April 23, 2008

Another Tag

Moi..some years back

Thank you for the tag Indrani. Here are my answers to your list of 29 questions:

1. Last movie you saw in a theater?
Jodhaa-Akbar.
(Some movies have to be watched on the big screen!)

2. What book are you reading?
Gregory David Robert’s Shantaram.
(Just started with it and it’s fascinating!)

3. Favorite board game?
None.
(I prefer crosswords, if given a choice!)

4. Favorite magazine?
Reader’s Digest.
(Since years!)

5. Favorite smells?
Natural fragrance of vegetation.
(Especially that on pine filled mountains..memories of Lebanon!)

6. Favorite sounds?
Pitter patter of rain drops.
(Oh, it’s so quixotic!)

7. Worst feeling in the world?
Death of a family member.
(Losing who I ‘thought’ was a ‘great’ friend was almost as bad!)

8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
That depends.
(Might be my next holiday destination, or someone I care for, or coffee!)

9. Favorite fast food place?
Pizza Hut.
(Reluctant answer as I prefer “real good” food!)

10. Future child’s name?
No more please.
(And thank you very much!)

11. Finish this statement. “If I had lot of money I’d ….?”
Quit working and travel.
(And travel more, and more!)

12. Do you drive fast?
Yes.
(If on a highway I do, but not recklessly!)

13. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
No.
(I wouldn’t sleep with any animal *wink*)

14. Storms - cool or scary?
Cool.
(Unless lightning hits me!)

15. What was your first car?
Caprice Classic.
(Wish it were a Lamborghini though..still wishing, but not that enthusiastic about it anymore!)

16. Favorite drink?
A margarita.
(One of many favorites. Next choice, for now, some cold coffee please!)

17. Finish this statement, “If I had the time I would …”?
Travel more, read more, write more, serve more, share more, love more …and again, travel some more.
(I guess by now you've got the picture: travelling is my passion!)

18. Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
Yes.
(I love vegetarian food as much as non-vegetarian!)

19. If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice?
Blackish-brown.
(Keep it as natural as possible as it’s hard to imagine wild gothic purple and pink hair on me!)

20. Name all the different cities/towns you’ve lived in?
Mumbai, Mangalore, Jamnagar, Kuwait.
(Fortunately, I wasn't asked the different cities I’ve been to!)

21. Favorite sports to watch?
Cricket.
(Ain't it the case with almost all Indians? Wish I could watch it live in a stadium someday, preferably with a rollicking friend!)

22. One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?
I am just getting to know Indrani better and can say with certainty she’s nice.
(Thank you Indrani!)

23. What’s under your bed?
Nothing.
(I like my bedroom clean and dust-free!)

24. Would you like to be born as yourself again?
*shrug*
(Wouldn’t really matter if I were born again or not!)

25. Morning person, or night owl?
Night owl, generally.
(But while travelling, it’s the opposite, as I love to catch the morning lights of a new place!)

26. Over easy, or sunny side up?
Sunny side up, maybe?
(Anyone, what exactly does it mean..LOL. Is it reference to eggs?)

27. Favorite place to relax?
On a remote corner of a hill station commanding scenic mountain scenery.
(Next choice, on my comfy bed – all to myself!)

28. Favorite pie?
Apple pie.
(Make that after a steak pie please!)

29. Favorite ice cream flavor?
Tiramisu.
(And one helping of chocolate too, please!)


Whom do I tag now?

You. I tag you and everyone else who would like to take up this tag. Go ahead, let’s get to know you better. I’d be delighted if you leave a word here, in which case I'll surely visit you!


To conclude, I am just informed today is Friendship Day. Happy Friendship Day, and have a great day!


27 comments:

AJEYA RAO said...

:-) Witty and nice read.

indicaspecies said...

Ajeya,

Thank you. :)

San said...

Celine, what a gorgeous photograph of you! You have such classic good looks. And classic taste in life it would seem. What's more classic than the sound of raindrops? And the natural fragrance of vegetation? And crosswords? I love them too.

Margaritas and coffee. I'll drink to those choices.

Apple pie. You must be part American!

Why am I not surprised that a travel theme threads itself throughout this witty post? Your answers are those of a citizen of the world.

priyank said...

Nice one. I will take this up once I am back. Oh, where am I going? to PERU !

Anirudh said...

ever tried coffee and margarita mixed together??? ;)

*~*Sameera*~* said...

That's such a classy pic!You look like Zeenat Aman from that angle :)

Nice tag!Happy friendship day to you too(as far as I know it's usually the first Sunday of August-still just a single day is not enough for friendship right!)

Cuckoo said...

This tag is making rounds of blogosphere. Good to know you more and instantly I started comparing myself with you. Human nature.. huh.

I am back from my traveling, have been reading all your posts but couldn't comment.

Keep posting.

Aditi said...

U look like Zeenat Aman in d pic!!Elegant..... ;-)

Indrani said...

That was a nice read, I was smiling ear to ear. You have a good sense of humour and as u said got to know you better.

