Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Going green*

Gosh, tags are piling up. I better spit on my hands and get down to them. This tag was passed on by both Rads and Altoid.

The Rules :
Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words given : family, friend, yourself, your love, anything you like. Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better.

Family - This is a post about mommy dearest. This is a post about daddy dearest. The family features in quite a few of my other posts too. I just realized that considering how close I am to my sister, there aren't any entirely sister-focused posts. But you can be sure that any fun activity with family that I have written about automatically includes my sister as one of the principal participants.

Love- Here's what i have to say about my eternal loves (not necessarily in that order) in life: books, sleep, food.

Friends - Regular readers among you will by now be used to reading various letters of the English alphabet in my various posts, denoting my various friends. If I linked to all of the posts featuring friends, you would probably be staring at the unenviable task of re-reading about 80% of my blog. So, here is what I said about my friends during the early days of this blog (and obviously, those sentiments still hold).

Myself - Ahem, it would have been easier to link to posts which do *not* revolve around me. Wait a minute though, I doubt there is any such post in my blog. If you want to read one of the posts which is 100%, unvarnished narcissism, you can read the very first tag about 20 random things about myself I did on this blog. It might give you some inkling of the bundle of oddities you are dealing with.

Link to any post I like: The entire Half Dome series. Not because it is a particularly illuminating example of my literary talents (if there is indeed such a thing in existence). But because it was a one-of-a-kind experience in my life. I did not realize how firm the "one-of-a-kind" bit was till when narrating the whole story to a friend recently, I found that my hands turned cold and my heart involuntarily lurched when describing the bit about standing petrified on the Half Dome slope. I am sure you must be dying to read about an experience which I will never voluntarily repeat again (unless a) they build an escalator to the top of Half Dome or b) they offer helicopter rides from the Half Dome base). For the brave readers, start here.

Five people I tag:

Binaryfootprints - Since you kindly tagged me :-P.
Joy - I would like to read your posts on these topics.
SK - It's been a while since I bugged you :-P.

Okay, only three.

recycling posts, no? Ya, sometimes I kill myself with my wit.


rads said...

aahh goody, you are my bestest tag-picker-upper blog pal. :--D

Saumya said...

oh archana....you keep reminding me about my tag. One day ... my girl, one day!

BTW, it was lovely meeting you the other day :)

Joy said...

I can relate to all your posts. I love books and so does my family. My parents too prefer books to TV. Have read all the books you read in your childhood. And I also do not prefer afternoon siesta. If I feel sleepy, I go out. Half Dome must have been lot of fun! :)

If you ever come over to NJ, please let me know . It would be a pleasure to meet you.

I have actually done this tag and you can check it out at

SK said...

Good one Arch!
Half Dome posts.. I read it quite recently, to see if I have the courage to do the hike this summer ;--) Altoid and IBH have tagged me on this as well, I think, I better get to it quickly :--)

Shilpa said...

Nice post arch...

Archana said...

Rads - edaachum prize unda :-P?

Saumya - erm - is today the day :-P? Me too me too - awesome to meet you in person :-D!

Joy - I caught on quite a few of your post after I read your comment. You are right we seem to have a lot of similarities - it will very cool to meet up with you. The same invite extends to you too anytime you come to the Bay :-)!

SK - :-) - so, what is the verdict :-)? Pannu, pannu!

Shilpa - :-)

Ajeya said...

Hello! My first time around here. Nice blog! :)