I was awake earlier than usual, thanks to Miss Papaya’s early morning feed, when I realised that I just couldn’t sleep any more. So I did the only thing one can do in the morning without waking up the rest of the household – flip through my iPhone. I then came across a Fantastico blog post by none other than the peppy Shalzz and was inspired to see what this marathon was all about.
Curiosity got the better of me and before it killed me off, I thought I’d hop across to Indiblogger and see what all the fuss was about. It seems there was a Blogging Marathon going on. Since I am not the type to train for a real marathon ( just thinking about running makes my feet pain) so I asked myself, am I up for this challenge? Am I ready for the ride of my life? Especially since the grand prize is a Tata Zica Car.
Now I could do with a new car, considering that my trusty old Santro is now looking old and worn out. It is no longer as peppy as it was when Shah Rukh Khan first took it out for a spin on all the TVs in India.
Frankly I can’t understand how a car can be peppy. I mean peppy is an adjective that means lively, energetic, vigorous. Can an inanimate object be lively, energetic and vigorous? Particularly , a car like mine which is lying waiting in the garage for me to take it out for a spin most of the time?
Imagine this: One day I get into my car and just as I turn on the ignition, it gasps into life and begins moving at top gear! That won’t be fun would it?
Which brings me to the question I ask myself, am I ready for the ride of my life? Or is my blog ready for the ride of its life? I can’t answer for the blog but definitely I can speak for myself.
Last year, Tata Motors had launched a new car BOLT. Once again Tata Motors had invited bloggers (in conjunction with Blogadda) to participate in a drive to promote their car. I was one of the lucky ones to have been chosen for the activity and truly it was the ride of my life.
To begin with, the other drivers in the car weren’t regular drivers: and since I was female, eldest and a the most regular driver amongst them, I volunteered to drive first, sweating at the thought of driving a car I had barely seen. No sooner did I lift my foot off the clutch, it zoomed off! That was a car with some pep!
Without my spectacles, I couldn’t read any of the indicators or signs on buttons, nor could I locate them. So with the help of my co-driver’s assistance (showing me where the knobs/buttons were located) I managed to drive out of the city and on to the Highway.
Before I knew it, I was speeding on the Express way and overtaking trucks and buses! When I reached the first pit stop, I was relieved that my leg of the journey was over. That truly was the ride of a lifetime.
Am I ready for another one?
Sure ZICA bring it on!