Monday, April 30, 2007

perfect end to a perfectly stupid World Cup

I do not even want to say anything more here, and I also do not doubt that Australia is the best team and probably deserved the cup for the 4th time! But still given the tragic and miraculous history of this world cup, Sri Lanka should have gotten a fair chance at performing a miracle. Instead rain, and a set of technical errors gave Australia a easy win.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/TOIonline/Cricket_/ICC_apologises_for_farcical_final/articleshow/1981473.cms

Friday, April 27, 2007

How to deal with happiness

Couple of days back at lunch we were having this conversation about moving to west coast, CA in particular. So somone mentioned that she cannot move to CA (from NY) as she won't know how to deal with so much happiness. She said anytime you talk to people there, they are so happy, weather is great, people are all nice, there is traffic, but you can still drive the car, and park it without paying an arm and a leg for it. And that is so true. Since I moved here, I have seen the general level of tension rise around me. Most people are always edgy, angry, snap at everything. And same for me, there is this cloud of anger, depression, all negative feelings around me. Why would someone want to live in such a place!!

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"If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry, that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware of having no good reason for thinking as you do." - Bertrand Russell

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

ok, so its SL vs AUS again

Its almost final that WC07 final is going to be Sri Lanka vs Australia again, and I have little doubt that Australia is taking the cup for the third time in a row. SL has been doing well, and they certainly have the capability to defeat AUS, but aussies have just been brutal in the whole series. I am just happy that this stupid WC is finally coming to an end. Hopefully ICC will find a way to make the next one interesting.

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"If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry, that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware of having no good reason for thinking as you do." - Bertrand Russell

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

World Cup Super 8, just a joke!

World Cup 2007 super 8 is such a joke. No doubt that Bangladesh and Ireland are performing great. Afterall they knocked out India and Pakistan. But as the matches progress, these teams just collapse in one sided totally uninteresting seeming like a practice tour matches.
http://www.cricketworld.com/world_cup_2007/article/?aid=10969
Can you imagine, a WC Super8 match, over in total of 37 overs, not even 50 over played combined!!
I hope for 2011, they get rid if this rediculousness and qualify teams into Super 8 based of at least some consistancy in last 3 years. ( Of course that would again mean that India will be the first team to be thrown out of Super 8!! )

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"If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry, that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware of having no good reason for thinking as you do." - Bertrand Russell

Monday, April 16, 2007

Australia 25th straight WC win

http://www.rediff.com/wc2007/2007/apr/16aus1.htm

Now that is what we call 'form'. Aussies have not lost a single match in the World Cup since their 1999 defeat against Pakistan. However boring it may be, but they definately deserve the cup. The team has again and again shown great team-work, not leaning on any single player, performing great with bat, ball and on the field. If 'may the best team win' is true, then they ARE the best team and will take the cup home for the 4th time!


Friday, April 13, 2007

Top 10 places to visit before EOL

(in no specific order)
1. Peru - Inca Trail
1.5 Hiking in Grand Canyon
2. Italy - Cinque Terra, 1 week in Italy absorbing the langauge, culture.
3. Galapagos
4. Greece- Athens
5. Egypt - the pyramids (of course) (F)
6. France - Paris, South of France, Nice, everyone goes there, got to be something special (F)
7. Hiking / backpacking thru Europe
8. Indonesia for its volcanos
9. Hiking in New Zealand
10. Sydney, Australia, Kangroo


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"If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry, that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware of having no good reason for thinking as you do." - Bertrand Russell

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Dreaming the dream

There is one thing about dreams, if you had a dream for a long time, something big, and when it finally comes true, it just does not seem to mean anything or give the amount of happiness you always thought it would, over all it just looks like a flop show. Its like you hike a really difficult trail, moving as fast as you can, ignoring anything and everything on the trail, and finally when you reach the top, there is absolutely nothing great to see! Well, ok, that's not exactly what I meant by the dream thing, but it was a good analogy to support the fact that you need to enjoy the jouney of life and not go thru life running to achieve something far away. Getting back to dream, I think its like all your life you wanted a BMW, well, that's not that tough, so let's say a ferrari. You want it, but you know that you cannot get it, so you spend lot of time convincing yourself why your stupid boring corolla is so much better than a ferrari (believe me, I can give you arguments for that). And then one day you get a windfall and boom, there is a ferrari parked in your driveway (and its yours). But at that moment, when you always thought would be the happiest of your life, you suddenly realize that its not, its just a normal second, and it just passed, and you are still thinking how surreal it is, and part of your mind is thinking that its just a dream, other part is thinking of the arguments you gave for the corolla and rest of it is thinking of the price you paid to achieve the dream and if its really worth it, and whatever tiny part is left to enjoy the moment is just trying hard to convince the rest of it that you got your dream, and its real, and its here, so shut up and be happy. What's the point. So I think if you had a really ambitious dream like owning a ferrari, or a 6 bed room house on the lake, you should just let it be in the dreams, and do not destroy rest of your life to get it, your corolla or the 2BR apartment is probably going to give as much happiness if your try to concentrate on the happiness part :)

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"If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry, that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware of having no good reason for thinking as you do." - Bertrand Russell

Thursday, April 05, 2007

taking train in reverse

Today morning when we reached the train station as usual, the train was jam packed. Rahul came up with this brilliant idea, that lets take the empty train in reverse direction and then come back. So we hopped on the train sat nicely to the last stop of the train.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Reading too many books!

These days I have just been reading too many books and wanting to read too many books all at the same time. Currently open books are:
1. Early Ayn Rand
2. Rama Revealed
3. Taxomony of Barnacles
4. History of the 2nd world war
5. Best stories of time travel (just couple of pages)
6. The Dilbert Principles (sometimes in office for fun)
7. In an Instant (got it couple of weeks back, read some pages then left on the shelf)
8. Eat Pray and Love (read more than a couple of pages, but never finished, still keep opening)

and of course do not have to mention that none of these have been read to completion and there is lot of confusion going around in the stories, once I manage to read anything, you will find its review here - http://bookreviewsbyus.blogspot.com