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Friday, January 20, 2006


so i was thinking about this earlier, and had even written a post on it, but for some reason it didnt show up completely. anyway, im writing it again.

i dont know if you guys noticed it, but the previous post was the first one ive written about my ex-boyfriend (except for one small post at the beginning). its not that i was concerned about keeping that part of my life a secret. its just that once i found out that he reads my blog and even commented on it, i just felt squeamish about even mentioning him. in fact, there were so many times that i started a post relating some story in which he featured, even in passing, but stopped myself because i wasnt sure what he would make of it.

anyway, so now that i have comment moderation (yay!), and have sorted things out in real life too, i dont need to worry about that anymore. but theres also the question of how to refer to him on the blog. i cant use his real name. thats when i noticed that most women bloggers refer to the men in their past and present by a single letter. em and tablemannered have their respective K's, and mint chutney has her D, for example. so, i decided who am i to break tradition and so have decided to reduce the men in my life to initials.

now all thats left is what letters to choose. the ex is obvious. he will from now on be X. not only does that stand for ex, but its also a very prominent cross mark that signifies "wrong answer". its also a cancellation mark, and putting the X mark on any road sign is like adding the word "no" (like "no parking", "no overtaking"). so thats it then. he will be X.

but what about the current man? he has requested that i dont do any posts about him, so im not going to, but what about all the posts where he appears as a supporting character. if an interesting thing happened while we were on our way to a restaurant, then i cant possibly pretend that he wasnt there. this he has accepted on the condition that he pick his own letter. and he will now be referred to as A. why A? no, its not the first letter of its name (or maybe it is ;)). his reason is the geekiest thing ive ever heard. so, in physics, A is the letter that represents electric current. get it? get it? CURRENT! you know, like the opposite of EX!! gawd, these engineering types. oooof!


  • At 2:05 AM, Blogger the still dancer said…

    and what was initiated?

  • At 2:49 AM, Blogger thalassa_mikra said…

    Congratulations! Since when has current situation been initialized? Am I correct in infering that there is some correlation between your blog inactivity and time spent with Mr. A?

  • At 5:16 AM, Blogger Teleute said…

    so what is the interesting thing that happened on your way to the restaurant?

  • At 11:18 PM, Blogger white templar said…

    Well, im not big on propaganda. And i certainly dont endorse any preachy 'messages'.
    But if anyone is looking for refreshingly good entertainment, look no further than 'Rang de basanti'.
    It should be seen. It deserves to be seen.

  • At 1:29 AM, Blogger Rimi said…

    do pass on my congratulations to A. and ooh, did anyone else notice? he's a 'engineering type'. a-HA!

    yeah, ok, sorry, the sherlock holmish 'i've figured out your secret' stance doesn't suit me at all. still, someone's having a good time.

  • At 12:21 AM, Blogger nemo said…

    vishkanya-origin=pooja bedi movie of the mid/early 90s?

  • At 8:41 PM, Blogger Artful Badger said…

    well actually..it's i...:D
    a is normally reserved for constants.
    x,y,z 's for variables ..heh..

  • At 12:30 PM, Blogger Adagio For Strings said…

    Nooooooooooo! Like Ramani says 'I' is for current. 'A' is for magnetic vector potential (most commonly, although its contextual).

  • At 7:36 PM, Blogger Roy said…

    Hi…I’m Roy, just start the journey in the blog-world. New..... so learning the tricks by peeping in others blog without any prior permission (sorry for that!!). Heii, why not take a look to my blog: (http://comeonroy.blogspot.com/) & tell me where I need to improve. Most important, maybe you can also get something new & interesting stuff…..maybe!!
    Hoping to hear you..

  • At 6:33 AM, Blogger Teleute said…

    I think she means A for Ampere, the unit of current. :D

  • At 1:06 AM, Blogger tablemannered said…

    tagging u

  • At 8:06 PM, Blogger Vishnupriya said…

    oh my gawd!!! ok ok! i promise never to talk about things i dont know. im sorry for not being a physics whiz like all youu guys. anyway, he cant be I because that letter is reserved for me, so he has to be A. so there X(


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