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Sinner Sinner

When I first saw this tag ‘Sin against Gender Stereotypes’ from IHM I thought ‘I’ve never committed any of these ‘sins”

But after reading posts by my dear Smitha, Deeps and Hitchy, (and being officially tagged  by them) I realised that I’m guilty too 🙂

So here are my list of sins against gender equality:
1. I think cooking is a waste of time!!

2. Would rather hang around the Computer or TV

3. Never been a very girly girl.. you know ..the pretty ones who do their curls and eyes and lips and all that stuff. I’ve always been just plain vanilla!!

4. Would rather read than watch an Ekta Kapoor soap!

5. Believe ‘serving’ family members/guests is a slightly menial task and that each person at the table must just stretch his/her arm out to help him/herself!!

6. Love technology… esp computers and MS-office 🙂 Such a shame that I don’t do much of it anymore!

7. Cannot bake or make anything (cakes/pickles/traditional south Indian cuisine).. i.e., rather unfit inside the kitchen!!

8. Desperately need ‘peace’, ‘space’ and ‘quiet’. Except for my own ‘khit-phit’ cannot stand any other noise 😉

9. Love screwing (Straighten your thoughts, my friend… I meant – love tinkering about with stuff – fixing/repairing/screwing/unscrewing broken things)

10. Would rather surf the net than gossip with the womenfolk 😉

11. Not a fan of ‘pink’, ‘heels’, ‘stilletos’ or anything pretty. As I said, I’m a plain vanilla!

And now to tag people…. er… here is the list of the Tagged :-

Shail

Batul

Dreamer

Ordinary Guy

Piper

Pushpee

Quirky Indian

Ratna

Supriya

Roshmi

Yashada

Saurabh

Now the creator of the Tag, our very own IHM says…

So here’s a tag – Please list at least ten things you have ever wanted or done which your gender is not supposed to.

The tag is called ‘My Sins against Gender-Stereotypes’. And you must tag twelve blogging friends or else you will be cursed to wear blue clothes pants if you are a woman and pink shirts if you are a man – for next twelve years

So get going people 🙂

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Tags people use!

One of the most interesting aspects about Blogging is the way readers randomly land at one’s blog.

I am always fascinated by the different tags that directs people to my blog. I remember Swaram had posted something on Facebook, where a reader had landed on her page, using the search words ‘how to torture/harass husband’ or something of the sort 🙂 🙄 Knowing her as much or as little as I do, I think it is quite an apt tag 😉 (Please spare me, Swaram.. just kidding 🙂 ) Though, it is very strange that this landed at her blog!

So, let me share the most common tags (based on what WordPress claims!) people have used and got redirected to my blog….

* Poem on myself – Aww.. Cute as it sounds, I don’t understand how a person expects the great WWW to throw up something on his/her personality?!! Btw, this is the post that will come up if you seach my blog. And it is hardly a poem, if someone were looking for one. As a matter of fact, this actually makes me think ‘serves them right’! :mrgreen:

* Semiya Payasam – I actually love this post of mine.. its the absolute truth and I really don’t mind you having a good laugh at my expense 🙂

* Touching elder’s feet – This I remember was quite a recent post, and a lot of discussion ensued on it. Here is the link, if you would like to read it again.

* P.S I love you Here is my review of the book, but its disappointing that there are/were so many readers but hardly any new comments! 

* A walk in the rain – I’m actually glad someone read this, because this post is quite special to me 🙂

* Kkasauti zindagi ki – GOSH! Someone actually wants to watch this crap again, and has found his/her way to my post right here! I ought to delete the post now!

[P.S: All pictures are from the Internet]

Now, ahem…. this is what I find both bizarre and interesting.

How can search terms like ‘aunty feets’ and ‘aunty in bus’ throw up a link to my blog?!!! I actually googled this today, and I swear my blog did not show up in the results!!! 😯

And, someone actually searched this: ‘recipe for a crocodle poem’ 🙄 What were they thinking?!!!!! 😀

God save Innocent Bloggers!

Ok people, now why don’t you share the search terms people use to land up at your blog?

(If you don’t already know, you can go to DASHBOARD -> BLOG STATS -> SEARCH ENGINE TERMS)

Come on… Let’s spice up BlogVille…

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Innocent or guilty – Sach ka saamna (Tag)

Though not a big fan of TAGS, its been quite some time since I did one, and I kind of miss them! Spotted this new tag today, on this interesting blog and decided to take it up. With the sole intention of passing it on to you folks 😉

Here we go!

RULE 1 – You can only say Guilty or Innocent.
RULE 2 – You are not allowed to explain anything unless someone messages you and asks!
RULE 3 – Copy and paste this into your notes, delete mine and type in your answers and tag your friends to answer this.

