Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Revealed: 25 Things About Me!

For a communications class in college, we were asked to first talk about someone we loved for 5 minutes. Everybody managed it easily, going and on and on about whoever they chose. Then, we were asked to talk about ourselves for 5 minutes, and all of us were stumped after 1 minute. There were a lot of ummms and aaahs and other noises as we struggled to come up with things to talk about.

Point of the exercise: to realise that its very difficult for most people to just talk about themselves.

This incident came back to me as I was doing this "25 Things About You" tag passed on by Goofy Mumma a while ago (thanks again, GM :D). I love tags, and normally I come back with answers straight away, but that's the thing ...... you have to have questions first. This business of randomly talking about yourself is really hard! I've been thinking over this for 5 days now, eagerly jotting down things as they struck me, and finally, its done!

So, the rules:

Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

And now, about me:

1. I'm a chocoholic.
2. I have a valid driver's license, but don't know to drive ....... yes, this happens only in India!!!
3. I have conversations with myself within my head, because if I talked to myself out loud, people might think I'm crazy :P
4. In school, I spent a week sitting in the corridor outside class with a bunch of friends - we'd been punished for talking too much and this is the one school achievement I'm proudest of!
5. I'm not at all an athletic person, I suck at most sports and games.
6. I started talking before the age of 1 and according to one relative, I haven't shut up since!!!
7. I LOVE junk jewellery.
8. I hate rainy, cloudy, gloomy weather, though I do enjoy a good thunder & lightning storm, but only if I'm indoors.
9. Most people's first impression of me is that I'm serious, studious and reserved ...... hee, hee, hee!!!
10. My favourite form of exercise is walking, but I don't care for treadmills and gyms; if I have the choice, I'd rather walk out in the open.
11. I would love to learn to play the guitar someday.
12. I love applying mehendi. As a child, I was so dedicated to getting the darkest colour possible, I'd keep it on all night and to avoid it falling off or staining the pillows, I slept with my hennaed hand wrapped in plastic!
13. I am immensely intrigued by the great civilizations and mysteries of the past; I love books and films based on these themes, and ......
14. ....... the one book I found absolutely un-put-downable was The DaVinci Code - I bunked college one day so I could read it at a stretch.
15. I am a total wimp when it comes to amusement park rides; even the minor ones leave me with such head-spinning, tummy-churning nausea that there's nothing amusing about it, but .....
16. ..... I have para-sailed!!! The initial lift-off makes you feel like your stomach will fall out, but after that its just awesome!!!
17. I had tears in my eyes when I finished reading the Deathly Hallows the first time!
18. I've always felt that there is an actress suppressed in me. Am I talking heroine material? Hell, no!!! I'd love comic roles; people like Whoopi Goldberg, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav and Philomena (of Malayalam cinema) are my idols :D :D
19. I cannot endure horror films.
20. At some point in my teens, I realised that I could either have food or have a figure. I chose food!!!
21. I am not the impulsive, risk-taking type; I not only look before I leap, I conduct in-depth analyses!
22. I started watching football in the 12th standard only because of a massive crush on Luis Figo, and then got swept away in the frenzy of the game itself. I still don't know most of the rules, but will religiously watch most major international football events.
23. The only person in the whole, wide world who can send me from the calmest, most cheerful of moods straight into a raging temper in 5 minutes, is my beloved sister :D
24. The one, all-important motto I try to live by is "Love one another as you love yourself".
25. At looonng last, the 25th item!!! And that is ....... I turn 25 this month!

And now, about passing this on. I want to know more about Agnes, Amrita, Moi, My Space, Renu and Smriti.

13 comments:

  1. Hey, nicely done. Enjoyed reading it. I can call you kiddo, now that I know you are younger than me. :)

    I sometimes have conversations with myself aloud or with expressions.;)
    I love junk jewellery too, not into gold.
    I love walking for real, the treadmill is just not my thing.
    I love your love for mehndi.
    me too!! food over figure... any day!!

    Happy Birthday in advance!

