December 16, 2007

Been Tagged, And A Meme!

I have been tagged by Red Chillies to do a meme about 7 random or weird facts about myself.
I have been wondering what to do about the meme. It does feel nice to be tagged ( in the very short time I have been blogging, it is encouraging to know that I have been noticed), but I wasn’t sure I wanted to take it up, for no other reason other than the fact that I am not the sort who opens up about even vaguely personal things. Does this qualify for a weird thing about me?

I first looked up the exact meaning of “weird”. According to my very voluminous dictionary, weird refers to supernatural, strikingly odd or unusual, or strange. I do not believe I am any of these, though my husband and daughter tell me that I can be odd or strange, on occasion. A few others may feel the same but no one has shared this opinion with me so far!!

I finally decided that I would do the meme in the spirit of the idea. I have to warn all of you that are going to read this, that there is nothing very exciting coming up. I am just an ordinary sort of a person (not a mover or a shaker or any thing remotely exciting) getting on with the business of doing the best of whatever I can.

So read on. The rules for this meme are

1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 random and/or weird things about yourself.

3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.

4. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

And seven (weird or otherwise) facts about me.

1. I have this “thing” about neatness and hate searching endlessly for things which refuse to be found. I tend to get upset when things are left lying around. And my husband and daughter tend to get upset when I rave and rant! I have toned this down a bit, I would like to think.
2. I have lived in eight different places so far and been to many more. The positive thing about this is that I have seen and learned to appreciate that while people may look, dress, eat and speak differently, that on the inside everyone is really the same.
3. I love milagapodi and will have it with a variety of foods. As an example, I like it as a spread in sandwiches! My husband thinks this is totally weird.
4. One of my favourite things to do would be reading. I have too many books that I like to mention them all and read books of a wide variety. In fact, the staff at the library I go to notice if I haven’t been there in a week.
5. I enjoy listening to music, classical or otherwise.
6. One thing I have always wanted to do and plan to do sometime in the next 30 years or so, is to learn to play the guitar.
7. My grand dad and my dad were both teachers. My husband is one, too.

I would like to tag the following bloggers to keep this thread going. Doing this meme is not compulsory and the choice is yours.

1. Jeena of Jeena’s Kitchen
2. Arundati of Escapades
3. RP of My Workshop
4. Mahek of Mahek’s Kitchen
5. Linda of Out of the Garden
6. Rachel of Tangerine’s Kitchen Hangout
7. tbc of The Budding Cook


Srivalli said...

Hi...nice to read your meme..

Rajitha said...

i have always wanted to play the guitar too...actually i have started to strum a little :) is hard work ;)

Laavanya said...

Good to know a bit more about you... :)

bindiya said...

That was a "taken very seriously meme" but nice!

Jeena said...

Hi thanks for tagging me :) I have done some previous tags on my blog a few weeks back. I think it is great to learn a muical insrument. :) Great post!

Vcuisine said...

Nice and interesting meme Aparna. Neat spree. I was like that before. but started relaxing my rules a little bit :) Viji

Arundati Rao said...

hey thanks aparna..... am sure i will have more than 7 weird things about me to say in the me me...yeah i know how it feels to be acknowledged by fellow bloggers....thanks a bunch ...and milagu podi is great as a sandwich spread.... i do it too!! also try spicy tomato garlic pickle as a spread...its smacking good!!

Bharathy said...

Good Read!..:)

Aparna,nice to see a malayalee blogger residing in Kochi..
You can be a part of the friendship chain(arusuvai) na??
Details are there in my blog side bar and do drop in your reply...OK??

Bharathy said...

So now would need to mail your address to us..:) me or Srivalli OK??:)or to both

My maild ID

Srivalli's ID

THanks a lot for ur interest joining the fun chain, Aparna :)

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Lovely meme! I see a reflection of me in the rave & rants!! Looks like you enjoyed penning this one down!

aparna said...

Thanks for reading through.
Bharathy, have sent you a mail.

Rachel said...

Hey aparna.. Nice read !..And thanks for the tag.will do it soon.

aparna said...

Waiting to read it, Rachel