Friday, February 12, 2010

Tag time- 40 random questions answered

I have been tagged by Shikha

And this tag requires me to answer 40 random questions about me. So here it goes:-

1. What is your current obsession?

On grounds of sounding narcissistic, I am (and have always been) obsessed with me! Can't help it :|

And I clearly don't think it's a personality disorder coz narcissism is something which one is born with and has no control over (profound thought!! *winks*)

2. What are you wearing today?

I am in my pj's, tee and a pullover..decent enough home wear :D

3. What's for dinner?

Ah! Food!! Staying away from home has made me realize the importance of previously taken for granted & overlooked mom ke haath ka swadisht khana. Therefore most of the times I am famished and have to settle in for whatever the maid out here cooks.

4. What’s the last thing you bought?

Maggi double pack and 2 Kit Kats (whenever I go out buying something for myself, I make it a point to never return without a bar of chocolate in my pocket :D)

5. What are you listening to right now?

The moment I heard Gwen Stefani crooning "Rich Girl", I fell in love with the track, as a result of which it's just all over the place, from the phone to the lappy & now my ringtone.The lyrics fairly describe the emotions/aspirations running through my mind these days !!

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?

The very fact that she belongs to the IIM automatically makes me worship her!! Apart from that, Shikha is an amazing person and I absolutely adore the way she writes and puts her views & thoughts across. I would love to meet her one day :)

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?

Whoa! That's something! It would be Paris for sure.

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?

Lots of whites in my wardrobe, sunscreen, deos.

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

Umm.. anywhere where the sea, sun and sand coincide.. I am in dire need for a break and I desperately want to be away from this hustle-bustle. Give me some peace and quiet man!

10. Which language do you want to learn?

I got to learn a bit of German some years ago and picked it up so well in no time. Now I want to do an extensive German language course asap. Then comes French. Oh! French classes start from tomorrow in college :)

11. What’s your favourite quote?

"This too shall pass", "Well behaved girls seldom make history".

12. Who do you want to meet right now?

Since the V-Day is approaching and I don't have a 'someone special', I would love to meet someone interesting rightaway. I guess it's okay to shed one's feminist ideologies during times like these and behave in sync with the mush around !! :D

13. What is your favourite colour?

Black rules but maroon comes a close second.

14. Give us 3 styling tips that work for you.

I am just not a 'style' person, for I get hell lazy and just don't do anything close to the word 'style' or getting dressed up. These 3 things work for me( they are oh-so-normal things!!):-

Eyeliner(not on the eyelids but below the lower lashes!), filed nails and a lip balm.

15. What is your dream job?

I used to have a diverse range of options earlier, a part of the description can be found here

The latest wish doing the rounds in my brain is the one wherein I see myself becoming the writer of a book one day!!(Holy jeez!)

Therefore, as of now I would be more than happy to settle in for a job (read: corporate world thingy) which pays me great and would not become a pain in the a** in the long run.( I know it's felony to think on those lines considering the fact that lecturers try hard all the time to nail thoughts like "Be prepared to slog hard in the beginning of your career and don't expect sky high salaries now n blah blah " into our brains, but who cares!

16. What's your favorite magazine?

People. They get most of the hidden things out of the closet and it's true all the time and they have amazing pictures- who doesn't love gossip, glamor n filmstars combined?? ( If you don't, please go n get a life!)

p.s.- If any of the lecturer or future job recruiter is reading this, Sorry, but 2 yrs down the line and I still don't have the patience to go through all those biz mags. They are just not my cup of tea and I have no qualms in admitting the fact- I simply don't get it nor do I have a great interest in them.

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?

Oh! that's not much :P But I'll buy books and denims.

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?

I have seen girls in my college doing the most outrageous things ever, something I have no idea where they picked it from!! Peacock green nail paint on hands with stark navy blue nail paint on toenails, sometimes combined with 2 entirely different shades on each fingers. And ofcourse you can never file this stupid stuff under nail art!! Such hideous things :|

19. Who according to you is the most over-rated style icon?

Aishwarya Rai.There may be a zillion fans out there, but she is clearly over-rated, not only in terms of style, but everything!

20. What kind of haircut do you prefer?

I don't know the names of most of the haircuts around, and I also don't go in for regular haircuts, coz I have never been happy with the kind of hair I have- it's just so unmanageable & messy(meh!) so I never really care what kind of hairstyle I have at any given point of time. It's always tied up in a pony.

21. What are you going to do after this?

Will transfer the movies in my lappy to DVDs. The disks are full and I need to give the poor thing some breathing space. Ha!

22. What are your favorite movies?

I just love rom-coms and have a collection of them. Basically any movie which has Hugh Grant in it- Notting Hill, Bridget Jones Diary ..and the list continues

23. What inspires you?
Inspirational real stories, any moving and thoughtful clip.

24. What do your friends call you most commonly?
I have always hated the fact that my name cannot be shortened into a nickname. Everyone calls me Shruti.

25. Would you prefer coffee or tea?
Though I love coffee, I normally prefer tea, and I am actually sipping on a huge cup of tea while I do this tag :D

26. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
I shut myself out completely, sometimes vent out to mom but nothing works as crying- It's the ultimate stressbuster, a few tears down and I end up feeling absolutely fine!

27. What makes you go wild?
Wild, as in what sense? *wonders*.

28. Which other blogs do you love visiting?
All my favorie blogs have been blogrolled here.

29. Favorite Dessert/Sweet?
I have a sweet-tooth so it would be unfair on my part to pick one ;)
But still I'll do that- Gulab jamun and Gajar ka Halwa taste heavenly.

30. How many tabs are turned on in ur browser right now?

31. Favorite Season?
Spring. Absolutely adore this time when you are out of all the heavy woolens and scorching summer is yet to set in. The weather is just so perfect :)

32. If I come to your house now, what would u cook for me?
I can't cook to save my life!! The only fare I can dish out for you would be Maggi and tea.

33. What is the right way to avoid people who purposefully hurt you?
Give them a piece of my mind and then cut off all contacts. I am very stubborn in this regard and once a person has gained entry into my hate list, I'll neither forget nor forgive. I am no saint to forgive a person who hurts me.

34. What are you afraid of the most?

Creepy crawly creatures! Rats, lizards and all the similar things.

35. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?

Oh! Why am I looking so disheveled and dilapidated? :D

36. What brings a smile on your face instantly?

Anything which makes me feel good at that moment- a genuine compliment, a nice day at work, chocolates, being given a surprise which turns out to be something I had longed for….

37. A word that you say a lot?

I have this habit of saying “Ahan” quite a lot just to make the other person aware that I am listening to him, “Oh my God” follows closely.

38. When was the last time you did something nice?

And I feel this question has put me in 'ponder' mode!! Why can’t I recollect ?? Darn!

39. What would you do if you were made President of India for one day?

One day is seriously not a big deal! But, if the govt. can give me a guarantee that they would seriously implement my rule, then I would want death sentence for rapists being immediately implemented. I have always felt that men in this part of the world can easily get away after committing the most heinous of all crime against women only because law in this regard is very weak.

40. Do you Know who Master SHIFU is?

I have no grave idea.

And now I tag Artz Amith Nidhi Mridu Ste Amit Chandrika Abhinav Dhanya Peter Sandeep