20 Apr 2015

10 Things You Really Don't Need To Know About Me

Been a long time since I TMI-ed you guys. So here goes nothing.

10> I cannot, CANNOT stand public washrooms. I’d rather hold it in, get UTI and die than tinkle in most public washrooms.

9> The thought of sharing my toothbrush and books with ANYONE makes me want to hurl.

8> I seem to have developed an obsession for all things owlish in the last few years.

7> I am probably the best non-practicing fashion follower ever. As in, I like looking up trends, shades, makeup, hemlines, and whatnot, but retract into being a semi-tomboy in real life. Zero effort goes into picking out my clothes for the day/have a basic skin care routine with products I've used since high school.

6> I hate the heat/summer. I HATE it. I HATE IT SO VERY MUCH. Indian summers are the bane of my existence, clearly I was born in the wrong part of the world.
I love the cold: lower the temperature, the better. I’m in the best of moods when I’m drenched to the bone from riding in the rain or my toes and fingertips are going numb in the cold.

5> I've never been a grammar Nazi; I’ve always made up words whenever I wanted to, chosen a very conversational style of writing, set an informal tone. But I've become 10x more conscious of my own casual writing and that of others since I started editing. My old posts end up making me cringe. Talk about letting a job dictate terms.

6> Considering my obsession with chocolate and related things, it is easy to assume that I have a sweet tooth – I don’t. I don’t like most Indian sweets except Chikki and Ras Malai and sometimes, a stray Doodh Peda.

5> Rice-hater, yo! Only rice I will put in my mouth is Ma’s pulao. Roti-lover all the way!

4> Vegetarian by choice for more than a decade now, and proud of it (despite all the ghas-phoos jokes). My family and friends hate me for it though, I’m sure, what with having to cook both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes for every meal.

3> Not great at it but I love cooking, love shopping for cooking and love reading up recipes.

2> Sucker for photos. I can browse Pinterest for days together and then some.

1> Not a morning person. At all. Never been, never will be, have stopped trying. I envy all those people who can get anything except <brushing, bathing, pulling on a tee and jeans (God help me if I have to work in an org that has a dress code), and running out of the door> done in the mornings. I snooze all the way from 6.00 am to 8.00 am. Doesn’t matter if I’m woken up every eight minutes by my phone, I’ll still rebel and stay in bed just to prove a point. To who, I don’t know.


P.S: Inspired by Kelly :)
P.S.S: I wanted to add some randomness to my About Me page. Hence, the post.
P.P.S.S: If you want to take it up as a tag, you are most welcome to! Leave your links in the comments :)
P.P.P.S.S: Linking this to Alley's Open Slather

22 comments:

  1. Well, now we know the things we need not know. Besid. I can totally copy a few things myself.

    I could write something like this, but tha would make me hate myself even more than I ready do. Yeah, that bad.

    Out of context, what's the expantion of PSS and PPSS. I had been using it myself yet I realized I didn't know what it means.

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    1. Arrey... why so much self-hate? :/

      P.S is Post Script. And I can't really stop with one.

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  2. Same pinch, same pinch and same pinch :D The public washroom thing? So me! I still get the creeps thinking about my worst case scenarios! The books? Bang on. I would rather be your enemy who refused to lend you my book than be your friend. They are our babies. Sadly, very few people understand that. I'm a night owl all the way :)

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    1. So many similarities! :)
      And yes, they are our babies :/ I know someone who used my book as a laptop stand -_-

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  3. I am glad to know more about you rather :)
    I see that... I hate summer too and certainly I am not a morning person too!

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    1. Eee, sweet of you, S :)
      Two of my great hates, those -_-

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  4. Ha, I would love to take this tag up. Let me see because most things resonate with yours. Whoa! Just noticed there are 11 things in your list :)

    Sharing toothbrush and books, hating summer, not a morning person, rice-hater - all me.
    The grammar nazi thing - happening to me right now in my job. Tell me how to escape na?

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    1. Pliss do :) Woah!! :P my bad! Clearly, my counting skills are beyond excellent :P

      Escaping that is tuning it out of the head but its not easy. Might as well accept it... Not too bad a thing no..

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  5. Hello greetings and goo wishes.

    Very interesting points about you. But I think you are a normal person just like any one of us.Not liking to use public wash rooms, sharing books and tooth brush, not following the fashions, get out of bed late etc,etc.is nothing strange to me. But the only thing I differ is that I like rice in all its different forms such as iddili, dosa, puttu, appam, idiappam, patthiri and so on.

    Excellent post. I enjoyed reading it.

    Best wishes

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Mr. Pulikotil :)

      Totally, just another person around with her quirks and all :)

      Oooh, I love patthiri!

      Thank you for dropping by ;)

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  6. Oh we are soul sisters I say!! I was nodding my head all though your post :D

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  7. I don't mind the heat. The only thing I hate about winter is the cold, I don't care how much it rains! I don't like being cold! Yep toothbrush sharing is *gag*. With two young girls and a weak bladder, I don't have much choice when it comes to public toilets. I just wish some people were more considerate with the state they leave the toilet, before me!

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    1. Hai Alley :) Thanks for dropping by..

      Oh.. We should switch countries then, you and me - plenty of heat here, lots of rain, never cold enough for me to freeze.
      Ahhh, damn, I know right? Why wouldn't a person clean up after themselves!!!

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  8. Oh my, this post could so be about me! I know a million people have already told this above :P

    Hate summers, public washrooms, sharing books, sweets, mornings, rice, sucker for photos, love cooking, owl obsession everything! But I follow fashion closely and I'm a hardcore carnivore! I love my meat and fish and cannot imagine life without it. Hubby is a pure non-garlic eating vegetarian though!

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  9. ditto for points 10, 9, 6, 5, 6. 1 :D

    hate, hate, hate, hate, hate the heat! :P can't stand it. ever.

    ps: you've repeated 6 and 5, so it's actually 12 things we don't need to know about you ;)

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    1. Serves me right for trying to count backwards :/:P

      Lets migrate to Iceland, shall we? I bet we'd love it there.

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    2. Antarctica might be better ;)

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    3. Done. You are Skipper and I'm Private. :D

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  10. Geez! We are so alike, except the hating summer part. That numb toe feeling gave me shivers...noooooo!!!
    I'm Owl obsessed too and not a morning person at all. I dread the day when I have to dress up. I will never apply job at an organisation where you gotta dress fancy/on-trend. I can't do that to myself. Its cruel!!

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    1. Hahaha, IKNOWRIGHT :O Painful, it sounds.

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