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Friday, April 18, 2008

No Ordinary Friday

Thank God It's Friday. I have lots to catch up on. I have to focus on classes that I missed recently, go to a semi-formal (prom) this evening, and decide on what sari to wear for the International Friendship Affair at school. I also have to do four loads of laundry, some cleaning and tidying around in a pig-sty looking apartment, go grocery shopping, and amidst all this, find time to relax.

Sounds like a usual story, doesn't it? Especially to those folks who do not have any domestic help and work five days a week spending their Monday to Thursdays waiting for a Friday. But today is no ordinary Friday.

Today is the day that I had been hoping would never come. But it has alright! Its the second half of April, the second week into my final quarter, and time seems to be flying by. It seems to me that in the past four of five months, I have lived my life more as Solitaire than who I am since I was born. I have made friends on blogosphere, met many interesting people virtually, read many creative blogs, and built my own little sweet world that I loved to bask in. Amidst all this, I forgot that in my non-virtual world, I have a dissertation pending, a degree to focus on, and a lot of hard work to put in.

I was so reinforced by the love and appreciation that you all gave me that I ignored the threats that my advisor gave me. It hurts me to say this but I still have to...

I have to go.....

I told you. It is no ordinary Friday. Its a sad Friday for me and Psychobabble. I have loved all of you, all you precious people who left your valuable words in the little comment box, all you silent readers who have returned time and again to see what I have to offer. Psychobabble is now taking a short break from blogosphere for I have to put other things up my priority list.

I promise you. I will be back. How soon, I cannot say. But no later than July of this year. Will you guys promise to remember me? Will you guys leave a light on for me? Will you guys take care of yourselves? Will you guys stick around? Will you guys welcome me when I am back?

Hugs and Kisses!

144 Words of Wisdom:

Prats said...

The value of a true friendship does not end here....you'll be right there in our midst...and yes we'll wait for you eagerly.
Go out there and do your best and have fun while you're at it....i'm sure its going to rock...

Keshi said...

*sits in a corner and wishes she never read this post*

I cant believe that ur going Solitaire! Cos ur blogs r something I look forward to EVERY morning. I swear! I cant live w.o. my precious dose of 'Solitaire' for too long. :( if u must go, then I'll let u. But plz promise us that ur not gonna disappear w.o. returning?? Cos it happened with some other blog friends before and it broke my heart big time.

ofcourse I'll rem ya girl! FOR LIFE. I wish u well hun!


*tearz n HUGZ*


Keshi.

SwAtI said...

Awwww!!!! :(

I am really gonna miss your blog Solitaire.. you n Keshi are my only blogger friends..

I am surely surely going to wait for you to get bak..will miss ya loads...

Lots of good luck for your dissertation etc!! :)
Take care of yourself dear!! Hope you rem me when u get bak.. :)Cheers!!
Love
Swati

Deepti said...

Hey keep in touch .. you know my mail id right :) and do well!!!

Gayatri said...

Come back soon! :)

Karthik S said...

Will be really missing. Though I'm a new reader to ur blogs... am really felt good reading ur posts.
But, I wish u a very best in all ur endeavours.

PS: Will u make it private or will it ur blogs remain open?? So that I can go thru ur older posts then and there.

Once again, ALL THE BEST.

Waiting for July :-)

Lena said...

awww... i really cant believe you are going :(
Of course it is understanding you have to deal with stuff, dissertation and all, but i really will miss your posts and sure will be looking forward to your coming back! :)

Good luck with everything!! :)

Crimson Feet said...

oh ohhh! the exciting mind is switching priorities!..
All the best for your dissertation and degree... you'll do well!
Before you go, just thought i'll let you know that i didn't really enjoy that almost unnecessary verbal duel with you! I could've been more supportive!
hoping for better debates when you are back!

see you soon

CF

Rakesh said...

oh no..My humblesttttttttttttt request please come back soon.....i like ur Psychobabble blogs but not other....i am very unlucky i did not acces of urs private blog..ok no probs..good luck and tc of ur health

Nirmal's Blog said...

tats very sad..miss u....i wont waste time on all this craps...

sweet and short was a blog i loved a lot..sad that no more tp....

u where the first on my blog roll..so thers no question of forgetting u..

cum fast...

njoy.

