Resolutions And Wishlists :)

There were quite some sights to behold last night:

1. Mom, who prides on being a teetotaler and frowns when I even think of alcohol,  nursing a mug of chilled beer and ‘Cheers’ing everyone in the room!

2. The great-grandmom of the family dancing to Elvis Presley’s “A Little Less Conversation”!

3. Uncles and aunties enacting skits and acting like kids!

4. Overflowing beer!

5. Four people trying to force open the cork of a wine bottle, without a cork-opener, and managing to  break the cork into tiny pieces that fell into the wine!

6. Turning around in circles with a confused look because I was drunk and I couldn’t find the bottle of scotch!

7. Calling up friends and singing Nickelback songs while standing in the middle of the road!

8. Scrambling for money to fulfill the last-minute orders for booze in the packed wine store!

… and other memorable sweet nothings marked the end of 2008 and brought in the new year with much anticipated revelry, fireworks and a collected sigh of relief. It was something that everyone needed, I guess – a break. It was a fantastic start to the new year when I closed my eyes at 2 in the morning, drunk, expecting a major hangover and with a contented sigh on my lips.

Resolutions, Wishlists, Hopes And Fears 🙂

Once upon a time (2 days ago) Apar had asked me for my resolutions and I had deftly deferred (adamantly refused) the issue until the year actually begins. Now that it has, I can avoid it no more. Through my hungover haze, I thought about it and realized that there are quite a few things that I’d want to do this year – resolutions and wishes – and I made a rudimentary list. I began prioritizing them all, and here’s the final result:

    • I want to smile more this year, irrespective of the situation. I want to be able to convince myself that punching myself in the face while asleep is not worth losing a smile.
    • I want to make sure that I think seriously about making a resolution to consider the possibility of a faint chance of quitting smoking.
    • I want to get the two books in the pipeline out this year, come what may.
    • I wish this year has some surprises in store for me, because all 2008 had to offer was one heartbreak after another.
    • In the same vein, I hope to find true love, clichéd as it may sound. I’m tired of one-off dates and two-week affairs and one-month ‘girlfriends’. Sigh!
    • I want to go to France.
    • I want to succeed in organizing an All India Bloggers’ Meet in Gokarna this year – it started out as a South India Bloggers’ Meet, but I decided that Gokarna is too beautiful a place to make anyone jealous!
    • I want to feel like God – I want to buy an Avenger!
    • I wish I can convince myself to start working out again – running for 40 minutes a day isn’t enough. I want to pump iron again!
    • I wish I could sleep for 16 hours a day and laze around in bed for the other 8.
    • I’m going to booze more often and get drunk less often.
    • I wish I could wish for more wishes.
    • I wish I could make others feel better.
    • I wish people can live in peace without having to kill for it.
    • I wish I could make at least one person happy per day.
    • I wish I can grow a year old and look back at myself with pride for having accomplished at least one of the above.

Have a great year everyone! It’s been one hell of a journey, isn’t it? 😀

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

37 thoughts on “Resolutions And Wishlists :)

  1. Happy New year Nikhil 🙂
    Its a great wish list you have out there…all the very best 🙂

  2. I wish all your wishes come true.:-)
    ‘Feel like God, buy an Avenger’? -Sweetheart!If there is God, he ain’t going to be very pleased about that wish.:-)

  3. I want to make sure that I think seriously about making a resolution to consider the possibility of a faint chance of quitting smoking.

    should be I want to quit smoking. 🙂
    Hope all your wishes come true! I must add, apart from organising don’t forget one major thing for the meet 😉

  4. Those were some resolutions macha !!!

    to get drunk and to make others drunk is a great resolution to make buddy !!

    I hope I visit banglore this year and I have a chance to share a beer with you !!

    Hv a wonderful year ahead in 2009, macha !!

  5. @Swetha
    Thanks!! 🙂
    I hope your year rocks! 😀

    Hahaha!! Thanks darling, I’m sure yours will too! 🙂
    And well, you know me and God are like that! (I’m crossing my index finger over the middle) 😀

    LOL… And tell him what? 😀

    Ah, well… that’s why I made it so very roundabout! 🙂
    And yes ma’am, the tickets will be booked on time! 😛

    Thanks macha! 😀
    I hope so too – we could toast to a great year! 😀
    Wish you the same! Cheers! 🙂

    Aaaaargh – I’m so jealous!! 😀

    Thanks a lot! Have a great year ahead! 🙂

  6. Gokarna!! Yohoo!! I’m all for it!! Bloggers meet by the beach!!

    After Boards okay? okay.


