Like Duck to Water, thats how I have taken to life :). This blog is the saga of love and adventures of a small duck in a large water body called LIFE....

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

3x10=30, your face is dirty :-D

Not too dignified of me, I know :). I'm 30! 30! 30! 30! Somebody stop me :-D.

Heyy, I'm not that old! Not yet anyway :).

Seriously speaking (says she who's been acting like a spoilt child for quite a while now :-D), as I mentioned earlier, I am very happy to be where I am today. One of the things I always wished and wish to do is to live my life without any regrets. Yes, there are a couple of regrets about a few lost friendships, but other than those, I have no regrets whatsoever. Which is pretty good for a 30-year lifetime, hehehe :).

Another thing I always wanted to do, is to try and see most of what there is to see and to do most of what there is to do. And as you have seen on my blog, I think I'm doing a pretty good job in this, to be very modest :-D. Its been a great journey so far and man, there is lots lots more to do! There are so many things in this world that one mere lifetime is not enough to see and do everything. I hope I get a chance to do a little more, see a little more, day-by-day and thats it.

So what do you get for a person who wants everything? :-D.

Mmmmm everything? Hehehehe :). By the way, my over-smart hubby has conveniently claimed the DSLR to be his special gift in advance :-p (I actually had thought of it as my special gift to myself, but oh well, who cares as long as I have got the camera :-D). I can't ask for anything more now, can I? He just knows how to shut me up ;-) :-D. But that doesn't really stop me from hankering for a cake :-D.

One thing I have to mention is what Sri said the other day - he is 33 this time, I am 30 and Snugli will be "03" in December, so our ages are all combinations of '3' and '0' :-D. If not anything, it saves us from buying more number-shaped candles, hehehe :-D.

And so as I stand on the 30 year peak of my life, looking forward to more helpings of what I have already and trying not to be too greedy about it ;-) :-D, I realize that I am very fortunate to be here, for there are many many people who are not and every day I thank God for having it so good. Before I get too emotional, I just have another thing to say on this day:

Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday to me
Happpppppppppppy birthththththththdayyyyyyyyyyy to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Happy birthday toooooooooooooo meeeeeee

(BTW this is Snugli's favourite song and I'm looking forward to hearing it on a continuous loop today, hehehee).

Friday, August 20, 2010

Tomorrow never dies..

Well, certainly today it doesn't. Yup, tomorrow is the big that I turn thirrrrrrrr, thirrrrrrrrrrr, thirty, there I said it :-p. Sri, have you ordered my cake yet? :-D.

A cake doesn't seem to be very dignified, does it? :-p. Maybe I should celebrate it in a more subdued manner ;-).

Nahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Get the cake, pronto!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Yet another countdown post ;-). I know I know even I'm getting tired of these. But only one more I promise and one actual birthday post. Its actually one too many, but a "30" year tag deserves atleast so much :-p.

So whats the plan after 30? Oh man, where do I start?

Lots of things to do, LOTS! But you'll see them here as they happen, don't want to spoil the surprises :-D.

Cannot believe the D-day is only 3 days to go :-p.

My feelings are all mish-mashed these days. One part of me is happy that I'm truly becoming an "adult" now (20s are still childish according to me whereas 30s are more dignified :-D), while another thinks what the heck is the difference anyways (because I'm suddenly not going to morph into a dignified adult, hehehee :-D), while yet another is feeling kinda despondent that the years are rolling away like this (and I'm still nowhere close to being a dignified adult, hehehehe :-D).

This countdown is sure accomplishing atleast 2 things -

1) Boring the few remaining readers off my blog ;-) :-D.
2) Keeping an account of my feelings as the actual birthday is nearing :).

See ya soon with more :) (if you are still here, that is :-D).

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"Fair"y tales :-D.

I've been meaning to write something other than a "birthday countdown" post for what seems like days. But have been busy - hopefully will get to one such post in a couple of days. Meanwhile thought of putting up a couple of pics of the local fair we get here annually (I wrote about it last year). Last year Snugli was a bit too young to enjoy all the bits and pieces and I wrote how it'd be different this year :-D. Well, yeah, it was different as in suddenly we were pushed into the role of spectators and she was the adventurer.

We made it 2 times to the fair this year and this post is mostly about the 1st time (the 2nd time my camera was already poof and the iPhone taken photos don't really count :-p). The first time we did take passes for all of us, because we thought she might create a fuss and its better to ride with her. But she was totally at home :-D.

That was her first ride on her own, ever :) (well, the boy eventually did sit beside her, so on her own as in without us :-\).

We did go on the caterpillar roller coaster ride together (same as last year :-D)..

And the giant wheel (or the Ferris wheel as its called here) later..

I don't really like rides which go round and round, so Sri went with her whenever required (yeah I conveniently dumped the honours on him, hehehee).

And then there was a helicopter ride..

A dinosaur ride..

A bike ride..

The standard merry-go-around..

And a racing car ride which was her "favourite" (she says its so to this day ;-) :-D).

There was also a plane ride (no good pics to speak of) and this dragon roller coaster which she loved.

Phew! I think she enjoyed 12 rides in all. Seeing her enjoyment, I "absolutely" "had-to" take her there once more and hence the 2nd time (I pestered Sri until we went :-D). The 2nd time, we didn't even buy passes for ourselves and bought one for her, thats it. I was ready to run out and get one in case she panicked, but well, our little girl is truly growing up. She went on 12 to 14 rides without even giving us a second glance. I cannot be more proud, believe me, but some part of me was actually sad to see her be so independent. It was difficult for me to let go.

Its not like she's totally independent, but that day brought home the fact that time is slipping away. And no matter how hard we try to hold on, time always gets the better of us. Fortunately or unfortunately, there's nothing you and me can do about it..

P.S: On a totally different note, the Perseid meteor showers are this week, supposedly peaking on Aug 12th night and 13th early morning. I have already seen a couple of meteors in my pursuits of Astrophotography (thats the post I have been meaning to put up, so will be up soon) in the past week and I will be up on Thursday with my camera trying to photograph the pesky things :-D. Oughta be fun :).

Monday, August 09, 2010

Just a number, right?

Right? 30 is just a number. I don't know why there's hugggge hullabaloo about it :-p.

Alright, alright :-p. Maybe crossing over from the twenties has become equivalent to losing your youth. I firmly believe that we are as young as we feel, so I'm 25, thank you very much :-D.

But to be honest, there are no alarms on my side. I'm glad to be where I am, whatever age I am because this is precisely where I want to be. And I've never understood why people are afraid of growing old - for me its all about the experience and so far it has been a wonderful enjoyable experience :-D.

Well, I might still panic on the D-day, so somebody please hold my hand ;-) :-D.

P.S. Folks, My birthday isn't here yet, still part of the countdown :-D.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Come august :).

Well, the month is finally here. This month I reach another pivotal point in my life :-p.

Err, kindly imagine the calendar in the comic to be August :-D.

Since I'll be crossing over from the twenties to the thirties this month, I have decided to celebrate this extremely happy (:-p :-D) occasion, by having a sort of countdown to the D-day :-D. All the more to bother you with silly posts, my dearies hehehee :)).

Meanwhile today is also the first Sunday of August which means its FRIENDSHIP day!! And friendship is certainly more important than me becoming 30 years old :-p.

Happy friendship day to all :)