Another extremely long day and a very long client call in between. The guy who spoke to me was a former sales guy, so talking was in his "jeans" (wrong part of him,that is)!Was tired just listening to him go on and on and on about his company and his products!Oof!Chatted with my colleague,Seema,about it and she told me that the more the client talks, the better it is for us and our projects!There is no sympathy for my ears, I concluded!
Anyway,the highlight of the day was another long call. But this was a refreshing one and something which I will treasure about this trip!Caroline called in the evening at around 5pm and we chatted till 6.10 p.m.It was an amazing talk. We chatted about India, life in the US,my girlfriends,old times,her times in the UK and how she likes England more than the US and wants to go back.Told her about developments in our hometown, Bangalore -new malls, more junk food joints,big new movie theatre,even snazzier crowd than when we were in college together etc.
Want to meet her!She said that the tickets to her place(Orlando) from Texas are so damn expensive and I wished as hell that I could go to her city and stay with her for a weekend.We've known each other for 13 years,the least I should do is visit her.Shucks,if not for empty pockets!Wow,just imagine going to Disneyworld with her!Wow!Came crashing back to earth in a second, the minute I heard the fares to reach Orlando are high.
We laughed for a while too,though couldn't laugh as we usually do(heartily!),as I was in office!Told her about my new blog here and she said that there are so many pages and she couldn't read all of them!Typical, Caro!
Just finished writing my 3 write-ups for the day.Have a bit of spreadsheet jazzing up to do,will do it tomorrow.
Oh yes!I got a lovely mail from one of my good friends in Mumbai.Leena.Poor girl, she is so caught up with work and hasn't slept in a while.I hope she takes proper rest this weekend and gets back to her upbeat self on Monday again!Another awesome mail was from that phenomenal writer, Lizzie, from the Philippinnes, who is now my best international friend!Generally sent me a mail replete with pep talk.Needed it badly!
I had rajma and roti for lunch today.It was pretty ok,and generally felt a great kick by eating Indian food in the western world!Am off now,to my hotel room for a hot shower(wish I had a nice babe with me!)and then diving into my Michael Crichton novel,State of Fear,which I started reading last night.May go for a walk as well, though doubt it.Just a day more for the weekend,anyway!