13 January 2012

NFL teams

Last night, after landing from DC, Tasha, Niki and I were having dinner together and we started naming all the NFL football teams. We started from the West going East – Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego and were already moving to Denver and Arizona, when Nikita piped up “Does San Diego have a lot of electronics?”. Tasha and I were like – “What? Why? …. Oh!” and then we were on the floor laughing….

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11 January 2012

Striking a balance

Getting back into the hotel after the run by Potomac, I noticed a bunch of high schoolkids in the lobby (visiting DC). Then I walked into the elevator with another lady who seemed to come from the crowd. What followed was really funny.
Trying to be polite, I apologized for sweating and asked if she is with the kids. “No. I am not that young”. I had a real weird feeling about it. So, I hastened to clarify – “No, no, I meant are you a teacher or chaperone”. She quickly retorted “No. I am not that old either”.
I am like – can I have my original weird feeling back? This is worse 🙂

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6 January 2012

Monk up the hill

A monk starts his journey from the base of the mountain early morning at 7 am and reaches the monastery at the top of the mountain at 7 pm. He followed the hilly route at a completely variable speed. He sometimes sat down to take rest too. He was fast at times and slow at other times. After giving the necessary message to the head monk, next day, fully rested, he started at 8 am to climb down. Once again, he walked at varying speed including taking rest at times. Since it was downhill though, he reached by 6pm. Can you prove that there was at least one clock time where on either day at the same clock time, he was at the same spot? [note that you do not need to find out when and where – that is indeterminate – just that there had to be a time when on either day at that time he was at the same spot]

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30 November 2011

Chile Vacation

Family vacation in chile.
The kids, Sharmila and I went to Chile and spent over a week there. We had a great time in Santiago, the valley of Casablanca, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, Portillo, Zapaillar, Pomaire and such other beautiful places. Juan Catalan was the guide and chauffer and he was the big difference why we enjoyed it so much this time!!!

7 November 2011

Good Bye!

Nov 25, 2011

Back in a plane! Goodbye Chile. For now, I guess. Sharmila loves the country so much, she wants to move here. She has even fixed the small town where she wants to move.
I will wait for her to master her Spanish till she can order right size ice cream 🙂 — with Sharmila Roy.

7 November 2011

One difference with India…

Nov 24, 2011

10K run. Vina del Mar to Renaca beach and back… For whatever reason, here everybody runs in the evening. I saw only a couple of runners thus morning. I had to dodge ten times as many street dogs. The street dogs looked well fed and therefore unlike the Indian variety, completely ignored me!!