Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Fashionably late...

To write my tag within an 8-hour deadline
To crown Quicksilver Queen of the Universe
Can't pretend the choice was tough! So here's my very late submission on eight idiosyncrasies:

1. I cannot tell a lie without laughing. So I'm either caught, or I end up improvising at the last moment by pretending I saw something funny at the corner of my eye.

2. I love Splenda, the zero-calorie sweetener. I steal it from Cafes. I buy it in kilos (or as big a box as I can). And if my stock is close to running out, I start replacing my husband's Splenda quota with sugar without telling him so that I don't have to go without it before we have time to buy a refill.

3. I ensure my feet are clean before I sleep to ward off nightmares. (yes it works)

4. When I see joybirds, I always count them and kiss my fingers and mutter 'two for joy' or 'three for letter' etc, as appropriate. If I see 'one for sorrow' I wait for it to fly coz then it becomes 'one for success'. (yes it works too)

5. When I'm on the treadmill, my mind compulsively begins solving mental maths problems on speed-distance-time thanks to the speedometer and clock dials

6. One of my exercise routines is dancing in front of the mirror (no it doesn't work)

7. Before I can sit down to work, I simply must tidy the house from making the bed, to smoothing the sofas, to stacking the day's newspapers casually on the side table, to putting the coasters in the correct alignment, etc etc

8. I strongly believe that Quicksilver is the Queen of the Universe!!!

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 Anuja as the Queen of the Universe (Nice touch, M!)

I tag:
Amy, long time since we heard your Bollywood ravings!
The One, to get you out of your quotation moods.
N - maybe this will get you to Kickstart your blog again?!
Harsh- ditto!
Vinay , returning the hospitality of lemon juice :)
Gurdeepak, monsoon trekking begun?
Ekta , hope ur enjoying India and home?
Anand, hope ur suitably weeping away from the wife!


Raccoon said...

haha I SO identify with your number 5....I struggle NOT to mentally calculate how long it'll take me to complete 1km when running at 9.5kmph

Gurdeepak said...

ok i beat the 8 hour deadline, but it doesn't mean that i am being mean to you. You can still be the Queen :)

The One said...


Ekta said...

Queen of the universe!..tag done;-)

Quicksilver! said...

A thoroughly embarrassed *and secretly chuffed* Queen of the Universe enjoyed reading your Tag:))))
I am so with you on points 3 & 7 . And I am sure you may already be aware of it, but Splenda is a dangerous health damaging habit:(

IRIS said...

I find myself saying 'ditto' for almost all the points you've listed here except maybe the treadmill bit. Ah! I'd rather stay away from them:-) I hate the mental mathematics.

Tohou Lidia said...


well i have firmly missed my deadline - so i shall start my first blog in i don't know how long with the truth:
Anuja is the Queen of the Universe!!