Monday, June 25, 2007

Cyanoacrylate-Phobia

Am now a self delacred Cyanoacrylate-Phobic! I hereby swear, any future attempts to glue broken things will be undertaken only with protective gear. More like the ones they use when disposing bombs or mines :)

Not just once, but everytime I have attempted to mend broken things, I have ended up sticking my fingers together or having discovered that my fingers are stiff due to overflow of the Cyanoacrylate substance onto my fingers or hands. The 4 cm tube is a piece of arsenal that needs special handling. However hard I try to keep the deadly liquid from flowing over to my hands, i end up sticking my fingers together or a piece of plastic bonded to my skin.

On research, I have discovered that even though Super Glue is incredibly strong, it has one weakness - Acetone. Easily found in nail polish removers !

Btw, Did you know why girls are staying away from nail polish removers ?

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Moods at Sunset















TouchMeNot

Seismonastic movements - The cause of the touch-me-not effect is a loss of turgor pressure. The movement is caused by "a rapid loss of pressure in strategically situated cells that cause the leaves to droop right before one’s eyes".

Flower heads of a shy plant :)

SunShades

A dramatic hue in the skies in Mysore !




While on earth silence is enforced . .



Mounted Police Patrolling the streets in Mysore.


Car Pooling

When it rains, it brings along misery. like it did to me. Well, it was no cyclone Gonu, but a 5 minute heavy downpour. The notorious inner ring road in front of Pizza Hut was choc-a-block with traffic. There was at least 3 foot water on the roads, as I inched through traffic I reliased what was causing the traffic pile up. The smaller vehicles like the popular autoricksaw was literally a piece of toy floating on water. I paddled myself to keep to the right of the road thinking the water level will be lesser on that side. That was a bad choice.. as other bigger vehicles bussed passed, it created waves ! Soon I could hear waves crashing alongside my car and I was dreading what was in store. I looked up ahead and could see and endless vast of water all over. For a moment 'Titanic' was playing 'fist show' in my mind :) As I cruised along, I saw a stranded Auto ahead.. I tried to brake and kill the speed but I was flating as well. I grabbed the wheels and turn it left with all my might, the car just flaoted on to the right. I took no chances, stepped on the pedal and cruised as fast as i could. Causing waves as i cruised ....

45 minutes of paddling and I reached the shore !

Well, cant imagine a 'gonu' striking us. We'd all be gone ..

Time for Noah's arc yet ?????