Monday, 6 August 2007


I sometimes wonder, does everyone have such days? All those wishes in the back of your mind, stuff you don't really put too much thought into, they all seem to come true. And instead of feeling content, happy even, you are left with the deepest sense of regret, wondering why oh why weren't you wishing for something else!!

On a completely unrelated note (honestly!), saw another whale today! This one was trying to get to the other side of the boat. Seems a simple enough thing doesn't it?! Apparently not. It first paced us for a half hour before thinking (possibly) that we were going too fast to attempt an overtaking manoeuvre, and heading aft. But the 6 by 1 sq. km spread once again proved too much for it, and then began the extremely slow and careful overtaking. The image of two heavily overloaded trucks attempting to overtake one another on an uphill section of a highway comes to mind. As an astute member of our crew pointed out later, someone should have told the whale that it could swim under the boat...Anyway, in the meantime the whale came within a few hundred metres of the ship, and I realized that by a cruel twist of fate, this was probably the tiniest whale I've ever seen :-<. Two hours, and that's the best shot I got!!

Currently: amused
Listening to: Linkin Park - Leave out all the rest


histrionix said...

I had put this on my blog once but seems apt here.

'Life contains but two tragedies; One is not to get your heart's desire, the other is to get it.'

-- George Bernard Shaw

Oh well... :-)

kray said...

:D I remember that quote!

but you see, the regret wasn't for getting the wishes... they all turned out quite nicely actually. it was for not getting something more.. um, meaningful(?) instead.... :)

Anu said...

There's another quote I remember coz it caught my fancy terribly when I read it the first time, but I'm useless when it comes to remembering who said what. Peh. Anyway, here goes: ""You look for your dreams in heaven. But what the hell are you supposed to do when they come true?"

Hmm... I think this might've actually come from a pop-trashey song, even, but, shamelessly, I likey :)

Ohh. Er.. it's George Michael, apparently!

kray said...

:))))) you listen to George Michael. and quote lyrics from his songs. =))))))

Anu said...

You wish :-P
Actually, I'll admit I've heard two of his songs, 'Father Figure' and 'Faith', and will also admit I rather like 'Father Figure'.
And... my sister met him in London, shook hands with him and everything, and told me he's incredibly hot! :D That's good enough for me!
And yes... she knows he's gay. We moaned about that for hours :-P