because a guy giving out chocolates and lies to your parents for you is sometimes the greatest guy in the world.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

I hate little nasty creatures that have to have their coffee as a work of art. No, I wanted the carmel drizzled in a clockwise fashion, or No, I wanted no foam milk because I'm allergic to foam, can you just heat it in a microwave so it doesn't have bubbles?. Or like today, I got one, "No, I didn't want the lid on the cup, just next to it is fine."

I purposely spilled coffee down all sides of the cup and then carefully set the cup down and then the lid, and said, "Oh sir, I'm sorry about that, there you go! *Cheerful smile*" And then left that end of the counter to go help someone else. He stood there a minute and then went over to the coffee bar to grab napkins to clean up the cup.

I call them, "Starbuck Freaks."

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Hello Redmond, Washington.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Today I was doing things for my work when I saw the name "Bushfield" on a paper in my hand. I had the sudden urge to grab the letter opener and stab the name out of the paper.
It was a slightly scary feeling.

In other news I found out that Monty Python is opening a new musical in Chicago called "Spamalot" It stars David Hyde Pierce and Tim Curry!
I want to see it sooo badly. To see more about it go to Spamalot

Movie of the Day: "The Incredibles"
-Because I am going to go see it tonight after an "Almost turkey dinner."

Wednesday, November 03, 2004


My roommate and I want to plan a Thanksgiving dinner.
So in a couple of weekends we are going to sit down and plan it.
I was wondering if any of you out there had any good recipes that we might have so we can make a huge dinner.
If you have any ideas or thoughts please post them below!

Movie of the day: The Secret Garden
- Because I really want to see it, I haven't seen it since I was ten.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Election Day

Election Day has nothing to do with this post. Except... Go vote.

Today as I was sitting on the couch, studying East Asia, and wrapped up in a blanket.. I started hearing a buzzing noise.
I looked around and noticed one of my roommate's phone. Now some of you know quite acutely how bad it is with this one particular roommate, and some of you have no idea because I chose originally not to post about it.
To be brief, this one roommate is the master of underlying insults, presumes to be the master of cleanliness always telling us what we've forgotten to clean(although leaves her dishes for days and days), and has asked a group of our friends and boyfriends to leave because she has invited a friend over. The world revolves entirely around this girl, it is almost impressive to see how much she will go into denial about her wrongs.
Back to the story.
So I watched her phone buzz and vibrate across half of the table. As it stopped I looked back down at my book and started reading it. As the phone buzzed a second time, I repeated my actions, watching, waiting, and then back to reading.
On any normal day, or any normal person (doesn't even have to be a friend), I bend over backwards for them. I would have run and picked up the phone and then run it over to my roommate's room so she could answer it. And had it been my other roommate's phone you can bet I would have.

But now I just don't care, and that is really sad that someone can get me to that point.