Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Looking Back

Looking Back

Well I completed 25 years on Sunday.. no fanfare , and to tell the truth I was happy with the whole quiet scenario. I always expect a lot on my Birthday –for all my friends and the entire family to call, get all the presents which I wished for in the year and also for something to happen which will change the course my life was thinking( every October my life seems to go exactly the opposite direction of plan!!) .

This birthday I can proudly say I grew up, I was happy if some of my friends remembered my birthday and pretty contented to sweep and wipe the house for my mom considering the servant had decided to take off the week. I was deliriously happy when my friends through a small surprise party ,replete with cake and balloons. I didn’t even want my life to change much except for the fact that I would really like to cart my moms cooking with me back to my job.
This year has been life changing for me – my view though drastically not changed have firmed J, I respect my dad more – I now know how hard it is to earn money and not blow it all away on some impulsive buy, my mom for actually spending late nights with me on projects even when she was working and packing my lunches(I do miss the dabba with the 2 types of rice and a curry), I spend more time with my nieces (even though their screams can give a banshee a run for her money),and I don’t mind the Chennai traffic Jams any more………...and best of all I get to blog..

Got up on Sunday worried about how old I was getting and then suddenly it struck me – a thought I am sure I read somewhere “Look back with Pride at what you have achieved and forward with enthusiasm as to what you are about to do” , and I felt better…25 years seemed to have passed in a jiffy. Certain moments are frozen in time .Irrespective of the fact that memories are sad or happy I am Glad I had events. They made me realize that life is filled with little things that matter more as things which seemed big and insurmountable. I am still wondering as to how I passed my 12th exams :). Even though my life seems have attained the “good life” status now, there is so much to achieve .I now realize that however much you plan , destiny takes you for a ride and your definitely on the drivers seat. So sit back , let the air play with your hair and enjoy the ride

Ok the one liners this time are courtesy of Erma Bombeck…It’s a nice read

Spend at least one Mother's Day with your respective mothers before you decide on marriage. If a man gives his mother a gift certificate for a flu shot, dump him.
My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car.
Making coffee has become the great compromise of the decade. It's the only thing "real" men do that doesn't seem to threaten their masculinity. To women, it's on the same domestic entry level as putting the spring back into the toilet-tissue holder or taking a chicken out of the freezer to thaw.
I don't know why no one ever thought to paste a label on the toilet-tissue spindle giving 1-2-3 directions for replacing the tissue on it. Then everyone in the house would know what Mama knows.
Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop offs at tedium and counter productivity.
How come anything you buy will go on sale next week?
Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-rearing, they are unemployed.
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub.
People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you'll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow.
Mother's words of wisdom: "Answer me! Don't talk with food in your mouth!"
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with white carpet is one of them.
Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy.

Anu

13 Comments:

Blogger hari said...

Hi Anu,
Nice to see you back in action. And belated silver birthday wishes to you.

Be happy that you are among the lucky ones to be able to look back and be satisfied with your past achievements as many of us have not been so fortunate. Again do not try to tamper too much with your life or struggle for too much change, put in your efforts and let life take its own course as far as the results are concerned. Fruits of hard work will definitely accrue.

2:03 AM  
Blogger Sriram said...

Belated Birthday Wishes!!!
But can a female be trusted with her age....ha ha ha jus kiddin..!!!
Btw, I also completed my quarter this year in july...

3:15 AM  
Blogger hari said...

Mr. Sriram,

Neenga eppo thanni adikka arambithenga. And which year did you start having the quarter.

4:46 AM  
Blogger kpowerinfinity said...

Hi,

Belated birthday wishes. It seems that your birthday was spent in a lot of introspection. Good way to do it!

And yes, I am sure that you would be able to achieve far more.

Btw, everybody wonders how they pass exams. At least that has been my story for the past two years ;-)

8:11 AM  
Blogger Anu said...

Thanks ...and it really nice to get greeted by new friends this year..makes it more special

hari good one and kpower -my granduncle still mentions his 12th ..I guess it stays with u for a loong time

Anu

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Belated Happy Birthday Anu!! Hope you have a great year ahead.

Jahnvi.

12:17 AM  
Blogger dumbs said...

happy B'day. 25 should have been a gr8 feelin.

6:41 PM  
Blogger REFLEX said...

Belated birthday wishes. Today got time to visit some of the blogs. Got ur link thru Hari's blog.
Completed Silver Jubilee and marching towards Golden Jubilee. Welcome. Have fun and Enjoy...

3:57 AM  
Blogger Anu said...

Thanks Dumb and Reflex, and welcome to my Blog

Anu

7:08 AM  
Blogger Kamala Subramaniam said...

25 is the best year! Trust me. Enjoy it! Belated wishes.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Aatif said...

Nice one liners. Happy Belated B'day. Things change with years. Here we celebrate our happy butt-day, thinking why the hell God threw us down here to get brutally kicked by "friends". But some years down the lane we would be craving for those butt kicking experiences. You need to grow with years maybe! Btw thnx for ur over the top comment on my paltry blog:)

12:05 AM  
Blogger Castelgard said...

its must be grt feeling anu..good to know that u spent time with ur luved ones...some amy feel aweful that they were not there with u on u r birthday

4:01 AM  
Blogger Srini said...

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes !

Indru Pol Endrum Vaazhga, manamaarndha vaazhthukkal.

Srini

11:25 PM  

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