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Linger

Tell us about times in which you linger — when you don’t want an event, or a day to end. What is it you love about these times? Why do you wish you could linger forever?

Everytime I have good food and booze or an awesome orgasm! Hehehehe, ok wait. Well yes, everytime I am having a good day and a good time with friends and family. Having a getogether, a party, a visit. I personally loved the last family getogether we all had on February 14th of this year. It was a blast.

I remember fondly me and my team from one of my previous jobs going out for a day trip to Alappuzha back in March of 2011. That was a nice and wonderful time. We spent the day together, had breakfast, lunch and evening tea on the road and had a few laughs and reminisced about the 4 years I spent in that office with them. We also had one of the best, yet pretty simple compared to most standards, lunches I can ever remember having. We were pretty famished by then too, so that might have helped. I will never forget that trip.

Several others come to mind. The close intimate kind of day I spent with an ex-girlfriend, the lonely and introspective birthday I had at 29 (which for some reason stands out as a memorable day) and many many more of them.

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Food Review # 36

For my 36th food review it’s Chick King’s Fried chicken & fries. Chick King, is a Southern styled fried chicken fast food franchise like KFC and is very popular in Kerala, India. They are owned by UAE based Indians and have several outlets in Kerala. This is a regular Sunday night meal for my family.

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Arsenal 0 Sunderland 0

3 games played, 1 goal scored. 5 games played, only 1 win. This is a sign that we need to sign a proven prolific striker for next season. It’s also time to sell a few – Arteta, Flamini, Rosicky, Podolski. I’m not even sure that it’s worth it to keep Theo, Welbeck & The Ox. Who can we get a striker though – Cavani? Benzema? Dyabala? Alexandre Lacazette?

Arsenal stay third in Premier League table as Sunderland secured Premier League safety with a magnificent display of defensive determination and organisation to get the point they needed at Arsenal. Arsenal’s own point effectively means they will finish third behind champions Chelsea and Manchester City. Jack Wilshere did penetrate the blue wall of defiance but Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud were unable to take advantage, both unable to hit the target from presentable positions.

With just one more game for the season, Arsenal need to focus on the FA Cup final. And if we do win, Arsene Wenger – please do the right thing and step down. Thanks for the memories but you are not going to win the league again without changing your tactics and not having a plan B. And with this squad. Time to shake things up.

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State Of The Year So Far

How is this year shaping up so far? Write a post about your biggest challenges and achievements thus far.

So far it’s been pretty good for me. I’m making more money than I ever have – that’s kinda true for every I guess but at times we get stagnant at a particular salary amount between years and / or different jobs, as I have had happen to me a couple of times. So that way it has been great. I need to start saving some money and keep it aside for a rainy day. And I will be able to do so.

As a personal hobby / collection I’ve been able to start my collection of Star Trek starships (the ones from Eaglemoss) and that has been possible with the increase in pay and the ability to save each month. This is something that I have been wanting for such a long time and as an avid Trekkie, this is near and dear to me. Not everyone will understand it but fuck them! I love it. So I want to slowly get some display stands and display off my collection. Making Youtube videos of them and my food reviews has also been a fun activity for me and its a hobby that I like doing.

No advancement on the love front. I’ve kinda given up hope on that altogether. I am 38 and the girls my age that I would be great as a couple with are all married with a kid or 2 or 3 in tow. That’s not gonna work out and neither is finding a woman much younger with me. I am not a cradle snatcher! The marriage thing might be gone from my scope of things; never say never but I highly doubt that I will be able to find someone going forward. It also kinda hurts that I have met and befriended women recently who are pretty awesome and I will gel with excellently but who are already spoken for.

So overall it’s been a good year so far, almost 5 months in and I hope things keep improving. I might have more news coming up soon. Let’s have a relook at 2015 3-4 months down the line.

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May Not Watch

Since the last time I posted about this topic, my list has changed slightly. This is my current list of popular, and in my opinion for some of them atleast, at times overhyped tv shows / movie series that I have not yet watched.

