*Satisfied sigh*…Yet another tag to feed my narcissistic obsessions (oh, how I love talking about myself!!). This time it’s 30 questions long!
- Last Movie You Saw In A Theater:
Bhoothnath. It was my mother’s day treat to my mum – she’s seeing a movie in a theater after 2 years!! Gosh. Does not speak volumes about my generosity but in my defense, I have suggested movie-escapades numerous times, only to be turned down by her with the response that we should snuggle at home with a dvd. We both loved the movie. And it was a bigger treat to see my mum giggling at the gawky irascible ghost who’d started doubting his own ghostly abilities after having met his match in a razor-sharp kid. There were some cliched emotions and a tad too many songs I’d wished the director had left out of this movie but nevertheless, this is recommended for all of you who still have the child within alive and kicking!!
- What Book Are You Reading?
Re-reading “Conversations with God – Part II” by Neale Donald Walsch. (This is life-changing material)
- Favorite Board Game:
(Political) Games played during board meetings . Highly entertaining… *Wicked chuckle*
- Favorite Magazine:
Been ages since I’ve read any of the regular magazines. The ones I’ve been reading regularly these days are in-flight magazines *smirk*.
- Favorite Smells:
The smell of rain on earth. Warm smell of a hug. Smell of hot tea on a cold evening. Jasmine flowers. Freshly baked croissants. Babies (except when they’ve pottied ). Countless other smells that remind me constantly what a pleasure it is to be alive.
- Favorite Sound:
Pitter patter of rain, on a window sill/roof. The delighted gurgle of an infant.
The sleepy baritone murmurs of my husband on the phone when I have just woken him up with my call
The sound of a flute, a mridangam, a ghunghroo…
- Worst Feeling In The World:
- What Is The First Thing You Think Of When You Wake?
*Squirm* 5 more minutes, please, please… *sets alarm to snooze*
- Favorite Fast Food Place:
Don’t particularly crave “fast-food”. I prefer good food served in a luxurious, candle-light, wine-dine setting .
- Future Child’s Name:
My teen-diary has about 150 children names, penned laboriously by me for the naming needs of my entire battalion of cousins. There were a few names out of the lot that I never shared however. Those were my favorites; the ones I’d kept to decide upon when I had a child of my own someday.
Now if you think I am going to list them here, you’ve got another thing coming mister!
- Finish This Statement. “If I Had A Lot of Money I’d…”
Pay my MBA course fee, elaborately furnish our new apartment (with expensive designer stuff) and fund hubby n me for a romantic trip around Europe.
(Ah. What lovely and pleasant visions… oh wait. This was just a rhetorical question, not reality! *Pouting in self-pity* )
- Do You Drive Fast?
I hope to be out on the roads as a significant threat to public health very soon. And I think I can achieve enough danger without even attempting speed-driving.
- Do You Sleep With A Stuffed Animal?
I do NOT like stuffed animals. I did have a stuffed Koala Bear as a child – someone gifted it to me - but I kept him in a showcase, preferring to sleep on my own . Now of course, I have a non-stuffed, non-animal cuddly alternative
- Storms-Cool or Scary?
Cool when I kick up the storm. Scary when my hubby does the honours…hehe.
- What Was Your First Car?
I don’t have a car yet. I am about to buy one soon, but I’m on the lookout for something that can survive lots of damage… one that isn’t pretty .
- Favourite drink?
Fruit Smoothies! (Recently was pretty impressed by a banana-strawberry combo)
Mango milkshakes (I have wonderful memories of many a milkshake guzzled down on rainy afternoons…*smacking lips*)
- Finish This Statement, “If I Had The Time I Would …..”
I’m striving to be independent of time from now on. No more driving myself up a wall, counting the minutes left on my watch. This is a new mantra of mine – “I have all that I want, just need to re-prioritize and live each moment fully”.
- Do You Eat The Stems On Broccoli?
I don’t like wasting food, so yes, I do eat the stems; But only if I choose to eat broccoli at all
- If You Could Dye Your Hair Any Color, What Would Be Your Choice?
Blonde and burgundy streaks for sure!!
- Name All The Different Cities/Towns You Have Lived In.
The main ones in chronological order: Anand-Gujarat (born, and kindergarten years), Dammam-KSA (schooling), Cochin-Kerala (college), Bangalore-Karnataka (work), Erlangen-Germany (work again), Sharjah-UAE (my hubby’s there!).
- Favorite Sports To Watch:
With the luxury the TV has become these days for me, I simply have more things to watch than sports. But otherwise, I do like tennis, pool and cricket. And since my hubby is a football fanatic, I am trying to get better acquainted with that too in a bid to avoid “remote-control” fights. *Screws up eyes indicating concentrated thought*.
- One Nice Thing About The Person Who Sent This To You:
Is being a fraud mallu, named after a popular accompaniment to south indian breakfast foods, a nice thing?
Well, a bachelor boy (though not for long probably) he’s extremely talented at penning humorous conversations and satirical notes (specially about mallu eccentricities ). NC: thank you for the tag!
- What’s Under Your Bed?
Would like to say bhoothnath, but its probably dustnath for now
- Would You Like To Be Born As Yourself Again?
The answer to this question would depend on what is meant by “yourself”. I believe that the soul lives forever, so definitely, it will be me who’s back . However, I have lived a good life as this persona, and more than wanting to be the same again, I would want to be surrounded by the people I love in this life… whenever and whoever I am born as again.
- Morning Person or Night Owl?
Owl, for sure. My energy peaks after 8 p.m. (*psst*… secretly: people report that I’m much more inclined to bounce about and giggle after this crucial hour ). However sunny-spirited a person I am otherwise, the morning sun sees me as the worst grouch on the planet – Waking up in the mornings is the biggest test for my willpower.
- Over Easy Or Sunny Side Up?
Sunny side up ( I hope! )
- Favorite Place To Relax:
I am generally a person who can relax anywhere as long as I’m tuned into my ipod. But my most favorite place is a beautiful hammock, at the Taj Coral Reef, Maldives beach – tied just outside my honeymoon beach villa. One could lay there under the shade of trees, listening to the waves of the sea 10 feet away, hear the birds chirping and never know what time meant. And to have your love next to you in such a place is … bliss :)
- Favorite Pie:
- Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
The king of all flavours - Vanilla.
- Of all The People You Tagged This To, Who’s Most Likely To Respond First?
I pass this onto the following hapless victims *Evil laugh* : Ooomz, Karthick, Raman Sir and Sawani.