Wednesday, May 24, 2017

30 Odd Questions #BlogFest

So Debbie, of Doglady's Den, (Yes, the same one who hosted the A to Z of Me tag last year!) came up with another blogfest this summer... the "30 ODD QUESTIONS" blogfest. It is another one in the "know-more-about-me" series. So, naturally, I decided to play along.

Here are her 30 Odd Questions, and my answers to them.


30 Odd Questions BlogFest
30 Odd Questions #BlogFest

  1. What did you want to be when you were a kid?
    I wanted to be a private detective like Nancy Drew. What can I say? I was reading Chacha Chowdhary when other girls my age were reading fairy tales.

  2. Which “Friends” character do you relate to the most? Why?
    I have watched very few episodes of the show, and from the little bit I remember, I'd say, probably Monica. Cleanliness freak, obsessive-compulsive, hard-working. But I could be wrong. I think it would be better to ask someone who has followed the show through all its seasons, AND knows me as well.

  3. Do you like your name? Why?
    Of course, I do! Who wouldn't love a name that decodes to this! :D
    By the way, this is how I got my name!

  4. Are you messy or neat?
    Didn't I just answer this in Question 2 above?

  5. How tall are you?
    Not tall enough. Sighhhhhh!

  6. How tall were you when you were 10?
    Oh WOW! Does anybody seriously remember this?

  7. What is your guilty pleasure?
    Eating ice cream. :P

  8. What are you saving money for right now?
    For the higher education of the kid I'm going to adopt. Hopefully soon. If I get cleared for adoption, that is.

  9. How many Pringles can you eat at once?
    I have absolutely no idea, but I'm quite sure that if there was a contest on this, I'd end up in the bottom percentile. I'm one of those rare specimens in the world who (sometimes) have to bite a gol-gappa, instead of putting the whole thing into their mouth at one go.

  10. Tea or coffee?
    Ahhh! My old blog readers already know the answer to this one, right? :D
    For the new ones, here it is... My Favorite Hot Drink!

  11. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
    Without a doubt, an introvert.

  12. What will be your Halloween costume this year?
    Hehehe! I call myself "the alien pumpkin". What do you suppose I'd dress up as, if I were to dress up for Halloween? :D
    (Hint: Look at my blog header image.)

  13. Sweet or salty?
    Ummmm... mostly salty.

  14. Favourite social media?
    None. I think the only reason I'm still using any of the social media platforms today is to promote my blog. And with constantly changing algorithms, even that seems pointless now.

  15. Who is the last person you kissed?
    A baby girl in my building. Cute little thing. Hyperactive. (Aren't they all, these days?) Addicted to music since she was born.

  16. What is your favourite breakfast?
    This.

  17. When is your birthday?
    11th January. I was actually born on 11th January 1978... the day when Soyuz 27 linked with Salyut 6 and Soyuz 26 (first time three spacecrafts linked).
    My blog buddy, Abhiroop, once mentioned (on this post): "This link up was engineered to mark the day you were, ahem, unleashed. It was a Salyut from Space from the Soviets!"
    Hmmmm. Maybe he has a point. Maybe the link up really was engineered... not to give a 'Salyut' from space (as he thinks)... but, to create a "portal" for this "alien pumpkin" to land on Earth. What do you guys think?

  18. When did you start your blog?
    December 4th, 2006. More than 10 years ago... WOW! And I haven't even done the 10th birthday post yet! I AM getting lazy!

  19. What is your opinion on the Kardashians?
    Never watched this show.

  20. How would you describe your style?
    Not sure if I even have a style.

  21. What colour is your hair?
    Still black. I did notice a strand of silver last year, but, it's gone now... alas!

  22. What colour socks are you wearing?
    Red.

  23. What is your dream job?
    Honestly... anything that pays the bills and doesn't negatively affect my physical/mental health.

  24. Dogs or cats?
    Still dogs.

  25. What makes you weird?
    Ummmmm... probably the fact that I get seriously annoyed when little kids call me 'didi' and not 'aunty'!

  26. Celebrity crush?
    Sighhhh. They keep getting younger and younger! No more celebrity crushes for me!

  27. Opinion on cigarettes?
    This.

  28. Do you want/have children? How many?
    I want some. Preferably two.

  29. Three favourite boy names?
    Three is too many. I can think of only one right now - Saagar.

  30. Three favourite girl names?
    Again, I have only one at the moment - Anjali.

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32 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Chicky - well done on answering 30 questions ... congratulations on ten years in blogging - and for your Capricorn birthday. I like the two names you've chosen ... a pigeon pair of children sounds about right ... good luck with that saving goal too ...cheers Hilary

Shilpa Garg said...

Why is 'Didi' annoying?? Private detective... that sounds interesting.
Wishing you all the success for the adoption, Kadambari. That's so noble and wonderful. A big hug to you!!

Debbie D. said...

Thanks for joining the blogfest, Chicky. :) I enjoyed learning more about you. Nancy Drew was a favourite childhood book series of mine, too. If you believe what you see on TV and in the movies, private detectives lead exciting lives. ☺ Congratulations on a decade of blogging! I didn't even have a computer back then. Loved your post about smoking. That room painted to look like a grave certainly drives the point home that cigarettes can kill you. Speaking as a former heavy smoker, I can tell you, that no matter how often that point is made, your addiction disregards it. The desire to quit has to come from within. Wishing you all the best in your quest to adopt a child!

Deepali Adhikary said...

