Sunday, March 30, 2008

Trivial trivias

These are few uninteresting things about me that I have been blackmailed err tagged into writing by Mind Curry. So if you feel you have wasted your time here then kindly proceed to Miss Scissors house and put in a word and a wad of cash and she will take care of him rather creatively!! (Serves him right too for tagging my usual victims err I mean taggees hummpph!)

So here we go....

1. LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN A THEATER:

I am a menace to the movie industry because I watch too many movies on DVD :p But the last movie I saw in a theater was “Taare Zameen Par"

2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?

The Appeal, by John Grisham

3. FAVORITE BOARD GAME?

Scrabble and Pictionary! Pictionary being my fav.

4. FAVORITE MAGAZINE?

Reader's Digest, National Geographic, Time, Savvy, Femina... (all these are kept at our office Gym so I get them free)

5. FAVORITE SMELLS?

The smell of Earth after the first rain. The fragrance of Jasmine flowers and Rajnigandha. The way babies smell and many more….

6. FAVORITE SOUND?

Birds chirping in the trees...sounds of water flowing and waterfalls... and the sounds of the forest.

7. WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?

When I see poor kids and when I see people stricken with terminable diseases.

8. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE?

Is it Friday yet?

9. FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE?

Kanti Sweets at St Patricks Complex on Brigade Road.

10. FUTURE CHILD'S NAME?

Natasha...but I will be magnanimous and let her Dad also have a “small” say in the matter :p (Do I hear someone say "Divorce court?)

11. FINISH THIS STATEMENT. "IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I’D...?

…scratch my head and wonder what I would do with it. I am not used to the lifestyle of the rich and famous.

12. DO YOU DRIVE FAST?

I am a Bengalurean duh! We are genetically reengineered to drive fast and recklessly on non existent roads.

13. DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?

Yep!!! Two very stuffed animals. Stuffed on rice, mince and veggies and anything else they get under the table from me and bro. I never got into the habit of sleeping with stuffed toys. My only aim in life as a kid was to sleep in my parent’s bed.

14. STORMS-COOL OR SCARY?

I am plagiarizing MC’s reply here "Cool till it gets scary."

15. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?

I don’t have a car as I beg, borrow and steal from the other people in the house. But the first car I drove was a Maruti Van.

16. FAVORITE DRINK?

Water followed by Fruit Juices and Tea made by me.

17. FINISH THIS STATEMENT, "IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD

..... work for Wildlife conservation.

18. DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI?

Yes. I love Broccoli!

19. IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE?

Brown, to match my eyes.

20. NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS YOU HAVE LIVED IN.

Too many to mention but the places where I have stayed a decent amount of time is Pala, Changanassery and Bangalore.

21. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?

Football(ers)

22. ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU.

Genuineness!

23. WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED?

If I put my hand under the bed, I will get a joyful lick from one of the doggies who sleep there sometimes, chumma just like that when they get bored of occupying my bed

24. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN?

Yes!!!

25. MORNING PERSON, OR NIGHT OWL?

Morning person.

26. OVER EASY, OR SUNNY SIDE UP?

Who cares? Any which way you can!! I luvvvv eggs!!!!

27. FAVORITE PLACE TO RELAX?

Hill stations, parents homes in Kerala, my room, the hammock in my back yard, the swing on the giant tree in front of my house...

28. FAVORITE PIE?

Hot Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice cream!

29. FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?

Vanillas with sauces like Strawberry, Mango, Raspberry but no chocolate please. I don’t like anything in chocolate flavor nor do I like Chocolates!

30. OF ALL THE PEOPLE YOU TAGGED THIS TO, WHO'S MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST? Deepti!

And this tag goes to…

Alexis
Neena
JJ
Deepti


24 comments:

Mind Curry said...

sweet...thanks sooo much :) lemme read now..

Alexis said...

Nice list and good answers.
Will do it soon...

Mind Curry said...

hey..thanks for the lovely post :) i guess the good thing about tagging you is that every time we get to see a completely new set of interesting things about you :)

miss scissors! :) lol..my hand has not recovered 100% yet..only 97%..but she and i have made up..kinda..

I am a menace to the movie industry because I watch too many movies on DVD
lol..hmmm...good you are not living in kerala..else the all kerala venjaramood siraj (or whoever) fans association may have targetted you..

i like john grisham..but havent read "the appeal"..

pictionary is a lotta fun too..i used to play "trivial pursuit" a lot..

hmmm..i should apply for a position in your office..with a seat as close to the gym as possible..

rajnigandha..isnt that pan masala? :| lol..kidding..

nothing like the sound of nature..thats where we belong..

man..i have never had a proper weekend weekend since..6-7 years..i just get my random sundays off..thats the best thing about having a regular office job i guess..i envy you..

kanti sweets? really? i love their coffee..and that round goli baji or something :D

natasha..sweet..hehe..i am certain there will be a contest..

