To Have A Luck Like That!

Since I don’t have a job anymore I have returned to my old pass time of “sifting” through the cyber world for odd news. (Yup, you guessed right, I really have nothing else to do!!).  So here’s a short post of a news piece I found.

This piece I found today (in Yahoo) really makes me wonder what it would be like to have a luck like this guy. The post is about a guy from Wisconsin who found a 1.2 Carat Diamond while  sifting for gold in the mud from a friend’s well. He looks for gold and finds a diamond.Now isn’t that luck or what?

All the time we spend playing in the mud and what did we get! A big nothing,  if you don’t count the mud stains and slime.

This made me wonder what i would do if it were me in that situation… I’m not that big on the jewelry front  or keep it for a rainy day thing. So guess i would just sell it, instant gratification and money to enjoy things that I do like.

What do you think you would do??

Here’s the full article, if you want to read: Man finds 1.2-carat diamond in mud from friend’s well

Now, I ‘ll get back to my form of sifting.

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Comedies That I Can Watch Again & Again

Theres nothing like a good comedy movie to get you relaxed. Hmmm.. May be there are a few other things as well..a good book, Ice-cream, chocolate cake, a nice day at the beach…. Anyway.. Back to comedy movies..

I like watching them because it shows that there are worse goofballs out there than us. I’m not taking any names, you can figure out if the”us” applies to you. I believe there’s nothing wrong with being a bit silly sometimes. Without us the world would be one big, boring place.

I’m sure that all of you can name atleast one comedy movie that can make you laugh even if you have seen it twice, trice or more times before; or atleast watch again when you are too lazy to find a DVD or download something. The list of movies that I’ve watched a lot but havent got bored of are here. Let me know if any of them are on your list.

Good comedies leave you laughing like this!

  • Jerry Maguire
     
  • Shrek
     
  • Hangover – Part 1 and 2
     
  • Dumb and Dumber
     
  • Knocked Up
     
  • Bruce Almighty
     
  • Shaun Of The Dead
     
  • Father Of The Bride
     
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
     
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
     
  • There’s Something About Mary
  • The Simpson’s Movie
     
  • American Pie
     
  • Zombieland

I’m sure there are more movies that belong in the list. But silly me can’t remember them right now..

Let me know the names of the movies that you would like to add to the list.

My Birthday, A Thunderstorm and Lots Of Work!

That kind of wraps up my whole week. First part, It was my birthday. Yours truly is now 21. There was no breaking of tradition for this birthday either. Just like every other birthday it went quietly and without a fuss (Just that way i like it).

Second part, The thunderstorm. It managed to knock out the power-lines and sent us back to something similar to the stone age.No power meant no T.V and no A.C. And since the storm decided to hit in the evening it meant we spent the night without any light so that ruled out chances of reading too. And in case you are wondering then the answer is No, we don’t have an emergency lamp and we never seem to have any candles around when its needed. But I’ve always liked thunderstorms, especially lightning, so it was not all that bad. I tried to get some good photos but trying to get a good shot on my 2MP camera seems next to impossible. I managed to get a few photos on which i want to try some editing and see if it gets better.

On to the last part, Work!! I had to erase every thought i had about my schedule being tough before. Well, the truth is there was not that much work but it just took more time than usual. No complains though, I like my work and its been a fun week.

So thats the round up of my week so far. And I’m happy to say I enjoyed it. Well not the part where i spent hours without electricity but, you get the idea..

How was your week? Any special plans for the weekend?

Fashion Isn’t Always Elegant

Just a random post to show you all a video I found in Facebook through a friend.

We always picture models/celebrities to be stylish, graceful, chic and whatever other words that leave us wondering if they belong to a different class of human! Here is something to leave you feeling better, they are like us and they do take a tumble once in a while. Another thing I learned from the video – High fashion is sometimes good just in photos; you can’t wear them in real life.
This is the best “top ten” list ever!!!

It’s really, really funny, try not to fall of your seat laughing 🙂

 

Elementary Dear Watson!

I came across this Sherlock Holmes story/joke while reading a magazine. Since nothing else seems to be happening around here which is worth a blog post I thought I would share this with you all. I have read only two or three novels featuring Sherlock Holmes, so I have no idea if this is part of a novel or just a joke. Anyway, I found this to be hilarious and I hope you like it too.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson went on a camping trip.  After a good meal and a bottle of wine, they lay down for the night and went to sleep. Some hours later Holmes woke up, nudged his faithful friend and said “Watson, I want you to look up at the sky and tell me what you see.”  Watson said, “I see millions and millions of stars.” 

Sherlock said, “And what do you deduce from that?”

After a minute or so of pondering Watson said, “Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.  Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo.  Logically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three in the morning.  Theologically, I can see that God is all-powerful and that we are small and insignificant.  Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day today”.  Satisfied that Holmes could not top his reply Watson asked, “What does it tell you, Holmes?” 

Holmes was silent for a moment and then replied,” Just that someone has stolen our tent!”

P.S :While reading the whole thing I couldn’t stop picturing Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. I think they make the best Holmes and Watson! 🙂

Forward For Luck, Delete For Chaos

I have been receiving mail and SMS (probably you too have) from some years now containing some story about people who received the same message and the ending is always “you have to send this to x number of people or …” The ending of the request ranges from you’ll have bad luck, unlucky in love to death! Death, the ultimate punishment, is usually reserved for those who delete it. It even comes with a time limit which may be a few minutes or even a day if they are feeling generous. By “they” I refer to whichever Phone Company or person who started this chain of messages. Some message ask you to make a wish before reading the rest of the mail and when you reach the end you see the above message waiting;send it to others or else…., you can guess the rest! 

I find it amusing that most people actually forward it! May be they don’t want to take a chance. And forwarding messages to have luck in love? That paints a picture of desperation. Whatever the reason may be, the mails and SMS keep on coming. People have had bad luck and good luck before cell phones and e-mail and with that belief I’ll keep on deleting it.  🙂 It has been some years now and I’m still alive right?!!

Is it because people think may be even the angels of luck have moved into age of technology? Then it would mean that from now on cell phones and e-mail will decide who deserves what. That seems really ridiculous to me!

News That’s Just Absurd!

In case you haven’t heard it yet Nicholas cage might be a vampire!

Nothing to post about today other than this piece of “news” I found while going through my daily routine of checking Yahoo News. After seeing this the first question that popped into my mind is: ‘Don’t people have anything better to do these days?!’ Someone found some photos taken during Civil War era and in them there is this photo of a guy who looks like Nicholas cage and he put it up on eBay. The rest of the people who were in the album were identified except this guy. The photo is guaranteed to be an original. It was actually going to sell for 1 million. At this point my first question is replaced by “There are people ready to pay 1 million for this!!!!” .But unfortunately for the guy the site pulled the listing.

This is the description given in the site:

” Original c.1870 carte de visite showing a man who looks exactly like Nick Cage. Personally, I believe it’s him and that he is some sort of walking undead / vampire, et cetera, who quickens / reinvents himself once every 75 years or so. 150 years from now, he might be a politician, the leader of a cult, or a talk show host.”

Guess Twilight got it right, vampires CAN be photographed. LOL!