Jul 19, 2007

Me, Myself, Swapna

My friend Tee has tagged me for a meme in which I have to reveal 7 facts about myself. I love writing memes. Here I go:

  1. I can never light a match stick in the first attempt. In India, my Mom and bro used to stand and watch while I patiently tried lighting a match stick while doing the pooja. After the first 2-3 attempts, they used to start counting 5..8,..12..15.. 25..By this time, I would have broken at least 2-3 matchsticks and reached the height of frustration. My match-stick lighting skills have improved considerably in the US.

  2. In India, I detested and stayed as far away from cooking as possible. I never entered the kitchen. Rarely, I made poha or pulao either to please my parents or to momentarily stop my mom's nagging. Read all about my cooking history here. It was only after I came to the US that I developed a liking for cooking. The sad part is my parents have not eaten a full, decent meal cooked by me. I am waiting to go back to India and cook something special for them.

  3. I am a very organized person. I make lists for everything. There's a shopping list, a things to do list, a weekly menu, a things to read list, monthly expenses sheet, and so on. I like to keep things where they are. This habit is sometimes the focus of our fights, as my husband does not keep his shoes in the rack, does not keep things where they are supposed to be.

  4. My father is the only person in this world whom I am really scared of. Even now, if he raises his voice and looks at me angrily, I start crying. Of course, I am scared of going to the dentist too. I have a very funny dentist in India. She talks non-stop. I mean there you are sitting with pain in your tooth and she would inquire about what class her daughter should attend in 10th std (her daughter wud be in 5th std then).

  5. I love sleeping:). I used to sleep for 10-12 hours even in the 10th and 12th standards. Thank God, I didn't sleep during the exams. It's not that I have hypersomnia; it's just that I like cuddling up, sleeping, and dreaming. When mom used to wake me up, I used to mumble that I would get up after 5 minutes. If I was too sleepy, I would just point 5 fingers and sleep again:)At times I have told "Sleeping" as one of my hobbies. Whenever I meet someone who lectures me about sleeping too much, I lecture them about sleep debt and so on:)

  6. I have no sense of make-up and color. I used to wear very dull and light-colored clothes. I used to wear florescent blue or green nail polish that even my male friends in college would frown upon. Until 3 years back, I thought that mascara is some form of undergarment. Whenever I saw any girl looking good with perfectly matched clothes, make-up, bangles, and accessories, I used to wonder why I couldn't be like that. After I started working, I used to observe a lot of people and gradually improved my dressing sense:)

  7. I am a voracious reader. I read books on any subject - fiction, non-fiction, inspirational books, cookbooks, interior decoration books. I read for hours and hours. In India, I used to keep a little light on and read till the wee hours of the morning. My dad used to get up and tell me to sleep and I would tell him that I would sleep in 5 minutes, which used to end up as one hour. I believe that books are man's (in my case woman's) best friends.

I am tagging Sandeepa, Swapna, and Mandira. Please participate only if you can.

23 comments:

Asha said...

Swapna,it was so good to read your MeMe.You used sleep for 12hrs!! Man! Are you lucky or what?:D
Hope you don't that now,specially when kids come!;D
Dogs are Man's best friends and Diamonds are our's! HeeHee! Just kidding.I know what you mean.I love books too:))

Laavanya said...

Swapna is was good to read your meme and know more about you. You have a nice blog here.

Jyothsna said...

That was funny!! :)

Tee said...

Loved your meme ! I am so with you on the 3rd one. same story in our house :)glad you played along.

musical said...

Lovely meme, Swapna. Great knowing more of you. he he, so sleeping is a hobby. one of my best friends has the same hobby :-D.

take care,
musical.

Roopa said...

Lovely meme Swapna! glad to know you dear :)

archana said...

Swapna thanx for stopping by my blog :) Enjoyed reading your meme. I liked that, point 5 fingers and sleep off :)Even I had no clue of make up.

Foodie said...

What a lovely meme. First time commenting on your blog. I have visited your blog couple of times and really liked it.
Pintoo

Suganya said...

Lovely Meme, Swapna... These tiny things sets us apart from one another, don't they?

Srivalli said...

great to read your meme..swad...I like that 10+ hrs of sleep..:)...

Srivalli
www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

Coffee said...

Haha.... the match stick was very good!! :) It was great knowing about you Swapna. :)

Santhi said...

Hi Swapna,

First time to your blog, and so nice to know about you :-)..loved reading your meme...

Sia said...

oh wow...12 hours of sleep??? i am with u girl. i too love to sleep but now a days its cut short to 8-9 hours;) we have very common things when it comes to sleeping and reading:) i enjoyed reading ur meme girl:)

Nupur said...

This was a very entertaining read, Swapna! That dressing-sense bit was the funniest :D I still have none, and don't think I will ever develop one.

Richa said...

nice knowing @ u, swapna! i too never entered the kitchen till pretty late :)

nithajai@yahoo.com said...

Hey...
well, i am with u except in point 3. Organised is a word which is not in my dictionary. I am still figuring out where a $20 went(out of my $50). So I stopped carrying cash in my wallet.
And on the matchstick, I have that "non lighting" problem, particularly if there is anyone around me, I will never succeed in lighting it.
And "cooking", before marriage coming to US i knew to make only one thing masala dosa...(do we inckude maggi noodles to this list)..Even after marriage I used to move around kitchen passing spoons when my mother in law and sister in laws cook. I blame it on my hostel life, though I knew I was lazy..After coming here this march, i am left with no other option. My cooking guru is my husband. And after learning basics now i rely on food blogs.(U should know it) and has come far....
Yeah, reading is one of my hobbies from the time "immemorial".(My latest craze is playing poker. Latest = 1 week).)I used to hide "Hardy boys" within my maths text and read in my study time whilst in my school.Big time fraud isnt it?
(By the way I never thought mascarra to be an undergarment but i was very sure that tampoons was for eating,:D?)

ushaprashanth said...

Hi swapna!
meme of yours is very nice to read! I just think how many similarities and differences are there in people when reading this!

Supriya said...

wish i could be a little better organized....:( thinsg just pile up till they bombard...ex laundry,cookign etc...maybe you should write a post on that

Swapna said...

Asha: I am sure things will change once we have kids. However, I hope I get to sleep at least for 6 hrs then:)
Lavanya & Santhi: Welcome to Swad!
Tee: Thanks for the tag! I loved writing this meme.
Friends: Thanks a lot for your lovely comments. They brighten my day:)

Sharmi said...

the matchstick part is a funny one!
A list for every thing? thats amazing! your dad raises voice at you still? you must be a naughty girl then!! I love to sleep too.
this was a great meme to read.

Sandeepa said...

Swapna
Loved reading your MeMe. If you were close we would be very good friend it seems as there are lot of myself that I find in your MeMe.
I had done a similar MeMe long time back, so there is no point repeating all of it again...

Manasi said...

Mascarra ......undergarment !!!! LOL!!!!!!
10-12 hrs of sleep!! sukhi jeev!!!
Nice MeMe!!!

Shilpa said...

Hi Swapna..I am a regular reader of your blog and enjoy reading it..
I accidentally found you on orkut and realized you are from saraswati mandir...well i went there too...
which batch are you from?
I was in the 97 one :)

Cheers,
Shilpa