Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Who knew I'd last this long, and who knew there'd be a post this soon.

But there is a reason. It has been one year since I have been perpetuating and unleashing unheard amounts of mediocrity upon you all. Cat's Cradle, Spunky Monkey, venivididormi turn one today. (How cool is it that they all share their birthday huh!)
So yay!

The blog has been like a support system in its own way. Every time somebody jeered at me, or said something rude, I'd say to myself, "Say all you want, I will go back to my place where there are people that actually like me". You all. Thanks for making me feel happy about myself. I know all this sounds like a beauty pageant winner speech, but this will probably the most I will achieve anyway. Especially since that book deal hasn't come my way yet. Dang, what must one do to get one. Get a life, and have lots of sex, and write about it, you say. But should it be that hard?

Anyway.
The blog has given me very good friends and most of them don't think I am obnoxious. So, that's lovely. The blog has made me respect writers a hundred times more (Chetan Bhagat is not one). It has made me realize that I write crap, and that there is so much to learn from so much brilliant, understated, clear, concise and beautiful writing there is in the blogworld. So until we get there, we will call this exercise typing.

AND, haven't you been reading the blog? This is a notification post; the latest one remains this. Go read.

So blog, today you can walk a few steps independently, transfer a toy to the examiner and say 2-3 words with meaning. You are one!
Thanks for everything.

43 comments:

camphor said...

Hang in there :) May there be more candles on the cake...

Malaveeka said...

Happy Birthday Blog.

And you too, spunky.

Ziah said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
You sound like Spunky Monkey
And you write like one too!:)

This was inspired by your possum poems:) I must say that its been a good one year at cat's cradle. If you should make a birthday resolution, I'd say keep entertaining!!:)

Arjun said...

Oho, happy 1st birthday. Take the blog out on town today. Buy it food and other nice things. Buy some for yourself too. Look before you leap. Think before you ink.

"Get a life, and have lots of sex, and write about it, you say. But should it be that hard?"

I guess you must mean the writing, when you say hard.

[ziah] That poem was in 'Dunston checks in.' He he...

Prats said...

Congraaats!!!! on completing a successful one year...
Happy birthday too all the buddies...cat, monkey, veni.....

And yeah, you said it right...this sure is a place to have some good friends.
Hope you keep your blogging as entertaining and as regular.

wanderlust said...

happy birthday, piscean spunky monkey, cat's cradle, venivididormi.... lots of animals there!
how come we don't get lame references to fish? guess you aren't the zodiacReference-types.

>>How cool is it that they all share their birthday huh!
yeah... just like JKR, Harry Potter and Dan Radcliffe share the same bday :D

>>"Say all you want, I will go back to my place where there are people that actually like me"
No, no... that's not what beauty pageant winners say. that's what south bangalorean bloggers like you and me say, unabashed.
>>It has made me realize that I write crap
I don't quite agree there. If anything, you write less crap than most other bloggers.

and hurray! i met another chetan bhagat hater today.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I think its one of the best there is. Please please keep blogging. You rock!!

Siri said...

Belated wishes.
Where party?

Adorable Pancreas said...

Happy Birthday, all 3 of you.

I want cake. And lots to eat. And Sprite. Where are they?

Anonymous said...

Dr Monkey,

Belated birthday wishes... been a while that I was able to catch up on your blogging as I was shifting base from the dreaded city Chennai to the 'Oh you aliens are not welcome' city, Mumbai...

Congrats on passing the Dakaatru exams and landing a job at the radio station...

Cheers !!!

Archer

Renovatio said...

Brilliance. I missed a month or so here, and about ten months there. Heh.

love and squalor said...

hey, thanks for reminding me that our blog turned one too. well, it turned one in a lot more disgraceful and quiet fashion compared to the party on here!

keep writin!

Tys on Ice said...

happy birthday Cat's Cradle.

may u live long and sire a lot of other monkeys

world cud use a lot more of ur type...

a doc with a tale (pun fully intended) to tell :)

Thinking aloud said...

:D

happy birthday, to all 3 of u...:)

Veena Zacharias said...

Stumbled upon your blog. While procrastinating. Got arrested by your writing. Loved the rants and the bad puns and the South Indianism. And the Kannadiganees. I usually hate, detest, abhor long posts but I almost didn't want the dissing of medicine post to end. Maybe its because I do not want to get cracking on the books for an impending, looming, horrible horrible horrible exam or I just love your writing style.
Whatever!
Good stuff. :)

Veena Zacharias said...

O an belated happy birthday!

tangled said...

TRRRRREEEEEEEAAAAT!!!

Harish said...

Huttu habbada shubhaashaygaLu.

Adbhutavaada haasyavannu baredu, odugaralli naguvannu taruvudaralli nimma blaagu yashasvi aagide andre atishayokti aagalla anta heLi ee nanna eraDu maatgaLna mugistini. Jai Hind. Jai Karnataka.

I hereby request the author of this blog to write more frequently. Thank you.

