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?

  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?

  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?

  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.