Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Honestly....Honored!! :)

So Rajalakshmi presented me with the Honest Scrap Award AND tagged me.

The rules are:

“When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!”

Thanks a lot Raji

So here are 10 honest things about me...

1) I love the sound of my own voice. Most of the times I just talk aimlessly without actually having anything to talk about. And I can talk rubbish for HOURS and not get tired. A coupla days back I saw this movie called “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” where Jim Carrey says “Constantly talking is NOT communicating”. I am like that sometimes. I don’t actually convey anything but will continuously keep talking. But that does not mean I am not a good listener. I can be a very good listener too.

2) I have this constant need to be in two places at the same time, to do two things at the same time. Nothing satisfies me. When I was in IT I wanted to do journalism, now that I am doing journalism I want to do adventure sports or biking or something. Hmmm. Maybe I will do that some day :-)

3) Don’t kill me but I ACTUALLY like the movie "Mujhse Dosti Karoge" and I have seen that movie ummm 3 times and find the part in the end where the sindoor aligns itself properly on Rani Mukherji’s head HILARIOUS. :rolling eyes:

4) Maybe this makes me sound like a saint (which I am NOT BTW) but I cannot say No to people, friends especially. I know this sounds terrible but I d rather lie than say no to a friend. (Ok!! I had to be honest right?)

5) I cry VERY easily. :P. No Honest. I am sure all my close friends would breathe a sigh of relief when they read this because I am FINALLY being honest about this. :P. My tear taps are always hyper active. I cry for a LOT of movies (and for every movie that I cry for I declare it’s the only movie I have cried for :P), I cry when I read books, blogs (literature can really move me, really), I cry when I listen to a particular kind of music, I cry when I think of the fact that my grandmother and parents are becoming old and ohhhh I cry for a lot of other things which I am rather embarrassed to mention. But I am particular about who sees me crying. I prefer to cry alone or when I am with people from my first circle in my circles of trust. :-)

6) My General Knowledge is pathetic. Yesterday I was asked to write about the elections which happened in Japan. I didn’t even know they had had an election recently, I didn’t know if Japan was a democracy or a regime or a communist state or if it was ruled by a man or woman let alone the name. I find this extremely shameful given the fact that I want to be a journalist and I don’t know shit about current affairs.

7) I talk a lot to myself. I have always had that habit. I talk when I am walking alone on the road, going in a bus/train etc. It helps me sort out a lot of stuff when I am talking with myself and since I am a HUGELY impulsive person it really helps to have someone to talk to instantly who will tell me what I am doing is wrong. My conscience is much wiser than I am. There times when I have drafted a mail (I shall refrain from revealing its contents :P) and then talked to myself with the mouse hovering over the send button and then eventually clicked on cancel and have been extremely grateful about that.

8) For a girl, I eat very very well. Close friends know my summer menu/winter menu. :P. Both my sister and I eat considerably well. I think it’s just the way amma/paati brought us up. One thing which we were never refused when we were children was food and there always seemed to be enough food at home to feed an army. As a result of which we have phenomenal appetites which can be kind of tough when we visit homes of people with normal appetites and I feel like Oliver Twist asking “Can I have some more please”. I can eat 4 chapatis and rice and dal and curd rice and ice cream. I relish good food but I usually never complain about bad food. I was hugely overweight till a couple of years back.

One of the biggest jokes in the family (about me obviously) is that once we went to a restaurant when I was a kid and after eating quite well I apparently looked around and asked “no thayir sadam?”. And another one was when we went to this beautiful lake called Pichavaram near Chidambaram when I was a five, our boat capsized, got caught in quick sand and we had to swim our way to the shore and after reaching the shore the first thing I said was “I am hungry, when are we eating?” :P. These are my parents’ favorite anecdotes at family get togethers even NOW. Sighh. Parents.

9) I find it very very difficult to trust people and lest you think its because of my "PAST" relationships or some shit rest assured its nothing like that. I am just cynical when it comes to trusting people. I talk with everyone but trust very very few people. It takes some time before I can allow people inside my circles of trust.

10) I am a very very superficial person. Meaning I have no depth. Errr.. not to say I am 2D. It’s just that I can’t think profound thoughts or appreciate deep stuff. Slap it on my face and I will understand it, sugar coat it or try to give it to me indirectly and the expression on my face will make Moose in Archie Comics look like Albert Einstein. This is the primary reason why Alchemist never made any sense to me. I mean all the while I knew he was trying to tell me something but not directly and hence I never understood or appreciated it. I love PG Wodehouse/ RKN/ Roald Dahl/ Archer/ James Herriott/ Bill Bryson because they say it like it is. For me book reading is a pleasure activity. I d die if I have to interpret each and every line and find newer meanings every time I read it.

