Wednesday, August 15, 2007

All about myself-untagging the tag, whatever!

Went blog hopping and I saw that many are showing the symptoms of having no better idea than to pick up some old tag, which is exactly what I am feeling at the moment. I like to believe I was tagged. Kishore, it was you right? Please say you did.

Ok, I don't remember the rules but I am supposed to write some 8 things about myself. This blog has been all about myself for more than 3 years now but here are some more:
  • I never do a spell check while blogging. This must be very evident but I can explain this. At work, anything that I write goes through three rounds of review or approvals. (yes, I am expecting a hike for this). The best part about our job is that we paint each other's work red with the track changes. It is mutual you see. If you have put a double space by mistake, the paper will come back with a long comment saying that double spacing used to happen some 30 years back and it should be avoided. So, you know why? I feel like a queen here. Without any worries, just click Publish Post.
  • I feel for Ashok Kumar like I feel for no other actor. I mean, I know he has passed away and all that but he is one actor who was old even when he was young. He looked the same when he was the hero or when he was the grandpa. I really really feel for him.
  • I don't understand how people manage to have multiple blogs. I am not talking about photo blogs here. I mean how the hell do you guys manage? How the hell do you find time for it? How the hell is your personal life? How the hell do you spend so much time online?
  • You will never find a recipe being posted on my blog. I don't like to read them on other's blogs too unless it is something entirely dedicated to recipes in which case, I avoid going there.
  • This is a case of jealousy. Why are people linking up to libraries and showing off their collection of books? I own only about a dozen books. I have always relied on friends to gift me or read it from the local library. So I am jealous. Yes, I am.
  • To add to the above point, I am dating someone who owns more than 200 books. Yes, this is also one reason why I am dating him apart from many other reasons. I actually counted one day and felt so proud that someday, it is all going to be mine. I am thinking of having a pre-nuptial agreement on the ownership of the books. No, he is not the librarian. The librarian is a female.
  • I am running short of ideas so let me add this: I have been swimming every weekend religiously and I have only been swimming width wise. 10 laps leave me very exhausted. I intend to cross the length of the pool someday. There will be a post on my trials and tribulations and how I conquered the 50 mts.
  • In most interviews, I am asked about marriage and being single in the city. I always answer that I am engaged and my fiance is in Bangalore. I attend interviews regularly whether I am looking for a change or not and I have been replying this ever since I turned 25.
  • One more point even if I am not asked. I read my own blog to ensure that atleast there is one loyal reader.

20 comments:

austere said...

The last line was superb!
WHY no recipes?

upsilamba said...

sheesh gal!:-)

count me in, will ya, to your loyal readers list.

GuNs said...

Well, that is quite a candid tag, I must say.

Are you then really engaged?

-PeAcE
--WiTh
---GuNs

d4u said...

I dunno abt tagging or untagging..but all I can say is I loved reading this post..theres something in it...cant figure out wat...its REAL :)

Stone said...

Make it two, I mean, I'm loyal reader no. 2 :-)
And everytime this place tells something new about you :-)
hmmm Ashok Kumar...good point, what about Bharat Bhushan uncle?

Himanshu said...

Let me help you here Arunima. http://arunima.blogspot.com/atom.xml is one of the top visited feed in my reader. :)

I was surprised by the youhaveonly12books fact though.

Nice post.

Cheers.

Arunima said...

@austere: I feel there are too many recipe sites already.

@guns: let's leave that for the interview. I am one of those who will get married all so suddenly.

@Stone: Did not watch that many movies of his but you are right.

@Himanshu: I love gifting books to others. I have been buying a lot but keep losing them. Friends seldom give them back and I have been changing hostels and home too often to really stock them well. Got a huge collection at home though.

manuscrypts said...

no recipes, but that doesnt prevent from cooking up fiance stories :p

AmitL said...

Hi,Arunima..this is one candid post.:)Same here-I never do spellchecks.But,are people at work so conscious of double spacing,et al?wow.Multiple blogs- just takes efforts.(Check out this site:http://betweenusfriends.blogspot.com. Bloggers come together and write on different topics regularly.I'm waiting to be a member.)Lastly,hey,you have two loyal readers,at least.I check for new posts regularly.Have a great day.

Ritu said...

This is one of the most candid "tags" I have ever read! Looooved it....

Nautilus said...

Of course you have at least one loyal reader - ME!!! :D okay I've been a little flaky lately...but that hasn't affected my loyalty one bit!!

Layon said...

atleast one loyal reader? haha...you have many of them lady :)

AmitL said...

For new tag,try this one from a recent post of mine::What five things do you wish you could do, to change your daily routine? Let them be crazy, er*tic, deadly, anything- just ‘something different’, which you haven’t dared to do so far. And, for a change, I’ll make my list after I read others’ answers. *rubs hands gleefully*.

burf said...

i am intermittently loyal :P

Arunima said...

@AmitL: I will do it.

anumita said...

Love this list! Can this extend to something like 30 points?

Pallavi said...

hahaha !! I just did this tag... and it was like deja vu ... when we used to write some points about ourselves :)

Varsha said...

I too want 200 books....waaaah

Arunima said...

awesome stuff....i agree with the last line totally :)
cheers

Anonymous said...

wow.. u write well.. at leats to a bord soul... wihtout any work for n number fo days.. ur blog was an interesting read... a reason i skipped my nxt coffe..:)