What goes round…

First Ratzz and then Sandy gave me the Versatile Blogger Award. I was thrilled till I saw that I had to reveal seven random things about myself. Then came Richa with her own award for me – that of an Adorable Blog and once again I went on a euphoric trip till I reached her blog.

I should have known. Nothing comes for free in this world, er…blogosphere. And also that anything that goes round comes around. I had tagged Ratzzz and Richa the first time around and now they were just returning the favour J.

What is it about random things and why seven? I have no clue. Last year one of my first blogger buddies Varsha had tagged me on this one. Did you know that nothing is lost in blogosphere and what goes round comes around even if takes a year! The last time, I had tagged Ratzzz on this one and she has returned the ‘favour’ now but has added an award to soften the blow. Talk of bribing!

Since writing another set of random things would make it 14 random things about me, I am  posting the same list again.

Thank you Ratzzz and Sandy

Here goes:

  1. 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 200 or so cassettes from my elder sister who has a bigger collection dating further back! These melodies are great for any kind of mood I might be in, especially when my nerves are frazzled.
  2. The smell of wet earth. Nothing to beat the lovely aroma of that. When the first rains fall, I 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…
  3. I hate people reading over my shoulder anything – from 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?
  4. 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! I did an entire post on this book sometime back here.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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, several more that fall in between. I like to use the right knife for each job.

(Comments to the old post can be read here)

27 comments

  1. All but 4 & 7….:)

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  2. Loved knowing more about you… Did you know I share 5 out of those seven? 🙂

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    1. And which are those five? 🙂

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  3. Hey, but the link to my blog doesn’t work. Could you rectify and delete this comment after that then?

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    1. Done. Try it now and let me know. Sorry about the blooper. 🙂

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  4. Thanks for mentioning me Ma’m! The pleasure of giving you that award was mine!

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  5. See? I did tell you i would drop by and read these? Loved the fruits thing. only i do it the other way around. And the knives-what a cool hobby!

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  6. I liked this post all because, it made me feel, I am not the only random person in the world who takes such joy in popping all the bubbles in those wraps, and infact, even going to great lengths to get that bubble paper!.

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    1. Psst. After shifting here, I have carefully hidden away little squares of the stuff, neatly packed for later use. 😀

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  7. i am sure i commented on this.. wr is it???

    😦

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    1. You dope, you did it last time when I had tagged you. You better do it again. At least since I linked you 😛

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      1. ummm didnt i comment.. 🙂 super tired, will comment later , or something to that effect??

        _scratches head_

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        1. you are going to get a good adi from me when we meet (when? when?)

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          1. hehehehe 😀 soon soon!! may catch an overnite flight to Delhi soon 😀 just to eat your food.. 🙂

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          2. I said ‘adi’ meaning thrashing, not ‘adai’ 😛 Look at the sappattu rami! but if you come, you will also get adai…

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          3. Muhahahaha.. 😀

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  8. hello zephyr – here i am back after a wonderful trip to the wild.. something i just love. there is so many stories to tell 🙂
    congratulations on this whatever award – you totally deserve it. also am goona search for outsiders ebook today ! now that i finally got myself a kindle to gloat .. hehehe
    and thanks for sharing that random stuff about yourself.. the knife is bit eerie – a right knife for each job..

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    1. Looking forward to your stories of the wild Mayank. I need to get a kindle too…wonder which of the brats to touch for that one 😉 You won’t regret the Outsiders experience. And yes, beware of crossing me…remember one knife for each job??

      I missed your comment on my earlier post. As I commented in reply to Blue Lotus, I have got many comments stressing on the negative point and completely ignoring the positive one. Do post yours!

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      1. The Kindle!!!! Thats the best device ever invented in the world. Pleeeese pleeese get it soon. If your brats don’t get you one, I would be more than happy to send you one! Just say the word!

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        1. What a tempting offer! 🙂

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  9. Chithi you are such a cutie! love popping bubble packs, me too! Isn’t it wonderful to do such kiddie things? and the smell of wet Earth is so intoxicating! I love that too…and then getting soaked in the rain… oops this is not about me here 😉

    love you so much!

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    1. Thanks for the most effusive comment Delhizen. Looks like I am not so random after all, except for the knife bit 😀

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  10. Hey Z…congrats on the award. U totally deserve it.With u on point 5…i sit and systematically burst bubbles – from one cornor, row wise. And i love love the smell of wet soil too.

    Ummmm…you are scaring me with the knives though. Hey i just checked i had written the same thing last time around :

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    1. 😀 I noticed that too Nut! Thanks for commenting the second time round too.

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  11. You definitely deserve the award…am so thankful to Ratzz for introducing me to your blog 🙂 and I am so with you on point 3 and 5 🙂 congrats for the award

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    1. Thanks for the enthusiastic support R’s Mom. Popping bubble wrappers is a universal pastime for people I guess.

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