Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Contract of deed

On 31st December last year, I wrote a post inviting bewdas to use the comments space as a blank 'contract' and put down their resolution for 2010 using only one word. To those who would leave some kind of contact details, I promised to follow up with a nudge or a kick in the ass to see how they did. So today I sat down and got in touch with them on this. Some had left their email addresses with their comments and for some, I got the email address off their blogs. Responses have started trickling in and I am really kicked.

[Oh, in case you're curious, my resolution for the year was 'discipline' and I gave myself a 'Met expectations' rating.]

So for next year, in a similar vein, I have a question for you, bewdas.

"What will you do in 2011 that you have never done before?"

Due to the nature of the question, it's not confined to only one word this year. Feel free to use as many words as you need. Do sign your 'contract with yourself' in the comments space, and I promise to get in touch again at the end of 2011!

Happy new year, y'all! :D


mythalez said...


resolution: to earn more gold medals at the bar! ;)

t said...

You got me thinking there Sayesha :)

1. Finish this artwork that I'd started 4 years ago (talk about procrastination!)
2. Learn a new language.
3. Run more and eat well.

I got more than a word there, but I hope that's alright!

Have a good 2011, you and Viv :)

Prasanth said...

Get Married!

Nandini said...

Um... survive with TWO KIDS in my house.

Yes, I will count the year a success if I am alive at the end of it. :S SO SCARED.

Nandini said...

I'm lying. I also want to make a success of this freelance writing biz I started 6 weeks ago. :) God help me.

Doli said...

Interesting concept!
I have many things :D not a single word though
1. To eat well and take care of myself more
2. To enjoy small moments of life
3. To settle down in one place
4. To give an exam :D and apply for a course

Narendar said...

get married to love of my life!

Sudeep said...

Maine tera wala post open kiya mera word confirm karne toh comment hi nahi thi, phir strike hua ki mail kiya tha tab. Dhundke nikala, 'Update' was the word and super-glad to give myself a 8/10 rating.

"Arrange" is the word and the answer to the question as well :)

Taurus Girl said...

Aah u reminded me that its resolution time... for me it remains the same as before - To be happy n live life to the fullest... I am glad to tell you that I did pretty well this year, maybe a 9 on 10... :)

To answer your question - I wish to start on my book, which I have been contemplating for ages.. Hope I can!!
Do nudge me at
Have a wonderful year ahead... :)

P.S can't resist yelling "Silver"... :D

Urs....Jina said...

Cool.I like that I will have to be accountable to someone..and even more glad its you.

So my word is 'diligence'

I hope to complete things I start in the heat of new year.:)

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Arun said...

My word for 2011: If

Clue: Rudyard Kipling.

Sayesha said...

Hahaha! That doesn't hold because it's supposed to be something you have never done before and I am pretty sure you have got Gold a few times already! Cheater cheater! Come up with a better one! :D

Cool list! All the best! :D And happy new year!

//I got more than a word there, but I hope that's alright!

Yeah, I actually didn't mean to confine it to only one word this year, but realised I confused almost everyone so I have edited the post a bit to remove that restriction. :)

Ooh awesome! Band baaja baaraat! Congrats! :D :D

TWO kids??? Is it what I think it is, or are you just counting S as the second kid of the house? :D

All the best with the writing biz!!

Come on! Are you telling me you have not done ANY of these things before??? :D This is for something you have NEVER done but will do in 2011. :D

Wooohoooo, another wedding celebration at the bar!! Congrats!! :D

Hahaha! Haan yaar, most of your comments used to come in via email then. :)

"Arrange?" Tu arranged marriages ke business mein ja raha hai kya?? :D

#Taurus Girl,
Coool!! All the best with your book! :D :D :D

No no no this one is rejected. :P It has to be something you have NEVER done before. I am sure you have completed things that you started! :D

#How do we know,
You have never exercised before??????????? :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O

Oh wow. Rudy's If is a VERY tall order indeed! All the best! :D

Srinivas B.P said...

Get Married. Also not to fight with people and not to get angry too often ;)

Srinivas B.P said...

Hey sayesha, place a vistor counter in your blog i am always curious to konw how much hits you get ;) You can enable sensible ads and donate the ad money to some charity ;)

Sanket said...

My resolutions are,

1. Learn Kannada. I have been postponing this for many years now! It's my mom's mother-tongue and I have been living in Bangalore for almost two years now....yes I know, shame on me!!

