Mar 4, 2009

Seeking 25 random secrets!

“Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” as quoted by Benjamin Franklin.


Since I have been tagged by Spike and Ava for 25 random things about me and then by Udtahaathi for 25 secrets, let me just scratch the surface and give you some not-so-dark-and yet-random secrets of my life.
1. I was a NAGIN in my previous birth. I do believe in reincarnation.
2. I have 184320 hair on my head out of which 164312 are grey.

3. I am size 0 beneath all these layers of fat.
4. I am a drunkard. I consume 1.153 litres of water every day.
5. I once finished 4th in a running race and there were only 4 runners.
6. I have never been to a pub or a discotheque ever.
7. While in confines of the loo, my mind is at its sharpest! I remember all the bill due-dates, the pending phone calls and the unanswered mails. The moment I step out, I forget.
8. I have not visited Kashmir even once even though I was in Delhi all through the 70s and 80s
9. I still bite my nails at times. Sometimes I end up eating the skin around too :(
10. I cant sleep in a completely quiet surrounding. I need a fan whirring or a snore or even some light music.
11. I am scared of sleeping alone in an empty house. I switch my living room lights on in such cases.

12. The 15-year old tomboy is still alive inside me and surfaces every now and then to my utter horror.
13. Some days I crave for sweets so much, I eat spoonful of sugar… and hold on I am not pregnant!
14. I cry easily when I sense a situation getting out of control. Once I cried after an altercation with boss while my poor colleague didn’t know where to hide!
15. I once got caught by a bus conductor when I was travelling without ticket in a bus. I escaped using the famous girl-smiles-heart-melts technique
16. I can whistle with or without my fingers. Ha!

17. Deep down I am basically a KANJOOS, a hoarder who spends and then feels guilty.
18. I managed to burn fast-to-cook-good-to-eat-Maggie once! Last Sunday I successfully burnt the outside of my cake while the insides were still raw.
19. I used to love biting my hair when young. Even now, I fiddle with my hair when in deep thoughts.
20. During my teen years, while taking the national pledge “India is my country and all Indians are my brothers and sisters”, I used to skip the brothers part.
21. I am superstitious about auspicious-days and number 13
22. I can be quick witted at rare times and “duh” most of the times making me wonder if I am a case of multiple-personality-disorder.
23. I once was an avid collector of match-box covers!
24. The only subject I ever failed in my school times was Drawing and Arts thanks to a too-perfect teacher
25. I am not on Facebook or Hi-5 or Tagged or any such. I only exist in Orkut in a completely unknown avtar which is also sleeping since a long time.
As per open secret means
An *open secret* is a concept or idea that is "officially" secret or restricted in knowledge, but is actually widely known; or refers to something which is widely known to be true, but which none of the people most intimately concerned is willing to categorically acknowledge in public.

P.S. My friend Vee has come up with our very own, common man's MovieManiax Awards 2008. With the heavy politics taking away the very meaning of awards, we sure need to voice our opinion and give credit where its due. Please do visit and vote.


Bouncing-Bubble March 4, 2009 at 3:07 PM  

lol.nice to read this early in the mrng. same pinch on 7!

I'm trying to get rid of that facebook thing!

and as for maggi and cake, we can have a seperate topic on kitchen disasters ... I have loads to discuss u see :D

--xh-- March 4, 2009 at 4:26 PM  

nice list :-D and LOL @ skipping the brothers part.. and hey, matchbox collection - i sue to do it :)

No enigma here. I'm your girl-next-door March 4, 2009 at 5:07 PM  

Very witty and entertaining!! Good to know the child in you is still alive! Oh, and skipping the 'brothers' bit was hilarious. Now, why did it not occur to me ever?

Reema March 4, 2009 at 8:33 PM  

I was a lion ( so says my kundli)
Same pinch on the sweet tooth.

Angel's Flight March 5, 2009 at 6:18 AM  

I LOOOOOVE ur list....there are so many things in there that would totally be me.....

Matchbox....lolz how did that end?

Smita March 5, 2009 at 6:40 AM  

Thank god you didn't turn out as nagin part 2 nahin to what would have i done without you :p btw how did skipping the bro part help? Tell tell...Vaise overall an absolutely adorable list. Ps does that memory spurt in loo increase your in time there? ;)

Poonam March 5, 2009 at 10:02 AM  

This was the funniest 25 facts I have read. This line was the funniest:

I am size 0 beneath all these layers of fat.

