Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Give this a miss really...its just a TAG

What does one do when…..

…one doesn’t have any topic in hand to blog about?????
….one’s fingers are typing furiously but its utter gibberish.
…..one has a dream nightmares that there is never going to be another new post ever again.

Wallowing in self-pity, I visit Blunt edges, read about "His first time" & have a good laugh. Feeling much better, I catch sight of a tag & decide that it was going to be my next post…..ermm I already have atleast 10 tags pending against me but for some reason this whimsical tag called out to me. I demanded to be tagged too & the gentleman that he is, ‘surprised’ me with it the very next day.

And so here goes….

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4?
– Ohmigosh, this is so surreal it says…..
“Dear child, don’t lose hope, you are going to win the next Dubai Duty Free Draw for 5 million dollars”
Ok ok just kidding, it is…
“He didn’t want to sleep in the mud at the bottom of the pond” Mr. Meddle’s Bicycle, Enid Blyton.

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can & touch air?
- I touched the childrens book rack. Its right next to where I’m sitting.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
– A movie called "Rat Race" is running in the background on Sony Pix…so I guess thts the most recent thing I’m watching on Tv. Ooops just realised that the tag wants me to tell about the last thing….ummmm lemme think….it was the inaugural ceremony of the 1984 Asiad which I watched on our black & white Beltek. Oh but that was the first thing I watched on Tv….heck now I even get confused by tag questions;-/

4. Without looking, guess what time it is?
–Around 11.30 am I guess

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
– Wow the clock shows exactly 11.30 am but you know what, its just 11.20…all the clocks in my house are 10 minutes fast.

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
– I can hear the tv, the air-conditioner and the pigeons fighting it out on the balcony and …..hark, I even hear a plane flying overhead[infact if we dont hear a plane roaring past every 3 minutes we get worried;-D].

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
– I rushed to drop the kids off at the bus stop this morning. Another 10 secs and the bus would have gone....guess thats what happens if we try to take photocopies, cut them decoratively and stick 'em pictures in the Arabic notebook...all 1/2 an half before leaving for school.

8. Before you started this Q&As, what did you look at?
–I looked at the time ;-D

9. What are you wearing?
–Military green trousers, white T-shirt and a smug grin.

10. When did you last laugh?
- There were showing this comedy scene on tv yesterday……A rich man was trying to get his daughter married & at the same time sell his elephant. In a comedy of errors the people who came to see the girl were shown the elephant and vice-versa. Stooopid I know but we laughed so much.

11. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
– A painting of the ‘Last supper’, a clock, a money plant, some photos and Naina's scribblings.

12. Seen anything weird lately?
– Yep, wondering why our landlord painted the building without the usual prompting from us.

13. What do you think of this quiz?
- A Hindi idiom comes to mind regarding this tag…….Doobthe ko thinke ki sahara* or something like that. Somebody please tell me the correct version.

14. What is the last film you saw?
– Rock on. I saw it last week for the first time…..nice movie but after some time I started getting irritated with Farhaan Akthar for sighing so loudly everytime he was going to say his dialogues;-/

15. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?
– A driving license…..I don’t have one & I know I’ll never get one by giving a test, not the way I drive, not in this country anyway……its a looong story. Hmmmm a germ of an idea for my next post.

16. Tell me something about you that I dunno!
- I bet you didnt know I had a dimple on my face but fat lot of use I’d say......its visible only when I frown;-/

17. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
– Since everybody else who have done the tag would have mentioned all the basic neccesities & comforts for the betterment of mankind, I will proceed directly to luxuries and ensure that every single person on this planet would get to taste luscious red Strawberries dipped in dark & white chocolate…….mmmmm, it's just sublime . I had some, for the 1st time last weekend. [Info for people in Dubai, its available in Festival City, near the food court :-).]

18. Do you like to Dance?
– I’ve got 2 left feet & the best I can manage is that wild thud-thud variety which the kids & I indulge in when we are really bored.

19. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
– I didn’t have to stress my brain too much here….I have been calling my first-born Nikita for the past 8 yrs:-)).

20. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
– I dutifully close my eyes tight & try to imagine but Nikita’s grinning face keeps popping up….I guess my imagination doesn’t stretch that far anymore;-/

21. Would you ever consider living abroad?
– As a child I used to imagine living in America, Japan, Switzerland and even in Alaska[ I so badly wanted to live in an igloo at one time]. Dubai never featured anywhere but here I am....I've realised LIFE takes us many places which were never in our scheme of things.

