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Friday, April 18, 2008

Strange Indian Birthday Rituals

Poor guy - death by chocolate cake!

Some really strange things happen around here when it’s your birthday. This has been going on for years but I think it’s time everyone bore witness to it in full 640×480 30 FPS video:

posted by Jesse at 2:17 am  

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Holi Office Insanity, Batman!

The Indian festival of Holi got an early start at our office today. My employees gleefully covered me with colors. This is what they call “playing” Holi. Last year I was in a bad mood and didn’t play with them, so they were especially excited and messy when I embraced the absurdity of it all today! Check out the pics.

posted by Jesse at 7:41 pm  

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Exigent Party!

From Exigent_Party

We had a great party tonight to celebrate a few birthdays and Diwali. The entire studio was invited to our HR manager’s house, where we had some great food, a hired DJ with a huge-mongous sound system, and the usual pool table and lots of drinks. It was a great bonding experience for everyone involved!

posted by Jesse at 10:58 am  

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Holy Crap I Haven’t Posted In Forever (and other stories…)

So a big SORRY to everyone for basically falling off the face of the internet. I reached a critical point where regular blogging just became too much work – and I’m really pretty lazy at heart. The newness of India wore off and we got settled into a daily routine that wasn’t all that exciting. A few times something interesting would happen and I’d say to myself, “Self, you should blog that!” But alas. Laziness triumphed.

So the first cool thing is that we have moved (finally) in to our own brand new office space. Here are some pics. And here is a video that shows not only our office and employees working in the dark during a power outage, but it also highlights how gay I sound. WTF??

Before I forget, we almost got in a fight a few nights ago. Our driver slightly clipped another car (it was SLIGHT, and this is India, so we didn’t think anything of it), which promptly pulled in front of us in the intersection blocking our path so all 4 Indian guys could get out and start punching the driver’s side window. We told our driver to drive but he was squealing like a little girl afraid of what would happen. We all really wished we had Mahender as our driver, because he woulda whooped some ass.

So our driver fled the scene as fast as he could, narrowly missing more opportunities to cause a wreck. We just wanted to go to Subway, but he was so jittery that he wanted to switch cars, and find some buddies to back him up. We all but forced him to go to Subway after waiting several minutes for his pals who only showed up as we were leaving. Both of them were no bigger than he is! We never saw the assailants again, but part of me hoped we would. :)

In other news, I have been playing guitar a lot with Chris lately. We’re trying to find good songs to jam too, but sometimes we just make stuff up. It feels good to play again – except for my fingers which are too tender after years of not playing. I’m glad I brought my guitar with me this trip.

I’m gonna go grab some veg lunch in the cafeteria. I actually like the stuff even though it looks like prison food. Until next time…

posted by Jesse at 11:46 pm  
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