And I too am scared sleeping alone, I sleep with lights on..I did it just this weekend after a longwhile.

And my kundli says I was a frog in my last inacrnation. Thanks God! there are no after-effects of it. :)

Came to your blog thru moviemaniax blog, where the dashbaord shows u as a referer. :)

workhard March 5, 2009 at 10:16 AM  

Hi, this right down hilarious,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I am very new to this so help me, now that im tagged what do i do?

Just Like That March 5, 2009 at 8:30 PM  

Hilarious! :-D
Is Birbal some relation of yours? Reading about the no of hair you have, Was reminded of the story in which he counts the crows in the kingdom.... LOL!
Next time we meet, we MUST have a race- the loser/winner can treat the other to an ice cream.. Loved your list of secrets.:-)

Swati March 6, 2009 at 10:28 AM  

You forgot to write one !!

You have a great sense of humour !!

I laughed loud.

And you know, I boiled potatoes in pressure cooker without adding a drop of water. Don't ask about the result.

udtahaathi March 6, 2009 at 11:07 AM  

Looks like you are actually a size zero, matchbox collecting 15 year old hair biting skin eating un-sisterly tomboy, gradually buried inside the layers of fat and fear over time to become a sweet loving insipid water drinking cake burner, who badly need to install a computer in the loo and land up in a pub on an auspicious day.

*Shiver me timbers *

Cheers (to water) !

Monika,Ansh March 6, 2009 at 11:19 AM  

That's a hilarious list. I had a hearty laugh. :)

couchpapaya March 6, 2009 at 8:39 PM  

oh me too for 3 and 5 and 9 and 11 .... had great fun reading this !!!! as for the cake, twist smita's arm to write a recipe on the food blog will ya !!!

Vee March 7, 2009 at 4:22 AM  

6. I have never been to a pub or a discotheque ever. Leave it to me. My next Mumbai trip will ensure I take you out.

8. I have not visited Kashmir even once even though I was in Delhi all through the 70s and 80s. U better off, I was in Shimla for 5 years but never went to J&K

16. I can whistle with or without my fingers.ME TOO!! Yay! Ha.

23. I once was an avid collector of match-box covers! Now, that's fascinating. I thought only me, my bro, my sis and 5 of other friends did that as we used to play gambling using those covers, kinda playing cards..

Awww, now that was nice. I did not know you mentioned it and that khabri also did not mention it to me. Thanks! It's going great so far... Nominations are out btw, do check out.

AS March 8, 2009 at 8:18 PM  

liked ur blog yaar

will keep comin :)

Suma March 9, 2009 at 1:18 PM  

wow!!! 25 secrets and we know them!

#2 was hilarious...and #3 and 4...heck all of them..

that was a good monday read...esp after the trauma of the weekend spent studying hindi...sigh...

#22 sounds like me :)

avdi March 9, 2009 at 11:29 PM  

Hilarious list, and such deep uninhibited revelations .. I really envy you. I think I loved the loo one best.

Where is famous kaapi drinking? You switched to water now?

Loved UH's analysis. Tht was superb.

Bedazzled March 10, 2009 at 1:14 PM  

Quite a riotous list.. u travelled without a ticket and got away with it !!! wow!!.. i am size 0 beneath all that fat too ;-) ..

Mama - Mia March 10, 2009 at 5:25 PM  

you so have to write more often! :)

loved reading this! yesterday i tried for 3hrs and reached till 13 points and none of em interesting!

i wish i was an interesting person like you! :)



workhard March 10, 2009 at 7:37 PM  

Hi, Thanks for visiting again, and really enjoyed finishing that list, i guess i have just one dark secret and you know by now, and yes hopefully, we ll get to know each othr better:)

WhatsInAName March 10, 2009 at 9:31 PM  

SORRY FRIENDS FOR THE LATE REPLY! Been randomly busy, sigh!

Bouncy :)
lol! Yes, we must have a discussion on kitchen disasters and how we cover it up thereafter ;)

xh :)
Great, so what did you do with the match box? I had to dump it when we shifted once. My mom refused to acknowledge it as WORTHY :(

Girl-next-door :)
Lol! Me and my funny ideas. The crazy ideas are unique to me, you see

Reema :)
Lion? wow! I do see some traits carried forward in ths birth ;) And I mean it as a compliment!

