Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I Love Tuesday Evenings

Since moving to UK, I wanted to do a lot of things and on top of those was join a Hockey Club. Half of those plans have either been forgotten or I plan to do once I get a decent job but I couldn't stop myself from joining a Hockey Club, as soon as we setled in Cambridge. I go for regular off-season training on Tuesday evenings at South Cambridge Hockey Club and its real fun.
My Old hockey stick was giving me trouble and hence thought of changing it with a new one.

This was being used on and off since past 4 years and it was time for it to go.
Even the Color Started fading.
Got a Slazenger stick and it was pretty costly too. But there is no value for passion. Got the one which the English Olympic team had in 2008, just to boost the passion to play. Sad that the British team defeated India in the Qualifying.
The Grip is pretty soft and there isn't any jerk when I take the Hit.
The Hook's good for scoop and drag flicks. Would cost you 60 quid in the Slazenger website try getting a bargain if you can
South Cam has 4 mens teams and 4 girls teams, casual trainings involves playing in mixed teams or mens teams. Last Tuesday the second team captain came and asked me if I was intersted to join them for the season starting in October, looks like I impressed him. I was thrilled at that invitation. :-) So till October I would like to train lots and then put fight to find place in the regular team.
Tata... It is time...


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda & Samantha - My new worst friends!!!

What does a girl want from her guy? They want you to listen, "Are you even listening to what I am saying? I think I am talking to the walls!!!"
The point is that they want you to listen, see and do everything their way, even girly stuff. So I have been watching SEX & THE CITY since past few weeks on the computer while my dearest wife & I have dinner.
Why I cant tolerate it:
  1. Because its like 30 GB of data downloaded, illegally & forcefully. I was forced to download it.
  2. because it took a week to download. The WiFi was kind of slow, so it took a week to download. As soon as it was downloaded the WiFi was back and running. Did the Virgin Broadband guys kind of give me idications & hints of what was coming?
  3. Because it starts with these lines every time: In a city like New York with 8 million people and 4 million being men, cant a girl ask for nothing more but a decent handsome, rich, smart & funny man??!!!
  4. Because it is predictable. Since we have been watching from season 1 to 6 I kind of know what each girl does and wants from the other guy. Do girls just want to say, "My name is Ivana Humpeu!!" everytime they see a smarty? I dont think so.
  5. Because it was clashing with the world cup matches timing. Tell me honestly whats more important "4 girl friends trying to figure out how to get a guy or 11 men playing with their bat & ball" ?
  6. Because I can't tell my wife I hate this nonsense or else she will say I HATE YOUR CRICKET, FOOTBALL, FORMULA 1, HOCKEY, ETC ETC SPORTS!!! NO SEASON FOR ME MEANS NO SPORTS SEASON FOR YOU TOO, DEAL?? I don't even want her to have those thoughts , so just waiting for season 6 to get over.
  7. Because its taken 30 GB of hard drive space.
  8. Last but not the least, I am sure Trupti's going to have a re-run of all the seasons for next 6 months.
So if any guy is reading this and his girl wants "Sex & The City" movie DVD or Seasons DVD, just find a great great reason why you forget to buy it everyday or why the download can't happen!!!
May Lord have mercy on Carrie's soul !!! Amen !!


Monday, June 15, 2009

New Look

Well it was time I changed the look of my weblog, the old one was getting boring now and wollah here I am.

Wanted a picture of me playing hockey and hence this "HOCKEY SLAP HIT" picture up there. I also wanted a links thing on top of the weblog rather than everything on the right side, so changed that too.
Actully I didnt know how to do all the changes, so I consulted meri pyari biwi and the expert that she is, said "I will do everything for you but but but, you won't question me, 'why this?' 'why that?' OK? You will take the colors I put on your site, no questions asked, OK? You will not say, 'hmmm this looks fine', you have to say 'This looks the best!!!', only then I will touch the HTML code for new look, OK?"
Actually it does look good and I was smart that I didnt ask her too many questions and left all to her. This thing looks great. :-)
Thankssssssssssss Dulingggggggggggg !!! And she got a present for this. Well she now owns a brand new car. Congrats on your new car, latest model Austin. ;-)


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Why is cricket a game of glorious uncertainties and controversies???

Greg Chappel says "Smart work & Quick thinking" that's what all the cheats do don't they? You can't cheat someone if you are dumb jackass yourself.
The cricket law says "You can't hold the ball and touch the rope at the same time, and if you do so it will be 6 or 4"

Fair enough.

But in this video we see Mathews doesn't touch the rope but goes beyond the rope, outside the boundary line, he then stays outside, jumps in the air, pushes the ball from outside the boundary line (while he is flying in the air like super-cheats-man) and throws it in. And suddenly all of a sudden it becomes a "smart thinking, good work, great job, well done, etc etc cock-a-doodle-doo!!"

Think of this. Its the last ball of 1986 Sharjah Cup, Pakistan needs 6 to win. Chetan Sharma is bowling to Javed Miandad, as usual we know Javed will hit a six and we ask Kapil Dev to keep all his fielders in the boundary line. Now as soon as Javed hits the ball, the first fielder run outside the boundary line, goes 15 rows into the crowd and jumps in the air, catches the ball and throws the ball to the second fielder who is standing inside the boundary. The other fielder catches it and its OUT!!!

Javed Miandad hit the ball outside the boundary line and still got out!!! Should we say "smart thinking, good work, great job, well done, etc etc cock-a-doodle-doo!!" or should we say "thats cheating"

So from this video we understand cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties and needs 1 billion rules every year for fair play. But here the fielder should have just not thrown in the ball, it looks like he is a cheat. Sorry Mathews, good effort but you cheated.

Just incase you want to have a look at the video again and just the catch check out the following video without any of the cheezy Australian or Indian comments.

The commentators of Indian sub continent are riding the success of the Indian Cricket team, specially Harsha Bhogle should throw away his wig !!!


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