We’re Almost In 2021

It is now almost midnite and we are about to say goodbye to 2020 and say hello & welcome to 2021. Hope you won’t be such a terrible year as your predecessor was.

I am working today but it has been a very light day at work, again. I had to go to the office today for a couple of hours for something that they wanted us to do. So post lunch I hired a cab and by 1:40 pm I left home and went to the office in Kakkanad. I met some of my team members who I haven’t seen since late March. We then finished what we had to do in about 2 hours and saw that it was pouring cats and dogs! Terrific! Thunder and lightning on 31st of December. 2020 is a real bitch!

Anyways, I came back home slightly wet. I dried myself off and got a hot coffee and a snack. My sister and niece came to visit before my sister’s husband came to pick them up as they were going to go for a night out at a club. My parents were supposed to go with them but they changed their minds at the last minute. I bought dinner – fried chicken and French fries for my parents while I had a pizza with small bbq chicken wings. I had a beer along with that while I did what little work came my way.

I also chatted with my cousin for a while as I ate the pizza. Now I am just waiting for the minutes to trickle on by and it strikes midnight. At 12:30 am I will shut down my work system. I wish everyone a Happy New Year and may 2021 be much kinder to us.

Positives From 2020

Since most people, including me, have been complaining about the year 2020 and calling it the shittiest and worst year ever (not sure but the Black plague & Spanish Flu era might disagree), I thought I’d end the year on a more positive note. Let me recollect all the good things that have happened in the last year, 2020, and/or look at the positive side of things.

1. I finally got the opportunity to work from home. I really like the fact that I don’t have to commute daily and I can work in my lungi and undershirt and not have to shave.

2. I finally was able to get an air-conditioner in my bedroom. Granted it was free as my sister & cousin had closed their physical office due to Covid-19. Since they had a new ac in there – and because my sister and cousin’s homes both were air-conditioned – my sister offered it to me. I was planning to get one and was thinking of saving up some of my earnings from sponsored blogging to do so. I didn’t have to in the end.

3. I finally, finally bought an executive computer chair and my aching ass and lower back is so grateful. Money was from earnings from my website.

4. I also bought a new phone, the RealMe X2 Pro and I love it so much. Money was from earnings from my website.

5. I enhanced the RAM of my laptop from 4GB to a stonking 16 GB and it is the best thing you can do to your laptop. Money was from earnings from my website.

6. Speaking of, the months of April, May, June & July, I made a ton of money off sponsored posts on my website.

7. I was able to buy most of the tv series (box sets or individual dvd sets) that I was looking to buy. Like Stargate SG-1, Battlestar Galactica, Agents of Shield, Sherlock, Automan, Misfits of Science, Friends & The X-Files. There are a few that still elude me and maybe 2021 will see me get them.

8. I’m starting a new hobby – cooking a few recipes that I have wanted to try.

9. I also managed to buy my folks a brand new smart tv.