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Rocking The East Coast – III

If I pee my pants, it better not end up in facebook!

Braver words were never uttered on top of the boat platform where I was laying, attached to a parachute, which was ready to fling me to the skies any seconds then. My fear would have gotten the better of me if not for the beautiful companion cowering by my side. But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself.

We reached Ocean City the night before, with hungry stomachs, tired bodies and mind plotting on ideas to sneak in five people in rooms of four. After a lengthy and inconvenient check-in everyone freshened up and went out for some food. Well, almost everyone. It was funny to see that two out of three people working in the subway store we went to were Nepali.

We then went for a midnight stroll across the beach. Having found the right settings, I took out my camera and I started working on my ‘spirit’ shots. Apparently, I was a little too good at it. Experts say, sand and water are the biggest enemy of a camera, so I was a bit worried. Little did I know my snap would be destroyed by tears. After a few wonderful shots in the dark, we were done with the night and went back to the hotel.

I’ve had a mere two hours of sleep when the morning came knocking on the door. A quick breakfast, a complicated check-out, and we were heading to the beach. Everyone had fun there. I think I made some sort of record by being probably the only guy to walk on the beaches of the east coast and the west coast and never touch the sea.

The search for a Nepali restaurant proved costly as we barely made to the parasailing in time with half-fed belly. The superman was about to fly! OK I’ll admit it – I was petrified!… But the only way to stop making it worse for myself was to get done with it as soon as possible. So I jumped at the chance to go first – my flying companion, however, wasn’t too thrilled about it. I wasn’t going to show my fear – not after three days of calling myself names like ‘hero’ and ‘superman’. I think I did quite well at that. I don’t know what it is about girls, but as soon as one is around, you feel like you need to be ten times the man you actually are. And it helped.

I sat there on the platform saying my last prayers and the wind started carrying me to the heavens. It was… a bit disappointing to be honest. Specially since we didn’t even get to land on water coz the sea was too rough. The rough sea did take its toll on someone later – personally, I blame the “driver”!!… Now it could be jealousy speaking ;)

Other than a little incident with missing lunch box, the rest of the evening was quite uneventful. We had plans to end the night with booze and long talks but none of us had energy to commit to it.

Next day, the awesome vacation came to and end. We all went our ways with wonderful memories, new friendships, some unfulfilled wishes and a few unspoken complaints… and in my case, a 50$ receipt as a consequence of a missed flight!

“(Pointing at the two buffed guys with tight abs) See that is how a guy should look like!”

“He’s walking with another guy!… I’m walking with a beautiful girl!!… I know what I’m doing!!”

Encaged

Encaged ~ by theCipher

Encaged ~ by theCipher

… gave a lecture to a graduate level class on iPhone programming – it was horrible… well, actually I was horrible… hope i’ll do better tomorrow.

… assignments, programs and slide preparations – i’m feeling a bit encaged right now… !

… and as for the new facebook trend: Captain America, Batman, Iron Man, (definitely) Wolverine, Incredible Hulk and Spiderman XD

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Facebook Suggestions

For a while now Facebook has been pretty interested in how I run my social life (of course the online one… I’m a grad student, I don’t have time for the real one). Earlier today Facebook thought it would be a good idea for me rekindle my relations with an old crush (where there was no relation to begin with) by sharing my latest news by writing in her Wall – and suddenly it took me back to this comic from xkcd.

http://xkcd.com/672/

It seems it isn’t enough for Facebook (and the plethora of ludicrous apps) to just tell me how smart(/stupid)/attractive(/gullible) or what kind of dog/chocolate/shoes I am, now it also wants to decide who I be friends with and keep in touch. I guess the more active I am on Facebook the more likely I am of noticing the advertisements showing at the side – “it’s just business nothing personal..”.

So I was thinking, if Facebook knew that I block all the ads on it using adblock*, would it leave my social life alone!?!!

P.S.: On a completely unrelated note, the last three words above pretty much describes my life :P

* [ It doesn't block Facebook ad by default, but if you want to know how then I know the setting.]