Thursday, August 23, 2007

Retired Hurt.

I was really looking forward to make most of the break that I had before school starts but looks like it's not going to be that good. I sprained my ankle today playing racquetball and it's starting to swell up. I don't have a good history with ankle injuries. I twisted my ankle real bad about 4 years ago and it took a long time to heal. It's crazy on how things that are supposed to happen, happen. I had already finished my quota of a hour of exercise a day by going to my Pilates class at work. So I was just going to practice a little racquetball and was about to leave before I decided to play a single game. I usually focus really hard on the game but was distracted by some personal thoughts which I can't disclose :) so I was trying to go in one direction with my feet in the opposite direction and plop-(well that wasn't the actual sound but you get the idea)-sprained my ankle.
I don't think I need to see a doctor yet and am going to just let it heal on its own.
Had big plans of going to the State Fair this saturday, instead will have to rest my heels on my comfy couch watching the 'Planet Earth' DVD's that I have been hooked onto recently.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Caste/ Sub-Caste Ahhh..

Anytime one of my friends over here start asking me about the caste system, I try to give them the canned explanation that there are many castes in India, sub-castes, the basis that they have been divided on, blah blah blah. Although I can't say that I know everything about the caste system, atleast I had my caste/subcaste figured out or that's what I thought. Wrong. As a matter of fact I don't know much about my caste or to be precise, my sub-caste. All this time I have been thinking that I belong to the 'Konar' sub-caste which happens to be my surname as well. But after talking to my parents last week, I realized that 'Konar' is actually my caste and my sub-caste is called 'PuthukkanNatar'. Am I glad that I didn't take that as my surname. 'Muthukumar Konar' sounds mouthfull enough, imagine introducing yourself as 'Muthukumar Konar PuthukkanNatar' or writing that on every application forms that I have ever filled up :)

You learn something new everyday and this is what I learned on that particular day.


Monday, August 20, 2007

'Daily Musings' changed to 'Bi-Yearly Musings'

One of my colleague at work has been giving me a hard time about the title of my blog 'Daily Musings' and rightly so, since I haven't updated my blog for a while now.
So I am going to officially change the title to 'Bi-Yearly Musings' till I start blogging more frequently.
I just got done with my Summer Semester and since I like to challenge myself sometimes, I took 2 accounting courses at once--BIG MISTAKE. I am glad that I got done and although I haven't got the grades back, I will be happy with whatever I get.
My next semester starts on Sep-5 and it's a non-stop 10 week grind after that. I am hoping to make the most of the break that I have before school starts again.