(-: Here I am :-)

400_f_5883225_5qruasq96bubgt3fqjyhfxwyydswpx9lHey people ! Guess who’s back!?
The terrorists? No way!
Santa? Naah.
No, no, not Christmas either!

C’mon! I’m referring to myself here! Gosh! Obviously, am the only one who’s glad! :D

After a break that seemed almost eternal, I’m back in AlphabetWorld!  The machines (read as my brain) here were apparently getting used to doing nothing. So a lil’ tap at the right side and a harder tap later, it’s started creaking a bit. The print might not be too fine the first few days, but I hope I’ll be pardoned.

I did a rough count of the number of posts I’ve not read since I went on the break — and I’m still reeling under the impact! If I start reading them, one after the other, I might — just might — complete it before they light the candles on my 78th b’day :D . I think it’ll be safest for my eyes if I pretend to have read them all — or rather that I’d never been on a break! (Ok, guys…I’m kidding! I’m craving to read ‘em all — but can’t at one go…I’ll take the tortoise’s path and read them at at a slow pace.)

My last post was on Nov 1…and when I popped into Vimal‘s blog to count his new posts, I noticed my name, my latest post’s name and the words “5 weeks ago” in his blogroll. Now you know what drove me in here so soon :D .
5 weeks! I was aghast…enraged at myself!

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I quickly signed in to undo the damage — and oh my god! WordPress has changed! For a moment, I thought I’d signed into some other site! And then The Greatest Guide-Writer Of All Times tells me it’s the new Crazyhorse look! And yea, it rocks!

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I saw that I’d been bestowed with the following awards:
Butterfly Award by both Verbivore and Vimal;
A Trophy by Vimal;
and
Este Blog investe e acredita na – Proximidade! by Vimal

Thanks a lot, you guys! (If I were dumb, I’d think it was for staying away from the blog world ;) )

I pass these honours on to (following the rules of the Proximidade one!) 8 others:
Verbivore, Rekha, Apar, Manu, Reema, Sakhi, Xylene and Jayya.

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Apar apparently tagged me sometime back with a photo tag; am so grateful to her (for giving me something for my ‘next post’).

I was also tagged to do the quirky tag by Verbivore, but I noticed that at the end of doing his own, Nikhil had killed the tag! I hope it’s come back to life — because I quite like that tag! :D

Verbivore also tagged me to do the Movie Quirks tag, but after writing the first part of this sentence, I noticed that she hasn’t. So ooops…sorry!

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I also got to know that Vimal‘s not single anymore :D (Vimal, I tried; but the cat scratched me and jumped out of the bag) :D

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I noticed that the Avante Garde Awards haven’t been announced yet. I’m extremely thankful to everyone who nominated me — I’m honoured to have made into the list! May the best blogger win!

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Soon after posting this, I intent to visit every blog that’s on my roll and leave a “hi” — just so that everyone knows I’m back :D (To comment would mean reading the posts — which’ll let me tell others that I’m back only when I’m 78!!

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Last but of course, not the least, I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Nikhil as my Santa Claus for Year 2008! :D Anyone else who wishes to be the same are welcome to do so — I’d only be extra glad! ;)

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Folks, am dying for news as to what’s been happening in the blogville while I took that untimely break. So, tell me…what’s been happening!?

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37 thoughts on “(-: Here I am :-)

  1. Well well well… Lookie who’s here. :D

    Welcome back madamoiselle. And [a 'slightly'] belated congratulations. Trust everything went off very well on D-Day.

    And I ain’t sparing you… 78th birthday or no 78th birthday. :P I give you the next 78 hrs to get done with reading ;) (at least mine :P) *gosh! I am so generous! :D )

    Good to have you back in bloggersville.

    Peace.

  2. Woaahhhh…Whaaat, how did you ??? Aahha!!!…I get the link !!! I know who the cat is!….Aaaaarghhh!!!

    (biting my teeth)Welcome back, we missed you !!!

    How was the wedding ? where are the pics?

    What a way to comeback !!! (still biting..)

