See you soon! Last post of my blog marathon!
Thank you for being with me on this beautiful journey of 30 days! I got so used to seeing some names frequently in my comment box- Country Dew, Bev Skyes Prathima, Tarang Sinha Dave Thakur and of course Sourabh who did a comment marathon (he commented on every single post!).
In case you are wondering why some names are in colour and others are not, it is because they are bloggers and I've linked to their blogs. Do check out their blogs too by clicking on their names.
I've really enjoyed blogging for 30 days now. While it will be VERY hard for me to blog every day because I have to take time off from my paid writing assignments, ( My blog is a non-profit venture as I don't want to put any ads on my blog. ) I think we've managed to create a nice, supportive community here and I'd like to keep that going.
So I thought I'd blog on Thursdays (Thursday Thirteen), Saturdays (Saturday 9) and Sunday (Sunday Stealing). I'll also ocassionally do a Wordless Wednesday.
I really hope I am able to keep that up! (I'll try to keep it up as much as I can)
As a parting post, here's my Saturday 9. (I couldn't leave without a proper post!)
The theme for Saturday 9 is the song
Beautiful Day (2000) by U2
(If you don't know the song, you can listen to it here.)
1) This song is about finding joy in an imperfect world. What brings you joy today?
My morning walk brings me great joy. I've started jogging now--something I thought I'd never do!
Here's a picture I clicked this morning
2) The lyrics mention being stuck in traffic. A poll of Boston commuters revealed that drivers have a variety of responses to be stuck in traffic — everything from bored to impatient to angry. How do you feel when you’re stuck in a traffic jam?
I feel a little frustrated. But I also quickly use that time to reply to comments on my Instagram !(no point in wasting time!)
3) This year Bono and his wife, Ali, celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Who is the longest-married couple you know?
Haha--That would be me and Satish. Next month, we celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary. (I'm not including my grandparents here as they've passed away. I also lost my father. )
4) When Bono inducted Frank Sinatra into the Grammy Hall of Fame, he complimented Frank on his “swagger.” Do you think you have “swagger?”
I like to think I'm a cool cat😜
5)When U2 guitarist The Edge did a charity concert at the Sistine Chapel,
he became the first rocker to perform there. If you were to travel to
Rome, what sites would you be certain to visit?
It would depend on how much time I spend there. I'd definitely want to go to Venice--a sketcher's paradise! I'd like to explore all the places which are described in The Thief Lord and The Venice Sketchbook.
6) This week’s song was chosen because St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and U2 is one of Ireland’s most famous exports. What else is Ireland famous for?
In Bangalore we have The Irish House and I really enjoy dining there. For me when I think of Ireland, what comes to mind is the Irish authors I love-- Marian Keyes. Oscar Wilde, whose work I love is also Irish.
7) Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish. Is it a favorite of yours?
No way. I don't eat Beef. In India, most Hindus don't eat Beef.
8) St. Patrick is credited with driving snakes out of Ireland. Ophiophobia is the fear of snakes. Do you suffer from ophiophobia?
Big time. I can't even bear to look at them on TV.
9) St. Patrick’s Day fantasy: A leprechaun will share his gold with you, but you must request a specific amount for a single item. How much would you ask for, and what would you buy?
I'd buy about a ten thousand trillion airline miles on Emirates, so I can fly in business class to whichever place I choose, whenever I choose!
So bye for now friends! I shall take a week's break after 30 days of blogging..and will hopefully resume the week after.
Adieu and take care