Yolanda, a long time blogger friend, has tagged me for the Liebster, and very generously given a choice in how I respond, either with her set of questions or with the TMI Blog hop's. Therefore, with heartfelt thanks to Yolanda for the award, and in honour of Debbie and Guilie, I've voted to participate in the TMI Blog hop.
I hope you'll take the dare and join in!
This is me, from A to Z
Varies by body part. Heart=19-ish, head=Methuselah, knees somewhere in between. Can vary also by time of day.
B: Biggest fear
Loss of a loved one, I guess. And also that aliens will goof up somehow and zap the entire planet's coffee plantations instead of us humans one of these days, yikes!
C: Current time
01:29. Most of my posts are written in the dead of night.
D: Drink you last had
One of those pre-mixed vodkas.
E: Every day starts with
Whut?! Is that the time?!
See C above. I am so not a lark.
F: Favorite Song
I find it really hard to pick favourites - just too many super awesome songs! Right now, can't get Il Divo out of my head.
G: Ghosts, are they real?
This answer varies by body part too. Heart- erm, yeah, who's the headless lady wandering around Tower of London otherwise, hunh?
Head - nah, don't be silly.
Knees - we are just going to scoot off home, just to be on the safe side while we all debate this rationally. As soon as we can turn ourselves back to solid from the jellylegs we've become.
Several. Grew up in more than one town, all feel like 'hometown' still, even though I haven't been those places for ages.
I: In love with
The smell of new books. The smell of old books. Poetry. Travelling. Ruins of old buildings. Sunsets (and the son as well, the son's father is also not too bad :)
J: Jealous of?
I am really not very good at jealousy, seriously energy-intensive stuff! But I could take a stab at people who can go all day long in spiky heels and retain their good humour.
K: Killed someone?
Oh, heaps of people. Imaginary only. I have it on the best authority that no writer is worthy of being called one unless s/he can 'kill the darlings off' at the drop of a hat. Practicing hard!
L: Last time you cried?
Can't recall, awful memory for negatives. Believe in selective amnesia. But I do tear up all the time at the mildest of things, happy, sad, just like that. A real weepfest is rare though.
M: Middle name
Parent's never gave me one. And I didn't discover the lack till I was too old to go back and demand it, drat!
N: Number of siblings
None. Parent's didn't give me any of those either. Deprived childhood, as you can see :) No middle name, no siblings. Scarred me for life.
O: One wish
Can't think of a single meaningful thing. I have all I need.
P: Person you last called?
A real estate chap - we might have to move out to a different
palatial mansion oops, I mean hovel, yeah, again, yeah,
move. Hubby usually lets off these bombshells every couple of summers. I
am just being proactive - if he does drop it this time, I have already
done my homework.
Q: Question you're always asked
'Dinner mein kya hai?' (What's there for dinner?) without fail every evening, even though I always reply with a 'I'm working on it, along with the poetry.'
R: Reason to smile
Does one need a reason? I mostly smile without any. Like this :)
S: Sounds that annoy you
Notifications beeping a million times everyday on the cell, I got some kind of fake birdcall thingy permanently slapped into the circuitry which refuses to be dislodged. Can't mute much coz well, have family back home, people with ageing family members will know what I mean.
T: Time you woke up
Dunno. Today's the weekend and the first day of the school summer vacation here. Probably around 7 o'clock.
U: Underwear colour
Anything except white. Favourite set's emerald.
V: Vacation destination
Summer - usually India, because that's where the extended family are. Winter - somewhere else in the MENA or Europe.
W: Worst habit
Too much coffee probably, and not enough writing to show for it.
X: X-Rays you've had
Last one I remember was the shoulder.
Y: Your favorite food
Mangoes in the monsoons (that's the real reason I go to India in July-August! all that about family is only so's not to hurt their feelings. :)
And of course, chocolate all year round. Thank goodness that's not seasonal!
Z: Zodiac sign
Please join us!
The blog-fest is on through July 13th.
Just add your name and post your answers.