24 April 2008

Tagged and about time too!

Last Movie You Saw In A Theater:
Jodha Akbar.

What Book Are You Reading:
Nothing – am I for real? Although I am currently reading some unpublished excerpts from Ashok Banker's works, thanks to the author himself...

Favourite Board Game:
Gah, dunno.

Favorite Magazines:
The only one I read nowadays is Economist and I quite like it.

Favorite Smells:
sandalwood, all citrusy smells, fresh mint, fresh coffee

Favorite Sound:
River/stream sounds, birdsong, child’s laughter

Worst Feeling In The World:
Seeing/reading/hearing about suffering and being unable to help

What Is The First Thing You Think Of When You Wake?
"God", or "What’s the time” or “I hope it isn’t raining or cold”

Favorite Fast Food Place:
None in NZ. Call me ‘pattikadu’ but in Chennai, it is Saravana Bhavan…

Future Child’s Name:
You’re joking – and if you think that’s a name, fine, go ahead.

Finish This Statement. “If I Had A Lot Of Money I’d…”
Quit my job, hire some house help, travel heaps, buy another car and a bigger, more modern house and do tons of charity, of course, all to excellent worthwhile causes - I'd be a regular Warren Buffet and Bill Gates rolled into one.

Do You Drive Fast?
Often *wink*

Do You Sleep With A Stuffed Animal?

Storms - Cool Or Scary?

What Was Your First Car?
My first car was a Nissan Sunny, white, and on its abso last

Favorite Drink:

Finish This Statement, “If I Had The Time I Would …..”
Exercise more, visit more people, spend more time with kids, cook more …well more of pretty much everything I do now, except office.. he he

Do You Eat The Stems On Broccoli?
Strange question. But yes, I do.

If You Could Dye Your Hair Any Color, What Would Be Your Choice?
Black with reddy-brown foils

Name All The Different Cities/Towns You Have Lived In.
Madras/Chennai and Wellington. Haven’t led a very adventurous life, I’m afraid…

Favorite Sports To Watch:
Very very rarely, cricket.

One Nice Thing About The Person Who Sent This To You:
Well, all the things I want to say about Shyam are nice, so hard to pick just one, eh? But since that makes Shyam think that I am side-stepping the issue diplomatically (which I truly wasn't), let me say, she's got a voice to die for, hair to live for, and having her as a friend makes life much more fun!!! (and mind you, whatever she says, all of that is true!)

What’s Under Your Bed?

An empty flower pot.

Would You Like To Be Born As Yourself Again?
Not really thanks.

Morning Person Or Night Owl?
Night owl, but now twisted and warped beyond recognition into a very grouchy morning person (what that means is that I have to get up at unearthly hours to get to work on time;-(

Over Easy Or Sunny Side Up?

If that’s eggs, I don’t eat ‘em.

Favorite Place To Relax:
At home…

Favorite Pie:
Apple, maybe?

Favorite Ice Cream Flavour:
Ooh easy one, esply now: walnut with maple syrup;-)

You pass this tag to -
Can’t think of absolutely anyone, so whoever wants to do this tag is welcome to. Just let me know if you got tagged be me, though…that is, after reading my blog;-)

Of All The People You Tagged This To, Who’s Most Likely To Respond First?
Sorry, I ain’t a fortune teller.

17 April 2008


Have to go to my older one’s school this evening. Parent-teacher interviews.

I’ve been strictly coached by my 15-year-old horror on the proper attire, accent etc. And she ended her list of long instructions with: “Umm, and amma, I know this is a long list of instructions, but one more: can you please make sure you don’t ask my teachers any clever questions, ok? They won’t know the answers.”