Coffee Update #2

(Or the “I’m Back!” post)

If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you that I’m officially back from my just-more-than-one-month-long hiatus now that my terminals are done with. Apart from the economics paper, they were all thoroughly awesome, and I am confident I’ve done really well.

A fan-made poster of the movie
A fan-made poster of the movie (Click to go to the artist, Jolan Rouchet’s page)

If we were having coffee right now, I would tell you that I finally got a chance to watch The Martian. Matt Damon has really climbed up my list of top actors after this one. Mind-blowing. You should definitely watch it, irrespective of whether you passed in science or not. If you’ve already watched, you could always watch it again. Seriously, its that good. Now, I could go on a full-blown speech about how that movie invokes some extent of euphoria and certain very over-the-top, universal goody-goody feelings in me, but I shall restrain myself. I could still change my mind though.

If we were having coffee right now, I would tell you that I very recently attended a live football match for the first time. I went to see the Indian Super League match between Mumbai City Football Club and Atletico de Kolkata at the D.Y. Patil Stadium on the 1st of November, a day after my exams concluded. My home team, Mumbai City, lost out 4-1, but the experience itself was enough to leave me more than satisfied nonetheless.

If we were having coffee right now, I would tell you that I am currently reading Jeffrey Archer’s ‘Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less’. This is supposed to be an Archer classic, so I guess I am a little embarrassed for having not read it earlier, despite having read a lot of Archer’s work.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee right now?
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Coffee Update

Today’s Writing 101 assignment is to update my readers (that’s you) over a virtual cup of coffee (replace ‘coffee‘ with ‘tea‘ if that’s what you prefer) so as to let them know what the goings-on in my life are. I think its a good way to create that personal connect with your readers, one that not many other writing forms can create successfully, and, since I like to be casual in my writing, I feel quite up for this.

if we were having coffee right now...

If we were having coffee right now, I would tell you that I got drenched in the rain last evening. My 9 year-old sister and I had gone out to rent a movie from the store nearby. The rains have been on the down low these past many days so we weren’t expecting anything beyond the light drizzle but what we got was a full-blown thunderstorm complete with bellowing winds, raging thunder and streaky lightning.

If we were having coffee right now, I would tell you that I have been going to the gym for about four months now (I think I spoke about this in one of my earlier posts as well) to gain some mass. I am genetically slim, my dad was that way too when he was young, and I gain weight very slow, no matter how much I eat. Its weird, but it has its upside: you have no restrictions on eating, whatsoever. I have also been taking protein shakes that, just BTW, taste like you mixed the world’s darkest chocolate with with the world’s most bitter medicine and added the smell of burning rubber to it. Absolutely awful. I don’t know how I’m going to finish the whole 5kg pack.

If we were having coffee right now, I would tell you that I have been taking another writing course on Blogging U (for all those of you that don’t know already). Its Writing 101 again, but with a revamped look and new set of assignments, and might I say, I’m having a blast at it.

If we were having coffee right now, I would tell you that I have been thinking about writing for some sort of website or magazine where I would actually get paid. I’m having a bit of a break from college since we’re through with almost everything in most of our subjects, there have been a lot of holidays what with the Ganpati festival and whatnot, and our terminal exams are nearing. So I have a lot of time on my hands right now, and my mom has been telling me to invest it in something beyond the blog, occasional studies, movies and TV shows. Something that makes me grow as a personal, and if it gives me some monetary benefit then that’s an added bonus. I would love to know if any of you guys know about any such websites/other media where I can contribute by writing.

If we were having coffee right now, I would tell you that Manchester United play Southampton tonight and I’m looking forward to watching the match. Anybody else out here who’s going to watch it as well?

If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you that I am pretty active on Quora as well. Those of you who haven’t checked out that little place of wisdom, must do so immediately. Its basically a Q&A platform where anybody can ask and answer questions about absolutely everything. I was introduced to it by a friend and initially I used to answer questions related to topics like life problems, everyday psychology, English grammar and football. I guess my football answers were really liked by people and I started getting asked to answer football-related questions only, so now I am a most viewed writer in multiple football categories. I guess we had an assignment in Blogging 101 once to create identities on different parts of the internet along with our blogs, and I have something of an identity on Quora now, which you can check out by clicking here.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee right now?