Friday, August 24, 2012
Recently we had a nice corporate marathon. We sported 4 teams. One of our teams won.
That's not the interesting part. Each runner is also given a ranking in the run. The fastest runner in the winning team got a 18th individual position. In one of our other teams, the fastest runner ran a bit slower than our fastest runner. Surprisingly he was given a category rank of 6. Every one of us started congratulating him but he was not all that enthusiastic.
Finally we saw the blunder commited. They had registered him under the female category. He was the 6th fastest female runner that day.
The simplest sex change operation ever
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Have you ever been a victim of "misunderstood handshake or hug"?
This is where while meeting someone you go for hug while the other person goes for a handshake. Your brain cannot process this fast enough and you hug that person while that persons outstretched hand still outstretched shakes err.. something. that person can neither complete the hug due to unavailibity of the other hand nor shake hands due to unavailibility of your hand...
Thursday, August 16, 2012
This is an update to my run posted earlier. I am on track for the Mumbai Marathon. My registration has been accepted by the SCMM team for the full marathon category. As a practice run I will be running the KTM-2012 full marathon. I have decided to not bother about the time for this run as I would use it as a trial run.
In other news I met a 6 time ironman Australia, Deepak Raj. Such an inspiring yet humble man. He has no aura of his magnificient achievements around him. Also I am pretty much impressed by his dedication to fitness.
After watching countless episodes of a cooking reality show the missus declares that she needs an oven. Having no other choice but to watch the same show when it is running, in the name of spending quality family time, I too watch these shows. Having an insatiable sweet tooth, I enjoy the desserts section a lot. I especially enjoy those dishes cooked with wine or desserts with brandy.
Being the awakened consumers that we are, we decide to do some research on the types of ovens available in the market. As a first step we scorch the net for models, makes and feedbacks. Finally we short list one of them and decide to go for it that weekend. I was all excited about making 'that' dessert. So I convince the wife and finally get a bootle of fine wine, just in case.
The next weekend we search for our model in a couple of shops but to no avail. We decide to order it online in one of those famous 'You can get anything shipped' online stores. We reach home dog tired and she goes to sleep. I decide to surf the net for the famous 'You can get anything shipped' online store. I bump into a desserts website. Since I was tired I decide to 'taste' some wine and get a good night's sleep.
Next morning we forgot all about our oven search and went about our weekday chores of appearing busy. Busy days lead to good night's sleep after sneeking into the kitchen cabinet for a round of wine tasting. By that Friday we decide we will get the oven that Saturday. Another fruitless search over the weekend and we decide not to buy the oven.
That day my wife decides to clean the kitchen closet and finds the empty bottle, which yours truly helped empty. We were again at square one, no oven, no wine. But the "spirit" of good cooking was not lost. It was decided that I stop watching cooking shows.
In my defence, what's the use of keeping the wine when we decide to not buy the oven anymore. Also wines don't ferment while in the bottle.