Thursday, December 31, 2009

ADIOS 2009

Its that time of the year again. Its time to hear the Christmas carols in the air and to eagerly wait for the New Year’s Eve. Personally, I am not much of a party animal but I still can’t help get all excited around this time of the year. For me, a brand new year means time to reflect back on the year that was, new beginnings, new resolutions to start the year with, the resolutions to be a better person, do more things with life and to start over.
2009 was mostly a good year for me. I have finally embarked on a new journey.  I went back to school again. After years of pursuing this idea, I finally got a scholarship and joined a program. The last six months have been a bittersweet experience. First of all, when you realize that all the people around you are so much younger, it does make you feel a little out of place. More on than in another post, but as of now I’ve finally done it. In 2009.
I ran my first marathon this year. Running has been a passion since a long time. Running a marathon was on my” to-do-before I’m 30”-list. After 2 years of living in a running –crazy nation, I finally ran the marathon and finished it. I am proud. In spite of the many runs I have participated in this year, the marathon has been my proudest.
Finally, I did start my blog too. After years of contemplating whether to blog or not, this year I finally took the plunge. Thanks to a bunch of my friends who made so many genuine friends through their blog and shared their stories, I decided to go for it too.  I hope I make some good friends too.
2009, with sadness I bid thee goodbye. With anticipation and hope, I welcome ye too, 2010. May you bring happiness and contentment.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Quirky Tales

This colleague of mine has a really peculiar habit. She stands next to her desk while reading from a really heavy book. She says she finds it uncomfortable to sit and read for a long time, so she’d rather stand. Yeah, I thought it was weird too. Then I started thinking about the weird little habits that most of us have and I actually came up with quite a list.

  • I know R has this thing for gizmos. He can’t stand to see any of them being either misused or dirty. He religiously cleans up the screens (or any part that looked different (read clean) when it was bought…like his bike, computer monitors, keyboards, phone screens, ipod and my microwave and blender too. It does not matter if he has not bathed in two days but his gizmos will be clean (mine too).
  • My friend, who is a smoker has this quirk. She says that she cannot go to the loo in the morning if she does not smoke a cigarette first. She says this is true for most smokers…Well, now I find that strange. What does smoking have to do with your bowel movements?
  • I used to have a friend back in college, who would always wear the same green trousers on all days when he had an examination, even if the exams were on consecutive days. He said if he din't wear them, he would do badly (Or so he believed!)
  • I know this person who puts a finger to her chin whenever she is supposed to be thinking. She’ll say, “Let’s think” and there goes the index finger to her chin. I know a lot of us actually look up to stare into space to either remember something or to think of something. Are we actually hoping to find something there?
  • Yeah, I have several, one of which is that I cannot eat by myself. I will go hungry but I cannot eat by myself at a restaurant or a canteen. I am a stickler for time. People say I give them a hard time even if they are late by a few minutes. But I say, if you don’t value your own time, at least value mine. I definitely do. I cant stand people who think 5 minutes = 15 minutes, no explanations given.
I guess we all have our little quirks. We are unique, even in our weirdness. Now, whenever I see my colleague standing and reading, I just smile to myself and keep walking.
So, what’s your quirk??

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Excuses, excuses...

EXCUSES...."Some people have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to do, when all they need is one reason why they can"

I'm making up excuses today, not to post. I'm tired and sleepy and I really can't think of one reason why I should be posting right now. Except for one teeny tiny reason. R says I should not stop on the second day, what I started on the first.  Hence this post. We all do need a little push every now and then. But that's the best I can do at the end of a tiring, ho-hum day.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Better late than never!

So many things to do and so little time. Well, thats the story of my life. Thankfully, I do manage to complete most of the things that I set out to do even if it is at the last minute.
So, here it is. My blog...It's finally here and I've finally created it.So what if it is at a point in my life where I really have no time for anything. But since I had this blog pending on my to-do list for this year, December is a good time to start, considering my history.
Though I do have a lot of things to say, I think I'll save my enthusiasm for the next few posts.
For now, lets just say ...Let the good times begin.