Urban dictionary describes Blah as a word used in an after-sentence, when no one is talking, or when a person has nothing else to say.
Use in a sentence:-
I'm in a very blah mood these days. I don't feel like writing. Or reading. I open other blogs, read halfway, and close the page. I don't leave kilometre-long comments. I haven't updated my blog in almost a week.I can't think of anything even remotely interesting to post. I have about three-four half-done posts in my drafts, victims of my laziness and lack of concentration. In spite of having a holiday yesterday.
So ya, BLAH.
But then, just like a donkey sometimes needs a kick to start working, so do I (No connection whatsoever, I swear). I got some from PeeVee and Kalpak. Thanks, you both. The fact that there are people waiting to read what I write was the kick I needed.
But even then, I'm not in the mood to write anything new. I racked my brains, then raided my drafts.
I had written this post a few months back, but never published it. Now that I'm not on FB anymore (Yes!! More than a month and I'm still off it!), it really doesn't apply to me anymore, but at one time, it did. And I'm sure it still does to a lot of people. Some are from personal experience, some from observation.
So here it is. Add on if you have more.
You know you’ve got to take a break from the internet and your mobile when...:-
1) …instead of telling the auto-driver “Bhaiyya, u-turn”, you say, “Bhaiyya, youtube”. (I swear, I said this to the autowala. I'm not exaggerating.)
2) …your dreams become very specific. Instead of random visions, you see little thumbs-up’s, numbers followed by ‘friends like your status’, etc. (Kalpak, this is not exaggeration. Mereko sacchi mein aise sapne aate the, especially the day I had put up a new status update. And then I would wake up in the middle of the night and log onto FB. Teri kasam. :P)
3) …you have a brand new expensive watch on your wrist, but still take out your phone to check the time.
4) …there is a literal itch in your fingers to log onto the net every two minutes.
5) …you don’t have money to buy rice and vegetables, because you thought it’s more important to get your SMS and internet recharge done.
6) …you don’t throw a hissy fit when your mom tells you that your favourite white top is now yellow-blue-purple in colour because the maid washed it along with another dress that runs colour. But you sulk for hours if you’ve got only ten likes on your status or photo.
7) …you think the internet can give you a better recipe for cake than your mom can.
8) …even when you’re out having a coffee or at a movie with friends, you need to log on and check how many of your Facebook friends liked and commented on your status update.
9) …you would rather say LOL and ROFL than actually laugh out loud and roll on the floor and laugh.
10) …you keep alarm to wake up in the middle of the night and check whether your torrents have finished downloading, and then queue up a new one.
11) …you are constantly on the lookout for things that you can write about in your blog or put up as a status update.
12) …you’re on the net the whole day in office. On your way back home, you log on to the net from your phone, you know, just as a time pass while the bus is stuck in traffic. You come back home and you switch on your laptop and net even before you have a sip of water. Just before you go to sleep, you log on for one last time from your phone. What if something new has happened in the last one five minutes?!
13) …there is a voice at the back of your head that’s been telling you to give it a break, but you ignore it, justifying that the internet is a treasure trove of information, when all you do the whole day is Facebook and read blogs and play online games.
14) …you almost fell into a ditch and escaped walking headlong into a tree because you were busy chatting on your phone.
15) …you didn’t even hear the abuses hurled at you by drivers who spilt coffee on their shirts while putting a sudden brake to avoid ramming into the girl who was replying to a message while crossing the road.
So as I was saying, blah blah blah, blah, blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah, blah.