The Darkling Thrush said...

:D
way cool mister gooster!
congwats on one nos. year!

narendra shenoy said...

Feliz Compleanos (Spanish for "Happy Birthday and please have some more wine)

On this historical occasion, we the people wish you many many wishes and wish there were more wishes we could wish for. Wish wise, that is.

all or nothing said...

yaay! :D

Keep going yaw.

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Anonymous said...

Hey! Congratulations man. Excellent job. We have all loved reading the blog and wish you many more years of fantastic writing. But pleeease write more often. With that i mean NOW!!

Bikerdude said...

Oh new post asht bega. Nice, nice. And happy multiple birthdays.

iz said...

Aww. book deal is coming. At least that's what I tell myself while downing bottles of sleeping pills.

Love said...

Awesomeness. That's what this blog is. Now please write. NOW!

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Bikerdude said...

Thatha, see even spamsters are asking for new post. So please write instantly.

TS said...

Spunky! Well done.

Big fan said...

HOW could i have not seen this for an entire year! You are brilliant, kid. Now go ahead and write a nice long post.

Spunky Monkey said...

Camphor - Thank you.

Malaveeka - Thank you muchly.

Ziah - Thank you.

Arjun - That bit about "hard", I knew somebody would make a comment. Wish it wasn't you, that's all, cos I think you are really funny. And, thank you.

Prats - Thank you.

Priya - Thank you. I am no Linda Goodman type. I refuse to believe there are twelve type of people in the world. For there are only two kinds - the charming and the tedious.

Anon - Thank you.

Siri - Thank you. Party nowhere.

AP - Thank you. I also want cake, I also want food. I also want Sprite. Where are they?

Archer - Bad city to worse? Wait, Bombay is nice I have heard.
Thank you.

Spunky Monkey said...

Renovatio - Nothing lost. The crap crapped here is for posterity. Timelessness. Whatte!

L & S - There's a party everywhere. You just need to smell the booze. Thank you.

Tys - Heh. Thank you muchly, Mr. Boxer

Thinking aloud - Thank you!

Veena Zacharias - Thank you. And yes you love my writing style. And yes, I am delusional.

Tangled - Gimme MONNNEEEEEEYYYYYY.

Harish - "Atishayokti" nimma mechchina padagaLalli ondirbahudu, alve? Ad haagirli, bahaLa dhanyavaadagaLu.
The author of the blog has heard you.

Ammu - Minns you are very FUSHT reader of this dabba blaag. Minns thank you very much.

Narendra - Thank you. Wish that I get the Oscar no? I have always wanted one. I have my acceptance speech ready.

Spunky Monkey said...

Chaithra - Yay!

Tv de LCD - Hogi maNN tinnu.

Anon - Thank you.

BD - Thengyoo very much. Yes, new post that soon.

Iz - Book deal will never come. I will die. Why waste sleeping pills. I am going for cyanide.

Love - Love. Thank you.

Barb - Ahaa. Now fuck off.

BD - Yes, spam people are bleddy only.

TS - Tanmay, thank you!

Big fan - Kid you call me? You outta see the muscle on me. Bleddy I will make mincemeatness.

All said and done, I am terribly blogged out. There are stories happening around me even as I speak. But the inclination to type them out is leaving me slowly but surely. Not a writer's block, for you need to be one to have the block. Besides, I am forever telling me things in the head. May be I am done with blogs. I don't know.
Till the next time I see you all, have fun.

I am pissed off said...

WHY HAVE YOU DISABLED COMMENTS?!! I liked the post, you big silly monkey. Glad you at least posted something. You are in the village you idiot. You can think up so many things to write. Please write!!

Thinking aloud said...

we are not supposed to say anything here? :(

hey...do get out of that inertia ...where's that spunk gone?!!!!!!

Thsi post was verry nice..which village are you in?

and the habit of putting ah at te end of kannada talk...teh singaporeans do it here too...in a sing song way...:)

don't stop writing...

Anonymous said...

You read Heinlein? And Vonnegut?

Arjun Sharma said...

You have disabled comments for your latest post. I condemn this. And you.

Aww, you guys call each other 'Baby' and 'Sweetie' while collecting urine and stool samples. The stuff great romances are made of.

tabitha said...

I liked dis blog a lot...keep blogging!!!!!

Prats said...

Did the rural setting change your comment settings???
Why don't you want some kind of human irritation...afetr all we are not going to give you akshathe oota???
Why, have you disabled the comments section?
Che very bad...
I have heard you get excellent oota there???? which village is this?

Me said...

Why. have. you. disabled. comments. you. old. fool?

a million different people said...

Okay, so I stumbled upon your blog a bit late. And almost had a panic attack when I saw comments were disabled. Still. Power of observation or some such and consequently I'm commenting off. Plizk we need new post.

What it is! said...

Monkey Daakatre...!! Nim blog ge happy birthday... no cake.. no candles blowin...

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