Words are tough to paint !

Su tagged me this very interesting (and tiring) paint tag — one of the best I’ve had! It was not that difficult — I’m not here to showcase my artistic abilities (as is obvious from the pictures). It was just a very childish game I played using Microsoft Paint! And let me tell you, I’ll any day prefer crayons and colour pencils (and I’m quite good at them!) to a multi-tasking mouse !!!

Before I list my ‘targets’, here are the rules:

  • What you draw is your wish. But it has to be relevant to the words given to you.
  • You must use all the five words given to you by your tagger and draw pictures using paint or GIMP or any other photo editing tool.
  • Each picture must be self explanatory when you relate it to the given word.
  • Each word MUST have at least one picture attributed to it.
  • None of these pictures should be copyrighted. By this I mean that you have to draw them yourself.
  • After you finish the tag, which I think will take quite some time; you need to pass it on to other people with a fresh set of 5 words.

The words I were assigned were: Race, fat man, bull-dozer, rocks, ship. And here’s what I came up with (please do not ring me up if you have abuses at the tip of your tongue πŸ˜› )

Race needn't hinder the relation!

Race needn't hinder the relation!

D  And Santa, I swear it's NOT you. I've been good all year!

Didn't quite come out as fat as I intented him to πŸ˜€ And Santa, I swear it's NOT you. I've been good all year!


Ahem! No comments πŸ˜€


They're supposed to be ice cubes... πŸ˜€


My best one πŸ™‚

Now, since I’m done with it, I pass it on to:

Nikhil: Cracks, novel, rant, scuba diving, idiyappam πŸ˜‰

Verbivore: Heaven, teeth, city, park, books πŸ™‚

Reema: Exam, coat, laboratory, award, corridor πŸ™‚

Vimal: Love, music, sleep, dust, cat πŸ˜€

Apar: Child, joy, game, footsteps, candles πŸ™‚

Aparna: Hurt, cake, oven, easy-chair, Dopey πŸ˜›

Oxy: Train, theatre, under-water, nails, Shobha De πŸ˜‰

P.S.:You’re supposed to do this tag according to whoever tagged you first! P And, I give you the freedom to replace not a single word by any other of your choice. You may or may not extend this to others.

(-: Here I am :-)

400_f_5883225_5qruasq96bubgt3fqjyhfxwyydswpx9lHey people ! Guess who’s back!?
The terrorists? No way!
Santa? Naah.
No, no, not Christmas either!

C’mon! I’m referring to myself here! Gosh! Obviously, am the only one who’s glad! πŸ˜€

After a break that seemed almost eternal, I’m back in AlphabetWorld!Β  The machines (read as my brain) here were apparently getting used to doing nothing. So a lil’ tap at the right side and a harder tap later, it’s started creaking a bit. The print might not be too fine the first few days, but I hope I’ll be pardoned.

I did a rough count of the number of posts I’ve not read since I went on the break — and I’m still reeling under the impact! If I start reading them, one after the other, I might — just might — complete it before they light the candles on my 78th b’day πŸ˜€ . I think it’ll be safest for my eyes if I pretend to have read them all — or rather that I’d never been on a break! (Ok, guys…I’m kidding! I’m craving to read ’em all — but can’t at one go…I’ll take the tortoise’s path and read them at at a slow pace.)

My last post was on Nov 1…and when I popped into Vimal‘s blog to count his new posts, I noticed my name, my latest post’s name and the words “5 weeks ago” in his blogroll. Now you know what drove me in here so soon πŸ˜€ .
5 weeks! I was aghast…enraged at myself!


I quickly signed in to undo the damage — and oh my god! WordPress has changed! For a moment, I thought I’d signed into some other site! And then The Greatest Guide-Writer Of All Times tells me it’s the new Crazyhorse look! And yea, it rocks!


I saw that I’d been bestowed with the following awards:
Butterfly Award by both Verbivore and Vimal;
A Trophy by Vimal;
Este Blog investe e acredita na – Proximidade! by Vimal

Thanks a lot, you guys! (If I were dumb, I’d think it was for staying away from the blog world πŸ˜‰ )

I pass these honours on to (following the rules of the Proximidade one!) 8 others:
Verbivore, Rekha, Apar, Manu, Reema, Sakhi, Xylene and Jayya.


Apar apparently tagged me sometime back with a photo tag; am so grateful to her (for giving me something for my ‘next post’).

I was also tagged to do the quirky tag byΒ Verbivore, but I noticed that at the end of doing his own, Nikhil had killed the tag! I hope it’s come back to life — because I quite like that tag! πŸ˜€

Verbivore also tagged me to do the Movie Quirks tag, but after writing the first part of this sentence, I noticed that she hasn’t. So ooops…sorry!


I also got to know that Vimal‘s not single anymore πŸ˜€ (Vimal, I tried; but the cat scratched me and jumped out of the bag) πŸ˜€


I noticed that the Avante Garde Awards haven’t been announced yet. I’m extremely thankful to everyone who nominated me — I’m honoured to have made into the list! May the best blogger win!


Soon after posting this, I intent to visit every blog that’s on my roll and leave a “hi” — just so that everyone knows I’m back πŸ˜€ (To comment would mean reading the posts — which’ll let me tell others that I’m back only when I’m 78!!


Last but of course, not the least, I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Nikhil as my Santa Claus for Year 2008! πŸ˜€ Anyone else who wishes to be the same are welcome to do so — I’d only be extra glad! πŸ˜‰


Folks, am dying for news as to what’s been happening in the blogville while I took that untimely break. So, tell me…what’s been happening!?