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That’s right people!!!!!!!!

“Today the 26th of July 2007, is the day that I can proudly say that I have seen the same side of the Sun exactly 26 times.”

That didn’t sound too great.

“I’ve lived out a third of my life expectancy today! Hooray!!”

Naaah – Still haven’t got it.

Okay
Note to Self – find out whats so great about today and tell yourself.
Note to Note above – get drunk or find one, your problems will be solved.
God’s Note to Note above – Amen!

Usually when people come to such landmarks, they sit back, pour themselves a drink and consider what they have done so far that they are proud of. I, for a change, shall follow the crowd.

and no … this is not an excuse for me to pour myself a drink.

I’m proud of some things.

  • My parents are proud of me. This in itself is enough to make everything else seem redundant
  • I have learnt dancing, playing the guitar, karate, swimming, dramatics, astrology, palmistry, ice skating and carnatic music all in one life time (or one third to be more precise)
  • I was chosen for the Air Force SSB at Mysore lasted the 5 days which I really consider the best days of my life
  • I have spent one half of the life I have lived in another country which has given me many things
  • I can whistle with two fingers in my mouth (very very proud moment when it happened)
  • I still love cartoons and video games
  • I’m in a job that right from the time I was born ranks fifth in the Top 10 Things I Ever Wanted to Be (for the actual list, you’ll have to wait for the blog)
  • Friends come and they go, but I have nice set who have settled down into a warm relationship and looks like we’ll last till the end
  • I’ve featured on Radio 3 times (yeah, in a call-in .. so what .. how many times have you had your voice on air

That’s me at 26.

I have to, have to, have to, put down a jingle of an ad that I remember ever since I knew to understand English. I wonder how many people ever heard it. It’s for a Milk powder called Nido (Nestle). It featured a boy during his graduation. His mom was in the audience, and while he walked up to get his certificate, all the boy’s life flashed before her.

Looking back,
Over the years,
Your thirsting moments
sometimes full of tears
Nido makes your growing days
a golden memory
Nido makes those golden growing years
for you and me….

26 and still talking about milk powder. Pretty cooky you say?

Wait till you see my 27 blog!

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This part …

“This part of my life… this part right here? This is called “happyness.”
Christopher Gardner (Will Smith) The Pursuit of Happyness

Today 12th June 2007,

I am learning to dance
I am learning to play the guitar
I have a cat
I’m cooking again

“This part of my life… this part right here? This is called “happyness.”
Fuzzy the Ducky (Me) My Life

Incidentally, here’s some great quotes from this great movie:

“It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking how did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it. No matter what. How did he know that?”

“Hey dad, you wanna hear something funny? There was a man who was drowning, and a boat came, and the man on the boat said “Do you need help?” and the man said “God will save me”. Then another boat came and he tried to help him, but he said “God will save me”, then he drowned and went to Heaven. Then the man told God, “God, why didn’t you save me?” and God said “I sent you two boats, you dummy!”

“This part of my life… this part right here? This part is called “being stupid.”

More here from the lovely folks at IMDB

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I have been thinking for 26 years now. Not about any particular thing, but I have been thinking of various things. Some of these thoughts include ..

“Goo goo gaa gaa
“Hey look, I just discovered my fingers”
Mmmm! Nice!”
“Maggi or Upma?”
“Who shall I marry?”

It shall ease your pain to realise that these are not a compendium of all the thoughts that have crossed my mind, but a brief collection of the repeating ones. Unfortunately, the last one is a human translation of the first one, which is in Martian – a language that we tend to forget when we’re two years old.

So let me dwell on that .. Who shall I marry? Evidently, the question is not as easily answered as
“What shall I have for dinner” (Maggi)
“Where shall we go today”(Nowhere)
“What shall I do right now, now that I have been confronted with an immediate problem that required my urgent attention and deployment of all my senses?” (Sleep)
“Who shall I marry”(Ummerrraaaah)

Just so that my thoughts on the subject are vitally clear and can be back-referenced when the time will come for my brain transplant, I feel it necessary to record these points hereunder for your displeasurable viewing.

a. She shall be a Sagittarian, if not an Arian, if not a Leo (precedence from left)
b. She shall like cows,elephants,rabbits,horses,cats, dogs(dimishing precedence from the right)
c. She shall love to travel the world
d. She shall like Frasier, Who’s line, Everybody loves Raymond, Friends, King of Queens, Seinfeld (pick any two)
e. She shall be a she (no compromise here)
f. The sum of the digits of her date (only date) of birth shall be 4,8 but can also be 3,6,9 and if you think about it 0,1,2,5,7 aren’t so bad either (easy on the swearing buddy)
g. She shall love to dance
h. She shall love to sing, in key
i She shall love to love me

Okay.Maybe that last point isn’t so important.

With the good offices of my friends in Google, Wiki and SETI I have managed to calculate the probability of such a being existing. It has taken 173.6 years to calculate. Please don’t remind me that I am only 26 years old. Are you saying that you do not recognise my lives as the famous grasshopper Fred of the Savannah and the handsome tree at Mount Gletscherhorn?

What has come out this immensely successful boring project is this:
a. The person who fits the description above exists; or rather existed 173.2 years back. She died when she had gone trekking at Mount Gletscherhornwhen and a tree fell on her.
b. The only other person who fits this is a very confused female otter somewhere in the backlands of New Zealand.

Which brings me hastily to point j.

Point J. Strictly humans (read that again)

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