Saturday, 31 January 2009
Thursday, 8 January 2009
The World Wide Web.
8 - 1 - 2009
Sub : Hearty Birthday Wishes
Happy birthday blog. Don't be surprised - today is your birthday. This is one thing we kept from you and I think now that the time has come for you to learn everything.
You were not born on the first of November, 2007. Instead you actually came into existance on the 8th on Jan the following year. Though others may believe that 'Of Soothsayers, Believers and Fools' marked your beginning, it was actually 'The Average Winter Day' which brought you into existance as it is indicated in the note following the P.P.S of the former. Read through patiently and you will understand everything.
'The Average Winter Day' was written on 8-1-08 and 'Soothsayers...' followed. However, due to some negligence on my part (of which I am ashamed) and some laziness (which I cannot help), some error in the dates crept in. I am unwilling to correct this error as of now due to some stupid sentimental reasons. Anyway, I am sorry if I have hurt you in any way.
I am also sorry if you feel that I have ignored you at any point of time. I try to make 1 post every month but as you know, sometimes this is not possible due to some of my prior commitments. I feel bad for you especially because I have been notified that some authors have been making 9 posts in one particular month! Well, I am sorry for not postingeven once in December but I promise you that I will NEVER make 9 posts in any particular month! (Maybe in three months; not even two) - By the way, this is the second for Jan. You had better note that down.
It has been one hell of a ride - this one year. You have stuck with me through thick and thin. You were with me when I braced for a 1.5 degree chill last year (and no doubt you will stick around this year too). You helped me face the wrath of the 10 registration cards; a daunting task had I been alone. As a reward of course, you have had the opportunity of sharing the lighter and happier moments of my life.
We have come through 365 days though it doesn't feel as many. Last year, this very evening I still remember making up the final draft of my first post. Yes, there were drafts those days; not the present day concept of "write + post in the same sitting"... It has been a bumpy ride or a sinusoidal wave (as HHH would put it) in terms of comments. We started with 0 and then up, down, up... It doesn't really matter; though comments often motivate you to frequent this place more.
The year of 12 posts has finally come to a close. 12 is a good number. No? Anyway, that is how much I have managed. Maybe the next year will see more. (This counts as number 1 in those) I hope we see many more bloggiversaries like this. Cheers, have a great year!
Yours in an 'Authorly' way,
P.S. Same time, same place, last year - it was much colder. That's why I began to write in the first place - because it was too cold to do anything else.
P.P.S. I love P.P.Ss. Long time since I used them though.
Thursday, 1 January 2009
A damp dreary chill filled the sky
A shroud of mist covered the Earth
All the warmth was destined to die
With it would go all joy and mirth.
Even the Sun had shirked away
Feeling the brunt of mortal Cold
31st December didn't see one ray!
We waited eager, for the year to fold.
To 1st of Jan, the Calendar turned
On cue rose Helios on the East
Cold on his very knees was spurned
2009 brings hope at least.
Even if not much, it promises more
Than the fallen year in more ways than one
The world has fallen humble to the floor
The only way now is 'up' - towards the sun.
So may the new year make reality of goals
May again, the world stand tall
May the world fill up with 'lol's
A very happy new year to one and all.