Monday, March 13, 2006

I am in love!

... with San Diego. Spent the past weekend in that vibrant and beautiful beach city. More of the story soon!

p.s. Today I successfully complete 26 years of life on Planet Earth. Yaaaaay :-)!

Update - On turning 26 ...

* "Happy birthday and don't forget you are now twenty-SIX." - followed by laughter.
* "What are you cribbing about? I am already 26."
* "Well, you are anyways close to 30 now" (after hearing me crib about how I mistakenly raised my hand when my fitness instructor asked the class who the people over 30 were).
* "What's there? 25, 26 - its all the same!"
* "How does it feel on the other side of 25?" (grrr...)

Ha, I am the kada-kutti (last born) and hence will *always* be the baby of my house 0:-D!

"Oh no, I can't be turning 26. I have barely registered that I turned 25!"
"No, no, no - I don't want a birthday this year."
"Hmm, a birthday is fun anyways" (after being treated super special by almost everyone).
"I am twenty-six! A birthday is like my own private new year. And a fresh start to everything."

My consolation
Air hostess asking me on the plane back from San Diego : "Are you on your spring break?" (Note: I conveniently assumed that only young students go on spring breaks).

Cliched but true - you are only as old as you feel. So, I am a very young 26 *grin* .


Shilpa said...

I hope u mean that u met a guy called San Diego heheheh

Happy Birthday !

Congratulations on moving to the other side of 25.

And remember this golden rule:

next time someone asks u,

Lie about your age !

Archana Bahuguna said...

A very happy birthday to you, Archana!
Hope you are having a blast!

San Diego IS a beautiful city. I have visited it a number of times while Inder was working for a client there. A place to settle down.

And about being 26, use Palmolive ... Remember the ad? Meri twacha se meri umar ka pata hi nahin chalta! (just kidding, enjoy wherever you are)

Saranya Kishore said...


Happy Birthday! :)
SO you are a Piscean! No wonder ;) [In a good way, I have known a few Pisceans, to be very empathetic]

And yes, San Diego is an awesome place, with awesome weather! :) Did you drive there?

spark said...

my nastiest comment :) happy birthday, aunty!

Archana said...

Shilpa - yikes, I wouldn't fall in love with a person named "San Diego" for nuts!! Ah, mez very young looking u see, so ppl will assume I am pretty young and not ask me abt my age...LOL!

Archana, thank you :-)! I thought that was "Mysore sandal soap"? Or were there a whole series of soaps all touting "youth" as their USP?? Lemme see which one I shd pick ;-)!

Saranya - Pisceans rock :-D! I very personally know one and she is VERY nice ;-)! I flew down to SD as my friends were flying down from a different place.

Spark - ah this from a been-26-for-sometime-now guy?? Adhu seri!

Thanu said...
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Thanu said...

hope this year is full of happiness and joy...

madsies said...

Hey :)Happy B'day and enjoy
"the other side" of 25. You have one full year to get used to it :D
Hope you had a full filled day:)
wish you the best!

Saranya Kishore said...

Hey Arch,
I thought you get to the 'other side' of 25, right after your 25th bday! I alrady got the, 'welcome to this side of 25' last year :)

Hope you had a smaaassshing bday :)

Archana said...

Thanu, thanks a lot :-)!

Madsies, I know - I already visualized myself cribbing next year about how much better it was to be 26 ... :-D!

Saranya, I cribbed last year too - just that it was abt turning twenty-FIVE I had a wonderful bday - it was FUN all the way through :-))!

kuttichuvaru said...

hey... first timer here.... Belated Wishes for ur Bday!! Hav a wonderful year ahead!! so howz 'the other side of 25'??

Archana said...

Kuttichuvaru, welcome aboard! Thank you:-)!
So far, the view looks pretty much the same as from the other side :-)!