2. Exercise, eat well and put on weight. I have lost 11 kilos in last two years, none of my clothes fit me!

My e-mail: sanaradhye AT gmail

Season's Greetings to you and Viv :D

Bivas said...

I guess Fitness is the mantra this year...
very very difficult to keep up...let's see how the year ahead unfolds on that front :-)

Bivas said...

btw...kisine Bronze nahin I hereby claimeth the bronze :-)

Angelsera said...

I have resolved that by hook or crook (even willing to setup fake grandchildren) get my in-laws and/or parents to visit us..
somehow visiting us doesnt seem to be on their agenda...ever!

Geomon said...

1.I'll take the GMAT :P
2.and learn the guitar!
3.and take a week long vaction to a beach or to Leh.

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mythalez said...

hmmph .. okay fine. So my resolution: novel - to write :)

Raam Pyari said...

stay fit.

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Urs....Jina said...

Err.That rejection stung :p(Just kidding).
So you mean you never had discipline before???I got confused with that example.
Anyways, I shall operationalize diligence then.
--- I want to keep a journal with fair regularity (which I have never done before)
----- Write more potery
----- Learn Spanish
----- Start learning Violin

Hope those are acceptable and I swear on Bollywood (;) I have not attempted those before

Sayesha said...

Another wedding party, yeay! Congrats! :D
PS: Visitor counter toh hai, scroll down all the way to the bottom. :)

11 kilos in 2 years?? Wow! :O
Happy new year!!

All the best!! :D

Fake grandchildren?? LOL! :D

Super list!!! All the best! :)

Good thing you said "to write", otherwise I'd be like "hey bhagwaan you have never read a novel??" :D :D

#Raam Pyari,
All the best! :D

//So you mean you never had discipline before???I got confused with that example.

Ya allaaaaah! Where's a rolled-up newspaper when you need one? The 'never before' rule is for 2011. The 'discipline' was for 2010 and there was no 'never before' rule for that. I have not listed my 'never before' 2011 item yet. :)

Your new list makes the cut. ;) Bollywood ki kasam khaayi hai, izzat rakh lena! :D

Nandini said...

@sayesha, let's see:

- feeling like crap all day? check
- sleeping 12 hours a night? check
- puking my guts out? check
- hearburn, to quote the immortal Juno, radiating down to my kneecaps? check
- went to the doc yesterday and saw a little bean kicking about in my uterus? check

Diagnosis: I have officially gone insane, doing this again deliberately..

Tejal said...

I had completely forgotten about this and your email was like a wake-up call..made me think about all the things that I had thought I'll do in 2010 and all the things that actually happened! phew..heavy-dose thinking followed, thanks to you Bhai :D

So coming to the point, this year I'll live in a completely new city, all by myself, for four months or so. THAT is something I've never ever done before and something that I'm really looking forward to. Hopefully this will result in me doing a lot of "never done before" stuff :)

And also,a very Happy Yappy New Year to you and Viv!

satish said...

Get a girlfriend.

shweta said...

- paint more often
- learn a language for sure
- go on a trip to mumbai.....officially sponsored and stuff.
- go on a trip with friends..! ok i hve done tht bfore but still
- Go gyming
- learn dancing.
- Reduce weight....never hd to do cuz i was earlier slim enough but i have no clue now how did I put on weight.

Sanchit said...

1. Marathon
2. Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
3. Meet you guys...

Geomon said...

Oh i almost forgot:

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

For me, I'd say 'makeover'

Wish you a very happy, adventure filled new year 2011!

nightflier said...

skydive and bungee jump!

Navin said...

1) Get Married
2) Go for my annual trek as it seems difficult this year :(
Please get in touch with me at

Meenakshy said...

I have not done this earlier and wonder why it did not strike me..ever..
I will update my resume every 6 months and attend interviews every year this year onwards, irresective of changing the existing job (if at all I get to clear the interview) :)

Shaiz said...

thnx for reminding sayesha :D
hmm... one thing that i've never done before..
i guess i'll take a pic of mine wearing some kinda costume.. doesn't really matter which :P

lIl hIgH said...

Regular Workout, Regular swimming and write more, lot lot more than what i am doing now.

Girl said...

For once, to not be the person who a certain someone might like, and just learn to love myself and find the courage to just be me.

And let go of that certain someone this year. At least a little bit. To not cancel my lunch plans (with friends, no less) at the last minute because he looked like he might ask me out that day - in spite of knowing he wont - because he never does.

Ugh, I'm being too wordy. Lets say to just let go of him and move on.


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