Nancy Drew...rarely hear anybody mentioning her these days. Interesting answers to interesting questions.

Chicky Kadambari said...

Thank you, Hilary! :)

Chicky Kadambari said...

Thanks, Shilpa. I'm hoping I'll get approved for it.
As for being called 'didi' by toddlers and dreamy teens, don't you ever feel that they have taken off years from your life? Hard-earned years? That with this one innocent-looking four-lettered word, they have brought you into their age-group, and reduced all your suffering and experience and learning into nothing?

Chicky Kadambari said...

Haah Debbie! I'm sure real-life detectives won't agree to that. Nevertheless, I have always loved solving puzzles and mysteries. Finding the truth, so to speak.
Thank you. Maybe I'll just celebrate its 11th birthday now!

Chicky Kadambari said...

Thank you, Deepali! :)

Shilpa Gupte said...

Hey, ditto for the Nancy Drew bit, and also for the Monica bit..I AM Monica from Friends! :P
Wish you the very best for the adoption, Kadambari...The child you bring into your family will be so blessed to have you!
I love your name! :)

Chicky Kadambari said...

Ahhh! So nice to finally meet another Nancy Drew fan! :D
Thank you, Shilpa!

Leanne said...

Hi - just popping in from Debbie's link that I joined this morning. Loving meeting new bloggers (and fellow A-Z'ers that I somehow missed) I can't believe you've been blogging for 10 years - that's amazing!
Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au

Chicky Kadambari said...

Hi Leanne! Yes, that's the best part of joining in such blogfests. We get to know of so many new bloggers.
Thank you for stopping by! :)

Rajlakshmi said...

I wanted to be Nancy Drew too... Wow you were for sure born on a day of historical importance. 10 years of blogging! Now that's a feat. Congratulations.

Karen O'Connor said...

I read all the Nancy Drew books when I was a young girl. I loved them although I don't think I'm much of a detective myself. Happy blog-a-versary. Ten years is an amazing achievement. Good luck with the adoption. WeekendsInMaine

tulika singh said...

Those were interesting and I've been all over your blog thanks to the links. Never heard of the film Kadambari (and I thought I was a Bollywood freak) or that song. And seriously cornflakes with cold coffee?? That's a first. Anjali is your favourite name - 'Kuchh Kuchh hora hai Anjali' wali Anjali?

Chicky Kadambari said...

Really, Raji? Oh WOW! We could have teamed up to form our own girl detective crew! :D

And I know yaar! A lot of great things happened in the world to mark my birth! I must be some sort of VIP! :D

Chicky Kadambari said...

Thank you, Karen! Yes, it's been a long ride for sure. Will do the customary blogoversary post soon.

Chicky Kadambari said...

You sure have, Tulika! I was super delighted to see a whole bunch of comments from you in my inbox this morning! What a lovely start to my day! Thank you so much! :D

Do try that breakfast. It tastes really awesome in summers!

And Anjali... not from KKHH. There was another movie in the early 90s, probably a South Indian Hindi dub, with a small girl called Anjali. She had some medical condition, which gave her only a few years to live. I fell in love with the name back then.

Menaka Bharathi said...

Interesting answers..and i too loved Nancy Drew have read all her books in my childhood days...Phew 10 years of blogging that is such a great achievement..All the best

http://www.simpleindianmom.in/fun-facts-parenting-love-know/

Chicky Kadambari said...

Aha! Another Nancy Drew fan! :)
Thank you, Menaka!

Guilie Castillo said...

You share a birthday with my partner! Not the year, just the day, but hey :) And I *love* your tie-in to the space link-up :) "Salyut" from another Nancy Drew fan!
Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

Chicky Kadambari said...

Ah ha! I didn't know there were so many Nancy Drew fans who took to blogging! And I bet your partner is one cool person, Guilie! All 11th Jan born people are! :P

Colette S said...

Another introvert at heart. Nice to meet you :)

I remember how I loved the Nancy drew series :)

Parul said...

Loved your answers and you going to adopt a kid? So good. I want to know more :)
I used to love Nancy Drew growing up. And with that Aunty thing, sure- weird ;)

Chicky Kadambari said...

Thank you for stopping by, Colette!

Chicky Kadambari said...

Will definitely chronicle the adoption journey here, Parul! :D

Mandy 'n' Justin said...

Totally agree with you about social media. When I did the 30 questions, I said Twitter, but even twitter has changed in the last month and isn't what it used to be. I consider getting off of social media, but then I wonder how I will promote my blog. 😔

Anyway.

Happy 10 years! You know you really love blogging when you do it for so long! 😀

With Love,
Mandy

Chicky Kadambari said...

Hi Mandy! Thank you for stopping by!

Do you see any worthwhile benefit of the time you spend on social media these days? I am seriously wondering if there aren't better ways to utilize that time.

And yes, it has been an eventful blogging journey! Lots of ups and downs! Just like real life! :D

SHANAYA TALES said...

I enjoyed reading this post, and getting to know you better, Chicky. We do have several things in common, except for the fact that I am not particularly fond of my grey hair. In-fact you seem to be the only one I know who is upset that they haven't made their presence felt yet.

Chicky Kadambari said...

Oh well! They do seem to create the impression of wisdom, don't they, Shantala? Btw, ask Shilpa Garg. :D

Barb Jemmott said...

What an interesting list! It's a great way to learn or share more about the writer on a personal blog. I enjoyed the read, thanks!

Chicky Kadambari said...

Thank you, Barb! :)

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