Monday, July 06, 2009

5 years of blogging, 1st camping trip, 1st time in pool and other useless 'over-information'

Hmmm.. going for an overnight camping trip was a mistake, with all that heat, crowd and distance it was not worth the effort and preparations.
Alright, that sounded little harsher, ok to put it mildly going anywhere on a long weekend is not a great idea. All roads get choked, it gets chaotic everywhere, and whole purpose of taking a break loses its meaning.

Anyway, we’ve learned our lesson, so next time, we’ll be more careful in deciding the place, time and most importantly company ;-)

Alright when bad camping site and timing was not enough to ruin the mood it got topped by pathetic dinner we had last night at place in Newark, normally I don’t do restaurant reviews and all but this time I’m forced to pass a judgment, it was so pathetic that it made me sick. Anyways‘ll restrain from taking names.

Oops, time to stop negativity now, alright, brightest side of the weekend was King Federer’s sweet victory over Roddick, I woke way early than my normal time so that I don’t miss a point, and wifey overslept to glory and got up just in time to see that epic final set. That kind of made me look like a fool, but that’s ‘so’ her ;-) ..

Also on positive side, after years of deliberations/contemplations/considerations I took the plunge (sounds so cheesy or cliché-isque) in the pool, yes at last enrolled for swimming classes, so far they are fun. Making progress everyday, but a lot needs to be deserved, so trick is to spend as much time as possible in the pool, after all one cannot make omelets without breaking the eggs.

Also in past week, I completed 5 years of blogging, though I’m not a very regular blogger but actually never ever deserted this place, it all started with an extended streak of boredom at work and now after 5 years here I’m still bored but little less. There aren’t many posts here lately and posts from Sept 08 to Feb 09 miraculously* disappeared from here also made this place look stale n deserted.

I want to thank each and everyone who ever passed through this blog, especially to friends mentioned on the sidebar, they all are amazing writers and amazing people, and inspiration to keep this place going. Thank you guys.

*there are no miracles in blogger’s park, actually wifey deleted those during one of our routine fights :-)..pretty creative huhh...:-) , and now if you’re wondering that why the hell I share my password with my wife then either you’re not married or it’s going to happen with you very soon ;-) , …… alright lets say we know each other’s password so that we can check mails n stuff in case of some emergency and all…oh yeah that’s the standard excuse ;-)


shub said...

aila! Oscar speech and all! :P
Congrats buddy! I will get there in a week too:)

Arunima said...


Now, I am wondering what those posts were. I am sure I did not miss any of them, but now that they are gone I am really interested. :-)

manuscrypts said...

oh yes, when everything else fails, blame the wife!! I'm now wondering whether you wrote any!! :p
happy fifth to you buddy :)

chandni said...

all that is fine but what's with the footnote? sharing passwords?? the horror!

That's not on!

Stone said...

@Shub -- lol@oscar speech, didn't realize it while writing :-)

@Arunima - Thanks, even I don't recall any of those, that's why I label them useless :-)

@Manuscrypts - oh least here I can blame her, and from her POV for everything else going wrong in this world is my fault.

@Chandni - hahaha, sometimes it's in best interest to concede defeat rather than doing logical discussions, and in some cases sometimes = alltimes ;-)

Pallavi said...

hahahah !! Good Lord.. I dont share my passwords with hubby.. and neither does he.. its an unsaid pact.. Though we have linked our networks.. but password is a different thing..

But creative huh !!! hahaha h!!

Keep writing dude.. its always nice to be connected.. I have mine through FB and it has made blogging a bit more interesting.. LOL

RP said...

hey... congrats on ur 5 yrs blogging.. even i've not been a regular blogger.. but atleast happy tht we've lasted so long :)
btw, i enjoyed Federer's match thoroughly.. but thought Roddick would mostly win... he was in a great form.. my wife got worried seeing me so tensed throughout the match... :)

Anonymous said...

congrats and keep writing!

sharing passwords?? no, we are married and we still we dont.
- anumita

Stone said...

@RP - Thanks mate! That's exactly my point even though Roddick was in top form and Federer was atleast two-gears his best was able to stretch him to 5 sets.

@Pallavi, Anumita - Thank you.

Alright here's clarification - here by sharing passwords doesn't mean that we keep an eye on each other's mails etc, its like sharing just another personal details..that's it.
At same time, I don't meant that by not-sharing password means hiding something from each other, this whole topic is one tiny trivial thing,and doesn't deserve more discussion :-)