The third most read post on Bleh, Top 10 of ’10, began with these lines..
Seasons Greetings Snaily, Pallav, Visky, Cheetah Fairy, Subaru-Girl, Vikram and Random-Google-Search-Guy! XD
(I don’t think anyone else visits my blog :P)
This year too, I’m going to address my entire audience for my favourite post of the year. So,
Greetings Random-Google-Search-Guy! xD
It’s almost scary, the parallels between the times at which the 2010 and 2011 review posts were/are written.
Now that I am done with my exams, I spend most of my time (a) Sleeping (b) Watching ‘Phineas and Ferb’ or ‘Burn Notice’; (c) Re-reading, for only the three millionth time, Harry Potter and (d) Doing Nothing for a few days because I have a ‘busy’ Jan 2011 :\
Now that I am in between jobs, I spend most of my time (a) Sleeping (b) Watching ‘Faith and Hope’ or ‘Outsourced’; (c) Trying to finish a book I started reading in July 2011 (d) Doing Nothing for a few days because I may have a ‘busy’ March 2012 :\
Er.. Okay, This is my “What I Will Remember 2011 For” list.
11. Bella & Bleh
For those uninitiated to the World Wide Weird World of the author of this blog (:P), Bella is my Laptop.
B̶o̶u̶g̶h̶t̶, No, Brought home a day before Valentine’s Day 2011, Bella was just another nameless electronic device until GRE Goddess taught me the magic of a VBScript Script file and asked me if it was a boy or a girl? *She* was christened Bella xD
Bleh is my third attempt at Blogging. The first two attempts, circa 2006 and 2008, had a grand total of two blog posts between them. The third attempt has 35 posts in 17 months. I think it is safe to call it an “odd success”. (Quantitatively, at least, if not Qualitatively xD )
Yes, #11 is what happens when you have a list with 11 items but material only for 10! =P It’s going to get better as we count down to the top three (It can’t possibly get any worse, anyway =P ) Keep reading, there is an awesome video towards the end. No, don’t skip everything and go there now. Sigh. :P
Related Facebook Update: ~ Ladies and Gentlemen, I found my Zuper-Beautiful Valentine – a HP G42 XD ;) :P
10. (More) Twitter
Twitter is the only one to appear in both the 2010 (#8) and 2011 lists. So far, the forever part of September 17 to Forever 27 is holding true ;) Twitter continued to provide much fun, frolic and new friendships [Today is Friday! #FF my 2011 Follows ;) @Siriusly_Preets @JediKhare @Dreamcatcher310 @Karma_lies @wraith_ness @MissBlurrii @wraith_ness @Art_Koala* @vlanoa
@NirBuddhi ] throughout the year. Plus, an outlet for all my terrible, terrible jokes. Look, I *just* made one there –
~ 52 to win off 35, 2 wkts in hand. If SL win this, I promise to upload a video of me singing “We found win in a hopeless chase” =P #AusvSL
9. Semester VIII – The Beginning of the End – I (February 07 – June 06)
~ Quoting a Quintessential Quote by a Quotable Qutie :P, Snehal Surve – It’s our “Beginning of the End” Tomorrow :)
And thus began the final lap of the Undergrad Marathon! (Wait.. Marathons don’t have laps, do they? :P) Definitely *the* best semester of ’em all, it had a project that ensured we spent much of our times outside the classroom, 72 seminars, a Faculty Development Programme, Entrepreneurship Week, Eco Week, XIV Intercollegiate Athletic Meet (our Superbowl :P) hosted by my college, College Photo Session Day, Twin day, an awesome class tour of UK (Uttara Kannada! ;) ) all of which ensured we spent most of the time outside of class =P
Of course, it was also one giant photo session from Feb 7 to Jun 6, especially by the girls =P
Meanwhile, in Australia..
(From 52 off 35 with *1* wicket in hand to Nerve wracking last over – 6 off 3, I almost had to sing. Wow 0_0)
~ Phew. I don’t have to sing by 5 runs. #AusvSL
Let’s digress from our list for a while to give away some er.. awards ;) (Golden Blehs? =P)
(Heart)Breakthrough Performance of the Year: This. xD Yes, I liked it, and her. A lot. =P
Even more awesome, is this. Katy Perry <3 (My New Music Interest of the Year, KP! ;) )
We’ll be back with more cringe-able awards later in the countdown. (I think I lost my readers at Friday! :P)
8. #VolunteeringMAX (January – July)
Unusually high number of Volunteering sessions happened in 2011. A rough count shows over 90 days of volunteering across around a dozen events, all of which were much enjoyable – especially the Athletic Meet and FDP mentioned in #9.
