This blog celebrates its first birthday today. It was on the 22nd of July 2008 that I wrote my first ever post on this site (prior to that I’d been blogging on livejournal). Exactly a year back, I wrote:
The concept of NED has existed as long as mankind. Maybe even longer. If you have read Christian Theology you would have read that God took six days to create the world, and then took rest on the seventh day (Sunday). The truth is that God wanted to create even more and wonderful creatures, and give them even more wonderful features. He just happened to put NED. Since at the time that the Bible was written no one had quantified the concept of NED, the writers decided to take the easy way out by saying that God took rest on Sunday.
NED, for the uninitiated, stands for No Enthu Da. I don’t know how to explain it. In fact, no accurate explanation exists for this in English, for if it did, I wouldn’t have bothered inventing this phrase. By sacrificing some bit of accuracy I can say that NED is a state of mind where you don’t feel like doing anything. You just want to do nothing, and you don’t even have the enthusiasm to do nothing. Yes, if that confused you, you need to remember that there is no perfect explanation for NED in English.
I really don’t know how to celebrate the blog’s first birthday. I seem to be tending towards the trivial solution that Sanjeev suggested to me on facebook yesterday – to just put NED. If you have any bright ideas as to how to celebrate this, please let me know.
One blog fan has suggested that I get the blog a “new set of clothes”. That sounds like a good idea. If you can suggest any good 3-column wordpress theme (widget enabled, with sidebars on both sides), I’d be grateful.
12 thoughts on “Happy Birthday”
It’s been a pleasure reading all your intelligent and insightful posts. I am a big fan. Thanks for writing.
How about a compilation of your 10 best posts of last year?
who will pick which are the 10 best posts? what I think is fidderent from what you think and so on. I think i celebrated in the best way possible – by putting NED
Happy B’day.Have a great one. 🙂 Its really very refreshing to read posts here on NED.
This helps ?
IMHO, the current theme you have is ugly in sense of colors.
i know it is. currently still NED to change theme
Celebrate it by having sex! Great way to celebrate.
unfortunately that didn’t happen. any better ideas?
by organizing NED talks! Is it happening?