Thursday, May 26, 2005

Curveball....

I am like the minor leaguer who has just broken into the big league. And Life is this Hall of Fame pitcher with a dangerous curveball, the likes of which I have never faced. But sometimes, one of these curveballs happens to be in the right place at the right time and you just close your eyes and swing at it and hope it connects.

I just did that today and connected it with no effort from my side. Now I am joogging towards first base, looking at the ball flying high over left field, hoping it clears the wall and lands in the hands of that young kid who's reaching out to it! I have no chance of getting out, thats for sure. The ball is high enough to elude the outfielder, but will it be a homerun?

That's just what I am hoping for as I reach first base. It is a sweet feeling with a tinge of bitterness brought about by the essential cynic in me, wondering if I have finally made it?

19 comments:

dev2r said...

First base, eh? That's always a nice feeling :p

j/k... All the best!

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Are you going to win a Jackpot in the lottery?

Ram said...

cricket-a vechu konjam puriyuraa maadhiri pesi irukalaam :P

Govar said...

Neat blog. Been reading it for quite a few days... blogrolled now. Keep up the work!

anantha said...

Dev: Aaaah... Now I get it. One of those high school level Americanism :p lol... Have never been to first base yet, so dunno much about it...

Venkitu: Well, in the long run, I think. Thanks for the comment.

Minimal: Andha soga kadhai ya kekkadha...Cricket pathi naan enna fundaes pottalum, no one seems to comment. Kashta pattu, en thoughts ellam varthai mazhaiya kottinen just last week and next to NOTHING! :( The word curveball came to my mind for some reason and that started the thread.

Govar: Thanks for the visit and for the comment. I have been a silent visitor on yours from time to time :) Will blogroll you too.

Anonymous said...

base..ball..curves..
enna ithu..
yedho.. desibaba.blogspot.com vandha feeling :)

Galeejo Galeeju da nee..

Badri said...

Ananthu Kutty.. Congrats on the good news!

On a side note.. start being a true Aussie. Don't jog... run.

anantha said...

Anon: Evan Avan? Ore rousu a irruku? Pera sollitu dhaan poradhu :p

Badri: Thanx machi... On your sidenote, naan oru sarasari Indhya-prajai da. Ennaku indha Australians madhiri irruka pidikadhu. Pulichipochu avanga pannra asingam.....

Me said...

good for u...btw enna(illa yaaroda) ungalaku connect aachi ;)

thennavan said...

Hi Anti:

You are on camera at Chennai Central's weekend post (sorry to use a canned comment for all the bloggers for informing about that post since I don't have time to write individually to each). That post itself was many hours in the making :-)

anantha said...

Thanx Thennavan!

Harish said...

slow-mo suspense.. Thalai vediching!

Indica said...

OH-MY-GOD. sounds like a precursor to some really big news. A new job / Getting Hitched / Getting a publication ? Tell us Sooooon !!

Hawkeye said...

anti,

microsoft'a? "hall of fame" level means its one of the big folks..

keepin my fingers crossed! i wish u all the best!

anantha said...

Bharath: Microsoft? hmmm, I don't think i am cut out to be one of Satan's minions, just not yet.. lol..But thanx.

Indica: New job.. sort of.
Getting hitched.. high time i guess. After all, i am not getting younger. Getting a publication.. been there and sleep walked thorough a conference!

Harish: Soooper Slow mo la...?

hmmm.. ok.. romba poiduthu.. visa status change ayiduthu.. avalo dhaan :) But thanx for all the postive thoughts ppl. Onga anbu illama indha Anantha onnume illa.

Hindi Translation of the last line: Aapke khayalon ke bina, hum ji nahi sakthe...

English Translation of the last line: Your best wishes make my life better!

GratisGab said...

Ahhh Anti...more cricket?!!!

anantha said...

Gabby: :p

anantha said...

Gabby: It's baseball, for heavens sake!

P said...

Absolutely brilliant! I love your blog! Gonna add you to my friends list.

Hope it worked out well!