A full circle … in a day…

Full circle of the famed and beautiful Lake Tahoe …

Its a 70 + miles circumference drive and doable in a day for sure … there is so much more that you might want to do for which you need more time … If you plan to do a drive around and stopping at few places for some food and soul-food then its easily doable in 1 day …And we aimed at just the drive not the hikes or the  boating …

Driving from Redwood City to North-East , and every minute taking you closer to the Sierra-Nevada range … After a almost 4 hrs drive i see the lake …. surrounded by snow capped mountains , pine trees and a winding road walking just next to the banks …

The water , pure blue …. and so clean and pristine that you can see the bottom of the lake easily …. And the icy coldness of the water will make you believe that it just came from the snow mountains on the top …. unadulterated ….

Every point and every spot, every frame of the picture i was taking was making me say ‘Wow’

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Being Elder Sibling !!!

This Video was so sweet and funny and cute …

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A long day !!!

This is not just a one day thing .. this is now more than a week thing … and i was working long hours and dreading it all the way ….

And today .. on a Thursday when i was up… i felt as if today it is my day …. that feeling sometimes just comes …when you know you are invincible and you have the momentum of the jagganuat ….

A day which starts at 7.30 and does not end at 7.30 , it goes on beyond that …. But its that day when after working all these long hours you are not exhausted …. You are taking rest because you body needs that food , loo , sleep break , when your mind is already geared up for a all nighter and does not show any signs of fatigue ….You know the next day will be even more exciting ….

Today i finished my usual chores (2 morning meetings as soon as i get up) and other daily chores (the personal stuff) and when reached office by 11.00 , I saw 2 people desperately looking for , they had called , emailed , pinged me ….

sensing the urgency i called first person , she says its a last moment thing , needs to be done , appreciate your help , i said fine and i said jokingly its supposed to be slow day for me but see now you are there … and the sweet lady says i will buy you a coffee and a lunch 🙂  …

I called up the other person saying what last minute bomb is going to drop again , as the same person’s team (i did not know they existed even, and vive versa) few days back had contacted for a similar task and had kept me on my toes for the entire day , working in co-ordinating with this new found team on a very short lived env where tic-toc of time hinted a long ordeal again if we cannot finish this effort now …. But thing is we did finish the task at hand that day …. Do they want a repeat  ? … Just then i heard the person saying ‘Hey Priyanka … thank you so much for the effort that day … It really helped us going through the task and we finished the project and your role was really crucial … you helped us just when we needed it and we cannot thank you enough’ …. So , they were trying to find me to thank me ?  wow… no-one does that now a days ….

I have got my hint …today is indeed my day …. and i can get anything done today …. As the day went by and the assignments started unfolding , like i just knew what to ask and what to answer … by the evening i had once again proved my feelings were right …..  It was Good long day ….

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The view from above !

Thanks to Mr V for having such a interesting passion, pursuing it dedicatedly and then sharing it with his friends with the awesomeness…

It was today when i could see things from up there… during any of my flight journies i always get amazed by the view i get when landing.. suddenly things get clearer.. more clearer as we fly above a city.. the houses..the roads…the cars.. the traffic… taillights of cars .. the green pastures… contours of the stream flowing by… the mist on the lake… the city lights.. the playgrounds.. the highrises and low rises looking just the same from up above…

I always feel sad that the moment is only for few minutes…

But not today…
A 60 mins bay tour … over the city ..over the san Francisco bay.. over the famed Alcatraz island and the beautiful golden gate bridge…

I cannot thank enough to Mr V… and i cannot stop thinking how beautiful it all looked from up there… specially the sunset somewhere in the foggy horizon….

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New Matchmakers in town !!!

The usual Monday blues … any work seems too much work and any break seems too less for a break … Still in the lazy Sunday mode , the mood is not set to work at all … But has it ever happened that work has stopped coming b’coz you do not want to work that day …

No, right !

So what could be the solution to the problem at hand … the solution as per me is simple … Make your mood and work , Pray sincerely that no more work comes your way and make sure you escape early …

For me all these things do not work … such is my luck …

So  i was back home and was still working … As usual like many others human beings the TV has to be on when you are home , does not matter what is coming there but it has to be there for back-ground sound ….

Suddenly I heard the local TV News reporter covering a special news …. ‘Fridge Compatibility Test !”

What ? What ! Whattttttt …… is that ….

Now you can know your compatibility by looking into another person’s refrigerator… You do not need soul mates anymore all you need is refrigerator mate for a successful partnership … The theory as per the ‘New Love Guru in town’ was “what you put in there (fridge) you put in here (your body)” …. So by looking at one’s fridge you can know their lifestyle … eating habits …spending habits etc etc in one glance ….. and you can decide whether you both can have compatibility or not ….

So now boys and girls … now you know to do and how to judge a person …its not appearance ….certainly not the car they drive …. nor the company they work for …. but its the refrigerator and the contents inside  ..

For the ones who are ready to mingle … maintain a fit fridge and if you don’t own one God be your savior …

 

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Lazy Sunday !!!

If you are one of those people who cannot seat at one place …. If you are one of those people who cannot imagine life where doing nothing is not an option ….. then please do not read further … your brain will go ‘boooommmmmmmmm’ …

Rest of you… welcome to the journey of laziness and feel relaxed with everyword…

After a game night on TV with almost 20 odd people watching together , shouting and making masti on every run , every maiden over , every wicket and every missed catch … it was really late in the night (almost time for some to get up) when we dispersed… some headed for their home back and some of us decided to stay back … some on couch …some on recliners .. people slept where they found place to sleep …. and all were out in 5 mins … in deep slumber and snore numbers …

Next day morning we woke up early to be back home and catch up on the pending sleep ..

Just then i hosts came and tempted with a morning tea and breakfast ….

We stayed back…

the breakfast was a never ending process with the chit chats and talks … the life in small towns where we all come from… parents … job…. school days …. funny things we did as the 80s kids ….the things we did at 90s as teenagers …the engineering days and so many memories ….

how the breakfast time change to lunch and how lunch time changed to evening tea time we did not know …it was a easy lazy Sunday and yet so perfect as a day….

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Bleeding Blue !!!

The cricket fever is on again….

I am not much of a cricket watcher anymore, definitely not following it religiously and for sure not following the IPL , no 20-20 or one day or test match …. I have no idea who is playing good these days and who is doing OK …. Absolutely no clue on who is on team India for the world cup…

With a long drive for the day exhausted but excited for the evening to come … it was time to re-discover the magic … the magic of cricket with the special India-Pak head-on collision ….

It was different to not watch Sachin , Sehwag open , and it was weird how the game felt ancient to me…

But as the time passed from seconds to minutes and balls to overs the feeling took a backstage and i realized it is still the same game i used to go nuts about ….

To India’s first victory in the ICC World cup 2015 , we wish to keep the cup and our boys are bleeding blue to make sure it happens … Go India !

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