Thursday, March 23, 2006

You know you are...

There are lots of posts about “You know you are ... when” (the blanks meaning anything) on the net. When I thought about those, they were missing some points, IMO. So, here's the missing things, the lists now are complete. You know you are...


  • Getting older when...

    • The girls you (that be you and your friends, matey) liked in high school (Silverine, point to be noted, High school, not nursery) don't look as beautiful as they used to. (and girls who you didn't notice start to take your attention)

    • You suddenly realise that you are the one of the few persons in your friend circle, who don't have a girlfriend, while your friends (girls and boys both) are getting engaged, even married and having babies, left, right and centre (the directions are from your group photograph from some trekking thingy you all did when you were in college).

    • Your life cycle till now is: nursery, school, high school, college, college (undergraduate) and school (graduate). And you are not ashamed that you are going to school even when you are adult now.

    • You are the person the family friends, neighbouring kids and relative kids come to as an expert on (or at least a person who knows) all things college, GRE/GMAT/CAT (whatever you have taken) and career path. (not that that's insulting or I don't like it)

    • You watch the serials you liked as a kid again, and laugh at the things they did back then. This comes after watching first 7 episodes of Ramayana. Everybody knows that they did some funny things about arrows and other weapons (they went on forever and forever, and after they clash, one disappeared causing the owner/thrower of the winning weapon much pleasure, and irritating the loser in bargain), but I just realised that if we take the script for whole serial, the mix will be about 1 parts dialogue to 5 parts music + songs + श्लोक. And as my room mate noticed, we could act better than the extras they had back then, at least expression wise. And how many of you have noticed the envy and a feeling much like “how could he do this” on the face of Lakshman when Ram killed Tratika (or Tadaka or whatever she is called in any language)?

    • You can read this, and resist the urge to try search engines or P2Ps. And come up with most innocent comment.




  • Missing your country (parents, friends, city et al) when...


    • you hear a perfectly cute specimen of American kid asking her father, "डॅडी, मम्मी कुठाय?” (daddy, where is mummy? in marathi)




  • Have been reading a lot of Harry Potter and watching a lot of Friends when...

    • You find Ron and Ross a lot similar (nope I don't think Ron is going to study Dragons or start getting all geeky). But,
      ʹHe's WHAT?' spluttered Ron, outraged, his ears now resembling curls of raw beef. 'She's going out with - my sister's going - what d'you mean, Michael Corner?'
      'Well, that's why he and his friends came, I think - well, they're obviously interested in learning defence, but if Ginny hadn't told Michael what was going on -'
      'When did this - when did she -?'

      Do tell me this is not like what Ross would say, same style.





P.S.
The Love Story is finally a complete story. The record is finally set straight.

Finished the third and fourth chapters and they are online now. Read the complete story here. The link to my stories is also present under the "I Wrote" heading.



Quote of The Day:

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act III

12 Comments:

Figo said...

rofl.
i wanted to write a beeg comment and a beeg congrats, but not now.
i'll be back.

good work man!! and thanks for saving my precious time which i would have wasted reading bard's lies

Fleiger said...

@Figo: Waiting for big comment... And thanx. So, how are your fish now? Or is it how is?

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

am on chapter 3 now ... wait !

and by ur rules , am i old ? i dont know !!!!

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

done ....

damn u !!! it was bad enough w/ the bard writing a tragic ending ... and u too ?????

but the writing was great ... tho it was a tragedy ... hmmmm
but looking at a ray of hope .. well ,the world is a small place

Fleiger said...

@Deepa: The ending was pretty much ok compared to the other one. At least nobody died in this. Ray of hope? Are you thinking that they might meet later?

Fleiger said...

Oh, and Deepa, that "old" means 24. So, decide if you are old. If you cover more than 3 points, you are old at heart, even if not by age.

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

thatz true ....
yes , i do think they'll meet :)

hmmm ...so that is old !!!

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

:)

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

btw , belated Gudi Padawa wishes :) i hope i got the name right !

Fleiger said...

@Deepa: Answering your last 3 comments 1. I said she was sent to be married off, no such luck my lady.
2. Yes, that is old, I am staring a good freaking out in face, and the day is coming closer. Don't be surprised if you see a very wild post sometime soon.
3. Thanks for the wishes. Considering the H thing, you got it right (Gudhi). But the olny celebs we had was eating in a chinese restaurant. So I am envying you a looot right now.

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

no way !!!

i still stick to my version ...
ok , mayb she got married .. then , killed her husband / eloped on her marriage day ...

envy me ? why ?

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

update ?