Its 5 am

Posted by Rahul on August 15th, 2008 under Beijing 08  •  No Comments

I have been up since 4:30 I have never seen this part of day in my life its not the best no lie I am dead tired.

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Mini Vacation

Posted by Rahul on August 9th, 2008 under Me!, travel  •  No Comments

I made it down to the cape rainy tonight here’s for sun tomorrow!

Good Night.

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Randy Pausch {The Last Lecture}

Posted by rahul on August 8th, 2008 under Random Thoughts  •  No Comments

I watched the Randy Pausch lecture and it was really moving here are some quotes that are really inspiring.

  • When there’s an elephant in the room introduce him
  • Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want something badly enough. They are there to keep out the other people.
  • If there’s anything I want to do so badly, I should have already done it.
  • We can’t change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. If I’m not as depressed as you think I should be, I’m sorry to disappoint you.
  • Work and play well together.
    - Tell The Truth. All The Time. No one is pure evil.
    - Be willing to apologize. Proper apologies have three parts: 1) What I did was wrong. 2) I’m sorry that I hurt you. 3) How do I make it better? It’s the third part that people tend to forget…. Apologize when you screw up and focus on other people, not on yourself.
    - Show gratitude. Gratitude is a simple but powerful thing.
    - Find the best in everybody…. Wait long enough, and people will surprise and impress you. It might even take years, but people will show you their good side. Just keep waiting.
    - If you want to achieve your dreams, you better learn to work and play well with others…[you have] to live with integrity.
  • Collaboration, treating others with respect.
    - Never found anger a way to make things better.
    - How do you get people to help you? You can’t get there alone. People have to help you and I do believe in karma. I believe in paybacks. You get people to help you by telling the truth. Being earnest. I’ll take an earnest person over a hip person any day, because hip is short term. Earnest is long term.
    - Loyalty is a two-way street.
    - Get a feedback loop and listen to it. Your feedback loop can be this dorky spreadsheet thing I did, or it can just be one great man who tells you what you need to hear. The hard part is the listening to it.
  • Persistence and hard work.
    - When you are doing something badly and no one’s bothering to tell you anymore, that’s a very bad place to be. Your critics are the ones still telling you they love you and care.
    - Don’t bail: the best gold is at the bottom of barrels of crap
    - Don’t complain, Just work harder. [showing picture on screen] That’s a picture of Jackie Robinson. It was in his contract not to complain, even when the fans spit on him. You can spend it complaining or playing the game hard. The latter is likely to be more effective.
    - Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted…. I probably got more from that dream [of playing professional football] and not accomplishing it than I got from any of the ones that I did accomplish.
  • Fun, wonder, living your dream.
    - Decide if you’re a Tigger or an Eyeore. I’m a Tigger.
    - It is not about achieving your dreams but living your life. If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you.
    - Never underestimate the importance of having fun. I’m dying and I’m having fun. And I’m going to keep having fun every day, because there’s no other way to play it….Having fun for me is like a fish talking about the importance of water. I don’t know how it is like not to have fun…
    - Never lose the child-like wonder. It’s just too important. It’s what drives us. Help others.
  • Risk-taking.
    - You can tell the pioneers by the arrows in their backs. But at the end of the day, a whole lot of people will have a whole lot of fun.
    - Better to fail spectacularly than do something mediocre.
  • Be good at something; it makes you valuable…. Have something to bring to the table, because that will make you more welcome.
  • I’ve never understood pity and self-pity as an emotion. We have a finite amount of time. Whether short or long, it doesn’t matter. Life is to be lived.
  • To be cliché, death is a part of life and it’s going to happen to all of us. I have the blessing of getting a little bit of advance notice and I am able to optimize my use of time down the home stretch.

Test blogging from email

Posted by Rahul on August 7th, 2008 under Beijing 08  •  No Comments

I am testing blogging from my phone for my upcoming trip to the olympics.

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Test blogging from email

Posted by Rahul on August 7th, 2008 under Beijing 08  •  No Comments

I am testing blogging from my phone for my upcoming trip to the olympics.

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Good BYE Manny!

Posted by rahul on August 1st, 2008 under Sox  •  No Comments

I loved you but you broke my heart.

Adios Manny Hello Jason Bay Welcome To Boston!

Bay have a good time in Boston welcome to Red Sox Nation!

Manny or Bust

Posted by rahul on July 28th, 2008 under Uncategorized  •  No Comments

Okey lets face it we all know I love the Red Sox, Manny I have known you for 8 years ever since I was a teenager.  Over the years I have let your shenanigans go as Manny being Manny but I am getting tired of it. Its time for you to go.  I know the reason your acting like an idiot probably stems from Scot Borras and  the fact that the Sox have an option for your contract this year that can prevent you from making a few extra million next year.  Well if it were up to me and I owned the Sox I would sign that option send your ass to pawtucket let you rot down their and then sue you over breich of contract when you don’t show up.  Thats just me.  

 

Well heres hoping you get traded and fall Flat on your face.

Tampa Bay Who would of thunk it

Posted by rahul on July 2nd, 2008 under Sox, Sports  •  No Comments

Who would have thought Tampa Bay went from the worst team to the best team in the leauge.  Its so weird I don’t get it they were never good yet they have made a compleate 360 a few thoughts on why.

  1. The Rest of the leauge sucks
  2. The Yankees nor the Sox seem to be doing well
  3. I am curious as to what changed no new money in the team.
  4. Maybe it was all the old players holding them down????

There are a few thoughts but its so weird that they are doing so well hope fully the Sox get out of the slump.

Interesting Energy Chrisis Plan

Posted by rahul on June 30th, 2008 under Energy  •  Comments Off

T-Boon Pikens the Oil Man has a interesting plan.  To use cars that use natural gas.  Interesting thing about this plan is that the cars in India do this already.  Natural Gas though really is not the solution we need to make more renewable energy rather then using things that are not renewable.  Like the whole thing about hybrid cars lets try some more batteries in the Prius and give it a solar roof.  Well its good to see people thinking about it.  Check out the plan its interesting.

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Celtics Win it ALL

Posted by Rahul on June 18th, 2008 under Celtics  •  No Comments

THE CELTICS Win Number 17 WOO HOO TITLE TOWN USA Here is a tribute to the Celtics I saw on youtube check it out.

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