Sep 7 2008
Aaron Pritchett’s New Frontier.
Sep 7 2008
I was sitting in front of the tv, eating a lite dinner and flicking through the channels when I stopped at TenSports. They were showing classic wresting matches and today they were showing a match between my favourite wrestler of all time, Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart and, his younger brother, the late Owen Hart. As wrestling fans will know, Owen met with a tragic death 9 years ago in Kansas City, falling from the ceiling in an entrance stunt that went wrong. But his memory lives on in the hearts of his family, friends & wrestling fans all over the world.
The match in particular was one in a steel cage at SummerSlam 1994 for the world heavyweight title, held by the older Hart. The two brothers went at it in front of their parents, brothers, sisters & brother-in-law Davy ‘British Bulldog’ Smith. It was a truly great match and finally, with both brothers hanging on the outside of the cage, Bret banged Owen’s head against the steel and jumped to the ground, the victor. The Anvil then attached Smith and together with Owen, pushed Bret back into the cage and beat him up after locking the door. The other Hart brothers tried to interfere and finally were able to chase the Anvil & Owen.
It was a great match between great wrestlers. Brought back memories of a fine person and a great wrestler. Still missing you, Owen!
Sep 7 2008
The Ottawa Senators announced that they had signed forward Brad Isbister on a 1 year contract. The 10-year National Hockey League veteran spent the 2007-08 campaign playing for the Vancouver Canucks, where he recorded six goals and five assists in 55 games. He also added 38 penalty minutes. The 31-year-old Edmonton native was the third-round choice (67th overall) of the Winnipeg Jets in the 1995 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in 1997-98 with Phoenix, playing in 66 games with the Coyotes in his rookie season. He has also played with the New York Rangers, The Edmonton Oilers, The Boston Bruins, The New York Islanders & the Vancouver Canucks. Brad has won a gold medal, playing on the Canadian team that won the World Junior Championships in 1997.
Sep 7 2008
Rain, rain & more rain. It started 2 days ago, with the day being very cloudy and warm and by night it just started pouring like crazy. It had rained day before yesterday night too but that was nothing compared to last night. There was thunder & lightning for a few hours yesterday morning & night well. After I reached home yesterday, it started to pour and must have gone all night. The morning was ok but I new it was gonna pour. By 12:15 pm I was in Cafe Coffee Day with a novel and having a brownie along with my choco frapper when I looked to my side and saw the sky was so dark with clouds pregnant with rain.
The floodgates opened and it started to shower quite a lot. I sat in the coffeeshop for a long time sipping my coffee and reading and wanting to avoid going out. When it slowed down to a steady trickle, I got into an auto and went to the barber shop. Man the roads were filled with ankle high water. I had to walk in that water to get to the shop from the main road – just a few hundred meters since the auto wouldn’t go on that lane – and my shoes filled up with water and my socks….well, let’s just leave it at that.
I had a hair cut and then waded through the rain water and walked to the bar to get some food and a few drinks. I had vodka (Sharktooth since they didn’t have any MGM) and sprite and an American chopsuey. The food was delicious, more tastier than usual, with more veggies as well. I love boiled carrots!
Sep 7 2008
I’m 2 years late in watching this movie (which is only important for a big budget production) but I’ll give you my 2 cents worth of comments on the film:
Sep 6 2008
Back in 1991-92 there weren’t many bands cooler than Ugly Kid Joe. Hailing from that sunny, idyllic California city of Santa Barbera, came a college rock band who didn’t care what people thought of them and they had some really cool tunes to boot. From their 1995 album Menace To Sobriety here’s Cloudy Skies, a song about a highwayman who wants to left alone and just be with the love of his life. The video, strangely features a Southern US (is that Florida or Alabama) setting with lots of red necks.
Sep 6 2008
Wanna play with a spider? The people at OneMotion have created a flash application which let’s you to play with a spider and you can also feed it insects by just pressing SPACE! The controls let’s you change the size & legs’ size of the creature and it’s speed.
I know you just want to play with a tarantula, so go ahead and do it. Play with the ugly looking bugger!
Thanks LadyBanana for the link!
Sep 6 2008
I’ve never been a big kid lover. By that I don’t mean big kids or that I ‘love’ kids. I’m not that kind of a …..I’ve never been much of a person who likes kids a lot. I can tolerate them but in the last couple of years, I dunno, I just can’t seem to stand most kids. Most kids who can talk! Or cry or moan or giggle or throw a tantrum!
