Friday, June 27, 2008

Don't Fight The Change

So I got tagged by Skaty to tell the world at large (or atleast my indulgent readership) about ten secrets that I had otherwise sworn to take to the grave. But since I am such an adept at seeing only what I want to see, I've converted the tag into a convenient way of telling you about the Big Changes on the anvil without the corollary melodrama. Gasp, long sentence. Why do I have a sneaky feeling that if I had a sidekick named Robin, right now he would have exclaimed, "Holy Punctuation Party, BattyGirl!"?

Anyway, getting to the point, Ten Things You Don't Know Yet:

1. I've quit my job. Today's my last day here and on Tuesday I'm joining an advertising agency as a (a-hem) Senior Copywriter. And right now I'm most excited about redecorating the interiors.

2. I'm spending a lot of money to move into a nice place of my own. I'm excited at the thought of having eggs for breakfast and dry fish for dinner. Yay, me!

3. I'm fanatical about kitchen etiquette. And I hate it when people try to help me when I cook. I'd rather they just talked to me from the sides. You're right, the subtext of this is that I'm a control freak.

4. I have three times more clothes than a normal person needs. And shoes. And I can't get enough. I'm extremely greedy.

5. I've named my newly acquired stuffed toy dog Chandoo McAdams. The boyfriend quips that this is what the British called Chandu Muqaddam.

6. I'm a nag. I keep at it consistently. And don;t let anyone tell you it doesn't work.

7. I'm a big believer in Girls' Night Out, but I've never really enjoyed Sex and the City. I just keep wanting to lock Sarah Jessica in her closet.

8. The biggest indicator of whether I like a person is whether I'm comfortable telling her/him that s/he is a donkey.

9. I've never seen porn. There, it's out in the open.

10. I judge people who carry melancholy about their past sufferings like a badge of honour. Especially when they look into space and sigh for effect.

Okay, so now you know. I inflict this tag on New Age Scheherazade and Villager/ RK (just to get a post out of them). Also, Doubletake, Doublethink, Annesha (ha ha, revenge), Kitkat, Dreamcatcher and Probe (coz I'm soooooooo curious and I'm wondering if your talent for jamming your foot into your mouth transcends real life and ventures into blogdom). Now I need to pack up my desk. Good day!


probe said...

You have such high regard for your boyfriend, he surely must be flattered!

Okay just for the record, hope the change is good. I'm excited about the prospects it brings.. and the posts.

Thirdly, what do i do.. i have a fetish for my own feet and they're wonderful if you ever noticed when i wasn't wearing "Oliver" for a change :)

Fourth.. enjoyed the post.

Fifth.. that's it.

Sim said...

kutti!!!!!!! kameeni!!!!!! naukri chod de aur bataya tak nahi!!!! sniff sniff yehi tha tera pyar!!!!
hummmppphhhh...anyways all the best with your new change!!
@ probe: oliver kaisa joota hai???
@ sangy again: i knew some of them

dobereinerr said...

which lucky agency is this?

ninkita said...

kya yaar... you dont like me???????? you never called me a donkey!! (pout) :P

heh? ok said...

@ probe
no way. you can't comment your way out of a tag.

@ sim
bataya na. and oliver is an urban legend. and well, knowing my secrets is a hazard you'll have to live with :)

@ dobereinerr
hehehe. a wee little agency in this big bad town.

@ ninkita
but i could if i wanted to. that's the point.

ankita anand said...

Thank god people can't tell me now that they stopped using long sentences after beloved Austen's demise :).

Doubletake, Doublethink. said...

another tag, WHY.
but i agree with number ten. i do that too.

btw, i have new url. please don't think i'm dead.

new age scheherazade said...

I just told the world (on my blog) about my comic book addiction. If that doesn't count for 10 secrets in one, I don't know what does. :)

Yaz said...

Hi! Best of luck for your new job. Do check my blog too..

Deepika said...

I've been here so often and I LOVE reading you. I know probe on a "personal-impersonal" level and it's so much fun reading all that both of you have to say abt each other! :-)

heh? ok said...

@ ankita anand
people say that to justify their shorter-than-goldfish-memory attention span. i like confusing people who say things like 'effective communication is always short'. soon they'll outlaw sentences altogether. oh man, i need to write a post on this.

@ doubletake, doublethink
yes, ANOTHER one. now you share my pain.

@ new age scheherazade
well, ok. as long as the enxt instalment doen't take THREE MONTHS.

@ yaz
forgive me, my first instinct was 'spammer'. but sure, i do love to read.

@ deepika
aww, thanks! and you should hear what we have to say to each other in person. like asterix and obelix (guess who is which )

Dreamcatcher said...

Good luck with the job :)

heh? ok said...

@ dreamcatcher
thankee. i need a huge dose to stay afloat.

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

new flat: me too.
And how does it feel like to be Senior copy writer? ;0)

Anonymous said...

You write beautifully.

"It's wonderful to talk by the seaside, really. It feels like the waves themselves are inching closer for a listen."

transported me straight to marine drive and smiley land :)....

Doubletake, Doublethink. said...

you don't post anymore :(

heh? ok said...

@ toothless wonder
i don't know how i feel about the 'senior' just yet. but i do loooooove the new flat.

@ anonymous
heehee. many thanks. my livelihood depends on it.

@ doubletake, doublethink
long, long post to make up for long absence.

Pari said... i'm upset about being left out of the back lawns, etc etc in the post above this, but at least there's some comfort in the fact that you still like me.
btw, that does not mean that i'm no longer upset--how can you not have any memories worth a song with me???

heh? ok said...

@ pari
i didn't leave you out of anything. but there were certain particular things i remembered while writing, like sim's foot. that doesn't mean we don't have songs. just that i didn't wanna write in public about a certain mujra performance on skt's terrace by a certain someone on my birthday. see!