Nirmal's Blog said...

heey got a doubt..u taking leave to finish ur laundry....

u do that yearly....lols

S.Ghosh said...

i am a new reader and tho i started late..... i will wait for your return...till then good wishes

Sam said...

Priorities first!! and frankly.. blogging is not your life.. btu part of it.. so.. its alrite to take a break.. will miss ur writings, humor and all that jazz dat defines solitaire....
and lets enjoy sneha who pours her heart out into teh matters at hand!!
chal servicing ho gayi.. abhi gaddi bhaga!! :D

black coffee said...

this blog will be missed!

Cinderella. said...

Hell yes girl !
Get back soon.
Goodluck !

d SINNER!!! said...

are u serious....


really really serious?

dont tell me...

Vicky said...

Wish U success in everything U do.

Will read your old posts while u'r away. There's a lot to catch up with.

Hope to find U all glittering pretty soon. All the best.

TC.

PREETI said...

OHHH NOOO!!

I gt here after a short while and I HAD to come to see this post :( :(

I guess it is but natural that work and studies must be given much higer a priority than this, but I sure hope ur gonna come bak...and i hope i'd be around when u come bak...(tho i cant think of a reason y i wudnt b)

I really am gonna miss u solitaire...I really am...

Take care girl and all the best for eveyrthin!

LUV!

Pavi!!!! said...

ohhhhhhhhh ! I didn't see that coming. I rermb u hvg said u'll be bloggin less..but not a formal exit like this...it kinda feels bad.

But well I u'stnad u must prioritize..mths do fly by..n July doesn't seem to be too far away!Come Aug..u'll be in a new city among new ppl, a new job, a new home, new roomies...n u'll probably hv stuff enuf to write 2 posts a day :)

Good Luck for ur dissertation! jaldi se complete karo..n i recollect u hvg said that u'll start writing ur book after ur dissertation....So therz lots of nice things to look forward to ost this July!

Have a blast at the semi-prom & the Friendshsip Affiar!

Sunshine said...

*terribly cliche'd*
Tussi na jaao :(

Will be here, waiting for your return and hoping you finish everything soooon!

vishesh said...

be back soon :)

J said...

Oh shoot, what's this I see.

Well, hope that you are still around and.. see you soon. Take care and all the best.

Anjuli said...

how can u do this? no no no!

and the other blogs as well?

mail me at desdemona.d@gmail.com, i wanna stay in touch.....

take care!

love,
Anjuli

Gazal said...

never say goodbyee.....
coz then you kill all chances of meeting again.....

say......till we meet again....(thro the blogs)

needless to say..we will miss you

mohak mehta said...

i'll miss reading ur posts till july [:)] !!
never mind , priorities are priorities...
bt , do keep in touch...
take care !

Ghost Particle said...

Will you guys promise to remember me? only if u post a pic of u in da sari I will consider it :D

have a nice time away from this madness Sneha! Hugs.

carolinagal said...

Good luck with everything Solitaire. I'm sad to see you go for a while, but I think it is the right decision. Dissertation writing takes a lot of time and effort, and you certainly don't need to be spending that precious time on blogs. Waiting for your return.
Cheers!!

carolinagal

Enigma said...

What ? U ain tgoing anywhere Sneha. no u r not. why cant u blog when u r away. i hv fallen in love with ur writings, u d be missed if u go away.

dont go pls.

Suma said...

hey take good care of yourself...

reality beckons...all te best...

rayshma said...

come back for my happy bud-day okay?! :D
of course we'll miss u... what kinda question is that to ask, eh?!
and don't u dare disappear!!
u have to meet me when u get here, r'ber!
take care, gurl...

Sweetstickychewy said...

I will miss your blog and what you have to say on them Solitaire. But kudos to you for putting your priority list first. Its not easy doing that. So kudos!:D

and of course i will welcome you back. Looking forward.

all da best in your work, passion and love.

CHEERS!:D

P said...

What will I read now when I get bored of working on my dissertation??

Good luck with yours. Shut the adviser up with some great work. :)

Come back whenever you get time and we will be here.

See you!

Alameen said...

be back soon,,
we will miss u.