  3. @ :(( U had better cook me and eat it up!I know u aint a cannibal..but Im gonna “”beaten to death”” and “”deprived of chocolates”” (which is more horrible) anyways :( Thanks a ton for the help but seriously I think cooking me is better as I already deep inside hotwater :(

  4. oh so you are finally back and that too with a post! :p
    the avante garde winners are going to be declared tomorrow ie 11 dec
    all the blogs are full with the horrors of the blast and lot more has been going……
    but now since you are back do keep blogging cheers :P

  5. Interview Request

    Hello Dear and Respected,
    I hope you are fine and carrying on the great work you have been doing for the Internet surfers. I am Ghazala Khan from The Pakistani Spectator (TPS), We at TPS throw a candid look on everything happening in and for Pakistan in the world. We are trying to contribute our humble share in the webosphere. Our aim is to foster peace, progress and harmony with passion.

    We at TPS are carrying out a new series of interviews with the notable passionate bloggers, writers, and webmasters. In that regard, we would like to interview you, if you don’t mind. Please send us your approval for your interview at my email address “ghazala.khi at gmail.com”, so that I could send you the Interview questions. We would be extremely grateful.

    regards.

    Ghazala Khan
    The Pakistani Spectator
    http://www.pakspectator.com

  6. @Everyone
    I’m touched to know I’ve been missed…and thanks for the welcome! I’ll be reading all that you’ve written the past 5 weeks religiously, and soon!

    @Kartz
    Thank you!
    I feel great to be back too! Everything went just according to plan :)
    Oh yes, sir…forgot tu tell yu that i know to count only till 77 :P

    @Varun
    Thanks! Yea, some news! I was shocked!

    @Vimal
    Thanks pal!
    Mr Double m, Triple u! hehe…just ‘coz yu aint single anymore doesnt mean you can go around blogtown, threatening poor bloggers that they’ll be beat to death! :P
    Hows love-life, machaa????? And like Oxy says, How? When? Who? (“Why” is not my business) Details, details!!!!!
    p.s.: biting teeth too much is bad for teeth! :D

    @Oxy
    Ahem! Thanks for such a warm welcome…I didn’t expect that :D

    @Smita
    Thanks!
    Everything went well…pics shall be mailed to yu ;)

    @Verbivore
    Priya to the rescue! I already told yu the plan…so i won’t make it public ;)

    @Soham
    Welcome to AlphabetWorld! :)
    Thanks a ton!
    I’m blogrolling yu, right here, right now!

    @Vishesh
    Thanks! :)

    @Xylene
    Thanks.
    And, by that, you didn’t mean me, did yu? :D

    @Sangeetha
    Welcome to AlphabetWorld! :)
    Thank you!
    Obvious sources? Heard a lot? GULP!
    Are you sure yu don wanna go into the details? coz I’m sure I wanna kno :D Puhleeeeese !

    @Arpit
    Yes, am back! And I don’t intent ever to take another break!
    Avante Garde results tumoro! Yey! We’ll all know who the best blogger is ! :)

    @Ghazala Khan
    Welcome to AlphabetWorld! :)
    Thanks! Am honoured to be in your list!

    @Kanagu
    Thank you! :)

  7. Hey!! Welcome back! and back with a bang I must say :)
    Thank you for awarding me and looking forward to seeing the response to your tag. Well, about Nikhil killing a tag…you can revive it ;)
    Where are your wedding pics?
    Thank you about the scoop about dear Vimmuuu :)

  8. :P Talk of lame excuses… :D

    Anyway, I had no idea about your stance towards poetry. :( Anyway, I did write some prose too. :P Am not a bard to constantly churn out one poem-after-another. ;)

    Heh heh heh, not to worry – Suraj will teach you to count well beyond 77. ;) :D

    Glad you popped in pronto! :)

    Peace. Have a nice day.

