Thursday, March 27, 2008

About a broken phone and a book club

Friday sometime,two weeks ago, Gourav and I were talking on the phone and I was trying to empty the dish washer too, I was using both my hands to work the dishes and the phone was cradled between the shoulder and the ear. Suddenly the phone slipped and hit the dishwasher (open) face down, meaning the display hit the washer first. Next thing I know is I have a broken phone :( I could receive calls, but not know who is calling and I could only call the people who's numbers i remembered, which a grand total of two people!!!

A lot of people asked me this basic question, why I hadn't backed up contacts anywhere else. In this day and age of technology and data, one would think it's the most natural and obvious thing to do. Not to me, I thought my phone is simply unbreakable and such mishaps are uncommon in a life as simple and organized as mine! (yeah right!) . Since then I have learned lots of cool things about the email service I use, namely Gmail and the services my new phone, Treo, provide.

What is quite sad is, on my old phone I had some 120 contacts, when I had received emails from all the people who bothered to reply to my desperate email of getting their phone #s, I have only 56 numbers, I have no clue who the rest of the people are and what am I to do about people who don't have email and I cannot talk to unless I call them!!! Aaaahhh, the good old days of phone diaries!!! Naeh, I don't really miss it, I am just being melodramatic!

Another thing which I am maybe was very excited about was starting a book club. I saw this movie 'Jane Austen's book club' and the idea of being a part of a book club started forming in my mind. I got in touch with a few of my friends, and the idea went down well with most of them and it got decided that we will start a book club. Who knew that co-ordinating 5 people over a span of 5 weeks would be a daunting task, LOL. Apparently it is! We haven't still met but there is hope that in the coming week, we shall meet! And the first book we have picked up is 'Life of Pi'. We'll see how it goes! I will write about it, hopefully something interesting happens there!

And, I saw leatherheads, (I call it the John Krasinski movie)!!! He's 'oh just so cute'!!! George Clooney has done a really good job too in the movie, his comic timing is immaculate! Zellweger was simply ok! But it's a funny movie and a must watch for all you 'I heart Jim' fans ;)


  1. The book club idea sounds really great! I have been thinking about starting a Theatre club for some time now! Lets see when it works out :(
    And I have had similar experiences of lost contacts because I lost 5 phones in a row :P

  2. @ canary
    Thanks for visiting!
    Forming any kind of club requires dedication! We haven't yet met, we did pick a book, I have no clue how the others are fairing, I have read about 70 pg of it :D

    Let's not even get started on phones!!!

  3. clumsy clumsy


    dodo is so cute hiding hte bones...still laugh abt it

    let us hte do the book club ya!

  4. @ Anu:

    Yes, I think the phone thing is probably the worst in a while ;)

    Dodi is so cute! we can't wait for him to run around in the house :)

    Book club, defi, let's just get moved and then I can get back to it. I am just swamped right now! and so happy about it!