  • Lost
  • Harry Potter (movie & books series)
  • Twilight (I will never watch them)
  • The Wire
  • Mad Men
  • Dr. Who
  • Transformers
  • Breaking Bad (I plan on watching them sometime)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Hunger Games (will be watching them)
  • The Fast & The Furious (no interest)

I know a lot of folks, including friends, who are fans of these show and have tried to convert me but it’s not working. Yes, I changed my mind about Hunger Games as I am curious and Breaking Bad I was interested in but the others? I don’t think so.

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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Sleep is one-third of our lives: write a post about it. Do you love naps? Have trouble falling alseep? Wish you could remember your dreams? Remember something especially vivid? Snuggle under a blanket, or throw the windows wide open? Meditate on sleep.

Who doesn’t love naps? Especially on cold, rainy afternoons. I have often felt that sleep is a waste and it would be great if I or everyone didn’t need any sleep at all as it’s often 6 to 8 hours of our day and that’s wasteful for a life that averages 70-80 years only. But yeah sleep is a wonderful thing too, especially when you really need it and all you can think of is, changing your clothes and hitting the cool sheets and laying head to pillow.

I also love to dream. I can day dream like the best of them and my dreams at night as I sleep are also quite weird and wonderful. I dream of traveling in spaceships across the galaxies and fighting evil aliens, battling ghosts, werewolves and zombies on earth, romantic and even sexual encounters with gorgeous women etc etc. Some of my dreams are forgotten easily but some have stayed with me for years even. It helps that I try and jot them down before I forget the details. I try to remember as much as I can.

These days due to my late evening-night shift I kind of get about 5-6 hours of sleep and it seems to be ok. Sometimes I get an hour or so of a nap in the afternoon post lunch before I have to get ready and get to work at 6:30 pm. That seems to refresh me a lot. I usually reach home at 4:30 am so sleep has to be immediate or I might wake up sleepy, tired and cranky.

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Manchester United 1 Arsenal 1

Arsenal maintained a grip on third place after they came back from behind to secure a draw at Old Trafford in last night’s match. Arsenal will secure third place in the Premier League if they beat Sunderland on Wednesday after Theo Walcott’s deflected cross gave them a late equaliser and a point at Manchester United. Ander Herrera’s first-half strike gave United a lead they deserved in a game low on intensity with both teams already assured of places in next season’s Champions League. Arsenal barely raised a gallop for the first hour but finally came to life in the closing stages and levelled when substitute Walcott’s cross was diverted past keeper Victor Valdes off Tyler Blackett.

Former Barcelona keeper Valdes was on for David De Gea, who went off with an injury on what may well be his final Old Trafford appearance as speculation mounts that he will make a summer move back to his native Spain with Real Madrid. One man who looked like he was definitely saying farewell to Old Trafford was on-loan striker Radamel Falcao, who struggled badly for an hour before being replaced by Robin van Persie, taking time to wave to United’s fans as he walked off. Arsenal will confirm a third-placed finish, and a Champions League group-stage spot, with victory against the Black Cats at Emirates Stadium, leaving United to contest the competition’s qualifiers. Such was the lame nature of Arsenal’s first-half performance that they failed to muster a single shot, the first time they have produced this miserable statistic since a 2-1 defeat at Liverpool in November 2004.

United were far more energetic and were rewarded with the lead after 30 minutes when Herrera arrived at the far post to meet Ashley Young’s cross after he had escaped from Hector Bellerin. Aaron Ramsey lofted the ball over the onrushing De Gea but Rojo recovered to clear the danger. De Gea then left the action prematurely as he went down injured and was replaced by Valdes. The debutant had barely had time to make any sort of contribution when Arsenal equalised, Walcott’s cross taking a big deflection off Blackett to wrong-foot the keeper. With 2 games to play Arsenal could get a maximum of 77 points if they win both and if Manchester City loses, which looks unlikely, they could finish second.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

One of the most iconic movies of the 80s and famed for it’s setting in which cartoons interact with live action humans, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is a 1988 comedy live action/animated film directed by Robert Zemeckis with a screenplay by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman based on Gary K. Wolf’s 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? The movie stars Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd & Joanna Cassidy with Charles Fleischer as the eponymous character’s voice; & Kathleen Turner as the voice of Jessica Rabbit, Roger’s cartoon wife.

