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I’m sure you’ve been thru days when coffee seems like hot water even though it’s the strongest cup you’ve had in days!? But those days are still better, coz if you get your cuppa joe it means you got out of bed! Here’s a list of things to do (may seem very masochistic, umm…the title does say “easy” not “painless”!) on days when getting to the coffee seems impossible. (Disclaimer: The below mentioned experiments have been conducted by and on “experts” i.e. Me and Myself! Do not attempt these without consulting God..or the local newspaper dealer. Infact…DO NOT attempt, and if you do, don’t tell me!)

The first 3 are pretty much automatic, sleepyheads don’t need extra effort to pull these off. Read on…

Boink your head on the headboard of your bed
..or anywhere else is fine too, the impact is the same. i.e. imaginary birdies (or stars) circling over your head and the not-imaginary ‘ouchness’ that goes with it.

Stub your toes
Done this more than once. Somehow, my kitchen cabinet seems to move. No, really! why on earth would I walk into it so many times?! If your cabinet doesn’t have a mind of it’s own (take mine!) or use a wall. Looking down or keeping your eyes closed while walking is guaranteed to get you there.

Jam your fingers in the bathroom door
yaaaaaoooooooza! this, in my experience, is one of the most effective techniques, coz the throbbing black digits at the end of your quivering hand become a good reminder of the pain, and that ensures that you pay attention (code for ‘remain wide awake’) while closing the door…atleast for the next few days.

Pop a few wasabi peas
what are those? well…let’s just say that they look like this….

…and their taste will make you look like this…

Ok, now let’s move towards the slightly saner ones… actually there’s only one.

Solve a math puzzle
aaah, the bliss of being a geek 😉 (I wouldn’t know, coz I am not one..yet!) But if you’re a ‘droid like me, get the Math alarm clock app. It gives you the option of solving a math puzzle to dismiss the alarm. Some days you’ll hate you for being so mean to your poor little self, but it’s much nicer than making a blueberry out of your pinky!)

If all else fails, well…Zzzzz thru it all! Good day fellow Zombies!  😛


We live by comparison.

Everything we experience is understood in relation to something we experienced in the past. Relationships, places, chewing gum…everything! When we like a pair of flip flops or dislike our boss, it’s coz our mind has already drawn up similarities or differences from our past (based on our way of thinking) and we get drawn towards or repelled by the qualities of these new experiences accordingly. And once we’ve experienced something, we are never the same person, we get altered. We can’t “unknow” something and the need to have the best drives our minds to compare. We experience everything in degrees.

So when you realize that you love someone, do you love them more than you did before…or more than you love someone else..coz they are wonderful, beautiful or whatever you find them to be..based only on your idea of these qualities!  The truth is, anything is meaningless without a frame of reference. But this frame of reference is very personal..each of us has a different one.

So then… do we ever experience anything in it’s ‘absolute’ness?
Or are we just puppets of our conditioning and like Einstein said,
“It’s all relative!”

Well, I guess this one is absolute… relatively speaking of course 😉

Some people become more interesting when they drink, others..when you drink!


Not everyone uses their rearview mirrors.
We all are capable of a lot more than we even attempt to reach for. Infact most people I know don’t care to use most of their abilities, even when they can make their lives much better.


Everyone is less mad the next morning.
The sun literally sheds light on any problem, big or small, and everyone is less angry and more willing to make things better the next day. Sleep over it.

Willingness matters more than ability.
Coz when we really really want it, we make ourselves able.


Everyone loses their marbles some time.
(No exceptions here!) We just need someone to help us find them.


Success affects people’s memory.
Some people claim to remember you when you become a ‘somebody’, but tend to forget you when it’s their turn!


In love..don’t propose when too happy, don’t breakup when too angry.
Actually, in any relationship, emotional extremes are bad places for decision making, but most of us realize this only when it’s too late. That means we gotto know what we’re feeling when we’re feeling it…

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