Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Crazy 8’s

Just Some Grail has tagged me to do Crazy 8’s. Which strikes home that I have been blogging for two years and this is my first tag. (Not very well loved, are we, me and my blog? *sigh*) Anyway, here goes:

8 Things I am passionate about
Eight things? Seriously? I mean, how can you have so much passion as to spread it over eight things?I should have thought three would be quite enough!

  1. Does the Guy qualify as a thing? Oh, well, let’s assume he does.
  2. Books. I can forget the world when I’m immersed in a good book – and most of the time, the world doesn’t seem as interesting.
  3. Writing. Though I don’t show it much, do I? (This is your cue, faithful reader, to chip in and tell me how well I write.)
  4. My individuality. Expressed through my feminism, my atheism, my determination to defy convention and do what I think is right, for me.
  5. Work. I have to put in my heart into what I’m doing, else it doesn’t seem right. As I told my boss recently, “We spend most of our lives working. What is the point if we don’t enjoy it?” I think the real test of whether you’re in the right job is if you would do that work even if you were equally paid for not working. I was there once, am not quite there now, and would love to be there again.
  6. Movies. Who isn’t?
  7. Music. I am not well-educated about it, though. I should listen to more different kinds and not be content with just Hindi films and MTV.
  8. Helping others who are less fortunate. I am somewhat involved with Friends of Children, who support students in higher education, and I am in awe of the wonderful people who volunteer in this group.

8 Things I want to do before I die

  1. Become a full-time writer
  2. Travel the world (at least, to all those places in the world that I want to travel to)

Frankly, that’s all I can think of. Everything else seems insignificant in comparison.

8 Things I say often

  1. “What the f%$#?”
  2. “What the hell (or f%$#) is wrong with him/her?”
  3. “People are so weird!”
  4. “I love you!” (to the Guy, of course)
  5. “I’m hungry!”
  6. “That’s not fair!”
  7. “Let’s have chai!”
  8. “Thank you!”

8 Books I've read recently

  1. Agatha Christie’s A Moving Finger – an old favourite
  2. Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – did I mention I love her books?
  3. Roald Dahl’s Matilda­ – loved it!
  4. Tim Harford’s The Logic of Life – well worth a read.
  5. Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance
  6. W.M. Thackeray’s Vanity Fair
  7. Something by Louis L’Amour
  8. A Mills and Boon *grin*

8 songs I could listen to over and over

  1. Mera kuch saaman from the movie Ijaazat
  2. The Ma song from Rang de Basanti
  3. Hothon se choo lo tum sung by Jagjit Singh
  4. Man tarpat hari darshan ko aaj by Rafi
  5. Awaara pan banjara pan from Jism
  6. Jaane woh kaise log the from Pyaasa
  7. Norah Jones’s Come Away with Me
  8. Bheegi Bheegi from the movie Gangster

8 Things that attract me to my best friends

  1. Honesty – if I can’t trust someone, I’m not friends with them.
  2. Selflessness – the dearest friends I’ve ever had were people who were willing to go the extra mile for friends – which made me want to go the extra mile for them.
  3. Wit – if you can make me laugh, I’ll love to spend time with you.
  4. Intelligence and wisdom – that makes someone a pleasure to converse with and a source to learn from. Probably also explains why I have a couple of older friends I love chatting with.
  5. Courage – to live by what they believe is right.
  6. Independence – people who make their own decisions.
  7. Positivity – people who take control of their lives and don’t whine about how unlucky they have been.
  8. Some amount of wackiness – no one who is my friend could be totally sane, right?

8 People I think should do this tag

  1. Chandni
  2. Anumita
  3. Pallavi
  4. Cee Kay
  5. Falstaff
  6. Tamil Punkster
  7. Y
  8. Nil


anumita said...

Hey I have done these before. And if you know me, you ll know how lazy I am about memes and tags to do the same thing again :) I am pasting the links in case you want to check out. This covers most of it. http://anumita.blogspot.com/2005/09/sevens.html#comments

And the music bit will be covered here. http://anumita.blogspot.com/2005/05/meme-chain.html#comments

twip said...

Ah, a tag. This actually cheered me up. :)

Pallavi Sharma said...

Sorry about not taking up the tags. Here are my excuses/reasons:
1. I was on holiday when tagged for the first time.
2. I'm scared that I might get obsessed with taking up all tags like I am obsessed with reading blogs.
3. I'm downright lazy.

Some day. When I have the patience.