Tuesday, June 09, 2015

10 minutes to midnight

... and it's the earliest I've gotten into bed in the past 4 days.

And I just discovered this thing of beauty...

And then, I read about the art and the weirdness behind it:

I read it the next day, so the previous night I just soak myself into the song and not think about the backstory.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Presenting in PJs

...is such fun!

I hadn't intended to, though. I was supposed to make a presentation over a Webex meeting at work this evening. My session kept getting delayed, and the hubs was out for a work event, so I had to get home not-too-late for the poor, lonely pooches.

I realized just in time, and as the presenter before me was about to finish, I requested a couple of folks who were supposed to present after me to prepone their sessions. I rushed home in my trusty old car, which we're sadly about to sell off. Changed, gave the pooches their treats--no dinner today, because they have upset stomachs and aren't eating--poured myself a bowl of cornflakes-chocolate-powder-milk, and sat at my desk. I finished eating just in time for the ongoing session to end.

Supercharged and relaxed at the same time, I delivered the presentation smoothly--and a tad hurriedly in my own opinion, but what do you do when there's stony silence on the line from the others, and what you're talking about it considered to be the least important stuff among the others'?!

Then, I let the pooches run amok, but all they wanted to do was photobomb this PJ-clad presenter. ;)

PS: That's the Ink Sketch artistic effect from Paint.NET. Sweet, innit?

Reunions - I

M, my friend of 23 years, came down to Pune this week. I haven't checked with her yet if she's ok with her pictures on my blog, hence the blurring.

We went for a walk after about 13 years, and then sat for a while watching this. We got late reaching this spot, so couldn't catch the sunset on camera. I was huffing and puffing on the 'uphill' stretches, but the level path was a breeze, and there was a breeze as we sat down and caught up.

Also, the gal's got news for me, which I'm not at liberty to say yet, but this might be the last picture of us together in long time. Except, of course, when we have a college buddies' informal reunion next week. Sigh. So glad we had this, M!

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Real live comforter

When I have trouble sleeping, I cuddle with my very own teddy er... bitch.

Sigh, those velvet ears!

Then, sometime during the night, we play our own version of the beauty and the (hairy) beast.

She captures my arm and my pillow. Is my heart not enough? I guess that's the price I have to pay for being eased into the night. Beats swallowing pills, doesn't it? ;)