Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Welcome to the new members of the family

These 3 cute fur balls are the new addition to our family.
our cat finally decided to give birth in my daughter's wardrobe.
My son is checking them out. We pray that they might survive the wild cats and our dogs when they grow up. Their mother has.
Will be heart breaking, but I have to find new homes for them in the near future. (for your ears only - my kids might kill me if they know about this)
Any one who needs a very very loving ball of fur, let me know (might take a month or two for them to move). If you need advise about adopting a kitten check it with your kid.
They know the best :)

Sunday, March 26, 2006

If there are no dogs in Heaven then, when I die, I want to go where they went.

A quite evening at he Marina beach with the usual milagai bajji... when I noticed this loving family. A lady with her 3 loving dogs enjoying their evening too.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


Nowadays for every worker there is a manager. The job can still be done with most of them. There are some who just call meetings and won't let us do our work peacefully without any interruption. The day the manager is absent all the jobs are completed in time. I liked this story forwarded to me by email.

The cannibals (a story about management)

A big corporation hired several cannibals. "You are all part of our team now," said the HR manager during the welcome briefing. "You get all the usual benefits and you can go to the cafeteria for something to eat, but please don't eat any of the other employees." The cannibals promised they would not.
A few weeks later the cannibals' boss remarked, "You're all working very hard, and I'm satisfied with you. However, one of our secretaries has disappeared. Do any of you know what happened to her?" The cannibals all shook their heads, "No," they said.
After the boss left, the leader of the cannibals said to the others angrily, "Right, which one of you idiots ate the secretary?"
A hand rose hesitantly in admission. "You fool!" said the leader, "For weeks we've been eating managers and no one noticed anything, but noooooo, you had to go and eat someone important!..."

There are some good managers who get involve with their juniors and share the burden while others are there just to take the credit :)

Monday, March 20, 2006


I have been tagged by Ponnarasi

As I am a newbie Ill finish the EASIEST part of the tag

The food I love the best

1) Thayir satham(cold) with orulakilangu fry (crispy red) with green kothamali thuvayal
2) Tandoori chicken with the green chutney(well done)
3) Onion Rava dosai with 4 chutneys
4) My buttermilk with karuveppilay, kothamali... thalichufy

Well i like my food to be really colourful with the ummy smell

Finally I have got VSNL broadband at home, Thanks to Carl

Will be trying it out when i reach home this weekend and also the food i love

I have been trying tightvnc to get control of my pc at home, not much luck. firewall?
anyone got any other good freeware for remote control?

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Love and Sharing

The sweet old couple

A little old couple walked into a fast food restaurant. The little old man walked up to the counter, ordered the food, paid, and took the tray back to the table where the little old lady sat.

On the tray was a hamburger, a small bag of fries and a drink. Carefully the old man cut the hamburger in two, and divided the fries into two neat piles. He sipped the drink and passed it to the little old lady, who took a sip and passed it back.

A young man on a nearby table had watched the old couple and felt sorry for them. He offered to buy them another meal, but the old man politely declined, saying that they were used to sharing everything.

The old man began to eat his food, but his wife sat still, not eating. The young continued to watch the couple. He still felt he should be offering to help. As the little old man finished eating, the old lady had still not started on her food. "Ma'am, why aren't you eating?" asked the young man sympathetically.

The old lady looked up and said politely, "I'm waiting for the teeth.."


Friday, March 17, 2006

Calling God on the phone

We have all learned to live with a 'voice mail' as a necessary part of modern life. But have you wondered, what if God decided to install a voicemail?'

Imagine praying and hearing this:
Hi! Thank you for calling GOD. Please select one of the following options:

Press 1 for Requests
Press 2 for Thanksgiving
Press 3 for Complaints
Press 4 for All Other Inquiries.
Else wait for our Customer Support Angel.

What if God used the familiar excuse... 'I'm sorry, all of our angels are busy helping other sinners right now. However, your prayer is important to us and will be answered in the order as received, so please stay on the line

Can you imagine getting these kinds of responses as you call God in Prayer:

If you would like to speak to Alpha God, Press 1.
For Lord Beta, Press 2.
For Angel Gama, Sorry He is on Annual Leave!
For a directory of other God's & Angels, Press 3.
If you would like to hear the Angels sing a holy song whilst you are holding, please press 4.
To find out if a loved one has been assigned to Heaven, Press 5,
enter his or her PIN number, then press the 0 key.

If you get a negative response, try area code 420 for (Hell).

Our computers show that you have already prayed once today. Please hang up and try again tomorrow.

This office is closed for the weekend to observe a religious holiday.

Please pray again Monday after 9:30 AM.

If you need emergency assistance when this office is closed, contact your local Priest at your neighbourhood Temple.


Got it by email and thank God, he does not have email too

Spiderman my Hero

A few days back I saw the movie Spiderman 2 again. I cannot recollect how many times I have seen the movie, but it still fascinates me.
Spiderman was one of my favourite heroes right from comic book days.
Batman, Superman were all after him.
Tarzan, Phantom and Irumbukkai Mayavi were my other favourites.
Mandrake and Lothar were always there if none of the above were present.
Given a choice I would like to be Spiderman. I used to dream of swinging around Chennai, but sad we don't have high rise buildings to realise my full potential.
After I saw the movie I had another night of adventurous dreams swinging around :)

Monday, March 13, 2006


This is a very patient person who unscrambled these words!

