Monday, 5 March 2012

Not a Post

The finals exams are going on in our household. You can imagine how it must be.....yup the kids are freaking. I play a very important part here…..I provide atmosphere. Thunderclouds and gloom. So blogging is out. I’d feel so terrible if I did,  like as if I’m enjoying myself when the kids are so hard at work. Like guilty pleasure. So this is not like a proper post……it’s a tag. No, tags are not posts, they are tags. U can torture me but I stand by what I say…..atleast till the exams are over.
Hitchwriter  swears this tag is called  Tag you’re it!!
I believe him.
Without wasting another minute….the Rules:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post & then create 11 new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
3. Tag 11 people and link to them on your post.
4. Let them know you’ve tagged them!
So here are the 11 questions that Hitchy has posted 
1.)      If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Right now I wish I had superpowers to find that perfect apartment. Yep we are apartment hunting and I wish so much I had the power to find an apartment where the kitchen is big enough for four  3 people to stand comfortably and work, bedrooms with cabinets, airy bathrooms with natural light, and enough space in the balcony where I can place 2 chairs & lots of plants.

2.)      What was your favourite childhood television program?
Different Strokes:-))
I’m not sure really. Back in the 80’s we didn’t have a lot of choice, we watched whatever we got[duhhh dont I sound like my parents;-/]. The Hindi movies aired at 6pm on Sundays used to be a treat especially if it had Amitabh Bachchan in itJ. Oh yes I remember never missing the Japanese serial ‘Giant Robot’ & another one which used to come on Sundays called ‘Different Strokes’.

3.)      Have / had any celebrity crushes ?  
By now most of you know that I have a soft corner for Salman Khan. I even blogged about it once. Don’t go looking for it. I cringe now when I see the post. Yeah well I’m not sure he was a crush…I mean he's my favourite and I love him but crush….naaah. The closest I can think of is Hritik Roshan in Kaho Na Pyaar Hai…….not Rohit, it was Raj who swept me off my feetJ. I also loved his act as a betrayed lover in Mujhse Dosti Karoge too. And that part in Jodha-Akbar where Jodha ogles him while he practices his sword-fighting……brrrrr I had goosebumps. Oh alright seems like Hritik Roshan comes close to a crush though I prefer to believe the characters he plays get to me.

4.)      If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
It used to be Switzerland for a long time.  It changed when I came across this ad in a magazine. Picture this: There is a make-shift shack set up in the middle of nowhere with a mindblowing backdrop. This shack is selling fresh fruit and vegetables. The price of each item is hand-written above each basket. There is nobody in the shack to monitor who buys what. There is a weighing machine & a money box kept on one side. And the tagline simply said “Visit New Zealand” or some such thing. Ever since…..
[Why do I get the feeling I’ve already mentioned this somewhere on the blog. This is what happens when one does too many tags;-/. ]

5.)      Name 1 thing you miss about being a child.
I don’t really miss it all that much. I had too many hang-ups as a kid which still has the power to bother me when I think back about them. I like my present.

6.)      Name the one comic/book character that you loved the most and why?
I remember wanting to emulate George of the Famous Five series……she wanted to be a boy, had short hair, she had a dog, was fearless,  was not afraid to say what was on her mind and never backed away from a fight. Oh yes I wanted to be like George so much.

7.)      What is the one thing that you are dying to try but haven’t had a chance to do so yet ?
I want to climb a mountain, any mountain even a teeny-weeny one but it’s got to be a mountain; I’ll climb to the summit, pitch a tent , sit outside  it, soak in the sunshine, drink in the breath-taking view, contemplate LIFE.

For my luck I'd probably get this sign ;-P
8.)     Do you have a role model – someone you want to emulate? Whom do you admire the most?
The go-getter. I’m a very laid-back….keep waiting for things to happen, stuff to fall in my lap. I know, I know….even I can’t believe people like me exist;-P. So yeah I admire the go-getters.

9.)      What do others make of you?
I think they think that I think differently....like outside the box. I don’t really fit in. For starters…not very conventional, kind of like witty but not very pretty. If she is in the mood to impress she can keep us in splits, if she’s not then heaven save us from the mistress of doom. Like I said…..they think I think that they think like that.

10.)  Have you ever gotten into a fight or punched someone ?
I have gotten into fights[small tame arguments in my opinion;-/] but haven’t punched anybody yet. Haven’t lost hope though. But I soo wish I had/have the courage to do something like that especially when roadside romeos behave crudely….u know just catch him by his collar and ram my fist against his nose. I sooo wish I had the courage to make sure that he’ll never ever do that to another woman ever in his life again.

11.)   For Girls – If you woke up tomorrow to find out you are Brad Pitt, what would be the first thing you’d say upon looking in the mirror???
For Boys – If you woke up tomorrow to find out you are Angelina Jolie, what would be the first thing you’d say upon looking in the mirror???
Angie daaaaarling, you’ll never guess*huge grin*;-D

So that’s it my 11 answers. Now I have to go…..remember I've got exams.
 I tag…
Tan
Uma

My questions are same as Hitchwriters, please don’t get mad at me for not putting up new ones. I'll give u permission to change the last question with one of ur own.....even I hated that one;-D.  EXAMS.  Gotta rush….I can hear the kids chattering away. Not a good sign.  You guys can make new questions when you are tagging others. Cheers.

