the one in which i turn lightá sentimental
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Date: 3/3/2012 5:43:00 PM
Hmm! So, how have you been? It was a pretty hectic month. Staying late at office, valuable time wasted in commute and all that stuff. Have I said this too many times? If yes, then I'm sorry ba... In a way, I felt good to be back in business, you know. Before this project, I had been doing nothing but creating lousy looking UI prototypes and analysing whether it’s ok to stick on to the current technology/platform. Pretty mind numbing stuff, I got to say. Now that I have something tangible to deliver, I feel important. I feel that there are people out there who are gonna use something I develop. I mean for real. And Dear God, thank you for this. There is a high chance that I might screw up; I might face a lot of hurdles but at least, the struggle and all that is for a something real. Trust me. I am giving my best shot. :) Went to a play last night. Enjoyed it. It was very different from what I have seen in the recent past [pic] Had a chance to spend some *lone* time. These days, I prefer watching these plays by myself without company. May sound weird or even psychotic but that’s the truth. And the most important of all, I turn 26 today. All these years, I haven’t done anything special on this day. Reasonable no? Neither I have the money to carry out philanthropic activities nor do I have a huge fan following who celebrate this day on my behalf. Just regular stuff. Sister waking me up with her own cheesy/pampering lines, mother wishing/blessing for my good health and my aunts calling me like they used to do every year. I have gotten used to this routine and I like it this way. So I was wondering what to do. I have never had a liking to party anyway. Although, I have sponsored drinks on a couple of occasions. My definition of party is movie-dinner, lunch-movie-beach and other possible permutations of these things. Also, there is thing about not having real friends. And the very few that I have met over these years either don’t live nearby or they are the ones with whom I go out frequently. So it takes away the surprise element out of the equation. And this juncture, I would like to take a look at the list I made last year and how I'd fared over all. Imagine this to be my report card, if you will. :D Wake up every day and feel happy to start to work. Even if there are no interns sitting next to me. - Yep! Though it’s a 2 hour long commute, I am happy to be at work these days. Touchwood. Write/Blog a lot. Try pulling as many legs as possible. Spread healthy humour. Try to cover as many genres as possible. Spare the chicks at least for some time. I feel I am kind'a getting monotonous. But I can't help it. I am no Shakespeare. I write about things that I see and which happen around me. - I still prefer satire but I don’t mock chicks just for the sake of it. So I would say 50% of the target achieved. Earn enough money to take the madame to some exotic places. The first name that pops into my head is France and of course our very own Mauritius. - Work in progress and there’s a lot of savings to do. Mow the lawn in my own backyard. [Ah! Very simple. You might think.] To have a lawn, you must have a house which would do justice having a lawn. To live in such kind of house takes some doing isn't it? How does this sound Casa de Karthi? :D Have a wine cellar in my living room so that I can rock back in a barcalounger sipping age old wine and watch my favourite sit com. Take adequate breaks between work and travel a lot to places that are never seen before. Ditch all the techie paraphernalia. Take only what's most essential for survival. I want to do a gag ala Aron Ralston in 127 hours. I am yet to get over the craze for that kind of watch and mountain bike. Would love to get my hands on them asap. - Aah! This I have been doing quite often. I have managed to go on 4 vacations in the last one year which works out to once in every 3 months which is very good and doesn’t burn a hole in my pocket. 100% achieved. Overall, its been a good year. If the next year turns out to be anything like the last year, I would settle for that without regrets.
Love you all.