Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Good bye 20s, Hell! Oh' 30s?...

30. Officially old. Officially unattractive. Happy birthday to me :).

With some effort i can see my scalp. Though, from far, i'd seem to have a head full of hair. Everything looks prettier and more wholesome from far.

A recent celebrity dream. I've had them before. But, it's usually just the deed. No run ups, no frills. They're purely functional in nature. Aimed just at hormonal balance. This one was different. A U-Certificate celebrity dream. Late night conversations with Trisha in Thirvanmayur beach. Coffees. MTC bus rides (a definite impact of the 'Aayutha ezhuthu' sequence). We even stood at my favourite bridge in Muttukaad, watching the sun go down. I woke up with a kind of light-headed happy feeling. The kind you get up with when you're in a nice lazy relationship. Or an illusion of being in one, looking forward to the day, looking forward to seeing the face you want to see. I've been there before. But it's been a while and i'm out of touch. So this was a nice dream to dream.

Back to reality. Confounded by a bunch of criss-crosses. Like umpteen others...

Hang on, do better at the current job. Make up for possibly the worst work year in 9 years.

A viable business idea. Quit. Execute it. Be on the move, seeing new places while at it. See how it goes..

Move to the US. Do a part-time Geo course. Spend weekends surfing in Half-moon bay and Santacruz. Get real good at it.

Start a Table tennis school. Cater to cash-rich corporate men/women. And to kids to whose life sport will make a difference. With a proper operational plan, ensure it doesn't go into charity mode and ensure that the kids have their pride and self esteem intact.

Marry? Even have a daughter at some point maybe? Have a family to support and be supported by. The whole nine yards.

Take a year off. Travel around India by the most economical means. Document it. No wordy paragraphs. Just facts. To aid other travellers. And pictures, yes.

Many wants. One life.

Here's to hope, and the road ahead...

22 comments:

RagzZmatazZ said...

Happy Birthday ! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!
So something about 30's that trigger same set of thoughts.
Mallik

chandni said...

happy birthday!

lovely list there....mine is quite similar :)

Don't worry...even if all of them can't come true, its important to continue wanting and planning and trying...

Good luck!

Chitty Cat said...

dai!

u almost copied my new yur post and now ur almost copying my budday post - what ees this i say - just cpos im chitty cat, does not mean u become a copy cat ;)

happy turning 30 anyway. i think 30 is a rocking age for a man to be - he is not too young, not too old, still sexy - sprouting grey hair here n there (n rnt u glad u aint bald)

its better than being 26 - now 26 is a real dhobhi ka kutta kinda age

;)

Princess Fiona said...

happy bday..and i loveddddd ur last line.."Many Wants...One life"..classic...and i agree with chitty cat..30 though a mental block is a good place to be....26...sigh...now thats a crappy age to be!

mani said...

Many happy returns and may all your dreams come true (even the Trisha one)!

A bit disappointed that the dream was in Chennai... Come on man, even Kannada movies have foreign location songs!

If you do choose to quit and travel around India, just remember, I can always attach a sidecar to my bullet :-)

work in progress said...

To all your wants....

Amen!

Anonymous said...

dei ... nee enna vida chinna payyana? inimae enna annanu thaan koopdanum...happy 30

-- swami

Krish said...

Happy Birthday dude !

-kicha

theanalogkid said...

hey belated wishes.. can we trade ages? am at crappy beat around the bush 26 :-/

nkaderfe said...

Yenna maithukku Trisha-va MTC busla kootikittu pona`??...

sari athavidu ... Muttukadu varikum kootikitu poittu ... trisha-va parkama suriyana parthukittu irunthirukka ....

"A U-Certificate celebrity dream. Late night conversations with Trisha in Thirvanmayur beach."

ithukku devanaiya kootikittu poi irukanum ... yethukku trisha ??

inoruthadava dream-la yaarayavathu anga kootiponen.. molaga bachi vangi saptomnu yeluthunu .. terror agiduven ....

frissko said...

ragssmatazz - Thanks...

Mallik - Thanks...And if other 30s think so too, good to know i have company. Is this Abdul Malick from PEC?

chandni - Thanks...and Thanks...

"its important to continue wanting and planning and trying..."

Touche :)...

chitty - Thanks...And copying? What copying?

fiona - Thanks...

frissko said...

mani - Thanks man...and i'll remember the sidecar part...

wip - Thanks...

swami, krish - thanx machis...

analogkid - Thanks man..Trade ages? Sure...And what's the problem you folks have with 26 eh?

nkaderfe - Otha!...indha commentukku badhul solradhu nemba kastam...

theanalogkid said...

@frissko - problem with 26?.. if ever someone made a movie of a man's life from 0-60. Age 26-29 i think is the place where you fast forward by dragging the slider. you wont miss much in the story. i think thats where the scriptwriter basically gets bored and tired and knows he has to get the character till age 60 so all you get is fluff.

/<0USIK said...

Welcome to 30. As we go over the hill, we gain speed. So don't worry about it too much. Life begins NOW.

frissko said...

analogkid - Fluff is good...we still have a deal :)...

/<0usik - "As we go over the hill, we gain speed."
Now, that is a nice thought...Thanks...

Cuckoo said...

Happy birthday !!!

Just hopped in, didn't know abt it.

May you be blessed with your wishes.

Cuckoo

frissko said...

hey cuckoo, thanks...

~vagabond~ said...

Happy Birthday! :)

...do the travel around India and blog about it...so when I'm 30, I can go next. :P

frissko said...

vagabond - Thanks. And the travel is not going to happen immediately. Will do it sometime in the next 5 years.

Zanychild said...

Hey happy bday!

frissko said...

zanychild - thanks...