Friday, October 20, 2006

8 Random Things about me...

Neeramathalam tagged me...

So here goes - 8 random things about yours truly..

1. I can READ. My reading speed was 400-500 wpm before finishing Class X(that was bcs yours truly took the speed reading course in Class 8), and the reading habit has not quite left yet.

2. I love the color white and everything associated with it. This includes expensive white dresses, watches, platinum jewelry, sterling silver, diamonds, but does not include white cotton sheets that I am responsible for keeping white and starched.

3. Am hopelessly old fashioned and conservative. This means that I am conservative at my convenience and modern about your inconvenience!

4. I don't like to appear in a picture. EVER. (This is especially intended for readers who know me personally)

5. Value brevity. A LOT. love people who can fit a sentence into a word. Especially since I never can accomplish the feat!

6. I have the bestest brother in the world, who is also the best human being I have ever met. OK, and all my other relatives reading this.. forget it, none of my other relatives are in any danger of ever reading this.

7. have an impossibly low tolerance for pain. Especially physical pain. Which means you had better not be around when you let that snake loose on me. Or that cockroach. Or that safety pin prick.

8. This is a difficult tag bcs there is so little to say about self!! Seriously, ask me 10 random things about the world. The world is random!

At the end of this really confounding post, is the passing on of the tag(imagine a cheshire cat grin) to.. (imagine a bigger, more gleeful grin), 8 people .. To Zoe, Chiya, Deepa, Wriju, Aradhna, Twisted DNA, Trailady, Sophie.

And the first 8 visitors to this blog after putting up the post... you're tagged too!!!

ENJOY!!

25 comments:

Z said...

Oh goodness, where do I start? This one might take a little while.......

indscribe said...

chaliye aap ke baare mein kuchh aur pata to chalaa :)

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MeMyself_n_I said...

very insightful stuff

How do we know said...

Hi Zoe: Take your time! Will wait!

Hi indscribe: Since you are the second visitor to this post, you are tagged too! :-)

hi me: Insightful? really? ok wait, you're being very sarcastic, aren't you? :-)

sophie said...

:)

thankyou for tagging me -
i will think of some things.

My brother is my fave person
as well:)

Twisted DNA said...

"400-500 wpm"
Does it generate enough draft to knock the book out of your hand :P
Nice to read the random things about you.

I already did this tag :)

Rajesh Rana said...

Happy Diwali.........

richunderconstruction said...

wat an interesting insight ;)

(i think brothers are truly awesome, im soo fond of mine too!)

= rich

Z said...

Mine's done! I posted the second part today.

I enjoyed it, after a bit of puzzlement as to where to start.

jerry said...

cheers!

BiScUiTs said...

Wow, 400-500 words per minute, you must be able to finish books quickly!

Nabeel said...

wowwwwwww @ reading speed .. awesome.
where can i get mine checked?

eid mubarak

iamnasra said...

a quick glance at your site

How do we know said...

Hi Sophie:
Will wait for ur answers!

Hi Twisted DNA:
Reading your tag again was good fun!!

Hi Rajesh:
Happy Diwali to you too! I remember a very different picture.

Hi Rich:
Yep, brothers are the best!!

Hi Z: Read it.. fantastic!

Hi Biscuits:
You bet i do! finished three books in the week that went by! :-)

Hi Nabeel: Eid Mubarak to you too!
Your speed will vary with the subject and the familiarity. To check the least possible speed, pick up a passage from an unfamiliar subject. Then check the number of words in the passage, and see how long you take to read it. A simple division will give you the wpm score. A more familiar topic will give you a higher wpm.

Hi Nasra: Thanks for dropping by!

shruti said...

nice tag...

itchingtowrite said...

nice one...

Aradhna said...

Done BOSS!!!

Wriju said...

No wonder you read soooo many books!
Wish I could speed read like you.

You have a thing for the color white. For me it's always been blue :-)

How do we know said...

Hi Shruti, Aradhna, itw:

Thanks!

Wriju:
Wish I could write like you! :-)

Di said...

1,2 and 4 are the same for me too... :O

neermathalam said...

I love the color white and everything associated with it. This includes expensive white dresses, watches, platinum jewelry, sterling silver, diamonds, but does not include white cotton sheets that I am responsible for keeping white and starched.

I TAGGED U...AND DIDNT PAYED A VISIT AGAIN..tat was not the case....i was jus lethargic..read ur...infactuation w white...
too gud..i mus say...

Thanks for completing the task..tat ws so nice of u..

neermathalam said...

I have the bestest brother in the world, who is also the best human being I have ever met. OK, and all my other relatives reading this.. forget it, none of my other relatives are in any danger of ever reading this.

I wish...sometimes i also had a sibling...though i hav many friends whom really come very close in filling the need for a sister or brother.. the absense of a real one does..leave a vaccum..a small vaccum...a lil pain..

How do we know said...

Hi Di: :-) And what is the secret of your reading speed?

Hi Neermathalam: Thank you!! The pain of not having a sibling.. yes, I can understand.. my husband is an only child and I see it in his eyes too sometimes.. but then, at other times, when he realises that there will never be any property disputes in our lives, nor any fighting with people we have loved for years, and no bickering of the wives of the house, he is truly happy too! :-)

Deepa said...

done with the tagging...