The film is set in 1947 Hollywood or Los Angeles, in a world where toons and people co-exist together and the toons act out cartoons in much the same way that human actors act in films/tv shows. Roger Rabbit is a fun loving rabbit toon one of the stars of Maroon Cartoon studios, owned by R. K. Maroon. Maroon hires private detective Eddie Valiant to investigate rumors that Jessica is having an extramarital affair. Eddie and his brother Teddy used to be friends of the toon community, but Eddie has hated them, and has been drinking heavily, since Teddy was killed by a toon who dropped a piano on his head some years earlier while investigating a Toontown bank robbery. Eddie sees Jessica, a voluptuously drawn cartoon in the shape of a woman, playing “patty-cake” with Marvin Acme, the practical joke-loving owner of Toontown and the Acme Corporation. When Roger sees the photos that Eddie took he is devastated and runs away. The next day Acme is found murdered and Roger is the prime suspect.

At the crime scene, Eddie meets Judge Doom and his Toon Patrol of weasel henchmen. Although toons are virtually impervious to physical harm, Doom has discovered that they can be killed by being submerged in a mixture of Turpentine, Acetone, and Benzene that he refers to as the “Dip”. He demonstrates it by sampling an innocent cartoon shoe which quickly dissolves in the dip leaving red paint. Eddie is shocked and goes back to his office where he finds Roger sleeping in his bed and pleads his innocence. Eddie investigates the case with help from his girlfriend Dolores as he finds out that Acme’s will is missing; in it he was to bequeath Toontown to the toons. If the will is not found by midnight, Toontown will be sold to Cloverleaf Industries, which recently bought the Pacific Electric system of trolley cars. essica tells Eddie that Maroon blackmailed her into compromising Acme, and Eddie learns that Maroon is selling his studio to Cloverleaf.

Maroon explains to Eddie that Cloverleaf will not buy his studio unless they can also buy Acme’s gag-making factory. His plan was to use the photos to blackmail Acme into selling. Before he can say more, he is killed by an unseen assassin and Eddie sees Jessica fleeing the scene. Thinking that she is the killer, Eddie pursues her into Toontown. When he finds her, she explains that Doom killed Maroon and Acme in an attempt to take over Toontown. Eddie, Jessica, and Roger are captured by Doom and his weasels and held at the Acme Factory and after a long fight – and a dance by Eddie which makes the weasels die of laughter – and in which it is revealed that Doom is a toon wearing a human mask, Doom is killed when he dissolves in the Dip. The will is found (Roger had written a love letter to Jessica on it and the actual will is in disappearing ink and the Toons celebrate their victory.

Funny and ground breaking, it is a must see for movie aficionados and lovers of awesome 80s humour. Jessica is still a sight to behold even in this day and age! 8.5 outta 10!

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The Emperor’s Fashion Sense Is Better Than Mine

How important are clothes to you? Describe your style, if you have one, and tell us how appearance impacts how you feel about yourself.

Hmmm, here is my fashion sense. I always wear black pants. Never any other colour. Just black and only black. I wear black shoes that are great as office wear and I don’t like shoes with laces. I prefer them laceless which are easier to put on. Socks is various colours but I never really select them, just buy a bunch at a time and take them home.

Shirts – I wear full sleeve shirts that can easily be used for office wear and I wear them on the weekends as well but I just don’t tuck them in. I don’t wear tee shirts anymore, because of my size just as I don’t buy jeans anymore. So the shirts are usually stripped or small checks but I prefer stripped ones. What can I say? I have no fashion sense to speak off.

If I do manage to lose some weight, I will get back to jeans and maybe some more casual shirts.

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Green With Envy

Write an anonymous letter to someone you’re jealous of.

You – yes you – I hate you but I am also jealous of you. You are an asshole but man are you lucky and do you get all the things you want and have all the luck in the world. What did you do to deserve all this fortune? Nothing but being able to get almost everything you want and then some. Why you and not someone like me? Someone who is not cruel and manipulative and is an all round nice guy and who tries to help whenever he can.

You got the well paying jobs starting in your 20s and you keep getting the money. You got the perks and the cars and the nice apartment and the nice house. You get the latest toys and you get the nicest stuff. You got the gorgeous woman to fall in love with you, though what she sees in a fucking asshole like you, I will never know. And she is loyal and she is with you. And she bore you a kid or two and you seem to be one happy family, living in that nice home of yours.