  7. May allll your wishes come true.. 🙂

    And yeah, it should be “I want to quit smoking” .. 🙂


  8. “I wish I could make at least one person happy per day”…write a post here in mirrorcracked and I would be the happiest person !

    Great list you have there machaa! and all the best for the jodha-search again!

    Count me in for the bloggers meet!

  9. Hey, your resolutions seem doable and reasonable. Sure, you will keep them.

    And this was funniest:

    Four people trying to force open the cork of a wine bottle, without a cork-opener, and managing to break the cork into tiny pieces that fell into the wine!

  10. I have a great solution… 40 minutes a day is not correct. More cardio will do reduce anything. It will just lower ur metabolism.

    I have a exercise program, in which results were visible in 2 weeks. Head over to 101% Free, not charges, equipments. Just follow the food habits suggested there and exercise accordingly. Mind you its the toughest workout ever. Have a team of guys with you, to assure not to stop quitting.

    I am doing it now. First week over properly. Avenger ?? Awesome go on ! I have shared something about resolutions in my google reader shared items –

    Wish you very happy new year. I have card in my blog.. sure you will like it

  11. ahh… don’t mind the mistakes above.. Reading my own comment again gives me a headache.. was in hurry.. hope u get the right meanings

  12. @InsaneTwit
    Haha! Thanks! Wish you the same!

    Hehehe! Sure thing!!

    @Indian Homemaker
    Yup, I did! 🙂
    Thanks a lot and wish you the same! 🙂

    Haha! I will!
    And thanks, wish you the same!

    Thanks!! 🙂
    And yeah, I’ll try! LOL… Happy New Year!

    Welcome to MirrorCracked!
    Yeah, it does,doesn’t it?

    Welcome to MirrorCracked!
    Thanks! 🙂

    Haha! Thanks man, that’s so sweet! 🙂
    Happy New Year to you too!

    Wish you the same! 🙂
    And you should review it!

    Thanks man, wish you the same!

    Hehehe!! Don’t we all? 😉

    Hehe! yeah, it was quite a scene!
    Happy New Year!

    Wow, that sounds like a plan! Thanks dude! 🙂
    Happy New Year to you too!

    Hehehe! Here’s an e-cheers!
    Have a great year ahead 🙂

  13. love it…. i know this is kinda late and i should’ve called u last to last night and uttered my ‘sweet nothings’ 😛 but i was too drunk to do that 😀 and i am sure u will understand me…. more than anyone else… hehehehehe…!!!

    Happy New Year bozo… be good and come and visit me soon….

    *hugs* hahahahahahahahaha…..!!!!

  14. Great resolutions! As long as you keep updating your blog I am sure you’ll make more than one person smile every day.

    Gokarna sounds cool! I am coming! 😀

  15. Nikhil:

    The first 3 entries in the beginning tell me you were quite drunk when you thought you saw those things 😉

    Your wishlist is great but in the end, I had a question – are you planning to be a Beauty Queen (I think I saw ‘peace’ or ‘world peace’ somewhere there!)?

    And was one of the Nickelback songs ‘Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar’? Just guessin’…

    Happy New Year! Here is a wish you never made but will be granted this year I predict – making acquaintance of me in person. 😛

  16. @Dinesh
    Thanks! 🙂
    Wish you a lovely year ahead! 🙂

    Haha! I understand, I was too drunk to answer! 😀
    Happy new year to you too! 🙂

    Hehehe! Thanks man! Wish you a fantastic year ahead! 😀

    Thanks man! 🙂
    I hope you get yours too! Happy new year! 😀

    @Planet Scuba
    Welcome to MirrorCracked! 😀
    It’s quite great to see you commenting on my blog, makes me nostalgic! 😀
    Have a great year! 😀

    Hahaha!! Trust me, I wouldn’t wanna be in a beauty contest, I’d win hands down! 😀
    And yes, I wanted to be a rockstar that night! 🙂
    Happy New Year to you too! I’m looking forward to seeing you in person!! 😀

  17. A very Happy 2009 to you and your loved ones Nikhil! I wish for all your wishes to come true 🙂 I like “I want to make one person happy everyday” wish. Awww! So sweet 😀

  18. Happy new year and I wish your wishes come true 😀 and Keep on rocking, your blog always gets a smile.

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