funny stuff!

My friend sent this to me because she though I would find this funny (note the Indian character in the cast!)… and I did find this funny… hilarious… the guys at are good! This clip is about 15 minutes long… enjoy!

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What A Day!

Have you had a day where everything falls into place?
I got up this morning with a zero balance and ended with a ‘full house’! “Cut it out”
I finished my part of the evaluation of the M&E presentation. The big shindig is on tomorrow morning at 8.30 AM!!! I hope I get some sleep!
Sooo, this work which was going to take 5 hours took only 3 1/2. So I was able to mosey on home and take a breather before my match up against the “giant killer” sophomore who was going to take me out of the 2006 Tufts Spring Ping Pong tournament. Looks like I go forward to the second round… live to survive the tale or is it survive to live the tale… or whatever… its a tall tale!! I WON 🙂
I go home, add finishing touches to the presentation slides that my friends have sent me, and then Bob comes over to play the trivia game at Johnny D’s trivia night . SO we are running a bit late… we walk in and everyone is already settled in…. its the third question of the first round as we enter and the song is nearing its end (the time for a question is the length of the song)… we ask what the question is and we are told “unit of pressure that is represented as newton per meter square and which is also a computer language”… i immediately thought of krish, kosh and their struggles with fortran and pascal (while I had my own internal struggles with the anatomy of an earthworm)… and voila, ve vere voff!!!
the picture round messed us up… lead singers and their bands… not our cup of tea… BUT Bob killed the competition with guessing the middle names of ten presidents that were read out… and the best part of it… as the QuizMaster (QM) was reading out the questions, Bob was telling me the answers and i was writing it down… and poof! when the QM finished the tenth name, we had our answers in his lap and he was stunned!!! “This has to be the closest game in the history of trivia night” “This is the first time in my life that I have seen two guys, who came in towards the end of the first round, staged an amazing comeback to win”… Yay! We won a $30 gift certificate…’Pies R Us’ Rules!!!
The only blight spot was that I couldnt see my friends F & L finish the Boston marathon! *sigh*… but hey, we cant win them all, can we?
I have broken my unsaid anonymity rule.. because Bob deserves more than one round of applause! Bob Choo, Ladies and Gentlemen!!!!


Explorations, discoveries, serendipity

I am overwhelmed!

My Project Bread Walk for Hunger Walk Page is an affirmation of the lovely qualities of moi friends – kind, selfless, and generous. I have updated my collection goal 5 times, and each time, my friends and family have helped me meet it!!! What about that? Fantastic indeed! 🙂 Talking to, and mailing, some of them, brings up memories that just choke me up. I guess I must also be homesick 🙂 And I found the Menon after a long long time, through the Walk page! Now I have to catch up with him . God (or any other force that one believes in, even if it is your own life force) Bless them!

Among other things, my friends F and L are running in the Boston Marathon with the Tufts Team along with 198 other dedicated runners from Tufts. I have to admire their courage and am looking forward to seeing them come over the finish line!

A-ha, I am also part of the 2006 Tufts Spring Ping Pong tournament . I am drawn against a Sophomore, who, I guess, is faster, quicker, younger (for sure) and more talented than me. She is sure to sweep me out, but hey, I am going to have fun playing!!

My lovely professors, who I work for, and TA for, are amazing. When their good friend, Dr Singhal visited Boston from Ohio, they took him, and F and I for a visit to Walden Pond, and their upcoming house in Concord . Its a beautiful house, on the banks of a pond, and I am promised summer fun there!!!! Woo Hoo!

Bob and I are also doing the Johnny D’s trivia night on Apr 17. We need team players, so join us if you can!



Excerpts of some Mass humour from Blogthings ! Follow the Link for more!

“You Know You’re From Massachusetts When…
The person driving in front of you is going 70 mph and you are cursing him for going too slow.
You know how to pronounce the names of towns like Worcester, Billerica, Haverhill, Barre and Cotuit.
You think the rest of the country owes you for Thanksgiving and Independence Day.
You have never been to Cheers. (True! Never been there!)
When the words ‘WICKED’ and ‘GOOD’ go together.
The curse of the Bambino is taught in public schools.
You own a “Yankees Suck” shirt or hat.
You do not recognize the letter “R” as a part of the English language.(Never a truer statement has been made)


How many esses are there in Massachusetts?

1, 2 3?? As many as you want to put in? These spelling syntactical and philosophical issues come to the forefront when I look am on the T, and leave the conscious part of the brain the moment I exit the metallic snake…. ah, the frivolous vagaries of fate and faith…
I am taking this very interesting course in my school called “Theories of Public Policy”
Its a very hands-on course in US Policy and I just love the stories that Kathleen, our Professor, has up her sleeve… In the first class, I get asked “Why do you want to take this course?” Without a funny repartee coming to mind, i decided to stick to the boring truth and said,”Because I think it is going to be fun”!!
And fun it has been; in addition to reading about some interesting cases from the field of automotive and agriclutural policy, we paid a visit to the Massachussetts State House, the seat of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to hand our “citizen legislation” on eliminating the use of non-therapeutic use of antibiotic in animals to State Representative J. James Marzili, Jr..
What a hoot!!!


Project Bread and the Walk for Hunger

Every year, Project Bread holds the annual Walk for Hunger, the largest annual one-day fundraiser to alleviate local hunger in Massaschusetts. The 20-mile Walk route weaves through Boston, Brookline, Newton, and Cambridge.
I walked the 20 miles last year and will do so again this year. This is a plug for your support of my Walk and you can do so on my Walk Page . I also want to take this opportunity to thank all those who visited the site and made a contribution to Project Bread.
All of us have altruistic intentions, though not all of us get an opportunity to convert our thoughts into action. The Walk for Hunger is one such effort that resonates with me, both in terms of the purpose and the process. If I am in Boston on the first sunday of May every year, you know where to find me.

PS: I am really excited about, and determined to complete, the walk because my almost-three year old niece is supporting my walk!!!! How cool is that??? She turns three on the Fourth of July!