September 11, 2005

Tagging Along

Got tagged by Silverine twice :). First one is still on the works, then for a change i thought i will move onto the second tag. This looked easy enuff in the begining but then found out to my horror that this one requires a lot of honest answers :).

Actually once i started to write this blog it was quite enjoyable. I have never ever jotted down all the things that i want to do. So like Jiby suggested it is good to have them all in one place so that we can check back after 10 years to see how we are doing. So here i go!

Seven things you plan to do before you die (well actually i dont plan to die..but i guess i have no choice there!)

1) Become an entrepreneur

2) Write a book (Sighs by overworked, exasperated editors :) )

3) Run the Boston marathon

4) Climb K2 (earlier it was Mt Everest but people have started landing helicopters there..yuck!)

5) Visit the coldest desolate places in earth and trek through them. The places i have in mind are Mongolia, Siberia, Alaska, Antartica, Lapplands (sweden)

6) Do a Phd in economics (this is just for intellectual masturbation haha!!)

7)Become a gentleman farmer/planter in munnar or its environs. Retire there with a huge library, gallons of single malt scotch and a cook who can make beef dry fry (well..even a wife would do i guess!!!)

Seven things you can do!

1) Become an entreprenur

2) Run the bangalore marathon

3) Go for the one month mountaineering training camp in Uttarkashi and trekking in ladakh & sikkim

4) Learn cooking (incase no cook or wife wants to settle in munnar!)

5) Build up a huge library

6) Retain all the beautiful friendships i have gathered and build more

7) fall in love and stay down...forever!

Seven things you cant do!

1) I cant be a pessimist

2) I cant look down on people

3) I cant stop reading

4) I cant stop trying to flirt (and fail miserably:) )

5) I cant dismiss "chick flicks"..infact they are my favs

6) I cant tolerate loneliness

7) I cant forgive treachery, arrogance and cowardice

Seven things that attract you to opposite sex (ahem could it be sex?:)) )

1) Adventure

2) Humour (the more sardonic the better)

3) Independence

4) Intelligence

5) women who can give you the space you need and ask for the space they need

6) Women whom i can talk to for hours and still feel the desire to continue talking

7) Women who likes me for what i am and never tries to force me to do anything that i dont want to ( is excused, so is washing and ironing!! )

Seven things you say most!

1) deyyyyyy
2) Athu pallil poyi para
3) machaa
4) beeeer
5) kallu readddddy aano???
7) and several colourful words i use in the company of my school/college friends

Seven celebrity crushes

1) Nandita Das - for the sparkle in her eyes

2) Audrey Hepburn - again the sparkle

3) Princess Diana - for the grace

4) Demi Moore - for the sheer sensuality

5) Meg Ryan - for the innocence

6) Arundhati Roy - for the wild streak (even if i dont agree with half or even more of what she says!)

7) Helen Hunt - I dont know why!

It's been a revealing experience to jot down this blog. I actually spent much more time than i planned on this blog. But every moment was worthwhile. Thankx silverine!

Now that i have written down these desires of mine for all eternity to see (gee..i am really stuffy!!) am planning on how/when to do quite a few of them!

Unfortunately most of my friends from the blog world have already been tagged for this post. So i would tag Deepak George in the hope that he finally resumes his blogging. Ponna are you listening?



silverine said...

I hope, that in the coming years you will accomplish all that you have set as your goals.Hope Blogger will exist then for us to compare notes :)

Some things from your list that I too would like to do is, trek the coldest places on Earth. Vast snowy and barren landscape have always held a strange fascination for me. Perhaps its the unfathomable expanse and the never ending stretch of snow , or the silence.....
You are an optimist so I guess you can expect success in your attempts to flirt and fall in love ;)
Your celebrity crushes are unique. Very similar to mine in some aspects except the gender;)

Great list of things you want to accomplish. Best of luck!!!

Jiby said...

this tag keeps getting better...wuz a real awe-inspiring list of things you plan to do...good luck with everything.i'd like to come visiting ur munnar haunt just for the beef dry-fry and while at it...a little scotch too!

the trouble with this tag is that
ever since i wrote it i am finding it hard to keep justifying the direction my life and career is taking...havent been this restless in a long time.

Praveen said...

Hmmm.... good one, you do want to do a variety of things, hope you succeed in them ;)

Parna said...

interesting. enjoyed reading your list. someone tagged me, but am yet to get around to working on it.

Jithu said...

bangalore marathon.. hmm..

Geo said...

'intellectual masturbation'
'gentleman farmer'
'single malt scotch'
'beef dry fry'

hmm... interesting ;_)

btw, why single malt? They say Blue Label is the king ;_)

Matter of Choice said...

@Silverine: Thankx for the wishes. Well i hope blogger will exist and that we will have something to compare then. if u wanna trek those cold desolate places, you know whom to call for company :)

@Jiby: Thankx. U will be most welcome for the BDF (beef dry fry) and the scotch abt some nice nadan munthiri kallu as well?. yes, after writing this blog even i got a bit restless and anxious about the slow pace at which i am moving

@Praveen: Thankx a lot. Btwn u havent written anything for a while.
Hope to cya back in action real soon

@Parna: thankx. eagerly awaiting your "seven's" too :)

@Jithu: lol..thats what all my friends say..:)). They are planning to soon take out a demonstration in blr saying that mentally ill ppl shouldnt be allowed to run :))

@Geo: Gentlemen prefer single malt :)).

hope and love said...

Become a gentleman farmer/planter in munnar or its environs. Retire there with a huge library, gallons of single malt scotch and a cook who can make beef dry fry.

fall in love and stay down...forever!

great..!! girls will stand in queue for you..!!

Praveen said...

Hey Anish, yep I havent written much, have been bogged down by work. It looks like its gonna be hectic for some more time, so will try to write something when time permits :)

wacky-weird-woman said...

A very unexpected post! Atleast for me! But I like what you claim attracts you to the opposite sex! (I only hope this is truth and only the truth! :P) Are all men like this?
On a personal note, I moved to Pune recently and have been in so much trauma that I think Hyderabad was heaven! I think, I will try and write down about the points you mentioned in your blog. They perhaps will give me a sneak-peak into my own unknown world.

Matter of Choice said...

@hope n luv:
ahem..didnt u notice..the girl part was the last item in my "things to do list" :)).

yeah..i know..been there..hope u will be back to writing soon though

I forgive u this once. but NEVER ask a man whether he is telling the truth unless u are prepared to wade into a cesspool of baser instincts!. Btwn the brackets in the heading was my actual confession. didnt u notice it? :))

hmmm..never been to pune but heard that its a happening place so i am sure u will soon feel at home there. Anyways, please do jot down the list of "sevens". I guarantee that it will be a worthwhile exp. Please Consider this as a tag :)

silverine said...

@moc: I think I know what you mean. A St. Bernard with a barrel of Cognac would be an ideal companion in my treks :))

So it is sex that attracts you about the opposite sex?

What a coincidence!!!! It is the obsession with sex that we gals find so repelling about the opposite sex too!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

i agree with u on hepburn.. roman holiday is still on top of my list all bcos of that stunnin female.

Matter of Choice said...


St: Bernard my foot :)). ahem nice to hear abt what repels the opp sex from sex too :))

@lash: yeah roman holiday was awesome. but i luved My Fair Lady even better!


injinuity said...

princess di for 'grace'???? she has slept with everyone from the guards to the horse trainer... hell maybe even the horse....

Anonymous said...

great one..!

fall in love and stay down...forever!