Cheers
Al

humbl devil said...

atb!!!

will wait for july to go psycho all over again!!!

Mansi Trivedi said...

Awwww
We will miss you a lot.
Drop by a line or two once in a while okay?

elusive said...

:'(
u shall be dearly missed..
jus wen i blogrolled u, u havta go..but shall def wait for July :)
come back soon wit all flyin colorz wit ur phd :)

Solitaire said...

@ Prats, thank you! Its very sad that I have to leave but common sense tells me that I have to get back to the real world.

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

Aww..Don't cry. I will be back, I promise. I cannot stay away from writing for too long. You too will stick around, I presume? I will not break your heart. You take care of yourself while I am gone. And if you need this shrink, just give a shout!

Solitaire said...

@ Swati,

Do not worry! This is not coming to an end. Just a small break. Besides, Keshi will still be around. I will of course remember you. Will come back and send you a comment that I am back! OK? Take care!

Solitaire said...

@ Deepti,

I will. And besides, you can always come to STOP and use the shoutbox!

Solitaire said...

@ Gayatri,

I will, definitely!

SambY said...

m happy for u that u are getting your priorities right..... Give me a chance to say welcome soon.!!!

Neeku said...

oh my gujjuben... kem javo cho... but i understand about school and everythign... but as once upon a time you had suggested me when I was so swamped with work ... that I could post it... once a week or once a month... may be you can do that too...

will miss you :(

Satish Bolla said...

sneha, we will really miss you. you r one of those bloggers who made my(and many others') bloggerville life awesome. u r one of those bloggers who writes insightful articles that make us think over n over.
it's gud that u promised to come back into our virtual world. i know that the wait is worth but we all hate waiting, right? all the best for ur career n studies. be sure to hop in to all our blogs when u find a minutes to spare.

carolinagal said...

Did you get my comment on this before?

Keshi said...

sweetz u hv no idea how much I've gotten close to u as a mate. I really hv alot of respect and love for ya. So yeah I dun think I can live w.o. u for a long time Sol.
:*(

but tell me, r u only closing this blog for a while, or all blogs til July? Plz tell me only this blog :(


*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Sweetstickychewy said...

Erm..i commented. not sure how come my comment did not appear. did u get it?

Cheers!:D

Bubbles of FireWhiskey said...

aww... ur gona b missd... bt then u'll b bk b4 u knw it... we shall wait hr... :)

Solitaire said...

@ Karthik,

Aww..so sorry this had to happen now. My blogs will be open so you can surely go back and read the older posts. Thank you for being patient. :)

Solitaire said...

@ Lena,

You know I cannot believe it myself! Had been thinking about it a long time ago but was not even sure that I would do it this weekend. Thank you for your wishes!

Solitaire said...

@ Crimson feet,

Yeah.."exciting mind" had been distracted for quite some time now. About the debate, don't worry about it. I have had many other readers who have been disrespectful and inconsiderate when voicing their opinions. I think you were well within your limits and it was a healthy discussion. Yep..there will be more when I return. Isn't that what happens when two strong-minded people come together?

Solitaire said...

@ Rakesh,

I will come back as soon as I can. It s hard for me to leave too. Why don't you like the other blogs?

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

First of all, I have enough clothes to not do laundry for at least two months. I would not be surprised if there came a day when I would be able to do laundry only yearly. I wish I was taking a break only to do laundry. I would have returned much faster. Anyway, I think that your TP won't stop. Short and Sweet will continue to exist. So don't worry, be happy!

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

First of all, I have enough clothes to not do laundry for at least two months. I would not be surprised if there came a day when I would be able to do laundry only yearly. I wish I was taking a break only to do laundry. I would have returned much faster. Anyway, I think that your TP won't stop. Short and Sweet will continue to exist. So don't worry, be happy!

Solitaire said...

@ S Ghosh,

Sorry about that. And welcome to my blog! While I am gone, feel free to read my older posts. :)

Solitaire said...

@ Sam,

Very rightly said!! People tend to make blogging their entire life and begin to depend a lot on it even for their social needs. I was afraid that I had started walking in that direction and was neglecting my real life. Therefore, will take care of some things and return.

Solitaire said...

@ Black Coffee,

:(

I will miss everyone too!