Ever kissed someone of the same sex. Innocent
Eeeks!

Danced on a table in a bar? Innocent
Oh God!

Ever told a lie? Guilty!
Ofcourse! Come on!

Kissed a picture? Guilty!
Why not!

Asked someone to marry you. Guilty!
Some things just ought to be done in Life 😉

Slept in until 5 PM? Guilty!
Will sleep all day if I had a chance!

Fallen asleep at work/school? Guilty!
Yippee! Happy to be Guilty about this.

Held a snake? Innocent
Yuck!

Been suspended from school? Unfortunately, quite Innocent
Tried it in college, but the Profs. forgave us ‘bunking’ classes for a movie because we apologised on being caught!

Stolen from a store? Guilty!
In my childhood 😦

Been fired from a job? Innocent
Does indirect layoff count as being fired?

Done something you regret? Guilty!
All the time! Like the pizza I ate yesterday 😦 or the all-butter croissants the day before, or…never mind!!

Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Guilty!
He he! Love this ques… makes me happy!

Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Innocent
Hope to do it this winter!

Kissed in the rain? Sinnocent
Next thing on the To Do list 😉

Sat on a roof top? Guilty!
Friends, rooftop, stars in the sky…good old days!

Kissed someone you shouldn’t? Sadly, Innocent 😉

Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? Innocent

Donated Blood? Innocent
Though I tried to, but they sent me back saying the Iron count was low!

Eaten alligator meat? Innocent
YUCK!

Eaten cheesecake? Guilty!
Yep yep, and hated it!

Still love someone you shouldn’t? Innocent
N/A. Btw, I believe there are No rules in love!

Have/had a tattoo? Innocent
Another ‘To Do’ item now!

Liked someone, but will never tell who? Innocent
Always make it a point to tell 😉

Been too honest? Guilty!
That’s what is called ‘being stupid’!

Ruined a surprise? Innocent
Am really good at keeping surprises.

Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you couldn’t walk afterwards? Guilty!

Erased someone in your friends list? Guilty!
Wicked! Do it on regular basis.

Dressed in a woman’s clothes (if you’re a guy) or man’s clothes (if you’re a girl)? Guilty!
Dressed like Superman once 😉 No questions, please!

AND NOW, THE INTERESTING PART.

I hereby tag the foll. people :-

Aaroo
Dmanji
Dreamer
Hitchy
Monika
Prats
Supps
Yashada
Ganga
Yuva

and IHM

Go on now….your turn to bare…the truth, I mean!!

Edited to add: Sigh! Seems like a few people have already done this tag…as per reports from Hitchy Bhai. So, if you have already done, it, do leave the link, so I can read!

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Tag Dasa

Dmanji has tagged me again, with the Tag Dasa! I’d seen this in other blogs but never thought I would have to do it! Anyway, here I go.

Tag Rules: It’s harder than it looks!(Mind It). Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and tag your friends.

Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions.

They have to be real… nothing made up!(nahi to police pakedega Sabdhan!!!)

If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers.

You cannot use any word twice and you can’t use your name for the boy/girl name question. Have Fun!!

1. What is your name: Pallavi

2. A four Letter Word: Puke 😉

3. A boy’s Name: Pappu (from Pappu can’t Dance Sala!)

4. A girl’s Name: Preeti (GOK who this is!)

5. An occupation: Parenting (Full-time job with no pay!)

6. A color: Purple

7. Something you wear: Patience! (I wear my Patience on my sleeve…so its ready to drop off at any time!)

8. A food: Pakora (Yummy!!)

9. Something found in the bathroom: Paper?!

10. A place: Punjab

11. A reason for being late: Pinched wallet?

12. Something you shout: Pig!

13. A movie title: Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi ~(Loved the songs)

14. Something you drink: Pear Cider

15. A musical group: P..p…no idea!

16. An animal: Porcupine

17. A Street name: Palace Road

18. A type of car: Peugeot

19. A song title: Pawn pawn pawn..O mendi pawn pawn pawn pawn…

20. A verb: Prick
Now I tag Urmi, Swaram and the Don of all times – Solilo, as she often escapes doing tags 😉
Somebody said “Tags are Good” so do it then.

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The ABC tag

Dmanji has tagged me with this cute little “ABC Tag” that is infact a ‘Know more about me series’. The rules are :

Link the person who tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Share the ABCs of you.
Tag 3 people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
Let the 3 tagged people know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so that there is a big network of bloggers doing this tag! (Very Important One!)
A – Available/Single?   ***Pal: Hmm, need to check with hubby on that!

