Sunday, August 26, 2007

18 facts no one wanted to know about me

Someone tagged me I don’t know when. In fact I have forgotten his name too. But since I am right now at a boring training session I thought I will take this up. Now this training session seems to have been devised by Inquisition team of the Dark Ages itself. No laptops. No Internet and no sleeping. I will actually have to learn something *sigh*. Anyways as an act of rebellion I will do this tag from the Instructors laptop as he talks about our company’s Privacy Policy *yawwwwwn*

1. Pick out a scar you have, and explain how you got it.

I have a scar on my forehead which is barely visible now. Got it when an overconfident brother all of 9 years old took me pillion on his new bike. He lost balance and I fell and hit my head on the granite stones piled on the side of the road. I never cried till I saw the blood. I still have the habit. Till I see blood I don’t feel the hurt :p

2. What does your phone look like?

I have no idea err I mean...of course I do...just a sec while I take a relook. You know for the sake of accuracy and all that. And here are the results *drums rolling* hmmmm It looks like any other phone… except for the logo.

3. What is on the walls of your bedroom?

There was a Lizard staring at me some time ago. We stared at each other and I would have won the staring competition if the lizard had not opened his mouth and said. “Yawn”. And then it slithered away. I swear I will out yawn him next time. And if he still wins I will concede defeat graciously and then kill him.

4. What is your current desktop picture?

A magnificent example of Digital SLR photography taken without permission from the Canon gallery ( a.k.a my happy hunting ground for some nice nice girly girly desktop pictures)

5. Do you believe in gay marriage?

I think two people who love each other should be together no matter what the neighbors giggle and say. So there!!!!


6. What do you want more than anything right now?

If I had an idea I would have been on my knees begging and pleading God for the same, till he gets fed up of my whining and gets ear plugs or grants me my wish. But you see I myself have no idea what I want right now.

7 . What time were you born?

Around 6:30 pm on a cold and stormy evening in some hospital in Ernakulam. High drama preceded that 6:30 pm. The rain had set in. It was dark and stormy and all throughout the road not a creature was stirring not even a Chayakada owner. Despite the warnings of the Met department my Dad braving high winds and slashing rain took his pregnant wife to the hospital. She was screaming in pain. The doctors had warned him many time not to make his pregnant wife push his car, but he had not heeded their advice. My mom still pushed the car towards the hospital. But to his credit the engine did start when they reached the hospital gates and my dad was able to park without her help.

hahahah none of that happened. I was exaggerating. She actually pushed it to the parking slot.

Ok kidding! Actually my mom was ensconced in a warm hospital room with all her sisters and her mom tut tutting around her making her feel like a Queen who had just won the Sikkim Thunderball. My poor dad was alone in Bangalore tending to his two young sons with no help save for one mother, a father, 5 brothers and equal amount of sister-in-laws, aunts, uncles, grand aunts, grand uncles, some neighbors and one couple on their way to Ooty to honeymoon and 529 nephews, nieces and cousins. Legend has it that he put on an enormous amount of weight and his wife didn’t recognize him when he landed at the hospital But that is another story. Legend also has it that when I first beheld my dad I looked at him and uttered my very first words " Amma?". My mother was not amused. Neither was my Dad.

8. Are your parents still together?

Despite my Dads best efforts they are still together :p

9. Last person who made you cry?

Arey anyone can make me cry!! I have double the tear glands and triple the emotions of an average girl. All it needs is an averagely sad sight like a lost puppy to make me go boooo hoooooo...

10. What is your favorite perfume / cologne?

Lemme check what my Mom/aunt/friends have got in their cupboard and I will let you know. But 'rose' is the preferred aroma.

11. What kind of hair/eye color do you like in the opposite sex?

I like the opposite sex. Period. Packaging doesn’t matter. (creeps excluded)

12. What are you listening to?

My dumb colleague go on and on about Sanjay Dutts conviction which made me so bored that I wrote this tag without being reminded. That should give you an idea how desperate I was!

13. Do you get scared of the dark?

Yes and No. Yes if I am alone. And no if I am not.

14. Do you like pain killers?

This has to be the most stupidest question in the world unless you are a masochist. In which case my sincere apologies to masochists who may be reading this. Please please forgive me and don’t whip yourself too much for my transgressions. *sob*

15. Are you too shy to ask someone out?

Let me meet a shy guy I like first, then I will tell ya. Till today I am yet to meet a guy who says "hi" before he says "coffee?” (Exceptions like married and gay men are forgiven)Anyways the answer is "no".

16. If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?

A large slice of Lasagna drenched in melting cheese stuffed with moist meat sauce and a savory combination of ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, and romano cheeses, topped with mozzarella in each layer, baked in a wood oven and served with a red wine, vintage year 1678.

I gotcha drooling didn’t I? *evil sadistic smile*

17. Who was the last person you made you mad?

My counterpart at work by saying that Sanjay Dutt should have been let off for being such a good boy.
Oh yeah baby. Lemme kill some people and then I promise I will be a good girl if you don’t jail me. Bah!!!!!

18. Who was the last person who made you smile?

Someone who chivalrously opened the door for me today :)

p.s I am listening to The Last Waltz.

And I am tagging Alexis, Mathew, Binu and anyone else who wants to take up this tag.



Amey said...