I can spend 20 minutes with my sister’s kids before I get bored and want to do something else. My idea of entertaining them would be to switch the tv on to the cartoon channels and then go to my room. I don’t like parents who think their kids have all the rights in the world to do anything their little hearts desire. Like parents who let their kids run around in restaurants (or trains, hospitals and any other public places). Last night, I was having a quite dinner by myself, when this large family descended upon the hotel just to ruin my evening. There were these 3 kids who yelled, laughed at the top of their voices and ran a few times around the next tables.
One kid was swinging his plastic bag in wild circles and twice they just missed toppling my bottle of water! Please kid, could you improve your aim? And I hate cranky kids.
Not all kids are like that, yes I know. There’s this 4 year old little girl in my building, who must be an angel. She is so poilte and sweet and cute and she’s got a cherubic smile that could have turned Saddam into the epitome of ‘grandfatherhood’ (if that is a word). I always have a smile for her.
Ofcourse, babies normally floor me, just like they would anyone. I like tickling their bellies and all that. I like doing ‘the trumpet’ on little kids who start laughing their little heads off at that. Don’t know what ‘the trumpet’ is? It’s blowing on a kid’s belly.
But I don’t think I would want kids of my own.
Sep 4 2008
I’ve always been fond of the name Michelle. Well, from the age of 10 onwards anyway. I’ve known very few Michelles in my life. All have been an integral part of my life and all have have left me with fond memories, except one (that’s for another blog post some other day).
I was reading in someone’s blog (Selma) about her first kiss and the way it made her feel thinking about it now. I must admit it that I haven’t had much luck in the lady department but my first kiss was at the age of 10!
Now hold on, don’t get your pitchforks and your dancing boots on. Don’t start calling me the cradle robber and all that. I didn’t initiate it. I barely even liked girls and except for a couple of my friends who I grew up with, I rarely tolerated them in the first place. I studied in Carmel school, Kuwait at the time and they had a strict policy about the ratio of girls to guys. I remember that it was about 11 of us jokers against 35 or so girls! I was in the 4th grade. I sat next to, what I thought much later to be, two of the most cutest girls I have ever met. On my right sat Asma, who was this sweet but naughty Gujarathi girl. And on my left sat Michelle.
Michelle was Philippino and she was so cute. Thick curly hair, doll like fair skinned face and she had eyes that made you want to cry. Now, I am basing this mostly on the photos I saw of her much later, the ones I found about 10 years ago, long after I last saw her in person. Anyways, Michelle was the quitest girl in the school. She pretty much kept to herself and was so quite that sometimes the teachers forgot that she was even there.
Well, once she was ill and had to stay at home on a day that we were given a big homework to do. I remember that it was in Arts & Crafts (why did they have such a subject in school like that, I will never know). So Michelle didn’t do the work since she wasn’t there when it was assigned. The next day, our teacher was coming to each kid and checking the homework and when it came to Michelle – ofcourse she couldn’t submit it since she hadn’t done it.
Now Michelle was so silent & scared that she couldn’t even tell the teacher that she had been absent the previous day. The teacher scolded her loudly and gave her extra homework to present the next day. I wanted to say something in defense of Michelle but…you know how boys are at that age. So Michelle started crying, very quitely I might add, and it was getting to me. I must have said something like “stop crying or I’m getting drenched over here” or something. But she kept on crying. The bell rang and we all headed back to our buses.
Suddenly I realized that I had forgotten my water bottle and I rushed back to get it from the classroom. There sat Michelle, all alone, crying her little heart out. I was sad to see that and worried that she would miss her bus. So I went to her and pleaded with her to stop crying and get into her bus. She kept on sobbing. So I….picked her up, wiped her tears and told her that I would walk her to her bus if she only would stop bawling away.
That stopped her and she said ‘ok’ and off we went. We go onto our respective buses and went home. The next day, she smiled at me and gave me a small toy (I can’t remember what it was). And when no one was around, she said ‘I love you’ and kissed me! On the lips. One big smack! And I said ‘ok’!
I sat next to her for another two months and then it was summer vacations. The next school year, I had to move to another school (since boys were only allowed till the 4th grade in carmel school) and I never saw Michelle again. But she is a part of my childhood no matter whatelse I will ever do in my life
Sigh. Childhood love!
Sep 4 2008
I took these past two days to rest & relax. Doesn’t everyone need days like these? No agenda in store, just have many cups of coffee and watch your fav tv series and try to addÂ a movie or two. Listen to music and watch Youtube videos. Lie in bed and not do nothing anything more taxing than watching Friends episodes and laugh yourself silly at Chandler’s jokes and attempt at giving advice.
