Alphabets…as they tag along in their world! ;)

Thank you, AV, for the award. Am quite late in putting this up — but that makes no less of how honored and thrilled I am! 🙂award

But am sure you needn’t have passed on the tag to me. I so don’t like doing them 😀 But well, since you bribed me with the award, here goes!

The rules:
1. Link the person who tagged you.
AV
2. Display award on your blog with these rules (done!)
3. Reply to the questions below (grrr…done after loong. boring thoughts!)
4. Tag 7 people deserving the award according to you 😀
Verbivore
Smita
Sakhi
Mahak
Alice
Jayyasurya
Pallus
5. Come back to BLoGGiSTa iNFo CoRNeR (PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THIS LINK) at http://bloggistame.blogspot.com/ and leave the URL of your Post in order for you/your Blog to be added to the Master L
ist.

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And here I go………………………………………….

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A – Available/Single? Both are the same, right? 🙂 😀
B – Best friend? Jaya, Archana, Anjana, Shayana, Anjana, Swetha, Anjana…well, too many (anjanas, esp.) to mention. Miss them all 😦
C – Cake or Pie? Cake.MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
D – Drink of choice? Butter milk
E – Essential item you use every day? Water.
F – Favorite colour? Was blue once; now green 😀
G – Gummy Bears Or Worms? Fried or boiled? Well, either ways, neither!
H – Hometown? Thiruvananthapuram
I – Indulgence? Looooooooong baths
J – January or February? May 😀
K – Kids & their names? None. Yet.
L – Life is incomplete without? everything I have now.
M – Marriage date? 17 Nov.
N – Number of siblings? 1 elder (bestest) Brother
O – Oranges or Apples? Mangoes
P – Phobias/Fears? Claustrophobia
Q – Quote for today? A line is a dot that went for a walk.
R – Reason to smile? Anything.
S – Season? Flat 50% sale
T – Tag 7 People? Again??? No! I kill this tag here!!!
U – Unknown fact about me? I hate losing sleep, no matter what!!!
V – Vegetable you don’t like? None. I’m a fultoo veggie! 🙂
W – Worst habit? Hot tempered / Forgetful (It’s a nice combo, trust me.)
X – X-rays you’ve had? Many 😀 My malayalam star is chathayam; i do total justice to it, all the time!
Y – Your favorite food? Amma’s. Anything “keralite” and mom-made
Z – Zodiac sign? (Pseudo)Scorpio 😉

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Phew! Done! 😀 😀 😀 😀

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 😛 )

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

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Ahem! No comments 😀

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They're supposed to be ice cubes... 😀

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My best one 🙂

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

Nikhil: Cracks, novel, rant, scuba diving, idiyappam 😉

Verbivore: Heaven, teeth, city, park, books 🙂

Reema: Exam, coat, laboratory, award, corridor 🙂

Vimal: Love, music, sleep, dust, cat 😀

Apar: Child, joy, game, footsteps, candles 🙂

Aparna: Hurt, cake, oven, easy-chair, Dopey 😛

Oxy: Train, theatre, under-water, nails, Shobha De 😉

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! 😀

After a break that seemed almost eternal, I’m back in AlphabetWorld!  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 😀 . 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 😀 .
5 weeks! I was aghast…enraged at myself!

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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!

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I saw that I’d been bestowed with the following awards:
Butterfly Award by both Verbivore and Vimal;
A Trophy by Vimal;
and
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 😉 )

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

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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 by 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! 😀

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!

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

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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!

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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 😀 (To comment would mean reading the posts — which’ll let me tell others that I’m back only when I’m 78!!

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

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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!?

“If I had a choice…”…well, i’d abolish tags :D

1. Last movie you saw in a theater?
Don’t remember! (The last time i was in a theatre was for U, Me aur Hum, which is hardly a film.
(If you havent seen it till date, please, pat yourselves on your back!)

2. What book are you reading?
P.G. Wodehouse—all the time 😀

3. Favorite board game?
Monopoly! No game can beat it 🙂

4. Favorite magazine?
RD, of course!

5. Favorite smells?
Smell of my mom…and the rain…and myself…:D

6. Favorite sounds?
The Sound of Silence…and everything in The Sound of Music.

7. Worst feeling in the world?
Having to wake up in the morning.

8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
Aah…it’s just a dream…not the alarm, really!

9. Favorite fast food place?
Kitchen at home 😀

10. Future child’s name?
Ummmm…haven’t discussed yet 😀

11. Finish this statement. “If I had lot of money I’d….?
…write a book, print it and publish it!! 😀

12. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
I will…soon 😀

13. Storms—cool or scary?
Neither…its sexy! Love it 😉

14. Favorite drink?
Iced tea (HAS to be from Pizza Hut)

15. Finish this statement, “If I had the time, I would….”?
Sleep more! 😀

16. Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
As long as it is veg…yes! 😀

17. If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice?
Black…it’s always been brown!

18. Name all the different cities/towns you’ve lived in?
Trivandrum (since birth!), Guruvayur (2 yrs), Delhi (2 months), Chennai (2 weeks), Mumbai (2 months), Bangalore (going on…), Coimbatore (in and out)…

19. Favorite sports to watch?
800mtrs in the Olympics, in my dream—..for which I  need to sleep 😀

20. One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?
RJ – all nice things about him are all over my blog 😀 (right, RJ?)

21. What’s under your bed?
Whatever it is, it’s bringing me a loooootta sleep…and I’m loving it 😀

22. Would you like to be born as yourself again?
Oh yes, yes, yes……exactly as I am: just a lil more tall, a lil more beautiful, and a lil more intelligent 😀 . Actually, no, then it wudnt be me. 😀

23. Morning person or night owl?
Don’t mind either, as long as I can sleep 🙂

24. Over easy, or sunny side up?
Does it help one get more sleep, whatever it is?

25. Favorite place to relax?
Bed.

26. Favorite pie?
22/7

27. Favorite ice cream flavor?
Not an ice-cream person…pastry, yessssss!

28. Of all the people you tagged this to, who’s most likely to respond first?
Uh uh…whoever wants to, will…I guess 😀 …i’m not tagging anyone, as I’m the last person to publish this among all my blog friends…so… 😀