22. What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
– Imagine the scenario....
God catches sight of me waiting to be let in thru pearly gates.....
"Nancy my dear child, why are you standing in this looong queue?????
Come, come on in, you know I used to really enjoy reading your posts!!!!!!"
As a token of my appreciation, do feel free to order strawberries dipped in dark & white chocolate anytime u feel like it....."

Feeling a lot better now, I tag…


Elegant Chic

Hitch writer







Catawampus me!!

*A drowning man clutching at straws


  1. See, I knew u wud be tagging me :) hw sweet of u :) Isliye I did it already :P

    Strawberries dipped in dark & white chocolate and u put up a pic too ;) I so want to hv some nw :|

  2. Tee hee Hitchu me first :)

    Moderation gone! It helps ;)

  3. Hehe.....hitchwriter is a celebrity now. Dont expect him to indulge in all these time-pass activities now;-o

  4. Celebrity me ??

    you gotta be kidding me...

    I am a SUPER STAR !!!!!!

    careful with your words ... or I could file a defamation suite.. !!!!!!

  5. America, Japan, Switzerland and even in Alaska

    Abbey... I can say I lived in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Mp.. !! Life does take you to lots of places... eh !!!!!!

  6. LOL....u r soooo right. In India tho there was only one place I wanted to see & tht was Kashmir. Nope havent gone there yet but one day I will:-)).

  7. Do you have some kind of a radar that says I'm tied up so that you can tag me?

    13 clients all together here for 4 days, can you imagine? I slipped away for a few minutes and there you go..

    Strawberries dipped in chocolate...mmm.. could have a few right now.

    Will comment more later :-)

  8. Sheesh really....where is this recession they are talking abt????
    Ah well atleast u dont have to be worried abt losing ur job.

    Tags can wait....but make sure u do it:-))

  9. Oh I love tags too. Though I do have some pending. Ahem! The 'name your child ' question's the easiest . Did an entire post on it :D

  10. Tags come in handy when there's nothing else to post;-P. Waiting to read urs;-))

  11. Loved it, Nancy !!!

    Oh !!!Strawberries dipped in choc - thats my girls' fav. Used to do it for them, everyday during strawberry season.

    Wanted to live in an igloo ??? hahahhaha :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Even I like to do that, once.

    Gud one !!!

  12. Even i saw Rat race with my nephews yesterday,tht was too hilarious movie.Hindi version of that movie also good(DHAMAAL)
    @ last laugh...man this is strange( i too saw that accidentaly on chirikuduka(guess that is patafisekam movie clipping,shown on yesterday or sunday)...hmmm intresting :)
    @Last supper’----OMG .....i'm getting scared...(my home wall too have last supper pic,clock,nephews creativities,instead of money plant someother plant)
    @ driving licence.......i just don't understand y it is so tough to get one in middle east,few friends told me about the same :)
    @ "God catches sight of me waiting to be let that was so sweet,who else don't want that?

    you know i was reading the post, line by line and were promptly typing the comment.I heard that "Like one person,7 others also will be there in some where in the world".But it is intresting to know that,lot of people are doing common things at the same time.Ennalum enthoru coincidence :D

  13. lol...u wont get a license??...

    if i get a million u know wht i will do?...nothing....will wait for my md degree and then spend it for anything and everything;)

  14. Strawberries dipped in chocolate! Yes! I know what you are talking about! The taste comes into my mouth just by thinking of it! :)
    Awesome post...

  15. Give it a miss ? Fat chance. We love your writing - especially if you tempt us with strawberries dipped in chocolate.

    Now youi better watch out. I'm sorely tempted to tag you with the 'you've got to post every day for the next 30 days" tag.

  16. This is the first time I've been tagged! ;)

    Thank u! :)

  17. This is the first time I've been tagged! ;)

    Thank u! :)

  18. okay I'm so glad I did NOT give this a miss- it was great!! I loved this!!

    You had me laughing on the first one because when I read what you said was in the book- I was like "wow that is amazing" and then I read the next line admitting it wasn't true and then saying what you really read- I'm still chuckling!! (as you can tell, I'm very gullible)

    Great post- as always!!!

  19. See, didn't I say, it's only the starting trouble. Now, that's Nancy for us- You brought that cheer back ;) Pls Keep writing to bring more cheer!

