Know me some!

imageThis is an awards post by an extremely laggard person. I am late as ever but I do accept all the nominations with utmost delight! These awards…they pump me up and make me want to dance; do that Gangnam style step. Only they need a lot of thinking and writing and energy and so, I am always late. Then again, they are a great medium to interact. Now without further ado, I’ll get started!

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award…was nominated by Deb and xiaohuamaobiji(Yen) for this. It surprises me to an extent because I only have a handful of girlfriends and I keep quarrelling with them too! Nevertheless, thank you very much you two. I accept the Sisterhood with open arms! 🙂 Do check their blogs out. Deb’s daily grateful posts make me smile every day. She constantly reaches out and encourages you beyond measure. And Yen is a very diligent blogger who also happens to be a bibliophile. She must have totally forgotten that she nominated me, in another era!

HERE ARE THE RULES (COPIED, PASTED): AND YOU ARE FREE TO BEND THEM!

•             Put the Award logo on your blog

•             Thank the person who nominated you, linking back to their site

•             Answer 10 questions the person asked you

•             Nominate 10 blogs and notify them

•             Write 10 new questions for them

Answers people!!!
These were Deb’s questions.

1. What’s your favorite song? No particular favorites. Fix you by Coldplay coming in my mind. And in hindi, Rangrez from Tanu Weds Manu.

2. What’s one thing you are grateful for? My family, totally.

3. What’s your favorite day of the week and why? I love Saturdays. Why? Each of my Saturdays go differently, unlike other days, may be that’s why.

4. Do you work or are you retired? I work.

5. Early Bird or Night Owl? Oh Night owl since forever. I do wonder what being an early bird would feel like.

6. How long have you been blogging? Less than a year, almost a year. How do I put it?? 0.833 year. I started blogging in Dec’14.

7. What did you want to be when you grew up? If I remember correctly, I wanted to be a doctor. And now if given a chance I would like to ask my younger self, why did you want to become a doctor??? They have to cut bodies. Basically, I wasn’t much serious about it while growing up.

8. What do you do for relaxation? I listen to songs. I dance. To put it more correctly, I monkey dance.

9. Which of your own posts is your favorite? oh! I think I am bad with favorites. I did like a line I wrote in this one post “I’ll imbibe you such that the difference cannot be told”, no favorites apart from that.

10. Do you believe in ghosts? I am so scared of (movie)ghosts.. Don’t ever want to face one in real life. That does make me a believer I suppose!
These were from Yen.

1. What type of weather do you like? I do like all weathers. BUT winters, I Loooove..they have their own charm.

2. What is your favourite colour? Mustard I guess.

3. What is your favourite drink? Does mango shake count? I love mango milkshakes. I don’t drink much otherwise.

4. What is your favourite pastime? Sitting idle, talking to my friends.

5. What do you find inspiring? Rooted and hardworking people. You know who don’t crib about every second problem. And even if they crib, they get past it.

6. Do you have pets? No. :(. I want one so bad. My friends say I won’t be able to give time.

7. Do you cook? uhh. Shudder. I have to cook as I stay alone. But I don’t find any part of it amusing. I wasn’t born to cook, but to shop, that’s what my apron says, so you can get the idea.

8. Coffee or tea? COFFEE.

9. If you could only live on one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Burger may be, something related to bread.

10. Use 3 words to describe you. (thinking…) Capricious, Sensitive and Biased(towards things or people I like)

Okay so ladies, here are my nominations,

Melinda, missbookthief, mysticgitana, rachel,  Sandrakrupajnanda, shefali, Cindy knoke

and these are your questions:

1. Does your age obstruct you from doing any thing?

2. When was the last time you danced and to which song?

3. Do you hum when you bath?

4. Most comfortable clothing for you?

5. Do you like your name? Have you googled on what it means?

6. One topic that instinctively triggers your feminist side?

7. One good habit of yours that you are happy about and could flaunt?

8. Tell one quirky habit of yours? (That you find quirky)

9. Heels or flats?

10. Describe one moment when you were completely awestruck.

imageStarlight Blogger Award, was nominated by Salmanmariah for this. She has a twin and I get so darn excited by this very awesome fact. Her blog is a collection of various interesting topics. Thank you for the nomination, been a month, so apologies too!

Rules :

1)Thank and link back the person who nominated you.

2) Answer the questions posted to you and create your own set of questions for the nominees.

3) Nominate other bloggers.

Answers:

Q1) Who has been a Starlight in your life? my Mommy, so proud of her.

Q2)What is that emotion you will never want to be without? This is coming out like a very tough question to me; I’ll never want to be shut..like this is it, no where further to go…want to be always open to possibilities.

Q3)If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently? I would probably eat more, eat healthy, not be how careless I have been.

Q4)If you could keep only five possessions, what would they be?(I am not thinking it over)iPod, iPod’s charger(coz the battery would die), a pen(coz I carry one everywhere), my glasses(cannot do without them) and a bag.

Q5) If you ever had to describe yourself in one word.. What would it be? I have answered it as whimsical before, so this time I’ll change a bit. Mm….Uncertain (because that’s how I have been from  past few days)

Neerja, nimz, william, colinpaul, roopesh

Your questions:

1. What thought makes you get up from your bed in the morning?

2. One scary incident of your life? Like horror scary, not tragic scary.

3. Are you weight conscious or you eat without any worry?

4. Which festive occasion you love the mos and why?

5. Are you a talker or you know, otherwise?

imageAnd now the one that had me going weeehooooooo…Versatile Blogger Award by bp7o9(popular as Beeps). There was this particular line that made me all gooey. “So I’ll take some time to acknowledge people who’ve let everything hang out on the page”. :-). <3. She is the first one I have come across who would put so much of her time to acknowledge fellow bloggers, ever so generously!!! Thank you and hugs(even if you are not a hugger) Do check her blog!
Rules:

– Tell seven random facts about you.

