Friday, April 10, 2009

Don't Grow Up...!

Discovered another lovely post! [Been doing a bit of blog-hopping, today being a Friday and all that.] I love anything that urges me to to go back to being a child again. I can relate to it soooo much! Actually, anyone who reads Wodehouse will think nothing of being a goofy 'adult'!

============= (Excerpts from Mith's post...)

I've highlighted everything that I have generally indulged in. Good score, eh? Must try the rest very soon and perhaps extend the list further...with the aid of my own imagination! Heard me, Nimmy? And, hey, ideas from you - dear blog-friends - are more than welcome!


When was the last time you -
  • Sang into a hairbrush at the top of your voice in front of the mirror?

  • Jumped into a puddle and didn't care about the state of your clothes?

  • Finished your ice cream in 2 minutes flat and looked around to see if someone would share theirs with you?

  • Played your favourite song as loud as possible, over and over again?

  • Walked barefoot on wet grass?

  • Got excited at the prospect of going to the zoo/beach/park/anywhere?

  • Played a game where you made up the rules as you went along?

  • Made up a secret language for just you and a friend?

  • Found a pretty stone and kept it?

  • Laughed your head off for no particular reason?

  • Painted with your fingers?

  • Gave yourself a lame nick name? (Nimmy: Thanks to Zeph for this! :-))

  • Found no money in your wallet and didn't care?
Just when did you grow up?


Mith said...


Nimmy! I'm flattered! Thank you so much! Thanks a mill for dropping by :)

And yes, now that you mention it (the "never growing up" bit, the "calvin and hobbes" bit (i have edited my favourites list) and the "wodehouse" bit!), we do seem a lot alike! :D

And hmmm, chocolates, yes, strange how so many people seem to like it (hehee :D )

I loved your "about me" column - "Music may have no language but it sure happens to be my Mother Tongue." ... I can so relate to that!

Nimmy said...

:-) Ha ha! Mith ain't no myth now. For she just left a comment on me blog. Forgive me. It's the Friday bug. Thanks for closing the circle, Mithy! :-) And good to know you put C&H where it belongs...(on your blog, that is). Else I may have had to come over to Perth and fire a bullet or two! ;-)

Thanks...again...and hey, I'm still somewhere on your blog...enjoying myself! :-)

Lubna said...

Glad to find another Calvin and Hobbes addict. I have been travelling today - in blogsphere and landed here, am glad I did. Bet you know about the Resignation from Adulthood note. I keep getting in by email now and then, in slightly varied versions. The original author is unknown.
Well for the benefit of your readers, here goes:
I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an eight-year-old again.

I want to go to McDonald’s and think that it’s a four-star restaurant.

I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make a sidewalk with rocks.

I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.

I want to run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer’s day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple, when all you knew were colors, multiplication tables and nursery rhymes, but that didn’t bother you because you didn’t know what you didn’t know and you didn’t care.

All you knew was to be happy, because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good.

I want to believe that anything is possible. I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.

I want to live simply again. I don’t want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive when there are more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness and loss of loved ones.

I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, mankind and making angels in the snow.

I want to play with my pets and my days of imagination to last forever.

So here are my checkbook and my car keys, my credit card bills and my 401(k) statements. I am officially resigning from adulthood.

And if you want to discuss this further, you’ll have to catch me first because, “Tag! You’re it!”

R.K. said...

keep a kid :)

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

when did you grow up?
I love to watch kid within me.
Innocent/Honest/Lovable - The Best.

Nimmy said...

Lubna, Thanks a million for discovering me and leaving such a wonderful comment here! I love the resignation letter! Whom are you supposed to send it to? :-) Yourself...I guess! And wonderful to connect with another C&H fan. Me is a Wodehouse fan too..! They make a grand combination for leading an absolutely goofy life. ;-) And I am gonna catch you on your blog very soon!

Nimmy said...

Hey R.K! Aahhh...will take your wonderful piece of advise and hop around as much as I can! :-)

Nimmy said...

Hobo: Yeah! I do think the child in me is almost intact...but of course it gets challenging to be a child during certain circumstances...for the rest of the world ceases to take you seriously....but that ought not to make us give up, eh? There must be a way out...! :-)

wake_up_then_walk said...

I've done only one thing...

Slept like a baby for all of my (won't tell you) years of existence. Don't remember a single sleepless night.

one more ...

I've hardly used filters for judgement which people use as they grow up..(the reason why so many confide to me)

I just can't understand the need to grow up...Grow up from what? and become what?

And yes the only thing my wallet has is a driving license, but somehow i survive.

Nimmy said...

Hey Rakesh! :-) ha ha! Your comment, this time, is sorta different! I loved reading it! Sleeping like a baby....isn't that a wonderful sign of not having a care in the world...a la...a little kid! :-) Well, you won't tell me your Secret and all that, eh? How does it matter, anyway? :-)[I am learning how to tell the age of a person from his/her blog posts...likely to finish the course in a few weeks from now] har har.

I think it's really difficult to not judge're a lucky chap to not have any filters fixed on to you at the time of manufacturing. I start off by not judging yet - sometimes - end up wondering what certain people are up to...but, honestly, not as much judging as a lot of people i happen to know. so, good for me.

your wallet has only a DL? what about credit and debit cards??? you're a modern saint, i tell you! :-))i can see your kids growing up to be very different form the rest of the modern generation...!

wake_up_then_walk said...

Modern Saint

I Laughed my head off for- you now know the reason.

I was planning to start a scandalous blog, the epithet is really going to hasten it.

All ready, dark and evil.


sukumar said...

Good one Nimmy. I am reminded of A.R. Rahman's landmark song - Chinna Chinna Aasai from the movie Roja.

Nimmy said...

Rakesh!! Scandalous blog, eh???!! What shall I say?! Modern Dark and Evil Saint, perhaps? ;-P *bow*

Nimmy said...

Good to see you here again, Sukumar! :-) Glad you were able to relate to the post...! How true....Chinna Chinna Aasai in fact is a great example...and I sure hope these desires don't happen to just the characters on the silver screen! I really love being with adults who throw caution to the winds and get back to being a child....I think it's a joyous and exhilarating experience!

Vasisht said...

Elsie, I love C&H too and subscribe to it on mail. My wife thinks I have not yet grown up and my teenage/adult daughter thinks I am a pest/coolest dad depending on her mood. After 20 years of travel I recently travelled to Delhi for 3days leaving my wallet at home. Loved borrowing money and making others spend.
Been playing Abba over and over again many a time loud and wife keeps saying shhh reduce the volume.
What I want to do but so far have been prevented from doing is - go and pinch the cheeks of a person sitting in a car in any signal, road, wherever and say "naughty boy" and continue to walk nonchalantly - someday I wanna do this.

Nimmy said...

Hey Vasisht! :-) What ho! Absolutely pipping to see you here and all that rot! :-) Thanks for leaving a comment and what a sweet comment too! Your family is lucky! Tell them I told them so! And good luck for that last desire of yours. Won't take more than a few go ahead and pinch! :-D

dintoons said...

hahaha what a fun blog!! i really feel like 'tooning lots of your wacky ideas, insights and observations... thanks for sharing your (wonderfully universal) wisdom, in such a lighthearted way!! :o)