Yahoooo! The lovely Raksha Bhat
from A Canary’s Diary has given me this wonderful award! The rules are simple:
1. Express gratitude for the blogger who awarded you this
2. Share 7 random facts about yourself
3. Pass on the award.
So point 1: Thanks for this, Raksha! I am new to your blog, but I am absolutely enjoying my stay there and catching up on reading on all your previous posts too! 🙂
And now on to the 7 Random facts about myself:
Random Fact 1:
Most of the conversations I have with new people or strangers begin in the exact same way. Always.
Me: Hi. I am X.Y.Preeti. You are?
Other Person: What is X.Y.?
Me: Yeah. I am a South Indian. So, I have my initials before my name. Family thing. You are?
Other Person: You are a SOUTH INDIAN? You don’t look like one! At all.
Me: Hmm. That’s news. And what do we mean by “look like a South Indian” anyway? Hmm? And who the hell are you?
Other Person: Arrrey no no. I meant. You know. Complexion, etc? Err. Generally. Ummm. Oh by the way, I am ABC.
Me: Pleasure. Whatever.
It’s always the same. Fine. I have my initials before my real name. Enough Government forms have told me that and laughed that my surname is Preeti. But I still don’t get the logic behind the “look like a South Indian” story. Whatever.
Random Fact 2:
I absolutely LOVE ladyfinger. Totally. I am the type of person who never puts her hand in other people’s lunch trays. Except. Except when there’s Bhindi being served! I know it’s silly, but I almost thank God at times that no kidnappers were aware of this small loophole of mine when I was a kid. I would have walked right into the trap.
Random Fact 3:
I love music of almost all genres – Classical, rock, alternate, country. And more often than not, when I go to concerts of geniuses such as Anushka Shankar, I feel like kicking myself for being so talent-less! Or for that matter, even good sketch-artists impress me. I am quite talent-less, you know?
Random Fact 4:
I am shit scared of dogs. I change my route while walking, just so I could avoid encounters with maniac dogs. I don’t think it’s fancy to keep dogs as pets if you have no idea how to control them. And I don’t think it’s funny or cute when your dog jumps at me randomly on the street and starts a barking frenzy as if it could smell my fear.
Random Fact 5:
In my opinion, there are two types of people – the Beach people and the Hillside people. I am a sucker for beaches! My idea of perfect vacation is a beach side, a good book, coconut water and raw mango pickle. 🙂
Random Fact 6:
In college, I would often shock friends with a sudden, “Hey, I am writing a book. Should I use your real name or would you like an alias?” It was a joke back then. But of late, I find myself wistfully thinking about writing a book, someday. Not about college, would not go down that lane for Chetan Bhagat’s worth load of money. But some other subject. Perhaps. Someday.
Random Fact 7:
I cannot, for the love of God, write anything short or precise. Which you might have guessed from the average length of my posts. I mean, come on. 7 random facts should have been:
(1) I am a girl.
(2) I like blogging.
(3) I love music.
(4) I love reading.
(5) I am a Grey’s Anatomy fan.
(6) I wish to see an Eric Clapton concert live someday.
(7) I like being short and precise.
And look what I ended up writing. A whole truckload of crap. Maybe I should give up the book idea. For all you know, it’ll either replace Mahabharat as the longest epic or run into the most number of sequels ever.
I’ll stop rambling now.
Oooh. Point 3: Tag others!
I tag Ajay because he is truly, truly versatile. This guy can write random posts, short stories, poems, he can draw, photograph and on top of all that, he is an IITian. Does it get any better? 🙂
Note to self: Next post must be 100 words or less. Okay let’s not be too harsh. 500 words.