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  2. the last one was the best
    and a diffffffffffficult tag :( :S

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  3. I have a similarity with the second point:), you have parasailed!!!, I think its quite scary. Always a fight going on in my mind over food or health:)

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  4. WOW...I must say..I share 6, 9 and 11 with You and substitute 22 with Kimi Raikkonen and F1 :P

    Ok...good that u dont talk to urself aloud...coz if you did, then Ekta Kapoor would be at your doorstep asking for fodder for her running out of steam soaps where everyone talks to themselves aloud and no one listens O_O :P

    You've read Deathly Hallows more than once?? Nice... I was a little disappointed after Half Blood Prince..expected more from Miss Rowling :( :(

    Wen's the Happee Buddy Party?? Birthday wishes in advance.... :) Hugs :)

    And I was scared I'll be tagged to do this :( ...dekhte hai...will try and think of something...I'm on it ;)

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  5. Gosh!!!!!!

    Gosshhhhhh!!!!

    so many of them could have been written by me....

    "Most people's first impression of me is that I'm serious, studious and reserved ...... hee, hee, hee!!!"
    Ditto even the heeeeheeee:-D

    "I would love to learn to play the guitar someday."
    substitute piano

    "I am a total wimp when it comes to amusement park rides; even the minor ones leave me with such head-spinning, tummy-churning nausea that there's nothing amusing about it,"
    I get giddy on a swing:-S

    "I had tears in my eyes when I finished reading the Deathly Hallows the first time!"
    I cried buckets:-(...and I've read all HP books more than once.

    "I cannot endure horror films."
    Ditto

    "At some point in my teens, I realised that I could either have food or have a figure. I chose food!!!"
    Food everytime:-D

    I think we have 2 meet Shalom:-))!!

    p.s: I started talking before the age of 1 and according to one relative, I haven't shut up since!!!
    LOL:-D!!!!!!!

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  6. even i loved da vinci code...in fact i was reading it when i was in greece which made it so much more interetsing!

    and happy birthday in advance :) whats the plan?

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  7. And inspite of it u've parasailed.....I take back my words... I'm nothing like u. Nothing on earth will convince me to do something like tht:-o

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  8. cool!

    i love the driver's license part -- India is a unique place I tell you :-)

    and thanks for the tag. I'll try my best...

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  9. shalom will do the tag soon..i totally identify with amusement park rides..i find them horrifying,nauseating!..can`t bear the treadmill and talk to myself 24/7!!
    psst....happy birthday!!

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  10. Goofy Mumma - awwww, yes plz do call me kiddo!!! And till recently, I too hated the colour of yellow gold, most of my junk jewellery is silver-based, but off late, I think I'm slowly developing a fascination for the real stuff (my hubby should read this :D :D) And thank you for the wishes!


    Amrita - you said 'difficult', but you're already done!!!


    Renu - in my case, I can't drive coz my dad was too scared to let me practice on our car, and since we're both hot-tempered, him teaching me was also a bad idea :D Food-wise, I don't compromise on health, but I think you should indulge yourself now & then ..... mental satisfaction is also important!!!


    Smriti - if Ekta ever showed up on my doorstep, I'd take the greatest pleasure in slamming my door in her face .... cannot stand that woman!!! You didn't like Deathly Hallows, really???? I seriously loved it & am planning to pick it up from my library soon (yay!!!) And thank you for the wishes :D

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  11. Reflections - i just have one thing to say: soul-sister!!!!! And the para-sailing thing was very spur-of-the-moment. I was sick of being afraid of heights and a lot of ppl (incl my parents!!!) were going for it, so it was a 'if I don't do this now, I'll always regret it' kind of thing & I didn't think much after that, just went ahead & did it and its terrific, not at all like amusement park rides....it really is smooth sailing :D :D


    Deeplydip - ah Greece!!! Another place on my 'must-visit' list. Inshallah we'll get there someday. Thanks for the wishes, & as of now, nothing special planned, just a quiet celebration at home :)


    Agnes - India certainly is unique!!! Waiting to see what you put up :)


    My Space - talking to yourself is such fun, isn't it? :D Thank you for the wishes!!!

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  12. i have conversations in my head all the time. sometimes I also emote according to the conversation. It's a funny sight then :). nice knowing so much more about you

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  13. A - hey, welcome back!!! Emoting huh? That must be a real sight!!! Has anyone ever caught you at it???

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