Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
This is about the "holdability" of a magazine. Can I fold it and hold it and read it the way I want? If yes, I do end up reading more of it for sure. All those thick glossy ad pages, half page thick inserts ads, all reduce my holdability. So what do I do when I come across a mag with these? Tear all those pages out and make it more holdable.
Don't know how many others do the same, but if you are an advertiser planning on a thick glossy page, you have a better "chance" of getting these eyeballs if that ad is on a normal page....
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Thursday, December 3, 2009
Enormous greasy grilled beef patty with lettuce, tomato, pickle, smothered in mayonnaise, served in a refined flour bun, deep fried sliced potatoes dunked in salt, and a gargantuan glass of artificially flavored sugary carbonated water.
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Friday, November 27, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
....until i saw him get the sweet potato once - it was split open, filled with butter, and brown sugar, and loaded with marshmallows....still a very yummy choice..i thought...
Sunday, October 25, 2009
see video here
After 25 years, they tour Mumbai and Delhi in 1995
and in 1995, the movie akele hum akele tum comes out....
with the song "aisa zakm diya hai" ( see video here ) which was meant to be aamir's own composition as per movie storyline....
The trouble one has to go through to get a copy made by the master - anu malik is too big a shot to just buy and listen to your CD - you have to travel to mumbai and give him a live performance !!!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
So choice is yours...have a nice full tasting beer with about 130 calories and of course 5-6% alcohol...or have two of those ultralight beers...
Of course if your argument is drinkability....why not go for some nice iced water...nothing more drinkable than that....well...maybe a nice full tasting beer too..my drinkability curve is certainly an inverted bell....
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
"..i dont like him,
but looks like he likes me a lot
thats why i like him..."
"..i dont like him
but when i look at him i think of his mom
i like his mom a lot
thats why i like him.."
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Invictus by William Ernest Henley
OUT of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
It was (and maybe still is in many places outside some cities) a struggle discussing global warming or many similar topics in the US - the most common response you may get is "oh...bull***t, you falling for that crap?" or "you joined the tree huggers now?"
And across the border? well, recycle containers everywhere and folks who know where to put what. If they dont find a recycle bin, they still leave the bottles etc. outside the trash! Found a hotel in vancouver that was actually trying to be "zero waste" - not the "hey if u care about the environment, why dont you use your towel another day?" sounding messages am used to....
in the office, they have actual cups for coffee and water. everyone picks one at the start of the day, uses it, washes and re-uses, and puts it in the dishwasher at the end of the day !! even for a moderate coffee drinker, i would have run through 5-10 plastic cups in a day for water and coffee!
and many stores charge for plastic bags like in europe - really cuts down on their use :)
liked all that - just one crib - nobody takes credit cards - its debit everywhere...definitely good...just more trouble for me...
Friday, July 17, 2009
people hang on to his word, even the prepositions
he once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels
his organ donation card also lists his beard
he is - the most interesting man in the world
"see those nuts, they are there to make us thirsty
while i dont like being coerced, in this case, i will make an exception"
"fellows, leave the tight pants to the ladies.
if i can count the coins in your pockets, you better use them to call your tailor"
"its never too early to start beefing up your obituary"
"i dont always drink beer, but when i do, i prefer dos equis"
"stay thirsty my friends"
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
A long long time ago, in a small town, there was a small middle school. And the small middle school used to have an annual arts / sports / etc. festival...
One of the events was a memory test...you go to a room where some objects are kept, you have a few seconds to see everything, then you go back and write down the names of everything you saw on a piece of paper...and the kid with the most correct entries won..
But what intrigued many kids was the fact that every year, the same girl came first, and she was - well, to put it nicely - not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.
The mystery was finally solved - and by none other than the girl who came second every year!
The small town had a small general store...and all the school purchases came from there...including the items for the memory test...and who owned the shop? our winner's dad...and that was how that cookie crumbled...
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This is gonna be one odd post, but this one's gotten so good n simple, have to share :) Started out with chickn 65 mixes, now cut down to bare essentials - apologies in advance to my vegetarian friends....