    "I've realised LIFE takes us many places which were never in our scheme of things."---completely agreed!I can relate soo much to that!

  20. lol...you would buy drivers license? i can't wait to hear that story in your next post :D

  21. u had it easy with the child's name...NOT FAIR!!! :P

    but nevertheless a tag well done...glad i tagged u (or rather glad u forced me 2) :D:D:D

  22. Nancy, You are so funny. Buying driver's license. We can do that in India. ;)

    "LIFE takes us many places which were never in our scheme of things."

    So agree!

  23. Nancy, You are so funny. Buying driver's license. We can do that in India. ;)

    "LIFE takes us many places which were never in our scheme of things."

    So agree!

  24. :) For some crazy reason after reading this I also reached out to the book nearest to me and turned to page 18, line 4.
    It said
    "Hypnosis is a state of focussed concentraion,but the ego, the mind,has the ability to interfere with this concentration by bringing up distracting thoughts." :)
    I guess some people can never be hypnotised :)

    Smiled when I imagine Nikita's face popping up :)


  25. Fabulous,fabulous tag,Nancy!! And do you really have dimples?? wowieee!! :):):):) I love people who have dimples!!

  26. i waannn stawberries dipped in chocolate!!! you shud try with that...whipped cream & a little bit of powdered sugar! :D it tastes amazingly good! :)

    gah im such a glutton!!

    anyways shall get to ur tag soon! :)

  27. "Doobthe ko thinke ki sahara or something like that." hahaha exactly my feelings, thankeee for the tag! gonna do this one for sure or i know u won't ever tag me again lol ;-)

  28. could never ever miss any of your post:).... I have done your earlier tag:)

  29. Nancy , strawberries dipped in chocolate is available in Corner House, Bengaluru!! Pls don't tell me you haven't had it? :(

    Laughed when I read the elephant-daughter swap scene :D

    Nicely done tag. Bravo! :)

  30. Uma: I'd actually seen blogs with recipes of this strawberries dipped in chocolate but hehe it never occurred to me to try it at home...I've done strawberries & cream but not this.
    Now that I got tht taste of it I'll definitely being doing it;-D.

    Anishthomas: Hehe even I saw that comedy scene on sunday..I did my tag on monday but posted it only on tuesday so tths why the days got confusing;-D
    And getting a DL is like tapasya in UAE...people have to spend so much to finally acheive that feat;-/.
    "Ennalum enthoru coincidence :D" Hehe I so get what u r saying. U knw we malayalees are a similar lot...we watch the same channels & follow the same pattern in many of our habits....hence tht sense of familiarity;-D

    Brocasarea: LOL good idea...tho I'd advise u to invest a part of it so tht it stays for ever;-D

    Rohini: Now u've made my mouth water;-P. And thank U!!!

    Ramesh: Sir u r making fun of me....but then I suppose u cant be blamed, how can a person whose idealogies flow like water, who posts atleast once a day understand this dukhiari's duvidha;-(

    Elegant Chic: Really???? I really didnt know that. Then I'm so glad I tagged u...I still remember how excited I was about my first tag;-D

    Anjuli: I'm so glad u think I havent lost my touch;-P...thank U, ur words always lift my spirits:-)).

    Athivas: Yeah it is supposed to be starting trouble but it is a trouble which lasts till the end;-P. Will be over to chk urs out;-D

    Titaxy: Ohmigosh did I really say that......now I have to keep my word;-o.
    And thanks for visiting:-))!!!!!

    Prashanti: Hehe;-D

    Bluntedges: And I thank yee kind sir;-D!!!!

    Solilo: "Buying driver's license. We can do that in India. ;)"
    Alas our Indian machiavellian technics get us nowhere here in UAE;-(

    Preethi: Read tht quote some 3 times & got all crosseyed but I take it there is a compliment hidden deep under somewhere & so bow deeply and accept it graciously;-D

    Sukku: And thanks U for ur comment;-D

    Piper: Not dimples...one stoopid dimple which emerges only when I'm frowning away;-/...but thanks for the compliment;-D!!!!

    Sunshine: I've had strawberries, whipped cream & sugar before. U mean all the above & chocolate sauce too. Gosh that sounds decadent;-o!!!

    Snow: LOL only one doobtha hua thinka recognises another one, what say;-D????