– Link the person who nominated you.

– Nominate other bloggers who you think bring various things to the plate(I have tweaked this rule a little..nominate as many you like!)

Now BP asked me to Dig Deep. Here is my attempt. Seven things you didn’t know about me:

1. I am always uncomfortable with the way my hairs are tied. I keep changing it several times in a day. I’ll make a bun, then a pony, then will let them loose…Is this some sort of disorder that I am not aware of?

2. I am a stacker. I pile up so many useless things. It is very difficult for me to even dispense a filled notepad or an over used top. So my room keeps filling.

3. I don’t quite like umbrellas. Sure they look cute, but I don’t like using them. I would rather drench in the rain.

4. I also don’t like heart breaks; but apparently I am on a heart breaking(aka getting my heart broken)spree without choice. Does the chain ever end?

5. I want to muster enough courage one day to hold a snake(non poisonous of course!) in my hands. Which would be a hell lottttttttttttt of courage.

6. I don’t quite like porno movies. I don’t get the kick! Sometimes I wonder if it is odd.

7. Till now you would have realized, I don’t like so many things. This is one bad trait of mine. I say No a lot due to my stubbornness. Is stuck up the word? No I won’t call myself that, but a little difficult, yes.

My nominees:

Tejas, shitij, aakansha, Deb, poetryandchocolates, Soumya

Okay amigos, I am done here! Phew. Thank you! 🙂

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Frail human tendencies

The beauty of pain is that it seeps into you slowly. It will hurt a lot in the beginning, little later it would sting every waking moment, and then it will ever so slightly pinch and before you know it, you are breathing pain. It becomes this familiar thing to you. You don’t demonstrate any emotions to it. You don’t feel the restlessness anymore. Your face is all bland. You’re all like….dear pain! Come hither, be my guest. Doesn’t matter any more. It’s not that you don’t want to be happy. Yes you do. You try. But that whacky little piece stays. What do you do? Give it space. Freedom. Time. Let it in. And one day without your permission, it will be out.

Spell-check

Do you have a friend who corrects every word you misspell? And cringes on every wrong pronunciation you make? Like their only purpose to be alive in this ever-so-happening world, is to pin point at your petty lingual mistakes. In that moment you want to kill them. Choke them around the neck and kill them! But then they happen to be right and you make a dorky face and let it pass! Do you have such friend or am I the only one doomed? Words like poignant, petulant, nonchalant, bourgeois….I would have never known how these words are spoken(rightly) if not for this nemesis cum friend. I am seeing her tomorrow after quite a few days. Looking forward to the trouble. :-). <3.

Today is not Yesterday

Because today is a different day altogether! Some days sail smoothly. And some are like wading through the mud. Slow. Dragging. Heavy. Cumbersome. I try to keep in mind that it is a part of the process. Every path won’t be adorned with roses. Every shade of color won’t soothe your eyes. Every food item you eat won’t spring up your taste buds. We have to know bad to realize how important good is. I guess that is nature’s way of balancing things. We see some pretty, and we see some ugly. That’s how we grow. So dear nerves, rest a little. We’ll take dives again.

Cuddle Syndrome

Do you ever wish that you fall asleep and your closest most beloved person comes and strokes your hair all warmly and gently. You don’t wake up, but shrink a little more, smiling, in their surrounding. That touch is so familiar yet so strangely vital to your existence. Every one wants some loving, some mushy mush. We are prone to human intimacy. There is no denying that. But then we get entangled in the cobwebs of who we want, who wants us, stars not aligning, lovers not meeting and all of that crap. Stupid happenings. So for people who have their partners close with them right now, snuggle them tight. Hold on to them. Cuddle it out. And for people like me, who (currently)feel at bay, hold on to your pillows and stuff toys for now, your snuggle buddy is around the corner. 🙂 , 😛 !

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Living life, one song a day

I don’t believe it, when people say they don’t listen to music. I think it is one thing we should never stop doing. NEVER. EVER. Kind of makes you a robot, if you stop. There is a song out there for every feeling you feel. Happy, sad, neutral, lost, confused, angry, upset, fucked up, raging, restless, distant, loved, each one of those. Find your song. Find some time. Listen to it.

#an utterly long day in my head. Songs coming to the rescue.

Weird URGES

I am a very very very moody person. I might not have any substantial reason for the course of my actions. I don’t give my moods much thought. Days I am not sleeping…it’s fine I am not sleeping. I am shopping insane…okay..little hole in the pocket..no big deal. Not eating adequately..and people going like, you are getting way too thin…oh yeah I know that..I have seen myself!  That.. getting to the root of the problem, is NOT my thing. Yeah I do notice the problem and then I probably just walk past it (I know! not healthy or advisable). I don’t know what’s making me write about myself today. I feel like I am at that phase of my life where I have options in plenty. I can take some sensible course, or digress to some silly path, tread the unknown routes or walk the safe lane. There is no weight on my shoulders, no one is pushing me around to do things their way, I am feeling awkwardly light. You know? Like I need some weight. Something to drive me in a particular direction. Uhh I want to make my own path. Make my time in this vast space of events count. I don’t want to prove anything. I want to be on fire!

Couldn’t it be a simple urge to each choco truffle like other times! Sigh.