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March 19 1985, 05:28. Date and time a certain SJ (no, not Steve Jobs, me{#aptureLink_cm5348bQ3b}!) came into this world. Fast forward to March 19, 2010. Today. Yesterday. couple of days ago. 25. I’ve “officially” completed 25 years of which 22 years were spent in Mangalore{#aptureLink_nUtmkwPZQR}, 9 months in Austin{#aptureLink_7txdYQLi6P}, and the remaining time in Chennai{#aptureLink_qHryz2Xwgy}.

The day was pretty uneventful, however. My colleague Sweety was the first to call at 12:00, and Zakir, the silent assassin sitting besides me jumped and pounced on me, hammering away – all in the name of “bumps”. Few more calls, *loads* and *loads* of tweets and facebook messages wishing me a Happy B’day. I actually hit twitter rate limit, on and dabr, twice. Dang. Finished off my work ( I’m a zombie, work at nights thanks to my previous stint{#aptureLink_TkHKk8Na1e} *grumble*grumble* ) left for home. Dad & Mum called, as did few relatives 🙂 Returned to work on Friday evening(*grumble*grumble*), got wishes from Colleagues, and cake facials ( thankfully, no tomatoes or rotten eggs !). Finished off work and got back home Saturday morning. (FYI: Reach office at 5:30pm, leave at 5:30am).

Saturday afternoon I was supposed to be at the Indibloggers’ meet in Chennai{#aptureLink_YF0RO3tNEl} but thanks to my working works, I woke up late and couldn’t make it (almost). Ankit sent me a message about trying to make it to the Indiblogger meet, and after a li’l coaxing by Narayanan{#aptureLink_sMuPRGu1nv} I moved my lazy butt{#aptureLink_Oow44GQeKQ} over to GRT convention centre, at the best time possible (read: Just in time to eat and to grab the T-shirt). Met Ankit Agarwal{#aptureLink_R7qGBhsXWM} for the first time, after lots of “yeah we’ll meet this weekend for sure” tweets.  I will definitely catch up with him. For sure.

From there, Narayanan{#aptureLink_BwvqI69Wmr}, Preethika{#aptureLink_yZDh43vk1W}, Ankit{#aptureLink_JUlxe8gn3w} and me were wondering what to do, thought of heading off to 10 D but it was only 6pm and 10 D wouldn’t open for another hour or so. Narayanan suggested we try out this new place called 9 feet High{#aptureLink_cpWNhM3ojB} . 9 feet high was pretty nice{#aptureLink_ZFsC6xXXz2}, beachside view, great ambience, good music and okay-ish food. Tried out “Nanu mix{#aptureLink_StWNvLfyCH}” :p  ( for the curious, its a cocktail mix prepared by Narayanan – Vodka, green chilles, lime, Sprite – a very unique combination). Our discussion was interrupted by a, er, loafer very interesting person{#aptureLink_orFefSSvD0}. Needless to say he wasn’t clearly thinking straight and the poor lady accompanying him was rather embarrassed. (Side note: Narayanan mentioned about him sending an SMS apologizing his behaviour{#aptureLink_KuclfOrT35}). Moving on, we headed back to IIT-Madras, where we had our fill of food and to end the day, Narayanan dropped us back to our PG. Quite an interesting day it was indeed.

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