64 comments:

  1. Ha Ha Ha - You write 500 words and not call this a post. Sorry milady - this is a typical breezy N post.

    Now you are supposed to say your celebrity crush was, and is, B :):) He reads your blog, doesn't he :)

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    1. The biggest mystery in my life....
      The curiosity used to kill me earlier but no longer...just sometimes I wonder when he says something connected to whatever I post on the blog, I wonder;-D.

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    2. Of course he does. There is no mystery. Takes a man to know a man !!

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    3. How I wish I could be as sure;-P

      And how I wish I never swore I'll never ask again;-(

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  2. Ha! OK..will participate. Good luck to your kids for their exams. Exams suck. Oh, wait. I have a huge, big, fat exam looming in 3 months time:(

    Also, I agree with the previous commenter. Not calling it a post doesn't not make it a post. It's a post Ma'am. (I wrote babe, and changed it to Ma'am. I dunno if you'd approve of babe.) Kinda like when I get a zit. I always say its just the bad lighting that makes my skin look splotchy. Truth is..it's a zit.

    Have fun being the class monitor.

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    1. A zit IS a zit just like how a tag is a tag and u cant make me say it otherwise. Atleast not till the exams are over;-D
      Maam eh.....hmmm America is a free country, u are free to address me in any manner and u r being respectful, how can I have a problem with that.
      I'm creating blogger ids for the kids & will be sending them over to ur blog. When they ask I'll tell them to be respectful and address u as Auntyji, that ok with u right???? Just thought I'll ask;-P

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    2. WHAT THE! Tit for Tat..Zit for Zat:) Have them call me Vidhz..or if they're feeling respectful..Vidhya Di.

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    3. LOL....like I said, babes is 'coool'....I didnt;-o.....read again....I just mentioned it;-D.
      When u get more comfortable in the blogworld u'll realise that we are all as young as the next person and only older[just a lil bit tho] when we dole out free advice;-D
      What the had me in splits;-D

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  3. Nancy dear..even if you write three lines, it will be a post, OK?
    Now, this is a tag that requires some patience and thinking..kudos for doing it in the midst of the kids exams..adding the special Nancy touch too!
    and 11 new questions????? I think I need to think of some equally good reason ;-)

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    1. Actually for once the tag was very easy esp since I didnt make new questions;-D. Just typed away whtever came to mind and before I knew it, it was done, try it;-D
      And no reasons other than R's IAS exams will be accepted;-D. All tag rules must be followed!!!

      By order.

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  4. Good luck to the kids and this one is a tag well done, ya not a post no ;)

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    1. Thanks I need it more than the kids.....yep just a tag, not a post. Only you understand me in this whole wide world Swaram;-D

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  5. u always manage 2 keep me engrossed even when u describe mundane/simple/everyday things in life!

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    1. Hahaaa I'll take that as a compliment;-D

      And I tagged u, did u see that???

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  6. you do manage to type your way to glory eh ! :D

    I love the fact that your present... so many times people keep living in their past :D Though I seriously want to be playing a lot mroe than I do currently. ! :P

    Whenever you come to India let me knwo we climb a mountain together ! :D Its the best thing to do you know :D

    And yes.. Hritik is so much better than Salman ! Thank god you changed your preferences ! :D


    and hey... chill... kids will do well in exams.. Best of luck to them.. !

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    1. @ climb a mountain together....sounds lovely, am definitely interested, wonder if we can get Rakesh, Bindu Swaram and the rest interested;-D

      No change of preferences, Salman Khan still reigns my heart, u asked crush...and I gave u crush;-P.
      Anyways u dont fool me...I know all guys are crazy abt Salman Khan, no idea why they hide it so much;-/

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  7. Ah Nancy, so enjoyed getting to know more about you:):)

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  8. I admire your perseverance, lady! On serious notes, but for you, I might not have been back :-)

    George from famous five, mountain climbing......hmmm....no wonder we get along so well ;-)

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    1. I knew it, was just telling Hitchy we all got to plan a trip.....will be so much fun:-))

      Oh u wd have been back....with or without me. I've started noticing a pattern here.....u take these breaks once in a while[pity they last months;-/] and then come back totally rejuvenated and with more stories for us

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    2. We actually should plan at least for a get together.

      My breaks - you know me by now :-)

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    3. Oh yes I know them breaks quite well by now;-/

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  9. You like Salman Khan??? *same pinch* I love him :D

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    1. Yeah I know.....I havent forgotten the post u wrote abt calling him up;-D.
      We serious phans dont forget fellow-phans;-P

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  10. ayyy.. I dint even know I was taged..
    Home-work kal submit karoongi!! :D
    aaj chutti.. :)
    Gimme a fre days to work in it..

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  11. work 'on' it I mean..
    BTW.. I love the idea about reaching the peak of a mountain..awesome.. :) u need to come down south soon.. NZ s calling eh!!!

