So after years and years of planning/promising/contemplating (and combinations thereof) Kiruba is finally coming to Bangalore. Don’t get too excited. It’s for the marathon. But then we’re nice people, so have to understand.
Since many of us know of him through his various exploits – the most famous of which cannot be mentioned in this blog – I am sure we will also be very eager to know his insider tips on topics like:
– How to scare the wits out of fellow bloggers
– How to make a fool of fellow weak hearted bloggers
– How to make a big splash on the blog without using any paint
– And many other such serious and fundamental blog issues
Okay, I’m partly kidding, because we will be discussing some very serious stuff, but you have to be there to be a part of it.
And so, because we are nice people (which I reiterate, in case you forget), we are having a meet after he finishes his marathon on the 15th of May. Time and venue yet to be decided.
This is your chance to meet the star marathoner, blogger and very proud father to be. So folks, take out your forks and knives or best suits – whichever looks sharper on you – and be there at the Bangalore Marathon Bloggers Meet BMBM).
No, no, you don’t need to run the marathon to qualify to meet him, but Kribs says he would love to meet us at the end of his run. He also needs some of us to cheer him as he inches towards the finish line, so if you can spare some precious hours on a Sunday for a brave fellow blogger – just be there.
I am of course, going to be there on the sidelines. Marathon cheering is one of my favourite activities.
If any of you are planning to run, Kiruba would love some company, so drop him a mail. Info about the marathon is available here.
There’s the 42.195 km marathon, the 21.1 km half marathon and the 7 km Celebration Run, that is supposed to start at 7.00 am making its way around, touching key Bangalore landmarks such as Vidhana Soudha, MG Road, Cubbon Park, GPO, High Court and Central Library before culminating at the Kanteerava Stadium. (I’m out of breath already).
And if you can’t run, but can cheer or make it to the BMBM, do leave a comment in the box indicating your availability. Please do not leave messages like, I wish I could be there, but I am traveling to Hawaii. We are totally not interested in Hawaii.
Hope to see you folks on May 15, 2005. Venue and time to be decided.
Please spread the word around, and if you can make it, do leave a comment on this post.