Wednesday, July 15, 2009

38 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Me

Tired of all of those surveys made up by high school kids?! 'Have you ever kissed someone? Missed someone? Told someone you loved them? Drank alcohol?' Here are 38 questions for people who are a little older. Anybody is free to take this tag and keep it moving.


1. What bill do you hate paying the most?
Beauty parlour bills - they put you through sheer torture of the 3rd degree... AND charge you outrageous sums of money for it!

2. Where was the last place you had a romantic dinner?
Haven't had one yet.

3. What do you really want to be doing right now?
Exactly what I AM doing right now... answering this questionnaire for my blog.

4. How many colleges did you attend?
Just one... and the professors told us girls to leave the college premises before lunch break, lest the males decided to create some mischief during the lunch break!

5. Why did you choose the shirt that you have on right now?
You mean this kurti right... 'coz it's loose and cool.

6. What are your thoughts on gas prices?
Ummm, this probably means "petrol prices" here in India... & I think they should be increased further, while cooking gas prices and disel prices should be brought down... so that the average cost of food is brought down. Food is something that all sections of the society have to pay for, whereas personal vehicles on the road... there are too many of them anyways, being misued mostly, just like mobile phones! (Have you seen this Ad where this guy gets a goodnight SMS from his girl-friend, and immediately starts his bike and rides all the way to her place to reply to her! How idiotic! Why do this slow poisoning to the Earth? Why not simply blast the whole planet off the face of the Universe with a nuclear war?)

7. First thought when the alarm went off this morning?
I'm on vacation... so no alarms! Woken up by the ring of the door-bell when the "dabbawala" comes to collect the previous day's empty tiffin-box at 6.30 in the morning!

8. Last thought before going to sleep last night?
Doing this "jap-maala" chanting these days. It's the last thing I do before going to bed everyday... some mantra related to Durga Maata... & it helps me connect to the Mother energy, which, in turn, makes me feel safe & protected... something that I have never been able to feel since my mom died. The mantra is not for protection though, it's for something totally different, but it has this effect on me. So I go to sleep every night nowadays with this last thought in mind that my mother is watching over me.

9. Do you miss being a child?
Not really... 'coz I still am one... even though I'm 31 years old!

10. What errand/chore do you despise?
Shopping! (Gulppp!)

11. Get up early or sleep in?
Always been an early bird! I'm in my best mood if I wake up, fresh, by 6 - 6.30 am at the max.

12. Have you found real love yet?
Nope :( ... Not the kind this question probably means... but yeah, my Dad loves me totally! :D

13. Favorite vacation spot?
Haven't been around much yet, but I loved Pune & Bangalore from whatever few places I have visited. Liked Jaipur too actually, and Mussoorie!

14. What do you get every time you go into Wal-Mart?
Haven't been to Wal-Mart yet, in India! So let me change it to just any such departmental store. And I always get some cheese-spreads or pastas or some fancy sauces... F-O-O-D! :D

15. Beach or lake?
Beach of course!

16. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Naah. "Marriage" is cool... it's the "wedding" I have a problem with! That's the outdated ritual!

17. Sopranos or Desperate Housewives?
Haven't seen either of them! Loved "Full House" though... & "I Dream of Jeannie"... & "Who's the Boss"...

18. Famous person to have dinner with?
Lord Krishna. Ummm... he's supposed to be God though, but I would've sooooo loved to have been around at the time when He was here in mortal form, and have dinner with Him!


19. Have you ever crashed your vehicle?
I don't drive.

20. Ever had to use a fire extinguisher for its intended purpose?
Nope.

21. Book or Movie?
A book, any time! Remember... I'm a girl of many words... and movies are just too abridged for my taste! Look at what they did to the Harry Potter series!

22. Strangest place you have ever brushed your teeth?
Went on a school trip to Nepal once... and our bus pulled over at this roadside-dhaba in the morning. All of us brushed our teeth outside that dhaba, with water from a hand-pump! Was fun!

24. Do you go to church?
I like to visit places of worship only for their architectural or aesthetic value. Prayer and connecting to God is something I do better in the privacy of my own house!

25. At this point in your life would you rather start a new career or a new relationship?
I'm ready for both actually! :D

26. How old are you?
I am 31 years old! Guys (or people rather!)... please take note! Even though my writings hint at someone younger, I am not a day less than 31! And it pisses me off to no extent when I'm treated as an inexperienced twenty-year old something! I have spent many a long years on this planet, been witness to a lot of weird experiences, seen and done so many things, that it really irks me when somebody talks to me as if I was a 21-year old girl, fresh out of college, with no worries, no cares, no responsibilities in the world, except her own grades! Sixteen may be "sweet" for some... but I'd rather move forward in life than go back in time!

