Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tagged Again!!!

After the last tag, I thought my blog friend had enough of me, but NO! He has tagged me again. You have no choice but to obey the BIG CHEF.
Warning: These trivias of self has the potential to give you a headache. So read it at your own risk….

1. LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN A THEATER: Now movie theatres and me don’t get along well. I prefer watching movies in the comfort of my home without taking the trouble to dress up and looking presentable. I guess the last movie in a theatre was Om Shanti Om.

2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING? Stopped serious reading ever since I got married as I realised the food doesn’t cook by itself and the clothes don’t wash by itself. How I wish I had a magic wand!!! The problem with me is that when I get a good book I forget time and place and don’t budge until I finish reading. Currently re-reading “Daddy Long Legs” by Jean Webster in e-version. I had read this book umpteen times but still feel all mushy and nice when I read this book.

3. FAVORITE BOARD GAME? Don’t have the brains or patience for anything except Snake & Ladders and may be Carom. But I am terrible at Carom.

4. FAVORITE MAGAZINE? Used to be Reader’s digest, but now I find that it has more ads and pics than content. So I stick with old issues of RD, courtesy FIL’s book collection.

5. FAVORITE SMELLS? Nail polish / Paint, Kerosene, Aroma of freshly cooked food wafting from Mom’s kitchen (anything except fish and meat), Smell of citric fruits.

6. FAVORITE SOUND? Mom humming in the kitchen. Hearing the ruckus the entire family creates on get-togethers especially the little cousins.

7. WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD? Feeling helpless.

What do I make for breakfast????

9. FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE? A nameless chat-wala who sits next to Roopak Dry fruit centre in Ajmal Khan Market in Delhi. He makes the most amazing Aloo chat and Aloo tikki.

10. FUTURE CHILD'S NAME? After loads of fights, tears and tantrums (from my side), Hubz & me have agreed on ISABEL. Fighting, tearing and tantrumming still continuing on a suitable Boy name.

11. FINISH THIS STATEMENT. "IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I’D...?Quit my job and open a children’s library. It would be exactly like Meg Ryan’s “Shop around the corner” in “You’ve got mail”

12. DO YOU DRIVE FAST? I hate driving and I don’t drive unless there is absolutely no other way. I drive SLOW.

13. DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL? Would Hubz count? To my defence, he is really stuffed to the gills after dinner ;-)


15. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR? Cars & me don’t go hand in hand or should I say hand in wheel.

16. FAVORITE DRINK? Hot water, Fresh fruit Juices, Masala Chai.

17. FINISH THIS STATEMENT, "IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD sleeeeeppppp to my heart’s content. (my wishes are very primitive)

18. DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI? Slurrrrpppp, absolutely….

19. IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE?Earlier had streaked red, now I have natural silver streaks. I am guessing given a choice it would be copper.

20. NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS YOU HAVE LIVED IN.Trichur, Cherthala, Aluva, Madras, Bombay, Delhi, Ernakulam, Bangalore, Pala, London, Amsterdam.

21. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Figure skating, gymnastics.

Strictly tongue in cheek characterised by the smiley ;-P I guess looking at the smiley, the right expression would be tongue out of cheek. Has a knack of brightening up people’s days through his writing.

23. WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED? Kokachi, me thinks.

24. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN?Yes, but a less moody one.

25. MORNING PERSON, OR NIGHT OWL? Morning person

26. OVER EASY, OR SUNNY SIDE UP? Can I have an omelette, please???

27. FAVORITE PLACE TO RELAX? Wherever my family is at that moment. High on the list is definitely Kerala.

28. FAVORITE PIE? Hot Apple Strudel with warm Vanila Sauce

29. FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Lychee & Ginger from Haigen Daz, Strawberry cheesecake from Ben & Jerry’s, Tender coconut & Seethaphal flavours from Naturals.


And this tag goes to…some of the nice people who took the trouble to comment on my blog. The others were already tagged by sis and other bloggers :-(




silverine said...

"characterized by the smiley ;-P"

lol!! Thats the leitmotif of the Big Chef I guess :))

Good one!! You write really well. Pls put up your blog at Kerala Blog Roll so we are all updated when you post!

mathew said...

ahem ahem....Jeez I cant help this ;-P!!

"Would Hubz count? To my defence, he is really stuffed to the gills after dinner ;-)" LOL..that is a tribute to your cooking enjoy the unwritten appreciation.

Apfel Strudel and Hagen Daz ice got another fan..

and based on blog trends I think I fall in minority who cant stand the smell of kerosene.

btw thanks a lot for the nice elated!!:-D
different smiley this time!!

P.S.The best part of your blog is a homely light humour feel...Would love see you blog more often.

jj said...

"I realized the food doesn’t cook by itself and the clothes don’t wash by itself. "

I just loved that part... something gen x wives need to realize for marital bliss!!
( whew,, i sound like a grandma :P, jus dat I happened to listen to an argument on similar lines between a gen x couple)

Your replies for the tag was too good!enjoyed reading it

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eljo said...

@ Anjali : Dank u wel! Thanks a lot for the kind words :-) As for the Kerala Blog roll will put it up in some time.

@Fr.Matts: Been busy busy with family here. So now hope to blog more often :-)

@Jo / Grandma: Whats a young gal like u thinking of gen X wives??? u should be supporting me when I say Hubz should do all the work ;-)

Anphy said...

done :)