Story of a lost journalist

August 13, 2008

Kerala Blog camp – Alleppey, to go or not to go?

Filed under: Personal — Cris @ 21:32
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Purpose of this post: Personal reasons jotted below. Plus advertisement for the blog camp happening in Kerala. Which, according to time statistics might be a slightlyyyyy late initiative. Nevertheless, my contribution – the link to the blog camp site.

Current Confusion troubling mind taken from an email to a friend.

“Blog camp happening in Kerala on 16th. I never gave it a thought cause knew Amma wont let me go – its in Allepey. But then Acha making a trip in that direction this weekend, so got a ligghttttt green signal from Amma, which before fading I ran to tell the blog camp baaravaahikal (pioneers) to confirm my presence. Now confused again. One major reason, Acha will come back 15th. Which leaves Amma and me alone in Aleppey. And they wont let Amma in the houseboat so she has no place to go. Even if they do, Amma’s green is now fully turning red! Her imagination started working full scale and coming up with bomb blasts and drowning boats!

Yours truly is of course not majorly affected by such wild thoughts (though she imagines the boat flying up into the sky in the “bomb” blast and staying atop a huge pile of water which for some reason forgot all about gravity and refuses to fall back!). Anyway, the real confusion came when I went through the list and saw just 5 humans, err I mean women in the more than 100 list. As it is, I am not talkative. But I could atleast pave my way through the female category, which if so short and seemingly utterly sophisticated, could pose real huge problems. Me drowned in a bunch of 100 strangers (I had to use drown when talking about mid-water traveling)! I know 2 or 3 through their blogs. But thats it! So confused. Have 3 nights to decide! And somehow I know I will be in the same confused state till 15th!!!

And work. This thalaya divasa work will never go away from our thalaas Rosie girl!”

Reason for posting it here: Something seems wrong when a daily blogger doesn’t blog daily. Third day without a post might take away the daily blogger label I gave to myself (and no one else agrees with). Reason 2, it is easy to copy paste. Reason 3, I liked it, especially the 5 human error.



  1. Go for it. The worst that could happen is that you’d be bored for a few hours. But that’ll give you enough fodder for 5-6 daily posts 🙂
    On the other hand, if it turns out to be good you will have a great time and also end up with enough stories for 5-6 posts. It’s win-win.

    Comment by Philip — August 13, 2008 @ 23:03 | Reply

  2. Hey Wally

    House boats sound dangerous to me. Might be best to skip the event this time and wait for them to do a future event in Trivandrum.

    Comment by Nish — August 14, 2008 @ 01:45 | Reply

  3. You made me think twice about going for it!! Drowning…bomb.. Pheww!! Anyway , i am a confirmed attendee for the event ;). I’ve got another houseboat party on 15th to 16th morning.. 😀 And i know swimming!!!

    Comment by Srijith — August 14, 2008 @ 12:32 | Reply

  4. Never knew you were a daily blogger! 😛

    Booked the tickets eh? Janshatabdi had hardly 21 available seats when I booked for friends and me yesterday. 😀

    Comment by Hari Shanker — August 15, 2008 @ 10:39 | Reply

  5. @Philip, sigh nature is against me. Bad cold and fever on blog camp eve!

    @Nish, I am skipping it :-(. Bad fever. Btw Amma was happy to learn you said this. Hmph!

    @Srijith, Tell me what happens there bro. Have fun! And carry them water floats and life jackets.

    @Hari, thats the problem. Only I seem to know that! No, I had to cancel the trip. Sigh. Have fun!

    Comment by Cris — August 15, 2008 @ 23:07 | Reply

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