Friday, January 19, 2007

Happy birthday to me!

Today, I choose to be a baby rather a kid. A quarter century old baby! :)

Aarti: I have my hands full and still manage to write something every now and then, so honey baby please grow out of your writers block, and start your show. There are some geniuses here who think of you as an imaginary character.


Thursday, January 11, 2007

Good news Vs Bad news

How would you feel if your blog gets a mention ?
Yes, my blog was mentioned in another Tamil blog Here the readers post and categorize Tamil blogs and also English blogs with a strong Tamil flavour. It is amazing! Hurray! They had quoted from my "Dial T for Tamil Nadu Part iii" article that I wrote a couple of months back.

How did I feel when there were 2 grammar mistakes, in the quoted text?
Don't even ask!

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Breaking again!


Some important work needs to be done by the month end. I am taking a break from blogging for the next 3 weeks.


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Friday, January 05, 2007

Hello there!

This being my first post in this blog, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Aarti and I am a friend of Pratap ( unfortunately! ) Even though this is my first post, Pratap has been generously borrowing stuff from me to put up in this blog, and I thought, why not join this blog - atleast then the stories will have the proper ending!

Before you judge me, it was Pratap's brilliant idea to scare the girl Ramya, in what he calls a prank and use my name for this purpose. Heavens would cry if all of sins committed in name were to be told !

Looking at how obnoxiously boyish this blog has become, I am surprised the blog has so many female readers. I take it upon myself to change the outlook of this blog and make it a tad girl friendly :) Wish me luck, guys!


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Welcome the co-author -- Aarti


Readers of this blog, please welcome the new co-author "Aarti". She is a friend of mine, who's name I have used many times without prior approval for many of my devious acts. Unlike me, she is lot more coherent and comes with a much better vocabulary, being a girl and all, I should say that is amazing! Since I was using many of her creations, she demanded to be immediately officiated into the blog.

And before you ask me, no she is not my girl friend (yuck ... yuck), or my wife, or my sister or my mother or aunt or any female relative. Nevertheless, she is a female (she just slapped my head from behind as I was writing this...) Apparently she wants to be called "The Girl". Yeah, whatever... the girl will join you soon.


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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Good bye - 2006

2006 was in short ... what is the word... yeah! "terrible!" I cannot even say, "it was bad but atleast blah blah", it was just baaad. Most of the things I tried to do, or even thought of doing just dropped dead. Tried to hook up with 2 girls and the only girlfriend I got was Ms. Fortune. OK that was a really bad joke.

It is not a new thing that I had to face with the worst of luck, my life is like a "biased" dice that always gives me the wrong number! To hell with 2006! Now that it is over I do not plan to think about it. I like 2007. 07 is a good number. "Seven" sounds strong and is definitely very sexy. And I like it.

Just a walk down the memory lane of the sick old 2006,
  1. I ran a half marathon. It took me 2 hours and 10 mins to run the full 13.1 miles and I ran the whole length (did not cheat by walking when no one was looking at me). I also got a cool medal for it. The training for the marathon was not too intimidating, or rather my roomies were very good in prodding me to run this. Me never being in shape did not really help in the training but thanks to Govardhan, Sai and Ravi for their enthusiasm and support.
  2. I restarted my blog with renewed energy and looks like it is going in good shape. The posts were quite irregular and infrequent but I have a good feeling about the way things are going in the blogistan. I could definitely see an improvement in my writing style even though I peppered it with the same old crappy "ME WANT GIRLFRIEND" posts.
  3. I made many new friends, and one of them was an online happening. I am hoping to meet this keypal sometime, hopefully soon. I am very proud to say that I was the sole initiator of this friendship and she did nothing for her part :p
  4. I learnt a lot. A "lot" is a very big quantity. I could say, I became a little bit more of a man in 2006. Academically, emotionally and even physically I learnt something that could have been ignored forever.
That's it for the good stuff. Here are my brief brushes with fate
  1. I had a stress fracture and what a bitch is she. Broke my left tibia, during my half-marathon training. Not only did I lose 3 weeks of precious training time, but also had become weak from the all the stressful "sitting around". This was the first time I broke a bone (come-on I am guy), but the annoying thing is, "stress" fracture is not a complete fracture and the package does not come with a cast. I was just limping like a lame frog with no cast to show! "enna kodumai idu, Saravanan?"
Funny, it turns out that, I had more good things to say about her (2006) than bad things. I never thought I would say this when I started writing this, but "If 2007 is half as interesting as his elder sister I would be very lucky." And my dear 007, you better deliver some good or I will have to pummel you till you bleed from your nose!


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