Just in case you were wondering about the picture here, let me tell you... it is a 'toast'. Yes, a 'toast'... you read it right! It's also the best toast... I have ever seen in my entire life... and it came courtesy: Shilpa. She says... it is a toast... to us, and for those like us... Fellow Bloggers, Friends from the Blogosphere aka FBs (christened by Shilpa, herself). And the best part is... she has added me to her list of FBs. Thanks a bunch, Shilpa... it feels wonderful!
... And only last week, actually on the 4th of July to be precise... Subhayan awarded me the "Wramblerz Award"... in the "In-cyclo-pedic Blogger" category. The citation reads: For churning out great content in all of her posts ... I must confess, your blog is a web-resource tool (from Julius Caeser Bryan Adams to quotes from n number of great men...) Congrats and Well Done!!!
The past few days, several of us including yours truly... have been busy with the "Indiblogger of the Month May 2009" contest (Original Humour category) and as a result some (important... ahem! ahem!) things/tasks have piled up. Tags for example... for me at least. I have three of them pending. Two from Subhayan and one from Shilpa, and I have got to get cracking on them quickly. So, here's the first one...
This is from Subhayan. The first is the 15 Books Tag... which I'm already done with (as part of Shilpa's previous tag). You can read it: here. Therefore, the one I got to do now... is a Q&A type. But, before I forget... let me share a really cool link with you. I came across Rank Widget, a tool to check your blog's Google PageRank, Alexa Traffic Rank, Technorati Blog Rank and Yahoo Search InLinks... and then show/display them on your Blog. A great tool for website/blog promotion! Squirrel Boy... please note: I do not display the Alexa Traffic Rank or the monetary value of my blog with every post :) Okie, now for the tag:
Q: When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
A: Only looked... was giving my quite substantial (cough, cough) gray cells a bit of "well deserved" rest *wink! wink!* C'mon, after all I am not the Queen with the magic mirror... found in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Note: This being the age of "political correctness", e.g., a "blind" person being referred to as "visually challenged" or "visually impaired" instead... should the name of this story book be altered to: "Snow White and the Seven Vertically Challenged"... ???
Q: How much cash do you have in your wallet right now?
A: Rs. 500/
Q: What's a word that rhymes with DOOR?
A: Roar, more, shore, ashore, core, wore, tore, snore, pour, pore, sore, bore, boar, oar, soar, fore, four...
Q: What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
A: The Gayatri Mantra.
Q: Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
A: A friend.
Q: What are you wearing right now?
A: My smile.
Q: Do you label yourself?
A: No way. Labels are for clothes and products. I am neither!
Q: Name the brand of the shoes you currently own?
Q: Bright or Dark Room?
A: Sometimes bright, but never dark... (I'm no photographer, you see *wink* *wink*) Prefer to have a blue light on (zero watt). Feels quite dreamy! But then... whenever there is the (unannounced) appearance of this modern phenomenon called "unscheduled power cuts"... it does get dark, for a few hours, though :( This is actually a joint effort between the truant monsoons and the forever engaged in "maintenance work" KEB (Karnataka Electricity Board)
Q: What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
A: Someone who simply loves tags!
Q: What does your watch look like?
A: It's a Titan Fast Track one, with a black band.
Q: What were you doing at midnight last night?
Q: What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
A: The bill amount :)
Q: What's a word that you say a lot?
Q: Who told you he/she loved you last? (Please exclude spouse, family, children)
A: Are pets allowed... ?!! :D
Q: Last furry thing you touched?
A: My doggies... Squeashy and Ginger.
Q: Favorite age you have been so far?
A: All of them!
Q: What was the last thing you said to someone?
A: See you soon.
Q: The last song you listened to?
A: Was listening to "Words" by Boyzone... a little while back. Now listening to "Naa, jiya laage naa"... from the movie "Anand". An amazing song... Lata's voice mesmerises. Simply magical!
Q: Where did you live in 1987?
A: On terra firma. c/o Planet Earth aka Dharti Mata!
Q: Are you jealous of anyone?
Q: Is anyone jealous of you?
A: Can't say.
Q: Name three things that you have on you at all times?
A: My wits, my smile and my cell phone!
Q: What's your favorite town/city?
A: Bangal-ore/Bengal-uru :)
Q: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
A: To a friend, nearly a decade back...
Q: Can you change the oil on a car?
A: Nope.. have never tried. And don't want to either! Aside: I do not believe in oiling/greasing my own palms ;)
Q: Your first love/big crush: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?
A: Thats my hubby!
Q: Does anything hurt on your body right now?
A: My eyes... guess I am in front of the computer more often than I should... !!!
Q: What is your current desktop picture?
A: Lord Krishna in all his splendor... revealing his "Vishwaroop" to Arjun, while also answering his queries, i.e., while revealing the Bhagavad Gita. It is a scene from the Mahabharata. You can find it on my blog sidebar too.
Q: Have you been burnt by love?
A: NO! NO! NO!
... And I tag: Kaddu, Rajdeep, Ved, Kokonad, Sumit, Dhiman, Tangerine, Deepa, WebSnacker, Vamshi, Subhayan, puresunshine aka Virtual Crossroads, Shilpa, Mukund, pawan, abhijeet, SiD, wandering soul aka Neelima, Books and Comics, Rafiq Raja aka ÇómícólógÝ, Comic World , Shankar, Miss Kido, Reema, Vipul Grover, Choco, Rahi, Shanu, Crocodile's Tales, Rana Sinha, Jamaica My Way aka Jamaica, Sandy, Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind, ACKnowledge, Welcome to the world of Devil, সোনার তরী, History and Mythology, Rice ladoo, Vik's angles, Rhett, My Memoirs of Mesmerizing Memories, Simply Ridiculous, Prateek Shah and thoughtsandviews. Hurry up!!! What are you waiting for..?? Just do it!
A picture of a 'toast'. Courtesy: Shilpa.