Eternity without any fancy potions or spells

I have been casually dropping references to the upcoming event that I’m not particularly looking forward to, not because I know I can’t expect my blogger buddies to get me Robert Downey Jr gift wrapped and delivered at my doorstep..*address will be provided if requested* but because I’m being so clichΓ© and there’s this underlying panic at turning 21.


And you want to celebrate this? Shame on you!

21, 21,21 Yup. No matter how many times I say/type it, it doesn’t get less terrifying. Now why should one be afraid of turning ** years old, which sounds like a very pretty number too. I have a list. Yup, A LIST.

1. EVERY WOMAN in my family(mom’s and dad’s side) are either married or in a happy relationship by the time they are 21.
Me? Unless you count drooling(not over the other person’s appeal but by falling asleep) over a pizza while your over enthusiastic crush explained the glory of an overhead kick as a date, I haven’t been in ANY.
P.S. There was a brief post where I daringly mentioned I was entering into a fling..*coughs* Let’s just say the nun in me and the d*** on him had very different plans. Waiting for substance, always prevails in the end.

2. I don’t know how to cartwheel. Is it how to do a cartwheel? Or how to cartwheel? Ugh! I DONT KNOW ANYTHING.

3. I’m still very much under daddy’s pay roll. And will be so for a long, long time. The joys of enrolling in a course that lasts 5 and a half years are never ending.

4. I can’t ride a scooter. I’m terrified of riding anything with my entire body out in the open as easy bait. Except cycles. The cute horns alleviate whatever terror I have.

5. I don’t want to be the “bigger” person and give things up. Now it will be “Mythili, come on you are 21 YEARS OLD. Just give that mini Iron Man suit to him for God’s sake! He’s just 4.”

6. Now that I’m officially “legal”, I have to explain it to people that I prefer drinking coke to alcohol. My inner swag will be revealed to all as non-existent. *sighs*

7. I won’t be able to throw smug smiles at the back of the security’s head when he passes me and asks others for their ID while watching some good old fashioned gambling. Since I’m legally ALLOWED to be there. Not that I know any gambling spots here or anything…but that’s not the point.

8. If I get older, then my mom gets older too. That sucks. The only silver lining is, so does my grandad. But people like him will survive the apocalypse.

9. In another year, I’ll feel lame shopping at forever 21.

10. I haven’t even started playing candy crush – which is our generation’s legacy. And you thought I didn’t have any real goals!

See? Perfectly justified reasons. I have decided to be mature and deal with the situation head-on. We will all be jumping from Nov 1 to Nov 3 with no pause in between. No one will ever know. Thank you for your co-operation. I’m going to stay 20 for a long long time.

58 thoughts on “Eternity without any fancy potions or spells

  1. Haha! You know, just think of it as a stepping stone to your thirties. Those ARE the good years! I’m 36 and fucking loving it! πŸ˜™ πŸ’‹ You’re getting there baby girl. Hang on… you’ll learn a lot along the way! πŸ’– πŸ’™ πŸ’œ πŸ’ž πŸ’ πŸ’— πŸ’˜ M

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    • I’m hanging in there by convincing myself that I don’t need to step away from 20 if I don’t want to. You want me to imagine thirties? :$ I’ll probably still be in MED school waiting for my dad to fill my bank account. 😝

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    • 21 NOT 22! Now that we have settled that! πŸ˜‰ I don’t want to get married soon. I’m just feeling a little bleh since everyone in my family, the women- has always fallen in love before they turn 21. It’s almost tradition. πŸ˜› Me? Unless celebrity crushes count, I’m no where next to even liking someone that way.

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  2. OMG Mythili, you are taking this 21 thing really seriously, aren’t u? lol..21 is such a cool no. We all wait for it coz we are LEGAL to do so many more things..not that many people wait πŸ˜‰
    About Candy Crush, it was released on November 14 2012, its only 2015..not even 3 years completed, you can still have a go at it! 3 years ain’t bad.
    …the marriage thingy…well if not 21…22 is always there πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    • I suck at those games which is the real reason why I haven’t bothered with it! NO NO I don’t want to get married now itself..I’m just saying every girl in my family falls in love before 21. It’s almost tradition. I’m the only one that claims unrequited love(love to Robert Downey Jr). :$

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  3. You want to erase Nov 2 from the calendar? I know just the guy, Kronos! πŸ˜€ Anyway, I guess I wasn’t as dreadful of 21 as it had been my Golden Birthday. i.e when the day of birth matches your age! Lol. you are done with it long long time back!

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    • Golden Birthday sounds nice πŸ˜€ I must have spent mine wailing and whining like most 2 year olds which is probably how I’m going to spend my 21st if Kronos doesn’t get his act together! πŸ˜‰


  4. Aren’t the rebels the one who make a difference in the world? Be different and people look at you! Being one of mane is boring! I would love to read a list about the things you are happy about because it differs you from others πŸ™‚ Who cares at what age someone marries or is in a serious relationship… honestly…. who cares? We are not clones or mashines.

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    • That’s true! I know I’m being silly but I admit shamelessly that I get a little pang when one of my family members talk about this tradition-ish thing where all the women of our family fall in love by 21 and how it would be a miracle if I even manage to find someone before I hit the grave. You are right though! It’s just a stupid silly thing! And my guy is there somewhere busy making some suit to top Iron Man’s which he knows is the way to my heart πŸ˜‚ Maybe that’s why he’s taking so long!