#11 and #17 Hope you travel more and share more and I get to read more. :)

Valhi Rae said...

Nice Pic Celine and Nice tag too..Have to try out the Tiramisu Flavor;)

Btw I have accepted this tag from you :)

CHEWY said...

You are a beauty. Zeenat Aman? Oh, I'm running off to Google her. Happy Friendship Day, a day late. (smile) I enjoyed your answers.

Anonymous said...

mast tag.nice pic of beautiful lady .

Anonymous said...

. Last movie you saw in a theater?
Fanaa.

2. What book are you reading?
Shoba De’s Sisters.
(Just started with it )

3. Favorite board game?
Carrom

4. Favorite magazine?
Reader’s Digest.

5. Favorite smells?
"Desh ke Mitti" ki khusboo.

6. Favorite sounds?
Pitter patter of rain drops.

7. Worst feeling in the world?

Losing who I ‘thought’ was a ‘great’ friend

8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
That depends.
(abt my maid ki wo aayegi ya nahin or someone I care for )

9. Favorite fast food place?
Pizza Hut.
(Reluctant answer as I prefer “real good” food!)

10. Future child’s name?
in my mind
(And thank you very much!)

11. Finish this statement. “If I had lot of money I’d ….?”
Do something for poor people.

12. Do you drive fast?
No..

13. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
No.
14. Storms - cool or scary?
Cool.

15. What was your first car?
my toy car (pRESeNTED BY MY SWEET PARENTS)

16. Favorite drink?
A "Niboo Paani "
(One of many favorites. Next choice, for now, some cold coffee please!)

17. Finish this statement, “If I had the time I would …”?
Travel more, read more, love more and dance more.

18. Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
Yes.
(I love vegetarian food )

19. If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice?

"pyaar ka color"

20. Name all the different cities/towns you’ve lived in?
Delhi,Varanasi,Dehradun.

21. Favorite sports to watch?
Cricket.

22. One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?

I am just getting to know Unknown better and can say with certainty she’s nice.
23. What’s under your bed?
Sometime me .

24. Would you like to be born as yourself again?
yes
25. Morning person, or night owl?
Night owl, generally.

26. Over easy, or sunny side up?
Sunny side up, maybe?

27. Favorite place to relax?
On my bed.

28. Favorite pie?
Apple pie.

29. Favorite ice cream flavor?
strawberry

Whom do I tag now?
You. I tag you and everyone else who would like to take up this tag. Go ahead, let’s get to know you better. I’d be delighted if you leave a word here, in which case I'll surely visit you!

Shantanu said...

While I am a sucker for historicals, and loved the elaborate costumes and sets, Jodha-Akbar disappointed me. The drama element and depth of characters was lacking...

Shantaram's great! I am reading Holy Cow now, a bit of an extreme take on India.

indicaspecies said...

San,

You are loaded with adorable words, just as you are. Thank you for an endearing comment heaped with compliments. :)

indicaspecies said...

Priyank,

Thanks. I too wish to go to the Lost City of Incas. Wait for me. :P

Thank you for picking up the tag, and have a great trip. :)

indicaspecies said...

Anirudh,

No, thanks. The idea is not appealing to me.

Have you tried it together? I guess you are not incapable of anything..LOL

indicaspecies said...

Sameera,

Thanks a lot.
By the way, you aren't the first one to say I look(ed) like Ms. Aman, but then I won't be flattered really because I've been called Phoolan Devi too (yes Phoolan, and after seeing that same picture)..LOL

indicaspecies said...

Cuckoo,

Thanks. And did you find common ground when you compared? ;)

Welcome back, and I hope we get to hear lots of travel stories from you. :)

indicaspecies said...

Aditi,

LOL..thanks. That picture isn't recent. ;)

indicaspecies said...

Indrani,

Now, you make me smile with this comment. Thanks, and also for tagging me and it's been fun.:)

indicaspecies said...

Valhi Rae,

Thank you and I am glad that you accepted this tag. :)

Tiramisu is yummy especially when there is a dash of liqueur in it. Let me know if you liked it. ;)

indicaspecies said...

chewy:

Thanks Darlene. *blush*
It isn't a recent picture..*shhhh* ;)

indicaspecies said...

Anonymous:

First of all, thanks. :)
Secondly, identify yourself please!
Thirdly, would have been nice if you had accepted the tag and answered in your own blog please!!

indicaspecies said...

Shantanu,

I like historicals too. The very reason I went to watch it on big screen was to enjoy those costumes and sets, and it did have the desired effect on me. I've learned over the years not to go to movies with high expectations, so I don't return disappointed. :)

backpakker said...

I thought friendship day is in august..never mind..everyday is friendship day :) i like tiramisu too besides the travel bit
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indicaspecies said...

Lakshmi,

I don't really keep track of these days. I happened to get an sms just before I was to publish that post, so added it there. But yea, as you say, every day is friendship day when there are good friends around. :)