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    1. HW submit karke teacher ko bathadena...teacher aake correct karegi;-D

      @climbing a mountain...a few of us are already planning a trip, join in...the more the merrier;-D.

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  12. Gud morning Nannncyyy..its surely a post...:) Even I used to watch 'Giant Robot" as kid in early 90's but always pronounced as "Jayan Robot" until i realized the real name.. u triggered some nice thoughts in Me...

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    1. LOL @ Jayan Robot;-D....we mallus are fixated with Jayan I tell u. My H loves to enact Jayan scenes "Oru aanae kittiyaaal.....";-D

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    2. Ha ha..thats right..Even my brothers do the same.. Before ,it was Jayanmania in mallu channels..but nowadays its making fun of Rajnikanth.neverthless I am big fan of Rajni Sir..hahahahahha

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  13. well you can 'not post' any time :) this was GREAT! yes yes tags are not posts ;)....ah so you and I have the same hero- George from Famous Five!! - I grew up on Enid Blyton's books- one of the reasons I ended up going to boarding school....except no one told me it wasn't going to be like Mallory Towers (ha ha)

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    1. LOL @ except no one told me it wasn't going to be like Mallory Towers;-D
      My kids have read the entire series and are not convinced when I tell them MT doesnt exist. They think I'm fooling them coz I dont want to send them away;-D
      And thanks;-D!!!!

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  14. Oh so this is not a post? Then what is.. ? :D Loved it ! Even I liked Hrithik in KNPH but SRK was and remains my heartthrob ! :D Good luck to the lil students at home ! :)

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    1. SRK huh....no comments*Nancy clamps hand on mouth*, I value your comments very much and so wont start anything which cd result in you never ever commenting on my blog;-D

      All best wishes gratefully accepted!!!!

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    2. LOL.. :D Its okay. My husband hates him just because I like him. No other reason whatsoever. But I am still living with him na.. :D So even if u say something its okay...i will still continue to read u and post comments too ! hihi !

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    3. Awwww......u r the perfect blog-friend in this not-so perfect blog-world;-D

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  15. Thanks for tagging ! :) I haven't done a tag in a long time. Guess I will take this one up. You cheated huh? Didn't add any extra questions. I will just follow the same ;) Lol. Nice answers esp the Hrithik Roshan & Salman Khan part ;) Goosebumps and all eh? Heheheh

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    1. Havent done a tag for sometime?? Then this is the best time to tackle one, waiting to read urs;-D

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  16. Hi Nancy, thank you for tagging me here...me happy..
    I will come with the new post soon..
    Now, its a peak time of my project..thats why, ..Anyway, I am so glad you noticed my absence..Love you

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    1. Heyyy take ur time....ofcourse projects shd come first, tags have no expiry dates and can be done whenever u are free;-D

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  17. oh Nancy..YOu forgot Arnav..?(celebrity)

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    1. Ofcourse I didnt forget Arnav;-o, u see to me he is no celebrity or crush he comes under the category of my daily fix;-D

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  18. To one person who still believes I will start writing again!! :) Thank you!!

    http://btwnearthsky.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/a-letter-with-a-tag/

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    1. Awwww......gimme 2 mins I'll be there;-D

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  19. good luck with the apartment hunting nance. having our modest but brand new kitchen done makes me much happier so i do hope u will find that space. i can't imagine you punching anyone but agree with the plan for roadside romeos:-)

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    1. Hunting still on....have narrowed it down but hesitating...keep thinking I'll get better options if I wait...but all what happens is that I lose what I have in hand;-(.

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  20. i have my punched so many times[my twin]....my fond childhood memories!!:)....atb fr exams :P

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  21. i have punched my twin so many times :D..we used to fight like tht in 'wwf'!....lol....fond childhood memories!!:)..atb fr exams

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    1. Sheesh I can imagine.....sometimes I see my kids trying to imitate too;-o
      Thanks for the wishes...exams got over yesterday;-D

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  22. It's not really necessary to climb a mountain to contemplate life. We can do it from our house itself. But when we do climb mountains, we become so tired and so exhausted that we naturally start contemplating about life!

    Destination Infinity

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    1. LOL DI u r such a killjoy...I try to romanticise it and u pour cold water;-P

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  23. Thanks for tagging me Nancy :-)... and I hope the exams finish soon and you come back to blogging. I will take up the tag soon :-)

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    1. Now that exams are over and done with, writing a new post seems like a huge task;-o

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  24. Thanks for tagging , done it and did not change the questions...don't hit me now..... and really liked doing it.. as I had to go back in time to answer many questions....

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    1. No violence, just glad u took it up;-D

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  25. Comment moderation?? :-(
    and I removed mine..:-)

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    1. Comment moderation automatically happen if anybody posts a comment on posts older than 10 days;-).

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  26. Good ones Nancy :) Even I like Sallu :), even though I do not watch his movies anymore :)

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    1. Yeah I knw wht u mean.....even I dont rush out to catch his movies but whenever I see one I enjoy it thoroughly;-D

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