Opin tagged me.. so here goes.
Three things I would wish for if I had 3 wishes:
1. Better knees so I could run everyday instead of the 2-3 days a week that I do now.It's not I have bad knees but there is some wear after old injuries from univ days and jogging for 10 yrs.
2. World peace and an end to wars. (sounds like Ms.Universe/world kind of an answer eh?)
3. Good health and a sound, agile mind for a long ..long time.
Three things I can never forget:
1. My first kiss but even more the first time we held hands, we knew our relationship had moved to a different plane.
2. My first alcoholic drink, it was beer actually. I got a buzz pretty quick needless to say.
3. Watching someone die. I saw this woman walk in to the path of an oncoming train ages ago in Bombay, it was a suicide.
Three things (materialistic) I can't live without:
3. Good food (that's not materialistic really, but what the heck)
Three people I talk to everyday: (I don't talk to 3 people everyday, I mean I have to include my colleagues to make it to 3. Ya I know I suck. lol
2. John.. Our train conductor, he was out on vacation for 4 weeks, he came back and boy a couple of women on the train could not wait to talk to him. He is quite a character but a good man.
3. Co-workers/D my buddy from CT.
Since we are doing threes.. Here are 3 pics..
Why Oh Why Do Men Do This To Themselves?
Port - A - Potty/ Port - A - Tub
Err Maybe The Tub Above Is For The Folks Below?
Do Not Call!
It's like 9:30 PM as I am writing this and some shmuck calls on the phone trying to sell us something. He is from some telephone company offering long distance service to India. He was calling from Bangalore. The connection was not great (would their svc have been that bad) and he had an accent. We are on a do not call registry so we don't get called by businesses trying to sell us stuff on the phone. Very politely told him he just cannot call us.
Seriously man ppl are in no mood to deal with this stuff this late in the day.
Gotta Do Politics!
The GOP which has been messing up things ever since their party took charge, has now tried to tell us how the upcoming elections in November are not about national issues but will be decided by who the incumbents are. The thing is they are so incompetent and have fracked things up so bad they can't run on that record, so they are trying think they can fool Americans again by saying the election will be mostly about how well each GOP congress man/senator up for re-election has done. But there are more polls out that indicate this is not about just how well each GOP incumbent has done his/her job, it's a national trend and the GOP are really worried.
"On just about every empirical measurement - the President's approval rating, the approval rating of Congress, and the right direction/wrong track - the political environment is as bad or worse as it was for the then-majority Democrats in 1994. For Republicans who argue that voters may be mad at Congress, but still support their local incumbent, the most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll is a splash of cold water. The poll showed the lowest approval rating on the question of whether voters approve of the job of their own incumbent member of Congress - 55 percent - since 1994. More ominously for Republicans, there are no signs that the environment will get any better before November.
"Publicly released polls taken in individual districts also tell a pretty ugly story for the incumbent party in Congress. Since the beginning of this year, we have seen 38 polls released by Democrats, or Democratic-related groups, while we have seen just five public polls released by Republicans or Republican-related groups. And, when you look at the individual polls, it is easy to understand why Democrats are much more willing to disclose their numbers.
"Democrats have released polling taken in 27 districts held by a Republican. Of those, 22 incumbents were under 50 percent of the vote against their Democratic opponent and 10 incumbents were either behind or within the margin of error. Republicans have only released three polls in Republican held seats - two of which showed the Republican under 50 percent (one was Rep. Bob Ney who announced this week that he was not running for re-election)."
-- Amy Sullivan, Cook Political Report, August 9, 2006The money quote is in the paragraph highlighted in color.