Sunday, March 15, 2009

25 Things That Hardly Matter

Just because I don't like writing on Facebook.

1. Right now I'm playing fetch with Ramprasad, my Facebook pup.
2. Whenever I read about Madeline Bassett in any of the Jeeves books, I get more convinced that she was written because Wodehouse found Anne of Green Gables ridiculous.
3. Mosquitoes did not let me sleep all night, so I read the Deathly Hallows book for the nth time. Harry Potter is an inexpressible comfort to me.
4. I find all doctors sinister, even the friendly, white haired 'Family Doctor Uncle'.
5. Masakalli makes me feel like I could fly.
6. Today I discovered that poppy seeds are called khus khus in Hindi.
7. The most ridiculous thing that happened to me recently was when I was huffing and puffing away on the treadmill. As it is, treadmills make me feel unco-ordinated and nervous. To add to that, my gym plays crappy remixes all the time. The icing on the cake was the woman next to me, loudly exhorting everyone to 'Shake it Daddy'.
8. I'm deeply convinced of the innate decency of Gregory Peck.
9. I feel embarrassed when other people do stupid things, even in the movies. I look away because I feel like I'm watching something indecent.
10. Yesterday I washed and dried all the detachable parts of my fridge, taking neat freak to a new level.
11. I'm so used to PVR that I find that all other cinema theatres smell funny.
12. My trainer recently told me that my life is doomed because I never played any sports in school. He has told me this everytime I've worked out with him. Now I wonder how many muscles I will benefit by socking him on the jaw.
13. I think that the term 'White Lies' takes the cake as far as racism in language is concerned.
14. Somehow, the knowledge that Hermione Granger is played by an actress who is a straight As student in real life feels right.
15. I can't believe how large a number 25 is.
16. I don't know if I'll ever have kids, but I've got names picked out.
17. I still write letters, old fashioned pen and paper ones, to the two people in the world who write back. I love it.
18. I have a couple of giant regrets, a few of which I plan to address by getting back to academics someday.
19. Boredom and idleness make a fascinating cocktail. That is my poison.
20. Dating someone younger to me has made me realize that age does matter, just not in the ways we think.
21. If I had to think of one word to describe how I'd like to feel, that word would be Sufiyana.
22. Dave Barry is my Monday morning ritual.
23. The best thing about the aftermath of Delhi 6 is the number of people I've discovered who are in love with Delhi. Thoda sa resham, thoda khurdura, a slice of the same ancient soul in all of us.
24. Tomorrow I have to tell my client that she lacks professionalism and courtesy, without offending her. I'm looking forward to it.
25. Mangoes are God's way of making up for life.


probe said...

25 more reasons why i love you like i do. (Oops, pda)

heh? ok said...

@ probe
do the tag and i'll believe you.

Priyanka said...

NUMBER 25 YES! absolutely. do you have a clone somewhere i could marry?

heh? ok said...

@ priyanka
while it is always a sound idea to marry a mango lover, i'm afraid the world just isn't ready for another one of me just yet.

Prince of Mirkwood said...

Do you live in Delhi or Mumbai? I haven't seen Delhi 6 but I've heard it sucks...but I love Delhi too!

heh? ok said...

@ prince of mirkwood
it isn't really film of the year or anything. but if you've lived in delhi and have a lingering affection for the place, there are moments in the film that make you happy. and i'm in mumbai, slaving away.

Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you mean when you say:
Harry Potter is an inexpressible comfort to me.
Masakalli makes me feel like I could fly.

I feel the same way. And yeah, awww for the letter writing bit!! :)

heh? ok said...

@ thoughtbug
i think someone should research comfort reads. they're as big a phenomenon as comfort foods, i think :)

Sim said...

oh! I love it when yo get to my blog when one clicks on 'people'..teehee...
and you know! i was just reading harry potter too! I can't even remember how many times I've read it and stil cry when Dobby dies! :'(
and please buy a bone for ramprasad from my side! all the best with the gym
psssstttt.... can't wait for my letter! :D
love you!!! (ooppsss...PDA-hahahahahaha)

heh? ok said...

@ sim
just threw ramu a bone. and i suddenly love indian post. they deliver letters that cheer me up on very bad days.

Kiran said...

Hey, I enjoy reading your posts. You and your readers might like this video that a friend sent me. It's a Bollywood version of an iTunes spot. Keep up the good work blogging!

- Kiran

Speakbindas said...

lol.... list :D

ninkita said...

achha, random... i love you!!!

heh? ok said...

@ kiran
no plugs please.

@ speakbindas
succinctly put.

@ ninkita
i love you too and i HEART pda!

the soliloquist said...

Stumbled onto your blog; fell in love with the blog description.
You've turned a done-to-death tag into a wonderful read. :)

heh? ok said...

@ the soliloquist
why, thank you! please do keep stumbling, we do enjoy hearing the nice things :)

new age scheherazade said...

Oh my GOD! I've always felt that. Stars are god's daisy chain? totally anne, except it sounds right from her.
I don't know why I like both approaches, though. It's sort of indulgent caricature. :)

heh? ok said...

@ new age scheherazade
i think he'd have taken wicked pleasure out of wondering how many people actually got it. like winking in a semi dark room full of people.