The things I do…Offline

Looking back at this month, I realized I wrote just two posts the whole of this April …which is way below my average!
In fact, now that I think about it, I barely logged into my Facebook account twice all this month; I still have unanswered Email in my inbox and I haven’t even read up on all the blogs I regularly read (I know that’s lame, I’m really sorry you guys!).

So what
did I do all of this month while I was away from blogs and social networking sites?

Well, even though there wasn’t a shortage of stuff to write in my life, turns out there’s a lot more to be accomplished offline, than sitting in front of a computer.
Here’s a list of some of what happened.

A good friend of mine (who recently decided to pursue his masters in management) decided to trust me with correcting, rewriting, proof-reading and otherwise ‘fixing’ his essays for his business school.
I love to write, but when someone trusts me with stuff like this, yes I feel honored, but also nervous. In the end though, it was a good experience…and made me re-think about continuing school again.

I’ve also been invited to write for my company blog; and that feels good too, because it is mostly authored only by people who are almost as twice as old as I am!
Company policy however, dictates that I cannot mention it here, nor can I link up my blog URL to my post; but then I guess it is all the much better keeping my personal life separate from business.

I’ve been travelling. A lot.
Of course (from my previous post) you probably already know about my little trip to
The week after that, me and some guys from work – a colorful mix of Indian, Finnish and Argentinean colleagues – decided to take off on multiple mid-week road trips to
Rudesheim, Wiesbaden and Heidelberg.
It was quite a awesome experience visiting all these places, and doing it in the middle of the work week only added to the fun!
Remind me to write a detailed post on this later.

I’ve been working out.
Yes, don’t give me that look. Now that spring’s finally here, I’ve started this little routine of going out for a run everyday.
According to one guy I know though (who’s a fitness fanatic), it’s not enough to run unless you do it everyday for at least 45min at a stretch!
And even though I’m not at that level yet, I am working my way up.

I’ve finally started my course on learning German.
And about time too! My
“Bitte sprachen Sie Englisch?” was getting me nowhere.

I finally managed to clear away all the junk from my balcony flower pots; and eyeing the lawn downstairs. I’m not sure if I mentioned this earlier, but I do have a bit of a green thumb. In case you’re wondering, gardening is not just for housewives or senior citizens…its really quite fun getting your hands in the dirt.

I spent an afternoon at my neighbor’s place trying to fix their computer. Note, I said
trying to fix it.
I don’t know how they got the weird idea that “those IT guys” should know everything about computers, silly people.

And to all the guys reading this whose blogs I haven’t read, I’m sorry…but there was a load of stuff that kept me away. But I will get to it soon.
Jaffer if you’re reading this, there is life beyond twitter; hence proved :D (don’t hate me!)

Love you guys!


Anonymous said...

I swear I only posted this tweet before beginning to read this post.

Interesting world out there...


Darshan Chande said...

Yeah, there's a life beyond blogging too.. and good that you excel in many things apart from blogging.. All the best in all ... :)

Rayees Ahamed said...

I was wondering why most of the blogs i regularly follow are not active from a couple of months.

Dhanya said...

Your life is certainly exciting outside the online world. Damn you! Feeling extremely J here. Can't get out as often as I would like to. But, oh well...

Anonymous said...

wow! it felt so good reading all of that.. :) our blogs arent going anywhere but its always first things first! :D so glad to know of your green thumb.. will give it a shot too.. :)

and congratulations for getting to write on the company blog.. :D

-=A.R.N.=- said...

seriously, you're joking right?

"Excel"? Na, barely bro...
I just pretend to be good at stuff - like fixing computers for instance :D

Yeah, me too.
Well now you have at least one that's accounted for.

-=A.R.N.=- said...


Hmm, well I'd like to draw inspiration from a post on Laptop Diary (which for some reason seems to be down, I hope not forever).

I guess you have your share of excitement too;
go travel; go for a run; go mess up someone's computer :D

Its all for the taking!

-=A.R.N.=- said...


thx...and thx.
It really is a lovely experience watering flowers and watching them bloom.

Aersh said...

i was getting furious as to why you are not reading my post any longer, but i guess this explanation holds good with me. it's nice to keep oneself busy... after all there is aworld outside the pc too!!! but. but but... you have still not read most of my new post!!!!!

Ela said...

That was an impressive list! but it's funny that we have all come to this stage to count what all we do/have to make our life meaning...

ur list makes me nervous since i do not have such an impressive list to make up for my inactivity! i will try anyway!

-=A.R.N.=- said...

Woah...calm down bro :D
Yeah, i know. sorry; will get to it.

thx, and now that i think about're right. We almost need to justify why we're not online these days!

Shimmer said...

hey nice :D

only 2 posts in april eh??
mee 2 mee 2 :P

and welcome back :)

-=A.R.N.=- said...

Thx...and you were away too I guess.
Spring brings out the best in us.

A wo(a)ndering mind said...

Nice! I am proud of you Rahman.. you have a life! How many of us can say that these days!

-=A.R.N.=- said...

But have a life too; what with all that research and everything must be pretty exciting.