Solitaire said...

@ Cinderella,

thanks!!!

Solitaire said...

@ D sinner,

Haan very serious. Why is it hard to believe? Vaise its hard for me too. :(

Solitaire said...

@ Vicky,

Thank you!! That's a brilliant idea. That way you will not realize that I am gone and I will also feel like my blog is not lying stagnant!

Solitaire said...

@ Preeti,

The only reason why I see you might not be around is because you are married and have no access to the computer in your sasural or are very pati-vrata. LOL!

I will back soon, don't you worry. Will return before you know it!

Solitaire said...

@ Pavi,

You know I have surprised myself too by writing this post and making a formal commitment to myself that I will be blogging less and working more on dissertation. I am still unsure of what I will do with my other blogs but at this time I think I will keep them active (as my stress buster) and if things get out of hand, then will have to exit out of there too.

Yes, time will fly. And there are lot many things to look forward to. But right now dissertation is so stressful that I cannot seem to look beyond that.

Anyway, we will be in touch through orkut and yahoo. :)

Solitaire said...

@ Sunshine,

Thank you! I am sure you understand my position being in a similar situation yourself. Right?

Solitaire said...

@ Vishesh,

I will. :)

preetha said...

i came to read this! All the best :)
nd come back soon :)

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

So long as you're doing what you like. :) will sure look forward to your comeback..:)
and will sure miss readin you!

APOO said...

U shall be missed indeed, and your return, eagerly awaited!

Enigma said...

hey i commented yesterday

vEENs said...

wish u all the very BEST!

til July... I will wait :)

Hope everything goes well in these months.. and everyhing that u aspire for....cmes yur way :))

Am In Trance said...


:|
Neither Having Nightmares, Nor Getting Scared Of GoodByes Anymore..
Coz They; Who Are True To Themselves Will Meet Again..
Someday.. Yun Hi..!!

TakeCare... GodBlessYa..
:)

Sam said...

Hey, good luck for your dissertation and studies.. I loved reading your blog all this while and I'll keep dropping in to see if Phychobabble is doing fine, irrespective of the fact that you'll not be putting in anything new..
You take care sweetie.. :)

Anvita said...

We will miss ya babes, come back soon n take care until we see u next.

*hugs back*

Solitaire said...

@ J,

Go have a drink. You will be alright! :)
I will be around...Short and Sweet will still be around.

Solitaire said...

@ Anjuli,

Sorry babe. Have to do it. Other blogs will be functional. Though will not be as regular as I used to be. Not to worry. Will be around.

Solitaire said...

@ Gazal,

True. Will not say goodbye. Only will say, "wait for me". :)

Take care!

Solitaire said...

@ Mohak,

Who knows I might make a comeback for your birthday?! Take care.

Macadamia The Nut said...

Who are you?
:O
I've forgotten you already.
:|

LOL!
Come back soon girlfriend!! I solemnly promise to miss you and light a candle a day for you till you get back. Oh, and GOOD LUCK!!!! *muah*

*trots off to find a wholesale party store for candles*

Solitaire said...

@ ghost,

Hhahahah!! Now that's demanding and filmy. Otherwise you will forget me? :(

Solitaire said...

@ Carolinagal,

Yeah I am sure YOU understand!!
Will come back soon.

Solitaire said...

@ Enigma,

So sorry! :(
But so happy that you are in love with my writings? The reason I cannot blog is that it takes time. Time to write and more time to respond to everyone. I am also in love with so many other people's writings and cannot stay away! So I have to take this "extra control" step and leave. :(

Solitaire said...

@ Suma

I know. How I wish we could continue living in la-la land. Thanks a ton!

Solitaire said...

@ Rayshma,

Hahah! You cannot get rid of me even if you try. I am definitely NOT disappearing from your life. Am going to come there and chew your brains off in August.

Solitaire said...

@ Sweetstickychewy,

Thanks a ton! I think I am going to miss all of you more than you all miss me. Blogger was such a HUGE part of my life in these past few months. I hope I am doing the right thing. Take care of yourself!!

Solitaire said...

@ P,

Sorry..:(
Maybe you can continue commenting on Short and Sweet when you are bored of your dissertation? That won't die down. And do you chat on yahoo messenger? Maybe we should add each other so that we can boost each other. What say?

