Wednesday, July 9, 2008

YOURS INTROSPECTIVELY, TAGGED (AGAIN)!

Sukku, the multi-faceted, globe-trotting, corporate honcho who can cook a mean rasam/sambal/omlette, has tagged me with a meme which required some amount of soul-searching and number-crunching. Thanks Sukku, and here goes:

5 Annoying Things (as in things that annoy ME):

The inevitable wait as my obsolete dial-up net connection blinks and flashes and STRUGGLES to open and move from one site to another

Getting mud-splashed by thoughtless cars while going to work during the rainy season

The didn’t-dry-properly smell of clothes inadequately dried under fans on sunless, rainy days

Going to my fourth class of the day with a mouthful of lectures, only to find that the students have run away after the tiffin break

Being refused by autorickshaw drivers when I’m pressed for time.

8 Habits (that I have):

Waking up reasonably early even on holidays (The Pavlov-effect of weekday alarms at 5.30 a.m)

Snacking on sour/sweet stuff in the staffroom when I’m not taking classes

Blogging post-midnight

Sleeping even later

Opening the refrigerator door and wondering what on earth I wanted to take out from there

Packing more clothes (in the suitcase) than I end up wearing (in the holidays)


Buying loads of stuff that is on sale to ‘stock up on kitchen-essentials’ (my kitchen is a hoarder’s delight)

Working best under pressure (which I self-create by leaving many things for the proverbial last minute)

6 Quirks (of Myself):

I always play Microsoft Solitaire when I open my PC before moving to worthier pursuits

I always carry two bags when I go out

I compulsively straighten bedcovers which are not laid neatly

I love to sprinkle salt on my cola

I cannot stand the sight of unwashed utensils in the kitchen sink piled untidily and always pile them neatly or wash them immediately

I always read books when I’m eating out alone.

That’s it. A whole lot of info about I-Me-Myself. Please feel free to help yourself to this meme if you want to dig deep into yourself. I enjoyed the self-dissection and the dissertation!

6 comments:

sidhubaba said...

How about crying at no matter what kind of movie it is?

Sucharita Sarkar said...

some cats should remain in the bag (rather, bags, since I usually carry two at least). Besides, is that a quirk or a habit or a thing which annoys (others)?

Mystic Margarita said...

I would say you blog waaay past midnight or rather into the wee hours of dawn from the new-post notifications I get! :) Glad to knew you a little better!

Niladri said...

Some quirks :
a)I ALWAYS read the first page of every book before buying it or borrowing it from the library.
b)No matter how clean the kitchen is, i just have to give it a good scrub BEFORE i start cooking. (why do i do that?? really!!)
c)Light agarbatties even in the bathroom!
d)Have to have the last "slurp" of dal straight from the plate at the end of a meal!
e)Will buy each and every bodywash that smells good, not use it and stick to the old one...our bathroom is a treasure-trove of bodywashes!!

Sucharita Sarkar said...

MM,

you are right there, though soemtimes i schedule my posts beforehand, so the time may seem weird.

niladri/rini,

i share your cleanliness quirks to some extent. agarbattis in the bathroom are a good idea, thanks for the tip.

tina said...

salt on cola? is that for counteracting the sweetness? ^^ i've heard about putting salt in baked things, like cookies and pies, to balance the sweetness; i suppose cola is the next logical step. :)

you're absolutely right about dial-up connections; they are scourges from the darkest depths of the netherworld. >.<** argh.