All the things I write over here are close to me, but one series which I use to like a lot was my ramblings series, mainly because I have the habit of reading them months down the line. Today when I read some of my old random ramblings, I relive those days, those strands of thoughts, and derive some kind of happiness and satisfaction, I totally sound like a weirdo, don’t I?
I had stopped doing this for quite a while now, people who are relatively new to this blog may not even recognize the series I am talking about, but this week I find myself with a sudden urge to revisit this old muse of mine. Guys I do know not many of you don’t like going through other’s weekly ramblings, and personal thoughts, but just bare with me on this one.
It was Wednesday, the mid week and I was usual working on my laptop, some official work, and some playing around my blog, reading others, commenting and stuff, and came across this post ‘8-STAR‘ tag!! from NOSTALGIC MOMENTS by Pri. Its been quite a while since I came across the song “hum aapki ankhon mein is dil ko basale toh”, an old song, but kind of struck totally, so it started with just the humming, and then moved onto to singing loudly, broken words, wrong lyrics, whatever it was I was enjoying it, and I get up to make my long walk to the kitchen to fill my water bottle, still singing loudly unaware that’s its almost midnight and people in the house are sleeping. My dad who was sleeping in one of the rooms, wakes up opens the bedroom door, and looks at me puzzled, he had that total “what the hell happened to you” look on his face, he half asleep asks me, whats the occasion, I just smile and get back to my room. Singing at midnight can be priceless ;).
Some of you guys who are talking to me on gtalk these days might have wondered this, why am I talking so much on IM these days, I mean what happened to all that anonymity and stuff, not sure what has changed, but I seem to talking to more people, troubling them, I am sure atleast in some cases, [well a lot I must admit ]. Firstly I would like to apologize to all you guys, sorry people did not realize this until recently, so guys next time you see me pinging you, and starting an unsolicited conversation just throw me out will ya. Speaking of anonymity, I am really surprised that I gave out my true name to four people in last two weeks, what’s happening to me people? Any idea?.
People who know me for some time now, do know about the various 21 day rules I start committing to, so time has come for my latest experiment, after umpteenth fight with my mother last week, an upset me has started a new 21 day rule, that whatever happens I am not going to raise my voice at home, and will not be angry at my mother. Now I have to admit this is one of the toughest challenges I am facing, I mean you get so used to taking your parents for granted and yelling at them. [If you guys have never got angry at home, nor yelled at your parents, then does that make me a psycho]. The best part is that its working, I have consciously avoided 4 confrontations in last 5 days, and today is the 7th day. So people wish me luck, let me see If I can carry this off, and well past the 21 days.
I was reading a post about wanting to take vacation, throwing everything the way it is and escaping to a nice lonely island or a mountain top. I am sorry, I forgot where I read this, so people If you are reading this and it happens to be you who wrote that post, please accept my apologies. Anyways, as I was saying, reading that post, made me realize how badly I am looking for a break, break from the current work I have been doing at office, I want to go back to the honey valley home stay in coorg which I like immensely, or go to Pondicherry, have been reading a lot about French café’s there, or may be go to Dharamsala, want to check out the place. Or may be just a weekend getaway with few friends and cousins would help for sure.
Was just answering comments on my blog this week, and it made me realize a pattern, I see that shorter the post more the comments , so do people find long posts boring?, may be people do not have time to read the whole post if it stretched beyond a size, more importantly who would want to read a boring writer like rambler for more than a few paragraphs. Guys don’t believe me, check some of the longish posts of mine ..
Looks like all my ramblings this week are sparked off from the posts I have read. I was reading the post The Checkers from Twisted tales on life by Chennai ramblings, this made me remember the fantasy I used to have as a college student, I wanted to pull of atleast one all nighter, I mean where I go out party and don’t come back until the next day you see, I haven’t done it so far, I haven’t reached midnight either, well that’s if you leave out the time I spend with my cousins, never in a bar with friends. This post of her’s made me get back to my fantasy, of spending an all nighter. Ideas anyone?.