Friday, August 7, 2009

50 More Things You (Never) Wanted To Know About Me!

Remember that story about this guy who is invited for lunch by his in-laws. There is one dish on his plate that he absolutely abhors, but he doesn't want to hurt the feelings of his mother-in-law, who has so lovingly cooked everything for him. So he decides to eat that particular dish first, and saves his most favorite item on the plate for the last. His mother-in-law notices him finishing off that dish first, assumes it's his favorite, and gives him a second helping. He's again not able to refuse. Finishes it off first, and is immediately served a 3rd helping! You know the rest, don't you?

So this time I've been tagged by DazeDiva. She figured that since I've been doing so many tags lately, I must really enjoy tags! Hence, she decided to add to my 'enjoyment'! Given below are 50 more things that you didn't know about me... whether you ever wanted to know these details or not is a different matter altogether!

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1. What time did you get up this morning?
Seven. Was late. My Dad had to literally drag me out of bed today! I was in some other world I think.

2. How do you like your steak?
I don't like it much in any way actually!

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Oh! You mean the theaters? Wow! Been so long now, I can't even remember! Probably "Aaja Nach Le"...

4. What is your favorite TV show?
Currently... only Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV. But I enjoyed watching Full House, I Dream of Jeannie, Who's The Boss, and yes... Tom & Jerry! :D

5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
No idea about the city, 'coz I haven't travelled much yet... but would like a house with a big garden... or somewhere near the beach, with huge windows overlooking the sea.

6. What did you have for breakfast?
Is this really important? I'm not even a celebrity yet you know, that you guys are interested in what I eat! Honestly! But if you really must know... I had sprouted moth beans (Turkish Gram) and parathas.

7. What is your favorite cuisine?
You mean select one type of food over another? OUCH! I guess I like Italian food a lot, and Chinese, and South Indian, and Rajasthani...

8. What foods do you dislike?
Sea food. Actually any non-veg item other than Chicken. Oh and I also don't like too much of Karela. And yes, Broccoli... it looks like mold-infected cauliflower! Disgusting!

9. Favorite Place to Eat?
Depends on what cuisine I'm interested in at that moment... and also what company I'm with.

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
:D => => => => => => => => => => => => => => =>

12. What are your favorite clothes?
Jeans & Kurti usually.

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
Lots of places... wait and watch.

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
Just half a cup of something.

15. Where would you want to retire?
Oh come on man! I am just 31! I'm definitely NOT thinking of retirement already! In fact, I wouldn't like to retire ever... as long as I live!

16. Favorite time of day?
Morning! :D When the Sun comes out to kiss my sleepy face! Remember I'm a Sunflower! :D

17. Where were you born?
Kurji Holy Hospital, Patna - Bihar, INDIA. 15 days premature. The Nurse's name was Sister Jenny.

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
Cricket. That's the only game I understand a bit.

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
My guess is as good as yours.

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
Roshmi! Tag freak! :p

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
Everybody in my blogroll. I wonder how many of them will actually do it ???

22. Bird watcher?
Yeah... at times. Like to watch animals too...

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
Didn't I already answer this in Question No. 16?

24. Do you have any pets?
Nope. Never had any.

25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
My Uncle was here from Kanpur and I got a lot of money from him for Rakhi!
:D "Lot" meaning really "LOT"! [wink! wink!]

26. What did you want to be when you were little?
A private detective like Nancy Drew.

27. What is your best childhood memory?
Childhood? Hmmm. Tough one. All I can remember is scraped knees and... well never mind.

28. Are you a cat or dog person?
Never liked cats! Eeeewwww! [like in Meeeewwww!] Dogs are cool though...

29. Are you married?
This one is a mystery for you guys to solve. Read my old posts and *mail* me your answer. Don't mention it in your comment here... otherwise people who read this post after you will see the answer in the comments.

30. Always wear your seat belt?
Not in Patna. And elsewhere too, the person driving the car has to remind me, 'coz I'm not in the habit you see.

31. Been in a car accident?
Nope. But have been hit by a motorcycle.

32. Any pet peeves?
Haven't I made this more than obvious in the last couple of tags I did? ;) :p
Friends... please don't ask me to do any more tags now till November 2009 at least!

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
Onion, capsicum, tomatoes & lots of cheese! Yummm!

34. Favorite Flower?
Tulips.

35. Favorite ice cream?
Choconut, chip-chocolate and the Strawberry-Vanilla combo cone that we used to eat at "Treat" in Naveen Market, Kanpur! I wonder if this place is still there.

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
Another silly question! How can there be just one favorite when it comes to food?

37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
Never gave it!

38. From whom did you get your last email?
A comment on my blog.

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
I don't have a credit card... but if I had one, I'd definitely splurge it all on either food or books!

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
Everything is spontaneous... I rarely follow plans!

41. Happy with your job?
Nope. Isn't it why I'm changing my line of career at this age?

42. Broccoli?
Refer to Question No. 8.

43. What was your favorite vacation?
Went on a school trip to Kathmandu once... and the very first day, this girl (junior to me) asked me to help her unlock her suitcase. She said for some strange reason, her key wasn't working. I took the key from her hand and gave it a try. Nope. It just wouldn't turn! The suitcase looked oddly familiar. I gave it another try. Unsuccessful. Checked to see if the suitcase was lying upside down. It wasn't. Pulled it upright and then tried to turn the key. No go. Peered into the key hole to see if something was stuck. Too dark in there. Somebody had a torch. Flashed it inside the keyhole. Seemed okay. Tried the key again. Still didn't work. Suddenly there was a flash of lightning and I realized that was MY suitcase! We'd both been trying to unlock MY suitcase with HER key!