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    • I don’t care about getting married! It’s this silly family tradition-like thing that every girl falls in love by the time she’s 21. Robert Downey Jr doesn’t count. I asked.
      Forever 21 is a store! They don’t care about your age though 😝 but STILL!


  5. I’m sorry, but Robert Downey Jr. will be packaged and sent to me first…

    However, I’m sure you can contact him on Twitter and ask him for an adult sized version of Iron Man suit, so you can let the 4 year old have the child’s costume and you can fight crime together. πŸ™‚

    Definition of awesome’ness: having genes like your grandfather to outlive the apocalypse. You can then battle the pandemonium, that is surely to follow such an event, using your new IM suit.

    There will be singing of Happy Birthday to you, regardless. (get over it already) I’m going to mark Nov. 2nd on my calendar.

    Kiss, Kiss,

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    • YOU HAVE TO SEND HIM BACK IMMEDIATELY. It’s my birthday! (It seems like I can’t get out of it, I might as well take advantage of it). Getting my own separate costume sounds like a good idea, but I’m not sure I want the 4 year old to witness the things that I’ll do to Iron Man after we successfully fight crime. I don’t want to emotionally scar the poor child.
      I’m not sure even the suit can help in matters involving my grandad. *sighs*
      Yes mark it on your calendar with a HUGE RED CROSS blurring the date. 😝😘😘

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  6. I just love you! Happy (early still?) Birthday? If it makes you feel any better, I’m 32 and I still shop at Forever 21. It really ought to be named “Forever Cheap”. I mean, that’s the real reason anyone shops there. Also, wait till you turn 30 😱. I am not married, no kids, and I am STILL waiting for my RDJ package on my doorstep. It’s all good, girl! 😘

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    • Still early! πŸ˜‰ It’s on Nov 2nd. But that day sadly won’t exist this year so you are very, very early. Forever cheap..hahahah! So TRUE! Ah! No wonder RDJ is taking so much time, he can’t decide which wonderful woman to go to! Pfft! 😝
      Thank you so much love! 😘


  7. Hahahah I m laughing my ass off. ,you know how to make us all laugh lol…that nun is still tormenting me I guess when I see all around the gurls acting so outrageous #ifuwim :p and Robert Downey Jr iss my fav !!
    Happy birthday. .21 is Is a rocking age. .go have some fun *winks :p

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    • Robert Downey Jr is everyone’s favourite πŸ˜€ I’m glad you find me funny, usually I’m the only one who thinks I’m hilarious.
      NO, NO WISHING! It’s on Nov 2nd, so it’s too early anyways. WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO SPEED THE AGEING PROCESS? (I’m a little sensitive regarding this issue, incase you haven’t noticed)


      • Hahha oh my goodness na karo :p yar I know this aging sucks! I am 23 but I feel like an oldie already with being reluctant to try every immaturish thing πŸ˜€

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  8. Ahha! Look at that, you do keep promises πŸ˜€ So, you put up a post of pausing time,( or turning 0.0000000005 seconds older than 20) πŸ˜€ after the good old scare i gave you in the last post,so, ipso- facto that makes me your honorary muse πŸ˜€ (okay, i won’t grab that title :p) and btw, totally justifiable reasons! πŸ˜€ and candy crush?? my brain never seems to process that game, and in turn, it makes me hungry :p (Every single time!) So i keep those vulnerable candies at arms length! Who crushes candies anyways? πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

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    • Hahahahahah! You get hungry playing candy crush? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING ALL THIS TIME?
      You are definitely my muse πŸ˜‰ Now that we have established that, you must take full responsibility for every post I make even the poop-related ones. πŸ˜‰

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      • Yeah… see in my defense.. those candies really look tempting.. and crunchy.. and yumm! I can’t really resist chocloates or candies… or anything that comes in a colorful wrapper, (Really!?) Which makes me wonder how I wasn’t abducted when I was a kid(or now!) πŸ˜€ Anyways… after the last line on your comment, I do wanna hide πŸ˜€ (just kidding :D) as long as your posts continue being funny and creative, I am totally happy being your poopy muse πŸ˜€ just don’t make me the reason behind it πŸ˜€

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      • ‘You make me want to poop’ sounds far more romantic than “You make me want to be a better person”. Geez. We should start writing romcoms already! Hhahaha maybe you were abducted….I’m curious..Do you really really resemble any one from your family? xP(your mom’s going to chase me down the street) In my family, if you are normal there’s a really high chance that you were either adopted or mixed up with a weird baby at the hospital! πŸ˜€

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      • Romcoms and songs…. “u make me… feel like I wanna poop” (okay enough poop talk πŸ˜€ ) yeah I dont resemble anyone in my family… I think finding the answer to that will be my eternal quest in my non-eternal life πŸ˜€ my bro used to tease me that I was picked up from a trash can πŸ˜€ but when I started asking questions like “where was this trash can.?” Or “why does my birth certificate mention a hospital?” “Did u steal me?” “Was I glowing?” They’d back off πŸ˜€ btw you bio students need to answer why are dna’s and genes so wierd? I have heard atleast a 100 different descriptions (assumptions) of mine ( like flynn rider from tangled) “they never seem to get my face right” **in my case atleast πŸ˜€
        So where were you found? πŸ˜›

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      • At first I thought you were quoting a dialogue from cheesy romcom.. I reread it to make sure, that it was avtually a reply (see, I have been away for 2 months from people commenting that way, and by people I mean you :p) I missed you too crazy doc πŸ˜€

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