Friday, February 13, 2009

25 Random things about me

This was actually one of 'em facebook tag thingies. But, I figured if I made the effort for that, I could use it for this one too. (# 1 on the list will tell you why)

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Please be warned, that the words 'random' and 'me' are kinda oxymoronic.

Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

1. I am 3/4ths lazy and 1/4th over-anxious/scrupulous/manic – somehow, the quarter me manages to battle the rest of me and get things done.
2. I have been many things at various times – idealist, feminist, romanticist, pessimist, etc.…now I am just ‘happy-ist’.
3. I have met my share (and possibly yours too) of psychos in this world. I have also *been* my share of psychos!
4. I am a standard warm/friendly/approachable type, but I (voluntarily) have very few friends in this world.
5. I miss some of the friends I have lost along the way, but I don’t miss the reason/s I am not friends with them anymore.
6. I think my parents and I are mutually lucky people – I am lucky to have them and they are very lucky to have me.
7. My one and only regret in life is that I never pursued sports (a-ny sport) in a like, full-on/full-time manner.
8. I really, really love me-time. It is an absolute daily essential.
9. I never owned any soft toys all my life…until I got married. Now, I have an uncontrollably large (and counting…) family of them!
10. I believe that anti-retrograde amnesia (or whatever the hell Aamir Khan had in Ghajini) has been a malaise among our politicians for centuries now. It is quite high time the WHO declared this an epidemic and called for aid or a wipeout (preferably of both the disease and the said diseased). Alternately, it could be the next big FB movement.
11. To re-emphasize, I hate politicians – yes, all of them and believe they should be packed off to a galaxy far, far way.
12. Haha! I am writing all this with the happy (refer to #2) assumption that someone is actually reading this! At your own peril then!
13. I never registered to vote until end-ish 2008 (you do the math!).
14. My first real pet(s) ever – 5 teeny-weeny fish brought in 2 weeks ago! And erm, I am a dog person.
15. I am also a cheese person. I like to eat it, ie.
16. I have petted real tigers. Many of ‘em.
17. I get very worried about the fact that my (scientifically-proven small) brain is crammed with so much useless trivia and even more useless memories that there will soon be no room left for the really important things.
18. I hate being told what to do/how to do/when to do, etc. I am programmed to react in exactly the opposite manner whenever that happens and hence, it is useless to try that.
19. Office meetings, large groups, crowded places make me go into the deluded-invisible mode – signs and symptoms include chronic incoherence, glazed staring into space and/or rapid-fire blinking. This is usually followed immediately by profuse-perspiration-and-parched-throat-it is. (anyone having encountered me in one of these will be nodding wisely about #3 now)
20. I think the world (or at least, many offices I know!) could be a better place if we just did our own work to the best of our abilities and not as much spend time/energy on *sigh* politics. (see?)
21. My family and friends will always be # 1 on my priority list. However, they only make it to # 20 on this one.
22. I am quite obsessive about hygiene and cleanliness at home. (Not to say that I cease to be or anything away from it)
23. I l.o.v.e. cooking and more so when (any!) others like my cooking.
24. Positively blasphemous: I have not read a single Wodehouse till date, I have not watched any of the Star Wars movies, and I have not heard any Grateful Dead (sorry, Soumik!)
25. This is positively the last time I let 1/4th (ref: #1) con me in to one of these things!

3 Comments:

Blogger Saltwater Blues said...

Long time. I hope all is well.

best,
SwB

30 January, 2010 22:33  
Blogger srinidurai said...

I intuitively felt the same when i saw you! OMG.... I know some of these things written here even before I read it!!! Amazing personality! One great salute to you! As if openness made a form of human and born in the world! You are embodiment of truth and boldness!
My best wishes to you,
Srini

06 May, 2010 10:39  
Blogger Srini Durai said...

Nice one. I would like to know how to tag. I am new to this.
1/4th and 3/4th are more philosophical!
We are only 1/4th and the aim of the life is to seek the 3/4 of it! (Rig Veda 10:90 Cosmic Human)
Srini

06 May, 2010 16:43  

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