A Full Course Dinner, Blogging Etiquette, and Visiting Friends.

A Post for my Fellow Blogging101 Participants:

Until now, I’ve never had the stomach for a full course dinner. I am more of a Chhole-bhature and Rajma-chawal kind of guy. Pile it all on a plate, stick a spoon into it, and hand it over. I’ll wolf it down with gusto. But drop me in a seat at a dining table, ask me to tuck a napkin into my shirt, and make me participate in polite conversation while we wait for the Hors d’Oeuvre….

Vrrrroooooommmm….I’ll be flying out of the window on a broom you never knew I possessed.

When I had enrolled for blogging101, I had expected a plate of Rajma Chawal. Now I know that I am in for a full sixteen-course dinner, which is great, because that’s the best way of doing things. Unfortunately, I keep flying in and out.

As I said, the course is great, but you can stick peacock-feathers in the tail of a pigeon, play  Lambada music, and yet you can’t expect him to start dancing like a peacock. (If you missed it, I am the pigeon here.)

And yet, despite my wanderlust, I’ve managed to do more than my assignments so far. I so enjoyed our assignment today that I visited a dozen blogs and marked them with a comment or two. (I picked up this figure of speech from my dog. Please don’t go back and sniff your blog to confirm – I’ve marked them the way humans do, by leaving un-sniffable comments.)

So far, blogging101 has been unmanageable for me but nice…I was suffering from the frog-in-the-well syndrome, but the course has introduced me to some great bloggers who run some of the coolest blogs without losing their cool, and now I am looking forward to completing the course successfully.

Bye, but before you leave:

A glimpse into my most recurrent nightmare:

Me: Where’s my broom?
Wifey: Oh…I used it to clear the cobwebs.
Me: But where is it now? I need it.
Wifey: It wanted to be free, so it flew away!


About Anand

Parodist, Humorist, Caricaturist, Nerd.
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46 Responses to A Full Course Dinner, Blogging Etiquette, and Visiting Friends.

  1. Vibrant says:

    Hahaha you are fun to be around and I can’t overstress it no matter how often I say it 🙂

    I enjoy this post and you have so beautiful expressed about your blogging experience. The comment about dog(marking territory!) and the last snippet are so beautifully that I am still smiling and wondering at amazing talent you have 🙂

    I wish you very best ( Anand )

    Anand 🙂

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    • Anand says:

      Learned that one from my dog and her friends. That’s a fab way of communicating – and it keeps their messages safe from the meddling humans.

      Anand, coming from you, it’s huge. You write fabulous posts, you are a blogging inspiration to many of us. Thanks.

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      • Vibrant says:

        Welcome Anand. Thanks for your kind words and I feel good humorists like yourself are good observers of nature and animalia around them. I asked you a question on commons..maybe you missed it. I wanted to know who your favorite authors are? Have you read Wodehouse or Pretchaat. In other words where do you get your inspiration from? Anand


      • Anand says:

        I remember answering that one. What happened to it, I wonder. I’ve read a couple of P.G. Wodehouses but have no idea who Pretchaat is, except that my mind that’s trained in malarkey has already translated it to Pret + Chaat or “Pret ki chaat.” Anand, I think I am losing it!

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      • Vibrant says:

        No, I enjoyed your take on Pretchat. I haven’t read any Pretchat either but Wodehouse’s Jeeves series is a lot of fun and his fiction is always ‘feel good.’ 🙂 Glad you have read Wodehouse. Is there any favorite of yours?

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      • Anand says:

        No recollection of the titles. I must’ve been 12 or 13 when I read them…still got to check out Pretchaat…

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      • Vibrant says:

        I have to also read PretCHAAT. 😀 Happy Independence Day 🙂


      • Anand says:

        You will beat me to it 😀

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      • Vibrant says:

        Hahaha 😀


  2. Well written and humorous (but doesn’t that describe all your posts).

    As I experiment with writing in my blog, I have actually had the audacity to try humor in a few of my blog posts. I must say, after reading your posts, I am in half a mind to remove those blogs unworthily tagged under humor. What was I thinking?

    I have so much to learn. I have my eyes on you *gives a creepy stare as I walk away*

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  3. sandeept252 says:

    I see that you have now settled until that broom comes back to you again.


  4. Heather says:

    I will be ready for a full-course when my college courses are over (one more day of class)! Until that time, I will enjoy other people’s blogs (such as your blog).
    I am so impressed with your artwork. What do you use to make the portraits?


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  6. haha…its fun to read your blogs Anand..aka Mr. Busy Bee. Its seems like you are always on Blogging101 as you don’t miss a single posts or fail to comment on any blog. Looking forward to learn more from you. Also, I saw you mentioned at one of the comments that you were “retired”. Well, am I followed by a young entrepreneurial billionaire??!! haha…jokes aside, great going fellow blogger.



  7. All too sad when the maiden broom leaves home. I lost mine very early on in life, and many people consider me friendly. I wish they knew what I was destined for.

    all the best,
    the (esc)ape artist


  8. smilerrn says:

    Hi Anand at last I’ve found you, I love your caricatures and you’re funny. I will be posting more stories and pictures..


  9. shilarya says:

    What a funny way to write ..wish I had some of your writing qualities.. Philosophical siblinguuu..


  10. Tim Gatewood says:

    Funny stuff! And you can always buy a new broom.


  11. Aarti says:

    I too was expecting Blogging101 to be a plate of Rajma Chawal. Instead, it turned out to be a daawat! 😀

    I love your sense of humour! I hope you fly in more often on your broom so that we can enjoy more posts written by you!


  12. hjsportsed says:

    Hi Anand. Hope you’re having a great day! I am nominating you for the Liebster award. Here’s the link to my page so you can see how it works!


  13. honestme363 says:

    Anand I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Feel free to ignore/complete at your will. My only hope was to bring some traffic to your site – you are too funny


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