Every now and then, I get fed up with eating what I cook. In these instances, I sleepwalk to the closest restaurant, which usually happens to be where I have the entire menu memorized. As the senses start springing to action one by one – I start preparing myself for an immersive culinary experience. MyContinue reading “Why Do They Put Washrooms in Such Obscure Places?”
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Do You Ever Lie in Your Resume?
I was re-watching the famous sitcom Friends the other day, the episode wherein Phoebe attempts to teach Joey French to beef up his resume. Not only did he not speak French at all, he did not have any sense of what the French language sounded like. Je m’appelle to him was the same as blu-dee-blaa. Given how patheticContinue reading “Do You Ever Lie in Your Resume?”
Getting Yanked Out of Sleep in the Middle of a Sweet Dream
There are some days that days and nights merge into one. Although most such days fall on the weekends, some fall on weekdays, the incredibly tiring ones. Ones where the phones would not stop ringing, the client wouldn’t stop complaining, your friends would all bail on you, all your assignments would be due, and theContinue reading “Getting Yanked Out of Sleep in the Middle of a Sweet Dream”
“I’ve Been the ‘Employee of the Month’ Twice and I don’t even work there” – John Pinette
I love John Pinette and his brand of comedy- nice, simple, and elegant. It doesn’t hurt that so much of it revolves around food, which I am naturally drawn to, like a moth to a flame. One comedy sketch of his is just the best – Get out of the line! Highly recommend watching itContinue reading ““I’ve Been the ‘Employee of the Month’ Twice and I don’t even work there” – John Pinette”
People Who Knock With Their Knuckles, How the Hell Do You Do It?
Now and then, I visit a friend or a family member who chooses NOT TO have a knocker on their door, a bell I could ring, or even a security system that showed them my face on their home camera. Nope, they won’t have any of it. They like and respect the good old knock.Continue reading “People Who Knock With Their Knuckles, How the Hell Do You Do It?”
Want to Witness True Happiness? Go to an Airport
I am a huge fan of the movie Love Actually. It’s my Christmas season staple. I watch it at least once a year, and subconsciously, my screening criteria for the inner circle of close friends is them having the same level, if not more, admiration for the movie. So naturally, I carry it everywhere with meContinue reading “Want to Witness True Happiness? Go to an Airport”
Why My Gym and I Don’t Like Each Other
“When the waitress asked if I wanted my pizza cut into four or eight slices, I said, ‘Four. I don’t think I can eat eight.” – Yogi Berra Pizza, they rightly say, is a slice of heaven. And I have been known to indulge when it comes to that. And I think I have figuredContinue reading “Why My Gym and I Don’t Like Each Other”
What Happens When You Say that “Gray” is Your Favorite Color?
“What’s your favorite color?” This is probably one of the most commonly-asked questions on the planet. Thanks to its simplicity and sophistication, it finds a way to get into the lives of toddlers, teens, and adults alike. I distinctly remember being asked this question in my school admission test for Grade 1. So the examiner picksContinue reading “What Happens When You Say that “Gray” is Your Favorite Color?”
Miss Temptation by Kurt Vonnegut: Summary and Review
Kurt Vonnegut’s short story Miss Temptation was first published in the 1950s by Saturday Evening Post. It also appeared later in an anthology called Welcome to the Monkey House. Miss Temptation by Vonnegut: Summary and Plot Analysis Miss Temptation, if the name doesn’t give it away, revolves around a temptress, a young actress named Susanna, who lives in aContinue reading “Miss Temptation by Kurt Vonnegut: Summary and Review”
After Visiting 20+ Countries, What’s the One Thing You Remember the Most?
I was watching The Graham Norton Show the other day. It seemed one of the older ones. That little episode featured Jack Whitehall, Jennifer Lawrence, and James McAvoy. One clip from that episode became somewhat famous, where Mr. Whitehall had a funny anecdote about poop. Jennifer Lawrence burst out laughing when he was done. So did I, allContinue reading “After Visiting 20+ Countries, What’s the One Thing You Remember the Most?”