    Renu: Thank U:-))!!!!!!

    lostworld: Seriously..never knew CH offered it..I mean I knew they had strawberries & cream & icecream. By the way any idea where the CH on residency rd shifted to???? This is my vacation where I didnt have my favourite Death by chocolate;-(

  31. lol! it is decadent! and a great aphrodisiac as well! ;) :P

  32. hehe I'll file the tip away for future use;-D

  33. Ok. I'll remember what to say to you when you reach the pearly gates. Actually I do enjoy reading your blog :P

  34. Rakesh u dont have to wait that long...infact then I'd be too busy holding big conversations with God....but now I'm quite free....I'd like to hear more of those nice things;-D

  35. This was some tag! Could the person who invented this tag, please stand up? :D

    Wow, I get what you say, u must have been really bored! :D But I enjoyed reading anyways.

  36. Hehe not bored Bins.....just panicking at the thought of not putting up atleast one post a week;-P

  37. Done the tag!:)It was interesting!!Good that you bullied blunt edge to pass it on!!;)

  38. you know something funny...when I was pregnant with my first-born, I was sure I would have a girl and decided to name her Nikita! Luckily, I also selected a boy's name, just in case! Tried again second time round, but no luck.
    I have now generously 'donated' my daughter's name to my elder son coz he wants to have a daughter when he grows up!!

  39. Athivas: Glad u liked it:-))!!!

    Roshni: Really...loved ur comment. But where did u first hear the name from??? U knw I got this name from this movie "Afsana Pyar Ka" with Aamir khan & Neelam. Neelam was called Nikita in this movie. Both my friend & I loved it & decided to name our girls tht name;-D

  40. :D

    I could tell you a secret of how to get the driving license if you want! :p

    And now add champagne to those delicious and awesomely sinful strawberries w/ chocolate - OMG! I just can't help but close my eyes and go ummmmmmm.... :D

    (I'm gonna check out DFC)

  41. I know where Nikita get her funny ideas from ... from her mom!! Imagine living in Alaska and that too in an igloo!! :D You had me LOLing there and DH was thinking I m bonkers!! Good one Nan, had a great time reading you. :-)

  42. Did you form that club you were talking abt? me here to dubofy my ghum with u...I somehow feel like I just don't want to post :( but when it comes to commenting I would like to beat Hitchy atleast once....hmmmpf!!

    Ha strawberries in chocolate haan??...I so so love it but the only problem is that even after eating a dozen I still don't feel like blogging :)

    By god you are in military green trousers and white T?? sounds to me like a no nonsense dishkyaaon mom!!!

  43. just read this tag in another blog today, hahha liked your take on most of the questions.

  44. that was fun to read!!:-)
    btw wasnt that a jayaram movie you are taking about..i remember laughing to such a scene long ago!!;-D

  45. Sparkling: I doubt anything in the world can get me one but I'm willing everything...atleast once...so come on spill it;-D
    And add champagne huh...wow it sounds so sinful...oops just realised u used the same word;-o

    Thethoughtfultrain: Like they say, the fruit never falls too far from the tree;-D
    And thank U:-))!!!!!

    Sakshi: LOL....Hitchy is facing severe competition from swaram...and now u too huh;-D.
    I have 1 pair of trousers tht colour & u are quick to label me....but yeah dishkayoons are part & parcel of life here;-D

    Sujata: Thank U:-))!!!!

    Mathew: Yes...Jayaram as buyer & Jagdeesh as seller....seriously, dumb stuff but ooohhh so funny;-D. I'm not so bad but my better-half will laugh uproariously at Innacent's "Ende Ammae" & all the other valipps every single time it comes on tv;-/.


  46. 9. What are you wearing?
    –Military green trousers, white T-shirt and a smug grin.

    The smug grin had me grinning too :)

    And landlord painting the house, without reminders is so unusual ;)

  47. keep on writing nancy. doesn't matter if it is a tag or not. it will still have your unique touch.

  48. I love my client, she brought me another 'Willow Tree' figurine :-)

    And no, I haven't forgotten the tag.

  49. Indianhomemaker: Oh yes very unusual.....I'm sure there is hike in the rent happening with the next renewal of tenancy contract;-/

    lan: Hehe thank U:-D!!!!!!

    Wanderlust: WOW really....then there is no contest here really...ur client comes first...tags can be done whenever;-P


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