27. Do you have a go-to person?
Ummm... didn't quite get this question... sorry!

28. Are you where you want to be in life?
Of course not! There's still a long long way to go! I've only started figuring out what I want to do with my life! Duhhh!


29. Growing up, what were your favorite cartoons?
Tom & Jerry! Always Tom & Jerry... to this date! :D

30. What about you do you think has changed the most?
I have become more understanding about others... rather more lenient perhaps??? More accepting...

31. Looking back at high school were they the best years of your life?
I was too much of an introvert till high-school. The fun started when I moved to class 11th! :D Glorious 2 years of my life!

32. Are there times you still feel like a kid?
Of course! It's such fun being a kid... you get so many hugs, and you can laugh your head off at all silly jokes! And you can smile at strangers, and they smile right back at you! And you can be so creative and innovative and spontaneous! I wonder why adults become so boring and closed!

33. Did you ever own troll dolls?
I never heard of trolls till Harry Potter 1.

34. Did you have a pager?
I have a cell phone, and I can rarely remember where it's thrown!

35. Where was the hang out spot when you were a teenager?
Well, we were all very homely kind of people... and preferred meeting at somebody's home, so we could make all the amount of noise that we wished to!

36. Who do you think impacted your life the most?
Harry Potter & Professor Dumbledore.

37. Was there a teacher or authority figure that stood out for you?
Ms. N. Kapoor - my Computer Teacher at school... and Mr. G. Singh (Guchchu!) - our Maths teacher.

38. Do you tell stories that start with “when I was your age”?
Naah... not really! I feel more inspired by the kids these days, and prefer listening to their stories, and the way they look at life.


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18 comments:

ZB said...

i too was an introvert till college. Then something happened to me, like an earthquake inside my brain and became what iam.

I too am 31...

So , you arent married? If no Good, thats the best way to be. Nice knowing you:)))

Kaddu said...

ZB:
Earthquake inside ur head! =)) =)) =))
And ye kya? U are married urself and have such an adorable daughter... & u r telling me to remain single??? :O This is not fair na!

Roshmi Sinha said...

Hey! Nice answers... and I am a fan of Lord Krishna too. He is my favourite God :)

Kaddu said...

Roshmi:
I have 3 more tags to complete I think... including one from you!

Arslan said...

Nice stuff.. :)

And price of food is directly related to petrol prices. Higher the petrol prices, higher the transportation cost of getting grains from the farmers to the market, and the more everyone has to shell out. :|

And can't help notice how you and Nikita (whose blog I know you frequent) have posted contrasting views about marriage and wedding.. :) She wants the wedding and not the marriage part.. :)

Mukund said...

Wow... thats a really long tag... though seriously HP and PD have had an IMPACT on your life...
Being a kid is cool... its even better when others think you are a kid(may be not always though)... you can always speak your mind off and get away with it :)

Mahesh Nayak said...

Agree with you on point 10. I too hate shopping especially Walmart but end up doing it anyway, though.

Kaddu said...

Arslan:
Oh actually I was under the impression that all those vehicles run on diesel & not petrol... that's why I mentioned reducing diesel prices. If they use petrol too, then I guess it makes things more complicated. 'Coz making fuel available to them, selectively, at subsidized rates won't work either - they'll start selling it off in the market! Indians!

And yeah, Nikita is almost 10 years younger than me... that's why the contrasting views on marriage & wedding! :D Personally, I find it too much of a wastage in weddings!

Kaddu said...

Mukund:
Yeah... being a kid has a lot many advantages! :D :p ;)

Kaddu said...

Mahesh:
Take up this full tag na... would love to know such random stuff abt u! :D

Mahesh Nayak said...

Sure buddy. Will do so since you asked. Will post within 5 days.

Kaddu said...

Mahesh:
5 days! Oh ho! So long! What r u busy with for 5 days?

Mahesh Nayak said...

4.5 days to think about you and half a day for those questions darling ;)

Kaddu said...

Mahesh:
Ok then reverse the order na... first think abt the post for half aday, and post it... and then think abt me for the rest of the 4.5 days! :p :p

Roshmi Sinha said...

And hey, you can have dinner with Shri Krshn. He is not ‘God’. Here’s why:

http://notapennyformythoughts.blogspot.in/2012/07/pot-luck-multicuisine-notes-on-faith_29.html

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Hi Roshmi! Yeah, I've read this post on your blog. :D Btw, I got your answers for the giveaway. Now keep your fingers crossed till September 1st! Only 1 week to go! :D

Roshmi Sinha said...

Tathastu! :)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

:-D

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