Another birthday gone…….

The year 2007 has been a good one, Much better than the previous years on the personal front I must add. Every field has its own share of moments be it Cinema, Cricket, Politics or anything else. I would prefer not to belittle them by attempting to summarize any, but would prefer to reflect on the year from a personal front.

I resumed blogging after a six-month hiatus and it had to start with a review of a ‘thalaivar padam‘. Not that I hadn’t watched any movies prior to it. There were good ones like the unforgettable ‘Guru‘, the thought provoking ‘Black friday‘, the masaledaar ‘Pirates III’, etc. There were many that escaped being featured on this space like the Bollywood inspired ‘Spidey III‘, the traumatizing ‘himesh ka suroor‘ and the megastar’s mega woeful ‘Shankardada‘ to name a few. I still feel bad for the hate mail my ‘Fanaa‘ review attracted! It however feels good to be back to blogging regularly(almost) and wordpress has helped me connect to a much larger circle of bloggers.

A strong tamil flavor has been surrounding recent posts but this isn’t a deliberate attempt, just that I’ve been watching too many tamil movies offlate and build my sarcasm around them.The frequency of the posts has not been constant and that would be attributed to my (never ending)research work and thesis manuscript. With that out of the way now, I hope to post more frequently and add two sections namely ‘Ad of the week’ and ‘Gaana of the week’ which will showcase my googling abilities and youtube prowess.

The biggies of the year for me would my first job, relocating to Detroit, new car, my thesis and graduation. Though I would love to get back to school, it feels good to be able to meet deadlines at work without having to worry about midnight submissions, assignments, exams and grades. Finishing school and working at the same time is something that is to be attempted with caution, and is not widely recommended. I don’t want to sound cliche

The highlights of the year for me have been my first job, relocation to Detroit, first car, thesis and graduation. I feels great to have finished my thesis and to have graduated which seemed like eternity. I don’t wanna sound clichรฉd but I really enjoy what I am doing at work. I would love to go back to school but being able to meet deadlines at work without having to worry about obtaining experimental results and tweaking algorithms for optimal performance is a huge relief. I definitely will miss those midnight submissions, assignments, exams, grades and the tomfoolery we did on campus.

It felt really good to submit my thesis on my birthday to the library and get them sign off on the last piece of documentation. I would here like to thank one all all who called me with their wishes and the international calls in particular made me feel very special! I was initially mad at people for using malicious javascript hacks to bastardize orkut scrapbooks and post new year wishes, however each and every one of the 115 scraps I received felt so very good.

Thank you!