Thursday, March 26, 2009

Rules for Women - These are meant to be Followed !!!

I am re-posting this as my good friend was upset that I put his name here as the one who forwarded me the following thread ... and I just could not help LMAO (Laughing my Ass Off) and had to had to had to post it here for everyone to read ... 3 Cheers to my friend for a great forward, and 3 cheers to his wife, if she manages to make him sleep on the couch outside tonight :)

Here you go :


We always hear "the rules" from the female side.
Now here are the rules from the male side.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us griping about you leaving it down.

2. Birthdays, Valentines, and Anniversaries are not quests to see if we can find the perfect present yet again!

3. Sometimes we are not thinking about you. Live with it.

4. Sunday = sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

5. Don't cut your hair. Ever. Long hair is always more attractive than short hair. One of the big reasons guys fear getting married is that married women always cut their hair, and by then you're stuck with her.

6. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

7. Crying is blackmail.

8. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!

9. We don't remember dates. Mark birthdays and anniversaries on a calendar. Remind us frequently beforehand.

10. Most guys own three pairs of shoes - tops. What makes you think we'd be any good at choosing which pair, out of thirty, would look good with your dress?

11. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

12. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

13. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.

14. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.

15. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us. We refuse to answer.

16. If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

17. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

18. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

19. Christopher Columbus did not need directions, and neither do we.

20. The relationship is never going to be like it was the first two months we were going out. Get over it. And quit whining to your girlfriends.

21. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

22. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.

23. We are not mind readers and we never will be. Our lack of mind-reading ability is not proof of how little we care about you.

24. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," we will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

25. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.

26. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really.

27. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as navel lint, the shotgun formation, or monster trucks.

28. You have enough clothes.

29. You have too many shoes.

30. Foreign films are best left to foreigners. (Unless it's Bruce Lee or some war flick where it doesn't really matter what they're saying anyway.)

31. It is neither in your best interest or ours to take the quiz together. No, it doesn't matter which quiz.

32. I am in shape. ROUND is a shape.

33. Thank you for reading this; Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight, but did you know we really don't mind that, it's like camping.

All the best to my good friend and all the best to all the males in the world :)
May we get to live these rules and may a day come when all these rules are scripted and framed for every female to read, understand and more importantly act upon :)



Sunday, March 15, 2009

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish - Book Review !!!

Steve jobs used this famously coined sentence in his commencement speech at Stanford University as all you might know. Is this something about it ? Nay, not at all... This is the title of a book which I happened to finish some days back and this post is a review about that experience.

Upon a first glance, one would feel, the title could be philosophical but beware that could be truly misleading if you go ahead and read just a short summary as to what this novel is all about ...
Put it simply, before I go in more details, this book is amazingly inspiring, stories that you can read, feel good about your own self, drift away in certain dreams of your own, come back, forget the writings and yet again pick up the book and read it all over again ...
One thing is for sure that this book is bound to bring out some kind of a different quality from each one of you, a dream of yours which will surface up, something that will motivate you a lot to achieve a lot in life ... Sounds philosophical ? If so, then you are in for a big surprise ...

About the book language, its simple, lucid, plain English written all over with almost no indications of the author being an Indian (believe me, I have read some books from certain Indian authors, and you would not even touch those books again simple due to the use of diction and language in their scribblings) ...

So what is this book all about ? Well, the book has been composed of various short interviews carried out by the author with some renowned names and faces of Indian big heads... These short narrations not only provides inspiration, but it also brings to the front some struggles, experiences, challenges faced, hardships fought, situations tackled and how at the end each one of this candidate came out successful on the top - but for all, the success came in altogether a different dimension - for some it was fame, for some it was the moolah (money) while for some it was just outright personal satisfaction and progress. What comes on the surface, apart from these enlightening stories, is the outlined summaries put forward and quoted by the author from all the interviews.

For me, it was like just another motivational factor to pursue what I have in my mind, but for first time readers, this book is surely bound to open up a lot of broad horizons in your mind, and will make you explore a lot of other ideas and opportunities in your day-to-day life which you can work upon.

A definitely recommended reading and worth preserving this book for future reference. Mind you, you won't remember a lot of personal narrations found in here, but you would surely be able to relate all of those with your dreams and experiences that probably you must have gone through, are going through or will go through in the future.

