Saturday, August 8, 2015

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What deep thinkers men are... I mowed the lawn  today, and after doing so I sat down and had a cold beer. The day was  really quite beautiful, and the drink facilitated some deep  thinking.

My Gf walked by and asked me what I was  doing and I said 'nothing'. The reason I said that instead of saying  'just thinking' is because she would have said 'about what'. At that  point I would have to explain that men are deep thinkers about various  topics which would lead to other  questions.

 Finally I thought about an age old question:  Is giving birth more painful than getting kicked in the nuts? Women  always maintain that giving birth is way more painful than a guy  getting kicked in the nuts.

  Well, after another beer, and some heavy  deductive thinking, I have come up with the answer to that question.  Getting kicked in the nuts is more painful than having a baby; and  here is the reason for my conclusion. A year or so after giving birth,  a woman will often say, "It might be nice to have another child." On  the other hand, you never hear a guy say, "You know, I think I would  like another kick in the  nuts."

 I rest my case. Time for another  beer.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Good Old Video Games...

I recently started playing Candy Crush and Farmville on FB. This took me back to the starting of video games.


Pacman

One of the first big hits was Pacman. I was a maha addict of this game.

Bricks

Bricks had a paddle and a ball. Lot like ping pong.


Space


Space was one of the first of the games to have levels.

Snake

Snake: It eats and it grows. This is still present on mobile phones.





Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia: This was on of the first to get good graphics. Had the 3D feel. It had hidden lives and wins. I remember those days the PoP cheat sheet was quite famous. No Google then so had to be passed on by hand.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

What parents have to deal with these days !!!

'What is rape, mummy', asks this seven year old.
Mom looks at him open jawed and stammers something about bad men and a girl going to sleep - effectively making a mess of it all.

Next day the boy has a discussion with his friends at school and comes home much enlightened.

'You dont know anything about rape, mummy', the boy announces and goes on to give a shockingly accurate account of it. Mom doesn't know where to look.

Tough being a parent these days..

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Who is my dad, mom

This is a short story of a single mom I know.

Her daughter was taught about family in nursery and was soon aware that a dad was missing in her life.

She asked her mom, Mom, where is my dad.

Mom gave a straight answer, he is no more in our lives.

A little background here - Mom and dad separated and he is now in the US.

The next day the friends were discussing their families. When asked 'where is her dad, 

The girl said,' My dad is in the clouds'

One friend said, 'Don't worry , Reema, my dad is your dad'

All so sweet but when mom  heard about this she was really surprised about the cloud analogy. How did her girl get the idea...

Anyways, this dad thingy did trouble our little girl and mom found it out this way.....

Mom and daughter went to the bank one day where the lil girl met one of her classmates and her dad.

After introductions, mom, girl and friend were sitting awaiting their turn while dad went to the counter.

Now friend asked girl, where is your dad

Girl thought for a while and answered, he is sleeping at home.

Mom hears this and is shocked but pretends not to be eves-dropping when that is exactly what she was doing..

The girl then further volunteers.

You know, my mom goes to work and earns money, my father is always sleeping at home....

mom thinks - where is my daughter getting all these ideas..

Friday, October 3, 2014

Secret

I will not marry when I grow up, Aunty, says 7 yr old niece to this lady.

Lady's 5 yr daughter who was nearby immediately blurts out, 'But I will marry.

Lady ask daughter, 'who will you marry, dear

Now the girl realises that she spoke without thinking earlier and this time takes her own sweet time before answering, 'Secret !!!'

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rain Rain

Friday night, returning home from work. Me not in a good mood these days plus not keeping too well.

On top of it all the cab taking a new route takes me out of my comfort zone. Have to keep my eyes open and guide the driver.

Soon we reached Sadashivnagar signal. And here I see something so wondrous that I am still going gaga about it.

It was all wet wet but no actual rain. As we turned into the Venkateshwara Temple road, I saw, about 15 feet away a thick curtain of rain. so thick you could call it a silver wall.

And then in a few seconds, we drive into the heaviest rain fall i've seen in Bangalore. And I love rains. Past week I went out for a rainy stroll twice and hence the cough and cold. But this 'driving into rain was out of this world.

When will I see it again...


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Matchboxes

As we walk down from the cafeteria to our work floor, we can see, not too far, a series of residential complexes, I mean, literally hundreds of flats.

Once a colleague commented, 'Look at those matchboxes.'

She further added tongue-in-cheek, 'Each matchbox housing one family surviving with their own unique set of problems.'

The other day I had to visit a friend at one of the 'matchbox'. Hell, It costs about a crore.

And to think we were coolly joking about it.


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What deep thinkers men are... I mowed the lawn  today, and after doing so I sat down and had a cold beer. The day was  really quite beautif...