Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Tag...and Adieu

I was tagged by Geets so here I am again.

Also, I wanted to say bye for a while. I am heading off to India for a month and despite my best intentions i am not sure if I'll be blogging from there. I'll try or I might not survive the agonies of web withdrawal but...connectivity in Allahabad is not great. But here goes on the tag:

1.LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN A THEATER:

Gone Baby Gone! Since I've moved to Geneva I've not seen that many movies. That was months ago...so many months ago that Gone Baby Gone is now being seen in airplanes. Yikes!

2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?

The Russian Debutante's Handbook by Gary Shytengart. Loved his Absurdistan and am quite jealous of his writing style.

3. FAVORITE BOARD GAME?

Board games give me the heebie jeebies. Really! I feel like I am being punished or trapped whenever someone whips out a board game. *Shudders*

4. FAVORITE MAGAZINE?

I have an eclectic list. From The Utne Reader, Ms. Magazine, and Mother Jones...and then there is my unfortunate addiction to glossy celebrity mags...People Magazine anyone *crawls under a rock in humiliation*

5. FAVORITE SMELLS?

Rain washed air, gardenias, jasmine, smell of chaat, wet earth, babies.

6. FAVORITE SOUND?

Desultory conversation in various rooms of a full house....with no compulsion to join in. Also, when my dog howls to gather everyone in one room.

7. WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?

Loneliness.

8. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE?

Where is my life headed?

9. FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE?

Arby's and Taco Bell....yucky, huh?

10. FUTURE CHILD'S NAME?

Zara

11. FINISH THIS STATEMENT. "IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I'D...?

Travel, fund worthy projects and actually work in them....write...write...write.

12. DO YOU DRIVE FAST?“

Sometimes...the number of traffic tickets I've gotten since I moved to Geneva illustrate that.

13. DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?

Ok....I find grown women sleeping with stuffed animals a bit creepy and desperate...so no.

14. STORMS-COOL OR SCARY?

Cool...and exhilirating.

15. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?

Our family car was an ancient Ambassador. But my first car was a Ford Tempo (they don't even make them any more). I've come a long way, baby.

16. FAVORITE DRINK?

It's a toss up between a chocolate martini, a cosmopolitan, a full-bodied Bordeaux...or plain old cold water. Also like fresh lime sodas.

17. FINISH THIS STATEMENT, "IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD .....

Spend more time doing the things I enjoy.

18. DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI?

Yes.

19. IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE?

I wouldn't. It looks unnatural. Besides I like the color of my hair.

20. NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS YOU HAVE LIVED IN.

Meerut, Allahabad, Pratapgarh, Farrukhabad, Calcutta, Allahabad, Lexington, Ky; Charlottesville, VA; Sherman Oaks, CA; Indianapolis, IN; Mystic/Groton, CT;Thousand Oaks, CA (*sigh* I still miss it); Milton, MA; Geneva, Switzerland.

Ok...that list looks even longer than I thought it would.

21. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?

Golf and chess...and watching paint dry, and watching water drip one drop at a time...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

22. ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU.

A cool person and fellow writer

23. WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED?

Storage boxes.

24. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN?

A supermodel with a genius IQ.

25. MORNING PERSON, OR NIGHT OWL?

I seem to fluctuate with this, sometimes one, sometimes the other.

26. OVER EASY, OR SUNNY SIDE UP?

Yuck! I cannot eat eggs except if they are baked in something...or occasioanlly (like twice a year) as a spicy, Indian ommelette.

27. FAVORITE PLACE TO RELAX?
On my living room couch wiht a cup of coffee at hand.

28. FAVORITE PIE?

Pecan...but I also *adore* a good apple pie a la mode.

29. FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?

Maple walnit

30. OF ALL THE PEOPLE YOU TAGGED THIS TO, WHO'S MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST?

I am tagging Dipali and Aliens...and I think Bina will be first ;-). Not tagging too many people but if someone wants to do this one, please do.


*Waves* Bye y'all ;-)

5 comments:

Geets said...

thanks for doing the tag.
great to hear that you are going to india. you sure must pick up my book there from oxford or elsewhere. did you make the shopping list for books? i hear there are some cool indian ones out this year. i will be going in july.
have a great vacation and get lots of raw material for your next project. :)

Sher said...

I'm going to share some of my trashy magazines with you. You are going to feel so superior that you are a People reader. Have fantastic trip.

dipali said...

Will do , sooner or later!
Have a great trip. Any chance of a visit to Kolkata?
Bon Voyage, Jawahara.

Bina said...

We'll really miss you!

Sapna Anu B.George said...

Great going...........by the way what is this Tag???