Solitaire said...

@ Al,

Will do. Thanks!

Solitaire said...

@ Humble,

Hahah! all the best to you too! Do not forget to invite me if there are any more interesting parties thrown by any of you!

Solitaire said...

@ Mansi,

I am sure that I will not be able to stay away from people's blogs for long. What will be my stressbuster when I am bored of dissertation? Will stop by and say hi once in a while.

Solitaire said...

@ Elusive,

Awww..sorry!! Blogroll the other ones. I am sure I will update those once in a while. And yes, July will be here before we know it!

Solitaire said...

@ Neeku,

I wish I could do that but I do not have that much self-control. I am sure posting once a week will soon turn into twice a week and then daily. And I want to do whatever I do, the best. No compromises. So will have to go. Dissertation has taken a back seat for too long. :(
Sorry!! Wish you good luck with your stuff too!!

Solitaire said...

@ Samby,

Right or not, we will find out soon! Hope that you also stay focused on your goals! Good luck.

Solitaire said...

@ Satish,

That is so kind of you to say that. I never knew that I had such a big impact on you. I will make sure that I come back by July and update you on everything that has gone on in my life. Till then, hang in there. The wait won't be too long as time flies. Good luck!

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

Awww...that is so touching! Its great knowing that there is a clone out there who goes through all that I do and is still surviving just like I do! I will be back, don't worry. Drop me a line or two whenever you feel like it. And yeah, only this blog takes a back seat. The others are not that frequent anyway so I think I can manage them. And Short and Sweet will go on...full-swing! So keep visiting!

Solitaire said...

@ Bubbles,

Thank you!!! Take care of yourself, ok?

Solitaire said...

@ Preetha,

Bad post to read na..will be back soon!

Solitaire said...

@ Busy Writer,

Boo hoo! Don't really LIKE dissertation and don't really LIKE taking a break from blogosphere but sometimes have to do things that we do not like. :(
Will be back soon.

Solitaire said...

@ Apoo,

Thank you!!

Solitaire said...

@ Veens,

Thanks hun!! I hope so too!

Solitaire said...

@ Am in Trance,

Where do you get all these wonderful words from? Beautiful once again. See ya soon!

SambY said...

solitare...I LOVE YOU....do come back soon...plzz

Solitaire said...

@ Sam,

Thank you!!! So nice of you to keep stopping by at Psychobabble. I cannot promise to do the same but will definitely be back full swing in a few months!

Solitaire said...

@ Anvita,

Hugs back! Thanks babe. See ya soon!

Solitaire said...

@ Macadamia,

Awwww....not a good prank to play when I am so miserable about saying bye to everyone. :(

BTW,how much did the candles cost you? I hope to be back before they burn a hole in your pocket, literally!!

Take care!!

Solitaire said...

@ Samby,

Awww!! So sweet. Don't forget to invite me to all those virtual parties and DONT dance with any other girl until I am back!!

SambY said...

i wont even think of any other virtual girl other than ...ur the queen of my virtual world..its gognna be so soona soona without you.... whatever you are I love you...plz plz plz...dnt go.... ur dissretion or whatever will go fine..dnt worry...dnt leave..jsut say ull be blogging les....

as for the parties.... i aint going to any parties without you... ur the sweetest thing on bloggerspace

SambY said...

ill even coment on all your post...even the ones which i dnt understand... plz solitare...plz dnt leave me alone...come back..... i am not making fun of u or the situation...but please dnt go

*~*Sameera*~* said...

Have a nice sabbatical.Take care.Good luck!

Impressionist said...

whoa!
come back soon girl!
the blog world will miss u!

-I

tulipspeaks said...

Just promise that you will be back soon. I'm hoping to see you again here! Hugs! Have a good break.


ammu.

Enigma said...

awwwwwwwww....u serious...humm i just love reading ur blog...do take care of ur things and get bac soonnn :)

Rahul... in City of Dreamz said...

Some things in life need prioritizing... i understand that...

come back soon...

Solitaire's precious.. :)

Will miss ya!

Mez said...

