Wishing everyone a very happy belated Diwali.  Above, a shot of my simple efforts.

आप सब को दीवाली की शुभ कम्नाये और साल मुबारक!



I'm ba-ack!

So, yes, I've been noticeably absent for quite some time, but I feel like I have good excuses for the hibernation this time around. A lot has happened since my last post, so here's the quick summary:

The week after my last post - Final exams.
May 14 - Graduation! Woohoo, I have an MBA.
May 15 - Left for a 7 week trip to Europe visiting 8 countries.
This weekend - Moved.
Yesterday - Started my new job.

As you can see, things have been a little hectic, but hopefully I can get back to my blogging duties now. :)

I'll post again once I have pictures from the trip fully uploaded, but you can always check out flickr and facebook to see them before I'm done. (Bear with me, it's a long process...)

That's it for now, so far, I like my new town, as well as my new apartment. Come visit!



I realized that I have several friends who are trying to start or are already running their own businesses. I am continually impressed! I'd like to show them my support. Please take the time to check out their websites linked from the sidebar.



So, I wanted to craft an excellent new post, full of wit and charm about my trip to the Virgin Islands. Instead, it has been a month since I've returned, and I've yet to write that post. I figure it's time to cut my losses. Instead, I'll just let you see the pictures and judge for yourself.

See the full set of non-people ones on Flickr. The rest are linked from Facebook.

I went to the British Virgin Islands with a program from school to build leadership skills. We learned how to sail in teams of 6. For four days straight, we lived on the 50 foot sailboats. Eat, sleep, sail. :) Each day they gave us challenges to complete, and it often involved racing the other boats. I can honestly say I now know how to sail a sailboat. Within BVI we went to the islands of Tortola, Anegada, and the Bitter End at Virgin Gorda.

Afterwards, a few friends and I decided to finish out Spring Break by vacationing a few days in the US Virgin Islands. We stayed in St. Thomas and got to enjoy the shops and beaches there and in St. Johns.

It is a very beautiful part of the world, and I've discovered that if it wasn't such an expensive hobby, I'd want to go sailing much more often!

Most confusing thing about the islands? Both USVI and BVI use the American Dollar. But they drive on the left hand side of the road. But the steering wheel is on the left side of the car. But the locals speak British English. Augh! Too much confusion. :)



Hi, I'm a songwriter, and it turns out I completely failed grade school where you learn how to spell words in the English language. Therefore, I'm going to make sure the world knows that now, as a supposed adult, that I can in fact spell. S-P-E-L-L. See? Just to make sure you get it (and also, because I'm an alarmingly lazy songwriter and can't think of better lyrics), I'll include the spelling as part of the song.

The first examples that come to mind:Notice 2 of the 5 examples come from Fergie... and as far as we can tell, she should go back to grade school. Honey, I don't care how delicious or whatever you are. There's still no 'E' in tasty.