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Drill Seeker

You don’t need to have watched old Home Improvement reruns to know the deep connection that men seem to have for tools. Sociologists and anthropologists attribute this to the male need to build, to create. They maintain that men see themselves as builders, creators, and productive do-it-yourself fix-it guys. The fact that most...

Take your time, but make it snappy…

As some of you know, I got married on the 28th of Jan, 2012, kick starting the Mayan end-of-days prophecies in my own sweet way. The one question that is most commonly asked to newlyweds of the modern era is “Where are the snaps?” My wedding ring, my wife by...

2012 – The End of Daze

January 28, 2012 was a defining day for me. Specifically, it defined the beginning of married life. It was the end of an era, and a beginning of another era. It was the best of times, it was the best of times. It was on this day that I married...

When shit got real

I’m a very rational person. I don’t even deal with irrational numbers like pi, lest they come and destroy my perfectly rational world. They’re a slippery slope to irrational beliefs. As a true rationalist, I brush away unfounded conspiracy theories every chance I get. Ghosts? Hogwash. Psychics? Frauds. Area 51?...

WD Series – Making a hash out of me

Act 3 Scene 4 Seated on her computer chair, Rhine Francis. Enter stage left – Mallaunty, or Nirmala Sunil, Rhine’s maternal aunt. Displayed is a picture of Hamish Joy on the computer Nirmala:”Ah, so this is your fiance?” Rhine:”Yes, I’m positive. I’d recognize him anywhere” Nirmala:”Well, what’s his name?” Rhine:”Hamish...

WD Series – Leakin’ sugar? No, papa

Neither of us remember when it started, but at some point, we started our ‘pancharayadi’ or ‘sending each other some sugar’ during one of our extended conversations. At one point, I considered having a packet of real sugar sent over to her place as a gesture. It hasn’t happened yet,...

WD Series – A Dozen Red Roses

Our early chats tended to be slightly on the formal side. While I am fairly certain that it wasn’t as bad as – “Dear madam, Greetings. I am calling with reference to our chat last night, on the third of August, 2011. Note that we..” etc etc… I am not...

WD Series – Sneak Peek

I don’t know what the norm is in arranged marriages for the girl reacting to the photograph of a prospect. As always, my presumptions are shaped by what is documented in the movies – if she likes the photo, protocol demands that she smile, tilt her head sideways, and gaze...

WD Series – Wall staring champion 2011

From the way we talk to each other and the the way we look at each other through the convenience of Skype, there has been considerable audience speculation that a) we have been courting each other for years in secrecy b) we may not have the patience to wait till the...

Wedding Daze

Hullo, everybody. And yes, that means you too. It’s happening. In 2012, Hamish Joy becomes nuptially compliant. I’m hanging my bachelor boots out to dry. And later, when I’m looking the other way, my fiance plans to burn them and bury the ashes. I will be tying the proverbial knot...

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