Varsha had tagged me on this one. I am not on any of the social blogging networks so I am not sure of my footing here. I am just learning the ropes and and I am sure the youngsters out there in blogosphere will help me along!
So here goes:
- Old Hindi film songs: Old means Ooooold — like the 1950-60s. Well, maybe I will include some films from the early 70s. No later. I got about 100 or so cassettes from my elder sister who has a huge collection dating further back! These melodies are great for any kind of mood I might be in, especially when my nerves are frazzled.
- The smell of wet earth. Nothing to beat the lovely aroma of that. When the first rains fall, I would rush from one window/balcony to another and sniff like a sniffer dog. The best thing of course is to be out in the open countryside, like when you are in the train and the drops fall on parched earth…
- I hate people reading over my shoulder anything —the newspaper or magazine that I am reading to what I am writing on my PC. Why can’t they get their own reading material and hasn’t anyone taught them that it is impolite to peek?
- S.E.Hinton: I have read and re-read her ‘The Outsiders’ so many times that I have lost count. Ponyboy, Soda, Darry, Two-bit Mathews, Johnny….the characters are all etched in my memory. I cry every time I read it and that is saying something!
- Popping bubble packs is a favourite pastime. I hide the stuff whenever we get anything wrapped in it and have hours of fun popping each one and savoring the sound! The boys know that a piece of the magic material can put a smile on their growling ma’s face.
- I have this funny habit of picking out uneven pieces of cut fruits or any other munchies before eating the larger and whole pieces. I do this systematically till the largest piece is left for the last mouthful. It is a bad idea because the others who have finished first sometimes grab the carefully saved pieces and deprive me of the joy of enjoying them L
- I have a huge collection of knives. Love collecting them. It includes a knife with a tiny blade for peeling fruits and a huge cleaver with which I chop and mince my…veggies, of course!