Friday, September 23, 2011

30 Days of Me: The Facts...

Day 23 of "30 Days of Me"
15 facts about you.


Now this topic is a real toughie! I have already written so many facts about me here, in all those tags that my blog buddies gave me to do, that finding 15 more is a bit difficult. Ok, let me give it a try anyway...


1. I am stubborn.
Yes! Very stubborn. Typical Capricorn in this respect. Once I make up my mind about doing something, then not even Lord Brahma can stop me. People usually find this trait in me irritating, but I feel it's my biggest strength, as it often helps me do things that most people give up on even before starting.

2. I am like an iceberg.
In the sense that what you see is just the tip - there's plenty more beneath the surface. Most people like to form judgments about people too soon. They're the ones who find it most difficult to keep up with me.

3. I like my alone time.
This one should be pretty obvious to my old readers, considering the number of times I have taken a sabbatical from all forms of social networking! It's like I need to go off and recharge my batteries or something!

4. I love sunsets.
Especially their reflections in water. Like a beautiful painting. The various shades of red and yellow. And the sparkling golden rays. Like a million glittering topaz crystals.


5. I like photography.
Even though my first experience with a camera resulted in just 27 clean shots out of 2 rolls of 36 films each, I seem to fare pretty well with my digital Canon Powershot A610. I got this camera in November 2005, and I still don't feel the need to replace it with a newer model. The above sunset was captured by me in Nagpur, from this same camera. So was this sunrise below in Guwahati.


6. I love playing dumb-charades.
It was our favorite pastime in the free-periods in senior school... a dumb-charades match between girls & boys. And I totally loved it! Have enacted some really weird movie names... one of the toughest being "Kartavyabodh". But my best friend SA understood me so well, we managed to do that one too! :D

7. I like doing embroidery.
I don't remember when my mom gave me my first needle and thread, but I DO remember that I made a handkerchief (more like a napkin) when I was 6 years old. I was in class one that time. It was a piece of blue casement fabric, with the sketch of a coffee cup in one corner (complete with the smoke curls on top). I used stem stitch to embroider that pattern and the basic running stitch along the folded edges of the cloth. The stem stitch was pretty neat even then, but the running stitch was totally shabby! :p

8. I hate working on laptops.
At home, I normally work on my desktop. But these days, since I am in Delhi, I'm forced to use my Dad's laptop. I really hate working on it. I have such a terrible backache! And neck-ache! And shoulder-ache! And that's when I'm using 3 pillows below the laptop, so that I don't have to bend too much! How DO people manage to work on their laptops for so long?

9. I cannot skip breakfast.
Even if I'm on a fast, I cannot start my day on an empty stomach. The first meal of the day has always been a vital necessity for me. Even in school days, I needed to eat something before I left house for the bus stop.

10. I don't like 'Holi'.
I hate it, in fact. In its current form, that is. When I was a kid, I used to totally love it. But back then, we had our water pistols. Even buckets full of colored water. It wasn't customary then to grab people from behind and rub greasy stuff on their faces! Yucks!

11. I'm scared of cockroaches.
Those big ones. That can fly too. I'm as scared of them as my sister is of lizards. Actually, I think I'm scared of all flying bugs. But I like lizards, 'coz lizards eat those annoying bugs!

12. I am "moley".
I have a very visible mole above my right eyebrow. It's genetic. I get it from my grandma, i.e. my dad's mom. People have often suggested I should get it removed surgically. But I'm the type who doesn't believe in fixing things unless they are broken. So I'll start thinking about getting rid of my birthmark only if it starts creating any problem for me.

13. I'm good at packing.
Really. I did most of the packing when we left Kanpur. My sister was watching me fill up a box with odd stuff one day... and after a while, she commented that everything seemed to turn into obedient little children in my hands, and quietly took their assigned places! Well, I sure do have a knack for fitting in a LOT of stuff in small places.

14. I suffer from OCD.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Regarding tilted/crooked wall-hangings. Yes. I simply cannot stand it. I feel it's great un-justice to a piece of art if you cannot even hang it properly. I get this inexplicable urge to get up and straighten it, even if I'm at someone else's place. I've learnt to control this urge now though - I simply look the other way.

15. I still hate tags!
They may be good for getting rid of writers' blocks, but the bottom-line remains that I hate doing them. I hate digging up so much stuff about myself at one go. Besides, there's a limit to the amount of personal stuff you can put up on a public blog, right? Even if it is a personal blog!

So finally, the 15 facts about me are complete. I hope the remaining 7 topics of this 30-day theme are a bit easier.


Here's more in "Tags (or memes)"!



This is my 23rd post for NaBloPoMo September 2011.
Link to the previous post: 30 Days of Me: The Letter...

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4 comments:

Shilpa Garg said...

Wow! Lots of insights abt you!!
Kartavyabodh is pretty tough one!! We used to play DC a lot some time back!
Agree completely, 'Me time' is very very important, it's so satisfying and rejuvenating!
Not skipping breakfast is so healthy... and I always skip it! :P

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

Hahaha! You know it's healthy, still you skip it? You're really funny! :P :P :P

mita said...

Read your blog one and a half years later, and I hope all these characteristics of yours are still intact. :)

I am very much the 1,2,3, and 8,9,10, 11. Anything changed for you?

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

You bet, Mita! Every single one of them is as true today as it was 1 & 1/2 years ago! And my old 5MP digi-cam still takes better pics than my 8MP phone-cam! :D

You hate roaches too! Do you like lizards?

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