Will miss yah Sneha. be back soon veru very soon. Goodluck!

nik said...

guess u missed my whirlwind trip to dayton y'day :).... so ur taking a sabbatical from blogging .... ur presence on the blogosphere will be missed ... good luck and be back soon.

Solitaire said...

@ Nik,

Yes I did!! Heard about the chaat party too. Anyway, you can still pass MCP commments on Short and Sweet. Will be back on Psychobabble soon.

Solitaire said...

@ Mez,

Thanks dear. Take care of yourself.

Solitaire said...

@ Rahul,

Aww.. So sweet.
Will be back soon to shine again!

Solitaire said...

@ Enigma,

Thank you so much!! Will be back before you know it.

Solitaire said...

@ Tulipspeaks

I promise. And will comment on all your blogs when I am back!

Solitaire said...

@ Impressionist,

Aww. Will be back soon. Don't worry!

Solitaire said...

@ Sameera,

Thank you!

Solitaire said...

@ Samby,

Aww. Don't worry samby. I am right here. Come to "Short and Sweet". I will be there asking all of you crazy questions. I have to quit other blogs because it takes up a lot of my time, and I am totally addicted. Need to work on my dissertation big time. But once its done then I can blog in peace and pay you more attention. Right? Not leaving you. Just taking a short break.

aneri_masi said...

come back sooooooooooooooon....
doctor banke :)

all the best!

Ravi said...

I'll Be Right Here Waiting For You :)

Take care!

Ghost Particle said...

nah...everytime i eat or see amir khan...it reminds me of you :D

Solitaire said...

@ Aneri Masi,

Keeping my fingers crossed!!
Thanks!

Solitaire said...

@ Ravi,

Thanks!! I will be visiting you often for Aamir Khan updates! :)

Solitaire said...

@ Ghost,

Hahahah!! That's the kind of impact our talks left on you huh..a crazy glutton obsessed with Aamir Khan=Solitaire!

Rakesh said...

content of other blogs are not that much impressive....whatever u wrote in this blog was good for debate and i think more people participated..u have good sense of humour....keep writing.GL

Mush said...

Hey Solitaire.. Can i get access to calm frenzies. Thats the blog i really visit a lot these days. :)

Nirmal's Blog said...

hye its very sad 2 c beautiful gals crying and tears....

so i m redy 2 bribe u to come back...
lolss

short and sweet is still there...i m so happy..

Anurag said...

aap bhi break le rahi hai ...have fun

n i wil be back to read ur posts...2 reasons...they are very interesting...n second...u come to mine to read n comment on my posts :D

take care...adios

Sam said...

just noticed... are you taking your blogs off air till u come back???

Solitaire said...

@ Rakesh,

Thanks! Do stop by Short and Sweet. There is often a lot of debate going on there too but its just what the name suggests..very short!

Solitaire said...

@ Sam,

Short and Sweet as well as Warm Fuzzies are still on air. Will see how it goes as time progresses.

Solitaire said...

@ Anurag,

LOL! That's quite honest. I like it. Yes, will be back soon, to write and comment on your posts. You too take care and good luck.

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

Aww..You want my blog to stay alive so you don't have to see girls crying. How I wish those girls knew how much you cared for them. Anyway, you carry on your participation in Short and Sweet. Its much appreciated.

Solitaire said...

@ Mush,

Unfortunately Calm Frenzies is closed. :(

Will re-open it when I return!

Ghost Particle said...

of course if Amir cant make it..hey Im here :D

maverick said...

hey...so u also on the list of ppl leaving the blogworld...hmm...good luck..n god speed...hope to see u back soon :)

brocasarea said...

enjoy the moment!!!....and ur always welcome!!!!

The Keeper of the Keys said...

aw, we're gonna miss you SO much!
i'll think about you everyday, pakka promise.
best of luck with your studies. may all your dreams come true!

Vandita said...

sure sweetie ... u don't need to ask :)
will be right here waiting... all the best for everything :)

Deepali said...

You take care. Good luck with the degree. And don't worry everyone will be around. If some are not, if they forget (don't know how) new ones will come :)

sid said...

Happened to drop by and I hope you havent stopped blogging!..that would be preventing us from reading some really nice posts;-)

P said...

Will we get to read Psychobabble posts again now? Short and Sweet is fun, but this one happens to my favorite.