Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Exactly three months ago Quicksilver – the Queen of the Universe tagged me with “have-to-write-and-post-it-in-8-hrs” thing! It took me this long to muster up enough courage and write this – mostly because I got intimidated by her expectations!

Nautilus…I have a feeling that her answers are going to be very interesting.

Oh Quicksilver, I wish you hadn’t asked for this – and now the bubble will burst not just for you but for all to see…

So here it goes:

8 Random Facts About Nautilus!!

1.I have to, have to, HAVE TO sleep on the left side of the bed. If by some cruel twist of fate I find myself on the right side, I usually stay up all night tossing and turning; even if I manage to doze off, I’ll get terrible nightmares and wake up in cold sweat!!

2.I’m a total reality show junkie – Indian Idol, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Jhalak Dikhla Ja, Nach Baliye, Dancing With The Stars, The Bachelor, Super Nanny, Wife Swap, Top Chef, Design Star – you name it, I watch it ! But funnily enough I haven’t seen a single episode of the grand-daddy of all reality shows – Survivor!!

3.I’m a hoarder – not the obsessive compulsive type, but an intelligent hoarder (if there’s such a thing!) It’s a cycle I can’t seem to break – for example, I’ll go through a phase of buying shoes (80% of those will sit in their boxes and never the light of day) then I’ll feel guilty about owning too many pairs of shoes and go on to buy purses – then the same guilt and the same urge to move on to something else like kitchenware, perfume, creams and lotions, sweaters, sunglasses, watches, books, art supply…you get the drift!!

4.I’m an extremely uncoordinated person and I can’t help it!! Usually I mask it very well, but try playing Frisbee with me and you’ll know what I mean. I can see the disc coming straight at me yet I can’t decide which way I should move in order to catch it – as a result most of the time I’d find myself flat on my back after being thwacked by a Frisbee on my forehead!!

5.I read 2-3 romance novels after every serious book I read. I called decompressing, spouse calls it addiction to soft-porn :D

6.I relax by cooking. In the good old days spouse would get a five-course meal every time we fought! These days we don’t fight as much, so the poor man is starving himself to a trimmer waist-line :)

7.I can’t read newspaper if someone else has already read it. I don’t know what the big deal is, but I like the fresh smell of a crisply folded newspaper! If someone else gets to it before I do, its akin to wearing someone else’s underwear or using someone’s toothbrush! In the same fray, I should also mention that wet bathrooms give me the heebie-jeebies!!

8.I’m addicted to dried cranberries and tangerine flavored jelly-belly and Sour-patch Kids! I hide my stash from sonny boy and spouse on a regular basis. And when they do discover my…ummm…weakness, I never apologize for succumbing to such greedy decadence. I deny sonny boy from candies’ evil influence, but yield personally to its entrapment. Sometimes I eat candy to wake me up, or to keep on working when I want to stop and take a nap. Much preferred to a carrot on a stick. A self-imposed bribe to keep pushing. Of course, this bribe has negative consequences when my jeans don’t fasten. Oh well!!

Like it or not I tag...

Ghetu - because I'm extremely curious to know what else we can dig out of this disarmingly frank person!
Lonely Blogger - because I want to know what habits she has picked up since I saw her last almost 18 years ago!
Grey - because he needs a new post!! :)
Lavanya - because anything she writes reads like poetry! :)
Chatter - because we are members of an exclusive mutual admiration club!!
Magpie - because his recent ramblings have been too short!
Shashank - because behind all the nerdy stuff there's a fun guy!
Shampa - because I'm curious about other things in her Bookduniya!

And here are the Tag Rules:

1) Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.

2) People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.

3) At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

4) If you fail to do this within eight hours, you will have to acknowledge that you are a bigger slacker than Nautilus!!!

So tag along guys!!