I am not used to the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
but only the richest and most famous? :) but i guess its not about any lifestyle..its just about living each day with more meaning..and feeling useful and worthwhile every day..

am a Bengalurean duh! We are genetically reengineered to drive fast and recklessly on non existent roads.
would help if you put some identification mark on your vehicle so that the rest of us can be safer.. :P

hey i really want to know more about keeping dogs in the house, training, etc..will mail..

Water followed by Fruit Juices and Tea made by me.
"made by me"??..really? interesting. need to sample it to believe that.. :)

Football(ers)..lol..now thats genuineness :) but thats a real sweet comment about the person who sent this to you :)

chumma just like that when they get bored of occupying my bed with you around, how could they get bored? so it must be in protest..

I luvvvv eggs!!!!
ughhhh!!!

I don’t like anything in chocolate flavor nor do I like Chocolates! you know where to deliver your share..yumm!!

hey..i enjoyed this a lot..and no apologies for the long comment :)

mathew said...

Natasha..mm..i heard that Gorbachev and Yuri Dostovesky was looking for you!!;-P

dont like chocolates!! :-O
Do you confess that daily in the church..it is in the new list of deadly sins..

and btw bingo with the pie Hot Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice cream! whaah ultimate..

and you poached on two of my planned victims and talk of conservation..eh..;-P

always nice to read your tags and after a long time.

Deepti said...

will do it today itself ... :) thanks

Neena Padayatty said...

Done!Thanks for tagging me...Wish i had atleast one 'stuffed animal' like yours...:(

Mind Curry said...

oh! i forgot..
"IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD..... work for Wildlife conservation.
arent you doing that at office already?

Deepti said...

Done :)

Dhanush said...

Nice one and a Good list too

Smell of the earth after the first rains. I love it.

Amey said...

You don't like chocolate? Aah, blasphemy...

ap said...

U dont like chocs..too much!!!!!

silverine said...

MC Thank you doc! This was easy and interesting too!

Alexis: Thank you!! :)

MC: The Appeal is apparently hot off the press. It was a Xmas gift from a cuz who works in NY. You are right about living each day with more meaning and feeling useful and worthwhile every day. Which is why I hate grumblers and cannot understand people who get into depression for trivial reasons! Thank you for the really enjoyable long comment! :)

Mathew: LOL!! That was a good one about chocolates! :)) But you know what? I have become hot property in the marriage market after this disclosure. Men are queuing up to marry me as I am a dream come true because the bakra err...lucky guy who marries me does not have to share chocs with me and gets my share too!!! :p

Deepti: Thank you! :)

Neena: What a wonderfully refreshing tag! :) And get a doggie when you are done with studies as they are quite distracting :)

Dhanush: Thank you! :)

Amey and AP: See my reply to Mathew ;)

J said...

Is it friday yet.. it's a Monday :(

J said...

And hey that's Alexis Leon on your blog?? After reading up on his books back in college, came across an article in RD too.

Wow!!

Mind Curry said...

Men are queuing up to marry me as I am a dream come true because the bakra err...lucky guy who marries me does not have to share chocs with me and gets my share too!!! :p
you can still send the chocolates to me and be mean to them...

Amey said...

Oh OK, so it has more to do with strategy than just dislike for chocolates. I can sleep better now ;)

emmanuel said...

cool questions and superb answers. seeing a nice tag after a long time.

Enjoyed reading it. :)

silverine said...

J: I know the feeling buddy :(

MC: lol!! Done!!

Amey: I really don't like chocolates, so I suggest taking that sleeping pill ;)

emmanuel: Thank you and you are tagged! :)

SR said...

Natasha?? If it is baby boy and if the dad is a gujju it can be Nattu Shah!!! :P

Jiby said...

are all girls morning persons and all men night owls...the tags seem to indicate so. my god, how many tags we have done...but each new one is always greeted with enthusiasm!

Amey said...

Naah, they don't have a chocolate-flavored one ;)

And what if your kid is a boy?

ursjina said...

wow..lad to meet u..bows..;)..ur one of the rarest persons who dont like chocolate..
like me..hehe..join the brthr-sisterhood..

silverine said...

SR:lol!!

jiby: Very true!!!

Amey: ha ha good one!!! 'Rohan or Rahul" if it is boy! :)

Emmanuel: Thank you!

Ursjina: Hey! Great to meet another chocolate-doesn't-liker!! :)) We are a very rare species and I demand that we be declared as 'Rare Humans' by the UN and given lots of money to preserve our ilk hummph!!

g-man said...

"I am a menace to the movie industry because I watch too many movies on DVD" :):):)

"The smell of Earth after the first rain" awesome!

"I love Broccoli!" wat does it taste like???

"my room, the hammock in my back yard, the swing on the giant tree in front of my house..." i dunno, this kinda really struck me

cool post!