Sunday, May 29, 2011


#17 : Go to the movies alone.

It may not seem like all that big a deal.. but its something that I've been weirdly afraid to do..
Walking up to the ticketing window and asking for ONE ticket..
But with a afternoon screening of Fast Five (Brilliant movie btw.. soooo much better than the fourth and almost as good as the first and third..); consider #17 DONE!


Its the only book that I started, but put down without finishing..ONLY BOOK EVER in 20 years of reading atleast a book every week..
After a grueling 5 hour session, Gone With the Wind is finally off my reading list.. FOREVER..
#14 is officially DONE!

Friday, May 20, 2011


Four years of corporate slavery had left me in the worst shape of my life.. Im not the sort who pays too much attention to appearance.. but when a few flights of stairs left me out of breath, i know it was time to do something about it..
#5 : Get myself back in good enough shape to run 10 kms..
The operative word being run.. not walk.. not jog.. run..
and as of this morning's 10.2 km reading on the treadmill.. consider it DONE!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I read.. a lot.. but I have a tendency to pick up one author and read the crap out of them.. like read everything they've written, several times over.. as a consequence of this little habit, my knowledge of literature, although deep, is very specific..
Ergo... #23 : Read three new authors.. authors who I would not pick up normally while browsing through a book store.. A big thank you to Naps.. she recommended two of these books.. (and is almost as excited about The List as I am.. )

  • Tom Holt - Flying Dutch
  • Jodi Picoult - My Sister's Keeper
  • Kiran Desai - Hullabloo in the Guava Orchard


5 days.. 1200 kms.. three states..
Cricket matches.. hidden mountain pools.. poker games.. philosophical discussions.. german-polish women.. banana pancakes with maple syrup.. and some new friends.. all in all an awesome roadtrip..
#3 done..


Having acquired the rather hard to find "William Tell told Again", I've finally finished a collection that started over a decade ago.. my tribute to the master.. dear old Plum..

Oh.. and #1 DONE!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I've been on a bit of a self imposed lockdown for the last two months.. Exams and what not.. but im finally free.. and determined to check off the remaining items on my little list.. starting with.....
#25 Quit my job and take a year off.. I've now been unemployed for two and a half months.. my savings are down to virtually nothing but im happier than i've been in the last 4 years where those slave drivers used to make every day of my life a living hell.. check one more off the list.. :)