You can get more insight about this book at :
and also know more about the author Rashmi Bansal. I contacted the author to giver her some feedback, and the response was instantaneous and most probable my feedback would too appear on her website.
The author also blogs at :

Great work Rashmi keep it up as I already told you in the email and I look forward to some more of your work. All the best.

My Personal Rating: 9/10



Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A year that went by, One more to follow !!!

I was already almost done with another post for the blog, but was waiting for some more lines to finish it, that I found myself involved amidst a storm of simulations and lot of work on the job front. So I had to post-pone my post, and saved the draft to post it later ... Also a quick visit to my in-laws in Los Angeles, during the weekend, made it even more harder for me to spend some time on the posts ... Looking to today's scenario one shall not complain for being nose deep loaded into work, and so I am scribbling this post fast enough even as I am running some simulations on the other window ... Thank you God up above for making me work my ass off for the past 3 days and making me toil and sweat in today's market scenarios, and for making me look and reflect upon my past year, and giving me one more year to look forward to, as I celebrate finishing 26 years of existence in this world, torturing and loving others, and as I stand on the brink of turning 27 years old ...

While I am typing the first paragraph above, my mind is just blank as to what shall I write below in subsequent paragraphs about this day - a day when you turn one more year old, a day when you become special for someone as you entered their lives, a day where even your strongest enemy would wish you good, a day when wishes flow from round the globe, making their way through orkut, facebook, myspace, sms, emails, phone calls, e-cards etc ... A day when you blow the candles, wishing for one more rocking year ahead, one more year filled with lots of happiness, blessings and wisdom, a day spent with family, near and dear ones, friends ... Well as it happened, and as always it was fun to spend one more birthday, with friends (who are now my immediate family in the US) and it was a little bit less fun missing mom and dad, and celebrating yet another birthday away from them ... It has been now 5 straight years that I have not been able to stuff my cake into my dad's mouth and not been able to enjoy the awesome delicacies made from my mom's hands on my bdays ... Well that is how life is, and that is how it has been - but absolutely no complaints !!! Life has been fun and birthdays have been great from a different perspective ....Thanks to all those wonderful people in my life, whom God has created to be my friends !!!

Also, this time, the sadness was a little bit on the lesser side, with Dipali too by my side, and of-course friends have always been an integral part of my life and they did make it sure that I never forget the "pain" on my bday, with all those kicks in the butt !!! As I said God up above, has loaded me with meetings and a lot of work on my bday (and I am grateful for that lol), and so Dipali invited my friends to our apartment yesterday, for celebrations ... Cake was too good, a black forest, for which me and Dipali had fought the previous day, with my room-mate Jaishal clutching his hair in dismay, as I wanted the Opera flavor, and Dipali was just inclined towards Black Forest... In the end, I was saved either way, with no cake on my face, for the very first time since I have been here in the US, and that was the best part of all (although I am always the criminal mind on the front in spoiling other people's faces on their bdays) but as luck would have been, the cake was simply the perfect size for the guests, and at the end, there I was, beaming in joy with a clean decent face :)

But, as always, I was once again not let off that easily ... Back in LA @ USC, where I used to study, we used to have a special basket in which I was stuffed and literally dragged like a sledge on the hard concrete into the middle of the road ... I still have those pics and those memories, and I have a plan to post my last 5 year's memories here once I get some time later this week or next week ... But yesterday was no different, minus the cart, the kicks from my friends were still enough to give me a sore back and a sore ass !!! lol ... It was fun though, and made me feel still like a kid or a teenager (if I dont ponder a lot on the numerical value of my age) !!!

Well let me end this post here, and get back to my work, or else I will just keep on going and going as by now almost all of my readers are aware of the typical "essay" writing skills I possess LOL and am sometimes hated for that !!! But when one pens down one's life as an open book, then I guess there are no limits, and there are no short stories as each event is linked to another in a brilliant chain of memories !!! I just could not let my blog go off without a post on my birthday and so I had to insert this particular post in between my other scheduled posts :)

I can think of a lot of other related posts that I can scribble and let me include those titles here and see if I can create some of those this month before march ends .. If I enter April, and haven't been able to do so then well I might as well save those for next year :) ...

- Memories from My past Birthdays in the US...
- The 26th year that went by in my life...

Anyways, it is adios from me here, as I sign off and go back to the simulation world to try and get my script running ...


Missing you mom and dad !!! Love you both lots !!! Love you Dipali !!!

Samy :)