though i occasionally feel that i am not as blessed as a few of my buddies in a range of social graces, that might make them a quintessential street smart chap, my subconscious gets automatically convinced after it starts to consider the list of my talents, that usually have the potential use in the league of, a screw driver while watching a movie or a hippo in a cooking class... i am very much blessed with many unique skills that i bet no one reading the blog is capable of ...
speaking of which, i happened to remember about a dialogue by natalie portman's character from the movie 'garden state'.
She says that whenever she a feels a bit down.. she does something unique like... she goes "kyeonw... kyeonw...kyeonw...."(something of that sort) standing 4 paces from her bed and twitching like a worm on fire...actually in a good looking way(couldnt come up with a better example)... and asks the protagonist to something of that sort.. he feels a bit shy and reluctant... at that point she says...
"This is your one opportunity to do something that no one has ever done before and that no one will copy throughout human existence. And if nothing else, you will be remembered as the one guy who ever did this. This one thing"
i think u get the link...
coming back to the point.. i ll try listing a few of my idiosyncrasies..
1. not good with remembering routes. almost every road looks the same.. besides y do u need that when all you are going to do is ride on the pillion seat of an expert rider or when u have all the time in the world :)
2. the heaviest two wheeler that i have ever ridden on is my sis's tvs excel super and i am 22.. barring the one time that i tried my skills on a friend's discover.. and was pretty decent on it... anyway i love riding bicycle and till now i never felt the need to learn a bulky two wheeler... its good in sort of looking cool way... but since thats not going to get me any chicks.. y need this..
3.i know nothing about politics...i dont know when the next election is due in tamil nadu.. dont have a voters id... cant hold up a decent conversation on that.. this will be a difficult to believe .. but its true.. happened a few days back...
was reading abt something, when the name Manmohan singh came up.. these were the steps that my gray matter went thro
i) Manmohan singh... who is that?
ii) wait a sec.. i know that guy
iii) related to politics.. someone big i think
iv) wasn't he the prime minister sometime back?
v) oh oh oh.. or is he still the PM now...
vi) i think he is... unless i can remember someone else who might be the one
currently (heavy process goes on in the background)
vii) and finally since no other suggestion came up in my mind.. yeah got it.. he's the PM... (a nice pat on the back.. and a stupid grin on the face)
though this happened in a span of a few nanoseconds.. but this is how i processed it... but u can always blame the PM for not being very sensational :)
4.the same goes to sports.. not as bad as the former one.. am very much interested in playing a few games(other than cricket..dunno y)... dont have any knowledge about cricket... which prevents me to hold the lunch time conversations with team mates or friends and to write comments to the blogs of friends who are very much interested in sports...
i DISCOVERED that there was 'free hit' in cricket only a week back :(...
the list goes on and on... no idea of even the most familiar bus routes.. in both chennai and hyderabad... bringing a group of people to one conclusion..
in the words of homer simpson..
"How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?"
but honestly i feel that i will learn them when i need them... there is no need for me to cramp my penthouse with these information , as it is already cramped with loads of trivia about many unique stuff..