Also, after a 2 year stint, I steeped down as General Secretary of St. Jude Youth Association in June, 2011. I’ve *so* much to be thankful for during those years, I’ve learnt so much. Much fun, too – Dog Chase and Chilli Ice Cream Adventures aside. ;)
7. Home and Away Series (July 18 Onwards)
I was mostly using my home as a guest house for most of 2011 :P With the first half spent away on travel and volunteering, and second half away on work. I spent roughly a fortnight at home since July 18.
I’ve been a day scholar throughout my 18 years of education. That meant me leaving home for work would be my first time I would be living on my own. That was quite an experience, yes. I liked it more than I expected :)
Earworm of the Year – I’ve had, as usual, a Kazillion songs stuck in my head last year, none for a longer duration than Chammak Challo! SRK <7 ;)
Here’s Chammak Challo in a way you’ve probably never seen before. Presenting, YouTube Find of the Year –
6. Harry Potter Live! – The Beginning of the End – II (July 07, 15)
The July 7 UK premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II was broadcast live (spectacularly, at that) on YouTube. Thanks to the magic of Live-Tweeting (:P), it was as if us Twitter-Potter-Nuts ( @Art_Koala @SnaZiness @Siriusly_Preets and me ) were all in the same room. I can’t put into words how amazing those few hours were. Probably the best use of Broadband and YouTube since I got Internet at home! :)
A week later, First Day First Show happened. The End of Childhood.
5. #NewPlacesMAX (April 16 – 20, July 9 – 14, December 02 – 04; March 11, 19, 21, April 07)
Much travelling happened last year – Gokarna, Yana, Murudeshwara, Kerala – Tamilnadu, Madikeri, Mysore.. Even within my hometown, Bangalore, the nature of my Project took me to places I hadn’t been to before – BDA Office, BBMP Office, GKVK, SHOWS, The Lalit Ashok (Teheheh xD), IISc etc..
May I have MOAR travel in 2012! #SelfBlessing! :P
Back to the Awards thingy, Heartmelty Dance Diva of the year – By default, this is always Shakira! xD Since Shakira had a rather quiet 2011, I think I’ll present this to.. Katrina Kaif! :) <7
New Celeb Crushes of the Year – Dr. Elliot Reid/Sarah Chalke <7 (Scrubs), Dani Venn (MasterChef Australia), April Ludgate/Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Ellie Paxton-Hall (MasterChef Australia)
4. LOO Admits. A Scottish one, too (January 21, March 06, October 04)
The results of #1 from the 2010 list xD
Rutgers, The State University of New York – Jan 21
Michigan State University – Mar 06
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow – Oct 04
:) I don’t want to talk much about this.
LOO = Land of Opportunities = USA. From the Genuis Mind of GRE Goddess, kids. xD
3. This. _/\_ (April 02)
WE ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS!!! x (This was the first to go on this list. Kinda like how Rahul Dravid <7 is automatically #3 in our test team! ;) :P )
Related FB Update ~ India. Pakistan. March 30. :D (March 30, Coincidentally, happens to be the day when the whole class is scheduled to fall sick! :P :P XD)
I think I spent more time putting the eleven in the right order than in writing this. I still cannot decide between 1 and 2. Much interchangeable, both :)
2. The End – Graduation (June 25)
“There are 815 *Extremely* Happy, Can’t-stop-smiling people in SMVIT right now. ‘It’s over!’ XD XD XD” ~ FB Update
That feeling, *THAT* feeling when you’ve given the sixty-eighth exam, the last, and you walk out of the exam room. :)
Pliss to go through this album titled ‘Fourier Memories’. Tehehe. #MathJoke.
Last award. The big one. Goddess of the Year 2011. *Drumroll*
Lady Gaga! :)
And, Finally.. Numero Uno.. *Higher Pitched Drumroll*
1. Career – The Beginning of the Beginning! :P ;) (July 18)
Ah yes, I kinda ran through the last part of this post. Close to nine hours, writing this blog post took! Hence :)
“What are you going to do after your CA, ma?” “I’m thinking of getting married”. Me – 1, Relatives – 0 ~ @lavsmohan
BJP said Congress killed democracy. Now Congress says BJP murdered democracy. At least no one’s denying that it’s dead ~ @rameshsrivats
PJ of the day. If you’re a Maharashtrian, your mom’s cell phone automatically becomes Aai Phone ~ @MaddoMomo
On a more amused note, it was 15C in the lecture hall and is 37C outside; I think CS 1 is trying to Pasteurize us. ._. ~ @athuface
Post it from Bro: CLEAN YOUR ROOM NOW!!! Post it back to him: I DONT TAKE ORDERS FROM A YELLOW GLUE STRIP :P ~ @wraith_ness
Pah! RT “: God does. :p “ : Nobody cares for us atheists feelings!”” ~ @iKaveri
2011 will also be remembered as the year we lost @Art_Koala. We miss you.