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". :)



At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to have u back chilli..


At 9:56 PM, Anonymous the devil said...

You havent changed a bit ...

All god -god now
then casanova casanova
then LF LF
cycle repeat ....

in the meantime, coffee craze ... some craze or the other ...

on the side you will pass some billion exams with flying colours ... remember the most stupid of details


At 10:08 PM, Anonymous the devil said...

ok sorry ...
the lakers are on a free-fall...

By the way it is the park bench in front of my house...

Your park benches are full of lovers ...

At 4:48 AM, Blogger Sridhar Raman said...

Thanks dude!

Hehehe! I choose to ignore the casanova insinuation!

Yup, noticed the Lakers' fall. Maybe you guys should go for KG next year. He would help.

What park bench in front of your house?!!

>>Your park benches are full of lovers ...
:) Precisely why we would stand out.

Anyway, get to the ballpark, we can talk about the benches later.

At 6:44 AM, Anonymous anand said...


i read your entry. you say you have changed by shedding your chronic laziness.

otherwise i did not understand much of your writing. is it meant to be understood by a select few who know about those park benches?

not sardonic or critical merely inquisitive in a healthy way

At 12:38 AM, Blogger Sridhar Raman said...

Yup, some of the stuff I write is meant to be either obviously cryptic, or selectively obvious ... on purpose. Nothing else.

The rest is just my usual incoherent ramblings. :)

At 1:22 AM, Blogger pophabhi said...

knowing you, I am optimistic about you going to the real you, the lazy you. Lazy elegance is your trademark, buddy! Hail Azhar!
Hope you would be at home to see the WC, and what about you Sabarimala plans?

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At 5:59 AM, Anonymous the devil said...

Cant wait for March to get over.... or am i being selfish ?!


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