Monday, July 31, 2006

Stephania Lopes

That's apparently my sexy brazilian name. Good to know, just in case I decide to become a super-spy while also trying to finsih graduate school, only to find that my Dad is also a double agent... Oh wait. That's Alias.

Ah well, then if I need a fake passport to runaway after conning a zillion people....

Though it is a bit counter -productive to advertise my getaway plan so publicly..

But that's just me kidding myself that someone actually reads this stuff. Oh well.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Under- achiever

Reading a sad story
Listening to a tragic song

How much have I still got to LIVE?

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Nature of Love

Love Sonnet XI

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.
Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.
Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

I hunger for your sleek laugh,
your hands the color of a savage harvest,
hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,
I want to eat your skin like a whole almond.

I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,
the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,
I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,
hunting for you, for your hot heart,
like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue."

I was watching The English Patient for the hundreth thousandth time. Passion and love like that.... I want it. But are those ever real? Do we just delude ourselves? Is it fleeting? But then I think... it has to be real, for poetry like this to exist. People must have felt this way. But will I be one of the lucky ones? Or will I die in mediocrity? How many of us are 'epic' after all? God, I want to crave like that. I want to experience feeling like your whole life depends on that one person. It terrifies me. But it also exhilarates me. Neruda is a genius. I get melancholy every time I read that poem. It makes me hurt.

Movie Musings

So trying to be somewhat angst-free (Coz everyone else does it so well) I thought I'd recap Pirates of the Carribean - Dead Man's Chest. Which I really really enjoyed. It was super duper fun, and even though Johnny Depp was no longer a surprise, he was still brilliant. But Elizabeth getting the hots for Jack? Please... I really really wish they hadn't been down that road. Though I agree with whichever critic it was that said Orlie spent the whole film getting out-acted by a plank of wood. Really, he should've retired after being the golden elf. Everything else just highlights his impossible blandness, even if he is pretty. Very, very pretty.

How good is Bill Nighy??? Even under a zillion tentacles and weird make up he manages to be uber- villainous. In a cuddly way, if that's possible. Oooh, and I love that Geoffrey Rush is back! And I loved the undead monkey! And... ah well, I really enjoyed the film, OK? Let's just leave it at that.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Media Woes, Censorship Woes, More Woes

So... Tiger Woods won the British Open, oh, sorry, the Open Championship after a very difficult summer. And he broke down just as soon as he sunk the final hole, and sobbed first o his caddie's and then on his wife's shoulder. The camera remained on his face during that very private exorcism. I felt uncomfortable and changed the channel. I wish the channel had chosen an interesting piece of grass to focus on during those moments. It would've been a zillion times more decent.

A kid got stuck in a tiny hole in a small village in UP yesterday. That was all the news channels could focus on the whole day, and while that is understandable, the fear and dazedness on the boy's face made me wish for a less intrusive presence.

Not my first rant against the increasingly voyeurisitic tendencies of the media.

Doubt it'll be my last.

So the blogs got censored. Like, the whole blogging sites. Like, all the pages. And I read about how the CBFC is considering banning A films from being on TV at all. WTF???????

Democracy. Free Media. Yeah, right.

Other Woes.... Lets say its not enough to keep commending the spirit of Mumbai. Just because people move on with things, doesn't mean we stop taking steps to prevent this stuff from happeneing at all. Raise a glass to the people and forget it ever happened. No. Not Anymore.

Hoax callers... need to have to spend a few months in jail. With the meanest of prisoners. Like the overly burly 7 foot giant named Tiny.

Israel. Hizbollah. Again I say, WTF????? What on earth is any of this going to accomplish? Except killing loads of people. The Accidental war, says the Economist. They might be right. But its still very real. And then there's CNN, with the families of the 2 abducted Israeli soldiers. Ever heard of PoWs? Not that their pain isn't real. But atleast they were soldiers... what about all of those in King David hotel? What about the poor Lebanese civilians who have no idea what storm they've got caught in? And they wonder why Islamic Militantism is on the rise.

Blogthings - What European City Do You Belong In?

You Belong in Amsterdam

A little old fashioned, a little modern - you're the best of both worlds. And so is Amsterdam.
Whether you want to be a squatter graffiti artist or a great novelist, Amsterdam has all that you want in Europe (in one small city).

Not sure that I'm that happy... but yeah, its cool!

Blogthings - What European City Do You Belong In?

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Christen me....

Waremeth of the Drughu from now on.

Its not as bad as it could have been, really - atleast it pronouncable. Now I'm going to get back to contemplating a shirtless Jason Dohring.


Hobbit Name Generator - Lord of the Rings Jewelry :: Much Cheaper Prices Here!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Dodgy (Brilliant) Business

This is one hell of an article! It encapsulates so much of what I feel about F1, and its so well written... - the Weekly Journal - Dodgy Business