Friday, February 01, 2008

the quirkier (not murkier) side of me!

prats from 'Retrospections! Emotional ecology...... ' tagged me and i am doing something which i had promised i'll never ever do! but since this gives me an opportunity to rave about myself officially i decided to break the rule :P

The Rules:

- Link to the person that tagged you.
- Post the rules on your blog.
- Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
- Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
- Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

well, about the rules, i don't think i can stick to them since there's nothing about me that i don't consider important! so instead of playing by the rules, i'll just wax eloquent about my quirks.

and about tagging six random people, i mean why i would them to think that i consider them 'random'? :P

but what i'm going to do is this - i'm going to do a google search of bloggers and tag complete strangers! lets see what happens. and if anyone sues me, i don't exist ok? i'm just a robot blogger spewing out 'random' posts here!

1. i count the steps on any staircase and i try to land on the last step with my right foot!

2. i always lift the plate when i'm at a restaurant to identify the brand! (infuriates my wife, but i can't help it!)

3. i can't remember dates to save my life! read here.

4. i don't like to miss the ads or the traliers before the movies. even in the old days when they showed news reels, remember? its not only about 'paisa vasool', but i feel i missed out something really important. (i think my wife also shares this quirk... no wonder i think we are made for each other :P )

5. i want to try out all the modes of transport whenever i go to a new place. so i've travelled by bullock cart, horse cart, buses, trains, planes, gliders, bicycles, bikes (in some places you can pay people on bikes to take you from point A to B), auto-ricshaws, trams, jeepneys, tuk-tuks, hand-pulled rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, trucks, etc. (have i missed out anything?)

6. i button my short alternate buttons from the bottom-up and then do the rest top-down!

so there it is... take it or dump it, but thats how the chips fall with me!

ok, now for my tag list :

1. anita bora from bangalore
2. anantha from new jersey
3. jaina from uk, i think
5. twisted dna - an indian-american
6. the mad momma - from bangalore?

lets see what happens now ;-P

14 comments:

Shruti said...

u made that tag a lot of fun by that stunt of tagging total strangers :-)
There are mostly 9 steps on every set of staircase right? heh heh.. I count too. Ever sat on an elephant?

Shruti said...

u made that tag a lot of fun by that stunt of tagging total strangers :)
There are 9 steps on every set of stairs right? :D I count too.. and hey.. ever been on an elephant?

Anonymous said...

>>so i've travelled by bullock cart, horse cart, buses, trains, planes, gliders, bicycles, bikes (in some places you can pay people on bikes to take you from point A to B), auto-ricshaws, trams, jeepneys, tuk-tuks, hand-pulled rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, trucks, etc. (have i missed out anything?)

I know you have travelled by ferry in Kolkata. Possibly boats in Kerala? -KK

Prats said...

Hey, thats a great thing to do...and my!!! you actually count the steps...??? Sometimes I do too, but have never realised it at all....


The habits are so cute....just imagine lifting a plate lol

And I should feel glad that I got you out of the self promised rules :D

Gazal said...

waiting to catch the trailers before the movie,(much as you may deny it)is actually paise...err rupiya vasool.

Anonymous said...

Good piece!
You might not have travelled By Mules,Horses & Palkies.
That may be you thought this is not the aaaaaaaaaage for you since you are able to treck. Not missed any thing as yet.
My sincere advise is that you donot travel by Horse or Mules (i.e. if you donot know how to ride these without getting excessively tired beyond your imagination) when you go to Amaranath, Vaishnodevi etc where such fecilities are available to those who cannot treck.
But the plus point is You willhave your whople body aching when you complete the journy instead of ONLY LEGS if you treck.
- Suresh Dikshit

Anonymous said...

Sixth quirk is something very interesting!

Rest all are Ok and thinkable ...

Pawan

the mad momma said...

hi guruprasad..
i just saw the pingback from my site and followed it to find that i have been tagged!

arent you supposed to let us know we're tagged so that we can get to it! :)

shall take on the tag.. and nice to make your acquaintance. dont worry.. i am not suing you, i dont know about the rest!

the mad momma said...

PS: from Delhi. Not bangalore.

Guruprasad said...

@shruti : i aim to please :)
usually most well-designed buildings have an even number of steps, usually 8!
and yes, i have sat on an elephant too. and also a horse, a camel, a buffalo too!

@kk : thanks for reminding me. yes, i have travelled by ferries and boats too!

@prats : oh yes i do! and i usually lift the late before they serve the food :P

@dikshitji : yes, i have also sat on a tonga (horse carriage)! and i agre with you about the ache all over! :)

@pawan : this helps avoid the accident of unaligned buttons to button-holes!

@mad-momma : whew! thanks for not getting mad at me! nice knowing you too! and hope to see your post of quirks too.

Sumit said...

Ya , thats great,
Even I dont leave the trailers before a movie,
and the thing about you pay some people to travel by bike, Thats is Goa and are called as "Pilots"

My Quirk , I always treat myself with an Ice candy while watching a movie. in this world of Multiplexes that just reminds you of the old times cinema theaters.

Sumit

misti said...

Eh eh, funny quirks. :D

Ziah said...

Hehehe... cute:) I'm sure you guys go well in time for the movies:)

Guruprasad said...

@sumit : i agree with you. the old movie halls were quaint in their own way.

@misti : i guess quirks usually are funny once we disengage ourselves from them :P

@ziah : we do try our best! and if i miss some of the ads before the movie i feel as if i missed something! there's a sense of incompleteness :)