Phew!! That’s done. Was fun doing it :-) and following are the people I tag. (I cant think of 7 people to tag)

Amilie - coz I always tag her!!

Karthik - he last updated during his birth as Shakuni uncle of the Kauravas :P

Arun - He has been so busy doing carics i really want to read stuff written by him!! :)


Anonymous said...

firstu one kostin.. Do I get the award also or only the tag?? :P :P Award kudu ya plisss..I'll take the tag also as a bonus!
I already knew all these things u've so honestly mentioned here (and lots more that you are not so honest to mention anywhere)but was fun to read thru.. did REALLY heave that sigh of relief when I read pt no.5 Always knew it but wanted to hear it from ur own mouth.Finally!
//I can be a very good listener too.
Do not believe. Very very rare occurrence. Subject obsessed with talking every 5 seconds so the question of listening never really arises at all unless she's getting grounded by parents. :P
Again 1st comment and long comment. Next time I'm demanding an 'early bird' prize!!

Jass said...

How many 10-honest-things can one write about oneself ? I was afraid to scroll down beyond the end of the post, i went,
could she have tagged me, hmm maybe not, has'nt tagged me in a while, but what if?

I sure was glad to see that you dint tag me to write 10 honest (yawn boring) points about myself.
Not that this was boring to read. You can never really be boring!(DONT ask me why I am saying this! Maybe I am just being nice :P)

Nautankey said...

Godo ones..and the point ten was so much me :D.Also loved the people tagged,am one of the reasons behind arun not being able to write :)

And yessss...the celebrity blogger's blog has been opened to general public after a long time i guess :P..just kidding

HaRy!! said...

No tahyir satham? :D lol....sapatu raman mathiri...sapatu sita va neenga? :D...nice post

Vinu said...

Nice list... :)

Rajlakshmi said...

Thanks 4 taking up the tag.. learned so much abt u :)
Alchemist went over my head my head.. Couldnt grasp a thing..
And the foodie part was hillarious :)

Revs said...

Duh-Huh!! Ob-ly i give you the award. Honest it seems!! Ewwww!! If ever there was a "Sheni scrap" award i d give it to u man!! :P
and i am a great listener. I am i am i am!! :P

hmmm. Thanks?? (author saying it very carefully coz she cant spot any meanness or sarcasm in that statement)

Heh!! Ah well i forgive you for keeping Arun busy becoz of the fact that u called me a "celebrity". oooooh!! :P Sounds nice :D
Kidding!! :)
Thanks for visiting :)

Thanks :)

Thanks :)

Thank you so much :)

Revs said...

I only tag people who are nice to my tags not people who slander them! So on principle I shall never tag you!! Worry not!! :)

The Survivor said...
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The Survivor said...

Congrats for the award!

That was quite a revelation :)

Watched 3 times "Mujhse Dosti Karoge"!!, I passed out watching it the first time and I am not even talking about the whole movie.

preeti said...

oye vetti.... loved it re.. I am proud to know everything abt summer winter menus, cry baby girl (haha remember how you cried when aunty took your mattress alone while shifting... so much for a bed.. dah.. preeti never lies :))
btw am back to sasuraal , bhilai :):)ppl have promised its a short trip of jus a month.. only time can answer though.. Cheers and Kicks :):)

Himanshu said...

so good to read your ramblings after sooo long re..
cool revelations. and what the heck? you like Mujhse Dosti Karoge??? shame on you. i thought it would be Aapka Suroor that would've made you go gaga over the macho Himesh.. sheesh! Such a disloyal fan of Himesh you are.. ROFL..
//It takes some time before I can allow people inside my circles of trust.//--Lol.. typical Revudu style..
cool one pal.. keep 'em coming :-)

Revs said...

Thanks a lot man :)

ha ha!! Nee sollaraya? Who cried because you had only 7 out of the 8 notes to study for an exam and cried because the 8th was "important" :P

Heh!! :D
Thanks for visiting man :)

Arun said...

Accidently bumped into this!

B S B said...

//My conscience is much wiser than I am. There times when I have drafted a mail (I shall refrain from revealing its contents :P) and then talked to myself with the mouse hovering over the send button and then eventually clicked on cancel and have been extremely grateful about that.

Revs, I'd rather disagree... I've been witness to a mail you sent to a rather goofy guy, the contents of which expressed the infatuation of a certain woman towards this guy. This mail ideally shouldn't have been sent to him, but your reflexes got th better of you!!!

Still swear Revu, the sight of this lanky lad's face that afternoon was glorious!!! ;)

Btw, as you'd know me, Badekila here!

Labakku Das said...

Hi Revathi,

I follow your blog with lot of enthu and you are very witty I should say. OK let me cut to the chase. I need some info on the journalism course you are doing. Would you mind dropping me a mail so that I can contact you ?

Thanks n Regards

Rajeev (