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
My sister and her friend in Delhi.

45. What are you listening to right now?
The sound of the ceiling fan above, the tinkling of the wind-chime in the balcony, a street-hawker selling his wares, and some horns & honks from the road.

46. What is your favourite colour?
Varying shades of blue.


47. How many tattoos do you have?
None at the moment.

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
ROSHMI for one! (Revenge time! Hoo hoo haa haa haa!)
And Sumit! He was laughing at my plight for having to do so many tags all at once! In fact, Sumit gets tagged with ALL the past tags that I have done. You can find them all under the label 'Tags' dude! Go on then! It's my turn to laugh now! =)) =)) =))

49. What time did you finish this quiz?
You'll get to know by the time-stamp of this post!

50. Coffee Drinker?
Oh yessssss! Love it! Try to keep it not more than 1 cup a day... 'coz too much caffeine gives me pimples! :(


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22 comments:

pawan said...

Well, that was an exhaustive questionnaire focussed mainly on food :p
But had fun reading though!
Keep them coming!

ZB said...

holy Christ, so many thing about you.

most of the things are the reverse in my case. For eg, i love steak, and like it well done.

I love Karela, i can eat in 7 times a day. I dont even mind a dessert made of Karela. I am thinking if i would get to eat a Karela Ice-cream. May be i should write to Baskin Robins or London diary.

You do have truck loads of patience and tolerance. Patience is really a virtue of princesses. Nice tag, perfect for times like these, recession and joblessness. :))

Roshmi Sinha said...

"Try to keep it not more than 1 cup a day... 'coz too much caffeine gives me pimples!"

Ummmm... So what if you get pimples... ??? That would mean... you just turned "sweet sixteen".

Aha! Rhymed it! ;)

Roshmi Sinha said...

My fair lady! Its not me... but Shilpa (http://shilpaagarg.blogspot.com/) who is the "Tag Champion"... !!!

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

voila...

Private detective...wow...

and I know...i know...ur mystery ka answer..heh heh heh...:D

Kaddu said...

Pawan:
Ha ha ha ha! Yeah! It really is focussed on food! I hadn't noticed this fact till u mentioned it! And on top of it, I started the post with another narrative on food!

Kaddu said...

ZB:
Thanks for the compliment ZB. It came in at a much needed time...

Kaddu said...

Roshmi:
X-( Grrrr! Didn't I mention in one of the other tags that sweet 16 maybe sweet for some, but I like to be given some credit for having reached 31 without any major casualty!

And yeah, I recently landed on Shilpa's blog... following it now. But she may be the tag champion, but I don't have anything to complain against her... 'coz she's never tagged me with anything yet! =)) =)) =))

Kaddu said...

SiD:
Read the '8 random facts' post under 'kaddu' on the top menu bar. It gives details about my childhood aspiration. ;)

And you know the answer... aah! Means u r a loyal reader! :D :p

Shilpa Garg said...

Wow! A very nicely done tag!!
I mean, you do it so well, its so very interesting to read it!! :)
And yet you 'enjoy' it like this!! Not fair!!
Our paths have crossed NOW, so one thing that you will surely have in abundance is Tags from me!! :)
Are you ready?? :D
PS: Roshmi, I am hijacking your tag mate!! :)

Kaddu said...

Shilpa:
He he he! But if I keep doing tags, when will I get time to blog abt other stuff?
Chk Question No. 32 again. I have highlighted it for u guys now! :p

Mukund said...

Wow!!! not on the answers but to the fact that you managed to finish the tag.. :) Some interesting facts though...

Kaddu said...

Mukund:
I am the epitome of patience! :D
Only one more tag to go... yayyyyyy!

Roshmi Sinha said...

"And yeah, I recently landed on Shilpa's blog... following it now. But she may be the tag champion, but I don't have anything to complain against her... 'coz she's never tagged me with anything yet! =)) =)) =))"

Well, My fair lady! Shilpa's response must have settled the issue ;)

Roshmi Sinha said...

@ Shilpa: By all means! :)

Kaddu said...

Roshmi:
Yeah, I must confess... her response has left me a bit unsettled! :p
You guys sound seriously dangerous you know... "By all means!"... as in "by hook or by crook", or as my friend commented on FaceBook, by "holding me at gun-point"! I'm scared!

Rahul Parekh said...

excellent depiction of your portrait on canvas :)

loved your writing style...beautiful...will learn many things from you. hope you are not afraid to become teacher ha!ha! :D

All best wishes,

Cheers, Rahul

Dhiman said...

OMG You still remember the Nurse's name who was their at the time of your birth...Hmmm.... This was a marathon Tag and great effort I must say ;)

Kaddu said...

Rahul:
Ha ha! I'm a born teacher! :p
Feel free to ask whatever you wish to. :D

Kaddu said...

Dhiman:
Yupp, and she was really cute... roly-poly and always smiling... and she used to give me 2 bottles of milk every time, when other babies just got one! :D
The next tag has 100 questions! [gulppp]

Vipul Grover said...

hey jus hopped on here frm Indiblogger.. tht anecdote u shared about a man who abhored a dish, is exactly same 2 wat happened with my dad wn he visitd my moms place 4 the frst time aftr d marriage.. lol
wrlds a small place:)

Kaddu said...

Vipul:
Oh! So that's your Dad's story we all heard in childhood! Ha ha ha! =)) What was that dish btw... the one that he didn't like but had to eat anyway? I'm really curious... :p

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