B – Best friend?    ***Pal: Just a precious handful, can’t name though 🙂

C – Cake or Pie?  ***Pal: A HUGE BLACKFOREST CAKE!!

D – Drink of choice?   ***Pal: Molten ice-cream.. sounds yum?

E – Essential item you use every day? ***Pal: Has GOT to be the computer!

F – Favorite colour?  ***Pal: Anything that looks good on me 😉

G – Gummy Bears Or Worms?  ***Pal: If I HAVE to choose anyway, ‘Gummy Bears’ atleast sounds new!

H – Hometown?   ***Pal: Chennai! Good old Madras! The city of beautiful saris, yummy food (crisp, ghee dosais and tangy Chaats), beautiful temples, and the best part: Family!!

I – Indulgence?  ***Pal: Absolutely food! Croissants, Chips, Pizza!!!

J – January or February?    ***Pal: January – a fresh start to a new year 🙂

K – Kids & their names?     ***Pal: My dear little Rishi baby, the brat of my life!

L – Life is incomplete without?   ***Pal: Money, honey!

M – Marriage date?   ***Pal: Hmmm…I happen to forget every year!

N – Name? Your real name!!   ***Pal: That’s no secret .. Pallavi!

O – Oranges or Apples?   ***Pal: Oranges definitely.

P – Phobias/Fears?    ***Pal: That somebody would read my blogs and find out what a non-writer I am!

Q – Quote for today?   ***Pal: Trust in God.

R – Reason to smile?    ***Pal: Brown paper packages tied up in strings….

S – Season?    ***Pal: Summer in London 🙂

T – Tag 3 People?  ***Pal: Three wonderful bloggers: Oorja, Quirky Indian and Miss M

U – Unknown fact about me?   ***Pal: That I am a Man!

V – Vegetable you don’t like?   ***Pal: Ladies Fingers 😉

W – Worst habit?   ***Pal: Inherent laziness!

X – X-rays?   ***Pal: X-Ray of the Tooth can be quite irritating.

Y – Your favorite food?   ***Pal: Italian cuisine

Z – Zodiac sign?   ***Pal: Capricorn

Now my turn to Tag three people and they are Oorja, Quirky Indian and Miss M

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Tagged!

I have been tagged by Web-weaver..no, not Spidey, but Ritu (http://phoenixritu.wordpress.com/)

RULE #1 People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.
RULE #2 Tag 6 people to do this quiz and those who are tagged cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by continue this game by sending it to other people.
1. Which is THE crappiest movie you’ve seen ?
“Mehbooba”. Yuck!! Sure you haven’t even heard of it!!

2. If you have a dream come true, what would it be?
Buy an island and take my friends/family over there, watch the gossip and the quarreling and then return home 🙂

3. If you could, whose butt would you like to kick?
The guys who started this Recession, in the peak of our career/life!!

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?
Lose all the excess pounds (Okay, kilograms, if you must).

5. Will you fall in love with your best friend?
Hmmm…if the best friend is a rich, handsome hunk, then why not ?!

6. Which is more blessed: loving someone or being loved by someone?
Being loved makes you selfish.
Loving someone makes you a nicer human being.
(U have my answer, right?)

7. How long do you intend to wait for someone you love?
Hmmm…my entire life, less 50 years or so.

8. If the person you secretly like is attached, what will you do?
Seen “My best friend’s wedding!”. phew. Let go!

9. If you could root for one social cause, what would it be?
Stop “Child abuse”.

10. Do you lie?
Never. (That’s the first lie for today!)

11. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Slim!

12. What’s your fear?
Wanting to answer the call of Nature, but not finding a bathroom for miles at a stretch!!

13. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
Hmmm…a nice person, mature enough to enjoy a little self-deprecating humour.

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married and poor?
Rich and married 😉

15. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously who will you pick?
The one who complements me. Unlike poles attract, as they say 🙂

16. Would you give all in a relationship?
Of course (except my passwords).

17. Would you forgive and forget someone no matter how horrible a thing he has done?
Hah…who are you kidding ? Neither forgive nor forget.

18. Do you prefer being single or in a relationship?
Every single person is looking for Ms or Mr Right. So, I’d rather be in a relationship, than keep looking!

19.  Your all time favourite song. Only ONE. And why?
“thomas the tank engine”!! that’s all I get to watch/hear these days :-((

20.  I TAG these 4 people because I’m sure they’ll have more interesting answers than I did !

– Shubha
– pavithra (http://anonymouslyyours.blogspot.com/)
– prasanna (www.prasannavishy.blogspot.com)
– Yuva (http://iamyuva.wordpress.com/)