Update – Reposting this because I heard that it wasn’t appearing on most browsers. Hope it works now.
You probably don’t know this, but your blog was one of the first I stumbled upon on the Sri Lankan Blogosphere. I remember reading my first LLD post somewhere in 2007 and thinking, ‘damn he sounds kinda cute’. It was a post – if I recollect right – about an i-pod you’d just bought. But then I started reading further and after perusing anecdotes about your marriage, your kids, your drums, your farts, man bags and Jennifer Aniston, I realized with mounting horror that you weren’t the 18 year old guy I first made you out to be.
After the bubble burst I refused to look at LLD for days.
But gradually even I was enticed out of my self-imposed exile as I started (admittedly, quite reluctantly. I wasn’t quite ready to forgive you for not being 18 just yet) reading bits and pieces of your life. I devoured post after post- grinning at A’s and K’s antics, pondering about your fascination with Ms. Spears and marveling at your tag-happy streak. Sandwiched in between here and there, were thought provoking posts about various experiences and posts about music which I found myself enjoying immensely.
Two years down the line, I have finally come to terms with your age, and I can honestly tell you that yours is one of the few blogs that have made me laugh out loud. You and only you can spin a post on seemingly mundane topics such as sarongs, tri-shaws, skinny jeans and moisturizer, throw in those mixed metaphors you specialize in and make people laugh.
Thank you for being a fabulous read. The Sri Lankan Blogosphere would be a dreary and less entertaining place without you. I even forgive your occasional post about poo.
Happy, happy, happy third blog-birthday. Here’s to many, many more.
Yours very emotionally,