Tuesday, September 14, 2010

And a new era begins...

I would like to present a momentous moment of more than merely momentary mportance. (Note: I DO know how to spell the word right, but I wanted to continue the alliterative theme.) It’s taken nearly 6 years and much moaning and groaning interspersed with temper tantrums and unsolicited sarcasm to get here, but my blog and I are at that point at long last. It’s kind of a thrilling moment, so bear with me while I thrill away for a minute or two.

Okay.

This, dear reader or two, is my 500th post – a more than usually significant milestone because I’ve not been the most consistent of bloggers. There are those who manage 1000 words in one post, or 1000 posts in a year, or 10000 posts in 5 years (kindly ignore any mathematical discrepancies) but I’ve not been among them, although I’d like to be. But I think that you (dear reader), and you (dear other reader) and I can be pretty certain that’s never going to happen. So if you’re happy to sing “For she’s a jolly good pom-pom*, for she’s a jolly good tum-ti-tum*, for she’s a jolly good blankety-blaaaaannnnnnnnk*, and so say both of us”, I’m happy to listen.

Thank you.


*pom-pom, tum-ti-tum, blankety-blaaaaannnnnnnnk = generic terms to replace “fellow” because I don’t know the female term for “fellow”. If you do, please to sub it.

15 comments:

Uttara said...

congratulations, am singing away!

Shyam said...

Thanks Uttara, I'm listening (as Frasier Crane would say) :D Someday I'll get to listen in person!

mim said...

awesome @ 500. i was a lurker before i was MiM ...
now i have found my voice:-)

Anu said...

Congratulations...

For she's a jolly good felli(??)...

...and here's to seeing the next 500 :-)

Shyam said...

MiM: And what a lovely, funny, warm voice it is too! You should have lurked a LOT less and started your blog a lot sooner. :)

Anu: Thanks :) I did consider "felli" but it's so close to "palli" and I dont like those... :(

Teesu (very very Indian, very very good) said...

For she's a jolly good woman, she's a jolly good woman, she's a jolly good woman...so say all of us :D Super. I just landed here hoping to see a new post and find one that I am mighty impressed by -- 500th and all...CONGRATS cuz dear, but PLEASE post something else...anything...about anything or anyone. I want to read MORE of your usual good stuff. So please oblige...? Please pretty please? (Ugh, actually don't like the phrase 'pretty please'...but you get the boint). Keep it up. I follow, y'know.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Shyam.

Premalatha

Shyam said...

Suj: Just for you, I will rack my brains and try to write another brilliant (I hope) post. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey there..Long time lurker, first time speaker..

Just wanted to say your posts make me smile most of the time and almost always makes me nod my head(indian style) in agreement..

Nilu said...

Congratulations!!!!

Enjoy your posts!!!!

Nilu

Shyam said...

Anon: Thank you! :) I hope you will "de-lurk" properly at some point. :)

Nilu: Thanks! Glad you enjoy my posts - I do too :D

Pollux aka Paps said...

Hey, well done da. Someone who writes like you, should write more often - right:-)
You've now made me wonder how many posts I've put up. Will do the math at some stage soon:-)

Pollux aka Paps said...

Me again. Just as I thought - I've put up only my 237th post now...

rads said...

COOL! 500 is big! I swooned thinking I was growing old or some such! :-))

Keep writing :)

inbavalli said...

Congrats :))