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. 😀
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! 😀
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. 😀
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?? 😀
Anyway, here’s a promise I intend to keep: I am gonna post this after this sentence! 😀