    PS: I dunno if this is news; but your friend verbivore took the liberty to assume that I am Filipino! :D Reason? It seems her Filipino acquaintances also sign off with “Peace”. ;)

    Cherio…

  9. @Apar
    Thanks a lot! :)
    That tag is my next post!
    my wedding pics..well…shall be mailed tu yu ;)
    The Vimmuuu Scoop, i think, will be my biggest blunder in life! Hehe…he’s quite sore…and I’m loving it ;)

    @Remya
    Welcome to AlphabetWorld! :)
    Thanks a lot. Married life is as normal as the one before that :D

    @Vimmuuuuuuuuuuuu
    Yu sang on my wedding day!? Damn! I knew that sound system wasnt working….I didn’t hear yu da! If I had, yu think I’d have let the cat out? :P

    @Kartz
    Lame’s the new game :D
    I do read yur prose! :P
    And Philippino?? LOL….hehehe…

    @Sangeetha
    Oh! now i think I know who your source is! Btw, It’s not me who’s gonna be beat tu death…it’s Verbivore :D I still wait for the details :D

  10. Hey babe… you are back!! :) :D yipppppppeeeeee!:)

    Congrates on getting the awards (you thought i was congratulation you on your marriage!! :P :P )

    And thanks you sooooooooo much for the award

    Welcome back!

  11. hey.. nice to c u bk (as a wife though(:P))… i hav been pretty dormant too these days.. not tat i havent had much to write, jus tat blogspot is blocked in my office now. :(

    neways, Y D HELL DID U LEAVE TAT STORY OF VIMAL NOT BEING A SINGLE ANYMORE UNFINISHED LIKE TAT?? tats not fair! complete wat u started! now i know.. so tats y vimal, who used to buzz me in gtalk in d evenings usually, never does it these days! i guess its girlfriend effect huh?? :P

  12. Welcome back. Kick me or hit me with a brick for assuming ur marriage date to be Dec 17th. I know I know i promised u a greeting card and i wont step back on my promise. :P however, i hope the marriage was a fantastic bash.
    Welcome back and all the best for the work to do :D

    and yeah, want some work to your brain and hands…? You’re tagged! And in probably the best way ever… get going soon. click here

  13. Ente paattu kelkanamengil kannu thorannu nokkanam ! (If you need to listen to my song, you gotta open your eyes !). Yeah, your eyes !!! Check your previous post and you will know ! Hmmph !!!!

    and the cat ! Adine onnu kayyil kittaan vendi kaathirikkyaaa!!!!

  14. @Nikhil
    Thanks :)
    And…huh?? :D

    @Sakhi
    No one else sounded sooo excited to have me back! Oh, I love you :D
    And Thank you!
    You deserved every one of those!!

    @AV
    Thanks :)
    So, then write…don’t be like me. Hehe…people’d already started writing my obituary! :D
    As for Vimal…my lips are (read as ‘have been’) sealed ;) Yea, must be the girlfriend effect alright! ;)

    @Mindsparkle
    Thanks! I will! :)

    @Reema
    Everything went well. Thanks…and you deserve them!

    @Nikkiman
    Thank youuuuuuu !

    @Su
    Ummmm….I’d prefer the brick therapy :D So, when do we meet?
    The wedding was a fantastic bash alright. I thought you forgot the greeting card part (because I forgot…remembered only now, while i checked my previous post to find Vimal’s song….was soooo touched by it, that I forgave you also in the process :D )
    And yeah…3rd pending tag, this will be! Thanks :D

    @Vimal
    No jokes, no kidding!
    I’m so touched! Of all the songs in the world, for you having chosen that! I am soooo touched. Thank you! Thank you! Thaaaaaank Yooooooooouuuuuu!!!!!!
    (P.S.: If I’d seen this earlier, I’d have killed the cat myself :D)

  15. @Amit
    Hehe…was lil’ away, yes.
    Thanks…and am back to blogging now!

    @Apar
    Hehehe…me too!
    Photos will be mailed :D

    @Priya
    Thank you!
    Will be mailed :D

    @Remya
    Spot on! ;)

    @AV
    mmmmmm….mmmmmm…..mmmmmmmm….. (see, i swear my lips are sealed! (scared look) Right Vimal?

    @Vimal
    I agree with AV. Please spare me the trouble :D

  16. Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, see I didn’t know u were back to normal world (earth) at last…. from er…..

    I am away from blogging more than you I guess and looks like I have lost capability of commenting….

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