Thursday, March 29, 2007

This is ...


PS1: I am not talking about this March Madness.
PS2: The park bench cries get louder as yet another one bites the dust.
PS3: I am still sitting firmly on the bench ... so all those people eager to call from the US can hold their horses.


Friday, March 09, 2007

"Getting off the park bench"

It's been a long time. Not many things have changed since. Yes, I have changed. But not too many things apart from that.

Three weeks back, the Devil sent a mail on a certain person "getting off the park bench". It brought back a lot of memories.

What is the park bench?
Ages ago, when on one of those meaningless walks and talks, we guys envisioned this scenario: 20 years in the future, we would still be doing the same meaningless walks and talks, and end up relaxing in the park bench in front of my house. Of course, it went without saying that we wouldn't let any distractions hinder us.

Now, we need to see how that plays out.

2007. This seems to be a year fraught with changes. Lots of them.

I decided to change as well. Why? Hmm ... probably because I can change. But primarily because I want to change.

"Hard-working" is never something that people would associate with me. Heck ... there have been times I have prided on my laziness. And so ... I am trying to change that.

In the past two months, I have worked less than 12 hours on just two occassions. My dad thinks I have a fever. Of course, he should know best. If there's anyone I have disappointed the most with my laziness, it's him. So trying to see him mask his surprise when he sees me wake up at 6:30 everyday, and leave for work ... that's something I enjoy. I can almost see him trying to control himself, lest he jinxes it. :)

If you were thinking this was my long-winded way of rendering an apology for not being frequent, you are wrong. I never use excuses. I never blame time. And if I ever blame anyone, it's only me.

My priorities haven't changed. I am not someone who is going to devote his entire life to his career. Family, friends, work, school, etc. All are equally important. So I realised that the easiest way to maintain this balance perfectly was to drop my laziness.

So ya ... I have changed.

What else has changed in the world? Lots of things. Here are some news items happening around me from the past few months, in no particular order (on second thoughts, let me make it alphabetical order. :P) :
Let down
Moving out
New revelations
People close to beginning their MBA
People finishing their MBA
Pokkiri pongal :)
Taking initiative

So, that covers most things. I hope to also be a bit more regular here. I have an idea for what I want to write next. It's been pending for quite a long time. If tomorrow goes well, I should be in an even better mood. So wait and watch.

And ya ... "Mujeek ij in my veinj". :)