Wednesday, April 22, 2009

10 English Sentences for Fabio Capello

We, at A Gallon of Butterbeer are a helpful bunch. And we know that England national football team boss Fabio Capello needs a little help with his English. So, our ever-thoughtful sportswriter came up with a list of 10 English sentences that the Italian manager might find useful

1. I’ve had enough of these goalkeeper buffoons, I wish Gigi Buffon was English

2. I was wondering if Frank and John will be allowed to play in a Chelsea shirt, because then they won’t act like they’ve never kicked a ball in their life

3. Nice suit, David. I must tell Armani I’d like a similar one

4. Rio, if I ever catch you trying to steal John’s Captain Armband again, I will bench you for the rest of your career

5. I know you won’t slip again, John, but you will NOT take a penalty

6. Theo, you will not wear that ‘I love Ericsson’ T-shirt to training ever again. And the same goes to you, David.

7. Wayne, you need to lose some weight

8. I will not tolerate late nights and any other kind of indiscipline. I’m not bloody Steve McLaren

9. This English weather is so depressing

10. Yes, yes, I know that you’ll won the World Cup in ’66.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


A laptop crash is possibly the crappiest thing that can happen to a person. It's right up there with a crappy internet connection. And it happened to me. As if a crappy internet connection was not enough.

Actually, things were pretty hunky dory in the run-up to the crash. My net connection was faster than it had ever been, and summer had really kicked into Bombay. Just like always. And then it had to happen. Without any warning, just like that, CRASH. My laptop simple refused to start.

So, I take my computer to the engineer, and he told me that things were pretty messed up. And he said he'd try and see if he can do something about it, without me having to get a new hard disk. Three days later I get my laptop back, with a new hard disk.

So now I've spent the past couple of days getting the house in order; downloading my applications, re-installing my games and basically, trying to get my laptop to look like it did before.

And I've also been wondering about how the urge to blog is inversely proportional to the number of days left for an exam. Just before my boards, I found myself writing a new draft every two days. And now, I can't think of anything to post about.