Thursday, February 10, 2005

Retrospective thoughts at 2

I know I made myself a resolution to make weekly posts, but an event, not so important to me, but nevertheless important in terms of this blog, beckons me today and I would not be doing justice if I did not make a post today. I hate symbolisms usually, but sometimes I guess its fine. And though I wanted to infuse a bit of razzmatazz into the proceedings today, but I decided that this has already been done by a lot of people. So I am keeping it simple, because I am stupid...

So, to mark two years since my first post here, I take a look back at my first two posts (since I had two posts on the same day). There wasn't any "Hello World" post, but I am not exactly a techie, so that should take away anything from this blog. So here I give you, aNTi, circa February 10, 2003, 13:03......

Then, exactly two hours later, I decided to declare to the whole world, the reasons behind my tag line. Through these two years (and as recently as 10 days ago), I have ranted on and on about how people don’t seem to find any need to pronounce my name properly. My second post was along those lines. A friend of mine, S, asked me spell out my whole name and when he saw my last name, he couldn't help bastardizing it. But I have to admit that, to this day, I have perhaps liked his version the best. He started calling me Anti Superman. Okie, before he could realize that he could have called me Bizarro instead, I started humming the opening bars of the theme song from Scrubs, by the group Lazlo Bane, much to the amusement of everyone around. And when this blog morphed out from my inner self, this theme seemed to be the best tagline I could find to encapsulate what is all me, just another egotist living his ordinary boring life on earth...

And so, at 15:03, the same day, I proclaimed I'm No Superman! I also started, with this post, a QOTD (quote of the day) feature that I have since discarded, with what seemed to be quite a fitting quote for a blog. And, of course, this post also featured the proclamation that you could call me "Superman-ian" if you wanted, perhaps the first of the many instances of verbiage that I have passed off as humor in this blog since then....

After that, IMHO, the world was never the same again....

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ha..2 years... way to go Superman-ian ;-)... hope the next post in ur blog wud be abt ur first day at work! Good Luck. :-) ----Latha

Me said...

Two years of blogging that an achievement especially in stressful student life.

Good Job !! Carry on

Megha said...

Congratulations! Two years down and many more to go!

Love the song and love Scrubs too! In fact that's how your blog title caught my eye, the very first time I came by here :)

Hey, weren't you gonna email about something?

Happy writing!

dumbs said...

dei...2yearsaaaa...cool matchi...carry on

Twin-Gemini said...

2 years?!!! Thats a very long time. Congrats on staying put for such a long time.

Visiting your blog the first time from Capriciously_Mes blog. So you are studying somewhere in Illinois? Which Univ. is that? I went to IIT, Chicago.

anantha said...

@ Latha: Thanks for the wishes...Hope it comes true, if not with the next post, but the post after next.

@ Me: My student life was not that stressful, not after the first 6 months, excepting the last two months when i had to get my thesis done....Just a Masters man.. :)

@ Megha: Thanks....I recently started watching again, after almost a year's gap. Zach Braff's seems to have become a star now :) And they seem have a nice lineup of guest stars.. But i think America is still not grown enf to see a cross of ER and Sienfeld...
As for my email, I'll just let it wait. Wanted some info about some songs, but found most of it on the Net...

@ Dumbs: Thanks macchi..

@ Twin-Gemini: No, me graduated in November from Ohio University and am looking for a job... I moved in with a friend in Peoria and am in Chicago over the weekends.....U in Schaumberg? Know any openings suitable for a Mechanical/ Industrial Engineer?

@ Everyone: Guys, the timeline reads two years, but I did have a long break of at least 3 months between October '04 and late last month. And I had a similar break quite early in the timeline when i couldnt figure out some quirks in my template that started out as generic, but got screwed up when i played around with it.... Soo i might just be pushing the envelope with the 2 year bit..

Praveen said...

Yappa anTi, Super star fan-a keeriye, local-a pesuveenga-nu vantha English-la poattu thaaki vechirukkeengale! :)

Congrats!! Me blog start panni 2months-kae struggling..2 yours-a kalakkitu irukeenga! :)

Praveen said...

I mean... "2 years-a"!

Twin-Gemini said...

aNTi: I have a friend in that industry who might be able to help. Send me your resume to anandvis[at]gmail[dot]com.