You have the nice cars and the fancy gadgets and the latest technology and luxury. Why you? A scum bucket like you should not get all the luck in the world. Do nice guys always finish last? It isn’t fair.

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RIP B.B. King

One of the most celebrated figures in the world of music, blues master B.B. King, died in Las Vegas on Thursday at the age of 89, according to the Associated Press, citing King’s lawyer. King sold millions of records worldwide and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. King played a Gibson guitar that he affectionately called Lucille and was not only the undisputed king of the blues but a mentor to scores of guitarists including Eric Clapton. He was awarded his 15th Grammy in 2009 in the traditional blues album category for “One Kind Favor.”

Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time (previously ranked No. 3 in the 2003 edition of the same list), and he was ranked No. 17 in Gibson’s “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time”. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. King was also inducted into 2014 class of the R&B Music Hall of Fame. He is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname “The King of Blues”, and one of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” (along with Albert King and Freddie King).[5][6][7] King was also known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing at 250–300 concerts per year until his seventies. In 1956 it was noted that he appeared at 342 shows. King continued to appear at 100 shows a year through the end of his career.

Riley B. King aka B.B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)

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Criminal Minds & The Elusive 3rd Female Cast member

Criminal Minds seems to have a problem in keeping 1/3rd of it’s female cast. One of the best crime dramas out there has enjoyed 10 solid seasons on television and has kept a good hold of it’s cast for the most part. Mandy Patinkin was the only male casualty, opting out of doing the show due to creative differences and was replaced in the 3rd season by Joe Mantegna. But the ladies has been a different story.

Kirsten Vangness has been the one who has been there the most in her role as geeky tech genius Penelope Garcia and A. J Cook has been with the show for 9 seasons, being written out of season 6 due to cost cuts and was brought back in season 7. The other female profiler was initially played by Lola Glaudini Elle Greenaway, but she left early in the second season and was soon replaced by popular choice Paget Brewster who portrayed Emily Prentiss. She and A. J. Cook were released from their contracts by CBS in a cost-cutting move but due to complaints from fans, both she and Cook were rehired and kept for the following season. In the season-seven finale (“Run”, Emily decides to leave the BAU after accepting a position running and returning to the Interpol office in London – IRL Brewster announced via Deadline that she was leaving Criminal Minds at the end of the season to pursue a possible career in comedy television.

Cook’s replacement was Rachel Nichols who was left go by the end of season 6. After Brewster left, she has been replaced by Jeanne Tripplehorn (Dr. Alex Blake, Ph.D.) who lasted 2 seasons and then by the always awesome & lovely Jennifer Love Hewitt, who lasted just one. That’s right Hewitt has also quit the show due to being pregnant and wanting to spend time with her family, just like her character decides on the show. Question is now, who will the producers sign to replace her and will they decided to sign a woman actor or a male one or no one at all? I feel that they show get an actress to maintain that dynamic but let’s see how it goes.

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Household Chores

What’s the household task you most dislike doing? Why do you think that is — is it the task itself, or something more?

I think most people are going to say that they hate doing the dishes the most out of all the household chores. Atleast those of us who do not own a dishwasher in our homes. I don’t and yeah, I hate washing dishes even though I know that they are important and I am also very particular about doing the dishes. Like I wash them very thoroughly and I have this pet peeve of not using a plate that has just been used by someone else – no matter who – until a few hours have passed by, even if I have washed it 2 or 3 times with that washing stuff.

Oddly enough I now enjoy washing clothes in the washing machine. Doing laundry is never fun but I enjoy the fact that I do not have to wash them by hand and remember the times when I lived, temporarily, in a rented place without a washing machine I enjoy the process of dumping in the laundry, adding the washing powder and the spin cycle. Hey, that can also be a little fun. Hang the clothes out on the clothes line (we don’t have a dryer) and you’re done in a few hours. Even changing my bed sheets, which I hated to do since I always mess up putting the new sheets on my bed, is not a chore anymore.

But I think the worst is cleaning and dusting! There is just no way around it. It sucks and it blows – even without a vacuum cleaner. And where I live I get a lot of dust into the apartment, even on the 7th floor. My computer desk and it’s sections are dusty as heck in just 3-4 days after I clean them. I hate cleaning up. Oh look, more dust. Fuck off!

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