I hadn’t taken a shower since Tuesday morning; that’s what I normally do when I feel ill. And my stubble is quite nicely growing. A shower seemed to be just what I needed to take away the blues and so at 4 pm I finally picked myself up and went to the bathroom and let the cool water wash all over me. I oiled and shampooed my hair and it felt so good when I finally turned the shower tap off and stood dripping on the white tiles. A rub down using my soft & thick white towel, some deo and power and a fresh shirt & lungi and voila! I felt like a new man.
I watched some football discussion on ESPN while I had my first cup of coffee for the evening and munched on banana chips. The clouds have formed a beautiful display along with the setting sun and it looked so gorgeous outside. As I stood in the kitchen while waiting for the water to boil for my coffee, a cool evening breeze ruffled my hair and fondled my face and it felt lovely. Evenings like these are to die for, eh? Makes you feel glad to be alive.
Sep 3 2008
Probably their strongest album after their debut, Vitalogy gave us some memorable Pearl Jam songs. I still find it hard to decide which is my fav song in the entire cd but this one comes close. Once dedicated to Hillary Clinton (you’ll laugh at the lyrics if you think of her), Better Man is a concert favourite among most fans.
At this live concert (I dunno where it’s performed at) Eddie starts to sing when the crowd takes over. With just him strumming the chords on his guitar, it’s an emotional & magical moment with the whole crowd singing the first verse and the chorus. I guess that’s what most musicians live for. Watch it!
Sep 3 2008
Sep 2 2008
This is news to me! And I want to cry!
Former WWE Diva Trish Stratus was in Kochi, in my hometown, and I missed her! I didn’t get to see her and get a stratusfaction from her.
download legionnaire Apparently she was in town earlier this year for work. She hosta a new TV series Stratusphere and where Stratus gets to travel the world and actually see the world. And the first episode, Stratus is in Kochi, India, where she learns the ancient martial art of kalarippayat, progressing from fighting with sticks to fighting with metal swords.
It debuted yesterday across Canada on the Travel & Escape network, so hopefully they will show it on channels like Travel & Living over here.
Watching her on tv travelling in my hometown is going to be hard to swallow. Next time Trish….call me!
Aug 31 2008
Boring, dull day at the office today. I worked today to complete some reports and stayed at home on Sunday. I was so sleepy and tired this morning that I didn’t want to get up and take a shower but I had to.
Things look so bleak because of the salary hike issues at the office and I am not sure if it can get better. I put my feet up after lunch and read through some files at leisure, with my eyelids doing the sit-ups for 2 hours or so. Then by 6 pm I was on my way out of there.
I got down at my stop and went to get a couple of drinks at Oberois bar. So it was Smirnoff vodkas and some delicious chilly gobi (cauliflower). Then I steeled myself in the pouring rain and walked back home, just stopping to buy some chocolates. Goodnite everyone; hope September is good for ya!
Aug 31 2008
Arsenal bounce back after last weekend’s bismal showing against Fulham to beat Newcastle United 3-0 last night. After an exciting start to the game and good play from both sides, Dutchman Robin Van Persie – who endured an injury-plagued campaign last season – struck from the penalty spot after Charles N’Zogbia handled after 18 minutes, which was no more than the resurgent hosts deserved. Just before the half-time whistle, Van Persie was in the right place to slot home a well worked typical Arsenal goal that was a beauty to behold. Newcastle’s Shay Given must be given lots of credit – if it wasn’t for the longtime Toon Army goalie, Arsenal would have scored 5 or 6 goals. Brazil youngster Denilson struck his first Premier League goal after more breathtaking, quick passing from Arsene Wenger’s men – who if they can maintain such displays look again set for a sustained title challenge. Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton, recently released from jail and facing a violent conduct charge from the Football Association, came on for the closing two minutes – to resounding jeers from the home crowd.
Aug 30 2008
I first was introduced to mIRC way back in 1998, when I used to frequent my friend’s (senior in high school) internet cafe, located on Broadway road. I started out not really being interested in chatting but soon got hooked on it in a matter of weeks. When I managed an internet cafe in 1999-2000, the first thing I installed was mIRC. I chatted with a ton of people and had a lot of fun. I would get letters from these girls that I had befriended and that used to make my mom feel a little scared to see mails coming in from Finland, Bulgaria, Indonesia & Philippines. I must admit that it’s a bit silly now to keep chatting with strangers without knowing anything about them and unsure if they are who they say they are.
But I guess that also was the charm in it. You never know if the girl who you just had cyber-sex with was actually your 60 year old school principle! Yuck, the thought sickens me. Anyway, when I finally got broadband at home almost 2 years ago, mIRC was one of the first things I installed but I got fed up of it after a couple of months. I have recently started using it frequently again but it’s more to play ‘trivia’ on it. I’ve got a good score now. Hope to see you there sometime. I go by the nickname count_roshculla.