I thought I’ll dissect those “about me”s people have in their blog profiles. Some are quite interesting. These are the snippets in the blogs I often visit. Starting with one of the funny ones.
Note: See mazaak udana and maza karna are two different things. :P
1. Mr. Narendra “I am in my 40s” Shenoy
I’m a cool dude, except for the fact that I’m 42, my hair is grey and nobody loves me
Now, the ability to laugh at oneself is quite natural in a PGW fan. No surprises there. There is one analogy I could make though. There is something quite Marvinesque about this. This line would perfectly suit someone as depressed as Marvin. But our Mr. Shenoy and depressed? You can rest assured that it would be the end of the world.
2. Preeti “I talk my mind” Adams
On a day like today, The whole world could change, The sun’s gonna shine. Shine through the rain, On a day like today .You never wanna see the sun go down!
Too much of Bryan Adams. Everywhere! In About Me, the blog title. When she can actually write a comment longer than the post :P. And you know she is talking her mind. I am sure her retort would be ” I am like this wonly”.
3. Ram “Ok” Please
The blog is PG17. So kids please dont read it unless you have an adult to tell you which article to read:).
How many articles are PG 17? One with Xg? Or fine scotch? Or one with respect for women? Or is it PG 17 because its all about poisson, binomial, bernoulli, M/M/G, M/M/1 and wireless sensor networks? Of course, I know its not any of these. :P
4. Mayth “Confounded” Akka
This question has always instigated me to put down the wackiest and outlandish of facts about me, but considering that I’m speaking out to a set of decent and educated juntha…not to mention with good taste (a natural presumption sparked by the fact that you’re even reading this..ahem!), I shall refrain from proceeding with my idiotic notions any further. Phew!! Yes, I’m done. (And yes…you may now go down and fetch yourselves a glass of water :D)
Phew! I would like to know the facts. A separate blog post perhaps? See, we have every right to ask for it. We never make you go “Talk to me, no?”. And for putting us through this ordeal, we expect you to offer us a glass of nimbu pani. Or Tequila Sunrise.
5. Coconut “Spicy” Chutney
Mildly Spicy. Adjust, please.
Mildly ah? The amount of spice in Chutney’s blog posts would put an Andhra full meals or Rajasthani thali to shame. Chutney goes on to claim that reading her blog may not change our life but it will surely make us laugh. Her claims have come good so far. And I don’t see anyone trying to adjust.
6. The “I-hate-my-name” Drenched
Moon River, wider than a mile, I’m crossing you in style some day. Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker, wherever you’re going I’m going your way. Two drifters off to see the world. There’s such a lot of world to see. We’re after the same rainbow’s end– waiting ’round the bend, my huckleberry friend, Moon River and me.
Johnny Mercer? Audrey Hepburn? Breakfast at Tiffany’s? What is she really a fan of? I don’t know. She accused me of being unoriginal! Look who’s talking! But lets not even get into that argument. I often quote stuff in her blog and love to do so. I am sure about only one. She has an opinion on everything. In a crowd, she would never go *puts finger on lips and shuts up*. :P
When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust him fully. Either he will catch you when you fall or teach you how to fly.
Hers keeps changing though. But remains typical BG. Say no more!
8. “Mokkai” Gauky:
Hmm basically the funda is……
No.No! Stop! Don’t even get this guy started. If you’ve never experienced death by PJ, then let him continue. But more often than not, you’ll be so lost in the “funda” that you would have overcome death.
9. “Art” Siddharth:
Sometimes I wish I was the weather, you’d bring me up in conversation forever, and when it rained, I’d be the talk of the day.
I am not able to decide between this and the Kite Runner line. I once kept this as my Gtalk status message and he pinged me to say ” plagiarizing piece of crap”. Art tends to talk like that. He is known to have two minds. In case you are wondering, the source is John Mayer. The song is called Sucker.
10. Salma “Evenstar”:
Not making fun here. Including this just because this is my favorite. I love this. Trust Evenstar to come up with this gem.
We’re funny people. We want to belong to communities, make friends, and yet stay away and keep a safety margin. We want to talk about ourselves, and yet don’t want to talk a whole lot about ourselves lest we disclose too much information. Its strange how we all want to reach out and be reached out for, and yet hide at unreachable places, far and beyond anybody’s reach. Sometimes I do feel lost. In this world of fast moving cars, fast changing beliefs and faster changing people, I feel lost. The world is becoming smaller they say. It may shrink down to the size of a pea, but we will all still be alone.
And if you give me a choice, my current favorite quote is this:
For humans, honesty is a matter of degree. Engineers are always honest in matters of technology and human relationships. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep engineers away from customers, romantic interests, and other people who can’t handle the truth.
– Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle
Did I infringe any Creative Commons license? Please inform! That is it. I’ve not linked any of them here. They are all on the blog roll. Only thing, a few days from now, googling these words would not only show up their respective blogs, but also mine!