One More Promise…

I am usually a man who keeps my word. I don’t make promises I can’t keep. But recently, I’ve been on a breaking-promises spree. It all started with the these words:

“It was a dark and stormy night…”

Peanuts enthusiasts will recognize this as Snoopy’s favorite (and perhaps, the only) opening line in his novel. In my room, I have a poster of Snoopy, hunched over his typewriter and typing out these words, and these serve as a sort of inspiration whenever I sit to work on my third novel, which is chugging along at a snail’s pace. Sadly, these words proved ominous yesterday.

It was a dark and stormy night as I did my best to balance my ancient bike as I raced along the empty streets of Bangalore, at midnight, returning home after a particularly heavy dose of stupidity and insaneness after seeing the movie Sarkar Raj. I won’t even get into how bad the movie was, because, honestly, I can’t. I slept through it. πŸ˜€

Anyway, as I was riding back home, I passed a store whose name was “Promise General Stores” and all of a sudden, it hit me that I had to write a statement of purpose to a friend of mine who was in Nebraska. I had promised him that I would send it by Monday evening (Indian Standard Time) and I had completely forgotten about it. I hope he does too! πŸ˜€

This is the hundredth time I’m forgetting to write things this week. I had to send out some press releases the other day and it completely skipped my mind to do it. I was sitting at my desk and wanted to check my mail and opened Mozilla, and when I saw the home page I completely forgot why I was sitting at my desk. I just browsed some hot chicks’ pictures and went out for lunch. πŸ˜€

Even writing this post, I was supposed to write something on Bollywood and the movie Sarkar Raj, but instead, I was sitting with my WP Dashboard open and thinking what to write about! I think I have Alzheimers!! Help! Is there a doctor in the house?

My ex was probably right when she used to say that I don’t keep up my promises! In my defense, I have amnesia! I don’t even remember my middle name! Do I have a middle name?? πŸ˜€

Anyway, here’s a promise I intend to keep: I am gonna post this after this sentence! πŸ˜€

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16 thoughts on “One More Promise…

  1. hmmm… interesting πŸ™‚

    Now, lets see if you are suffering from Alzheimers! So, whats your first name Nikhil? πŸ˜›

  2. So you had a X? You remember this and still claim being suffered by Alzheimers? Whats the progress of finding a new one? And what are the chances of redemption of old one? (“one” is flexible word here, replace with your own) πŸ˜€

  3. hmm…well don’t forget that you bumping into buses isn’t it good…and well you might have been drunk…

    why don’t you try to forget smoking πŸ™‚

  4. If u could recollect all these for this post..den i dont think so u have amnesia πŸ˜›
    n nice tht u forgot writing the abt the movie..i already read the same in 2 or 3 blogs πŸ˜€

  5. Heylo thr !
    Thanks for ‘intruding’ into my blog and leaving it in good taste :D…so glad tu kno yu have Alzheimers!!! i have too…same symptoms…(and more, i think…but dont remmbr any to put into words…except one tht was hugely shocking to me too!)

    havent gone thru th entire blog; thot wud comment on this one b4 i forget πŸ˜€

  6. @Nova
    Hmmm…. I dunno… I guess i don’t remember! πŸ˜€

    @Suda
    Wellll, the search is on! hehehe… I’ll keep u posted on developments! πŸ˜€

    @Sandeep
    Thanks!! Thats all I need right now!! hehehe… πŸ˜€

    @Vishesh
    Say, thats a good idea!! Yikes! πŸ˜€

    @Dr. Reema πŸ˜‰
    I passed the test!! hehe… Guess I don’t have alzheimers! magar, yeh toh recurring problem hai, beta! πŸ˜€

  7. @Rekha
    hehe.. I know what u mean… I’m tired of reading reviews everywhere! πŸ˜€

    @Scorpia
    Lol… Thanks for visiting MirrorCracked! Glad u liked it here! πŸ™‚

  8. I got the book sometime in july last year and I remember finishing half of it in the bus ride back home πŸ™‚
    i still go back to it sometimes, dig it out of my bookshelf and read some of my favourites again….. (Like when i have a vtu sem exam the next day and i dont feel like studying?…Hehehehe)
    πŸ˜‰

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