Angel :)
Like I told xh, my mom refused to carry it with us when we shifted once. So you see, my chances of entering the Guiness were squashed right there :(

Smita :P
I still am as agile as a nagin, cant you see? :P btw by skipping the brother part, I could flirt without any guilt you see lol! hmmm good idea about loo. Lemme work on that :P

Poonam :)
Welcome here! Frog? Wow so which price kissed you ;) so you are a pretty princess today!

Workhard :)
You did the tag brilliantly. Am thinking of you bogging with more haha

WhatsInAName March 10, 2009 at 9:38 PM  

JLT :p
I will wait for the competition eagerly. I am going to start the preparation right away! Keep my ice cream ready :P

Swati :)
LOL! If my pressure cooker had a mouth, it would regale you with stories galore of how it has been tortured by me hehehe

My God :)) Only YOU can come up with such a comment hehehe. Cheers to water indeed! So, how were my secrets? Secret enough, I hope!

Monika ;)
Beleive me its ALL true!

CP! :)
3,5,9,11? We make an ODD pair hehehe! About cake, yes please its time Smita and you give me some tips please!

Vee :)
Looking forward to that trip to the pub ;) BTW, lemme hop over right away to the moviemanix to vote!

AS :)
Welcome here and I do not see any link to your blog. Where do you write?

WhatsInAName March 10, 2009 at 9:42 PM  

Suma :)
lol seriously I have been called BRIGHT at times and then immediately I would be labelled as TUBELIGHT! Maybe I am a BRIGHT TUBELIGHT ;)

Ava :)
Yeah trying to decrease kaapi. I guess with the advancing age, we have to give up a lot of nice things :(

Bedazzled :)
Welcome here. Wow, you too size 0? I guess Kareena will lose her sleep soon ;)

Abha :)
Comeon! Like I always maintain, YOU are one of my inspirations and your posts are so so interesting. You can understand by the rate at which I write about my creativity ;)

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? March 12, 2009 at 9:32 AM  

Hahaha! Definitely one of the 'funnest' lists I've read so far!!

Usha March 12, 2009 at 8:06 PM  

Loved this - can't get better than getting to view the deep dark secrets of someone else eh?
What you sit and count the hair on your head everyday?
You like to eat hair? hmmm, that is new. haven't known anyone with that kind of a fad. What does it taste like anyways? heheheh.
Eating Sugar? Very Very bad!!

Collection Of Stars March 14, 2009 at 10:01 PM  

It was fun reading your list. You sure do have a sense of humor :)

avdi March 16, 2009 at 8:53 AM

yeh dil maange more !

WhatsInAName March 17, 2009 at 9:17 PM  

Mamma Mia :) Thankews and the feeling is mutual. I love your posts!

Usha :) Well! The hair actually tastes divine! Try it. As for number of hair, I just know its atleast 10000 more than average number of hair. I am too much hairy a person :D except that they are all grey!

COS :) Thanks for that comment, SOH not so sure!


Anand March 19, 2009 at 3:11 PM  

Whewww.. Now I know a lot bout u..

This tag freaks me out u know..tellin the world bout urself ike this..openly...

Nice interesting.
Anand. :-)

vimmuuu March 21, 2009 at 4:18 AM  

You know what, this post did appear in my reader, but I got confused. Your previous post was also on the similar lines, rt?

and @ the post: Reading some of the points in the beginning, I dont know if I should be believing the rest. LOL.

Yword March 25, 2009 at 4:22 PM  

it is really a good idea - this 25 secrets thing. loved reading all of yours.
monica :)

verbivorehere April 20, 2009 at 5:34 PM  

i remember commenting on ths one ;( dnt knw why its not here :(..
very entertaining & hilarious ths tag is ;P..LOL at the indian pledge ;PPP really??? & haaan ditto n the loo memory ;P

workhard April 21, 2009 at 12:48 AM  

Hi... just dropped by to say hi.. was hoping to read something new...

Just Like That April 30, 2009 at 1:12 PM  

hop over to my place for a world tour.

Poppins May 27, 2009 at 4:39 PM  

Very nice. Loved reading it

Ann Dee May 28, 2009 at 1:54 PM  

I'm greatly tempted to give in and give out some of my deepest secrets..Ummm, sometime...someday...

Great post dude!

BleSSed July 23, 2009 at 2:55 PM  

Hilarious :) I likes :D

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? August 5, 2009 at 9:15 AM  

Hey there! Been a long, really LONG time since you've written anything.

All well I hope?

Suma August 6, 2009 at 2:54 PM  

changing templates does not mean you are blogging!

:) :) :)

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