As a corollary to aptly numbered Q. 13, lemme ask you this:

If you are in a cemetery/haunted place after dark, given that you are not alone and with ghost(s), will you be afraid?

silverine said...

fleiger: Ghosts? OMG I would be dead with fright!!!! brrr

Padakkam said...

why me?? wat wrong did i do??

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

#15 : Have you ever met a girl who'd say "coffee?" before "hi."?
looks like i'll need the number.
Happy Onam to you!

mathew said...

Lol!! I was laughing reading the lizard staring competition!!

Lasagna is my all time fav italian dish...and ur description made it all the more delicious!!;-P

You were born in Ernakulam..OMG!!...considering the traffic there , the lady has to be rushed to the hospital atleast 2 months before expected deilvery..

thanks for the tag..i ll take it soon...

Alexis said...

Now you realize the true purpose of corporate training sessions :-)

Nicely written. I love the answer to Q7. I hope your dad reads this.

A large slice of Lasagna drenched in melting cheese stuffed with moist meat sauce and a savory combination of ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, and romano cheeses, topped with mozzarella in each layer, baked in a wood oven and served with a red wine, vintage year 1678. You are a sadist...

Nice one, and will definitely take the tag soon.

Mind Curry said...

i knew all the 18 except 2.6,12,17 and you gotta tell me 5 other things :)

wish you and your family a splending, prosperous, peaceful and happy onam. enjoy the "sadhya"

Abhi said...

Kool post! Had a good start to Onam with this! Loved reading abt the Lizard and the "how u were born" question!

You come up with each post breaking new records of making me laugh, even when i am in th worst of situations.

You ROCK! Happy onam and I believe a palpayasam wd be tastier than Lasagna ! So have plenty!

Josh said...

I have started my day with this post. I shall keep smiling thru the day. Nice post.
Happy Onam [:)]

Santosh said...

I laugh at anything and everything at all !

The worst time i laughed, when my wife was upset and crying:-)

but your posts give me one more good reason to smile!

Nice stuff.

Hyde said...

Happy Onam to you too. :-)

And the post reminds me... so it was you who I held the door open for?!

Unknown said...

nice one....
haaby onam ammey...

silverine said...

Binu: LOL!! You are the chosen on thats why. Looking forward to your tag :)

toothless wonder: You will soon buddy!! :)

Mathew: Actually my mom did leave early. I was due to arrive in Aug but she got admitted in July lol!!

Alexis:Thank you :) Now looking fwd to your tag :)

Mind Curry:Happy Onam to you too doc :)

Abhi: Thanks a ton buddy. Wish you a joyous Onam :)

josh: Thank you :)

santoz: Thanks for dropping by :)

hyde: Gracias Senor if that gent be you :)

iceman: Thank you :)

Aparna said...

your every post makes me laugh more than the previous ones. keep up the good job :)

happy onam to u tooo :)

Adorable Pancreas said...

Did You-Know-Who avada kedavra you? Show some gratitude. You are the girl-who-lived because Sanjay Dutt died to save you. I didn't mean to set off those super-sensitive lacrimals, maybe the lizard will lend you a tissue.

PK said...

I gotcha drooling didn’t I? *evil sadistic smile*

:-) Toooo coool!

Happy Onam to you!

Amey said...

Well, I have a sneaking suspicion that in such a case, you would add to their numbers, making you further un-alone :D

Anonymous said...

6. What do you want more than anything right now?

-> another post from silverine!

Venkata Gopala Rao said...

hello Miss.Anjali aka Silverine,

i was literally holding my stomach while laughing due to your post. particularly, at the answer for "what time were you born?"

by the way, i've tagged you almost an year back, (err... without informing you ;-)

keep on making us laugh+smile+enjoy!


Emmanuel said...

nice questions...and wonderul answers....but i didn't get the title of this post......why such a statement?

thanx for tagging me......let me try... ;)

suresh said...

nice read, as always.

suggestion: turn ur blog pink. no reason. jlt.

InTeGeR said...

The 'lizard-staring' was nice to read. :-)

silverine said...

krish: Thank you :)

AP: :p

pk: Thank you :)

fleiger: lol!!

sreejith: Soon buddy :)

gopal: Thank you :)

emmanuel: Because no one wants to know these facts and I was forced to take the tag!

annie: Lucky girl! :)

Suresh: Thank you :) And I have added your suggestion to the one billion others I have received :p

integer: Lizards and me have a love-hate relationship :)

pophabhi said...

The story you made out of the time you were born was lol :).

So you were the one who made that block at Kacheripady that day!! Grrr...I missed an offer for 2 crore dollars coz of that.

Abhay said...

very humorous.had a real gud laugh reading it.

Maddy said...

one thing surprised me - that you were listening to last waltz - englebert humperdink of all persons..our man from chennai...

Celtic Warrior said...

Just read this posy cos i just got tagged and was working my way back along the chain....
Great post.... You got a lot of chuckles out of me. heh heh.
So, is that like your pet lizard? :-P

Celtic Warrior said...

Just saw this post of yours cos i just got tagged and was working my way up the chain...
Great post. you got a lot of chuckles out of me. heh heh
So does your lizard have a name?:-P

silverine said...

pophabhi: If I had known I would have come a day later :((

abhay: Thank you :)

Maddy: I just love that song and love to waltz to it too :)

celtic warrior: lol...the lizard doesn't have a name but I had a named a chameleon in my garden "Socrates" :)

P said...

:) Hilarious! You got a nice sense of humour!