Sunday, 28 December 2008

Happy 24

I grew another year older and I'm thinking do I like 23 better or 24 -- you know, number wise? Of course 23 has the obvious edge of being a prime number and having consecutive digits, but 24 brings in its own charms. The hours in a day, a popular TV show, 8 x 3 ... you know, good stuff. Next year I will be 25, and there are only two good things I can think of that number: five square and it is the legal drinking age in New Delhi (but no, nobody checks -- well except this one time -- and I have friends who have gone to pubs in Delhi when they were in the 9th grade. Yes, I keep good company).

Leaving that thought, I would like to recount the highlights events of the past year in my life:
  • Jan: Borrowed a guitar from a friend and started learning the instrument.
  • Feb: Bought an awesome guitar of my own -- I dubbed it Black Jazz (my bike is named Shadowfax). I still practice on it.
  • Apr: Faced heartbreak. Fun times. Registered for the GRE to get distracted.
  • May: Fulfilled a childhood wish of mine: Rayban Aviators. Sadly, I lost them in a month's time.
  • Jun: Rejoined the gym with a resolve that I would pursue it for at least 6 months and reach a normal BMI. Visited Goa in the monsoons. Not the right time to visit India's most popular tourist spot, according to many, but we had a fun time and the port wine was worth it.
  • Aug: Lost a considerable amount of poundage. Now that "the ideal weight" was no longer a goal, I started training for a half marathon.
  • Sep: Gave the GRE (V: 660, Q: 770, A: 4.5, if you are interested. No, I didn't score 800 in quant ... kill me!) and TOEFL.
  • Oct: Ran my first half marathon in beautiful Oregon.
  • Nov: Was deeply saddened and disturbed by the Mumbai terror attacks. Still don't feel the Indian government has learnt anything. Ran my second half marathon. This time though it was unofficial and on a treadmill.
  • Dec: Fell sick after a long long time, due to which I had to take refuge in Delhi. I lost considerable amount of stamina. I'm slowly regaining it back though -- I ran a 10k today . That is my birthday gift to me.
I'm looking back at this list and I'm thinking, "Hmmm .. Not bad." Wonder what the next year holds.


Rake said...

u lost ur rayban sunglasses!!! .. damn! cud u!??

d_grail said...

Belated bday wishes...thats quite an eventful year!!!

Rohit said...

Yeah, I kick myself even today.

Thank you :)