Someone out there either has too much
spare time or is deadly at Scrabble.
(Wait till you see the last one)!

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Yep! Someone with waaaaaaaaaaay
too much time on their hands! (Probably a son-in-law)

Bet your friends haven't seen this one!!!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

One of my four inspirations in life :)

A smile is a curved thing that sets things straight

Smiley, thats him. I am learning to smile from him.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Loans and Bank Managers

I had this bad experience with bank managers when I came out of college.

I wanted to start a small electronic service shop to repair computers, photocopying machines, telephones, domestic appliances etc

I approached a bank for a loan so that I could buy a photocopying machine and some tools to set up my shop.My mother backed me up with the house papers.

The bank manager(nationalised bank) spent about half an hour with me before he finally said "Sorry". It was a bit disappointing.

I have an active account with another branch of the same bank at present.

My neighbour needed some money and as I could not lend him I referred him to my bank manager. The manager checked out my accounts and said it should not be a problem. I told the manager that he could have my FD's as a backup. I had to leave out of station and so I signed the necessary papers as a guarantor

The bank manager assured me that my neighbour would have his loan within a week. When I returned after a month he was still struggling for funds and the bank manager was making it virtually impossible for the guy to get the loan with new restrictions.... We finally got a loan from a private bank which was sanctioned within a couple of days.

The other day I read that some banks had been frauded of crores. These banks will not give a loan to a sincere person while they give it to guys who run off with the money. I have a feeling the managers get a share of these bad loans.

I hope the situation will improve in the future with our nationalised banks and aspiring youngsters get the required help from these banks :)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Happy Women's day!

Why Men Can't Win

If you work too hard, there is never any time for her.
If you don't work enough, you're a good-for-nothing bum.

If she has a boring repetitive job with low pay, it's exploitation.
If you have a boring repetitive job with low pay, you should get off your rear and find something better.

If you get a promotion ahead of her, it's favoritism.
If she gets a job ahead of you, it's equal opportunity.

If you mention how nice she looks, it's sexual harassment.
If you keep quiet, it's male indifference.

If you cry, you're a wimp.
If you don't, you're insensitive.

If you make a decision without consulting her, you're a chauvinist pig.
If she makes a decision without consulting you, she's a liberated woman.

If you ask her to do something she doesn't enjoy, that's domination.
If she asks you, it's a favor.

If you try to keep yourself in shape, you're vain.
If you don't, you're a slob.

If you buy her flowers, you're after something.
If you don't, you're not thoughtful.

If you're proud of your achievements, you're an egotist.
If you're not, you're not ambitious.

Got it by email

Saturday, March 04, 2006

A smart blonde joke - for a change

A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she's going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000.

The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank, she has the title and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan.

The bank's president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the blonde for using a $250,000 Rolls as collateral against a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then proceeds to drive the Rolls into the bank's underground garage and parks it there.

Two weeks later, the blonde returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41. The loan officer says, "Miss, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire.

What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?"

The blonde replies... "Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?"
Finally, a smart blonde joke.

Friday, March 03, 2006


A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present "Seven Wonders of the World." Though there were some disagreements,the following received the most votes:

1. Egypt's Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter's Basilica
7. China's Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished her paper yet

So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mindbecause there were so many."

The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help".

"The girl hesitated, then read: "I think the 'Seven Wonders of the World' are:

1. To See...
2. To Hear...
3. To Touch...
4. To Taste...
5. To Feel...
6. To Laugh...
7. And to Love."

The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and thatwe take for granted are truly wondrous!

A gentle reminder :

That the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man.

But everyone has the seven wonders in them :)

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

New to finger bowls!

A few year back a friend and myself went to meet a manager in a big
multinational firm. Our meeting went smooth and all of us were happy.
The manager invited us for lunch and as it was late we agreed (plus
we could save money if we had to eat out).
We went to their dining hall.The workers were eating on one side
while the managers had separate seating on the other side of the hall.
The workers went and collected their food from a counter while we were
served on the table. As it was late most of them had finished their
lunch and gone.
The food was great and both of us hungry, and we were all out
The guy who served us finally left a small bowl of water? with a piece
of lime in it. I looked at my friend and he also had the surprise look
on his face. What was that for? It was a hot day, was it some sort of
drink? Did we have to add salt or sugar and drink it?A thousand questions
ran through our minds, but we finally decided to have the last drink in
the bowl with the manager :)
So we sat down waiting for the manager to finish. He must have known
for sure we did not know what that bowl was about as all our plates
were removed and both of us were sitting with unwashed hands with
a finger bowl waiting in front of us.
Finally he finished his lunch and washed his hands in the bowl. God!
was that for it? We washed our hands too with a stupid smile on our face.
The manager was a gentleman and he did not comment...
Even today when I see a finger bowl I smile on how our patience did not
make us do something stupid when we were ignorant.