Sunday, April 27, 2008

Tag time

Joy has tagged me. Since she explicitly expressed belief that I would be a prompt and responsible tag-doer, I am doing it now (okay, Vishesh and Binaryfootprints, please to not burn hole on computer monitor - I have not forgotten your tags yet, I swear).

BTW, is it just me or does everyone think that everyone in the blog world seems to be doing this tag? Anyways, on to the question and answer session.

Last Movie You Saw In A Theater:
U, me aur Hum. As I already said, ugh.

What Book Are You Reading:
Very Good Jeeves, for the n+1th time. Ideally, with my current Jane Austen obsession, it should have been Northanger Abbey. But current status of affairs does not permit me to indulge myself in reading to the exclusion of everything else. And Northanger Abbey would have been too much temptation...

Favorite Board Game:
Cluedo. For some reason, I was quite good at this and always managed to detect the murderer before anyone else everytime we played. Scrabble is a close second (I am not that great there though).

Favorite Magazine:
Reader's Digest, though these days it is more a comfort magazine (like comfort food). I like reading Time.

Favorite Smells:
Love the smell of rain on dusty ground, the smell of fresh ground coffee, the smell of mom's cooking as I enter the house.

Favorite Sound:
Sound of waves crashing on the seashore.

Worst Feeling In The World:
Self-loathing, helplessness

What Is The First Thing You Think Of When You Wake? :
Mostly it is: do I really have to wake up right now?

Favorite Fast Food Place:
No place in particular.

Future Child's Name:
Archana 2.0 (if it is a girl) and Archie 2.0 (if it is a boy)

Finish This Statement. "If I Had A Lot Of Money I'd...”:, travel, travel.

Do You Drive Fast? :
Not on local roads. On freeways I usually find myself doing around 10mph above speed limit.

Do You Sleep With A Stuffed Animal?:
Yup - have a collection both on bed and bedside table.

Storms-Cool Or Scary? :

What Was Your First Car?:
Is a Honda Civic.

Favourite drink:
Hot masala chai.

Finish This Statement, "If I Had The Time I Would .....” : even more of nothing.

Do You Eat The Stems On Broccoli?:
Yup. Love broccoli either raw or lightly cooked.

If You Could Dye Your Hair Any Color, What Would Be Your Choice? :
Coppery-brown. Yeah, I tried this shade once on my hair. Only time you could actually spot it was if you looked really hard when I stood under direct sunlight or a bright yellow lamp.

Name All The Different Cities/Towns You Have Lived In
Pune, Thanjavur, Chennai, Calcutta, Karur, Madurai, Mumbai, Davis and now Bay Area.

Favorite Sports To Watch:
Used to watch cricket a lot. This later dwindled to watching World Cup cricket matches when India played. Now nothing. I love watching events like figure-skating, diving, gymnastics etc... though I start getting bored around the time contestant #3 makes an appearance.

One Nice Thing About The Person Who Sent This To You:
Have never met Joy but I feel like I know her well. We seem to think similarly about many things. Would absolutely love to meet up with you someday (coming to the Bay, anytime :-)?)

What's Under Your Bed?:
A box full of CDs and a disassembled shelf.

Would You Like To Be Born As Yourself Again?
Definitely. Good or bad, I like me!

Morning Person Or Night Owl?:
Night owl to the core. I have no difficulty seeing 6am by keeping awake through the night. Waking up at 6am though usually qualifies for a spot in the "tough things I have done in my life" list.

Over Easy Or Sunny Side Up?:
Sunny side up with lots of fresh ground pepper. Eat with toast. Yumm! (screw salmonella).

Favorite Place To Relax:
By the beach with a book, listening to the waves.

Favorite Pie:
Chocolate cream pie.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
Not much of an ice cream person. But will not say no to Baskin Robbin's Pralines 'n Cream ice cream. And oh, the fudge topping from Ghirardelli - yum, yum, yum!

Of All The People You Tagged This To, Who's Most Likely To Respond First?
Hopefully, Shilpa.

Tag award ceremony:
Shilpa (keep up my trust, no?) and Pratap (pliss to do at least this one!).

That's all folks!


vishesh said...

lol nice one...and guess what almost everyone feels storms are cool.....:P

சிங்கம்லே ACE !! said...

//Future Child's Name:
Archana 2.0 (if it is a girl) and Archie 2.0 (if it is a boy)

sw engineer to the core eh ? Good one.. LOL :)

Entropy said...

Try a fried egg sunny side up with some nimbu pickle and toast. It is a really yummy combination. The nimbu pickle goes very well with the basic bland taste of egg yellow.

Joy said...

Have you found your Archie 1.0 :) I would love to meet you. I can relate to most of your posts and your interets are pretty similar to mine. Next time, I come to CA,I'll definitelly ping you. Let me know when you come over to east coast.

SK said...

:--) Acho Ghirardelli icecream- mouth watering.

Yeah Would love to meet Archana 2.0 and Archie 1.0 and 2.0. :--) Pliss to let me know

sands said...

Chocolate cream pie. mmmmm!!! Right there with you. Came across your blog today via Google Reader and had fun browsing. Will swing by regularly:)

Shilpa said... looks a like a looooong tag....

Saumya said...

Hey archana...long time no post. Hope things are okay.

Reemas said...

great, interesting and humourus, our ice cream choises match though.

Reemas from

Archana said...

Vishesh - true :-)!

Ace - hehehe, habits die hard :-P!

Zen - ah-ha,this sounds interesting - will definitely try it out sometime.

Joy - Ahem, Archana/Archie 1.0 is me :-D! Sure, will do :-)!

SK - man, I always smile when I think of that fudge topping! You have already met Archie 1.0 :-P (refer to above)!

Sands - Welcome aboard :-D! Yumm indeed :-)!

Shilpa - lazy bum, pannuya!

Saumya - things are fine :-)! Thanks for caring enough to ask!

Reemas - Welcome aboard :-D! Who can resist the pralines flavor!