Friday, September 21, 2007

ब्लोग्गिंग grace hopper conference के लिए

तो अक्तूबर में मैं Grace Hopper Conference के लिए जा रही हूँ। और मुझे कोन्फेरेंस के लिए ब्लोग्गिंग करना है और वोह भी हिंदी में. मुझे पता नहीं कि उनको हिंदी में ब्लोग क्यों चाहिऐ, पर मेरे लिए यह एक नया challenge होगा। मेरा पहला ब्लोग जो कि किसी दुसरे कि सीते पर होगा, और काफी लोग उसको पढेंगे, और ऊपर से हिंदी में लिखना होगा। यह अभी भी कितना मुश्किल है, अपनी ही भाषा में लिखना। में सोच रही हूँ कि इसी ब्लोग पर लिखूं, और अंग्रेजी और हिंदी दोनो में लिखूं। आख़िर कितने लोग हिंदी जानते होंगे, और उसमें से कितने अपने कंप्यूटर पर हिंदी पढ़ सकते हिंगो, और फिर शायद मेरे लिए भी आसान होगा पहले अंग्रेजी और फिर हिंदी में लिखना, कितने शर्म कि बात है।

alight, so i have been chosen as official blogger for the Grace Hopper Conference, and guess what I have to write in Hindi. Its going to be interesting, my first official blog and that too in Hindi. I am planning to use this same blog for the posts and write it in both Hindi and english. Afterall, how many people can read Hindi and of that how many will actually be able to read it on their computers, and then for me its going to be easier too ;)

Thursday, September 20, 2007


T: I really need to relax this weekend, its been so busy at work.
X: ya, I am thinking the same, a very relaxing weekend.
T: I am planning to go for this small 2 day backpack in the Breakneck area, I heard there is a great 2500ft hike, good views.
X: a...., um......, I thought......

hee hee, well, so that happens. How do you relax. When in Seattle, I actually never though relaxing is somthing that you can do on a weekend. Weekends were for fun, go out enjoy. They were usually more hectic and by Thursday I used to be worried how to have more fun this weekend, and did I mention fun. Here the story is totally different. Weekdays are so damn hectic and frustration and stressful that you need to just get away from this mess. I used to hear people say, New Yorkers like to go away on weekends so they leave office early on Friday. And I as like, well if you are going away on weekend, don't you need to stay longer on Friday to finsh work, and what does 'going away' mean anyway. So it was not going away from office, it was going away from the city and the crowd and that means driving through bizarre traffic and spend 5 super stressful hours to go about 100 miles. And now I can see (not that I would ever ever consider myself even remotely a 'New Yorker', and I will probably never speak to you if you called me one), but I can see why you really need to get away. This place just drives you crazy and its so much of craziness that one person can take. So now weekends are for relaxing and relaxing means going away from this place, so far away that you forget you live in hell :).

Thursday, September 13, 2007

5K run for the cure

This weekend I did a 5K (3.5 miles) at central park, race for cure (of breast cancer). The race had a huge turnaround. I was quite confident that I will make it, thanks to the Seattle marathon run, and I did. I can't say without breaking a sweat, my t-shirt was drenched! But that was from hot weather. It was amazing to see myself sail through it, and later ready to get going without 30 min of rest and bottle of vitamin water! I have got to keep it up!