31 October 2009

The R word.

I am retiring from blogging on Island Express. I should have taken this decision several months ago. That would have saved it from the embarrassment of lying there wretched and un-updated, a Kapil Dev-like reminder of the benefits of early retirement.

The timing is always a tough one, aye? You keep thinking you have one more century in you, and you wait. And you wait.

At one time this blog was a feverish passion. Endless productive hours paid for by my employer were spent deciding the appropriate order of the blogroll. I also remember the several awesome hours spent assembling the montage up there, like a Chor Bazaar bike, from stolen cricket pics. But now, to lick the retirement cliche plate some more, let's throw in stuff like 'not giving 100%' etc.

I will continue writing my cricket drivel, but not here. Probably when a blue mist passes over the moon next, you can read what I write at Bored Cricket Crazy Indians.

As for this blog itself, I hope it stays here. And its future? That is now up to TM, Avinash, Sajith and Aj.


straight point said...

ah! another blogger succumbing to the demands of life over cricket... i hope cricket survives somehow...

but the good part is we might get glimpse of earlier john at bored... :)

Gaurav Sethi said...


Homer, now you, and I know of one more bored member who will use the R word soon.

It could be the lack of sleep, but I'm not feeling too bright.

And yeah man, the collage is a killer. And we need to speak.

Homer said...

All the best Aju.. It has been a pleasure reading you!


Soulberry said...

Good luck mate.

randomraghav said...

I guess this is what it will feel like when SRT finally crosses the line...ah well..all good things..Thanks for the entertainment John..you beauty..

jrod said...

A shame, will follow you at BCC!.

John said...

Thanks for the love everybody. I could not have carried on with this blog without help in the form of suggestions and comments; and even competitive pressure from all of you.

Francois said...

Very sad to hear this :(
You will be missed!

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