Friday, 27 February 2009

Starting a band baby

I got this from Zahira's blog, and I think its the best tag I've seen in a while.

1 - Go to “wikipedia.” Hit “random” or click
      The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to “Random quotations”or click
      The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click
      Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

5 - Post it to notes and TAG the friends you want to join in - anyone else can join in too

It’s easier that it sounds. Try it!

Now the chicks will know the name of my band, when they're all up on me like they wanna hold hands.

(For those unable to see pic)

I tag anyone who wants to do this, It's alot of fun.

Till next time in Waseem world.

Thursday, 12 February 2009


...I'm a nerd.

I always thought I was in the middle, not popular, not too geeky. I used to think it is too much hard work becoming a nerd, because there is too much to study and learn. Also I was never much for Star Trek, X-Files and all those cult series'. I enjoyed the occasional episode but I was never obsessed over them.

That was until I read this - The Nerd Handbook. This article is full of indications of a nerd, and almost all of the points deeply resonated with my personality.

1. Understand your nerd’s relation to the computer.
I'm not much of a computer geek, I don't know much about the latest motherboard etc. I know the basics, due to the fact that I'm in IT. I do really love my Xbox though, and all my game consoles I have had before, which I think I could substitute for my PC. Not to the extent of I can't live without my Xbox though.

2. Your nerd has control issues.
I'm not big fan of change, and I'm possessive over the things I do have. Probably attributed to Middle Child Syndrome.

3. Your nerd has built himself a cave.
Well I wouldn't call it a cave as such, it's just the place in my house that you would likely to find me, playing Xbox. I dont know about the clutter having purpose, but it's definitely cluttered.

4. Your nerd loves toys and puzzles
I love puzzles, I used to like You for all those blockbusters they used to have, and I used to love putting puzzles together. I don't do it as much anymore, but I imagine I would have same enthusiasm, but perhaps less patience.

5. Nerds are f---ing funny
Check. Ok this might be bit of boasting I guess, but I think I have great sense of humor.

6. Your nerd has an amazing appetite for information.
I came up with the phrase "To the Google". I like learning new things, random stuff, interesting stuff. My mind is full of meaningless trivia.

7. Your nerd has built an annoyingly efficient relevancy engine in his head.
I guess you can also call it a bullshit filter. Some people babble alot, I don't mean friends, cos with friends babble is cool, but like at work or at meaningless family/social gatherings, it's really handy. Like just now this annoying lady at work told me something, I don't know what she said but I know it doesn't concern me.

8. Your nerd might come off as not liking people.
"Small talk. Those first awkward five minutes when two people are forced to interact. Small talk is the bane of the nerd’s existence because small talk is a combination of aspects of the world that your nerd hates. When your nerd is staring at a stranger, all he’s thinking is, “I have no system for understanding this messy person in front of me”. This is where the shy comes from. This is why nerds hate presenting to crowds." - From the article.
This is so true, and to add to this, I usually don't like most people. I have come to be alot better at social interaction but I still have alot of awkwardness at first.

Till next time in Waseem world.