I was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Saakshi. Feels great to be nominated, thank you Saakshi.
Onto the rules then:
- Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
- List the rules and display the award.
- Share seven facts about yourself.
- Nominate other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
- Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.
So, seven facts about myself. Gotta think.
- So, I just joined the gym. Well, I actually joined close to two months ago. I don’t know why I’m writing about it so late. Since the last couple of months I spend about an hour of my day sweating over the gym floor, flexing my muscles (I never knew I had any of those). Pretty hardcore, huh? (Not really, I know.) See, the thing is I’ve always been ‘The Little Guy’. And of course I’ve hated that but now I’m kinda fine with it, it doesn’t make much of a difference to me what people think but it kinda feels really demeaning when people equate size to ability. Sure, I may not be as physically strong in certain (or most) aspects as a six foot tall well-built dude, but that doesn’t mean I’m a totally useless, powerless person. People look at me and go, “You’re 17?!” Yes. I am. I am absolutely positive that I have the mental capacity to do the minimum amount of math it takes to arrive at the conclusion that I am 17 years old. So what if I don’t have the physical size of the average 17 year old? You may have your bouts of surprise that a pretty slim dude like me is 17, but it’d be real nice if you kept that surprise to yourself, or let it come out like surprise, not like its a joke that I’m claiming I’m 17. Sometimes it feels like printing out a copy of this and shove it in people’s face:
- I haven’t blogged in a while now. Hell, I haven’t written in a while. I usually write a lot, really short stuff, stories, anecdotes that kind of stuff. I don’t put it all up here on the blog (I’ll talk about this in a little bit), but I keep writing. But I haven’t done any of that in close to three weeks now. That’s a long time. I guess this award is a way to bring me back to WordPress. I’ve got a few drafts in the blog dashboard, guess I’ll go finish them.
About the stuff that I write. A lot of what I write is whacky, and weird sometimes. I write some really random stuff. I have a draft lying in my dashboard whose title is ‘The Chewing Gum Conundrum’. No kidding. Now if that’s not random, then I don’t know what is. But sometimes I feel its a little too random so I don’t publish it because I think its not good so it remains in the drafts folder till eternity. I think I’ll stop doing that and just post the stuff I write.
I browse 9gag. A lot. Anybody know 9gag here? Its your greatest source of fun. Seriously, you should check it out.
I can hardly ever write anything in one stretch. I’m just too lazy. Hey, that’s two facts in one! Its the same for this post. I sat down to write it, wrote about 100 words, saw TV, wrote another 150 or so, watched the Suits Season 5 Premiere for the third time, and then wrote a little more. That’s usually how my writing sessions go unless I’m really pumped about an idea and words are flowing out like swagger out of Harvey Specter (Suits reference).
I had a dream last night where I was kicked out of college for falsely registering myself as present for a class on a day I was actually absent. Pretty sure that doesn’t happen in real life but again this is coming from Suits because the protagonist in Suits is kicked out of college in a similar fashion. So I was kicked out and then no other college would take me so I had to lead my life with the only other thing I had: writing. And then the usual stuff happened: I got famous, blah blah blah, wrote really good books and stuff. Its a pretty heroic dream. Funny how I remember all of it.
So I came up with a scale the other day. Its a scale that determines how good you are at improv, or Improvisational Comedy. It goes like this, “On a scale of Rajesh Koothrapalli (0) to Chandler Bing (5), how good are you at improv?” I think I’m a Cisco Ramon, who’s like a 2.5/3 on the scale. The thing is, Cisco is good at improv, but most of his jokes are, witty no doubt, but nerdy and easily labeled lame by ‘normal’ folk. What are you?